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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-29-2017, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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No more riding after today this year.

Today was probably the last ride I am going to get to take this year. The high temp for today was 61degrees with the morning temps at about 43 when I left the house. Too cold and snowy in the High Country, too much gravel and possible ice in the shadows up in the Foothills to ride West, so I stayed East of the city, in the flats.I wanted to test my heated gear on the Little Gray Bike (VX300) and see if the stator would keep up with the demand. It did and I stayed warm during the early morning part of the ride. Rode about 150 miles today. I really do need to do something about the brick for a seat on this bike.Hard as a brick. Maybe in the Spring Time. As with most of my riding I took some pictures. Enjoy.
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Hey Chuck good looking little bike. This is Tom from ST Owners here. Missed you at Roy’s in Hutchinson earlier this year. I picked up 2012 Versys a month ago. No riding here in StL right now......colder than a witch’s t&#.
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Hey Chuck good looking little bike. This is Tom from ST Owners here. Missed you at Roy’s in Hutchinson earlier this year. I picked up 2012 Versys a month ago. No riding here in StL right now......colder than a witch’s t&#.
Did you get a 650 or a 1000LT. I think in a couple of years I will replace the FJR with a Versys 1000LT. The FJR is getting heaver every year. Yes I will probably make it to Roy's in 2018. You going to be there?

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Got the 650. Roy’s most likely
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Today was probably the last ride I am going to get to take this year. The high temp for today was 61degrees with the morning temps at about 43 when I left the house. Too cold and snowy in the High Country, too much gravel and possible ice in the shadows up in the Foothills to ride West, so I stayed East of the city, in the flats.I wanted to test my heated gear on the Little Gray Bike (VX300) and see if the stator would keep up with the demand. It did and I stayed warm during the early morning part of the ride. Rode about 150 miles today. I really do need to do something about the brick for a seat on this bike.Hard as a brick. Maybe in the Spring Time. As with most of my riding I took some pictures. Enjoy.
FYI you can also post photos using bbq posting using the gallery, you have a available storage of 1000 photos, searching your photos use user cp Pictures and albums
If you check FastEddie posts both ways in his ride posts, this allows non members to view the jpeg photos.

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Nice looking Versys and nice looking territory as well. Gotta admit Colorado is a rather spectacular place to be. Our daughter and family live at 7200 feet in the vicinity of Durango. Beautiful in our opinion.

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Nice looking Versys and nice looking territory as well. Gotta admit Colorado is a rather spectacular place to be. Our daughter and family live at 7200 feet in the vicinity of Durango. Beautiful in our opinion.
Thank you, Yes The Colorado Rockies are the place to be. Only other place that I would rather live, is the European Alps. But hey, should have done that 30 years ago. To late now to make the transition.
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The high temp today is 0............tomorrow is supposed to be -2 for a high. About 6-8 inches of snow on the ground. I don't think I'll get in another ride this year. There's always next year.
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43? man, thats not even cold...

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Hey Chuck in second group of pictures, picture #2 where is that?
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Hey Chuck in second group of pictures, picture #2 where is that?
I believe that is Stelvio pass in Italy.
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I would've rode yesterday, it was about 48 up here in Cheyenne, but the wind was absolutely howling (typical for Wyoming in winter) and still a bit too much leftover snow on the streets up here. The foothills have definitely not been in good riding condition even before the Christmas snow (which apparently missed Denver). I rode Left Hand canyon drive a few weeks ago and there was definitely some patches of ice in the shadows, also pretty cold on the higher sections of the peak to peak even though it was in the 70s down low
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Hey Chuck in second group of pictures, picture #2 where is that?
Yep that is the back side of Stelvio pass in Italy. I took a two week Moto Tour and then did another week on my own riding the Euro Alps, this past Aug / Sept. Gotta go back again. Will try and go again in 2019 and spend three week on my own, freelancing.

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Here in Ohio, I try to take a ride whenever the weather cooperates. I've been able to get out during the winter months but not last December or this one! Google Calendar has a very convenient feature that allows you to create multiple 'calendars'. If you create a calendar named "Motorcycle rides", the viewing of these events can be toggled on or off with the click of your mouse. You can easily assign a unique color to them so they stand out. I can look at any month and quickly see how many days I was able to ride.
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Yep that is the back side of Stelvio pass in Italy. I took a two week Moto Tour and then did another week on my own riding the Euro Alps, this past Aug / Sept. Gotta go back again. Will try and go again in 2019 and spend three week on my own, freelancing.
Chuck I always wanted to go the Alps. The Dolomites look like they shouldn’t be missed. I would think traveling on your own is the way to go. Another place that looks pretty cool to is along the Norwegian Coast.
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Too cold and snowy in the High Country, too much gravel and possible ice in the shadows up in the Foothills to ride West
285 up to Conifer or so isn't so bad in the winter, gravel seems to disappear pretty quickly after the snow melts. Same with I70 if you can put up with the ski traffic.

All the back canyons (Deer Creek, Golden Gate, Coal Creek, etc.) are a different story. They are still doable, but speed into the corners goes way down.

Can't wait for spring and high country riding season to start!

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285 up to Conifer or so isn't so bad in the winter, gravel seems to disappear pretty quickly after the snow melts. Same with I70 if you can put up with the ski traffic.

All the back canyons (Deer Creek, Golden Gate, Coal Creek, etc.) are a different story. They are still doable, but speed into the corners goes way down.

Can't wait for spring and high country riding season to start!
I drove down Poudre Canyon yesterday in the Jeep to go up to Cameron pass for some snowshoeing and it is a mess, gravel everywhere and Ice patches in most shady spots. I've never not seen gravel in the switchbacks in Coal Creek canyon, same with the tighter turns and switchbacks in Rist canyon. North and South St Vrain canyons usually have the best road conditions (North St. Vrain canyon usually has a lot of traffic as it is the main route from Denver/Boulder into Estes Park).
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