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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-02-2009, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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first ride of the new year 2009!

just have to say I went for a short ride and now I have ridden in each of the 12 months of the year!
when I was comming home from work I saw a motorcycle on the road comming at me and I saw that it was my next door neighbor. so when I got in the drive I told him now I need to go for a ride too. I told him I'll go warm up the bike and we could take a short ride. he was all happy and said cool!
we took a short ride over to the next city to see what was left of a house that had blown up last week. there wasn't really anything left. cleaning crews have busy removing all that was left. all the houses around had damage and windows blown out. it was kind of crazy. the blast was so loud and strong that my kids heard and felt it in our house. we live about 4 miles away from ground zero!

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We might have the chance this weekend if the weather report holds....

I wasn't able to get mine out in Dec or Jan but it sure feels alot longer. Good job getting out there!
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just have to say I went for a short ride and now I have ridden in each of the 12 months of the year!
when I was comming home from work I saw a motorcycle on the road comming at me and I saw that it was my next door neighbor. so when I got in the drive I told him now I need to go for a ride too. I told him I'll go warm up the bike and we could take a short ride. he was all happy and said cool!
we took a short ride over to the next city to see what was left of a house that had blown up last week. there wasn't really anything left. cleaning crews have busy removing all that was left. all the houses around had damage and windows blown out. it was kind of crazy. the blast was so loud and strong that my kids heard and felt it in our house. we live about 4 miles away from ground zero!
Glad to hear you got out for ride Ruger. Nothing like a little friendly competition to motivate ya! Sorry to hear about the house though. How does an entire house just blow up anyway? I hope everyone was ok...
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I've been wanting to ride each month this year, too. Started snowing at the beginning of Dec, and the roads just have not been condusive to riding a bike until now. I may try to get out on Friday. It's supposed to be up near 40 degrees, but there's also snow in the forecast. My poor ride has been sitting in the driveway with the cover on the last two months.

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Glad to hear you got out for ride Ruger. Nothing like a little friendly competition to motivate ya! Sorry to hear about the house though. How does an entire house just blow up anyway? I hope everyone was ok...
thanks.
as for the house, we believe it was from a gas leak and no, not everyone was ok. the 86yr old woman that lived there died. her husband and dog survied.
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I've been wanting to ride each month this year, too. Started snowing at the beginning of Dec, and the roads just have not been condusive to riding a bike until now. I may try to get out on Friday. It's supposed to be up near 40 degrees, but there's also snow in the forecast. My poor ride has been sitting in the driveway with the cover on the last two months.
I hear ya. it just eats away at ya. just check the weather and it should be around 40 degrees Sat. and Sun. now if the rain just holds off, I'll go for a ride.
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Are you guys trying to make me feel guilty or something? Cause it's not working. Riding every month of the year is par for the course here in CA. I feel bad for everyone who's snowbound. But like someone else said - you get snowmobiling, skiing, etc. so I don't feel THAT bad LOL.

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Are you guys trying to make me feel guilty or something? Cause it's not working. Riding every month of the year is par for the course here in CA. I feel bad for everyone who's snowbound. But like someone else said - you get snowmobiling, skiing, etc. so I don't feel THAT bad LOL.
Yeah snow can be fun and we do occasionally get off work for it too. Plus it makes the first 65 degree day in Spring that much sweeter. I like having all 4 seasons, there's several ways to enjoy each one. If I ever move, one thing I will undoubtedly miss is PAs Autumn. People from all over the world travel to see it...and its worth it!
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And PA's Winter; folks from all over PA go south to avoid it! We call 'em snowbirds!

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And PA's Winter; folks from all over PA go south to avoid it! We call 'em snowbirds!
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