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About Wahoo

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  • Birthday 07/04/1957

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    NE Ohio
  • Bike(s)
    2012 V-Strom; 2008 Goldwing
  1. What did you do to your bike today?

    Yesterday, Mrs. Wahoo and I rode ours to the top of Pikes Peak. Reached the summit around 8:45 a.m. Damn it was cold. 36 with a wind chill of 26. Currrently on the road heading home after playing around in Colorado since 7/18. In addition to Pikes Peak and Trail Ridge Road, I think we hit 9 or 10 other mountain passes over 10,000 feet between RMNP, Breckenridge, Montrose, Durango and Colorado Spings. 550 (Million Dollar Highway) between Ouray and Silverton was a hoot.
  2. Navigation options

    I still use an old version of MicroSoft Streets and Trips from like 2011 Plan the route, export the .gpx file to my computer and copy it to my Garmin 590. Not perfect but works for me
  3. Please advise me on what bike to buy.

    Tank over at Ride Ohio just put a 2009 FZ6R up for sale. Roughly 4000 miles. Looks like it has side cases and a top case. $3,500 http://rideohio.org/showthread.php?t=22092
  4. Tim and Justin's New England Trip

    Yep. That's the ferry I was thinking about. The exit ramp on the Vermont side can be a little slick. You heading up to Mt. Washington in NH or towards Acadia in Maine ? Either way, speed safely.
  5. Tim and Justin's New England Trip

    Not sure what town you're in, but the ferry between Port Kent NY and Burlington, VT is a nice. About 1 hour on the water. Go to the upper deck for some great views. We were 2 up on the Wing pulling a small trailer and total fee was $24
  6. Lol @ Ducati owners!

    Ducly Davidson ?
  7. What i did in guns.

    In a nutshell, ITAR bans the export of various items (including firearm lasers) outside of the USA unless you apply for, and obtain, an export license from the US State Department. (Not an easy task). However, if you're ordering it from a US company and it's shipped to an address in the US, there shouldn't be a problem.
  8. Ohio Riders Invades Deals Gap 2017

    Tonik, did you try powersports 360 in Huron ? (J&J Sales on Sprowl Road) They are a Suzi, Yamaha, Kaw dealer. Just north of Rt 2 at Berlin Road exit
  9. 3000 miles with my Harley riding uncle

    Also, and in Bangor, you can find Stephen King's old red house. He still lives there part of the year.
  10. 3000 miles with my Harley riding uncle

    As you head north along the coast in New Hampshire, Rt 1A from Hampton Baech up to Rye Harbor is very scenic. In Rye Harbor there are some lobster shacks near the fishing boat harbor. Rye Harbor Lobster Pound is very good. Rt 1 up along the Maine coast north of Rockland is a nice ride also. When you are at Acadia National Park, make sure you go over to the other side (north) of the bay and go to Schoodic Point. If the tide is in and the waves are rolling, there are rocks which act like giant blow holes. At Acadia, take the loop road to the south side of Bass Island. (Thunder Hole) Looks like you'll be near Mt Washington near Gorham NH. Check the website for the mountain before going up the auto road to see what the conditions are like at the summit. 75 and sunny at the bottom might be 37 and high winds at the top.. On a clear day you can see 100 miles. ALso looks like you're going west over the Kanc from Conway. Nice ride. Watch out for cars in blind corners turning into parking lots along the river. Ben & Jerrys is a good stop too. We've done many of the areas on your route three or four times. Hope to get back up there again soon. Enjoy the ride !
  11. GPS recommendations

    IP, I received mine as a gift from the family. I would not have spent that much for a GPS if I was paying for it.
  12. GPS recommendations

    I have a Garmin 590. It wasn't cheap, but it works great and has way more features than the 765T I was using up until last year (plus it's waterproof). You may be able to find some deals on the 590's now that the 595 is out ($400 vs $799). Has most of the same features. I still use Streets and Trips to plan routes, then import the .gpx files to the Garmin. Harley's ride planner website and Honda's ride planner work too.
  13. CCW .380 Bodyguard vs. Shield 9mm

    Winter carry is a shield 9mm with 8 shot extended mags. Put on a Pachymar grip or a hogue. Much more comfortable to shoot and better shot control. OWB Blackhawk serpa holster. Also fits in a desantis ankle holster, but is a little heavy for serious ankle carry. Summer carry (or winter back-up) is LCP 380 with a hogue grip and 7 shot extended mags. Put a 13# recoil spring in for less recoil and more shot control. Fits nicely in a Desantis ankle holster under long pants, or in front pocket of shorts in a pocket holster (uncle mikes or Blackhawk - I have both). Fits nicely in zippered pocket of my MC jacket when traveling. Can't tell it's there, but easy to access if needed. As others have said, best gun for concealed carry is one you will actually carry and one you will practice with regularly. The one down side to the .380 is the price of ammo. It's always more expensive than 9mm, undoubtedly driven by the large number of concealed carry folks buying pocket guns. Check on line for deals (many with free shipping if you order by the case). Fin Feather runs deals occasionally, but Sportsman's Den in Shelby actually has better prices many times (guns and ammo).
  14. WTB Tire Guy - Cleveland Area

    On the Edge Honda in Amherst does tire mounting with no appointment on a first come, first served basis on saturday mornings