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Offline Tundrahog

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First real ride of the year
« on: April 10, 2005, 06:31:10 PM »
Took the Bandit out for the first real ride of the year today.  About 2 hours on back country 2 lane highways.  All the rain from last week seems to have washed all the gravel off the roads, and the weather to day was perfect for riding.  The only tough part of the ride was the 5 miles or so I had a trooper sitting on my tail,  he finally turned away when I crossed from NY to PA.  I'm still new to the Bandit, but I notice it seems to gravitate towards 75 - 80mph.  I'll have to keep an eye on that!

SPRING IS HERE!!!!! :clap:
Jon

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Offline dsartwell1

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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2005, 09:56:28 PM »
Great day for a ride here in PA. Spent about 3 hours myself in the twistys.

Hey Tundrahog. Do you ever venture to the south? I live in Millville, about 10 miles north of Bloomsburg, PA. Alot of the riding I do is in the Ricketts Glen and Eagles Mere area. There are some great roads down this way.

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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2005, 10:29:40 PM »
First good weekend

Did 275 miles of fast sweepers yesterday and today did 250  miles of which 50 miles were tight 15-25 mile turns and leaning felt so forgotten

not a bad 600 mile weekend ... amazing last season i used to do 600 mile days and first 275 hurt more

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2005, 11:17:26 PM »
Yeah - my first real ride today, too.  Did a shade under 200 of mostly twisty stuff and I am SORE.  Gotta get back in riding shape.  What a fantastic day to be out, though!
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Offline BBurton

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2005, 01:08:18 AM »
Rode a little bit too! Son was over at a friends house so I didn't waste any time gettin on the road. My neck and arms burn like Hell from too much sun while doing yardwork. :sad: Got some new Continental road attack tires, first real good ride on them 2day. Wow, what a difference over stock. What a sweet set of tires. :beers:
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Offline Tundrahog

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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2005, 02:24:53 PM »
Quote from: "dsartwell1"

Hey Tundrahog. Do you ever venture to the south?


Haven't yet, but I probably will this summer.  I'll let you know when I do.  

We (me and a couple guys at work) are thinking about riding to mid-Ohio this year.  Does anyone know how fast tickets and hotels fill up?
Jon

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