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Old 11-23-2012, 02:52 PM   #2401
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Just a short after thanksgiving ride, 38 degrees, no wind,rain or snow. Went to Spirit Lake for breakfast, new spot at the north end of town, homefries were pretty greasy. Backroaded it to CDA and along Lakeshore drive, noted that the eagles are back in town. Lots of people watching them, none of the eagles were close though or flying over the lake that I could see. Only saw 1 other bike out, Toes are all that really got cold, guess I need to block the wind better or go to heated socks.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:49 PM   #2402
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Bruce is that ST new to you? You sure seem to be out riding it a lot lately. Either way...GOOD JOB riding while most are putting their machines to bed around here!
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:58 PM   #2403
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Bruce is that ST new to you? You sure seem to be out riding it a lot lately. Either way...GOOD JOB riding while most are putting their machines to bed around here!
Yes the ST is new to me, got tired of the HD "experience" I owned a 99 St1100 and only sold because I was going way too fast. I have matured a little since then, 3 years ago, and realized that wrist control is all mental. 50 miles per gallon, 7,7 gallon tank, 300 mile range, shaft drive and a great fairing. Its a perfect spring and fall bike, then ride the dr650 in the summer or when on vacation down south.
I think the st is pure function, the HD more style. But I did pick up more chicks on the HD.....
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:49 PM   #2404
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I have matured a little since then
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:36 PM   #2405
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Well not to ridding or Spokane but new to Adventure ridding I have lived in Spokane for 30 years, I rode a Sususki 370 thumper in College in the late 70s took 20 some years off and started to ride Street I had a 2005 concourse that I traded for a 2008 wing which I still own. I completed two Iron Butt SS 1000s I also road in a Iron Butt style rally 2011 , It was only 32 hours 1500 miles I have 4 ATVs that I ride all the time near priest river

In October I bought a Triumph Tiger 800 XC and have about 1000 miles on it. I won't be riding tough trails any time soon but I do enjoy dirt roads and logging roads. I'm interested in finding some easier dirt rides,
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:01 PM   #2406
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Well not to ridding or Spokane but new to Adventure ridding I have lived in Spokane for 30 years, I rode a Sususki 370 thumper in College in the late 70s took 20 some years off and started to ride Street I had a 2005 concourse that I traded for a 2008 wing which I still own. I completed two Iron Butt SS 1000s I also road in a Iron Butt style rally 2011 , It was only 32 hours 1500 miles I have 4 ATVs that I ride all the time near priest river

In October I bought a Triumph Tiger 800 XC and have about 1000 miles on it. I won't be riding tough trails any time soon but I do enjoy dirt roads and logging roads. I'm interested in finding some easier dirt rides,
Ken, you seem like a very nice fellow. Please heed this warning! Give me the keys to the 800XC and save yourself a lot of grief. I assure you I will ride it frequently and write glowing reports about its capabilities and the joy it gives me. You will save lots of time for playing video games and have extra gas money for trips to the mall. Really, I'm trying to do you a favor. Trust me.
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Old 11-24-2012, 05:05 PM   #2407
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Ken, you seem like a very nice fellow. Please heed this warning! Give me the keys to the 800XC and save yourself a lot of grief. I assure you I will ride it frequently and write glowing reports about its capabilities and the joy it gives me. You will save lots of time for playing video games and have extra gas money for trips to the mall. Really, I'm trying to do you a favor. Trust me.
That is very kind of you but I would hate to trouble you that much
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:43 PM   #2408
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Well not to ridding or Spokane but new to Adventure ridding I have lived in Spokane for 30 years, I rode a Sususki 370 thumper in College in the late 70s took 20 some years off and started to ride Street I had a 2005 concourse that I traded for a 2008 wing which I still own. I completed two Iron Butt SS 1000s I also road in a Iron Butt style rally 2011 , It was only 32 hours 1500 miles I have 4 ATVs that I ride all the time near priest river

In October I bought a Triumph Tiger 800 XC and have about 1000 miles on it. I won't be riding tough trails any time soon but I do enjoy dirt roads and logging roads. I'm interested in finding some easier dirt rides,
Ken,

I'm of a similar ilk (nice ADV bike - 1200GSA in my case) but not into looking to conquer the toughest trail or prove anything to anyone. If you want to ride some of those logging roads, etc. shoot me a PM. I have put a fair amount of miles on local logging and gravel roads, etc. so I could lead on at least a few excursions. I bet there are plenty others out there who feel the same way about their roads of choice and probably some who know the back roads much better and could show us around!

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Old 11-24-2012, 07:25 PM   #2409
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Ken,

I'm of a similar ilk (nice ADV bike - 1200GSA in my case) but not into looking to conquer the toughest trail or prove anything to anyone. If you want to ride some of those logging roads, etc. shoot me a PM. I have put a fair amount of miles on local logging and gravel roads, etc. so I could lead on at least a few excursions. I bet there are plenty others out there who feel the same way about their roads of choice and probably some who know the back roads much better and could show us around!

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Old 11-24-2012, 07:42 PM   #2410
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Kenidaho, Welcome to all the fun of ADV. Watch this thread for meetups, they are sporatic but when there is one come out and meet everyone.

There are a few people that still have their bikes out and doing a little riding so maybe you all can get together for a ride.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:48 PM   #2411
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Any one heading to Mexico.

Heading out for Phx from Sandpoint on Monday hauling the bike then ride from there.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:03 PM   #2412
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I think this is the bike I saw at Dave Russell's recently. One of the best colors.
Yup, it was there for a week or two
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:31 PM   #2413
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Hey WU7X....that wasn't you I more or less blew off Thanksgiving day at Little Spokane and Midway was it???
Was focused on going down to look at that property with the for sale sign and seen a motorcycle (I think) with this thing hanging off the right side of it....

If it were, or someone else from the forum, sorry wasn't trying to be a a$$hole, just was tunneled in on swinging around at that intersection without getting pasted by a cage....
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:37 PM   #2414
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Nope it wasn't me, so you're safe for now.

My parts just came in the mail today. So tomorrow afternoon I hope to be installing the new hydrallics and rebuilding the front brake system. Then you'll have to be on the lookout for me. Hope this weather holds as it is my favorite time of the year.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:47 AM   #2415
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Hey Dale,

You need to get another bike, one that you can ride more and work on less.
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