Friday, December 23, 2011

Last Ural Ride

last ural ride

Yesterday was a beautifully clear day with the temps climbing into the mid-twenties. The Ural’s wind protection and my heated gear kept me warm and toasty. The days are getting longer now!

It was also my last ride on the Ural. The last ride on my Ural for 2011 that is! You thought I was selling it? Nope, not yet. Still having too much fun with it.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone!

PS: I will be riding something else…

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Frozen St Croix Scenic Byway

Interstate Park in MN

Most of the St. Croix River was frozen, but I managed to find some open water just outside of Taylor’s Falls near Interstate Park.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

CalSci XL Windshield on BMW R1150GS

Cal Sci XL Windshield on GS

Charlie6 had made a comment on a previous post that my windshield on my GS was huge. Yes, it’s bigger than stock. It is about the same size as the one on my Ural that I use for winter. It’s great for breaking the cool fall weather, but much too hot for summer use. I prefer to ride without if possible. I hate buffeting.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Video: PBC #2 and SBC #1

Another video, but this time I’m playing in the snow with the Ural. This is my second polar bear challenge video of the year and my first solar bear challenge.

This was my first test of the now stock Duro tires on the Ural in the snow. I wasn’t impressed, but then again I wasn’t expecting to be impressed. I’ll use them for another few days before putting on my Snowtex.


YouTube: PBC#2 and SBC #1

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Polar Bear Challenge (PBC) Video #1

It is that time of year again. Here is a short intro video and my first 2011-2012 Polar Bear Challenge (PBC) video. Simplified rules this year: only tracking points. 1 point for 1 mile at 32F, 1.1 point for one mile at 31F, etc.

This ride was 221km~137miles@29F = 178 points. A good season opener.

YouTube: PBC #1

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Not a Honda Shadow

A Fall Ride on the GS
I found a memory card from a fall ride earlier this year on the GS. I like this shadow. It was a nice fall day – bright and sunny.