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post #1 of 2 Old 03-27-2009, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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A day on the twisties...

Didn't know where to put this because it involves a ride, keeping your guard up, and general motorcycle related discussion. Feel free to move it.

Gorgeous day today, so I did a 3 hour ride up in the twisties around Muir Beach/Woods and up to Stinson beach and beyond (if you know the area...if not, right on the coast, awesome).

Saw a guy on a hog with one of them 'german' fake helmets. I thought...what a pu$$y, wearing a helmet, but fortunately he was man enough to leave the straps hanging. Dumbass.

Saw a LOT of bikes. I would say 80% were dual sports. Lots of beemers. Chilled with a cool guy with a sweet old Suzuki DR650.

Forgot my earplugs and bought more...interesting, I find that I am much more comfortable riding on every level with earplugs. More confident in turns. More comfortable with speed. I guess wind noise is intimidating.

Here is the never let your guard down part. It was warm so I had my visor cracked MAYBE a 1/4 inch on one side and then it tapered down going across. Felt nice. Until a ****ing bee somehow made it through that tiny crack and I was suddenly going 60 through the twists with a bee in my helmet. Luckily, my first thought was, "you are riding a motorcycle. if the bee stings you, it stings you, just ride." flipped up the visor and he skeedaddled. But I think I will probably not crack my visor in bee territory anymore.

Had a sweet ride. Man the gripster kicks ass. And man I like motorcycles.

I was sick for a few weeks, so this was my first long ride in a while.

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post #2 of 2 Old 03-27-2009, 10:08 PM
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Sounds better than our weather today. I posted some new pictures & some text in the show off your bike thread, take a look.

No bees here when I was out.


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