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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, 05:53:26 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, 09:41:57 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, 08:30:02 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, 02:40:10 PM »

General Banter / Re: Yep
« on: August 29, 2018, 11:23:52 AM »
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, 08:56:00 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, 02:33:04 PM »
Frustrating how many idiots are out there.

General Banter / Re: It's not my ride.
« on: August 18, 2018, 03:54:10 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.

General Banter / Re: It's not my ride.
« on: August 18, 2018, 11:11:07 AM »
Following a car wearing race tires throws an incredible amount of rubber chunks and rocks into the front of the car.  My Z06 has a good number of rock chips in the paint as well as a fairly chewed windscreen.

I have yet to attend a track day where one could leave a bra on the front of a car.

General Banter / Re: It's not my ride.
« on: August 16, 2018, 02:33:38 PM »
So yep- several decided to run straight up 35....OMG I would not do that from south of LaCrosse even if you paid me!

I started out with my bad rear tire thinking this would be the best plan to get home, but got bored quickly.  I stopped at the first gas station, put 45psi in the rear, and got back on better roads.  I stopped every half hour just to make sure the tire was fine (it was).

As it turned out, most of the rear was just at the wear bars, but there was a foot plus strip where the cords were just below the worn rubber.  Everything looked fine until I saw the heavy wear section.

Safety and Riding Tips / Re: making small talk
« on: August 12, 2018, 07:47:19 PM »
Interesting data.  Fun to see a summary of real world use.

For Sale/Wanted to Buy / Re: FS: 2016 BMW S1000RR Premium
« on: June 23, 2018, 10:19:48 PM »
Fun choice of new machines.

Here's to a complete and speedy recovery!

General Banter / Re: SOLSTICE
« on: June 20, 2018, 01:13:47 PM »
Happy Solstice!

The 2018 summer solstice occurs at 6:07 a.m. on June 21.  Plan your celebratory breakfast now!

For Sale/Wanted to Buy / Re: FS: 2016 BMW S1000RR Premium
« on: May 24, 2018, 08:19:59 PM »
. . . you will not finder a nicer/cleaner one than this one!!

Unquestionably true.  I would happily trade you for mine. :)


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