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Rally looks killer man!
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You're rolling! It's a Christmas Miracle! Razz emoticon
Birdsnest wrote:
Rally looks killer man!
Thanks y'all! It was hella late, but I absolutely HAD to get it out on the road ridin' dirty or not.
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They see me rollin'… they hatin'…
Scoot looks great. Good to see you rollin'.
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Kudos, Macgerk, keep it rolling!
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They see me rollin'… they hatin'…
We see you rollin'... we lovin'...


Big win for Mr Tenacity! Clap emoticon
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Crazy nice weather in H-town.
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It was a balmy 42 F here today so I decided to take the Smallstate out. !/2 hr and my fingers were frozen.
BTW... not my house. And sorry for the crappy camera.
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42's not cold. You just gotta get better gear!

(I say it with a smile, but it's also true. Eventually, snowmobile gear is your friend if you get into seriously cold weather)
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It was a balmy 42 F here today so I decided to take the Smallstate out. !/2 hr and my fingers were frozen.
BTW... not my house. And sorry for the crappy camera.
The camera adds to the ambiance
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42's not cold. You just gotta get better gear!
(I say it with a smile, but it's also true. Eventually, snowmobile gear is your friend if you get into seriously cold weather)
I have decent clothing but my warmer gloves don't work well with the shifting.
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42 is balls cold. F and That.

I'll test ride in the 40's or hop to the bodega for essential supplies (hams, wines, corn nuts). Otherwise, I will be safely tucked in to the garage.

Cool pic. Kinda American gothic vibe.
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Jan rides at 60 degrees. Can't complain about those dice…
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Jan rides at 60 degrees. Can't complain about those dice…
Does this mean the plants are back out of your workshop so the ET3 Hammy can resume?
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Indeed… after riding around this morning I have started putting back together the ET3 front end since my Mercato order arrived I am only now missing a speedo inner and a gear shift pulley (backordered). :-/

Between Mercato, SIP, and SC it was one month of finger tapping. Ordering bits at Xmas… 1 star not recommended.
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My SC order from December has STILL only made it to Memphis. It's now been two full weeks since it made it stateside.

I've been to Memphis. There's not two weeks worth of anything there, so I don't know what it's doing.
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Impromptu mural stop on my way to the doctor this morning.

Love me some Nashville themed Dias de las Muertas mural action.
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Love it. And the OG turn signals look ace over the grey.
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Love it. And the OG turn signals look ace over the grey.
As a Texan with strong California connections, I think you're legally required to love it. Razz emoticon

The OG turn signals have really grown on me on the Sprint. I need to show them some love, though. They're all in pretty sad shape these days. All of them have the crack where they attach to the stem, I've superglued a couple of them back together from pieces, and the rubber bases are all rotted pretty much completely away.

They're nicely visible under all conditions, though, and I never forget and leave them on.
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Mural battle search defeat.
Great murals are getting destroyed here by taggers

Surprised this one survives.
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Smallie looks amazing, Ray!
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+1

Blacked out fork looks the business with the yellow paint on the scoot.
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First leave the house in 2024, with freshly rebuilt engine few days ago.
Still cold but almost dry.
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Love it! I especially like the checkers on the fork tube. That's a fantastic touch.
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First leave the house in 2024, with freshly rebuilt engine few days ago.
Still cold but almost dry.
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You're a maniac! It's 13° c today and I was still too cold to ride. Although I did pull one of my Allstates out to get some vitamin D and that short ride was wonderful.
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Love it! I especially like the checkers on the fork tube. That's a fantastic touch.
There also small ones on the legshield beading)
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You're a maniac! It's 13° c today and I was still too cold to ride. Although I did pull one of my Allstates out to get some vitamin D and that short ride was wonderful.
I was riding 5 last winters. My personal record is -12º C. And lot of riding in snow. Or in the cold rain which immediately turns into ice.

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This is absolutely ice. I rode in that conditions near 40 km. It was very hard. But I did it.
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Ice was everywhere even on me
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roland87 wrote:
I was riding 5 last winters. My personal record is -12º C. And lot of riding in snow. Or in the cold rain which immediately turns into ice.

This is absolutely ice. I rode in that conditions near 40 km. It was very hard. But I did it.
I don't miss that at all. I've ridden at -25C, but fortunately only for about 4 miles.

I laid my Stella down on snow and ice more times than I can count. Interestingly, I probably put close to the same number of snow & ice miles on my VBB, but never laid it down once. Lighter weight and that tiny bit closer to the ground made all the difference, I guess.

A blizzard hit while I was at work one time. It went from rain to ice to snow, so probably about what you were dealing with. At one point, I hit an icy patch, laid the bike down, and then it and I both slide out into the intersection of a busy road. Luckily there were no cars coming, because if there had been, they've have been just as unable to stop and would have slid right over me. I'm pretty sure my wife doesn't know that story. Razz emoticon
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Did a quick spin around town
Out at the beach!
Out at the beach!
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Rhody Drive and the Siuslaw River
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I feel like all allstates look best in blue. Great beach shot
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QA gets all the best scenery.
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Did a quick spin around town
Any reason you prefer the side stand over a center stand? Just looks or is there
an advantage?
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Any reason you prefer the side stand over a center stand? Just looks or is there
an advantage?
It's quick and easy, but in reality - purely looks. Facepalm emoticon

It's not as stable as the center stand and can be dicey in certain terrain. But I still have the center stand installed and sometimes use it, depending on where I'm parked...
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It's quick and easy, but in reality - purely looks. Facepalm emoticon

It's not as stable as the center stand and can be dicey in certain terrain. But I still have the center stand installed and sometimes use it, depending on where I'm parked...
Looks are a great reason!
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Did a quick spin around town
Red P looks great!!
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Late night country ride last night
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Wool & scooters… my two favorite things…
I'd give this post 2 thumbs up if I could. Great visual shots! Wool (mongolian goat for me) and scooters are just the best. Add whiskey into the mix and you have a trifecta of perfection❤️
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Did a quick spin around town
Really sweet garage shot with your Vespa trio, qa! So Cozy 🥰
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This is absolutely ice. I rode in that conditions near 40 km. It was very hard. But I did it.


Roland—you are nuts. But the winter ice photos are amazing!

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