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Finally hit the 60's in Iowa this weekend. 200 miles with my dad on his Valkyrie.

I know he could leave me in the dust with his 1520cc 6 cyl monster, but the VULCAN held her own through the back roads of Iowa. Cannot wait for summer! I took his 72 Honda 350 for a quick ride too.
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I know he could leave me in the dust with his 1520cc 6 cyl monster, but the VULCAN held her own through the back roads of Iowa. Cannot wait for summer! I took his 72 Honda 350 for a quick ride too.
I love that little 350! I hope to find one at a decent price one of these days.

Glad you were able to get a nice ride in with your Pops!

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Great pics! I had my daughters 77 Yamaha 360 out today for a bit also before the I hit the road with the Nomad.

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The Honda 350 in orange and black was my dream bike as a little kid back in the 70's. The closest I got to my dream was a '74 CB 550 in orange and black.

Love your Custom; would love that engine black out in my Classic (I dislike cleaning chrome all the time!!!!).

My son ('82 CM450C) and I are going to do a few rides together this year; can't wait for that. Never was able to do them with my Dad; treasure every chance you get with yours.

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Did a little riding myself today , this has been a charmed year for us . I rode in Feb , could have got out almost some every month this winter.
Where abouts in N Iowa ?

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Did a little riding myself today , this has been a charmed year for us . I rode in Feb , could have got out almost some every month this winter.
Where abouts in N Iowa ?
I rode a bit every month except Feb. this winter. Little windy again today but rode anyway. I'm in East Central Iowa, little town called Miles. What about y'all?

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I rode a bit every month except Jan. this winter. Little windy again today but rode anyway. I'm in East Central Iowa, little town called Miles. What about y'all?
Your real close to the Mississippi , we road through Miles last summer headed to Savanna , I live on the North edge of Cedar Rapids.

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Your real close to the Mississippi , we road through Miles last summer headed to Savanna , I live on the North edge of Cedar Rapids.
Cool! Most people have never heard of Miles much less been thru here. 64 is a great road to ride & it's only 4 blocks from my house! Ya gotta love all these 2-lane highways around here. I feel blessed to be w/o city traffic, just LOTS of quiet highways.
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You guys in IA might want to check out the Vulcan Riders Association if you have not already. They are having their National Rally in McGregor IA this year. http://www.vulcanriders.us/

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You guys in IA might want to check out the Vulcan Riders Association if you have not already. They are having their National Rally in McGregor IA this year. http://www.vulcanriders.us/
Wow, thanks! That's like "just up the road" from me!
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