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Shoop last won the day on January 8 2019

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About Shoop

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  • Birthday 03/30/1959

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    Parkersburg, WV
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    2008 FZ6
    2016 FJR1300
    2005 WR450F

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  1. Shoop

    Broke ass kid

    Welcome! Sweet bike. Don't let Pauly buy it back - He'll be having seller's remorse anytime now... You should also check out the great info on the FZ6 at 600riders.com
  2. Shoop

    Triple Nickel 2/28

    555 is a GREAT road if you like a very technical route. Lots of twists, turns, hills, and hollows. More blind curves than most people like. I love the southern end (which has lots of them). There are very few places where water will sit thanks to all the elevation changes. But all of those hollows mean that you will have quite a few curves that pass through shaded areas that will not see any sun till late in the day. So with 20's in the evening and then only getting up to 32, I'd be very concerned about icy spots. Also, if we get the snow they're predicting for Friday - at least here in WV, then ODOT will be out spreading sand. Out in the country they put it just in the critical spots - which can be surprising. That would not be fun at all. If you want to get out Friday, I'd stick to the 4 lanes like 33, 50, then 23 back to C'bus. Unless those roads also have a coating of sand and salt... Spring is on the way!
  3. Shoop

    Lets fix this ear plug BS

    Congrats Jim! Dang it Governor! That's Tonik with a "K"!!! See, it looks like this.
  4. Shoop

    Today's work day.

    While I was in college, I worked part-time for what was then the only distillery in Pennsylvania, Michter's Distillery. I managed the wastewater treatment plant (did testing and reported to the PA DEP). It was great income for a college chemistry student. AND, my senior research project was to develop test methods to compare their product to JD. Taste testing was not officially involved. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bomberger's_Distillery This article doesn't mention one of the distillery's favorite claims to fame. They had a 1777 invoice for sale of whiskey to George Washington's bursar while the troops were at Valley Forge. The still building and the warehouse are gone now. The only remaining building is the jug house that is still on the registry of historic places.
  5. Shoop

    2020 Cleveland IMS

    Back to the original topic... I've been there several years and noticed that if you get there at opening and leave by 1 or so, you don't see all that many pirates. The Mullin brothers from Marietta and I will be there Saturday. It might not be right at opening time. Some of you might know Jim Mullen. Chris
  6. Shoop

    Thursday Ride?

    Sorry Pauly. I'll be in the Outback on the way to NY to visit the in-laws. Hopefully some of these old guys will take their bikes out of storage to join you. Chris
  7. Shoop

    Breaker 19

    Yes, she has. At 73 years of age, she (and 81 year old Jane Fonda) got arrested at a Global Warming protest in DC last week. Ummmm FEISTY. (Tsk, tsk...) https://www.latestly.com/entertainment/hollywood/sally-field-arrested-at-jane-fondas-climate-change-protest-1403195.html
  8. Shoop

    Breaker 19

    Bubba, Last time I listened in, they were not talking. Road conditions were good. So maybe the chatter would increase if it gets snowy or very rainy.
  9. Shoop

    Breaker 19

    So, I bought a new car last month and transferred all of the glove box stuff over. One item was a handheld CB that I probably didn't use for the entire time I owned that car, probably 5 or 6 years. I used to listen to the CB while driving on trips to PA, NY, WI to hear the truck drivers talking about traffic issues and those friendly little bears along the road. But if I remember correctly, I stopped using the CB after a few trips where channel 19 was silent. I had asked a driver that I sort of knew and he said that the drivers were all using cell phones. So, great for them. But do they just talk to other drivers whose numbers they know? Or is there a need - to - know, Truckers ONLY, service that is based on cells that they can use to still talk to other drivers? If not, then it seems like the road is a lonelier place than it used to be. Please don't tell me that you're happy with just the voice of the GPS lady. Although she did recently tell me about a camera speed trap. Chris
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  11. Shoop

    Triumph Best of British Tour Cleveland

    Who IS this Tonyblaze guy??? You new? Just kidding - been a while since I saw you here. So, did the cold weather motivate you to get on the forum? Chris
  12. Shoop

    Gerbing Controller Malfunctioning?

    Replacement control arrived today. I was busy till late but it works and the gear warmed up nicely. The customer service lady at Gerbing was great.
  13. Shoop

    Medina DS rider

    Welcome Scott
  14. Shoop

    MSF Range Bikes

    Crap. I hadn't thought of that. Also, I expect we're likely to see some boil overs. More mess.
  15. Shoop

    Gerbing Controller Malfunctioning?

    Customer service replied. The controller was defective and they're sending another one.