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Bubba last won the day on March 17

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  • Birthday 10/25/1950

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    '09 VStrom 650
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  1. Bubba

    2019 Optimistic riding calendar :)

    LOL....note that I did use the term "goatpath" and I haven't ridden it since '17. Gotta throw in some stretches like this just to keep the guys riding superbikes humble. If you think that's rough, check out the middle "paved" section of the Little Shepherd Trail between 421 and 2010 (no GM streetview ☹️ ). Last time I threw that into my southern route, I had a few guys cursing me within 1/2 a mile of the start...hey, in my defense, it IS paved...sort'a.
  2. Bubba

    2019 Optimistic riding calendar :)

    Oh yeah! VA-80 is Hayters Gap. Ridden that lots of times on the way to/from NC. For another backroads goat path, try 622/Nebo Mountain Rd--runs N-S just east of 16 in Hungry Mother SP. Not the best pavement when I last ran it a couple of years ago.
  3. I've seen the pics for a year or so. I'm split on whether to call it ugly or just weird. Would not want to pay the expected costs of maintaining double the fork leg parts, double the tire costs, and the unknown maintenance on the bushings/linkages for the front suspension!
  4. Bubba

    max powers FZ1 needs loving home

    Man, she's purty! Your addy says "Selling to get a sport touring bike." You know, a more comfortable seat, better windscreen coverage, and a set of soft bags and a tank bag and you're there. I had an '08 that I did thousands of miles on and had tons of fun with zero problems. Of course, if it's a case of wanting two-up capability, no argument....
  5. Bubba

    2019 MotoGP Kickoff Today

    NSYC doesn't open until 11:30 on Sunday. Plus, many of the GP venues are at weird hours (US). It's a great social scene and a fun get-together! Races were awesome today--throw a blanket over 1-2 place! Well, that and MM didn't win....
  6. Bubba

    2019 MotoGP Kickoff Today

    For those OR folks who are near Cinti, NSYC hosts a Moto-GP party every Sunday (on race days). Moto3 at noon, Moto2 at 1, and Moto-GP at 2. http://northsideyachtclub.com/
  7. Bubba

    Renting Your BIKE?

    Meh. Would not have been a catastrophe unless he did some irreparable damage to himself, and I did take that into consideration....which was why I vetted him as much as I could before I turned him loose. As long as I wasn't renting the bike to him, it's no different than lending a friend your MC--covered by your insurance for theft/comp and liability. Worst case for me was that it came back a total loss, and I could have eaten the $3500 bill without making the children do without milk....it's not like a 7-8 year old Suzuki Vstrom is irreplaceable.
  8. Bubba

    Renting Your BIKE?

    Here's the original thread:
  9. Bubba

    Renting Your BIKE?

    Yup. That was me. Guy was legit and a decent rider. I took him out and led him on a two hour loop into NKY before I let him ride out alone for his "walk-about" for a couple of days. I also sat at the computer with him and used Googlemap to review some of the roads I reco'd based on the general direction he wanted to wander. He road west along the river into IN, stopped for a beer and burger in Rising Sun, road some of the goat paths that run up and down the hills overlooking the river, crossed into KY either at the dam or at Madison, then spent the night at a little local mom-n-pop motel before heading back east. He even stopped and hit up a few yard sales in rural towns. He had a ball and it turned out fine and I still chat with him occasionally on FB. I would certainly do it again if I was comfortable with the rider's skills.
  10. Bubba

    Acf 50

    "I put that shit on EVERYTHING!"
  11. Bubba

    2019 Optimistic riding calendar :)

    If the last couple of years' trend is any indication, April has been/will be mostly sunnier, drier, and warmer than May and early June.
  12. Bubba

    D.I.D 520 ERV3 X-Ring Chain Special Offer $125

    What's the link count? 112? 116?
  13. His username says it all: Doc is a Kawie man. Kaw+naked+smaller displacement=Z900RS.
  14. Definitely worth a trip if you're in the neighborhood. Rhinegeist brews some killer beers....and the bike show ain't bad, either.
  15. Just a reminder for the folks in the SW part of the state or within a reasonable drive time of Cincinnati. Free admission and pretty damn good beer. http://garagebrewed.com/