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« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2008, 09:35:13 PM »



Great route Jeremy, I had a blast. The FJR stretched its tires today in good way and I got to try it out in FKLR mode as well  Lol

Hope you & Kate stayed warm on the way home.

Jim, did the oil issue go away?

Scott, nice to meet you.

Thanks again Jeremy & Kate for being today's ride hosts.


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« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2008, 11:07:08 PM »

Phew. We just got home at 9:20.  526 miles for us. The sun set on us when we were in Galena. We had a fun time using SUVs to run deer interference for us. I figured it was tall enough that it wouldn't just launch the deer up to land on us. It would tenderize him but good.  

Hey, I was glad to lead. Sorry for the 5-10 miles of gravel roads. On Google Maps, they all look the same. I missed a few turns, on account of SW WI not marking a bunch of roads, but we wound up in the right vicinity anyhow.

We did have a bit of everything, didn't we? gravel, 100 mph sweepers, tight technical stuff with the trademark Wisconsin blind hills & turns, as well as superslab. Hell, tractors & deer also made their cameo appearances. (right after blind hills, of course!)

Nice you see you all again. I think the rest of the season's rides are destined to be a bit shorter. It did get cold in a hurry when the sun went down. Kate was wearing the full rain suit for wind protection by the time we got home. The passenger gets the worst of the wind blast.

Ben, did you ever think of getting a Goldwing, so you could bring your lovely wife along more often?

Jim, do post up so we don't have mental pictures of you at the side of the road with a smoking Beemer. I think if it was still dripping or smoking after we tightened the oil filler cap, it was because there was still a bunch of oil pooled inside the fairing lower.

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« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2008, 08:05:46 AM »

No Godwings for me, thank you.
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« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2008, 08:12:15 AM »


No Godwings for me, thank you.


Hey whats wrong with Goldwings?? Headscratch    Lol   I know sometimes I think I am nuts to own one.
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« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2008, 03:45:39 PM »

Yep, I made it home Okay.
I had a good day, despite the oil leak.  Can't tell ya how relieved and stupid I felt when Jeremy found the oil fill cap was lose...  I stopped a couple times to check for more leaking and the oil level.   No more leaking, didn't have to add any oil.  Guess I owe Jeremy for a 'field repair'.  Sorry for the oil mist on your bike Ben.
I went north and then took 171 and N east.  N was really nice.
I hit a small bit of gravel too.  But that took the oil off the rear tire, which let me enjoy the sweepers on N.
A small bird hit me in the chest.  Luckily no guts on the jacket. There was a hawk eating something in my lane.. he barely moved when I went around him. And I had to go around a group of young pheasants or quails crossing the road.
I tried out some new non-perforated, non-insulated gloves, which worked good with the Beemers heated grips.  
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« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2008, 09:59:57 PM »

It was a very good ride.  Glad to have gone with your guys and chased FJR's all day, so I was truly the odd man out when I took these.

Frist to the left,
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Then the right,
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How about just a slight curve,
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Or a straight line,
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Across the mighty Mississippi,
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Our fearless leader,
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And the rest of the pack,
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Heading to and Pikes Peak,
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 Thumbsdown And the part that I have avoided for many years,
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Did you know that in Illinois if you get caught traveling over 40 mph you go to jail?

Can't wait till next time.
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« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2008, 11:37:38 PM »

How long were you in and when did you get out?
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« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2008, 06:44:27 AM »




Did you know that in Illinois if you get caught traveling over 40 mph you go to jail?

Can't wait till next time.


You should let him know that that rule - 40mph over - would just give people more incentive to run, especially on a bike.
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« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2008, 08:36:32 AM »

How long were you in and when did you get out?

We were riding Sat., and he posted Tuesday evening...

People should also be aware that WI can (not sure how wide spread it is) require out-of-state drivers to 'post' a cash 'bond' for speeding tickets.  I thought it was a urban legand when I first heard of it, but then I saw it on the news.
The LEOs take Visa or MasterCard debit and credit cards right there on the side of the road via a card swiper.
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« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2008, 07:35:36 PM »



We were riding Sat., and he posted Tuesday evening...

People should also be aware that WI can (not sure how wide spread it is) require out-of-state drivers to 'post' a cash 'bond' for speeding tickets.  I thought it was a urban legand when I first heard of it, but then I saw it on the news.
The LEOs take Visa or MasterCard debit and credit cards right there on the side of the road via a card swiper.



when i got my award in Arkansas i had to post no bond. signed the award and gave me my license back.  then back spourt touring speed.
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