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Sunday drove truck over with the "Black Widow" in back to Gerry's place in Paradise, CA. Drive from Woodland,Ca was about 2 hours (took a wrong turn which cost me about 15 minutes). Was ready to take on anything cuz had my shiny new Ricochet skid plate installed along with oil change of mobil one 4L racing oil. Arrived a few minutes late and Gerry was ready to go. Unload bike and hit start button, nothing....huh? It started fine when loading bike. Check kill switch, key on, still no start...WTF? Luckily have a old kicker so bike came to life with one kick. Off we went on pavement to find trail while I pondered on what was wrong. Got to trail and stopped to air down tires. We'll it not electric starting was really bugging me now! Pulled seat and check battery connections, good. Removed right panel and found fuse bad. New fuse which is right next to it installed and presto, she starts with button again! Note to self: Check fuse first next time you idiot.... Anyway, off we go on 85 mile very scenic ride. Chatted with a few other dual sport bikers who of course pointed out our big fat rear tires. Went by one impressive water hole on creek. Decided against pic because of people around using it. Spaced out and didn't get a pic of cool looking 1920's single lane bridge over feather river near end of our ride. Had trouble keeping up with Gerry on really rough part of trail near end. He's at least 10 years older then me! Very jealous of the maze of logging roads and trails in Gerrys back yard. Got back to his place and enjoyed a few beers and excellent BBQ dinner his wife cooked. Got home at dark and was very tired but content....Great day! First pic is Mr Gizmo doing what he does...Fiddling with some gadget....