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Author Topic: Where did you ride your royal enfield today?  (Read 1343 times)

motorat

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Where did you ride your royal enfield today?
« on: February 17, 2013, 04:28:13 AM »
i went here:
https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Sebastopol+Ave&daddr=38.524037,-122.7192711+to:Pope+Valley+Rd+to:Butts+Canyon+Rd+to:Main+St+to:Lincoln+St+to:Calistoga+Rd+to:CA-12+W+to:38.404909,-122.79047&hl=en&sll=38.427774,-122.710075&sspn=0.189076,0.33886&geocode=FXr5SQIdFeSt-A%3BFYXUSwId2XOv-Cl9WjASWD-EgDFaS4AEeoCAmQ%3BFQU5TQIdF9qz-A%3BFUByTgIdv6Oz-A%3BFSBSTwIdsQOx-A%3BFbnKTAIdN6Cx-A%3BFWhISwId0liw-A%3BFeRzSgIdAcSv-A%3BFS0DSgIdul2u-A&via=1&t=m&z=11


for the first time since december my bike is finally running right so i took it on a little ride. about 105 miles and over 2 hours...weather was perfect at about 68f.
i even had a group of harley riders staring at my tank and ask if it was a triumph or bsa, i guess they couldn't read Royal enfield on the tank.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2013, 04:32:02 AM by motorat »
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Re: Where did you ride your royal enfield today?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2013, 05:04:27 AM »
Looks like a good ride. :)

Maybe you should have told them it was made by Volocette?
Then, as you ride away, you could hear them saying, "What the hell is a Volocette?"  ;D
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Re: Where did you ride your royal enfield today?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 06:08:10 AM »
I went here:
http://goo.gl/maps/sA592

And that wasn't enough, so after that I went here:
http://goo.gl/maps/G6gpy
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Re: Where did you ride your royal enfield today?
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2013, 09:48:15 PM »
I rode out to lunch and the drug store...Temp high 50's here in Hotlanta area. Clear and sunny, wish I could have gone longer, but work.....
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Re: Where did you ride your royal enfield today?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2013, 02:04:54 AM »
 I rode to Lake Silverwood and then out to the high desert. The weather was cool and windy. I loved it.
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack

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Re: Where did you ride your royal enfield today?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2013, 03:07:35 AM »
Here's a 4-minute video compiled from interval still photos shot during my 100-mile ride yesterday from Philadelphia to New York:

http://richmintz.com/2013/02/philadelphia-to-nyc-in-4-minutes-on-a-motorcycle/

Rich - how did your right hand do?

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Re: Where did you ride your royal enfield today?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2013, 04:19:07 AM »
You mean because of the missing wind deflector? Both hands were frozen, and both feet too -- that's why I had to stop so often. I have those little chemical handwarmer and toewarmer packs, which help some, but the real problem is in the fingertips.

Also, my right hand was sore due to holding the throttle open, my left hand was sore from a tight clutch cable, and my right foot was sore too (but for some reason not my left). Today I didn't touch the bike -- I'm letting my body rest!

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Re: Where did you ride your royal enfield today?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2013, 04:30:41 AM »
I rode to Lake Silverwood and then out to the high desert. The weather was cool and windy. I loved it.

A long time ago, and, far far away ...... I once owned a house in Hesperia and rode a Triumph Trident all around the rim of the world.
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Re: Where did you ride your royal enfield today?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2013, 05:34:14 AM »
Year around riding, beautiful scenery and shootouts .
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Re: Where did you ride your royal enfield today?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2013, 12:28:53 PM »
...the real problem is in the fingertips.

Amen, brutha!  Still looking for a solution to that problem...

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Re: Where did you ride your royal enfield today?
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2013, 03:37:37 PM »
something like this might be the answer.
someone posted they used them with good results.
http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/4/22/263/20292/ITEM/Kolpin-Geartector-ATV-Mitts.aspx?WT.ac=SLIsearch
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Re: Where did you ride your royal enfield today?
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2013, 07:37:37 PM »
Those mitts are the best thing for your hands when riding in the cold.  Just make sure to get motorcycle ones.  Some of the ATV models collapse against your hands at higher speeds.

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Re: Where did you ride your royal enfield today?
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2013, 08:04:00 PM »
to work,alas!
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