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General Banter / Re: Colour me old...
« Last post by wiemanca on Today at 07:25:57 AM »
Our son went on a ride similar to that last year, put on by a dealer in Lakeville.  It was not the dealer's fault, but the riders all thought that they were on a track day, and did not need to obey speed limits or street signs.  Everyone thought they had the fastest bike, and were trying to prove it.  He said he felt safer a few years ago, when he was driving a truck in Iraq or Afghanistan.  He never went on one of those rides again.  Guess he found something more dangerous than driving a semi-truck full of jet fuel in a war.
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General Banter / Re: Colour me old...
« Last post by Greg on Today at 07:01:20 AM »
Went on a group ride last night put on by a dealer, I will never attempt that again.  I'm amazed with the stupidity of riders in their 20s-30s.  I must be 30 going on 55...

I have never been on one of those style of rides and it would be interesting to hear the specific behavior you noticed. Racing from stop light to stop light, weaving dangerously in and out of traffic, etc. What did you see?

Interestingly there is another dimension to this story as well. Over the years several of us have issued "casting calls" out to the various forums inviting them to join our style of riding provided it's to their comfort levels. Surprisingly (or not?) often times they leave our rides early, or don't attend again because we're "too fast in the corners" lol.
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General Banter / Re: Colour me old...
« Last post by GUZZI JOHN on June 16, 2018, 06:34:29 PM »
Wasn't SSB by chance? Sounds a lot like the old Caribou Death Rides in Coon rapids.
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General Banter / Re: Colour me old...
« Last post by Umyaya on June 16, 2018, 01:16:27 PM »
Lol
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General Banter / Colour me old...
« Last post by sleeper404 on June 16, 2018, 11:05:54 AM »
Went on a group ride last night put on by a dealer, I will never attempt that again.  I'm amazed with the stupidity of riders in their 20s-30s.  I must be 30 going on 55...
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Routes / Re: STAR 2018 in La Crosse Routes
« Last post by vince on June 14, 2018, 01:16:02 PM »
Should have posted on rides and get together.
Did you make it down there.
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General Banter / Hill Country Ride 6/13 road conditions
« Last post by GUZZI JOHN on June 14, 2018, 08:56:21 AM »
  Only a couple nasty bits. 88 from U to Gilmanton bad!  Newly paved N has new class 5 too and the tight corners are well covered but the sweepers were clean. Hit some old favorites-XX to U was nice, H is ok but Wolf road is newer. Trout run is nice w grass to the pavement-no gravel! Doelle Valley to 95  then G to Shaeffer Valley was fun new bit. Hope others folks were able to get out on a wonderful day.
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Routes / Re: STAR 2018 in La Crosse Routes
« Last post by Tumbler on June 11, 2018, 10:49:12 AM »
So I have tomorrow and Wednesday off. Anyone heading to Star that I could tag along with?
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General Banter / Re: Volunteering at STAR 2018
« Last post by wiemanca on June 05, 2018, 07:05:32 PM »
It is not that there is a shortage of volunteers, as there is always room for more, to make it easier for everyone.  I was informed a few months ago, and again by another person tonight, that has been involved with many STAR's, that most of the volunteers do the volunteering at the event.
Another words, when people register, they ask what they can do to help?

They find it a way to meet new people and learn more about MSTA.  That is how we got involved a few years ago at STAR, and now have friends from New Mexico and Texas that we only see at STAR and they will be in La Crosse, and helping.

But, back to a few comments posted, if you are from the MN-WI area and know the La Crosse area, then it is always nice to have you as a volunteer.  It not only shows the support of the MN MSTA Members, but you can also give some very helpful advice to people that do not know the area.

We will see you in La Crosse in a few days.
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General Banter / Re: Volunteering at STAR 2018
« Last post by Greg on June 05, 2018, 06:23:46 PM »
me too, apparently they're having trouble getting more folks given this last minute request. I'm sure it will be a success regardless.
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