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Old 09-14-2009, 06:48 AM   #1
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2 days on a busa

got home about 5:45 last night

1381mi in 2 days
17 hrs in the saddle the fist day cuz of getting lost
riding in the rain for hours sucks
can't feel my right thumb
bike is AWESOME
got lost in East TENN, but it was great riding
40N into tenn is crazy 3 lane frwy, winding thru the mt. and people going 60-70mph thru these huge sweepers...........WOW
tail of the dragon was cool
but the skyway was bettter IMO

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makes austin look like chump change

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gas stop and who knows where.......lol

40-45mpg, but w/ only a ~4 gal tank, stopped alot.

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Old 09-14-2009, 07:23 AM   #2
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Wow. 2 days to the dragon and back? That's a lot of riding in a short time. Did you go by yourself?

Looks like you packed pretty light also. How did that work?
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:40 AM   #4
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:41 AM   #5
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sounds like a memorable trip
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more importantly, here's what you missed
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:42 AM   #6
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^ wtf is she wearing.......lol

yeah, now i've ridden from almost both coast to houston.
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:47 AM   #7
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nice bike and looks like a nice ride...cept for the rain
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lol, yeah pretty much!
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:01 AM   #10
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:18 AM   #14
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bike is a BEAST!

before i left......get bike prepped at dude's house

seller : 51 y.o.
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bike had less then 2400 after 2 yrs, i put nearly 1400 on in 2 days lol
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:49 AM   #15
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The Cherohala Skyway is one beautiful road. I have done the Dragon on a couple of different trips out there, and the most fun I had was hanging out at the store all day - ride the dragon / park / bs / watch /ride the dragon / repeat -- don't get in any hurry. Did this better part of a day and had a blast.

Congratulations on the new ride - What Year is it?
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:52 AM   #17
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yeah , that;d be cool.........

hanging out there woulda been cool, all kinda eye candy, cars/bikes/chics.......lol

even a street YSR 50 lol
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Old 09-14-2009, 08:57 AM   #18
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08 - I'm jealous. I've ridden a couple of Busas - it's incredible how much different that big In-line 4 sounds and feels than a mere 1000cc bike. Again - Congratulations!
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thanks, this bike is a BEAST! it's 1340 now......
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The Cherohala Skyway is one beautiful road.
I agree. Enjoyed the skyway much more than the dragon. Long sweepers with steep drops on the side. Looking out and seeing nothing but mountains. wow. I'm glad you got to experience it and congrats on the new purchase.
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