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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-23-2019, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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What did you do today ?

Well . I'm still waiting for the roads to clear so it is safe to go out for a ride. So !!!!!

I decided to get ready and did my spring prep today changed the oil, cleaned and oiled the K&N air filter. went over every thing to make sure I'm ready to go when the time is right. I also installed a new Lindby engine guard & hwy. pegs. today.

WOW I must be itching to ride!!!!!
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-23-2019, 03:27 PM
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Im at the frustrating part of the year, it will be in the 20s or low 30s F in the morning, too cold to ride to work, but it will hit 40 to 50 in the afternoon.

Riding in the cold is worse in the spring than in the fall. In the fall the air is dry, the streets are warm from the previous sunny day. 40F feels brisk but pleasant.

In the spring if its 40 the street (and ground) can still be frozen, the air is damp from the condensation, and it tends to drizzle a lot.

I managed to somewhat fix the clutch lever on Ursa the other day. The mechanism that holds it out and on and holds it in place is broke, so before I had to hold the knob pulled out for a good minute to let the bike warm up, and as soon as I let it go it sprung all the way in, and the engine was balky for the first mile down the road. Managed to put a few zip ties to hold it together, so much easier to start now, and the engine does not stall at the end of my driveway.
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I normally ride year round. Noooo, not today. Had surgery and can't wear helmet. 🤕
But I did cage it to work. Booooooo.

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Worked for a little while the went grocery shopping. When all you have is a bike you do a lot of grocery shopping.
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I had an epiphany about 5 years back when I was checking out. I had a couple large bottles of soda, a gallon of milk, orange juice, a big bottle of laundry soap... I realized I had a shopping cart full of water, with about a pound of food mixed throughout, and some soap

that was when I stopped soft drinks, preferring tea, and stopped buying anything that is pre-mixed with water if I can. Not just when Im making a quick stop on two wheels, all the time.
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Today I helped my son fix a stereo problem on his truck, someone stole his amp so he picked one up off EBay and today we installed it. It was either today or wait a week since tomorrow there's a ride planned with the local club and kickstands go up at 9 AM. I'm not going to miss out on that!! Good weather this weekend, finally...
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What did you do today

Shoveled the light snow from the garden shed where I keep the bike to the and the driveway then got the bike out and rode for two hours - very sunny - melted most of the light snow we had last night - temps around freezing but acceptable for this time of the year - repeat tomorrow without the snow and possibly higher temps.

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Did some country site seeing; got in about 170 miles on the RoadStar
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88 Miles and a BBQ fest on my first ride into town!

I rode all day; and it seemed like everyone else in the area who has a bike was out too!
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Took mine to work for the first time this year.

Everyone thought I was nuts.
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