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General Banter / Very rare HWY 7 bliss
« on: September 18, 2018, 04:42:32 PM »
Using highway 7 from Jasper to Harrison is often troublesome. A great stretch of road, but almost always cluttered.  I often use it as either the first or last 20 miles of a route getting in or out if Harrison.
Well, today we had it almost all to ourselves and brand new pavement as well. Road Gods smiled on us today.




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General Banter / Yep
« on: August 25, 2018, 01:10:23 PM »
Go fast, curvy roads, empty head, fill soul, BE!


 

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General Banter / Riding with others
« on: May 16, 2018, 07:38:15 AM »
One of the reasons I enjoy riding with other riders who are similar in skill levels and style of riding is that when riding in a group of a few riders we are a larger entity to be "seen". As in "start seeing motorcyclists ".
I will add other reasons to this thread later. Share some of your reasons!

Enjoy your day, and ride! :)

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General Banter / Pledge
« on: May 03, 2018, 10:39:05 AM »
In the interest of keeping this group alive and even growing it's numbers,  I pledge to organize 4 open-forum rides this season.  Will others join me in a commitment of their own?

Greg

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General Banter / So close, yet ...
« on: March 11, 2018, 09:42:14 AM »
It's 90% of what I wanted it to be. Where it starts to show it's flaws are at speeds that I sometimes like to ride. I feel it "pushing" through the air versus slicing through the air like my sportbikes did. Also surprising is the gas mileage. While 35-40 mpg is still ok, I could slice the corners all day on my CBR and get 40-45.
A 350 mile day is more comfortable, but ...... maybe I didn't mind the "uncomfort" given it's a trade off. A Cadillac is more comfortable, but a Corvette is more fun. I'll rest when I'm dead. 

We'll see.

Greg not Steve

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General Banter / More is ..... stupid
« on: October 30, 2017, 08:32:12 PM »
This is just a concept bike at this point, yes? Christ, before you know it motorCYCLES will have FOUR wheels. Oh, wait .... we already have those.

Stupid.

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/2017/october/yamaha-2018-mwt-9-niken-trike-three-wheeler/

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General Banter / Multiple bikes
« on: April 05, 2017, 06:44:19 AM »
I don't know how folks with multiple bikes of different classes do it. After just 8 months with 2 bikes I'm facing a dilemma. While riding my sportbike I never have a feeling of "I wish I was on my sport-touring bike", yet while I enjoy my Sprint ST I do on occasion get a feeling of "I wish I was on my CBR".

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General Banter / Favorite roads
« on: March 18, 2017, 01:08:04 PM »
In an interest in livening things up around here, I will start a thread about favorite roads. Tell us somethings about the road. Why you like it, what makes it great for you.

I will start with a lesser known road in Arkansas. HWY 14 runs between Omaha (Ar) and Mountain View and is one of my favorites in Arkansas. It is a state highway, so posted speeds are 55. As many of you know, Arkansas does not use gravel on it's shoulders so corners rarely if ever have any gravel. HWY 14 covers some ground and is a great, fun choice getting across the state.
As throughout most of Arkansas, police presence in rural areas is almost negligible. No further comment needed.  :)
Super grippy pavement as well.

More later.

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General Banter / Hey Tony!
« on: November 16, 2016, 09:32:48 PM »
The picture of you and Mark (Tumbler) at the Veterans Day dinner attracted a whole lot of attention on Facebook. As you're not on FB, I thought I'd paste the response thread here:

Paul Kolbo Tony Doom?
Like · Reply · November 11 at 8:35pm · Edited
Paul Kolbo
Paul Kolbo
Please say hi for me (from social media which he hates.)
Like · Reply · November 11 at 8:36pm
Thomas Greg Yager
Thomas Greg Yager TK! He was special oops in Vietnam. Ask him about it and he'll deny it, but it's true.
Like · Reply · 1 · November 11 at 8:45pm
Lyhov Anderson
Lyhov Anderson
How is Tony, haven't seen him this year at all.
Like · Reply · November 11 at 8:45pm
Jon Peterson
Jon Peterson
TK!!
Like · Reply · 1 · November 11 at 8:51pm
John Meyer
John Meyer
That's one good looking shirt, TK!! #forzadoom
Like · Reply · November 11 at 8:51pm
Mikey Borgstrom
Mikey Borgstrom
TK!!!!! How's he doing?
Like · Reply · November 11 at 8:58pm
Vincent Johnson
Vincent Johnson
Tk. He is doing just fine.
Like · Reply · 1 · November 11 at 9:02pm
Vincent Johnson
Vincent Johnson
I should say he is still smiling.
Like · Reply · November 11 at 9:09pm
Ray Kang
Ray Kang
Hope you vets enjoyed your free grub! Thanks again for your service.
Like · Reply · 2 · November 11 at 9:17pm
Vincent Johnson
Vincent Johnson
Thanks to Applebee's for the free dinner. It was a full house.
Like · Reply · 1 · November 11 at 9:19pm
Ed Fitch
Ed Fitch
Hey Tony
Like · Reply · November 11 at 9:43pm
Ian Ellis
Ian Ellis
Hey a TK sighting! he looks well.
Like · Reply · 2 · November 11 at 9:53pm
Matthew Bursch
Matthew Bursch
TK!!!

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For Sale/Wanted to Buy / Not mine, just a Honda fan
« on: October 28, 2016, 08:14:42 PM »
looky here. would love to take it our for a spin. HSTA old school  :)

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/dak/mcy/5836636908.html


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General Banter / 2nd half
« on: August 11, 2016, 05:00:15 AM »
As we are now well into the 2nd half of the riding season, it would be terrific if more people would step up and organize rides. Just a thought.  :)    Speak with Ray if you have questions.

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General Banter / 7 of the last 9
« on: June 21, 2016, 02:59:24 PM »
7 of the last 9 posts in the FB forum for this group are people selling something. Put a fork in it, it's over.

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General Banter / Chain cleaning tool
« on: May 26, 2016, 05:01:05 PM »
There was a pretty nifty chain cleaning tool that I saw on FB (I think). I did some checking of the usual big online distributors and I don't think I see it. It was an "all-in-one" enclosed type setup. Anyone remember it and if so please share.  :)

Thanks

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General Banter / Looking towards next year .....
« on: November 29, 2015, 05:20:38 PM »
Hey All,
   I hope everyone had a rewarding holiday / long weekend! I've had a few thoughts brewing these last few weeks about this forum regarding organized rides. In 2014 and in previous years, Ray has been terrific in asking people who are inclined to organize rides to please submit tentative dates to him as to when they would like to organize a ride. In 2015 this practice was discontinued. I'd like to propose that we reestablish this practice when moving forward into 2016. Although I believe Ray is the only one with administrative privileges on the actual web forum, I would like to offer my services to Ray and the group in helping coordinate dates for rides. There are at least 3 or 4 of us I can immediately think of that would be willing to put together a ride or 2. If we can get others to contribute that will only add to the variety!
    As people may have noticed after repeated rides with MSTA, there is a "format" to the way rides are conducted. An organizer needs to:
#1. Decide on a route.
#2. Create a route sheet.
#3. Pre-riding the route is helpful but going above and beyond the call of duty. No organizer is expected to do this, and more don't do so than do.
#4. Optional but not mandatory: Name the ride.
#5. Although MSTA wholeheartedly (and rightly so!) stresses each individual is responsible for the choices they make while on their motorcycle, perhaps give a brief description of the "mood" of the ride.  For example, " I'm Bob and I loooove the corners! No one is expected to ride the way I do, but I love a spirited pace" ..... or, "I'm Dawn and although each person is expected to ride their own pace, I love to smell the flowers and take pictures when I'm out for a day's ride".

One final thought for now. Creating a schedule of rides achieves 2 less defined outcomes.
#1. It helps set ourselves apart from the myriad of other posted rides at various forums.
#2. As individuals we all have busy lives with other interests. Having a schedule of rides helps people plan their season's riding from a logistical standpoint. Many of us also have limited budgets on which we can delegate money to this sport (which is very expensive!). Knowing what rides are coming up in a given month, versus waiting until Wednesday or Thursday of that week to learn of a ride that coming weekend, is very helpful.

These musings are my thoughts and I am not speaking for the organization as a whole. My only goal is to facilitate more rides, and enjoyable experiences for all.

Amen,
Greg

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General Banter / This weekend?
« on: October 05, 2015, 08:08:46 PM »
As of this writing, highs around 70 each day with 0% rain.

Someone willing get something going? Rip down to Arcadia and such? Earn our reputation? Upset some nannies? 8)

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