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Old 05-02-2020, 06:34 AM   #1
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Feeling "one" with the bike

Yesterday afternoon I took the GB out for a ride in it's native habitat: scenic twisty local roads. For me, the bike's ergonomics and handling feel just right to the point that swooping through twisties feels like dancing with the perfect partner. Through endless curves there are no surprises, the bike responds exactly as I expect and lets me know it's eager to be pushed even harder. I resist because of the deer, wild turkeys and distracted drivers sharing the roads. No problem, the scenery and sensations keep me smiling inside my helmet.

Heading downhill from home....



Twisty road goodness....



Roadside oak trees are dressed in fresh springtime leaves....



Hillsides are fast drying up heading into the dry season....





Heading home, my face was sore from so much smiling...



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Old 05-02-2020, 07:05 AM   #2
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Great pictures as always. I have days like that where everything just feels right, and I am one with the bike. Then I have days where I better just slow down.
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Old 05-02-2020, 08:15 AM   #3
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Water level looks like the GH is in operation, I missed the countdown to overflow this time.
good for another year of water skiing
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Old 05-02-2020, 09:36 AM   #5
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Stunning photo's... always love your bike reflection creativity.
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Old 05-02-2020, 10:18 AM   #6
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Water level looks like the GH is in operation, I missed the countdown to overflow this time.
good for another year of water skiing
Too little rain last winter so it never reached the glory hole. Lake level right now is about 9' down but yeah, there will still be plenty of H2O to last the summer.

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Old 05-04-2020, 04:40 PM   #7
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Hey Bill, Mind sharing your scenic route? Great pics btw! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-04-2020, 04:57 PM   #8
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Hey Bill, Mind sharing your scenic route? Great pics btw! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Jason, it was just a short loop from my home, map here.

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I love those days, feeling completely in sync with your machine. Each turn exactly how it should be and at a pace never too slow nor out of control.
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I remember back in the 90s Golden Gate Cycle in SF couldn't get rid of those bikes. I went in there once and the owner/ manager said, "just make an offer. Anything". Then here said I could have it for $1800. He had 2 in crates still.

This was in 1992. I could not afford 2 motorcycles. Oh well.
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