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    BobMielke
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    Cabin Fever

    Arghhh! I couldn't stand it any more. A brand new Triumph Rocket III Touring in my garage with less than 20 miles on it. It's unholy!

    I had to take a quick drive from work to pick up an antibiotic prescription yesterday during my lunch break. I noticed it wasn't below freezing & it wasn't raining. Hmmmm! I swapped vehicles at my apartment & rode the bike back to work. It's only 4 miles but those were just the miles I needed to rid myself of the motorcycle shakes. It's a physical pain not to be able to ride. I still haven't got 50 miles on the bike but I'm riding.

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    Good for you. It isn't the miles but grabbing the opportunity.

    You've been having some awful weather in Beaverton, Bob, but you should get some more riding opportunities soon. I commuted year-round when I lived in the Seattle area. Here it is minus 3 this morning. The cold makes the ice on the road sticker, but I think the bikes will have to stay in the garage for a while yet.
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    Patience, Pops, patience.

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    Know how you feel, Bob. Haven't got my first ride in for 2009 yet. I was hoping that this morning's rain would wash away the salt. I didn't figure on freezing rain. It might be a bit longer for that first ride. Hope your weather clears up - can't wait to hear a real ride report on your new scoot.
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    BobMielke
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancogan View Post
    Know how you feel, Bob. Haven't got my first ride in for 2009 yet. I was hoping that this morning's rain would wash away the salt. I didn't figure on freezing rain. It might be a bit longer for that first ride. Hope your weather clears up - can't wait to hear a real ride report on your new scoot.
    Again, I can relate. I wanted to ride Friday but when I left my apartment early in the morning there was a sheet of ice on my car windshield. New Years day it snowed a super warm slushy coat all over everything. It's overcast this morning but I'll try & get another short tide in to get a haircut, pick up a few groceries & any other excuse I can dream up.

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    Rode New Year's day to watch some nuts do a Polar Bear swim. It was 22 degrees here in Central PA, but the roads were dry. Got out yesterday for a bit as well, a balmy 33! Looking forward to temps above 40! Have you considered studded tires?

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    cabin fever

    Don't feel bad, Bob; even our cats are in a funk.

    But our warm up started today.
    Rinty

    "When you don't know where you're going, any road will get you there."

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    BUBBAZANETTI
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    i might go "borrow" a little 250 from the school i teach at next weekend, gotta "keep up my skills" so it's sort of like job related.

    my bikes buried in snow up in MA right now.

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    Took the wife's GS out for a little spin in the dirt up Loma Prieta Rd today with friends. Puddles were iced over. No one shot at us. Good times.
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    BUDDINGGEEZER
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    You guys need to be down here where every body says "Yall"

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