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    Default heading out for the first ride of the season..

    On my way to get my registration. It is waaaay too nice out..

    Anyone else hitting the streets today?

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    Saw some guys out yesterday south of Canyon Meadows in the early afternoon.
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    Default Re: heading out for the first ride of the season..

    Originally posted by JVR1
    On my way to get my registration. It is waaaay too nice out..

    Anyone else hitting the streets today?
    it's my first season/first ride so I went out yesterday and today just to refresh my skills a little, but it's a little windy up in Coventry hills area today.

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    Went out for a bit today, only to fill up and wash it. Going out tomorrow afternoon.
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    Took it out Friday after work for a good rip, then out on Sunday again. Will do so tomorrow again, possibly ride to work too, depending on the temp in the morning. If its any warmer then +3 in the morning, consider it done, lol.
    "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side"

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    I'll be riding to work all week. It was a bit chilly this morning on my ride and friday morning but things are warming up so it can only get better from here.
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    Saw a bunch of idiots ripping up 17th around 5pm. WOT from light to light and a few wheelies thrown in for good measure.

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    My weather app is saying it's supposed to snow a little on Wednesday. Be careful guys.
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    Originally posted by G
    Saw a bunch of idiots ripping up 17th around 5pm. WOT from light to light and a few wheelies thrown in for good measure.
    Must be early season squid time! Reminds me that its time to start working on the bike .... clutch is leaking

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    Rode to work today.. +4C beaaautiful in the morning 2 hoodies with jeans over dress pants heh, now to fit all this extra layering in my backpack for the +20 home...
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    Did the 22x loop down through Bragg creek and the roads were great
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    Just a question (as a non-bike owner) out of curiousity: Do bikers get affected by all the gravel and crap that's on the road? I mean, it's especially bad after everything has started to melt, and I can't imagine that getting sand-blasted by all that stuff feeling all that great...

    Again, no personal experience with it, just curious

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    Yes....dont follow trucks.

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    Originally posted by Boosted131
    Did the 22x loop down through Bragg creek and the roads were great
    i was tempted to do this yesterday but once it became overcast i was thinking it might cool down too much so i stayed around town.

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    Originally posted by klumsy_tumbler
    Just a question (as a non-bike owner) out of curiousity: Do bikers get affected by all the gravel and crap that's on the road? I mean, it's especially bad after everything has started to melt, and I can't imagine that getting sand-blasted by all that stuff feeling all that great...

    Again, no personal experience with it, just curious
    Yes. Gravel sucks. As mentioned, don't follow trucks. Don't push it too hard in a corner if there may be gravel on it. Don't pull on the brakes hard on gravel, etc.

    It's really going to suck having the street cleaners take longer this year.

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    Went out for the mail, couldn't deal with the warmth, had to take the bike out. Didn't break any bones before vacation, great success.

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    Awesome day to ride!
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    LOL, where I work by Cross Iron Mills, I went into work today with all of no power at our workplace, I walked into total darkness with merely the glow of the screens of smartphones going (WTF) turns out there was a serious power outage in that whole neck of the woods, so we all left work at 11am or earlier. (SWEET!!!!!!!!)

    So Ive been riding since 1pm. Went out to Bragg Creek, Turner Valley, Black Diamond, Okotoks then home. Asides from the gravel in the parking lots and the residential areas, its quite good out there.
    Got a shit ton of compliments on the Trumpet, which is always smile enhancing lol.
    Just about put my knee down on the Okotoks to highway 1 (north) cloverleaf, not bad for the first major ride of this year.
    "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side"

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    Saw some poor bastard fighting the wind on hwy 2 today... only fired the bikes up when i got home... still need a new cdi for the one... after what happened last year with early season riding im going to wait a while i think... people are too stupid

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    ^ dude the wind was nothing on highway 2 today.... not even worth noting. I only noticed it coming back into Calgary when the dust and crap from Shawnessey was starting to blow in my face with visor open. Just closing that changed all of that, I didn't even have to lean into the wind in the least.
    "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side"

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