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Hey, you’re in the Florida Keys on a new motorcycle, ok in some rain. Damn I can’t find the “ I feel sorry for ya emotion” anywhere…:dontknow: :classic_biggrin:

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I went for a Friday ride to get a haircut near usc, but the wait was too long so I went riding in the SM mts. instead.  Here up on Piuma, I could see the marine layer slowly creeping into Monte Nido. 
 

I added Encinal Cyn (sweepers)in between Yerba Buena and Latigo (tight twisties).  What a contrast!!

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I rode Saturday to meet the local MSTA group for breakfast and a ride to lunch. 
I got going early.

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We had 10 riders show up. After breakfast and consultation with the locals,we  had a spirited ride to lunch. 
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Our behavior at lunch at the Yearling restaurant was monitored by more of the local population.

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Returned home after 360 miles of NE Florida backroads. Beautiful day to be out on the bike riding.

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Got the DR650 out today...very nice day here...the dr now has 650kms on it and inching closer to it's first break-in service. And then I'll put the Yoshi exhaust in jet kit in...but first I had to siphon gas out of my 83 750 lol...lots of gas stations closed still with no gas.

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A cool bike park just opened out in Langford...it goes way in behind with lots of dirt tracks too...great to see little kids on it with their push bikes. smile.png

 

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On 11/21/2021 at 2:14 AM, longjohn said:

...... Here up on Piuma, ........................Monte Nido. 

I................. Yerba Buena and Latigo .............

 

Photos Looks like intetrsting place to ride.
But, ah, I would like to figure out where in the world  that is . 

............ up on Piuma, ........................Monte Nido. 

I................. Yerba Buena and Latigo .............

 

>>later note: I did later see you mentioned SM , so Seriea Madre mountains. 

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Oldrider51
2 hours ago, Redman said:

THe 82 GS1100GK has 84k miles. I have had it since 2005, at 28k.

If you are intersted (and will allow me to bragg about it):

https://www.thegsresources.com/botm.php?year=2015&month=9

 

https://imgur.com/YTMtgq4

 

Of course brag, I would it is a great looking bike and from what I have about the Suzuki shaft drive it was one of the best. I have had three Suzukis in the past, GS550E, GS1100E, and an RF900R. 

 

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3 hours ago, Redman said:

Photos Looks like intetrsting place to ride.
But, ah, I would like to figure out where in the world  that is . 

............ up on Piuma, ........................Monte Nido. 

I................. Yerba Buena and Latigo .............

 

>>later note: I did later see you mentioned SM , so Seriea Madre mountains. 

That would be Santa Monica mts and the ride included topanga, agoura hills, Ventura co and Malibu. 
 

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szurszewski
53 minutes ago, Dennis Andress said:

 

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I don't recall there being a guardrail.

It’s been a long time between this weekend and my one previous trip (about 30 years) and I have no clear memory of that detail. I do know that several miles south is Vance Creek Bridge, which is similar but was never converted from a rail line to a roadway (which the internet tells me happened to High Bridge about 70 years ago) and definitely does not have rails (and now apparently no longer has much of a decking either in an attempt to keep people from trying to use it). 

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21 hours ago, szurszewski said:

 

 

Were there any Bunjee jumpers?  I thought this bridge was a mecca for those folks.

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szurszewski
21 minutes ago, LBump said:

 

Were there any Bunjee jumpers?  I thought this bridge was a mecca for those folks.

I’ve seen mention and pictures of that online, but I don’t know if anyone is currently doing that - there definitely were no jumpers (bungee or otherwise) while we were there. You want to try it?

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Sorry Josh,  I'm not real interested in the jumping thing.... there's too much risk of retina and spinal problems. 

From a photographic and visual stand point I can't justify the additional risk,  though I do ride moto.  :jaw:

Should you decided to take a 'jump' , please let me know and I'll come up to capture the adventure.

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Dennis Andress
On 11/23/2021 at 12:09 PM, LBump said:

 

Were there any Bunjee jumpers?  I thought this bridge was a mecca for those folks.

There’s no way back up!

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Just returned from a 340 mile ride through N-Florida. Pulled out at 6:30 am and stopped in Green Cove Springs for a breakfast sandwich and a nice cup of coffee. Then headed west following my strange way of routing, which resembles more a zip-zag line then anything straight. Turn around points where Cross City and Mayo. Lunch stop at a new to me place called “Spin” in High Springs. Good food, nice clean place and friendly owner/operator. Home around 3 pm. Here are a few pictures. 6BA0F140-D009-450A-B055-1B3C2A441150.thumb.jpeg.c73dc408649ae403ce0e2bb53bb15b2d.jpeg4C751116-6802-4030-AC61-0BC00224D3CC.thumb.jpeg.f04aaa33c25e64a43d415302a63e2b3e.jpeg5F8BFFB8-DAB5-4715-B68D-CDF3AD21B38A.thumb.jpeg.fdafe4e466a542e495b1c495641a9b3a.jpeg8508DB54-37B3-4B8D-9310-0BBFB819944B.thumb.jpeg.e651c72d6217153dd46e7ba08931e861.jpegE538A2BC-FABB-4DF2-A8BA-5CC632633617.thumb.jpeg.6c58d4023c37ad44b8ba842e786ab900.jpeg

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We’re do I plug into this thing??

 

 

I spotted this transformer (being transported via LowBoy), whilst commuting home last week. 
I figure it has something to do with the STRONG Santa Ana winds we had earlier in the week as there is a SoCal substation in the background (obscured by vegetation). 
 

 

Help me come up with a suitable caption for this image.  
 

 

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42 minutes ago, Rougarou said:

All this just to charge my bike for 75 more miles!!

Ok, ya got me so laugh it up. 
 

Now, let me ask you a question or two.....

In the past 64k commuting miles (4.5 yrs), how much has petrochemical products (gas & oil) cost you?

What do you expect to pay for the next 3 yrs (duration of present administration)?

 

For me it will be ZERO!!!

Im expecting this non-expenditure to pay for the cost of admission (purchased bike used). 
 

Who’s laughing now??:rofl:

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10 hours ago, ESokoloff said:

Ok, ya got me so laugh it up. 
 

Now, let me ask you a question or two.....

In the past 64k commuting miles (4.5 yrs), how much has petrochemical products (gas & oil) cost you?

What do you expect to pay for the next 3 yrs (duration of present administration)?

 

For me it will be ZERO!!!

Im expecting this non-expenditure to pay for the cost of admission (purchased bike used). 
 

Who’s laughing now??:rofl:

 

No worries,....I can ride for 300+/- miles in one sitting, fill up in less than five mikes, then do it again,.......when the 'lectrics do that, I'll get interested, until then, you can ride a couple of miles, plug in, have a seven course meal while you charge, then ride a couple of more miles,.......:18::18::18: 

 

My commute is 50 one way, with no plug in/recharge availability at my work.  From my reading, I'd be pushing the round trip since I'm hovering 80-90 for 30ish miles, and 60-70 the remaining bit (112 hwy/150 combined electric rating).   When they rate the bikes, at what speeds do they rate them?  If it's the speed limit, I'm out, as that 112 won't cut it for a round trip........then there's the winter rides, with plugged in gear, 23* this morning, so, I'd imagine that takes a chunk of power out as well.

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40 minutes ago, Rougarou said:

No worries,....I can ride for 300+/- miles in one sitting, fill up in less than five mikes, then do it again,.......when the 'lectrics do that, I'll get interested, until then, you can ride a couple of miles, plug in, have a seven course meal while you charge, then ride a couple of more miles,.......:18::18::18: 

 

then there's the winter rides, with plugged in gear, 23* this morning, so, I'd imagine that takes a chunk of power out as well.


 

 

Your missing (avoiding) my point.

This is a commuting vehicle (specific mission).

 

 

Heated gear won’t effect range (much), but air density is HUGE. 

Too bad your employer doesn’t have the means of employee EV charging. 
Obviously this is needed (as well as other factors) are needed in order to make EV make sense for more individuals.
Zero has just upped there game a bit with battery capacity to the point that if you modified your speed (lowered) a bit, you MIGHT find that EV works for you.  
I would push for EV charging access if not for yourself, for others.  


PS, regarding heated gear: unfortunately aux power on my 2016 Zero DSR is very limited so I’m keeping things simple with using just my old Widder vest for now until I can determine how much spare wattage I have. 

Fortunately the lowest temps I’ve encountered were in the upper 20°s and I only have that for the first half of my commute before I pop out of the South/ocean side of Malibu tunnel.    

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39 minutes ago, ESokoloff said:


 

 

Your missing (avoiding) my point.

This is a commuting vehicle (specific mission).

 

Then,......why is there a "dual sport" model?  :4607:  Are people commuting cross country?:18:

 

39 minutes ago, ESokoloff said:

Heated gear won’t effect range (much), but air density is HUGE. 

Too bad your employer doesn’t have the means of employee EV charging. 
Obviously this is needed (as well as other factors) are needed in order to make EV make sense for more individuals.
Zero has just upped there game a bit with battery capacity to the point that if you modified your speed (lowered) a bit, you MIGHT find that EV works for you.  
I would push for EV charging access if not for yourself, for others.  


PS, regarding heated gear: unfortunately aux power on my 2016 Zero DSR is very limited so I’m keeping things simple with using just my old Widder vest for now until I can determine how much spare wattage I have. 

Fortunately the lowest temps I’ve encountered were in the upper 20°s and I only have that for the first half of my commute before I pop out of the South/ocean side of Malibu tunnel.    

 

I'll push for the charging station as soon as I get a traditional fuel farm on site, fair is fair ;).  We do have a couple of Tesla's in the parking lot and there was a Volt or two a couple years ago.

 

Modify speed, I's down donating some blood one year in our building.  We have a detachment of the Sheriff's office in the building as well.  Joking with the Captain, I said, "you still ain't caught me yet, 'cause when I get on the interstate, it's 80 plus", one of the deputies chimes in with "if you don't go that fast, you'll get run over"......ya, I don't think I'll slow down on my commute much.......it's already dark to dark for the colder months and I like to get home to try to do a bit of outside work.

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Straying off topic from the original title, I have yet to see one sign that says "EV Charging Station Ahead". And I drive and ride in a lot of different areas.

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Dennis Andress
14 minutes ago, Hosstage said:

Straying off topic from the original title, I have yet to see one sign that says "EV Charging Station Ahead". And I drive and ride in a lot of different areas.

They are fairly common in Southern Utah. But you are right, I never see a sign for them.

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Pretty sad that you need an app to find them in some remote industrial park at night, dimly lit and not friendly for single females, or males for that matter. And hope it works, or that it's even there. I've heard that often they are listed, but are future sights, not yet built.

Give me a big freeway sign in a lit, well attended, mostly safe, fuel station.

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GO RAMS!!!!!!

 

I like to think of them as the Conejo Valley Rams as their headquarters is in Agoura & they practice in Thousand Oaks. 
I ride past here on my home found commute leg. 

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