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    Dreaming of summer

    Sitting here looking at my new riding boots that I got for Christmas and outside the sun is glinting off of the ice and snow from a record blizzard that swept through the Dakotas.

    What would really cheer me up is hearing some "visuals" from your favorite rides. Like coming off Togwotee Pass and seeing the Tetons shimmering in the sun. Or that strange shoe tree outside of Mt. Vernon, OR or the road down into Flaming Gorge.

    Sigh! Summer is so far away.

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    But the days are now getting longer each day. That's something to celebrate.

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    I also received new boots for Christmas!
    My visual to get me through is riding in Colorado in 2007, through RMNP and over McClure Pass on my way to the TOR rally.
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    Oh yea! Have you ever done Naturita to Gateway?! It's not too far from Paonia. A great day ride.

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    My visual is that mid-summer early morning ride through the Kettle Moraine State Forest, here in Wisconsin. The sun pushing through the trees, casting horizontal prisms of pink and blue light through the morning mist. Occasionally there are openings where the fields, overrun with wild flowers glisten - as the sun greedily sparkles on the drops of dew on the Queen Anne's Lace, thistle, and Brown-Eyed Susans. I have the road to myself. All is peaceful.
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    And no critters wanting to get up close and personal.
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    For years living in Iowa, we had rare days during the winter when we could ride. It's amazing how incredibly alive I would feel after coming back from one of those rides! Even now it brings a big grin to remember the rush of adrenaline!

    And there's no high quite like the first ride in the spring!

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    Waiting for the Snow to Melt...

    Ahh, I too am dreaming and waiting for old manwinter to go to sleep so that Spring can come. Because all the paperwork and e.t.c. stuff is done from our accident to which we are the proud new owners of a 2009 K1200lt. So we have been EVER so paitient in our wait of 2years-2months-and 12 days to be able to have the fun and joy of riding again. Only now to still be paitent for the warm weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sue View Post
    My visual is that mid-summer early morning ride through the Kettle Moraine State Forest, here in Wisconsin. The sun pushing through the trees, casting horizontal prisms of pink and blue light through the morning mist. Occasionally there are openings where the fields, overrun with wild flowers glisten - as the sun greedily sparkles on the drops of dew on the Queen Anne's Lace, thistle, and Brown-Eyed Susans. I have the road to myself. All is peaceful.
    Love the way you draw the picture, Sue.
    Malaszka, your thread made me re-live my ride report from this past fall.
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    If you didn't get the chance, I would invite you to visit the thread.
    Thank you for reminding me to "re-ride"
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    Nice report! It would be fun to do a report but I think I'd have so much fun riding that I'd forget to do regular entries! I did 6,000 miles last summer and am hoping to do more this coming summer.

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    Dreaming of summer

    Yesterday I got to be in the garage for a few hours taking the motor out of one of my race bikes to get it ready for the up coming season. Ladies, the riding season will be here soon. So make sure you oil/clean your leathers, clean the bugs from your helmet and order the parts that you to fix your bike (or schedule the appointment with the dealer).

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    dreaming of warmer weather

    The motorcycles are in the garage!!!Terry
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    Whew, it's refreshing to see such a post. The other forums have been a bit tense lately. Glade we have this room to come to.
    My back is sore from shoveling, but the fresh coat of white in the yard is nice to see. Don't forget to feed the birds. (unless you're a cat lover, of course).
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    Quote Originally Posted by malaszka View Post
    Oh yea! Have you ever done Naturita to Gateway?! It's not too far from Paonia. A great day ride.





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    Leaving tomorrow for New Zeland and Hawaii on the way home. Should be summer very soon for us!

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