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Thread: What Motorcycle Do you Ride?

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    Super Member suezquilts's Avatar
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    I see so many quilters that ride motorcycle... in WI it is a short season, but one I ENJOY.
    I have two photos of my bike, before and after my DH customized it for me. It was a "man's bike" before and is totally a girls now. My SIL is 6'8" and can't ride it because we cut 8 inches off the windshield. DH lowered it around 4", with the shocks.

    I do get funny looks when I ride "SUEZQ" is my license plate. My website is suezquilts... my nickname a a child was Suezq...
    Lots of thumbs up also.
    Problem is I can get 50 mpg, but my bags on the back barely hold a gallon of milk.
    One time when I met a customer, she was shocked, almost afraid to hand off her quilts to me.. now we are great friends.

    Yes I ride a motor cycle, do you? Love to see your bike, especially on this cold snowy day!

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    Awesome bike!! :D:D:D

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    In my younger years, I rode a Yamaha 175. It was just a dirt bike. Actually, it was an Enduro, but I didn't ride on the streets.

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    Like your bike.. I have a Suzuki Volusia 800cc cruiser.. it's a big bike and I've ridden it from S. Missouri to Baltimore solo.. not riding right now because of RA.. but hope to be back to it before too long.
    I've ridden since the 70's. I don't think I've got a pic.. but I'll check.

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    Super Member kriscraft99's Avatar
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    what a gorgeous bike! My FIL had the same bike and it would fly! DH just sold his 98 DWG so we could get a pontoon boat

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    Sue, love your bike, I will now keep a look out for you in the summer. I used to ride bikes when I was younger but not since having kids, dh has had bikes forever but sports bikes.

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    Great pic! You go girl...I'm a backseat driver. Barely 5', my husband rides Honda 1000RR. He's been teaching motorcycle safety courses for 9 years and loves having the girls come thru the class, they're spunky he says.
    Darby

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    That's a beauty.

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    Super Member suezquilts's Avatar
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    I'm having a problem getting the updated photo on, it is in a JPG and it doesn't upload...
    bummer, it looks better now.

    I've been riding for 1o yrs. took ABATE, it helps.
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    Gorgeous bike!

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    I'm a backseat driver too. Hubby has a 2002 Yamaha Roadstar Warrior. We live in close proximity to Yosemite, Kings Canyon, & Sequoia National Parks and love getting up into the hills from some very scenic rides.

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    We have a 2008 Goldwing with a Hannigan trailer that we pull behind us. We have actually brought home a 37" flat screen tv in the back of it so I can get tons of stuff in it.

    I don't ride any more as I have a bad knee and don't want to take a chance of it tipping. Use to ride dirt bikes (much younger and flexible then).

    We average at least one 2500-3000 mile trip each year on it. Usually take a crochet project with for in the evenings.

    We haul around our chairs too since we'r pretty lazy, lol
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    Looks like fun!!

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    I want to add some pics...how do you do that in a reply?

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    This is what DH and I drive. We sold our car 18 months ago and this is our only transportation. I love those baggage nets to strap on whatever I buy. My DH is 64 and I am 56 and we are still going strong.

    This is all we took on our trip up north to Flagstaff, AZ
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    They are only 250cc but they take us everywhere
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    I ride an 01 Fat Boy, My spouse has a 03 road king, I will look for pics.
    Rae

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    Back in 1977 I had a brand new "honda express" kind of like a moped. And we paid $398 each and we both had one. Then came baby and we got rid of them. But they were so cool.

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    I have 2005 HD Roadking. All white. Here is a picture of me and my Roadking. The season is very short here in NY too! My bags hold a lot! I can cram a full size quilt into one of them but usually if I am transporting a quilt I put it in my T bag.

    I am filling my bags with a bushel of apples. We went apple picking.

    I have ridden to Sturgis ND and back twice to Milwaukee for HD rally twice, Canada, Blue ridge parkway, all over. Funniest experience is when we stopped in Intercourse PA (Amish Country) so I could go to some quilt shops and we walked in all leathered up. I don't know if they were Amish or Mennonite girls working but the gal behind the counter was fascinated by our leather chaps and wanted to know how you put them on. LOL

    Apple season in NY
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    We have a Honda Valkyrie 1500 cc cruiser. I don't ride alone. Did try to but pulled a hamstring (don't EVER do that!) and kinda woosed out.

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    Right now, we have a 1979 Suzuki, 1000 cc. We haven't rode on it for about 4 years, though it still runs. It's just not a practical family vehicle. No room for 2 car seats. lol

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    The bike that my husband and son are on in my avatar is my bike. A little unconventional. Its a Honda 919 naked sport bike. My husband has a Yamaha FJR (big sport touring bike), a Kawasaki Vulcan (cruiser), and a dirt bike. My son also just got his dirt bike which is a little Honda 50. I've been riding for about 7 years and my husband has been riding since he was my son's age (about 5).

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    Rae - I love your Basset Hound pic... I have 2 of them...

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    2000 Honda Shadow

    This photo is nearly 5 years old, that kiddo is *MUCH* bigger now! :)

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    Here is another pic of me on the Blue Ridge Pkwy. OMG look at those saggy arms!!

    Always smiling when on the bike
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    I have a Harley Sportster. Love my bike!
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