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sirkitrider-2
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« on: November 22, 2017, 05:57:22 PM »

So, Sunday morning it was 19 stinking degrees here.  But alas ... if you don't like the weather in middle TN. you just gotta hang on a couple days and it will change.

Sunny 60's yesterday.  Rode 60 miles meandering around on backroads.  Saw quite a few bikes out.  I'm geared up to ride down to 45 or so.   Its that time of year round here.  Pretty soon 50 degrees will be a GREAT day to ride:-)

Every year ... the cold gets a little colder to me:-(

My condolences to you peeps up north who have already put yer bikes up for the winter ... and you peeps down in the sunny FL. can bite my axle.

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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2017, 12:01:20 AM »

A mild and sunny day here in Nova Scotia today.  Went for a ride to the local Princess Auto for some great deals. Only added about 26kms to the bike but with our recent colder weather I had to put the battery back in place.  It reached 18°C when it should be -3° C by now.  Heavy rain and cooling temps tonight but 11°C by Saturday.  Mine isn't "winterized" just yet. 
There are a few riding days left !

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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2017, 02:51:10 PM »

Low 70's here today in western South Dakota.
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2017, 05:32:35 AM »

Ahhh.... 66 today! Got in 135. Not bad for Nov. 25th:-)

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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 03:17:23 AM »

Started in the upper 40s here today but warmed up into the low 70s.   Robin, Steve and I did a ride to lunch.  Late start at 9:30 to let it warm a little then a short ride to lunch at the Busy Bee Cafe in Maypearl then a longer ride in the afternoon.  About 250 miles total.  As you say, not bad for November 26th. 
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2017, 10:05:54 PM »

I went to Kentucky for the weekend, leaving Thursday after spending a little time with friends and coming home last night.It was in the high thirties Thursday evening, but Friday and Saturday still hit about 60 as a high point and i got to ride the FJR around the hills and have a good time. 

Because it was Thanksgiving the hotels were slow and cheap, so I stayed at the Kentucky / Cincinnati Airport Marriot on Thursday and Friday nights.  It's a very nice hotel and just finished a major remodeling.  So on Saturday morning I dropped my glasses under the night table.  The night table had no legs and was held up attached to the wall.  When I picked up the glasses I grabbed the night table to stand up and the whole night table came night table came down off the wall.  The idiot contractors just attached it with screws in drywall, no toggle bolts or nothing anchored into a stud.  I pointed it out to the management and they were very nice, but considering the table had a glass top they are lucky they haven't hurt anyone.

Anyway it was an all in all pleasant weather weekend in middle America.
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2017, 07:57:33 PM »

Good to hear you were not hurt, Rich
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2017, 01:16:37 AM »

Thanks, Maggie.  I just didn't understand how a contractor working in a luxury hotel like a Marriott can attach something to a wall three feet off the ground and expect the old screws into drywall method to hold it up.

I make jokes all the time about how I shouldn't be allowed to use tools.  With regards to a M/C it's completely true, but I've rehabbed houses and commercial buildings in my life and I have a much better grip on how to use tools for buildings,for an amateur and I would never do what they had done.  I think I put a bookshelf up that way in my bedroom when I was about ten.  It feel to the floor within an hour of having books on it and my dad laughed at me then explained what I did wrong.
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« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2017, 06:02:15 PM »

Monday Dec. 4 ... it was almost 70* here. Woo Hoo!!  Rode 220 b/c ... just b/c it was almost 70*.
Last day of summer:-) 

Cold snap arrived with a vengeance Wednesday-today.  High's in the 40's most of the seven day.:-( 

Oh well, it will prolly be 65-70* by Christmas???  And then back to the 40's for our Polar Bear Run on the 1st.  Ahh, variety is the spice of life ... they say.

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« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2017, 11:25:10 PM »

Well, got out for a short ride today (December 9 @ 3C) basically just to fill up the tank and add the fuel stabilizer for the winter..... and off goes my baby for her winter hibernation. 😰😰😰

Not a bad riding season.
Got 10,000 km onto the bike for 2017, enjoyed some stunning scenery, great roads and two really fun trips. Two Provinces and Nine States and the pure enjoyment of making new riding friends and still enjoying the old ones.


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« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2017, 02:05:44 PM »

C'mon Steve, I know you're tough enough to keep riding. Toronto(and metro area) streets are kept pretty well, and you're on the right side of the lake. I took the Majesty out the 9th to get a few groceries and gas. I ended up having to fill up again after "getting lost" and putting on 150 miles. Sunday, we got about 6" of lake effect snow(thanks, Canada) but I should be able to ride again by Tuesday, when it warms up to 35*f and the streets are good.
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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2017, 06:56:17 PM »

  ... snipped ... C'mon Steve, I know you're tough enough to keep riding. Toronto(and metro area) streets are kept pretty well, and you're on the right side of the lake. 

If only it were that simple neighbour   .  It's more like "tough enough to slide" ... because with the cold temps and slippery road conditions, that's pretty much inevitable.  I winterized our scoots 10 days ago.  It's only a matter of time and the forecast is for 4-6" of snow coming our way starting early evening (I'm about an hour west of Steve).  The medium term forecast is for below freezing temps so this snow is likely to stay and form the foundation of snowy/icy things to come.  Glad some of you can enjoy a longer season ... wish we could.  santa  Happy Holidays!
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« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2017, 11:32:21 PM »

Sunny 58 here Monday ... got in a nice 95 mile ride meandering some backroads.

Colder than a well diggers hinnie today!  Not out of the 30's.


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« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2017, 06:26:19 AM »

C'mon Steve, I know you're tough enough to keep riding. Toronto(and metro area) streets are kept pretty well, and you're on the right side of the lake. I took the Majesty out the 9th to get a few groceries and gas. I ended up having to fill up again after "getting lost" and putting on 150 miles. Sunday, we got about 6" of lake effect snow(thanks, Canada) but I should be able to ride again by Tuesday, when it warms up to 35*f and the streets are good.


For me, it's not really about the snow, but once they start laying down all the salt on the roadways, but bike's away for the season. I simply will not countenance getting salt spray up into the workings and bits and pieces. Never get that feces out and it eats everything!!!!
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« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2017, 06:36:25 PM »

Semi-sunny and apparently up to 8 deg. C today. I think I'll ride, fill it with fuel and stabilizer and call it a season. I've probably pushed it later this year as the TMax was a new acquisition at the end of Oct. and I just didn't want to stop riding, but this late into Dec is pretty impressive. Now we just need an early and mild spring.
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« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2017, 08:33:20 PM »

C'mon Steve, I know you're tough enough to keep riding. Toronto(and metro area) streets are kept pretty well, and you're on the right side of the lake. I took the Majesty out the 9th to get a few groceries and gas. I ended up having to fill up again after "getting lost" and putting on 150 miles. Sunday, we got about 6" of lake effect snow(thanks, Canada) but I should be able to ride again by Tuesday, when it warms up to 35*f and the streets are good.

For me, it's not really about the snow, but once they start laying down all the salt on the roadways, but bike's away for the season. I simply will not countenance getting salt spray up into the workings and bits and pieces. Never get that feces out and it eats everything!!!!

yeah that! road salt is cancerous to the mobiles:-(

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« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2017, 06:19:44 PM »

So true. They started salting the roads around here last week. Went to the grocery yesterday and you can see salt residue on the side of the car up to the windows. Can’t wait for spring.
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