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Old 12-11-2012, 02:39 PM   #3361
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:01 PM   #3362
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:06 PM   #3363
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It's on the list. One step closer the other day.

How's the knee healing up?
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:06 PM   #3364
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It's on the list. One step closer the other day.

How's the knee healing up?
Today ended up being a good day. Went in for surgery #2 to clean out scar tissue that was preventing me from bending more than 100 deg. While I was under anesthesia the doctor was able to just force it and break up the scar tissue. Did not have to go in.

Next 10 to 14 days are going to be tough. I do intensive pt every day to make sure I don't loose what we gained today. Won't have the benefit of general anesthesia for that.

Already thinking of plans for when I recover. Would like to race the Mexican 1000 again this spring if I can get myself back in shape in time. The challenge should keep me motivated.

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Old 12-13-2012, 06:45 PM   #3365
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:52 AM   #3366
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:47 PM   #3367
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Winter solstice is tonight, friends. It's all downhill from here! The northern NE mantra is (as I remember it): cold, mud, bugs, then nice a bit, then cold again.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:00 PM   #3368
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Winter solstice is tonight, friends. It's all downhill from here! The northern NE mantra is (as I remember it): cold, mud, bugs, then nice a bit, then cold again.

See you in the spring, mostly packed and should be on the road in the morning. Had a call today from one of my fishing buddies, said the fishing is great but that he had just turned off his air-conditioner for the first time this month - going to get down to the 50's tonight and tomorrow night but then warm back up. Gator-aide is already in the fridge, freeze-pops in the freezer, I can live with that!


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Old 12-22-2012, 01:45 PM   #3369
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See you in the spring, mostly packed and should be on the road in the morning. Had a call today from one of my fishing buddies, said the fishing is great but that he had just turned off his air-conditioner for the first time this month - going to get down to the 50's tonight and tomorrow night but then warm back up. Gator-aide is already in the fridge, freeze-pops in the freezer, I can live with that!


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Old 12-22-2012, 08:37 PM   #3370
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:08 PM   #3371
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I've got an early Christmas surprise today.

But first, let me backtrack a little. A few weeks ago, a riding buddy emailed me that his wife gave him the green light on getting a better bike -- He currently rides a 2007 KLX250 -- and he asked me what would be a good bike for the type of riding we do. I recommended the WR250R, and asked him whether he would then sell his KLX to me. I rode a 1989 KLR250 then. We exchanged a few emails as to the pros and cons of various bike, and he then emails me that he found a WR250R in Maine.
A few days later i get an email that he bought the WR, and that he will sell me his KLX in January (so he can finish the year on his old bike). I list my KLR and find a buyer, get his VIN for the KLX, put it on my insurance, and am anxiously awaiting January to arrive, so I can start working on the KLX. It needs nothing, but I plan to do some mods nonetheless - 122 main jet, open airbox, fork oil, et cetera.
My wife and I talk about how lucky he is to have found a WR at a decent price, and how excited I am about getting the KLX.

Fast forward to today. As we exchange gifts under the tree (we exchange our gifts on Christmas Eve), I get a small box that I'm not allowed to open until 7 o'clock. When I do, I find a small card that says to look outside. I do, but I can only make out a person walking up my dark staircase leading to the deck. In comes my riding buddy (whom I told not to disturb my time with family today :) ), and he takes me outside, In front of the garage sits the WR with a bow on it.

So, the wool has been pulled over my eyes for a month. My wife contacted him regarding a bike for me, he tricked me into telling him what I like, found it, then he drove 700 miles round trip to get the bike, hid it at his place, cleaned it, and brought it to me tonight. And the best part - I was not expecting it at all.
I would have never thought that my wife would even consider a bike for me, since she does not like me riding in the woods. I would not expect an ADV Inmate I met only this year to go out of his way like this for me. And I would not expect the two of them to scheme behind my back. Together, they surely made my Christmas special.

Oh, the bike is an 08 with 5k on the clock. I suspect we'll have fun together.

Merry Christmas everyone.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:25 PM   #3372
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:31 AM   #3373
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Merry Christmas, Henry (and everyone else)!

That is a great story!

Thanks for sharing it!


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I've got an early Christmas surprise today.

But first, let me backtrack a little. A few weeks ago, a riding buddy emailed me that his wife gave him the green light on getting a better bike -- He currently rides a 2007 KLX250 -- and he asked me what would be a good bike for the type of riding we do. I recommended the WR250R, and asked him whether he would then sell his KLX to me. I rode a 1989 KLR250 then. We exchanged a few emails as to the pros and cons of various bike, and he then emails me that he found a WR250R in Maine.
A few days later i get an email that he bought the WR, and that he will sell me his KLX in January (so he can finish the year on his old bike). I list my KLR and find a buyer, get his VIN for the KLX, put it on my insurance, and am anxiously awaiting January to arrive, so I can start working on the KLX. It needs nothing, but I plan to do some mods nonetheless - 122 main jet, open airbox, fork oil, et cetera.
My wife and I talk about how lucky he is to have found a WR at a decent price, and how excited I am about getting the KLX.

Fast forward to today. As we exchange gifts under the tree (we exchange our gifts on Christmas Eve), I get a small box that I'm not allowed to open until 7 o'clock. When I do, I find a small card that says to look outside. I do, but I can only make out a person walking up my dark staircase leading to the deck. In comes my riding buddy (whom I told not to disturb my time with family today :) ), and he takes me outside, In front of the garage sits the WR with a bow on it.

So, the wool has been pulled over my eyes for a month. My wife contacted him regarding a bike for me, he tricked me into telling him what I like, found it, then he drove 700 miles round trip to get the bike, hid it at his place, cleaned it, and brought it to me tonight. And the best part - I was not expecting it at all.
I would have never thought that my wife would even consider a bike for me, since she does not like me riding in the woods. I would not expect an ADV Inmate I met only this year to go out of his way like this for me. And I would not expect the two of them to scheme behind my back. Together, they surely made my Christmas special.

Oh, the bike is an 08 with 5k on the clock. I suspect we'll have fun together.

Merry Christmas everyone.
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Old 12-25-2012, 04:57 AM   #3374
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I've got an early Christmas surprise today.

But first, let me backtrack a little. A few weeks ago, a riding buddy emailed me that his wife gave him the green light on getting a better bike -- He currently rides a 2007 KLX250 -- and he asked me what would be a good bike for the type of riding we do. I recommended the WR250R, and asked him whether he would then sell his KLX to me. I rode a 1989 KLR250 then. We exchanged a few emails as to the pros and cons of various bike, and he then emails me that he found a WR250R in Maine.
A few days later i get an email that he bought the WR, and that he will sell me his KLX in January (so he can finish the year on his old bike). I list my KLR and find a buyer, get his VIN for the KLX, put it on my insurance, and am anxiously awaiting January to arrive, so I can start working on the KLX. It needs nothing, but I plan to do some mods nonetheless - 122 main jet, open airbox, fork oil, et cetera.
My wife and I talk about how lucky he is to have found a WR at a decent price, and how excited I am about getting the KLX.

Fast forward to today. As we exchange gifts under the tree (we exchange our gifts on Christmas Eve), I get a small box that I'm not allowed to open until 7 o'clock. When I do, I find a small card that says to look outside. I do, but I can only make out a person walking up my dark staircase leading to the deck. In comes my riding buddy (whom I told not to disturb my time with family today :) ), and he takes me outside, In front of the garage sits the WR with a bow on it.

So, the wool has been pulled over my eyes for a month. My wife contacted him regarding a bike for me, he tricked me into telling him what I like, found it, then he drove 700 miles round trip to get the bike, hid it at his place, cleaned it, and brought it to me tonight. And the best part - I was not expecting it at all.
I would have never thought that my wife would even consider a bike for me, since she does not like me riding in the woods. I would not expect an ADV Inmate I met only this year to go out of his way like this for me. And I would not expect the two of them to scheme behind my back. Together, they surely made my Christmas special.

Oh, the bike is an 08 with 5k on the clock. I suspect we'll have fun together.

Merry Christmas everyone.
Congrats to you Henry and Merry Christmas

My wife and one of my riding friends pulled off a similar stunt on me a few Christmas's ago...
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:25 AM   #3375
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I've got an early Christmas surprise today.

But first, let me backtrack a little. A few weeks ago, a riding buddy emailed me that his wife gave him the green light on getting a better bike -- He currently rides a 2007 KLX250 -- and he asked me what would be a good bike for the type of riding we do. I recommended the WR250R, and asked him whether he would then sell his KLX to me. I rode a 1989 KLR250 then. We exchanged a few emails as to the pros and cons of various bike, and he then emails me that he found a WR250R in Maine.
A few days later i get an email that he bought the WR, and that he will sell me his KLX in January (so he can finish the year on his old bike). I list my KLR and find a buyer, get his VIN for the KLX, put it on my insurance, and am anxiously awaiting January to arrive, so I can start working on the KLX. It needs nothing, but I plan to do some mods nonetheless - 122 main jet, open airbox, fork oil, et cetera.
My wife and I talk about how lucky he is to have found a WR at a decent price, and how excited I am about getting the KLX.

Fast forward to today. As we exchange gifts under the tree (we exchange our gifts on Christmas Eve), I get a small box that I'm not allowed to open until 7 o'clock. When I do, I find a small card that says to look outside. I do, but I can only make out a person walking up my dark staircase leading to the deck. In comes my riding buddy (whom I told not to disturb my time with family today :) ), and he takes me outside, In front of the garage sits the WR with a bow on it.

So, the wool has been pulled over my eyes for a month. My wife contacted him regarding a bike for me, he tricked me into telling him what I like, found it, then he drove 700 miles round trip to get the bike, hid it at his place, cleaned it, and brought it to me tonight. And the best part - I was not expecting it at all.
I would have never thought that my wife would even consider a bike for me, since she does not like me riding in the woods. I would not expect an ADV Inmate I met only this year to go out of his way like this for me. And I would not expect the two of them to scheme behind my back. Together, they surely made my Christmas special.

Oh, the bike is an 08 with 5k on the clock. I suspect we'll have fun together.

Merry Christmas everyone.
Merry Christmas to you, Henry, and to all the inmates. Props to wife and friend for carrying the scheme off.

You're gonna love the WR. DAMHIK!
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