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- Harley rejects $25M tax credit from the state of Wisconsin
- New Harley-Davidson FatBoy Lo
- 2012 Triumph Trophy?
- Legal lane splitting in Oregon?
- NTSB pushes for mandatory helmet use
- Opening music byÂ KunK
- Matt wants to know about cold tolerances and suggests a couple future guests.
- Scott provides photographic evidence that someone may have actually purchased a Honda DN-01. We still wonder if anyone has managed to put more then 1000 miles on one.
Episode 53 - November 14, 2010
- The custom white VFR 1200 mentioned by Denise
- Street tire comparison discussion
- Ninja 1000 review
- I only mention this because the bike is getting a lot of press.
- Aerostich offering 10% discount to active service riders.
- As an expression of thanks to riders who serve our country, Aerostich/RiderWearHouse is pleased to announce a 10% Active Military Service Discount now available on all Aerostich branded RiderWearHouse catalog items, including Roadcrafter and Darien riding apparel.
- The Tiger 800s get prices in Europe
- Tiger â‚¬8,990
- Tiger XC â‚¬9,990
- BMW G800GS â‚¬10,200/$11,455
- 2010 Street Triple R â‚¬8,990/$9,599
- 2010 Thruxton SE â‚¬9,990/$9,349
- Do we wanna talk about WTF products?
- Look over there, LINKS!
- Opening music byÂ KunK
from as far away as Washington and California with around 120 or so arriving that afternoon. Saturday again dawns cool but with the promise of much warmer temperatures.Â Destination Cycles of Kerrville always host a breakfast at their dealership.Â So everyone heads out there to look at motorcycles, eat breakfast burrito's and/or doughnuts and decide which route and who they will ride with for the day.Â One of the reasons I love the Texas Hill Country is 3 roads known as the ThreeÂ Sisters - 335, 336 and 337.Â While there are other great routes around this area I hadn't ridden these in about 3 years so Bob and I decided we'd take off in that direction.Â ÂThe Texas Hill Country rally is the last organized MSTA event of the year.Â For me this is a 450 mile trip so the weather also plays a part in my decision of whether I will be attending.Â Â This year October is going to go down in my books as one of the nicest months to be able to ride a motorcycle.Â This will be the 3rdÂ three day weekend rally in a 5 weekend October.Â I received an invitation from a fellow MSTAer and his lovely wife to ride down to their place in the Fort Worth metro on Thursday evening and then ride to the rally on Friday with their group.Â Friday dawned clear and cool at 37 degrees but with the promise of lots of sunshine 6 bikes prepared to leave on our trip further south.Â After a brisk ride thru morning traffic we meet anotherÂ 15 or so bikes and decided to break up into 2 smaller groups with the faster group choosing a slightly longer route than our group but we would all meet for lunch at StormsÂ a favorite hamburger joint in Hamilton.Â Â Â After lunch we broke up again into at least 3 groups with one group taking a more direct route and the other 2 groups taking various back roads to all meet up again in Kerrville at the Y.O. Ranch Resort.Â Once at the Y.O. the parking lot was full of bikes
Today I saw that a couple of new signs had been installed stating that X number of motorcyclists had lost their lives on these roads.Â This one was going thru the mountain pass on 337 and there was another one on 336 statingÂ 4 riders.Â I'm not sure that they should single out motorcyclists but then on the other side of that coin it makes you think about the twisties that you know are coming up.Â There are some breath taking views from these roads but you can't afford to take your eyes off the roads to enjoy them.