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Re: The Blog of Blues

Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:34 pm

Do you have any idea how challenging it is to wrap up motorcycle tires?

I am giving my boy toy a new rear tire for Christmas and a new front tire for his birthday.

I created a box for each....I had saved the big cardboard boxes that some shelving units came in so I was able to cut them down and reshape them.

The best part....he has no clue.... :laughing:

....and...because I still have a couple of unopened boxes from when I moved in the summer....he won't notice if he goes poking around.

I'll leave the Christmas paper wrapping until the last minute.
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Re: The Blog of Blues

Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:34 pm

Do you have any idea how challenging it is to wrap up motorcycle tires?

I am giving my boy toy a new rear tire for Christmas and a new front tire for his birthday.

I created a box for each....I had saved the big cardboard boxes that some shelving units came in so I was able to cut them down and reshape them.

The best part....he has no clue.... :laughing:

....and...because I still have a couple of unopened boxes from when I moved in the summer....he won't notice if he goes poking around.

I'll leave the Christmas paper wrapping until the last minute.
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Re: The Blog of Blues

Unread post by jstark47 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:59 pm

He just got that Tenere a few months ago and he's gone through a set of tires already?
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Unread post by mogster » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:47 am

:lol:
Front & rear tyres remind me of the first presents I bought my future (ex) husband ...............it is also his birthday on Christmas day so I gave him one new Doc Martin boot for his birthday in the morning & he had to wait until the afternoon to get the second :lol: I hink he had probably guessed by then tho :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Blog of Blues

Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Dec 02, 2011 9:57 am

jstark47 wrote:He just got that Tenere a few months ago and he's gone through a set of tires already?
No...the tires that came on it are more street tires....the tires he keeps talking about and lusting over...are 50/50 road/off road...German knobby tires... he wants to go off roading with his pal who has a BMW dual sport....
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Unread post by blues2cruise » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:00 am

mogster wrote::lol:
Front & rear tyres remind me of the first presents I bought my future (ex) husband ...............it is also his birthday on Christmas day so I gave him one new Doc Martin boot for his birthday in the morning & he had to wait until the afternoon to get the second :lol: I hink he had probably guessed by then tho :lol: :lol:
Yes, that is funny.

I can at least get away with just giving a rear tire for now. There would be no expectation of getting the front tire at Christmas. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Blog of Blues

Unread post by jstark47 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:28 pm

blues2cruise wrote:
jstark47 wrote:He just got that Tenere a few months ago and he's gone through a set of tires already?
No...the tires that came on it are more street tires....the tires he keeps talking about and lusting over...are 50/50 road/off road...German knobby tires... he wants to go off roading with his pal who has a BMW dual sport....
Metzeler Enduros? (hopefully he doesn't read this forum!!)
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Re: The Blog of Blues

Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:56 am

jstark47 wrote:
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jstark47 wrote:He just got that Tenere a few months ago and he's gone through a set of tires already?
No...the tires that came on it are more street tires....the tires he keeps talking about and lusting over...are 50/50 road/off road...German knobby tires... he wants to go off roading with his pal who has a BMW dual sport....
Metzeler Enduros? (hopefully he doesn't read this forum!!)
I don't believe he reads this forum. I think theonly one he reads is an adventure riders forum.

No, the tires are Heidenau Scouts.
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Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:12 pm

I looked at my bike today. Decided it might be icy in some areas...so installed Christmas lights instead.

I haven't installed lights for years...in fact I doubt the guy who lived her before me ever did, either. The clips on the eaves of the garage were painted shut...I had to use a screw driver to pry open the clips. Some of them were so brittle they broke.

I think I need a staple gun. I seem to be needing one for other projects every once in while also.

The weather is forecasted to be sunshine for tomorrow....so I will get a day permit tomorrow if the road conditions are safe.
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Unread post by blues2cruise » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:46 pm

Phew....Christmas is over...It was a lot of work and quite time consuming going shopping and decorating and cooking....and a very sore back....somehow like we all do every year we manage to make it through in one piece.

I opted to host my own Christmas dinner for friends this year instead of going to my family's dinner. It was worth the fatigue and sore back.....It was a calm pleasant evening instead of the usual family chaos and tension....

In fact, I even got a Christmas tree.....the first one I put up in years. This was the first Christmas in my new home....so it felt somewhat special.
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This was taken in the dark room...
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My special guy was thrilled with his new motorcycle tire. I received a new lens for my camera. I have been wanting to get a longer lens....so he gave me a 70-300.....yippee!!!!

I had planned to go visit family on Boxing Day...but 2 of them came down with colds...I will wait until they are not germy before I go over there.

Prior to Christmas I had been buying a bottle of wine here and there in preparation for Christmas....My invitation for Christmas said I would have wine and beer for people to drink.....well...one couple brought their own wine.....I think only one bottle of wine I bought got used. 2 beers and a cider got drank....I think I overdid the wine shopping.....I have a lot of bottles of wine in the pantry......that should last me most of the year. :laughing:

I'll have to inivite someone over for a beer...so it doesn't get stale....I don't drink beer. ptooey...
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Re: The Blog of Blues

Unread post by jstark47 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 9:35 pm

blues2cruise wrote:In fact, I even got a Christmas tree.....the first one I put up in years. This was the first Christmas in my new home....so it felt somewhat special.
That's a pretty big tree. Bigger than what I put up this year - we decided to be "sensible" for a change..... so for once I have a tree that actually fits in the living room without moving furniture out!! :laughing:


blues2cruise wrote:My special guy was thrilled with his new motorcycle tire.
When's he gonna receive the other tire?


blues2cruise wrote:have been wanting to get a longer lens....so he gave me a 70-300.....yippee!!!!
LOL, Mrs. Stark got a 55-300 for her D40 from me! She's loving it.... but she's learning about how shallow depth-of-field is at 300mm.


blues2cruise wrote:I'll have to inivite someone over for a beer...so it doesn't get stale....I don't drink beer. ptooey...
I'd come over and drink it up for ya, but 3000 miles is a just a bit far to go, even for beer!! :cheers:
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blues2cruise wrote:
I'll have to inivite someone over for a beer...so it doesn't get stale....I don't drink beer. ptooey...
I have never had this problem....

Too bad you don't live 12 hours further east and we could help you out with your little "problem".... :mrgreen:

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Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:37 am

JStark......He'll get the other tire for his birthday. His bike is off the road for a couple of months now so he'll get the tire just in time for when he insures it again. ....and yes it is a big tree...but my living room is big....no furniture moving required. :mrgreen: It was a last minute decision....a week before Christmas...to go get a tree....it barely managed to get into my car. It sure does make the place smell nice.....like the great outdoors.
Yes a telephoto lens compresses the distance...but I sure do like benig able to see birds in trees....or the far side of a race track... :mrgreen:

Highside....yes, it would be nice to live in oh say...Fernie....or...Black Diamond.....or Canmore.....but the lack of employment would be a problem. So, until I can retire I'l just have to stay here.
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Highside....yes, it would be nice to live in oh say...Fernie....or...Black Diamond.....or Canmore.....but the lack of employment would be a problem. So, until I can retire I'l just have to stay here.
You'd really give up the wet coast for one of those? (I would too but I would be interested in hearing your reasons for doing so...)

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Unread post by blues2cruise » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:13 am

Slower pace of life.....potentially lower cost of living.....I'd still have mountains.....and photographic opportunities....Would I miss the ocean? I don't know.....I was born and raised in Vancouver and it's just always been there. I don't know if Alberta is truly where I'd go..but a smaller town is a consideration.
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Unread post by dr_bar » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:40 am

I seem to know a couple of guys that drink beer... :mrgreen:
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Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:36 pm

Sunday February 5, 2012

It was a nice clear dry weekend...so my guy and I both got day permits and went riding on Sunday. We rode out to the Fraser Valley area..Abbotsford and Mission. I wanted to ride Colebrook Road and Sumas Mountain.
Well...we rode Sumas Mountain...on the wrong Sumas Road....I did not know there were two.....I led us to the gravel one..... :roll: Oh well.....my cruiser doubled as an adventure bike. :laughing:

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Unread post by blues2cruise » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:55 am

Finally.....I put some more pictures from my road trip together....have a gander...

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Unread post by mogster » Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:13 am

Looks like you had a challenging ride on that gravel road. Glad it stayed dry for you :D
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blues2cruise wrote:Finally.....I put some more pictures from my road trip together....have a gander...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ4QbIqK ... tube_gdata
Great to see some more of that trip. Now to see what you can capture with that new lens...
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