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Re: The Blog of Blues

#1261 Unread post by blues2cruise » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:32 pm

Hey..jackofgreen...The Super Tenere is too expensive and too big for my liking. It's a 1200 ccc machine. The insurance is more expensive and it needs premium gas.

It's fun to try out all the bikes for size and fit though. :D
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#1262 Unread post by dr_bar » Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:38 am

I did take a good picture, didn't I... LOL
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#1263 Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:59 am

dr_bar wrote:I did take a good picture, didn't I... LOL
Yes, you did. :lol:
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#1264 Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:00 am

Yesterday I gave Zena a good wash and polish. Gave the bike an inspection and put air in the tires. I bought insurance and have officially begun the 2013 motorcycle season.

I opened the season with a ride to a parking lot for an organized refresher class. Wow. We worked hard.

We did slow speed maneuvers, figure eights, chicanes and off set cone weaves in a circle...high speed swerves, emergency stops and lots of tight turns...

I SCRAPED THE FLOORBOARDS a few times on both sides. :shock:

It was a good day! :D
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#1265 Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:22 pm

I have officially entered into a new phase of motorcycling.

Last autumn I took my sister for a ride on my motorcycle. She was my test pillion. She has her own bike, and rode for several years, but the bike is just sitting in her garage now. Anyway....I wanted someone who was an experienced rider to be my first passenger. It was actually a great experience. I know my sister loved being back on a bike.

Fast forward to now....On Mondays and Tuesdays I usually drive a co-worker to a bus stop close to the trains. Otherwise it takes her so long to get home. The bus service where we work is not timely enough and she has to wait a long time for the bus.

Anyway...Last week, I asked her how she felt about riding a motorcycle. I said I would probably start riding to work. I asked her, "If I brought an extra helmet and gloves. would you like me to take you on my motorcycle".

She said yes. She had never been on a motorcycle before yesterday. I explained about keeping her feet on the pegs and about leaning with me when I lean.

She did quite well. As did I. :mrgreen:

Yesterday went well, so I gave her a ride again to the train today. She said today felt better for her. Yesterday she was excited, but also a bit nervous being the first time.

I don't plan on taking passengers everywhere I go, but it's nice to know I can.
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Re: The Blog of Blues

#1266 Unread post by dr_bar » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:32 pm

Major confidence boost?
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#1267 Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:23 pm

dr_bar wrote:Major confidence boost?
Yes, indeed.

Especially when that person is looking forward to the next time. You know you've given them a good ride.
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#1268 Unread post by roscowgo » Tue May 07, 2013 3:14 pm

Good on ya Blues.


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#1269 Unread post by Johnj » Tue May 07, 2013 5:23 pm

Thinking of you when I took this one.
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#1270 Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue May 07, 2013 11:15 pm

Tulips! :D Very nice.
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#1271 Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue May 07, 2013 11:15 pm

roscowgo wrote:Good on ya Blues.


/waves

Where the heck have you been hiding?
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#1272 Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue May 07, 2013 11:19 pm

I have created a monster..... :lol:

The person I usually give a ride to was really put out that I took the bus to work yesterday. She was looking forward to the motorcycle.

My elbow was hurting so I opted for safety and took transit instead.

I get the impression from what she says about her family life that getting to ride on a motorcycle is the only fun she ever has.

She is 48 and the ride I gave her was her first time on a motorcycle. She loves it. :D
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#1273 Unread post by sapaul » Wed May 08, 2013 3:18 am

Good on ya Blues, you may have just opened up a whole new life for your friend.
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#1274 Unread post by roscowgo » Thu May 09, 2013 1:26 pm

blues2cruise wrote:
roscowgo wrote:Good on ya Blues.


/waves

Where the heck have you been hiding?

:lol: Work work work.



waiting on bike parts right now. Mine decided to pee oil all over my rear wheel :lol:

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#1275 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat May 11, 2013 1:45 pm

I did my democratic duty today. I voted in the provincial election.

It amazes me how many people who live here take our rights for granted. So many don't bother to vote. When you consider other countries in the world that don't allow voting, or even worse don't allow their women out of their burkas.....women have no rights at all in places like Afghanistan.....many countries are dictatorships who have no elections at all....I think every citizen should exercise their democratic rights and go vote.

If you don't vote, then only a small percentage of the population is making the decisions. If you don't vote, don't complain about the results.

Tuesday night we'll know who runs the government for the next 4 years.
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#1276 Unread post by dr_bar » Sun May 12, 2013 8:35 am

Well hopefully the right candidate and for the full term...
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Re: The Blog of Blues

#1277 Unread post by roscowgo » Tue May 14, 2013 8:22 am

Not to start a political gnawing or anything... But I don't vote. Not because I don't want to and don't appreciate the privilege. But because I don't think I've ever believed anything that's ever come out of a politicians mouth.

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#1278 Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue May 14, 2013 10:51 pm

roscowgo wrote:Not to start a political gnawing or anything... But I don't vote. Not because I don't want to and don't appreciate the privilege. But because I don't think I've ever believed anything that's ever come out of a politicians mouth.
Regardless of whether I think they'll do what they say....at least by voting I have earned the right to complain. :mrgreen:
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#1279 Unread post by roscowgo » Wed May 15, 2013 3:27 pm

smile.

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#1280 Unread post by NorthernPete » Wed May 15, 2013 10:47 pm

Didn't carlin do a bit on that blues? About people who don't vote having more right to complain since it wasn't them who chose the people in office. Lol.
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