Slew of work done

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Lots has happened in the last few weeks, but very little of it had to do with motorcycling.  Yesterday, however, I took Raven in to the dealer to have a few things done, as my riding time coming up was going to be few and far between.  First, I needed the instrument cluster replaced as they put the wrong one on when the recall was performed last June.  There was also a couple other things to have checked for recall status as well.  But the biggest, was getting the 12,000 mile and the 16,000 mile services done.  The 12K service included getting the air filter changed, and that required all the plastics to come off (no thanks, not for me) and since they had to do the same to get the cluster replaced, it was perfect.  Saved on labor, having it done with the recall instead.  The 16K service was mostly an oil change, but also a full brake system check, which is pretty important.  I was expecting it to take at least a week, but I got a call this morning saying she was done.  So Friday, being a 1/2 day, I will be picking her up early.  All in all, excellent news all around.

Derby Escape Ride 2016

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20160507_174927433_iOSThis was the 2nd annual trip from Louisville, KY to Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge state parks in eastern KY.  I started it as a way to get out of Louisville during the Kentucky Derby and miss all the crowds and issues that come with an extra few hundred thousand people partying all over the city.

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Riding Through “Mud”

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So, I went to ride today.  Temps were going to be nice both into and out of work.  Got suited up, hopped on the bike and started down the road.  I wasn’t even out of the neighborhood yet when the whole front end felt like I was riding through mud.  Looked down at the front tire and it looked low on air, but not completely flat.  I went home, parked her back in the garage and went on into work on the mass transit.  not as much fun, but safer than a motorcycle with a flat front tire.

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BBQ and Bourbon

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KY607This weekend was a good riding weekend.  Nearly 400 miles when all was said and done.  Saturday started out kinda slow and chilly, but quickly warmed up to some of the best riding this year.  I left the house at about 9:30 AM Saturday morning, and headed up to New Castle, KY to meet up with a friend.  While running through Crestwood, picked up another rider from a different group and we ended up riding out together.  From there, we headed east and ended up on a tiny little country road, KY607.  It was a great little curvy road, and we were lucky enough to not run into any traffic along the route.  The image to the left is just of 607, not the whole route.  If you get time, find it and ride it.

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Southward Bound

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IMG_0482Headed out Saturday morning south of Bardstown, KY. The goal was to find an overlook I rode by last year on the Ice Breaker ride. As I was lucky enough to have gotten a photo there last year, I had the GPS info from that photo (what an awesome feature). I found it on the map, created a quick route and headed out. It overlooks a horseshoe bend in Rowan’s Creek from a road named Scott’s Ridge Road. I took my time getting there, and when I got there, some of the locals were hanging around and enjoying the day. And considering when I left home it was in the lower 50s, it was a perfect day. Chatted with one of the guys, and he was able to point out a few places in the distance and some landmarks. It was a nice conversation.

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