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Old 02-05-2014, 12:42 PM   #27706
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Still just as tight, a couple of old timers haven't hammered it like some young folks we know might have

I'm still riding it around the local loop once a week or so to keep it in shape, mustn't let the machinery sit.

I'll have gear to sell also but not until the bike goes. Hi-viz comes with enough bug stains so anyone wouldn't look too much like a noob.
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:43 PM   #27707
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mustn't let the machinery sit.
Best advice you ever gave me with that ol Triumph Spitfire
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:00 PM   #27708
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Damn it... That's one good looking bike!
That would make a good bike for you.
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Old 02-05-2014, 02:06 PM   #27709
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In case some of you are board.............

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Old 02-06-2014, 07:46 AM   #27710
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P.S. I need a set of Cat Herder decals for my 2009 DR650
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I still don't have any CH decals...
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Can I have a decal? I want to be cool like you guys. I am only cool 70% of the time.

PM me for Cat Herder stickers if you need/want them. Super busy at the moment with work and finalizing summer travel plans, so have patience with me and don't feel bad about having to resend me a PM if I don't answer within a week. Things ought to slow down at work in about 2 weeks though, which is good because I'm barely a quarter of the way through rebuilding my headlight assembly on the bike that I'm shipping to Europe this summer and it needs to head out end of March!

Hope all are doing well and looking forward to spring and riding with folks as time & work will allow!
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:52 AM   #27711
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Good to hear from you. We got some chatting to do around a campfire. Sounds like a kickass trip.
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:57 AM   #27712
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Old 02-06-2014, 09:03 AM   #27713
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http://theborderlinesociopathicblogf...nd-has-it.html

Ummm . . . after you, Mike! I'm not that bored!!!!

Guy's a little nucking futz. Comes from spending too much time too close to the Arctic Circle!
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Old 02-06-2014, 01:21 PM   #27714
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Ummm . . . after you, Mike! I'm not that bored!!!!

Guy's a little nucking futz. Comes from spending too much time too close to the Arctic Circle!
similar DNA to Pastrana's.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:44 AM   #27715
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I just want to get out for a pleasant day ride. I miss tearing up the asphalt almost as much as rearranging the dirt road in the forest. Poor bikes must think I've grown tired of them.

Bummed to hear about sight deterioration affecting yet another rider in our "extended family". Sometimes I feel like I'm on the outskirts of that stage myself. I guess the bottom line is "every dog has his day". Let's rock all of what we still can!
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:28 AM   #27716
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Let's rock all of what we still can!
Amen. Let 'er rip.
Thanks for the thoughts. I'm still planning for my eyesight to get better (it's possible - have a web shaped "floater" in there that's like looking through waxed paper AND a cataract on that eye. Doc says the floater may or may not resolve itself but there's nothing they can do for it. They won't fix the cataract until both eyes are 20/30 or worse. Hell, if the floater goes away and they eventually do the cataract operation I might see better than I have since 7th grade!)
Maybe by then Yamaha will have figured out that they really needed a 450 equivalent of the WR250R

BUT - you guys get out there and ride those rides you always wanted to do. Time and circumstances have a way of screwing up the "one of these days" type of plans. And hey, I'm not even THAT old, so let that be a lesson to ya'.
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:01 AM   #27717
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... And hey, I'm not even THAT old, so let that be a lesson to ya'.
Right on. The problem as I see I it is that, paraphrasing some eloquent speaker, life tends to get in the way of plans. Yes, we should do those rides, but rides are only a portion of a much larger life. I dream about romantic, exciting rides but also realize the chance of doing my dream rides are limited by life's circumstances. Hell, I can't seem to manage to realize a simple four day blue ridge parkway ride I've been trying to make happen for a couple of years now! So, who knows? I think the best thing is to celebrate life's great moments and resist the temptation to regret anything speculative that might have been. I also believe in a higher authority who is executing a plan, and that faith brings a sense of peace.

Based on what I've experienced third hand, I'd expect that once the cataract has been operated, a dramatic improvement in sight will result. But ultimately, I guess, "we'll see". Praying for improvement, that it be His will.
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Old 02-08-2014, 07:14 AM   #27718
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Sorry to about the eye. I had both eyes done two years ago. I'm too young but then my vision was minus 10.5 diopter. I am surprised you have to wait. Stay active. Over the long run if your quality of life goes down then other health issues creep in. My doc told me they like to do the fix sooner rather than wait for one to be less active and have other issues.

For me because of my extremely bad eyes the fix ended up plus 1 to 2 diopter. I don't care much for being far sighted for close work. They were shooting for minus 2. Anyway then I had a detached retina last summer. The night shade started. With all this I was not as active an gained a few pounds.

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Amen. Let 'er rip.
Thanks for the thoughts. I'm still planning for my eyesight to get better (it's possible - have a web shaped "floater" in there that's like looking through waxed paper AND a cataract on that eye. Doc says the floater may or may not resolve itself but there's nothing they can do for it. They won't fix the cataract until both eyes are 20/30 or worse. Hell, if the floater goes away and they eventually do the cataract operation I might see better than I have since 7th grade!)
Maybe by then Yamaha will have figured out that they really needed a 450 equivalent of the WR250R

BUT - you guys get out there and ride those rides you always wanted to do. Time and circumstances have a way of screwing up the "one of these days" type of plans. And hey, I'm not even THAT old, so let that be a lesson to ya'.
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:10 AM   #27719
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Herding cats!

Rounded me up a Maine Coon cat last Sunday!



Now I have muddy paw prints all over the bike.
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Old 02-08-2014, 08:45 AM   #27720
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We had one of those cats growin up in south cakalacky. She was pretty hearty. Was 24lbs, not fat, and lived for 14yrs with us. Some friends of ours found her in a parking lot in Charlotte, NC. She was under their car, scared crazy, and no ID. They brought her back to SC, and after living under their bed for 2 weeks(they also already had a cat), they asked us if we could take her in. We got her and she then lived under my mom and dads bed for the next 4 weeks . She finally figured out that we were alright and was the most fun luvin, happy cat we had ever had. Always wanted to play or get some scratchin . No to mention great hunter, and got to see her riding on the back of a neighborhood dog. Yes, I said riding on the back of the dog(like a person on a horse ). I laughed my ass off on that one. Never seen anything like it since. Great animal, and didn't put up with any bullshit. Had to give her some medicine when she got older to help her pass those ginormous hairballs . LOTS of fur on that bread for sure. How's that GS been treatin ya?
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