Adventures with Radare

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Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:30 am

Having not ridden in, well, forever, Ed and I decided to get out today and put some miles on the bikes. My black XJ is stranded in Denver with stuck slides. And my Scrambler is laid up with an oil leak. So I took the Triumph and Ed took his trusty XJ.

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We had a fun time mostly riding without agenda. We took the peak-to-peak highway until the cold, rain, and pending doom pushed us down into Boulder. From there, straight county roads past little farms and such.

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Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:33 am

I'm going to get out and start riding more dirt on the Scrambler to improve my abilities with it. I'm going to start small. There are many good dirt roads west of Boulder and I think I'll start by exploring some of those. Here's a good route that may be my first.


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arnehulstein
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Fri Dec 30, 2016 1:32 am

Ready for pics and movies!

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Enjoy!

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Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:08 pm

About a week ago, Friday, I took the day off and decided to ride the Scrambler up north of Red Feather and do some exploring.

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Forecase showed 70F in the Metro area . . . well, that was optimistic. I left the house with the temperature just above freezing and made it a whole 9 miles before pulling over for coffee. God bless Starbucks. And man is it cold.

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From Longmont, I headed north and chanced myself across Carter Lake. I'd never been up here before. The roads were covered in sand, the wind blew life-affirmingly cold, and it was great.

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Having my desires to skirt the reservoir satisifed, I moved north from Chatfield. I rode a very windy, very cold ride up north of Fort Collins to Red Feather Road. This road turns off highway 287 at Livermore.

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I followed that bad-boy to Boyscout Road where my maps said "head south". Who argues with maps?

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Finished with a quick trip down Highway 14 toward Fort Collins. The GP110's didn't seem to care whether they were on gravel or pavement.

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Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:10 am

Nice. Encounter any ice up there?
Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon.

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Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:48 pm

fateddy wrote:
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:10 am
Nice. Encounter any ice up there?
No ice. There was a strong wind from the North West which was warm. The snow was melting so I had some mud and water, but no ice. We ought to get up there again soon.

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Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:47 pm

That looks like a great road and great (though cold) fun. I did do a long (1200km) ride last week and felt blessed with my heated gloves and heated soles in my boots. :)

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Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:55 am

Not some great, amazing adventure, but hey, sometimes you don't get those. I rode the Scrambler over to the Denver house and watered the new hedge plants I planted. I had grass in this spot and every July, when the sun gets intense, it dies. So this year, I dug it out and planted these.

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Then I rode along some backroads to explore bicycle routes east of Boulder. Really good just tooling around on the bike. And man, with that soft stock suspension, this thing soaks up washboards and bumps like a Buick.

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Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:10 am

Good to see you've gotten the bike out again.

I thought you were going to sell the house?

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Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:39 pm

I Love the rocking chairs on the porch.... Giving the "Illusion" that Radare actually sits down and relaxes sometimes... :lolno:

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