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Old 03-21-2010, 09:57 AM   #1
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First Day of Spring Ride

Turns out to be a great start to Spring.
Squal showed up for a cruise



We headed up to Snakehead Ridge via a rambling route, south up Neal Creek Canyon. Squal is a nice impressionable lad, easily convinced to leave his perfectly good bike and hop aboard my KLR sidecar, which I had yet to get around to servicing



We found a little snow up on top, but for the most part the roads were clear



Exhibiting hubris unwarranted, I left my tools and survival kit on the other bike(calm down Andy. I did have my shovel and saw, compass, maps, matches and toilet paper. I was arrogant not ignorant)



Unfortunately, what I needed was tire spoons and a patch kit. In the dry bag. On the other bike. At home.





We managed to ride several miles out of the hills on a completely flat tire. No damage, no walking, no foul! I love Kenda K270 tires! Cheap, reasonable traction on a variety of surfaces and TOUGH!



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Old 03-21-2010, 12:00 PM   #2
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Lends new meaning to "spring service" - caught your oil change story too.

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Old 03-21-2010, 07:12 PM   #3
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thanks for the ride yesterday! Had a blast! Tried to retrace our steps today, but ended up just south of thel Mill...

I got half of the roads correct...
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:09 AM   #4
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Seems that around here in HR, Spring started sometime in February.
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:18 AM   #5
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Seems that around here in HR, Spring started sometime in February.
no shit. we'd better get some late snow or the woods are going to be a tinderbox this summer!
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Old 03-26-2010, 07:15 AM   #7
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no shit. we'd better get some late snow or the woods are going to be a tinderbox this summer!

It's snowing right now up where we took this ride.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:02 PM   #8
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no shit. we'd better get some late snow or the woods are going to be a tinderbox this summer!
There's that late low level snow on them thar hills you were talkin about
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