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    Senior Member Guitarman's Avatar
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    I went out this afternoon exploring the trails around town for the first time ever since I moved here.



    Here are some pictures of what I've seen. I wasn't expecting much since it's still cold up here and the snow did melt everywhere completely.



    First stop at the reservoir. I tried to find a hole somewhere in the fence to take pictures of the water (there was many ducks) with no luck.







    Took a small trail until I met that water spot. If it was summer time I would have tried myself at crossing it be the temp was a bit over 0C and I didn't want to risk being wet all the afternoon.







    I turned around and took another trail.







    Everywhere I went I had to get back because of the snow that was blocking the way. I know some of you do see any problem riding in the snow but I put only 500 kms on the bike yet. I'm still learning to ride it and don't want to take risk at that point. Needless to say that I was alone and 25 kilometres away from home.



    On my way back I took some more pictures just for fun.





    The last one





    All in all it was a really nice ride! This bike is really fun to take on gravel roads and seems to have a lot of potential on more technical trails. ;-)

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    I noticed you still have the stock front tire... so caution was a good idea.



    The area in the last pic looks like a great place to practice 8's and donuts.
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    Senior Member Guitarman's Avatar
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    The front tire isn't that bad. It's not the best for sure, but I was not afraid of loosing control because of a side wind. ;-)



    I don't think I'll go to the area in the last pic again. There was a big gate blocking the entrance and it's owned by the city. :-(



    Quote Originally Posted by srs713 View Post
    I noticed you still have the stock front tire... so caution was a good idea.



    The area in the last pic looks like a great place to practice 8's and donuts.

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    Man, I'm sweating in my gear in the high 80's last week and your still in the 30's!? What a trooper, thanks for the pics.
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    Guitarman,



    Taking it slow and easy is not a bad way to introduce yourself to the TW, or any motorcycle for that matter. Looks like a nice area to ride with trails everwhere. I bet you can hardly wait for the snow to melt all the way, and for the temperature to warm up. Thanks for sharing.
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    Guitarman, the issue with the front tire is not so much what it will or will not do on 'road'. On a loose surface, the front tire will sometimes let-go without good reason or warning . Not a confidence builder nor appreciated by the 'older' rider who's heart-rate should remain in the low 100's. Gerry
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    thanks for the pictures

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    Many thanks for sharing the pics!



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    Nice R/R, thank you.

    Sure nothing wrong with being careful.



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    Senior Member Guitarman's Avatar
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    Thank you guys for your comments. I'll try to take more pictures next time but it's so hard to stop when your riding this bike! I'm sure you know what I mean! ;-)



    @mrgizmow, I red many bad opinions about this front tire. I'm planning to put a Shinko 244 in a near future, which tend to get better comments here on the forum. I'll trust you guys and give it a try! ;-)

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