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Kevin K
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:35 pm  Reply with quote
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Pfft. That bridge ain't that bad, even on 10" tires.
Now the Lowry bridge, that's a scary fucker.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:55 pm  Reply with quote
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The high bridge in Duluth is a scary bridge on 10" wheels. I hope to never cross it again. At least not until this year's Duluth Run...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:28 pm  Reply with quote
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Next time try crossing it when it's down.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:30 pm  Reply with quote
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I am thinking road rash on steel grate has got to sting a little.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:06 am  Reply with quote
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The more I ride, the more comfortable I get with the idea of crossing the Minnesota River on Hwy 77.

But I'm not there, yet.

Hopefully I'll get there before it snows.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:13 pm  Reply with quote
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Ha! I did it last Monday. With a large flyscreen. Not so bad. I lived.

You'd've thought I'd've done it while it was warm out.

But got my overpants from newenough.com arriving tomorrow. Winter here I come.

(Thanks to the guys at Pizza LucÚ back in September(?) who recommended newenough.com. People on ModernVespa.com also recommended them.)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:32 pm  Reply with quote
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Awesome. I needed to cross 35E to Shepards road this past weekend. I was on Susan's Buddy 125, so I hit the on ramp, tucked in, and a minute later I was sitting at the exit. Easy Peasy.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:39 pm  Reply with quote
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Buddies are very nimble. My LX 150 feels like a lead brick after riding Raymond's Buddy. The Vespa is definitely more comfy, though.

Rode over the bridge again today. Much nicer after buying real winter riding overpants. I also cut down my highway time to just the bridge--I now take 12th Ave to 90th St to Old Cedar to Shakopee and just take the 77 bridge to 13. The cross-country skiing mittens from Midwest Mountaineering keep my hands very warm even without heated grips.

Or maybe it was all the food I ate over Thanksgiving that kept me warm.

In any case, my only problem now is the wind buffeting me from passing vehicles--especially SUVs and tractor trailers. I don't know if that my Vespa is so light or that I have the full-size flyscreen, but I do get tossed around quite a bit when being passed.

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