Discussion in 'Ride Reports & Photos' started by murph, Oct 28, 2013.
I like the colour scheme! The Varadero at one point had a similar colour scheme, very nice.
Son lives there. Car broken into twice. Sketchy place.
Tony,it has a well deserved reputation for sure but some sections between West Kelowna and Fintry have been upgraded over the past few years. Traffic is often bumper to bumper from West Kelowna to Winfield on Hwy 97 so the West Side Road can offer a nice alternative route back to Vernon at times.
Thanks Trash. The valves were getting suspiciously quiet but I didn't get a chance to ask Gary if they were out of spec yet as we were a bit rushed at pickup. He replaced the plugs while he was in there, changed the alternator belt and flushed the brake fluid. I'll do the remainder of the service, i.e., change the final drive fluid, transmission fluid and motor oil plus filters and the brake pads if needed when I put the K60's on next month.
Thanks Wayne, I think the colour scheme is kind of like the older 750 HATs too.
Should start a "Is Kelowna safe?" thread. LOL Seriously tho, there is a tremendous concentration of wealth in the Okanagan Valley so nothing would surprise me. But the weather is to die for, so there is that...
Yeah, a lot of folks park their cars in attached garages with security cams and alarms up the ying yang but still get hit. Just google castanet.net to see vids of crims doing B&Es, stealing stuff from peoples door steps etc. Lots of drug problems and such plus lots of 'residents' here also have another million dollar home in Arizona, and another in Spain so I guess they're easy targets.
I finally got out on a GS ride for the first time in over a week.
Stopped at Robin’s Nest Cafe near Round Lake for breakfast, now that they just started their 7 day Summer schedule.
Stopped in Hayward for some coffee beans, then headed West on Hwy 77 to Minong, where I turned South on U.S. 53.
As I approached Rice Lake, I made a quick decision to turn East onto Hwy 48. Despite having lived in the area now for more than five years, I had never been on this road. Like many of the winding roads in the area, it worked its way around lakes, and through small towns. There is also some elevation changes as you work your way across the Blue Hills. Hwy 48 eventually runs dead into Hwy 40, which follows the Chippewa River, and is one of the curviest roads in NW Wisconsin. Not exactly the Tail of the Dragon, but it at least allows me to work off some of the chicken strips on the TKC-70s. Once I reached U.S. 8, I headed East to Hwy 13, and back to Park Falls. All in all, a nice 400 km ride!
While riding the scooter today I was out in the worst of the snow trying to keep my visor clear. The higher levels were the thickest but when I stopped and went into the Avalon Mall the slush on me was thick and fell off in clumps when I went inside. As always ... it sucked.
Do you mind the times we had to "pay to pee" at The Mall?
Rode it to work today for the first time this year.
9°C and not actively raining.
You have me beat.
Took the Tiger to Corner Brook on Sunday. 4c and rain to start the day but hoping to dry out. Deer Lake by 1130 am and the sun came out in some form. The west coast has been much better for my brain and my body. Lark Harbour and Cox's Cove on Monday and some poking around Pasadena and Lark Hr yesterday. Had a good visit with Jim and interrupted his work on the trailer while there. Having some R&R with my lady every evening means the mileage is low but the spirits and temperatures are high. Deer Lake now and methinks I am headed north for a day-ride.
You must have left at day break to get from St. John’s to Deer Lake by 11:30?
Glad to see that you have finally been able to get out of Town for a while murph!
Did the baccalieu loop today. A moose ran across the road in front of me near Brigus. And another moose ran across the road in front of me in Heart’s Content.
There was a little berg in our bay yesterday
Been on the road for a few days with some lucky encounters including Backdraft. If any of you facebook users want to see my mug then the Little Bay Fire Dept took me likeness last night when I hauled in to sleep on the beach in the information booth there after cruising Howley to Hampden to Springdale. The pic is worth the cash. Thanks to the little people from Little Bay I am posting this from a hotel after I rode in rain all day from the iceberg grounded in Rattling Brook to every road in Green Bay and slogged through the rain to GFW.
A big win and the camera worked! Things are a changing!
Good seeing you yesterday Murph
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