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Arkansas 2011 Ride

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Big News!

I know I am not the only guy who has rode up to a stop light and could not trip the sensor so I finally end up running said red light.

I have been lucky and never gotten stopped for it but many others have not been so lucky.

Saw this on the news last night!

The Governor of Kansas has signed the DEAD RED BILL. The Law would allow motorcycle riders and bicyclists to run the light if the light fails to turn green “within a reasonable period of time because of a signal malfunction or because the signal has failed to detect the arrival of the motorcycle or bicycle.”

Now don't go out and just run a bunch of lights!

But don't sit there for fifteen minutes either.

See ya on the road!
M
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It is that time of year again!

So I was watching the news last night and saw that we lost two over the weekend.

Please be careful out there.

And for those of you that dont ride.

Keep a eye out for us.

Thank you.

M
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Is it spring yet?

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...Not quite.
Still snow on the ground but for the rest of the week we are going to be above freezing.
Before you know it we will be back on the road and hopefully soon F'Em Up and myself will be getting some good 100 Mile Radius in here for you.
We have been talking quite a bit about some good locations but always open for more.
If you have a killer ride in your area let me know.
Just post here or shoot me a email at moose@989therock.com
Till then go out and get yourself a new piece of chrome, that new exhaust, or grab a sled and find suicide hill!

Be safe!

M
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Winter Rides...

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Well it has been a while since I have been able to get out and do a "100 Mile Radius" for you.
I'm chomping at the bit and was really wishing the weather would hold out for a good one this week.
I'm not one to park the bikes up for winter but I do have a few things to make it easy to jump out for a spin on that 40 degree late December day.
First of all make sure you have most of the gunk and grime off your bike.
Even if you are just going to park her for a week or two the rust can really get a bite into your ride quick.
On my Springer with a carb I usually park it with the gas off and run the motor till the bowl is empty.
This cuts back on the amount of varnish that can build up and always make sure that you park them with a full tank of gas.
With the change in temps we have in here in Kansas City you can get allot of condensation in your tank.
Most importantly go out and blow the thirty bucks on a battery tender.
I have a little "pig tail" that comes out under my seat so I don't have to do anything but plug it in when I park.
I also keep a thin strip of wood under my kickstand so there is no metal to garage floor contact.
Not sure how important that is be have not had a dead battery since I started doing it.
Nothing sucks more than waking up to a sunny beautiful winter day and finding out that your battery is dead.
If you are going to park your ride for the season make a run up to your dealer for all the good winterization info but remember we live in a mild climate here and when it is sunny and nice in the middle of winter Ill be on the road loving every minute of it.
Till next time!

M
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100 Mile Radius: Topeka, KS

With the beautiful weather we've been having, we figured it was time for another installment of 100 Mile Radius!


So, basically, there are a million different ways to get to Topeka. We decided to take the beautiful route on 32 and hook up with Highway 24, and ride that into the capitol city. Turn right on N Kansas Avenue, and look for the big, beautiful red building on your left (it used to be a brothel!), and roll into the awesome biker bar, Kickstart Saloon.
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100 Mile Radius: Atchison, KS

Alright, F 'Em Up Chuck and I hit the road, this time, to the beautiful town of Atchison, Kansas.



We took 435 south to MO-45. After about 9 miles, you hit MO-45 Spur that crosses the railroad tracks, take that toward Leavenworth, and just stay on it as it turns into the Amelia Earhart Memorial Highway. That'll cruise you past a big Wal-Mart and into Atchison. Go through the first stop light (when it's green of course!), cross the railroad tracks, and at the next stop light turn right on Main Street. Take Main Street all the way to 2nd Street, turn left (North), and look for Mueller's Locker Room on the east side of the street! If you hit Commercial Street, you've gone too far, but you can turn right on it and  check out the beautiful Riverfront Park!
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100 Mile Radius: Warrensburg, MO

Here it is...The first, official 100 Mile Radius video! This time, we're going to Warrensburg, Missouri to one of the best BBQ joints within 100 miles of Kansas City. Got an idea for 100 Mile Radius? Email me!



Basically, you need to find your way to Highway 50. We took 435 to 470 which then dumps us onto Highway 50. Take that all the way to 13, and head south! Cruise through town, pass Central Missouri State University, and just as the road turns a little, you're gonna find the little joint that serves some killer BBQ, Perry Foster's!
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Bikers For Babies This Weekend!

Here we go.
Less than a week away from the best ride you can take all summer.
Yup, it is almost time for the 15th annual March Of Dimes Bikers For Babies run.
It is really hard for me to put into words how great this ride is.
I have been to all but a few and to see how it has grown is just amazing.
We have been through all types of weather from sunny and hot to sleet but the spirit of the ride way overcomes whatever conditions we are looking at.
For the long time riders I would like to thank you very much and for you first timers...Welcome to the best ride of your life and the first of many.
I would suggest that you make it out for one of the last few pre-reg that we have.
Gets a little busy out there the day of.
Just check the main page for the details on that.
All bikes are welcome!
Hope to see you out there on Sunday!
M
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100 Mile Radius: Vacation 2009

So we're going to do this thing called "100 Mile Radius" here in a few weeks. To give you a little taste of what's coming up, here's a preview...It's not really 100 miles as my vacation ended with more than 2,500 miles, but you get the idea.
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