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Old 07-05-2014, 05:35 AM   #29416
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That's a great video, thanks for posting it. Since I just gave myself a 950 Super Enduro for my 60th birthday it seems especially appropriate
(Now I just need to learn how to do wheelies while holding a camera...oh wait - I need to learn how to do wheelies first...). I have the roosting and going sideways part pretty well figured out though.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:49 AM   #29417
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That's a great video, thanks for posting it. Since I just gave myself a 950 Super Enduro for my 60th birthday it seems especially appropriate
Is there a "Geezers" Forum? I'm looking BACK on 60 and hope to keep on riding until....
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:14 PM   #29418
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OK, enough of the old folks talk.

So I've been in the garage working on the ugly bike. Tried my hand at vinyl wrapping. Didn't turn out how I liked. So this morning I pulled all the vinyl that I had done back off. Then, I figured one ugly rattle can paint job deserves another. I figured it couldn't get any worse.

I think I made it look better. And yes I made a black and white interceptor. Luckily it isn't the ford kind.


All that is left to paint is the tops on the side cases and the tank. The tank will wait for another time be a use it needs to be sanded bad. The paint on it is cracking badly and looks like it has had a couple botched paint attempts. That and the tank is 3/4 full right now.


Tomorrow as reward for my works, both good and bad, I'm going to go play on the 650. No plans to get rid of it. No matter what other project bike comes and goes, the wee little DL can always be counted upon to just go without much more than fuel, oil and tires.
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Old 07-05-2014, 06:20 PM   #29419
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OK, so I rode down to Montebello today and went to Shoe Creek.

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Got lost on the way and found this:

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Yogaville?! Lots of Hippie Chicks walking around there, and I don't mean women with weight issues.

also found this guy in Buena Vista:

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Turns out "Tower Road" is a road I have been up many times. If you take the last right turn before the summit, you can get back to Montebello. It used to be open, but it's been closed off for a few years now. Not sure why. Hell, who can think like the Forestry Service?
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Old 07-05-2014, 07:52 PM   #29420
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Yogaville is quite a place. I first discovered it on google maps looking for places to explore. It pops out pretty well on satellite imagery. I rode through there early this spring. It was strange. Everyone I saw was wearing a shade of pastel in something like medical scrubs. Looked comfy but reminded me of a sci-fi movie or the flight deck of a carrier. Some in all yellow, blue, pink, or green pastels. Did you go past the arch gate thing where you took the pic? The road winds down through a pretty wooded shallow ravine and pops out on a bluff over looking a large opening along the James with a very interesting yoga temple thing. Research online brings you some hits describing the place as a cult or the remains of one.

And it is a shame the road from Wolf to Montebello is closed. It has been closed since before i started riding. It would make a nice loop along with Shoe Creek. Forest Service just does not have money to maintain all of the roads they have and the jeep guys keep tearing them up along with everything in sight of the roads.

Where is that restaurant with timber framing where you stopped on the DR?
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Old 07-05-2014, 08:15 PM   #29421
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That's JJ's Meat Shack in Buena Vista. Really good food. They're serving out of the trailer until the main building is finished.

I had a great ride today. Weather was perfect.
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Old 07-06-2014, 06:42 AM   #29422
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IS that the place with the trailer and covered patio out front? Used to be Franks for the Memories?

Edit**- Nevermind, I found the water tower down the street at a different spot.
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:03 AM   #29423
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OK, enough of the old folks talk.

So I've been in the garage working on the ugly bike. Tried my hand at vinyl wrapping. Didn't turn out how I liked. So this morning I pulled all the vinyl that I had done back off. Then, I figured one ugly rattle can paint job deserves another. I figured it couldn't get any worse.

I think I made it look better. And yes I made a black and white interceptor. Luckily it isn't the ford kind.


All that is left to paint is the tops on the side cases and the tank. The tank will wait for another time be a use it needs to be sanded bad. The paint on it is cracking badly and looks like it has had a couple botched paint attempts. That and the tank is 3/4 full right now.


Tomorrow as reward for my works, both good and bad, I'm going to go play on the 650. No plans to get rid of it. No matter what other project bike comes and goes, the wee little DL can always be counted upon to just go without much more than fuel, oil and tires.
Nice work. Maybe some pin striping will add a positive affect. Off the subject, but why do most your block walls look really damp and wet despite being mostly above grade? You got a leaky gutter or something?
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:41 AM   #29424
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:56 AM   #29425
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Old 07-06-2014, 09:56 AM   #29426
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:17 AM   #29427
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You're trailering, but when I rode across Kansas in 2002, the quartering southeast head winds were horrific. Was wearing out my tires on the LH side of the bike, but figured I'd even things out on my return a week later. Not to be. The winds had shifted 180 degrees and I was heeled over on the same side. Strangely enough, as soon as I crossed over into CO, the winds stopped and stayed that way the rest of the time into Denver. I'd ridden close to 28 hours straight and I was happy for the break.

Safe journey my friends. The COG National is in Cortez, CO next year, and if this dizzy crap I have been having takes leave, I will be riding the KLR out there to attend.

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Old 07-06-2014, 11:46 AM   #29428
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Well we transited Alhambra from 56 to 60. Very pretty.

Really a gorgeous place and I will be back.

I started up tower Rd and got a couple thousand feet into it and caught site of the towers 1000 feet above us and chickened out much to my passengers relief. I know the excursion would have made it but it wouldn't have been much fun.

Definitely going to come back with the XT and soon.
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Old 07-06-2014, 03:05 PM   #29429
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Nice work. Maybe some pin striping will add a positive affect. Off the subject, but why do most your block walls look really damp and wet despite being mostly above grade? You got a leaky gutter or something?
Bottom of the back wall is below grade. Roof slants to sides of the garage. I think it is capillary effect from the bit that is below ground. It always looks like that and it is only the back wall.

I agree it does need some pin strip or something to help delineate the lines of the body.
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Old 07-06-2014, 04:04 PM   #29430
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You should get that water away from your house. Add gutters and piping to get it as far away and down grade as possible. Correct the slope so it travels away. Especially at the clay layer beneath the soil/mulch That causes a lot of problems over time from settled foundations with cracking walls to other moisture and mold problems. If your garage had been finished out when it was built you would probably be seeing some mold and rot coming through the studs and drywall since it would be trapped in there and not dry as easily as it does now. My guess is your property gains elevation going away on the other side of that wall. Does not happen on the opposite wall since it naturally drains away from it. I have been dealing with very similar issues at work and with my wife's rental property. Just my 2 cents and I apologize for intruding on the man cave.
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