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106 degrees here in the Seattle area. No riding for me.
Tomorrow may be 112, a real record setter.
Supposed to cool down to 91 on Tuesday.
Usually never gets much over 90 for a short spell.
 

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It was good to ride with you yesterday...
Headed to Crossbow`s to help him with pulling the well pump, but when I got there the work was being "Wrapped Up" so i didn`t get in on that ...

Got in a nice ride over & back though,
Dennis

40 miles each way IF I go straight there & back ;)

Yeah @punxsybob I love that bike also...
 

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Temps dropped down to the high 80s, so I got a ride to a few stores and around town.
 

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Rain, Rain, GO AWAY!!!!

Won`t be around this weekend, headed to Winchester, TN Early Friday thru Monday...
Y`all ride for me, huh?

Hold the fort down too,
Dennis
 

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Y`all ride for me, huh?
I'm hoping to! We've been stuck in 95f+ the last few days then when evening comes it's spotty crazy wind, rain and T-storms. I'm leaving Friday for two weeks annual family vacation in Maine, I have to drive my truck so won't have my bike which s*cks. Maybe next year I'll need a trailer for this trip! There's some beautiful country up there to explore.
Anyway, have to run some errands tomorrow night, really hoping to do it on the bike. Now that I think about it, my errands don't take me too far from home...and i won't melt...sooooo 2 wheelin' errands it will be!
 

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Eastern WA here and I haven’t rode more than to the corner store in the last few days, it’s 108F right now and it was 95F by 9AM…
 

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Yeah, I can take cooler or even COLD weather Better`n I can HOT!!!
I find myself riding when the shadows are over the road IF possible,
Dennis

Ride for me, RAIN is set in here too
 

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On those really hot days I like reverse cooling. Soak your shirt in water, lightly wring it out, put it on and freeze, then go for your bike ride. On a hot day you will be really cool for a bit while your shirt is drying. This feels a lot better and it seems to keep the sweating down a little bit. This technique is also very good before mowing the grass.
 

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Yeah @kesanders I do dat too...
I`m sitting here in a sweat soaked shirt feeling the ceiling fan blow cool air on my soaking wet Tee Shirt :D

After today I`ll be MIA until we get back from Winchester,
Dennis

Ride with me on different roads in different vehicles ;)
 

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Ok I did my 2 wheelin' errands and yup, as expected, got rained on. Thought I'd make it home dry after the last stop but the rain came. Honestly, after the hot week it felt pretty good!
 

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Just got back from a 500-mile trip, I feel like a roasted chicken riding in this heat. I have a few pictures I will post up and a write up of my adventure in a separate thread.
 

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Riding to Winchester,TN Passenger in a pickup truck, y`all pray fer me...
Wishing I were on the Bike,
Dennis

Holler backatchya Monday
 

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Expensive Mt. Palomar lesson.
On July 4th I decided to ride up Mt. Palomar. When I got to the top Mother's Kitchen was closed for remodeling. Then my motorcycle wouldn't start. Lights came on, the volt meter was reading 12 volts but the tachometer needle didn't sweep during start up. Checked the ignition coil connections. Good. Battery connections. Good. Starter connections. Good? My OEM tool kit didn't have a screwdriver small enough to remove the kill switch/starter button housing. Sigh. $720 towing bill later it was the starter button contacts were, indeed, dirty.

Lesson learned: check tool kit for completeness

The bottom of South Grade road to Palomar Observatory. 84 degrees and sunny.
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No juice.

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Expensive Mt. Palomar lesson.
On July 4th I decided to ride up Mt. Palomar. When I got to the top Mother's Kitchen was closed for remodeling. Then my motorcycle wouldn't start. Lights came on, the volt meter was reading 12 volts but the tachometer needle didn't sweep during start up. Checked the ignition coil connections. Good. Battery connections. Good. Starter connections. Good? My OEM tool kit didn't have a screwdriver small enough to remove the kill switch/starter button housing. Sigh. $720 towing bill later it was the starter button contacts were, indeed, dirty.

Lesson learned: check tool kit for completeness

The bottom of South Grade road to Palomar Observatory. 84 degrees and sunny.
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No juice.

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Bummer. Wouldn't bump start ?
 

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Bummer. Wouldn't bump start ?
No, wouldn't bump start. Where I initially parked was atop a pretty steep incline. Backed out the bike and rolled down the parking lot. Was able to pop the clutch several times but I was running out of parking lot and didn't want to chance of pushing my motorcycle up an even steeper road. :(
 

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No, wouldn't bump start. Where I initially parked was atop a pretty steep incline. Backed out the bike and rolled down the parking lot. Was able to pop the clutch several times but I was running out of parking lot and didn't want to chance of pushing my motorcycle up an even steeper road. :(
Again.....Bummer.
 
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