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    Screw it, I'm going riding!

    the tobacco is in the barn and it's beautiful outside.

    gonna go out and find what trouble i can get into...

    you all have a nice day!



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    doG, this working thing really gets in the way of riding - wish I could do the same!
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    I rode my GS to work today.

    It's not the same. Knobbies in the parking lot do not look right.

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    soooooo... 260 miles later

    one of the nice things about riding in the north georgia mountains....



    so, with GPS, i am pretty sure i know which way this road goes....



    up to Tray Mountain, where i plan to shoot a few pics of of some gear i am testing... a Giant Loop Great Basin saddlebag, seen here.

    *since* i could find anyone else who wanted to blow off their real work, the plan was to put my camera on a tripod and use a remote control to shoot.

    unfortunately, i could not get this to work... hmmm, for some reason the remote won't fire the camera when i ride by... dangit!

    so a shot of my bike, which is out standing in its field....



    my only way to prove that i actually rode was some cheezy video, shot with my point/shoot camera hanging around my neck. this is a short clip with crappy sound, riding up Wolf Creek (gravel) and on to Wolf Pen Gap road (paved)... another nice thing about riding in the north Georgia mountains.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBNWWkAxsU8 (for some reason it won't embed....)

    it was a good day.

    ian
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    Down Sizing

    Just read the article in BMWMOA about loosing some weight and down sizing, saw Ian's pictures of his HP, and I must say it got a chuckle out of me. A short while back I picked up a Giant Loop from Dave and the challenge was on: how to compress 70 liters of "stuff" from the panniers on my R1200GS into a 50 liter soft bag. Parting company with the "stuff" I thought I needed and never used proved to be a challenge.

    I laid everything out on the floor, took the stuff I had to have (sleeping bag, pad, tent,Jetboil, food,a change of techno clothes) and painfully said goodbye to the rest of it. Boo hoo!

    I must say that the panzer feels like a gazelle now! I don't feel that I sacrificed much but got rid of the stuff that I didn't need or use. Back road travel is "easier" now. Thanks for the great articles!

    Now, I am going riding ... :-)

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    Need my stuff:)

    I'm older and need all my stuff with me, I say. Besides , I love the protection I get from my Jesse's hanging out there. I have yet to fall on them, but have so many years riding dirt, falling is not a likely event or at least frequent. Never say never. I will fall! I like the articles too and good stuff IAN. I have yet to need to hammer my bags back into shape, except once I forgot. The KLR Jesse's had a hammer taken to them. All's good. Weight is ya'lls choice and its a great idea, so keep Ian smil'in as he does good work. Randy PS; remember those ENGLISH guys, Eran and Charlie, riding the world on 1150gs's and the Canada rearend crash by an auto from behind? This is NOT a likely trail event, but those hard bags saved the day for Eran, taking all the impact and still useful. I was amazed, as this auto hit him fairly hard from behind. The soft bags are a great idea still and I share the same weight saving ideas, especially riding dirt. Randy

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