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I rode M/C support for the Santa Cruz Big Kahuna Triathlon this morning. I worked the 56 mile bike course. There were 700 participants.

I rode with a Ref on the back; we picked off those violating the rules, such as drafting.

It is fun to ride stunning Highway 1 and get paid for it.

Stock photo of the start, previous year.
 

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I went upstate to the 7 lake area, didn't stop to take pictures there but I have one of where I was waiting for one of my riding friends.

70ish degrees all day, sunny, perfect 200ish mile ride today.

Nice, I do love riding around cityscapes if the road traffic is not to busy...this looks lovely...what a view
 

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I hit the road yesterday with my now labeled, Blanche DuBois. Meandering up through the DeSoto Forest in Mississippi, my zumo had me going in circles. When it acts up, it is remarkably annoying. I seem to be able to easily confuse it.
I wound up south of Birmingham, Al in a berg known as Calera. Staying at a half dingy, half clean "Quality" Inn in an area that had more than its share of flashing blue lights and sirens last night. Non smoking, senior rate, please.

Blanche performed flawlessly, How I like to write that! My fuel strip is still working and I am testing out a new set of Pirelli Angel GTs. I like them so far. I like them more than my prev sets of PR3s and PR2s, and maybe as much as my recent set of Pirelli Scorpion Trails. The only glitch was Mother Nature related. I was kamikazied by swarms of love-bugs. They stick real good and they stink, kind of a sickly sweet smell. Whenever I stopped other L-Bs visited their dead. BTW, the 19" Cee Baileys protected my visor pretty well, with lots more carcasses on the top of my helmet and the visor itself much cleaner.

Going to go through NE Alabama today, around Taledega and then wind through NW Ga and ultimately landing in Robbinsville, NC for the next 4 nights--and all that that promises.

Woo Hoo

John
 

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So, yesterday I did some backroads in N Ga, 52, 136 and into NC on 19/129-great road.
Arrived in Robbinsville to find that they did not have my reservation. Ugh. So, after that got sorted out, in my favor fortunately, I crashed after a well deserved and needed double of Redbreast Irish whiskey.
Today I wanted to take it easy, so only did a hundred miles or so, but did them on Deals Gap and the Foothills Parkway and then NC28 (great road) back to Robbinsville.
Tomorrow Cherohala Skyway plus some other things. Now, I am in search of BBQ.

It appears my TPMs have gone under. The display reads 37/37 or 36/37 and the pressures are measured 39/41. My "service" light is on the LCD also along with the tire icon when in the TPM mode. Another bangle gone dark. Bike otherwise performing flawlessly.
 

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Roaming around central Illinois. Some days it is fun to look for Lincoln sites.
Some days it is Route 66 stuff.

Today it will be Urbana, Il to see my local BMW dealer and while I wait, it is fun to walk among the outdoor art at the sculpture garden in Urbana. What would life be without a motorcycle ride and art in your life?
 

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Going to Bloomington,IL for a John Deere event,could have taken a company truck but this will be much more fun :clap:
 

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guess..

you'll have to guess.

The building is near one named "As IF", down the street from a gas station and beanery named "Fat Chance"...
 

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A few day rides this weekend

Went on a few day rides over a 3 day weekend (yardwork today). Had hoped there would be more color. Perhaps next weekend.

Rode down to Hocking Hills Friday



Rode up to Mohican State Park Saturday



 

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you'll have to guess.

The building is near one named "As IF", down the street from a gas station and beanery named "Fat Chance"...

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Just completing a ride from Cincinnati to Max BMW in Troy, NY then over and up to Mt. Washington, N H upto Plattsburgh, N Y and back to Troy via aid
Placid and Lake George. One day of rain, otherwise just wonderful!
 

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Left home on Cape Cod and met 2 friends in NJ Friday, left early Sat am to the Finger Lakes region. Very good riding around Seneca Lake. All back roads except when we had to make time Sunday late afternoon. Good riding weather, mix of sun and clouds. Back to the Cape Monday. Good to see friends and ride, life is good!
 

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Cruised parts of old route 66 SW of St. Louis. This is a section of the old road call Devils Elbow. Can you imagine meeting a truck on this bridge back in the 30's?

It was fun staying in restored motels, finding neat places to eat and meeting motorcyclists from Austrailia, Japan and the Netherlands along the way. One group had shipped French Citron cars to the US to travel route 66.

The route took me through hills and curves and lots of trees, which is treat for us central ILL flatlanders.
 

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Where did I go?

Evening before last I returned from an 8-day 3,900 mile trip from home in WNC to Boulder/FT. Collins area to see if I could help with recovery of recent floods.

Two-700 mile days out, three days there and four-500 mile days mostly non-interstate home on back roads.

Colorado powersports in Boulder, CO had Michelin PR-3's waiting for me when I got there. Great service! Only trouble was while waiting I walked around well stocked showroom and spent $500 MORE dollars. Just crested 10,000 miles total on the six-month anniversary of my bike on the way home.

Oh yah, I stopped in a Casino on the way back to earn back the $500. I walked out with an extra $150....uh.....of course, that is before the IRS gets paid.:001_cool:
 

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Its to hard! is the "in as much" house a foundation or charitable fundraising place?
Yep. You're getting warm! it's the Florida United Methodist Children's Home on the North side of Lake Monroe near beautiful downtown Enterprise, Fl. Enterprise-Osteen Road is part of a great backroad route from Orlando to Daytona that includes narrow canopied roads and trees hanging low with spanish moss. Even has a few curves!
 

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Yep. You're getting warm! it's the Florida United Methodist Children's Home on the North side of Lake Monroe near beautiful downtown Enterprise, Fl. Enterprise-Osteen Road is part of a great backroad route from Orlando to Daytona that includes narrow canopied roads and trees hanging low with spanish moss. Even has a few curves!
I love working out pictures, interesting that 'spanish moss' looks like what we call here 'old mans beard' in New Zealand
 

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