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Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:24 pm
by blues2cruise
sunshine229 wrote:Hey ladies, sorry for missing the posts above so far...

Yep we'll be taking the vacation somewhere in Europe. We drove to and through Scotland last March (it even snowed on us!) and are planning a trip to Ireland probably for September. We weren't planning on NE Ireland though... hmmm.. maybe a re-think is in order?

We are thinking about driving to the continent and touring as far as we can in a couple of weeks. The other option is a bus/coach trip to the same. Either way there are so many places still to see in Europe, the sky's the limit!

Blues, come on over with your new passport and we'll meet up with you wherever you want to go... ;)
I have decided to stay on my continent. I'm going to start in Merrit/Kamloops and then head to Drumheller. Then I may head south a bit.....

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:40 pm
by sunshine229
Good call! Sounds like a fantastic itinerary. :mrgreen:

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:37 pm
by blues2cruise
sunshine229 wrote:Good call! Sounds like a fantastic itinerary. :mrgreen:
I have never been past Calgary.....and the badlands should not be too crowded because school is in. :D

I was reading up on the area and the museum.....it intrigued me to want to go.

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:07 pm
by sunshine229
If you can get over the awe of the Rocky Mountains then the badlands will blow you away! Alberta has some really amazing scenery. Enjoy it and let us know how it goes!!! :mrgreen:

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 4:48 pm
by blues2cruise
sunshine229 wrote:If you can get over the awe of the Rocky Mountains then the badlands will blow you away! Alberta has some really amazing scenery. Enjoy it and let us know how it goes!!! :mrgreen:
Oh I will...I plan to do some photography while there. I have extra batteries and extra memory cards. I have never been to Banff, the Columbia Ice fields, Lake Louise., etc.....so I'll do some stopping in there also.
I should have a great set of photos for this trip.

Should I get a lap top for the trip so I can download images into it for storage?

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:43 pm
by jstark47
blues2cruise wrote:Should I get a lap top for the trip so I can download images into it for storage?
You should get a laptop for the trip so you can upload your pics daily, so we can see where you are and what you're doing.... :mrgreen:

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:45 pm
by blues2cruise
Hmmmm...I'll go have a look at what is available...there should be some good buys for back to school.

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:09 pm
by madjak30
I'm thinking of picking up a netbook for my ride, so that I can charge my camera and dump the pics onto it...

I'm heading out for a long weekend ride with a buddy of mine...leaving Sept. 10th and returning on Sept. 12th...may leave in the evening of Sept. 9th to leave more touring time each day...

This is the route we are planning starting in Sylvan Lake, AB...first night in Cranbrook, BC...second night in Revelstoke, BC...then back to Sylvan Lake...not sure of what your schedule is, but it would be cool to meet you for a coffee somewhere along the ride if our schedules match...

http://maps.google.ca/maps?saddr=Sylvan ... mra=ls&z=7

Sorry for the thread jack in the "Ladies Lounge"...

Later.

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:25 pm
by mogster
I am feeling both anxious & old.

Anxious because..........My professional registration runs out at midnight on 31st. I should have paid it when they sent me reminder ages ago. Of course as usual I forgot & now have to wait for salary to clear. Should be ok as I can pay online or by phone............down to the wire as usual!

Old because...........my new annual registration will make it 30yrs since I qualified!!

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:08 pm
by blues2cruise
madjak30 wrote:I'm thinking of picking up a netbook for my ride, so that I can charge my camera and dump the pics onto it...

I'm heading out for a long weekend ride with a buddy of mine...leaving Sept. 10th and returning on Sept. 12th...may leave in the evening of Sept. 9th to leave more touring time each day...

This is the route we are planning starting in Sylvan Lake, AB...first night in Cranbrook, BC...second night in Revelstoke, BC...then back to Sylvan Lake...not sure of what your schedule is, but it would be cool to meet you for a coffee somewhere along the ride if our schedules match...

http://maps.google.ca/maps?saddr=Sylvan ... mra=ls&z=7

Sorry for the thread jack in the "Ladies Lounge"...

Later.
madjak that looks like a nice route you have chosen.

I will still be in the Nicola Valley when you take your ride. Then I'll be in the Okanagan for a couple of days before I make my way east to the Rockies.

It might be doable once I am in Alberta........

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:32 pm
by dr_bar
Gee, Drumheller to Sylvan Lake is only about 3 hours or so...

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:41 pm
by madjak30
dr_bar wrote:Gee, Drumheller to Sylvan Lake is only about 3 hours or so...
Hey now, I wouldn't expect her to go out of her way and come to Sylvan... :mrgreen:

(It's only 2hrs...190kms :newsflash: )

I'd do that ride again...just let me know and maybe we can grab a cup at Timmies or something...

Later.

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:36 pm
by noobie
Hey girls,
just wanted to wine... I told my good friends daughter (11yrs going on 25) that as soon as I got my backrest put on my bike I would take her to the shore for an ice cream. I'm supposed to pick her up this Sunday - and I had to put my bike in the shop today. I know she'll understand, but I feel bummed. I remember as a kid if someone didn't come through with a 'fun' promise it always made me sad :(
I'm in Seattle, so keep your fingers crossed for Sunshine next Sunday :)

Peace Out,
Noobie

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:18 pm
by dr_bar
Make the trip via other means this week, and if it's sunny next weekend, do it again on the bike...

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:41 pm
by blues2cruise
I was feeling somewhat unsettled today. I felt my first earthquake. At first I thought I was having dizzy spells...but then so were a few other people....then someone noticed the overhead lights swaying..so we all had to get out of our office building.

It took a couple of hours for the "unsettled" feeling to go away.

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:55 pm
by noobie
@Dr.Bar,
That's a great idea - Thanks!

Peace Out,
Noobie

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:00 pm
by noobie
@Blues2cruise,
I think I saw that on the news - I live in Seattle.
Ya, earthquakes are a very weird feeling - like you're dizzy or light headed. It's even worse if you're in your car - you think your front end alignment is going out or you've hit some oil on the road and are slipping - it's frightening to lose control like that.

P.S. sleep with your helmet on - hehehehe

Peace Out,
Noobie

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:27 pm
by blues2cruise
Thanks to my pal drbar, I got motivated to ride my motorcycle today.

It felt good...perhaps I am over my slump now. When I come back from my trip, I'll get in some autumn riding. :)

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:02 am
by sunshine229
Hey Blues, good to hear you've been back on your bike. I know you'll enjoy your holiday break, then let's cross our fingers for a good long warm Autumn to give you plenty of time to ride. :mrgreen:

About the earthquake, I woke up to one once and it was the weirdest feeling. Thankfully it wasn't that big of a deal. In your case if you had to evacuate it sounds like it was probably a bit worse and definitely would be unsettling!

Noobie, I hope your bike comes out of the shop soon so you can take your little pal for her treat! ;)

Re: Ladies - how do you feel today?

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:32 pm
by blues2cruise
I left town this morning by car and drove inland....nice sunshine, air conditioning, tunes on the CD player, I was actually smiling on my drive this afternoon.
After dinner I took my camera in my car with me and went for a short drive to get some good light. Again, I was smiling.

I think I'll sleep well tonight. :)