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Only my 2nd ride in two weeks since my mishap, shoulder is almost back to normal.

It was my first ride with the new 241 on the front, perhaps it's my imagination but the bike sure seemed to handle allot better and was more responsive to turns.

I rode about 20 miles on pavement and tar/chip, sounded like I needed to re-check the valve adjustment i made last week, they were kinda loud and it seemed to have less power.

After the cool down, the exhaust valve tolerance was fine but the intake was off two thousandth's, set to .003.

Was easy to start the bike this time

Stoked to get to ride again.
 

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Work finally picked up so I haven't ridden in 2 weeks. It's fall now. Coping the best I can.
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Out testing the trails and fall temperatures with Oldworld124. Wetfoot Creek trail and East Mtn. Lookout. The temperature varied depending on the sun and elevation from 40-50F.
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East Mtn. The lookout was being refurbished as a rental lookout when it was destroyed by a wildfire in the early 2000s. Sort of ironic when a fire lookout is burnt by a wildfire.
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Oldworld124 messing around with "new world" technology. Messaging aliens I think.
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Out testing the trails and fall temperatures with Oldworld124. Wetfoot Creek trail and East Mtn. Lookout. The temperature varied depending on the sun and elevation from 40-50F.
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East Mtn. The lookout was being refurbished as a rental lookout when it was destroyed by a wildfire in the early 2000s. Sort of ironic when a fire lookout is burnt by a wildfire.
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Oldworld124 messing around with "new world" technology. Messaging aliens I think.
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Out testing the trails and fall temperatures with Oldworld124. Wetfoot Creek trail and East Mtn. Lookout. The temperature varied depending on the sun and elevation from 40-50F.
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East Mtn. The lookout was being refurbished as a rental lookout when it was destroyed by a wildfire in the early 2000s. Sort of ironic when a fire lookout is burnt by a wildfire.
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Oldworld124 messing around with "new world" technology. Messaging aliens I think.
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Had a great ride. Admiral was watching the arrival of the alien ship. He also welcomed them to our planet with his infamous pose. And this old log outhouse was out of order. 50 miles from nowhere. Can't get a break.
Lots of windy roads and trails on this 95 mile trip. Looking forward to more fun!
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Had a great ride. Admiral was watching the arrival of the alien ship. He also welcomed them to our planet with his infamous pose. And this old log outhouse was out of order. 50 miles from nowhere. Can't get a break.
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That outhouse is very cozy. I wonder why the alien life form capsule detached from the spaceship but it must be because they’re small and Have to be closer the ground in order to get out and walk. ha ha.
 

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Just rode down the hill to the shop to snag some wiring supplies and back up to the house. 37 degrees.
 

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That outhouse is very cozy. I wonder why the alien life form capsule detached from the spaceship but it must be because they’re small and Have to be closer the ground in order to get out and walk. ha ha.
That is some sort of Metrological station. I can see there's a propane tank, a nitrogen tank, the lower box is for the batteries, a solar panel and a GPS antenna attached to the solar panel. There is also a raised work platform above the batteries for servicing during the winter when snow is on the ground. I do not recognize the upper sensor array though. Likely incudes some way to capture precipitation, melt it with heat from a propane burner. It would include a premeasured amount of antifreeze to keep it liquid and the nitrogen would bubble up through it to keep it stirred so it won't stratify out and refreeze the fresh thawed snow/ice captured. There may be mineral oil that floats on the captured and melted precip to keep it from evaporating.
 

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That is some sort of Metrological station. I can see there's a propane tank, a nitrogen tank, the lower box is for the batteries, a solar panel and a GPS antenna attached to the solar panel. There is also a raised work platform above the batteries for servicing during the winter when snow is on the ground. I do not recognize the upper sensor array though. Likely incudes some way to capture precipitation, melt it with heat from a propane burner. It would include a premeasured amount of antifreeze to keep it liquid and the nitrogen would bubble up through it to keep it stirred so it won't stratify out and refreeze the fresh thawed snow/ice captured. There may be mineral oil that floats on the captured and melted precip to keep it from evaporating.
I think you're wrong. Definitely an alien spaceship. I was there, just ask anyone or oldworld124. He'll back me up! Plus, he's the one who transmitted the landing coordinates. :D
 

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Just rode down the hill to the shop to snag some wiring supplies and back up to the house. 37 degrees.
We're in the "it's 10 degrees colder up here than it is down in the valley mode now". I still ride one of my bikes into town to pick up stuff from the store but I wait until late afternoon. TW maintenance season is not too far off though that's for sure.
 

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I think you're wrong. Definitely an alien spaceship. I was there, just ask anyone or oldworld124. He'll back me up! Plus, he's the one who transmitted the landing coordinates. :D
Alrighty there, Mulder. Scully warned me you'd insist being right. Let's just take it easy. I believe you.
 

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Extended the aspen Camp-n-Ride to check on the historic old stamp mill at Golden Gate. Figured I must be getting close to the coast and San Francisco...isn't Mill Canyon at the headwaters of Mill Valley?
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Betty Boop & I are not pleased, nothing but rubble.
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Used to be a restored 10 stamp mill lacking just the Pelton water wheel and new leather drive belts to power it up.
Survived many an avalanche only to burn up a month ago.
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Not even a geocache survived.

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Burnt memories...
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Only the sign survived.
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Used to be a nice slice of history.
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Extended the aspen Camp-n-Ride to check on the historic old stamp mill at Golden Gate. Figured I must be getting close to the coast and San Francisco...isn't Mill Canyon at the headwaters of Mill Valley?
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Not looking good as dust devils rise above the blackened approaches.

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Betty Boop & I are not pleased, nothing but rubble.
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Used to be a restored 10 stamp mill lacking just the Pelton water wheel and new leather drive belts to power it up.
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Not even a geocache survived.

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Ugh! It's weird and sad to go ride in an area previously visited only to see it "up in smoke" now. That was some nice history right there.
 

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Admiral, had we all been able to take the Marine's narrow trail from the Marine Mountain Warfare School last fall we would have popped out in Mill Canyon and you would have gotten to see the Golden Gate stamp mill in person a few miles beyond. Instead we cruised up Sonora Pass, not a bad consolation prize.
Nearby Lost Cannon Canyon, where General John C. Fremont abandoned his 12 pounder mountain howitzer in 1844 also burned up. At 232 pounds for just the barrel itself minus the gun carriage the M1835 Mountain Howitzer was a beast to transport.
There’s no doubt the howitzer was used during the expedition according to the following written accounts:
Theodore Talbot, June 15, 1843: “Our cannonier was very successful in practice with the Howitzer, striking a post 4 feet high at nearly a quarter of a mile with a bomb shell.”
Charles Preuss, Aug. 10, 1843: “Shooting buffalo with a howitzer is a cruel but amusing sport.”
Fremont, Dec. 10, 1843: “I directed the howitzer to be fired. It was the first time our guides (Walla Walla Indians) had seen it discharged; and the bursting of the shell at a distance, which was something like the second fire of the gun, amazed and bewildered them with delight.”

Recovered and restored cannon now travels between rival Nevada University football teams as season victor's trophy.
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Gen.Fremont & Kit Carson led a voyage of discovery in the 1840s to determine if California was worth buying. Gold discovery a few years later bore out their "Buy" recommendation.
Back then unless you snuck in and out like the Russian, English, American & French fur trappers did you needed a military presence to avoid unpleasantries with the Spanish.
Maybe if Spain hadn't sold perhaps a modern socialist Mexico would have open borders now & we could all cross over for free healthcare, college education and other financial aid to be paid by Mexico's grandkids and great grandkids some day.:cool:
 

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Finally rode the TW some today. Cold wet and miserable. Maybe 5°C. But rode a good 40kms with at least 30kms on singletrack or logging road. Hit the 5,000km mark on some singletrack.
So. Yay!

The TW is covered with dirt and mud and snuggled up to the Dakar, which is also covered with dirt and mud, inside a garage with a LandCruiser covered in dirt and mud.
 

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I was supposed to have my basic MC course this weekend, but it was postponed till next weekend due to snow being forecast for Sunday. It will be in the low 40's, much warmer. :rolleyes:

Instead, I got in a 9 mile loop on rural backroads with the new Shinko 241, culminating in a stop at the local hardware store for some stainless nuts and screws for the new license plate.

It was 34°F, and I got chilled through at less than 30-35 mph. Last ride of the season will probably be during the next mild day, 15 miles to my indoor storage.
 

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Went riding near and on brown mountain today. Lots of folks out and about. Started out around 66° and ended about 72°. Started to rain just as we were loading up to come home. Great day of riding.
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10 degrees Fahrenheit today! So, I decided to see how the bike would cold-start. Noticeably slower RPM's when starting - no surprise there. With full choke it took about 20 revolutions until the bike sputtered up, then it died after about 3-5 seconds. Hit the starter again and she fired right up and continued running. Not bad, eh? Then I figured what the hell - threw on the full winter blizzard setup and went for a quick ride around the neighborhood before the sun went down... actually until my constantly fog-ridden helmet broke my patience and I headed back. Does anybody know a good anti-fog spray?

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