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Does anyone ride a bike?

Postby (cheyenne) » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:53 pm

Getting a little technical and boring here lately. Does anyone share my latest passion and ride a cycle?

Here's my "brand new" 2009 Kawasaki Versys holdover in Candy Plasma Blue.

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Re: Does anyone ride a bike?

Postby (cjj) » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:58 pm

I used to, back when I lived in a city. Thought about getting a dirt bike, but on the ranch, ATV's were just way more practical since you can carry more tools and such...
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Re: Does anyone ride a bike?

Postby (cheyenne) » Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:30 pm

You'd a liked this then. Sold it about 3 years ago, it was a blast.

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Re: Does anyone ride a bike?

Postby (cjj) » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:05 pm

I've got a diesel John Deere Gator HPX, a Honda 420 Rancher and a Polaris Xplorer 500...
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Re: Does anyone ride a bike?

Postby (paologregorio) » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:21 pm

Vintage Triumph, BSA, and BMW nut here.
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Re: Does anyone ride a bike?

Postby (collin) » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:26 pm

of course......I work at Suzuki ! :D

I mainly ride sportbikes, but I manage the press relations dept for Suzuki's motorcycle division (through their agency) so there is a full range of loan pool bikes available that I ride occasionally.

Btw..iIf anybody here wants a Suzuki, I can point you in the right direction! ;) :)
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Re: Does anyone ride a bike?

Postby (cheyenne) » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:39 pm

cjj wrote:I've got a diesel John Deere Gator HPX, a Honda 420 Rancher and a Polaris Xplorer 500...



Wow..............I humbly bow to your toybox.. :D
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Re: Does anyone ride a bike?

Postby (cheyenne) » Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:40 pm

collin wrote:of course......I work at Suzuki ! :D

I mainly ride sportbikes, but I manage the press relations dept for Suzuki's motorcycle division (through their agency) so there is a full range of loan pool bikes available that I ride occasionally.

Btw..iIf anybody here wants a Suzuki, I can point you in the right direction! ;) :)



Good to know, I really like the Suzuki V-strom as well.
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Re: Does anyone ride a bike?

Postby (cjj) » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:46 pm

cheyenne wrote:
cjj wrote:I've got a diesel John Deere Gator HPX, a Honda 420 Rancher and a Polaris Xplorer 500...



Wow..............I humbly bow to your toybox.. :D

:mrgreen:
This is my "real" All Terrain "toy" (on the trailer)
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Re: Does anyone ride a bike?

Postby (cjj) » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:53 pm

Sorry about derailing the thread a bit...

I had a Yamaha Seca 750, then a Seca 900. Almost bought a BMW, but I was moving and timing didn't work out.

I've got some sort of Suzuki, maybe a GS1000? out in the shed. It belongs to my nephew, who's in the marines, somewhere in Afghanistan, we think...
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Re: Does anyone ride a bike?

Postby (cassius987) » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:31 pm

My other (actually primary) car is a this thing:

http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/win ... n_2100.jpg

So yeah, I ride a bike, every day! Denver is a great place for it too. I've put a little over 4,000 miles on Windsor mostly as a commuter.
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Re: Does anyone ride a bike?

Postby (cjj) » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:51 pm

Oh yeah! I used to have several bicycles (my wife had a LOT, we met in a cycling club). We've still got a couple of mountain bikes, I've got a Klein Pinnacle, she's got a Klein Top Gun...
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Re: Does anyone ride a bike?

Postby (woodyng) » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:05 pm

Great timing,i just got my bike (as in bicycle) out of storage for a little trip yesterday for the first time this summer. Its a Trek 730 i've had for years. It has been a bit of a challenge for me since i moved from the flat Delta land of Memphis to the mountainous coastal area i'm in now,but i do enjoy leisure bike trips from time to time.
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Re: Does anyone ride a bike?

Postby (cassius987) » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:34 pm

Careful with getting an older bike out and riding it too hard. I ruined the "fast" (small) chainring on my Trek MT800 by riding it for a year with a stretched chain when I brought it out to Denver to start commuting. I messed up the casette in the process too. To replace the chainrings alone was going to be nearly as much as a new bike (well, a new bike I could afford) so I went with the Windsor I posted above instead... 3-speed with an internal Shimano Nexus hub, but I still keep an eye on the chain, especially since I have put so many miles on it. I love the Windsor so much better than the old Trek, but I probably could have kept riding it for a little while longer if I had taken better care of it.

It was a blessing in disguise though. My MT800 was something I got as a teenager in MO, and it was too small for me. Sizing up with the Windsor makes riding a lot more comfortable now, in addition to just liking the new bike better.
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Re: Does anyone ride a bike?

Postby (woodyng) » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:00 pm

Not being a hands-on guy,i take my bike (just like my basses) in for regular service by a qualified pro. The bike is holding up pretty well,moreso than its owner.... :wink:
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