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  1. Mr. 36654

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    Hammond Tioga - 9Jul17-2 .png So, while Friday was baptism day for trailering the RS, today was back to just enjoying scenery. To the north of Williamsport, PA (home of Little League Baseball and Lycoming Engines), US15 is likely one of the best four lane highways in the Northeast US. Good pavement with sweeping turns thru the rolling hills of the Allegheny Plateau. Oh, and not much population. Just above the PA northern border, lies Corning NY, the home of Corning Glass. Further north is Watkins Glen and to the west is Hammondsport, NY the birthplace of Glenn Curtiss, the nemesis of the Wright Brothers.

    In any case, it was an absolutely delightful day. Temperatures allowed me to ride with the rain liner installed on the vented jacket. A gentle breeze from the north, low humidity and puffy clouds. The summer day of story tales. The bike did as always......a happy, happy fellow, just rolling on by.....
     
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    Where in Pa. were those two pictures taken?
     
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    Temps allowed you to ride with rain liner..... I have to get out of Texas. If I rode with a rain liner today I would have fallen over with a heat stroke 20 yards from my driveway.
     
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    Lee,
    That is the north and south view from Hyner Point Lookout between Lock Haven and Renovo, PA. The view shows the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, PA Route 120 and what used to be called the Lackawanna-Delaware connecting Buffalo and Philly (I think).

    Back in the day, I watched Piper Aircraft Ad photographers do photo shoots of the Piper planes doing fly-byes from that point.
     
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    We've been here for a few centuries. Always open to having new folks come and make a home.
     
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    So, in my, apparently pointless quest to understand our cousins from the British Isles, I spent my weekend ride in search of the titillating overrun pop. 170-miles later, I've realized it's cultural difference that will never survive the translation. Of course, if I had spent a lifetime drinking tea and that warm ale called beer, I could possibly relate.

    But, as it was, it was a delightfully fantastic day here in the epicenter of the universe bounded by NYC and Cleveland. Once again, great puffy clouds, blue skies and a gentle breeze. Barely warm enough for my vented jacket without liners. Not much traffic, but, perhaps, 6~8 BMW's spotted along the way. Most of the Harley's were trikes........:rolleyes:
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    Pondering this cute scene when I came to the revelation that I would never understand the British fascination with the overrun pop Wykoff - Waterfall.png
     
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    Rode up to Port Clinton, PA to drop off the RS for first service, got a loaner to ride home. (a 3 hour + journey).

    Picking up on Friday, going to head out from there, a GS rider and I. He is picking the route.

    I will get some pictures too.
     
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    What did you get for a loaner?
     
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    A contrasting disappointment. Not my style, not my comfort level, and a vibrating Tiger 800.
     

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    How was it uncomfortable? Vibration thru the bars or pegs?
     
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    That triple vibrates through the bars. The seat has a heavy forward slope to it. Not really an uncomfortable bike, just not a riding style I am comfortable with, I like a sportier sit.
     
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    I'm surprised. The BMW triple was wonderfully smooth. In fact, when I traded a k75 for a R11RS in 1999, I couldn't believe how badly the oilhead vibrated. The rubber mounted bars bothered me for a long time.
     
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    I am too, maybe the bars, some other aftermarket thing ( it appears to be a trade in ), I rode a Daytona and liked it.

    This, not my cup of tea, taking the short way up. I am not a fan.
     
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    Nice sunrise in Watkins Glen this morning.
     

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    The falls (forget the name) that start with T
     

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    Yes Sir! That's the one.
     
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    That's a new one for me. Buttermilk, Treman, Walkin's Glen.......I knew.
    Thank you, Glaciers.
     
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    40th HS reunion on Friday night and accompanied my wife to a barn dance on Saturday night. Finally, got a ride in on Sunday, but found a trundling land barge at the start of every interesting stretch of road. But, had a nice cup-of-coffee in the converted office space of a defunct fraudulent corporation and a pleasant chat with reluctant returnees from Palm Springs.

    Transplanted from Palm Springs to middle of no-where Northern Pennsylvania...........That has to hurt!
     

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