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Old 06-03-2019, 05:59 AM   #41 (permalink)
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My wife and I rode the cycle to the Grand Canyon, and that's where I proposed to her 12 years ago. It's breathtaking there.

The ride up in the morning yesterday was gloriously cool and my daughter enjoyed a ride around town, we had a great day. The ride back was not so much fun, hot and the traffic was thick, but that's part of motorcycling!
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That's awesome Astro and soooo romantic.

We married in 2009 not that far apart from
you guys.

After proposing we hopped on our cycle too
and road to get our first tattoos and turned
out to be a pretty memorable day for us as well.

I believe were we stayed was called Angel Lodge,
a place you recommended to me when looking
for a place to stay when visiting the Grand Canyon
yrs. ago.

My memory is kinda foggy as if it was you
or not.


Anyway.....we absolutely love staying way up
there on the rim of the canyon. I do remember
that when we left, it was cold and had snowed
a bit and couldn't wait to ride further down the
elevation to warm up.

Ahhhh, memories.

Good to hear that you and your daughter had a
nice ride and quality time spent together even if
the temps got sticky on your way home.


We had the same thing happen to us when we
rode Memorial Day. The day started off comfortable
but by the time we got close to home with all the
stop lights and the sun beatin down on us, I was
anxious to get home and shed all the ridin gear and
get cool and comfy.

Still.....a good ride and glad we finally got out.
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Bright Angel Lodge, historical, rustic, and charming!
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Yeah I envy you all the wide open highway rides, I'm hammering out the daily commute picking up the open stretches when I can. apparently 2 wrecks a day for a few days last week had traffic all kinds of tangled up- was almost enough to make me drive instead lol. OTOH racking up the miles and getting more accommodated to the bike, a game of slight adjustments to posture- slowly dialing in the stability and comfort.

Get the family out of town and I'll be gone for a weekend out in the countryside- want to master that road I wrecked on last year.
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Old 06-06-2019, 03:26 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Folks drive like crazy on all kinds of roads
schnappi and that is scary. Believe me when
I say, I hang on to my husband like my
life depends on him when he has to maneuver
thru the fast pace on the highway.

I sit back behind him and say my prayers
waiting for that first opening or out of the
thick of things before I can finally take
a breath of relief and let myself relax
from the tenseness of my body and release
the firm grip I had on his waste. whew...

Riding when traffic is low like earlier
in the mornings on the weekend, where
work traffic is much less is when we like
to ride. Riding away from the traffic,
where it is wide open spaces, out in the
country to enjoy the scenery.

We have to take care of ourselves because
no one else will. Meaning, out on the road,
we have to have eyes on everything, front,
back, sides, because the other guy in their
car, we have no idea if they are impaired
or what's going on with them.

Most of the time, folks are on cell phones,
distracted, medical problems, stuff on their
minds where they are not focused on seeing
whose around them. Esp. if they are on
motorcycles.

We are like a tiny dot in their eyes or a
small bug that can be squashed if you
know what I mean.

Anyway....

Enjoy time away with family and ride safe
returning to us to share how your ride was.
Remember, if you dont feel comfortable riding
where your last accident was, you dont have
to ride it.

Having you safe is more important than
proving you have to ride a dangerous curve
in the road.

Freedom to ride a gift in sobriety is
worth living for.
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:33 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Old 06-09-2019, 05:12 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Hey Phoenix, where are at in this picture?

Am I just seeing something that looks like
a deer right up ahead of you?

Must be raining or just rained. Early morning
ride?

or later afternoon evening ?
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Driving on the left side of the road, deer up ahead, raining, and in Australia it's almost winter.
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Do they get snow in Australia? Just
wondering or thinking cold weather to
cool myself down as we are good and hot
over here in Baton Rouge. Whew....

We get hot and think cold weather, then
it gets cold and we think hot or warmer
weather.

Of course we seldom get snow this far
down in the south, but we have had several
yrs to where we had a few or more inches
of snow and of course we didnt know how to
deal with it.

It sure is purty tho.

And then to see deer....all be get is squirrels
that dart across the road and we brake for
those cute little critters.

S.O.S. …..means.....save our squirrels....lol

Now, I did see deer at a park I use to walk
jog at while living in Houston for 10 yrs.
and that was an awesome moment for
my eyes to see.


No gators near me either.....just snakes....
that's live in my gardens. Noooooo….


Anyway.....hope you had a pleasant ride
out and about and hope you guys drive
on the right side of the road for safety.
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not a deer, a blurry car- in a parking spot...I did see a deer the other day, same area...there are feral deer in them thar hills along with the rest

officially winter, great loud music and driving
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Ahhhh.....a car..... not a deer...…

I'd love to see a deer with some snow....

Send some cool air this way Phoenix, cause
it's pretty warm and we're just in June.

Anyway.....

This morning while taking a drive to the
store, Joe Walsh , Rocky Mountain High
song came on and emmediately I thought
about you cranking your music up loud,
something just about all of us have done
many times in our lives.

A favorite song comes on and you just
have to turn it up loud and rock out with
it with your air guitars or drums.

I know I have and still do, but not to a
deafening loud or blowing out the speakers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY1mamIofvA

Here is Joe's song on youtube, but not
the best sounding ive heard. Sorry.

Anyway.... been looking at some Sturgis
and Daytona pictures on Face Book making
me wish we had another trip there for us
in the future.

The last time we went to Sturgis we trailered
our bike and if we go again or anywhere long
distant, we'd have to trailer it then too.

My husband wants to go up north to see
the Northern Lights and we talk about a
trip from time to time. Maybe stop in the
Dakota's and Deadwood.


Okay, that's all I got for now. Ride safely
whether in your car, motorcycle, bike or
bicycle. Anything that gets you out and
about.
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oh Sharon prayers my son had that and recovered your hubby can I know it. little by little .. hugs hugs hugs... ardy wisconsin

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Hey toad and friend.…..

I'm doing well here in B.R. and well...…
just keeping busy working in my garden
of paradise which is where I spend most
of my outside time at.

Our motorcycle has been sitting and not
sure if it will be ridden again. My husband
has to be able to maneuver it and well.....

This past month something happened to
him which we are not sure what cause it.
He woke up with his eye really red and
irritated and then the side of his face
showed paralyisis or droopiness.

Did he have a stroke or what.....

For the past week he has been dealing with
allergies affecting his ears, nose and throat.

So he went in for a check up and come
to find out he had Bell's Palsy …..

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000773.htm


Since the visit and meds. he has healed from
it pretty well which is great.


Anyway.....we are doing outside backyard
projects before it gets to be too hot and
maybe, just maybe we will take the Road
King out sometime this yrs for a nice ride.


In the meantime we are living a day at
a time to the fullest taking care of ourselves
in all areas of our life.

Thank you toad for your kindness and
concern. Hoping all is well out your way too.
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Hello Ardy…..

Thank you for your kind words and
understanding of what Bells Palsy is. I'm
also happy and glad your son recovered
as well from it.

I'm happy to report that my husband has
also recovered from it too. Whew...Yay...!!!

Hoping all is well up there in Wisconsin. A
place I've not experience visiting yet.
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Finally some good weather coincided with the family out of town for much of the day so I got in a nice 3hr ride trying to get lost on the back roads out in the middle of nowhere... no traffic jams, stop and go or other horrors... oh man was it a nice ride

Didn't end up getting lost but dug around a nice variety of roads, including a bit of gravel, it turns amazingly faster & easier than the Bandit did. Finished up with a brief run on the highway. The R6 is an exciting bike though- I had to scramble around some entrance ramp slowpokes, then hung out for a few moments with a group of Harleys before splitting off again. Have to remember it needs 2 gears down if you want the gonzo acceleration... I always forget the 2nd one. I've been missing the "road-head" that develops in an extended relaxed ride- felt great!
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:10 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Hey guys....Sharon here.

Soooo good to hear that you got on your motorcycle
schnappi and faced the road with determination. To
get back in the saddle or I should say seat and let
willingness to take control of the handles and shoe
to the pedal and off you went having a nice ride out
and about.

We haven't taken our bike out again yet, but my
husband glued my soles back together on my boots
and waiting for cooler weather to head our way,
which wont get here till Sept. …..however, today,
we had a little rain shower and the humidity dropped
and it is amazingly pleasant out right now.

Would be a nice to take the bike out today, but
not with slick streets. No way, no how.

Okay.....

soooooo, I watch country music in the morning
while waking up and drinking my coffee. With
new videos and a splash of vintage videos thru
out the morning, they played a Hank Williams Jr.
with his dad singing There's a Tear In My Beer song
together.

With todays technology, they put both together
which made the video spectacular to watch and
enjoy.

Of course, anytime I hear a Hank Williams song,
I emmediately think of you Toad.

Sooooo here is the video to share with you guys
and the lyrics to it. Of course, it does sadden me
tremendously about Hank Williams drinking
and alcoholism that eventually took its toll on
him back then and is such a strong lesson to
remind us that alcohol didnt work back in the
day and it still doesn't today for those of us
affected by addiction and living in recovery.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM8tROzp4Dc


There's a tear in my beer
Cause I'm cryin for you, dear
You are on my lonely mind
Into these last nine beers
I have shed a million tears
You are on my lonely mind
I'm gonna keep drinkin'
Until I'm petrified
And then maybe, these tears will leave my eyes
There's a tear in my beer
'Cause I'm cryin' for you, dear
You are on my lonely mind
Last night I walked the floor
And the night before
You were on my lonely mind
It seems my life is through
And I'm so dog gone blue
You are on my lonely mind
I'm gonna keep drinkin
Til I can't move a toe
And then maybe, my heart won't hurt me so
There's a tear in my beer
'Cause I'm crying for you, dear
You are on my lonely mind
Lord, I've tried and I've tried
But my tears, I can't hide
You are on my lonely mind
All these blues that I've found
Have really got me down
You are on my lonely mind
I'm gonna keep drinkin
'Til I can't even think
'Cause in the last week, I ain't slept a week
There's a tear in my beer
'Cause I'm crying for you, dear
You are on my lonely mind
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Hey fellow Bikers....how are you guys doing?

Is it too hot to ride your motorcycles these days?

Every now and then when we are out and about
in the morning doing some shopping, we spot a lone
ride probably going to work on his bike and I still
get excited seeing them ride and take notice of the
type of motorcycle they are riding.

Looking to see if he's a young dude or a tough
biker dude or just an ordinary everyday person
who seems to like riding a bike instead of a car.

We are making plans for the Fall to drive to
Yellowstone. A place we have not gone to yet.

We have gone to Sturgis a number of times
and as close as we are to Montana, we just
skip it and return home.

This time, we are planning to drive to Sturgis
to stay a day to go back to Mt. Rushmore another
time before heading to Yellowstone. Gotta go
back to the gift shop to pick up another coffee
mug similar to the one ive been using everyday
since the last time we went.

I keep thinking that if I should drop my cup
by accident on the wood or tile floors, then
there she goes and i'll be wishing I had picked
up 2 of them back when.

Anyway.....do any of you have any experience
with Yellowstone? So far we know how to get
to Sturgis with our eyes closed but passed there,
we will have mapped out a route to Montana
and on route coming back home thru Colorado
before heading home.

Anyway....this trip is not for awhile, and we are
just in the planning stages and trying to get passed
the humidity, heat and hurricane season that is
ahead of us.

Hoping all are well out there in SR Motorcycle Land.

Oh too.....if your not riding a motorcycle feel
free to share whatever youd like. Just touching
base with folks and seeing how you are doing in
everyday life is just as important too.
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It's over 110 here every day now so the motorcycle sits idle unless I can be on it by 5:00 AM. This is the time of year when we hide from the heat for the most part.

I haven't been to Yellowstone since I was a kid, sounds like a great adventure. A friend of mine rode there from Phoenix and loved it.
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When you go to Yellowstone be sure and visit the William Cody (buffalo Bill) Museum in Cody Wyoming....it is outstanding, lots of paintings and historical artifacts, they also have the biggest gun collection outside of the Smithsonian.
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Thanks guys.....

I passed on that info to my husband as he is mapping
out the road mileage from here to Sturgis first. We will
be taking a shorter route going up, then stay in Sturgis,
close to Mt Rushmore so I can get my coffee mug, before
moving forward toward Montana.


It will be the first time for us to take a trip in the
car together as to riding on the motorcycle all
the way to Sturgis. This trip is basically for us
to get out of town for a spell.


When you both are together 24/7 everyday,
every moment.....you get the idea, right....
You just want different scenery and such for
awhile.

So, taking this trip in cooler weather and seeing
the mountains and going all the way into Montana...
well....we are ecstatic.


A drive up there and back safe and sound is
more than we can ask for. Everything else is
a bonus.
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Car + loud music (usually floyd)- windows down with blasting arctic breeze (with heater on feet) makes pj a happy boy!!!
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