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Bill Hagan
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PostSubject: Carping the Diem    Carping the Diem  Icon_minitime1Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:47 pm


Finally got in a ride on the GRiSO today.  The weather was not as fine as yesterday, but Thanksgiving, with visiting grands, was not a day to flash my Gotta Ride Card.  

And, yes, yes, for any nervous nellies reading this, we had all had recent Covid tests … Kathi and I have had three each (rapid & “full;” all negative) within last few days!  Shocked

I was going to ride the Stornello, but that’ll be my main mount during the Long Cold Dark, so, at the literal last minute, I rolled the GRiSO into the sun.  Temps were 54F-61F, thus hardly balmy, but just fine with the right gear.  Besides, those temps will be rare and seem near tropical until early March around here.

Here are some pix.

The GRiSO shoves aside the Stornello — which was next in queue — and announces that it’s time to ride!  


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I’m ready, too.  Well, after I finish my coffee and sign my autograph for my chief Guzzi groupie … and coffee maker and paparazzi.  queen


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Where?  Here … and I actually stuck to the plan as the plan was fine, indeed.  It looks short, but even the map in “terrain” does not convey how grand so much of that was on a GRiSO.  Moreover, I had very little to no traffic to trouble me.  It was as if I had a reservation for the whole darn route.   cheers


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I didn’t stop much, so fewer pix than are my wont.  I savored the scenery as I rode, but did pull over for a few.  The next three are in Rockhill, Pennsylvania, where I found the E.B.T. R.R. property.

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The "roundhouse" …


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After that, I fueled up, went to my turnaround point at Mt. Union, and headed home.  I really need to remember that I use the GPS for the Stornello, and that the GRiSO does not care for gravel!


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Eventually, I did have to stop for essential bladder maintenance.  


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This was my view for 10 (hopping-in-place!) minutes.  bounce


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At dusk, the GRiSO rolled back into the Moto Grappa, ready to share its tales … and no doubt complain that I did not ride it to its limits.  No kidding.  What a delightful beast that machine is.  


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Best from the top of Virginia ...

Bill

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PostSubject: Re: Carping the Diem    Carping the Diem  Icon_minitime1Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:33 pm

Good for you, Bill! I like this picture especially.

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Happy belated Thanksgiving. A weird year to be sure, but still plenty to be thankful for.

Pete

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PostSubject: Re: Carping the Diem    Carping the Diem  Icon_minitime1Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:10 am

Great pics as always Bill !....weather looks fine & notice you also have the universal wood scrap side-stand support.. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Carping the Diem    Carping the Diem  Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:20 pm

Thx for that Bill.

Would be good to meet you face to face one day and ride those great routs in your area.

Ciao

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PostSubject: Re: Carping the Diem    Carping the Diem  Icon_minitime1Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:52 am

Well that was some successful carping Bill!

Those pictures could very well have been taken in my hoods i the southwest of Sweden. Though we are now only a few degrees above feezing point and the last day with dry roads for four months or so was probably last friday. I got a long lunch and an hour of riding that day. Today gave twenty minutes of test riding between showers with a new handlebar - I'll show some pics of that in another post later on.

Really nice to see that someone (except those with constant summer...) carping in this time of year!

Gunnar

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PostSubject: Re: Carping the Diem    Carping the Diem  Icon_minitime1Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:50 am

Very nice!
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