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I thought it would be fun to read about our riding adventures.

I got out today and rode 54 miles on my Yamaha 850XS. The sky was blue and it was a warm 62 degrees afternoon, just right for the first ride of the year. The bike fired right up and ran like a champ no problems after sitting in the garage for 3 months. I buy my gas from a place that has 100% gas, no ethanol. I rode alone as I do most of the time. I have several routes, I call them laps, than I ride. Today's was on the river road run that is nice with a lot of curves and scenic views of the lake. The roads are all two lane and not very much traffic. The posted speed limits are 45 but on my bike 60 feels just right. Some of this is why I love to ride in the country; number of red lights 1, no. of cars I needed to pass 1, cars that passed me 0, cop cars 0, curves in the road many, smiles on my face - all the time. I didn't want to come home but the sun was going down and so was the temperature so I returned to my nest. I can't tell you how great that ride made me feel. Hell, I don't need to , you already know. Get busy riding my brothers and sisters and let's hear about it. Photos would be great too.
 

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I thought it would be fun to read about our riding adventures.

I got out today and rode 54 miles on my Yamaha 850XS. The sky was blue and it was a warm 62 degrees afternoon, just right for the first ride of the year. The bike fired right up and ran like a champ no problems after sitting in the garage for 3 months. I buy my gas from a place that has 100% gas, no ethanol. I rode alone as I do most of the time. I have several routes, I call them laps, than I ride. Today's was on the river road run that is nice with a lot of curves and scenic views of the lake. The roads are all two lane and not very much traffic. The posted speed limits are 45 but on my bike 60 feels just right. Some of this is why I love to ride in the country; number of red lights 1, no. of cars I needed to pass 1, cars that passed me 0, cop cars 0, curves in the road many, smiles on my face - all the time. I didn't want to come home but the sun was going down and so was the temperature so I returned to my nest. I can't tell you how great that ride made me feel. Hell, I don't need to , you already know. Get busy riding my brothers and sisters and let's hear about it. Photos would be great too.
Hi Taboothe,

Man, that was from the heart, and yes I know exactly what you mean. You call them laps, we in Burtland (NZ) call them blocks. There is even a couple books complete with maps Of 100 blocks to ride in New Zealand. They go from small to size me up whopper! I am in a country town of around 5000 and declining as all the young ones head for the big smoke. But we have an absolute plethora of narrow winding country roads to flit round. I will do a ride a give you a view of the countryside here. It will be fun.
Alpal
 

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Hi Taboothe,

Man, that was from the heart, and yes I know exactly what you mean. You call them laps, we in Burtland (NZ) call them blocks. There is even a couple books complete with maps Of 100 blocks to ride in New Zealand. They go from small to size me up whopper! I am in a country town of around 5000 and declining as all the young ones head for the big smoke. But we have an absolute plethora of narrow winding country roads to flit round. I will do a ride a give you a view of the countryside here. It will be fun.
Alpal
Please do, we need good stories and photos to help us all get passed all the bad vibes that are whirling around our forum. Would love to see the Aussie country side.

The modify a line from the movie The Shawshank Redemption.
Get busy riding or get busy dying. So let's get out and ride something.
 

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Just a Few Teaser pics to add to this Thread .. Will be riding later today and add some more .. Basically this is a Loop as well.. Breakfast at Cuzins Cafe in Branford, FL, then on to the some good Curvy Roads at Olustee Battlefield in North FL Followed by the Suwanee River Run with the Bike in Front of the Stephen Foster Welcome Center .. This is about a One Hundred Mile Loop in my area, 80% of it Back Roads with Very Little Traffic .. Pics might not be in perfect order but that's how it went ..





 

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I thought it would be fun to read about our riding adventures.

I got out today and rode 54 miles on my Yamaha 850XS. The sky was blue and it was a warm 62 degrees afternoon, just right for the first ride of the year. The bike fired right up and ran like a champ no problems after sitting in the garage for 3 months. I buy my gas from a place that has 100% gas, no ethanol. I rode alone as I do most of the time. I have several routes, I call them laps, than I ride. Today's was on the river road run that is nice with a lot of curves and scenic views of the lake. The roads are all two lane and not very much traffic. The posted speed limits are 45 but on my bike 60 feels just right. Some of this is why I love to ride in the country; number of red lights 1, no. of cars I needed to pass 1, cars that passed me 0, cop cars 0, curves in the road many, smiles on my face - all the time. I didn't want to come home but the sun was going down and so was the temperature so I returned to my nest. I can't tell you how great that ride made me feel. Hell, I don't need to , you already know. Get busy riding my brothers and sisters and let's hear about it. Photos would be great too.
Taboothe that is exactly what ive been asking for!
I cant ride here in Ontario for a while yet. It is great to see the pics and i could live the ride! Great ! Enjoy and to all that post , many thanks!
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Just a Few Teaser pics to add to this Thread .. Will be riding later today and add some more .. Basically this is a Loop as well.. Breakfast at Cuzins Cafe in Branford, FL, then on to the some good Curvy Roads at Olustee Battlefield in North FL Followed by the Suwanee River Run with the Bike in Front of the Stephen Foster Welcome Center .. This is about a One Hundred Mile Loop in my area, 80% of it Back Roads with Very Little Traffic .. Pics might not be in perfect order but that's how it went ..





You had a nice ride today. As I sit here looking at the foot of snow in my back yard, I cant help being a bit jealous so all I can do is post pictures of my new rug!!
 

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I rode all over Hill Country TX Saturday. Favorite part was shopping at various gas stations to buy lottery tickets and watch people gather around my bike gawking... No wait: my favorite part was fixing my 4500 rpm rattle (tightening license plate bolts)... No wait: best part was smoking a Tbird sport and a few Harleys in the twisties... Aw it was all good.
 

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I rode all over Hill Country TX Saturday. Favorite part was shopping at various gas stations to buy lottery tickets and watch people gather around my bike gawking... No wait: my favorite part was fixing my 4500 rpm rattle (tightening license plate bolts)... No wait: best part was smoking a Tbird sport and a few Harleys in the twisties... Aw it was all good.
We have to make our way down to the Hill County soon. New to N Texas, and everyone has been talking about it. That and Big Bend.
 

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We have to make our way down to the Hill County soon. New to N Texas, and everyone has been talking about it. That and Big Bend.
Meggie, I live Mansfield and ride several different routes, usually big circles an catch the northern edge of the hill country without having to go to far. Down 67 to Cleburne, then down to Hillsboro and then across hwy 22 across the Lake Whitney Dam and on to Meridian back up to Glenrose and 67 and back to Cleburne. That's one of the shorter routes but makes for an easy afternoon or morning of riding. I will do variations of that ride. Ranch and farm country. You don't want to do that route to late or to early, there are quite a few deer in those areas. The point being the Hill country not as far from you as you may think. Have fun.
 

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This is great. Thanks for all the post let's keep it going.
I'm about to take off for another one today I'll let y'all know how it goes.
Keep on riding.
 
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