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  1. #1
    TMZ of the ZRXOA
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    While a good portion of the nation.........

    ......was dealing with snow and icy roads, I got a good ride in today. Sky was clear and blue, but a bit on the chilly side. It was 38 degrees when I took off. Bit of a breeze here and there to bring the temp down a bit more. Roads all nice and clear.

    Anyways, I was way overdue for a ride. I got in about 150 miles. Enough to clear the cob webs from my head.
    Speed kills..........but only the dumb and the inexperienced!

    ZRXOA Exalted Supreme Benevolent Grand Master Member #4875

    (Same as a friggin Pope) or (Gawd as it gets)


  2. #2
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Puget Sound

    Re: While a good portion of the nation.........

    I'm jealous. Here are my wife & daughter on a walk within a block of our place. Snowing more tonight as I post this. So much for our balmy Northwest winter - it'll be at least two or three weeks before I get another chance to get a bike out. Glad I got a couple rides in the week before last.



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    Mike L
    ZRXOA #7914

    2001 ZRX-1200R, dear departed beautiful BLACK
    2005 ZRX-1200R, new mean GREEN
    1983 Honda CB1100F (crashed at 105K miles)
    Old Triumphs (62 Bonnie, 69 Trident, 70 Bonnie)
    Old Harleys (48 Hummer 125, 56 Hummer 165)

  3. #3
    I came to ride
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Little Rock, Arkansas

    Re: While a good portion of the nation.........

    Quote Originally Posted by dano View Post
    ......was dealing with snow and icy roads, I got a good ride in today. Sky was clear and blue, but a bit on the chilly side. It was 38 degrees when I took off. Bit of a breeze here and there to bring the temp down a bit more. Roads all nice and clear.

    Anyways, I was way overdue for a ride. I got in about 150 miles. Enough to clear the cob webs from my head.
    You posted this in Squeaky Clean so we couldn't curse you. Right?

    We've had so much rain that I can't get up the dirt road to pavement. I did get out for a while a few days back, but it's freakin' flooded now.
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    '99 ZRX1100, Akropovic, jet kit
    '13 FJR1300, Givi touring stuff

  4. #4
    TMZ of the ZRXOA
    Join Date
    May 2003
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    Re: While a good portion of the nation.........

    I was born & raised in the PNW. Every year when Fall rolled around, I knew it was just a matter of time until I'd have to stow away my bike til Spring. Did that for many, many years.

    But, on the other hand, I did enjoy the snow. Learned how to drive in it and stay the Hell out of the way of others. Looking back, it was what it was. I didn't know any different. That was at least, until we moved to AZ.

    It was like a whole other world. Ride year round! And, up here where we are (above 5K ft.) we still get some snow here and there. Matter-of-fact, we got a good dusting late late night / early this morning.

    If you have a dirt bike, you can go even higher and get more snow. My two younger brothers would come over from CA. to visit, and they'd bring their Maicos with them. I had a 400 Kawasaki KDX at the time. We'd have a frigging blast up in the mountains in the snow. Damn those were good times. Those memories are still as fresh to me as if they had occurred just last week.

    I lost my youngest brother back in Jan. of 2010. My other brother doesn't visit as often as he used to

    I like riding this time of the year. As long as the roads are clear, I'm good to go. Given a choice, I'd rather ride when it's a bit too cold, than when it's too damn hot.

    Snow? Yeah, I still like it.
    Speed kills..........but only the dumb and the inexperienced!

    ZRXOA Exalted Supreme Benevolent Grand Master Member #4875

    (Same as a friggin Pope) or (Gawd as it gets)


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    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Puget Sound

    Re: While a good portion of the nation.........

    When I was in college at WSU I'd get my Triumph Trident out once in a while to play on the snowy streets. About a half hour was all I could take holding that 460-lb beast up with my legs as I slid it sideways up and down the streets. My brother's 650 at home was a lot easier to do that with. Since then, snow means no riding for me.

    I get to Arizona 3 or 4 times a year to visit my Mom at Cottonwood. I've been thinking it would be nice to have a bike down there to use when I'm there. Almost year-round riding weather, except for the rare snow shower.

    I still envy that you can ride almost year round.

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    Mike L
    ZRXOA #7914

    2001 ZRX-1200R, dear departed beautiful BLACK
    2005 ZRX-1200R, new mean GREEN
    1983 Honda CB1100F (crashed at 105K miles)
    Old Triumphs (62 Bonnie, 69 Trident, 70 Bonnie)
    Old Harleys (48 Hummer 125, 56 Hummer 165)

  6. #6
    TMZ of the ZRXOA
    Join Date
    May 2003
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    Re: While a good portion of the nation.........

    Some of my very best memories were as a kid and having a mini-bike. I had several friends who also had them. We'd get together in the winter after dark and run all over the neighborhoods.

    I suppose the min-bike was so important to me, as it was my first mode of motorized transportation. It'd be snowing like crazy in Spokane and we'd be right out in the thick of it, always keeping an eye out for the police. The harder it snowed, the longer we'd be out. I mounted a small, battery-powered, bicycle headlight on mine. I also fabbed up a spare fuel tank that held 1/2 gal.

    Cottonwood is a very nice town. I ride thru if often. Same with Sedona. Both are part of one of my favorites loops to ride.
    Speed kills..........but only the dumb and the inexperienced!

    ZRXOA Exalted Supreme Benevolent Grand Master Member #4875

    (Same as a friggin Pope) or (Gawd as it gets)


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    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Maryville, TN

    Re: While a good portion of the nation.........

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    Dan
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    The American Flag does not fly because the wind moves past it. The American Flag flies from the last breath of each military member who has died protecting it.

  8. #8
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    San Lorenzo, CA "The Mudflats"

    Re: While a good portion of the nation.........

    Level 3 storm coming in this afternoon...
    "Enjoy the ride!"

  9. #9
    TMZ of the ZRXOA
    Join Date
    May 2003
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    Depends on who wants to know.........and why.

    Re: While a good portion of the nation.........

    Got snow?
    Speed kills..........but only the dumb and the inexperienced!

    ZRXOA Exalted Supreme Benevolent Grand Master Member #4875

    (Same as a friggin Pope) or (Gawd as it gets)


  10. #10
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Puget Sound

    Re: While a good portion of the nation.........

    About 2 feet here now. Nothing like Colorado, but I'm just a half hour from freakin' Seattle! And I have been trying to keep the cars cleared off.

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    Mike L
    ZRXOA #7914

    2001 ZRX-1200R, dear departed beautiful BLACK
    2005 ZRX-1200R, new mean GREEN
    1983 Honda CB1100F (crashed at 105K miles)
    Old Triumphs (62 Bonnie, 69 Trident, 70 Bonnie)
    Old Harleys (48 Hummer 125, 56 Hummer 165)

  11. #11
    BadAss Hooligan
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Northern,Ma

    Re: While a good portion of the nation.........

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike L View Post
    I'm jealous. Here are my wife & daughter on a walk within a block of our place. Snowing more tonight as I post this. So much for our balmy Northwest winter - it'll be at least two or three weeks before I get another chance to get a bike out. Glad I got a couple rides in the week before last.



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    HA HA...
    fyi:
    A recent coworker is driving from New Hampshire to Washington State.
    and commenting on easier weather in Washington State.....
    he's bring snow...

  12. #12
    Just Some Random Guy
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Central VA

    Re: While a good portion of the nation.........

    It was 34 and rainy here. Still rode to work.

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    An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeG
    Apparently, the term "hooligan" means something completely different on this forum than what I'm used to. Apparently it's synonymous with "compliant fluffball".
    Quote Originally Posted by zrx24
    I hate these kind of threads. Half the time it's due to some other stupid shit they've done to their bike that they thought was too insignificant to mention until page 8.

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    Thread Hijacker
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    Fun City so Cal. on the West Coast of our U. S. of A.

    Re: While a good portion of the nation ~ we rode to Cycle Gear bike night . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyDave View Post

    Level 3 storm
    coming in this
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