Just Ride.

Should this ride thread be just a.... well, thread? Or should there be a dedicated Forum topic?

  • Yes, it's own topic in the Forums

    Votes: 19 90.5%
  • Nah... threads good enough.

    Votes: 2 9.5%

  • Total voters
    21
  • Poll closed .
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Top of East Canyon outside SLC. The CB360t is me…the zephyr and the cx500c I actually sold to my buddy and his girlfriend. The xs400 belongs to another woman in the ride group.
10/10 morning.
 
Just went out bobbing around for 100 miles in the driftless
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on the Uly (which is giving me fits RE on /off stumbles, poor running, grr)

MIGHT HAVE been nap on this lawn.
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sand prairie
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Been taking pics of this barn for several years now, as it slowly gives in to age.
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I am now able to bend over far enough to pick up things off the floor. This is a milestone acheivement since my mid May surgery so today I finally took a short local ride after the grandkids got picked up. Easy gentle riding but it seemed my idle was awefully high. I backed of the idle screws in increments of an 1/8 and counted 8 adjustments, 1 whhole turn out on my VMs before the idle came down to the 12-1300 range. Gremlins in my garage?
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Except for military service I have always lived near water and gravitate there for photos or just a ride along the beach. Here I am at my club enjoying the view of the boats in their slips. Later I stopped in at a drive in car show to see what riceburners and rats showed up.
 
I am now able to bend over far enough to pick up things off the floor. This is a milestone acheivement since my mid May surgery so today I finally took a short local ride after the grandkids got picked up. Easy gentle riding
Don't do too much too soon. At our age we don't need setbacks.
 
Didn't know you had surgery?
Nipped a bit of cancer off the right lung. Robotic, minimally invasive they say... Right through the cartilage between ribs, That right there take a little while for the "discomfort" to lessen. 4 entry points I say. Margins were good, doc say unlikely to recurr, lymph clean so, I am a survivor...:)
 
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Man that bike practically glows! It’s one of my favorite paint jobs! Hope you heal quickly! 🙂
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The bike glows even with a month of garage dust. I was impatient. The new tank is as good or better. I am still assembling the fuel hose, petcocks etc to fit a @Jim painted standard tank. @Ben1 called dibs on the current tank.;) :) :)
 
Man that bike practically glows! It’s one of my favorite paint jobs! Hope you heal quickly! 🙂
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We in the XS650 world generally see that color bisected with big white stripes ala72(73?) paint scheme. The pure candy Apple Red is just a nod to retro 60s/70s Japanese standard motorcycles.
 
B E utiful day in the Catskills!
Sorry no pics. Nice ride on the mountains. 75 and sunny.
A stop here and a stop there, 3 fantastic hours and no idiots on the road.
So happy! Life's been a struggle lately, just what I needed.
Got home, grilled some burgers for me and the Missus, tipped a few.
She went to bed and I spent 2 hrs shining the dark side of the bike.
Prudy!!!
Might get a chance to get out tomorrow too, same weather,
then sweltering for the week. don't care right now, just a great day!
 
B E utiful day in the Catskills!
Sorry no pics. Nice ride on the mountains. 75 and sunny.
A stop here and a stop there, 3 fantastic hours and no idiots on the road.
So happy! Life's been a struggle lately, just what I needed.
Got home, grilled some burgers for me and the Missus, tipped a few.
She went to bed and I spent 2 hrs shining the dark side of the bike.
Prudy!!!
Might get a chance to get out tomorrow too, same weather,
then sweltering for the week. don't care right now, just a great day!
Come on JD piccies or it didn't happen.... :lmao::laugh2:
Ride burgers polish .....the lot .......!
 
Keep up the recovery Kevin. Dont push too early as we do need to recover slowly the older we get.
Bike looks fantastic even if you didn't clean it prior to ride. Love the waterside location too.
I think they put 4 instruments through the cartilege between my ribs to get instruments in and out. Add the internals readjust to a small bit missing. I am much better than three weeks ago. I arranged a friends son to cut the grass (for a very enticing fee) this summer. Good kid and I hope he comes back next year and the year after... Progress is steady, rolling out of bed does not hurt any more
 
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