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 .
The Harley's turn today. This is at the top of a road called Brandon Gap and the one that named this mountain apparently didn't like what they saw. Mount Horrid.
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I like riding around my area for 1/2 hr to 2 hour rides. Many of my area roads are straight and between farms sections. This little cemetary caught my eye so I turned around to explore. This plot has no sign or identifier. The headstones to the left have "Birthdates" from about 1805. Wisconsin was admitted to the USA in 1848 so these folks would have been early settlers to the area. Beyond the wall of trees is a corn crop doing well for this time of year.
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I like riding around my area for 1/2 hr to 2 hour rides. Many of my area roads are straight and between farms sections. This little cemetary caught my eye so I turned around to explore. This plot has no sign or identifier. The headstones to the left have "Birthdates" from about 1805. Wisconsin was admitted to the USA in 1848 so these folks would have been early settlers to the area. Beyond the wall of trees is a corn crop doing well for this time of year.
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I have to go to Satsuma, Fl. tomorrow to be honor guard for a Southern Cross of Honor installation for a Confederate soldier. His 3rd great granddaughter is coming down from Tennessee. Gonna' be hot in wool! I can smell the black powder already!
 
Allison wanted to visit some horsy friends at a ride about 50 miles away. "Lets take a bike" she said, I haven't ridden with you this year. (I just read her @kshansen epic ride post this morning) I looked at the herd and said well YOUR Honda looks like the best bet. So did a hundred miles of twisty state and back roads. We had a great time, the laid back position rather comfortable, It's just a tiche short, seat to that tank flare for my long shanks or I could CC on it all day. other than a bit of low speed wigglyness it's a peach. two up 65MPH even long steep hills are easy peasy. Nice suspension even without adjusting rear shock preload for two riders. The automatic is too easy to get used to.... We stopped for a lunch in Spring Green near Taliesin nice seating in a garden with a musician doing great singing guitar, of some classic rock ballads.
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Anyways great afternoon with the wifey.
A 2009 it's just now coming up on 2,000 miles.
 
I considered this early AM that most of my riding when I was younger was to and from work or running to a destination (mostly a girlfriend for the weekend) and now is mostly just to go ride. Changes. Today I wanted to explore south on roads less travelled. The Powersports deal is in that direction so I stopped to peruse open face helmets. I discovered something interesting on this stop. I thought I hade a genuine motorcycle. Aparrently not.
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I meandered county and township roads well off the beaten path past large and small farms and rural estates from the lake shore to 30 miles inland. On the ride I realized I was hitting my 1000 mile mark for an oil change.
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I drained at the end of the ride and the sump filter came out looking like new with very little swarf on the magnets.
I discovered 100s of acres of solar panels along one road. I was never aware they had such large placements in my neck of the woods. On my meandering return I opted for a shore route through town. This was a high 60's low 70's day I was glad to have a Joe Rocket fabric jacket on zipped up snug. Folks have their vacations planned and surprisingly the beach was pretty busy.
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Must all be snowbirds from Saskatoon... 😎
 
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Allison wanted to visit some horsy friends at a ride about 50 miles away. "Lets take a bike" she said, I haven't ridden with you this year. (I just read her @kshansen epic ride post this morning) I looked at the herd and said well YOUR Honda looks like the best bet. So did a hundred miles of twisty state and back roads. We had a great time, the laid back position rather comfortable, It's just a tiche short, seat to that tank flare for my long shanks or I could CC on it all day. other than a bit of low speed wigglyness it's a peach. two up 65MPH even long steep hills are easy peasy. Nice suspension even without adjusting rear shock preload for two riders. The automatic is too easy to get used to.... We stopped for a lunch in Spring Green near Taliesin nice seating in a garden with a musician doing great singing guitar, of some classic rock ballads.
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Anyways great afternoon with the wifey.
A 2009 it's just now coming up on 2,000 miles.
Have a dear friend who does set/props building at American players theater in SG. Lovely place to visit
 
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Not on a bike, and damned glad of it! (Also glad I wasn't in the Vette, I'd have smoked the clutch creeping along) 4th of July tourists leaving Bar Harbor on the only route to I-95. Took me nearly an hour to go 10 miles. We were headed to grandson's place for a get together. Had it been just me, I'd have hung a U-ey and went home, but SWMBO insisted.

As it turns out, good decision in spite of the aggravation. Good eats, good company and turned a crapload of ammo into smoke and noise.

Daughter took an alternate route through the back country and said traffic was nearly as bad for most of it.
 
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