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post #27 of 82 (permalink) Old 3-14-2011, 1:41 PM
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Took the bike out yesterday. Got in a good 4 hours of riding. Those pot holes are treacherous!
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post #28 of 82 (permalink) Old 3-19-2011, 2:59 PM
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Yea I find me given car's alot more distance in front of me just so I won't run up on a hidden hole to hell
I also installed some fog lights so at night I can see.

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How many of you have the bike out of storage? Tomorrow is going to get up to 60...Its time to ride.
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Hey i live in Arlington Heights and i'm looking to buy a bike. If anyone knows of someone selling one i would love to buy it and join you guys on those group rides!
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Who did I see on Michigan Ave toady around noon on the red EX500 with the red gear?

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post #32 of 82 (permalink) Old 4-10-2011, 3:00 AM
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whoa, you were in chicago from ann arbor? it was a beautiful day to ride today, got in a decent amount of riding done, it was nice
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All that freaking fog from Chicago followed me to ann arbor! Today is very nice here too. I may have to get a ride in. I'll see if I can sneak out. Plus I have to try my new gloves!

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post #34 of 82 (permalink) Old 4-11-2011, 12:14 PM
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i saw a blue 500 on dempster yesterday in morton grove, anyone on here?
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I was on Dempster yesterday about 2pm, but my bike is black.
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post #36 of 82 (permalink) Old 4-11-2011, 12:26 PM
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could've sworn it was blue... and i think it was more around 3ish...
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post #37 of 82 (permalink) Old 4-11-2011, 12:45 PM
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Definitely not me then, I was at an open house at 3. Where do you typically ride?
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Who did I see on Michigan Ave toady around noon on the red EX500 with the red gear?
WHAT AND MICHIGAN AVE. 60 70TH IM ON THE SOUTHSIDE ITS BORING RIDING TO MUCH TRAFFIC NO OPEN ROADS

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post #39 of 82 (permalink) Old 4-12-2011, 8:29 PM
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i typically ride in the burbs, just started riding this season, so not much riding time in yet, but i've been done mainly north suburbs since thats where i am located
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Kool when your on the south side let me know.

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What burbs? I am just south of Skokie. This is only my second season riding, and I only know one other rider, so if you want to ride, hit me up.
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Who did I see on Michigan Ave toady around noon on the red EX500 with the red gear?
WHAT AND MICHIGAN AVE. 60 70TH IM ON THE SOUTHSIDE ITS BORING RIDING TO MUCH TRAFFIC NO OPEN ROADS
I was downtown that day. Head downtown at night and hit the lowers. Just don't pull a Princess Diana.

I would image all riding in Chicago is boring.

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My bike all ready to go, i just need to get my permit, then take an MSF course, then back to the dmv for the license. Any tips on the best MSF course? I've been looking into the course from ridechicago.com for $295, just need that permit first. I'm completely familiar with bikes and have been riding on/off since '93 and based on some practice tests i found online, looks like i shouldn't have an issue at all with the dmv part of things.

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There are still some state sponsored free courses if you can travel up to great lake naval base, but they are not available until August. http://www.niu.edu/mcycle/registration.shtml

If you don't want to wait that long (and I dont blame you) I highly recommend Ride Chicago, as that is where I took my class last summer. The instructors are great, their bikes are decent. I recommend you bring your own helmet though, as the ones they have are disgusting. After the class, they will offer onsite testing at their course for $40, and you can use their bikes. This is alot easier than convincing someone to go with you to the DMV and wait in line to take their test.
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Alright cool. Wow, it sure would have been nice to have known about the free course before it filled up. Yeah i'm not looking to wait until August so i'll go with ride chicago. I'll be sure to bring my own helmet.

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I drive a lot for work and this past week I've seen a few ex500's. A blue one with busted rear signal lenses down in the south burbs on 139th, a black one up by Lake in the hills, and 2 red ones.

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I would image all riding in Chicago is boring.
Then you should try driving anywhere on the loop during that magical time where traffic is just bad enough to cause death but not so bad to be gridlocked... You know, when everyone is going about 45 mph and swerving in and out of lanes to make it to exits.

Thats all manner of fun!
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I would image all riding in Chicago is boring.
Then you should try driving anywhere on the loop during that magical time where traffic is just bad enough to cause death but not so bad to be gridlocked... You know, when everyone is going about 45 mph and swerving in and out of lanes to make it to exits.

Thats all manner of fun!
I won't even go near the city or highways during that time of day on a bike. Sundays are much better and people seem to be moving slightly slower, still don't use signals and cut you off, but not as bad as the "red light racers"

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Anyone from chicago still use this forum?
People on the local chicago forum are assholes...quite unhelpful at that. Expect to get made fun of for riding a ninja on that forum.

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Some people are a pain....Especially the guys on the litre bikes who want to pull away from you and do wheelies......I think they want to die....
What did you do with your Ninja and what are you riding now?
Don't need work with carbs yet but it is getting time for that valve clearance and carb cleaning.

Where do you ride from Bville?

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