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    REBECCAV
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    Maiden Voyage '04

    What a difference a day makes! Yesterday I woke up to an inch of snow on the ground and it snowed off and on all day.
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    Today  40 degrees and the roads are dry. Which means.I should really go for a ride! A shake-down ride, really. Get some new gas in the bike, ride in my new gear for the first time, and put on a few miles after some repairs and maintenance.

    I adjusted my own valves for the first time last week, and was delighted that the bike actually started and ran. ThatÔÇÖs a good sign. I have new steering head bearings and a new battery, and vive la difference! I didnÔÇÖt realize that the old ones were so bad. My new Joe Rocket Ballistic Pants and Aerostitch Darien jacket are stiff, but WARM. I went a few blocks then turned around and took off a layer.

    Then, out for a little ride. IÔÇÖve got to admit, IÔÇÖm a bit rusty after four months of not riding. Now, we just need some real riding weather. Preferably before the Blitz to Branson in three weeks!

    Reporting from the no-longer-frozen tundra,
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    Finally, she's free!


    congrats on getting out and about. I can't imagine going four months between rides.

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    Good for you BG. Great to hear them run again isn't it? We should be in the upper 40's low 50's this time of year and it just isn't happening. When it does, it rains pretty hard. Here is a shot taken at Grant's Birthplace. I feel fortunate to have the great riding that abounds in the Ohio Valley.
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    Hey BG

    From the looks of the whitecaps, you have the same wind we have in ND today, it is gusting up to 30 MPH. But I got in a few miles too, it feels great, doesn't it? Glad you made it out.

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    Thumbs up Yo BG

    All right then. Good for you - PLUS (kinda like DANG) you adjusted your own valves and what not. Real good for you.
    Just think, I was riding on the other side of that big lake (well, bout fifty miles east of the shore...) I'll look for you next time!
    Man, it was 42 when I rode home from the store tonight (8:30 pm) that is the warmest temp for riding in months! felt like taking my liner out of my jacket.
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    What a difference a day makes! Yesterday I woke up to an inch of snow on the ground and it snowed off and on all day.

    Same here in Chicagoland,snowy morning,rain by noon.
    Today sunny and 45*!!!!

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    Push it over here!

    Hey Rich and BG - shove the sun my way will ya?
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    Her's a little smaller version from the side

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    Same here...3 inches of snow yesterday morning..in the 50's today. Rode to work. I feel like a whole person again.

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    I was out and about today too! I was able to put 100 miles on the bike today. I even came home in the dark and had to turn the widder down a little. I declare my riding season officially started.

    Branson here I come!

    Tracy

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    Re: Push it over here!

    Originally posted by Cliffy777
    Hey Rich and BG - shove the sun my way will ya?
    It's coming, buddy, hold on!!!

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    Freaking Business Trip

    Way to Go BG!

    Go for a ride for me, I am jonesing a ride real bad right now. It is almost perfect riding conditions in Vegas, and my bikes are in Indiana.

    Drat

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    Originally posted by knary
    Finally, she's free!

    congrats on getting out and about. I can't imagine going four months between rides.
    It was a long four months and it does feel like being set free. It's nice to be able to share the experience with folks who understand!

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    first ride of the year
    once again i feel alive
    cranky I am not
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