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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsPhilD View Post
    Summer? I live in AZ, we're just getting to our best rinding weather now :-)
    Yeah, it was hot as hell. I am looking forward to sub 100 degree weather every day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ-J View Post
    +1 but riding. My bike with its new CF body gets matt-film coated Saturday and later when we're not 104, I'll ride it plenty.
    Been riding all summer commuting to work. When it gets over 110, it's real uncomfortable. 119 is on fire.
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    I doubt I've put a single mile on a motorcycle this summer, and maybe only 100 this spring.

    It's because I've recently moved to Oklahoma. Not only are the roads flat and straight as far as the eye can see (before the earth starts to curve away), but they're pot-holed, rough, and beat to hell. If the thought of riding for hours just to find something good doesn't bum me out, it's the thought of riding for hours on those roads just to get back home after a good ride. Haha.

    When I whine like that to other riders, I almost always have the same conversation:
    "No, there are plenty of good places to ride in Oklahoma!"
    "Where?"
    "Arkansas."

    So, in other words, I hope to move soon.

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    Good weather for riding this summer in Minnesota. Of course, with the snows in May, my personal season didn't get started all that early, but once it did, I've been riding almost daily. That said, I really haven't ridden to any destination other than my place of work. As usual, most of miles are put on commuting and this year is no exception. Usually, though, I do get to a rally or maybe a weekend trip. Not so this year, but then the riding season is far from over.
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    After a 3-day slab ride from Atlanta to Salem, and a week of GS Giant setup and kitten herding, I took a very nice set of less-advertised adventure rides back home:

    Map of Ian's 2013 Roundabout: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/3047660

    Aufderheide Scenic Byway: http://www.eugenecascadescoast.org/a...e/aufderheide/

    Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/willa...ea/?recid=4212

    The other Lolo Pass: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolo_Pass_(Oregon)

    Blue Mountain Scenic Byway: http://byways.org/explore/byways/2149

    Hat Point Saddle Creek Campground: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/wallo...51631&actid=29

    The Lolo Trail: http://www.lewisandclarktrail.com/se...ies/lolotrail/ find.htm

    Rocky Ridge Lake Campground: http://publiclands.org/explore/site.php?id=8335

    Swan Valley: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_River_(Montana)

    Mesa Falls Byway: http://byways.org/explore/byways/2047

    Ashton-Flagg Ranch Road: http://www.idahostatejournal.com/new...a4bcf887a.html

    Kebler Pass: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kebler_Pass

    Cottonwood Pass: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottonwood_Pass Greenhorn Highway: http://www.motorcycleroads.us/roads/co165.html

    Bishop's Castle: http://www.bishopcastle.org/

    Tho other Lolo Pass...
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    Ummm..

    Morton's Spring Fling at Covered Bridge and a bit of touring around West Virginia - about 1,000 miles (I take the long way..)

    BMW-RA rally at the Biltmore, Asheville, and a bit of touring around West Virginia - about 1,200 miles (I took an even longer way..)

    Just back (5PM today) from a 3,200 mile Seafood Chowder Run to/around/back - Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Cabot Trail, New Brunswick. Love the Maritime provinces of Canada. Did the Cabot Trail counter-clockwise this time, last time was clockwise. I think I'll have to do it again to decide which direction I really like.

    Plus another 8,000 or so of just around riding, some local events and rallies. I tried to avoid using 4 wheels whenever possible last winter/this spring/summer and into the fall..

    Still loving the R1200R (75,000 miles and it always brings me home..)
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazydrummerdude View Post
    I doubt I've put a single mile on a motorcycle this summer, and maybe only 100 this spring.

    It's because I've recently moved to Oklahoma. Not only are the roads flat and straight as far as the eye can see (before the earth starts to curve away), but they're pot-holed, rough, and beat to hell. If the thought of riding for hours just to find something good doesn't bum me out, it's the thought of riding for hours on those roads just to get back home after a good ride. Haha.

    When I whine like that to other riders, I almost always have the same conversation:
    "No, there are plenty of good places to ride in Oklahoma!"
    "Where?"
    "Arkansas."

    So, in other words, I hope to move soon.
    You didn't say where you were located or what you are riding, but I did a wine tour in Oklahoma in 2005; I visited about 6 wineries all south of Okla. city, east of IH35 and west of US 69. Some were located on dirt or gravel roads and some on paved. It was a wonderful time I remember and would do it again. Also lots of pretty riding north of Idabel and over to the Ark border. You are right most of Okla is flat and open but there are some pretty places to ride. In 2005 I don't remember the paved roads being so bad; when there are rough roads, I slow down; when there are pot holes, I ride around them. I've see those kind of roads in about every state and I've seen good roads also, just go with the flow and enjoy.

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    We are 100+ all week, but next Sunday-Tuesday are forecast as 91-94F highs with 70's lows. Riding season starts again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ-J View Post
    We are 100+ all week, but next Sunday-Tuesday are forecast as 91-94F highs with 70's lows. Riding season starts again!
    It'll be low 100's where I live and it's been getting a little cooler in the mornings. Hopefully the bike will have new sneakers soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ-J View Post
    We are 100+ all week, but next Sunday-Tuesday are forecast as 91-94F highs with 70's lows. Riding season starts again!
    Yep...cooling off so it's about time to put the thermal liner back in the jacket...

    Just replaced the rotors & pads on my RS. Gonna check out a few more things before I take it off the lift & then I'll be ready to put some more miles on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markaz View Post
    Yep...cooling off so it's about time to put the thermal liner back in the jacket...

    Just replaced the rotors & pads on my RS. Gonna check out a few more things before I take it off the lift & then I'll be ready to put some more miles on it.
    Thermal liner? I am still in shorts and a tee shirt in January.
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    I have a new CF body to go with new tires for the riding season. Next week the CF gets film over it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ponch1 View Post
    Thermal liner? I am still in shorts and a tee shirt in January.
    Yeah, but you're not a native Zonie. When it gets below 100F it's time for the long underwear.


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    Quote Originally Posted by markaz View Post
    Yeah, but you're not a native Zonie. When it gets below 100F it's time for the long underwear.



    No I am not. Born raised and lived on Long Island for 40 years, moved to Iowa for 9 and now in AZ.
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    Spent another 5 weeks touring the Alps...for my 19th year in a row.

    When I got back home, I got my 1990 BMW R100 GS back on the road for the first time since 2002. It was also the first time I've turned a wheel on this continent in about 5 years.

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