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Who else rode today? I did a little riding. Left early ,but on the way home all the crazy people started to come out. I almost saw a horrific accident right in front of me. A cyclist riding his bike almost taken out by a person making a left hand turn not paying attention. He was yelling hey hey and still the woman in the car saw him and continued. It was close.
 

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I rode to work this morning. I took the long way through Deals Gap and back then across the Foothills Parkway. It was a great commute today!
 

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Weather was beautiful which on the weekends brings out the kamikazes so I postponed my ride until late in the day -- a quick one up to Skyline Blvd and back home. Only 25 miles round trip but it was sweet.
 

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Put a new battery in and went for a ride. Been about six weeks since last time.



Stopped at a couple of cycle shops. Checked out some summer armor. Bought a new helmet.



Gonna get some more miles in tomorrow. Unseasonably warm for this time of year here in Georgia.
 

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I haven't ridden my TW much this week, but that doesn't mean IT hasn't been ridden!



A friend of mine trailered his '77 HD Shovelhead chopper out here on it's way to a complete rebuild in a different desert city, and on his Tucson stopover he rolled it out to experience some desert highways and byways in it's current form. We did one nice ride with me and the Mrs. 2-up on my KLR leading my pal on his HD and his gal riding my (incredibly generously offered!) TW. She (his she, not mine) is a former MX racer, so I could at least rest easy that my TW was in experienced hands. Hell, in all honesty she was probably the most experienced motorcyclist who's ever ridden my TW!



The next day my pillion passenger was at work, so the other three of us took a nice 80 mile desert ride in the 90 degree heat!



My two enduros and the '77 HD at Gates Pass.





Never had a good photo op of both of my bikes at a tourist attraction before! I did successfully fight the temptation to steal her vintage gold sparkle helmet, no matter how apropos it looked hanging from my TW!



If it counts, I did ride my TW to the store for some corn tortillas that afternoon just to make sure everything was alright!
 

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I took the scrambler offroading and finally found its limits with a bent brake pedal. Great on logging roads, washed out single single track, not so much. Still a good time.
 

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I installed a richochet skid plate and tusk hand guards on TW #3 yesterday, then took it out for about a 20 mile ride. Pretty Brisk, only 41 degrees here yesterday!
 

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I'm going riding after church today. Trail #81 and #82 above Tellico. Should be great weather got the first sunburn of the year rockclimbing yesterday.
 

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I rode both my bikes today... an hour around a secluded woodland course near my house - I've cleared some trails and so have a couple of loops to 'play' on... they're quite hardcore tho.. quite a large proportion is a dry stream bed - so lots of balance and grinding over rocks and ruts required,,



this made me very hungry so rode the hornet 599 hooning thru traffic to go an buy a chicken for roasting!



its in the oven.. smells great.. should cap off a nice day beautifully.. ( weather cool and cloudy here.. I was still sweating tho!
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I rode. After installing a set of handlebar rises I got from Dual Sports Touring and a Jimbo Shield I took it out for a test run. Beautiful day and found out what a difference having the bars up made to my riding position and comfort. My fun got cut short when at a stop sign I felt my phone vibrating and I had to go to work.
 

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A good day here on the left coast. I rode the BMW to my shop, swapped it out for my TW and rode to a client's ranch

for a meeting, detouring enroute to ride cowpaths to check fences. Rode a different route back to shop with billable hour

spent checking a remote pumping station.
 

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Headed into the hills to play in the mud, snow and icy crystal clear snow melt flowing down old logging roads in the Dog Valley & Crystal Peak areas. Very nice sloppy at times first gear puttering about.






Even found many miles of explorable roads and this pond I call Stumpy Lake

Sometimes the roadbed was white bull quartz nthat would shine like jems under a few inches of flowing water...pretty but hard to see where to steer at times.

I was trying to be real careful as I am still healing from Utah's adventures so this was a great 25 mile trail ride in my opinion.

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Pretty springtime pictures Fred. Been a lot wetter here than I can remember in the recent past also.
 

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This sure is an old four year old thread!
Yes, the run-off is greater than usual and is really flowing down and eroding many roads as well as making challenging creek crossings. We will still be locked out of the high country for another month or so but like yesterday it allows me to explore lower level options I formerly just rode past while heading for elevation. Lots of closures from downed trees too, one of the aspects of being the first to ride these trails as the snow melts out. No jeepers or ATVs with chainsaws to make my life easier.Little evidence of snowmobiles or other wintertime visitors as I seemed to be leaving the first tracks in many a month. I turned around several times rather than get into trouble in deep snow banks while still weak and hurting. Did find some surprisingly deep mud and creek crossings that almost got me, but later riding through flooded roads washed most of the slime away. The clear water and soothing bubbling brook sounds sure were relaxing during a few photo breaks.




 
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