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Although it's 45 deg F. right now, it will be climbing to the low 60's later today, I disconnected the battery tender, her blanket, removed the obstruction to the air box (John, AlaskaFish, remember the rodent stash of bird seed in the box at Lake of the Ozarks wrench day?) and pushed her "magic" button and she awoke from her winter's sleep with no hesitation!

WooHoo! Today I ride!

I love her sooo much! (Don't tell Linda though. It's our secret, but then again we all enjoy the ménage à trois during the riding season.) :)
 

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removed the obstruction to the air box
Thanks to heartless bastages like you, there are homeless little mice families all around our great nation... :D
 

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Thanks to heartless bastages like you, there are homeless little mice families all around our great nation... :D
Yep, lot's of orphans in this neighborhood with the plethora of traps I set over the "cooler" months! ;)
 

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I too fired mine up for our first run. Lit right off and ran like a champ. Lots of gravel on the roads here, but still good to get out on her. Even the tire pressure was still up. Must'a been a good winter. Hoping for a good riding season.
Ain't it grand?
 

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Yes I do Paul! What a sight that was! Sounds like you have taken measures to prevent a reoccurrence since then. Some of us have managed to get the old girl out at least once a month throughout the winter and keep the fuel refreshed, which is a good thing.

See you in Duluth!

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Although it's 45 deg F. right now, it will be climbing to the low 60's later today, I disconnected the battery tender, her blanket, removed the obstruction to the air box (John, AlaskaFish, remember the rodent stash of bird seed in the box at Lake of the Ozarks wrench day?) and pushed her "magic" button and she awoke from her winter's sleep with no hesitation!

WooHoo! Today I ride!

I love her sooo much! (Don't tell Linda though. It's our secret, but then again we all enjoy the ménage à trois during the riding season.) :)
 

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Put my new to me Corbin seat on my bike yesterday and with temps in the high 60's, took her out for a ride to see how the seat would feel.
It's going to be a good year for riding. My butt likes the new seat. The bike runs smooth and true. Perfect.
 

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The wife and I took a ride yesterday too. A nice 200 mi ride to break in our new communicators. The bike and the communicators worked great. It's a beautiful day to be alive!

Before we bought the LT late last fall, our typical ride didn't exceed 60-90 minutes. This one was just shy of 3 hours and we were doing great.
 

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PMitchell said:
Although it's 45 deg F. right now, it will be climbing to the low 60's later today, I disconnected the battery tender, her blanket, removed the obstruction to the air box (John, AlaskaFish, remember the rodent stash of bird seed in the box at Lake of the Ozarks wrench day?) and pushed her "magic" button and she awoke from her winter's sleep with no hesitation!

WooHoo! Today I ride!

I love her sooo much! (Don't tell Linda though. It's our secret, but then again we all enjoy the ménage à trois during the riding season.) :)


Me too, it was in the low to mid 60's up here yesterday and I went for an 80 mile ride. On the side of one of the roads close to my house I passed 2 snowmobiles. Just down the hwy on one of the small lakes a few people were still getting in some ice fishing.

Cmon on spring!!!
 

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Congrats, Paul. Ain't it great?

We hit 70 in our area yesterday, and (except for some rain) it's going to be similar temps all week. Lovin' it.
 

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I had many days of riding this winter thanks to clean roads in the NE corner of PA. I went out yesterday in the 60 degree temps to wave at all the fair weather riders. :wave

I've gotten so used to riding in temps below freezing that I actually felt hot in my heavy riding jacket, even with the liner out and vents open. I was wishing I had worn my mesh jacket instead.
 

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It reached 71 deg. on the on-board computer temperature yesterday and I was out "shooting" pics of local community signage for the annual Beemer Club competition. I racked up 21 points.

Rules are that the bike must also be in the photo so I took two (one through the windscreen to prove I was on The Mistress) since parking on a two lane country road is often dicey.

btw, the village of "Novelty, OH" does not exist but has a USPO.

I also like old barns. Look great when you print in B&W. :)
 

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It was also the first meeting of the year for "The Bridge Club". Some of these guys actually trailer these bikes to a local parking lot and then bring their chromed machines to the bridge for coffee at the local Starbucks for "meet & greets" and admiration by the local visitors to the village. The Goldwinger & Can-Amer were also polishing their machines. :rolleyes:

My Mistress hasn't had her bath yet so that she won't catch cold. :histerica
 

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It was also the first meeting of the year for "The Bridge Club". Some of these guys actually trailer these bikes to a local parking lot and then bring their chromed machines to the bridge for coffee at the local Starbucks for "meet & greets" and admiration by the local visitors to the village. The Goldwinger & Can-Amer were also polishing their machines. :rolleyes:
All I can say is... nice bridge! All that shininess makes it hard to see it clearly, though. At least the trailers are not blocking the view of the bridge, too! :histerica
 

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I had many days of riding this winter thanks to clean roads in the NE corner of PA. I went out yesterday in the 60 degree temps to wave at all the fair weather riders. :wave

I've gotten so used to riding in temps below freezing that I actually felt hot in my heavy riding jacket, even with the liner out and vents open. I was wishing I had worn my mesh jacket instead.
Tell me about it. Stopped by the UPS store this weekend. 'Lady' behind the counter asked what I rode. Since my answer wasn't "Harley Davidson", she scoffed, mentioned something about there only being one real motorcycle. I stated I was not the kind to dress up like a pirate.

That voice in your head that comes up with witty retorts days later just told me I should have asked her if she'd rode 1800 miles since December...I have.
 

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I love her sooo much! (Don't tell Linda though. It's our secret, but then again we all enjoy the ménage à trois during the riding season.) :)
Kinky, much to my chagrin! :D

40th annual high school re-onion coming up this summer... been 20 years since I've been back. ;)
 

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Kinky, much to my chagrin! :D

40th annual high school re-onion coming up this summer... been 20 years since I've been back. ;)
Ron,
Bring your balloon. The reunions are always at The Blossom Time Festival!

Had a landing a few years ago on our cul-de-sac.
 

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79 and sony here today. About to run some errands with my little Princess. Me thinks we will take the LT!

So, what happened to Old Man Winter, and why did he not come to North Texas this year???
 
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