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Old 01-26-2009, 08:41 PM   #1
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:45 PM   #2
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:31 PM   #3
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I've resolved to scooter to all of my classes this spring. It's a six mile ride mostly through town. Today I was pleasantly rewarded for my tire studding efforts with a solid snow storm.

The fresh snow of the parking lot was light and fluffy and traction was great. Kate insisted on taking a picture.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:34 PM   #4
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The roads were not so great. The small tires on the scooter hunted in the parallel tire tracks in the loose snow and I had to outrigger most of the way. After passing a few stuck cars on the main drag, I stopped to take a picture of the conditions. The scooter really doesn't like tracked crud.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:36 PM   #5
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About 30 minutes after takeoff I got to school. I was late, so I could only grab a shot while walking in.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:39 PM   #6
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Luckily the motorcycle parking wasn't all taken up with cars and the small plow had taken a swipe that the scooter fit into perfectly.

Here's my spot after Microbiology let out at 9ish.


It took about 3 minutes to get the engine to catch. I figure it was about 10F.
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:43 PM   #7
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On the way home the roads were great! Compact snow and ice with only a few bumpy and loose parts. I averaged 25MPH. Some Golden cops pulled up next to me on the way home in their big SUV and we chatted before I took them off the line.


It's good to be back in the saddle but I think a larger front wheel is in order...
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Old 01-26-2009, 09:58 PM   #8
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:09 AM   #9
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Some Golden cops pulled up next to me on the way home in their big SUV and we chatted before I took them off the line.
May we assume your muffler's been replaced since FMF? That was quite an entrance BTW.
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:01 AM   #10
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That ride should keep you alert and on your toes!!
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:07 AM   #11
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:03 PM   #12
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May we assume your muffler's been replaced since FMF? That was quite an entrance BTW.
It's hard to make a good entrance these days. Since I used up the muffler-falling-off trick, I'm all out of entrance plans for the next FMF.

Strangely enough, I got a great deal on a local stock muffler. Then I safety-wired the bolts.
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Old 01-27-2009, 06:12 PM   #13
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:38 PM   #14
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