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A Shadow 750 and a Goldwing 1800 out for a ride...

Here's some photos of my motorcycle buddy Luke (I think he once was a member of this forum - maybe not) and his massive Goldwing along side my Shadow Aero 750.

We took a nice cruise from my house here in the suburbs of Richmond, VA and rode up route 522 to route 15 and routes 15, 29, & 17 in Warrenton, VA. We stopped at Clark Brothers Gun Shop just to nose around, since we both own firearms.

Nice ride... It was a beautiful day and we couldn't believe the amount of bikes out on the road! It was like everybody from the state of Virginia was out riding!

Here's some photos...

1st thumbnail: Luke & I gassing up our bikes (look at his Goldwing compared to my Aero 750 (already filled up) -- makes my bike look like a moped! )

2nd thumbnail: Stopping in Montpelier, VA for a quick bathroom break (should have went pee at my house before we left! D'oh!)

3rd thumbnail: At the Clark Brothers store in Warrenton, VA. Luke is getting something out of the trunk of his GW.

4th thumbnail: The outdoor range at Clark Brothers. It was **LOUD** when we walked back there without ear protection!
Left - skeet shooting range. Middle - 25 yd handgun range. Right - 100 yd rifle range.
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Thank you for the pics!!!
I almost stopped at the shooting range today, even though I forgot the hearing protection


BUT Rules are Rules, and that`s a requirement at the range I was thinking on...


I think I`ll get ear plugs for the day bag on the windshield


Then I won`t have that drawback,
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Thanks... I'm glad it's going to be sunny and up in the 70's all this week. Woo-hoo... I'll ride my Aero 750 back and forth to work as much as I can!

Thinking back to those photos that I posted, it was also very handy having those River Road saddlebags on my Aero 750, as I stored my new 1911 .45ACP in there in its case. I brought it with me, as I am *STILL* trying to find a nice holster for it (left hand - full size 1911). See, I am one of those weird kind of firearm shooters... I'm left eye dominant and shoot lefty... My 1911 is one of the modern ones with the ambidextrous slide safety, so I can properly handle it lefty. My buddy Luke checked it out (when we were at my house, before the ride) and was saying stuff like, "Oh yeah man... I remember these from boot camp! This is nice!"

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Thanks... I'm glad it's going to be sunny and up in the 70's all this week. Woo-hoo... I'll ride my Aero 750 back and forth to work as much as I can!

Thinking back to those photos that I posted, it was also very handy having those River Road saddlebags on my Aero 750, as I stored my new 1911 .45ACP in there in its case. I brought it with me, as I am *STILL* trying to find a nice holster for it (left hand - full size 1911). See, I am one of those weird kind of firearm shooters... I'm left eye dominant and shoot lefty... My 1911 is one of the modern ones with the ambidextrous slide safety, so I can properly handle it lefty. My buddy Luke checked it out (when we were at my house, before the ride) and was saying stuff like, "Oh yeah man... I remember these from boot camp! This is nice!"

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Here's some photos of my motorcycle buddy Luke (I think he once was a member of this forum - maybe not) and his massive Goldwing along side my Shadow Aero 750.

We took a nice cruise from my house here in the suburbs of Richmond, VA and rode up route 522 to route 15 and routes 15, 29, & 17 in Warrenton, VA. We stopped at Clark Brothers Gun Shop just to nose around, since we both own firearms.

Nice ride... It was a beautiful day and we couldn't believe the amount of bikes out on the road! It was like everybody from the state of Virginia was out riding!

Here's some photos...

1st thumbnail: Luke & I gassing up our bikes (look at his Goldwing compared to my Aero 750 (already filled up) -- makes my bike look like a moped! )

2nd thumbnail: Stopping in Montpelier, VA for a quick bathroom break (should have went pee at my house before we left! D'oh!)

3rd thumbnail: At the Clark Brothers store in Warrenton, VA. Luke is getting something out of the trunk of his GW.

4th thumbnail: The outdoor range at Clark Brothers. It was **LOUD** when we walked back there without ear protection!
Left - skeet shooting range. Middle - 25 yd handgun range. Right - 100 yd rifle range.
Nice pics! I'll say, though, that you might be surprised that he could probably pull away from you in the twisties, leaving you scraping pegs and trying to keep up! I know, because a friend of mine did just that to me on my Spirit 750 coming down a twistie mountain road on his 1800 GW. I was


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Here's some photos of my motorcycle buddy Luke (I think he once was a member of this forum - maybe not) and his massive Goldwing along side my Shadow Aero 750.

We took a nice cruise from my house here in the suburbs of Richmond, VA and rode up route 522 to route 15 and routes 15, 29, & 17 in Warrenton, VA. We stopped at Clark Brothers Gun Shop just to nose around, since we both own firearms.

Nice ride... It was a beautiful day and we couldn't believe the amount of bikes out on the road! It was like everybody from the state of Virginia was out riding!

Here's some photos...

1st thumbnail: Luke & I gassing up our bikes (look at his Goldwing compared to my Aero 750 (already filled up) -- makes my bike look like a moped! )

2nd thumbnail: Stopping in Montpelier, VA for a quick bathroom break (should have went pee at my house before we left! D'oh!)

3rd thumbnail: At the Clark Brothers store in Warrenton, VA. Luke is getting something out of the trunk of his GW.

4th thumbnail: The outdoor range at Clark Brothers. It was **LOUD** when we walked back there without ear protection!
Left - skeet shooting range. Middle - 25 yd handgun range. Right - 100 yd rifle range.
I totally know what you mean by the mope...hah...

went out for a ride with 2 buddies this summer...my 750 looks like a toy beside his GS...
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Nice pics! I'll say, though, that you might be surprised that he could probably pull away from you in the twisties, leaving you scraping pegs and trying to keep up! I know, because a friend of mine did just that to me on my Spirit 750...
With all the weight of the F6 down low and nearly 2.5x the displacement, surprised and probably aren't really accurate. This is the expected outcome, and he could do even worse to you on the way UP the hill.

Cool ride, Tim! Thanks for the pictures.



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Looks like a fun day. Those Goldwings are nice, but way too dang heavy for me. I could handle it, I just don't want to. To each their own though. I know a guy here where I live that has one of those 1800 Goldwings, and he never leaves town. Too funny.
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