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Offline Bobcat

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Re: It's time to start planning
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2010, 05:06:22 PM »

Hey guys!

I haven't checked the boards in a while, too bad we didn't get to participate in a trip last year. Lolo sure was a blast.

In other news...

Chantal (Chandita) sold her bandit last summer and got a Superhawk, she loves it.

Aaaand....I just sold my bandit yesterday.  :duh:  I directed the new owner to these boards, he lives in Portland. Still can't believe I parted with my B12. Will I regret it? Probably.

But, hopefully the ZX-14 I'm getting will lessen the sting a little.  :motorsmile:

Hope you all are doing well!

-Nick
Did you get that 14 yet? I wanna see pics. And I'd love to see a Ninja and a Superhawk on this ride.  :trustme:

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Re: It's time to start planning
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2010, 05:07:50 PM »
Hay, Hay! Dont forget me too. Whoot!!!!!!!
I am up for it.

I put you front and center in that first pic to tempt you.

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Re: It's time to start planning
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2010, 12:02:15 PM »

The 14 is safely in my garage after a long, rainy trip over the passes from Bozeman to Spokane. The most precarious part was unloading the bike down a wet metal ramp in the driveway!

Still raining today. Once it clears up I'll snap some pics and post them up!
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Re: It's time to start planning
« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2010, 12:38:06 AM »

Okay, here it is!







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Re: It's time to start planning
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2010, 11:50:50 AM »
Nice looking bike Nick  :congrats:

I like the Red on Black colour scheme.

It's funny, I used to think that a 500 was a big bike (when I rode a 250), then a 600/650 was a big bike (when I rode a 500), and then a 750/800 was a big bike (when I rode a 600), but now that I'm on a 1050, I STILL think a 1400 is a big bike!! YIKES!!

Congrats on the new bike. You should have LOTS of reasons to make it out for some group rides this year.
Paul
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Re: It's time to start planning
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2010, 11:56:59 AM »

I know what you're saying...I thought my Katana 750 was a lot of bike. I was initially intimidated by my Bandit 1200 and it's 101hp. The ZX has 190hp.

Ironically, it will probably slow me down for much of this season while I learn to handle the power and learn how to handle the bike.
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Re: It's time to start planning
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2010, 01:29:01 PM »
Nice bike.  :congrats:
So I guess it is up to Paul and I and our beat 01's to hold up the bandit flag.  :motorsmile:
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Re: It's time to start planning
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2010, 04:40:18 PM »
Nice bike.  :congrats:
So I guess it is up to Paul and I and our beat 01's to hold up the bandit flag.  :motorsmile:

Somebody's gotta still ride 'em.   :beers:
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Re: It's time to start planning
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2010, 02:32:00 PM »
I Liked the route we took 2 years ago. Except for the friggin 115* heat.
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Re: It's time to start planning
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2010, 12:13:43 AM »
pmackie and I are putting together a "tuneup" ride for early to mid-May if anyone is interested.  :stickpoke:

Probably a 3-4 day, long weekend sorta thing.

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Re: It's time to start planning
« Reply #25 on: April 18, 2010, 11:38:41 AM »
Let me know when the date is firmed up!

I was thinking about heading down to Toole, Utah for the World Superbike round... until I found out it would cost >$150 for a ticket and the hotel/motel situation is $90/night for a cheapie.
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Re: It's time to start planning
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2010, 04:49:24 PM »
OK, it looks like summer is arriving next week. I've got the middle two weeks of August off (8/9-8/20), and was thinking about exploring NE Oregon. Been there before, but I think we missed a lot of the good roads. Thinking about a 4-5 day sorta thing...

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Re: It's time to start planning
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2010, 04:53:54 PM »

Chantal and I are headed to Winthrop the weekend of July 16-17-18 if anyone wants to join!
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Re: It's time to start planning
« Reply #28 on: July 02, 2010, 04:56:17 PM »
Any chance you might be there on the weekend? Or is this a strictly mid-week trip?

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Re: It's time to start planning
« Reply #29 on: July 02, 2010, 04:59:59 PM »
 
July 16-17-18 is a Friday, Saturday and Sunday.   :rofl:
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