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Who Rode Today?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ReycleBill, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. weekendrider

    weekendrider Iron Horse cowboy Top Contributor

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    A 20-mile loop of the house. Looks like fall has gotten here this week.
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  2. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Beautiful! Scenery like that just amazes me.
     
  3. weekendrider

    weekendrider Iron Horse cowboy Top Contributor

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    Yeah I wish it lasted longer than a week or two.
     
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  4. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Nice pictures - gotta love those $13.00 Princess Auto saddlebags Robin!
     
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  5. queenslegs

    queenslegs XS650 Addict

    Having spent most of her life in Hawaii then a Canadian Tire warehouse, Princess Waihila has been on my case to go for a ride and check out the fall colours. Weather wise could not have picked a better day, colours, meh, not a whole lotta red, perhaps we're a little late. We rode up to McCrea Lake then hiked into the Eagles nest (44.917386, -79.792498). Awesome day!

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  6. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Wow !
     
  7. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    It was 72 degrees and sunny in Central New York today, and as I walked into the garage, I heard a little voice crying, “Ride ME !!...ride ME !!” It was the ’83, and it’s been a month since it has tasted The Road. Must have been starving.

    The fragrance of manure seemed to be everywhere in the country roads east of Fenner, where the wind turbines dominate the landscape, along with cows and John Deere’s.

    In the town of Nelson, I saw a massive old barn out of the corner of my eye. Barns like this are rapidly disappearing, crumbling inwards due to neglect. But before I was able to park the bike, two young guys in the house next door waved me over to where they were drinking cheap beer and listening to Pink Floyd’s Another Brick In the Wall. There was a nice Honda moto-X bike in the garage. We chatted for 10 minutes or so about……..what else: dirt bikes and beer. They saw no harm in me taking a picture.

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    Behind my bike was an enormous tree, which I suspect is a “First Generation” tree, which historian Eric Sloan (Our Vanishing Landscape) described as an original growth tree which was the focal point for a farm in the early 1800’s.

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    And then to Hardscrabble Road in West Eaton.

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    ….and to Trinity Acres Farm just down the road.

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    A sweet ride, for sure.
    I think I heard the '83 give a sigh of satisfaction.

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  8. Yamadude, Oh that 83 is Fine looking . Trees are great of course, but that 83 is new to my eyes, Like It ! :thumbsup:
     
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  9. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Another great story 'Dude, and some great pics. Fall hasn't passed you by......nice!
     
  10. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  11. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Queenslegs! You are killing it man! I love those photos! Pricess Waihila? That's awesome, she's a cutie!
    But I gotta ask, Dude! What's with that big ass shovel? Just where are you planning on going that you need that?
    Thanks for the fall color pics!
     
  12. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Dude, you gotta get that '83 out more often. What a beautiful bike! And those photos are spectacular! Man o man what a beautiful part of the world you live in! Thank you so much for those beautiful photos!
     
  13. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Very nice piccys everyone - aren't we fortunate to live in such beautiful places?
     
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  14. queenslegs

    queenslegs XS650 Addict

    Yamadude, that '83 is amazing!!! It's like dealer NOS.
     
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  15. queenslegs

    queenslegs XS650 Addict

    Mailman, I like trees. Not sure why, just do. So whenever I'm out and about I'll take a shovel full of dirt with a tree in it, bring it on home and plant it somewhere on the property. Been doing it for years. So I've got red pine, white pine, jack pine, scotch pine, spruce, sugar maple, maple, red oak, black oak, white birch, yellow birch, you name it. I've got trees from just about every Canadian province. Now's a great time of year since they are going dormant and chances of survival on replanting are greater. (I'm no arborist, just my experience).
     
  16. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Now THATS a cool idea!
     
  17. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty, Demi & Gretel: I ask, THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  18. xjwmx

    xjwmx It's just the unknown. Top Contributor

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    Well, I went on a fall colors ride today and wasn't disappointed. Judging by a couple of trees I remember from last year, peak is about a week away. On the way out of town, passed by the local armory and noticed a strange round wire contraption that looked like an antenna, with a bunch of large vehicles around it. The contraption turned out to be a globe of death and in its trailer was a couple of little bikes, like minibikes. Circus day :)
     
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  19. robinc

    robinc Member of the 'yellow meter gang' Top Contributor

    Today was probably the last really nice day we're going to have this season. Mid 70's today. Temps are supposed to drop to seasonal norms starting tomorrow. I think every bike in the area was out today!

    Some fall shots from today's travels.

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  20. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Great fall color shots Robin! Thanks for posting them!
     
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