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Offline KrisCook

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« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2015, 11:05:17 AM »
Nice looking bike, Glenn, er I mean Kevin.

Baah haha!   

Seriously, though.  Gorgeous bike.
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« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2015, 09:58:09 PM »
Found this road today that drops off Signal Mtn. You know it's a tight switchback when a PT Cruiser has to stop and back up to negotiate the turn. I had to perform Gymkhana turns on the right-handers going down.

I'll definitely be incorporating it into an upcoming ride...


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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2015, 07:05:17 PM »
Imagine that you are a bird...

...with wings...
...and feathers...
...and the freedom to fly...
...to heights of hundreds/thousands of feet...
...high above most predators...

What the hell are you doing in my front brake rotor?

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« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2015, 04:30:05 PM »
Imagine that you are a bird...

...with wings...
...and feathers...
...and the freedom to fly...
...to heights of hundreds/thousands of feet...
...high above most predators...

What the hell are you doing in my front brake rotor?

WTH are you doing a 1000 feet up in his space????
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« Reply #19 on: October 08, 2015, 09:17:53 AM »
Imagine that you are a bird...

...with wings...
...and feathers...
...and the freedom to fly...
...to heights of hundreds/thousands of feet...
...high above most predators...

What the hell are you doing in my front brake rotor?

WTH are you doing a 1000 feet up in his space????


A wheelie, most likely.   8)
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« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2015, 12:14:13 PM »
Imagine that you are a bird...

...with wings...
...and feathers...
...and the freedom to fly...
...to heights of hundreds/thousands of feet...
...high above most predators...

What the hell are you doing in my front brake rotor?

Took a hit to my shoulder the other day from some winged terror.  Wasn't pleasant. They should have a minimum op floor of 100 feet agl

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« Reply #21 on: October 08, 2015, 06:50:46 PM »
Imagine that you are a bird...

...with wings...
...and feathers...
...and the freedom to fly...
...to heights of hundreds/thousands of feet...
...high above most predators...

What the hell are you doing in my front brake rotor?

A couple of weeks ago, one decided to end it all by wedging itself between the brake hose and fork tube of the Magna. That gives the Magna an air (bird) and a ground (squirrel) "kill". I'm going to have to watch out for low bridge water crossing in case some fish wants a go.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2015, 06:52:18 PM by DachshundUberAlles »
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« Reply #22 on: October 08, 2015, 07:56:21 PM »

That gives the Magna an air (bird) and a ground (squirrel) "kill". I'm going to have to watch out for low bridge water crossing in case some fish wants a go.

Yes!  I hit a squirrel also, about 1-1/2 months ago.  We're tied!

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« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2015, 04:17:14 AM »
did something yesterday afternoon that i thought i'd never do....


dropped my bike off at a shop to be worked on.

When in trouble, shower down on the throttle. It either fixes the problem or ends the suspense.

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« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2015, 12:10:13 PM »

did something yesterday afternoon that i thought i'd never do....


dropped my bike off at a shop to be worked on.
Oh no! You must have broke both hands in an unfortunate smelting accident

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« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2015, 06:38:18 PM »

did something yesterday afternoon that i thought i'd never do....


dropped my bike off at a shop to be worked on.
Oh no! You must have broke both hands in an unfortunate smelting accident

nope, been working 7/12's since august
When in trouble, shower down on the throttle. It either fixes the problem or ends the suspense.

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« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2015, 02:47:05 PM »
Two biggest lies I've been handed today...

"20 percent chance of scattered afternoon drizzle..."

"The Olympia AST 2 jacket features a waterproof membrane to keep you dry..."

 >:(

Just ordered a Klim Latitude jacket to take care of #2.

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« Reply #27 on: November 05, 2015, 03:12:17 PM »
Two biggest lies I've been handed today...

"20 percent chance of scattered afternoon drizzle..."

"The Olympia AST 2 jacket features a waterproof membrane to keep you dry..."

 >:(

Just ordered a Klim Latitude jacket to take care of #2.

I have a Klim Latitude jacket. It's the bomb-digity. It runs a little big. I have an XL and can wear a sweatshirt and a chest protector under it and it's still loose.
2015 Versys 650 LT / 2016 Beta 300 RR / Suzuki DR-Z440S

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« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2015, 04:01:37 PM »
I stopped at Pandora's in Chattanooga while passing through the other day. I tried on the Apex and Overland, both in XL...fit great. The Apex was the awesome, but also $800. The Overland lacked some of the adjustment straps and venting, but they were going to make a deal at $375.

Decided to mull it over, and found a 2015 version of the Latitude on Ebay for $450. Also ordered a pair of Latitude Misano pants a few days ago. Other than my mesh gear, I should be able to divest myself of several pants and jackets by going with the Klim suit for most conditions.

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« Reply #29 on: November 13, 2015, 07:29:52 AM »
Am I right???