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March 10/11th Ride?

We talked about it a little, Are we going places this weekend? The Forcast is calling for "Lite" rain.

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post #2 of 21 Old Mar 8th, 2007, 11:47 am
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We talked about it a little, Are we going places this weekend? The Forcast is calling for "Lite" rain.
I'm still interested. Saturday is better for me.

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Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
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Where is every one else Ken? I guess it will be a last minute decision as usual.

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Yep, kinda quiet up this way . . .

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You still thinking about a ride? Any thoughts about where ya heading?

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We talked about another ride to Long beach for chowder, But we are open to suggestions?

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Where is every one else Ken?
Brian,

Sorry.... I can't make this one, but Spring is a commin and you know where I want to be.

Dan

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Waiting on a new gearshift lever - it didn't come today and the bike is torn down. Sorry, I won't make the ride.

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No suggestions from me. Can't really go wrong with chowder. So far the weekend is clear and I have new sneakers that need to be scrubbed in.

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Is the lever the only thing you need Denny? If so, I have one you are welcome to use in the interim if we're talking a long wait. PM me.
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Waiting on a new gearshift lever - it didn't come today and the bike is torn down. Sorry, I won't make the ride.

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Lets try Doogers at noon. Darrel, Want to meet at the usual place around 10:30? Are you up for it Ken?

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Sounds fine with me. How about PM with your cell number. I will send you mine after posting this.

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Well, I didn't get as far as I wanted at work this week, and I have a ton of stuff to catch up on . . . but screw that. What's the point of Consulting if you can't just blow it all off and go for a ride now and then?

Doogers it is. See y'all at Noon.

Just try to be nice to the guy on the old, slow LT.

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Well, I didn't get as far as I wanted at work this week, and I have a ton of stuff to catch up on . . . but screw that. What's the point of Consulting if you can't just blow it all off and go for a ride now and then?

Doogers it is. See y'all at Noon.

Just try to be nice to the guy on the old, slow LT.
Now thats the proper attitude. You must live for today! Every one have their raingear ready?

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Waiting on a new gearshift lever - it didn't come today and the bike is torn down. Sorry, I won't make the ride.

Denny
Thanks a bunch to John Fisher for a gearshift lever "loaner" and outstanding technical advice I'm back in operation. The technical expertise of this group of folks is mind boggling. Thanks, John.

I hope Doogers was as good as I've heard.

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Denny,
You will make it one day, Maybe next time we will plan on going to Doogers via Glacier NP. That way it might be a long enough ride to tempt you. The clam chowder was excellent once again. So was the hostess with the mostess. I met up with Darrel half way and we rode into town together to meet Ken at Doogers. Ken Rode back with me because he had a gps tech session to run in fall city. It was a good but wet ride. The news is calling it the pineapple express, Just liquid sunshine.

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I'm ready to roll now and next week is supposed to be much drier - what's your work schedule? Still doing those midnights? I'm anxious to hear more about the hostess with the mostess!!!!

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We talked about it a little, Are we going places this weekend? The Forecast is calling for "Lite" rain.
Is that what you WA folks call "Lite" rain? That's like calling Katrina "a little windy."

Things I learned (or re-learned) today:

My waterproof boots aren't.

My new Gerbing's G3 gloves aren't either after three solid hours of rain.

My riding pants are mostly waterproof, except for that little spot on the seat.

My Marsee jacket is waterproof.

Seattle construction traffic sucks, especially in the rain.

The Avon/BT020 combo still sticks like glue in the wet.

The LT still rocks, regardless of the weather.

And blowing off overtime to go ride with friends is always worth it.

Thanks for organizing the ride, Brian. And it was good to meet you, Darrel.

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I have ridden 50k in the last 2 years and to much of it in the rain. I have never gotten wet before yesterday. I think it may be patially due to the GT. My arms were wet to the elbows. The GT having less protection around the hands. Next time I will cinch up the velcro around the wrists and I bet that will fix that. Due to the heavy rain there was a lot of standing water and the water would shoot up my legs from the front tire. Once again cinching up the velcrow around the ankles and a fender extender will cure that. My upper chest also was wet. But this was entirely the fault of my stinky HJC flip up helmet. Rain kept sneaking into it and I couldn't see due to the rain drops on the inside of the shield and the fogging that comes with all that moisture inside the helmet. I had to ride with the shield partially up and then lots more water channeled thru my helmet right down my neck. My new Caberg helmet arrives on Wed.
Sounds like a deadfull wet ride, But it was actually a blast. The friends and chowder were also superb. The weather report with heavy rain and high winds on the coast almost scared me off. I was glad I went and even enjoyed washing the bike in the pouring rain when I got home.

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Glad you both made it to dry quarters. That was a long wet one, fun, but wet. I was for the first time missing the extra 200 lbs of the LT. That wind coming out of Long Beach was brutal.

Think I'll let my gear dry out today and stay in the garage. I need to try and figure out how to install my Autocom.

Nice to meet you Ken, Brian thanks for letting me tag along.

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Sounds like a blast (so to speak). It was really warm yesterday, but very windy and rainy. I spent the day cooking the next three months' worth of lunches.

I did RTW this morning. Windy, but not raining. WTH is with this weather???

For the first time this morning, someone flashed his high-beams at me. Mine wasn't on... just the HID low-beam. I'm still thinking about putting some tape on the lens to mellow it out a bit. This thing is just OBNOXIOUSLY bright! Oh, well... better to be seen.

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...even enjoyed washing the bike in the pouring rain when I got home.
Do you soap it up before you head out?


I will join you folks for an RTE real soon. Really, I will. I promise. I just need to get some stuff done in the yard on the weekends. But I will be out. Really. I promise.

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