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Old 06-16-2011, 03:55 PM   #46
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Back when my rig was new (2004), I stopped at the grocery store on the way home from shopping/errands. I parked next to a SUV. While I was still on the bike, a VERY attractive blond soccer mom approached the SUV and loaded it. She then just turned to me and asked for a ride! I was so flustered at being caught off guard like that, all I could do was laugh. I told her that, unfortunately, the sidecar was packed - and I mean packed - with stuff. Then she dropped the bomb, "I have tequila!" Now that REALLY got me flustered! At that point she climbed into her SUV and drove off.

Missed opportunity? Or, with my luck, we'd run into her uber-jealous husband. I'll never know.

Sarge
that is some story...
tequila.... hmmmm
soccer mom wanted to "let loose" that night
i think you DID miss out
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Old 06-16-2011, 07:42 PM   #47
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Compared to yesterday today feels like the first day of spring.

I left for work yesterday morning and it was already 90 out!
Jeez, your lows are 5 deg. hotter than our highs.
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:36 PM   #48
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Jeez, your lows are 5 deg. hotter than our highs.
don't rub it in... but, at least i can make fun of your area in the winter.....
well, not on your 12-months-per-year URAL... i know... i know
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:46 AM   #49
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don't rub it in... but, at least i can make fun of your area in the winter.....
well, not on your 12-months-per-year URAL... i know... i know
Winter keeps the riff-raff away. Without it, Vermont would have been completely paved by now.
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:01 AM   #50
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Winter keeps the riff-raff away. Without it, Vermont would have been completely paved by now.
yeah.....
well put
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:41 AM   #51
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don't rub it in... but, at least i can make fun of your area in the winter.....
well, not on your 12-months-per-year URAL... i know... i know
Actually at the lower elevations of the Seattle metro area there is usually only about 2 weeks worth of snow on the roads, anybody with decent rain gear can ride year round.

Highway 20 is finally open but it will be at least another month before some of my favorite roads are open.

Expecting a high of 69 today.
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:46 AM   #52
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Actually at the lower elevations of the Seattle metro area there is usually only about 2 weeks worth of snow on the roads, anybody with decent rain gear can ride year round.

Highway 20 is finally open but it will be at least another month before some of my favorite roads are open.

Expecting a high of 69 today.
high of 69...
that was our LOW....
A MONTH AGO.....

right now
11:45 am
87 degrees
heat index 99
73% humidity
YUMMY WEATHER
my rig will be here in 2 hours or 2
by the time i get ready to ride...
it'll be even hotter
and..... you know what
i don't give a poop....
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Old 06-18-2011, 09:43 PM   #53
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I was completely unprepared for the Delay Factor when I bought mine - I had thought that nothing could have been worse than owning a new Triumph in the mid/late 90's ("are they still making then", "I had a T100 back in.." etc, etc.)

I have learn the truth of it since... People learning out of car windows pointing as they go across the intersection as I wait at a red light, the repeated attempts to leave a car park and the big waves it traffic.

As has been said, one kid makes it even more of a magnet and then two small helmets peering through the windscreen amplifies things by several orders of magnitude!
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:59 AM   #54
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Back when my rig was new (2004), I stopped at the grocery store on the way home from shopping/errands. I parked next to a SUV. While I was still on the bike, a VERY attractive blond soccer mom approached the SUV and loaded it. She then just turned to me and asked for a ride! I was so flustered at being caught off guard like that, all I could do was laugh. I told her that, unfortunately, the sidecar was packed - and I mean packed - with stuff. Then she dropped the bomb, "I have tequila!" Now that REALLY got me flustered! At that point she climbed into her SUV and drove off.

Missed opportunity? Or, with my luck, we'd run into her uber-jealous husband. I'll never know.

Sarge

Hmmmm, let's see, you could have put all your stuff in the SUV, parked it and given that poor sweet thing a nice ride, thinking ahead I'd put the bedroll on the back rack....
Just sayin.....
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:35 AM   #55
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i finally have a tale of my own to tell
this morning.... after taking my dad to breakfast (during our 50-mile inaugural "father-son" expedition), there were 7 folks gathered around my rig. we had a nice chat about it for 10 minutes. i was happy to tell them about it. i had backed in my rig, right in front of the main entrance... they wanted to see my 2 sets of kristas on... so, i started the rig, and turned on the hi beams (i had an HID CONVERSION done) plus the 4 KRISTAS at FULL POWER.... there were at least 20 folks outside, waiting for a table...
they shielded their eyes as if they were looking at an eclipse

i turned down the lights and we rolled on... 20+ smiling new friends... dad waved good bye to them all
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:36 AM   #56
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and the big waves it traffic.

As has been said, one kid makes it even more of a magnet and then two small helmets peering through the windscreen amplifies things by several orders of magnitude!
honestly, before taking my dad for a 50-mile ride this morning, i had felt rather "invisible" on the hack... except when i was in the parking lot at my dealer
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:39 PM   #57
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Hmmmm, let's see, you could have put all your stuff in the SUV, parked it and given that poor sweet thing a nice ride, thinking ahead I'd put the bedroll on the back rack....
Just sayin.....
I thought of putting the stuff in her car after it was all over and she was gone.

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Old 08-11-2011, 08:50 AM   #58
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almost 2 months since the last installment here
any more stories to share with us.... please
thanks, as always, in advance
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Old 08-11-2011, 12:59 PM   #59
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A story in Pictures..

Saw this tiny cool coffee hut in the near woods of Idaho...Mom n' Kids served Java for weary tourist...Kids were awed with our contraption and requested permission (imagine...request permission ? from Mom and us) to be allowed to sit in/on it!...Awwwww

At loss of words, so .......No words needed!


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Old 08-11-2011, 01:35 PM   #60
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yes, elmer
this is EXACTLY for what i was searching
what cute kids those are
how wonderful to share your "contraption" with them
thanks for your STORY IN PICTURES
it is much appreciated
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