What did you do to your FJR today?

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Thu May 17, 2018 9:12 am

Texas is heading into the "What is rain" season. Where it's hot enough that you actually hope you get rained on. :D Not there yet, but close.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Harald » Thu May 17, 2018 3:07 pm

Like Joe, I rode it to work today. But mine is a special ride to work because I haven't been on the FJR for over 4 months due to left ankle surgery. Damn, I miss the FJR for commuting! As a bonus, we even have nice warm weather with NO RAIN here in the Seattle metro area. :)
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by LKLD » Thu May 17, 2018 8:42 pm

gixxerjasen wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:12 am
Texas is heading into the "What is rain" season. Where it's hot enough that you actually hope you get rained on. :D Not there yet, but close.
Jasen, you could always come back to Flatistan around 4:30p. :D
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Thu May 17, 2018 9:03 pm

LKLD wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 8:42 pm
gixxerjasen wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:12 am
Texas is heading into the "What is rain" season. Where it's hot enough that you actually hope you get rained on. :D Not there yet, but close.
Jasen, you could always come back to Flatistan around 4:30p. :D
Is it that late these days? Used to be 3pm when I lived there.

Yea, we already have cracks in the dirt here.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Fri May 18, 2018 12:43 am

Road it about 450 miles including some roads I have never been on before. My route included the Rowena Curves along the Scenic Columbia River Highway. The highway standards is a grade of no more than 5% and turn radii of 100 feet. The road loops to achieve the design standard. It is an awesome road tho a bit short. The upside is the speed limit is 55 mph and more then enough to keep the speed tax collectors away!

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Post by gixxerjasen » Fri May 18, 2018 9:23 am

Fontanaman, that would be a good addition to the "Two picture ride report" thread. Good stuff.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Fri May 18, 2018 9:53 am

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Fontanaman, that would be a good addition to the "Two picture ride report" thread. Good stuff.
Thanks. The photo was shot late afternoon so nothing special going on here with the camera. I just used my point in shoot Canon S100 which is a a nice little camera but no DSLR.

There is a two picture ride report? Where? I didn't want to pollute the one picture ride report thread.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Fri May 18, 2018 9:55 am

fontanaman wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:53 am
gixxerjasen wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:23 am
Fontanaman, that would be a good addition to the "Two picture ride report" thread. Good stuff.
Thanks. I was shot .blah....blah....
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Fri May 18, 2018 10:39 am

wheatonFJR wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:55 am
fontanaman wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:53 am
gixxerjasen wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:23 am
Fontanaman, that would be a good addition to the "Two picture ride report" thread. Good stuff.
Thanks. I was shot .blah....blah....
:shock:
Typo. The photo was shot late afternoon. I was a bit tired too. The Columbia River Gorge wind machine was cooking real good yesterday. For 30 miles I laid low on my tank bag with the windscreen down low. Wind was 15-20 with gust as high as 30 so said yesterday's forecast.

Check out this barge on the river heading into the wind. Water was crashing the bow.

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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by enn » Fri May 18, 2018 11:26 am

changed the front tire (Roadsmart3) at a local independent mechanic. The owner himself did the job this time, came to me and asked how come do I have a bike in such a mint technical condition after 80 000 km. Sure, its FJR, I said. The guy really is one of the most experienced mechanics here and said that usually most bikes that come to him are pretty worn out after 50 000 km. Said he had never seen any bike with such a milage more or less like new in tec.terms. That did my day :).
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Fri May 18, 2018 11:42 am

Rode it to work again. Currently the highlight of my working life actually. Day 425 consecutive riding day. Work has me swamped and overwhelmed, just taking a short break to keep my sanity by checking on the less than sane folks on here.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Fri May 18, 2018 11:56 am

fontanaman wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:53 am
There is a two picture ride report? Where? I didn't want to pollute the one picture ride report thread.
There isn't, but I wouldn't remove either photo as they are both important to your report. :D
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by wheatonFJR » Fri May 18, 2018 12:09 pm

enn wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 11:26 am
changed the front tire (Roadsmart3) at a local independent mechanic. The owner himself did the job this time, came to me and asked how come do I have a bike in such a mint technical condition after 80 000 km. Sure, its FJR, I said. The guy really is one of the most experienced mechanics here and said that usually most bikes that come to him are pretty worn out after 50 000 km. Said he had never seen any bike with such a milage more or less like new in tec.terms. That did my day :).
There are some on here that have over 300,000 kms I believe.

Good for you! That made my day, too!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Fri May 18, 2018 12:39 pm

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Fri May 18, 2018 11:42 am
Rode it to work again. Currently the highlight of my working life actually. Day 425 consecutive riding day. Work has me swamped and overwhelmed, just taking a short break to keep my sanity by checking on the less than sane folks on here.
What is this work thing you speaketh of? It sounds unhealthy, gets I the way of riding the FJR and hanging out here with all the insane people.
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by gixxerjasen » Fri May 18, 2018 12:59 pm

fontanaman wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 12:39 pm
BkerChuck wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 11:42 am
Rode it to work again. Currently the highlight of my working life actually. Day 425 consecutive riding day. Work has me swamped and overwhelmed, just taking a short break to keep my sanity by checking on the less than sane folks on here.
What is this work thing you speaketh of? It sounds unhealthy, gets I the way of riding the FJR and hanging out here with all the insane people.
Can we get a dislike button please?
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by BkerChuck » Fri May 18, 2018 1:00 pm

Work; verb; the exchange of one's time, knowledge, or physical labors for an agreed upon amount of financial return later realized by the worker to have been insufficient. The bane of my existence.
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Post by NTXFJR » Fri May 18, 2018 4:52 pm

gixxerjasen wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:12 am
Texas is heading into the "What is rain" season. Where it's hot enough that you actually hope you get rained on. :D Not there yet, but close.
97 today on our side of town. Shit ain't funny
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Post by Uncle Hud » Fri May 18, 2018 5:03 pm

;) Yes it is. Heh, heh, heh,
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by Hppants » Fri May 18, 2018 8:13 pm

Unfortunately, the Rowena Crest Viewpoint seems to be just a smidge too far west for the CFR trip. Too bad, looks real nice!!
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Re: What did you do to your FJR today?

Post by fontanaman » Fri May 18, 2018 10:16 pm

Hppants wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 8:13 pm
Unfortunately, the Rowena Crest Viewpoint seems to be just a smidge too far west for the CFR trip. Too bad, looks real nice!!
Pants you realize i posted this pic just to put you and Josh on route overload! ;) It is really a very short but nice bit of pavement. There is better pavement and roads in NE Oregon. Today I road some of them from Briggs Junction, Condon, Nye, Heppner, Nye, County Road 20 to Hereford over Hwy 245 (ooh la la) to Baker City Oregon. Twas a grand day. Heading to Redfish Lake near Stanley Idaho on Saturday simply to give RFH a hard time. Life is grand!
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