Thanks for the great photos Beemer!! And hi! Lots of bikes out where I am right now, I am working in Aruba for a couple weeks again and I just wish I had time to rent one and get out there!! it's tropical and windy, usually the case here. I hope everyone else is getting some of this sunshine, Colorado was full of it when I left too, nice! Read More...
Good afternoon JT,
Those are nice pictures! Not sure if I was seeing right, but was that an icy coating on the surface of the road, or is it just some melting slush?? Although your temperatures were inviting for a ride, I'm not so sure that those road surfaces would have given me the confidence to saddle up & head out on the bike!
I suppose though that desperate situations call for desperate action, and the enforced winter bike hibernation can cause a lot of frustration!! ---- Glad you got back home safe though
Over here, we've had sleet & hailstones this morning, & it's started to snow now. Right at this moment, being at home seems a good idea!
God Bless ---- Doc.
Good morning Doc ,
There were a few wet spots on the roads , but for the most part they were dry . No ice . I was parked at the edge of the driveway to my friends cabin and there was ice on the edge of the road , but none on the roads themselves . It was a very pleasant ride .
Looks like God has been providing you with plenty of moisture . I guess it's better than being in a drought like some places have .
I don't know about you , but I am really looking forward to spring this year .Our local CMA group is taking off and we'll be planning a lot of things to do together as a group , my wife and I have a new trailer to travel and camp in . And of course , Motorcycling
Hope you have a great 2015 year.
Howdy again Prayerbikers ,
Just wanted to let you folks know that The CMA - Bighorn Mountains - Roads and Trails Rally will be held from August 20 - 23 , 2015 on top of the Bighorn Mountains at Burgess Junction ( at the Bear Lodge Resort ) . All are welcome to attend . They have Road Courses for Road Bikes , Maintained dirt road courses and dirt trails for Dual Sport and Adventure Bikes , and dirt 2 track courses for dirt bikes , ATV's and UTV's .
Last year was our first Roads and Trails event on the Bighorns and it was awesome , we had 58 people show up for it and we all had tons of fun. Hope to see you there .
Good morning Doc , Ned , Al and the rest of you prayerbikers ,
Sorry I haven't been on much . My wife has been on vacation and has been on our computer a lot , and we've been busy spending time together as well , so I haven't had a lot of time on the computer .
Doc , your weather sounds a lot like ours .
Hope that all of you are doing well and are in good health . I don't know about you guys , but my soul needs a motorcycle ride , spring can't get here soon enough
Have a great week. May God Bless You All .
I saw it at the show, & went home and bought a copy on DVD as soon as it was available. I have a copy of the new On Any Sunday ordered now.
Cool . I've seen "Why We Ride", and I can't wait to see "On Any Sunday"-The Next Chapter . I seen the original 1971 On Any Sunday and loved that one.
Only trouble with watching those motorcycle movies is they make you want to go out and ride , but my street is full of ice Read More...
Good evening everyone, Prayerbikers and visitors. I hope everyone enjoys this Christmas season with their family and or friends. It's cold and snowy today in Denver, I am sure there is lots of weather everywhere else as well! it's another precious and beautiful day. God Bless you all
Good evening everyone, Prayerbikers and visitors. I hope everyone enjoys this Christmas season with their family and or friends. It's cold and snowy today in Denver, I am sure there is lots of weather everywhere else as well! it's another precious and beautiful day. God Bless you all Read More...
Good Evening JT & Prayerbikers,
Finally got back from camper-van trip to Northern Isles to visit family & deliver all the Christmas presents to grand-children etc. Pretty bleak weather up North at this time of year, & just managed to get across the Pentland Firth on last ferry before severe gales blew up & prevented travel to the Mainland for at least 48 hours. The forecasters are describing it as a "Weather bomb" hitting the North of Scotland, due to a severe Atlantic depression. Made for a pretty blustery journey South, with a lot of sleet & rain, as well as buffeting from the high winds. Still very windy this evening, & not much chance of riding for the next few days.
You asked, JT, for a few photos of the trip, so I'll try & attach them to this post. Hope everyone is doing OK as we push into winter.
God Bless ---- Doc.
Howdy Doc ,
Very nice pictures !! Looks like a great place to ride and explore , I bet it would be fun to take an adventure bike out there and ride .
So glad you made it home safe and sound and didn't get caught up in that nasty weather .
The weather here has been in the mid 50 degree F. range for most of the week . I even got to take my motorcycle out for a quick spin on Monday . I left the house and it was sunny and 36 degrees F. Monday . I only rode 12.4 miles , but it was the sweetest 12.4 miles that I've ridden in a while . My wife and I are really looking forward to spring and summer next year so we can try out our new trailer . It's going to make camping a lot easier on both of us .
Hope you have a great weekend.
Good Evening Ned & JT,
Just been admiring all those spotless bikes that you two guys own! They must keep the roads where you live super-clean! Every time I seem to ride these days, when I get back, the bike always looks like it just lost a challenge with a refuse truck!
The country roads over here are always damp, if not wet at the moment, & the farmers seem to regularly drag field muck out onto the roads with their tractor tires. On top of that, they like to drag these great trailers filled with cow dung & silage for miles to the next field, & usually they drip the stinking stuff all over the road. By the time you get home, the bike doesn't just look bad, it can smell bad too!!
Just another of the pleasures of riding, I suppose!
I'm heading North tomorrow in the camper van to visit my son & his family in the Northern Isles, so keeping my fingers crossed that there isn't snow or storms up there, as the two hour crossing on the ferry can be bad if there's much wind blowing. The internet service is a bit variable too, so if you don't hear from me for a week or so, you'll know what the problem is. Hope you all have a good week & speak to you all soon.
God Bless --- Doc.
Hi Doc ,
I don't spend much time cleaning my bike these days , most of the time I just hose it off with the garden hose . Not much point in washing it because every time I do I seem to take it down a dirty dusty country road the next day . I know what you mean about stuff being tracked into the road . There is horse and cow poop all over the dirt roads ( and a lot of paved ones to ) here in Wyoming and Montana . My bike isn't so clean right now , I haven't washed it since my last dirt road adventure .
I hope your trip up north goes well and the weather cooperates with you . Take some pictures along the way and share them with us .
Have a Blessed trip . Talk to ya soon.
Good morning folks ,
Sounds like some cold riding Ned . I used to ride in cold weather like that , but not any more , it aggravates my spine and joints . So I stay in where it's warm these days.
Doc , thanks for the pictures . Looks like a beautiful ride .
Cold here this morning , but not as cold as it has been . Got a little snow over night and could get some tomorrow and Wednesday . Maybe I'll go into the garage and sit on my Yamaha Super Tenere , close my eyes and pretend I'm riding it .
I hope you all have a Fun , Safe and Blessed Thanksgiving with your families and loved ones.
Good Evening JT,
Just saw your back yard picture --- and the thermometer! Now that's getting to be really cold!
Can hardly believe that you went to that from temps in the 70sF just a couple of weeks ago! Do you reckon that's where it's going to stay for the rest of the winter, or do you get occasional breaks?
Over here in Scotland, we are continuing to get mixed showers + some gale force winds at times. I'd planned to meet up with three riding friends from Edinburgh yesterday, but the lashing rain & gale force winds hit that on the head, & I had to settle for a day at home instead! .
Got a busy weekend coming up --- daughter visiting New Zealand & needs lift to airport + a Sunday service to lead.
Hope you & other Prayerbiker brothers have a good weekend ahead.
God Bless --- Doc.
Hi Doc ,
The temps are starting to warm back up to above zero . Every once and a while we get a blast of cold artic air that comes down from Canada and the temps fall below zero for a while and then it warms back up. Tonight we're going to get a snow storm , only around 4 inches of snow predicted for us . Our street is still covered in ice and snow , so no motorcycle riding for me.
Sorry your ride was canceled by the strong winds and rain . Maybe you and your friends can drive your vehicles and meet for lunch or supper someplace ?
Sounds like a great weekend you have planned. I bet you'll do great leading the service on Sunday.
Blessings my friend.