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post #1 of 15 Old 04-06-2014, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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Motorcycle season is almost here again!

The snow is finally receding and the roads are bare. With temperatures on the plus side of freezing, that means it is motorcycle season yet again. DH and I got out for a short ride yesterday afternoon and saw two other bikes on the road. Please be careful and watch for the iron horse riders.

Anyone else ride bikes as well as horses?
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post #2 of 15 Old 04-06-2014, 12:52 PM
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I have a 650cc 2009 Kawasaki Versys that I ride for fun and search & rescue. I don't get to ride as much as I would like because I travel so much for my job. But I did recently take my youngest daughter (6 y/o) for her first ride.
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post #3 of 15 Old 04-06-2014, 02:20 PM
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Yep, Honda RC51 V Twin Racing.

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I ride a BMW 650GS twin (which is actually an 800). DH and I try to do a road trip at least once every year and spend a fair bit of time time riding off road. Last summer we went to Dawson City in the Yukon and went part way up the Dempster Highway to Inuvik. Next time we will prepare to go all the way.

Search and rescue sounds very interesting! How does that work?

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post #5 of 15 Old 04-06-2014, 05:13 PM
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MDH has a bike and I am the lump on the back. I get bored out of my mind - seriously. I can't read, I can't really enjoy the scenery, I can't move much, we can't talk (I guess we could fix that part of it). MDH is typical - just likes to ride. No destination, just go until he wants to stop. Freedom on the open road thing. Me, I don't even like convertibles.

He says I should get my own bike and then I will like it too. Maybe. I dunno... I don't enjoy driving cars/trucks like I used to anymore, so I can't see enjoying a bike though I do understand that it is completely different. Plus, while I do consider myself a good driver, I'm not convinced I'm disciplined enough for a bike. But I am comparing myself to MDH who has just stupid amounts of driving experience on all sorts of vehicles.

I'm torn between looking forward to the season, and not. I really need to find something to do on the back of the bike.
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NorthernMama - like you, I was getting tired of riding on the back looking at the back of DH's helmet, so I asked if I could try it on my own. When I did, I was instantly hooked, bought my first bike the next weekend and took the MSF course shortly after that. It has been almost 10 years since then and I'm on my third bike and still loving it. I am not the best rider, but competent. I don't go hard core off road with DH but enjoy some easy trails, back roads and highway rides. My biggest challenge is juggling riding the horses and riding the bikes. It's a good thing I have summers off...
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I don't even like convertibles.
When I'm not on my RC51, I'm in my little 2 seater.

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post #8 of 15 Old 04-07-2014, 06:11 PM
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I ride a 800 Kawasaki Vulcan, but haven't been out much lately. The horses keep me way too busy . And I found out that riding my bike is much easier than riding my horse!
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post #9 of 15 Old 04-07-2014, 07:09 PM
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I ride on the back of hubby's Harley and it's way too early for me, still snow on the ground. However I did see several people riding yesterday, all plugged in no doubt, still chilly.
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post #10 of 15 Old 04-07-2014, 08:17 PM
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MDH took the bike out today. There is still 3 feet of snow in the fields, and snowbanks everywhere except right in town. He said it was great! :)
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