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 Post subject: Re: Hello - MD USA
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:36 pm 
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PerazziMx14 wrote:
N3YMY wrote:
Howdy :howdy:

I'm about 25 miles south in Brunswick.

Supposed to be good riding weather this weekend.

Perhaps headup Michaux or Green Ridge; any interest...?


I don't think Patrick has procured a DR yet.

Oh, that's unfortunate. :cry:

Patrick, when you do get one, PM me and we can hit the streets or the dirt (preferably the dirt! :biggrin: )...


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 Post subject: Re: Hello - MD USA
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:45 pm 
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PerazziMx14 wrote:
Did you tell her you're going to miss her??

:s_rofl

This situation is why our own doctorgrey has created this vid IMHO:



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 Post subject: Re: Hello - MD USA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:16 am 
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Well she's resigned herself to the fact that it's a "done deal". She new it was over when I went from looking at bikes to helmets, at which time I got lambasted for giving away my old Shoei. Who would think that she would even remember after 15 years?? Women...

Michaux or Green Ridge?? Oh heck yes. I'll look you up when the new bike comes home. Thanks for asking!

Helmets have come down to the Shoei Hornet X2 and the Arai XD4. I may try a Bell MX9 as well for a lower cost option.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello - MD USA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:44 am 
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PaddyMac wrote:
Well she's resigned herself to the fact that it's a "done deal". She new it was over when I went from looking at bikes to helmets, at which time I got lambasted for giving away my old Shoei. Who would think that she would even remember after 15 years?? Women...

Michaux or Green Ridge?? Oh heck yes. I'll look you up when the new bike comes home. Thanks for asking!

Helmets have come down to the Shoei Hornet X2 and the Arai XD4. I may try a Bell MX9 as well for a lower cost option.


Helmets are not forever and will start to degrade over time making them less effective in the event you need them. So getting rid of the helmet a decade and a half ago was a good thing.

As far as a replacement helmet go to a local shop and try them on. If and when you find something that feels okay wear it around for a few minutes as your your impression may quickly change. I have a Bell MX9 and its okay but after a wearing and becoming a custom to modular helmets traditional full face helmets are PIA.

You missed a good ride yesterday. We got a little over 80 miles and the weather could not have better. There we're some grumblings about being dusty but i didn't notice :s_wink


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 Post subject: Re: Hello - MD USA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:01 pm 
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PerazziMx14 wrote:
Helmets are not forever and will start to degrade over time making them less effective in the event you need them. So getting rid of the helmet a decade and a half ago was a good thing.

The number of years I've read is 5 years; apparently the materials used don't do well beyond that.

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You missed a good ride yesterday. We got a little over 80 miles and the weather could not have better. There we're some grumblings about being dusty but i didn't notice :s_wink

No grumbling, amazement!

You were really kicking the dust up with that side car! :OMG:

Loved the "lift" technique you were using to lift the side car when large rocks appeared. :biggrin:

No problems, even in the hairpin turns, no tire lift and you kept it moving on the chosen line :good:

Apparently you have been practicing. :s_wink

Too bad most single track is narrow, I'd pay good money to follow and film that thing on single track. :s_rofl

We visited LostInPA's memorial turn...


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 Post subject: Re: Hello - MD USA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:54 pm 
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Biggest issue with the hack is its demanding on the upper body. One arm is always pushing and the other is always pulling on the handlebars. After a couple hours i'm ready for a rest.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello - MD USA
PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:57 pm 
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N3YMY wrote:
PerazziMx14 wrote:

We visited LostInPA's memorial turn...


Now that sounds ominous...


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 Post subject: Re: Hello - MD USA
PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:02 pm 
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PaddyMac wrote:
Now that sounds ominous...

It was!

I'll let him toot his own horn though.

Gotta hand it to him, hasn't quit riding and actually took courses and practices to improve. Less motivated folk should have just given up.

We went to AOAA and I took him on things that made Michaux pale by comparison. He did not die nor did he even drop it. :good:

He's got his first class "C" endure coming up I seem to recall.

Get your DR yet?

9th annual spring adventure ride is coming up...


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