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Title: Who rode Today
Post by: Tess84 on Mar 29, 2011, 01:53:49 pm
I know I did put 100 miles on the Red Beast today and man was it great cold as He!! this AM but the afternoon here in NC is beautiful saw a silver Raider today in Havelock, If your in the area hope your riding today cause rest of the week is going to be nasty
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RAIDERDUDE on Mar 29, 2011, 01:56:22 pm
I'M GOING OUT FOR A QUICK RIDE NOW-BEFORE MORE RAIN MOVES IN
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 29, 2011, 02:04:38 pm
Of course I rode today. Almost every day.  Especially to work as long as weather permits and sometimes even when it doesn't.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ron505 on Mar 29, 2011, 02:57:18 pm
 :umno: :pint:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Mar 29, 2011, 03:29:55 pm
Don't mean to brag about southern Colorado, but....I've been out 24 days this month, the last 21 straight.  Some days a little on the cool side and maybe only for an hour or so, but sure has been great.  Got up to 48 today with sun after rain and couple of snow flakes this morning early.  Supposed to be warmer (up in the 70's by Thursday and stay there through the weekend.  I really feel for you all that still have the cold and the snow.  I should add that is is a very unusual March for us.  Usually one wettest (snow/rain) that we have.  Just didn't hit us this year.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Motodad393 on Mar 29, 2011, 05:39:25 pm
I did not ride today, waiting on the rain (still waiting).  I did go in the garage and look at this morning and thought, "damn that is an awesome bike."  Locked the door behind me and kept smiling all the way to the car.  :D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: THUNDER on Mar 29, 2011, 05:53:51 pm
Not
Me..
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Mar 29, 2011, 06:01:26 pm
Not me-still waiting for my rims to come back from PE -was hoping that they would be on my bike by this weekend but its not looking like thats going to happen either
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jjkolojay on Mar 29, 2011, 06:17:53 pm
Not yet walked pass her still in pieces waiting for tins to get done will be on it by next week hopefully.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Semper Fi Dawg on Mar 29, 2011, 06:32:17 pm
This this week  , it's been cool and wet so far .  Fri the rain moves out !!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: KenMcCoy on Mar 29, 2011, 06:46:51 pm
Not today >:(

But I was able to put in around 200 miles on Sunday.    :raider:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: draider on Mar 29, 2011, 07:18:18 pm
I did I did!!!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: JuJuBee on Mar 29, 2011, 07:22:07 pm
I did this was the only day this week predicted to have good enough weather until the weekend. So I take what I can get.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Matt St. John on Mar 29, 2011, 09:26:07 pm
Not to brag either but the only riding time I've missed in the last three years was due to a funeral out of country and vacation out of the country. 7 weeks total. Nm rocks for riding.
Title: Who rode Today
Post by: MagnetoX on Mar 29, 2011, 09:38:21 pm
Didn't ride today but I put on average 400 to 500 miles a week all year long. Love South Florida.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Kevin Dixon on Mar 29, 2011, 10:15:51 pm
I have been slacking on the riding lately.  After we had some beautiful 85 degree weather a couple of weeks ago we have had 2 snow days and nothing past 43 degrees.  Supposed to be 51 tomorrow and I am really debating on riding in to work I just wish it was a little warmer than 35 at 8am here.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Mar 30, 2011, 12:08:39 am
If 4 wheelers count I have ridden almost every day since December 6.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: EraserX33 on Mar 30, 2011, 12:25:30 am
We're close man... a week.  Maybe 2.   8)
Title: Who rode Today
Post by: Tess84 on Mar 30, 2011, 08:00:41 am
I'm just glad I got a day in, this weekend should be good and next week.   Great to see some of you out there in the cold and you NM guys have it good out there
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: arrowdriver on Mar 30, 2011, 09:02:45 am
Rode to the first meeting of the local Star chapter last night, and riding to work this morning.  About 27 degrees riding to work this morning..
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Mar 30, 2011, 09:35:31 am
We're close man... a week.  Maybe 2.   8)
lucky you guys
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Mar 30, 2011, 04:37:06 pm
I did ride it to work today, even tho we had a 60% chance of severe weather. Managed to get the boom tip on the ground a few minutes early thanks to my cool a$$ superintendent Ron, and got home just ahead of the storm. Had close to 6o mph winds I think and the hail was brutal on my new hamster car and the house. I can't see any damages yet, but would be surprised if the car's clearcoat isn't buggared up. This was what was pummeling in O'Town a few minutes ago. You know I can take the rain, and wind [up to a point] and LOVE riding in the freezing temps but getting caught in a hail storm would be bad for my 56+ year old grill.  :o  I guess it would give me a reason to get it fixed up right tho. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Mar 30, 2011, 05:01:49 pm
I have clean pavement all the way to the high way so I'm going for my first ride on a my Raider ever tonight or tomorrow and yes I'll freeze my a$$ off but it's ok I have an extra a$$  ;D ;D

Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Mar 30, 2011, 05:38:52 pm
I was going to take my daughter for a ride today to Grandpa's, but I'm glad we drove the car because on the way home it was raining really hard and the wind was nuts! On the way home a tornado was forming right above our car! I got it on video too. The 2 guys in the car next to us were freaking out when I told them to look up and they saw it. You can hear them taking off from the red light at the end of the video. I'm trying to post the damn video but it's not working for some reason. I'll keep working on it.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wolfraider on Mar 30, 2011, 05:45:18 pm
Did my first 60 miles today! It's cold but bearable. I needed some throttle therapy after 4 1/2 months of snow.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 1starraider on Mar 30, 2011, 05:56:13 pm
 Friday will be two weeks since I rode last, I am Jonesing really bad! Hopfully this week will be nice and I can get in some riding!!! 8) 8)

Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 60ford on Mar 30, 2011, 07:40:55 pm
I went for a short 30 mile ride. It was snowing a little and I had never rode in the snow, I just couldn't hold back. I got some pretty funny looks. ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Mar 30, 2011, 07:46:51 pm
Finally quit  :raining: :raining:  was able to ride to work today, and will again tomorrow.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Starky on Mar 30, 2011, 07:47:49 pm
Still too cold and too much sand and salt for the new paint job.  Snow is on the way too.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: JazzyzGurl on Mar 30, 2011, 08:20:33 pm
Not today ... but Saturday I'll get out, if the weatherman is right and it's clear and 48!
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Post by: pympdaddi on Mar 30, 2011, 08:42:03 pm
not today sleet and then a little snow I hate INDIANA
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Silver09 on Mar 30, 2011, 08:50:37 pm
 :agree:

Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Kevin Dixon on Mar 30, 2011, 09:12:04 pm
If it would ever dry up here I would be out riding.  It looks like rain tomorrow again and even though the weekend is in the 60s it will be raining probably the whole time.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 1starraider on Mar 30, 2011, 10:06:29 pm
GREAT, Now you guys made it start raining here. You are killing me!!!!!! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on Mar 30, 2011, 10:11:52 pm
Rain, Snow and now Wind 45 mph gusts to 60, Saturday calling for 70 degrees come on weekend!!! Daddy wants to ride
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 1starraider on Mar 30, 2011, 10:18:19 pm
Rain, Snow and now Wind 45 mph gusts to 60, Saturday calling for 70 degrees come on weekend!!! Daddy wants to ride
I fell your pain bro, maybe this weekend!!! :agree: :agree: :agree:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Wavz on Mar 30, 2011, 10:20:59 pm
Oh how I wish....we are supposed to get another damn winter storm on Sunday.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: smyle51 on Mar 31, 2011, 12:09:22 am
60 degrees and sunshine in Boise, Idaho - had the Raider out today and it was AMAZING!!!  I am ready for the season!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: EraserX33 on Mar 31, 2011, 12:20:00 am
Snow warning here.  Supposed to have up to 9" by noon tomorrow.  Oh joy. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Mar 31, 2011, 12:21:47 am
more snow at North Pole today but I did ride the 4 wheeler.   we need a 4 wheeler smiley and a snow machine smiley but in the mean time this will do O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Mar 31, 2011, 08:11:38 am
Got up at 5 AM and was 54 degrees.  Supposed to hit 78 here in Pueblo (southern Colorado) today.  So, as soon as chores, etc done will be heading out for a ride.  Supposed to be in 70's next several days.  Only downside is it has been dry and windy and fire danger is extreme.  We need the moisture here so would be glad not to ride for a few days in exchange for some rain.  Maybe we can change weather with some of you that have had too much moisture and not enough sun?
Title: Who rode Today
Post by: Tech Red Raider on Mar 31, 2011, 08:38:59 am
Was going to work out of the house today, but it was such a beautiful day I just had to ride my bike. So I came to work this morning just so I could ride her.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Mar 31, 2011, 09:14:42 am
You guys need to move to FL. IT's been absolutely beautiful the last 2 weeks and I even got a sunburn riding. We are now getting our monthly down pour and will be flooded out the next 2 days, but it's actually nice to see some rain after over 2 weeks of hot sunshine. I don't mind taking a day or 2 off of riding, but any more than that and I start to get the shakes. We're a little spoiled here. Even on rainy days you can sneak in a nice 20 minute ride if you plan it right, but the roads will be wet and slippery. So it's best to use the rainy days to detail your baby, do some maintenance, and/or sneak in a mod or 2. ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 31, 2011, 09:19:33 am
You poor, poor people.  So I'm guessing your weather report doesn't look like this:
(http://s.imwx.com/v.20100719.135915/img/wxicon/72/32.png)


Here's mine: http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/Chandler+AZ+85249 (http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/Chandler+AZ+85249)

Headed up to CycleFest for AZ Bike Week on Saturday and it looks like the wife and I are going to ride up with about 2000 other bikes.  It's an annual event and this will be our first.  It should be quite the experience.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: JRaider09 on Mar 31, 2011, 09:22:46 am
You poor, poor people.  So I'm guessing your weather report doesn't look like this:
(http://s.imwx.com/v.20100719.135915/img/wxicon/72/32.png)


Here's mine: http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/Chandler+AZ+85249 (http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/Chandler+AZ+85249)

Headed up to CycleFest for AZ Bike Week on Saturday and it looks like the wife and I are going to ride up with about 2000 other bikes.  It's an annual event and this will be our first.  It should be quite the experience.

 :cus:  Man I would love to have that weather right now.  I could have the Bike out all week and the boat over the weekend.  I'm thinking about moving anyways and I have a cousin living out there.  Might have to think about Arizona too.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 31, 2011, 09:26:36 am
Might have to think about Arizona too.

Look me up when you arrive.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Mar 31, 2011, 10:02:21 am
You poor, poor people.  So I'm guessing your weather report doesn't look like this:
(http://s.imwx.com/v.20100719.135915/img/wxicon/72/32.png)


Here's mine: http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/Chandler+AZ+85249 (http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/Chandler+AZ+85249)

Headed up to CycleFest for AZ Bike Week on Saturday and it looks like the wife and I are going to ride up with about 2000 other bikes.  It's an annual event and this will be our first.  It should be quite the experience.

 :cus:  Man I would love to have that weather right now.  I could have the Bike out all week and the boat over the weekend.  I'm thinking about moving anyways and I have a cousin living out there.  Might have to think about Arizona too.

You should think about Houston as well....

4th largest city in the US
Ride year around (almost)
Low cost-of-living

and.....   close to Tejas Motorsports...   :thumbs:      ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 31, 2011, 10:07:39 am
T- You got me on the close to Tejas part. I can't beat that, but everything I've heard about Houston in the summer sounds like swamp weather to me.  I hate humidity.  That's why AZ works for me.  And we definitely have year round riding. It seldom rains here.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Mar 31, 2011, 10:16:22 am
T- You got me on the close to Tejas part. I can't beat that, but everything I've heard about Houston in the summer sounds like swamp weather to me.  I hate humidity.  That's why AZ works for me.  And we definitely have year round riding. It seldom rains here.

Yeah... it does get humid here in the summer. 

My "ace-in-the-hole" was Tejas.    ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Mar 31, 2011, 10:35:38 am
Yeah that's how Orlando is... humid sweaty summers and bone chilling winters. Not like up north where it's a dry heat and a dry cold that makes your skin hurt. We have sticky hot summers and a wet cold that gets ya to the bone. I still wouldn't trade it for snow ever. I hate snow. Plus our winter isn't near as long as any where else. I wouldn' t mind moving to another southern state where I can ride all the time. Orlando is over rated and over populated. Everything's expensive and nobody wants to pay a good wage because there's so many immigrants that wil do your job for $7 an hour and they'll work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week... never missing a day. I'm not just talking about construction either. There are a lot of well educated [email protected]&r$ here also. Doesn't matter what line of work you do. Makes me sick!

Okay I'm done venting now. Thanks for letting me get that one out. ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: JRaider09 on Mar 31, 2011, 10:42:48 am
[quote close to Tejas Motorsports...   :thumbs:      ;D
[/quote]

Well...now you got me thinking.  Tejas would be nice.   :thinking: :thinking:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Lunchbox on Mar 31, 2011, 02:23:40 pm
I wish i could, still melting the 15 inches we got a week ago
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jocal on Mar 31, 2011, 04:26:12 pm
Yeah... it does get humid here in the summer. 
My "ace-in-the-hole" was Tejas.    ;D

Ride fast enough and you don't feel the humidity.......I don't mind the summer weather as long as I'm not sitting idling for long.
Rode to work today after 2 days of predicted rain...
Headed out with the Mrs. and some friends tomorrow - going to ride out to Shiner, TX, tour the brewery and sample the wares, then go hunting for bluebonnets on our way back in (the long way, of course).
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Mar 31, 2011, 09:53:00 pm
ME !!!!!!!!!!
Ya that's right I finaly got out on the bike Most people would call me nuts but I know that no one here would all of you know how bad I had to scratch this itch well it's scratched but I feel another coming fast  O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Thumper on Mar 31, 2011, 11:16:25 pm
Hey Ghost, I just noticed you have the speedo inserts, is that in km/h or miles?  I noticed all the samples on the website are in mph.

Back on topic, I did not... but it is supposed to be 12 degrees out tomorrow, I just might have to skip out of work a little early...
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Mar 31, 2011, 11:24:54 pm
Hey Ghost, I just noticed you have the speedo inserts, is that in km/h or miles?  I noticed all the samples on the website are in mph.

Back on topic, I did not... but it is supposed to be 12 degrees out tomorrow, I just might have to skip out of work a little early...
ya he did it in Kph and the top speed it reads"All In" kinda cool
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 1starraider on Apr 01, 2011, 01:28:06 am
 Hey ghost, that had to be a cold ride!!! I heard the forcast up north was ice cubes yesterday! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 01, 2011, 01:31:09 am
I put more miles on a 4 wheeler with temps in the low teens and lots of snow on the ground.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Apr 01, 2011, 06:48:35 am
Went out again after dinner last night and was able to ride in a T-shirt for awhile before it cooled off.  Switched to a light jacket.  Boy, sure felt good to feel the wind again without it turning your cheeks red. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Apr 01, 2011, 07:45:18 am
Took the day off and going to ride most of the day ;D This due back tomorrow :raining:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tess84 on Apr 01, 2011, 07:50:28 am
gonna go out today weather should be decent mid 50's and none of that wet stuff
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 01, 2011, 10:13:06 am
We're supposed to hit near 100 today. 

Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 01, 2011, 10:51:38 am
We're supposed to hit near 100 today. 

  • Monday- Rode the Raider
  • Tuesday- Rode the Raider
  • Wednesday- Rode the Raider
  • Thursday- Rode the Raider
  • Friday- Rode the Raider
  • Tomorrow- Will ride the Raider
We may hit 37

Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on Apr 01, 2011, 10:54:11 am
Took the day off from work suppose to be mid sixties I am going riding!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: pdaven on Apr 01, 2011, 11:54:45 am
Rode to work today.... will ride tomorrow, as it should hit into the 70's!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Thumper on Apr 01, 2011, 11:57:03 am
Yup, after a couple nights of riding (chilly as it was) we are now under a heavy snowfall warning... joy!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SWomack on Apr 01, 2011, 12:18:47 pm
I ride almost every day here in SoCal.
We had record heat yesterday.
It hit 94 at my house.
Today it should be in the upper 80's.
Perfect riding weather.
Swomack
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tess84 on Apr 01, 2011, 12:26:01 pm
I did ride today was great lil cool in the morning Swo and Ares  I used to live in weather like that I envy you guyshahah
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Apr 01, 2011, 05:29:33 pm
Rode it into work today, but yesterday was a day from hell.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: THUNDER on Apr 01, 2011, 05:50:17 pm
Well, I broke a few rules Today, But what the Hell..Went for a ride with a good friend of mine, Don't get to see him much anymore, due to his travels, He is Philip Griffin, of The Philip Griffin Band, He is becoming pretty big time, He is opening for Sammy Kershaw, and Kevin Fowler. and does a ton of shows on the side so not much time off...We use to work together and he Quit when he got so busy in the music scene he could not handle getting of at 5:30 on stage at 9:00 off at 2:00 am and back to work at 7:00 am but I watched him do this for two years without missing a day....But anyway back to the ride we put on about 160 miles and had a blast got to talk about old times and drank plenty cold beer.....GREAT DAY.....
Title: Who rode Today
Post by: LV4NYG on Apr 01, 2011, 06:03:15 pm
Well, I broke a few rules Today, But what the Hell..Went for a ride with a good friend of mine, Don't get to see him much anymore, due to his travels, He is Philip Griffin, of The Philip Griffin Band, He is becoming pretty big time, He is opening for Sammy Kershaw, and Kevin Fowler. and does a ton of shows on the side so not much time off...We use to work together and he Quit when he got so busy in the music scene he could not handle getting of at 5:30 on stage at 9:00 off at 2:00 am and back to work at 7:00 am but I watched him do this for two years without missing a day....But anyway back to the ride we put on about 160 miles and had a blast got to talk about old times and drank plenty cold beer.....GREAT DAY.....
Sounds great. We
Had
A
Great
Ride
This weekend went to a bistro great food 130 miles each way lots of fun
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: THUNDER on Apr 01, 2011, 06:05:52 pm
It  is absoutley great riding weather here now 80's light wind, not a cloud in the sky.....
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Apr 01, 2011, 06:05:57 pm
I took my daughter for a nice little highway ride today across town to the sitters, then rode to the in-laws, then rode to a friends house, and then rode back home. In all... I rode about 40 miles today mostly thru town, but had a blast cause the weather is so nice out. No music, no friends, no nothing. Just me, my Raider, and that pounding sound of the motor singing thru the pipes. Almost gives me a chub. :D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Apr 01, 2011, 07:33:09 pm
Took the day off and going to ride most of the day ;D This due back tomorrow :raining:

Rode 260 miles  ;)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wolfraider on Apr 01, 2011, 08:29:46 pm
My youngest son and I had a chance to ride together for the first time today. He just got his permit and is very excited. We did just a short ride, 43 miles, but he did great.
I'm looking forward to the many thousands of miles we will ride together!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: LV4NYG on Apr 01, 2011, 08:33:48 pm
My youngest son and I had a chance to ride together for the first time today. He just got his permit and is very excited. We did just a short ride, 43 miles, but he did great.
I'm looking forward to the many thousands of miles we will ride together!

thats simply the life!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wolfraider on Apr 01, 2011, 08:36:32 pm
I can't agree more. Both my boys a riding, the youngest is just more excited and passionate about it like myself.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: LV4NYG on Apr 01, 2011, 08:43:11 pm
I can't agree more. Both my boys a riding, the youngest is just more excited and passionate about it like myself.

sounds good  enjoy the time and place you will go.  good stuff!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: seancarlile27 on Apr 01, 2011, 08:53:46 pm
Rode to work at 31 degrees and rode home in the rain...


so worth it.

 :biker:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Kevin Dixon on Apr 01, 2011, 09:32:45 pm
Rode to work and took a ride during lunch today. Too bad I live 3 miles from work.

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Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gc_raider on Apr 01, 2011, 10:53:34 pm
To work and back.
About 8 miles total.

Miserable ride though!!!
Weather was perfect, not hot, not cold, just right.
Just wanted to keep going for a while longer.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 1starraider on Apr 02, 2011, 06:46:13 am
 It's hitting 55 deg today and the Raider has not seen daylight since two weeks ago, I'm going riding. :raider:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: LV4NYG on Apr 02, 2011, 07:21:57 am
i need to work on belt thinking of having dealership look at it and then i will know its good.

then back to riding!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: mnewfield on Apr 02, 2011, 07:39:46 am
Still cold and nasty here.  I did go pick up my new Toy Hauler and get it setup on my camp lot though.  That was a blast and now I am ready to ride and drag my camper to events....come on spring.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: seancarlile27 on Apr 02, 2011, 01:59:30 pm
out again today...rode to work then home.  getting ready to head out to danville, indiana to watch the bulldogs earn their way back into the championship!!! WOOT!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: WilCon on Apr 02, 2011, 02:12:25 pm
I rode today. Was cold and wet but fun
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: camasrider on Apr 02, 2011, 02:35:35 pm
It was partly sunny today and temp at 60 degree here in portland area. I just finished my most ambitious mods ever (slam kits, PCV, V&H2-1...) and went out for a test ride on columbia river gouge highway. With sun on my back acompany by the poping sound of my new pipe, I kept riding for 110 miles. Life is good. ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Apr 02, 2011, 04:43:34 pm
It was partly sunny today and temp at 60 degree here in portland area. I just finished my most ambitious mods ever (slam kits, PCV, V&H2-1...) and went out for a test ride on columbia river gouge highway. With sun on my back acompany by the poping sound of my new pipe, I kept riding for 110 miles. Life is good. ;D

Welcome from southern Oregon, Camasrider ;D and yes I rode again today ;)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: pympdaddi on Apr 02, 2011, 05:01:16 pm
Rode today 25 miles to take my riding test. Now I can ride with my wife. Rode 25 miles back to go to work. Better than notriding though. Out of 19 bikes only 1 could weave through the cones. Ididn't come close. Barely made it through 2. Raider is too raked and too long.I practiced at 12 feet straight, wrong they were offset. About 10 to 11 feet.You would have to kick the rear end around.Amazing though everyone passed. Only raider or yamaha O8O O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: chili on Apr 02, 2011, 07:51:19 pm
Took a ride with my wife up to local dealer at lunch for thier spring fling.

Got back home mid afternoon and decided to make a run to Vicksburg.  Since my wife decided to stay home, I stretched out the Raider on I-20 across the MS river at Vicksburg stopped for a cheeseburger and a cold drink and then came back to Jackson.

Nice 150 mile hop this afternoon.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: T-Bird on Apr 02, 2011, 07:54:49 pm
Rode to the barbershop and got there 10 minutes too late. Got a thumbs up from a little old lady driving a Cadillac though.

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Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 60ford on Apr 02, 2011, 08:59:00 pm
Got a new helmet today, rode about a 100 miles to try it out.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 02, 2011, 09:08:25 pm
I put more miles on the 4 wheeler and saw a group of bikes on the highway which is now clean enough to ride.  if I could just get the half mile of snow between the house and the highway gone I would join them.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: seancarlile27 on Apr 03, 2011, 09:19:57 pm
200 more miles today in almost 80 degree weather.  ahhhhhhhhhh...
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ONEBADMACHINE on Apr 03, 2011, 09:38:44 pm
Short trip in 35 to 40 MPH wind! :sunny:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 03, 2011, 10:03:25 pm
the 4 wheeler again removed as much snow as poosible from driveway.  Come on sun do your thing.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Thumper on Apr 03, 2011, 11:17:40 pm
not me, we got that 8 inches of snow they promised us on Saturday.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Apr 04, 2011, 01:45:56 am
not me, we got that 8 inches of snow they promised us on Saturday.

Suck factor 10
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wolfraider on Apr 04, 2011, 05:57:58 am
Rode 55 miles yesterday with my son.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Apr 04, 2011, 07:32:41 am
Short ride yesterday, temperature hit 75 and sunny, but had winds 30-40 with gusts over 55 mph.  Then it changed.  Wind switched to the north and I went home (which was good).  Then the sleet started, temperature dropped 30 degrees in a little over 1/2 an hour and we had snow last night.  Streets are wet this morning and grass is still white with temperature around 30 degrees.  Probably can get back out about noon or so.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: chili on Apr 04, 2011, 08:40:00 am
Only 25 miles or so yesterday.  I rode up to the blessing of the bikes here in Jackson, then took the long way home.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 04, 2011, 09:39:45 am
Saturday- The wife and I rode (me on my Raider her on her Stryker) 94 miles round trip to go to Cycle Fest for AZ Bike Week. Started out riding with about 2000 other bikes. It was quite the experience. The weather was around 95.

Sunday- Just did some running of errands, but still got to enjoy riding.

Monday- Rode to work as usual.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bamf on Apr 04, 2011, 09:46:42 am
Rode to work today and will ride back home, of course.  It was pretty warm and will be warm when I get off work, too, so I didn't wear any gear.  Immediately regretted it but didn't have time to turn around and get it all as I was already late.  Won't be making this mistake again - time to go get me a mesh jacket and helmet with better airflow.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Hardtimes on Apr 04, 2011, 09:48:22 am
Must be nice....here we have High Wind & Storms.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Apr 04, 2011, 10:01:31 am
Hey ghost, that had to be a cold ride!!! I heard the forcast up north was ice cubes yesterday! ;D ;D ;D

Yes yes it was about 43F (for you southern guys) but after staring at it for a couple months it had to be done I'm sure you understand LOL
Title: Who rode Today
Post by: Tess84 on Apr 04, 2011, 05:58:56 pm
Got in a few miles today gonna try to run a full tank tomorrow afternoon if weather holds if not the def Wednesday
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: FYXER on Apr 04, 2011, 06:32:35 pm
Just finished a 1300 mile round trip from N. VA to Nashville last week with two friends.  Froze most of the the time; hit snow showers, rain and caught a large rock in the face thrown from a dump truck (wearing a full face helmet due to the cold).  Don't regret a thing :) Great fun....
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wickedraider on Apr 04, 2011, 06:38:27 pm
 
   Well, after spending most of the day installing my kury sub-fender license plate holder and PCS
 3" control extension with the help of a local shop owner, I put about 30 miles on Sinister.
    As I turned onto the road I live on , I noticed that Both signal indicators were on but abruptly went out. When I shut down the engine I discovered I had no signals or headlight. One of the wires in the plate bracket install had worked loose and blew a fuse.
 BUT on the bright side I was able to get 2 fellow raider brothers some parts mailed out today that I had promised them, so all is good!
   When I get some more time I'll fix the wiring and fuse.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Apr 04, 2011, 09:25:21 pm
Rode in again today but tomorrow is not looking so good, so I'll take my Hamster car.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: redstarraider on Apr 04, 2011, 10:41:08 pm
i rode for about 50 miles today, 4/4/11. temp upper 70's but windy in annapolis.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 05, 2011, 12:23:09 am
More 4 wheeling for me.  But the snow is going more quickly now, and I may out and about before tax day.  Yippee, not for taxes, but for possible riding.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: mnewfield on Apr 05, 2011, 06:11:04 am
I got a decent amount of riding in yesterday and could not be happier.  Got to ride to and from work.  Once I got home, I took my son out for a nice long birthday ride to his favorite restaurant and we rode the long way home.

Great times :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 05, 2011, 09:25:43 am
Rode to work again today.

Gostr8r- Great picture!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Thumper on Apr 05, 2011, 10:31:22 am
Looks like this weekend will be go time!  After a week of + temperatures the snow should be all gone and Saturday/Sunday is supposed to be sunny and 48-54 degrees!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Apr 05, 2011, 10:36:02 am
Looks like this weekend will be go time!  After a week of + temperatures the snow should be all gone and Saturday/Sunday is supposed to be sunny and 48-54 degrees!

Ya we are going to work on Dreadly's bike and then hopefully get on the hiway for a little while
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Apr 05, 2011, 11:46:08 am
Give my brother a big bear hug from me, and say hello to his lovely ladies too, would you Ghost?   
Looks like this weekend will be go time!  After a week of + temperatures the snow should be all gone and Saturday/Sunday is supposed to be sunny and 48-54 degrees!

Ya we are going to work on Dreadly's bike and then hopefully get on the hiway for a little while
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: THUNDER on Apr 05, 2011, 05:14:04 pm
I DID AND LOVED EVERY SECOND, beautiful day, And I took a old back road and rocked the old Raider out,   08 and still amazies me every time I really crank back on the old girl....would not get rid of this one for nothin......
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Apr 06, 2011, 12:33:29 am
Give my brother a big bear hug from me, and say hello to his lovely ladies too, would you Ghost?   
Looks like this weekend will be go time!  After a week of + temperatures the snow should be all gone and Saturday/Sunday is supposed to be sunny and 48-54 degrees!

Ya we are going to work on Dreadly's bike and then hopefully get on the hiway for a little while

Will do for sure but I think you just did LOL
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 06, 2011, 12:46:43 am
Only on 4 wheels, more  :snowing: suppose to be :snowing: for next 9 days.  I now really really hate :snowing:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RedStar Raider on Apr 06, 2011, 01:04:30 am
I got a decent amount of riding in yesterday and could not be happier.  Got to ride to and from work.  Once I got home, I took my son out for a nice long birthday ride to his favorite restaurant and we rode the long way home.

Great times :)
Very cool Brother! it don't get much better than that!!


RSR
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Apr 06, 2011, 06:46:24 am
Rode for several hours yesterday.  Temperature wise was great (70's) and nice to shed the jacket and Cruise with a T-shirt.  Wind wise was terrible again, with gust up to 45 mph out of the west.  Was really pleasant going east, not so good the other directions, but at least got to ride.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: WilCon on Apr 06, 2011, 06:52:07 am
I rode to work this morning! It's a whopping 30 degrees, but it is supposed to get to 65 and sunny later! Thank god for a windshield this morning.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 06, 2011, 09:17:53 am
Rode in to work and it was very enjoyable and peaceful.  No problems with traffic and even met up with another bike and cruised most of the way staggered in the carpool lane.

Suprisingly I had a very peaceful drive home yesterday too.  Anyone that was driving behind me in the carpool lane gave me plenty of room (I'm talking about 20 car lengths) and that never happens. It was really nice.  It's amazing the difference in my mood when I get home when nobody has tried to kill me.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Apr 06, 2011, 12:52:54 pm
Going fo ra short little ride today. Maybe 20 miles at most, but at least I get to do that many.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 06, 2011, 01:17:48 pm
Going fo ra short little ride today. Maybe 20 miles at most, but at least I get to do that many.

very true  :(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Wavz on Apr 06, 2011, 10:40:22 pm
It has been 6 long months since I got to feel the power. 52 and sunny!!

Got 2 thumbs up and many head turners......it never gets old.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 07, 2011, 01:10:20 am
not even the 4 wheeler today :(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 07, 2011, 09:23:05 am
Wasn't sure if I'd be able to ride in this morning.  It rained on my way home yesterday. Nothing bad, but enough to make a mess of everything.  My bike was very dirty, so I wiped it down as soon as I got home and then wiped off the parts that needed to cool this morning.  Back to dry weather, so I did end up driving in and it was another enjoyable one.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 60ford on Apr 07, 2011, 05:08:50 pm
Rode to work today, when I got home I took the wife riding for a couple hours. This was the first time she really got to go riding, she really enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ROADKILL on Apr 07, 2011, 06:10:21 pm
Rode coast to coast today....Ok in Florida that's not hard to do...7 hr round trip including lunch....only had to  hit about 10 miles of intestate the rest was back roads, high 70's, no traffic and no idiots..... :ohyeah:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RaiderTN on Apr 07, 2011, 06:39:38 pm
I have to be in AZ for the next 7 weeks and couldn't bring my bike... the weather has been great and all I see all day long are bikes... this sucks
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Apr 07, 2011, 08:05:03 pm
Out for awhile midday, cloudy but not too windy today.  Sun came out this evening so out again for about an hour.  Started off with a T-shirt, but had to put the jacket on when the wind came up.  All in all, a great day.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on Apr 07, 2011, 09:32:10 pm
Small ride after work today sure wish I was off work around noon was the best part of the day here in Wyoming!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 08, 2011, 01:42:43 am
More snow and cold here, so I put a few more miles riding the 4 wheeler on the dog mushing trails.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Apr 08, 2011, 07:50:31 am

will be heading off to work on the bike today ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 08, 2011, 09:54:10 am
I have to be in AZ for the next 7 weeks and couldn't bring my bike... the weather has been great and all I see all day long are bikes... this sucks

One of those bikes may have been me.  Welcome to AZ!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 09, 2011, 07:10:35 pm
still no 2 wheel riding but I've been getting a lot of 4 wheel riding.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Apr 09, 2011, 07:27:39 pm
Dreadly did  :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: THUNDER on Apr 09, 2011, 07:49:27 pm
310 miles today to Carlos, Texas Yankee Tavern, Got to meet a new Raider Rider and shared the Forum with him, He will be signing up soon.....Had a great time but paying for it now with the hand swelled twice the size it's suppose to be, But that will be my last ride for 8 to 10 weeks.....
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wolfraider on Apr 09, 2011, 08:01:09 pm
245 miles, cold and windy, but far better than nothing at all!
Wisconsin/Minnesota Flood Run along the St. Croix and Mississippi next weekend. I hope for better weather!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 09, 2011, 08:05:54 pm
Dreadly did  :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:


Sure, go ahead, rub it in. :D :D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Apr 09, 2011, 08:16:25 pm
Short ride today, temperature in the 60's with sunshine, but wind was over 45 mph and gusty.  Just when you thought you had it made, it switched direction again.  About an hour was all I could handle, but was the 32nd day in a row I've been out so was worth it.  Rain and possible snow in forecast tomorrow.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Apr 09, 2011, 08:19:06 pm
Dreadly did  :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:


Sure, go ahead, rub it in. :D :D

Ok ;D Rode 160 miles today ;) Stopped by the Harley shop to pick up some more S100. I don't know how they can afford to keep like 30 new bikes on there show roof floor :o This area is not a booming economy by a long shot. But then again seems like 90% of the bikes around here are Harley's ???
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 60ford on Apr 09, 2011, 09:38:17 pm
Went out for about 2 hours after the rain stopped. Great ride.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Kevin Dixon on Apr 09, 2011, 09:58:34 pm
90 degrees today in Kansas City and 90 degrees tomorrow.  I rode and will ride again.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: towguy500 on Apr 09, 2011, 10:03:42 pm
90's here today. Put on 350 in the wind, but it is always windy in Kansas.  Looking for some more tomorrow.  O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RickS on Apr 09, 2011, 10:21:00 pm
Got the first ride of the season in. Temp was around 50, a little windy and no sun. Not a real long ride but very nice. Tomorrow it is expected to reach in the 70's for a few hours, still windy and cloudy but I'll be taking my first extended ride.

Hopefully I'll see some riders out tommorrow too. Today I only saw one other rider.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: JuJuBee on Apr 09, 2011, 10:21:25 pm
I managed to get a few hours on the bike this morning and it was a good thing too. This afternoon a storm rolled through again and washed the bike for me in the driveway.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 10, 2011, 12:12:43 pm
Dreadly did  :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

YEP!!  Wasn't far but it was a ride.  ;D
Title: Who rode Today
Post by: Tess84 on Apr 10, 2011, 05:03:07 pm
Did a short 60 mile ride to Atlantic beach and back stop for some cold refreshments was a great ride with a good friend
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Apr 10, 2011, 05:22:34 pm
50 mph winds here again today, but some sunshine and in the 50's so did get in about an hour ride. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Apr 10, 2011, 05:34:45 pm
Went for a nice long ride to the bikefest today. Just got back home. What a nice ride.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bluecat77 on Apr 10, 2011, 05:35:32 pm
Got out and rode to Clay City around the Red River Gorge , temps reach in the eighty's with some wind gusts.  Stop at Shell station located near Mountain Pkwy. for a rest break. While I was filling up and a guy walk up to my bike questioning about my pipes , before I realized it , he also was a Raider owner. I pull bike up next to his and start chatting . It wasn't 10 minutes another guy came up start checking out our bikes, he also was a Raider owner riding with his wife in which has a Stryker.  I start telling him about this web site which they haven't heard about it. They sound interested about the web site , may got some to new members.  Just wish I had some business cards to hand out of the web address . I don't mind to get some printed locally with permission to used the home page logo or if anyone have some to sell. There where about fifty to sixty bikes in and out mostly HD's , but one thing about it the Raider's talk the loudest when departed had all the heads turning.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Silver09 on Apr 10, 2011, 07:13:41 pm
The Mrs and I rode down to Lil Nashville today. It was a nice ride and a welcome change from the conditions just 24 hrs prior. While down there, we were posted on a bench and I noticed a guy pull up on a red Raider. I went over to strike up a conversation. Really nice guy. At the same time I was talking to him, I got to meet one of our forum's members, seancarlile27. He walked up, introduced himself,  and joined us. We both started pitching this forum and I think soon we are going to have another member from Indiana.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Apr 10, 2011, 07:33:09 pm
WE did! Wished more of you'all were there too.  http://s1029.photobucket.com/albums/y355/gostr8r/Leesburg%20Bikefest%202011/
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RickS on Apr 10, 2011, 08:16:48 pm
WE did! Wished more of you'all were there too.  http://s1029.photobucket.com/albums/y355/gostr8r/Leesburg%20Bikefest%202011/

The video was the first time I've ever seen 5 Raiders riding in a row. It was ,,ba,,,,ba   :crying: sniff,,, beautiful

Now that I composed myself a little, I rode today. It was the first good weather day of the season. My face is a little sunburn but well worth it.

Also go to say I love that custom paint on that raider from the link in the quoted post. Is that guy a member? Do you know anything about the paint job?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Apr 10, 2011, 08:35:56 pm
The gold highlighted bike is Digger's [Nordicsoul from MBF]. He had a gawd awful collision last year coming home from Daytona and is still in recovery from being broken up so bad. He doesn't use his computer much, so I can't even get an E-mail thru to him. Some folks are just not electronically connected and rarely uses the web at all. He's the best at what he does professionally tho and I have a great deal of respect for him. I have more pics of him and his bike before and after in my gallery. This one is a new one since his last '09 LS model was totaled.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dejablu110 on Apr 10, 2011, 09:00:20 pm
it was a perfect day today....thanks for the company Ray!! Couldnt
have been any more perfect!! Hope yall enjoyed the breakfast too
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: seancarlile27 on Apr 10, 2011, 09:16:30 pm
The Mrs and I rode down to Lil Nashville today. It was a nice ride and a welcome change from the conditions just 24 hrs prior. While down there, we were posted on a bench and I noticed a guy pull up on a red Raider. I went over to strike up a conversation. Really nice guy. At the same time I was talking to him, I got to meet one of our forum's members, seancarlile27. He walked up, introduced himself,  and joined us. We both started pitching this forum and I think soon we are going to have another member from Indiana.

I walked up to the guy and said you know these Harley guys have no idea we have the best bikes here do they?  He turned around and laughed with me as you said something too.  I hope he does decide to make his way to this forum.  He hasn't done much to the bike and he might regret joining when he takes a look at some of the rides on here  :lolsign: 

As I said in the PM it's too bad I couldn't chat with ya some more but the group was heading out and I had to go.  Hopefully that guy joins and the three of us plus JR and any others here in Indy can ride together soon.  Regardless, it was awesome to get to chat for a few! 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 1starraider on Apr 10, 2011, 09:17:46 pm
My son and I went riding today after a hard days work spliting fire wood, great day for riding. Only got about 30 miles or so, but it was fun.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 1starraider on Apr 10, 2011, 09:21:36 pm
 77 degress and sunny, guess who is riding tomorrow. Just a little taste of summer in the early spring. Can't wait. :raider: :raider:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: THUNDER on Apr 10, 2011, 10:08:23 pm
Wasn't going to, But Rode today to the Hawg Stop, Rode the Dog And it ran great......But still gonna sell it, if the right money comes around, The RAIDER will be there for ever like that old bagger I have stuffed back in the shop, But Man that's a fun scoot to ride.....Had a Hell of a time and watched some Musicaians that I do not have words to explain.......Great Day.....
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 10, 2011, 10:20:21 pm
Still too much  :snowing: here, but we are getting more   :sunny: so maybe in a few more days I can  :biker:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 1starraider on Apr 10, 2011, 10:24:27 pm
Still too much  :snowing: here, but we are getting more   :sunny: so maybe in a few more days I can  :biker:
I hate it for you bro, hopfully the weather turns to the good side soon enough for you.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 10, 2011, 10:35:18 pm
I still have the 4 wheeler and have bee riding it, but yesterday I was riding in a rough area catching some air having loads of fun then on one landing I hit a bit hard and the old knees felt it, I guess at 60+ I should not try to act like a 20 something.  :D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: EraserX33 on Apr 10, 2011, 11:46:58 pm
We had our annual bike show, (small), yesterday and there were a few bikes out.  It's definitely close.  Side streets are still icey in the mornings.  This morning I woke up to another inch and a half.  It was pretty depressing to let the dog out and see the roads all white again.   :-\

I'm thinking unless something drastic happens I should be able to get my first 2011 ride in this weekend.  I'm hoping to anyway.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: cdnraider09 on Apr 11, 2011, 06:50:57 am
I rode all weekend put about 300 miles on it while riding thru the hill country. Now Today is clean up day. its just filthy with dust and dirt.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 11, 2011, 11:54:29 am
Dreadly did  :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

YEP!!  Wasn't far but it was a ride.  ;D

CONGRATS!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 11, 2011, 11:56:38 am
Friday night my wife and I rode to a local bike night that just started up.  Got plenty of attention with both bikes.

Saturday- DID NOT RIDE!  It drizzled rain all damn day.

Sunday- Rain no where in site, but pretty busy since I couldn't do much due to the rain, so we ended up just doing a short trip to Home Depot. 11 miles round trip is all.

Monday- Rode to work as usual.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 11, 2011, 12:18:19 pm
Dreadly did  :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

YEP!!  Wasn't far but it was a ride.  ;D

CONGRATS!!!

went for a beer and pool ... it was great! Two Raven Raiders ruling the streets ...  ;D
I quickly learned why I go through a lot of gas ... love the sound of the exhaust. I may be just excited about riding again, but I sounds to me that after adding the PCV the bike had a bit more growl.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Madcow on Apr 11, 2011, 12:43:13 pm
AWESOME ride in this morning and shaping up to be even better ride home!!!! 80++ degrees. thats somewhere around 26.5C for our northern friends.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 11, 2011, 01:13:15 pm
Dreadly did  :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

YEP!!  Wasn't far but it was a ride.  ;D

CONGRATS!!!

went for a beer and pool ... it was great! Two Raven Raiders ruling the streets ...  ;D
I quickly learned why I go through a lot of gas ... love the sound of the exhaust. I may be just excited about riding again, but I sounds to me that after adding the PCV the bike had a bit more growl.

If it's so damn cold out, what are you doing in the pool???

Actually I was bummed we had rain this weekend because it brought the temps down and I told my wife I'm really looking forward to getting into our pool.  That'll be nice when I'm out riding in 100+ weather.  Just shed my gear and clothing and drop directly in the pool. Probably next month. Can't wait!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 11, 2011, 01:44:08 pm
If it's so damn cold out, what are you doing in the pool???

Actually I was bummed we had rain this weekend because it brought the temps down and I told my wife I'm really looking forward to getting into our pool.  That'll be nice when I'm out riding in 100+ weather.  Just shed my gear and clothing and drop directly in the pool. Probably next month. Can't wait!

beer and pool - at the pool hall  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 11, 2011, 02:08:49 pm
If it's so damn cold out, what are you doing in the pool???

Actually I was bummed we had rain this weekend because it brought the temps down and I told my wife I'm really looking forward to getting into our pool.  That'll be nice when I'm out riding in 100+ weather.  Just shed my gear and clothing and drop directly in the pool. Probably next month. Can't wait!

beer and pool - at the pool hall  ;D

I know. Just had to give you a hard time.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 1starraider on Apr 11, 2011, 09:07:17 pm
 It was a little chilly this morning when I left home, the ride to work was brisk. It felt great to be on the bike and just enjoy a ride the morning air. Got to work and found that everyone rode ( we have about 10 employees that own bikes). Took the long way to my night job and boy was that a great ride, sunny, upper seventies and low winds. Can't wait for the ride home. :raider: :raider:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Apr 11, 2011, 09:11:41 pm
well I converted my bike and took the wife out for a rip went for lunch and came back just before the rain It was cool she didn't mind riding on the touring passenger seat nice ride but it's going to get cold for a while now.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 11, 2011, 11:30:16 pm
went 4 wheeling again this evening, 2 wheeling is still a while away.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: KRAYZ1 on Apr 11, 2011, 11:55:09 pm
I rode in the car , my wife said she would let me ride "B" on the Road King but I had to pass
give me a few more days and I may take her up on it... 5O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Thumper on Apr 12, 2011, 09:07:05 am
Rode Saturday and Sunday, was a bit windy but pretty awesome to get a few hundred kms in none the less.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Apr 12, 2011, 03:14:15 pm
ME ME ME- had my chrome rims and Avon 250 put on  this morning and then went riding. Awesome 70 degs out  today  here in northwest Ia
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Apr 12, 2011, 07:27:14 pm
To work and back
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wrangler on Apr 12, 2011, 08:25:54 pm
Rode to Lubbock, TX today. My mom had a pacemaker put in today. She's doing good. Ride was good, 140 miles.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 12, 2011, 10:48:33 pm
Still to much  :snowing:  but it is dissapearing so i am hopping to be on the Raider sometime next week.  In the mean time I am still logging miles on the King Quad.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Apr 12, 2011, 11:10:46 pm
I rode today like I always do, but what was different was that I took my dogs for a ride today. The boy wasn't to sure about it but then wanted to go again and the girl absolutely loved it and didn't wanna get off my lap when I pulled in the garage. ;D I used a body harness on them and tied it to my torso so there was no way they could jump or fall off unless I did. We only went to the end of my street and back about 2 times. Glad I did it and they are too. Let me say now that if anyone has a problem with it or is going to try and tell me that my dogs didn't like it... KISS MY WHITE ASS! They loved it and we will be doing it again. 8)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 13, 2011, 02:57:39 am
I use to to take my dogs for rides too.  Still would if I had any but alas all dogs go to heaven :(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 13, 2011, 09:56:01 am
When we got our dog I had full intent to get her to ride with me. I had planned on building a special seat that I could strap her to.  She will not have anything to do with the motorcycle.  She'll sniff it when it's turned off and lick it as I wash it, but once I turn it on she is gone.  Now I'm afraid she's too big as she has to weight about 40-50 pounds.  I'd have to build a pretty large seat to keep her safe.

I planned on getting her a helmet and already have goggles for her.

Whenever we head out to the garage to leave on bikes I tell her how she didn't want to be a "motorcycle" dog, otherwise she could go too.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Apr 13, 2011, 10:51:37 am
It might be a bit of a challenge for me my lab is over a hundred pounds now that would be a site LOL
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Apr 13, 2011, 12:03:15 pm
It might be a bit of a challenge for me my lab is over a hundred pounds now that would be a site LOL

Same with my White German Shepherd....
If I had "money to burn" I'd have a side car made... just for him.   ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: seventhLetter on Apr 13, 2011, 05:17:48 pm
Rode into work in 41 degrees. But cool thing is today was company outing to a baseball game. Got to ride over on my bike in the 71 degree late morning, then rode to dealer and shot the sh*t with Hank my sales guy. went helmet shopping-no luck yet. It's been a good day.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 13, 2011, 05:21:45 pm
Rode into work in 41 degrees. But cool thing is today was company outing to a baseball game. Got to ride over on my bike in the 71 degree late morning

Plus you got to make everyone at your work jealous when you pulled up at the ball park on a bike.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: seventhLetter on Apr 13, 2011, 05:36:31 pm
True that! One other guy had his bike there today. It was a CBR600 all black. A real beauty. I had fun on the interstate on the way to the game. I was about a .25 mile back and opened it up. Went flying past him. I know he could have hammered me if he really wanted to, but he didn't. It was FUN!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Apr 13, 2011, 06:07:33 pm
A great day to ride so I did.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Apr 13, 2011, 11:15:50 pm
I had to work all day and then head up to Jacksonville. I wanted to ride out here (152 miles) again, but I had to return my Uncle's car so I didn't get too, but it looks like it's going to be a great weekend for riding and I come back tomorrow. :raider:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Apr 13, 2011, 11:24:15 pm
When we got our dog I had full intent to get her to ride with me. I had planned on building a special seat that I could strap her to.  She will not have anything to do with the motorcycle.  She'll sniff it when it's turned off and lick it as I wash it, but once I turn it on she is gone.  Now I'm afraid she's too big as she has to weight about 40-50 pounds.  I'd have to build a pretty large seat to keep her safe.

I planned on getting her a helmet and already have goggles for her.

Whenever we head out to the garage to leave on bikes I tell her how she didn't want to be a "motorcycle" dog, otherwise she could go too.

Having a seat for them would be cool, but I prefer to strap them to me instead of the bike... just in case ya know. It's funny because my dog ran and jumped right up on my lap as soon as I sat on the bike. It's a 7.5lb miniature pincher. Now very time a bike rides near the house my dog runs to the door and starts doing all the tricks she knows so I'll take her for a ride. My other dog went up to the bike and was growling at the girls every time they walked near it. He's claiming the bike as his own now. I swear I have the funniest damn dogs in the world.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 14, 2011, 01:12:42 am
Still cold still snow on the road and now they have the gaul to predict more snow.  I sure do miss global warming.  Hey, Al Gore, I would like to invite you to North Pole for a week, I have a cute almost totally rustic cabin I am sure you would enjoy, it does have electricity.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 14, 2011, 09:46:13 am
My other dog went up to the bike and was growling at the girls every time they walked near it.

Sorry, but that dog would have to go.   You don't want the girls to shy away from the bike.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 14, 2011, 10:28:04 am
Not today ......... why, because it's SNOWING!! WTF!!!!!! We're supposed to get 20cm
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Apr 14, 2011, 10:31:27 am
70 degs on Tuesday-Today 35deg and raining and they are saying we are going to get 2 inches of snow tomorrow
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Thumper on Apr 14, 2011, 10:31:40 am
Well if it hasn't hit you yet Dread, let me tell you, we got hammered by snow!  And it's still falling.  Bone dry yesterday and I kid you not, at least a foot of snow to brush off my car this morning.  They are saying 15cm's fell, I'd say 10inches is more like it.  Tried uploading a photo for you, but my work laptop blows.  And by the time I get home I'm sure you'll already have a clue what we're dealing with.  Sometimes I kick myself for buying an AWD drive car.  Would have been a great day to call in and stay in bed...
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 14, 2011, 10:32:25 am
I think you northerners are living in a very backwards area. It is almost swimming weather here. I plan to be in our pool in another two to three weeks.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 14, 2011, 10:33:25 am
Oh and of course I rode today!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Apr 14, 2011, 10:35:23 am
Not me we are getting another 4" of snow here Time to drill out the factory exhaust  ;D
Title: Who rode Today
Post by: Tess84 on Apr 14, 2011, 02:45:15 pm
(http://tapa.tk/mu/a6890e71-4e21-f549.jpg)

Started out today at 504mi took the snap shot as I rolled 600 finished the day just under 800 will be dropping off here shortly for 600mi service was a great day to ride to wilmington and back with a good buddy
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 14, 2011, 02:57:29 pm
(http://tapa.tk/mu/a6890e71-4e21-f549.jpg)

Started out today at 504mi took the snap shot as I rolled 600 finished the day just under 800 will be dropping off here shortly for 600mi service was a great day to ride to wilmington and back with a good buddy

Very good!  My wife ran up almost 900 miles on her new Stryker when she decided she should get it in for the 600 mile service.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: cdnraider09 on Apr 14, 2011, 04:21:18 pm
no riding for me for the next 60-90 days boys, I'll be up in St. Louis on site, sucks but what you gonna do the money is good. :P
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: THUNDER on Apr 14, 2011, 05:29:32 pm
Yep, sure did, Rode the mower around and around the yard, had to get all that kinda stuff done, Surgery tomorrow at noon, then 6 to 8 weeks recovery........ >:( >:(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bluecat77 on Apr 14, 2011, 08:14:55 pm
Wish you a fast and speedy recovery
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 60ford on Apr 14, 2011, 08:33:58 pm
Rode to work today. Me and some guys from work rode for about 3 hours after work, really great weather.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Meydan on Apr 14, 2011, 09:40:21 pm
I was able to get a little riding in today.  Just rode around town, gathering a few ooooo's and ahhhhh's along the way as drivers passed me or I passed them.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Apr 14, 2011, 10:20:04 pm
Today I rode a total of 4.5 miles. I was supposed to go to the local bike night which is a good 12 or more miles one way, but plans changed and i never got back out. That's okay though because we are going to put a lot of miles on the bike this weekend for sure. :raider:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 15, 2011, 12:49:45 am
I am down to just over a 1/10 of a mile of snow to get cleared and then I can get out on 2 wheels. What really sucks is in trying to push the snow out of my driveway I managed to get the 4 wheeler hung up and had to dig it out.   :witsend: :banghead: I want global warming to come back, and the sooner the better.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: EraserX33 on Apr 15, 2011, 01:28:25 am
I did.  FINALLY.  BOOOOYAH!

Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 17, 2011, 02:51:02 am
Good for you Eraser, I was out on four again, and soon I will out on two, the snow is disappearing.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: EraserX33 on Apr 17, 2011, 05:30:24 am
It was a beautiful day.  Chilly, but beautiful.

(https://www.roadstarraider.com/gallery/223-170411062404.jpeg)

(https://www.roadstarraider.com/gallery/223-170411062554.jpeg)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ronsv1 on Apr 17, 2011, 07:19:26 am
high winds and rain again today, still haven't gotten the bikes out of the garage. Finally got the salt washed off the roads now if the weather would just cooperate
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: EraserX33 on Apr 17, 2011, 09:11:51 am
.... Awesome pics, beautiful bike bro. Glad to see you finally gettin to enjoy it.

Thanks.  All I had with me was the phone but they turned out at least.

Almost 7 months to the day since my last ride.  You think you miss something until you get to do it after a long absense and realize just how much more you missed it than you thought.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 17, 2011, 09:27:21 am
.... Awesome pics, beautiful bike bro. Glad to see you finally gettin to enjoy it.

Thanks.  All I had with me was the phone but they turned out at least.

Almost 7 months to the day since my last ride.  You think you miss something until you get to do it after a long absense and realize just how much more you missed it than you thought.

 :applause: :applause: :applause:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 17, 2011, 05:10:06 pm
Darrel, I know that I know that view, but yet I can not think of where that is.  Refresh my memory please.

I think I have seen that Vstar in Chugiak and talked to the owner.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bigblue113 on Apr 17, 2011, 06:37:45 pm
20 minute spin......needed some therapy.........sets the mind and ease and erases all the demonds in my head......my angel is faster.....
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RedStar Raider on Apr 17, 2011, 06:39:24 pm
Darrell, that bike looks like a chrome whore got a hold of it during the off season!! Awesome pic!!  :cw:


RSR
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Apr 17, 2011, 06:40:17 pm
Darrel that looks like the place ouy took Kim and I took on 3 East, the Glenallen Hiway.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: johnmartyblake on Apr 17, 2011, 06:43:31 pm
Great Pics making me real jealous seing as its good riding weather back home.
 Stuck working in Mexico bike back in Tx. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: montanaweightlifter on Apr 17, 2011, 07:05:04 pm
Rode the Skalkaho pass, a little cold when driving by frozen lakes, but it was a great trip. Saw bighorn sheep, elk (100 or so), and deer, hawks, eagles, and beautiful sceenery. 94miles the most i've driven since last summer, was great to get out.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Apr 17, 2011, 07:15:55 pm
Wife and I went on another T.I.T.S. Ride today. I was only 20 minutes late getting to Otter Creek this year too. Awesome weather, good friends and food. The scenery was nice, service was slooooooow and the one man band was too loud, but we were right next to the speakers. It was good to see some of the same riders again and we each brought some new buddies with us. Heres a couple shots, but Kim mostly took videos. I'll post them on my photobucket page and add the link again. One of my neighbors, Ben, had to leave early so he's not in the group shot. At least we had 4 women this year  :D, and as always the red Raiders dominated   8)  !
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: LongDrive352 on Apr 17, 2011, 07:46:38 pm
So much for proof that I went !  Wife's gonna wonder ....   Ha Ha Ha...

Seriously though, had a great time on the ride today.  It was awesome meeting you all.  RK, thanks for taking point for so much of the trip.

Next time I'll make sure to be in the right place at the right time for the group pic too.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: EraserX33 on Apr 17, 2011, 08:01:21 pm
Darrel that looks like the place ouy took Kim and I took on 3 East, the Glenallen Hiway.

Darrel, I know that I know that view, but yet I can not think of where that is.  Refresh my memory please.

I think I have seen that Vstar in Chugiak and talked to the owner.

Single bike pic is from Turnagain Arm just before Girdwood at the pullout.  The group shot is from Portage Glacier just before the tunnel to Whittier. 

Ray, this was the road I wanted to take you down but we didn't have time.  It's a beautiful ride.  Heads south outside of town.  The guy on the touring bike is Mark whom you met last year.

SLK,  there's a lot of these VStars running around here.  Not sure if you knew the owner of this one or not.  My buddy Ernest picked this one up used last year.  I'll ask him if the guy was from Chugiak.  I can't remember.  Pretty bad since I was the one that found the craigs listing for him.


Darrell, that bike looks like a chrome whore got a hold of it during the off season!! Awesome pic!!  :cw:


RSR


Larry... thanks bro.  Yeah I added a lot of stuff this past Winter.  I should have took a pic of the other side as well.  She's real 'Chiney' now.   8)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: EraserX33 on Apr 17, 2011, 08:05:28 pm
At least we had 4 women this year  :D, and as always the red Raiders dominated   8)  !

I see one of thos 4 was that pretty wife of yours.  Make sure and tell Kim we said hey.

Red Raiders Dominate... We of course they did.   ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Apr 17, 2011, 08:42:51 pm
Done Darrell, thanks. LongDrive352 was there, but somehow missed the group shot that the guy with the drunk dog took of us. I can vouch for wifey that you were there and you 'didn't' accept the advances of the cute little waitress that spilled a drink on you just to get real close and say she was sorry. Really he didn't. Here's the link to my photobucket page that has the videos. Roadkill was in the videos but he was too fast to see'em. Anyhow there in the album marked 'The times of my life with my life Kimberly'  http://s1029.photobucket.com/albums/y355/gostr8r/The%20times%20of%20my%20life%20with%20my%20wife%20Kimberly/
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: seancarlile27 on Apr 17, 2011, 09:00:37 pm
Wasn't that warm but still sunny and 58.  Decided to ride to Hooters today...for the wings of course.   ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Apr 17, 2011, 09:09:31 pm
I did only around our town but at least I got on the thing.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 17, 2011, 09:19:55 pm
Getting closer and closer, I only 350 ft. or so of hard pack snow to deal with.  But I did do some more 4 wheeling.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 60ford on Apr 17, 2011, 10:13:38 pm
Rode 150 mile loop around Southern Indiana. Found that I hate my seat.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: montanaweightlifter on Apr 17, 2011, 10:28:36 pm
A pic of the ride today.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: EraserX33 on Apr 17, 2011, 11:43:26 pm
That's a great picture.    :thumbs:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: LongDrive352 on Apr 18, 2011, 06:05:06 am
Done Darrell, thanks. LongDrive352 was there, but somehow missed the group shot that the guy with the drunk dog took of us. I can vouch for wifey that you were there and you 'didn't' accept the advances of the cute little waitress that spilled a drink on you just to get real close and say she was sorry. Really he didn't. Here's the link to my photobucket page that has the videos. Roadkill was in the videos but he was too fast to see'em. Anyhow there in the album marked 'The times of my life with my life Kimberly'  http://s1029.photobucket.com/albums/y355/gostr8r/The%20times%20of%20my%20life%20with%20my%20wife%20Kimberly/

Ha Ha Ha...Thanks gostr8r.  Maybe I should've kept my mouth shut.  Ha Ha Ha...she sure was a little cutie.  It was hard to be upset about a little tea running down my back. 

See you next time.  Great vids by the way.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: WilCon on Apr 18, 2011, 07:47:42 am
Late post but I rode yesterday to pick some stuff up at the store and then ran it out a few miles on a beautiful cool evening!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Thumper on Apr 18, 2011, 08:41:47 am
Haven't been on the bike since Wednesday.  I promised a picture, so here it is.  Taken with the cell phone, so it sucks, but you'll get the idea.  Remember, the roads were bone dry Tuesday night and I had just put a couple hundred miles on the bike a few days previous in 54 deg weather...

(https://www.roadstarraider.com/gallery/1270-180411085234.jpeg)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 18, 2011, 09:40:25 am
Thumper ... is that as of right now?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Apr 18, 2011, 10:22:55 am
Thumper ... is that as of right now?

Dear god I thought we got hit WOW
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 18, 2011, 10:41:11 am
Saturday- Replaced my battery and then went out riding to make sure everything was okay and mainly because I was stuck in our Durango in the morning and losing my mind seeing all the bikes on the road.  Only did about 20 miles, but it was worth it getting out.

Sunday-  Met Tail Dragger on his visit down to AZ.  We met up at Fountain Hills, AZ for about 2.5-3 hours and had a great time getting to know him.

This was the first time I had met anyone from the forum in person and I couldn't have asked for a better first meeting. Tail Dragger is a really good guy.  Maybe next time he can bring the wife and the Raider with him.

Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Thumper on Apr 18, 2011, 11:03:34 am
Thumper ... is that as of right now?
Nah, it started melting Thursday and I would say 80% of it is gone, but there is ice on the road again and it's not really supposed to hit decent plus numbers again until later this week.  There had been street cleaners out a bit early last week, but I am guessing after that dump we're a few weeks from seeing them again.  Probably set back our gravel free riding a few weeks for sure.

The crazy part about it was that there was absolutely no snow or ice to be found on the roads, and most ground was uncovered showing us the nice spring brown ground.  This all came over night, between letting the dogs out at 11:00pm for their pre bed piss (nothing had fallen yet) to taking that picture at 7:00am in the morning when I got to work.  Definately the largest dump in a short period we have seen in years.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 18, 2011, 11:42:51 am
It's like you all live on different planet than I do.  I'm out this weekend in over 90 weather and can't even imagine snow around.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Thumper on Apr 18, 2011, 11:59:24 am
I wish I lived on your planet...
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Apr 18, 2011, 12:44:42 pm
I wish I lived on your planet...


We got hit on Thursday but it's basically back to where it was once we hit 10 deg C I'm back out again
No Mo :snowing: dam it :rant:

Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 18, 2011, 01:04:52 pm
I wish I lived on your planet...

Me too hehehehe
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 18, 2011, 01:36:16 pm
Saturday- Replaced my battery and then went out riding to make sure everything was okay and mainly because I was stuck in our Durango in the morning and losing my mind seeing all the bikes on the road.  Only did about 20 miles, but it was worth it getting out.

Sunday-  Met Tail Dragger on his visit down to AZ.  We met up at Fountain Hills, AZ for about 2.5-3 hours and had a great time getting to know him.

This was the first time I had met anyone from the forum in person and I couldn't have asked for a better first meeting. Tail Dragger is a really good guy.  Maybe next time he can bring the wife and the Raider with him.

Isn't it cool to meet someone and have that immediate connection - the Raider.  ;D
I'm three for three meeting great folks from this forum.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Apr 18, 2011, 02:27:21 pm
Rode to Melbourne and then up to Jacksonville this morning. Over 200 miles total. I noticed when I pulled over to take a break that my tag was hanging by one bolt. I had to zip tie it up to finish the ride. What pisses me off is that nobody even waved at me to let me know I was about to lose my tag or worse. Either way I finally made it here and I'm looking forward to bike night in Jacksonville.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ROADKILL on Apr 18, 2011, 03:20:26 pm
Rode to Melbourne and then up to Jacksonville this morning. Over 200 miles total. I noticed when I pulled over to take a break that my tag was hanging by one bolt. I had to zip tie it up to finish the ride. What pisses me off is that nobody even waved at me to let me know I was about to lose my tag or worse. Either way I finally made it here and I'm looking forward to bike night in Jacksonville.
I'm going to just to see if you make it..... :popcorn:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 18, 2011, 03:21:05 pm
Rode to Melbourne and then up to Jacksonville this morning. Over 200 miles total. I noticed when I pulled over to take a break that my tag was hanging by one bolt. I had to zip tie it up to finish the ride. What pisses me off is that nobody even waved at me to let me know I was about to lose my tag or worse. Either way I finally made it here and I'm looking forward to bike night in Jacksonville.

Maybe they were afraid if they motioned to you that you'd open up a can of whip ass on them.  Enjoy Bike Night and Ride safe!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dchertz on Apr 18, 2011, 07:16:08 pm
To work and back twice 30 miles LOL not far but rode!!!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Apr 18, 2011, 07:36:58 pm
To work and back here also. But only 6 miles twice :o
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Apr 18, 2011, 08:11:39 pm
I wasn't talking about Buffalos Roadkill. I was talking about the bike night they had tonight at Town Center off the JTB. They have a bike night every Monday over here, but we didn't make it cause we ended up at Emporer's Gentlemens Club. ;D I thought about going to Buffalos, but I'm leaving here on Wednesday afternoon.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Apr 18, 2011, 08:57:37 pm
PJ I hope to ride to Bike Night here with you Thursday before my long stretch of down time.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: EraserX33 on Apr 18, 2011, 11:02:32 pm
Rode to work and back.   ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 19, 2011, 12:23:39 am
Rode to work and back.   ;D

Go brother Eraser!

I'm doing an oil change ... double clutch mod and changing the transfer case oil in prep for a ride to work on Wednesday
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: EraserX33 on Apr 19, 2011, 12:27:06 am
Hey man... let me know how you like that double clutch mod works out for you.  I'm still on the fence on which I will do.  That of the Barons kit.  I'm curious of your thoughts on it.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 19, 2011, 12:33:46 am
Hey man... let me know how you like that double clutch mod works out for you.  I'm still on the fence on which I will do.  That of the Barons kit.  I'm curious of your thoughts on it.

Shall do!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 19, 2011, 02:21:51 am
I did the double clutch at my last oil change and got 150 miles on it before the snow fell.  As far as hooking up at launch and staying tight at high speed it feels as good as as the 60 lb. Barnett clutch which I put in the 1100 vstar that is now in Chugiak.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 19, 2011, 02:32:20 am
Oh yeah, I am getting much closer to riding was able to clean some more snow off the street today.  man I wish we had road maintenance service in our neighborhood, my snow plow broke this evening and it took me $13 and 2.5 hours to fix it >:(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 19, 2011, 09:23:02 am
Had a great ride in to work. Passed five other motorcycles on my ride. More than I normally see.  The only additional gear I had on besides my normal stuff were chaps to protect my pants from getting covered with bugs. No more hoodie, heavy gloves or balaclava and all of my winter liners have been removed from my jacket and chaps for a few weeks now. It's now bright out at 5:45, so my rides in are so much more pleasant (and safer).
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 19, 2011, 09:34:20 am
Had a great ride in to work. Passed five other motorcycles on my ride. More than I normally see.  The only additional gear I had on besides my normal stuff were chaps to protect my pants from getting covered with bugs. No more hoodie, heavy gloves or balaclava and all of my winter liners have been removed from my jacket and chaps for a few weeks now. It's now bright out at 5:45, so my rides in are so much more pleasant (and safer).

 >:( >:( >:( followed by  :applause: :applause: :applause: and then by  :crying: :crying: :crying: and lastly  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 19, 2011, 09:41:34 am
In all fairness I will admit I started feeling a bit warm when I was stopped on the freeway heading home yesterday afternoon, but that was only for a couple minutes of the ride. I was fine when I was moving.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 20, 2011, 12:16:38 am
I have a lot less snow to deal with as of tonight, but still have more to deal with than I want.  Good news is that I may be out on the Raider by Easter.  But I did get in some 4 wheeling this evening.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 20, 2011, 08:44:07 am
Got to work and was covered in little green bugs.  It's so worth it though.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: cdnraider09 on Apr 20, 2011, 09:41:18 am
wishin   I was riding
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Apr 20, 2011, 04:03:33 pm
Rode over 150 miles today on the highway coming back from Jacksonville. I tried to keep it at 90 mph the whole way and made really good time. I smoked 3 bikes on the way back also and 1 was a sport bike. Yes a sport bike. Apparantly it's not the bike but the rider. Both cruisers seemed to be scared to go over 90-95 mph and the sportbike didn't go passed 110 mph which is a good thing because I was getting nervous and didn't want to go any faster either.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Capt_Zoom on Apr 20, 2011, 04:52:36 pm
I wish...damn snow.  WTF its almost May.  Mother Nature's must have PMS or something.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 21, 2011, 12:39:00 am
No riding of any kind today.  Had a long day, and the weather turned cold as well. >:(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Apr 21, 2011, 08:09:03 am
No riding of any kind today.  Had a long day, and the weather turned cold as well. >:(

Yeah... here as well.   It only hit 80 today.    ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 21, 2011, 09:01:33 am
It was a beautiful 68 F on my ride into work at 6am this morning.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on Apr 21, 2011, 09:12:31 am
woke up at 5 am to snow on the ground great looks like another day with no ride, oh how I long for summer!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bigdognic on Apr 21, 2011, 04:31:45 pm
Even after getting diagnosed with strep throat this morning, I rode in.  The way I was feeling, I was glad I hadn't swapped out my stock exhaust yet.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 1starraider on Apr 21, 2011, 06:31:16 pm
 Rode to work today, great day for a ride, only put 20 mile on her today, :raider: sun was out, light breeze, good time , short but good. 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Starky on Apr 21, 2011, 07:04:09 pm
It quit snowing but now it's raining.  Do they make a 250 knobby tire?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 22, 2011, 12:15:51 am
Went for a 4 wheel ride.  I also was able to get more snow removed, if all goes well and the predicted snow showers  >:( don't come I could be out on Easter. :fingerscrossed:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 22, 2011, 08:56:31 am
What a gorgeous ride in!!!  It had to be around 65 - 70 F and because it's Good Friday traffic was so light.  I was able to ride at about 80mph in the non-carpool lanes and hit 95 twice in the carpool lanes.  That never happens.   It was bright and sunny and the roads were clear.  Absolutely gorgeous!

Got to head home early today to wash up my Raider because tonight I'm meeting my wife after she gets off work and we're heading to bike night.  I heard there was a better turnout last week than the first week.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Apr 22, 2011, 10:47:45 am
Rode to bike night last night and hit over 110 mph at least 3 times on the way home with Gostr8r. Today I'll ride at least 30 miles to work and back. The weather is great here.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 22, 2011, 03:16:07 pm
Not yet, but if all goes well I may try to navigate over the snow that is still here and see what happens.  I will get in a 4 wheel ride though no matter what.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 24, 2011, 12:55:13 am
I finally got a path cleared through the snow and I strained my back, so if I recover tonight I will ride tomorrow.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RedStar Raider on Apr 24, 2011, 02:07:11 am
I got to ride the last two days woot woot woot

RSR
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Apr 24, 2011, 06:21:31 am
Rode for several hours yesterday, cloudy and windy with temperatures in the 40's and low 50's.  Wanted to complain because it wasn't warmer and sunny and then thought of all of you that are still waiting for the season to start, and decided how lucky I was.  Hope you all are able to get on the road soon.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Apr 24, 2011, 08:20:31 am
Threated rain all day yesterday, but was able to ride 60 miles round trip to the next town and stop along the way for a Burger. Had this old retired guy drooling over the bike by the way. ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 24, 2011, 08:35:47 am
da dreaded one is back on the streets! hehehe

Didn't ride anywhere notw worthy, but I rode. Started at the local Timmies serving notice that I was back. Answered a few questions as usual, then off with a couple from work.

Sweet sweet sweet!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wolfraider on Apr 24, 2011, 09:48:28 am
Rode a little yesterday. 42 degrees and windy. It was still fun though!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Apr 24, 2011, 09:54:27 am
da dreaded one is back on the streets! hehehe

Didn't ride anywhere notw worthy, but I rode. Started at the local Timmies serving notice that I was back. Answered a few questions as usual, then off with a couple from work.

Sweet sweet sweet!

Me jealous
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: EZRaider on Apr 24, 2011, 11:36:49 am
Took a really nice ride yesterday with 3 friends.  Went from St. Pete, up to Wikki Wachi and back cruising the back roads.  180 miles. Beautiful morning.  Only hit 1 spot where the Love Bugs were.  Got to clean my bike today.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Apr 24, 2011, 04:51:16 pm
The day started with rain and then turned to snow.  By this afternoon the roads were dry so got in an hours ride.  Little cool at 48 degrees, but nice to get out.  No traffic to speak of, guess everyone is having Easter dinner.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 24, 2011, 07:40:58 pm
I got my first ride of the season in today.  I had to find out if I could handle it with a pulled back muscle.  I rode a total of 6.9 miles  and handled it okay.  However getting off was a bit difficult, I would hate to think what a longer ride would have done to my back.  I did not get to open it up either, in first half of my ride to the point where I turned around, there 4 L.E.O.s handing out tickets.  I have to be cautious as one nailed me last Thursday, I don't believe I was going as fast as he said, but I do believe I was probably going as fast as what he ticketed me for.  I have learned to not argue with them, cause up here they will say you were 20 over when you were probably 10. But they say they will write the ticket for 9 if you promise to keep it down.  However if you argue that you don't think you were doing 20 over, they will write it for 20 and tell you tell it to the judge.  From past experience of knowing several judges personally, I will say that I believe there is a special place in Hell for them.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RedStar Raider on Apr 24, 2011, 09:12:17 pm
  :cop: 5O  8) yes sir  5O   ??? no sir   >:(  5O  will do sir  >:(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ROADKILL on Apr 24, 2011, 09:34:11 pm
Got in about 150 miles today would have gone further but I was running down a two lane road that truckers use alot never a problem until today....as a truck passed going the other direction something flew up and hit the top of my left arm (I think it was a flattened can) didn't hurt but when I looked at my arm there's about a 1 1/2in sq piece of skin flapping around, it wasn't a cut it actually was the top layer of skin that had been shaved back. I get to a gas staion about 5 miles down the road to get some band aids and when I walked in the woman behind the counter looked like she was going to freak out...even though it wasn't deep it sure did bleed a lot....anyway got patched up, headed home, shirt soaking in peroxide to get the blood out and alls fine.
Thinking back about it now...really glad it was just a glancing hit....I really could have been ROADKILL (again)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RedStar Raider on Apr 24, 2011, 09:44:07 pm
Got in about 150 miles today would have gone further but I was running down a two lane road that truckers use alot never a problem until today....as a truck passed going the other direction something flew up and hit the top of my left arm (I think it was a flattened can) didn't hurt but when I looked at my arm there's about a 1 1/2in sq piece of skin flapping around, it wasn't a cut it actually was the top layer of skin that had been shaved back. I get to a gas staion about 5 miles down the road to get some band aids and when I walked in the woman behind the counter looked like she was going to freak out...even though it wasn't deep it sure did bleed a lot....anyway got patched up, headed home, shirt soaking in peroxide to get the blood out and alls fine.
Thinking back about it now...really glad it was just a glancing hit....I really could have been ROADKILL (again)
I for one is real grateful it wasn't any worse! I wouldn't know how to act if my buddy RoadKill was actually roadkill.  :raider:  Ride on Gary! I value your friendship Brother.

RSR
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 24, 2011, 10:54:41 pm
Wow, Roadkill, better start wearing a bit more protective gear. We have seen too much injury and death on this forum, wee need to eliminate it. But I am glad to hear it wasn't any worse.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 25, 2011, 09:02:54 am
RoadKill- Glad to hear you're alright.  This is another reason why I wear the protective gear. There's just too much stuff that can fly up at you.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 25, 2011, 09:04:45 am
I got my first ride of the season in today. 


It's about damn time!   I was getting sick of hearing this four wheeler stuff.


I on the other hand, did NOT ride since my bike is being worked on and I call every person riding an ass as I drive by them.  I don't mean it, but it's only been since Saturday and I'm already going nuts.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Apr 25, 2011, 09:25:45 am
Hey Dan,  I'm taking it that your wife won't share here Striker with you?  But, she did say that you ride differently than she does, so she may have a point.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 25, 2011, 09:54:42 am
Hey Dan,  I'm taking it that your wife won't share here Striker with you?  But, she did say that you ride differently than she does, so she may have a point.

She actually offered and said she completely trusts me with it.  I didn't want to do that to her though.  She's been riding a lot more and I want to let her.

I did get up a little early so I could use the carpool lane before the 6am cut-off.  I cannot stand sitting in traffic.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 25, 2011, 10:20:21 pm
none today the back would not handle it :( :(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: johns_d on Apr 25, 2011, 10:30:42 pm
Rode to church yesterday and to work today. We only had 20 percent chance of rain and the storm ended up tearing down billboards on interstate 40 in Knoxville, tearing down poles and powerlines, hailing, and putting 43,000 people in the dark. The raider is fine tho ;)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Apr 26, 2011, 08:11:18 am
I got my first ride of the season in today.  I had to find out if I could handle it with a pulled back muscle.  I rode a total of 6.9 miles  and handled it okay.  However getting off was a bit difficult, I would hate to think what a longer ride would have done to my back.  I did not get to open it up either, in first half of my ride to the point where I turned around, there 4 L.E.O.s handing out tickets.  I have to be cautious as one nailed me last Thursday, I don't believe I was going as fast as he said, but I do believe I was probably going as fast as what he ticketed me for.  I have learned to not argue with them, cause up here they will say you were 20 over when you were probably 10. But they say they will write the ticket for 9 if you promise to keep it down.  However if you argue that you don't think you were doing 20 over, they will write it for 20 and tell you tell it to the judge.  From past experience of knowing several judges personally, I will say that I believe there is a special place in Hell for them.

4 LEO's  :o :o :o Boy things must have got a lot more congested around there since I was up that way (1972) ;D There used to be lot's of nothing out your way ;)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 26, 2011, 09:06:34 am
Not me!

Instead I managed to get a speeding ticket in my car.  The funny thing is,  I noticed when I pulled over there were a number of police cars in the general area, so I asked one of the officers what was going on.  He said they had a speed trap set up.  It was later revealed that they're trying to locate a motorcycle that cruises through that time of day and sounds as if it's going very fast.

I explained that it was probably me and I have a loud exhaust.  The other officer commented "Loud pipes save lives", which surprised the sh!t out of me.  Both officers were pretty decent and we chit chatted a bit mostly about bikes.

Looks like I'm going to have to be taking a driving class now. Damn!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 26, 2011, 01:30:28 pm
I rode to work .. I rode to work  ;D

3C this morning, but well worth it now.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 26, 2011, 01:53:06 pm
I rode to work .. I rode to work  ;D

3C this morning, but well worth it now.

That's doable.  Colder than I prefer, but when you're desperate it's worth it.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Apr 26, 2011, 02:04:15 pm
I rode to work .. I rode to work  ;D

3C this morning, but well worth it now.
hey buddy me to only+ 1 when I left the house good thing I'm finished having kids. Dam near froz the little frllers off.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Apr 26, 2011, 02:44:05 pm
Haven't ridden yet today, but will be riding to visit Gostr8r in the hospital tonight.
Title: Who rode Today
Post by: dchertz on Apr 26, 2011, 03:53:48 pm
Give hmm my regards!!! Hope all is well
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on Apr 26, 2011, 04:00:42 pm
Rain Rain go away I wanna do some ridin today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Apr 26, 2011, 04:25:04 pm
Rain Rain go away I wanna do some ridin today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dude... we need the rain.  Can you send it every weekend for the next couple of months... while I'll be off my bike?  Then I won't feel so bad.    ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on Apr 26, 2011, 04:52:43 pm
You can have all the rain from here in Wyoming, here is hoping while your down you don't get any good riding days so you won't miss it
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: trailmaster on Apr 26, 2011, 07:40:00 pm
Rode enough to crack the 1,000 mile mark on my new 2011 Raider. Only had it two weeks and it's been rainy off and on. My other ride is a VTX 1800C w/sidecar for my doggies. Love that big V-twin low end torque.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Apr 26, 2011, 09:58:43 pm
Rode to the hospital tonight to visit Gostr8r. He look well and the nurses were calling him superman because he got up and walked the day after his knee replacement. He is a strong SOB and I'm very happy he is doing as good as he is. Stacey drove the car and met me up there also, on her way home from work. I plan to go back and visit him again tomorrow and maybe Thursday too, depending what time he gets released that day. When he returns to the forum he will be part man and part machine. How f-ing cool is that. He should change his name from Gostr8r to Bior8r. WE LOVE YOU RAY. GET WELL SOON SO WE CAN RIDE AGAIN... and so I can whoop ya again! :lbh:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ps54888 on Apr 26, 2011, 10:12:41 pm
 :lbh: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: U  KILLING ME  PJ
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Apr 27, 2011, 01:06:53 am
I'm trying to. 8)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 27, 2011, 01:11:16 am
alas, today in North Pole was mostly  :raining: mixed with :snowing:  so I have been :(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 27, 2011, 08:42:56 am
Still no riding for me. I talked to the dealer and he originally said a week, which translates to getting it back NEXT week.  Ass!!!

SLK- Can I borrow your two wheeler?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 27, 2011, 08:45:33 am
Rode to the hospital tonight to visit Gostr8r. He look well and the nurses were calling him superman because he got up and walked the day after his knee replacement. He is a strong SOB and I'm very happy he is doing as good as he is. Stacey drove the car and met me up there also, on her way home from work. I plan to go back and visit him again tomorrow and maybe Thursday too, depending what time he gets released that day. When he returns to the forum he will be part man and part machine. How f-ing cool is that. He should change his name from Gostr8r to Bior8r. WE LOVE YOU RAY. GET WELL SOON SO WE CAN RIDE AGAIN... and so I can whoop ya again! :lbh:

I was wondering what was up with him.  If he posted it somewhere I missed it.

Good luck Gostr8r!!!  Get well soon and be sure to get plenty of sponge baths from the cute nurses.


I'm thinking if he's part man and part machine, then it should be Darth V8r.  Sorry. Couldn't resist.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 27, 2011, 08:51:51 am
Still no riding for me. I talked to the dealer and he originally said a week, which translates to getting it back NEXT week.  Ass!!!

SLK- Can I borrow your two wheeler?

lol

I rode in today ... 2C but still a ride. Will be nice this afternoon.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Thumper on Apr 27, 2011, 01:03:11 pm
Have have been riding every day this week.  :raider:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: pympdaddi on Apr 27, 2011, 01:57:41 pm
I again looked at my bike as it continues to rain. 2  weeks of solid rain and high winds tornados tornados tornados. So many utility trucks in south west Ind.  never seen so many towers tore up. Counted 62 trucks and 8 dozers at one site whats up with the weather
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 27, 2011, 04:05:35 pm
Have have been riding every day this week.  :raider:

almost time to plan a ride to meet up!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 27, 2011, 04:07:25 pm
Have have been riding every day this week.  :raider:

almost time to plan a ride to meet up!

Sounds good. How about Phoenix?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Phaedrus on Apr 27, 2011, 07:14:39 pm
Made our inaugural trip to Tim Hortons tonight....Spring has arrived!! :D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on Apr 27, 2011, 08:57:11 pm
I Did, I Did, I Did. Just about froze my fingers off. The temp was a balmy 34 degrees with cold wind gusts of 20 mph.
I was so happy to be riding, I just didnt care.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 27, 2011, 11:31:25 pm
Have have been riding every day this week.  :raider:

almost time to plan a ride to meet up!

Sounds good. How about Phoenix?

thumper ... ghostraider?  shall we saddle up?  ;D
Made our inaugural trip to Tim Hortons tonight....Spring has arrived!! :D

this is funny because it's true around here as well ...  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 28, 2011, 12:01:35 am
finally getting rid of  :snowing: only to have it replaceed with  :raining: i am beginning to feel like RSR.   Just call me RSRII.  If it weren't so hot I would move to the desert. ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on Apr 28, 2011, 06:29:48 am
Calling for 64 degrees and Sunny today, I will be riding today everything else will have to wait
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: eric ray on Apr 28, 2011, 07:34:29 am
Heading to kerrville Texas this morning, will post some pics when I get back.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on Apr 28, 2011, 07:25:37 pm
Calling for 64 degrees and Sunny today, I will be riding today everything else will have to wait
  I am so jealous, I did not realize how much different that part of the state was. I am starting to think
We wont see 60 degree weather here.  :P

Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wolfraider on Apr 28, 2011, 08:54:18 pm
I was able to go for a ride after work. A beautiful 120 miles, but it got real cold at the end.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Starky on Apr 28, 2011, 09:45:29 pm
Finally got out for the first ride of the year.  It was pretty short, jut to town and back but it was still a ride.  Pulled into the tavern for one and a couple of IronHorses rode up.  The guys checked out the Raider for a good 10 minutes.  Probably trying to figure out what it was.  Didn't get a chance to talk to them though.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Apr 28, 2011, 10:40:03 pm
I got in a short 20 mile ride, but what a ride.  I got a achance to get into it.  HOLY ROCKETSHIP, BATMAN!!!

Either I forgot how hot this machine is or the winter mods have made the monster a monster monster.  Even with the backrest and a firm grip it about snapped me off.  It hit the 5000 rpm mark in first 2 gears before I had time to think about shifting, hit 80 so quickly that I was afraid to get on it again cause the LEOs are out in force and I can not afford another ticket.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Matt St. John on Apr 29, 2011, 12:50:03 am
I was riding today and got pulled over for 42 in a 30 on NM states campus. I pretty much asked for a ticket. He didn't even give me a warning. I didn't have my registration or proof of insurance on me. It was in the garage sittung on the floor. I normally keep it under the seat. Cops should give cops tickets. If I was not one I would have gotten 3 and wouldn't have been allowed to drive off. Just for the record this is the first time I have ever been pulled over on a bike.


But otherwise it was a kickass ride. Tested out the new pulley. It is everything I expected. I need to figure out a speedo healer for it though because it is way off. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Floridaliner on Apr 29, 2011, 05:51:13 am
 Matt, use the 42mph reading against what you were doing, that should be the exact calc of the change in speedo error. 

 I passed the roadside radar detectors here in town and I am almost right on. I think they are only like 1mph off from my speedometer. When I do 40mph those radars say 38-39mph. I go by this because they give the tickets.

 My GPS vs speedo is more like 3mph difference. I dont think civilian GPS is right on like military GPS though.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 29, 2011, 08:17:24 am
I rode yet again ... 2C in the morning but again, worth it in the evening.

Yep ... and back to the questions, comments and thumbs up - love it!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 29, 2011, 08:38:49 am
Well, I may be riding today.   Got a call from the dealer yesterday and the parts are in and he said it should be ready to go today.  Fingers are crossed that they diagnosed the problem correctly and all will be good in the world again.  I am so missing my bike.  My wife has ridden every day this week and it's driving me nuts.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Apr 29, 2011, 08:41:39 am
Well, I may be riding today.   Got a call from the dealer yesterday and the parts are in and he said it should be ready to go today.  Fingers are crossed that they diagnosed the problem correctly and all will be good in the world again.  I am so missing my bike.  My wife has ridden every day this week and it's driving me nuts.

Sad but funny ... the wife enjoying the rides while you sit and wait. I hope it works out for you Ares.  ;D

Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 29, 2011, 11:03:21 am
Just got a call from the dealer.  Supposedly my bike is ready.  I don't completely trust what they tell me until I get on and check it out.  Man!  This is going to be a long day at work waiting to get over there.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Apr 29, 2011, 11:07:50 am
Just got a call from the dealer.  Supposedly my bike is ready.  I don't completely trust what they tell me until I get on and check it out.  Man!  This is going to be a long day at work waiting to get over there.

Dude... your typing/font looks... well... a little sickly. 
I think you need to go home early.   ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 29, 2011, 11:17:26 am
Just got a call from the dealer.  Supposedly my bike is ready.  I don't completely trust what they tell me until I get on and check it out.  Man!  This is going to be a long day at work waiting to get over there.

Dude... your typing/font looks... well... a little sickly. 
I think you need to go home early.   ;D

I only read the first sentence of your response and I'm like "What the hell?  I typed everything correctly".  Then I read the rest of your comment and couldn't agree more.  The cool thing is I am out early today.   The bad thing is I don't have anyone that can get me over to the dealer until my son gets home at 4pm. Dammit!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 29, 2011, 07:17:40 pm
I RODE TODAY!!!

I got my baby back and she's running just beautifully.   I know a lot of people had doubts it was the fuel pump, but that's what they replaced and it's starting right up and no more drop in idle and a whole lot less popping.  To make sure that it was the pump, I asked to see the old one and they had it there for me and since mine had to be ordered I can't imagine they had an extra lying around.

Could changing to a K&N filter change the sound at all?  I wouldn't think so, but I swear it has a deeper sound now.  I can't imagine the fuel pump doing anything to change the sound.

Unfortunately I'm not going to be riding much this weekend because we have too much going on (kid birthday and all). But I'll be riding as often as I can.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Apr 29, 2011, 07:27:27 pm
Hey Dan,  So glad you are up and running again.  I was out for a couple of hours today, great temperatures (70's) but unfortunately the winds were 35-45 mph.  Made it a little treacherous, but since we have rain in the forecast for the next 3 days with temperatures in the high 30's and low 40's, thought I had better make the best of it today.  Wish we were closer, would like to ride with you and your wife. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Apr 29, 2011, 08:24:23 pm
Not this week so far :raining: But starting tomorrow seven days of this :sunny: :sunny: About damn time ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wolfraider on Apr 29, 2011, 08:36:49 pm
Rode about 100 miles before it started to rain again for the weekend.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: JuJuBee on Apr 29, 2011, 10:39:00 pm
Not only did I ride today but I washed and put the cover on the car so my bike gets the honor of primary transportation.

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Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Apr 29, 2011, 11:41:05 pm
Hey Dan,  So glad you are up and running again.  I was out for a couple of hours today, great temperatures (70's) but unfortunately the winds were 35-45 mph.  Made it a little treacherous, but since we have rain in the forecast for the next 3 days with temperatures in the high 30's and low 40's, thought I had better make the best of it today.  Wish we were closer, would like to ride with you and your wife.

We've had a lot of strong winds lately too.  The palm fronds were all blowing completely sideways on the way home, but I didn't care.  Just happy to have by Raider back.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ROADKILL on Apr 30, 2011, 05:54:03 pm
Rode up to the Fernandina Shrimp Festival...bad choice ($10.00 for 4 shrimp, 6 french fries and a spoonfull of slaw) with all the traffic but there was probably a couple thousand bikes this year and a cop on every corner....it was a great day for riding...just not there.....Yes I knew better
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Apr 30, 2011, 06:33:45 pm
Below freezing this morning but warmed up into the 50's with sun for a while, so got a couple of hours in.  Cool, but a very nice day.  Didn't see too many bikes out today.  Tomorrow's forecast is for 2-3 inches of snow and temperature in the high 20's as a low, so glad I got out today.  Only missed riding 3 days this month and those three days I was out of state.  Can't get much better than that.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Apr 30, 2011, 07:14:20 pm
Went to see my parents and had lunch 130 miles round trip ;)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 01, 2011, 02:44:35 am
I had a full day today, and None of it involved riding the Raider.  But I did spend 3hours riding off road in deep mud, waterholes, trails, over brush covered hills and rough boggy tundra, it was almost as much fun as riding the Raider.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: cfar on May 01, 2011, 04:13:49 am
Out of Seattle, WA. Went on a fundraiser ride for Bikers Against Child Abuse.  100 miles of dry curvy roads with 250 other bikers.  Great fundraiser and good people.  cheers
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on May 01, 2011, 10:48:45 am
My son did.... well actually it was his first day without his training wheels future motorcycle rider for sure. :raider: :raider: :raider:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tess84 on May 01, 2011, 05:07:51 pm
Rode about 300 Miles today for the Children's Miracle Network, was a great time and a great ride had a really good turn out today lots of bike, good friends, and great food, raised alot of money for the program
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 01, 2011, 05:54:12 pm
Rode to a bar called the Monkey Top Saloon - was a good ride and neat place. Not many places around there that are 'biker' type bars. Very neat. Will be going back on a Saturday afternoon when it's supposedly hopping.

Goldwing rider in the second pic lost his balance and his bike fell into mine.  >:(  As I was backing in, I asked if he had enough room and if he wanted me to move over. His answer, "No, I got it" ... then as they always say, it was slow motion. He held his bike while I held mine. A friend then helped him get his damn bike off on mine. Asked if there was any damage ... only a very small nick that can probably be buffed out. But what gets me is that he never said sorry

Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: chili on May 01, 2011, 06:21:41 pm
We took the Jeep to Covington, LA for the weekend.  I was sure wanting to take the bikes, but we had some fairly strong winds and my wife just isn't fully comfortable yet on long hauls.

I saw a Raider this morning gassing up.  Chin spoiler, engine guards, cobra swepts.  If it had been Raven instead of red, it would have been perfect.  ;-)


Strange how you can ID a Raider from about a half block away.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on May 01, 2011, 06:54:35 pm
Rode to a bar called the Monkey Top Saloon - was a good ride and neat place. Not many places around there that are 'biker' type bars. Very neat. Will be going back on a Saturday afternoon when it's supposedly hopping.

Goldwing rider in the second pic lost his balance and his bike fell into mine.  >:(  As I was backing in, I asked if he had enough room and if he wanted me to move over. His answer, "No, I got it" ... then as they always say, it was slow motion. He held his bike while I held mine. A friend then helped him get his damn bike off on mine. Asked if there was any damage ... only a very small nick that can probably be buffed out. But what gets me is that he never said sorry

Man, that sucks >:( but then not even saying, "Sorry"  :o What an ASS  :cus:

On a lighter note, rode 200 miles today myself ;)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: magaffer on May 01, 2011, 08:49:08 pm
Rode in the "RIDE JANIE RIDE" today. The whole event was top notch. You can read more about the history of the event and the recipients of the funds. http://www.ridejanieride.org/

It will be on my calender from here on out.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RedStar Raider on May 02, 2011, 12:53:01 am
Rode to a bar called the Monkey Top Saloon - was a good ride and neat place. Not many places around there that are 'biker' type bars. Very neat. Will be going back on a Saturday afternoon when it's supposedly hopping.

Goldwing rider in the second pic lost his balance and his bike fell into mine.  >:(  As I was backing in, I asked if he had enough room and if he wanted me to move over. His answer, "No, I got it" ... then as they always say, it was slow motion. He held his bike while I held mine. A friend then helped him get his damn bike off on mine. Asked if there was any damage ... only a very small nick that can probably be buffed out. But what gets me is that he never said sorry
Sorry to read of this Brother! What a dick!
I did the island run today, and on the ferry back to the mainland there were several bikes on board, mostly harleys, but my bike got the most attention, to the chargrin of some harley riders, but got complements from two of them, even one of the ferry workers comes over and starts asking questions, I bet several of you know what the first question out of his mouth was.......... ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 02, 2011, 01:13:54 am
RSR, I bet your reply was its the new Slayer!!!!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 02, 2011, 09:10:17 am
Rode to a bar called the Monkey Top Saloon - was a good ride and neat place. Not many places around there that are 'biker' type bars. Very neat. Will be going back on a Saturday afternoon when it's supposedly hopping.

Goldwing rider in the second pic lost his balance and his bike fell into mine.  >:(  As I was backing in, I asked if he had enough room and if he wanted me to move over. His answer, "No, I got it" ... then as they always say, it was slow motion. He held his bike while I held mine. A friend then helped him get his damn bike off on mine. Asked if there was any damage ... only a very small nick that can probably be buffed out. But what gets me is that he never said sorry

That sucks.  Whenever I feel uneasy about another rider and just get that bad feeling, I move.  Last time was around a couple of older guys that seemed very excited to show off their matching BMWs to each other and one of them comes barrelling up and then slams on the brakes between me and the other BMW.  I carefully started pulling my bike back so if he lost balance he wouldn't fall in to mine.

Hope the nick buffs out okay.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 02, 2011, 12:49:58 pm
Rode to a bar called the Monkey Top Saloon - was a good ride and neat place. Not many places around there that are 'biker' type bars. Very neat. Will be going back on a Saturday afternoon when it's supposedly hopping.

Goldwing rider in the second pic lost his balance and his bike fell into mine.  >:(  As I was backing in, I asked if he had enough room and if he wanted me to move over. His answer, "No, I got it" ... then as they always say, it was slow motion. He held his bike while I held mine. A friend then helped him get his damn bike off on mine. Asked if there was any damage ... only a very small nick that can probably be buffed out. But what gets me is that he never said sorry

That sucks.  Whenever I feel uneasy about another rider and just get that bad feeling, I move.  Last time was around a couple of older guys that seemed very excited to show off their matching BMWs to each other and one of them comes barrelling up and then slams on the brakes between me and the other BMW.  I carefully started pulling my bike back so if he lost balance he wouldn't fall in to mine.

Hope the nick buffs out okay.

I think the nick will buff out. It's barely visible to most, but a glaring wound to me.  ;D

That is a lesson I now have learned. If I don't know you, I'm parking out of the way. Or let them park first and then back in.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 02, 2011, 01:06:29 pm
I think the nick will buff out. It's barely visible to most, but a glaring wound to me.  ;D

That is a lesson I now have learned. If I don't know you, I'm parking out of the way. Or let them park first and then back in.

I also try to park next to another sharp looking bike because some people just don't care what theirs looks like.

Good luck on that nick.

Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on May 02, 2011, 09:55:18 pm
Today was an epic day......considering how our weather has been lately.
My daughter and I rode all over our little city. That was nice it was about 45 degrees.
My daughter and I thought it was summer :P. When we got home my husband and I
loaded up the Sig's and the Glock's and went out in the sticks and threw lead. I love days like this.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 03, 2011, 01:43:48 am
Still getting :raining: mixed with  :snowing: , oh well someday global warming will return and I will ride again.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jkskeet on May 03, 2011, 03:49:36 am
its gunna be about 27 degrees when i get off of work..  Debated on riding or not but figured what the heck, thats what i bought it for. O8O O8O

Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on May 03, 2011, 06:43:41 am
Sun came back out yesterday and temps up in the low 50's, so made for a nice ride.  Rest of the week calls for 70's so back to normal for around here and that means nice rides.  Even looks like the wind won't be so brutal this week.  Life is good.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on May 03, 2011, 07:46:34 am
Suppose to be 65 degrees today, hoping work goes by quick.  My son got his motorcycle and license so think maybe Dad will take him out and teach him how to ride safely!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Patrick on May 03, 2011, 08:36:12 am
Took my 9 year old daughter on her first ride Sunday. It appears that we will be riding everyday after work until further notice. I'm proud that she loves it. Getting her some quality riding gear soon so we can go on long rides looking for great places to see and eat. I guess I can live with a pink helmet on the back since she loves riding so much.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 03, 2011, 08:38:43 am
My son got his motorcycle and license so think maybe Dad will take him out and teach him how to ride safely!

Good luck with your son.  Both of my boys have made noise about wanting to get bikes and part me would be so excited and the other part of me is scared to death.  They're not too motivated in getting bikes, so I probably don't  have much to worry about right now.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 03, 2011, 08:41:14 am
Not sure what the temps were yesterday. I'm guessing 90s, but with the light breeze we had going on it made it feel like low 80s and was absolutely beautiful. The ride home was flawless.  Nobody gave me any trouble and it was just a nice relaxing ride home.  Coming in this morning was pretty enjoyable too.

Today is supposed to be 93 and tomorrow and Thursday we're supposed to hit triple digits.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: DesertRider on May 03, 2011, 10:37:40 am
Ares I usually forget how much warmer you guys are up in Phx. We are 20* cooler than you and 10* cooler than Tucson on avg. It was 47 this morning  with a high of only 74 so I pussed out and drove the truck to work instead. Tomorrow we will be back up in the 80s though
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on May 03, 2011, 10:43:02 am
Rode to a bar called the Monkey Top Saloon - was a good ride and neat place. Not many places around there that are 'biker' type bars. Very neat. Will be going back on a Saturday afternoon when it's supposedly hopping.

Goldwing rider in the second pic lost his balance and his bike fell into mine.  >:(  As I was backing in, I asked if he had enough room and if he wanted me to move over. His answer, "No, I got it" ... then as they always say, it was slow motion. He held his bike while I held mine. A friend then helped him get his damn bike off on mine. Asked if there was any damage ... only a very small nick that can probably be buffed out. But what gets me is that he never said sorry

Probably good thing I wasn't there What a clown.  I hope he isn't a good friend of yours?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 03, 2011, 10:53:47 am
Ares I usually forget how much warmer you guys are up in Phx. We are 20* cooler than you and 10* cooler than Tucson on avg. It was 47 this morning  with a high of only 74 so I pussed out and drove the truck to work instead. Tomorrow we will be back up in the 80s though

Serious?  47 is cold, but bearable.   I had a few days around 27 and still made it out.

I would've thought you would've been around the same temp or higher being further south.  You must be at higher elevation.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: DesertRider on May 03, 2011, 11:16:12 am
You're right it is tolerable. But there are too many nice days ahead to deal with the cold and wind today. Tomorrow the temps will be back to normal
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on May 03, 2011, 01:57:26 pm
I was able to get out a few times. Put on a couple hundred miles or so.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on May 03, 2011, 08:05:04 pm
to work and back so far this week ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wolfraider on May 03, 2011, 10:06:29 pm
30 degrees when I left for work and 53 when I left for home. Sunny and not to windy. It was nice!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: EraserX33 on May 03, 2011, 10:43:42 pm
 :raining:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 04, 2011, 12:49:23 am
my morning started with  :snowing: the flakes were huge, bigger than silver dollars but the evening finally rolled around and it turned to  :sunny:  so I went out and road  to the gun range where I put a few magazine fulls down range and then road back home, got a bit cool but was well worth it.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 04, 2011, 09:24:05 am
Rode in to work this morning and it was gorgeous.   The forecast has dropped the high for today from triple digits to 98, so I may need to wear my hoodie underneath my leather on the way home.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 04, 2011, 12:46:26 pm
Rode in to work this morning and it was gorgeous.   The forecast has dropped the high for today from triple digits to 98, so I may need to wear my hoodie underneath my leather on the way home.

I would wear it just to be sure  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 05, 2011, 01:49:58 am
Got up to find it cold again.  But it warmed up and I took a short evening ride.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 05, 2011, 07:07:56 am
Got up to find it cold again.  But it warmed up and I took a short evening ride.

What is 'cold' this time of year? The morning here have been been 4 - 6C.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 05, 2011, 09:17:43 am
Get this: It was posted on a local news site...

 There is a reason your skin is itchy, your lips are cracking and you can't seem to drink enough water. There is a reason fruit seems to dehydrate on the kitchen countertop.

Wednesday was as dry a day as there ever has been in the Valley of the Sun.

A humidity reading of 2 percent was recorded at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It has dropped that low only 14 times in 115 years. It has happened twice in the past 10 days.

The cause is a high-pressure system sitting over the Valley that is filled with warm, dry air.

That air mass, according to Steve Sipple of the National Weather Service, is "subsiding" - sinking down on the Valley, drying things out even more than normal. Some moisture will begin to creep into the area over the next couple of days, but not much.

The humidity level should hit 5 percent today and Friday. It will be warmer, too. Highs this time of year should be 90 degrees. The high today is expected to hit 98, the Weather Service said.


Personally I prefer it dry over humid, but this is a bit extreme.

But I still rode today!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on May 05, 2011, 10:30:33 am
When the humidity drops down into the 30% range... we think we've died and gone to heaven.   ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 05, 2011, 11:31:18 am
When the humidity drops down into the 30% range... we think we've died and gone to heaven.   ;D

I can only imagine.   My one time in Houston I ran from one end of the airport to the other to catch a flight. That was the extent of it.  I have heard horror stories about the humidity there and don't envy you at all.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on May 05, 2011, 09:26:44 pm
In 1992 I was in Biloxi, Ms. from March thru Oct. Boy did I find out what Humidity is :o Thank goodness it is not out this way ;D You guys east of the Rockies can have it ;)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on May 05, 2011, 09:59:40 pm
It finally warmed up to about 55 degrees. Ginny and I hit the open road after I got off work. We rode for an hour then we went and looked at a used bike for my daughter. She got to ride a 800 (s*#&%*) for a test ride. She had never ridden on her own, she took to it right away. I am so proud, She still needs a ton of practice, of course but we are definitely in the market.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ps54888 on May 05, 2011, 10:11:07 pm
wyldfyre have u took and let her try the yamaha 950 its a real nice bike and light for a beginner I've test rode one and theres alot of things to do them or a new stryker
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on May 05, 2011, 10:21:14 pm
wyldfyre have u took and let her try the yamaha 950 its a real nice bike and light for a beginner I've test rode one and theres alot of things to do them or a new stryker
I have not . I just let her on a bike by herself tonight. The thought of her on a bike by herself makes me crazy. I am taking the plunge soooo I will definitely take your advice.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 05, 2011, 11:36:24 pm
Got up to find it cold again.  But it warmed up and I took a short evening ride.

What is 'cold' this time of year? The morning here have been been 4 - 6C.

Anything that causes the evening and night time moisture to turn to ice on the road.  So far this past week I have driven to work with the temperature ranging from a low of 24F to a high of 29F that would be if I remember correctly about -2C to -6C, when the temperature get up around 36F  I start riding.  I still have snow in my yard and driveway.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on May 06, 2011, 07:07:37 am
I will again today, makes all week ;D but just in time for the week-end :raining:  >:(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 06, 2011, 09:15:18 am
wyldfyre have u took and let her try the yamaha 950 its a real nice bike and light for a beginner I've test rode one and theres alot of things to do them or a new stryker
I have not . I just let her on a bike by herself tonight. The thought of her on a bike by herself makes me crazy. I am taking the plunge soooo I will definitely take your advice.

My wife just got into a Stryker and loves it.  This is her second bike though.  She started on a V-Star 650 and it was a good starter, but she out grew it quickly. You can tend to pick these up pretty cheap and could probably get close to, if not all, of it back in six months to a year.  I would consider the Stryker over the 950 only because it handles really nice.  My wife did not care for the 950 because you sat ON it, not IN it, like with the Stryker and... What's the other one?  Oh yeah... The Raider!

I feel for you about your daughter taking up riding.  I have a son that keeps making noise about it. He's 20. I both like and hate the idea at the same time. I don't think he's going to do it though.  It's not enough of a priority to him yet.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ron505 on May 06, 2011, 09:28:17 am
To stay on topic, I am going to ride today  ;D

Our 18 y.o. son is very close to signing papers on a 1000RR.  We are scared to death.  I've practically begged for him to start on a different style of bike, like a Super Motard, but he is insistant on having a sport bike.   :witsend:   He does not live with us anymore, so there's not much we can do except   :praying:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 06, 2011, 09:30:01 am
Our 18 y.o. son is very close to signing papers on a 1000RR.  We are scared to death.  I've practically begged for him to start on a different style of bike, like a Super Motard, but he is insistant on having a sport bike.   :witsend:   He does not live with us anymore, so there's not much we can do except   :praying:

GOOD LUCK with that!

Oh and I rode today too. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on May 06, 2011, 10:22:13 am
To stay on topic, I am going to ride today  ;D

Our 18 y.o. son is very close to signing papers on a 1000RR.  We are scared to death.  I've practically begged for him to start on a different style of bike, like a Super Motard, but he is insistant on having a sport bike.   :witsend:   He does not live with us anymore, so there's not much we can do except   :praying:

Start?
As in... first bike?

WOW!!!  I'd be scared as well!!   
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ron505 on May 06, 2011, 10:47:59 am
Yes, first for the street.  He has raced in the dirt most of his life, but this will be "his" first street bike.  He has riden on the street before, just not his bike  :cus:   ....and before you ask, no, not the Raider.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Phaedrus on May 06, 2011, 12:44:08 pm
First ride into the office this year (5C/41F)....much warmer on the home I'm sure. :)
I love starting and ending the business day this way.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on May 06, 2011, 07:11:58 pm
wyldfyre have u took and let her try the yamaha 950 its a real nice bike and light for a beginner I've test rode one and theres alot of things to do them or a new stryker
I have not . I just let her on a bike by herself tonight. The thought of her on a bike by herself makes me crazy. I am taking the plunge soooo I will definitely take your advice.

My wife just got into a Stryker and loves it.  This is her second bike though.  She started on a V-Star 650 and it was a good starter, but she out grew it quickly. You can tend to pick these up pretty cheap and could probably get close to, if not all, of it back in six months to a year.  I would consider the Stryker over the 950 only because it handles really nice.  My wife did not care for the 950 because you sat ON it, not IN it, like with the Stryker and... What's the other one?  Oh yeah... The Raider!

I feel for you about your daughter taking up riding.  I have a son that keeps making noise about it. He's 20. I both like and hate the idea at the same time. I don't think he's going to do it though.  It's not enough of a priority to him yet.
I am soooo crazy about the Stryker I would love to buy that for her, It is a bit complicated. She is turning 16 in June, she is my riding buddy however she is the youngest of 6 children and I have never been able to buy anything for the other children like this. I was leaning toward the Stryker but that is  premium  equipment and It will kill me when she falls over on it. I think it will be the best for her though and the financing on it would be better thatn a used bike loan.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 06, 2011, 10:29:07 pm
more cold and precipitation today, coupled with th fact i almost ran it dry last night.  I brought home gas so maybe Sunday if the blasted  :snowing: stops. >:(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: C_K on May 06, 2011, 10:38:18 pm
I rode for a few hours today.  I specifically had the day off so I could ride and it was raining! but it stopped about 2 and the roads were dry by 3...   O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 07, 2011, 11:35:56 am
told work I would come in today and help ... opps!!!  What a beautiful day. Stopped at Timmies for a coffee ... no one there - that's because they are all out riding. Well, I told my coworkers they have me till 3 and then I'm blasting out of here - way to nice not to be riding!!!

Ended up raining, so working inside is OK  ;D  Now I will try and wait out the rain
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ronsv1 on May 07, 2011, 03:13:14 pm
started out with a clean bike and sun, ended up soaked and a mess. The only good thing that happened is that my dealer had a open house and did inspections for free. got that done today but going to cost me a bike wash.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Flipper on May 07, 2011, 06:33:46 pm
Got the bars installed, re-routed the clutch and brake lines. Installed the new grips and throttle boss. Checked it over three times and then took the wife for a ride. Loving these super radius bars. Might need to get another throttle cable though.
Flipper
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on May 07, 2011, 07:12:42 pm
Oh my gosh it was great today. Sunshine and only 12 mph winds. I was grinning the entire time. Could not bring my self to wear my helmet. what a great day.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on May 07, 2011, 07:43:20 pm
told work I would come in today and help ... opps!!!  What a beautiful day. Stopped at Timmies for a coffee ... no one there - that's because they are all out riding. Well, I told my coworkers they have me till 3 and then I'm blasting out of here - way to nice not to be riding!!!

Ended up raining, so working inside is OK  ;D  Now I will try and wait out the rain

Good for you stand your ground LOL
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 08, 2011, 02:23:59 am
More cold and snow here today.    I sure wish Al Gore would accept my invitation to come visit me.  Bear hunting season has been put on hold here cause bears are still in hibernation.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: KRAYZ1 on May 08, 2011, 03:28:44 am
I did a poker run today 160 miles and I hurt so bad ... I picked the Raider up Friday from the shop but it seems to pull to the right a little so I had to ride the Road King.
Kind of sucks first ride in a month and now my shoulder is hurting. Kind of looks as if I need to have surgery  :-\
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gravestarr on May 08, 2011, 05:15:44 am
I rode with a bunch of friends last night to do the Bricktown Brawlers cheerleader escort.  Then went to Twin Peaks in OKC where I had to have the bike towed cause it decided to go AWOL on me 70 miles from home.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 08, 2011, 02:49:31 pm
Celebrated mother's day with my wife's mom yesterday so we did dome early shopping on the bikes and then rode to her house.  Got back about 8pm and put 122 miles on round trip (not counting the shopping trip).
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on May 08, 2011, 07:07:03 pm
Put 130 miles on today just riding some two lane roads.  Almost no traffic, and was a beautiful day.  Great to be out.  Talked to a couple (husb/wife) each riding a Honda Shadow.  They had never seen a Raider before and were impressed.  Always enjoyable to be able to talk about your bike. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on May 08, 2011, 07:07:50 pm
After Saturday and Sunday morning was  :raining: Got this shot on my favorite ride down to Gold Beach and back this afternoon ;D
(http://raiderrick.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2009-Star-Raider/11726761_wVXo7#1282807981_QMcp4Hn)
(http://raiderrick.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2009-Star-Raider/i-QMcp4Hn/0/L/2011-05-08_13-55-38_983-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 08, 2011, 07:14:42 pm
Mother's Day 2011 the wife said lets go to Quiznos for lunch on the bike.  So WE DID!!!!!!   A bit cool but it was GRRRRRREAAAT!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on May 08, 2011, 07:20:43 pm
Beautiful shot RR! Wifey and I stayed over night at Gold Beach on our west coast ride in '06 and watched the 4th of July fireworks from our hotel balcony. The LS beast looks stunning there in the shot too! 
After Saturday and Sunday morning was  :raining: Got this shot on my favorite ride down to Gold Beach and back this afternoon ;D
(http://raiderrick.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2009-Star-Raider/11726761_wVXo7#1282807981_QMcp4Hn)
(http://raiderrick.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2009-Star-Raider/i-QMcp4Hn/0/L/2011-05-08_13-55-38_983-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: CrazyJ113 on May 08, 2011, 07:21:44 pm
Rode yesterday. The weather channel said 30% of rain and 68 so I decided to take the windshield off of the bike.  BIG MISTAKE  out of the 100 mile ride it rained 85 miles and some of it was a down pour and I did not have any rain gear.  Need to get some sort of bag on the bike.  It was still a fun ride.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 08, 2011, 08:06:33 pm
Took the missus to Timmies to hang out for a while ... and saw another GW rider have his bike fall over. Going forward, I'm staying clear of GW riders. The last one chipped my paint  :(

Meet up with an old Raider rider I met from last year and a new one. Funny enough, the new guy flew out of the Timmies entrance like most ignorant do ... it was sad to say, but I wished he would have gotten a ticket.

Nice day for a ride ... chatted with old standbys and met new comers.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on May 08, 2011, 08:36:11 pm
Beautiful shot RR! Wifey and I stayed over night at Gold Beach on our west coast ride in '06 and watched the 4th of July fireworks from our hotel balcony. The LS beast looks stunning there in the shot too! 
After Saturday and Sunday morning was  :raining: Got this shot on my favorite ride down to Gold Beach and back this afternoon ;D
(http://raiderrick.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2009-Star-Raider/11726761_wVXo7#1282807981_QMcp4Hn)
(http://raiderrick.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2009-Star-Raider/i-QMcp4Hn/0/L/2011-05-08_13-55-38_983-L.jpg)

Cool you were there over the 4th, Thanks for the compliment, it did not look so stunning after work on friday ??? had dust all over it and then started to rain on the way home >:(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Flipper on May 08, 2011, 08:49:37 pm
Kim and I went for a short ride today. It was only 138 miles but the sun was shining and had a great time
Flipper
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on May 09, 2011, 01:13:24 am
Took the missus to Timmies to hang out for a while ... and saw another GW rider have his bike fall over. Going forward, I'm staying clear of GW riders. The last one chipped my paint  :(

Meet up with an old Raider rider I met from last year and a new one. Funny enough, the new guy flew out of the Timmies entrance like most ignorant do ... it was sad to say, but I wished he would have gotten a ticket.

Nice day for a ride ... chatted with old standbys and met new comers.

 We should meet up at tim hortons on thursday
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jkskeet on May 09, 2011, 03:01:30 am
Just washed and cleaner her all up on friday and then saturday headed to the inlaws..  It's about 80 miles so not far but it seemed further because coming home on sunday was about 20-30mph winds.  I swear the bike was leaned over the whole way home :o

Now the bike is filthy again because they live on a farm and no matter how much i try to shield the bike from the dust it just seems to get dusty and dirty..

Oh well, it was an experience and i made it home just fine.. ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 09, 2011, 08:31:23 am
Took the missus to Timmies to hang out for a while ... and saw another GW rider have his bike fall over. Going forward, I'm staying clear of GW riders. The last one chipped my paint  :(

Meet up with an old Raider rider I met from last year and a new one. Funny enough, the new guy flew out of the Timmies entrance like most ignorant do ... it was sad to say, but I wished he would have gotten a ticket.

Nice day for a ride ... chatted with old standbys and met new comers.

 We should meet up at tim hortons on thursday

Consider it done. Alex and I may take a ride out to your homestead Sunday (as that's the only day he can get out and ride), then you could saw us the homestead and we could then head out somewhere.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 09, 2011, 09:48:39 am
My wife and I ran to a couple of stores in the morning and then to my parents in the afternoon. They're maybe 30 miles away tops, so not a long ride, but we had some wicked winds on the way home, so it was probably best not to push it.

Got to see my dad's bike after he went down.  Amazingly he had a couple of abrasions on a few parts and snapped the windshield in half, but otherwise everything was good.

Rode in to work today.  Still some wind, but the high is supposed to be 82 and tomorrow 79, so I plan to be riding and taking advantage of the lack of heat.  The idiot on the news trailer made it sounds like we're supposed to get rain this week, but there's no rain in the forecast for at least the next 10 days.  I hate when they do that just to get you to tune in.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: chili on May 09, 2011, 10:32:49 am
Jackson, MS to Ocean Springs, MS on Friday night.

Ocean Springs to Bayou La Batre, AL to Dauphin Island, across the ferry to Gulf Shores up to Loxley back through Mobile and return to Ocean Springs on Saturday.

Ocean Springs to Jackson on Sunday.

450 mile whirlwind tour. 

The only think I can say is that the Raider will have a windshield before I do that type of trip again.  Other than that, it was perfect.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on May 09, 2011, 10:35:50 am
Sunday: Took a ride down through Kemah and onto Galveston Island... ate lnuch at "The Spot" on the seawall and rode home...  beautiful day for a ride.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 09, 2011, 12:45:07 pm
will ride tomorrow to visit GhostRaider at his house ... taking the afternoon off - supposed to be 20C  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Sandbox on May 09, 2011, 02:16:24 pm
Rode yesterday and will be on it everyday this week.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bigdognic on May 09, 2011, 02:52:46 pm
Put about 150 miles on mine between Friday night and Mon am.  Not a ton, but a lot given the recent weather trends in the OV...
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 09, 2011, 10:43:04 pm
I went home for lunch picked up the raider and rode it back to work although I really wanted to ride elsewhere but I do have job responsibilities.  After work I took a short cruise and went to the post office before coming home and starting supper.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: DesertRider on May 09, 2011, 11:09:39 pm
oh yea.....50mph winds all day. Raider did fine but my glasses let in enough sand to build a castle
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on May 10, 2011, 06:18:23 am
will ride tomorrow to visit GhostRaider at his house ... taking the afternoon off - supposed to be 20C  ;D
I'll be sure to buy some beer on my way home from the airport.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 10, 2011, 08:48:06 am
oh yea.....50mph winds all day. Raider did fine but my glasses let in enough sand to build a castle

Hasn't all this wind been a little crazy. I think it's supposed to die down a bit now.  This morning was actually pretty cool on my way into work.  It's only supposed to hit 77. Then 86 tomorrow and 94 on Thursday. What a weird week.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Grinch79 on May 10, 2011, 10:28:16 am
Might actually hit 90 here today.  Now that the oil is changed and the leak is gone I'm back to adding up the miles.  I will admit getting to work in business attire can be a bit difficult taking the Raider to work.   
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: DesertRider on May 10, 2011, 10:34:34 am
Hasn't all this wind been a little crazy. I think it's supposed to die down a bit now.  This morning was actually pretty cool on my way into work.  It's only supposed to hit 77. Then 86 tomorrow and 94 on Thursday. What a weird week.

Yea it's pretty crazy even for springtime down here. They are calling for 40mph winds today but beautiful weather for the next two weeks
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 10, 2011, 10:47:18 am
Might actually hit 90 here today.  Now that the oil is changed and the leak is gone I'm back to adding up the miles.  I will admit getting to work in business attire can be a bit difficult taking the Raider to work.

I wear just a tanktop under my jacket and carry my shirt nicely placed inside my saddlebag and then put it on when I get to work and then chaps over the dress pants to keep the dirt and bugs off.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on May 10, 2011, 11:02:33 am
Riding in a T-shirt here, but that will change tomorrow.  High's maybe in the low 50's here in Pueblo, only 40's in Colorado Springs and they are forecasting rain and snow showers with lots of snow in the mountains (traveler's advisory out).  Was in the 80's yesterday, high 70's forecast today so heading out for a couple of hours of riding before those winds churn up again.  Dust was terrible here yesterday and will probably be later today as well.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 10, 2011, 04:41:01 pm
Tail Dragger- Do you get sick a lot?  I don't know how well my body would adjust to the extreme weather changes you deal with daily.  How can you ever plan an outdoor event?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on May 10, 2011, 09:36:00 pm
Ares-X:  I haven't even had a cold in probably 10 years or more.  If it wasn't for this cancer (and being old), I don't think I could stand myself.  I think the change and being outdoors is good for you or at least it seems to be for me.  I put the shield on for when it gets cold and have a full face helmet for when it gets really cold.  Makes a lot of difference.  When I started this morning, I could have used a jacket and it was a little cool, but felt so good I didn't go back for it.  Got in about 4 hours today and another hour after dinner tonight.  Was a fantastic day today. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 10, 2011, 10:30:24 pm
will ride tomorrow to visit GhostRaider at his house ... taking the afternoon off - supposed to be 20C  ;D

rode to GhostRaider's house ... had a beer ... tightened his belt and just plain enjoyed the day!

Might hit one of the 'bike nights' here tomorrow. May get GR to tag along with me
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Thumper on May 10, 2011, 11:50:01 pm
My uncle and I made it out for our first ride together tonight.  After 160kms (100 miles), he no longer holds any belief that his 96ci Roadking can hang with the Raider if I don't want him to.  We swapped for about 10 miles, he got off and said, yup, should have stroked the king over winter... I just smiled and said, let's get her movin grandpa...

What a beautiful night, man I can't wait to get this riding season going full steam!

Funny you mention tightening the belt Dread, how long did it take you?  I should really get mine done sooner then later, hopefully before we meet up this weekend.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: KRAYZ1 on May 10, 2011, 11:58:07 pm
I rode a round town and then to bike night , kicked some butt in the slow race and BS with a few friends  8)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 11, 2011, 01:43:44 am
Not today cold again,  I sure miss global warming. :(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 11, 2011, 06:55:23 am
Funny you mention tightening the belt Dread, how long did it take you?  I should really get mine done sooner then later, hopefully before we meet up this weekend.

It's about a 20 minute job ... but took us 2 beers.  ;D  Very simple ... remove the muffler  (if you stock), loosen axle nut, adjust tension, tighten axle nut, put muffler on ... drink beer.  Any other order and you will be adding time.  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: BigDraider on May 11, 2011, 10:21:13 am
I Hate Texas weather, it can never make up its mind.  Nice and sunny one minute then rain and potential hail the next, but yes i rode today lol.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 11, 2011, 11:45:39 am
will ride tomorrow to visit GhostRaider at his house ... taking the afternoon off - supposed to be 20C  ;D

rode to GhostRaider's house ... had a beer ... tightened his belt and just plain enjoyed the day!

Why?  Was his pants falling down?

Sorry. Had to beat Mr T to it.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 11, 2011, 01:45:51 pm
will ride tomorrow to visit GhostRaider at his house ... taking the afternoon off - supposed to be 20C  ;D

rode to GhostRaider's house ... had a beer ... tightened his belt and just plain enjoyed the day!

Why?  Was his pants falling down?

Sorry. Had to beat Mr T to it.

No no no ... say it's not true Ares  ;D
 :rolleyes: :neener:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 11, 2011, 02:09:24 pm
will ride tomorrow to visit GhostRaider at his house ... taking the afternoon off - supposed to be 20C  ;D

rode to GhostRaider's house ... had a beer ... tightened his belt and just plain enjoyed the day!

Why?  Was his pants falling down?

Sorry. Had to beat Mr T to it.

No no no ... say it's not true Ares  ;D
 :rolleyes: :neener:

I just couldn't resist.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on May 11, 2011, 02:49:47 pm
No ride today.  40 degrees, winds 10-45, wet with occasional white stuff in the air.  But, should clear out by tomorrow morning and forecast to be in the 50's by afternoon.  Want to try the Ride-On and see how it works.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Starky on May 11, 2011, 02:55:07 pm
I finally got to ride to work but it looks like the next few days are going to be rained out.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 11, 2011, 02:57:34 pm
No ride today.  40 degrees, winds 10-45, wet with occasional white stuff in the air.  But, should clear out by tomorrow morning and forecast to be in the 50's by afternoon.  Want to try the Ride-On and see how it works.

Let me know what you think.  I'm very interested, but I just had tires put on not that long ago, so I was going to wait until I get new ones again. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on May 11, 2011, 03:37:41 pm
All you have to do is let the air out of your tires-put ride on in thru valve stem -put air back into tires.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 11, 2011, 03:44:08 pm
All you have to do is let the air out of your tires-put ride on in thru valve stem -put air back into tires.

Serious???  I didn't realize that.  Then I'll probably go ahead and order up some for me and my wife's Stryker.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: seventhLetter on May 11, 2011, 05:24:34 pm
Got up at 2:45 in order to make it to the NashvilleAirport by 4:30 am for a Patriot Guard mission. We sent off 102 WWII heroes to go visit "their" memorial in D.C. via chartered flight. It was a moving experience.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on May 11, 2011, 05:49:58 pm
All you have to do is let the air out of your tires-put ride on in thru valve stem -put air back into tires.

Serious???  I didn't realize that.  Then I'll probably go ahead and order up some for me and my wife's Stryker.  Thanks!

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on May 11, 2011, 09:59:54 pm
Got up at 2:45 in order to make it to the NashvilleAirport by 4:30 am for a Patriot Guard mission. We sent off 102 WWII heroes to go visit "their" memorial in D.C. via chartered flight. It was a moving experience.
[/quote I bet that was . I get all emotional about that, I have three sons and all of them are military.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 12, 2011, 12:49:34 am
dagnabit, daddblasted, consarned, fiddlefaddled, friggenfratsen cold just won't go away. 


It wa only 27 F again this morning.  Did not hit 40 F until late afternoon.  By the time I finally to get head for home the temp hd already startedbto drop. But i did see one brave soul out on a Raider, but he sure looked cold.  I have heated gear but it doesn't do anything for ice on the road.   

OH MR. GORE, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE TO COME VISIT ME.  YOU CAN STAY IN MY GUEST HOUSE. STAY A MONTH OR 2, YOU WILL LOVE IT UNDER ALASKA'S MIDNIGHT SUN.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 12, 2011, 06:13:40 am
dagnabit, daddblasted, consarned, fiddlefaddled, friggenfratsen cold just won't go away. 


It wa only 27 F again this morning.  Did not hit 40 F until late afternoon.  By the time I finally to get head for home the temp hd already startedbto drop. But i did see one brave soul out on a Raider, but he sure looked cold.  I have heated gear but it doesn't do anything for ice on the road.   

OH MR. GORE, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE TO COME VISIT ME.  YOU CAN STAY IN MY GUEST HOUSE. STAY A MONTH OR 2, YOU WILL LOVE IT UNDER ALASKA'S MIDNIGHT SUN.

Guess we Albertan's can stop complaining ... yikes, mid May and you're still dealing with weather issues. :(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on May 12, 2011, 06:28:41 am
Two days of rain and snow where did the sun go?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on May 12, 2011, 07:21:51 am
34 out this morning :o but will ride to work any way, ??? only 6 miles ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 12, 2011, 10:18:37 am
I LOVE AZ!

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Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on May 12, 2011, 10:57:51 am
How it is here in NW Iowa

Monday-92DEGS  and Sunshine
Tuesday-88DEGS and Sunshine
Wednesday-78Degs and sunshine then late day Rain/Tornados
Thursday-58Degs and Rain
Friday-55Degs and Rain
Saturday-54Degs and Rain
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 12, 2011, 02:04:27 pm
Rode today ...

Really looking forward to Saturday. Riding out for beers and burgers with TheGhostRaider and a friend of his. We're meeting Hoser, Thumper, cousin_Thumper and uncle_Thumper :D

I only have the phone, but will take pics as I'm sure we'll turn a few heads there.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on May 12, 2011, 06:52:46 pm
Cloudy and cool today (high 50's), but the winds were not bad.  Tried out the Ride-On I put in the tires.  Seems to work well as can't tell I took the weights off the wheels.  Only took it to 90 mph, but was smooth. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wickedraider on May 12, 2011, 08:51:22 pm
   
       Well today I finally got my bike back so HeLL Yeah I rode today!!
 I had to leave the shop with my back and ride to another shop to get my "sinister"  inspected, then ride home to make sure sinister was well protected from the storm that was heading our way. Then it was jump into the car and rush to town and get the new license plate sticker and registration card.   Myrtle Beach rally starts tomorrow (Friday the 13th) whisch would normally be the ideal day for Sinister  reek havoc on all that is hardley.LOL  I have to work friday and saturday nights plus it is suppose to be thunderstorms thru monday anyway.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: YAMAHAULER1 on May 12, 2011, 08:55:55 pm
Rode over to the Asheville Bikefest to check things out before the rain sat in. Dry until two miles of returning home!!! Fewer vendors than last year. May pickup steam during the weekend.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on May 12, 2011, 10:04:44 pm
Rode today ...

Really looking forward to Saturday. Riding out for beers and burgers with TheGhostRaider and a friend of his. We're meeting Hoser, Thumper, cousin_Thumper and uncle_Thumper :D

I only have the phone, but will take pics as I'm sure we'll turn a few heads there.

Canadian Raider nation will descend on Bently
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on May 12, 2011, 10:20:05 pm
Two days of rain and snow where did the sun go?
Don't worry, Sun is on the way.  We had that storm here for the previous two days. Today we had sunshine and not a single snow flurry. Yay.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Thumper on May 12, 2011, 10:35:55 pm
The wife and I jumped on the bike and went out for an Original Joe's dinner to celebrate her new job.  Windy, but great none the less.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jjkolojay on May 12, 2011, 10:39:01 pm
Got cought in the rain on the way home from work. rain and 40hp wind lucky i got home before the hail came!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on May 12, 2011, 11:00:14 pm
It had been a long crazy day with all kinds of people. The sun was still shinning when I called off duty. Ginny and I met up with one of my sons and went to dinner. The ride was great and Ginny loved it also. She is really addicted, Just like her mom :rolleyes: the wind is still gusting but the temp has finally reached over 40 degrees.  :D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Fishpilot on May 12, 2011, 11:13:36 pm
First ride on a sweet new ride, things are looking up!  Should be sunny and warm all weekend, oh yes.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jkskeet on May 12, 2011, 11:50:29 pm
It was supposed to rain all day but it was instead about 80 and sunny ;D

didn't ride too much but still awesome to get out and put some miles on... O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 13, 2011, 01:33:23 am
The cold just lingers on,THANK YOU AL GORE!!!! >:( >:(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on May 13, 2011, 06:43:34 am
Hoping for the rain to finally stop today
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 13, 2011, 08:29:31 am
Rode today ...

Really looking forward to Saturday. Riding out for beers and burgers with TheGhostRaider and a friend of his. We're meeting Hoser, Thumper, cousin_Thumper and uncle_Thumper :D

I only have the phone, but will take pics as I'm sure we'll turn a few heads there.

Canadian Raider nation will descend on Bently

We might even let Hoser and his Red Raider ride among the Raven majority  ;D

the C.R.N.   :rotfl: :cheers:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bigdognic on May 13, 2011, 08:57:01 am
Sun's out here til around 2, so I'm leaving early, getting the hog out for at least a ride back and forth to lunch.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 13, 2011, 09:07:07 am
Rode to work.  Putting in a couple of hours and then heading home to wash and wax for Bike Night tonight.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on May 13, 2011, 09:26:13 am
Didn't ride yet but did walk around the house a few laps without the cane or walker, so the knee is coming back slowly and I'll be ready for the Raider Rally if the boss doesn't mind me taking a vacation right after 2 months off for recovery  :fingerscrossed:!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on May 13, 2011, 09:45:42 am
Rode to work.  Putting in a couple of hours and then heading home to wash and wax for Bike Night tonight.

Luck you!!   :thumbs:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 13, 2011, 10:13:16 am
Rode to work.  Putting in a couple of hours and then heading home to wash and wax for Bike Night tonight.

Luck you!!   :thumbs:

I do this pretty much every week.   Since I'm a contractor I am limited on the hours I can put in within a week and I tend to work 9+ hour days throughout the rest of the week, so Friday I am usually in for a very short time. It's one of the few advantages to contract work.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ron505 on May 13, 2011, 11:32:24 am
We got to ride yesterday...
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 13, 2011, 12:06:10 pm
We got to ride yesterday...

Ron ... your bike is on the right, correct?

It appears like a black tank, but you can see the green colour on the fender.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ron505 on May 13, 2011, 01:02:45 pm
We got to ride yesterday...

Ron ... your bike is on the right, correct?

It appears like a black tank, but you can see the green colour on the fender.

You got it sir Dread!  The other bike is the friend that made me take his for a ride and got me sold on the Raider in the first place.  Damn him or thank him....lol.  The wife prolly says damn him because of my obsession   ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: DesertRider on May 13, 2011, 01:27:37 pm
Today was one of those great days that while riding into work I had some serious urges to keep on heading north all the way to Flagstaff.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on May 13, 2011, 06:07:38 pm
I took my Wife out for her first ride of the Year.  She is just learning and a little timid but she did alright we practiced u turns, slow manoeuvring and a bunch of other stuff.  I would highly recommend using the 2 way coms it was a VERY useful tool when explaining what I was looking for and the little things that we tend to do with out thinking about it.  She just has to accelerate a little quicker and maintain speed better other than that she's doing good.

Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on May 13, 2011, 07:27:11 pm
to work and back :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on May 13, 2011, 07:57:31 pm
Just got back from New Orleans late as hell last night, so I rode all over town today. Felt so good to be home and on my bike again. Love my Raider! :raider:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 14, 2011, 02:19:14 am
I did, I did, I did.  YAY
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 14, 2011, 09:26:20 am
I took my Wife out for her first ride of the Year.  She is just learning and a little timid but she did alright we practiced u turns, slow manoeuvring and a bunch of other stuff.  I would highly recommend using the 2 way coms it was a VERY useful tool when explaining what I was looking for and the little things that we tend to do with out thinking about it.  She just has to accelerate a little quicker and maintain speed better other than that she's doing good.

Yay team GhostRaider!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 14, 2011, 12:08:57 pm
You bet I did. Met up with my dad and rode to breakfast.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 14, 2011, 12:10:13 pm
I took my Wife out for her first ride of the Year.  She is just learning and a little timid but she did alright we practiced u turns, slow manoeuvring and a bunch of other stuff.  I would highly recommend using the 2 way coms it was a VERY useful tool when explaining what I was looking for and the little things that we tend to do with out thinking about it.  She just has to accelerate a little quicker and maintain speed better other than that she's doing good.

Congrats on the wife riding. If she hasn't taken the Survival course I highly recommend it.  That's what got my wife hooked. She had no plans on riding until she did the course. It's been three years now and two bikes.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: EraserX33 on May 14, 2011, 12:21:39 pm
Couple of buddies and I are going to do this today.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Anchorage,+AK&daddr=Hope,+Alaska&hl=en&geocode=FQgdpgMdCrQQ9ylBP7MEdpHIVjHjaISnWrp9JQ%3BFdaRoQMdqqsU9ym9QpTy8oHIVjGTxzOcpEcBHA&mra=ls&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.424342,114.169922&ie=UTF8&ll=61.106098,-149.37561&spn=0.97013,3.56781&z=9 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Anchorage,+AK&daddr=Hope,+Alaska&hl=en&geocode=FQgdpgMdCrQQ9ylBP7MEdpHIVjHjaISnWrp9JQ%3BFdaRoQMdqqsU9ym9QpTy8oHIVjGTxzOcpEcBHA&mra=ls&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.424342,114.169922&ie=UTF8&ll=61.106098,-149.37561&spn=0.97013,3.56781&z=9)

Tito's is calling us.   ;D

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3402/3637308960_157a393961_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: KRAYZ1 on May 14, 2011, 03:27:07 pm
Couple of buddies and I are going to do this today.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Anchorage,+AK&daddr=Hope,+Alaska&hl=en&geocode=FQgdpgMdCrQQ9ylBP7MEdpHIVjHjaISnWrp9JQ%3BFdaRoQMdqqsU9ym9QpTy8oHIVjGTxzOcpEcBHA&mra=ls&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.424342,114.169922&ie=UTF8&ll=61.106098,-149.37561&spn=0.97013,3.56781&z=9 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Anchorage,+AK&daddr=Hope,+Alaska&hl=en&geocode=FQgdpgMdCrQQ9ylBP7MEdpHIVjHjaISnWrp9JQ%3BFdaRoQMdqqsU9ym9QpTy8oHIVjGTxzOcpEcBHA&mra=ls&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=50.424342,114.169922&ie=UTF8&ll=61.106098,-149.37561&spn=0.97013,3.56781&z=9)

Tito's is calling us.   ;D

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3402/3637308960_157a393961_z.jpg)

I want an go ! I have not made it to Alaska yet but I will one day.... 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 15, 2011, 10:21:14 pm
May 14th  the weather here finally took a turn for the good.  So I went riding in the White Mountains of Alaska at Nome Creek on the 4 wheeler.  Did on and off trail riding in snow, woods, creeks, hills well mountains.  Here is a picture, I ended up at the mountain peek seen in the upper right before turning around and coming back.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on May 15, 2011, 10:36:08 pm
Today was a beautiful day, but I didn't do any riding. Just kinda hung out and took it easy at the house. Did get out for about an hour or 2 and took the family (including the dogs) to the gun show. Didn't stay long cause I wanted to buy all kinds of stuff that I don't have money for.  8)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on May 16, 2011, 09:14:32 am
Well... beautiful weather here in Houston.... took my last ride until July this weekend.   I'm starting radiation treatment for prostate cancer and the doctor doesn't want me riding my bike during that time...  I'm starting treatment tomorrow and it will go until July 8th...  M - F... 15 minutes a day.  Although Im sure I'll get back on my bike for the 4th.   
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 16, 2011, 10:02:15 am
Well... beautiful weather here in Houston.... took my last ride until July this weekend.   I'm starting radiation treatment for prostate cancer and the doctor doesn't want me riding my bike during that time...  I'm starting treatment tomorrow and it will go until July 8th...  M - F... 15 minutes a day.  Although Im sure I'll get back on my bike for the 4th.

GOOD LUCK!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 16, 2011, 10:03:19 am
Yesterday- My wife and I ran to a couple stores which covered about 12 miles total.  Not much riding, but at least we got out.

Today- Rode to work as usual.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on May 16, 2011, 06:59:17 pm
It is May 16 th and I froze my nuggets today.  >:(  Ginny and I suited up determined to brave the icy winds and after 20 miles I could not move my fingers. WTF!!!!!!!!! OK, I feel better. :P at least I got to ride.  I got home looked at the thermometer and it was only 36 degrees at 1100 hours. Rain and snow in the forecast for the next 6 days.  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on May 16, 2011, 08:26:34 pm
Good luck Mr. T. and Wyldfyre, you need to come south to southern Colorado.  Missed riding one day this month and only three last month.  Did about 75 miles today just tooling around and running errands.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 17, 2011, 12:51:51 am
It is May 16 th and I froze my nuggets today.  >:(  Ginny and I suited up determined to brave the icy winds and after 20 miles I could not move my fingers. WTF!!!!!!!!! OK, I feel better. :P at least I got to ride.  I got home looked at the thermometer and it was only 36 degrees at 1100 hours. Rain and snow in the forecast for the next 6 days.  :'( :'( :'(

Wow, we finally got rid of that stuff up here and I rode today in 65 degree temps, I thought for minute that my air conditioning had broken, then I unzipped my coat and cracked the throttle a little harder.  By the way guys look out for Wildfyre she has nuggets, and I can tell you from experience if they are anything like moose nuggets you will want to stay far away especially if she starts hurling them. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 17, 2011, 09:58:32 am
It is May 16 th and I froze my nuggets today.  >:(  Ginny and I suited up determined to brave the icy winds and after 20 miles I could not move my fingers. WTF!!!!!!!!! OK, I feel better. :P at least I got to ride.  I got home looked at the thermometer and it was only 36 degrees at 1100 hours. Rain and snow in the forecast for the next 6 days.  :'( :'( :'(

Wow, we finally got rid of that stuff up here and I rode today in 65 degree temps, I thought for minute that my air conditioning had broken, then I unzipped my coat and cracked the throttle a little harder.  By the way guys look out for Wildfyre she has nuggets, and I can tell you from experience if they are anything like moose nuggets you will want to stay far away especially if she starts hurling them. ;D ;D ;D

Yeah. I was about to ask just what the nuggets were.  Had it been any of the guys on here I wouldn't have thought twice about it, but coming from a woman has me wondering.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 17, 2011, 10:00:22 am
It is May 16 th and I froze my nuggets today.  >:(  Ginny and I suited up determined to brave the icy winds and after 20 miles I could not move my fingers. WTF!!!!!!!!! OK, I feel better. :P at least I got to ride.  I got home looked at the thermometer and it was only 36 degrees at 1100 hours. Rain and snow in the forecast for the next 6 days.  :'( :'( :'(

If I were you I'd invest in some heated gloves.  I hear they make all the difference in the world. I may be getting some this next winter.  The problem is my cold season doesn't last all that long, but I do get a few days where my fingers just ache by the time I get to work.

Lately I've been wearing my thin Summer gloves.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on May 17, 2011, 07:29:03 pm
It is May 16 th and I froze my nuggets today.  >:(  Ginny and I suited up determined to brave the icy winds and after 20 miles I could not move my fingers. WTF!!!!!!!!! OK, I feel better. :P at least I got to ride.  I got home looked at the thermometer and it was only 36 degrees at 1100 hours. Rain and snow in the forecast for the next 6 days.  :'( :'( :'(

Wow, we finally got rid of that stuff up here and I rode today in 65 degree temps, I thought for minute that my air conditioning had broken, then I unzipped my coat and cracked the throttle a little harder.  By the way guys look out for Wildfyre she has nuggets, and I can tell you from experience if they are anything like moose nuggets you will want to stay far away especially if she starts hurling them. ;D ;D ;D
Hey, it is just an expression ....... honest
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on May 17, 2011, 10:09:46 pm
Preparing now for three days of rain looks like no riding in my future till Saturday, guess I'll have to go shopping for the bike since I can't ride
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on May 17, 2011, 10:40:28 pm
Preparing now for three days of rain looks like no riding in my future till Saturday, guess I'll have to go shopping for the bike since I can't ride
:cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 17, 2011, 11:13:01 pm
summer may have arrived it was 70 when I got off work.  I rode to the cycle shop and got oil and filter for the 4 wheeler.  Then went and got gas,  $4.399 per gallon, I almost had a cow, $16 to fill up the Raider >:(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 18, 2011, 09:42:05 am
summer may have arrived it was 70 when I got off work.  I rode to the cycle shop and got oil and filter for the 4 wheeler.  Then went and got gas,  $4.399 per gallon, I almost had a cow, $16 to fill up the Raider >:(

Wow! I thought it was bad here.   It actually went down from $4.07 (premium) to $4.03 this week. Hope this becomes a trend, but I'm not holding my breath.


Yesterday's ride home was gorgeous.  It was in the upper 70s. It was a bit windy, but still nice.

Today is supposed to be 80 F and still windy.

I just hope the wind dies down for the weekend. My wife and I are hitting a tattoo convention on Saturday and have a Motorcycle Awareness ride on Sunday.  We're hoping for a huge turn out.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on May 18, 2011, 09:50:14 am
summer may have arrived it was 70 when I got off work.  I rode to the cycle shop and got oil and filter for the 4 wheeler.  Then went and got gas,  $4.399 per gallon, I almost had a cow, $16 to fill up the Raider >:(

Look at the brite side...

You can travel all the paved roads in Alaska on one tank of gas.    :rotfl:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 18, 2011, 11:16:59 am
Rode to work ... may take the wife out to bike night tonight to cheer her up after her uncle passed away
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on May 18, 2011, 08:07:57 pm
summer may have arrived it was 70 when I got off work.  I rode to the cycle shop and got oil and filter for the 4 wheeler.  Then went and got gas,  $4.399 per gallon, I almost had a cow, $16 to fill up the Raider >:(

Be glad it's not over twice the price of the lower 48, like it was in 1971.  ;) Premium leaded was around .32 cents a gallon in the lower 48 and it was .75 cents a gallon in Alaska  :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: rable on May 18, 2011, 09:57:00 pm

Went for a 260 mile ride up to Mt St helens to see the crater nice ride
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 19, 2011, 12:56:33 am
Rode 13 miles to work and 8 to go to lunch then back to work and 43 to get home
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 19, 2011, 01:06:05 am
summer may have arrived it was 70 when I got off work.  I rode to the cycle shop and got oil and filter for the 4 wheeler.  Then went and got gas,  $4.399 per gallon, I almost had a cow, $16 to fill up the Raider >:(

Be glad it's not over twice the price of the lower 48, like it was in 1971.  ;) Premium leaded was around .32 cents a gallon in the lower 48 and it was .75 cents a gallon in Alaska  :o :o :o :o

1972 the price of premium in Bartlesville Oklahoma was  $0.219/gal in 1976 it had gone $1.859/gal.  The US of A was never returned to a decent economy where money was value based on gold with controlled printing of paper money.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 19, 2011, 01:10:34 am
summer may have arrived it was 70 when I got off work.  I rode to the cycle shop and got oil and filter for the 4 wheeler.  Then went and got gas,  $4.399 per gallon, I almost had a cow, $16 to fill up the Raider >:(

Look at the brite side...

You can travel all the paved roads in Alaska on one tank of gas.    :rotfl:

but at that price, I would rather walk >:( ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on May 19, 2011, 06:45:44 am
Day 2 of solid rain, about to trade in the bike for an Arc
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on May 19, 2011, 07:26:29 am
summer may have arrived it was 70 when I got off work.  I rode to the cycle shop and got oil and filter for the 4 wheeler.  Then went and got gas,  $4.399 per gallon, I almost had a cow, $16 to fill up the Raider >:(

Be glad it's not over twice the price of the lower 48, like it was in 1971.  ;) Premium leaded was around .32 cents a gallon in the lower 48 and it was .75 cents a gallon in Alaska  :o :o :o :o

1972 the price of premium in Bartlesville Oklahoma was  $0.219/gal in 1976 it had gone $1.859/gal.  The US of A was never returned to a decent economy where money was value based on gold with controlled printing of paper money.

I forget that gas was always cheaper in other parts of the usa. :o Out here in Oregon we always paid a bit more >:(

I plan on riding to my folks place today and spend the night then back tomorrow.  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 19, 2011, 08:27:07 am
but at that price, I would rather walk >:( ;D

 :yikes:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 19, 2011, 08:49:18 am
Day 2 of solid rain, about to trade in the bike for an Arc

We got rain too.  It happened around 2:30. Poured down rain for about 3 minutes and was gone. When I left for work at 4pm it was sunny and as I approached home it darkened a bit and I had some stingy rain hit me in the chest, so I zipped my jacket up the rest of the way. Then it stopped. It sprinkled lightly off and on 'til around 7pm.

And AZ got it's rain fall for the year.

Rode to work today. No signs of rain at all, but it was cooler than I expected.  It'll be gorgeous on the way home this afternoon.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 19, 2011, 08:50:47 am
Rode 13 miles to work and 8 to go to lunch then back to work and 43 to get home

Where do you live?  In Dr. Seus land???
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on May 19, 2011, 09:02:29 am
Rode 13 miles to work and 8 to go to lunch then back to work and 43 to get home

Where do you live?  In Dr. Seus land???

"They" encourage him to go to his "happy place" as much as possible.    :rotfl:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Thumper on May 19, 2011, 10:41:05 am
Well, after riding every day for a couple weeks, we finally have rain :(
Looks like it's going to keep up through the long weekend too... damnit!

And the answer is no, I won't ride in the rain.  If I get caught in it fine, but I won't start a ride with it.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on May 19, 2011, 11:15:12 am
Going to ride today (to price a job) just over 20 miles away. It's really nice out so I'll probably end up doing well over 50 or 60 total miles today. 8)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on May 19, 2011, 11:39:16 am
 Does that mean we'll see the Dark Knight at Porkies tonight PJ?  We should have a great turn out with this perfect weather. I'll be there at 7:30pm.                                                                 
Going to ride today (to price a job) just over 20 miles away. It's really nice out so I'll probably end up doing well over 50 or 60 total miles today. 8)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 19, 2011, 11:40:59 am
Does that mean we'll see the Dark Knight at Porkies tonight PJ?  We should have a great turn out with this perfect weather. I'll be there at 7:30pm.                                                                 
Going to ride today (to price a job) just over 20 miles away. It's really nice out so I'll probably end up doing well over 50 or 60 total miles today. 8)

Are you riding again?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 60ford on May 19, 2011, 06:39:16 pm
Rode to work, went for a cruise at lunch and a short ride on the way home.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wolfraider on May 19, 2011, 09:47:04 pm
Rode to work and for 3hrs in the evening.  O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 19, 2011, 11:25:48 pm
Rode 13 miles to work and 8 to go to lunch then back to work and 43 to get home

Where do you live?  In Dr. Seus land???

Every good riding day at 5:30 pm a temporal/spacial distortion anomaly hits Fairbanks, Alaska. Depending on what is happening that distance change can range anywhere from a short as 20 miles to as long as 120 miles.  I really really enjoy the 120 mile days.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 19, 2011, 11:30:10 pm
but at that price, I would rather walk >:( ;D

 :yikes:

Sorry, Dreadly, I did not mean to shock anyone, I still ride, but I sure do hate the gas prices.  Course I do have to admit that I may be part of the problem, I settled out of court with a refinery up here.  They will supply me and a few other folks who have already settled with free bottled drinking water for as long as this house is standing with a nice little kicker of a cash settlement,  If I did not already have plans for the money I could buy a couple more Raiders.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 19, 2011, 11:31:59 pm
summer may have arrived it was 70 when I got off work.  I rode to the cycle shop and got oil and filter for the 4 wheeler.  Then went and got gas,  $4.399 per gallon, I almost had a cow, $16 to fill up the Raider >:(

Be glad it's not over twice the price of the lower 48, like it was in 1971.  ;) Premium leaded was around .32 cents a gallon in the lower 48 and it was .75 cents a gallon in Alaska  :o :o :o :o

1972 the price of premium in Bartlesville Oklahoma was  $0.219/gal in 1976 it had gone $1.859/gal.  The US of A was never returned to a decent economy where money was value based on gold with controlled printing of paper money.

I forget that gas was always cheaper in other parts of the usa. :o Out here in Oregon we always paid a bit more >:(

I plan on riding to my folks place today and spend the night then back tomorrow.  ;D

I grew up in Iowa and was use to paying 30 cents or more for a gallon of gas when I moved to Oklahoma where gas was so cheap, I thought I was driver heaven.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 19, 2011, 11:34:02 pm
Rode 13 miles to work and 8 to go to lunch then back to work and 43 to get home

Where do you live?  In Dr. Seus land???

"They" encourage him to go to his "happy place" as much as possible.    :rotfl:

When SLK is happy, everyone who works for him is happy.  When SLK is not happy, employees go home for day without pay.  It pays to keep SLK happy!! ;) ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 19, 2011, 11:37:22 pm
Yep, I road again today, it was nice, temps is the high 60s. O8O O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on May 20, 2011, 12:18:32 am
Day 2 of solid rain, about to trade in the bike for an Arc
I hear you, Rain, snow,Rain snow. Stood out in the rain and snow on several bad crashes. no riding for  two days now, snow in the forecast for tomorrow.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on May 20, 2011, 06:28:54 am
Day 3 rain again, anyone got some sunshine they can send my way! 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bigdognic on May 20, 2011, 06:32:46 am
I did.  53 on my way in.  Little chilly on the bald head, but refreshing at 4:40 am.  Going to be even nicer later on when I leave to go to lunch and it's 63.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on May 20, 2011, 07:17:04 am
I did.  53 on my way in.  Little chilly on the bald head, but refreshing at 4:40 am.  Going to be even nicer later on when I leave to go to lunch and it's 63.
:crying: :crying: :crying:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 20, 2011, 08:25:03 am
Rode to work ...

With the long weekend, have 2 out of the three days planned with a ride  ;D

Anyone up for a ride Monday?  8)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on May 20, 2011, 09:20:41 am
Rode to work ...

With the long weekend, have 2 out of the three days planned with a ride  ;D

Anyone up for a ride Monday?  8)

Sure.... you show up in Houston... I'll take the day off.    ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 20, 2011, 10:23:38 am
Have I mentioned how much I love AZ?

Today
88
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Saturday
94
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Sunday
95
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Monday
91
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Chance of precipitation for all days: 0%

Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 20, 2011, 10:24:25 am
Oh and of course I rode in.

Tomorrow riding to a Tattoo convention.

Sunday riding in the Motorcycle Awareness Ride.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: DesertRider on May 20, 2011, 10:33:43 am
the ride in this morning was beautiful.

55* and zero wind
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 20, 2011, 01:58:29 pm
Rode to work ...

With the long weekend, have 2 out of the three days planned with a ride  ;D

Anyone up for a ride Monday?  8)

Sure.... you show up in Houston... I'll take the day off.    ;D

it's 38 hours out ... that would impede on Saturday beers ... no good!  :P
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on May 20, 2011, 03:16:44 pm
Rode to work ...

With the long weekend, have 2 out of the three days planned with a ride  ;D

Anyone up for a ride Monday?  8)

Sure.... you show up in Houston... I'll take the day off.    ;D

it's 38 hours out  ... that would impede on Saturday beers ... no good!  :P

That's only because you own a Raven...  24 hours... easy on a Red.   
Sorry, couldn't help myself.    ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 21, 2011, 03:05:33 am
Rode to work ...

With the long weekend, have 2 out of the three days planned with a ride  ;D

Anyone up for a ride Monday?  8)

Sure.... you show up in Houston... I'll take the day off.    ;D

it's 38 hours out  ... that would impede on Saturday beers ... no good!  :P

That's only because you own a Raven...  24 hours... easy on a Red.   
Sorry, couldn't help myself.    ;D

Dude,  no one can help you. :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 21, 2011, 03:09:16 am
Did not ride Friday,it rained.  But once i get some sleep I plan to ride to work, it is my Saturday to tend to the business.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on May 21, 2011, 07:40:45 am
I will today if the chance of  :raining: stays away, until the World Ends ???

Matt. 24:36
Acts 1:7
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Silver09 on May 21, 2011, 02:59:18 pm
Rode with a buddy to Greenville OH to visit a small sandwich shop for lunch....  Then had to race the 70 ish miles back home to beat the rain that was coming in.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dejablu110 on May 21, 2011, 05:46:44 pm
i rode Rays bike today!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on May 21, 2011, 07:34:09 pm
I got going this morning in faith, bundled up and hit the rode. ...on two wheels.
WOOOOHOOOO it was a gorgeous ride almost 50 degrees. Only got rained on
a wee bit. I am so HAPPY!!!!!!!!! Did not dare venture to far from home but put about
50 miles on just riding around, and around and around.
I might make it till the next partly cloudy day. 8) 8) ;)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 21, 2011, 07:54:31 pm
left the house with overcast skies and 39 F showing on the thermometer.  Came home with partly cloudy skies and 72 F on the thermometer.  I now have vehicles lined up for oil changes and the wife wants me to plant some lilacs for her.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wickedraider on May 21, 2011, 08:46:20 pm
 Rode down to N. Myrtle Beach for the last day of bike week . A lot more bikes than the last two years!! When I started home I pulled into a gas station to grab a coke and there are a bunch of guys and gals standing around their bikes. ( Harleys ) When I come out one of the guys calls out and says man that is a slick Rocker! I smiled and said Not hardly... it's a yamaha Raider and thanks. So another guy starts laughing and says yamaha haha, I bet my sportster will eat that jap shit alive haha. I stopped and turned and looked the idiot dead in the eye and told him first of all " IF you wanted to really eat some shit keep running your mouth because not only will my raider out run your crying chicken sporty but just to put an exclamation point on it I'll pluck it too.
 All of his friends burst out laughing at him and his buddy ( the one who complimented me) told him to let it go because from the looks of that engine you don't want to mess with it.
 So thinking it's over I get on my bike and pull out onto #9 and head home. About 2 miles down the road here they all come. They catch up to me ( I'm just cruising about 50mph) and Mr. Sporty pulls up into the lane next to me revs his engine and smiles and nods. I keep my pace and ride until I see a side road coming up and motion for him to turn there. He did and after 2 very quick lessons in humiliation, he caught a lot of ribbing and picking from his friends.
 The cool guy told me that regardless of what brand bike that is it's bad as Hell, Damn that thing is fast. Then he tell Sporty he has to ride at the back of the pack all the way home. He looks at me and says stay safe Bro, and don't let that raider get away from ya and then they all smiled and nodded,  ( except MR. sporty )  pulled back onto the rode and left me to my very happy and satisfied ride home.   
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: fastmalibu on May 21, 2011, 09:03:40 pm
i did it was awesome  O8O  :raider:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: LongDrive352 on May 21, 2011, 09:07:02 pm
Rode to World Golf Village near St. Augustine today.  They were hosting a vintage bike show called "Riding into History".  $10 to get in (included parking).  What an amazing show of some of motorcycling's roots and progression over the years.  I'm not very knowledgeable about antique bikes, but just looking at the craftmanship that went into them was truly awe inspiring. 

There were a LOT of riders there.  The parking lot was just packed.  Here is a pic of just one row of parking (there were three)....literally 4 bikes per parking space and side by side down the center of the drive-- as far as I could see.  I've never been to anything like this, so it was just a little awesome to me.

Here's a pic.

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Post by: fastmalibu on May 21, 2011, 09:26:40 pm
thats awesome
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Post by: Meydan on May 22, 2011, 01:26:04 pm
I rode yesterday and decided to visit the southeast's version on Stonehenge!
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Post by: blaine563 on May 22, 2011, 04:19:13 pm
Wifey and I took a little spin out to the lake!  :) ;D :raider:
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Post by: 1starraider on May 22, 2011, 04:30:51 pm
went out to a bike to show to see a friend in the show. Nice outting, not to many bikes, but a good time in all.
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Post by: RoadMonkey on May 22, 2011, 09:04:55 pm
got a little ride in... surely not enough..AT ALL !!!
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Post by: RangerRick on May 22, 2011, 09:21:31 pm
I rode along my favorite route south of here today  :) and took this brief video along the old US 101 south of Gold Beach, OR

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovKsTh4nplI
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Post by: jkskeet on May 23, 2011, 07:58:58 am
Once again, back and forth to work :o  That's ok, better than nothin..  Less than 2 weeks is a nice long road trip from iowa to arkansas... Woohoo!!!! ;D
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Post by: Grinch79 on May 23, 2011, 08:25:54 am
Jealous.  Still haven't found a way to ride to work is by work clothes (business/business casual environment).  Bad enough when I rolled trying some khakis by the time I got there I had my pants up near my knees.  Awkward site to say the least.   :)
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Post by: jkskeet on May 23, 2011, 08:29:58 am
Jealous.  Still haven't found a way to ride to work is by work clothes (business/business casual environment).  Bad enough when I rolled trying some khakis by the time I got there I had my pants up near my knees.  Awkward site to say the least.   :)

Just get the clips that hold your pants down... There problem solved, you can pay me later :rotfl:
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Post by: 3fan4evr on May 23, 2011, 08:47:15 am
Have been on the bike the better part of the last 4 days. Myrtle Beach Bikeweek bitches !!  ;D
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Post by: jkskeet on May 23, 2011, 08:49:25 am
Have been on the bike the better part of the last 4 days. Myrtle Beach Bikeweek bitches !!  ;D

YOU SUCK

Just messin, had to say it ;D
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Post by: Grinch79 on May 23, 2011, 08:51:58 am
Ordered some Thursday hoping for them early this week to test them out. 
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Post by: jkskeet on May 23, 2011, 09:09:48 am
Ordered some Thursday hoping for them early this week to test them out.

what type did ya get?  do ya have a link to em so i can check em out?
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Post by: blaine563 on May 23, 2011, 10:38:31 am
Jealous.  Still haven't found a way to ride to work is by work clothes (business/business casual environment).  Bad enough when I rolled trying some khakis by the time I got there I had my pants up near my knees.  Awkward site to say the least.   :)

Just get the clips that hold your pants down... There problem solved, you can pay me later :rotfl:

Made these while on a road trip one day. Just went to the department store and bought a set of suspenders, cut and sew. They work great. Keep forgetting to get some cool ones! 8) :raider: 8)
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Post by: Meydan on May 23, 2011, 10:46:47 am
Rode down to N. Myrtle Beach for the last day of bike week . A lot more bikes than the last two years!! When I started home I pulled into a gas station to grab a coke and there are a bunch of guys and gals standing around their bikes. ( Harleys ) When I come out one of the guys calls out and says man that is a slick Rocker! I smiled and said Not hardly... it's a yamaha Raider and thanks. So another guy starts laughing and says yamaha haha, I bet my sportster will eat that jap shit alive haha. I stopped and turned and looked the idiot dead in the eye and told him first of all " IF you wanted to really eat some shit keep running your mouth because not only will my raider out run your crying chicken sporty but just to put an exclamation point on it I'll pluck it too. All of his friends burst out laughing at him and his buddy ( the one who complimented me) told him to let it go because from the looks of that engine you don't want to mess with it.
 So thinking it's over I get on my bike and pull out onto #9 and head home. About 2 miles down the road here they all come. They catch up to me ( I'm just cruising about 50mph) and Mr. Sporty pulls up into the lane next to me revs his engine and smiles and nods. I keep my pace and ride until I see a side road coming up and motion for him to turn there. He did and after 2 very quick lessons in humiliation, he caught a lot of ribbing and picking from his friends.
 The cool guy told me that regardless of what brand bike that is it's bad as Hell, Damn that thing is fast. Then he tell Sporty he has to ride at the back of the pack all the way home. He looks at me and says stay safe Bro, and don't let that raider get away from ya and then they all smiled and nodded,  ( except MR. sporty )  pulled back onto the rode and left me to my very happy and satisfied ride home.   
:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 23, 2011, 11:55:25 am
Sunday my wife and I attended the second annual AZ Motorcycle Awareness Ride with about 120 other bikes.  Most of us had bright "Can you see me now?" shirts, but since I will not ride without a jacket I wanted to make my wife and I more seen, so i picked up some grass skirts and attached them to the bikes and helmets.  You can see me with green fringe and my wife with yellow.

(http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/c/1/5/3/600_26389491.jpeg)

(http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/d/a/0/3/600_26395811.jpeg)

When Desiree and I left the house to meet everyone I was wondering if she was okay riding with the fringe.  So we get to the first intersection and I turn to her and her whole body is shaking from her laughing her ass off.
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Post by: Ares X on May 23, 2011, 11:55:58 am
Also rode Saturday to a tattoo convention and today to work.
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Post by: dreadly on May 23, 2011, 12:14:34 pm
Sunday my wife and I attended the second annual AZ Motorcycle Awareness Ride with about 120 other bikes.  Most of us had bright "Can you see me now?" shirts, but since I will not ride without a jacket I wanted to make my wife and I more seen, so i picked up some grass skirts and attached them to the bikes and helmets.  You can see me with green fringe and my wife with yellow.

(http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/c/1/5/3/600_26389491.jpeg)

(http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/d/a/0/3/600_26395811.jpeg)

When Desiree and I left the house to meet everyone I was wondering if she was okay riding with the fringe.  So we get to the first intersection and I turn to her and her whole body is shaking from her laughing her ass off.

You guys look great together!
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Post by: wyldfyre on May 23, 2011, 04:14:50 pm
Had a great ride this morning. I rode into town and ran errands. get this.....NO WIND.... it was awesome.
Forgot there was rain in the forecast, until I realized there was a large black cloud over the top of me.
No worries , I raced the storm home and got the cover on my bike just before the storm hit.  :D
I love my Raider. ;)
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Post by: ROADKILL on May 23, 2011, 04:44:58 pm
Rode yesterday....I guess I shouldn't have posted the end of the world ride the other day....
The day started off by pulling onto my street and a 10ft limb on a sycamore tree that got boken off decided to go ahead and fall as I was driving under.. :wtf:....I managed to duck most of it no damage or injury.....So I meet up with the people I'm going on the  ride with (did I mention I just met them). :shrug:..there are two women riding two up and as we're leaving the gas station she almost drops the bike turning onto the street.. :yikes:...So an hour later we get to our destination which has a gravel parking lot....I get off my bike and  the last guy in lays his bike down right next to mine....he grabed the front brake and down he went.. :crash:...When it was time to leave I told them I had and emergency and hauled azz home.....I've learned my lesson to stick to riding with my fellow Raider Riders....... :notworthy:
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Post by: Ares X on May 23, 2011, 04:53:20 pm
Rode yesterday....I guess I shouldn't have posted the end of the world ride the other day....
The day started off by pulling onto my street and aW 10ft limb on a sycamore tree that got boken off decided to go ahead and fall as I was driving under...I managed to duck most of it no damage or injury.....So I meet up with the people I'm going on the  ride with (did I mention I just met them)...there are two women riding two up and as we're leaving the gas station she almost drops the bike turning onto the street.. :yikes:...So an hour later we get to our destination which has a gravel parking lot....I get off my bike and  the last guy in lays his bike down right next to mine....he grabed the front brake and down he went.. :crash:...When it was time to leave I told them I had and emergency and hauled azz home.....I've learned my lesson to stick to riding with my fellow Raider Riders....... :notworthy:

Yeah. I'm having issues riding with others too.  After yesterday riding with about 100 other riders, I'm finding some people have no idea what they're doing.  They can't ride staggered.  They can't stick to a speed for any length of time. I picture changing lanes as this fluid motion of each bike changing consecutively from front of the pack to the back.  Nope.  They're all over the place.  Crossing in front of each other.  Passing each other.  It was so chaotic.

Glad you survived.  I think I may have locked myself in my bedroom after all that afraid of what mite happen.
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Post by: Mr. T on May 23, 2011, 05:00:43 pm
Rode yesterday....I guess I shouldn't have posted the end of the world ride the other day....
The day started off by pulling onto my street and aW 10ft limb on a sycamore tree that got boken off decided to go ahead and fall as I was driving under...I managed to duck most of it no damage or injury.....So I meet up with the people I'm going on the  ride with (did I mention I just met them)...there are two women riding two up and as we're leaving the gas station she almost drops the bike turning onto the street.. :yikes:...So an hour later we get to our destination which has a gravel parking lot....I get off my bike and  the last guy in lays his bike down right next to mine....he grabed the front brake and down he went.. :crash:...When it was time to leave I told them I had and emergency and hauled azz home.....I've learned my lesson to stick to riding with my fellow Raider Riders....... :notworthy:

Yeah. I'm having issues riding with others too.  After yesterday riding with about 100 other riders, I'm finding some people have no idea what they're doing.  They can't ride staggered.  They can't stick to a speed for any length of time. I picture changing lanes as this fluid motion of each bike changing consecutively from front of the pack to the back.  Nope.  They're all over the place.  Crossing in front of each other.  Passing each other.  It was so chaotic.Glad you survived.  I think I may have locked myself in my bedroom after all that afraid of what mite happen.

I really like getting out for charity event/rides but.... it can be dangerous.  The people I normally ride with are good riders so... you get this crazy idea that "others" know what they're doing as well.    NOT!!
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Post by: Flipper on May 23, 2011, 09:53:51 pm
Only about 265 miles around Florida.
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Post by: SLK on May 24, 2011, 01:49:43 am
I did the routine today, rode to work, took a lunch time ride, did a few errands after work, then rode home.
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Post by: jkskeet on May 24, 2011, 05:06:42 am
Rode yesterday....I guess I shouldn't have posted the end of the world ride the other day....
The day started off by pulling onto my street and a 10ft limb on a sycamore tree that got boken off decided to go ahead and fall as I was driving under.. :wtf:....I managed to duck most of it no damage or injury.....So I meet up with the people I'm going on the  ride with (did I mention I just met them). :shrug:..there are two women riding two up and as we're leaving the gas station she almost drops the bike turning onto the street.. :yikes:...So an hour later we get to our destination which has a gravel parking lot....I get off my bike and  the last guy in lays his bike down right next to mine....he grabed the front brake and down he went.. :crash:...When it was time to leave I told them I had and emergency and hauled azz home.....I've learned my lesson to stick to riding with my fellow Raider Riders....... :notworthy:

That's funny right there!!  It's always nice to ride with new people but if you've never rode with em before then ya never know what you're getting into..  I try to ride with people i trust but that isn't always the case...

Better not have any of their luck follow ya to arkansas or we're gunna leave ya in the room and pull your spark plugs so you don't have any bad juju following ya around :rotfl:

Just messin... Can't wait for the ride :thumbs:
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Post by: KRAYZ1 on May 25, 2011, 12:26:56 am
nice little ride up Hwy 245 to Mtn. House
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Post by: SLK on May 25, 2011, 02:13:45 am
Another routine day but on the Raider routine can be quite fun.
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Post by: jkskeet on May 25, 2011, 02:18:15 am
Rode to the eye doctor today because the wife took the wrong keys to work with her and left me with no truck keys...  Figured i'd be ok and make it home before the rain, but that didn't happen.. Oh well, i found out that my saddle bags are water resistant..  I don't like the word water proof because the second i rely on them to not get wet inside at all then they will ;D

Still enjoyed the ride tho....
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Post by: dreadly on May 25, 2011, 08:45:54 am
Went for a ride Sunday with a friend from school. Strange, he ran with a different group in highschool. But since highschool, things have taken a different turn and we now both ride motorcycles - good guy. We decided to stop in to this golf course and just listen to the water. :)

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Post by: Thumper on May 25, 2011, 10:01:26 am
not I, been nothing but  :raining: for the past 3 days...
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Post by: dreadly on May 25, 2011, 12:25:18 pm
We have forcasted rain showers for the next couple days ... but I'll ride  ;D
I can usually beat the rain in the morning and only have to put up with it in the afternoon.
Just means I get up at 5:30 to wash the bike before I go to work.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 25, 2011, 12:43:25 pm
I find if I mist it down with some detailer spray when I get home after riding through rain that it usually cleans up pretty well. Of course I have to go back later and get the engine and pipes since they're too hot.  I rode home in the rain last week and you would've never known the next day.

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Post by: Thumper on May 25, 2011, 01:11:57 pm
I don't mind the rain much when it's even semi warm, but 4 degrees and rain isn't my idea of fun.  But after meeting you in Bentley, I definately have no doubt you wouldn't let a little rain get in the way of getting your Raider freak on.

Ares, good pointer, might have to try that one.
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Post by: KRAYZ1 on May 25, 2011, 01:52:19 pm
I found a good video of Hwy 245 so you guys can see my ride for lunch

and I like his "watch for squirrel"  at 8:58

 http://test.veoh.com/watch/v18554840xFB6BAt3?h1=GSXR600+K7+Dry+Creek+Rd+Twisties

this is good also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6JEcmEl6PY
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: THUNDER on May 25, 2011, 02:39:49 pm
Put on 95 miles today, went and seen another buddy that just had shoulder surgery, he looks like I looked 4 or 5 weeks ago, but great ride, hand kept falling asleep, but I  can put up with that....
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Post by: PJ on May 25, 2011, 03:06:29 pm
Rode about 30-40 miles today around town and on local toll roads. It's real hot out, but when you get going it feels great. Got some sun on my bald head too. Just got home and debating if i'm gonna go back out and ride some more. 8)
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Post by: ROADKILL on May 25, 2011, 08:18:19 pm
Putted around town today then headed up to Buffalo's for bike night and ran into Longdrive and 904 lot of bikes but only three Raiders....We were actually outnumbered by Fury's.......booooooo >:(
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Post by: KRAYZ1 on May 25, 2011, 10:43:15 pm
Put on 95 miles today, went and seen another buddy that just had shoulder surgery, he looks like I looked 4 or 5 weeks ago, but great ride, hand kept falling asleep, but I  can put up with that....

what kind of surgery ?  I am looking at having it done real soon . thinking about putting it off a few months ???
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Post by: bravo364 on May 25, 2011, 11:09:12 pm
Who rode today?? Me. I rode 32 miles on my brand new rebuilt Raider (pics to come of the compete restoration)
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Post by: SLK on May 26, 2011, 02:12:53 am
Yeah, baby, I did. ;D  Got up to 74 F here today. ;D 
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Post by: jkskeet on May 26, 2011, 03:15:50 am
Yeah, baby, I did. ;D  Got up to 74 F here today. ;D

heck yeah!!!  That's better than most of the forcasts we hear from ya up there ;D
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Post by: SLK on May 26, 2011, 10:57:20 pm
Hit 81 F  today and i rode until it starte to rain.  got home jus in nick of time.  switched to 4 wheeler then went out and got wet. ;D
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Post by: dreadly on May 26, 2011, 10:58:49 pm
Who rode today?? Me. I rode 32 miles on my brand new rebuilt Raider (pics to come of the compete restoration)

 :yay: :yay: :ohyeah: :ohyeah:
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Post by: jkskeet on May 27, 2011, 01:08:25 am
Hit 81 F  today and i rode until it starte to rain.  got home jus in nick of time.  switched to 4 wheeler then went out and got wet. ;D

Sounds like a blast ;D
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Post by: PJ on May 27, 2011, 01:13:42 am
That does sound fun. I rode about 30+ miles today around town in our dry 90 degree weather while jamming out to some classic rock music. :raider:
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Post by: jkskeet on May 27, 2011, 01:26:16 am
That does sound fun. I rode about 30+ miles today around town in our dry 90 degree weather while jamming out to some classic rock music. :raider:

Speaking of music... Did you come up with any more tracks yet or hows the band doin?  I got coletta in the ipod on my motorcycle playlist for the ride from IA to AR this next week.. Got the whole album and ready to jam out :chopper: :thewave: :ohyeah: :yay: and of course  :pint:
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Post by: SLK on May 27, 2011, 01:27:16 am
Hit 81 F  today and i rode until it starte to rain.  got home jus in nick of time.  switched to 4 wheeler then went out and got wet. ;D

Sounds like a blast ;D

It was.  Sure is nice having more than one toy.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on May 27, 2011, 01:29:58 am
That does sound fun. I rode about 30+ miles today around town in our dry 90 degree weather while jamming out to some classic rock music. :raider:

Even at 90 mph I would still be way to warm! ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on May 27, 2011, 07:40:53 am
I rode across town this morning to my dads house to help him get some things done and forgot to check the weather. Supposed to have some downpours all day. Doh! Guess I'm gettin wet today. Damnit!


Jkskeet = I have been writing new stuff but the band is no more. I have been trying to jam with these guys deja introduced me too but they just don't get it. They think they write a song and that's it... its a keeper. Doesn't work that way or id have a million albums of junk. LOL
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Post by: Ares X on May 27, 2011, 09:11:43 am
Haven't ridden yet.   Took tghe day off work and just rolled out of bed a bit ago. 

I wll be meeting my wife later and heading over to my son's high school graduation celebration and then hitting our local bike night.
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Post by: shadowrider43 on May 27, 2011, 09:20:46 am
Would love to take a ride today, however I have a play area to build for my granddaughter.  If all goes well maybe I'll be able to take a short ride tonight suppose to be 67 degrees today
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Post by: Thumper on May 27, 2011, 09:51:36 am
 :raining: :raining: :raining:
Looks like it might clear up for late tomorrow, I plan on going for a good burn with my cousin on Sunday.  By the way, went for a ride with him last Sunday and smoked his Jackpot, we swapped bikes and he was very impressed by the Raider.  He said he still loves his bike, but can't believe what I bought for half the cost of his ride.
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Post by: dreadly on May 27, 2011, 11:10:58 am
I plan on going for a good burn with my cousin on Sunday.  By the way, went for a ride with him last Sunday and smoked his Jackpot, we swapped bikes and he was very impressed by the Raider.  He said he still loves his bike, but can't believe what I bought for half the cost of his ride.

atta boy Thumper!
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Post by: Meydan on May 27, 2011, 11:44:52 am
Rode out of town yesterday to the downtown area there. It was nice, cruising @ about 80 on the way there! I had a good time while there, the weather was nice............................"UNTIL" :yikes:...........................the storm that was called for (but hardly ever show) actually showed!!!!!! So I'm out of town, severe storm approaches: all of us that are eating at the outside area of the restaurant ran inside to finish our meal. The rain stopped and started several times so it was time to make a decision! Okay, I'm going for it, now mind you I parked the bike on the other end of downtown so it was going to take a few to get there!! Sooooo off I go in search of the bike in the now thunder, lightning, winds, and rain. Since I'm soaked by the time I get to the bike, getting wet once on it was of no concern!!! Well, now its time to ride!!!! Left downtown, made my way back to the interstate and on the way home!!!! HERE we gooooooooooo, on the interstate, thunder, lightning, strong winds, huge rain, now some hail, really dark clouds in various formations, 80-90 mph, not slowing for anyone, have a blast at the same time, and oh all with no rain gear!!!!!! WHAT A RIDE!!!!!!!! "Greenwood", you missed out on that one!!!!!!! ;)
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Post by: shadowrider43 on May 27, 2011, 12:32:08 pm
At least you got home safe
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Post by: wyldfyre on May 27, 2011, 06:18:50 pm
Rode out of town yesterday to the downtown area there. It was nice, cruising @ about 80 on the way there! I had a good time while there, the weather was nice............................"UNTIL" :yikes:...........................the storm that was called for (but hardly ever show) actually showed!!!!!! So I'm out of town, severe storm approaches: all of us that are eating at the outside area of the restaurant ran inside to finish our meal. The rain stopped and started several times so it was time to make a decision! Okay, I'm going for it, now mind you I parked the bike on the other end of downtown so it was going to take a few to get there!! Sooooo off I go in search of the bike in the now thunder, lightning, winds, and rain. Since I'm soaked by the time I get to the bike, getting wet once on it was of no concern!!! Well, now its time to ride!!!! Left downtown, made my way back to the interstate and on the way home!!!! HERE we gooooooooooo, on the interstate, thunder, lightning, strong winds, huge rain, now some hail, really dark clouds in various formations, 80-90 mph, not slowing for anyone, have a blast at the same time, and oh all with no rain gear!!!!!! WHAT A RIDE!!!!!!!! "Greenwood", you missed out on that one!!!!!!! ;)
Oh Yeah, On a Raider even inclement weather is fun, just not as comfortable. Way to make the best of it :) O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: THUNDER on May 27, 2011, 06:21:27 pm
done about 20 miles today, that 95 the other day, hurt a little, hand swolled up a bit, gonna keep it around 20-30 milles a day for a while.....can't afford a screw up.....
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Veego on May 27, 2011, 10:22:34 pm
Been dodging storms the last couple of days but have about 700 miles over the last couple of days. Taking along time toget very far. Even the new seat is pretty tough to handle but the Misses sure has been trying to tough it out. Time to give her a break so I'll send her home on a plane from Tulsa. Proud of her for making it this far but time for the beastie and I to make the rest of the trip solo. But I did get the fairing mounted and it does make some difference. Sure is a rippin' bike!!! Sure has handled the heavy load in style.
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Post by: Meydan on May 27, 2011, 11:55:10 pm
At least you got home safe
Rode out of town yesterday to the downtown area there. It was nice, cruising @ about 80 on the way there! I had a good time while there, the weather was nice............................"UNTIL" :yikes:...........................the storm that was called for (but hardly ever show) actually showed!!!!!! So I'm out of town, severe storm approaches: all of us that are eating at the outside area of the restaurant ran inside to finish our meal. The rain stopped and started several times so it was time to make a decision! Okay, I'm going for it, now mind you I parked the bike on the other end of downtown so it was going to take a few to get there!! Sooooo off I go in search of the bike in the now thunder, lightning, winds, and rain. Since I'm soaked by the time I get to the bike, getting wet once on it was of no concern!!! Well, now its time to ride!!!! Left downtown, made my way back to the interstate and on the way home!!!! HERE we gooooooooooo, on the interstate, thunder, lightning, strong winds, huge rain, now some hail, really dark clouds in various formations, 80-90 mph, not slowing for anyone, have a blast at the same time, and oh all with no rain gear!!!!!! WHAT A RIDE!!!!!!!! "Greenwood", you missed out on that one!!!!!!! ;)
Oh Yeah, On a Raider even inclement weather is fun, just not as comfortable. Way to make the best of it :) O8O

Thanks Shadow!!!!!!  Wildfyre. I did exactly that!!!!!!  By no means was that first storm. I have ridden other storms before on the raider, a lot more on previous bikes!!! Nothin' to it but to do it!!!!!!! The facials of cagers that I passed were awesome!!!!!
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Post by: TheGhostRaider on May 28, 2011, 12:04:03 am
100 miles with my cousin ate a burger that was as big as my head and my jacket got tighter LOL
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Post by: wyldfyre on May 28, 2011, 09:13:27 pm
The memorial weekend biker rally in Evanston Wyoming is going on and I got to ride for about 25 miles. Had to work last night, took a nap then hopped up and took her for a spin. I saw several raiders and other vstars, it was awesome. They look so hot. Missed the rain storm going into town and missed it coming home, had to work extra detail at the biker rally and got soaked but I got to enjoy all the beautiful bikes. wet,cold and tired but had a great day ;)
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Post by: RangerRick on May 28, 2011, 09:56:19 pm
The  :raining: finally stopped, so got a quick 75 mile ride in ;D
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Post by: TheGhostRaider on May 28, 2011, 10:40:03 pm
Me and my Daughter rode to her base ball tournament.  it was so cute I heard her bragging to her team mates that she came on a Motorcycle.  I'll take it when I can get it cuz it won't be always that way.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on May 28, 2011, 10:58:46 pm
Me and my Daughter rode to her base ball tournament.  it was so cute I heard her bragging to her team mates that she came on a Motorcycle.  I'll take it when I can get it cuz it won't be always that way.

so true, so true
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bamf on May 29, 2011, 05:07:45 pm
Memorial day weekend ride!  Rode from Tampa over to Orlando to some Spookiefest thing at a Windym hotel - man, there were some wacky people there!  There was a guy straight up cross dressing in a nurse's dress with high heels done up like a zombie dragging a galvanized steel pipe.  That and a million other crazies.  Stayed with a bunch of buddies who were there playing for the event, had a great time except they blew up the sound guy's amp while playing.  Oops, too much pooooowa!

But I digress from the whole riding part.  90 miles each way, interstate riding, 90-100mph the whole way.  Raider took it like a champ!  Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to hang on my inversion table for a few days.  My poor, poor back.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: towguy500 on May 29, 2011, 05:57:47 pm
Yesterday the Roadstar Clinic had a meet and greet in my back yard, and since I know a bunch of them, they invited me to ride along.  All I really need is an excuse to go ride so I went along.  Had a good time and met some new friends.  Today just a short 100 mile solo trip to enjoy the sun, that I have not been able to see for a week or two.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: blaine563 on May 29, 2011, 07:06:38 pm
Me and my Daughter rode to her base ball tournament.  it was so cute I heard her bragging to her team mates that she came on a Motorcycle.  I'll take it when I can get it cuz it won't be always that way.

so true, so true

Absolutely!!! :agree:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: nova2010raider on May 29, 2011, 08:27:05 pm
I drove 300 miles to NC on friday heading home tomorrow should be great riding!!

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Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: CBird on May 29, 2011, 08:40:48 pm
Leaving in the morning for a much needed ride with the wifey. Headed out NE of Houston to Point Blank TX then around the lake. Headed back out to the garage, I am sure something else needs a pre flight check or maybe I missed a spot!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  :raider:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on May 29, 2011, 10:03:15 pm
Participated in Northern Colorado's Realities for Children Ride and Rally with some fellow co-workers.  The morning started with RAIN RAIN RAIN, had to drive 50 miles to the ride kept putting it off and putting it off hoping the rain would pass.  Then it dawned on me this is not about me or the ride its about the kids so I put on a rain suit and took off.  The ride was 100 miles long with 5 stops a local bars and social spots in northern colorado, at about 1:30 the sun started to make an appearance.  The ride ended in Old Town Fort Collins with a biker rally that was compared to a mini Sturgis.  The 50 mile trip home was a long one, but I learned a few things on todays venture first, investment in better rain gear, especially waterproof gloves, second, need a sissy bar and bag for the bike and lastly not many HD's will mess with this beast in Northern Colorado
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on May 31, 2011, 12:18:31 pm
Haven't been on the forum much the last few days, so...

Thursday- Rode to my son's graduation.

Friday- Rode to my son's graduation celebration and then to bike night.

Saturday- Took my bike to be dyno'd and then worked on some projects at home. Later my wife, daughter and I rode to get some dinner.

Sunday- Worked all day on projects at home, but the three of us headed to dinner again. (not much riding, but at least I got it in).

Monday- Rode to the other side of the Phoenix metro area to meet up with some members from our local riding group at 5am and then rode to the AZ Veteran's cemetary to pay our respects.

Tuesday- Rode to work.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: THUNDER on May 31, 2011, 06:30:56 pm
Did not ride Today, But Gonna, put on around 250 miles tomorrow,, got to start somewhere, going on a beach run in the morning, If at any time the old paw get's tired or hurting, I will turn around, but this is a milestone for  me, Let's ROCK........
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wickedraider on May 31, 2011, 09:09:00 pm

    Rode over to my local dealer about 40miles one way. Picked up a few small items, and talked with the owner for a little while,then decided to leave. There are 5 lanes of traffic in front of the dealership. ( two each way and a turn lane in between )  I am able to get in the turn lane and I check my mirror and then quickly look back to double check to be sure I can safely get in the nearest lane. There is a silver car about 7 car lengths back so I give my signal and start to ease over into the lane. The lady in the car speeds up and flies up beside me so I had to quickly swerve back to the turn lane. Now I'm pissed I dropped back into third and shot ahead of her with about 10 foot between us, during all this I glance at the speedo and it's showing 70 and we're in a 45 mph zone. Suddenly there are blue lights behind us and a quick hit of the siren. I pull back into the the turn lane with the lady pulling in behind me and the black unmarked charger behind her. Right now I'm seeing my job gone and maybe my license too. The cop tells her he needs her license and registration and that he'll be right back. I am reaching for my wallet and he says what are you doing? I saw it all and btw I ride to...Be safe and keep a watch out for those idiots and he turned and walked back to her.  I sit down on my bike and turn, smile and wave goodbye to her. Of course I had to stop at the next station to get my nerves together. I'll admit I was wrong but damn I'm glad that cop rides.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on May 31, 2011, 10:14:26 pm

    Rode over to my local dealer about 40miles one way. Picked up a few small items, and talked with the owner for a little while,then decided to leave. There are 5 lanes of traffic in front of the dealership. ( two each way and a turn lane in between )  I am able to get in the turn lane and I check my mirror and then quickly look back to double check to be sure I can safely get in the nearest lane. There is a silver car about 7 car lengths back so I give my signal and start to ease over into the lane. The lady in the car speeds up and flies up beside me so I had to quickly swerve back to the turn lane. Now I'm pissed I dropped back into third and shot ahead of her with about 10 foot between us, during all this I glance at the speedo and it's showing 70 and we're in a 45 mph zone. Suddenly there are blue lights behind us and a quick hit of the siren. I pull back into the the turn lane with the lady pulling in behind me and the black unmarked charger behind her. Right now I'm seeing my job gone and maybe my license too. The cop tells her he needs her license and registration and that he'll be right back. I am reaching for my wallet and he says what are you doing? I saw it all and btw I ride to...Be safe and keep a watch out for those idiots and he turned and walked back to her.  I sit down on my bike and turn, smile and wave goodbye to her. Of course I had to stop at the next station to get my nerves together. I'll admit I was wrong but damn I'm glad that cop rides.

 :thumbs: :goodjob: That made my day, love to hear about idiots getting their just desserts  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jun 01, 2011, 01:41:57 am
I did, and I got stuck in mud the raider just wallowed down into the mud like a pig and stopped sinking when the frame came to rest on the mud.  Man, did I have fun getting out and cleaning off.   what is worse is the mud hole is the result of an ice lens melting on my streeting and I have no way of avoiding it.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 01, 2011, 09:06:49 am

    Rode over to my local dealer about 40miles one way. Picked up a few small items, and talked with the owner for a little while,then decided to leave. There are 5 lanes of traffic in front of the dealership. ( two each way and a turn lane in between )  I am able to get in the turn lane and I check my mirror and then quickly look back to double check to be sure I can safely get in the nearest lane. There is a silver car about 7 car lengths back so I give my signal and start to ease over into the lane. The lady in the car speeds up and flies up beside me so I had to quickly swerve back to the turn lane. Now I'm pissed I dropped back into third and shot ahead of her with about 10 foot between us, during all this I glance at the speedo and it's showing 70 and we're in a 45 mph zone. Suddenly there are blue lights behind us and a quick hit of the siren. I pull back into the the turn lane with the lady pulling in behind me and the black unmarked charger behind her. Right now I'm seeing my job gone and maybe my license too. The cop tells her he needs her license and registration and that he'll be right back. I am reaching for my wallet and he says what are you doing? I saw it all and btw I ride to...Be safe and keep a watch out for those idiots and he turned and walked back to her.  I sit down on my bike and turn, smile and wave goodbye to her. Of course I had to stop at the next station to get my nerves together. I'll admit I was wrong but damn I'm glad that cop rides.

I love hearing this.  The more I deal with the cops and my motorcycle the more I'm believing they're looking out for us in more ways than one.  I get more and more respect for them all the time.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 01, 2011, 09:13:15 am
Rode today and I sure hope it goes better than yesterday.  I made a detour to pick something up that my wife didn't have time to grab and I end up having three cars in three different areas start to make lefts in front of me.  One was a hispanic gangster type with two guys in the back of the car and he pulls halfway out into my lane and I honk and hit the brakes and he just sits there with all kinds of attitude and never makes a single gasture to make up for it.  I made sure to give him a gesture of the one digit nature though.

Then later I'm driving through a parking lot and this woman blows through a stop sign and right in front of me.  I hit my horn and she's still oblivious, so I drove next to her blowing my horn and rapped the hood of her SUV. She stopped and looked horrified and I yelled my ass off at her.  She never said a word and then booked it out of there. It's too bad too, because she was cute as hell, but also about as dumb.  Hoping the experience woke her up a bit and she starts paying attention.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jun 02, 2011, 02:01:11 am
Another beautiful day here so I did the usual  and will have to refill again tomorrow.  Sure am glad gas prices dropped 3 cents a gallon I WILL SAVE A TON OF MONEY ON MY NEXT FILL UP!!!  Not :(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 02, 2011, 10:08:08 am
I rode today and SERIOUSLY F**KED UP.

On my way to work and headed down one of the roads actually doing the speed limit of 45 mph.  Got to the intersection and the light changed to green.  Then as I'm proceeding through I realize a jogger has entered the intersection from the other side and could end up in my path, so I brake, but was already in the turn. My bike dipped and my foot and leg bent back and I came off the bike. Then the bike lifted back up and continued until it dipped the other way after losing momentum.  I check the jogger and he smiles and I give him an apologetic wave and he continues on. So now I'm worried I really messed up my Raider.  I pick it up and my Lindby bars are bent AGAIN and the bottom edge of my Tsukayu bags have the vinyl removed.  That's it!  Or at least as far as I could tell.   So I rode back home, removed the Lindby bars and headed into work.

I jacked up my left leg and foot a bit and they're going to be sore tomorrow for sure.  Oh and I rubbed the toe off the end of my boots.

I can't believe I did this.  I feel like such a dumb ass. Now I'm as bad as all the cagers that say "I didn't even see him".  I did see him, but not before I started into the intersection.  Definitely lesson learned.  It could've been so much worse.

I probably wont report this to the insurance company since it's only about $1000 damage. I actually think I can fix the bags and I will definitely be replacing the Lindby bars because the saved my Raider from major damage.

Bad way to start the day.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Jun 02, 2011, 06:57:25 pm
Ares X
Sorry to hear your day started out so bad, hope it got better-at least nobody got seriously hurt.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: THUNDER on Jun 02, 2011, 08:28:58 pm
Ares X , glad it was not worest than it was, stuff happens so quick, I made my first long ride yesterday since my surgery, I was really hanging back from my buds, part of me was telling myself to soon to ride the other part was let's go.....put on 200+ miles to the beach and back, but where I usually lead the pack, I was a good 100 ft behind the other guys...just takes time to get back in the saddle...glad you are ok, and don't beat yourself up to bad over this......
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: blaine563 on Jun 02, 2011, 08:42:54 pm
Ares X, Seems like you hold yourself to pretty tall standards, but remember we are all human! Like Thunder said, don't beat yourself up too bad. Hope you heal quick and the bikes not to bad!!!  :) :raider: :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: raderdude on Jun 02, 2011, 08:55:56 pm
Glad you are ok, pride hurt a little, been there and dun that. Not with my new bike, thank God.
Took it in today for my 600 mi. service. won't get it back till tomorrow. Going to be a long night.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jun 02, 2011, 10:22:06 pm
Ares, you did good, you caught yourself and avoided the pedestrian.  The major damage was to your pride, and you may feel physical pain, but you will hel and the Raider suffered only minor damage.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jun 02, 2011, 10:23:30 pm
I did not ride today because of :raining:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 03, 2011, 09:23:37 am
Thanks guys!   Definitely hurt my pride and my neck, ankle and hip are pretty sore today, but they'll heal.  My workout proved to be more of a task this morning, but I made it through. I hate not working out.

I am amazed at how there was no damage to my bike.  The only damaged parts were the Lindby bars, which I'm ordering a new set of today.  They proved they're worth and protected my baby.

The other is the Tsukayu hard bags.   Unfortunately I lost some vinyl, but the fiberglass is still intact. If I can figure out some sort of trim or lighting that can go over the area that is now missing it could look flawless. I was really impressed how these two items kept my Raider from landing on its side.

The biggest thing is I didn't hurt the pedestrian and it was a lesson learned for me. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on Jun 03, 2011, 09:31:19 am
Your alive, pedestrian is alive, job well done!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 03, 2011, 12:22:12 pm
TheGhostRaider is riding now ... to Jasper and around. I was supposed to go but due to family troubles, compounded with work issues, I am here at work.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Thumper on Jun 03, 2011, 01:01:04 pm
I wanted to go on that trip so bad, but picking up the new pooch (21 month old Rottie) today for a weekend visit to ensure our dog gets along with her before we commit to taking her.  She's a specimen (very very solid 95 lbs - no fat) so potentially a handful and couldn't leave my wife alone to deal with things if they don't go well.  Next time for sure!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Jun 03, 2011, 08:41:16 pm
to work and back ;)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Jun 04, 2011, 09:31:49 pm
Rode around 200 miles today ;D Stopped by the dealer to see if he had sold the 2 raiders he had, mine was the last one he sold 14 months ago. The good news is he sold them both.  :) and the one he put after market pipes on and a fuel controller plus windshield, the not so good news is, One was shipped to Idaho and the other to Texas :( So it looks like I'm still the only raider around, so not sure if that's good news or bad :-\
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: budaman on Jun 04, 2011, 10:37:50 pm
I took a 100 mile ride up to what they call Thunder in Old Forge NY was very disapointed was more like flash of light in Old Forge. Nice ride anyway missed all the rain
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Jun 05, 2011, 01:51:01 pm
Rode with about 7 forum members and 4 others this morning across town to get breakfast. Then hit the highway with just 2 other and headed home racing down the highway. Everyone else went for a scenic long route back. At one point the road cleared up and there wasn't a car around so the wife and I kicked it up to about 110mph and giggled like 2 school kids skipping class to make out behind the bleachers. Was a great morning.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jun 06, 2011, 03:09:34 am
We had a beautiful week end and I started out to get a summer project done and ended up with some very sore muscles and joints sore enough to keep me off 2 wheels. :(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 06, 2011, 12:08:29 pm
Only rode about 10-12 miles on Saturday to get the Ride-On distributed in the tires after I installed (injected) it.

Sunday we waited for a call from Matt and when he did, we headed out to meet him. Got a few miles down the road and my wife let me know I had no signals or brake lights. So I pulled behind a Target and checked it out to see if it was something quick.  No go.  So I left a message with Matt cancelling meeting up.  Was bummed. Went back home and began working on it right away. Found the wires leading to the license plate were rubbed from the back tire and turn apart.  So I cleaned it up and spliced them back together.  Securing them much better this time. Didn't think this would fix the problem, so I kept looking for more bad wires, but everything else was good and the blinkers in the front worked, so I broke out the manual and found the taillight has its own fuse, so I check it and sure enough. Popped!  My guess is from the faulty license plate wiring. So I replaced it and all was good.  Called Matt, who was still at the Tilted Kilt and met up.

I'm afraid to meet any more members of this forum in person because so far I'm two for two.  Another excellent experience meeting a member.  Matt's a great guy and there was no shortage of conversation.  We finally had to wrap it up because we needed to get my step-son to his dad's.  Since we were headed the same way, we rode toegether for a good 40 miles. It was pretty cool shooting down the I-10 with 2 Raiders and a Stryker cruising together.

Matt may meet us on Friday for Bike Night.  Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Jun 06, 2011, 02:05:15 pm
Thats really wierd because the same thing happened to me last monday-no headlights ,horn,or blinkers so I checked fuses and sure enough I had one blown. Replaced it and it blew it a couple more times so I started looking for wires shorting out and sure enough the connection to the taillight had been rubbing on my rear tire and I had 2 exposed wires touching each other. The wire had come out of the little bracket in the top inside of my fender that was supposed to hold my wire up and away from my tire.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Jun 06, 2011, 04:52:20 pm
Only rode about 10-12 miles on Saturday to get the Ride-On distributed in the tires after I installed (injected) it.

Sunday we waited for a call from Matt and when he did, we headed out to meet him. Got a few miles down the road and my wife let me know I had no signals or brake lights. So I pulled behind a Target and checked it out to see if it was something quick.  No go.  So I left a message with Matt cancelling meeting up.  Was bummed. Went back home and began working on it right away. Found the wires leading to the license plate were rubbed from the back tire and turn apart.  So I cleaned it up and spliced them back together.  Securing them much better this time. Didn't think this would fix the problem, so I kept looking for more bad wires, but everything else was good and the blinkers in the front worked, so I broke out the manual and found the taillight has its own fuse, so I check it and sure enough. Popped!  My guess is from the faulty license plate wiring. So I replaced it and all was good.  Called Matt, who was still at the Tilted Kilt and met up.

I'm afraid to meet any more members of this forum in person because so far I'm two for two.  Another excellent experience meeting a member.  Matt's a great guy and there was no shortage of conversation.  We finally had to wrap it up because we needed to get my step-son to his dad's.  Since we were headed the same way, we rode toegether for a good 40 miles. It was pretty cool shooting down the I-10 with 2 Raiders and a Stryker cruising together.

Matt may meet us on Friday for Bike Night.  Looking forward to it.
Thats really wierd because the same thing happened to me last monday-no headlights ,horn,or blinkers so I checked fuses and sure enough I had one blown. Replaced it and it blew it a couple more times so I started looking for wires shorting out and sure enough the connection to the taillight had been rubbing on my rear tire and I had 2 exposed wires touching each other. The wire had come out of the little bracket in the top inside of my fender that was supposed to hold my wire up and away from my tire.

You two are not the only one, me two. I noticed my left rear blinker out a few weeks ago assumed it was the bulb. Nope, the wires in the back had gotten into the rear tire and I had to do some re-wiring. I had no brake light :o or light on the license plate. So them suckers are tied up good now out of the way ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tess84 on Jun 06, 2011, 05:04:15 pm
rode again today that makes 1 month of everyday riding, daily I make a 120 Mile round trip to and from work ride on and stay safe
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on Jun 06, 2011, 10:56:13 pm
I had a great ride today. I did not put lots of miles on but it was so great to be out in the sunshine and the wind. Had to head home when the rain started. All and all it was a nice ride.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jun 06, 2011, 11:34:31 pm
another day of nice weather and a time spacial warp 12 miles to get to work and 30 to get home.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jkskeet on Jun 07, 2011, 12:14:30 am
Just got home the other day from a 1700ish mile trip down to Eureka Springs Arkansas this last week.  Left on a Thursday and got back Sunday..  What an amazing experience :thumbs:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ohyeahfriday on Jun 07, 2011, 08:23:18 am
I got lucky today, was supposed to rain but the forecast was cleared when I checked this morning.  Little warmer than yesterday which was nice and as a matter of fact I just rolled past 1,000 miles on the new girl   8)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 07, 2011, 08:51:59 am
Did 147 miles yesterday going to work, our sons Junior High graduation, to my parents' house and back home again.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 07, 2011, 08:55:16 am
Only rode about 10-12 miles on Saturday to get the Ride-On distributed in the tires after I installed (injected) it.

Sunday we waited for a call from Matt and when he did, we headed out to meet him. Got a few miles down the road and my wife let me know I had no signals or brake lights. So I pulled behind a Target and checked it out to see if it was something quick.  No go.  So I left a message with Matt cancelling meeting up.  Was bummed. Went back home and began working on it right away. Found the wires leading to the license plate were rubbed from the back tire and turn apart.  So I cleaned it up and spliced them back together.  Securing them much better this time. Didn't think this would fix the problem, so I kept looking for more bad wires, but everything else was good and the blinkers in the front worked, so I broke out the manual and found the taillight has its own fuse, so I check it and sure enough. Popped!  My guess is from the faulty license plate wiring. So I replaced it and all was good.  Called Matt, who was still at the Tilted Kilt and met up.

I'm afraid to meet any more members of this forum in person because so far I'm two for two.  Another excellent experience meeting a member.  Matt's a great guy and there was no shortage of conversation.  We finally had to wrap it up because we needed to get my step-son to his dad's.  Since we were headed the same way, we rode toegether for a good 40 miles. It was pretty cool shooting down the I-10 with 2 Raiders and a Stryker cruising together.

Matt may meet us on Friday for Bike Night.  Looking forward to it.
Thats really wierd because the same thing happened to me last monday-no headlights ,horn,or blinkers so I checked fuses and sure enough I had one blown. Replaced it and it blew it a couple more times so I started looking for wires shorting out and sure enough the connection to the taillight had been rubbing on my rear tire and I had 2 exposed wires touching each other. The wire had come out of the little bracket in the top inside of my fender that was supposed to hold my wire up and away from my tire.

You two are not the only one, me two. I noticed my left rear blinker out a few weeks ago assumed it was the bulb. Nope, the wires in the back had gotten into the rear tire and I had to do some re-wiring. I had no brake light :o or light on the license plate. So them suckers are tied up good now out of the way ;D

Mine are now under the bracket to the Kury subfender.  I unbolted it, ran the wires behind it and bolted it back down.  Shouldn't have that issue again (I hope).  The thing that threw me off was the fact that the taillight has it's own fuse. Fuse never even dawned on me since the front blinkers were working and I could hear the flasher switch. And since it was all of the taillight it didn't make sense to be bulbs, so wiring was all I could imagine it would be.  So glad I checked the manual and looked at the fuse box.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Flipper on Jun 08, 2011, 01:04:04 pm
Been riding everyday this week to work. Went on a 200 mile jaunt yesterday to meet up with Seventh letter last night to grab a drink.

Flipper
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 08, 2011, 01:10:34 pm
Been riding everyday this week to work. Went on a 200 mile jaunt yesterday to meet up with Seventh letter last night to grab a drink.

Flipper

Very cool!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jun 08, 2011, 01:28:48 pm
Well got back from our awesome Wild Hogs Trip 4 days and a thousand miles of Twistys it was great
We all picked fake names and stuck to it for the most part.  One night in the rockies was whole lot of fun. We went to 3 different local bars 4 people asked me if they could buy drugs :fired: :silly: :silly: :silly: and 3 thought Jack was a cop lol too funny one clown wanted me to help him beat up his exgirlfriends new boy friend and the hottie in the joint puked all over!!!!!! wow. :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
Smooth ..........Always
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 08, 2011, 01:32:54 pm
Well got back from our awesome Wild Hogs Trip 4 days and a thousand miles of Twistys it was great
We all picked fake names and stuck to it for the most part.  One night in the rockies was whole lot of fun. We went to 3 different local bars 4 people asked me if they could buy drugs :fired: :silly: :silly: :silly: and 3 thought Jack was a cop lol too funny one clown wanted me to help him beat up his exgirlfriends new boy friend and the hottie in the joint puked all over!!!!!! wow. :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
Smooth ..........Always
ttiwwp  :firstplace:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 08, 2011, 01:41:06 pm
I'm not so sure I want pics.  Unless he got shots of the hottie prior to puking.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: WilCon on Jun 08, 2011, 02:16:22 pm
Rode today, 110 heat index but this morning was glorious.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 08, 2011, 02:36:54 pm
Rode today, 110 heat index but this morning was glorious.

It's cracking me up that the northeast part of the nation is dealing with the same temperatures that we (AZ) are.  The bad part is there's also the added humidity to make it extra miserable.

It's June and I haven't even made it into my pool yet this year. That is so not normal.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Jun 08, 2011, 02:38:11 pm
Rode today, 110 heat index but this morning was glorious.

It's cracking me up that the northeast part of the nation is dealing with the same temperatures that we (AZ) are.  The bad part is there's also the added humidity to make it extra miserable.

It's June and I haven't even made it into my pool yet this year. That is so not normal.

We hit 105 (w/o the heat index) on Monday.  Set a record. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 08, 2011, 03:01:40 pm
Rode today, 110 heat index but this morning was glorious.

It's cracking me up that the northeast part of the nation is dealing with the same temperatures that we (AZ) are.  The bad part is there's also the added humidity to make it extra miserable.

It's June and I haven't even made it into my pool yet this year. That is so not normal.

We hit 105 (w/o the heat index) on Monday.  Set a record.

We're back down to double digits again.  We've only been over 100 a few times this year. Usually once we hit 100, we don't fall under it (during the day) until months later.

AZ will be the new vacation hot spot.  
  • Warm in the winter
  • Not too hot in the summer
  • No earthquakes
  • No tidal waves
  • No tornados
  • No snow
  • Women in shorts and bikini tops year round!
(http://members.tripod.com/~star_43/weather/sun19.gif)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 08, 2011, 03:38:33 pm

AZ will be the new vacation hot spot.  
  • Warm in the winter
  • Not too hot in the summer
  • No earthquakes
  • No tidal waves
  • No tornados
  • No snow
  • Women in shorts and bikini tops year round!
(http://members.tripod.com/~star_43/weather/sun19.gif)

SOLD!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jun 09, 2011, 02:10:04 am
Iwoke up to  :raining: and it did it all day long. But at 8:30 this evening it got nice enough I went for a short ride to post office 2 miles to get there and 8 miles to get home.  Then I took the 4 wheeler for a 2 mile off road jaunt.  I feel much better now.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Jun 09, 2011, 07:09:02 am
Did yesterday, and will for over the next ten days. According to the weather man  :sunny: :sunny: summer is finally here, Maybe ???
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: KRAYZ1 on Jun 09, 2011, 08:15:55 am
 8) I know I should be on a sportbike for that but it is fun on any bike  ;D I do it on our Road King  :chopper:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 09, 2011, 08:47:01 am
Do you ever have one of those days where everything just clicks? Traffic is moving nicely, lanes aren't all congested, nobody's trying to kill you, weather is gorgeous and your bike just sounds friggin' awesome.  That was my ride in this morning.  Not sure what it was, but the exhaust was snapping and popping in a nice deep tone a little more so than normal. The temperature was about low to mid 60s. Not cool enough to be cold, but just give you a fresh, brisk feeling that feels good to breathe in. I was cruising down the carpool lane at about 80-85 mph almost the entire way and had no one try to cut me off.  In fact a couple cars even moved over for me.  What a great ride in.

I think I may have only seen one Prius the whole time too.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Jun 09, 2011, 08:51:26 am
Do you ever have one of those days where everything just clicks? Traffic is moving nicely, lanes aren't all congested, nobody's trying to kill you, weather is gorgeous and your bike just sounds friggin' awesome.  That was my ride in this morning.  Not sure what it was, but the exhaust was snapping and popping in a nice deep tone a little more so than normal. The temperature was about low to mid 60s. Not cool enough to be cold, but just give you a fresh, brisk feeling that feels good to breathe in. I was cruising down the carpool lane at about 80-85 mph almost the entire way and had no one try to cut me off.  In fact a couple cars even moved over for me.  What a great ride in.

I think I may have only seen one Prius the whole time too.


 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

I think you need to play the lottery today.    ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: KRAYZ1 on Jun 09, 2011, 08:54:40 am
Do you ever have one of those days where everything just clicks? Traffic is moving nicely, lanes aren't all congested, nobody's trying to kill you, weather is gorgeous and your bike just sounds friggin' awesome.  That was my ride in this morning.  Not sure what it was, but the exhaust was snapping and popping in a nice deep tone a little more so than normal. The temperature was about low to mid 60s. Not cool enough to be cold, but just give you a fresh, brisk feeling that feels good to breathe in. I was cruising down the carpool lane at about 80-85 mph almost the entire way and had no one try to cut me off.  In fact a couple cars even moved over for me.  What a great ride in.

I think I may have only seen one Prius the whole time too.


 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

I think you need to play the lottery today.    ;D

I was waiting for "then I woke up" 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 09, 2011, 08:56:46 am
Do you ever have one of those days where everything just clicks? Traffic is moving nicely, lanes aren't all congested, nobody's trying to kill you, weather is gorgeous and your bike just sounds friggin' awesome.  That was my ride in this morning.  Not sure what it was, but the exhaust was snapping and popping in a nice deep tone a little more so than normal. The temperature was about low to mid 60s. Not cool enough to be cold, but just give you a fresh, brisk feeling that feels good to breathe in. I was cruising down the carpool lane at about 80-85 mph almost the entire way and had no one try to cut me off.  In fact a couple cars even moved over for me.  What a great ride in.

I think I may have only seen one Prius the whole time too.

That was my morning as well! It was about 9c/48d and the bike has a little more zip.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 09, 2011, 08:57:12 am
Do you ever have one of those days where everything just clicks? Traffic is moving nicely, lanes aren't all congested, nobody's trying to kill you, weather is gorgeous and your bike just sounds friggin' awesome.  That was my ride in this morning.  Not sure what it was, but the exhaust was snapping and popping in a nice deep tone a little more so than normal. The temperature was about low to mid 60s. Not cool enough to be cold, but just give you a fresh, brisk feeling that feels good to breathe in. I was cruising down the carpool lane at about 80-85 mph almost the entire way and had no one try to cut me off.  In fact a couple cars even moved over for me.  What a great ride in.

I think I may have only seen one Prius the whole time too.


 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

I think you need to play the lottery today.    ;D

I was waiting for "then I woke up"

Nope. It was all real and very appreciated.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Sandbox on Jun 09, 2011, 12:10:56 pm
I do believe I ridden everyday for the last 2 weeks  O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bigdognic on Jun 09, 2011, 12:16:13 pm
First day off of my horse in about two weeks as well.  Already miss her.  But I don't enjoy rainy rides.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Jun 09, 2011, 12:23:27 pm
First day off of my horse in about two weeks as well.  Already miss her.  But I don't enjoy rainy rides.


Wuss...    :rotfl:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 09, 2011, 12:38:46 pm
First day off of my horse in about two weeks as well.  Already miss her.  But I don't enjoy rainy rides.

It's just a little water.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 09, 2011, 12:54:43 pm
First day off of my horse in about two weeks as well.  Already miss her.  But I don't enjoy rainy rides.

It's just a little water.

Riding to work in the rain isn't my favorite as I hate to have to be in wet clothes - and I certainly don't want to have to wear a rain suit. If it's just sprinkling rain, I'm riding  ;D  On the way home, doesn't matter much.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Jun 09, 2011, 01:03:56 pm
First day off of my horse in about two weeks as well.  Already miss her.  But I don't enjoy rainy rides.

It's just a little water.

Riding to work in the rain isn't my favorite as I hate to have to be in wet clothes - and I certainly don't want to have to wear a rain suit. If it's just sprinkling rain, I'm riding  ;D  On the way home, doesn't matter much.

 :agree:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Thumper on Jun 09, 2011, 02:08:05 pm
Not yet, but as soon as I get home from the office I'm jumping on the scoot and venting a whole lot of frustration and anger.  Woowee, it's been a taxing couple days at work!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ONEBADMACHINE on Jun 09, 2011, 09:46:08 pm
First day off of my horse in about two weeks as well.  Already miss her.  But I don't enjoy rainy rides.

It's just a little water.

Riding to work in the rain isn't my favorite as I hate to have to be in wet clothes - and I certainly don't want to have to wear a rain suit. If it's just sprinkling rain, I'm riding  ;D  On the way home, doesn't matter much.

 :agree:
Same here.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jun 09, 2011, 11:32:21 pm
today started out like yesterday but with even more rain.  It did clear up like yesterday,  again i went to the post office then took the long wa home, then switched to the 4 wheeler again.  I am sitting here typing very satisfied.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jun 10, 2011, 12:10:48 am
Went for a good rip after getting my Autotune to work. Sure glad the fuzz didn't see me on 97th
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 10, 2011, 02:35:16 am
Went for a good rip after getting my Autotune to work. Sure glad the fuzz didn't see me on 97th
hehe
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 10, 2011, 07:04:10 am
Not yet, but as soon as I get home from the office I'm jumping on the scoot and venting a whole lot of frustration and anger.  Woowee, it's been a taxing couple days at work!

So. didja ride?  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jkskeet on Jun 10, 2011, 08:30:54 am
I'm hoping to ride today!!!

Had a big road trip last weekend and it was amazing.. Now it's rained all week so maybe today it'll clear up so i can wash the bike and RIDE ;D ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 10, 2011, 10:16:55 am
Freeway was clear when I got on this morning and no wind. Before I knew it I was over 100 mph. I was just enjoying the ride too much.  I slowed it way down once I approached other traffic.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ohyeahfriday on Jun 10, 2011, 12:03:05 pm
Another good day for me, weather cleared up and rolled the Raider out of the garage past the car.  I love this bike more every time I ride ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jun 13, 2011, 06:47:19 pm
Well got back from our awesome Wild Hogs Trip 4 days and a thousand miles of Twistys it was great
We all picked fake names and stuck to it for the most part.  One night in the rockies was whole lot of fun. We went to 3 different local bars 4 people asked me if they could buy drugs :fired: :silly: :silly: :silly: and 3 thought Jack was a cop lol too funny one clown wanted me to help him beat up his exgirlfriends new boy friend and the hottie in the joint puked all over!!!!!! wow. :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
Smooth ..........Always
ttiwwp  :firstplace:

Well you asked for it
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jun 13, 2011, 06:49:05 pm
and no it wasn't a gay bar
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jun 13, 2011, 06:50:19 pm
Georgous views
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jun 13, 2011, 06:51:20 pm
more
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jun 14, 2011, 01:45:03 am
Between rain showers I ave been able to ride on 2 wheels, during the showers i have been getting wet on 4 wheels.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: blaine563 on Jun 14, 2011, 01:56:29 am
Cruised over to a town about 40 miles away today. Drove by one of the local coffee spots and there was a Tommy blue Raider parked beside a Victory Hammer. Took me a couple of blocks to get turned around and by the time I got back they were gone. [email protected] Decided to get a coffee and while I sat there a couple of HD guys rolled up and had one with me. Decent conversation, then headed home and got caught about three miles from home in a downpour. Just water. Good day.

 ;D :raider: ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 14, 2011, 07:13:59 am
more

 :applause:  thanks  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 14, 2011, 07:15:29 am
I ride all week long to work and back. One of the admin assistant's is leaving today. She said she wanted a ride on the bike, so she's bringing a helmet ... that lead to the other admin asking if she could ride ... which in turn had 4 other ladies asking about going for a ride. Could be a busy afternoon getting paid to ride with the ladies. LOL
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on Jun 14, 2011, 08:16:31 am
Now thats a rough day at work
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 14, 2011, 08:27:29 am
Now thats a rough day at work

hehe ... and of the 5, 4 are on the top of the 8/10 scale  ;D

Now if it would only stop raining.  :-X
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jun 14, 2011, 09:19:54 am
Now thats a rough day at work

hehe ... and of the 5, 4 are on the top of the 8/10 scale  ;D

Now if it would only stop raining.  :-X

Yeah the ladies tend to turn to sugar when it rains
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jun 14, 2011, 09:23:34 am
Well it was actually Saturday but I did the Ride For Dad Here in Edmonton and the turn out was amazing about 2000 bikes in all 200 mile ride Good Time.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 14, 2011, 09:25:05 am
Well it was actually Saturday but I did the Ride For Dad Here in Edmonton and the turn out was amazing about 2000 bikes in all 200 mile ride Good Time.

Looks like it!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 14, 2011, 10:51:38 am
Now thats a rough day at work

hehe ... and of the 5, 4 are on the top of the 8/10 scale  ;D

Now if it would only stop raining.  :-X

Sounds like the perfect opportunity for a wet T-shirt contest to me.

Get pictures!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 14, 2011, 11:15:57 am

Sounds like the perfect opportunity for a wet T-shirt contest to me.Get pictures!

This is why we're going to get along so well when we're down there. LOL
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: EraserX33 on Jun 14, 2011, 11:17:43 am
Now thats a rough day at work

hehe ... and of the 5, 4 are on the top of the 8/10 scale  ;D

Now if it would only stop raining.  :-X

Sounds like the perfect opportunity for a wet T-shirt contest to me.

Get pictures!

 :agree:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jun 15, 2011, 01:05:41 am
not me, it has been  :raining: and I noticed that the sqirrels are moving the food stashes to higher ground and up into the tree tops.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 15, 2011, 01:10:14 am
Now thats a rough day at work

hehe ... and of the 5, 4 are on the top of the 8/10 scale  ;D

Now if it would only stop raining.  :-X

Sounds like the perfect opportunity for a wet T-shirt contest to me.

Get pictures!

 :agree:

behave ...  :rotfl:

The one admin is the daughter of a lady who works in my office area. She was thrilled to be on a motorcycle and said I was just as hot as the bike.  :-[  Oh, those young girls lol
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Sandbox on Jun 15, 2011, 09:18:21 am
Did about 130 miles on Sunday. Road the back roads out to Sperryville, VA and road Rte 211 across the Shenandoah Mountains. It was a great day for it too. It had been a long time since I had ridden it and had forgotten how nice it is. I must say, the Raider does quite nice in the twisties for a cruiser. Anyhow, got caught behind a slow moving monsoon on the way back. The last 25 minutes of my trip took me an hour and a half! By the time I got home, I was soaked and chilled! But, a good day overall. O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Jun 15, 2011, 09:36:40 pm
Rode to Fortuna, California and this eve. Met RedStar Raider and RuneRaider.  8) after they get checked in we are going to get a bit to eat ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jun 18, 2011, 01:56:38 am
The rain has stopped, so I took a little ride on the Raider, then came home and went to work on the new carport I am building for the wife.  Then when I had accomplished my goal for the day I took the 4wheeler for a short ride, and am now in bed with the iPad on the forum. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on Jun 18, 2011, 05:55:17 am
Took my daughter into town for her play practice. I could not resist, had to take the long way home. Got back just in time to get ready for work.  :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: A.T. on Jun 18, 2011, 07:57:58 pm
Wife and I did a spontaneous 140 mile roundtrip to Foley, AL to Lambert's Restaurant, home of the  "throwed rolls".  Rode through Pensacola, down on the Gulf Beach Hwy, through Perdido Key, Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, then up to Lamberts.  As always, long wait to get seated (one hour plus), but the food is worth it.  This was our second visit there.

Although it was hot, the A/C kicked in at 40 MPH which kept things nice.  As always, the scenery was awesome, and damn I miss my boat.  Surprising there weren't a lot of bikes about as is the case closer to home but did see a few.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jughead on Jun 18, 2011, 10:49:05 pm
Wife and I did a spontaneous 140 mile roundtrip to Foley, AL to Lambert's Restaurant, home of the  "throwed rolls".  Rode through Pensacola, down on the Gulf Beach Hwy, through Perdido Key, Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, then up to Lamberts.  As always, long wait to get seated (one hour plus), but the food is worth it.  This was our second visit there.

Make the same trip after school starts again, no wait to get in.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 20, 2011, 09:27:57 am
Although it was hot, the A/C kicked in at 40 MPH which kept things nice. 

A/C???
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 20, 2011, 12:30:33 pm
Although it was hot, the A/C kicked in at 40 MPH which kept things nice. 

A/C???
I'd guess it was the speed when it began to get cool ... but its just a guess. I did question it and forgot to reply yesterday
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jun 21, 2011, 02:09:31 am
Rained today, but it quit so i took ride after I got home.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 21, 2011, 10:44:39 am
Rode to work yesterday, then after I had to run to a recruiters office to fill out some paperwork for a new job and then ended the day by meeting up with Tail dragger and sitting in a Denny's having some great conversation.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jun 23, 2011, 01:43:43 am
Not me, still raining.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 23, 2011, 09:28:53 am
Not me, still raining.

Maybe you should convert your Raider into a Jetski or boat. At least you could use it then.  First it was snow.  Now it's rain.  All I know is I have no desire to go to Alaska. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 23, 2011, 01:08:12 pm
after a long day at work and with work yesterday, I finally put the phone down around 9'ish and left TheGhostRaider a text and we met up at the local Timmies hang out for a while. It was good to see him again seeing as how work made me miss his trip and a run down with RedStarRadier and the crew.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PJ on Jun 23, 2011, 07:37:58 pm
I rode around town today to get some things done. Only got in about 20 or so miles, but I must say that my bike is running really strong and I couldn't help, but to tear up the streets whenever traffic was absent. 8) Then I hit the highway home and has an awesome couple miles of a speed that I shouldn't admit in writing. Love my Raven! :raider:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Lunchbox on Jun 23, 2011, 08:19:06 pm
180 miles of rain and wind. First long ride on her. Very impressed with the comfort and passing ability when riding at 75-80. God I love this bike
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jun 23, 2011, 11:31:06 pm
after a long day at work and with work yesterday, I finally put the phone down around 9'ish and left TheGhostRaider a text and we met up at the local Timmies hang out for a while. It was good to see him again seeing as how work made me miss his trip and a run down with RedStarRadier and the crew.

Stupid Work  :cus: :fired:


I don't like work.................................It's stupid
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 23, 2011, 11:38:45 pm
after a long day at work and with work yesterday, I finally put the phone down around 9'ish and left TheGhostRaider a text and we met up at the local Timmies hang out for a while. It was good to see him again seeing as how work made me miss his trip and a run down with RedStarRadier and the crew.

Stupid Work  :cus: :fired:


I don't like work.................................It's stupid

 :cheers: :cus: :cheers:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Phalcun on Jun 24, 2011, 02:58:04 am
Kinda following RedstarRaiders epic Utah trip in reverse, kinda.  Rode down the Oregon and California coast to a place called Guerenville, CA, hope the Raider is still outside this fleabag motel in the morning......  360 miles of coast highways (1 and 101) in todays leg, lotsa curves.   Yosemite tomorrow, maybe.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Jun 24, 2011, 07:29:07 am
Kinda following RedstarRaiders epic Utah trip in reverse, kinda.  Rode down the Oregon and California coast to a place called Guerenville, CA, hope the Raider is still outside this fleabag motel in the morning......  360 miles of coast highways (1 and 101) in todays leg, lotsa curves.   Yosemite tomorrow, maybe.

Sounds fun, bet I heard you go by :o I was working on a trail along 101 south of port orford, and heard lots of bikes go by ;)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on Jun 24, 2011, 08:27:52 am
Just got home last night from Devils Tower, Wyoming. I rode out at around 1130 am on Tuesday. I rode 568 miles. Got into Gillette Wyoming at around 8 Pm. It was an awesome ride. Got up early and hit the road to Devils Tower then up into Montana. Got back into   Gillette around 4 pm. Had a great steak and a beer then crashed. I then got up and saw some of the sites around Gillette and headed home. I am not certain of my mileage in three days but I know it is more than 1500. Went solo it was so awesome. Met some great people. Summer traveling is a fun experience. I am so sore but I am so jazzed. Cannot wait for my next big adventure. Going on another short trip in about three weeks. Will keep you posted. WOOOOOHOOOOO.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Sandbox on Jun 24, 2011, 08:31:07 am
 :chopper: Rode to work today and with school finally out, it's a much more pleasant commute.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 24, 2011, 08:43:53 am
Just got home last night from Devils Tower, Wyoming. I rode out at around 1130 am on Tuesday. I rode 568 miles. Got into Gillette Wyoming at around 8 Pm. It was an awesome ride. Got up early and hit the road to Devils Tower then up into Montana. Got back into   Gillette around 4 pm. Had a great steak and a beer then crashed. I then got up and saw some of the sites around Gillette and headed home. I am not certain of my mileage in three days but I know it is more than 1500. Went solo it was so awesome. Met some great people. Summer traveling is a fun experience. I am so sore but I am so jazzed. Cannot wait for my next big adventure. Going on another short trip in about three weeks. Will keep you posted. WOOOOOHOOOOO.

You are really getting into the Raider groove! Sounds like a great trip. I find it amazing the people you meet while riding a motorcycle.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Jun 24, 2011, 08:59:47 am
Just got home last night from Devils Tower, Wyoming. I rode out at around 1130 am on Tuesday. I rode 568 miles. Got into Gillette Wyoming at around 8 Pm. It was an awesome ride. Got up early and hit the road to Devils Tower then up into Montana. Got back into   Gillette around 4 pm. Had a great steak and a beer then crashed. I then got up and saw some of the sites around Gillette and headed home. I am not certain of my mileage in three days but I know it is more than 1500. Went solo it was so awesome. Met some great people. Summer traveling is a fun experience. I am so sore but I am so jazzed. Cannot wait for my next big adventure. Going on another short trip in about three weeks. Will keep you posted. WOOOOOHOOOOO.

You are really getting into the Raider groove! Sounds like a great trip. I find it amazing the people you meet while riding a motorcycle.

Actually... I find it rather difficult meeting people while riding my bike.  Most of the time it has to wait until I stop.    :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 24, 2011, 09:29:44 am
Hit 40,000 miles on my ride home yesterday. WOO HOO!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 24, 2011, 10:20:43 am
Actually... I find it rather difficult meeting people while riding my bike.  Most of the time it has to wait until I stop.    :rotfl: :rotfl:

You're missing out on meeting more great people then ...  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jun 24, 2011, 11:14:19 am
 
Actually... I find it rather difficult meeting people while riding my bike.  Most of the time it has to wait until I stop.    :rotfl: :rotfl:

You're missing out on meeting more great people then ...  ;D
:agree: :agree:

That's one of the best parts
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Jun 24, 2011, 02:42:06 pm
Actually... I find it rather difficult meeting people while riding my bike.  Most of the time it has to wait until I stop.    :rotfl: :rotfl:

You're missing out on meeting more great people then ...  ;D
:agree: :agree:

That's one of the best parts

Even so... with my full-face... I'd have to scream and even at that I'd only have enough time to say "Hi" as I whiz past those slow HD's.   ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Biker Cowboy on Jun 24, 2011, 04:37:13 pm
Had to pay a bill... what better excuse... right! :thinking:

and the only bank of the right variety was either up in Missoula... 90 miles north up a busy mostly straight highway... or south... back over Lost Trail Pass...and down along the Salmon River... to Salmon Idaho... 60 miles or so South... so... Sula Montana to Salmon Idaho won the day! Beautiful Sunny Montana/Idaho day... leaning a Raider through the Mountains... suh-Wheet! :raked:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Sandbox on Jun 25, 2011, 08:31:14 am
Hit 40,000 miles on my ride home yesterday. WOO HOO!!!

I hit 2,000... :yourock: :notworthy:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: msoos113 on Jun 26, 2011, 03:33:32 pm
I finally got out for a couple of hours this morning thanks to the weather finally breaking. New exhaust sounds awesome, definitely adds some bark to the tone! Couldn't be happier! Maybe get out again with the wife after dinner and get some pics and video. O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ROADKILL on Jun 26, 2011, 03:49:59 pm
Just got home last night from Devils Tower, Wyoming. I rode out at around 1130 am on Tuesday. I rode 568 miles. Got into Gillette Wyoming at around 8 Pm. It was an awesome ride. Got up early and hit the road to Devils Tower then up into Montana. Got back into   Gillette around 4 pm. Had a great steak and a beer then crashed. I then got up and saw some of the sites around Gillette and headed home. I am not certain of my mileage in three days but I know it is more than 1500. Went solo it was so awesome. Met some great people. Summer traveling is a fun experience. I am so sore but I am so jazzed. Cannot wait for my next big adventure. Going on another short trip in about three weeks. Will keep you posted. WOOOOOHOOOOO.
When I go through Gillette I always try to work it out so I can stay @ the Best Western...good food and cold beer!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: IML8 on Jun 26, 2011, 09:51:26 pm
Rode up to Gateway today for lunch. Short afternoon ride but great scenery and just enough twisties to keep it fun although the popo were out so had to take it easy on the way down :(  :raider:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jun 27, 2011, 02:45:23 am
Rain is still coming but I finally had it, so I have been riding in the rain, a ride in the rain is better than waiting for clear skies, so what happens after I get home tonight and get dried off the sun comes out an has been mocking me, sometimes I hate the midnight sun. ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 27, 2011, 03:31:46 pm
Get this...

Saturday- Did not ride. Had to pick up my son, who wanted to drive, so I took the SUV and had to drop off my wife to pick up her Stryker from being serviced at the dealer.

Sunday- Did not ride.  Spent all day repainting out family room. Barely made it outside except for a morning jog.

Today- Whew!  Rode to work.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: relic rider on Jun 27, 2011, 07:25:18 pm
I got out for a little ride up along the river about 70-80 miles not very far but it was a nice ride just the same
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jun 28, 2011, 02:08:15 am
Rainy weather returned, but I went for a ride anyway, I am beginning to feel like a duck.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 28, 2011, 10:54:39 am
Supposed to hit 115 F today, but I'm still riding.

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Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Brite Raider on Jun 28, 2011, 11:49:20 am
rode today with the new progressive springs installed, handle great @ 95 so far. 83 as a high will be nice @ 4:00 yappee
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dickster on Jun 28, 2011, 01:21:02 pm
I rode to work. We are expecting a few days of rain so I thought I would get some time in today.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: pdaven on Jun 28, 2011, 03:03:38 pm
Would love to have rode today, but up in Alaska for my son's wedding all this week.   Hear the weather is nice and warm back in Colorado. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jun 28, 2011, 04:19:07 pm
Supposed to hit 115 F today, but I'm still riding.

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Dear god
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 28, 2011, 04:23:18 pm
Supposed to hit 115 F today, but I'm still riding.

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Dear god

Yeah.  Dreadly will see this and start rethinking June of next year.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 28, 2011, 04:28:39 pm
Supposed to hit 115 F today, but I'm still riding.

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Dear god

Yeah.  Dreadly will see this and start rethinking June of next year.

all the more reason to stop in at your favorite watering hole and have several refreshing cold cold cold beers  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 28, 2011, 05:02:44 pm
Supposed to hit 115 F today, but I'm still riding.

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Dear god

Yeah.  Dreadly will see this and start rethinking June of next year.

all the more reason to stop in at your favorite watering hole and have several refreshing cold cold cold beers  ;D

Or head home, strip down naked and lay in the pool with those cold, cold beers!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: montanaweightlifter on Jun 28, 2011, 09:15:08 pm
On my ride today got as hot as it has this year in the upper 80's, so i rode with a t-shirt, helmet, gloves and riding boots. Figured no jacket because it was too hot. The weather can change really fast, had a brief period a couple miles with small hail, feels like bb machine gun at 60mph. Not leaving again without at least rain pants and jacket. ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jun 29, 2011, 01:36:34 am
Supposed to hit 115 F today, but I'm still riding.

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Dear god

We might have to add a couple of days to the trip for all the beer breaks "More beer than fill up's"


Yeah.  Dreadly will see this and start rethinking June of next year.

all the more reason to stop in at your favorite watering hole and have several refreshing cold cold cold beers  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 29, 2011, 09:55:57 am
On my ride today got as hot as it has this year in the upper 80's, so i rode with a t-shirt, helmet, gloves and riding boots. Figured no jacket because it was too hot. The weather can change really fast, had a brief period a couple miles with small hail, feels like bb machine gun at 60mph. Not leaving again without at least rain pants and jacket. ;D

80s isn't hot.  It was 90 riding down the I-10 this morning at 6am.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jun 29, 2011, 10:23:18 am
Supposed to hit 115 F today, but I'm still riding.

(http://images.zaazu.com/img/summer-animated-animation-weather-smiley-emoticon-000399-large.gif)

Dear god

Yeah.  Dreadly will see this and start rethinking June of next year.

all the more reason to stop in at your favorite watering hole and have several refreshing cold cold cold beers  ;D

Or head home, strip down naked and lay in the pool with those cold, cold beers!

IN!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Saint on Jun 29, 2011, 11:03:03 am
Pissed down rain for the last 3 days.  Sunny and drying out now.  Saint on Raider in t-minus 4 hours!   O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 29, 2011, 11:05:31 am
Supposed to hit 115 F today, but I'm still riding.

(http://images.zaazu.com/img/summer-animated-animation-weather-smiley-emoticon-000399-large.gif)

Dear god

Yeah.  Dreadly will see this and start rethinking June of next year.

all the more reason to stop in at your favorite watering hole and have several refreshing cold cold cold beers  ;D

Or head home, strip down naked and lay in the pool with those cold, cold beers!

IN!!

You could always head down now.  We're doing a Birthday BBQ/Pool party for my wife on Saturday.  We invited a whole mess of people from our local riding group and I hope it's not too hot for them to show up on bikes. It'll be fun to see a whole mess of them park in my driveway (even if some of them are Harleys).
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Jun 29, 2011, 12:08:46 pm
Supposed to hit 115 F today, but I'm still riding.

(http://images.zaazu.com/img/summer-animated-animation-weather-smiley-emoticon-000399-large.gif)

Dear god

Yeah.  Dreadly will see this and start rethinking June of next year.

all the more reason to stop in at your favorite watering hole and have several refreshing cold cold cold beers  ;D

Or head home, strip down naked and lay in the pool with those cold, cold beers!

IN!!

You could always head down now.  We're doing a Birthday BBQ/Pool party for my wife on Saturday.  We invited a whole mess of people from our local riding group and I hope it's not too hot for them to show up on bikes. It'll be fun to see a whole mess of them park in my driveway (even if some of them are Harleys).

Strange....I don't remember getting an invitation.   ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 29, 2011, 12:16:37 pm
Supposed to hit 115 F today, but I'm still riding.

(http://images.zaazu.com/img/summer-animated-animation-weather-smiley-emoticon-000399-large.gif)

Dear god

Yeah.  Dreadly will see this and start rethinking June of next year.

all the more reason to stop in at your favorite watering hole and have several refreshing cold cold cold beers  ;D

Or head home, strip down naked and lay in the pool with those cold, cold beers!

IN!!

You could always head down now.  We're doing a Birthday BBQ/Pool party for my wife on Saturday.  We invited a whole mess of people from our local riding group and I hope it's not too hot for them to show up on bikes. It'll be fun to see a whole mess of them park in my driveway (even if some of them are Harleys).

Strange....I don't remember getting an invitation.   ;D

Consider this an invite!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Jun 29, 2011, 05:07:33 pm
Wish I could be there Dan.  Enjoyed visiting with you again when I was in Phoenix.  Got in my first ride after my surgery today (a little bit earlier than maybe I should have) as I had to get out there.  Ran a route where I didn't have but two stop signs going and two coming back over about 50 miles.  Was great to get some wind in my face again.  Needed it, even if it was a hot 96 coming back.  Know that's not hot for you, but you are young and tough.  Say Hi to the wife for me.  Happy 4th.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jun 29, 2011, 11:15:25 pm
Went for a rip in to town. There was what looked to be an accomplished HD rider eyeing up my bike. I've never answered so many questions at at couple of stop lights before. He must of said 5 times how much he liked it and when I told him it was 113 co his eyes really lit up. Then he asked me what it was. LOL
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jun 30, 2011, 12:59:29 pm
Wish I could be there Dan.  Enjoyed visiting with you again when I was in Phoenix.  Got in my first ride after my surgery today (a little bit earlier than maybe I should have) as I had to get out there.  Ran a route where I didn't have but two stop signs going and two coming back over about 50 miles.  Was great to get some wind in my face again.  Needed it, even if it was a hot 96 coming back.  Know that's not hot for you, but you are young and tough.  Say Hi to the wife for me.  Happy 4th.

Great to hear!!!  Sounds like you'll be running full steam in no time.  Happy 4th to you too!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dickster on Jun 30, 2011, 01:34:41 pm
Well I rode to work again. Seems like that's all I do lately. Gonna have to take a day and drive past work and keep going for a while.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on Jun 30, 2011, 01:37:44 pm
I am all for one of those Ride Past Work Day
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: DewMan on Jun 30, 2011, 04:52:48 pm
Rode in to work today as it was a beautiful morning and no rain or anything in the forecast.  Well, lovely Colorado decides to change around 3:30 and it is currently raining all over!!! :wtf: 

Any who, I did get to have a conversation in traffic this morning with a guy in his '69 VW.  He thought the bike was "sick" and asked what kind it was and if it was a Harley where I got it painted, mind you I'm rolling factory '09 silver...  :shrug: Thought it was funny.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jun 30, 2011, 09:52:58 pm
Road into the City to pick up a few small things for the Vette. Narrowly avoided this old lady changing lanes with out looking.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ohyeahfriday on Jul 01, 2011, 08:26:47 am
Lucky couple days here again, beautiful weather yesterday, today and supposed to be tomorrow.  I still wish I wasn't at work, but at least I get quality seat time twice daily.  I might just have to find a long way home tonight too since we don't have plans  8)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jul 01, 2011, 11:36:57 am
I haven't ridden since Wednesday afternoon.  I'm off work the rest of the week and start a new job on Tuesday. Been preparing for my wife's birthday pool party for the last couple of days.  My bushes needed some serious trimming.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Pudge on Jul 01, 2011, 02:52:32 pm
I haven't ridden since Wednesday afternoon.  I'm off work the rest of the week and start a new job on Tuesday. Been preparing for my wife's birthday pool party for the last couple of days.  My bushes needed some serious trimming.

I know how you feel. I'm still out of commish from a serious bout of Bronchitis. Haven't rode for 9 days. I think I'll be back in the saddle by Sunday. Sadness.  :crutch:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 60ford on Jul 01, 2011, 07:47:25 pm
Wife and I rode up to Bloomington to eat supper and rode around the lake a little while before heading home. :) :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on Jul 01, 2011, 11:20:45 pm
I enjoyed an evening ride with my son, took in a local play and enjoyed the ride home. 33 miles round trip, short but awesome.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on Jul 01, 2011, 11:50:56 pm
Well the granddaughter wanted some sparklers from the local fireworks shop, nice time to get an after dinner run in.  Whatever granddaughter wants she gets.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jul 02, 2011, 12:43:17 am
Went to the local Timmies ... met a guy named Dwayne who rides a Stryker. We went mucking around the city. Put on almost 80km. Great day and great weather. Like two Raiders riding, we got stares and questions and compliments as most stop lights.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jul 02, 2011, 01:11:54 am
Went to the local Timmies ... met a guy named Dwayne who rides a Stryker. We went mucking around the city. Put on almost 80km. Great day and great weather. Like two Raiders riding, we got stares and questions and compliments as most stop lights.

Did any of those stares come from the people at "leons"
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jul 02, 2011, 08:43:32 am
Went to the local Timmies ... met a guy named Dwayne who rides a Stryker. We went mucking around the city. Put on almost 80km. Great day and great weather. Like two Raiders riding, we got stares and questions and compliments as most stop lights.

Did any of those stares come from the people at "leons"
Nope, but one of the comments came from a young guy while I was talking to you from the Leon's parking lot  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: blaine563 on Jul 02, 2011, 09:39:16 pm
I've been up in Fort McMurray, Alberta working for the last two weeks - without my bike! :(  Talk about withdrawal! Can't wait to get home to see my honey! :drool: (and my wife too - jk!) ;D

Three more days! Need to ride! :biker:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jul 03, 2011, 01:05:24 pm
I've been up in Fort McMurray, Alberta working for the last two weeks - without my bike! :(  Talk about withdrawal! Can't wait to get home to see my honey! :drool: (and my wife too - jk!) ;D

Three more days! Need to ride! :biker:

Hey man Which site were you on I'm up there doing an 8 on 6 off shift
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Jul 03, 2011, 02:54:07 pm
Out for a little over an hour this morning.  Cool (70's) sunshine and no wind or traffic.  Was a beautiful day.  If I didn't have company coming, would have definitely ran through a tank or so. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jul 03, 2011, 03:39:33 pm
Well I was supposed to go out with Dreadly but he bailed on me.  Some BS about work or something.  any hoo I went out any way for a short blast.

And yes this post was for the sole purpose of bugging Dreadly
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: blaine563 on Jul 03, 2011, 06:46:19 pm
I've been up in Fort McMurray, Alberta working for the last two weeks - without my bike! :(  Talk about withdrawal! Can't wait to get home to see my honey! :drool: (and my wife too - jk!) ;D

Three more days! Need to ride! :biker:

Hey man Which site were you on I'm up there doing an 8 on 6 off shift

Cool. I supervise a crew of mechanics so I end up on Albian and CNRL most, but sometimes Syncrude or Kearl. My office is in the Ft Mackay industrial park though. Do you stay in camp?  :) :raider: :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jul 03, 2011, 07:44:54 pm
I've been up in Fort McMurray, Alberta working for the last two weeks - without my bike! :(  Talk about withdrawal! Can't wait to get home to see my honey! :drool: (and my wife too - jk!) ;D

Three more days! Need to ride! :biker:

Hey man Which site were you on I'm up there doing an 8 on 6 off shift

Cool. I supervise a crew of mechanics so I end up on Albian and CNRL most, but sometimes Syncrude or Kearl. My office is in the Ft Mackay industrial park though. Do you stay in camp?  :) :raider: :)

Ya I'm in fire bag I work as a water treatment operator but before that I worked at most of those sites as a service techician. You never know our paths might cross.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jul 03, 2011, 08:32:10 pm
Well I was supposed to go out with Dreadly but he bailed on me.  Some BS about work or something.  any hoo I went out any way for a short blast.

And yes this post was for the sole purpose of bugging Dreadly

and I awake * yawn * ... just in time to have a coffee and head back to bed for tomorrow's work adventure
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Jul 03, 2011, 09:29:20 pm
S'Cooter and I did, and we had a nice easy jam over to Cracker Barrel for an Old Timer's meal and some laffs with Deja, ps54888 and both of the lovely girls that they have. This is the closest wifey will ever get to driving to bike tho. She says she doesn't want to think that much, just kick back and enjoy the ride and be an extra set of eyes for me. I like that!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jul 03, 2011, 09:32:57 pm
S'Cooter and I did, and we had a nice easy jam over to Cracker Barrel for an Old Timer's meal and some laffs with Deja, ps54888 and both of the lovely girls that they have. This is the closest wifey will ever get to driving to bike tho. She says she doesn't want to think that much, just kick back and enjoy the ride and be an extra set of eyes for me. I like that!

In the most respectful way ............. she looks HOT!!  ;)

** patiently awaiting my time to meet Mrs.gostr8r **
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Jul 03, 2011, 09:52:53 pm
300 miles round trip up into the mountains to visit some friends camping  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Jul 03, 2011, 10:05:24 pm
Thanks dreaded one, we both look forward to getting together with you too! It might be in our '13 ride back out to the NW tho, if not sooner.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: blaine563 on Jul 03, 2011, 10:10:08 pm
I've been up in Fort McMurray, Alberta working for the last two weeks - without my bike! :(  Talk about withdrawal! Can't wait to get home to see my honey! :drool: (and my wife too - jk!) ;D

Three more days! Need to ride! :biker:

Hey man Which site were you on I'm up there doing an 8 on 6 off shift

Cool. I supervise a crew of mechanics so I end up on Albian and CNRL most, but sometimes Syncrude or Kearl. My office is in the Ft Mackay industrial park though. Do you stay in camp?  :) :raider: :)

Ya I'm in fire bag I work as a water treatment operator but before that I worked at most of those sites as a service techician. You never know our paths might cross.
 :cheers:

Could happen!!! :) May be riding to work next time. I'll pm you before I leave and if you're off shift I'll swing through EDM if it works out! :) :) :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: IML8 on Jul 03, 2011, 10:16:48 pm
No ride here for the first 4th of July ever :-( Raider went to the shop on thursday, looks like we have bad lifters. Had to order parts that will be here next week, oh well I will live lol I fly out to Shreveport La Tuesay for two weeks for work. The Raider will be ready on my return :-)

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Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Fj_Ohio on Jul 03, 2011, 10:26:44 pm
gostr8r.. I am looking into getting Corbins seats. Do you have any negatives about the dual touring model? I like it alot but was leaning toward the separate components, classic solo, passinger pillion and backrest for the versatility. Also is that a Corbin backrest on the bar, I can't recall seeing that style on Corbins website.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Jul 03, 2011, 10:46:55 pm
Only neg I have is that it has marred the paint on the fender. I did remove the clear tape protectors when I was using the OEM solo and never put them back on. Don't know if that would have saved the paint but might have. I traveled a lot of miles loaded very heavy too. Me, the wife, a big 30 lb lap bag, a 60 lb tee bag and sometimes a heavy roll bag on top of that. I also think, looking back now, that the mud and dirt that got under the seat had a lot to do with the damaged paint. I will still get another Corbin for my next seat tho.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jul 04, 2011, 12:45:53 pm
I've been up in Fort McMurray, Alberta working for the last two weeks - without my bike! :(  Talk about withdrawal! Can't wait to get home to see my honey! :drool: (and my wife too - jk!) ;D

Three more days! Need to ride! :biker:

Hey man Which site were you on I'm up there doing an 8 on 6 off shift

Cool. I supervise a crew of mechanics so I end up on Albian and CNRL most, but sometimes Syncrude or Kearl. My office is in the Ft Mackay industrial park though. Do you stay in camp?  :) :raider: :)

Ya I'm in fire bag I work as a water treatment operator but before that I worked at most of those sites as a service techician. You never know our paths might cross.
 :cheers:

Could happen!!! :) May be riding to work next time. I'll pm you before I leave and if you're off shift I'll swing through EDM if it works out! :) :) :)

That sounds great!!! 
I'm not sure I would want to take my bike up Hwy 63 though traffic is terrible and the $hit that flys off some of those trucks could hurt.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ROADKILL on Jul 05, 2011, 12:35:53 am
The weather was great today....I think just about every bike in N Florida was on the road today....rode with a group to see the fireworks....then headed to a private party for a Low Country Boil & shine party....no we didn't clean our bikes it was the kind you drink..  :pint:...got in a little while ago and finally found the puter...
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jul 05, 2011, 01:07:55 am
not me still raining, for a dessert climate we have had over 30 days of rain in the past 5 weeks and averaged over 1 inch each day with as much as 8 inches in 2 days.  the rivers are flooding and our aquafer has risen 3 feet this summer putting my water table at 4 ft.  So I surrender, I need a smiley waving a white flag.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Sandbox on Jul 05, 2011, 08:09:48 am
 O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on Jul 07, 2011, 12:53:20 am
Today was a great day! I had a great ride. It was sunny with a cloud cover. The wind was mild. I rode into town, rode around for about two hours. Running errands and soaking up the sun.
Later in the evening my daughter and I rode into to town and cruised around enjoying the rare calm summer evening. the sunset was surreal. Colors indescribable. Just before we headed back home we were able to hook up with a new Raider owner. I hope he joins us here.
it was a great day.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jul 07, 2011, 01:35:16 am
was a beautiful day today, but i had things to do that required i take my truck. But, when I  was done, I went home to get the Raider and it started RAINING >:( :witsend:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Saint on Jul 07, 2011, 05:28:40 am
We've finally hooked a nice stretch of weather, high 20's (high 70's/low 80's) here on The Rock (Newfoundland, not Alcatraz).   ;D  I took Scar out for a quick "town tour" late yesterday evening and am booking off work today to get a few hundred highway clicks on the odo before he goes in for his break-in service tomorrow.   :pint:

I finally scaped the pegs!  :doorag:  I'd like to tell you it was during a high-speed hairpin, but alas it was just a slow speed intersection turn.   :yawn:  I took it a little wide, leaned Scar over a bit further to realign, then popped-the-cherry on my clutch-side peg.   8)  It surprised me how little lean was needed.  I see alot more yankin'-and-bankin' in my future.   :evil:

Although I'll consider a tach if I see one that Scar likes, I also did some hard highway accels to get a feel for when to shift when using stage 5 afterburner.   :evillaugh:  First gear seems pretty short and I took the 113 into the sputter zone a couple of times.   :-[  All in all, we had a blast.  Still driving stock, but the first order of bling should arrive any moment.   :fingerscrossed:  I'm waiting for some reviews of the Cobra auto-thingy fuel manager on one of our Raiders, but it sounds like a worthwhile upgrade.

Shiny Side Up,
Saint
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jul 07, 2011, 09:46:49 am
Started my new job Tuesday and have had little time to be on forums.  I didn't get to ride from last Wednesday to the follwoing Monday.  My wife and I rode over to my parents' house just for a reason to ride. Plus I just permanently mounted the Lindby bars and wanted to make sure everything was good. It felt great being out. 5 days is too long to not ride.

My new ride to work is 43 miles one way, so I'm definitely adding the miles to my Raider.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jul 08, 2011, 12:51:46 am
Finally sunshine. I rode to work, rode during my lunch hour, rode home and rode to the post office.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Saint on Jul 08, 2011, 05:00:11 am
Took Scar out again yesterday with two of my buds on their Road Kings.  We had an awesome ride along the coast.  On the way back I was in slot 2 of our 3-bike formation.  We were behind a car with a clear passing lane available to us.  Opposing traffic also had their own passing lane.

When the lead King signalled and initiated the pass, I dropped Scar down to 4th.  Once we had sufficient space I gave the throttle a healthy twist to pass...shall we say...smartly.   8)  The one detail I've omitted was this was one of our rare sweeping turn highway sections with passing lanes on both sides of the double-yellow.  The sweep was to our right.  I think I was so intent on (once again) showing my Harley buds what quality Metric is made of, that I neglected to add the required lean angle to match my throttle...enthusiasm.   :-[

In the brief moment I paralleled the car we were passing, my bad-boy smile, :evil: , disintegrated into... :yikes: as I was heading for the double-yellow...AND an opposing car in their passing lane...ALSO hugging the double-yellow.  I'd like to say I expertly pushed hard on my right bar, leaned Scar well over and saved the day.  Well, the day was saved, but my instinctual response was to maintain lean angle, bottom the throttle, apply a touch of both brakes, and...  :praying: .

Needless to say, in those moments my gut dropped down below my seat!  In the end the cager and I, both huggin' the double-yellow, came through it unscathed...although I suspect his shorts were soiled too!   :o

My lesson learned is never take those 113 inches between my legs for granted, and when the brain is in showboating gear, cautious gear is usually disengaged!   :-[

Still shiny side up!
Saint
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Jul 08, 2011, 07:46:26 am
God visual Saint!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Jul 08, 2011, 03:48:02 pm
Rode over to the local dealership for the neck bearing R&R so I won't have the woobles at the track in Bristol this summer! :yay: Walked about half way home in the heat and with a new knee and it was more of a challenge than I expected it to be. Seems as tho I have the wobbles too  :rolleyes: !
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 60ford on Jul 08, 2011, 06:24:51 pm
Rode to work this morning then came home picked up the wife and we rode about 50 miles to get some supper.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wiz_of_wuz on Jul 08, 2011, 07:48:03 pm
Rode tonight after getting back from work. Went to dinner  :)
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Post by: SLK on Jul 09, 2011, 01:48:04 am
I did it was beautiful going to work, beautiful at lunch time, then a drenching  :raining: going home.
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Post by: Scoob on Jul 09, 2011, 09:05:25 am
Rode with a friend last night-got back to his place and his yard is gravel/rocks and I hit a flat piece of old cement and it flipped up and chipped the left side of my spoiler pretty bad  :cus: :cus: :'(
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Post by: JuJuBee on Jul 09, 2011, 06:06:32 pm
I put just over 100 miles on her going around lake Norman here in the charlotte, nc area. The weather had rain predicted all day but we never seen a drop. I love days like this where others fail conservative and leave the roads open for me.

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Post by: SLK on Jul 10, 2011, 02:23:38 am
Rode over 150 miles today, in a charity event poker run. And of all things I got the winning hand and received a $250 gift certificate from the local Harley dealership.  Fortunately they also handle 4 wheelers and accessories for them.
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Post by: woodog on Jul 10, 2011, 09:47:15 pm
Out riding today, beautiful day... ran across a Car and Bike show ,stopped and enjoyed the festivities. Rode about 125 miles today, as soon as I pulled , into my garage started raining buckets
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Post by: blaine563 on Jul 10, 2011, 10:48:46 pm
Ride with the wife to the next town over for supper, about 50 miles round trip. Beat the rain by about a minute.. Started raining as we were taking our helmets off in the garage.

 :) :raider: :)
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Post by: ONEBADMACHINE on Jul 10, 2011, 11:02:17 pm
Haven't been able to ride for about 5 days due to having cellulitus in my left elbow. :crutch: and :praying: for a fast recovery.
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Post by: SLK on Jul 10, 2011, 11:32:28 pm
Yesterday I and my son-in-law did a 150 on the Raider and the Vstar.  We both determined this, 1) on the straights and long slow curves the Raider is the better bike for low end grunt, but that a highly modded Vstar like mine which he now has will easily keep up with the Raider.  2) In the twisties and shorter tighter curves the Vstar was much easier to handle, almost sport bike in comparison to the Raider.  3) If the Ultimate Seats on the Vstar were a Lazyboy Recliner, the  Corbins on the Raider would be wooden bar stool in comparison.  4)  At the charity fund raiser ride yesterday, 2 black Yamahas got more attention than the other bikes there  espacially all of the Harleys including the Captain America, the Indian, all the Victorys and Hondas, even the other Yamahas.;D  5)  We would both love to have both of our bikes in our own  garage.
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Post by: SLK on Jul 10, 2011, 11:35:33 pm
Just a little bit today.  The wife and I spent more time playing on the 4 wheeler.
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Post by: Ares X on Jul 11, 2011, 11:52:37 am
We had some pretty severe thunder storms last night (which denied me of sleep), but by morning there was only an occasional drizzle, so I rode in to work as normal. I got sprinkled on a couple of times, but stayed pretty much dry by the time I made it into work.  Supposed to get more rain tonight and then no rain in the forecast for the next 10 days.
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Post by: Flipper on Jul 11, 2011, 12:16:44 pm
Rode to work 64 miles, going home will be 120miles.  Taking the long scenic route home.

Flipper
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Post by: wyldfyre on Jul 11, 2011, 03:31:28 pm
Rode into town today, enjoying the fresh air, sunshine, and wind. Met with a long time friend that I had not seen in a long time enjoyed lunch with her then took the long way home. I love my Raider.
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Post by: blaine563 on Jul 11, 2011, 03:55:33 pm
Zipped into town to get the mail today. I gotta say that I'm normally a pretty private and reserved kind of guy. You won't catch me show-boating around too much. but get me on my Raider and I can't help myself!!! Gotta rip it up a bit! Love my bike!

 ;D ;D ;D :raider: ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jul 11, 2011, 09:18:06 pm
Well as I said I brought my bike with us on holidays so I can avoid the in laws man I would definitely recommend this!!!!!

Well to day a buddy and his vrod went out to our home town and riped it up a little then to the bar for a couple. man it brought back memories
On a side note it sure doesn't seem that the vrod has as much jam as the raider but he is kind of a newish rider so that might be it because most reviews say that it can take our bikes most days.
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Post by: dreadly on Jul 11, 2011, 09:21:26 pm
Well as I said I brought my bike with us on holidays so I can avoid the in laws man I would definitely recommend this!!!!!

Well to day a buddy and his vrod went out to our home town and riped it up a little then to the bar for a couple. man it brought back memories
On a side note it sure doesn't seem that the vrod has as much jam as the raider but he is kind of a newish rider so that might be it because most reviews say that it can take our bikes most days.

Brother GR ... bring back some riding weather when you come back.
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Post by: SLK on Jul 12, 2011, 02:54:03 am
Rode to work, then took a lunch time ride, then after work rode to the Harley shop and used the gift certificate to buy accessories for the 4 wheeler, then rode to the gas station, met a friend and rode home and had a little problem with a couple of cagers, but I definitely got the attention of 1.
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Post by: Ares X on Jul 13, 2011, 10:54:06 am
I wasn't the only one riding in this morning.  I passed a number of bikes on the freeway heading to work.  It was gorgeous and almost had a briskness in the air. These guys probably felt the coolair and said "Gotta ride", then later they'll head out in the 104 and wished they had left the bike at home.

I'm just glad most of the humidity is gone today.
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Post by: Scoob on Jul 13, 2011, 01:21:56 pm
Went for a ride on some back roads around Yankton S.D.  and got caught in the rain on the way back to the motel. Still a great ride :D
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Post by: Pudge on Jul 13, 2011, 06:32:07 pm
Wow I love my Raider. I've riding bikes for 14+ years and it's been good, but a blast? Not till my Raider. Rewarded myself with a fun ride today after work.  :yay:
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Post by: MytZep on Jul 13, 2011, 07:37:07 pm
My raider has been at the shop for over a week.  It has been torture.
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Post by: wyldfyre on Jul 14, 2011, 01:14:12 am
Yesterday I had to ride to the big city of Salt Lake in a cage. I got home late afternoon threw some close in a back pack and hit the road for Rock Springs, Wyoming. I enjoyed a beautiful ride, overcast but breath taking. Enjoyed a fun ride around the City of Rock Springs today and hit the Interstate........just in time for several amazing rain, thunder and lightining storms. I love riding my bike so much that I even love riding in the rain.  Got home dryed off, grabbed a bite, then back on a ride. met with some friends and had a cold one then home to chill. A great day!!!!!
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Post by: SLK on Jul 14, 2011, 01:36:20 am
The day started out with heavy overcast and rain, but gradually progressed to lightly overcast skies with no rain, so, when I got home I went for a Ride on the Raider then did a few yard chores using the 4wheeler.
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Post by: Ares X on Jul 15, 2011, 11:37:18 am
This morning's ride into work was gorgeous.  There was actually a little briskness in the air and I had to zip up the sleeves on my jacket. Haven't done that for a while.  Then I get on the freeway and for the most part the carpool lane was pretty clear.  I'd come up on an occasional vehicle, but to my amazement there was room in the lanes next to them to get around and jump back in the carpool lane.  Then I noticed a bit of a back up and looked beyond the 4-5 cars ahead of me and saw four bikes at the head of the bunch and was a little ticked they were sticking right at 65 MPH.  So I made my way over to the far right lane, shot on up and made my way back. As I passed each bike I gave them a little wave and once passed the lead bike, I got back into the carpool lane and crusied on to work.  They didn't even try to keep up.  They had some large packs, so I'm guessing they were just passing through.

It was a good ride!
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Post by: SLK on Jul 16, 2011, 12:20:17 am
Today was a repeat of yesterday with the exception of no riding the 4wheeler.
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Post by: dickster on Jul 16, 2011, 03:22:40 pm
Went for a nice country cruise. I found myself on the back roads with no cars rushing me just cruising along in 3rd gear enjoying the scenery. What a great day!
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Post by: 60ford on Jul 16, 2011, 07:20:00 pm
My wife and I rode a couple hundred miles today to warm up for our trip to the smoky mountians next week end, cant wait.
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Post by: SLK on Jul 19, 2011, 12:25:59 am
It was raining again today, but quit and dried up enough that I got in another evening ride, and got attention from cagers and pedestrians.
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Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jul 19, 2011, 12:42:02 am
i've been on my bike everyday for the last 2 weeks it's been the best visit to the inlaws yet I should have thought of this years ago
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Post by: Ares X on Jul 19, 2011, 10:43:24 am
Narrowly escaped a major dust storm last night, but got from work and into the garage before it really picked up. It wasn't near as bad as a couple weeks ago when it stripped the paint off Matt's bike, but still a lot of strong wind and dust everywhere.  I could see it rolling in as I was heading home and I was trying to get there as fast as I could.

Took my chances and rode again today!
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Post by: Matt St. John on Jul 19, 2011, 11:08:57 am
I rode today too. A 2000 softail standard with a huuuuge 95ci stroker lol... Oh well, you gotta get ur fixes where you can I guess. It's not a bad bike. But it's no raider.
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Post by: Capt_Zoom on Jul 19, 2011, 03:18:31 pm
i hate the weather right now...93 w/ 80% humidity.  haven't ridden since middle of last week. Bad weather and too busy working on the wife's bike.  I think I'm starting to go through withdrawal though...twitch, twitch  :o
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Post by: dreadly on Jul 19, 2011, 03:51:05 pm
after putting in the new battery, I rode  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Post by: bamf on Jul 19, 2011, 03:53:43 pm
It was perfectly clear and cooler than usual this morning.  No clouds, the sun wasn't too strong, and the moon was hanging high in the sky at 9AM!  Yeah, I hopped on my bike and rode.
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Post by: Ares X on Jul 19, 2011, 04:11:57 pm
I rode today too. A 2000 softail standard with a huuuuge 95ci stroker lol... Oh well, you gotta get ur fixes where you can I guess. It's not a bad bike. But it's no raider.

So are you sporting all the HD apparel too?
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Post by: wolfraider on Jul 19, 2011, 07:58:54 pm
Rode out yesterday morning to Star Days in Middleton, WI, spend some time with a great bunch of people and just got back. Short, but fun ride.
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Post by: SLK on Jul 20, 2011, 12:00:27 am
A repeat of rain in the morning quiting around noon, so riding after work.  Actually went for a ride, then got on the 4 wheeler and went and played off road, came back to the house to find wife home and wanting to go for an evening ride so off we went.  Life is good on a Raider.
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Post by: Matt St. John on Jul 20, 2011, 12:25:48 am
I rode today too. A 2000 softail standard with a huuuuge 95ci stroker lol... Oh well, you gotta get ur fixes where you can I guess. It's not a bad bike. But it's no raider.

So are you sporting all the HD apparel too?

there is only one thing HD in my whole house. my wifes boots, she liked em and she wears em.. oh well. they don't leak oil so I don't mind,
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Post by: dickster on Jul 20, 2011, 04:56:08 am
Went to work and back. That was about it as I am working 2 full time jobs right now, 1130pm till 4:30pm. Oh well, I has to do what I has to do. Hopefully it will pay off over the winter with a new exhaust, saddle bags, risers, 240 tire, etc.................................

Ride safe everyone and enjoy the awesome weather roaring through the nation. :sunny:
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Post by: Capt_Zoom on Jul 20, 2011, 10:10:33 am
Rode out yesterday morning to Star Days in Middleton, WI, spend some time with a great bunch of people and just got back. Short, but fun ride.

Isn't middleton way over by Madison?
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Post by: Ares X on Jul 20, 2011, 11:15:03 am
I rode today too. A 2000 softail standard with a huuuuge 95ci stroker lol... Oh well, you gotta get ur fixes where you can I guess. It's not a bad bike. But it's no raider.

So are you sporting all the HD apparel too?

there is only one thing HD in my whole house. my wifes boots, she liked em and she wears em.. oh well. they don't leak oil so I don't mind,

We have a few things. Desiree has boots and a jacket and suprisingly the logos on both are very small and discreet.  She has a bear from Build-a-Bear and I did buy it it's own HD motorycle (couldn't find a Yamaha) and I think she has a hat that her parents gave her when she got her bike and it never made sense since she didn't ride a Harley, but if you saw her mother when we go out riding you'd laugh your ass off.  It's like a Harley shop threw up on her.
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Post by: Flipper on Jul 20, 2011, 12:38:21 pm
Another 64 mile ride to work and 130 mile ride on the way home today

Flipper
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Post by: shadowrider43 on Jul 20, 2011, 01:18:54 pm
Been able to ride but not able to enjoy, having been trying to settle with insurance company over recent hail damage recieved on my house, my car and my son's new car.  First I will say if anyone is dealing with GEICO be careful, been with them for thirty years never a claim and they cared less about what the family was going through with all the damages received they will asess the house damages tomorrow, will total my car tomorrow and have totalled out my son's car already,  which he has owned for a month hell they would not even allow us to buy back at a salvage rate.  They were so unsympathetic they did not even want to wait for the Gap insurance to pay off the difference, they were ready to send a wrecker to pick up the car tomorrow.  Normally some of this would not bother me as I can always rely on the bike, or my wifes car, but my poor kid is out a car and has to go back to college next week with no time for the next 4 weeks to even think about the purchase of another car due to training he is required to go through for a Resident Advisor position at his college.  Needless to say I informed that Gecko they lost a good customer today so now the search goes on for an insurance company that cares, and they wonder why this country is so screwed up.  Thanks for letting me vent not to many people to rely on around here everyone is to upset!!!   
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Post by: Matt St. John on Jul 20, 2011, 01:21:37 pm
I rode today too. A 2000 softail standard with a huuuuge 95ci stroker lol... Oh well, you gotta get ur fixes where you can I guess. It's not a bad bike. But it's no raider.

So are you sporting all the HD apparel too?

there is only one thing HD in my whole house. my wifes boots, she liked em and she wears em.. oh well. they don't leak oil so I don't mind,

We have a few things. Desiree has boots and a jacket and suprisingly the logos on both are very small and discreet.  She has a bear from Build-a-Bear and I did buy it it's own HD motorycle (couldn't find a Yamaha) and I think she has a hat that her parents gave her when she got her bike and it never made sense since she didn't ride a Harley, but if you saw her mother when we go out riding you'd laugh your ass off.  It's like a Harley shop threw up on her.

Lol. Ya, I know lots of those people.. I always wonder how they afford all those damn clothes man. Have you ever looked at the prices on those things?
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Post by: Ares X on Jul 20, 2011, 01:43:10 pm
I rode today too. A 2000 softail standard with a huuuuge 95ci stroker lol... Oh well, you gotta get ur fixes where you can I guess. It's not a bad bike. But it's no raider.

So are you sporting all the HD apparel too?

there is only one thing HD in my whole house. my wifes boots, she liked em and she wears em.. oh well. they don't leak oil so I don't mind,

We have a few things. Desiree has boots and a jacket and suprisingly the logos on both are very small and discreet.  She has a bear from Build-a-Bear and I did buy it it's own HD motorycle (couldn't find a Yamaha) and I think she has a hat that her parents gave her when she got her bike and it never made sense since she didn't ride a Harley, but if you saw her mother when we go out riding you'd laugh your ass off.  It's like a Harley shop threw up on her.

Lol. Ya, I know lots of those people.. I always wonder how they afford all those damn clothes man. Have you ever looked at the prices on those things?

Yes!  We met with my in-laws at a HD shop one time and were heading up to Cavecreek and my mother-in-law didn't plan for the cold morning air, so they bought her a hoodie.  It was something like $80-$90.  For a frickin hoodie. 
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Post by: SLK on Jul 21, 2011, 01:00:51 am
Well Harley does have some nice accessories.   my old Vstar has Harley risers, highway pegs, and backrests.  I have a Harley branded wheel brush, a Harley model, and a Harley Christmas tree decoration.

The rain finally broke and I rode to work, then at lunch time, then to do errands around town after work then got fuel and rode home.
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Post by: Ares X on Jul 21, 2011, 12:57:42 pm
I saw a guy on the way home yesterday on a black and orange V-Rod with a black and orange "V-Rod" jacket on.  This didn't bother me at all since it was about HIS bike and not just the HD logo.  It's no different than my Raider patch on my jacket.  Just proud of what you own.
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Post by: SLK on Jul 21, 2011, 10:40:02 pm
beautiful day here today and burned up half a tank going to work and coming home.
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Post by: PJ on Jul 21, 2011, 10:59:17 pm
I saw a guy on the way home yesterday on a black and orange V-Rod with a black and orange "V-Rod" jacket on.  This didn't bother me at all since it was about HIS bike and not just the HD logo.  It's no different than my Raider patch on my jacket.  Just proud of what you own.

V-Rod is a cool ass bike IMHO. I still say it's over priced and has a stinkin Hardley logo or 2 on it, but I likey. I rode across town today to try and collect money from someone who owes me so I could give it to someone I owe. (Did that make sense?) Anyway, it would've been a waste of a trip except it was a really nice ride and all the good songs kept comin on my radio. Other than the fact that I didn't collect any money and it felt like 110 outside... was a good ride. 8)
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Post by: dickster on Jul 22, 2011, 07:15:04 am
Took off for about 50 miles but left without wallet and gas was getting low so I ended my ride a little sooner than hoped. It was a good ride though. Pushed the tank of gas to 120 miles and I think that was good since it is 50/50 city and highway. Hoping to head to Alexandria Bay this weekend.
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Post by: Ares X on Jul 22, 2011, 11:52:58 am
For some reason it was a bit cooler this morning.  It was very nice riding in. Had I not had to deal with some ass making right hand turn in front of me when he had a red light, it could've been just about perfect.
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Post by: Capt_Zoom on Jul 22, 2011, 12:44:04 pm
Cooler in Phoenix...that's a first.   ;D
Been feeling like I'm living there again with the craptacular weather we have had here in MN.  Yesterday was nice though...had a great ride except for the a-hole trying to intimidate me by driving 6 inches off my taillight.  If I had had a gun with I swear I would have opened up on the clown.
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Post by: Tail dragger on Jul 22, 2011, 07:29:42 pm
Rode up in the Big Horn Sheep Canyon today.  Took my fly rod with me and did a little fishing on the Arkansas River before I headed back home.  Was cool when I left but mid 90's when I came back.  Put 140 miles on her today and was great.  I always say it's a good day when I can put my feet on the floor and a great day when I can swing my leg over my Raider.  Life is good.
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Post by: JuJuBee on Jul 22, 2011, 08:49:52 pm
Its been in the high 90s low 100s with 80+% humidity here but i try to ride everyday.

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Post by: dickster on Jul 23, 2011, 04:19:16 am
Filled up at $4.05 a gallon and drove to work and back. To hot for anything else today so I hit the pool with my kids.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jul 24, 2011, 01:47:50 am
Weather was great the last 3 days and I rode it, the Raider, not the weather. ;D
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Post by: dreadly on Jul 24, 2011, 09:11:21 am
washing the bike in readiness for what should be another entertaining day. Meeting GhostRaider and a few of his friends. We then travel an hour or so and meet up with Thumper and some of his crew. Ending up at the Monkey Top Saloon, we'll hopefully get to meet Pudge and Northstar.
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Post by: SLK on Jul 24, 2011, 08:20:52 pm
Not yet have been busy with other things but shortly I will be leaving for an evening ride.
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Post by: Ares X on Jul 25, 2011, 11:07:47 am
Rained last night, but was dry this morning, so I road as usual.  Hoping if we get any more rain it will all be during the night.

Glad I decided not to wash my bike this weekend though. The roads are a mess.
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Post by: Matt St. John on Jul 25, 2011, 11:32:08 am
Not today. Had to wear my dress uniform to work.. Bleh.

Tomorrow though, same bike though (softail), not the raider. Raider is still in Pheonix. I hope to get some "work in progress" pics soon. I can't wait.
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Post by: SLK on Jul 25, 2011, 11:43:48 pm
the day started with rain again, but after work it was nice and I got in a ride.
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Post by: dreadly on Jul 26, 2011, 08:23:33 am
woke up to rain, put on rain pants and rode  ;D

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Post by: Ares X on Jul 26, 2011, 10:02:26 am
No rain last night or this morning.  There was actually a coolness to the air on my ride in.  I guarantee it wont be there on the ride home.
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Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jul 26, 2011, 10:51:30 am
Nope not for me on my way to work I'll have to wait until my 8 day shift is over.
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Post by: dickster on Jul 26, 2011, 12:25:15 pm
Went home on lunch and grabbed the bike. There is a chance of rain but I haven't rode in 2 days so I will chance it.
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Post by: SLK on Jul 27, 2011, 12:42:42 am
Benn raining all day. :(
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Post by: woodog on Jul 29, 2011, 01:45:53 pm
Yesterday morning detailed the bike, went for a ride ,ten minutes into the ride, start dumping buckets of rain.
That SUCKED.....NO RAIN WAS FORECASTED DARN WEATHERMAN
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Post by: Semper Fi Dawg on Jul 29, 2011, 03:16:22 pm
I know what you mean WooDog . Didn't ride Mon or Tues because of 50% chance of rain . Could have rode , storm came thru at lunch time   . Rode Wed and Thur with 20% chance of rain and got soaked Thur coming home from work .  You just never know . LOL !
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Post by: Starky on Jul 29, 2011, 03:28:00 pm
The Raider took another award last night.  It was voted Peoples Choice at the ride-in.  There was over 200 bikes with a good mix of American Iron and metric along with some nice customs.  They didn't say what the count was, but the masses have spoken and chosen the Raider as the Top Dog.  I got over $200 in gift certificates along with tickets to George Thorougood at the Buffalo Chip in Sturgis.  Too bad I'm not going this year.  So who's my new best friend?
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Post by: dreadly on Jul 29, 2011, 04:29:33 pm
Raining now ... will be wet when I get home, but I'll be riding  ;D
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Post by: Pudge on Jul 29, 2011, 06:05:34 pm
Went for a ride today on my day off. Put on about 250k. Out ran a hail storm. For about 20k of my ride the storm was running parallel with the highway and only about 1 mile away. It was a solid wall of black cloud and you couldn't see anything past it. Absolutely beautiful. The coolest part was that I was riding in the sun with this black cloud to my left! After about 20k it started closing in behind me. I made it home just in time.
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Post by: flash777 on Jul 29, 2011, 11:52:04 pm
Was riding home today from work when a man in a new ford truck pulled up beside me and rolled down his window. "Excuse me sir" he asked, "what kind of bike is that?" I told him a Star Raider. He replied "That looks waaay better than any harley I"ve ever seen". Told him thats one of the reasons I bought it.
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Post by: PJ on Jul 30, 2011, 12:56:21 am
Was riding home today from work when a man in a new ford truck pulled up beside me and rolled down his window. "Excuse me sir" he asked, "what kind of bike is that?" I told him a Star Raider. He replied "That looks waaay better than any harley I"ve ever seen". Told him thats one of the reasons I bought it.
I wonder if he thought it was a Harley at 1st. I've noticed a lot of people who don't know seem to make that assumption. I guess they think because it looks so bad ass it's gotta be a Harley. Ha Ha     It's funny how many people go buy a Harley just because they don't know any better. Then they find out later how awesome Yamaha really is. You think people would know by now after the Warrior hit the scene. :rotfl:
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Post by: dreadly on Jul 30, 2011, 08:26:30 am
Best friend is 'finally' going to look for bikes. He's always been about the dual sport types thinking he's going to be an adventurous off roader .... but the mastic of the Raider once hooks ya, gets ya!!  So I'll be riding out of town to go see a Raider he found - 2009 with V&H BR pipes, 7000km for $11,000. Should be a good day!
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Post by: RangerRick on Jul 30, 2011, 08:34:14 pm
Rode 100 miles round trip and spent $1,500.00 on a new fridge and range ;)
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Post by: TheGhostRaider on Jul 30, 2011, 09:40:11 pm
Best friend is 'finally' going to look for bikes. He's always been about the dual sport types thinking he's going to be an adventurous off roader .... but the mastic of the Raider once hooks ya, gets ya!!  So I'll be riding out of town to go see a Raider he found - 2009 with V&H BR pipes, 7000km for $11,000. Should be a good day!

DETAILS!!!!!!!!!!
is it black?????
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jul 31, 2011, 03:11:49 am
Not me, the  :raining: just keeps coming,  :( >:(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dickster on Jul 31, 2011, 05:23:25 am
It was the big Seaway Festival here and I drove down the main drag before the parade started to show the Raider off. It was fun.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wiz_of_wuz on Jul 31, 2011, 09:14:55 am
Rode in a charity event to raise money for runaway young ladies.  Over 100 bikes there and only 2 raiders at the event.  Yamaha definitely held the majority and the raiders were popular. Was a great time!! O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jul 31, 2011, 04:47:30 pm
 >:(   :raining: Again >:( :witsend:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Gungod on Jul 31, 2011, 07:03:02 pm
Rode over 100 miles to work and back, new kuryakyn saddlebags are great can carry all my stuff needed for work.  I love my raider. ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: blaine563 on Jul 31, 2011, 07:58:28 pm
Rode over 100 miles to work and back, new kuryakyn saddlebags are great can carry all my stuff needed for work.  I love my raider. ;D

Got some pics of those puppies?

 :) :raider: :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Pudge on Jul 31, 2011, 08:27:13 pm
Not me! Sheesh!

Supper nice day and I had in-laws at the house for the whole afternoon! My mind was out on the on the rode the whole time. Oh well, I was a good hubby today. Does it still count if my heart wasn't in it?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Aug 01, 2011, 12:00:06 am
Finally finished my radiation treatments (last Tuesday) for prostate cancer.... doc said no riding during treatments... and actually burned a whole tank of gas today.    :ohyeah:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Aug 01, 2011, 05:09:44 am
Finally finished my radiation treatments (last Tuesday) for prostate cancer.... doc said no riding during treatments... and actually burned a whole tank of gas today.    :ohyeah:

Hope you had a great time and praying that the treatments worked.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: blaine563 on Aug 01, 2011, 06:15:38 am
Finally finished my radiation treatments (last Tuesday) for prostate cancer.... doc said no riding during treatments... and actually burned a whole tank of gas today.    :ohyeah:

Way to go Mr.T!!! Therapy for the spirit too!!!

 :) :raider: :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on Aug 01, 2011, 10:19:03 am
Finally finished my radiation treatments (last Tuesday) for prostate cancer.... doc said no riding during treatments... and actually burned a whole tank of gas today.    :ohyeah:
Ride Sally Ride....uh I mean T. You are in my prayers. Enjoy and stay safe.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 01, 2011, 10:36:42 am
Finally finished my radiation treatments (last Tuesday) for prostate cancer.... doc said no riding during treatments... and actually burned a whole tank of gas today.    :ohyeah:

Sounds like a good day.  CONGRATS!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 01, 2011, 10:40:25 am
Did not ride all weekend.  My wife just can't take the heat during the middle of the day right now. 

We had a mass duststorm and then thunderstorm last night. First a wall of dust miles long moved across the valley and then the sky opened up and just dumped water out everywhere.  It quit by around 8:30pm. The roads were a mess, but I rode to work today.   Brought my rain pants just in case it rains on the way home.  We've got rain in the forecast for the next week, but that usually means just at night since the sun burns the clouds off during the day.  I hate Monsoons.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: woodog on Aug 01, 2011, 12:04:04 pm
Took a short ride to show... Ray... aka Gostr8r and Kim, to the Freeway. They stayed the night, at my house ,they left about 8am...Heading to several mountainous location's... then to JC. Rode some yesterday and we went to dinner.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Aug 01, 2011, 12:26:05 pm
Best friend is 'finally' going to look for bikes. He's always been about the dual sport types thinking he's going to be an adventurous off roader .... but the mastic of the Raider once hooks ya, gets ya!!  So I'll be riding out of town to go see a Raider he found - 2009 with V&H BR pipes, 7000km for $11,000. Should be a good day!

DETAILS!!!!!!!!!!
is it black?????

Yep ... black it was. Took it for a quick spin ... rides like it should. Did notice how spongy the clutch is compared to the double clutch mod I did. Wow, what a difference. Once I took it for a ride, I asked my friend to take my bike for a ride and feel the difference. I said, the clutch will grab MUCH faster. I almost lost my heart when I saw him lurch ahead a few times.  :D

He asked what I thought as we chatted over a beer. I said do you really have to ask  ;D  I'm saving you $5000 by telling you to go with the Raider over the Triumph
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Aug 01, 2011, 12:42:37 pm
Best friend is 'finally' going to look for bikes. He's always been about the dual sport types thinking he's going to be an adventurous off roader .... but the mastic of the Raider once hooks ya, gets ya!!  So I'll be riding out of town to go see a Raider he found - 2009 with V&H BR pipes, 7000km for $11,000. Should be a good day!

DETAILS!!!!!!!!!!
is it black?????

Yep ... black it was. Took it for a quick spin ... rides like it should. Did notice how spongy the clutch is compared to the double clutch mod I did. Wow, what a difference. Once I took it for a ride, I asked my friend to take my bike for a ride and feel the difference. I said, the clutch will grab MUCH faster. I almost lost my heart when I saw him lurch ahead a few times.  :D

He asked what I thought as we chatted over a beer. I said do you really have to ask  ;D  I'm saving you $5000 by telling you to go with the Raider over the Triumph


So.... is he a site member yet?     ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Aug 01, 2011, 12:53:06 pm
So.... is he a site member yet?     ;D

As soon as he gets tired seeing "Raider Raider Raider" come up on his phone every hour, I think then he will  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dickster on Aug 01, 2011, 01:05:56 pm
I went for a quick burn on lunch. It was a nice hot afternoon and perfect for a lunch cruise instead of food.

https://www.roadstarraider.com/index.php?topic=12300.0
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 01, 2011, 01:49:56 pm
So.... is he a site member yet?     ;D

As soon as he gets tired seeing "Raider Raider Raider" come up on his phone every hour, I think then he will  ;D

Nice!

You could always post up his number and we could all do it to him until he gives in.  That would be soon mean.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Aug 01, 2011, 01:57:35 pm
Nice!

You could always post up his number and we could all do it to him until he gives in.  That would be soon mean.

Mean, but damn funny  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Aug 01, 2011, 02:01:52 pm
Nice!

You could always post up his number and we could all do it to him until he gives in.  That would be soon mean.

Mean, but damn funny  ;D

We could always write a little app that sends a text message every 5 minutes... to his phone??    ;D

Have you signed up yet?
Have you signed up yet?
Have you signed up yet?
Have you signed up yet?
Have you signed up yet?
Have you signed up yet?
Have you signed up yet?
Have you signed up yet?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on Aug 01, 2011, 02:09:34 pm
No riding today expecting the birth of my Grandson, son's wife went into labor this morning so spending the day with my granddaughter awaiting on the new arrival to the family!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Aug 01, 2011, 02:46:56 pm
No riding today expecting the birth of my Grandson, son's wife went into labor this morning so spending the day with my granddaughter awaiting on the new arrival to the family!

Your first? 

I have one.... granddaughter.... 16 months.... joy of my life. 

sorry for the hijack....

Didn't ride today but did burn a tank this last weekend.     
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 01, 2011, 02:54:30 pm
No riding today expecting the birth of my Grandson, son's wife went into labor this morning so spending the day with my granddaughter awaiting on the new arrival to the family!

CONGRATS!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on Aug 01, 2011, 03:13:34 pm
My granddaughter was my first and is the joy of my life, this is my first grandson and thanks all appreciate the warm words
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Aug 01, 2011, 06:41:35 pm
My granddaughter was my first and is the joy of my life, this is my first grandson and thanks all appreciate the warm words

Congrats shadowrider43 on your grandson-spoil him rotten ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Aug 01, 2011, 08:05:00 pm
My granddaughter was my first and is the joy of my life, this is my first grandson and thanks all appreciate the warm words

Congrats shadowrider43 on your grandson-spoil him rotten ;D

Congrats!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Aug 02, 2011, 01:50:42 am
Nice!

You could always post up his number and we could all do it to him until he gives in.  That would be soon mean.

Mean, but damn funny  ;D

I just texted an stranger LOL
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Aug 02, 2011, 02:03:44 am
It was beautiful weather here today when I left for work.  But just as I turned the ignition off in the parking lot and was getting off Tornado the rain started falling, and the sky got dark.  But at lunch time all was well so off I went for my lunch time ride.  got back to work and the sky turned nasty.  But after work it was clear again and I took off for another ride.  But the sky turned nasty again so I turned for home and got there before it strted to rain.  All in all agood riding day even if I spent most of the day working.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 02, 2011, 11:21:02 am
Nice!

You could always post up his number and we could all do it to him until he gives in.  That would be soon mean.

Mean, but damn funny  ;D


I just texted an stranger LOL

I did yesterday too.  Sounds like it may have worked.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Aug 02, 2011, 12:37:55 pm
Nice!

You could always post up his number and we could all do it to him until he gives in.  That would be soon mean.

Mean, but damn funny  ;D


I just texted an stranger LOL

I did yesterday too.  Sounds like it may have worked.

Good work gents ... I'll see if I can get a few others to join in  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Aug 04, 2011, 01:20:10 am
Today was just one of those perfect days.  the day stayed around 60 F and there was moisture in the air just the right mixture to make the Raider act like it was turbo charged.  So much so that I had 2 very intersting experiences.  The first happened around 8 pm.  I was giving kids at church rides like I often do and one young guy who has a lot of experience riding with his dad, brother and me, said get it on pastor.  so I did a hard roll on accleration after pulling away from a stop sign, well the front tire came off the ground, I let off hit it hard again and sure enough up it came again I leaned forward bringning it down and grabbed second with a hard twist of wrist and the wheel started to lift again so I let off and the kid screamed do it again, but I didn't.   An hour later I was coming up and on ramp and twisitng the wrist, well there was a sport bike and a Screaming Eagle coming by.  The guy with the eagle was trying to pass the sporty, but the sporty was playing with playing with him.  So I joined the game and the sporty realized I was more than the Screaming Eagle and he got serious in tryng to out run me, the clucking chicken started loosing ground quickly but he had pluck and tried to keep up clucking very loudly but loosing until I let up to take my turn off.  The chicken then passed me and was started to catch up to the sporty when the sporty let off after I dropped off, then went back to teasing the Harley.  when I pulled in at the house the wife said she heard me hit the highway but that it sounded different was something wron with the bike.  I said no, and told her what happened.  We then had a good laugh.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 04, 2011, 11:04:19 am
So last week I posted up about how I encountered a Harley on the freeway who's only way to get any gain on me was to split lanes (illegal in AZ) and cut off traffic, which I was not willing to do and I still came out ahead in the end.  Well, yesterday I get on the freeway and I see a motorcycle ahead in the left most lane next to the carpool lane.  I get into the carpool lane because I know it's going to be more empty and it's just safer than the other lanes. So I'm cruising up at a good speed and the other bike is behind a vehicle in his lane. Then as I get closer I realize it's this same guy from last week.  I can tell because he has a 2" braid hanging from the back of his head.  Because he was an ass the last time I did not give the wave as I passed.  Then I notice in my mirrors that as soon as I get by him he switches into my lane and really leans on it.  So I decide this time I'm not going to give him the chance to get ahead of me and I just take off. The carpool lane was completely clear and traffic was not congestted at that point. He attempted to catch up for a few seconds, but when I hit 105 mph it was all over.  So I get a good 5 miles up from where we started and traffic is really getting tight.  I had already slowed way down and given up on the HD guy. So I just blend in with the rest of the traffic. Then I look in my mirror and guess who finally caught up.  I'm only doing about 65 to 70 mph at this point. Then I see him switch lanes. Cut off vehicles multiple times and squeeze into spots he shouldn't have been just to get ahead.  I let him go.  I was not going to stoop to his level.  This guy seriously sucks ass as a rider.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 04, 2011, 11:11:17 am
Another thing that happened yesterday (weird day fro riding I guess) was I was approaching another rider and I'm trying to determine from a distance if it was a cruiser or a sport bike.  From the riders position it looked like a sport bike, but as I approached it seemed very much cruiser.  As I got behind the guy in the carpool lane I realize it is a cruiser, but the pegs have been moved behind him and he sat on it like a sport bike.  What the hell???  Then as he thinks I may pass him, he leans completely forward with his head behind his bars and takes on a total sport bike position to gain some speed.  The funny thing was that I just pulled back on the throttle and kept right with him until he jumped into a lane that veered off to another freeway.

Why would someone do that to a crusier?  If you want a sport bike, why not get a sport bike?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Aug 04, 2011, 11:28:13 am
Another thing that happened yesterday (weird day fro riding I guess) was I was approaching another rider and I'm trying to determine from a distance if it was a cruiser or a sport bike.  From the riders position it looked like a sport bike, but as I approached it seemed very much cruiser.  As I got behind the guy in the carpool lane I realize it is a cruiser, but the pegs have been moved behind him and he sat on it like a sport bike.  What the hell???  Then as he thinks I may pass him, he leans completely forward with his head behind his bars and takes on a total sport bike position to gain some speed.  The funny thing was that I just pulled back on the throttle and kept right with him until he jumped into a lane that veered off to another freeway.

Why would someone do that to a crusier?  If you want a sport bike, why not get a sport bike?

Was he a kid?
Maybe he "inherited" it from his dad and that's all he could afford to do to get "the feeling".   ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Aug 04, 2011, 11:31:26 am
Another thing that happened yesterday (weird day fro riding I guess) was I was approaching another rider and I'm trying to determine from a distance if it was a cruiser or a sport bike.  From the riders position it looked like a sport bike, but as I approached it seemed very much cruiser.  As I got behind the guy in the carpool lane I realize it is a cruiser, but the pegs have been moved behind him and he sat on it like a sport bike.  What the hell???  Then as he thinks I may pass him, he leans completely forward with his head behind his bars and takes on a total sport bike position to gain some speed.  The funny thing was that I just pulled back on the throttle and kept right with him until he jumped into a lane that veered off to another freeway.

Why would someone do that to a crusier?  If you want a sport bike, why not get a sport bike?

Well Initially I found it awkward to put my feet on those forward pegs.  perhaps he just couldn't get passed it  :shrug: :shrug: before the raider I rode sport bike and sport tourers and even before that I had a variety of 80's and 90's metric's back then you would lift your feet and the pegs were rite there.  anyone here who has rode a virago or magna or even and early shadow knows what I'm talking about. I used to say it felt like I was putting my feet up on the couch every green light.  but I love it now.  The other thing when you are bent over like that your spine takes All the bumps strait up and down but when your bent over like that you absorb these with your back and leg mussels.
 Just food for thought
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Matt St. John on Aug 04, 2011, 11:32:31 am
That's weird. I will admit that I pull down the passenger pegs for my feet  and lay on the tank when I'm trying to keep up with my sport bike buddies on those long straights. I get close to 10 MPH out of that body position vs the normal cruise seating position.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 04, 2011, 11:35:57 am
Another thing that happened yesterday (weird day fro riding I guess) was I was approaching another rider and I'm trying to determine from a distance if it was a cruiser or a sport bike.  From the riders position it looked like a sport bike, but as I approached it seemed very much cruiser.  As I got behind the guy in the carpool lane I realize it is a cruiser, but the pegs have been moved behind him and he sat on it like a sport bike.  What the hell???  Then as he thinks I may pass him, he leans completely forward with his head behind his bars and takes on a total sport bike position to gain some speed.  The funny thing was that I just pulled back on the throttle and kept right with him until he jumped into a lane that veered off to another freeway.

Why would someone do that to a crusier?  If you want a sport bike, why not get a sport bike?

Was he a kid?
Maybe he "inherited" it from his dad and that's all he could afford to do to get "the feeling".   ;D

Can't tell how old.  He had a helmet on.  I'm guessing 20s though, just by his actions.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Aug 04, 2011, 12:50:18 pm
Then as he thinks I may pass him, he leans completely forward with his head behind his bars and takes on a total sport bike position to gain some speed.  The funny thing was that I just pulled back on the throttle and kept right with him until he jumped into a lane that veered off to another freeway.

 :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:

I've done that as well. A guys gets in racer mode only to have me roll the throttle, one leg extended ... one arm by my side enjoying the ride  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 04, 2011, 01:03:58 pm
Then as he thinks I may pass him, he leans completely forward with his head behind his bars and takes on a total sport bike position to gain some speed.  The funny thing was that I just pulled back on the throttle and kept right with him until he jumped into a lane that veered off to another freeway.

 :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:  :rotfl:

I've done that as well. A guys gets in racer mode only to have me roll the throttle, one leg extended ... one arm by my side enjoying the ride  ;D

The funny thing I noticed with both guys yesterday is that I only gave it about half throttle.  I never twist it all the way back.  I would've been on top of them had I done that. Well, not the HD guy.  He would've just seen a Raider-shaped plume of smoke and I'd be gone.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Aug 05, 2011, 12:04:28 am
great day here and I rode, even had a Honda Shadow doing his best to weave through traffic so he could catch up to me and check out the Raider.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: blaine563 on Aug 05, 2011, 12:19:05 am
Went for a little cruise to try out my warrior risers today. They brought the bars back almost 2 inches and up about an inch. Love it. ;D

Opened her up leaving town, shifting at 5 grand each shift, for shits and giggles, looked down just before the last shift and realised it was still pulling hard past 180km (110mph)! :o

And I still had another gear!!!!! Love my bike. :) :raider: :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Aug 05, 2011, 07:19:11 am
Now that I can ride again.... rode to work.    :ohyeah:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jocal on Aug 05, 2011, 07:58:30 am
Good for you T!!!!

After becoming unemployed mid May, I got a great new job - on the opposite side of town (NW Houston). MY mind says "best fuel economy of all of our vehicles" HER mind says "highways of death". Slowly getting her calmed down enough to realize that riding, at least a couple of days, will be a good thing for us all - less $$$ for gas and I don't get nearly as frustrated in traffic when I'm on the bike.....
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Aug 05, 2011, 08:01:10 am
Good for you T!!!!

After becoming unemployed mid May, I got a great new job - on the opposite side of town (NW Houston). MY mind says "best fuel economy of all of our vehicles" HER mind says "highways of death". Slowly getting her calmed down enough to realize that riding, at least a couple of days, will be a good thing for us all - less $$$ for gas and I don't get nearly as frustrated in traffic when I'm on the bike.....

I try and use the HOV as much as possible... stay away from the nuts.   ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Aug 05, 2011, 08:32:15 am
After becoming unemployed mid May, I got a great new job - on the opposite side of town (NW Houston). MY mind says "best fuel economy of all of our vehicles" HER mind says "highways of death". Slowly getting her calmed down enough to realize that riding, at least a couple of days, will be a good thing for us all - less $$$ for gas and I don't get nearly as frustrated in traffic when I'm on the bike.....

Jocal ... good to hear you have a new job!

I agree ... I hate sitting in a car in rush hour traffic, but almost oddly, enjoy it when I'm on the bike.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Matt St. John on Aug 05, 2011, 08:55:59 am
I agree whole heartedly. For sure.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 05, 2011, 11:44:21 am
Not sure that I enjoy sitting in traffic on the bike, but I would rather be on the bike than in a car. I do enjoy the stares. 

The city is in the process of creating a bridge just for the carpool lanes to transition from one freeway to another.  Once they do and they open the carpool lane they just widened the freeway for,  I'll have carpool lanes the entire of length of my freeway ride. Which is almost 40 miles. Almost 45 total including the streets.

I try to stay in the carpool lane as much as possible when rifing the freeways.  It seems safer and I always have an out. Plus I only have to worry about traffic coming from one side.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Aug 05, 2011, 01:03:16 pm
Not sure that I enjoy sitting in traffic on the bike, but I would rather be on the bike than in a car. I do enjoy the stares. 

The city is in the process of creating a bridge just for the carpool lanes to transition from one freeway to another.  Once they do and they open the carpool lane they just widened the freeway for,  I'll have carpool lanes the entire of length of my freeway ride. Which is almost 40 miles. Almost 45 total including the streets.

I try to stay in the carpool lane as much as possible when rifing the freeways.  It seems safer and I always have an out. Plus I only have to worry about traffic coming from one side.

Me too... that's why in my previous post I said "HOV"... in Texas they call them "High Occupancy Vehicle" lanes.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 05, 2011, 01:34:42 pm
Not sure that I enjoy sitting in traffic on the bike, but I would rather be on the bike than in a car. I do enjoy the stares. 

The city is in the process of creating a bridge just for the carpool lanes to transition from one freeway to another.  Once they do and they open the carpool lane they just widened the freeway for,  I'll have carpool lanes the entire of length of my freeway ride. Which is almost 40 miles. Almost 45 total including the streets.

I try to stay in the carpool lane as much as possible when rifing the freeways.  It seems safer and I always have an out. Plus I only have to worry about traffic coming from one side.

Me too... that's why in my previous post I said "HOV"... in Texas they call them "High Occupancy Vehicle" lanes.

They call them that in AZ too.  You Texans aren't all that different from us.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on Aug 05, 2011, 10:54:57 pm
My friend Heather and I took a short trip to Lava Hot Springs Idaho, just under 200 miles from my house. We had perfect weather. Stayed a couple of nights and rode home on THursday. Met some great people riding. Just cannot get enough.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: A.T. on Aug 05, 2011, 11:46:40 pm
Harley riding bud and me ran through four FL Panhandle counties today - OKaloosa, Walton, Santa Rosa, and Escambia then back to home  - total trip about 160 miles all around and three thunderstorms.  Wet and hot, but the air conditioning and dryer kicked at 70mph.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: FIREMAN on Aug 06, 2011, 01:46:10 am
 almost there , we were close at one point i rode over to pensacola fl. then back to dauphin island al. then back to mobile. an i dodged a bad ass thunder squall .old oak tree crussed a house in town.fueled up with 100% gas, and dam she runs so much stronger and ALMOST no poping.and i am going to do it again tomorrow (if back will let me) ;)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Aug 06, 2011, 01:59:31 am
Rained again today :( so I was in a cage.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Aug 07, 2011, 01:40:54 am
Woke to actual sunshine so I rode to do some errands then came home to do yard work, and some more work on the addition and the back porch remodel then went for a 4 wheel ride, then back to the yard work, started watering the grass only to have it cloud over and it looks like it will be raining agin tomorrow.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Aug 07, 2011, 10:22:25 am
Rode out to help push my friend to buy his Raider - Check
Pushed to get the insurance/registration done - Check
Rode to a mutual friends having a bbq - Check
Took a short 100km ride home - Check

Looking to do it again today!  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 08, 2011, 11:12:38 am
Had a great ride in to work and could've been perfect had I not had to deal with the idiot that almost made a U-turn in front of me.  They know they screwed up because they hung way back when we got to the next light and would not pull up to the front of the intersection where I was.

Only rode once over the weekend.  Just a quick run up to the UPS store. This was the only time I left the house from Friday 'til this morning.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: JazzyzGurl on Aug 08, 2011, 12:26:51 pm
Had an awesome ride yesterday ... 210 miles, of which probably 10-15 miles total was gravel.  I'm not a big fan of gravel, but with it being road-construction season it's everywhere.  Thankfully the scenery made it worth it.  We stuck mostly to back roads (i.e. goat-paths) filled with twisties, beautiful scenery, a few switch-backs, and hardly any other traffic.  It was some of the most technical riding I've been able to find in our area.  O8O
http://s280.photobucket.com/albums/kk200/semnscrc/2011-8-7%20Alphabet%20Soup%20Ride/?action=view&current=AlphabetSoupRoute.jpg (http://s280.photobucket.com/albums/kk200/semnscrc/2011-8-7%20Alphabet%20Soup%20Ride/?action=view&current=AlphabetSoupRoute.jpg)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 10, 2011, 01:08:21 pm
Was cruising to work this morning at about 85-90 in the HOV lane (traffic was light) and the HD guy I have to deal with every couple of days comes flying up on my right and passes me. I didn't even know he was there.  I was going to let it go and continued at my current pace for a few seconds and then said "Screw it" and pulled the throttle all the way down.  I caught him in seconds and looked down to realize I was doing 125 mph.  DAMN!!!  I had no idea.  It was so smooth.  So I slowed it down and then he began his customary @sshole riding and started cutting off cars and splitting lanes in order to get ahead.  I let him go. I'm not going to put others in danger for this guy. I already know who has the better bike.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: t84a on Aug 10, 2011, 02:51:42 pm
I rode a Raider for the first time today.  What a great bike.  I can't believe I had never heard of this bike before.  I just love it.  I'm really hoping to pick it up on Friday if I can make the right deal.  I had originally planned on putting a set of pipes, A/C, and a tuner but man, I don't know if it really needs it.  This is one sweet bike.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Aug 10, 2011, 03:05:05 pm
I rode a Raider for the first time today.  What a great bike.  I can't believe I had never heard of this bike before.  I just love it.  I'm really hoping to pick it up on Friday if I can make the right deal.  I had originally planned on putting a set of pipes, A/C, and a tuner but man, I don't know if it really needs it.  This is one sweet bike.

Gotcha!!     ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Pudge on Aug 10, 2011, 10:47:51 pm
I rode a Raider for the first time today.  What a great bike.  I can't believe I had never heard of this bike before.  I just love it.  I'm really hoping to pick it up on Friday if I can make the right deal.  I had originally planned on putting a set of pipes, A/C, and a tuner but man, I don't know if it really needs it.  This is one sweet bike.

Sweet dreams till Friday!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: IML8 on Aug 10, 2011, 11:15:06 pm
I have to say finally that I rode today. Rode from the yammi shop to the house, about 20 miles is all but she sounded sweet and felt better. Took over a month for the shop to get lifters done. Had one collapsed lifer but got all four new. Happy again, will be leaving for Shreveport LA, again on Monday and taking the Raider with me. I plan on getting quite a few miles in from here on out. Looking for some riding buddies in the east texas or northern louisiana area. Give me a shout if anyone is in the area and wants to ride.

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Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: blaine563 on Aug 10, 2011, 11:24:45 pm
I have to say finally that I rode today. Rode from the yammi shop to the house, about 20 miles is all but she sounded sweet and felt better. Took over a month for the shop to get lifters done. Had one collapsed lifer but got all four new. Happy again, will be leaving for Shreveport LA, again on Monday and taking the Raider with me. I plan on getting quite a few miles in from here on out. Looking for some riding buddies in the east texas or northern louisiana area. Give me a shout if anyone is in the area and wants to ride.

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Appalled that it took so long for your lifter issue. Might want to take a cold hard look at your dealer! If I remember right it took 5 days including waiting for parts for mine. No way it should have been a month. Just sayin! Good that you're back on two wheels again though!!!

 :) :raider: :)
Title: Re: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: IML8 on Aug 10, 2011, 11:58:24 pm
I have to say finally that I rode today. Rode from the yammi shop to the house, about 20 miles is all but she sounded sweet and felt better. Took over a month for the shop to get lifters done. Had one collapsed lifer but got all four new. Happy again, will be leaving for Shreveport LA, again on Monday and taking the Raider with me. I plan on getting quite a few miles in from here on out. Looking for some riding buddies in the east texas or northern louisiana area. Give me a shout if anyone is in the area and wants to ride.

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Appalled that it took so long for your lifter issue. Might want to take a cold hard look at your dealer! If I remember right it took 5 days including waiting for parts for mine. No way it should have been a month. Just sayin! Good that you're back on two wheels again though!!!

 :) :raider: :)

Yeah I walked in there on Monday and it still hadn't been touched so I told them they needed to buy it back from me or pay to have it shipped to louisiana funny they called this morning and it was done.

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Title: Re: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 11, 2011, 01:09:13 pm
I have to say finally that I rode today. Rode from the yammi shop to the house, about 20 miles is all but she sounded sweet and felt better. Took over a month for the shop to get lifters done. Had one collapsed lifer but got all four new. Happy again, will be leaving for Shreveport LA, again on Monday and taking the Raider with me. I plan on getting quite a few miles in from here on out. Looking for some riding buddies in the east texas or northern louisiana area. Give me a shout if anyone is in the area and wants to ride.

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk

Appalled that it took so long for your lifter issue. Might want to take a cold hard look at your dealer! If I remember right it took 5 days including waiting for parts for mine. No way it should have been a month. Just sayin! Good that you're back on two wheels again though!!!

 :) :raider: :)

Yeah I walked in there on Monday and it still hadn't been touched so I told them they needed to buy it back from me or pay to have it shipped to louisiana funny they called this morning and it was done.

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Good for you!  A month of waiting is insane.  When my bike is at the dealer I'm calling about every two days. They probably want it out of there as quickly as I do so they don't have to keep hearing from me.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: silverstreak on Aug 12, 2011, 01:22:08 am
So i bought my baby july 24th.  had it for 7 weeks now and 2 weeks out of comission for lifters. so a total of a month and a week i have put over 3100 miles on it.  I average about 10,000-15,000 annually.

YAAY ME!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Aug 12, 2011, 02:21:40 am
Rain is still coming, it has been several days now that the raider has not left the garage. >:(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 12, 2011, 10:26:51 am
I rode today and managed to get my first speeding ticket on a motorcycle.  Damn!  Though considering that I speed pretty much every time I ride, that's not terrible. 

The cop was pretty cool and immediately started asking about how much i paid in extras to get my bike to look the way it does.   I ws hoping he'd just give me a warning, but he didn't.  He did drop the reported speed so that I was elligible to take a class though. He clocked me at 90 mph.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: t84a on Aug 12, 2011, 10:33:06 am
I would only consider a cop "cool" when you don't get a ticket.  Past that, even a non-cool cop would reduce the speed.  They don't want to go to court as much as you don't.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 12, 2011, 10:39:20 am
I would only consider a cop "cool" when you don't get a ticket.  Past that, even a non-cool cop would reduce the speed.  They don't want to go to court as much as you don't.

I've receieved criminal traffic tickets and the cop didn't have to go to court.  The only time they're required to be there is if I decide to fight it.  I don't fight speeding tickets.  I speed. Most the time I don't get caught.  When I do, I need to own up to what I did.

He was still cool. I've had some real asses pull me over before and not give me tickets and in my opinion they were still asses. This guy had a good attitude and didn't act like I was scum. Plus he appreciated a beautiful bike... Mine!  That's cool in my book.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: t84a on Aug 12, 2011, 11:23:29 am
Well, you should go to court for every speeding ticket because 9 times out of 10 the judge will reduce the charges.  Cops generally do this because it saves them time as well.  Generally, people who get speeding tickets go to court unless the cop did what he did for you.  Some cops are cool.  You're correct.  I guess I wouldn't give him too much credit if you still walked away with a ticket that will cost you money and points against your license.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Aug 13, 2011, 02:27:17 am
ME, I DID!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ernie on Aug 13, 2011, 09:15:54 pm
180 miles RT downstate from Albany NY to Kingston, then around the area some, looking at where my family and friends grew up...came back up Rt 9W to Albany to Rt. 20 East back to home...stopped for wings and Corona's but scooted to the house as the sprinkles started...didnt see any deer in the dark...a wonderful day in the saddle...
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TheGhostRaider on Aug 14, 2011, 01:38:43 pm
Went for a day long ride with two other Raven Raiders around Alberta great time meeting locals in small town bars.  By the way do you know Herb? 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Aug 14, 2011, 02:04:57 pm
Don't know Herb, but I will make it my mission to find him!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Aug 14, 2011, 05:15:39 pm
Easily one the best day trips I've taken! Cold beverages and great company. I'm not sure I've laughed that much in a while.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Aug 14, 2011, 05:23:03 pm
The rain keeps coming but the weather prognosticators keep saying that the sun is out there somewhere and is going to make itself known to us ths week starting tomorrow.  So my hopes are up.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on Aug 15, 2011, 08:26:52 pm
I have riden every day for 8 days. I have had some of the most amazing days. I rode to Newcastle wyoming, it was an amazing day. I got up and had an amazing ride into Sturgis. On tuesday my friends and I got up and headed for Montana. Wednesday we rode to Rapid City and surrounding areas. Thursday we rode to Mount Rushmore and Custer park. Had so much fun we rode all day Friday. Rode out of Sturgis on Saturday heading for Newcastle. Rode home early Sunday. What a trip, I cannot tell you how much fun I had. Put just under 3000 miles on my baby. I am looking forward to making my Modifications.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Aug 16, 2011, 07:27:57 am
I have riden every day for 8 days. I have had some of the most amazing days. I rode to Newcastle wyoming, it was an amazing day. I got up and had an amazing ride into Sturgis. On tuesday my friends and I got up and headed for Montana. Wednesday we rode to Rapid City and surrounding areas. Thursday we rode to Mount Rushmore and Custer park. Had so much fun we rode all day Friday. Rode out of Sturgis on Saturday heading for Newcastle. Rode home early Sunday. What a trip, I cannot tell you how much fun I had. Put just under 3000 miles on my baby. I am looking forward to making my Modifications.


Ok.... it's official, I'm jealous.   ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 16, 2011, 10:45:02 am
Didn't get much of a chance to post yesterday, but Saturday night my wife led her first ride with our local riding group.  For some reason we had a record turn out.  I think we had 57 people say they were coming and I would say we had at least 40 bikes show up. This does not count fender fluff.  It was a fullmoon ride and we finally made it home around 11:30pm.  We left our house in Chandler, AZ, rode over to Goodyear, AZ to meet up with everyone, rode just north of Gila Bend, AZ to have a place to stop and got bit up by mosquitoes (I have bumps all over me) and then into Gila Bend to gas up.  Then back to Chandler. 

It was a good ride and only two incidents. One flat tire and one woman was missing a bolt to her front brake caliper on her Sportster.  I had some zip ties in my bag and we were able to secure it down with those the best we could.  We didn't have anything else available.

Then the next day my wife and I rode her son out to Goodyear again to drop him at his dad's house and then back to Chandler.

Total for the weekend was 269 miles.

Yesterday I rode to work and then took off early to head to the court house in hopes of getting a verdict on the dump truck driver that killed the AZ bikers.  We waited until 4:30 and then headed home.  My wife is there with others today in hopes the jury deliberation finishes and we find something out. Fingers are crossed.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Matt St. John on Aug 16, 2011, 01:20:28 pm
Sounds like fun. Glad you guys had a good turn out.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: astewart on Aug 16, 2011, 07:17:00 pm
I did 100 + its hot some showers
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: silverstreak on Aug 17, 2011, 12:25:38 am
Ill make this simple for me, If it isnt snowing/snow on the roads im riding.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Aug 17, 2011, 12:51:03 am
Rode to work, then road at lunch time then rode around for a while went home put up the Raider got out the 4 wheeler and rode around for about an hour.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Aug 17, 2011, 08:20:03 am
Ill make this simple for me, If it isnt snowing/snow on the roads im riding.
'zactly!  :cheers:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 18, 2011, 10:54:29 am
Yeah!  Definitely enjoying the morning temps a lot more lately. I still start to sweat a bit by the time I get to work, but it's getting better. September ought to be really enjoyable.
Title: Who rode Today
Post by: t84a on Aug 20, 2011, 05:46:18 pm
Just got back from my first ride. Awesome is all I can say. I'm waiting for the swelling to go down if you know what I mean. :D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Aug 20, 2011, 06:52:27 pm
Fantastic ride today.  Went west up into the mountains on a narrow road (no center line marker).  Curves were perfect for 3rd gear going up to where the pavement ended.  Coming back down was basically coasting in 4th and enjoying the feel of the Dunlop 240 (almost as good as the Avon and better than I expected) and as I came around a curve, experienced one of those "you have got to be kidding moments".  A cinnamon colored bear was coming out of the woods and decided to cross the road and apparently had not heard about sharing.  I got on the front and rear brakes (hard) and shut her down and just as I came to a stop the bear crossed in front of me just brushing the front tire causing it to turn to the left.  Don't know if I was scared, shocked, surprised but know I had a smile on my face for the next 50 miles.  Was sure a first for me.  Got to wondering how the bear would have behaved if I had of hit him.  Might have been even more of an event.  Of course by the time I got my cell phone out to turn on the camera, he had hit the other side of the road and was into the trees and out of sight.  Got in over 200 miles today.  Really a great day.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dickster on Aug 20, 2011, 06:59:11 pm
Wife and I headed north to Massena, NY and Malone, NY. We stopped a couple times at a watering hole and then came home on Route 11. Was a great day for riding till we were about 10 minutes from home and an unexpected rain shower came in but that wasn't enough to ruin our day. Did around 160 miles and got around 40 miles to the gallon which made me happy.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: GaGator on Aug 21, 2011, 10:54:08 am
Rode to Athens, GA for the Daisy Dukes contest and bike show - added pics
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Aug 21, 2011, 01:46:03 pm
Rode to Athens, GA for the Daisy Dukes contest and bike show - added pics

 :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:
They all win  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: shadowrider43 on Aug 21, 2011, 10:25:28 pm
some guys have all the fun
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on Aug 22, 2011, 08:47:34 am
some guys have all the fun
you notice how we don't have much of this sort of thing in WYoming, Men in Wyoming are so deprived.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Aug 22, 2011, 08:54:28 am
some guys have all the fun
you notice how we don't have much of this sort of thing in WYoming, Men in Wyoming are so deprived.

Daisy Duke contest in Wyoming:   :rotfl:

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Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 22, 2011, 10:55:14 am
Fantastic ride today.  Went west up into the mountains on a narrow road (no center line marker).  Curves were perfect for 3rd gear going up to where the pavement ended.  Coming back down was basically coasting in 4th and enjoying the feel of the Dunlop 240 (almost as good as the Avon and better than I expected) and as I came around a curve, experienced one of those "you have got to be kidding moments".  A cinnamon colored bear was coming out of the woods and decided to cross the road and apparently had not heard about sharing.  I got on the front and rear brakes (hard) and shut her down and just as I came to a stop the bear crossed in front of me just brushing the front tire causing it to turn to the left.  Don't know if I was scared, shocked, surprised but know I had a smile on my face for the next 50 miles.  Was sure a first for me.  Got to wondering how the bear would have behaved if I had of hit him.  Might have been even more of an event.  Of course by the time I got my cell phone out to turn on the camera, he had hit the other side of the road and was into the trees and out of sight.  Got in over 200 miles today.  Really a great day.

Now that had to be freaky!  I wonder if reving the engine at a bear were scare it away or just piss it off. I don't plan to find out. There are bears in AZ, but no where near where I live.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 22, 2011, 10:55:40 am
Rode to Athens, GA for the Daisy Dukes contest and bike show - added pics

Thanks!  Now add more pics.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: GaGator on Aug 22, 2011, 12:36:31 pm
Rode to Athens, GA for the Daisy Dukes contest and bike show - added pics

Thanks!  Now add more pics.

A couple more pics
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 22, 2011, 12:40:08 pm
Rode to Athens, GA for the Daisy Dukes contest and bike show - added pics

Thanks!  Now add more pics.

A couple more pics

Thanks!  Now add more pics.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 24, 2011, 07:02:01 pm
The outdoor thermometer on my back patio reads 116 F and I just rode 45 miles in it.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: MasterCAM on Aug 24, 2011, 07:23:29 pm
The outdoor thermometer on my back patio reads 116 F and I just rode 45 miles in it.

Mine wasn't as bad, the temp here in Austin, TX was 105 F, & I rode 127 miles today.
I got a nice tan on my arms atleast, and probably lost a pound or two from sweating, LOL.
The inside of my full face helmet was soaking wet. I just removed the liner to wash it.

Regards,
Mike H.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 25, 2011, 12:33:58 pm
MasterCAM- You're probably dealing with way more humidity than I am.  I remember being in Austin and walking out to the car and noting that I could see the air. It was weird. We don't get that here.

I passed a church displaying the temperature on my ride in at 6:30 this morning and it was already 91. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Aug 25, 2011, 12:39:33 pm
The outdoor thermometer on my back patio reads 116 F and I just rode 45 miles in it.

Mine wasn't as bad, the temp here in Austin, TX was 105 F, & I rode 127 miles today.
I got a nice tan on my arms atleast, and probably lost a pound or two from sweating, LOL.
The inside of my full face helmet was soaking wet. I just removed the liner to wash it.

Regards,
Mike H.

Wow... you're supposed to wash that?    ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: MasterCAM on Aug 25, 2011, 12:49:14 pm
Believe me, after a couple of runs in the helmet @ 100+ degrees you would want to! LOL!  :o
A freshly washed helmet liner, will beat a locker room smelling liner ANYDAY.  8)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Aug 25, 2011, 01:11:29 pm
Believe me, after a couple of runs in the helmet @ 100+ degrees you would want to! LOL!  :o
A freshly washed helmet liner, will beat a locker room smelling liner ANYDAY.  8)

Yeah... I know.  I'm in Houston. ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Pudge on Aug 26, 2011, 08:19:25 pm
Not I.  :-[

Been on vacation without the Raider for the past two weeks. On Cape Cod tonight watching the weather around Irene. I think we will be leaving in the am so that we don't get caught in the storm and can't get off. Hope everyone up the eastern coast will be safe this weekend.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on Aug 27, 2011, 09:23:56 am
it's official, I am going crazy. It has been weeks now without my bike. I am so excited about the new stuff on my Raider that I have stopped in each day at the shop. I make sure to take cupcakes and cookies when i stop in so that my visits are not so obnoxious.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: silverstreak on Aug 27, 2011, 09:52:36 pm
rode to cheyenne and back for the hell of it.  200 miles and only stops for gas and lunch at arby's. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: MasterCAM on Aug 27, 2011, 10:29:17 pm
I rode out to the Highlander restaurant, in Burnet Texas for Breakfast, then I took the Scenic rode back.
I enjoy the ride, to and from Burnet, but it is so damn hot here right now. Oh well, I love to ride, and will put up with a lot to do so. LOL!

 :raider:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Votion on Aug 27, 2011, 11:55:19 pm
Rode up to Julian through the mountains.  Other than the 90 degree weather and the thunderstorm that I had to outrun, it was a good ride.  Got her in for the first maintenance and ordered some forward controls.  So a pretty good day overall.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on Aug 28, 2011, 12:11:57 am
rode to cheyenne and back for the hell of it.  200 miles and only stops for gas and lunch at arby's.
how was the traffic? That is not a bad ride.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: silverstreak on Aug 28, 2011, 10:17:25 am
rode to cheyenne and back for the hell of it.  200 miles and only stops for gas and lunch at arby's.
how was the traffic? That is not a bad ride.

took 85 north and backroads west of 25 back home....   what traffic!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Aug 28, 2011, 05:04:09 pm
Did about 120 miles today.  Went up onto the Greenhorn Mountain, was really great.  Cool, a few drops of rain and almost no traffic.  Great roads with lots of curves and elevation change of 5000 feet.  Sat  on the stock seat for about 2 hours straight, which is a new record for me.  Usually can only take it for about an hour.  Was worth the numbness for the ride.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Aug 29, 2011, 10:39:38 am
Saturday I took my bike into Mesa (about 40 miles round trip) for an oil change and my wife took her Stryker with to check out her new exhaust.  It sounds freaking awesome.  I almost think she has a lower, deeper tone than mine does.

Later that night we went up to Carefree highway where the big dump truck incident happend to have a candlelight vigil for the four riders that were lost.  We encountered some pretty wickid winds on the way up. And at one point quickly shot around a guy carrying a couple mattresses and bedding that didn't seem tied down very well.  He lost a blanket. Luckily we were no where near it.

Overall we ended up doing at least 160 miles for the day.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Sep 02, 2011, 09:58:10 am
Had a major wind/dust storm during the night. I know because it woke me up and my drive way looks like a beach again and my pool is brown.  No rain, but a lot of clouds this morning, so I rode in as usual.  On the way in I got a small amount of rain twice.  Nothing that would've stopped me. Problem is in AZ, if there is any rain whatsoever the drivers freak out and can't drive, so it was an extra pain getting to work this morning.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on Sep 02, 2011, 09:13:13 pm
I did, I did, I did :D :D :D. I just got my bike back today. It is smoking!!!!!!!
I love my new pipes. I rode for about 50 miles and every moment was a blast.
I will be posting pictures :D as soon as I get a camera.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: woodog on Sep 03, 2011, 06:12:57 pm
A friend and I, rode to Chattanooga and lookout mountain, had lunch at this cozy spot. Rode about 250 miles today.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Sep 03, 2011, 07:51:08 pm
Only rode for about 120 miles today.  Temperature was only in the low 70's so had to get out there even if the wind was gusting up to 38 mph.  Has been really hot here in Colorado this summer and a 20 degree drop was most welcome.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TRaider_John on Sep 04, 2011, 06:24:47 am
I rode about an hour up the road to have lunch with Mr. T.  Two hours of riding and lunch with a great fellow made my day. 
Thanks, Mr. T. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: woodog on Sep 04, 2011, 02:31:09 pm
I rode about an hour up the road to have lunch with Mr. T.  Two hours of riding and lunch with a great fellow made my day. 
Thanks, Mr. T.



I thought Mr. T lived in Texas? John you are in North Carolina right?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TRaider_John on Sep 04, 2011, 06:21:12 pm
Right you are WooDog.  Mr. T had ridden up here to visit his sister. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wiz_of_wuz on Sep 04, 2011, 06:24:22 pm
Got in about 150 miles today......  It was mid 70's with a north wind. She was enjoying the cool air.....
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: woodog on Sep 04, 2011, 06:38:43 pm
Right you are WooDog.  Mr. T had ridden up here to visit his sister.

Awesome.......
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: montanaweightlifter on Sep 04, 2011, 11:18:58 pm
371 miles today, to West Yellowstone and back. Was good to get a longer drive in and the temp. was perfect. ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: blaine563 on Sep 05, 2011, 12:51:53 am
Went for an extra little 20 mile rip tonight after supper. 17C (60 degrees Fahrenheit). Reminded me that winter is coming!!!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Pudge on Sep 05, 2011, 08:58:15 am
Been gone from home for three weeks and finally got back on my Raider yersterday for a quick ride. Planning a nice long ride today!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Sep 05, 2011, 10:13:03 am
I didn't ride today  :(

Have to wait till this coming Friday to change out my rear tire. I don't want to have to start a thread about how I did/didn't manage to keep control of the bike when the tire blew. But once changed, myself and GhostRaider will go for a boot.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: A.T. on Sep 05, 2011, 01:20:16 pm
I sat on my bike in the garage, listening to the rain and wind, and made "vroom, vroom" noises
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Sep 05, 2011, 04:30:41 pm
47 degrees this morning and is hitting 80 now.  Sunshine all the way and was a fantastic day.  Not lots of miles, but really enjoyable even though was by myself.  Dreadly, glad you are OK brother.  I also had one of those rear tire blow outs. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: blaine563 on Sep 05, 2011, 11:14:09 pm
Wifey and I went to the next town for ice cream. Beautiful harvest evening with a few puffy clouds lit up by the sunset on the way home. Warm but not hot and next to no traffic. Doesn't get much better than that! :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Sep 06, 2011, 11:03:05 am
Spent most of my 3-day weekend painting a kid's room, but I did get to go out twice on Saturday to the hardware store to pick up paint and later we rode to dinner.

Weather.com is showing chances of rain for most of the week and into the weekend, but it was clear this morning and I rode in (calmly, since I only got about 3 1/2 hours of sleep last night).  Not seeing any signs of rain at all.  I hope not.  I just washed it yesterday and didn't really have the time to do it, but I wanted a clean bike.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wiz_of_wuz on Sep 11, 2011, 03:57:05 pm
Did the March of Dimes Ride today.....  Nice turnout......Spent about 4 hours in the saddle O8O

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Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Phaedrus on Sep 11, 2011, 04:30:35 pm
Road the Ottawa River Riders Guide Dog Dice Run in support of the Canadian Guide Dogs For The Blind http://www.guidedogs.ca/index2.php (http://www.guidedogs.ca/index2.php)
Good day...found some nice routes along the St-Lawrence :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Phaedrus on Sep 11, 2011, 04:54:12 pm
I sat on my bike in the garage, listening to the rain and wind, and made "vroom, vroom" noises
Good chuckle for the wife and I...no offence but Thanks :)
Title: Who rode Today
Post by: t84a on Sep 11, 2011, 05:42:49 pm
I went out for a couple of rides. Got caught in the rain on the later one. No biggie. Better than sitting around the house. Have I posted that I love this bike?


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Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: KewlRaider on Sep 11, 2011, 08:43:03 pm
Yesterdays Ride.   Was able to salvage some crappy video into this.  Got to get the GoPro.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnJSL1DOD00
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: KewlRaider on Sep 25, 2011, 11:10:44 am
Finally got the GoPro....but lost a lot of quality in all the conversions I had to do to get this thing to post on youtube because of their copyright software (didn't want to let me play Bob Seger)....This is last weekend up at Delmarva Bike Week.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvoVkB2YH84
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: IML8 on Sep 25, 2011, 09:10:34 pm
I put about 120 miles on Saturday and another 200 today on the East Texas back country roads. Nice weekend for a ride and saw alot of cool scenery.   :raider:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Sep 26, 2011, 03:16:46 am
Went for aout a 200 mile ride yesterday on the north end of the Loess Hills Scenic Byway - 70 deg and sunshine and all the trees turning colors it was just an awesome ride and dont know how it could get any better than that :D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: thewizard1698 on Sep 26, 2011, 02:49:43 pm
Believe it or not Central Oklahoma's got good riding weather most of the year. A little hot during the summer, (100+ June thru August), and a little cold during the winter, (20 or less December thru February), but if the roads are clear I'm on the bike pretty much daily. I feel for you folks up North with the snow, I couldn't do it. RNL
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Sep 26, 2011, 03:23:30 pm
Finally got the GoPro....but lost a lot of quality in all the conversions I had to do to get this thing to post on youtube because of their copyright software (didn't want to let me play Bob Seger)....This is last weekend up at Delmarva Bike Week.


Loved the small gas scene at 1:38  :rotfl:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: EZRaider on Sep 26, 2011, 04:02:05 pm
Finally got the GoPro....but lost a lot of quality in all the conversions I had to do to get this thing to post on youtube because of their copyright software (didn't want to let me play Bob Seger)....This is last weekend up at Delmarva Bike Week.

Looks like you still got blocked.  But I liked your other video.  Our ride on the dragon, my GoPro battery was dead.  Didn't get anything.  :banghead:
Then the Snake.  I got some, but I guess I bumped the camera on my helmet and had a nice view of tree tops flying by.   :censored: :censored:

Takes a little getting used to, I guess.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: KewlRaider on Sep 26, 2011, 06:12:39 pm
Finally got the GoPro....but lost a lot of quality in all the conversions I had to do to get this thing to post on youtube because of their copyright software (didn't want to let me play Bob Seger)....This is last weekend up at Delmarva Bike Week.

Looks like you still got blocked.  But I liked your other video.  Our ride on the dragon, my GoPro battery was dead.  Didn't get anything.  :banghead:
Then the Snake.  I got some, but I guess I bumped the camera on my helmet and had a nice view of tree tops flying by.   :censored: :censored:

Takes a little getting used to, I guess.

Yeah, it took them a few days to get to it I guess but they finally blocked it. 

I mounted mine on the front of my windshield.  Kind of awkward to reach when on the go but I manage. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Red Ryder on Sep 26, 2011, 10:14:10 pm
Yesterday rode back from Street Vibrations in Reno.  Freeway all the way.  Just outside of Reno, I looked in the mirror and
all I could see were bike headlights riding two by two in the fast lane.  Got over to the slow lane and was passed by about 100 bikes.  Hells Angels leading the way, with two other clubs following them.  After the shootings in Sparks, I didn't even say a bad word about Harleys.  We were at the event in Sparks on Saturday when the police closed the event.  On the way to our rides, we saw a crowd of people and several cops at the corner of the Nugget.  I could see a semi-auto laying in the bushes next to the building.  Other than that, we had a great time at Street Vibs.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on Sep 26, 2011, 11:34:51 pm
I got the opportunity to ride after work yesterday and today. The high only reached about 75 degrees but when I got off work it was about 70 I did not care it was perfect I put hours on the road just cruising around my town. I can't stop smiling when I ride. It was bitter sweet because the nights are about 32 degrees so I know the W%*%^#$ is coming.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Sep 27, 2011, 10:57:37 am
Rode both yesterday and today and my commute has gotten better.  The HOV lane has finally been completed on the first freeway I get on to and transitions to the second, so I now have HOV lane for all but 6 miles of non-freeway driving on my way into work. Considering I work 45 miles from home it really helps.

Now they just need to finish the transition the opposite direction and I'll be set.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: silverstreek on Sep 27, 2011, 11:23:43 am
Normally I don't like riding when the roads are wet. After being stuck in the house or the cage when on the road, I decided to do a little riding between rain storms today. Lately I haven't been riding because it's been so stinking wet here on the East Coast. We've gotten so much rain during the past month I'm starting to grow feathers and quacking like a duck.

Rain is good. But too much ain't all of what it's quacked up to be! O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: StarlessDark on Sep 27, 2011, 12:13:31 pm
We have had perfect riding weather for the last 18 days no rain and temps in the 70s and 80 and it looks like the next two weeks will be more of the same.
So Ive been riding every day if only to work.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Flipper on Sep 30, 2011, 12:54:55 pm
Been riding to work as much I can. Couple days already we have had temps in the me mid 40 s.  A bit cold at times but I'm riding so thats what matters
Flipper
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Sep 30, 2011, 01:08:37 pm
40s?!?!?  I can't even relate to that.  It's still supposed to be 103 today. Low of 75.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: MacsRDR on Oct 01, 2011, 12:01:23 am
This guy did and it was in the 50s here.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Oct 01, 2011, 08:43:50 am
Not today-have to take my wife out for our 20th Wedding Anniversary but I will definately be out tomorrow-going to be in the 80s for the next week 8)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wiz_of_wuz on Oct 01, 2011, 09:32:41 am
Not me :(

She has been at the shop for 2 weeks now getting her new lifters........  They said done next week... :D

Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: blaine563 on Oct 01, 2011, 12:07:52 pm
Not me :(

She has been at the shop for 2 weeks now getting her new lifters........  They said done next week... :D

Can't believe that these dealers can take so long to do a 4 to 8 hour job!!! Makes me wonder if it gets shuffled to the end of the line because warranty doesn't pay as well as some other jobs, or maybe they are using the cheap shipping methods to save money getting the parts in! Must be a reason they can hold a guys bike for 2 or three weeks when the job should be done in a matter of a few days!!!

Pisses me off!!! >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: MacsRDR on Oct 01, 2011, 12:26:00 pm
Not today-have to take my wife out for our 20th Wedding Anniversary but I will definately be out tomorrow-going to be in the 80s for the next week 8)

Man, I should have stayed in NW Iowa where I grew up I guess.  Supposed to be in low 70s at best the beginning of the week here.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: MacsRDR on Oct 01, 2011, 12:31:22 pm
Not me :(

She has been at the shop for 2 weeks now getting her new lifters........  They said done next week... :D
Question...how many miles before the lifters went?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Oct 01, 2011, 06:39:02 pm
Not today-have to take my wife out for our 20th Wedding Anniversary but I will definately be out tomorrow-going to be in the 80s for the next week 8)

Man, I should have stayed in NW Iowa where I grew up I guess.  Supposed to be in low 70s at best the beginning of the week here.

Macs2-what area did you live in NW Iowa?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wiz_of_wuz on Oct 01, 2011, 06:42:19 pm
Not me :(

She has been at the shop for 2 weeks now getting her new lifters........  They said done next week... :D
Question...how many miles before the lifters went?

Started at around 794 miles Did it twice in one week and not since.  At the advice of my raider Brothers she went to the shop at just over 1200.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: MacsRDR on Oct 01, 2011, 10:07:01 pm
Not today-have to take my wife out for our 20th Wedding Anniversary but I will definately be out tomorrow-going to be in the 80s for the next week 8)

Man, I should have stayed in NW Iowa where I grew up I guess.  Supposed to be in low 70s at best the beginning of the week here.

Macs2-what area did you live in NW Iowa?

Born, raised, and graduated from Sibley.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: MacsRDR on Oct 01, 2011, 10:09:17 pm
Not me :(

She has been at the shop for 2 weeks now getting her new lifters........  They said done next week... :D
Question...how many miles before the lifters went?

Started at around 794 miles Did it twice in one week and not since.  At the advice of my raider Brothers she went to the shop at just over 1200.
I am at 400 and am expecting to do the first oil change mid week.  So, I was a bit curious.  Maybe they will hold out til I do a Big Bore.
Title: Who rode Today
Post by: chalomalo on Oct 02, 2011, 06:40:47 pm
Say PJ,
I too happen to think the V Rod is a cool HD model; does anyone know if the Raider is faster than the V Rod?

Regards,
Chalomalo
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on Oct 02, 2011, 07:41:12 pm
Have had several great days for riding either from work or to work. I left for work two mornings ago at 645 am it was 37 degrees, but traveling home was a balmy 74 degrees. Then the next day I went in at 1300 hours and it was 80 degrees but when I got off work at my second job it was 2200 hours it was 49 degrees going home. I work at a sporting goods store on my days off. Excellent oportunity to ride but there is snow in the forcast.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Oct 03, 2011, 03:36:18 am
Not today-have to take my wife out for our 20th Wedding Anniversary but I will definately be out tomorrow-going to be in the 80s for the next week 8)

Man, I should have stayed in NW Iowa where I grew up I guess.  Supposed to be in low 70s at best the beginning of the week here.

Macs2-what area did you live in NW Iowa?

Born, raised, and graduated from Sibley.

Just down the road from me then :D
Went riding yesterday again- a little windy but not bad. Motorcycles out all over the place, everyone must have thought it was going to be the last nice weekend we are going to have  and thought they better get a ride in.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Oct 03, 2011, 03:37:02 pm
Rode in today and did not want to stop riding.  The weather was gorgeous.  Had to be in the 70s.  I think we're still in the 100s to uppoer 90s until Thursday.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: MacsRDR on Oct 23, 2011, 12:14:59 am
Figured I would bump this one up as the weather cools off here in SW MN.  Took a short hop, 150 mile ride today.  Headed south into Iowa hoping it would be a few degrees warmer around Decorah...no luck.  Was around 60 degrees or so but, being able to ride at all was great.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Oct 23, 2011, 12:40:50 am
With all the white stuff laying around I took the 4 wheeler out and started breaking trail.  After 30 minutes, 3 felled trees and 1.5 miles of trail I was cold enough to call it quits for the day. Sooooo.... that was my riding for the day.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: CHROMINATOR on Oct 23, 2011, 02:10:54 am
I got home from work at 7:30 am, had some breakfast, sat down turned on the tv and thought screw this.  I got up, grabbed my helmet and told mama I was going for a ride.  Jumped on my Harley, (Please don't throw stones) and rode to Quartzsite, a little over an hour from Yuma.  Had lunch at Burger King and rode back home.  The ride is pretty much straight road so I just relax and cruise and enjoy the desert landscape.  It's not the greatest stretch of road but it does get me out on two wheels which was the intent from the get go.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: MacsRDR on Oct 23, 2011, 02:14:28 am
Wish I lived somewhere I could ride year around :'(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: CHROMINATOR on Oct 23, 2011, 02:26:46 am
Yeah, it is nice being able to get on and ride any day of the year.  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Oct 23, 2011, 11:54:06 am
Last several days have been spectacular here in southern Colorado.  Temperatures in the 70's by afternoon,  blue skies and the changing colors of the leaves.  Have two more days of this weather and then on Wednesday is dropping to the 30's for a high with snow forecast.  But, should be back on the road again by Friday when roads dry up and temperature goes back into the 60's.  For having 4 season's, got to love this area for riding.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Votion on Oct 23, 2011, 04:01:26 pm
Beautiful weather here still in SOCAL but I dont think I was supposed to ride today.  Two day migraine and got stung by a bee at 60 mph.  At least I got to try out the forward controls and pro tuner.  I noticed a few changes with the protuner.  The higher end of 4th gear and lower part of 5th gear ran alot smoother.  Also the popping I got when letting off the throttle in higher gears is gone.  Today was also the first time I got past 120 miles without the low gas light coming on.   The best part of the ride was all the bikers I ran into on the way, had several HD riders drooling.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Fj_Ohio on Oct 23, 2011, 05:00:21 pm
Funny thing happened today!
It was 59 degrees and figured I would just go out for a 15 minute ride to get things hot.
Time for the end of season oil and filter change and all that.
But before I knew it an hour and a half and 40 miles had passed by!
Oh well, guess I will have to try the oil change again later this week,. :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Oct 23, 2011, 08:58:19 pm
Wifey and I took GOSTR8R [it's new name officially now] for a 30 mile ride out to Sanford for dinner and shopping [sometimes she's just gotta shop!]. I was thinking, as we cooked along the highway, that it runs sooooo well and is so trouble free ! Just push the button and go where ever we want without worry! LOVE IT!  :raider: And Kim makes it look better going down the road too. ;) saw MrLong and his honey JY on our way home too. Wish we could get him off his surf board and back in the saddle again.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 109rfan on Oct 23, 2011, 10:42:10 pm
was going to ride to work today  pulled the raider out.   went to start it, thing acted like a dead battery.  when i got home i checked it out.   i was right about what the problem was. in my haste to installe my leds i didnt fully tighten the battery connections and they loosened up enough to act like dead battery
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wiz_of_wuz on Oct 24, 2011, 03:10:29 am
Took the raider out for about 4 hours....  It was a sweltering 60 degrees here yesterday...  Fun as always!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Oct 24, 2011, 03:20:41 am
Went for a 3 hour ride yesterday and am thinking about leaving work early today and go ride again since they are talking a chance of snow on Wednesday.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Oct 24, 2011, 11:10:35 am
I just don't understand all of this snow talk.  We're still running the A/C at home.

Late Saturday afternoon/night, my wife and I rode to a wedding and I got to show off the Raider and Stryker.

Sunday, no Raider riding. Instead we drove to Casa Grande to check out a bike for my son which I ended up riding back home.  We picked him up a 1995 Honda Magna 750.  It's his first bike and he's thrilled.

Rode to work today and except for a little brisk air in the rural area around the house, once I got on the freeway it was really nice. No extra bundling lately since the temps are back up again.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Oct 24, 2011, 11:31:52 am
They actually took the snow out of the forcast for us now ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Oct 24, 2011, 08:47:42 pm
Was 83 degrees here in southern Colorado this afternoon.  Was out for about 5 hours just enjoying the sun and nice weather.  Forecast to be over 40 degrees cooler on Wednesday with snow, so happy to be out there today.  Didn't see a lot of other bikes, but guess folks were at work.  Sorry they missed today.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Oct 25, 2011, 06:25:20 am
Took the afternoon off from work and went riding. 67degs and a beautiful day for riding
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Oct 25, 2011, 10:50:52 am
Rode in about an hour later this morning and traffic sucked. I kept getting stuck either behind an old person or a handicap person (or both) that would not exceed 55 mph in the HOV lane. Posted speed limit is 65 mph.  Oh and some woman almost took me out getting into a lane I had just moved into.

The weather was gorgeous. I just wished I could've snjoyed the ride.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Oct 25, 2011, 08:39:43 pm
Rode 100 miles west this morning to stand with fellow Patriot Guard Riders in a flag line for an Air Force Veteran.  He was in an automobile accident (was an avid motorcycle rider) and appeared he may have had a heart attack prior to the accident.  Was several events in our state today and only four of us could make it.  I was the only one that rode, the others came in a cage.  As always, a very memorable experience.  His wife and son rode his bike to the cemetery in his honor.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Oct 26, 2011, 10:18:31 am
Rode 100 miles west this morning to stand with fellow Patriot Guard Riders in a flag line for an Air Force Veteran.  He was in an automobile accident (was an avid motorcycle rider) and appeared he may have had a heart attack prior to the accident.  Was several events in our state today and only four of us could make it.  I was the only one that rode, the others came in a cage.  As always, a very memorable experience.  His wife and son rode his bike to the cemetery in his honor.

Too bad there were only four, but at least it showed support. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Oct 26, 2011, 10:21:41 am
On my ride home yesterday I noticed some pretty dark clouds in the sky, but no rain.  Then when I'm about 7 miles from home I feel something hit my chest that felt wet.  I thought someone tossed something out of their car.  Couldn't see anything. Then about two minutes later felt it again and realized it had started to sprinkle.  Within a mile it was gone.  There was no eveidence on the road or my bike that anything had even fallen.   In fact at the gas station a guy commented about how well polished my Raider was and thought it was brand new. he looked a little shocked to hear it had 48,000+ miles on it.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Capt_Zoom on Oct 26, 2011, 10:38:01 am
Sadly my bike's in storage for the winter.   :'(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Oct 28, 2011, 01:10:42 am
I did, about 4 feet ;D in the garage as I moved it again to make room for a project.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: MytZep on Oct 28, 2011, 11:59:43 am
Here in Utah, cold and snow is fast approaching.  Trying to ride every chance I get while the weather is still decent.  60 and sunny this weekend.  Will definitely get out at some point.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RoadMonkey on Oct 31, 2011, 11:19:47 am
great day in Central Florida yesterday. (a little breezy) Just putting a few  more miles on the Raider, before someone buys it from me.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Oct 31, 2011, 09:22:12 pm
Beautiful day today, 73 degrees and sunny.  Forecast to be in the 30' (high) on Wednesday with snow again.  Rode for a couple of hours today, but the ride that counted was Saturday.  Did a Patriot Guard Riders mission on Saturday for a soldier killed in Afghanistan.  Ride over was 60 miles and morning temperature was 27 degrees.  We had over 50 bikes on the mission.  Flag lines at the high school for the service and then at the cemetery.  Over 1000 flags lined the route.  Pretty impressive for a small town.  A very humbling experience.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Nov 01, 2011, 11:47:38 am
Beautiful day today, 73 degrees and sunny.  Forecast to be in the 30' (high) on Wednesday with snow again.  Rode for a couple of hours today, but the ride that counted was Saturday.  Did a Patriot Guard Riders mission on Saturday for a soldier killed in Afghanistan.  Ride over was 60 miles and morning temperature was 27 degrees.  We had over 50 bikes on the mission.  Flag lines at the high school for the service and then at the cemetery.  Over 1000 flags lined the route.  Pretty impressive for a small town.  A very humbling experience.

Very cool!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wolfraider on Nov 01, 2011, 09:44:20 pm
Just a short 50 mile ride in the evening.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Phaedrus on Nov 02, 2011, 04:03:04 pm
Snuck out at lunch and grabbed a few km :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Nov 02, 2011, 04:30:33 pm
Snuck out at lunch and grabbed a few km  :)

What is that, like one mile?

Ignorant question... Do Canadian Raiders display the odometer in kilometers?   
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Nov 03, 2011, 10:13:13 am
We have had a good amount of wind the last couple of days from the North and it brought in cold weather.  We actually turned off the AC last night and opened the windows and this morning it was a pretty brisk 48F when I left for work.  I realize this probably isn't anything for you Polar Bears from the North, but this is getting cold to me.  It was my first day of feeling the finger pain on the ride in and I had my thick gloves on.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Matt St. John on Nov 03, 2011, 10:32:00 am
Same here, rode into work it was 32 degrees. I didn't ride the raider though. I rode the Vstar 1300. Not a bad bike. Feels tiny and sloooooooow. But comfy. It's like the HD softail standard in my garage just smoother.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Nov 03, 2011, 10:55:06 am
Same here, rode into work it was 32 degrees. I didn't ride the raider though. I rode the Vstar 1300. Not a bad bike. Feels tiny and sloooooooow. But comfy. It's like the HD softail standard in my garage just smoother.

So does this mean MJ is riding the Raider?  My guess is she'd be hanging from the grips trying to touch the ground.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Matt St. John on Nov 03, 2011, 11:30:33 am
She's driving the truck today. She doesn't hardly go outside if it's below 60 degrees.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Nov 05, 2011, 02:22:52 pm
Rode it to work, 160 miles one way and mostly in a full rain, and then back home a Saturday morning at 3:30am. Here's a video clip that has the V$H sound bite too from our Biketoberfest weekend.                                   http://community.cruisercustomizing.com/_A-short-stop-at-Kim39s-shop/video/1656416/22960.html                 There's acually a ton of stuff on cruisercustomizing about our Raiders! Many of you will recognize yourselves there. Sorry about yer luck. ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: msoos113 on Nov 05, 2011, 03:26:43 pm
Was out for a chilly bit this morning! Left the house it was 44 degrees but bright sunshine so I couldn't resist! Stayed out for about an hour before I started getting cold but felt good to be knees in the breeze! Supposed to be warmer tomorrow (maybe 60) so we'll be able to get some more miles in.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: CHROMINATOR on Nov 06, 2011, 02:50:31 am
Got out this morning and rode around the local Yuma area just to get out, weather was a bit cool, low 50's when I left but warmed up to low 60's before I went home.  Didn't do anything special just wanted to ride.  ;D Stayed out for about 4 hours just cruising the back county roads away from the city and highways, nothing but clear blue sky and desert landscape.  It's about as peaceful as it can get.  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Nov 06, 2011, 05:52:56 am
Rode in the local Veteran's Day Parade yesterday with the Patriot Guard Riders.  We had a small turnout, maybe because everyone else around had their parades on the same day or maybe because it was still in the 20's when we met to ride to the staging area.  Was surprised at the crowd response to us, lots of applause.  Didn't know that many people knew about us.  First time I ever noticed that the clutch takes a lot effort on the left hand.  Never noticed it before and always just used two fingers.  By the end of the parade was using all my fingers and wished I had another one or two.  Couldn't hardly make a fist by the time we finished up and left for home.  Just not used to slow riding a cruiser.  Guess I could have used my feet as out riggers but like to keep them on the pegs as long as possible.  By the way, not complaining about my Raider, just an observation.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Nov 06, 2011, 06:08:18 am
Rode in the local Veteran's Day Parade yesterday with the Patriot Guard Riders.  We had a small turnout, maybe because everyone else around had their parades on the same day or maybe because it was still in the 20's when we met to ride to the staging area.  Was surprised at the crowd response to us, lots of applause.  Didn't know that many people knew about us.  First time I ever noticed that the clutch takes a lot effort on the left hand.  Never noticed it before and always just used two fingers.  By the end of the parade was using all my fingers and wished I had another one or two.  Couldn't hardly make a fist by the time we finished up and left for home.  Just not used to slow riding a cruiser.  Guess I could have used my feet as out riggers but like to keep them on the pegs as long as possible.  By the way, not complaining about my Raider, just an observation.

Did you recently do the Barnett Clutch/double clutch plate upgrade?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Spoon on Nov 06, 2011, 08:29:43 am
I rode to a town about 30 miles away just to go to Walmart.... even tho there is a Walmart 5 miles away from my house!!! When I got home my wife asked what took me so long... I said  "well dear, it is that time of the year when people start there christmas shopping"  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Nov 07, 2011, 02:36:20 am
Woke up to :snowing: and it is still  :snowing: as I type this from my warm bed.  So the only riding I  did was on the 4 wheeler removing the  :snowing:.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TNRaider on Nov 07, 2011, 07:29:03 pm
Beautiful day here in Mid TN. 74 degrees!! Rode about 200 miles. Rode up to KY to the state park at Lake Malone. It was closed for the season  :-\  Never knew a state park to close. Oh well. Great ride on the TN/KY back roads anyway. Not many 74 degrees left till sprin.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: woodog on Nov 07, 2011, 09:18:21 pm
Put about 80 miles on the Patriot Raider today, all country back hilly/ curvy roads.... 65 degrees sunny
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Nov 08, 2011, 02:38:16 am
Today's high was 17F with more  :snowing: so all my riding was done in the truck, and on the4 wheeler removing the  :snowing: from the driveway, and then doing a little playing around ;)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: woodog on Nov 08, 2011, 08:29:44 am
Today's high was 17F with more  :snowing: so all my riding was done in the truck, and on the4 wheeler removing the  :snowing: from the driveway, and then doing a little playing around ;)
   Are you there just for work?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Baker_Raider 08 on Nov 08, 2011, 08:36:00 am
Rode today...34 f when I left my house, but suppose to be 65 f on the way home.......love this time of year!

The pic is my bike in front of my office!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Nov 08, 2011, 09:46:41 am
I missed yesterday due to being a bit ill from what I think may have been a little food poisoning, but it was raining in the morning and the streets were wet until afternoon, so I really don't mind missing it.

Rode in this morning and it was only 44 F.  I was all bundled up and the only really cold part of me were my fingers.

It was looking like I would hit 50k miles on Friday, but since I missed work yesterday I probably wont make it by then.  Maybe this weekend except there's rain in the forecast.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Nov 08, 2011, 10:09:16 am
dreadly, sorry for the delay in reply but was out of town.  No, no clutch upgrade, strictly stock.  Just have to say I'm an old guy with muscles that used to ripple, but now just wobble.   Always thought the Raider clutch was very light until then, but have never operated the clutch several hundred times in that short a time span before either. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Nov 10, 2011, 01:49:22 am
No riding here.  -17 F and snowing.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Nov 10, 2011, 09:02:35 am
I had a job interview yesterday that went into the evening and met the person I was inteviewing with at a very upscale restaurant in the Biltmore area of Phoenix.  I had all of my gear stowed away in my bags and after the interview it took me about 15 minutes to lose the tie, pack up everything from the interview and gear up to handle the cold.  It ended up being a pretty nice ride home.  Rush hour was long over and I was flying along. At times I had to calm my speed because the weather was good, the roads were clear and my Raider just wanted to move.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Nov 10, 2011, 02:59:27 pm
No riding today or anytime soon-have the Raider stripped down so I can send to paint as soon as he gets the job hes working on now done,should be in a week or two :D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Nov 11, 2011, 11:07:12 am
No riding today or anytime soon-have the Raider stripped down so I can send to paint as soon as he gets the job hes working on now done,should be in a week or two :D

What colour are you painting it?

I have a friend at work who is willing to paint my bike this spring, but keeping with the Raven colour
dreadly, sorry for the delay in reply but was out of town.  No, no clutch upgrade, strictly stock.  Just have to say I'm an old guy with muscles that used to ripple, but now just wobble.   Always thought the Raider clutch was very light until then, but have never operated the clutch several hundred times in that short a time span before either. 

No biggie ... I was just curious. The only reason I asked is because I found that after having my clutch doubled up, I took a few Raiders a couple of test rides and found the clutch very soft compared to mine. I sometimes think about reverting back in stop/go traffic. lol  I find my hand gets very tired ...
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Nov 11, 2011, 11:11:25 am
No biggie ... I was just curious. The only reason I asked is because I found that after having my clutch doubled up, I took a few Raiders a couple of test rides and found the clutch very soft compared to mine. I sometimes think about reverting back in stop/go traffic. lol  I find my hand gets very tired ...

That's good to know.  I've been considering the Barnett clutch, but wasn't aware that it would feel any different on my hand. I end up in a lot of stop-n-go traffic at times and that could suck.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Nov 11, 2011, 11:30:42 am
No riding today or anytime soon-have the Raider stripped down so I can send to paint as soon as he gets the job hes working on now done,should be in a week or two :D

What colour are you painting it?

I think I will keep that a secret for a while but I will give you a hint-its not red,blue,green, or orange ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Nov 11, 2011, 04:09:41 pm
No biggie ... I was just curious. The only reason I asked is because I found that after having my clutch doubled up, I took a few Raiders a couple of test rides and found the clutch very soft compared to mine. I sometimes think about reverting back in stop/go traffic. lol  I find my hand gets very tired ...

That's good to know.  I've been considering the Barnett clutch, but wasn't aware that it would feel any different on my hand. I end up in a lot of stop-n-go traffic at times and that could suck.

I assume the BC is the same as doubling up the clutch plate but can't say for sure.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Pudge on Nov 11, 2011, 04:16:24 pm
No riding today or anytime soon-have the Raider stripped down so I can send to paint as soon as he gets the job hes working on now done,should be in a week or two :D

What colour are you painting it?

I think I will keep that a secret for a while but I will give you a hint-its not red,blue,green, or orange  ;D

Okay so now we have a guessing game.

Black with an awesome mural of some sort with some yellow in it.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Nov 11, 2011, 04:40:28 pm
Oh all right Ill let the cat out the bag, Im thinking about doing something like this with some graphics I have picked out
(https://www.roadstarraider.com/gallery/910-141111134030.jpeg)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: woodog on Nov 11, 2011, 04:53:43 pm
Oh all right Ill let the cat out the bag, Im thinking about doing something like this with some graphics I have picked out
(https://www.roadstarraider.com/gallery/910-111111173836.jpeg)

Awesome can't wait to see pic's
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: woodog on Nov 11, 2011, 04:54:59 pm
Rode in a Veterans Day parade :flag:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: MrWrench on Nov 11, 2011, 04:57:08 pm
rode to work today with a wind chill at 24 degrees! not to mention the flurries we had yesterday!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Nov 11, 2011, 09:04:50 pm
Rode 60 miles with this on the bike. Took it back to the Humane Society, and no the  cat I adopted from them was not in it. ;)

(https://www.roadstarraider.com/gallery/1156-111111220039.jpeg)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Pudge on Nov 11, 2011, 11:03:07 pm
Still, you probably turned some heads as you rode down the highway looking for something.  ;D 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Nov 12, 2011, 12:58:28 am
Oh all right Ill let the cat out the bag, Im thinking about doing something like this with some graphics I have picked out
(https://www.roadstarraider.com/gallery/910-111111173836.jpeg)
Nice!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: CHROMINATOR on Nov 12, 2011, 02:51:26 am
Oh all right Ill let the cat out the bag, Im thinking about doing something like this with some graphics I have picked out
(https://www.roadstarraider.com/gallery/910-111111173836.jpeg)
Love that color, will you paint just the tank and fenders or include the frame also?  How much does a paint job like that cost?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Nov 12, 2011, 08:57:24 am
Didn't ride today ... the white stuff made it's appearance last night - so it's final and the waiting game begins
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: woodog on Nov 12, 2011, 09:46:36 am
getting ready to go 59 degrees
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Nov 12, 2011, 02:44:18 pm
-2F and a foot of snow put a damper on riding the Raider, but not the winter toys ;D.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: PC-Raider on Nov 13, 2011, 12:07:49 am
November 12th and 60 degrees in Minnesota!  Great day for likely the last ride of the season.  Rode 150+ miles down the Wisconsin side of the Mississippi River - Lake Pepin, bluffs and windy roads.  Nice way to end!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: CHROMINATOR on Nov 13, 2011, 03:53:54 am
I can't imagine having to park my bike for 6 months or more every year, but then if I had winter toys as SLK does it might not be so terribly bad...Oh who am I kidding, yes it would... :rotfl:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Spoon on Nov 13, 2011, 11:14:04 am
Rode 60 miles with this on the bike. Took it back to the Humane Society, and no the  cat I adopted from them was not in it. ;)

(https://www.roadstarraider.com/gallery/1156-111111220039.jpeg)
I have 4 cats that need to get off my property.... Can i borrow this!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA
One of them lost his rear paws after birth cause they got tangled in the afterbirth...we call him "Puss missing boots"
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Nov 13, 2011, 05:48:54 pm
Kim and I hit one of our favorite dinner spots for some Kung Pow Scallops!  :P Damn it was good too!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Nov 13, 2011, 06:53:01 pm
Ray it is official, you have the coolest Raider, this is a pronouncement from my 5 year old just days away from being 6 grandson sitting next to me.  After viewing many raiders in the gallery he said yours is coolest.  The only thing cooler woud be to have skeletons and Raptor dinosaurs on it.  I hope you are happy, cause now I have to get a paint job that has skeletons and raptors in order to gain back the coolest raider ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Nov 13, 2011, 07:12:56 pm
It's these types of photos that keep us Northern folks going over the winter months.

Thanks Ray!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Votion on Nov 13, 2011, 09:08:47 pm
Got my last ride in the US for the next couple years in.  Rode up the Pacific coast on Highway 101.  Perfect ride to end on.  I probably won't be on here for a little while until I get set up again.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Donsantel12 on Nov 13, 2011, 09:54:02 pm
Did about 150 round trip. Took a ride to Morrow Mountain state park and back. Was a decent day. partly cloudy, mid 50's
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Nov 14, 2011, 02:12:40 am
You're welcome Dreaded one! Oh and SLK, has he seen Spike from PJ Colletta? It has the skeletons. I love my bike too and even tho it's all dinged up and scratched with the badges of honor from what will be 54K next tank full I still se a nice looking ride each time I open the garage door. Louis I really hope your wife is doing much better btw. Kim and I send our best regards for her recovery.                                                                                                   
It's these types of photos that keep us Northern folks going over the winter months.

Thanks Ray!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Nov 14, 2011, 12:28:39 pm
Ray it is official, you have the coolest Raider, this is a pronouncement from my 5 year old just days away from being 6 grandson sitting next to me.  After viewing many raiders in the gallery he said yours is coolest.  The only thing cooler woud be to have skeletons and Raptor dinosaurs on it.  I hope you are happy, cause now I have to get a paint job that has skeletons and raptors in order to gain back the coolest raider ;D ;D ;D

Ray - You've GOT to add the skeletons and raptors now! 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Nov 14, 2011, 12:31:02 pm
Oh all right Ill let the cat out the bag, Im thinking about doing something like this with some graphics I have picked out
(https://www.roadstarraider.com/gallery/910-111111173836.jpeg)
Love that color, will you paint just the tank and fenders or include the frame also?  How much does a paint job like that cost?

Looks like I missed out on the picture.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Nov 14, 2011, 12:41:57 pm
Oh all right Ill let the cat out the bag, Im thinking about doing something like this with some graphics I have picked out
(https://www.roadstarraider.com/gallery/910-111111173836.jpeg)
Love that color, will you paint just the tank and fenders or include the frame also?  How much does a paint job like that cost?

Looks like I missed out on the picture.

Sorry Ares-I deleted it because I was trying to load a better pic but I guess Ill have to stick with this one :D
Roadstyle Custom Paint is going to do the work.
(https://www.roadstarraider.com/gallery/910-141111134030.jpeg)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Nov 14, 2011, 12:43:46 pm
You're welcome Dreaded one! Oh and SLK, has he seen Spike from PJ Colletta? It has the skeletons. I love my bike too and even tho it's all dinged up and scratched with the badges of honor from what will be 54K next tank full I still se a nice looking ride each time I open the garage door. Louis I really hope your wife is doing much better btw. Kim and I send our best regards for her recovery.                                                                                                   
It's these types of photos that keep us Northern folks going over the winter months.

Thanks Ray!

We looked at a lot of Raiders, but it was the red dresser with the black stylized flames that got his little engine revving, so I had to tell him that I saw it in person and it was even parked in garage for a few evenings, gaining back a few cool points for Grandpa.   ;D

The wife is doing fine now.  So fine she is back to redecorating and remodeling the house and coming up with landscaping ideas, that have me working more than ever. 
Fortunately for me we are now in the lower 48 vacationing for 2 weeks, unfortunately for me we will be going back at the end of the 2 weeks. ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Nov 14, 2011, 01:31:36 pm
Oh all right Ill let the cat out the bag, Im thinking about doing something like this with some graphics I have picked out
(https://www.roadstarraider.com/gallery/910-111111173836.jpeg)
Love that color, will you paint just the tank and fenders or include the frame also?  How much does a paint job like that cost?

Looks like I missed out on the picture.

Sorry Ares-I deleted it because I was trying to load a better pic but I guess Ill have to stick with this one :D
Roadstyle Custom Paint is going to do the work.
(https://www.roadstarraider.com/gallery/910-141111134030.jpeg)

Thanks!  Love the color. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Matt St. John on Nov 14, 2011, 01:34:40 pm
Rode to work. Found out late last night that I had left the engine leds on for about 36 hours or so. Bike had a hard time starting this morning. It's gtg now. Battery tender fixed that issue. Rode to work. I am having too much fun.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Nov 14, 2011, 01:36:27 pm
Rode to work. Found out late last night that I had left the engine leds on for about 36 hours or so. Bike had a hard time starting this morning. It's gtg now. Battery tender fixed that issue. Rode to work. I am having too much fun.

Really?  When I talked to a company about getting LEDs installed, she said they tested it on one of their bikes and it took something like four days to run the battery down.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Matt St. John on Nov 14, 2011, 02:03:46 pm
I should probably take a few pictures of the lights on the bike. I used 2 bikes worth of kits from custom dynamics.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Nov 14, 2011, 02:05:21 pm
Oh all right Ill let the cat out the bag, Im thinking about doing something like this with some graphics I have picked out
(https://www.roadstarraider.com/gallery/910-111111173836.jpeg)
Love that color, will you paint just the tank and fenders or include the frame also?  How much does a paint job like that cost?

Looks like I missed out on the picture.

Sorry Ares-I deleted it because I was trying to load a better pic but I guess Ill have to stick with this one :D
Roadstyle Custom Paint is going to do the work.
(https://www.roadstarraider.com/gallery/910-141111134030.jpeg)

Thanks!  Love the color.

Hopefully it will look good on my bike :D-I am pretty nervous about painting it and then after its done wishing I had left it as it was because I have always liked the stock paint on my bike and it was one of the main reasons I bought it.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Nov 14, 2011, 02:06:11 pm
I should probably take a few pictures of the lights on the bike. I used 2 bikes worth of kits from custom dynamics.

You sir are correct!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Matt St. John on Nov 14, 2011, 02:17:50 pm
Roger that. I'll tell you what. I'll be getting the bags in this week. Once they are in I'll take pics of the entire deal. Promise.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Nov 14, 2011, 03:20:38 pm
Roger that. I'll tell you what. I'll be getting the bags in this week. Once they are in I'll take pics of the entire deal. Promise.

Finally!!! 

I think I'm more impatient about this than you are.  I want to see how they came out and then yell at Desiree for not keeping them for her Stryker.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Nov 16, 2011, 12:47:51 pm
dreadly, sorry for the delay in reply but was out of town.  No, no clutch upgrade, strictly stock.  Just have to say I'm an old guy with muscles that used to ripple, but now just wobble.   Always thought the Raider clutch was very light until then, but have never operated the clutch several hundred times in that short a time span before either.

Tail dragger- Don't go bad mouthing your muscles.  I got stuck behind three major pile ups in the last two days coming into work and it was stop and go in first gear for a good portion of the time and my hand and wrist were feeling it and I consider myself in good shape.

Besides you're in better condition than a lot of the guys I work with that are half your age.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Matt St. John on Nov 16, 2011, 12:51:39 pm
Roger that. I'll tell you what. I'll be getting the bags in this week. Once they are in I'll take pics of the entire deal. Promise.

Finally!!! 

I think I'm more impatient about this than you are.  I want to see how they came out and then yell at Desiree for not keeping them for her Stryker.

Lol. Total money spent on them will be about 700-800 bucks. Once I get the final bill and the bags on the bike I'll post all the pertinent info. Don't be too hard on her. If she had wanted them, I wouldn't have bags still lol.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Nov 16, 2011, 01:04:03 pm
Roger that. I'll tell you what. I'll be getting the bags in this week. Once they are in I'll take pics of the entire deal. Promise.

Finally!!! 

I think I'm more impatient about this than you are.  I want to see how they came out and then yell at Desiree for not keeping them for her Stryker.

Lol. Total money spent on them will be about 700-800 bucks. Once I get the final bill and the bags on the bike I'll post all the pertinent info. Don't be too hard on her. If she had wanted them, I wouldn't have bags still lol.

Wow!  Curly really charged a lot for painting them.  Still $800 isn't bad for custom painted bags that will match your bike perfectly.  So where are the pictures???
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Matt St. John on Nov 16, 2011, 01:06:26 pm
Still waiting on em. Not sure what's up. I sent a message and everything to them to get pics and haven't heard back.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Nov 16, 2011, 01:08:32 pm
Still waiting on em. Not sure what's up. I sent a message and everything to them to get pics and haven't heard back.

Let me know if I need to swing by and apply some pressure.  Though I don't know that I'd be much of a threat to Tiny.  That is one BIGGGGGGGG guy.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Matt St. John on Nov 16, 2011, 01:09:29 pm
Ya, he's in the 340 range... 6ft 3ish. He's fat but not thaaaat fat.
Title: Who rode Today
Post by: Tess84 on Dec 07, 2011, 08:05:16 pm
Not today crap weather but the beast shall roar tomorrow
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Biker Cowboy on Dec 11, 2011, 09:56:25 pm
 :raider: I rode. 238 miles from Glendale AZ. up Hwy 87 to Payson. Twas a mite chilly splittin' the wind at 45 degrees. Seein' as how I seem to have some sort of difficulty keepin' that Scooter at what anyone might consider a legal speed  :o   :cop: Climbed from there up into the snow and a bit chillier at Pine and Strawberry to turn west on Hwy 260 to make the run over to Camp Verde.

I'd been thinkin' I'd go on over to Cottonwood and down over Mingus Mtn to come back around through Prescott and Wickenburg... but after seein' a tiny bit of ice back on that Hwy 260 I decided that 7743' Mingus just didn't toot my whistle today... even if I did ride all winter back in Colorado!

So I just turned her south and Ripped up the asphalt on I-17 back to Phoenix.

The good news is I videoed much of the ride with my helmet cam...  ;)

The BAD news is... I experienced one of those odiferous gasifications of a dented brain pan and had forgot to set the lens proper... yup... I had it rotatificated 90 degrees the wrong way... and everything is filmed sideways!!!  :banghead:

I was thinkin' I might could still salvage the video though... Just label it as Motorcycle Video Specially Formatted for Wathching in Bed! 

Yeah! You don't have to worry 'bout gettin' a stiff neck tryin' to hold your head up... just stretch out all comfortable on your  pillow and watch away!

Ok... maybe not  :o

 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Dec 12, 2011, 07:00:55 am
Had sunshine and plus 50 degrees yesterday, so went out for a couple of hours.  Was a really nice day, but only saw one other scoot out there.  Guess everyone is Christmas shopping and not riding.  Traffic was terrible.  Really had to keep on your toes as it seemed their mind wasn't on driving.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Dec 12, 2011, 07:21:19 am
Will ride to work and back today. Looks finally like  :raining: wednesday. The first time since the last part of November.  :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Starky on Dec 12, 2011, 07:29:15 am
It got up to 37 degrees so we took the bikes out just around town.  At least we can say we rode in December in N Dakota.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Dec 12, 2011, 09:58:33 am
Saturday, my wife and I joined the rest of our local riding group in New River, AZ and then rode up to Mayer to deliver gifts to a bunch of kids where their families are going through a rough time.  We all met inside the gym and they would call the gift givers up and then the childs name and we'd present the gifts to them.  It was a lot of fun and it made you feel good when you saw these kids' faces.  Especially when they were finally allowed to open the gifts.  Then we all rode a little south and grabbed some lunch and then we were on our own.  My wife and I did about 220 miles total.  It was a good ride. Unfortunately it took up most of the day.

Sunday, no riding. We did some Christmas shopping and dealt with some of these idiots that Tail Dragger mentioned.  Their minds are definitely not on driving. Just on where they need to go and if they takeyou off the road in the process, oh well. 'Tis the season!

Today, we had rain in the forecast, but no rain when I got up.  My wife went out for her jog with the dog and no rain. I got all geared up and open the garage door and wouldn't you know it... RAIN!!!  It was pretty light, so I grabbed my rain pants just in case. Just before I hit the freeway the rain picked up, so I stopped for gas and put on the pants and headed back out.  The rain stopped just before I got to work and dried my bike in the wind, so it actually looks pretty good and I threw the cover on. It's raining pretty hard right now. Hopefully it'll burn off.  There's rain in the forecast for four days this week. I seriously hope it blows through quick.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Thumper on Dec 12, 2011, 12:19:10 pm
I'm so jealous of you guys who get to ride year round.  The only thing I can look forward to regarding the bike until about April, is which of the items on my christmas list are going to be under the tree.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Dec 12, 2011, 12:33:12 pm
I'm so jealous of you guys who get to ride year round.  The only thing I can look forward to regarding the bike until about April, is which of the items on my christmas list are going to be under the tree.

You and I both ...
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Dec 12, 2011, 02:02:14 pm
I'm so jealous of you guys who get to ride year round.  The only thing I can look forward to regarding the bike until about April, is which of the items on my christmas list are going to be under the tree.

You wouldn't be jealous today.  It's been pretty windy and rainy ever since I got into work.  I'm not looking forward to the ride home.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Rajder on Dec 12, 2011, 02:37:39 pm
You wouldn't be jealous today.  It's been pretty windy and rainy ever since I got into work.  I'm not looking forward to the ride home.

Same here.  I washed the bike yesterday and I rode into work hoping that it wouldn't rain.  It was great this morning, now its raining and cold outside.   :cus: :banghead:
I'm going to hate getting my bike nasty and it's going to suck being cold and wet as well.  I even forgot to bring my rain gear with me.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Dec 12, 2011, 02:44:11 pm
You wouldn't be jealous today.  It's been pretty windy and rainy ever since I got into work.  I'm not looking forward to the ride home.

Same here.  I washed the bike yesterday and I rode into work hoping that it wouldn't rain.  It was great this morning, now its raining and cold outside.   :cus: :banghead:
I'm going to hate getting my bike nasty and it's going to suck being cold and wet as well.  I even forgot to bring my rain gear with me.

Luckily I grabbed my rain pants and my First Gear jacket is pretty much waterproof and I have the heated gloves, so at least that part wont be bad. It's just dealing with the idiots in the rain for 45 miles is not something I want to do.  I noticed this morning my buffer between me and the vehicle in front of me increased to about 4-5 times what I normally give and my speed dropped about 20 mph under what I normally ride.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Dec 13, 2011, 01:11:55 am
Got 2 more inches of snow so only riding has been on the 4 wheeler.  I sure do wish the wife would agree to get the new Yamaha RS venture GT.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Dec 13, 2011, 07:42:53 am
I did NOT.  It rained pretty much all night and was raining hard this morning, so I ended up driving the Infiniti.  I seriously hope the rain is over today.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Dec 13, 2011, 08:40:21 am
I did NOT.  It rained pretty much all night and was raining hard this morning, so I ended up driving the Infiniti.  I seriously hope the rain is over today.

It probably will.  The rain you're getting is headed to Houston over the next couple of days. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Dec 13, 2011, 08:43:17 am
I did NOT.  It rained pretty much all night and was raining hard this morning, so I ended up driving the Infiniti.  I seriously hope the rain is over today.

It probably will.  The rain you're getting is headed to Houston over the next couple of days.

Weather.com (not that it's ever accurate) is showing rain through today and then some showers tomorrow morning and then possibly rain again on Friday.  I'm fine with it all heading to Houston.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Sweet Tooth on Dec 13, 2011, 08:45:20 am
I am just as soon as this stinkin fog leaves out of here. Fog is just about as bad as the rain to me . I come back soaked. Guess it is the humidity down here to. ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: fatboyee on Dec 18, 2011, 10:39:05 am
Excepting helmet and boots, went riding with all my snowmobile gear on this morning.  A brisk 20 degree morning but all the double takes was worth it!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Dec 18, 2011, 02:38:48 pm
I would be if I didnt have my bike stripped down-55 degs and sunshine
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Dec 18, 2011, 03:05:51 pm
I hit a few places for some shopping then the gym for some cardio, strength training and then some extreme stretching in the hot tube. Enjoyed the warm Florida sun on my face and dry weather too.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Dec 18, 2011, 07:05:59 pm
Had to run out before my grandson (8 months old) came for an overnight visit.  Got about an hour in and was a fantastic ride.  60 degrees, sunshine, no wind and very little traffic.  May be the last good riding day of the year.  A blizzard heading this way tomorrow with up to 18 inches of snow forecast southeast of us.  Since I live in a "brown bowl", we will probably get a trace to 2 inches.  Should be able to ride again before Christmas and plan on going out Christmas day, even if it's just around the block.  A tradition for me.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bamf on Dec 23, 2011, 05:54:35 pm
It got pretty hot today, felt like mid 80s.  I was out on the bike pretty much from sunup to sundown on errands.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Dec 23, 2011, 06:02:59 pm
Rode 50 miles round trip for a burger, sunny but a bit cool
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Post by: TRaider_John on Dec 23, 2011, 06:19:58 pm
PGR mission for a Viet Nam vet.  56 miles roundtrip. Temps and speeds in the 50's.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Fiddles on Dec 23, 2011, 09:16:14 pm
Rode 8 miles, cold, low 40' s
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Dec 24, 2011, 12:53:08 pm
Been riding back and forth to work projects and to the gym too. Loving the sound system, storage and comfort of the bagger more everyday now!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ROADKILL on Dec 25, 2011, 08:11:30 pm
Rode A1A today out past Huegenot Park better known on this side of town as the jetty's...up through Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach then back to the house... a little 90 mile loop...it was a good ride no traffic (I wonder why?).... :o
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: fatboyee on Dec 26, 2011, 06:58:33 pm
When it got above freezing I donned the snomobile gear and hit the road.  Put on 80 riding the Eleensburg Canyon along the Yakima River.  Good excuse for a holiday cigar (or two)... :D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Dec 27, 2011, 01:10:59 am
Man, if it weren't for the fact that I love snow season I would move south; but at least I am riding the winter toys and have to bring home gas before I ride again tomorrow night.  In the mean time the  Raider  is enjoying it's warm garage and I occasionally go out and put my seat on the Raider seat and dream of summer rides.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Dec 27, 2011, 08:52:04 am
Has been 8 days since I've been out on the Raider and I'm having serious withdrawal symptoms.  Street still snow packed and secondary streets are hit and miss with snow, ice and wet.  Even the major highways (not interstate) are still wet from the melting snow.  10 degrees of a night and 40 degrees of a day just doesn't get it melted off fast enough.  I may have to ride to the end of the driveway and back today just to get some relief.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Dec 27, 2011, 09:42:35 am
Haven't ridden since Friday.  I was hoping to get out yesterday, but kids were around longer than expected and I was helping my son install his backrest (sounds easy, but it was aftermarket and the fitment was not perfect, nor did they supply us with longer replacement bolts.)

Rode to work this morning in 34 and my feet and legs are still cold.  My hands were nice and warm.  LOVE the heated gloves.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Dec 28, 2011, 09:16:34 am
So it's 34 when I left yesterday for work and 66 heading home.  I almost unzipped my jacket it was so nice.

Then this morning it's 32 and supposed to hit 68 today.  How can it go from being so cold to a gorgeous day?

It's supposed to be up to 75 on Sunday.  What a perfect way to start the new year.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ROADKILL on Dec 30, 2011, 11:19:13 am
So I went out to crank it up....wouldn't start...checked fuel and spark...tryed it again for thirty minutes still nothing...then finally wallah....it started...went in the house to get my goggles and came back out not only had it shut off but now it's on it's side...great!!!..picked it up tried one more restart..nothing....so I said the hell with yard work put the weed eater back in the shed and got out the bike....nice two hour ride!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jacknife on Dec 30, 2011, 11:27:54 am
 LOL, thats pretty good RK.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Dec 30, 2011, 11:33:28 am
So I went out to crank it up....wouldn't start...checked fuel and spark...tryed it again for thirty minutes still nothing...then finally wallah....it started...went in the house to get my goggles and came back out not only had it shut off but now it's on it's side...great!!!..picked it up tried one more restart..nothing....so I said the hell with yard work put the weed eater back in the shed and got out the bike....nice two hour ride!!!

Boy, I started reading your post and I was starting to feel sorry for you until I got to the end :P
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Dec 30, 2011, 11:39:16 am
So I went out to crank it up....wouldn't start...checked fuel and spark...tryed it again for thirty minutes still nothing...then finally wallah....it started...went in the house to get my goggles and came back out not only had it shut off but now it's on it's side...great!!!..picked it up tried one more restart..nothing....so I said the hell with yard work put the weed eater back in the shed and got out the bike....nice two hour ride!!!

Boy, I started reading your post and I was starting to feel sorry for you until I got to the end :P

You weren't alone. When he said it was on its side I got a bit nauseated.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: THUNDER on Dec 30, 2011, 11:55:58 am
Rode about 60 miles yesterday, back at work today and the rest of the weekend, but, yesterday was the first time I got to actually ride without having something to do, with PGR or a benefit ride, went by where I was raised, went to an old lake where I spent alot of time fishing in my younger days, was really a surreal feeling, just me and the scoot and some good old memories........
Title: Who rode Today
Post by: silverstreak on Dec 30, 2011, 08:08:39 pm
rode with my friend to a couple shops it was a warmer day... high 50's and a t-shirt!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Dec 30, 2011, 09:01:17 pm
Finally the roads have dried out with only occasional wet/icy spots in the shade.  Got out for a couple of hours and boy did it feel great.  Just had to watch for the sand at every intersection, hill, curve and inbetween.  Looks like half of the gulf beaches are on our roads here.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Dec 31, 2011, 01:17:42 am
rode in my truck to work and then to do errands and then home, in the truck because our high temp today was -27 F and the low was -38 F and it was and still is  :snowing:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: mnewfield on Dec 31, 2011, 07:34:57 pm
Rode for miles and miles today.  Was a balmy 55 degrees and I had a blast :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Dec 31, 2011, 08:06:21 pm
Wifey and the O-Ring riders [we each had one :rolleyes:] met up for lunch today in St. Augustine at The Conch House Restaurant on the water. The weather was perfect, the food excellent the friends all a hoot and fun to share our New Year's Eve lunch meal with. Thank's Longdrive352 for that killer Calamari! Talked a lot about Maggie Valley, which is shaping up to be the best Raider Rally that SEA ROAR has ever had, this summer. Wifey passed on her shopping plans, to get us home by sunset, and we did make it on time with 340 miles round trip. Here's a link to my photobucket page album called 'The Raiders are coming' which has the pics and videos from our non Raider Rally meet ups and rides over the years. Some good times and a lot of great folks represented in this album.                                                                                                                                                                             http://s1029.photobucket.com/albums/y355/gostr8r/The%20Raiders%20are%20coming/?start=all
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ROADKILL on Dec 31, 2011, 08:11:52 pm
Rode down to St Augustine met up with LongDrive, Soto, DCHertz, Bikertrsh, gostr8r and his wife Kim had lunch @ The Conch House.....yummy. Not a bad ride...temps were in the mid 70's
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Dec 31, 2011, 08:14:17 pm
Rode down to St Augustine met up with LongDrive, Soto, DCHertz, Bikertrsh, gostr8r and his wife Kim had lunch @ The Conch House.....yummy. Not a bad ride...temps were in the mid 70's

Oh yeah ... well I ..................... didn't have to shovel snow ... what do you think about them apples?  :P ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Dec 31, 2011, 08:17:33 pm
Dreadly, I was rockin' out to that Heart song 'Tall dark handsome stranger'.Do you remember that tune from our ride out of Edmonton? I aways think of our ride together that morning.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Dec 31, 2011, 08:19:27 pm
Did ya notice ya'all looked much thinner in that little video clip that Kim took? You can thank her later for that one :).
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ROADKILL on Dec 31, 2011, 08:25:22 pm
Ray black always makes me look thinner....besides I was standing next to Soto..... :nana:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Dec 31, 2011, 08:30:50 pm
Dreadly, I was rockin' out to that Heart song 'Tall dark handsome stranger'.Do you remember that tune from our ride out of Edmonton? I aways think of our ride together that morning.

That's is strange ... I JUST heard it while waiting for the cab to come pick us up and it's the first thing I think of ... the garage and the ride shortly there after. When things get tough at work I play it and I have a big grin
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Dec 31, 2011, 08:43:58 pm
 ;) :raider: :thumbs: :shake:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Sweet Tooth on Jan 01, 2012, 06:37:22 pm
I road from here to yonder enjoyed just being able to enjoy the ride without freezeing ;D ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tess84 on Jan 10, 2012, 04:59:27 pm
Well, there was a break in the rain today so I took the Beast out for a good run. She hates to be all tied up in the garage. Saturday will be taking her out for a parade will be cool but should be a good time. Hope this damn  :raining: goes away for good. Hope all who are riding are enjoying it and for the brothers who cant hope ya'll have a short winter. :raider:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ron505 on Jan 10, 2012, 05:04:39 pm
Me and a friend rode.  It was 35 degrees on the way home.......burrrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Jan 10, 2012, 05:07:14 pm
3 degrees cooler and you could'a stopped for a big milk shake Ron :). I've been riding 90 miles r/t each day to work and back at the Cape and it's a blast! Great weather this week and last week too. My new I-Pod rocks and the roads are wide open. Got ice cream on Tuesday when it was 32 degrees at 5:30 am and the girl at Mickey D's kept saying 'You want what??????' :o
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: woodog on Jan 10, 2012, 05:10:26 pm
Put about 70 miles on my new AVONS today.......
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Jan 10, 2012, 05:16:53 pm
Sure could have-upper 50s again but no I have to work work work :(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Jan 10, 2012, 06:22:35 pm
Sunshine and mid 50's today, so a ride was mandatory.  Tomorrow, snow and 28 degrees as a high.  Rode for a couple of hours and was really great.  Ears didn't even get cold and a little sunburn on my face.  Fantastic for January in Colorado.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jan 10, 2012, 07:15:56 pm
I LOVE to HATE this thread every winter  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Wrench on Jan 10, 2012, 07:26:05 pm
Got to love the weather, i rode today here in Sioux Falls Sd. Who would of ever thought riding in January in South Dakota, one word "Awesome"
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Jan 10, 2012, 07:50:25 pm
Got to love the weather, i rode today here in Sioux Falls Sd. Who would of ever thought riding in January in South Dakota, one word "Awesome"

 :agree:   Do you live in Sioux Falls Wrench?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Wrench on Jan 10, 2012, 09:41:05 pm
Yes i do
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Jan 11, 2012, 06:50:26 am
Got to love the weather, i rode today here in Sioux Falls Sd. Who would of ever thought riding in January in South Dakota, one word "Awesome"

 :agree:   Do you live in Sioux Falls Wrench?

Thats cool-maybe we can meet up for a ride sometime, I live about 45 minutes SE of Sioux Falls. Thinking about coming to the WCRR Raider Rally in June?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: cdnraider09 on Jan 11, 2012, 07:17:46 am
Didn't ride today, but I'm hoping to pull the bike out and put some miles on it this weekend. I've been out of the loop for about 8 or 9 months due to my job, but I'm back and ready to get riding again. :raider:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Jan 11, 2012, 07:29:04 am
All week so far ;) looks like  :raining: on next Sunday
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jhow2133 on Jan 11, 2012, 07:35:48 am
Yes i do
Brookings resident here...  Been pretty nice the last couple days considering its winter.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jan 11, 2012, 10:31:34 am
Rode today like every other day.  The mornings are cold. Anywhere from low 30s to 40s.  Afternoons are upper 60s to 70s.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Fiddles on Jan 11, 2012, 11:30:00 am
Hay wrench my mom lives in souix falls, me and the wife are coming up in may our june may bring the raven if i do we need to get together and go for a ride
Yes i do
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Wrench on Jan 11, 2012, 11:21:52 pm
To Scoob, jhow2133, And 69quadracer. I made a new thread in West Central so we can talk without polluting this thread with questions.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Sweet Tooth on Jan 12, 2012, 03:22:12 pm
I road about a whole mile  :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: . We are under the wind advisory today  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jan 13, 2012, 01:37:49 am
Rode down to St Augustine met up with LongDrive, Soto, DCHertz, Bikertrsh, gostr8r and his wife Kim had lunch @ The Conch House.....yummy. Not a bad ride...temps were in the mid 70's

Oh yeah ... well I ..................... didn't have to shovel snow ... what do you think about them apples?  :P ;D

Dreadl I can say the same thing but then I don't shovel, ever, ........... I plow. ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jan 13, 2012, 01:42:10 am
I LOVE to HATE this thread every winter  ;D

Me too. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jan 13, 2012, 01:45:58 am
Rode today like every other day.  The mornings are cold. Anywhere from low 30s to 40s.  Afternoons are upper 60s to 70s.

You may call 30s-40s cold I call it balmy, expected to be -50 F this weekend here in North Pole.  A bit brisk but livable. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jan 13, 2012, 01:50:52 am
3 degrees cooler and you could'a stopped for a big milk shake Ron :). I've been riding 90 miles r/t each day to work and back at the Cape and it's a blast! Great weather this week and last week too. My new I-Pod rocks and the roads are wide open. Got ice cream on Tuesday when it was 32 degrees at 5:30 am and the girl at Mickey D's kept saying 'You want what??????' :o

Ray you need to come up here and get a ice cream even at -50 F the Ice Cream Parlors are busy, it is considered  warm food and a root beer float is a warm drink here. ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jan 14, 2012, 11:48:02 am
Rode today like every other day.  The mornings are cold. Anywhere from low 30s to 40s.  Afternoons are upper 60s to 70s.

You may call 30s-40s cold I call it balmy, expected to be -50 F this weekend here in North Pole.  A bit brisk but livable. ;D ;D ;D

You just keep living in that balmy weather.  I'll just be miserable up here in this... What's the temperature supposed to be today?  Oh yeah...  72.

Sounds like a good day to get some Raider riding in.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: CHROMINATOR on Jan 14, 2012, 12:17:32 pm
Rode today like every other day.  The mornings are cold. Anywhere from low 30s to 40s.  Afternoons are upper 60s to 70s.

You may call 30s-40s cold I call it balmy, expected to be -50 F this weekend here in North Pole.  A bit brisk but livable. ;D ;D ;D

You just keep living in that balmy weather.  I'll just be miserable up here in this... What's the temperature supposed to be today?  Oh yeah...  72.

Sounds like a good day to get some Raider riding in.
If I didn't have to work every Sat and Sun I would try to meet up with you Dan, don't you just love the cold winter riding here in the frozen desert that is AZ...  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jan 14, 2012, 12:32:49 pm
You just keep living in that balmy weather.  I'll just be miserable up here in this... What's the temperature supposed to be today?  Oh yeah...  72.
Sounds like a good day to get some Raider riding in.
If I didn't have to work every Sat and Sun I would try to meet up with you Dan, don't you just love the cold winter riding here in the frozen desert that is AZ...  ;D
:banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :witsend: :witsend:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jan 14, 2012, 06:05:54 pm
My wife and son and I went for a ride to the Mesa CycleGear to return the FirstGear heated gloves she tried out and I bought a couple things for the Virago.  This is by far the furthest my son has ridden.  We found he needs to work on his emergency stops.  He actually locked up the tire a couple times and once left a good 40 foot skid.  We had quite the discussion about this one.  Great day!  Then came back and worked on the Virago.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Jan 14, 2012, 06:37:41 pm
I'll have a large shake that's half strawberry and half pineapple, hold the whipped cream tho!                                                                     
3 degrees cooler and you could'a stopped for a big milk shake Ron :). I've been riding 90 miles r/t each day to work and back at the Cape and it's a blast! Great weather this week and last week too. My new I-Pod rocks and the roads are wide open. Got ice cream on Tuesday when it was 32 degrees at 5:30 am and the girl at Mickey D's kept saying 'You want what??????' :o

Ray you need to come up here and get a ice cream even at -50 F the Ice Cream Parlors are busy, it is considered  warm food and a root beer float is a warm drink here. ;D
Title: Who rode Today
Post by: Tess84 on Jan 14, 2012, 06:39:15 pm
Rode in MLK parade cold as hell but had a good time 34 out today
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jan 14, 2012, 10:21:09 pm
Today was warmer than expected so I worked in the garage cutting and welding steel have most of the frame work finished for the quick disconnect arm rests for the wife.  But, no riding 'cause -44 F is still too cold to ride even with heated gear..
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Jan 14, 2012, 10:25:21 pm
Today was warmer than expected so I worked in the garage cutting and welding steel have most of the frame work finished for the quick disconnect arm rests for the wife.  But, no riding 'cause -44 F is still too cold to ride even with heated gear..

Wuss....   :rotfl:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jhow2133 on Jan 14, 2012, 10:26:19 pm
Quote from: SLK link=topic=10494.msg255304# :-*msg255304 date=1326601269
Today was warmer than expected so I worked in the garage cutting and welding steel have most of the frame work finished for the quick disconnect arm rests for the wife.  But, no riding 'cause -44 F is still too cold to ride even with heated gear..
Plus I heard Alaska has about 40' of snow...
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jan 14, 2012, 10:33:53 pm
Today was warmer than expected so I worked in the garage cutting and welding steel have most of the frame work finished for the quick disconnect arm rests for the wife.  But, no riding 'cause -44 F is still too cold to ride even with heated gear..

Wuss....   :rotfl:

Hey!!  That is Wuss of the Year!  Now I want my Wuss reward and a Rootbeer Float! ;D ;D ;D

Better yet make that a half strawberry half pineapple shake for Ray.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Jan 14, 2012, 11:13:21 pm
Today was warmer than expected so I worked in the garage cutting and welding steel have most of the frame work finished for the quick disconnect arm rests for the wife.  But, no riding 'cause -44 F is still too cold to ride even with heated gear..

Wuss....   :rotfl:

Hey!!  That is Wuss of the Year!  Now I want my Wuss reward and a Rootbeer Float! ;D ;D ;D

Better yet make that a half strawberry half pineapple shake for Ray.

Yummy!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Jan 15, 2012, 07:25:21 am
It's good and I look forward to it every time I wake up and it's freezing here at home.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jan 15, 2012, 07:55:07 pm
It's good and I look forward to it every time I wake up and it's freezing here at home.

Will try to load up a few trucks with todays -55 F and send your way should get you a good weeks worth of those shakes ;)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: CHROMINATOR on Jan 15, 2012, 08:59:18 pm
-55, are you kidding me?  I can't even imagine that, the themometer on my porch only goes to -20 and the closest I have seen the needle to that is 58 degrees above it...  :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
Title: Who rode Today
Post by: Wavz on Jan 15, 2012, 09:46:10 pm
If my garage was bigger I would ride in circles.

0 degs tonight...yuck.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jan 16, 2012, 09:54:27 am
We actually had very minor sprinkles of rain throughout the day yesterday and some light rain last night and this morning when I got up.  I ended up riding.  Just glad I didn't try to wash my Raider yesterday.  We have clear skies scheduled for the rest of the week.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Jan 16, 2012, 11:48:19 am
Was in high 40's yesterday, but cloudy and windy so only stayed out for a couple of hours, but was great to ride after having it parked for several days.  Will be riding today as will hit 50+ and the sun is shining.  Tomorrow...not so good.  Cloudy, windy and a high of 25 degrees forecast. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: A.T. on Jan 16, 2012, 03:35:44 pm
Rode on a PGR mission today.  21 YO local kid in the Army in Afghanistan; he died in a vehicle accident.  These rides are always heartbreaking and I pray for the family. 

Later on I spent the PM hauling ass on I-10, leaving everyone behind.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: woodog on Jan 16, 2012, 03:53:31 pm
Rode on a PGR mission today.  21 YO local kid in the Army in Afghanistan; he died in a vehicle accident.  These rides are always heartbreaking and I pray for the family. 

Later on I spent the PM hauling ass on I-10, leaving everyone behind.

Thanks for REPRESENTING our HEROS
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: CoastalTrader on Jan 20, 2012, 09:01:51 pm
DREADLY - don't know if you've seen this - and not sure if the pic will come up.  But its just what you need up there in snowy Edmunchuk. LMAO !
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jan 20, 2012, 10:06:02 pm
DREADLY - don't know if you've seen this - and not sure if the pic will come up.  But its just what you need up there in snowy Edmunchuk. LMAO !

and I was just starting to take a liking to you  ....  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ROADKILL on Jan 20, 2012, 10:15:18 pm
Got a 250 mile route lined up for tomorrow...should be in the mid 70's....a bit of a chill but we should be able to make it.....where are the damn froze my butt off smilies...... :cus: :neener:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jan 21, 2012, 05:50:46 pm
Haven't ridden the Raider since late September, and with the extreme cold it has been almost 4 weeks since I rode the 4 wheeler.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jan 21, 2012, 08:18:17 pm
2 miles down the road to Ace Hardware after installing new plugs and cleaned Air Filter.  It ran better than ever!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Jan 21, 2012, 08:22:49 pm
To the Post Office and then the Pizza joint.  ;)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Jan 21, 2012, 08:43:41 pm
I rode to Lakeland yesterday for work and today to the Annual Shredfest in Winter Park. Met 2 local Raider riders jamming around today too. One was Oscar on a '11 Blue S and the other was Jim on '09 Raven. The there was a wannabee but he needs some extra extra long apes and super duper forward controls before he can ride a Raider.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Fiddles on Jan 22, 2012, 04:42:05 pm
Rode 192 miles with some friends today, what a good time.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Jan 22, 2012, 05:31:46 pm
Wifey and I rode to the Reptile Show again this year. Nice day for a summer cruise on the GOSTR8R, and we saw some very nice stuff.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Toolfreak on Jan 22, 2012, 06:23:23 pm
79 degrees in Dallas today so went all around town, really nice weather but did nit see as many bikes as I would think! I guess a lot of people was watching football but I could not sit down all afternoon watching tv, just not for me!
Toolfreak
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: towguy500 on Jan 22, 2012, 06:53:37 pm
45 degrees here today. But I still had to take a test drive after installing a BAK and pcv.  Everything worked great amd now I really can't wait for it to warm up so
i can go and ride.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jan 23, 2012, 10:42:35 am
Rode into work this morning, but I'm a little worried about the ride home because there's expected rain right about the time I'm supposed to head home.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RAIDER MANN on Jan 23, 2012, 03:22:18 pm
rode to check out the feel of the new seat pad.  Need to make some changes.  Bike felt a little squirrely, then realized the rear tire went flat.  A little pissed about that since I just had a new tire mounted.  But for six miles it was almost spring.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Jan 23, 2012, 04:56:00 pm
Sunshine and 50 degrees here in southern Colorado today, so got out and about running errands for a couple of hours.  Was cool, but very nice to get out.  Forecast is for snow and rain tomorrow, but they get wrong more often than right. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jan 24, 2012, 10:11:21 am
We ended up with a lot of clouds yesterday, but it never did rain. WOO HOO!!!  Nothing but clear skies in the forcast for now. Rode in to work and it was actually a bit warmer than yesterday.  Probably from all the cloud coverage we had.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: mtxpert on Jan 24, 2012, 07:26:39 pm
Rode to Dr office then down to work, around 60 miles round trip. First time I've done 80 for a sustained time since I rode in high school. Getting used to the buffeting might take awhile. :) 60-65 is good, 75-80 is annoying. Also need some music in the helmet, wind noise/exhaust gets boring.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: DRAGON on Jan 24, 2012, 07:58:38 pm
Still looking at snow outside ...  :snowing: :cus:
Title: Who rode Today
Post by: Wavz on Jan 25, 2012, 12:25:42 am
Instead of looking at the snow I went in played in it.

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Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: DRAGON on Jan 25, 2012, 04:03:55 am
Got one of those to .... just isn't the Raider though  :raider: O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Fiddles on Jan 25, 2012, 06:30:25 am
Now that looks like fun
Instead of looking at the snow I went in played in it.

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Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Jan 25, 2012, 07:24:23 am
Been at Public Pesticide Applicators Recert Class yesterday and again to today at Oregon State University. Been too busy looking at all the Eye Candy  :drool: to even think about that kind of riding   :doh:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jan 25, 2012, 09:39:26 am
Definitely rode today. Temps are back up to 70.  This has been the weirdest winter ever.

Even my wife rode in today.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Wavz on Jan 25, 2012, 12:16:51 pm
Now that looks like fun
Instead of looking at the snow I went in played in it.

(http://img.tapatalk.com/aefd8c8f-a064-05a8.jpg)

Sledding is a serious blast. 0-100 mph at any time and no roads to contain you.

I was out ditch banging last night and racing cars along the highway. I wish I could see their faces when jumping approaches at 80 plus!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Jan 25, 2012, 12:47:35 pm
Not today... pouring rain. 

Talking about jumping... reminded me of a story told by a friend of mine... who's known to... lets say... exaggerate.

As the story goes.... He was riding his Harley one night.. needle buried, when he hit a dip in the road which caused him to go air-born.  He started counting... 1,2,3... 7 seconds later he felt his tires touch the ground.    :rotfl:

Issues:   
1.   Who thinks about counting seconds with your speedo pegged?
2.   Seven seconds from a simple dip in the road?
3.   On a Harley?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jan 25, 2012, 12:56:11 pm
Not today... pouring rain. 

Talking about jumping... reminded me of a story told by a friend of mine... who's known to... lets say... exaggerate.

As the story goes.... He was riding his Harley one night.. needle buried, when he hit a dip in the road which caused him to go air-born.  He started counting... 1,2,3... 7 seconds later he felt his tires touch the ground.    :rotfl:

Issues:   
1.   Who thinks about counting seconds with your speedo pegged?
2.   Seven seconds from a simple dip in the road?
3.   On a Harley?

Yeah!  I don't buy it.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Matt St. John on Jan 25, 2012, 01:09:38 pm
7 seconds at 120ish mph is how far in the air? I am to lazy to do the math.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Jan 25, 2012, 01:17:23 pm
7 seconds at 120ish mph is how far in the air? I am to lazy to do the math.

I'm too lazy as well... but, there is no way in h_ll that a dip in the road is going to give him 7 seconds of air.   

OK.... I decided to take a stab at this.  This may be completely wrong and I'm sure there are many who can/will correct my errors, if they exist.

120 MPH * 5,280 ft in a mile = 633,600 feet per hour.... / 60 minutes in an hour = 10,560 feet per minute / 60 seconds = 176 feet per second * 7 seconds = 1,232 feet... from a dip in the road!!!   
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jan 25, 2012, 01:37:17 pm
7 seconds at 120ish mph is how far in the air? I am to lazy to do the math.

I'm too lazy as well... but, there is no way in h_ll that a dip in the road is going to give him 7 seconds of air.   

OK.... I decided to take a stab at this.  This may be completely wrong and I'm sure there are many who can/will correct my errors, if they exist.

120 MPH * 5,280 ft in a mile = 633,600 feet per hour.... / 60 minutes in an hour = 10,560 feet per minute / 60 seconds = 176 feet per second * 7 seconds = 1,232 feet... from a dip in the road!!!   

I think maybe your friend was the DIP in the road.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Matt St. John on Jan 25, 2012, 01:40:08 pm
1200 feet huh? That's pretty sweet. Where is a go-pro when you need it?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Jan 25, 2012, 08:41:44 pm
I did 70+ miles each way to a job today, which was the only thing about that job I liked. Getting there and back was sweet.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jan 26, 2012, 09:23:03 am
76 today!!!  You better believe I rode.  So did my wife again. 

Saturday we're riding to a chilli cook-off and it's supposed to be 76 again!  I'm not sure if I should be happy about this weather or fear what to expect for the Summer.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Cheesyrider on Jan 26, 2012, 01:40:08 pm
I hear that, but I'm a touch more concerned about the long range implications
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: CoastalTrader on Jan 28, 2012, 02:53:16 pm
Not today... pouring rain. 

Talking about jumping... reminded me of a story told by a friend of mine... who's known to... lets say... exaggerate.

As the story goes.... He was riding his Harley one night.. needle buried, when he hit a dip in the road which caused him to go air-born.  He started counting... 1,2,3... 7 seconds later he felt his tires touch the ground.    :rotfl:

Issues:   
1.   Who thinks about counting seconds with your speedo pegged?
2.   Seven seconds from a simple dip in the road?
3.   On a Harley?

Was your friends first name "EVIL" - - ROTFLMAO

Ya Gotta Luv It !
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Jan 28, 2012, 04:09:52 pm
To the gym then to do all of the wifey's Honey do's. Another nice day for a quick jam on GOSTR8R.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: A.T. on Jan 29, 2012, 04:02:36 pm
Actually did this yesterday...

Rode from Navarre, FL to Ft Morgan in AL, across Mobile Bay via ferry to Dauphin Island, then up through Mobile and back to FL - about 230 miles or so.  Great day - 70 degrees and blue skies.  Pics for your pleasure.   Funny enough, one of the buds had to back out - his HD was in the shop - he's toast.

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Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Jan 29, 2012, 05:09:05 pm
Hey almost_there (A.T.), looks like it was a blast. ;D I've been on that ferry in 92, 95 and 2005. I checked out the whole coast line back in those days from Bay St. Louis, MS all the way to St. Marks, FL. on Hwy 98. I would love to be back down there on my Bike this time. :) to repeat all that
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Strykerjan on Jan 29, 2012, 05:09:41 pm
We did. Me and my hubby Ark Raider took our bikes out in the cold.  5 degrees was the high today and I couldn't feel my hands when I got back.

Was great to get out in January though. Dont usually move the bikes until March. O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: towguy500 on Jan 29, 2012, 05:20:47 pm
55 deg high, no wind, sun was out and I had the bike back together enough to ride. 75 miles in today,  It was great.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SLK on Jan 29, 2012, 05:29:54 pm
55 deg high, no wind, sun was out and I had the bike back together enough to ride. 75 miles in today,  It was great.

wow I got up this morning to a low of 55, -55 F.  now up to -40 F, or -40C either way.  Obviously no riding here. :(
Title: Who rode Today
Post by: silverstreak on Jan 29, 2012, 06:20:19 pm
rode around, breaking in the new lid....  i hate this part...
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Fiddles on Jan 29, 2012, 06:44:09 pm
Rode with a couple friends for a few hrs, 55 and sun shine, what a day!!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: CBird on Jan 29, 2012, 07:17:21 pm
Took a run to Carlos Tx which is 70 miles from my house through the notional forest and had a great burger and fries with my wife. We had a blast with awesome weather. The sky was very blue and no clouds, temp in the mid 60's. We had some guy's laying down beside my bike trying to figure it what it was. Couldnt get the camera out in time, but I had to approuch the fellow to politley ask them to not touch my bike.

My bud Autra passed away from a motorcycle accident and we use to circle the court house on the way to Carlos so I keep up the tradition up in his honor.

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Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Jan 29, 2012, 07:23:36 pm
So you went about 90 or 100 miles then Andy by my calcs. ;) :wheelie:
Took the old girl out to take some pics today and decided to streatch her legs a little while I was at it. Rode about a hour. It was around 50 degrees. Had a blast.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: A.T. on Jan 29, 2012, 07:27:40 pm
Hey almost_there (A.T.), looks like it was a blast. ;D I've been on that ferry in 92, 95 and 2005. I checked out the whole coast line back in those days from Bay St. Louis, MS all the way to St. Marks, FL. on Hwy 98. I would love to be back down there on my Bike this time. :) to repeat all that

Hey Brother Rick.  Yeah - it was an awesome day to ride.  Gonna keep stretching my legs - next trip will be to Carabelle.  I hate mounting the sad-bags but the wife has to have her hair dryer (I guess 70mph ain't good enough).  Contemplating a Key West trip with the buds  (sans the ol' ladies) - time off will be the driver.  Be cool...
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Jan 29, 2012, 10:12:30 pm
Took a run to Carlos Tx which is 70 miles from my house through the notional forest and had a great burger and fries with my wife. We had a blast with awesome weather. The sky was very blue and no clouds, temp in the mid 60's. We had some guy's laying down beside my bike trying to figure it what it was. Couldnt get the camera out in time, but I had to approuch the fellow to politley ask them to not touch my bike.

My bud Autra passed away from a motorcycle accident and we use to circle the court house on the way to Carlos so I keep up the tradition up in his honor.

Very neat to put a face to a name we see often.

Cool tradition!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jan 30, 2012, 09:44:25 am
Saturday- My wife and I rode over to a Chili Cook-Off in Northwest Phoenix.  Times were screwed up with the cook-off, so we bailed early, but got some great riding in.  I had my jacket on (always), but I did have it unzipped with only a tank top on.  Temps were in the upper 70s all weekend and it's continuing this week as well.

Sunday- Just running some errands getting replacement parts (under warranty thank God!) for the pool and hitting a few stores.  Had a number of people piss me off and one cut me off in a contstuction area when they had a red light and it was enough that I got off my bike and approached their car.  They bolted.

Monday- Of course I rode to work.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jan 30, 2012, 09:49:00 am
We did. Me and my hubby Ark Raider took our bikes out in the cold.  5 degrees was the high today and I couldn't feel my hands when I got back.

Was great to get out in January though. Dont usually move the bikes until March. O8O

Get yourself some heated gloves and you wont even think about your hands anymore when riding.  I went with Gerbing after trying First Gear and couldn't be happier.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Jan 30, 2012, 12:29:30 pm
Rode each day this past weekend and then out to the job at the Cape again this morning. I love my job, but getting there and back is part of what moves me inside! :raider:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Jan 30, 2012, 12:37:38 pm
Rode each day this past weekend and then out to the job at the Cape again this morning. I love my job, but getting there and back is part of what moves me inside! :raider:

Hope the drive isn't too long... Kaopectate might help.    ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Jan 30, 2012, 01:16:18 pm
Rode each day this past weekend and then out to the job at the Cape again this morning. I love my job, but getting there and back is part of what moves me inside! :raider:

Hope the drive isn't too long... Kaopectate might help.    ;D

I was not even thinking that way. T- You crack me up!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Strykerjan on Jan 30, 2012, 02:11:46 pm
We did. Me and my hubby Ark Raider took our bikes out in the cold.  5 degrees was the high today and I couldn't feel my hands when I got back.

Was great to get out in January though. Dont usually move the bikes until March. O8O

Get yourself some heated gloves and you wont even think about your hands anymore when riding.  I went with Gerbing after trying First Gear and couldn't be happier.

Need to put my heated grips on that we have taken off my vstar1300.  I definitely missed them.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Jan 30, 2012, 03:16:03 pm
Mr.T had it dead on. I had 3 BM's and whizzed 6 times before 7:30am. :o. No problem tho I didn't get any on me :rolleyes:.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Fj_Ohio on Feb 01, 2012, 07:16:36 pm
What an awesome winter it has been here in Ohio!
Back in November when we normally start settling in for a long winter I changed the oil and topped off the tank with gas and seafoam. Then I got the battery tender ready to go. You know the usual stuff you do to get your favorite ride thru the winter. It was just one year ago today we had a major ice storm that brought down trees and power lines, it was horrible here. 2 years ago today we had a record breaking snow fall.
So just Imagine how great this is. So far I have rode the day after thanksgiving. I rode January 6 on my birthday when I am usually shoveling snow. (What a great birthday present)., and now I rode today Febuary 1st.
The heck with winterizing this year and damn I love my Raider!!!!!!!
 :ohyeah:



Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: cfar on Feb 01, 2012, 08:35:33 pm
Here in Seattle its been cold, snowy and rainy so havent gotten the bike out.  But, it just so happens that I got some new chrome for the raider and the next day it was sunny in town!  Started going around the lake then up to Edmonds ferry terminal for the view.  Great spot to see the sunset and clouds rolling in.  Great to get out there for my first ride of the year.  Love the Raider. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Jack5095 on Feb 01, 2012, 10:01:13 pm
Took the beast out today, this evening... 58 and sunny. Not the usual February in PA. But I will take it....
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Feb 02, 2012, 07:43:53 am
Not been a normal winter here either. Riding to work today, dry till Monday ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Feb 02, 2012, 08:55:33 am
Enjoyed another great morning ride to the KENNEDY Space Center Vistor Complex and then from there  on out to  my other project at Cape Canaveral AF Station. Hope the ride home will be as good and dry too.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Feb 02, 2012, 08:57:05 am
Not been a normal winter here either. Riding to work today, dry till Monday ;D

Not a normal winter here either, but still NOT riding  >:(  :cus:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Feb 02, 2012, 08:58:32 am
Enjoyed another great morning ride to the KENNEDY Space Center Vistor Complex and then from there  on out to  my other project at Cape Canaveral AF Station. Hope the ride home will be as good and dry too.

Someday I hope to make it out your way and maybe you and I (and others) can take a ride down to the Keys.... something I'd love to do. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: arrowdriver on Feb 02, 2012, 10:15:41 am
4th workday in a row riding to work.  Was complaining about it being cold this morning (32), then I realized it was February 2, in Iowa.  So I just smiled and was happy ;)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jim on Feb 02, 2012, 10:26:39 am
Enjoyed another great morning ride to the KENNEDY Space Center Vistor Complex and then from there  on out to  my other project at Cape Canaveral AF Station. Hope the ride home will be as good and dry too.

You get that and I get this....life's just not fair sometimes  :'(

Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Feb 02, 2012, 11:29:26 am
I hope so Mr.T cuz we do like going down to the Keys. A nice ride and a great place to visit.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Superduty on Feb 02, 2012, 03:12:30 pm
Getting on the bike to enjoy this 70 degree day in murrells inlet... i love this state.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Sweet Tooth on Feb 02, 2012, 04:59:24 pm
I road a little today lookin for jobs.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ROADKILL on Feb 05, 2012, 02:42:14 pm
80 degrees in Jax today got in a couple hundred miles...stopped at one of the local watering holes and was amased by all the pink people (wearing shorts and tank tops).. :yikes:..never seen that many sunburns in Feburary :evillaugh:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: towguy500 on Feb 05, 2012, 07:01:17 pm
I finished putting my new CP bars on and went for a test ride.  Only 46 degrees, so the ride was short, but it was still good to be back in the saddle.  Most of the winter mods are done, and now its time to ride.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: magaffer on Feb 05, 2012, 07:17:03 pm
41 in Chicago, in Feb......... Just have to ride!!!! Got a few miles in.............  :D :D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Phalcun on Feb 05, 2012, 07:29:00 pm
hit 30000 miles today, chilly ride to Oregon Coast and Yaquina Head lighthouse
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: lucktoday on Feb 05, 2012, 09:58:48 pm
Short trip around lake thonotosassa before the big game.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: ROADKILL on Feb 05, 2012, 10:39:09 pm
Short trip around lake thonotosassa before the big game.
Okay had to google that one... ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Feb 06, 2012, 04:32:13 am
 Easier to google than to finger out how to spell or pronounce that one.                                                             
Short trip around lake thonotosassa before the big game.
Okay had to google that one... ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: lucktoday on Feb 06, 2012, 06:34:13 am
I had to look up the spelling to post it.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Feb 06, 2012, 10:01:59 am
My only riding yesterday was a couple miles up the street to the pool supply store and Ace to fit my wife's Styker with a O-ring throttle lock so she can get used to it by WARR.

Rode to work today. Supposed to be 70 again.  There's a threat of a few showers on Wednesday.  I hope it just passes me by because both my wife and I spent a good amount of time yesterday washing up both bikes.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: CBird on Feb 16, 2012, 10:35:18 pm
The roads finaly dried up here North of Houston, so my daughter and I took a little 30 mile ride. She is now 8 and is starting to love riding with me. She has a pink flammed full face helmet and waves at everyone, she even throws a duece down at other bikes - What a great afternoon!!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Feb 17, 2012, 09:06:34 am
The roads finaly dried up here North of Houston, so my daughter and I took a little 30 mile ride. She is now 8 and is starting to love riding with me. She has a pink flammed full face helmet and waves at everyone, she even throws a duece down at other bikes - What a great afternoon!!!!

That would be cute!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Feb 17, 2012, 09:13:56 am
The roads finaly dried up here North of Houston, so my daughter and I took a little 30 mile ride. She is now 8 and is starting to love riding with me. She has a pink flammed full face helmet and waves at everyone, she even throws a duece down at other bikes - What a great afternoon!!!!

You need to get a picture of that.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Deyv on Feb 18, 2012, 08:42:12 am
Ride everyday that I leave the house (unless it's raining, no sense tempting the fates :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: KewlRaider on Feb 18, 2012, 04:54:36 pm
woo-hoo....today rode for the first time since I jacked up my knee on Thanksgiving.  Strapped my ACL brace on my knee, my collapsable cane to my my backrest bag and hit the road for an afternoon ride.   Great to be back in the saddle again!   So now can ride that way until May when I can have knee surgery.  Hopefully that one won't put me off the bike too long. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Feb 20, 2012, 10:24:04 am
woo-hoo....today rode for the first time since I jacked up my knee on Thanksgiving.  Strapped my ACL brace on my knee, my collapsable cane to my my backrest bag and hit the road for an afternoon ride.   Great to be back in the saddle again!   So now can ride that way until May when I can have knee surgery.  Hopefully that one won't put me off the bike too long.

CONGRATS!!! It must've felt good to get back on.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Feb 20, 2012, 10:26:38 am
I did NOT ride all weekend.  I've been sick since last Tuesday and decided to take it easy over the weekend. I didn't even work out and I haven't skipped work-outs for as long as I can remember.  It seems to have helped because I'm feeling a whole lot better and rode to work this morning.

Supposed to be 80 this weekend.  Hitting the Renaissance Festival on Saturday, so the great weather will be really nice.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Pudge on Feb 20, 2012, 05:11:36 pm
 :popcorn:  :popcorn:  :popcorn: :snowing:

Spring is close. Don't stop posting your rides, it's all I got right now; that being to live vicariously through your posts.  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Votion on Feb 21, 2012, 02:01:11 pm
Finally getting my bike back tomorrow and the bolts for the battery terminals got lost when it was getting crated up so I don't know if/when this week I will be able to start riding again.  May have to go to the local hardware store and see if I can find something close to fit it.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Feb 21, 2012, 02:14:11 pm
Finally getting my bike back tomorrow and the bolts for the battery terminals got lost when it was getting crated up so I don't know if/when this week I will be able to start riding again.  May have to go to the local hardware store and see if I can find something close to fit it.

I would go to an auto or motorcycle parts store.    A few months back I had swapped out one of the bolts for the battery when I was installing my heated gloves unit.  I needed a longer bolt and assumed anything would work as long as all of the connections were tight against the battery post.  About a week later I was at a store on my way home from work and I went to start the bike and everything turned off. I sat and fought with it for a while and would occasionally get power, but as soon as I'd try to start... BLAM!  No power.  I ended up getting towed to the dealer where I was actually on my way to drop my Raider off at for a new tire anyway.  They checked everything out and the battery was good but had no charge and they could see nothing wrong.  The only thing they could come up with was that I had used a non-battery post bolt.  So they gave me a new one and charged up the battery and everything has been good since. 

This makes no sense to me, but I don't have any other answer, so just to be safe I suggest you get the real deal.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Feb 21, 2012, 02:17:01 pm
Finally getting my bike back tomorrow and the bolts for the battery terminals got lost when it was getting crated up so I don't know if/when this week I will be able to start riding again.  May have to go to the local hardware store and see if I can find something close to fit it.

I would go to an auto or motorcycle parts store.    A few months back I had swapped out one of the bolts for the battery when I was installing my heated gloves unit.  I needed a longer bolt and assumed anything would work as long as all of the connections were tight against the battery post.  About a week later I was at a store on my way home from work and I went to start the bike and everything turned off. I sat and fought with it for a while and would occasionally get power, but as soon as I'd try to start... BLAM!  No power.  I ended up getting towed to the dealer where I was actually on my way to drop my Raider off at for a new tire anyway.  They checked everything out and the battery was good but had no charge and they could see nothing wrong.  The only thing they could come up with was that I had used a non-battery post bolt.  So they gave me a new one and charged up the battery and everything has been good since. 

This makes no sense to me, but I don't have any other answer, so just to be safe I suggest you get the real deal.

Not that it means anything but.... I've never heard of such a thing. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Feb 21, 2012, 02:20:08 pm
Finally getting my bike back tomorrow and the bolts for the battery terminals got lost when it was getting crated up so I don't know if/when this week I will be able to start riding again.  May have to go to the local hardware store and see if I can find something close to fit it.

I would go to an auto or motorcycle parts store.    A few months back I had swapped out one of the bolts for the battery when I was installing my heated gloves unit.  I needed a longer bolt and assumed anything would work as long as all of the connections were tight against the battery post.  About a week later I was at a store on my way home from work and I went to start the bike and everything turned off. I sat and fought with it for a while and would occasionally get power, but as soon as I'd try to start... BLAM!  No power.  I ended up getting towed to the dealer where I was actually on my way to drop my Raider off at for a new tire anyway.  They checked everything out and the battery was good but had no charge and they could see nothing wrong.  The only thing they could come up with was that I had used a non-battery post bolt.  So they gave me a new one and charged up the battery and everything has been good since. 

This makes no sense to me, but I don't have any other answer, so just to be safe I suggest you get the real deal.

Not that it means anything but.... I've never heard of such a thing.

I completely agree.  But nobody could give me a better reason for what happened.   Anyone that has thoughts on it, PLEASE chime in.  My connections were tight and there was no drain on the battery when it was not in use and I hadn't even used the gloves since my ride into work.

The service rep thought it was a lame reason too, but he couldn't offer me anything else.  There were no repairs made.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Votion on Feb 21, 2012, 02:22:35 pm
I would rather go to a motorcycle shop but there is a little language barrier.  I don't speak any italian, I have been using google translate on my phone.   I got a replacement from my dealer before leaving but somewhere in the 3000 miles I dont know what i did with it.  Is the stock one aluminum?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wyldfyre on Feb 21, 2012, 05:58:08 pm
On Friday, the 17th My best friend Heather, her husband and I loaded up the bikes on trailers and Headed to Mesquite Nevada, leaving 13 degree weather behind us for a few days. Got to Nevada and could not be happier in 63 degree weather. Unloaded the bikes on Saturday morning and hit the road. I cannot tell you how great it felt to be on the road. We rode for the entire day and hit the roadways. Finally cruised into Vegas and hit the strip, Being in the fresh air and sunshine I might be able to cope through more bitter cold nights working graveyards. The ride back to Mesquite was awesome but I was so sad to see that day come to an end.  My Raider had not been out on the road since September due to the cold and snow. The bike ran great and the new tire and pipes were excellent. I hated to load it up but we trailered home in the snow on Monday. now I wait impatiently for the next opportunity to get my baby out of the garage for another trip.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Feb 22, 2012, 04:06:57 pm
This just seems so appropriate after reading Wyldfyre's post... But this is what I'm dealing with right now and you better believe I'm riding!

AZ weather at Ares X's house (http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/Chandler+AZ+85249)

Not sure what's up with Sunday.  I may have to wear a sweater that day.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Feb 22, 2012, 04:45:17 pm
Every day this week to work, but surprisingly today just minutes after closing the garage door the sky cut loose with rain and a thunder storm. No one forecasted that on any of the weather reports.?????
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Feb 22, 2012, 05:05:43 pm
Good day for a ride here in southern Colorado.  Out for about 3 1/2 hours just cruising around.  Was 65 degrees (6 shy of the forecast) and was cloudy (they missed that too as they said sun today) but was fantastic for February.  Except for the wind, 20 gusting to 40  mph,.  But even with the wind was great.  Tomorrow, not so much so as is only supposed to be about 40 with wind closer to 50 mph.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: THUNDER on Feb 22, 2012, 06:19:43 pm
85 here today pretty windy, put on close to a hundred miles just bar hopping around.....was a good day......
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Votion on Feb 23, 2012, 10:06:42 am
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Quote from: Votion on February 21, 2012, 12:01:11

Finally getting my bike back tomorrow and the bolts for the battery terminals got lost when it was getting crated up so I don't know if/when this week I will be able to start riding again.  May have to go to the local hardware store and see if I can find something close to fit it.

I would go to an auto or motorcycle parts store.    A few months back I had swapped out one of the bolts for the battery when I was installing my heated gloves unit.  I needed a longer bolt and assumed anything would work as long as all of the connections were tight against the battery post.  About a week later I was at a store on my way home from work and I went to start the bike and everything turned off. I sat and fought with it for a while and would occasionally get power, but as soon as I'd try to start... BLAM!  No power.  I ended up getting towed to the dealer where I was actually on my way to drop my Raider off at for a new tire anyway.  They checked everything out and the battery was good but had no charge and they could see nothing wrong.  The only thing they could come up with was that I had used a non-battery post bolt.  So they gave me a new one and charged up the battery and everything has been good since. 

This makes no sense to me, but I don't have any other answer, so just to be safe I suggest you get the real deal.

I found a replacement from another motorcycle battery.  I did buy some bolts that would fit but its a different type of metal and it didn't seem like it would work as well but on the good news, 4 months in storage and it started with no problem.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Feb 23, 2012, 10:14:59 am
Glad I rode yesterday, as today isn't going to be the day.  Woke up to partly cloudy skies and 40 degrees.  I thought, hey, not too bad for February.  A couple of hours later and it's 28 degrees and snowing like crazy.  Think I'll just leave it parked in the garage today.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Feb 23, 2012, 10:16:53 am
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Quote from: Votion on February 21, 2012, 12:01:11

Finally getting my bike back tomorrow and the bolts for the battery terminals got lost when it was getting crated up so I don't know if/when this week I will be able to start riding again.  May have to go to the local hardware store and see if I can find something close to fit it.

I would go to an auto or motorcycle parts store.    A few months back I had swapped out one of the bolts for the battery when I was installing my heated gloves unit.  I needed a longer bolt and assumed anything would work as long as all of the connections were tight against the battery post.  About a week later I was at a store on my way home from work and I went to start the bike and everything turned off. I sat and fought with it for a while and would occasionally get power, but as soon as I'd try to start... BLAM!  No power.  I ended up getting towed to the dealer where I was actually on my way to drop my Raider off at for a new tire anyway.  They checked everything out and the battery was good but had no charge and they could see nothing wrong.  The only thing they could come up with was that I had used a non-battery post bolt.  So they gave me a new one and charged up the battery and everything has been good since. 

This makes no sense to me, but I don't have any other answer, so just to be safe I suggest you get the real deal.

I found a replacement from another motorcycle battery.  I did buy some bolts that would fit but its a different type of metal and it didn't seem like it would work as well but on the good news, 4 months in storage and it started with no problem.

Good to hear something is working for you.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Feb 23, 2012, 10:17:28 am
Glad I rode yesterday, as today isn't going to be the day.  Woke up to partly cloudy skies and 40 degrees.  I thought, hey, not too bad for February.  A couple of hours later and it's 28 degrees and snowing like crazy.  Think I'll just leave it parked in the garage today.

Colorado weather is so weird.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: GaGator on Feb 23, 2012, 11:45:04 am
Got my 1st ride in since knee surgery. Did about a 10 mile RT to the post office and it felt great!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: WilCon on Feb 23, 2012, 04:39:38 pm
I rode today after getting my new bars installed and a fresh oil change with Amsoil.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Feb 23, 2012, 08:12:21 pm
To work and back
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Feb 23, 2012, 09:43:37 pm
Rode to Porkies Bike Night in Apopka tonight and the Raiders were well represented, as they have been so many times before. There was over 100 bikes there and when the trophy's were awarded our friend Digger, or Nordicsoul as he is on MBF, took top honors with his very beautiful custom Raider!  :raider: Ghost Rider James and the Ghost wifey, gimme-raider Mark, Elvin, Mr.Long, Jy, Corey, TWL Jason, and myself were all there to see him get his 1st Place Plaque. FYI for all the Central Florida Raider riders on the forum I want to organize a lunch ride out to Sleepy Hollow near Floral City again, for the $7 open faced prime rib dinner plate. I'll post it in the SEA ROAR Events thread tho.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TRaider_John on Feb 24, 2012, 06:07:42 am
Rode to a craft store to get some yellow ribbons.  A local man is coming home Friday from Afghanistan and I wanted to let him know we appreciate him.  He lost both legs to an IED.

I took the long way home. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bIKEr42lue on Feb 24, 2012, 10:09:53 am
Rode to Porkies Bike Night in Apopka tonight and the Raiders were well represented, as they have been so many times before. There was over 100 bikes there and when the trophy's were awarded our friend Digger, or Nordicsoul as he is on MBF, took top honors with his very beautiful custom Raider!  :raider: Ghost Rider James and the Ghost wifey, gimme-raider Mark, Elvin, Mr.Long, Jy, Corey, TWL Jason, and myself were all there to see him get his 1st Place Plaque. FYI for all the Central Florida Raider riders on the forum I want to organize a lunch ride out to Sleepy Hollow near Floral City again, for the $7 open faced prime rib dinner plate. I'll post it in the SEA ROAR Events thread tho.

Awesome! Another win for the Raider!

Been riding all week. Weather's been pretty amazing here in West Texas all week. Today is the first day I had to wear the full face helmet. We've had temps in the lower 70's most of the week.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Votion on Feb 24, 2012, 10:28:59 am
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Rode to a craft store to get some yellow ribbons.  A local man is coming home Friday from Afghanistan and I wanted to let him know we appreciate him.  He lost both legs to an IED.

I took the long way home.

TRaider_John - dont know how often you hear this but as someone who has been there, I appreciate what the Patriot Guard Riders do.

Got my first ride in Italy today, only to work and back.  Got quite a few slack jaw stares.  It was the unofficial start of riding season where I work, decent weather and so every rider was out there asking about the Raider.  The Raider overshadowed the two Harley's there.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Feb 24, 2012, 10:32:43 am
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Rode to a craft store to get some yellow ribbons.  A local man is coming home Friday from Afghanistan and I wanted to let him know we appreciate him.  He lost both legs to an IED.

I took the long way home.

TRaider_John - dont know how often you hear this but as someone who has been there, I appreciate what the Patriot Guard Riders do.

Got my first ride in Italy today, only to work and back.  Got quite a few slack jaw stares.  It was the unofficial start of riding season where I work, decent weather and so every rider was out there asking about the Raider.  The Raider overshadowed the two Harley's there.

It always does.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bIKEr42lue on Feb 24, 2012, 11:41:34 am
Rode to a craft store to get some yellow ribbons.  A local man is coming home Friday from Afghanistan and I wanted to let him know we appreciate him.  He lost both legs to an IED.

I took the long way home.

I made the mistake of posting before I read your post, John. You're a true Patriot. Going to a craft store to buy ribbons for such a noble cause. Seriously though, much props to you. I live in an Air Force town (Dyess AFB, Abilene, Texas) and the military love is pretty prevalent here. I have a lot of respect for our military, and for those that go out of their way to support them.

Sorry that was totally off-topic, but I had to give John a  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Feb 24, 2012, 11:44:38 am
Rode to a craft store to get some yellow ribbons.  A local man is coming home Friday from Afghanistan and I wanted to let him know we appreciate him.  He lost both legs to an IED.

I took the long way home.

I made the mistake of posting before I read your post, John. You're a true Patriot. Going to a craft store to buy ribbons for such a noble cause. Seriously though, much props to you. I live in an Air Force town (Dyess AFB, Abilene, Texas) and the military love is pretty prevalent here. I have a lot of respect for our military, and for those that go out of their way to support them.

Sorry that was totally off-topic, but I had to give John a  :thumbs:

Giving someone a :thumbs: is never "off topic".    ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Feb 24, 2012, 12:22:14 pm
Rode to a craft store to get some yellow ribbons.  A local man is coming home Friday from Afghanistan and I wanted to let him know we appreciate him.  He lost both legs to an IED.

I took the long way home.

I made the mistake of posting before I read your post, John. You're a true Patriot. Going to a craft store to buy ribbons for such a noble cause. Seriously though, much props to you. I live in an Air Force town (Dyess AFB, Abilene, Texas) and the military love is pretty prevalent here. I have a lot of respect for our military, and for those that go out of their way to support them.

Sorry that was totally off-topic, but I had to give John a  :thumbs:

Yeah.  I thought that was very cool too.

You'll find a lot of military support on this site.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bIKEr42lue on Feb 24, 2012, 03:36:27 pm
One of my best "Freedom" moments happens when I'm enjoying the freedom of the open road on the state highway going home on the Raider and passing overhead is a B-1 Bomber doing exercises. I feel so much pride in my country whenever I'm riding under a Lancer or a C130. It's just awesome, and it happens a lot here.

 :flag:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: TRaider_John on Feb 24, 2012, 08:34:31 pm
Rode to a craft store to get some yellow ribbons.  A local man is coming home Friday from Afghanistan and I wanted to let him know we appreciate him.  He lost both legs to an IED.

I took the long way home.

I made the mistake of posting before I read your post, John. You're a true Patriot. Going to a craft store to buy ribbons for such a noble cause. Seriously though, much props to you. I live in an Air Force town (Dyess AFB, Abilene, Texas) and the military love is pretty prevalent here. I have a lot of respect for our military, and for those that go out of their way to support them.

Sorry that was totally off-topic, but I had to give John a  :thumbs:
Thanks.  I didn't think anything about your post.  No harm no foul.  Thanks for your support.  Encourage others to do the same.  Wish I could have ridden today, but that storm front came through here and it wasn't a day for riding.  Maybe tomorrow.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Feb 25, 2012, 06:47:10 pm
Great day here in southern Colorado again.  Sunny, hit 63 degrees with almost no wind at all.  All the snow is off the roads and only a little wet in spots.  Rode about 2 1/2 hours, lots of bikes out.  Tomorrow 20 degrees cooler, but at least got out there for a while today. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: towguy500 on Feb 26, 2012, 02:30:57 pm
High 50's to low 60's.  Daytona 500 in rain delay. I rode.  Got a little chilled, so I came back home, checked on the race, still raining.  For once I'm glad I'm not in Florida. ;D ;D ;D
Oh well, I'll warm up a bit and back out. O8O
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bldhndzgng on Feb 26, 2012, 04:40:55 pm
40 degrees here in WI.  I only got out for about 20 minutes, but it made my day.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Feb 26, 2012, 07:58:43 pm
40's here in southern Colorado today, but no wind and mostly sunshine.  So, out for about 1 1/2 hours.  Little cool (actuallly cold) for this old man, but enjoyed it anyway.  Only saw a couple of bikes out today.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Toolfreak on Feb 26, 2012, 08:43:02 pm
65 in Dallas today, perfect weather for riding !!! Drove all over the city just soaking up the sun, the smells, and life!
Toolfreak
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 08pwraider on Feb 26, 2012, 09:35:23 pm
We had a 65 degree day so I rode my vic cross country about 35 mi to meet a guy to test ride it, and he did and he bought it .
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Feb 27, 2012, 09:49:37 am
I did not ride all weekend.  We took two of our kids to the AZ Renaissance Festival on Saturday (even though my wife and I are still trying to fully recover from being sick). The temps were in the 80s and I went dressed as a pirate fully clad in leather. The first part of the day sweat was just running down my back.

Yesterday I took it easy. I washed my Raider and my dog and that's about it. Still not 100% back to my normal health.

I did ride today and then discovered we're supposed to get rain late tonight and possibly early tomorrow morning. Not sure if I'll ride or not, but if I do, my clean Raider is going to get dirty.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Feb 28, 2012, 09:48:03 am
I get up and no rain.  I check the skies around 5am and the skies are clear and I can see a ton of stars (semi-rural area). I do my work out, get ready for work, head out and skies are clear.  Then some clouds from the east kind of darken up and I'm about half way to work and get a few sprinkles of rain on me.  Luckily it was light enough that I pretty much air dried it with the rest of the ride.  I threw a cover on my Raider after I got to work.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bIKEr42lue on Mar 02, 2012, 11:07:41 am
Don't you just hate that? Clear skies and then...where the crap did those clouds come from?  :shrug:

I was home sick with the flu Monday through Wednesday. Finally got to get back to work ("got to?") on Thursday and took the Raider. Man I sure did miss it! I rode my silver beast like I stole it! Saw a lot of other bikes out including a Hayabusa that looked like it lost a fight with a  concrete wall. The dude riding it was wearing shorts and no helmet. If Darwin's theory holds any merit, that guy won't be riding for long.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Mar 02, 2012, 01:30:53 pm
Don't you just hate that? Clear skies and then...where the crap did those clouds come from?  :shrug:

I was home sick with the flu Monday through Wednesday. Finally got to get back to work ("got to?") on Thursday and took the Raider. Man I sure did miss it! I rode my silver beast like I stole it! Saw a lot of other bikes out including a Hayabusa that looked like it lost a fight with a  concrete wall. The dude riding it was wearing shorts and no helmet. If Darwin's theory holds any merit, that guy won't be riding for long.

 :rotfl: :agree:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: IML8 on Mar 02, 2012, 10:06:37 pm
55 and cloudy here today so I saddled up and went to lunch. Then took off up highway 19 and found the rain, was afraid I may start to melt so I headed for the barn. Got a little wet on the way back but enjoyed it tremendously. All in all ended up with about 30 miles and saw several bikes out and about. About 15 minutes after getting home the flood gates opened up and it rained the rest of the day.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 05, 2012, 10:58:52 am
My wife and I still weren't feeling too hot this weekend.  I actually feel like I regressed about 5 days when I woke up Saturday morning.  we did manage to take a nice ride to a little mom 'n pop place for breakfast on Saturday and then rode to the apartment both of my boys moved into this weekend on Sunday and then stopped for a nice lunch.

I rode into work today and it's supposed to hit 87 this afternoon.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bIKEr42lue on Mar 05, 2012, 02:56:16 pm
Temps in the upper 60s - lower 70s all week here in West Texas. I'll be riding all week long. Unless those pesky clouds come out of nowhere and start raining on my parade. Got to use the 115 ft/lb torque a bit this weekend when some oblivious cagers tried to steal my lane, too. The power of the Raider along with the very loud horn saved me more than once this weekend.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Mar 05, 2012, 07:07:07 pm
Life is good in southern Colorado.  72 degrees and pure sunshine today.  Only downside was the 30 mph winds.  Got to ride for several hours anyway and was sure worth it.  First sunburn of the season and looks like tomorrow will be another sunburn with the temps forecast to be 72.  Bad news is that we are expecting snow on Wednesday and Thursday.  Oh well, it is springtime in the rockies.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 06, 2012, 08:36:54 am
I rode in and everything was beautiful, but we're supposed to get 30-40 mph winds with gusts up to 60 mph today.  I'm heading out to put the cover on my bike.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Grinch79 on Mar 06, 2012, 10:32:00 am
It started out at 30 and it may reach 60 later on today.  Layers, layers, and more layers were a great help!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wolfraider on Mar 06, 2012, 09:32:11 pm
Got my bike out of storage today in the afternoon!
Couldn't stay any longer in the office, because of temps in the mid 50's.
Run through my first tank of gas.
It's been too long!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 07, 2012, 11:31:22 am
I rode yesterday in very high winds and I wished I wouldn't have.  Not due to the winds, but due to some insane people on the roads yesterday. I saw so many stupid maneuvers yesterday it was unreal.  Not just around me, but to other drivers as well. I had one guy almost pull into me when he entered the HOV lane.  I swerved over to avoid getting hit and shot up next to him and he had a cell phone tight up against his head with his left hand and his head tilted to the right.   I guess it's hard to see what's in your side mirror when you can't see your side mirror. Dumb ass!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 1starraider on Mar 12, 2012, 10:30:49 pm
Rode to work today, left at 5, rode to a friends house to check out his Daytona coupe kit car that just got back from paint. Rode to my second job, when I came home, I was shocked at how warm it still was. Hit 68 degress today, and had to be still in the mid 50's on the return trip.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Mar 13, 2012, 08:00:09 am
Rode for about 3 hours yesterday, was near 70 with lots of sun, but windy again.  28 - 38 mph winds and they kept switching around.  Today supposed to be warmer and not as much wind, so guess where I'm going to be.  Went out for about 1/2 hour after supper yesterday for the first time this year.  Was still nice out and supposed to only improve this week.  I think Spring is almost here.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Mar 13, 2012, 08:42:16 am
Still dreaming about the first ride this year ...
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 13, 2012, 10:57:46 am
Still dreaming about the first ride this year ...

Are you getting anywhere close? 

It's supposed to be 83 here today.  Come on down and get some riding in before WARR.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Mar 13, 2012, 11:55:12 am
Still dreaming about the first ride this year ...

Are you getting anywhere close? 

It's supposed to be 83 here today.  Come on down and get some riding in before WARR.

Getting close ... if I can get my bars on, I might forgo the paint job till after WARR. I can't ride in the morning, but I can ride in the afternoon. So weekend rides for a couple of hours is possible.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Mar 13, 2012, 04:40:20 pm
Another wonderful, dry and pleasant day to and from my Cape Canaveral AF Station project. Putted along with a Warrior until we caught up to an EVO that was trying his best to show off in front of us. He FAILED MISERABLY! ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Mar 13, 2012, 04:59:58 pm
A really great day today.  71 degrees, sunny and with NO wind for a change.  Great ride, saw lots of bikes out.  T-shirt weather here in southern Colorado today.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jhow2133 on Mar 13, 2012, 05:25:44 pm
My cold subsided today so I brought the bike back to work after lunch. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Phaedrus on Mar 13, 2012, 05:48:40 pm
Still dreaming about the first ride this year ...
Well my friend...I was thinking of you as I made my first trip of the year to Tim Hortons...on the bike :)
Just got back.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: budlight on Mar 13, 2012, 06:44:27 pm
Just rode back from Galveston a couple hours ago. Washed the salt spray off it,polished things up and now its ready to ride to work tonight.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: critter on Mar 14, 2012, 10:15:28 pm
Had both my first ride of the season tonight as well as my first ride on my new Raider.  And what a perfect night it was to get to know my new bike. 

I was driving it home from the dealer and some how, my 7 minute drive was extended by 2 hours.  I was all smiles.  Damn that thing has some "get-up-and-go" to it!! 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: silverstreak on Mar 14, 2012, 10:50:03 pm
i finally got to ride to work YAAAY!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wolfraider on Mar 14, 2012, 11:16:56 pm
Had both my first ride of the season tonight as well as my first ride on my new Raider.  And what a perfect night it was to get to know my new bike. 

I was driving it home from the dealer and some how, my 7 minute drive was extended by 2 hours.  I was all smiles.  Damn that thing has some "get-up-and-go" to it!!

The longer you'll ride it, the better it gets! Promise!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Starky on Mar 15, 2012, 08:00:35 am
We actually got to ride yesterday.  I am now a total believer in the Power Pro and will tell everyone I can to dump the PC 3 and 5 and get the Power Pro.  I'll post more on the Power Pro thread. 
Went to a couple local country bars and got tons of compliments.  Of course nobody knew what my bike was and couldn't believe it was a Yamaha.  Still can't believe were riding in March.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 15, 2012, 10:50:46 am
Because of Spring Break the morning rides in have been very nice due to a lot less traffic, but the rides home the last two days have been nightmares due to a WHOLE lot more traffic. I don't normally have to drop below 4th gear when riding in the HOV lane on the way home, but the last two days I've actually come to complete stops.  Monday I was in 1st gear for the majority of my 45 mile ride home.

Today it's supposed to hit 87, so I pulled my liner out of my jacket when I got to work just in case I'm sitting on the freeway in idle again.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Mar 15, 2012, 04:40:28 pm
Went out for 100 mile circle today.  Is 72 degrees, sunny with light winds.  Fantastic day, lots of bikes out.  Would have ridden farther, but changed the oil which cut into my riding time.  Supposed to be even warmer tomorrow, so you can guess where I will be.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: SeeYouRaider on Mar 15, 2012, 07:52:45 pm
Rode for 4 hours yesterday...trying to build up for a long distance ride. everywhere I stopped, I got compliments on my bike. A lot of people really like my 'raider' shift linkage that I got from Chilli
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Mar 16, 2012, 09:20:47 am
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ... supposed to be plus 11 today

I will be riding next week ... new bars/old bars ... some kind of bars, but I will be riding!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Deyv on Mar 16, 2012, 09:42:18 am
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ... supposed to be plus 11 today

I will be riding next week ... new bars/old bars ... some kind of bars, but I will be riding!

That's not a temperature, that's a science experiment.... :snowing: Brrrr
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Mar 16, 2012, 09:48:46 am
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ... supposed to be plus 11 today

I will be riding next week ... new bars/old bars ... some kind of bars, but I will be riding!

That's not a temperature, that's a science experiment.... :snowing: Brrrr

 :rotfl: :rotfl:

... gone horribly wrong.   ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: dreadly on Mar 16, 2012, 09:53:42 am
that's 51F for you south of the border  ;D

That my friend is a heat wave for March
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Deyv on Mar 16, 2012, 09:56:42 am
that's 51F for you south of the border  ;D

That my friend is a heat wave for March

Gracias!!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 16, 2012, 10:21:14 am
that's 51F for you south of the border  ;D

That my friend is a heat wave for March

Gracias!!!!

Yeah.  I just go to Google and type Dreadly's temps in and get the conversion: "11c in f"

51 F is no heat wave in my book. It was about that when I left this morning and I was bundled.  I have stopped plugging in my gloves though.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 16, 2012, 10:22:32 am
I will be riding next week ... new bars/old bars ... some kind of bars, but I will be riding!

You know I picked up a 3' piece of galvenized pipe at Home Depot for my Virago.  Cost less than $10 and installed in about 5 minutes.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Mar 16, 2012, 01:31:52 pm
Rode to work again and as usual I stopped at the McD's for their Maple and fruit oat meal cup. I saw a van with the County Sheriff's logo and markings on it pull in next to the GOSTR8R bike. It stayed there for a while  :o so when I got done and went out to the bike the officer got out and asked if it was my Raider  :rolleyes:. 'Yes sir'. Turned out that he was a Raider rider too :whew: :applause: :lbh: :yay: :thumbs: :ohyeah: :raider: Now I think he might meet up with us at the Star Cycles Tent tomorrow ;D.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 16, 2012, 01:36:22 pm
Rode to work again and as usual I stopped at the McD's for their Maple and fruit oat meal cup. I saw a van with the County Sheriff's logo and markings on it pull in next to the GOSTR8R bike. It stayed there for a while  :o so when I got done and went out to the bike the officer got out and asked if it was my Raider  :rolleyes:. 'Yes sir'. Turned out that he was a Raider rider too :whew: :applause: :lbh: :yay: :thumbs: :ohyeah: :raider: Now I think he might meet up with us at the Star Cycles Tent tomorrow ;D.

You should've kept it quiet and have him flash his badge and then pretend like he was taking you in.  You could've freaked everyone out.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jhow2133 on Mar 16, 2012, 07:17:21 pm
Got my first real ride of the year.  150 miles this afternoon.  Felt great!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Mar 17, 2012, 07:45:46 am
Got my first real ride of the year.  150 miles this afternoon.  Felt great!

About time-its been 70 degs all week ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Mar 17, 2012, 08:49:31 am
High 70's yesterday and supposed to be 80 here today in southern Colorado.  Going to ride up to a bike swap this afternoon. Got 100 miles in yesterday afternoon and ended up with a sunburned face.  Felt great.  They tell us the temperature will be in the low 20's on Monday morning with a high around 50, so won't be as pleasant next week.  But gosh, what do we expect for March. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jhow2133 on Mar 17, 2012, 05:18:03 pm
Got my first real ride of the year.  150 miles this afternoon.  Felt great!

About time-its been 70 degs all week ;D
Work is a real pain in the ass  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Wavz on Mar 18, 2012, 12:33:41 pm
Going to get her out for the first time since last fall. Soon as the show is done....rip it up!!!

Average temp 35.....near 75 today!!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Mar 18, 2012, 08:12:13 pm
Hit Daytona for the 3rd time this event.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Wavz on Mar 18, 2012, 08:13:40 pm
Put on a quick 30 miles after the show. Tons of vehicles pulling up next to me and looking it over.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Mar 18, 2012, 08:40:19 pm
Went out for about an hour, but the wind came up (and I do mean up...56 mph gusts), so I came back home and adjusted the belt, as it was starting to make some noise.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: beerguy973 on Mar 18, 2012, 09:07:12 pm
Installed the wife's new floor boards today after daytona yesterday. It was nice to put a face to friends I have made on the forum. But today was a day of joy and sorrow. My oldest left to carry on a proud family tradition of naval service while my grandma passed away today after 83 years. Talk about a unusual day. I know she is proud of his service as we all are and I'm sorry to share bad news on the forum but just needed to vent a little.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Votion on Mar 19, 2012, 11:11:21 am
Put about 60 miles on today. From work and around since my car decided to die on me this morning.  Two hundred miles total since I got to Italy.  Ended up using my Raider to jump start the car.  At least spring is starting to show with the trees starting to bud.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 19, 2012, 11:38:47 am
Saturday: Only rode to two stores to get PVC pipes and fittings to replumb my pool filter.

Sunday: Poured down rain and believe it or not.. hail pretty much all day long.  There was no way I was going out. Unfortunately my son had to go out on his bike, but I think he managed to ride during a couple of periods when it was not raining.

Today: It was much colder due to the storm.  Supposed to be a high of 55 today. I had to install my wire for my heated gloves this morning and glad I did.  I still have a bit of a chill going through me. It sprinkled on me a little in the last few miles, but luckily cleared enough to dry off before I parked.  My Raider is covered at the moment.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Mar 19, 2012, 11:43:46 am
Sorry beerguy973 for the loss of you grandmother :-[ Congrats on the inlisted one tho! 8)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 19, 2012, 11:51:39 am
Sorry beerguy973 for the loss of you grandmother :-[ Congrats on the inlisted one tho! 8)

beerguy973- I meant to pass on my condolences as well, but got side tracked.  Sorry for your loss, but at least she lived a pretty long life.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: budlight on Mar 19, 2012, 03:34:28 pm
Took my daughter to dinner and a movie while the wife was working.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bIKEr42lue on Mar 19, 2012, 04:03:39 pm
Sorry beerguy973 for the loss of you grandmother :-[ Congrats on the inlisted one tho! 8)

beerguy973- I meant to pass on my condolences as well, but got side tracked.  Sorry for your loss, but at least she lived a pretty long life.
Condolences and congrats, beerguy.

Took my daughter to dinner and a movie while the wife was working.

Sounds like a pretty awesome date night. Can't wait till my oldest can ride with me.

Saturday was my birthday (thanks to Bill for the birthday wishes  :cheers:), so we dropped the kids off at my parents house and I took my wife for a ride (on the Raider).  ;D  Took a few backroad highways around the outskirts of town. Ended up being about an hour ride. I was surprised she lasted that long on the factory pillion pad. It was one of the best rides I've been on just cause I had my lady hugging me the whole time. Temps were in the upper 60s-lower 70s all weekend.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 19, 2012, 04:11:17 pm
Saturday was my birthday (thanks to Bill for the birthday wishes  :cheers:), so we dropped the kids off at my parents house and I took my wife for a ride (on the Raider).  ;D  Took a few backroad highways around the outskirts of town. Ended up being about an hour ride. I was surprised she lasted that long on the factory pillion pad. It was one of the best rides I've been on just cause I had my lady hugging me the whole time. Temps were in the upper 60s-lower 70s all weekend.

I missed Bill's birthday thread since I didn't get on all weekend, so... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I spent my day fixing my pool filter so you could have a pool party to celebrate, but you never showed up.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: 1starraider on Mar 19, 2012, 05:47:49 pm
Put about 30 on it today, over the weekend I put over 150. The weather has been great so far this year. it hit 74 today. Great riding weather.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Starky on Mar 19, 2012, 08:03:19 pm
Didn't get a chance to ride all weekend so today, despite the wind and chance of t storms, I took it out.  Got about 10 miles down the road and it started getting dark.  Decided to take the short loop home when it started sprinkling.  Doing 85-90 all the way home and made it with just light sprinkles and a dry road.  Was home less than 5 minutes and it was raining so hard I couldn't see out the living room window.  The Raider out ran mother nature 8)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bIKEr42lue on Mar 20, 2012, 09:44:49 am
Saturday was my birthday (thanks to Bill for the birthday wishes  :cheers:), so we dropped the kids off at my parents house and I took my wife for a ride (on the Raider).  ;D  Took a few backroad highways around the outskirts of town. Ended up being about an hour ride. I was surprised she lasted that long on the factory pillion pad. It was one of the best rides I've been on just cause I had my lady hugging me the whole time. Temps were in the upper 60s-lower 70s all weekend.

I missed Bill's birthday thread since I didn't get on all weekend, so... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I spent my day fixing my pool filter so you could have a pool party to celebrate, but you never showed up.

Couldn't find your house. The directions were confusing. I rode all over Chandler, Arizona before giving up and coming back to Texas.  :lbh: But it's the thought that counts.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 21, 2012, 11:26:26 am
It's warming up again.  Supposed to be near 80.   I was not thrilled with the last couple of days of cold.

Tonight my wife and I are checking out a new restaurant that is featuring a bike night.  She rode to work and is meeting me there since she gets off much later than I do. It's only a few miles from our house and the waitresses are dressed very similar to The Kilt.  I figure it's worth checking out.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Starky on Mar 21, 2012, 11:46:25 am
We're going for a ride this afternoon.  Going to have to go to the HD store just so I can park in front of the door.  Gona take a camera.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Deyv on Mar 21, 2012, 02:08:50 pm
Everyday!!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Mar 21, 2012, 03:43:36 pm
Gotta love the droolers at a HD Stealership! Rode mine again to work and stayed dry right up to the last 4 miles. Then wushhhhhhh! Soaked!                                                                                                                                     
We're going for a ride this afternoon.  Going to have to go to the HD store just so I can park in front of the door.  Gona take a camera.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: woodog on Mar 21, 2012, 03:59:31 pm
Was at a harely davidson dealer today, with a friend... the whole damn store, came out too drool over the Patriot Raider. One guy ask me why I dont have a Harley. I told him.... I wouldnt get the looks like I do now......he agreed......LMAO
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 21, 2012, 04:24:15 pm
Was at a harely davidson dealer today, with a friend... the whole damn store, came out too drool over the Patriot Raider. One guy ask me why I dont have a Harley. I told him.... I wouldnt get the looks like I do now......he agreed......LMAO

You should've said "Did everyone in the store come out here to look at a Harley?".  I mean the proof is right there.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Mar 21, 2012, 05:21:37 pm
When asked why I don't have an HD, I tell them "I did, many, for more than 2 decades and will never have another one as long as I live. They had 109 years to come out with a bike better than my Raider and it hasn't happened yet. Why settle for less?"                           
Was at a harely davidson dealer today, with a friend... the whole damn store, came out too drool over the Patriot Raider. One guy ask me why I dont have a Harley. I told him.... I wouldnt get the looks like I do now......he agreed......LMAO
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 21, 2012, 05:24:11 pm
When asked why I don't have an HD, I tell them "I did, many, for more than 2 decades and will never have another one as long as I live. They had 109 years to come out with a bike better than my Raider and it hasn't happened yet. Why settle for less?"                           
Was at a harely davidson dealer today, with a friend... the whole damn store, came out too drool over the Patriot Raider. One guy ask me why I dont have a Harley. I told him.... I wouldnt get the looks like I do now......he agreed......LMAO

Unfortunately not all of us can say that.  But I can say "I know this guy who has owned many HDs...". You get the idea.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Mar 21, 2012, 05:28:27 pm
It would be true too. ;)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bIKEr42lue on Mar 22, 2012, 08:58:57 am
They had 109 years to come out with a bike better than my Raider and it hasn't happened yet. Why settle for less?" 

Funny you mention that. I was just thinking that the other day. Hmm, Yamaha has had the Star line of cruisers for about 12 or 13 years now, since the first Royal Star came out around '99-'00. Harley's been around for over 100 years and still hasn't been able to match the performance of the best Yamaha cruiser. What the hell are they doing over there? I do like the looks of some of their bikes, but come on. What Yamaha did in about a decade, Harley hasn't been able to do in over a century.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Starky on Mar 22, 2012, 11:01:07 am
Harley has tried some new ideas but people just want the same old thing so why should they change.  We keep knocking all the people that buy a Harley but do we really want all those people to see the light and go out and buy a Raider?  That's like being a soldier with the best gun in the war and wanting everybody else to have the same gun.  Doesn't make much sense.  The only good thing is it would drive the aftermarket parts guys to come out with more stuff that will just cost me more money.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 22, 2012, 11:07:38 am
That's sort of my feeling too.  I tell people they should get a Raider all the time, but if all the people that thought about it after seeing mine did get a Raider, then mine is not as special.   I was happy that at one of the last group rides I was on another Raider showed up and the owner had no idea how to do mods and it looked bad.  Stock would've looked better.  One of the guys in my group who's always loved my Raider turned to my wife and told her mine looks so much better.

And to keep this post on topic... Rode today. Supposed to be 83, which means a great ride home.  Well, except that it's still Spring Break, so the traffic sucks going home in the afternoon.  Time to get these kids back in school and off my freeways.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Mar 22, 2012, 11:35:18 am
That's sort of my feeling too.  I tell people they should get a Raider all the time, but if all the people that thought about it after seeing mine did get a Raider, then mine is not as special.   I was happy that at one of the last group rides I was on another Raider showed up and the owner had no idea how to do mods and it looked bad.  Stock would've looked better.  One of the guys in my group who's always loved my Raider turned to my wife and told her mine looks so much better.

And to keep this post on topic... Rode today. Supposed to be 83, which means a great ride home.  Well, except that it's still Spring Break, so the traffic sucks going home in the afternoon.  Time to get these kids back in school and off my freeways.

Interesting.... during our Spring Break - last week - traffic was so much better/lighter than normal. 

May drive tomorrow...  This may seem a little strange but... I don't like putting "work miles" on my bike and I don't like riding my bike with a pair of slacks on.   Fridays are "jean day" at work. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 22, 2012, 12:02:38 pm
That's sort of my feeling too.  I tell people they should get a Raider all the time, but if all the people that thought about it after seeing mine did get a Raider, then mine is not as special.   I was happy that at one of the last group rides I was on another Raider showed up and the owner had no idea how to do mods and it looked bad.  Stock would've looked better.  One of the guys in my group who's always loved my Raider turned to my wife and told her mine looks so much better.

And to keep this post on topic... Rode today. Supposed to be 83, which means a great ride home.  Well, except that it's still Spring Break, so the traffic sucks going home in the afternoon.  Time to get these kids back in school and off my freeways.

Interesting.... during our Spring Break - last week - traffic was so much better/lighter than normal. 

May drive tomorrow...  This may seem a little strange but... I don't like putting "work miles" on my bike and I don't like riding my bike with a pair of slacks on.   Fridays are "jean day" at work.

Mornings have been better during Spring Break because everyone is sleeping in, but the afternoons suck.  I pretty much figure it's because there are students running around during the day enjoying the time off and there are the stay home moms taking the young kids out to do something special or just get out of the house for sanity purposes and then finally the parents that decide to take time off work to be with their kids during break.  I have seen a few boats being trailered on the freeway on the way home and it pisses me off.

I hear you about slacks.  I hate that.  Quite often I'd wear chaps over them so that I didn't have that feeling of 1000 bugs crawling over my legs. My current job I can wear jeans and T-shirts every day, so all is good. 

If I didn't use my bike to get to and from work and lose my mind.  45 miles one direction without the HOV lane... NO WAY!!! I'd end up killing someone after a week of this.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Mar 22, 2012, 12:05:20 pm
That's sort of my feeling too.  I tell people they should get a Raider all the time, but if all the people that thought about it after seeing mine did get a Raider, then mine is not as special.   I was happy that at one of the last group rides I was on another Raider showed up and the owner had no idea how to do mods and it looked bad.  Stock would've looked better.  One of the guys in my group who's always loved my Raider turned to my wife and told her mine looks so much better.

And to keep this post on topic... Rode today. Supposed to be 83, which means a great ride home.  Well, except that it's still Spring Break, so the traffic sucks going home in the afternoon.  Time to get these kids back in school and off my freeways.

Interesting.... during our Spring Break - last week - traffic was so much better/lighter than normal. 

May drive tomorrow...  This may seem a little strange but... I don't like putting "work miles" on my bike and I don't like riding my bike with a pair of slacks on.   Fridays are "jean day" at work.

Mornings have been better during Spring Break because everyone is sleeping in, but the afternoons suck.  I pretty much figure it's because there are students running around during the day enjoying the time off and there are the stay home moms taking the young kids out to do something special or just get out of the house for sanity purposes and then finally the parents that decide to take time off work to be with their kids during break.  I have seen a few boats being trailered on the freeway on the way home and it pisses me off.

I hear you about slacks.  I hate that.  Quite often I'd wear chaps over them so that I didn't have that feeling of 1000 bugs crawling over my legs. My current job I can wear jeans and T-shirts every day, so all is good. 

If I didn't use my bike to get to and from work and lose my mind.  45 miles one direction without the HOV lane... NO WAY!!! I'd end up killing someone after a week of this.

I car pool with my son so... HOV as well, except on the occasion that I do ride to work then... HOV for me... sucks for him.  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Votion on Mar 23, 2012, 12:32:05 pm
Weather has been perfect so of course I ride to work.  Its a nice 5 mile trip along the ocean.  In the morning its great, in the afternoon not so much.  Today I found out what it takes to lock up the rear brake but it was that or slam into the car who didn't yield like he was supposed to.  Normally I try to follow a car through that intersection since it is a three way and no one follows any sort of rules or laws going through it.  No cars to stop the idiots so I almost got sideswiped.  Funny thing is its just this part of Italy, the rest of the country attempts to follow most of the traffic laws.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Phaedrus on Mar 23, 2012, 01:01:05 pm
Oh yes...I rode today!! 8)
We have had incredibly unseasonal warm weather here all week...but I was away (Houston). :-\
But I'm back and had a great ride in....the ride home will be even better...tic...tock..tic...tock....I'm leaving early
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Mar 23, 2012, 01:03:41 pm
Oh yes...I rode today!! 8)
We have had incredibly unseasonal warm weather here all week...but I was away (Houston). :-\
But I'm back and had a great ride in....the ride home will be even better...tic...tock..tic...tock....I'm leaving early

How long were you in Houston? 
If time permitted... you should have let some of us Houstonians aware... we could have done lunch/dinner/drinks.. or something.   
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: basco05 on Mar 23, 2012, 01:04:41 pm
Weather has been perfect so of course I ride to work.  Its a nice 5 mile trip along the ocean.  In the morning its great, in the afternoon not so much.  Today I found out what it takes to lock up the rear brake but it was that or slam into the car who didn't yield like he was supposed to.  Normally I try to follow a car through that intersection since it is a three way and no one follows any sort of rules or laws going through it.  No cars to stop the idiots so I almost got sideswiped.  Funny thing is its just this part of Italy, the rest of the country attempts to follow most of the traffic laws.

Have you been to Rome???   :o :o :o
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: basco05 on Mar 23, 2012, 01:05:37 pm
Oh yes...I rode today!! 8)
We have had incredibly unseasonal warm weather here all week...but I was away (Houston). :-\
But I'm back and had a great ride in....the ride home will be even better...tic...tock..tic...tock....I'm leaving early

How long were you in Houston? 
If time permitted... you should have let some of us Houstonians aware... we could have done lunch/dinner/drinks.. or something.   

:agree:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: THUNDER on Mar 23, 2012, 01:11:41 pm
Rode to work this morning and will ride home this evening.....hey atleast it riding......
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: basco05 on Mar 23, 2012, 01:14:32 pm
Rode to work this morning and will ride home this evening.....hey atleast it riding......

That's more than I get right now...I've had PMS (parked motorcycle syndrome) for the past 5 months!!! :'(
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Mar 23, 2012, 01:16:56 pm
Rode to work this morning and will ride home this evening.....hey atleast it riding......

That's more than I get right now...I've had PMS (parked motorcycle syndrome) for the past 5 months!!! :'(

Did I miss something? 
Why?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: basco05 on Mar 23, 2012, 01:30:19 pm
Rode to work this morning and will ride home this evening.....hey atleast it riding......

That's more than I get right now...I've had PMS (parked motorcycle syndrome) for the past 5 months!!! :'(

Did I miss something? 
Why?

I dislocated my shoulder late last September during a soccer game...that tore the cartilage which required me to have surgery in early December.  Have been in physical therapy for the past 3 months trying to regain full range of motion.  So far the Dr. won't let me ride...mostly due to concerns related to the vibration causing problems with the anchors in my shoulder, but the lack of range of motion limits my ability to actually steer the bike too.

Plus, my bike is in pieces...rims (and a few other things) are with Tejas getting powder coated, and I'm still waiting on my new handlebars ;D

But the pieces should be back soon, and I should be released to ride in a few weeks...:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Mar 23, 2012, 01:32:58 pm
Rode to work this morning and will ride home this evening.....hey atleast it riding......

That's more than I get right now...I've had PMS (parked motorcycle syndrome) for the past 5 months!!! :'(

Did I miss something? 
Why?

I dislocated my shoulder late last September during a soccer game...that tore the cartilage which required me to have surgery in early December.  Have been in physical therapy for the past 3 months trying to regain full range of motion.  So far the Dr. won't let me ride...mostly due to concerns related to the vibration causing problems with the anchors in my shoulder, but the lack of range of motion limits my ability to actually steer the bike too.

Plus, my bike is in pieces...rims (and a few other things) are with Tejas getting powder coated, and I'm still waiting on my new handlebars ;D

But the pieces should be back soon, and I should be released to ride in a few weeks...:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

Wow...

Well, when the Dr. gives you the :thumbs: ... we need to plan a ride. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: basco05 on Mar 23, 2012, 01:36:35 pm
Wow...

Well, when the Dr. gives you the :thumbs: ... we need to plan a ride. 

Sounds good to me!  It should be the week after Easter, but I want to ease back into things since I'm not exactly sure how it's gonna feel at first.  Maybe we can plan something for May :shrug:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Phaedrus on Mar 23, 2012, 01:42:15 pm
How long were you in Houston? 
If time permitted... you should have let some of us Houstonians aware... we could have done lunch/dinner/drinks.. or something.
I was there Saturday through Wednesday for the Microsoft convention.   Stayed out at Realiant Stadium right next to the Rodeo :)
I would have liked to have gotten together but time was pretty booked.
Next time for sure.  Thanks for the offer Brother.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jhow2133 on Mar 25, 2012, 06:33:32 pm
316 miles today and a total of 407 for the weekend.  This morning we started off in 38 degrees and it was miserable.  Going to look for heated gloves now.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Tail dragger on Mar 25, 2012, 08:44:57 pm
Not many miles, but humbling satisifaction of being of service.  Did a Patriot Guard Riders mission. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Mar 26, 2012, 07:48:40 am
Had a nice ride on Saturday...

Took the long way to Galveston...  FM1960,which becomes HW6 when it swings south.  HW6 to 288 South to 332 South until it dead ends at the ocean. Left onto the Blue Water High Way into Galveston.  Stopped and ate at The Spot.  Left Galveston up I45 to HW146... through Kemah at up into Highlands.  Stopped at Tejas and talked to Brent about a copule of oher things I wanted to have done when my bike is in there for LED's this week.  Drove home from there.  Put on about 225 miles on Saturday.... a good day.   ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 26, 2012, 11:58:30 am
Rode in today and started cutting out some of the extra gear to keep me warm.  It was about 60 when I left this morning with a high of 76. The temps are supposed to go up all week and unfortunately we're going to AZ Bike Week this Saturday and it's supposed to be a 90 day.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: beerguy973 on Mar 26, 2012, 09:18:21 pm
Rode to work today, god I missed my bike after that drive to Ohio. Wanted so bad to take my bike up there but had to get up and back in a hurry. Plus I'm glad I didn't after hitting the three hail storms on my way home. Couldn't imagine getting struck by quarter size hail while riding.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 27, 2012, 12:06:20 pm
Rode in today trying out the fork extensions.  I kept an eye on the tops of the forks to make sure nothing moved.  The ride was great and really loving the riding position.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Mar 27, 2012, 12:11:55 pm
Rode in today trying out the fork extensions.  I kept an eye on the tops of the forks to make sure nothing moved.  The ride was great and really loving the riding position.

How can we be sure you actually did this mod? 
I don't see it in your list of mods on your profile...     ;D

I looked at your profile to see if you had also slammed your bike.... I didn't see that so, I'm guessing it's not slammed.  I was wondering how the extension changed your kickstand profile... if you had a shorter kickstand (slammed) and if the mod required you to return to the stock kickstand....
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jhow2133 on Mar 27, 2012, 12:18:21 pm
Rode in today trying out the fork extensions.  I kept an eye on the tops of the forks to make sure nothing moved.  The ride was great and really loving the riding position.

How can we be sure you actually did this mod? 
I don't see it in your list of mods on your profile...     ;D

I looked at your profile to see if you had also slammed your bike.... I didn't see that so, I'm guessing it's not slammed.  I was wondering how the extension changed your kickstand profile... if you had a shorter kickstand (slammed) and if the mod required you to return to the stock kickstand....
ttiwwp 
Is that what you were looking for?  ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Mar 27, 2012, 12:22:19 pm
Rode in today trying out the fork extensions.  I kept an eye on the tops of the forks to make sure nothing moved.  The ride was great and really loving the riding position.

How can we be sure you actually did this mod? 
I don't see it in your list of mods on your profile...     ;D

I looked at your profile to see if you had also slammed your bike.... I didn't see that so, I'm guessing it's not slammed.  I was wondering how the extension changed your kickstand profile... if you had a shorter kickstand (slammed) and if the mod required you to return to the stock kickstand....
ttiwwp 
Is that what you were looking for?  ;D

No... but that works too.

On your profile you have the option to list all of your mods.  Many, including myself, have done so.  It makes it easy to find someones mods without searching through all the threads... Especially after looking through their gallery.     
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 27, 2012, 12:36:49 pm
Rode in today trying out the fork extensions.  I kept an eye on the tops of the forks to make sure nothing moved.  The ride was great and really loving the riding position.

How can we be sure you actually did this mod? 
I don't see it in your list of mods on your profile...     ;D

I looked at your profile to see if you had also slammed your bike.... I didn't see that so, I'm guessing it's not slammed.  I was wondering how the extension changed your kickstand profile... if you had a shorter kickstand (slammed) and if the mod required you to return to the stock kickstand....


Sorry.  Haven't had a chance to update the profile yet.  I've been busy getting caught up on threads.

Bike is not slammed.  Thinking about it, but concerned about what it will do when cornering. I already tend to drag pegs.

I would almost think I would need a longer kickstand instead of a shorter one.  My Raider now does like my wife's Stryker and tends to automatically lean the front wheel to the left when on the stand. I shook it around a bit while on the stand and it seems pretty solid.

I had dreams last night of waking up and finding my Raider laying on it's side in the garage, but it was just fine.

Will get pics up once I can clean it up again.  I ran out of time last night.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 27, 2012, 01:10:55 pm
My profile mod list is up to date.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Mar 27, 2012, 01:11:58 pm
My profile mod list is up to date.

Took you long enough...    ;D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Mar 27, 2012, 03:43:01 pm
Rode my Raider to work today-first time riding this year-almost forgot how awesome it is to ride (http://img.tapatalk.com/a6b503f7-264b-7a8f.jpg)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: basco05 on Mar 27, 2012, 03:59:40 pm
Nice paint job Scoob!!!!!!   :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Fiddles on Mar 27, 2012, 06:05:47 pm
Have been riding everyday since Saturday have put around 300 miles in the past couple of days, got my Raider mid December and now have 2300 mi had 2 when i got it.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: wolfraider on Mar 27, 2012, 08:48:23 pm
Quick 140 mile evening ride! Fun!!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Mar 28, 2012, 08:06:08 am
Rode into work today in antisipation of my LED's coming into Tejas.  Will drop off the bike there on the way home. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Mar 28, 2012, 10:45:03 am
Rode into work today in antisipation of my LED's coming into Tejas.  Will drop off the bike there on the way home.

Just got a call from Tejas.... THERE HERE!!!    :ohyeah:
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bIKEr42lue on Mar 28, 2012, 02:51:05 pm
Rode into work today in antisipation of my LED's coming into Tejas.  Will drop off the bike there on the way home.

Just got a call from Tejas.... THERE HERE!!!    :ohyeah:

Sweet action! So, you walkin' home or what?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Mar 28, 2012, 02:53:16 pm
Rode into work today in antisipation of my LED's coming into Tejas.  Will drop off the bike there on the way home.

Just got a call from Tejas.... THERE HERE!!!    :ohyeah:

Sweet action! So, you walkin' home or what?

Tejas provide a "loaner Raider".   
Just kidding...  ;D

My son and I generally carpool so... he's going to meet me at Tejas and bring me home. 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bIKEr42lue on Mar 28, 2012, 03:28:43 pm
Rode into work today in antisipation of my LED's coming into Tejas.  Will drop off the bike there on the way home.

Just got a call from Tejas.... THERE HERE!!!    :ohyeah:

Sweet action! So, you walkin' home or what?

Tejas provide a "loaner Raider".   
Just kidding...  ;D

My son and I generally carpool so... he's going to meet me at Tejas and bring me home.

Loaner Raider. That would be nice. "Hey, while you're working on mine I'll get some free publicity of that SCL for you."
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Mr. T on Mar 28, 2012, 03:32:18 pm
Rode into work today in antisipation of my LED's coming into Tejas.  Will drop off the bike there on the way home.

Just got a call from Tejas.... THERE HERE!!!    :ohyeah:

Sweet action! So, you walkin' home or what?

Tejas provide a "loaner Raider".   
Just kidding...  ;D

My son and I generally carpool so... he's going to meet me at Tejas and bring me home.

Loaner Raider. That would be nice. "Hey, while you're working on mine I'll get some free publicity of that SCL for you."

Best have your CHL if you're planning on riding the SCL cause I don't think Tejas will let you take that one.    ;D 
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Scoob on Mar 28, 2012, 04:45:31 pm
Nice paint job Scoob!!!!!!   :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

Thanks Basco05- will get some better pics taken next week, have a few things I need to get back on and my stainless steel throttle cables wont get here until next Wednesday.

Rode to work again today :D
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Mar 28, 2012, 05:15:11 pm
Being in Central Fl has afforded me a chance to ride to work each day most of the time and I have been taking full advantage of that. It's a high point in my day even tho I LOVE my job!  GOSTR8R turns over 60K tomorrow  :raider:!
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: woodog on Mar 28, 2012, 05:17:36 pm
Being in Central Fl has afforded me a chance to ride to work each day most of the time and I have been taking full advantage of that. It's a high point in my day even tho I LOVE my job!  GOSTR8R turns over 60K tomorrow  :raider:!
  What a grand life.....
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: critter on Mar 28, 2012, 09:03:37 pm
Put on 90 miles after work tonight to clear my head, and froze my nuts off.  While I still enjoyed my ride, I thought passed my mind that those of you that where chapps may be on to something.  :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: gostr8r on Mar 28, 2012, 09:09:33 pm
Chaps won't keep the 'nards' warm :o! Longjohns will tho or better yet a set of heated pant liners ;D.                         
Put on 90 miles after work tonight to clear my head, and froze my nuts off.  While I still enjoyed my ride, I thought passed my mind that those of you that where chapps may be on to something.  :)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: critter on Mar 28, 2012, 09:50:15 pm
Chaps won't keep the 'nards' warm :o! Longjohns will tho or better yet a set of heated pant liners ;D.

That sounds like that would have been nice too.  I've got Under Armour long johns that I normally wear under my waders when fly fishing, but heated pant liners sounds like that would have been perfect tonight.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 28, 2012, 10:34:09 pm
Chaps won't keep the 'nards' warm :o! Longjohns will tho or better yet a set of heated pant liners ;D.

That sounds like that would have been nice too.  I've got Under Armour long johns that I normally wear under my waders when fly fishing, but heated pant liners sounds like that would have been perfect tonight.

What kind of weather are you riding in?  I've been in as low as high 20s and never had any nut temperature issues with jeans and chaps on.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: jhow2133 on Mar 29, 2012, 12:12:45 am
Chaps won't keep the 'nards' warm :o! Longjohns will tho or better yet a set of heated pant liners ;D.

That sounds like that would have been nice too.  I've got Under Armour long johns that I normally wear under my waders when fly fishing, but heated pant liners sounds like that would have been perfect tonight.

What kind of weather are you riding in?  I've been in as low as high 20s and never had any nut temperature issues with jeans and chaps on.
agreed.  Im in South Dakota and the only problem i have is in the extremities (hands and feet)
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bIKEr42lue on Mar 29, 2012, 09:13:05 am
Chaps won't keep the 'nards' warm :o! Longjohns will tho or better yet a set of heated pant liners ;D.

That sounds like that would have been nice too.  I've got Under Armour long johns that I normally wear under my waders when fly fishing, but heated pant liners sounds like that would have been perfect tonight.

What kind of weather are you riding in?  I've been in as low as high 20s and never had any nut temperature issues with jeans and chaps on.
agreed.  Im in South Dakota and the only problem i have is in the extremities (hands and feet)

I'm assuming that it was just an expression, but you know what happens when you assume. My problem is usually the fingers and toes, also. But if you're wearing your chaps over your crotch, you're doing it wrong.  ;D

Weather's been awesome this week, here in West Texas. Been riding every day to work with no windshield in short sleeves.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 29, 2012, 09:57:36 am
I'm assuming that it was just an expression, but you know what happens when you assume. My problem is usually the fingers and toes, also. But if you're wearing your chaps over your crotch, you're doing it wrong.  ;D

You mean I'm not supposed to wrap the long pieces in between my legs and attach at the sides like a diaper?
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: RangerRick on Mar 30, 2012, 07:41:10 am
We have had so much  :raining: :raining: :raining: :raining: They just said on the news HWY 101 is closed due to the hill sliding down about 12 miles south of me  :o :o
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: bIKEr42lue on Mar 30, 2012, 10:02:19 am
I'm assuming that it was just an expression, but you know what happens when you assume. My problem is usually the fingers and toes, also. But if you're wearing your chaps over your crotch, you're doing it wrong.  ;D

You mean I'm not supposed to wrap the long pieces in between my legs and attach at the sides like a diaper?

Well...you could. It's like Yamaha says, "...you make it your own." Dan, I just pictured you wearing a leather diaper. :rotfl:
I went on a ride with a guy a while back who was having trouble putting his chaps on. He saw I was wearing some and asked me to help him out. On closer inspection it turned out that whoever he ordered them from had sent him two right legs instead of a right and left. It was pretty funny watching him try to get them on.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: Ares X on Mar 30, 2012, 02:14:50 pm
Two right legs? How the hell did they do that?

PLEASE don't picture me in any kind of diaper.
Title: Re: Who rode Today
Post by: basco05 on Mar 30, 2012, 02:53:36 pm