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« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2007, 10:16:13 PM »

>38 degrees, and not raining when I leave = riding. Wink
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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2007, 10:51:19 PM »

Rode home in 45 degrees and drizzle.  It was wonderful, as always.  We're gonna go out to western Michigan tomorrow to check out a restaurant for a ride to eat.  Low tonight?  38!!  Heated grips are the shitz.   Inlove
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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2007, 07:51:42 AM »

another brisk morning ride to work. 45 and wind gusts to 25 mph.
saw only one other bike this morning and he is the most unfriendly HD rider. in over a year he has never returned a wave to me.  Twofinger
 
at least there talking sunny later in the day.
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« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2007, 09:02:02 AM »

Keep waving Ed.  Kill 'em with kindness.     Bigsmile


It was crisp this morning.  Great weather but I need to find my breath guard.


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« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2007, 09:09:49 AM »


I already started thinking how I am going to add X-mas lights to my bike, David gave me the idea last year when he showed up to the Winter pizza meet with lights on his bike.



Battery powered x-mas string lights...

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« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2007, 10:00:02 AM »

 Wanted to but couldn't. It seems that even the Feej has a limit as to what it can carry safely, and bunker gear(jacket,pantsboots,mask and big ass helmet +EMS gear) are its limits Rolleyes. Next shift I will definitely ride to work though, no reason not now!
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« Reply #26 on: October 11, 2007, 10:13:25 AM »


 Wanted to but couldn't. It seems that even the Feej has a limit as to what it can carry safely, and bunker gear(jacket,pantsboots,mask and big ass helmet +EMS gear) are its limits Rolleyes. Next shift I will definitely ride to work though, no reason not now!


Just wear your PPE for the ride! Helmets not DOT, you could always hang that off the passenger footpegs, squid style. Bigsmile
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« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2007, 11:00:04 AM »

I'm nearly boogie-free this morning, so I broke out the non-mesh gear and rode to work.  I feel so much better now. Bigsmile
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« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2007, 11:16:58 AM »


I'm nearly boogie-free this morning, so I broke out the non-mesh gear and rode to work.  I feel so much better now. Bigsmile


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« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2007, 11:53:23 AM »

"who rode to work today"

I did....

And riding today too. Why ?

The comute is soooooo much quicker on my XX !  Wink

Even the ST ride is not as fast......

I have a huge bennefit of finding parking spot in our parking lot, when on a bike.


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« Reply #30 on: October 11, 2007, 12:01:02 PM »


>38 degrees, and not raining when I leave = riding. Wink


Pretty much the same rule-o-thumb here... a lot has to do with the weather on the way home, too.  Pouring cold rains out of the nortt, eh?, really sucks big moose jewels.  Bit o' sprinkle on th' way home, tho, eh... no biggie.
< 35' F and black frost begins to be a concern.  It's always ALWAYS cooler and damper as I near work.  Already experienced/know it's hard to remove the seat outa yer butt after a black-ice encounter...  Crazy

Rode in Mon and Tue.  Looked like rain Wed morn.  Rained heavy this morn as I left.  Hope to ride in Fri.  Then, ride Sun.  Sat I burn my old wooden shed.  Hehheh...... f-f-f-fire !
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« Reply #31 on: October 11, 2007, 12:21:26 PM »




Pretty much the same rule-o-thumb here... a lot has to do with the weather on the way home, too.  Pouring cold rains out of the nortt, eh?, really sucks big moose jewels.  Bit o' sprinkle on th' way home, tho, eh... no biggie.
< 35' F and black frost begins to be a concern.  It's always ALWAYS cooler and damper as I near work.  Already experienced/know it's hard to remove the seat outa yer butt after a black-ice encounter...  Crazy

Rode in Mon and Tue.  Looked like rain Wed morn.  Rained heavy this morn as I left.  Hope to ride in Fri.  Then, ride Sun.  Sat I burn my old wooden shed.  Hehheh...... f-f-f-fire !
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Black ice is why I go by the 38' F rule. Shadows, low swampy areas, underpasses, thermometer variances, etc, can bring you pretty close to those pucker moments.

Tomorrow looks like a go - love those heated grips, but I gotta get a vest!
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« Reply #32 on: October 11, 2007, 12:51:53 PM »




Black ice is why I go by the 38' F rule. Shadows, low swampy areas, underpasses, thermometer variances, etc, can bring you pretty close to those pucker moments.

Tomorrow looks like a go - love those heated grips, but I gotta get a vest!


might as well get the jacket liner/makes hooking up the gloves easier
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« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2007, 01:01:12 PM »

I rode, after an oil change on Tuesday.

Only after putting in 30 bucks of synthetic in does my star spring break off in the clutch.   Confused
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« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2007, 02:45:47 PM »

I rode, but I have the day off, does it still count?  Lol
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« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2007, 02:58:57 PM »


I rode, but I have the day off, does it still count?  Lol



  looks like you'll get more miles on today than me.
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« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2007, 03:49:33 PM »




might as well get the jacket liner/makes hooking up the gloves easier


The electrical output on the FZ6 is marginal. High beams/liner/gloves might be pushung it, especially in slow/stopping traffic. I just look like th Michelin man. Cool
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« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2007, 03:56:37 PM »

My streak is alive!!  Rode to work EVERY day since mid May.  No heated gear, so I'm hoping just to make it to Halloween or thereabouts.
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« Reply #38 on: October 11, 2007, 04:09:42 PM »

 Sad I've been unable to ride Blu this week due to my own boneheadedness (is that a word?)  but I should be back in the saddle come Monday!!  YEA!!

I was on a good streak too, since I got Blu back from the ignition switch issue back in July.
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« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2007, 05:39:32 PM »

I work 2nd shift, which means I get off at midnight.  I'm still riding too work.  Though I think my heated handgrips are finally starting to fail.  Crazy
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