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« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2021, 02:14:17 pm »


Two motorcycle camping buddies have planned an over night ride on Sunday afternoon up to the New Mexico and Colorado border area. This time to actually do some fishing. They are the ones that I posted about above with the pictures of our trip. Good guys. I'm on the fence due to other things.      Headscratch


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« Reply #41 on: July 01, 2021, 05:51:53 pm »




Please carry an American flag on your bike  Thumbsup


I've decided to go and I'll look around for a smaller flag to hang on the bike.
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« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2021, 07:17:21 pm »

I rode in New Mexico just a little today. No flags on my bike.

Was heading home from a short Colorado hiking vacation. We stopped in Guymon, Oklahoma because the weather went bad. Monsoon season in full effect with high outflow and gust front winds.
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« Reply #43 on: July 01, 2021, 07:38:10 pm »


I rode in New Mexico just a little today. No flags on my bike.

Was heading home from a short Colorado hiking vacation. We stopped in Guymon, Oklahoma because the weather went bad. Monsoon season in full effect with high outflow and gust front winds.


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« Reply #44 on: July 01, 2021, 07:41:19 pm »


I rode in New Mexico just a little today. No flags on my bike.

Was heading home from a short Colorado hiking vacation. We stopped in Guymon, Oklahoma because the weather went bad. Monsoon season in full effect with high outflow and gust front winds.


I’m sure Jay could enjoy water and his motorbike somehow  Bigsmile
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« Reply #45 on: July 02, 2021, 08:20:15 am »




At least you missed the 100* stuff.


The weather was actually quite good, way better than predicted. Hit a big cell in Oklahoma on the way out and had a couple late afternoon and over-night storms in Manitou Springs (our destination). On the way home was dicey in the panhandle of Oklahoma. In Clayton we saw a window to squeeze through and all looked pretty good, with huge cloud bursts on the horizons to the right, left and behind. Until we got to about 30 miles from Guymon. We could see the North and South cells converging in front of us, then came big outflow cross winds, 30 to 40 mph with some higher gusts blowing tumble weeds across the road, that kept up all the way into Guymon, but the heavy rain held off till after we stopped at a hotel. All kinds of storm and flood warning in front of us, so easy call to finish the trip tomorrow. Only 260 miles to go, but...

Using my old sailboat racing tactics stuff, we upped the pace quite a bit to get the "apparent wind" as much forward as we could. Passed a few vehicles that we came up on so fast I bet they had no idea we were coming and said something like "what the hell was that" as we went around.   EEK!

Been a really fun trip with a couple milestone things done, hiking to the top of Red Mountain and the Incline at Manitou Springs, Colorado.
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« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2021, 09:27:02 pm »

I guess since New Mexico is so artistically challenged the folks out there would probably accept meals on wheels oversized lunch boxes on motorcycles  Lol Bigsmile
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« Reply #47 on: July 03, 2021, 05:11:38 am »


I guess since New Mexico is so artistically challenged the folks out there would probably accept meals on wheels oversized lunch boxes on motorcycles  Lol Bigsmile


We were on sport-touring machines. An FJR and FJ09. Neither have square boxes.   Headscratch
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« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2021, 09:35:55 am »




We were on sport-touring machines. An FJR and FJ09. Neither have square boxes.   Headscratch


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Yesterday three of us went the back way through the Valle Grande to Los Alamos for lunch. We wanted to go back that same way but a thunderstorm moved in and we had to go through Santa Fe(FlyBoy's favorite city) and down the interstate home. A touch over 200 miles on one tank on the Suzuki.   Bigsmile    Yep! 54 MPG!!
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« Reply #49 on: July 03, 2021, 10:36:25 am »

Must be nice to be retired.  Sad
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« Reply #50 on: July 03, 2021, 10:53:37 am »




Maybe several of us can pool some money and get FlyBoy professional counseling!     Bigok    


Yesterday three of us went the back way through the Valle Grande to Los Alamos for lunch. We wanted to go back that same way but a thunderstorm moved in and we had to go through Santa Fe(FlyBoy's favorite city) and down the interstate home. A touch over 200 miles on one tank on the Suzuki.   Bigsmile    Yep! 54 MPG!!


Next time you run through there tell the folks that not every house/building has to look exactly the same  Bigsmile Lol
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« Reply #51 on: July 03, 2021, 12:32:31 pm »


Must be nice to be retired.  Sad


Don't worry, your time is coming.                     Bigsmile
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« Reply #52 on: July 03, 2021, 02:43:05 pm »




Don't worry, your time is coming.                     Bigsmile


It's coming too slowly. I thought I was going to retire this summer but it didn't work out.  Thumbsdown
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« Reply #53 on: July 03, 2021, 06:57:16 pm »

I had a day-long ride planned for today on the FJ-09. The last couple of times I rode to work, I noticed the battery was cranking slow. This afternoon, it barely started. I thought I had better check it again before I got a hundred miles away. I shut it down and it would not restart. By the time I found a battery in stock and got it put in, I had burned up a good portion of the day. I ended up just doing a short, turnpike loop. It was still fun though.

My bike is a 2015. I believe it was the original battery. I bought the bike in 2016 with 5800 miles on it and I've never changed it. The bike now has 50,000+miles.

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« Reply #54 on: July 03, 2021, 09:37:52 pm »

Six year old battery!? You got your moneys worth.
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« Reply #55 on: July 03, 2021, 11:23:35 pm »


Six year old battery!? You got your moneys worth.


Yep, I'm a firm believer in battery tenders. We started using them several years ago after each bike was going through about a battery a year. Out of five bikes on tenders, this is only the second battery that's been replaced.
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« Reply #56 on: July 04, 2021, 07:59:21 am »

I'm on the road at about noon. Bike is shined up, gassed and my stuff is loaded. All I need to do is gear up and hit the road. This will be the first time I have packed my fishing pole/tackle. Me and the buddies want to catch dinner and breakfast!!! Going North where it will be cool.
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« Reply #57 on: July 04, 2021, 07:39:22 pm »

Be safe out there blue  Thumbsup
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« Reply #58 on: July 04, 2021, 08:27:08 pm »


I'm on the road at about noon.


We're on the road tomorrow too - except we are driving. We're going to visit Lisa's mom in Minnesota. I'm taking the 450L and doing a couple half-day rides while we're there. raj, be expecting lots of bridge and water pic's.  Bigsmile

Have a good ride and fish, Blue.
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« Reply #59 on: July 06, 2021, 08:40:16 am »

Thanks, Jay.

Left on Sunday and arrived at Costilla at the Colorado border. Went down a road that one of the buddies had fished at years ago. Beautiful. Then, signs posted everywhere $25 per vehicle??! That's for "wild" camping. No nothing there. Truck pulls up and he says the land belongs to some group and as far as we go they own it. Thanks, NO!

We head into Colorado and over, West, to where we had originally planned to go. I thought much better. We set up on the river in greenery and big trees. FREE. No one around. Just beautiful. Caught our dinner and slept to the music of running water!. About 400 miles 'round trip. Got home about 3:00p Monday. That is my idea of an overnight!    Bigsmile

              I took some pictures, about six, which is great for me!  Can't find the SD card so I think some how it is in the mountains.          Sad         Not too happy just now.     Angry3
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