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Old 02-14-2012, 09:00 PM   #31
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Now just get them thinking about making their own bamboo rods... that's what I was doing when I was your age.

I would love to trying making a split can rod. Mike loaned me one of his cane rods during that float trip. Once I learned to slow down I positively loved it. The price tag on the other hand......
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:18 PM   #32
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Thanks for sharing, looks like a great trip. Hope you get your knee worked out.
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:04 PM   #33
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thanks, I really enjoyed this. As I've often said here, spend some time on Dr Mark's fitness forum on ThumperTalk.com. He knows knees.
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:12 PM   #34
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Thanks for sharing..

Enjoyed the round-a-bout story. Good stuff
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:23 AM   #35
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thanks, I really enjoyed this. As I've often said here, spend some time on Dr Mark's fitness forum on ThumperTalk.com. He knows knees.
Thanks for the tip. I manged to mess up the other knee at work in January. Been a rough year. My wife and I are planning a 1 month ride in August/Sept, 2 up on an FZ 1. Tried talking her into riding her KLR250 but she wants to pillion instead of pilot. Should be fun none the less.
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:12 PM   #36
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very cool story, I have a lot of the same knee issues. does cold water imersion help? walking in a trout stream always makes mine feel better! maybe its just because I'm on the water.
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Old 02-22-2012, 04:55 AM   #37
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Great story! Sorry about the knee.... I'm pretty new at this fly-fishing gig.. The past year or so I started carrying a 4 piece Bass Pro setup that included a case and reel. I gotta tell ya- it makes catching firewood and tinder that much easier!
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:42 AM   #38
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Mackinaw Bridge I cross over that bridge on my way back home from Canada a few years back. Was just amazed by the way you could see though to the water in the left lane. I even took a pretty good picture of it to show my friends.
I can imagine what it would feel like on my KLR with knobby tires rather than my Bandit. Thanks for the report and pictures.
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Old 05-05-2012, 03:58 PM   #39
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Ya, cold is pretty much the only thing that helps. Still have issues with it. I use one of those polar care units that circulates ice water through an manifold that wraps around the knee.

The grating on the bridge was interesting but not too nerve wracking. I cross a short bridge here in town just about daily that is roughly 200ft of metal grating with no pavement lane options. You get used to it. I will say that adding wet tires to the mix makes it a whole 'nother ball game.
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:21 PM   #40
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Wow!

What a great adventure Dan.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Best of luck with your surgery.

BTW...as I understand the story, your town was named after my family.
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