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Pauly

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  1. You one them sheepdogs I hear about? Ever vigilant.. waiting and watching in the darkness like Batman. Do you have a cape and fancy car with missiles and switches?
  2. Lol.. when did your brain make that up? I said helmets weren't an absolute in preventing brain trauma, which is what you said they do. You may have caught the Biden memory bug.
  3. Pauly

    2019 Ninja 1000 abs

    Cool bike. Looks fast and comfortable.
  4. I will be riding tomorrow. If anyone is down, PM me or reply here. Same time and place. I will be on the Honda, because it has a butt warmer.
  5. Guns are not high on my list, even as a Pro-2A guy. There are more important things to deal with at the moment. If this year has taught me anything, it's that Healthcare and Education in this nation are what's preposterous. Nobody is confiscating 300 million firearms. I have seen our military leaders push back on Trump enough to know they will push back on Biden/Harris, as well. Trump set his tone with the military when he let the most qualified man on the planet walk away from his own cabinet appointment. Irrational 2-A fears and Pro-Life (registered trademark) propaganda take a back seat to issues that matter for the time being. We share this planet with a whole lot of folks that think our military leader is out of his mind with runaway narcissism. He is a 72 year old adolescent in an adult's role. That's the shit that can bring real consequences on a global scale. The most powerful military force this planet has seen in its multi-billion year existence is wielded by Donald J. Trump. Am I THAT out of touch? How is Biden possibly any worse than giving the keys to the DoD hotrod to an obtuse, infantile teenager?
  6. You can have my Super Soaker when you pry it from my cold, dead hands.
  7. I leave for OKC Wednesday and am not scheduled to return until November.
  8. Nope. Not gonna be greedy. Had a great weekend and stayed dry. The house can kiss my ass this time. (Means "ride cancelled due to higher than comfortable probability for inclement weather")
  9. Those grips are tiny and not very comfortable for long rides. I had grip puppies on the Hyper but they were too bulky for my preference. I wanted to increase the grip circumference without negatively impacting my abiltiy to operate the motorcycle. The idea popped into my head the last WV trip I did on the beemer. Those grips are too small, as well. I just got to these grips first. The results are satisfying. The tape is Lizard Skinz and it's 2.5mm thick. The tape is very grippy, but not sticky. They were super comfortable on the trip and I never noticed them until I sat on the bike to take off. 750 miles and not thinking about them says a lot to me. It tells me that fixed my issue perfectly.
  10. Also, wrapped my grips with bicycle bar tape. Definite winner move right there.
  11. Coffee in Buckhannon, WV. 35⁰ is cold, but it's good coffee. 750 miles this weekend, w/ 700 of them 2-lane. The bike took excellent care of us and got 40 mpg doing so. Looooove this engine. Rode all over Appalachia and saw some beautiful country. Home with zero incidents and ready for the next long weekend.
  12. Yeah. I am out if it's going to rain. Keep an eye on this thread
  13. Let us cut to the chase. How early can you be there? This will save me the headache trying to guess half a dozen times.
  14. All of my NEO rides originate and end in NEO. They do not stay in NEO.
  15. In the past, the DQ in Bolivar was the meetup spot. This is kind of the beginning of the "good roads" around NEO. It is easy to find and has decent facilities. This will be where I most likely start the ride.
  16. I don't have one, yet. It depends on who shows up.
  17. Yes. If it will maintain legal speeds.
  18. Nope. Cross my heart and hope for pie. Nobody wants me to spill coffee on my velcro sneakers.
  19. I am riding, with or without you. If you want to roll, hit me up here or in a PM some can make plans.
  20. We have one of those in Kent. It's decent for the money. The place to which I was referring is in Cuyahoga Falls and it is NOT all you can eat. If you make the trek, your dinner is on me. I do have to be in the state for this to happen, though. Text me Saturday morning. If I reply, I am available for dinner. If I don't, enjoy your sushi mcnuggets.
  21. Hey all. I'm planning to host at least one group ride a month next season. These rides will be very beginner friendly, but not at all boring. There are roads around here that are low traffic, decent pavement and good signage and sightlines. These are the roads upon which I built my fundamentals. I was privi to some very cool riders that were more than happy to offer help and correct mistakes before they became muscle memory. I still ride with a couple of these riders fifteen years later and we still have a great time. I want to invite you to that brotherhood. I am grateful for the friendships I have with these folks and the folks I have met on this board. I know we seem to be at each others throats this season. I am certainly in the camp of brown crayon mouth and letting shit get to me that I cannot control. No good ever comes from trying to bend the will of natural law. It's been a long, hard 6 months for me. For perspective, I rode almost 20k miles last season and even a couple work trips were taken on my Voyager. This year? Maybe a couple thousand? I have noticed the lack of time in my helmet equals less time for me to decompress and work shit out. My brain gets cramped with minutia and other people's bullshit. I enjoy life a little less. I am less grateful for what I have. I lose myself for too long. Riding is the treatment for what ails me. It forces me to focus on right now. Right here. If I blew a corner, I have to let it go. I can't think about the next corner, either. I have one two seconds from now that requires all of my focus. The only thing that matters when I am in "zoom" mode, is the here and now of Pauly's life. No distractions. I said that so I could say this.. I know three kind of new riders. The first rider is the one looking to become a better motorcyclist. They want to enjoy the sport. These are teachable riders. The slightly less teachable riders are the riders that can't check themselves and those that refuse to push themselves. All of these rider styles are welcome on these rides. I bet the title to my bike that I know something you don't that can change riding for you in a positive way. These rides will be focused on the new riders. They will be tailored to suit your comfort level so you can focus on fundamentals of street riding. If you wish to discuss your particular trouble areas before that day, feel free to PM me and we can chat about it. Whatever makes you more comfortable and able to focus on the task at hand. Riding changed my life for the better. I would like to help you along the same journey to being alone in your helmet. Disclaimer: The racetrack is the ideal environment to learn the fundamentals of street riding. I plan to ride this Monday. I am extending this invite to everyone, but take note that if a new rider RSVPs, the ride will be tailored to that rider. Feel free to PM me and RSVP in private, too. I am cool with whatever makes you less apprehensive. I am also willing to meet you where you are comfortable riding to, within the NEO limits. I can't be riding to Columbus or Dayton. Maybe someone from that region will start their own rides. Groups will be small, though. Large group rides are distracting enough for veteran riders. These are rides that can be done comfortably in jeans, boots, jacket, glove and a helmet. No land speed records are being set. Just a nice ride across some tasty curves to preferably somewhere not disgusting to have lunch, and back on the road for the home stretch. Nothing fancy. No bait and switch, either. I can guarantee no matter how fast the rest of the riders go, I will stay at your pace for as long as you feel comfortable. This has been a problem in the past and I feel too many new riders are left out due to one reason or another. I can't promise great weather, but I can promise crooked roads, tasty food and a relaxed pace. Lastly, as long as the doctors are recommending masks, I will be wearing one. You can do whatever you want, but please be courteous and respectful to me and other riders. Also, this is a ride. It is not a Biden/Trump death match and politics are verboten. I get enough of myself and the rest of you online. I do not care who you vote for. I care that you want to ride bikes. I hope to see you outside next season.
  22. I am hopeful to be in KY this weekend, but if that falls through I will be home all weekend. You will need to come to me, though. My sushi spot is awesome and you need to try it.
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