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Old 02-29-2004, 11:29 AM   #11
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Traveling and meeting people should never be this much fun EB. Cold there you say? I did many a Daytona run from Chicago that ended in snow. riding when it's snowing has to be the worst. As long as the white stuff isn't coming down, just keep them pistons pumpin'. Nice article. The trip desperately needed one thing. Me!
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Old 02-29-2004, 08:49 PM   #12
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Hmm. California boy on a Road King freezing his parts off in Flagstaff. That sounds soooo familiar.... oh, wait, it was me. Did a spring trip out to New Mexico, stopped in Flagstaff on the way home, saw the Grand Canyon, had a good steak in a little dive restaurant, and went to bed. Got up for an early start the next morning only to discover that the overnight low was 20 degrees and it was still there. We put on everything we had (which wasn't much) and set out. We made it one exit west on I40, stopped at a coffee shop and asked if we could sit on the grill for a while. I think we stayed there an hour and a half. Live and learn.
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Old 03-01-2004, 11:03 AM   #13
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That can't be nearly as bad as riding in Seattle, y'know...



There's nothing like hitting a patch of ice on a motorcycle to put the fear of God (and cold, hard pavement) in you.
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Old 03-01-2004, 01:17 PM   #14
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Hitting a patch of diesel fuel comes pretty close. And you can do that in any season!



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Old 03-01-2004, 03:16 PM   #15
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I should perhaps at that just a few days earlier, at the start of the trip, we had hit temps of 103 in Pheonix. All this in April.
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Old 03-02-2004, 09:42 AM   #16
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Default Good read, finally.

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Old 03-02-2004, 12:03 PM   #17
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Reminded me of when I was just west of the Badlands heading up to Billings and hit a rain storm with the temp plumeting to the 20's. We pulled over and put every bit of gear on, but we did not have any winter gloves.

Man it sucked, but the memories were worth it.



By the way, when did H.D. get rid of the reserve in the tank? I never understood why any of the bike manufacturers would sell a bike without a fuel reserve system of some type (and I ain't talkin no freakin idiot light or gas guage).
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Old 03-03-2004, 04:29 AM   #18
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No reserve on an EFI model. You do get a freakin idiot light though on the Road King. Mine has the freakin idiot light AND a gas gauge.
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Old 03-03-2004, 04:38 AM   #19
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Does the idiot light go on when you ride past Seattle?
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Old 03-03-2004, 08:25 AM   #20
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They say excuses are like a$$holes, which if true would make you a very popular guy in prison. You gotta quit your job, abandon your kid, give your harem of MILFs a rest, forsake your non-motorcycle related possessions, and join me in a life of wanderlust-induced poverty. Kind of like a Shaolin monk, only with chaps instead of a robe.
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