Joined: 26 Jul 2006
Location: Eau Claire, WI
I'm glad to hear that you guys got back O.K. I hope you didn't have any problems.
I actually ended up walking my bike over the footbridge next to I-94 at the St. Croix -- several early morning walking types gave me bemused smiles as they looked at this strange fellow in helmet and goggles pushing a scooter over the river!
Other than that it was a great ride back and I manged to beat the rain byabout 45 minutes. Hope you were able to do the same.
I just made it back. Well I just made it back to here, this post. I skipped breakfast an hit the road at 7am. With three hours left in the ride, I got dumped on (rain). I even believe I traveled through a small hail storm. The best part is right before I hit the storm, I got stung again. I think that is the one downside of owning a orange scoot. Bee's think it is a big flower coming down the road. It got stuck inside the leather of my helmet and stung my ear. I saved the stinger and I found the Bee, he now habitates in a glass jar. I did not crash (hey there are two dear in the front yard, cool), sorry, I was able to get to the side of the road again. This time it really stung, burned.
Back to the rain, my jeans and boots were soaked. Stopped at the gas station were they sell fire arms and ammo, bought some rain gear for $20.00, proceeded on. I enjoyed riding in the rain, dry. Got home by 2:30pm, Michelle was happy. Two hours after being home I got really sick, I mean really sick. Had to take Mon- Wed off. Couldnt move sick. Found out, I am alergic to Bee's, guess I need to get a kit for the road, and a full face helmet.
I am back on Stella again, started right up. All is well in Duluth. Just wanted to say thanks for meeting me, thanks for the great company and conversation. Its not what you ride, but how you ride it, and who you ride with and any time you guys want to come up to Duluth or travel to a swap meet or any other ride you can think of, I will try to break free.
We will very busy the next 5 weeks. Michelle has to travel to Marquette every week. We are taking a weekend there next week with the kids.
The week after that should be a KLR650 ride home from the cities, more cc but same route.
Joined: 26 Jul 2006
Location: Eau Claire, WI
I'm glad to hear you made it back alright. That's crazy about the bee. When I got home my wife met me in the driveway (I'm a lucky man!). I took off my helmet and she noticed that a bee had fallen out! And it was still alive! Yeah, I had a bee stuck in my helmet but it didn't sting me! I guess it couldn't get though my mop of hair.
The rally must have conincided with some kind of bee event!
Too bad you got caught in the rain. I just barely made it myself. It rained for hours here aftter I got back.
I noticed that you have your stella for sale on scoot.net. Does this mean the end of scooting for you or are you going to get that Lammy you were talking about? Whatever you decide be sure to say in touch.
If you're ever in the Eau Claire area be sure to look me up -- we'll go get a beer. Or if you decide to get the Lammy we can fix whatever is wrong with it (there's always something to fix).
Joined: 30 Jul 2006
Location: Neenah, WI
Tom & Jason
I only go 6 miles all in town top speed about 45MPH.
I ordered snow pants last night, I hope they are here before it gets
All my other parts are staying nice and warm.
Driving a 2005 KYMCO Grandvista for now.
When we get our 1st snow and salt on the roads may drive the 2003
Appleton / Outagamie
Last Update on Nov 1, 5:45 am CST
(-6°C) Humidity: 80 %
Wind Speed: W 10 MPH
Dewpoint: 16°F (-9°C)
Wind Chill: 10°F (-12°C)
Visibility: 10.00 mi
Are u going to the rally next year?
The windchill was a bit cold for my hands. No heated grips. I have been wearing the same cheap gloves for two years. I think all I really need is good pair of gloves and I can keep riding.
I have taken a few road trips. Rode up to Ely a few weeks ago, HWY 1. This is a must for anything on two wheels. I have been exploring trails and dirt roads, already got a flat. I replaced my tubes with Bridgestone Monster Tubes from Dual Star, 4mm thick. They were tough to get on, but I believe my flat days are over. Miss the spare that came on Stella.
I already repainted the bike, and Pelican Cases are next.
I think I might come down for the Rally. Ill ride the KLR down, and borrow or rent a scooter for the rally.
Glad to hear you guys are still riding. I have been eyeing chains in the local hardware store. Snow chains anyone.
I have only taken my truck out 2-3 times in the last 2 months and thats only because my wife wont let me put the twins on the bike with me. One on the seat, one on the handle bars, thats safe, isn't it.
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