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Just what kind of drink would that be Eric?
Another shot of courage, or one for the road? :icon_rofl:
Just water. I prefer not to get hurt by my own stupidity.
 


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Ive always like the dual sport bikes but most have too much suspension for my short legs, A rebel/nighthawk/shadow would be about right for me, but theres the deer factor around here. dont want to meet one while on a bike, thats for sure!
 

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Ive always like the dual sport bikes but most have too much suspension for my short legs, A rebel/nighthawk/shadow would be about right for me, but theres the deer factor around here. dont want to meet one while on a bike, thats for sure!
A smaller dual sport like a 250 would probably be decent for you. Or a 450 supermoto style bike with the smaller wheels.

650s are generally pretty tall bikes. I rode my tattoo guys honda xr650 a few years ago and iirc I had to tip toe the thing and I'm 6'2.

Most deer collisions on a bike happen after dark.. if your "old" like I am and don't go anywhere after 4pm you'd probably be alright lol.
 

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its the trip in before daybreak when I see deer, 5:00-6:00 am.
 

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its the trip in before daybreak when I see deer, 5:00-6:00 am.
Wake up way too early, don't ride motorcycle.

Sleep in, ride motorcycle.


Only one of those options is acceptable 😋
 

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A smaller dual sport like a 250 would probably be decent for you. Or a 450 supermoto style bike with the smaller wheels.

650s are generally pretty tall bikes. I rode my tattoo guys honda xr650 a few years ago and iirc I had to tip toe the thing and I'm 6'2.

Most deer collisions on a bike happen after dark.. if your "old" like I am and don't go anywhere after 4pm you'd probably be alright lol.
Yes, yes I am and no, no I don't LOL
 

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Just hit 3.98 here. Hey, got to report the good with the bad. Just waiting to see how long it lasts.
 

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It’s at about $5.60 for 93. Still absolutely terrible, it was almost $6 about a month ago.
 

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So gas is on the rise here... and climbing quick. Was under $4.00 here about 10 days ago. Today... $4.49. I'll bet it goes above where it went over the summer.
 

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It got to like $4.30 here I think as a low then last tuesday started hiking up stupid fast, some stations went up $.50 overnight... now it's up to $5.40 at the cheap stations and I think $5.40 for diesel... I started filling the '97 at 1/4 tank instead of the empty line (still has 3 gallons there...) just to make the pain a little better... $80 for 15 gallons still hurts, it was $45 not long ago...

I should probably grab my diesel cans to get filled tomorrow just in case since I'm out for the tractor and it's almost winter so the diesel shop heater will need fuel...
 

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We've been down to 3.55 for weeks and weeks, even saw a few places for around 3.30.
 

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So gas is on the rise here... and climbing quick. Was under $4.00 here about 10 days ago. Today... $4.49. I'll bet it goes above where it went over the summer.
Seems it dropped off big time today though...from 4.49 to 4.19 in adrian. Small victories
 

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Got 93 for $4.15 this week. I think 87 was $3.50 or so.
 

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Got 93 for $4.15 this week. I think 87 was $3.50 or so.
I just read a bit ago that our amazing fearless leader wants to completly block off shore drilling.
 

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I just read a bit ago that our amazing fearless leader wants to completly block off shore drilling.
Wants? He already has. He called a moratorium on it when he cancelled the pipeline. Dude has got to go. You 'move' toward green energy, not slam into it head on.
Up from $2.95 to 3.29 overnight.
 

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