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    Kansas
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    Trail riding. Learned to ride a bicycle in 1948 and got hooked on 2 wheel vehicles.

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  1. Weezer the Geezer

    "OVER THE HILL" (and seasoned) TRAIL RIDERS exchange

    LOL, Remember when 6" of fork travel was an improvement? Is it my Samsung tablet, or is TT as slow as cold molasses tonight?
  2. Weezer the Geezer

    "OVER THE HILL" (and seasoned) TRAIL RIDERS exchange

    That looked like one of those "OH, CRAP" moments. Once or twice I was able to carry it through, but I also remember a time or two the back wheel getting in front of the front wheel, resulting in a crushed rear fender and bent handle bars. And a bloody nose once due to an open face helmet.
  3. Weezer the Geezer

    "OVER THE HILL" (and seasoned) TRAIL RIDERS exchange

    Great idea, posting nostalgic photos. If I get some time, will see what I can dredge up from the old days. My icon is from 1968. My 1st "full size" bike, a 1965 CB 90. Prior to that was a Cushman Eagle, and a Vespa scooter. And the very first motorized 2 wheeler I rode was my older brothers Whizzer motor bike. He spent more time working on that thing than he did riding it. I guess there isn't much riding going on. I went out last weekend, but it was so muddy we cut it short. The lowered pegs worked out well.
  4. Weezer the Geezer

    Question about hitch carriers...

    A couple of tips about hitch carriers. To prevent the rocking back and forth, run a bead of weld on the top and one side of the insert, then grind down so it fits snugly into the receiver. Also, if your bike blocks the view of your tail lights, that can be a problem. I've got a set of lights mounted on magnets (from Harbor Freight) with long electrical wires that plug into your trailer electrical connection that I used to use when towing vehicles. If your carrier is steel, you can stick them to it. Or to the roof of your vehicle. I've used a hitch carrier for years, and thousands of miles with no problems. LOL, except when turning too short when pulling my camper. That is another tip. I mounted my carrier on a hitch extender from Harbor Freight so I could also pull my camper. But be careful about hitch weight if you do that. The extension for the bike multiplies the weight. My Jeep Cherokee has a 750# limit, and with the bike and camper it is about at it's max.
  5. Weezer the Geezer

    Kansas Check In

    LOL, KSU will never be the same again!
  6. Weezer the Geezer

    "OVER THE HILL" (and seasoned) TRAIL RIDERS exchange

    I noticed that Buttegal (Mary) hadn't posted lately, and recently learned that her daughter was killed in an auto accident around Thanksgiving. I am sure that is really a tough thing to go through. If you know her, I'm sure a PM would be appreciated.
  7. Weezer the Geezer

    Kansas Check In

    Yokomo lives in Manhattan, and will take good care of you. Salida is a great place to go. Just wish it weren't 10 hours away.
  8. Weezer the Geezer

    Kansas Check In

    LOL, You slipped that post in while I was editing my previous one.
  9. Weezer the Geezer

    Kansas Check In

    ASP, are you in Manhattan yet? Yokomo, you were right. SC is still a muddy mess. But we hit some reopened trails that David and Kim have been working on. They do a great job.
  10. Weezer the Geezer

    Kansas Check In

    And I would add the old mining town of Leadville to the north, and somewhat revived ghost town of St. Elmo to the NW.
  11. Weezer the Geezer

    "OVER THE HILL" (and seasoned) TRAIL RIDERS exchange

    Some great videos and picts recently, but it went from feast to famine. Sometimes life outside bikes catches up with us. A lot of family and business stuff for me, but I did spent a whole day lowering the footpegs on my 150. Had to reweld the brackets, (including the kick stand) and was only able to get 1" lower. But it really helped the feel. Hope to try it out saturday if the weather holds. Temp is bouncing from 15 to over 50 and back in just a few days.
  12. Weezer the Geezer

    Kansas Check In

    Here are some picts of that ride and John's place. The place has about 50 acres. House has a full "bunk house" basement, plus 2 bedrooms upstairs, 3 bathrooms, large 2 car garage, and a "manCave", heated workshop. Also some storage buildings outside. And a couple of campground areas. You can buy it for about $650,000. Sorry there are no picts of the front side of house. pict of old bikes was several years ago when he had a vintage Suzuki rally.
  13. Weezer the Geezer

    Kansas Check In

    Ha! I had forgotten about that video. That was 2 years ago on my 75th birthday ride. The day before, trailrydr9 (Stanley) and I had done Monarch crest and part of Colorado trail. I was riding my vintage 74 Suzuki TS 185. We took a wrong turn and went miles out of our way, and I ran out of gas. He had barely enough to go on to John's house and bring back some. John was the guy with the green side by side. The video was the next morning. My equilibrium was off and I decided to turn around after only about 200 yards of rainbow trail. He was talking about helping me turn my bike around at the beginning of recording. That section of the trail is west of hiway 185. I rode on with John on a county road to where we met Stanley at Silver creek. My equilibrium cleared up and we rode the rest of the day. I went back the next year and rode it with my 230. By the way, John is putting his place up for rent on airbnb in March. It is 10 miles south of Poncha Springs on the west side of 185. 15 miles from Salida. The video was recorded almost due west of his place. I'll try to post some picts, but think they are on my computer. It is probably larger than you would want. Sleeps up to 14 people, and there also places to camp there. You can ride from his place to all the riding area to the west around Sargents. They had to move to Denver last summer due to health.
  14. Weezer the Geezer

    Kansas Check In

    Moonlight pizza for great pizza. There are a lot of great eating places.
  15. Weezer the Geezer

    Unburned oil coming out exhaust

    I now have 4 strokes, but rode 2 strokes for years. I always had a little bit of smoke, and a little bit of spooge after several hours of riding. Never had a problem with fouled plugs. It's a 2 stroke!
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