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Feb. 21st, 2011 09:15 pm It's been a while....

Feb 2011....
This winter has been a tough one here in Toronto. Certainly not the tamer winters we had the last couple years. But it's nearly over. Should have the bike out in 6 weeks!

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Dec. 27th, 2009 10:02 am It's Winter

The season went pretty quickly. Not the best riding season, but still got a few great days in.
Bike is stored. See you in April '10

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Mar. 15th, 2009 10:46 am Finally...

March is here. 2 weeks until April. I thought we'd be covered in snow until May.
Weather is getting better each day. A few good rain storms to wash away the residual salt/dirt and out comes the bike.

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Feb. 4th, 2009 08:15 pm How much snow is enough?

Toronto has been covered in snow since mid-December. Nice if you're 7 years old and live near a toboggan hill. Not so nice if you're and adult trying to get from point A to point B through the city.
It should all be gone in another 8-9 weeks :(

Bike is stored at my buddy's place and looking forward to getting back on it. I'd love totake a trip to Yellowknife this summer. I'm un-employed so I have the time. Just lacking $$$. Oh well...

- out -

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Oct. 5th, 2008 03:33 pm Not the usual summer

Now into October. Still have the bike out, but already thinking about storage. Between band rehearsals and rain I still managed to ride 10k this season thanks to the work commute. Spent more time in gridlock though. I'm very happy with the GS. I've wanted one for years and the wait was worth it.

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Jul. 5th, 2008 11:59 am Summer . . .finally

Took a while but summer is here. As usual for the past few years we've had no spring. Lousy, cold weather until May, then summer-like in June.

I've had the bike for 3 months now and have not been putting the kind of mileage I usually do. Just under 4k km. Shitty weather and weekend band commitments have kept us from taking weekend rides. Oh well...I will save $$$ on service.

So far the GS is riding great. Same old BMW 4200 rpm 'vibes' but it's beginning to smooth out now. This bike seems windier than the 1150R, but I think we've had windier weather this summer. Either way, good to be riding.

- out -

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Mar. 30th, 2008 11:08 am 2 weeks until pick-up

The longest winter of my life is nearly over. Crusty, grey snowbanks still flank most side streets and highways. I hope the summer hits as hard as this past winter.

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Dec. 2nd, 2007 10:53 am New bike & 6" of snow

Just traded in the 1150R that carried us across the country in 2006.
The new steed is a 2007 1200GS.

Looking out the window at 6" of snow (this early in December??) and at the calendar.
4 full months of anxiety to deal with before I can get out on the new ride.

There are far too many accessories available for the GS. My credit card will take a beating before I put the first kilometer on the thing!

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Sep. 3rd, 2007 09:36 pm A Labrador state of bike

- bike transmission goes in English Point Labrador.

No, wait....now it went in Deloro Ontario. Same shit, different Province.

We had a gorgeous ride through eastern Ontario until the transmission went again. This seems to happen every 33k kms. An interesting conversation with BMW awaits me this week. Warranty expired 32 days ago. I'm confident they'll repair it, but the root of the problem is the main issue now.

You can tell the season is beginning to wind down once you notice it's dark before 8:30.
We'll squeeze in another 1-2 trips before storage. Just not sure what bike we'll be riding!

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Aug. 12th, 2007 08:24 pm Middle of August already??

Mid-way through August and it feels like yesterday we were packing for the May-24 weekend trip.
Like every year, the summer is flying by. Sometime this week I'll hit the 10k km mark for the season. Don't know where the miles came from as we haven't been on any extended trips longer than a weekend. I guess the 60 km round-trip to work and back has helped. I've found some great roads this summer. The latest was in Miners Bay, just south of Minden. Lots of hills and twists. Will have to get up there again before the snow starts to fly. Maybe a fall colours ride?

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