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beetle
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PostSubject: Got lost in the moment and found myself far from home....   Got lost in the moment and found myself far from home.... Icon_minitime1Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:56 pm

It's funny, you know, I've been so caught up in developing and testing maps lately that I haven't thought to actually ride just for grins.

Today started out as another test of the Mistral map. It's supposed to rain this afternoon, so I was expecting a short 50km run around the local backroads before heading home for a cuppa and a session in the front of the stereo before SWMBO got home from work.

But a funny thing happened. I was out on the backroads, and I was testing the map, when suddenly the map test seemed irrelevant. The growl of the exhaust and the smell of [insert song lyric] 'hot metal and oil, the scented country air, sunlight on chrome, the blur of the landscape, every nerve aware'...

..and I was off in GRiSO-land going stupid fast and I didn't care! So I kept going. And going. Then I was in the hills. Whether the map was ready to be released or not, it didn't matter. The big G was going better than ever. The engine was singing and I was in the groove. You know what I mean? Sometimes everything just clicks and you're king of the road.

So what was supposed to be a 1/2 hour zip turned into a 3 and a half hour romp in the hills.

Tops!


Fuck I love my GRiSO.



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Canyon Carver
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PostSubject: Re: Got lost in the moment and found myself far from home....   Got lost in the moment and found myself far from home.... Icon_minitime1Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:43 am

Why we ride! cheers 
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Steak
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PostSubject: Re: Got lost in the moment and found myself far from home....   Got lost in the moment and found myself far from home.... Icon_minitime1Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:14 am

Red Barchetta dammit...

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beetle
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PostSubject: Re: Got lost in the moment and found myself far from home....   Got lost in the moment and found myself far from home.... Icon_minitime1Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:02 am

Steak wrote:
Red Barchetta dammit...

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Pete Roper
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PostSubject: Re: Got lost in the moment and found myself far from home....   Got lost in the moment and found myself far from home.... Icon_minitime1Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:55 am

I rarely get the chance to go for that length a flog but I entirely understand. As with any activity that turns something pleasurable into *Work* it is far! far too easy to turn life into a situation where the trees obscure the wood!

I suggest less map work and more riding.

Pete
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beetle
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PostSubject: Re: Got lost in the moment and found myself far from home....   Got lost in the moment and found myself far from home.... Icon_minitime1Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:05 am

Pete Roper wrote:

I suggest less map work and more riding


Too right!

The best bit was the totally unplanned part. Usually when I'm up in the hills I would ride down to Tumut and fill up and plod home. This time I went back up into the hills after filling up at Tumut!
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Pete Roper
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Its supposed to be fun my friend, time to back off methinks. You give away an enormous amount for little or no reward. If it stops being fun *We* all loose. Take a break, do other stuff for a bit. Its worth it.

Pete
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Back to the basics an livi'n it! The rest is fish'n'chip paper!
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Well done mate. I'm overdue for one of those rides myself. cheers 
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Beetle, try studying ROAD maps, not fuel maps for awhile.
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No riding for me this weekend. Its pissing down rain and colder than a moneylenders heart. Perhaps I should go to the workshop and see if I can fit the fuggly rack? Nah, can't be arsed.

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Hey you guys!
If Mark wants to work on fuel maps, especially Zard fuel maps we should let him! He loves that stuff more than life itself!
signed,
Selfish Bastid.

(srsly - I fall into the same trap and last weekend's 700 miler reminded me to get out there)
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tocino, you guys are doing all the work! I just sit in front of the PC in my jammies with a beverage and go click click click!
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Pete Roper
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Well its better than playing 'World of Warcraft' in the nude and eating twisties, wondering why yer knob's gone yellow!

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Does yours, Pete?
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PostSubject: Re: Got lost in the moment and found myself far from home....   Got lost in the moment and found myself far from home.... Icon_minitime1Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:59 pm

Nah, mine's iridescent green but I need a mirror to see it these days....Very Happy

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Oz1200Guzzi
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Understand the mirror, but irridescent green? Been eating soylent green?
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