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    Guess the new bike thread

    It's "Pauly" you Funcling Punk. I love the boxer. I never would have imagined it, but it is a great street bike. It might be the nicest bike I have ridden. It isn't Hyperstrada fast, but it can give it a good chase. It feels as light as the Hyper, though. The boxer engine is the main reason it handles so well. You can keep your race engine. I found another Eurotractor to keep me occupied for now. I think Tony's bike will surprise him. It will hustle if he can get comfortable with it. I got used to the GS quickly. I have ridden just over 1k miles and am already quite familiar and at ease with it. I am also one cool ass motherfucker, so that may have something to do with it.
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    Guess the new bike thread

    Yes. All the cool kids ride BMW.
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    2020 Cleveland IMS

    I fly to Florida tomorrow. Fly home on Sunday or Monday. No show for me.
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    2020 Cleveland IMS

    I am not allowed near more motorcycles.
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    2020 Cleveland IMS

    The older you get, the more backups you need.
  6. 55⁰ forecasted. Anybody feel like riding?
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    Tuesday, Jan 14 Ride

    I rode around all day today and used half a tank of fuel. I am in love with this entire aspect of riding. Slow and scenic wins this week. I don't mind gravel unless going down a hill. I know how to descend a hill, but my brain just says "YOU WILL DIE!" The way this thing eats miles is insane. I thought the Voyager was a good tourer. You definitely need to ride this thing.
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    Tuesday, Jan 14 Ride

    The front tire clears the road like a snow plow. Just have to stay on the throttle and try not to do anything stupid.
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    Tuesday, Jan 14 Ride

    I look forward to more time on less traveled paths. Yesterday was an amazing day..and the best parts were spent at 30 mph. That was the fastest line. There is no gravel if you do not see it. Lol
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    Tuesday, Jan 14 Ride

    I also did some light ADV'ing. In my wandering, I happened across a gravel road. I pondered for a few seconds.. "put up or shut up, Paul". I had already put the bike in "ENDURO" to soften the bumps on a road I was on earlier. Nothing left to do but stand up and turn left. I climbed a gravel hill that was almost half a mile long, with a 10% gradient. No flat at the top, either. Just a stop sign, intersecting paved 2-laner that was 4" of asphalt higher than my parked front tire. I thought the hill assist feature was sort of gimmicky and hadn't planned on using it. I was schooled today and was glad to have both of my feet on the ground. I had to change my line a few times because the gravel was loose in random spots. It was super easy stuff for any regular gravel rider, but I was a little nervous. It wasn't Machu Pichu, but it was the biggest gravel hill I ever climbed with intention of climbing it.
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    Tuesday, Jan 14 Ride

    The Multistrada was a solid ride, but it was still rather primitive in regards to long distance riding. This thing is surprisingly agile for being almost 200 lbs heavier. The Hyper is available to you whenever you want to ride it, Tim.
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    Tuesday, Jan 14 Ride

    Home. 260 of the easiest miles I have ever done on 800. The bike has the best road manners of anything I have ever ridden and it is quick in the corners. It feels as light as the Hyper and that is not an exaggeration. The display is really intuitive and I pretty much have the hang of all the switches and gizmos. I kept it in "ROAD" (touring) most of the day, but did slip into "DYNAMIC" (sport) for a stint. Throttle response got sharper, but I was on really nice pavement, so the suspension just got a little firmer. I didn't notice much difference between the two modes regarding damping. I will play some more when the road gets choppy and see how it does. I ride it in the "MINIMUM" setting for preload, so it is probably hindered a little. If I put it in "MAXIMUM"....I can't touch the ground. Looks like I will have to grow into this one. I will ride again tomorrow. Probably taking a different route, but I hope to leave early enough to catch lunch in Weston, WV and be home by dark. I did this on the Hyper and it was 475 miles in 9 hours. So, 8-5 should be doable...probably 9-6. Any takers? I am willing to change it up for anyone that wants to ride. This was the first twisty ride and I am already 100% in the bag for this bike. It is very easy to ride quickly and it is just at home on the highway. Work trips this season will be quite a treat. Nothing quite like being paid to ride the Appalachians. That said.... Anybody want a gently-used Hyperstrada?
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    Tuesday, Jan 14 Ride

    I was supposed to work today. I guess I will have to make the most of it and declare a MHD.
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    RIP Ghostrider

    RUSH is my exception to the "prog rock sucks" rule. I love Neil's lyrics.
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    RIP Ghostrider

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    Funny picture thread.

    My goal is to do it within the next couple of years.
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    Funny picture thread.

    Sure I will. Just not before I take it to Colorado for off-road school.
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    Funny picture thread.

    I found the image of a GSA being ridden "knee-down" quite amusing.
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    Funny picture thread.

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    Funny picture thread.

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    Funny picture thread.

    Nailed it.
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