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    A random Saturday spent riding around.

    So, I know this guy named Kirk. Look at this guy. Here he is Saturday, telling me some elaborate story involving a bunch of different KTMs he thinks he wants, his GS Adv and an F150. He's got them all swimming around in his head and can't figure out what he wants to do.

    As if his Tuono, Mille, Futura and GS aren't enough.


    Cahm and seet down for a meeneeet....


    So Sunday morning, I'm hanging around with these guys (the Montgomery Street Motorcycle Club, who are on their every-Sunday breakfast ride) and I see something ride by, with a familiar looking 'stich sitting on it. He looks a lot like a guy I know with a KTM problem.



    Grrr.

    After a bit, the MSMC guys and I ride up Lucas Valley Road. There weren't any cops out this morning, but we wind up going 35mph anyway. After about ten miles, the Montgomery Street guys go right and up to Occidental for breakfast and I go left to Pt. Reyes Station.



    When I pull up in front of the Bovine, there's kirk, with a new 950 Adventure.

    Bastard


    Double Bastard.

    So I get some java, hang around for a bit and then make for home. MrsK is going to have high tea with some girly friends, and she's all dressed up and headed out when I get home.

    Buh-bye, baby.

    To console myself after having watched kirk buy bikes willynilly and my wife taking off on me, I decide to get the Big White Bike out of the garage and head up to Sonoma County. It's got a new D220 on the back that needs to be scrubbed in. There's a road up there called Skaggs Springs Road and it's kind of locally famous.



    It's up in Sonoma County, which has at least as many vineyards as Napa, Napa just has a better publicist.


    It's a fun road that runs up and down some hills and is beautifully paved.





    When I get down to the bridge that pretty much marks the end of the nice paving, there's a red Honda upside down and stuffed up behind a road sign.


    I sit around the bridge for a while with a couple other guys that happen by on various sport bikes. We sit in the shade, drink our water and shake our heads. Somebody got hurt.

    We all feel like sort of sicko voyeurs. It's a bad scene and it screws with my head a little.

    I finish my water, shrug my 'stich back up over my shoulders and saddle up. I ride home slowly, back over Skaggs Springs.

    OK. Maybe not TOO slow.
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    charleshehl
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    Dave,

    Excellent short story and photos.

    Thanks for sharing, nice to know that I am not the only one out there...

    Regards

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    You are a great storyteller Dave, and you should post more, Please!!! Random rides are the best.
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    Off to the Beemer Bash in Quincy this weekend. Full report later.

    And hey! Anybody with a digital camera can put up a little narrative like this.

    You have your assignments, now get to work, class! Somebody must have taken some pictures at the Beemers in the Bluegrass, the Dells Rally or the Finger Lakes Rally.....

    And yeah, Boxergrrlie's pictures were pretty cool.
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    Love than KTM

    That KTM V-twin is great! I love the little plastic saddlebags they have, too! It's the perfect in between. Somewhere between a F650 and a R1150GS. More power, less weight and narrow! I think a F900 with a in-line parallel twin would be a natural progression for BMW. Can't wait to see what the big KTM Duke will look like. Imagine, a Supermotard bike with superbike power!

    MarkF

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    Kbasa,

    I think coffee at the Bovine could be in order. Though
    work being what it is...it might be a while.

    Traded some PM's with Kirk on the KTM and GS. Nice GS
    too.

    Ian

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    I think you're right Ian. We're going to have to get a bakery tour together out here. We could start in Pt. Reyes and then go to Tomales.

    Maybe in October? Columbus Day weekend?
    Dave Swider
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    Originally posted by KBasa
    I think you're right Ian. We're going to have to get a bakery tour together out here. We could start in Pt. Reyes and then go to Tomales.

    Maybe in October? Columbus Day weekend?
    Weekend After? I'm headed up to Yosemite over Columbus Day.

    ian

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    I'll put it up in Local Rallies and see if anyone will show. Maybe some Advriders???
    Dave Swider
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    ian408
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    Originally posted by KBasa
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    I'll put it up in Local Rallies and see if anyone will show. Maybe some Advriders???
    Abso-lutely! Maybe Fish will show and hang it all on Baldy this
    time

    Ian

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    Dave,
    in the pic of the wrecked Honda, is that crinkly bit of scoring on the hillside leading up to the bike the trail it left before falling by the sign, or just something coincidental?

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    I think it's where he left the road. There were bits of motorcycle spread out over about a hundred feet.

    Icky.
    Dave Swider
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    Re: Love than KTM

    Originally posted by oilhed
    That KTM V-twin is great! I love the little plastic saddlebags they have, too! It's the perfect in between. Somewhere between a F650 and a R1150GS. More power, less weight and narrow! I think a F900 with a in-line parallel twin would be a natural progression for BMW. Can't wait to see what the big KTM Duke will look like. Imagine, a Supermotard bike with superbike power!

    MarkF


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    Sorry for the size of the pic. Playing with new Safari, and can't seem to resize.
    Last edited by dlearl; 09-27-2003 at 04:51 AM.

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    Nice report, kbasa, with some really cool pics.
    Hoo boy, I can see why that Honda wreck would get your attention ... looks bad from here.

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