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    I wanna ride - was the winter of '04

    Looking back only a couple weeks to the great storm of '04. Nothing by most northern standards, but it was enough to cripple PDX for most of a week.
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    So I don't think I'll be going for a ride today.




    I wonder how much traction the tire might get anyway. Anyone know how well ice grips ice?




    But then the seat might be a little colder on my tush than I'd like.




    I suppose I could use the downtime to do some maintenance. Maybe those throttle bodies need synching. All I need to do is twist the little brass screw.




    It's a preservative. The bike frozen in limbo for all time, encased in acrylic.




    Those heated grips are a wonderful feature of the modern BMW.




    Nope. Don't think I'm going for a ride today. At least she's still dirty under the shiny stuff.




    Maybe I'll just take the car.


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    Hey Scott - hope you had the decency to bring the bike in the house so she could thaw out......
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    Good grief!

    I'm reporting this to the SPCBMW! (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to BMWs)

    What kind of man sleeps in a warm home and makes his bike sit out exposed to the elements without so much as even a coat?

    Eeegadds! ....
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    Re: Good grief!

    Originally posted by oldcarkook
    I'm reporting this to the SPCBMW! (Society for Prevention of Cruelty to BMWs)

    What kind of man sleeps in a warm home and makes his bike sit out exposed to the elements without so much as even a coat?

    Eeegadds! ....
    I tried taking the bike in, but I just couldn't get her up the stairs.

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    Re: Re: Good grief!

    Originally posted by knary
    I tried taking the bike in, but I just couldn't get her up the stairs.
    Uh Scott...

    The key is not to push the BMW up the stairs but to ride it!

    Or wait until the stairs snow/ice over and then ride up slope.

    Rent a genie lift to pick it up.... At least put a cover on it?

    I would be worried about water expanding into ice and cracking stuff.

    Or if you want next year, I'll make room for your scoot in my garage. No charge!
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    Re: I wanna ride - was the winter of '04

    Originally posted by knary
    The bike frozen in limbo for all time, encased in acrylic.
    Actually, it kinda looks like sugar-coating!
    Mmmmmm....glazed dualsport......
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    Re: Re: I wanna ride - was the winter of '04

    Originally posted by boxergrrlie
    Actually, it kinda looks like sugar-coating!
    Mmmmmm....glazed dualsport......


    Also kinda looks like it had a gooey encounter with a sneezing elephant.

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    Great photo essay, Scott!

    BTDT....

    Related, barely... on ship to Alaska, the biologists said they wear scuba gear while among the whales. Guess why....

    Well, they have bad breath. I mean the whales. I don't know about the biologists.

    And when they blow, it's whale snot all over the place. And the whales get pretty much the same infectious diseases we do. So sucking in whale snot is something the biologists try to avoid.



    Though grinning, the above is serious.

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    Originally posted by Doug Grosjean
    Great photo essay, Scott!

    BTDT....

    Related, barely... on ship to Alaska, the biologists said they wear scuba gear while among the whales. Guess why....

    Well, they have bad breath. I mean the whales. I don't know about the biologists.

    And when they blow, it's whale snot all over the place. And the whales get pretty much the same infectious diseases we do. So sucking in whale snot is something the biologists try to avoid.



    Though grinning, the above is serious.

    Best,
    Doug Grosjean
    Luckey, Ohio
    eeeewwwwwwwwww


    Y'all will be happy to hear that I did the unspeakable today. I washed my bike.

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    Originally posted by knary
    Y'all will be happy to hear that I did the unspeakable today. I washed my bike.
    Washing is not the same as defrosting.
    -=Brad

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    Originally posted by BradfordBenn
    Washing is not the same as defrosting.
    ah...yes.

    The pieces of ice peeled off the bike were fascinating - mirror images of grips, fluid reservoirs, etc.

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    Re: Re: Good grief!

    Originally posted by knary
    I tried taking the bike in, but I just couldn't get her up the stairs.
    Didn't give her enough to drink, did you?
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