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Old 07-10-2009, 09:25 AM   #91
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Yes.
How was breakfast?
..after i finished my phone conversation and replied on forum i check the time and decided to skip the coffee
well, i'm sure i will have another chance to go back and try it

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Old 07-10-2009, 09:26 AM   #92
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Old 07-10-2009, 09:32 AM   #93
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In ten words or less - it's like a big sport bike.

I've been riding Harleys for years (and will continue to do so) and had an '05 Concours 1000 so the advice and concerns about it being heavy or top-heavy didn't bother me but i was ready for it. Then, after riding it just for a few short and easy miles I realized that it does not heavy or top-heavy. It feels like a sport bike only bigger.

The riding position is much more "standard" than a sport bike (thank fuilly - for me, anyway) but does have your feet up reasonably high (not uncomfortably though) and your hands do have some weight on the bars - but not as much as a sport bike.

I wanted a bike that was big, fast and could handle road trips seeing as the Fat Boy is replacing the Electra Glide. I wanted a Sport-Touring bike witht he empasis on sport. I wanted something that would have the performance of the R1200GS I just traded and the road-ability of the Electra Glide all the while being able to keep up with my first son on his Buell and some guys we "sport ride' with. Other bikes I considered was the FJR, ST1300, BMW "K" and "R" models as well as the new (07 & later) Triumph Tiger which is not a dual purpose bike and was a serious second contender for me.

The Concours 14 does it all. It's fast, comfortable, big-road/big-trip capable, handles, stops and is FAST. The technology, fit finish and overall quality compared to my beloved '06 Connie 1000 is remarkable. Read the latest edition of Cycle World. The Concours won best sport tourer and in a head-to-head with the BMW K $whatever$ sport touring bike spanked it.

I have a 30" inseam, weight 210 and find the ground just fine. I can throw the bike around tight twisties without effort - again, compared to what I am used to. Everything is relative. The guys on the R6s and their cousins and what-not are probably laughing at my comments but for the power, acceleration, comfort, big-road/big-trip ability, it's an outsized sport bike that a fify-ONE (b-day today) year old can ride for hours!
Thanks for sharing. You've answered some of my question about the height, top heavy and handling. I'm also 30 inseam but much lighter and I really need to choose wisely my future bikes. Just like you I had my eyes on the new Tiger. In one hand it's a shame they discontinued the dual purpose on it but in other what a fine piece of machinery it is now.

Anyway that dilemma is pushed further away... now my concern is what real dual sport to get for next year
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:14 AM   #94
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Double Bruce for the Northerners!!

Matchbox is talking with a southern draaaawwwwwwlllll
Will that go away when we cross the I 195 border???
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Old 07-10-2009, 11:16 AM   #95
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Nice 100 mile round trip to Barnegat. Located at East Bay Ave. near Rt.9.

Stopped in and spoke to the fella selling cigars. Very nice place! Even got me an Ashton for later after I cut the grass...



New Tag will be up before sundown...
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:53 PM   #96
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This tag was made for either Hofbrau or sikorski for sure!!

Look at the bruces. Even from the northern boys. Riding south below 195 does seem less stress full. Well except for some parts anyway.
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Old 07-10-2009, 01:04 PM   #97
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I decided to take the Tag to the West coast.

This is about as "North West" as you can get in the South Jersey TOR.

The New Tag...



For those of you unfamiliar with the roads in this area, do yourself a favor and study the map. It's a little tricky getting in and out of this area.

As for me... I have a nice cigar to enjoy!

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Old 07-10-2009, 02:56 PM   #98
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I decided to take the Tag to the West coast.

This is about as "North East" as you can get in the South Jersey TOR.

The New Tag...



For those of you unfamiliar with the roads in this area, do yourself a favor and study the map. It's a little tricky getting in and out of this area.

As for me... I have a nice cigar to enjoy!
Hi Folks just checking in....Hofbrau i see you've been busy...North East or North West?
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:01 PM   #99
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North West! Fixed it STBNE...thanks!

It's been a long day
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Old 07-10-2009, 03:15 PM   #100
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If any of you guys are looking for a destination for a ride tomorrow, the club down the road from me is having its annual car show... The back is open for food and beer too!

http://www.gakclub.org/AutoShow2009.pdf
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:21 PM   #101
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Trenton Boat Launch...Also ran into PC_Rider..Nice guy! Sorry to Bruce you... A pleasure chatting and having a good laugh too...Al I might be around your way tmrw...tmrw a.m. I will post the next SJ Tag...



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Old 07-10-2009, 07:20 PM   #102
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Looks like the tide came in! Nice Tag and it's good to see two inmates meet...

By the way... the cigar was good.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:23 PM   #103
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Figures me & Matchbox just about rode right on by that place
Damn laptop battery got sucked down @ tobacco shoppe. Then @ lunch we decided to go for the Northern tag.

But @ lunch the Duck confered with us & said one more Tag-O-Rama rule
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:33 PM   #104
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Figures me & Matchbox just about rode right on by that place
Damn laptop battery got sucked down @ tobacco shoppe. Then @ lunch we decided to go for the Northern tag.

But @ lunch the Duck confered with us & said one more Tag-O-Rama rule
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Redpower: Clearshields & More Batteries We rode right past there.

Good grab Stbne & PC rider
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:30 PM   #105
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OK STBNE,
I made it home OK, but a lot later than you did.
I got home around 9:15 after making several stops for old tags. I took care of all the pictures I wanted to post. Ate dinner. And here I am finally posting.

At first I went too far North. I was in the Cat Man Do parking lot. I thought the reference to "North East" was refering to the Amtrack Northeast Corridor. The bridge is about 150 feet to the right of this picture.
It's really hard to tell where 195 ends on either end of it, so I went as far north as I could.
I did find a nice monument dedicated to Lieutenand John Fitch who built the first steam ship and ran it up and down the Delaware River and docked near this spot.


There was a "NO TRESPASSING DANGER CONDEMNED BEYOND THIS POINT VIOLATORS WILL BE PROSECUTED" sign you can see to the right in this picture, so I figured this was not the spot.

So I rode back South and finally found a public parking lot with the sign Hofbrau posted.
There was a guy cleaning his Harley in the gazeebo. But he did not look like an inmate. Or one of us, as the case may be. He looked harmless (and without a camera or lap top, so I continued.)


I called my wife at home to see if anyone had gotten the tag already. I was in the clear. Just before I hung up some guy pulls in the parking lot on a motorcycle wearing the same jacket I have.
He doesn't looke to thrilled to see me.
I get a firm ADV wave of the fist.
I go over and introduce myself by name. Then by screen name.
OH! The photoshop guy !
I was thinking, I sure hope he like those, or I'm in trouble.

Anyway I got to meet STBNE.
Very nice man.
Funny.
And a nice bike to boot.

So we have a meeting of the bikes.


We decide he would get home first anyway, so we talked and we parted ways as friends.

I proceeded home - the looong way, to pick up some more Old Tags beings I didn't have this one.

You can now go to the Whole State TOR for that ride.

I hit some nice back roads on the way home. Mostly by accident though.
206 had a lot of traffic headed south on my way north. I wasn't looking forward to sitting in that anyway. My diversion made me miss it all.

That's my BRUCE story.
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