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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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New Years Day ride

well, this how my new year started. it was in the 40's yesterday (Jan. 1, 2012)!
so I took a little ride on the wife's Vulcan EN500. why the wife's bike? because I can't take my VN750 out. my tags are no good, I won't get new ones until April.
today, there is snow and ice very where! blast!

did any one else get out yesterday for a new years ride?

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 04:11 PM
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A Resolution for 2012

A group of nine of us got out yesterday for a 60-mile trip to lunch. It was a resolution of a sort - to ride every chance we get during this year!

It was sunny, mid-40's, and a great and safe ride - here on the far north edge of the US, just south of Victoria, BC!

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I joined a Alabama riders forum a month again and did my first ride with some members on the 31st. Great group of people on all makes of bikes. Temp got up to 63 and sunny. We did 105 mile on all twisting back roads. Did most of the roads again thus added another 50 mile or so of backroads in another county. 134 miles on the 1st, 59 degree and slowing dropping when I started out.
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It's close to freaking 80 degrees here today!

Sadly, I haven't fixed my bike yet been kinda busy with moving and opening my small business and all u_u but really need to find some time and energy to go fix my bike... all I gotta do (hopefully) is put in the new o-ring in the petcock and put the carbs back in.

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Here in New Jersey it was in the 50's on New Years Day....I couldn't resist and took a ride as well.
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Wow, I was thinking about it but had too much else going on. Now with the snow, ice and gravel doesn't look like it will happen till spring.

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Originally Posted by kc2dgq View Post
Here in New Jersey it was in the 50's on New Years Day....I couldn't resist and took a ride as well.
Where about in Jersey are you? Liberty Pilot and I are trying to get a few riders to join us in a winter ride soon. When we get our plans together we will give you a shout if you are interested.

and always remember, "Ride until you rot!"
**Really not sure if the Big "C" is back right now
but having to face the fact that this is a lifetime routine
going forward. Five operations done and it still continues.

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Not on New Year's Day, but I did get in 100 miles on the DR350 last Thur and a 250 mile ride on the 1500 Friday. We've had awesome weather for this time of year.

"Shutting up rarely leads to anything bad"

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