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    5130B96F-3D10-4E04-99F1-A6C370598066.jpg FC507A3B-0831-47F0-81FB-3EF0086CF2D7.jpg A summer long drought has put the forests, streams & salmon in stress but made for some unusually nice riding weather in what used to be the wet coast (BC). A late season high pressure zone in WA has extended the summer temps into October. Typically we are pushing our season close out ride trying to avoid clod rains & some snow in the mountain passes but last weekend was like a slow pitch hanging out over the plate. Anyone that could was out last weekend with the roads packed with flying machines.

    A few of us did our late season Cucumber Run Duffy Loop and it was epic last weekend. Some mountain shadows sections required a bit of restraint but anything sun baked was open season. Shit eating grins all around.
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    I do like the paint work on the body work. I wish I could do that. Mainly to cover up my scratches and "oh shit" marks from tip overs.
    Only twice in 20 years. That paint scheme is pretty badass. Our end of season ride really doesn't exist but it is starting to cool off a bit.
    I would hate not to be able to ride most all year.
    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it...
    but sometimes it just needs a mod"

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    • #3
      Weather definitely looked good for you guys. I probably got my last big ride of the year in last weekend. Probably be able to sneak a day or two in this month. Once November gets here its pretty much over.


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      • #4
        Perhaps last ride of the year today.
        Brisk - low 40's and Brisk - 130 miles in about 3 hours.
        Jacket liner, gloves and grips on high. I think I'll get some heated socks.
        A lovely day just to get out and about in south central PA.

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        • #5
          You guys are killing me. Riding season ended here in mid October. The ski season is well underway though. Here’s a pic from opening day a few weeks ago.

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          "I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it!"

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          • #6
            Getting chilly here down to highs in the low 70s

            My ol' ZZR1200 pics:
            http://zzrbikes.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=156883

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            • #7
              It was in the low 60s on my recent ride
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              My ol' ZZR1200 pics:
              http://zzrbikes.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=156883

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              • #8
                Originally posted by spedxprt View Post
                It was in the low 60s on my recent ride
                I wish I was in a position to haul my bike down there and show you some serious canyon shit, smart ass!
                "The Price of Speed is Eternal Vigilance" 2015 ZX14R 30th, Four Kids

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                • #9
                  I am still using the bike near Rome. We are between 11°C to 15°C (50°F...60°F) near to the sea (much colder on the mountains).
                  I rode to Bracciano lake 2 weeks ago:

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                  To Ficulle last week-end:
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                  and "Città della Pieve"

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                  Let's see about the Amalfi coast the next week-end.

                  While the elite pushes for ecological transition and electric engines, I enjoy the power of a 1200cc 4 strokes engine fed by 4 x 40mm. carburetors.

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                  • #10
                    Amalfi Coast - lovely area, very scenic. Narrow roads, with big buses coming the other way....
                    Forget the ones that forget you ....

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by gregness View Post

                      I wish I was in a position to haul my bike down there and show you some serious canyon shit, smart ass!
                      Well, you are welcome here any time

                      My ol' ZZR1200 pics:
                      http://zzrbikes.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=156883

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                      • #12
                        For SoFla, the best riding season is from mid-October to early May, before it gets bawlz hot and you're sweating constantly.

                        I left my house yday around 10a to meet up w/my brother, also an FJR owner, who lives on the west coast of FL in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. We tend to meet up in the middle of nowhere, directly central to both of us, in Highland County, home of the Sebring race track, some 85 miles or so for each of us. Sebring is a pretty small town but they've got enough of a variety of restaurants there for our RTEs. Yday however, we met up in the town just south of Sebring, in Lake Placid, which is even smaller than Sebring. There are some beautiful areas/homes around the many lakes in Sebring/Lake Placid, along w/actual hills, curves to enjoy too.

                        Weather was gorgeous too- cool, clear, dry, with little traffic to annoy. These little half day trips are a joy on the FJR!
                        Best to all.
                        Lee

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                        • #13
                          Gotta get out today for a little jaunt somewhere. It's not getting much above 40deg here today (that's roughly 4.5 C BillDownUnder) which to me for riding
                          is pretty much torture. I don't do cold well anymore. Which being next weekend the high is around 29deg with lows in the teens, my ass ain't
                          getting outside for much of anything except going to work.I am not a fan of winter at all. Looks like maybe some "take apart" and clean for the ole Zed for
                          the next few weeks. Maybe spoon on some tires and some other stuff as well. Cold weather sux.
                          "If it ain't broke, don't fix it...
                          but sometimes it just needs a mod"

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by CHARLIE View Post
                            It's not getting much above 40deg here today (that's roughly 4.5 C BillDownUnder) ....
                            We had a 33 C day (91 F, Charlie) here yesterday, quite pleasant for a ride.
                            35 C (95 F) today.
                            Forget the ones that forget you ....

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                            • #15
                              We have minus 33C here today. Wind chill makes it feel more like minus 40. Even the ski hills are closed until temps moderate. It’s supposed to warm up a little later this week. These temperatures are particularly hard on the homeless. The shelters will be over run.


                              "I tried being reasonable, I didn't like it!"

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