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Another forum I'm on has a thread where you post your rides, pictures, videos, what have you so I thought I'd start one here. There's no specific parameters like length or reason. If you take a spin around town to try out those new pipes, or if you go on a day trip for a few hundred miles, post here and share your ride with others. I'll start it off.

Met up with Tylernol, another forum member from here in town and we went on a 9 hour ride on a mission to get something my wife wanted. She has a thing for cheesy little knick-knacks and saw this advertised at a chain of discount stores:

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Like I said, cheesy. The problem is that none of the stores in town had one and the nearest one that did was almost 2 hours away. Well, she does let me ride when I want, plus it was a nice day and I was looking for an excuse to go riding so I met up with Tylernol and off we went in search of the elusive tiki.

Of course, we took the scenic route and 3 hours later we found it in Fredericton NB. We stopped for lunch, then carried on back home - also taking a much more scenic route. After a stop to admire Mr Potato,

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we toured through Fundy National Park along some nice roads with several scenic vistas.

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A half hour from home one of the cheap driving lights I got last summer fell off so I just cut the wires.

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Got the part ordered to repair the original turn signal bar so hopefully I'll have that in a day or two.

Overall it was a great day. Made a new friend and got some great riding in. Hope to see more people add their own adventures to this thread!
 

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Nice ride. Looks like y'all had some nice weather. Great pictures. For those who haven't tried the Relive app, it's pretty cool for sharing rides. Here's one from my ride home from work testing out new phone mount for taking pictures. Phone camera works pretty good when stopped, but moving there's a lot of distortion.

 

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Went on a good ride yesterday. 973 km (604 miles) and had a blast. Great weather, no wind, beautiful scenery. I have the stock seat on my Nomad and while I am a little saddle sore after 11 1/2 hours in it I expected it to be a lot more uncomfortable. Not bad for a stock seat. Me and a couple of buddies are doing a Four Corner Tour of our province, taking a photo of a designated landmark at each corner and yesterday we visited the furthest one. We took the scenic route (of course), leaving at 6:30 am and returned home around 9:30 pm. Here's a few pics:

This Grand Falls, NB (downtown)

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The church is the landmark we needed. That's an Indian Chieftain, a Vulcan 900 custom, and my Nomad

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And of course, the world's largest ax

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I know there are others out there doing rides. Please post here and add a few pics.
 

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So really this is more of a test to learn how to post pictures like those above and to support this thread as it is a great idea. This is just my avatar but thought I would add some context. The truck behind me reads, Calistoga Mineral Water. If you travel out of Napa, CA on Silverado Trail it takes you on a beautiful bike ride, 50 to 60 mph, mostly straight with some winding curves through some of the most prestigious vineyards in Napa. When you hit Calistoga you will often find many bikes also stopping for a quick break. For a simple ride you go through town and head back on 29 where you are going through wine county towns and many fine restaurant opportunities. For a longer day you can go any other direction and find almost endless roads seemly designed for motorcycles.

https://www.bing.com/maps?q=silvera...s=n&sk=&cvid=60d006476fc54bb3ab36fc107ca612d3

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Went for a short 250 km (150 mile) ride today after lunch. Cruised up the highway to check on a friend's cottage, then rode back along the shore. There was a nice cool breeze coming off the water that was a welcome relief in near 90F temps. Here's a shot of the bike next to the water. It's low tide so the sandbars are visible. There were people out walking on them and some were digging clams. Wonderful summer smell of sand and salt water. That faint outline you can just see out on the horizon is Prince Edward Island - a neighboring province.

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Being on vacation this week the plan was to get multiple rides in. Well between rain and chores today was the first day I was able to get out. Right at 175 miles. Here's the Relive video:


Also shot a few videos, I shortened them as most of the roads around here are straight and can be boring. This was beginning of ride, as you can tell, straight, but pretty nice greenery to look at, well at least for Texas in September.


Went thru several small towns, they are so peaceful compared to Houston.


I was out exploring some country roads I hadn't been on before. I told Google Map, no freeway, no toll, etc, and this was a road it took me down. I went about a half mile and turned around, I cut out the turn around part, it was at least a 20 point turn for me in on the slick gravel. Funny now, but not while I was doing it.


Came across a section of road that was different, might be hard to tell, but where the car tires go, it's grooved, and left smooth in the middle, made a nice place to ride and not fight the grooves.


I stopped at a State Park to chill for a moment, there were several other bikers there doing the get away from Houston ride like I was.
 

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Carla (wife) and I went for a quick ride this afternoon. Went on some back roads west (away from traffic). Only got poked 👉 once for passing when she didn't think I should have, that's a good ride. 😇. Here's Relive and a few short videos, pretty boring senery, but wind therapy time was good.






 

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On way home from work today and come up on this vehicle. This is not so much something to put in a ride thread, but did see it when on the bike. Hope y'all can read the tailgate. Now that would be a real crappy job.

 

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Went to the opening of the new Cycle Gear Superstore that just opened in our area. Wow, that place is huge. The helmet and clothing selection is fantastic. It was a short ride but we spent well over an hour there doing some window shopping. Here's a few pictures of the inside:
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Here's the Relive and a few more videos.



 

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Well my commute wasn't very nice this morning. My routine is to get up and check the radar and temp so I know how how to layer. No rain, lower 50s, I'm good to go. I get about a mile from house and hit a very thick fog bank, and I mean thick, it was actually much worst than video shows. I've got my leather jacket and chaps on, so no big deal. Then a few miles further it even starts to sprinkle. Decision time, pull over to put rain gear on or keep going. I decided to keep going, didn't get any worst and my leathers did it's job and kept me dry. I normally get about one day a week with fog like this during the spring and fall. Good thing I leave for work at 4am and traffic is light, don't have to worry too much about a lot of cars. Anyone else get stuck in rain latey?

 

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Sorry about the poor quality of this video, but the camera sits behind the windshield which oscillates at lower speeds.
This 18 wheeler came around this corner way too fast. Fortunately I was paying attention and saw him coming early enough to pull over. If the trees hadn't already lost many of their leaves I wouldn't have seen him so soon. This guy never slowed down! Always ride like you're invisible. To many, you are!

 

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Sorry about the poor quality of this video, but the camera sits behind the windshield which oscillates at lower speeds.
This 18 wheeler came around this corner way too fast. Fortunately I was paying attention and saw him coming early enough to pull over. If the trees hadn't already lost many of their leaves I wouldn't have seen him so soon. This guy never slowed down! Always ride like you're invisible. To many, you are!

That would definitely be a pucker moment. Guess there are benefits of falling leaves.
 

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Was cleaning up computer files today and found some video clips from 2020 I had trashed. Most are poor lighting, sun bursts, dark or otherwise messed up that I hadn't used. Going over these videos made me realize how many I shoot. I shortened each clip to about a minute long. So if you are really bored, pull up a chair and watch my bloopers and outtakes.

 

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Put in a pretty long ride today. Carla (wife) and I are looking at some land in the hill country west of San Antonio. The small county court house doesn't have much info on line and you need to go there in person. This lot has made it to our short list and wanted to make sure land was clear of any liens and look at the survey plot. Carla couldn't go today, so I took the bike. Total of 479 miles traveled. Freeway sucks getting there but once on the other side of San Antonio, my smile was ear to ear. This property is about 30 miles as the crow flies from The Twisted Sisters. We plan on putting a small house on it and retire there. In the video, my cruise was on when doing the wobble test, absolutely no wobble at 80MPH. When you get to the top speed in in this run, which is fight, Relive or GPS? It's late and have to work tomorrow so only short video. Got a good start on the Monthly Mileage Challenge. :)

 
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