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Brad
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:42 am  Reply with quote
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It looks like winter is coming back. Last night I washed my scooter, filled it with fresh gas, dumped in a little sea foam, and put it away. I'm to much of a wimp to ride in the cold weather challenge (afraid of broken bones). It's very sad.

On a positive note, I'll probably start working on my project again. The GT guts are now in the 64 case with new bearings and everything appears to move properly. Sand blasters are on sale at Harbor Freight for $85 this week, so maybe I'll drag that old super body out of the attic soon.

For my scootering fix, I'll be following MMM Backroads Diary writer Gary Charpentier as he attempts to ride a Baron scooter to work, from West St. Paul to Plymouth, every day this winter. His blog is at:
http://www.ridetowork.org/blog/

No comments on his sanity, but I did say I'd send him a bottle of Jack in January if he was still riding.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:30 pm  Reply with quote
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Ya your right, Brad. I have about had it with the cold. I did manager to get out for a short ride in your neck of the woods on the way to Wally World up on Country Rd E. I froze my butt off on Sunday. I have soem Stabil to add to the tank and I am going to remove the battery this weekend to store inside where it is much, much warmer. Ok a little warm then outside as natural gas is going to be sky high.

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Burk
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:02 pm  Reply with quote
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Poor Gary took a spill the other day.... nothing bad just some bruises...
I've been wondering how long it would take..... which is kind of a morbid reason to read his blog.

He's just using knobby tires, right? I can't believe that's enough traction....

dude is crahhh-zeeee.

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he sounds fine but hopefully he didn't break Nates GPS!

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Nate, you STILL don't have that back?

I guess it took me four months to give you your tie-downs and key back, and they aren't nearly as cool as a GPS.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:19 pm  Reply with quote
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I'll probably ride my ratty piece of shit all winter since I don't have a car and I gotta get to work somehow
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:13 am  Reply with quote
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Brad wrote:
...I'll be following MMM Backroads Diary writer Gary Charpentier as he...


That would be former MMM Backroads Diary writer...
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Brad
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:40 am  Reply with quote
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In his piece yesterday Gary mentioned that he already had titanium screws in his knees. He must be pretty hard-core.

So does he have to submit for the cold weather challenge, or is his entire blog an entry?

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The Cold Weather Challenge is an amateur sport, he's a professional.

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Gary Charpentier is my hero.
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"...and the agony -- of defeat."

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MMM Senior Editor Wanchena rode all last winter:

http://www.motorbyte.com/mmm/pages/2005/73/hip73.htm

http://www.motorbyte.com/mmm/pages/2005/73/feature73.htm
(gotta love the picture of the Ural hack in the snow)

I plan to ride my K bike down to Betty's this evening--salt be damned!
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Brad
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:34 pm  Reply with quote
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Here's the link to the wcco video of Gary riding to work.
http://wcco.com/video/?id=12769@wcco.dayport.com

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