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Old 01-07-2013, 08:36 AM   #1
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Talking Monday morning thoughts

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Sunday, as you all know the clouds parted, and roads dried out, and after ten days or so of no riding: finally....yes...got the Guzzi out for a romp in Ft. Bend County. I bet I saw 20 other bikes swanning here and there, all with silly grins. Where this is headed: any time I go more than a week or so without riding, the itch goes from bothersome to true desire and need. Why is this? Well the "holidays" feature a lot of family stress: bitchy people, out of control materialism, bad music, forced shopping, multiple social events with very boring people, mall visits, etc.

Riding, for me, is extremely theraputic and positive for morale. Besides the family-home stress-- my career and job is very, very demanding. What riding does for me is meditative: I think of nothing but being ONE with the machine.
Forget the bills, the database headaches, the staff jerks playing politics, my wife's critical perfectionism, daughters and boyfriends, etc. All I focus on is the zen of the power curve, the beauty of an open stretch of road, the feel of a flick around a HD. For an introvert, like myself, the alone time is hugely satisfying. Just me and the Goose.

So, there it is on a Monday morning. To me, the essence and critical value of riding a motorcycle, it truly is a thing of beauty.

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I too, got out Sunday! Hadn't rode the bike in a week, so I figured I was overdue. A little chilly when I left, but I managed. Saw a few bikes out and they too, seemed happy to be riding.

Two wheeled therapy makes the holidays better!
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Sunday afternoon was really great. Beautiful sky and an incredible machine between me and the road. <3
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I started wondering why I was so irritable last night, and quickly realized it was because I hadn't rode in over a week, so I took the 100tard out for a little spin. Felt much better after that!
It really is therapy!
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I was kinda surprised to not see more bikes at Yankees on sunday afternoon. Maybe we were just too early? ~noon to 1 maybe? Maybe some waited for it to warm up.... which it didn't seem to do till after noon. There wasn't a single person outside, and were still some empty seats inside. Later on a couple people sat on the patio.

We did see a handful of pairs of harleys, 1 or 2 groups of 3-5 bikes... then a decent sized group of sportbikes... many 2up... wondered if that was a group from here. But definitely not the amount of bikes we NORMALLY see out on the FM roads.
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Took the old Duc out mid afternoon and rode through the Forest and stopped off at Drifters, and there were plenty of bikes out there. Everyone had that excited just to get out the house and ride look!
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Snowed here in Kerrville on Friday, but was clear and warm enough for a ride on Saturday. Combine that with a two month hiatus from riding due to a gnarly thumb injury and I was a happy camper out on the South Fork
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I went for a short spin yesterday myself. It felt good to get out on the bike.
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... then a decent sized group of sportbikes... many 2up... wondered if that was a group from here.
That was us

You see the wreck on 3090?? It was another group of sportbikes and someone went down, bad.
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That was us

You see the wreck on 3090?? It was another group of sportbikes and someone went down, bad.
What time was this? The roads were still a little wet even at 1:00.
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What time was this? The roads were still a little wet even at 1:00.
We left Yankees around 3pm.
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We left Yankees around 3pm.
Oh ok, left Drifers at 3 and by that time the roads were pretty dry. It was windy as earlier on 290 going to 362.
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You see the wreck on 3090?? It was another group of sportbikes and someone went down, bad.
Nope, didn't see anything. Don't think we even saw any sportbikes other than your group. We got to Yankees about 12:15. We were headed home from Yankees as ya'll were headed that way... passed in opposite directions somewhere on 3090. We were leaving 3090 and getting on hwy6 at 2pm.

3 of us... white Hypermotard, Red 659r and a black yamaha Vstar.

Yeah, roads were a bit wet our whole ride... but more dusty/dirty/bit of gravel than anything.
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I was up at yankees around 3 after hiking in the forest and saw the a few cop cars on 3090 but no wreckage.
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I was up at yankees around 3 after hiking in the forest and saw the a few cop cars on 3090 but no wreckage.
Then you were the one that followed Jimmy out to talk to him. I met you.


The wreck was off of the road, but they closed the road down and were going to medevac him/her out a little further down the road. The accident was a few turns past the 15mph sharp turn going south from 244... a really odd place to go off. Hope the rider was OK.
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