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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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another great day to ride (in Nov.)!

yup! it's November 29th, and outside it's 57 degrees and sunny! what a great day for a ride! we don't get to ride too much in November here in Cleveland. right now we should have about 2"-3" of snow and the temp. should be around 25-30 degrees. this is great now, but I just know we are going to pay for it later!
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-29-2009, 07:35 PM
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Well here it was even better, close to 70 today. Did not have time to take a ride, was putting up Christmas decorations and trees on the inside of the house. Tomorrow should be the same will do a long ride for sure.

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^ Weird, sunny and warm in California? I ain't buyin' it!

It was nice here too. A little windy but definitely nice for it being the end of November. I can't believe I was out in a t-shirt on Sunday afternoon. Gotta love that!
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I got to go on a very nice ride Friday. Temps were in the 60's. Hot some canyons pretty hard.

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post #5 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-30-2009, 08:03 PM
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Like Liberty it was a little breezy here in Jersey but not enough to stop me from jumpin' on the bike and getting out for a couple of hours. Gotta enjoy them while we can here in the northeast cause soon enough the snow will be flyin'.

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Yep, nice here too, got to stir the oil and top off the battery charge (+/-25mi) but not as much as I would have liked...
I did however discover that I am much uglier than I thought...
I went to turn around in a paved church yard and this big black dog came from a cross the road after me, (I do pack) so I just though now is a good time to kick your tail, so I put the kick stand down and got off, but when I took my helmet off he tucked his tail between his legs and headed for the house about a 1/4 min. off the road in a hard run, I must be real ugly to scare him that much...lol...
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Dogs don't know much English, but read body language very well. He thought he'd try to bluff you, and when it didn't work, he headed for his home territory. Most dogs aren't willing to push the issue with someone who stands their ground. If you run away, they will chase you. That's probably what he figured all those bikers he chased before were doing. When you broke the pattern, it confused him.

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My theory is that with the helmet on and you on the bike you looked like one big weird thing to him. When you got off and took your helmet off he suddenly identified you as human and decided to back off. He prolly has good owners and is well trained.

Either that or you're ugly. Just kiddin' OD.

I was actually taught in the MSF to wait until the dog gets kinda close but not too close then pull away quickly. As dogs have the attention span of a grape, once you're down the road he'll be onto something else. Anyone else get 'attacking dog' training in the MSF?
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Yeah, they told us the same thing in our course.

OD, He probably saw the grip pokin' out from your holster and said "Nope, it just ain't worth it."

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I'm leaning towards ugly.....

That or he just didn't want an a$$ whopping that day.

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