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    Cool August Funk has set in.....Moab, Great Lakes, and the r2015 Riding Season



    Here I set on this nice Saturday morning and early afternoon....working on blog post{Borneo's new blog has given me reason to post some photos and stories of the year{5 months actually} past:

    ___prh...a day in the life....

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    So I have chosen to look back on the time past....and now realize that after all those years away from riding motorcycles, that now that I have found the itch again, this winter is going to be rough....frankly I am not looking forward to football or basketball seasons...the time with family, especially the 2 growing grandsons, K~Man and Kam~Man, and the Holidays will help, but frankly, now that I am back into riding{after the first year with the 2014 and only 600 miles on it, I wasn't so sure}, and already 2400 miles since March and Moab....I hate to give in to the thought of parking the TW for the winter....

    I do have one more mini trip planned, that to Waldo, Ohio, the small berg north of Columbus that my family owned a great portion of back in the mid 1800s....and home to the world's best baloney sammys: That is about 100 each way, through some nice hills with plenty of back roads, trails, and trees...

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    That trip will wait until early October so I can take in the colors of fall and take photos of same....but otherwise I am not looking forward to the late fall and winter that is heading our way....

    Otherwise, it's gonna be a long season, and I will have to see what other kinds of entertainment and misadventures I can find.

    In the meantime I will be posting the 2015 Moab and Upper Great Lakes stories{again} and photos{again} on the Blog.... Join me if you care to....most of you that were in Moab this past spring, will get a mention over the next few weeks....
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    Hoot, this is oriented to you, but also anyone else on this forum. NOW HEAR THIS!!! I have 2 TW's, and a third one on the way. You are invited to my area and the use my tw's for your riding pleasure. This is the perfect solution for your winter blues. I should have my third bike by the middle of Sept., then a trip to Freds for the replacement motor for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel View Post
    Hoot, this is oriented to you, but also anyone else on this forum. NOW HEAR THIS!!! I have 2 TW's, and a third one on the way. You are invited to my area and the use my tw's for your riding pleasure. This is the perfect solution for your winter blues. I should have my third bike by the middle of Sept., then a trip to Freds for the replacement motor for it.
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    Great Offer Mel!
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    That rotten Mel...
    Sitting in some of the nicest year round weather that the U.S. has to offer...

    We'll soon be sitting in knee deep snow and he'll be bragging about how wonderful his ride was in a T-shirt and 75 degree weather...

    But he's got a good heart...
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    Hoot, once the snow flies why don't you head south to Texas Big Bend area or some place with out snow?
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    ^^^^yea I got some projects on the TW to work on....mechanically I ain't worth a dime, but can do some if I have to....and I was out looking at what was needed done earlier today....O Chain to begin with, I think the rear sprocket is OK, so may not need to change that. For sure going to put an Anti "Monkey Butt" seat system in place.......Montezuma and I have plenty of garage space....but since he is no longer married and his massive garage is heated, we will use that....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoot Gibson View Post
    ^^^^yea I got some projects on the TW to work on....mechanically I ain't worth a dime, but can do some if I have to....and I was out looking at what was needed done earlier today....O Chain to begin with, I think the rear sprocket is OK, so may not need to change that. For sure going to put an Anti "Monkey Butt" seat system in place.......Montezuma and I have plenty of garage space....but since he is no longer married and his massive garage is heated, we will use that....
    If Montezuma is no longer married why wouldn't you guys just work on the bikes in the kitchen? It is closer to the fridge, clean oily greasy parts in the sink, Listen to the football games on the TV, pieces of motorcycle stand out nicely against bright linoleum etc.............. Come on man!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryden-Tdub View Post
    If Montezuma is no longer married why wouldn't you guys just work on the bikes in the kitchen? It is closer to the fridge, clean oily greasy parts in the sink, Listen to the football games on the TV, pieces of motorcycle stand out nicely against bright linoleum etc.............. Come on man!


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    Back in the early 70's, I was working and living in Salinas, CA. and it was cheaper to just rent a room in a motel than rent a house at $21.75 cents a week. I did that for about a year until I was able to move into a 3 bedroom house that the Company owned for $75.00 a month.

    I rebuilt a Honda CB 350 with a racing cam that winter in that dinky little motel room, had the whole bike in there torn apart until I was done.... ha ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryden-Tdub View Post
    If Montezuma is no longer married why wouldn't you guys just work on the bikes in the kitchen? It is closer to the fridge, clean oily greasy parts in the sink, Listen to the football games on the TV, pieces of motorcycle stand out nicely against bright linoleum etc.............. Come on man!


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    I'm gonna have to take a photo of Nick's Garage....XM Radio, 2 TVs{both with cable} Big fridge and small fridge...plus a Pizza Oven he just spent about a grand on....

    No kidding....the place is crowded, only because he has so damn many Lawn Toys: tractor, couple mowers, plus room for the TW, full bar, etc.....only his pick up trucks are outside...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoot Gibson View Post
    I'm gonna have to take a photo of Nick's Garage....XM Radio, 2 TVs{both with cable} Big fridge and small fridge...plus a Pizza Oven he just spent about a grand on....

    No kidding....the place is crowded, only because he has so damn many Lawn Toys: tractor, couple mowers, plus room for the TW, full bar, etc.....only his pick up trucks are outside...
    Pictures otherwise I won't be jealous.



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