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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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EDIT to be clear I didn't take the muscle relaxers until AFTER the ride

Threw my back out and the doctor prescribed some muscle relaxers - figured if I'm gonna be hurting anyways I might has well take a jaunt around town and then come home to "rest and recoop". Wind therapy felt good, almost hit 60 over here. Supposed to snow next 3 days so bad back or not I couldn't pass it up. She needs a major bath though!
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Rode to work, out to get Mexican and check on the boat at the marina, dad took his FTR also.
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Always look forward to your posts in here. You've got to have one of the cleanest Springfields on this forum. The chrome tips on your white bike is a really nice touch.
 
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We had a little reprieve in Idaho Falls yesterday. It was sunny and 45 degrees by lunchtime, so I drove home and rode the bike in. It was a great 15 minute ride--I'll take it! It's back to cold and gloomy today, so it might be another 3 weeks before I can get out to ride again. Ride safe--wish you all the best!
 

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Tn Riding day and wow what a beautiful day😎. Took the Chieftain Elite out for the first time since the Stage 1 air cleaner upgrade. Damn she’s just a monster and truly a blast to ride.
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