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General Banter / Re: WHERE ARE THEY?
« on: May 24, 2019, 11:39:18 AM »
They sale Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, Huski, and KTM. I guess what aren't they buying.
Certainly a good mix.
I hope sales remain up.

General Banter / Re: WHERE ARE THEY?
« on: May 22, 2019, 03:31:22 PM »
He says sales are up more than 20%. 
What bikes are selling? 

And what are the younger riders buying?

General Banter / Re: 1ST TIPTOE
« on: April 06, 2019, 08:51:23 AM »
New tires and cold is not a good combination. One would think the reminder would be enough. 

Safety and Riding Tips / Re: Observations....
« on: January 27, 2019, 05:45:27 PM »
Satisfying end result, but for the loss of the card.

General Banter / Re: "HAPPY SOLSTICE!"
« on: December 25, 2018, 01:26:06 PM »
Slowly . . .

General Banter / Re: "HAPPY SOLSTICE!"
« on: December 24, 2018, 01:17:29 PM »
I always say good-bye to each season as it leaves and greet the new. 

It seems wise.

General Banter / Re: Curious Thread
« on: November 21, 2018, 09:09:36 AM »
Well there ya go, got left out again

Only if you choose to be left out.  :)

All you need to do is visit their website.  You do not need to join or do anything special, just browse.

General Banter / Re: If
« on: October 16, 2018, 06:53:26 PM »
Face book has done more to slow this sight down than anything else. I for one will be gone if face book takes over, not interested in peoples day to day goings on.

I share your disinterest in social media, but I found you can easily monitor the MN-MSTA Facebook page without seeing anything else if this is your preference. 

All you need is to sign up for Facebook and then ask for an invitation to join the MN-MSTA group.  Sign up for the group.  Then ignore any friend requests you may receive. 

Off Topic / Re: Hello? Are you there?!
« on: September 22, 2018, 10:41:57 PM »
Your rides are a perfect introduction to the area; not too fast and good routes.  If you can ever talk yourself into a weekend ride I bet you would get takers. 

General Banter / Re: Amish restaurant.
« on: September 15, 2018, 09:30:02 PM »
And giant sweet rolls.

Rosi in Houston retired upon reaching 80 years old and closed her restaurant.

General Banter / Re: SW Wis getting hammered by floods again
« on: August 30, 2018, 03:40:10 PM »

General Banter / Re: Yep
« on: August 29, 2018, 12:23:52 PM »
There is a passage in the book I recall from reading it in high school where a specific maintenance task is stymied by a stuck screw.  He is trying to get a side cover off. I enjoyed the recognition that a small part can be very valuable. 

“Normally screws are so cheap and small and simple you think of them as unimportant. But now, as your Quality awareness becomes stronger, you realize that this one, individual, particular screw is neither cheap nor small nor unimportant.

“Right now this screw is worth exactly the selling price of the whole motorcycle, because the motorcycle is actually valueless until you get the screw out."

Safety and Riding Tips / Re: Observations....
« on: August 24, 2018, 09:56:00 PM »
Imagine if you will, you were riding your motorcycle in the above scenario...

I suspect we have all had this experience at some point.  It is one reason I practice threshold braking every time I go out on a bike.  So far, braking hard and turning right onto the shoulder has worked when I am either on a bike or in a car. 

I hate it when someone in our group passes on a blind hill or corner, forcing oncoming traffic to brake and turn on the shoulder.  It endangers everyone, including those of us in the correct lane behind them.  But I have been guilty of some really stupid passes, too. 

Safety and Riding Tips / Re: Observations....
« on: August 22, 2018, 03:33:04 PM »
Frustrating how many idiots are out there.

General Banter / Re: It's not my ride.
« on: August 18, 2018, 04:54:10 PM »
Racer's tape makes me look faster.

It is like playing for an audience.  It sounds like I play much better when my audience has been drinking.

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