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The Black Canyon Run - annual fathers day weekend ride

http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/videos/491/black2011.mp4   Most of the time I have known him Reddog and I have taken off on a run to the Black Canyon around fathers day, now that hes got an empty nest it seems we were on again for our annual 500 miler to the Black Canyon. This year we did it counter clockwise and headed up to Independence pass. I invited a number of folks but only three of us made it. Millertm my old buddy from work who now lives in New Mexico came up for the rid

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

Final Checks, Will it all fit ?

Did a 'Dry run" to see if all the gear that I have amassed, will actually fit on the bike again. My wife brought along some of the stuff that I originally forgot, so the big test is to make sure I can carry it without overflowing. Basically I have one Pannier, for my tent, sleeping bag spare bits and pieces, and the other pannier for clothes and the Apple My toolbox and self inflating mattress will be tied across the rear seat. Tom

TomG33

TomG33

Getting ready. Planning is done.

This trip is a bit short noticed, however the plan came together, at a funeral, of all places. I met up with an uncle that lives up in Normanton in the gulf region. He told me that at the moment the roads up there are pretty good. So with holidays due and all work finished, I started planning. the plan is not all that complicated, Basically I planned to ride between 400 and 600 Km per day, which I know from a previous trip that I can do quite easily, without earning "Iron butt Award" points.

TomG33

TomG33

Riding Solo

The weather has been a bit wet over the past week so the group decided that a run down Kangaroo Valley and Macquarie Pass was probably not a great idea unless it had had a couple of days to dry out. Both of those have a lot of overhanging bush keeping the raods slippery and wet long after any rain. They also mean there is a lot of fallen leaves, again making the road treacherous. I still had Saturday off though and decided to head in that general direction. I left earlier than I would have with

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

The Growler Run

Jack on his 98 Connie So last Monday I was out riding my Cannondale road bike with the intent of getting in a few miles to improve my fitness, and well it being May in Colorado there was was a May shower however it was was white and it was COLD! I had already done 20 miles and needed to get out of the snow, so I petaled the mile or so up Tejon and opened the door to Bristol Brewery the local Colorado springs brew pub - I love craft brewers and love Bristol cause its my home town brewery.

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

Listening to the Wiseman again

This time we planned Wiseman's Ferry in reverse, with the ferry being the last leg. We had started this route a couple of weeks back but it was rained out. After several beautiful spring days during the week, the morning dawned cool and heavily overcast. Not promising. I headed off to the usual meet point to find the regulars gathering. Only 8 bikes this time, and the newcomer was a Wee Strom (650 VStrom). Headed up towards McGrath's Hill to get started on the route. Initially we turned up the

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

A Wiseman says

The previous run was a washout. I didn't even bother riding to the meeting place and the others decided to quit about 5 mins after leaving and returned home. This weekend was warm (about 28C) and sunny. Perfect. Once again we gathered at work, a few different riders and again a different bunch of bikes. A GSX1250F (a Bandit in full clothes), a Boulevard, a Street Triple, and an F800ST were new showings. The VFR lines up at work We headed up through Windsor, turning left at McGrath's Hill

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

A new year

I started a new position this year, at a different base. There is a large group of riders here who are keen to keep an active riding group going, and they had the first ride the other weekend. Got clearances from the other half (as the main surprise of the day!) A rather eclectic group met up in the morning. We had my VFR, a KLR, 2 learners on ZZR250 each, a Tiger 1050, an FJR and a ZZR600. Later a Royal Enfield (imported from India) joined us. We headed north to hit a popular route over the B

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

Remembering Maroon Bells

Probably the most photographed mountains in Colorado Maroon Bells National Monument near Aspen Colorado I found a great photo of this spot at work and was admiring it when a coworker friend of mine asked me if I had taken the picture, she said that it just fascinated her. I tried to explain to her just how the picture did not do it justice because the two 14k peaks just tower over everything so the perspective is never quite right in a picture. Maroon Bells Aspen Colorado borrowed

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

From: Frank-N-Motard-VFR

This bike was damaged 29123_10150209142020537_814435536_12609701_7045100_n.jpg So I bought a second bike mainly for the plastic and other repair pieces (after I got pushed over by a driver on her cell phone). And ended up with a mess like this !B8iL-,Q!Wk~$(KGrHqQOKkQEzJ49mJl9BM3Vfmdz7g~~_3.jpg IMAG0758.jpg Which is killing my single car garage BTW So I mentioned here on this site that I am looking for a renthal bar set up because I really don't want to have to exact bikes to rol

flavadave

flavadave

I got the check and bought another VFR, here is what happened.

Not to long ago before the snow hit on a Friday afternoon it was 45 degrees and sunny. It was time to get in my last spin on the bike and fill the gas tank. I rolled my bike out, fired it over and warmed her up for a few minutes. We rolled down the driveway. At the stop sign (less than one quarter of a mile from my house)at the end of the street I live on I sit waiting for traffic. I was flat footed looking right and left just waiting. Next thing I know I am grabbing at the brake lever tryi

flavadave

flavadave

Oregon Days

Shaniko Oregon Maddog and his y2k 800 Maddog and I spent a day riding across eastern Oregon on the way to the pacific north west meet, he rides a nice yellow 2000 vfr800 in a well used stich. He told me tales of how he spent an entire summer on that bike touring the usa, living in a tent and enjoying the vagabond motorcyclist life. He can definitly ride it well and seems to be able to accelerate at a pace I cant. Here is some video footage I took out of the Town of Fossil on the way to Ante

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

My first Blog ever

This shall be my first blog. So I am doing a copy paste of a posting I put up yesterday. Then I will see if this is something I can look forward to doing on a regular basis. Entry....... By friday I was trying to contact a few owner/riders here in the St. Louis area to get in a Saturday ride in. The weather was mild and the time to strike before the real cold sets in is NOW. Of the local owners (that I have located thus far) only BTL68 was able to show uop Saturday morning at Starbucks. BTL68

flavadave

flavadave

A long time commin

Latest Veefalo mod I have been wanting to get a "vfrd" plate for my vfr for years, but the old girl she was fine with the orginal plate, the Veefalo on the other hand was a group effort and it would be a very nice touch to get a plate that says "vfrd" on it since that is where it came from new plate I havent ridden the bike for over a month, just to work since it needs new tires. I got maybe one good long ride left in her rear tire. I have a new set in the shed ready to go fo

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

Down Again

Well, time for another entry and its not a good one. I hit the road again. This time I can only really put it down to my own fault. On my normal commute to work, was following a line of cars who were passing a tractor driving along the verge. The guy was going steadily and keeping as far left as he could. Mostly the cars ahead were filing past easily, but I slowed some as the car in front had its turn. Moments later he braked hard and so did I. I guess it's been too long since my last emergency

Frogfoot

Frogfoot

Scooter racing at Thunderdrome

This isn't a VFR story, but I had such an awesome time last weekend that I wanted to share it with you guys anyway. I got to go scooter racing! I didn't make this video and I don't know the guy who did, but I'm in it. You can see me at around 5:45, getting off to a lousy start. I'm wearing the same leathers as in my userpic. So here's the story: My friend Erik at Current Motors invited me to go scooter racing at an event called ThunderDrome. Current Motors makes electric scooters

elizilla

elizilla

The Bishops Castle to Cucharas Run

The S Curves On The Green Horn Highway Bishops Castle Run I tried to get a ride together to do this run as a group ride, slipping clutches, and bad planning on my part forced it to become a solo run. I hopped on the Veefalo and headed south. I have always loved the Greenhorn Hwy and its fast sweepers and the big S turn shown in the teaser above, its a staple ride for me and about a 4 hour run if I want to do it there and back. I kept seeing this ST1300 all day long. I stopped in Flornece to

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

From: Gila Monster Run

San Francisco De Asis Taos New Mexico I sort of slapped together a ride down to New Mexico to catch a ride with Vanion and the New Mexico riders to hit the Gila Monster once again. This would be my third time on that road, the Deals Gap of New Mexico as it were, not quite but darned close. The only drawback is its practically in OLD MEXICO and so a ton of slab on the way down there. I took a 4 day route, one down, one for the ride, a rest day at my sisters house in Santa Fe, and f

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

I Hate To Say Goodbye

The Canadian Crew and Me at the lookout on the Old Spiral Highway As another riding season begins to draw to a close I can look back at it with a smile and think "good times" - just right not too much not too little. I feel like Goldilocks in riding leathers testing the seats of other peoples motorcycles. Most people I ride with on my trips live an awful long ways away from me, a days ride if not more, so its not often I see them just corresponding here on vfrd. Its always a plea

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

Backroads to the Cut Throat Cafe

Two guys from work Motorcycle enthusiast My old boss Nate had just been recently reassigned to my shift again after working days for a year, and we got together to go for a little dual sport ride. Half forest service roads and half pavement. Nate invited another one of the guys a supervisor from day shift and the three of us headed out up Rampart Range Road for some teeth chattering washboard dirt road riding. Mostly easy to moderate riding, some sections definitly unimproved but nothing we

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

Tearing it up after Troutdale

The Old Spiral Highway at Lewiston Idaho on the WA/ID border The PNW 2010 was a great event, I really liked the venue, others did not as much. Two days $158 for the historic hotel wasnt so bad, no TV no Airconditioning was the only draw back but to be able to walk downstairs and get a growler of Ruby Ale was really a huge plus. I got very used to the Edgefield Inn Brew in a hurry! Dinners were good, the company was great, and the bed was so comfy I did not toss or turn at all just

HispanicSlammer

HispanicSlammer

Cleaning the V4 Carb.

This is my first post...and it is more of a question and answer post. This new fuel that is being sold is giving me a fit about keeping the carbs in my squadron operational. Ive tried stabil, sea-foam, startron but I am still having to pull these 4V monsters apart to clean. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.

kamikazi

kamikazi

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