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Old 03-07-2013, 07:22 PM   #4291
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You're one sick puppy, oldgoat.

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He seems quite normal to me.

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BTW, who's riding this weekend?

Looks like we should see 40+ degrees!
Im in. I'd REALLY LOVE to ride this weekend!
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:24 PM   #4292
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I'm riding the vespa up to grand rapids sat morn. Hoping my new riding pants come in this Fri.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:18 PM   #4293
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:59 AM   #4294
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[QUOTE=wario;20893119]He seems quite normal to me.

Thank you.....
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:04 AM   #4295
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I'm riding the vespa up to grand rapids sat morn. Hoping my new riding pants come in this Fri.
Good luck. The back roads from Grand Ledge to the Grand Rapids metro are sweet. Good exploring along the Grand and Thornapple Rivers. Excellent paddling too.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:55 AM   #4296
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He seems quite normal to me.
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Well, in this group I'd have to admit, the abnormal is the normal.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:54 PM   #4297
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Good luck. The back roads from Grand Ledge to the Grand Rapids metro are sweet. Good exploring along the Grand and Thornapple Rivers. Excellent paddling too.
Hey thanks.
Should be a good ride. Have to assess Damages to the scooter in the morning. Woke up to my bike taking a nap in my yard. Neighbors heard all about it. Not sure if I placed it poorly on the stand or some asshole came along ..
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:10 AM   #4298
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No way man, it'll be a cold day in hell before I step foot in that place again.....even for Ponch.

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me either. didnt ponch ride a kawasaki?
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:03 AM   #4299
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me either. didnt ponch ride a kawasaki?
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:47 AM   #4300
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I got out for 30 wet miles today - first ride of the year and the pachyderm ran like a champ.

Have I said how much I love my heated gear?!

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Old 03-09-2013, 05:31 PM   #4301
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I saw two newer Beemers on I-96 by Lansing this afternoon. .First bikes I've seen in months. This winter was nothing like last winter. Remember last March when there were a few days in the 80s?....
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:53 AM   #4302
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I got out for 30 wet miles today - first ride of the year and the pachyderm ran like a champ.

Have I said how much I love my heated gear?!
Got in 90 miles yesterday on the Duc with a weak battery. Have I said how much I hate my heated gear for draining all the juice out of my weak battery 45 miles from home
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:38 PM   #4303
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You guys are crazy! There is still like 6 inches of snow and gobs of salt, sand mix on the roads . Wish it was warmer up here.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:54 PM   #4304
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You guys are crazy! There is still like 6 inches of snow and gobs of salt, sand mix on the roads . Wish it was warmer up here.
There is no snow east of Grand Rapids. There hasn't been much over there all winter. TC and GR are in the lake effect zone. In fact there is still alot of snow in my yard in SW. GR and almost none a few miles east of me. Thats bullshit!
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:29 PM   #4305
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So Saturday I rode up to GR and visited with some friends on the vespa et4. It was its maiden voyage ever. We are talking it was a display bike, had 70 miles on it when I bought it. They lost the keys so I had to do the new cdi/key set because of the chipped key anti theft junk.

My route was grand river to Davis rd. From Davis through standish onto 21 into GR. Sat was a kind of crappy day around 3pm when I was rolling through Portland. The scooter did impress me though. I can cruise at a comfortable 55/60mph. This doesn't sound like much but this is a dude on a 150cc bike with full gear 230lbs and 10in wheels.
I was pretty tore up by the time I got down town to the club house of the ghost riders branch of the moped army. It was an all day wrench and gather and as soon as I hit the door I had a drink in hand and hand shakes and hugs all around. It was nice because I was fucking cold. My gloves don't have the insulation for 37degree riding.
So after some warming up we went and tore up down town GR. Some comedy thing was going on, along with a hockey game it looked like. I hovered around and visited for a few hours. Ate some eats and said my good by's. The last time I seen this crew I rode my xr650 up and fell asleep riding home. Put the bike down in belding. So I had a few offers for a place to crash but I was on a mission. Plus this Time before leaving my house I had a solid nap. No more of that nodding out riding bizz for me..Working third shift makes it tough to have a life during the day, especially with only one evening off a week.

I had a different route sorted for heading home because the headlights on the vespa..suck balls. The shit is dangerous. I grew up in Wyoming so I new about the back way out to hit Alden nash and then M50. So I rode that way out. Got into lake Odessa. It was about 8pm and it cold mondo cold. Stopped at the shell and drank some water. Hung out inside and ran my hands under water for a few to get feeling back. It was bad for a minute. As soon as the shakes went away I called my dad and told him I'm 45mins out, phones going to be dead. If I'm not there at your house cruise 43 and look for me. It was probably not needed to do that but my parents still worry about me at 27. You know with the last sleep deprived road trip ending with me having a blown knee, fractured right arm and a severe concussion lol. I just wanted to keep an ear open for me. But, I made it.
I rode a big loop, 200miles on the that vespa. It seems to be getting broke in now. Motor runs smoother. It was a great time and it confirmed to me that the bike can do some light touring around Michigan. I'm happy.
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