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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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Took a ride along CA 1, stopped off at the Highway 1 Brewery and happened to meet a couple of nice fellows who had flown in from Idaho to rent new Chieftains from Spirit Motorcycles in San Jose. Stopped off to watch some wind surfers and ended the day having dinner at Chaminade in Santa Cruz. Lovely day. So grateful for my scout and all the people I’ve met and the adventures I’ve had along the road these last few years.




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Colorado weather surprised us this weekend with mid 70 degree weather in November so had to take the opportunity and ride yesterday and today. No pictures unfortunately of the ride itself but it was a low tempo combined 180 miles over both days. I'm still contemplating 'parking it' for the season but who knows what the weather will look like tomorrow in Colorado!
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Fantastic day here but had to work. 71 degrees and full sun.
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Just under 270 miles today due to near-70 temperature. I rode w/ a friend was an '18 Ultra. We set off from Cincy, down US 42 to Louisville, KY for lunch at River Road BBQ (great food) and then over to Frankfort via US 60 (mostly) to Buffalo Trace Distillery. We got there about 40 mins before closing and were greeted with, "We're sold out of bourbon for the day." My buddy got the last bottle available for purchase out of the day's allotment. I picked up a couple bottles of Bourbon Cream (if you haven't tried it, buy 3 bottles, you'll thank me) and some vodka.


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Just under 270 miles today due to near-70 temperature. I rode w/ a friend was an '18 Ultra. We set off from Cincy, down US 42 to Louisville, KY for lunch at River Road BBQ (great food) and then over to Frankfort via US 60 (mostly) to Buffalo Trace Distillery. We got there about 40 mins before closing and were greeted with, "We're sold out of bourbon for the day." My buddy got the last bottle available for purchase out of the day's allotment. I picked up a couple bottles of Bourbon Cream (if you haven't tried it, buy 3 bottles, you'll thank me) and some vodka.


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Thanks for sharing! These pics are the only thing that gets me through South Dakota winters!
 

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Yesterday was beautiful along the Texas coast. Wife and I road to Galveston and took bluewater highway ( I don't know why it has that name, the water is mostly brown) to Freeport. Total of about 150 miles.
 
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Yep. A cool (50) but enjoyable sunny ride around the lowcountry of South Carolina. Came home to a fire the bride built in the pit out back, and three fingers of Woodford Reserve. A [email protected] fine day......

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