To all my snow birding friends up there.

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To all my snow birding friends up there.

Postby Jimysan » February 27th, 2011, 3:24 am

I KNOW you are just thawing out now, and
I KNOW you are gearing up little rides up
and down driveways to the mailbox and back
and I KNOW some of you are a little more advanced
and have been down some long roads by now....

but I need to say this.

The weather has been good here for the past
month or so, give or take a few days, and I
as I always do when I pull into my subdivision,
slow and turn in, and then there it was.
It was night and my headlight caught a
massive bundle of carpet in my turn land.

So just let the san man remind you. You've
been hibernating too. Take it EASY for the
first few weekends, get your slow turn skills
and quick stop skills back "in the groove" a
little before you venture out into the unforgiving
hard traffic which is ALSO soon to blossom.

A little "taking it easy" up front might be
the ticked to "Easing on Home" later in the
riding season.

All right, I've talked enough. Please ride
safe so I may hug you again when I get the
chance

Love y'all brotha's and sista's.

San
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Postby ecks » February 27th, 2011, 7:41 am

Especially with Bikeweek coming up! Don't just roll the bike out of the trailer, hop on and hit the road full throttle.
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Re: To all my snow birding friends up there.

Postby wiseguydave » February 27th, 2011, 8:59 am

Thanks, Jim....you're an alright guy no matter what the Bun says... ;)
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Re: To all my snow birding friends up there.

Postby Stelth01 » February 27th, 2011, 1:15 pm

I agree.
Ease into it.
I got on my bike for the first real ride of the year, and I felt a bit rusty.It seems your skills erode a bit after a few months layoff.Especially in traffic situations.We rode about 75 miles yesterday,around 50 degrees at the peak, mostly 4 lanes, lots of wind gusts that could move you over a couple feet involuntarily,and lots of cars driving the way they do. Plus we needed to be on the lookout for the potholes and gravel patches that develop if you live in the snowbelt.It was kinda like being a rookie again, a little nervous and jerky. I didn't try to do any sudden stops or evasive maneuvers, and luckily didn't need to.By the time we reached the destination I felt more settled in and relaxed.We went in and had a beer and and then had a nice enjoyable ride back home as the sun set over the mountains, if not a very warm one as it got down into the low 30's. All in all another great day ridin.

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Postby Coilguy » February 27th, 2011, 1:51 pm

Riding is still about 3 feet of melting from being an option here.

Thanks for the words though i will read them again in 6 weeks or so.

CG
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Postby Applecover » February 27th, 2011, 2:42 pm

I'll give ya a hug if you make it to another RNR soon!

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Postby Jimysan » February 28th, 2011, 8:56 am

Someday my friend, someday!
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Re: To all my snow birding friends up there.

Postby Cobra » February 28th, 2011, 12:58 pm

I'll take ya up on that Hug o'l friend But just a warning Wade said he's planting a big wet one on ya next time he see's ya and giving you a reach around. He was gay once ya know.......

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Re: To all my snow birding friends up there.

Postby Jimysan » February 28th, 2011, 10:56 pm

I did not know that...



















But I know about his girly ass!!
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Re: To all my snow birding friends up there.

Postby miataman92 » March 16th, 2011, 8:00 am

Jimysan wrote:I did not know that...



















But I know about his girly ass!!



Oh the San man knows!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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