First Ride This Year
Results 1 to 9 of 9
Like Tree29Likes
  • 9 Post By M700
  • 3 Post By Travis 186
  • 7 Post By slamfire
  • 2 Post By M700
  • 1 Post By cajun56
  • 1 Post By CobraBG
  • 3 Post By slamfire
  • 2 Post By kenk
  • 1 Post By slamfire

Thread: First Ride This Year



  1. #1
    Contributing Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    11,377
    Member #
    373
    Thanked
    24985 times

    First Ride This Year

    Wow - I usually get out a month or more before this, but today is the first day I hopped on the Suzuki and went anywhere. We're celebrating 10 years together by the way. The little 650 has been a wonderful all-around bike and I'm delighted that we're still together. My skills are rusty after the winter lay-off, but I felt real good on the bike. Everything was familiar. The power, handling & brakes all were good. Tooled around down in the valley a bit, then headed up to Mission Ridge, thousands of feet higher. It's a NICE ride up there, twisty road with some straights and pretty good pavement.



    Yes, sure felt good to be on the bike again.

    Guy
    JMAG54, J BOBWAY, cajun56 and 6 others like this.

  2. #2
    Site Contributor-Certified Marlin & Milsurp Rifle Nut Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    12,810
    Member #
    4146
    Thanked
    8979 times
    I still remember when you bought that bike. Those weestroms are great motorcycles.
    Sambane, M700 and cajun56 like this.

  3. #3
    Marlin Marksman
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Out West
    Posts
    1,510
    Member #
    7991
    Thanked
    2209 times
    Passion for riding. Dual sport or highway.





    Last edited by slamfire; 05-20-2020 at 08:34 PM.
    Sambane, gunscrewguy, M700 and 4 others like this.
    amat victoria curam

    Marlin 1895 GBL
    Team Bikers #7
    Team Browning #16


  4. Remove Advertisements
    MarlinOwners.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Contributing Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Washington State
    Posts
    11,377
    Member #
    373
    Thanked
    24985 times
    Got out again for a couple of hours yesterday afternoon. Put about a hundred miles on the bike. Enjoyed the heck out of our little ride. Mostly on pavement, but got out on a dirt road for a bit. Windy up where I parked the bike for this photo! Was on a ridge top and my goodness the wind was blowing! Photos are looking north, towards Slide Ridge. Lake Chelan is over on the other side. I'm going to give it a few more weeks for the snow to melt off the north-facing slopes and take a ride up to Lake Chelan on the back roads.







    Of course I could just hop on Hwy 97 and ride there on pavement. But, I really want to ride the old dirt road network again.

    Guy
    cajun56 and J BOBWAY like this.

  6. #5
    Platinum Poster
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    The Deep State of Louisiana!
    Posts
    28,038
    Member #
    65883
    Thanked
    125644 times
    Nice! I only wish I had that type of scenery! Once I get my complete feeling driving my Marauder, probable will sell and get some newer! Fuel injected!

    Thanks for the pictures!

    ca'jun56
    M700 likes this.
    Lache Pas La Patate
    Old Phart # 138
    Team .32 Special
    Team Winchester # 118
    Team Marlin .35 # 780

  7. #6
    Sidewinder
    Join Date
    Mar 2020
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    118
    Member #
    150993
    Thanked
    242 times
    Looks like a lot of fun... I sold my last bike a few years ago and have been itching to get another.
    M700 likes this.

  8. #7
    Marlin Marksman
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Out West
    Posts
    1,510
    Member #
    7991
    Thanked
    2209 times
    New 2020 Kawasaki KLX250 riding on mountain fire roads the other day.







    Last edited by slamfire; 05-27-2020 at 11:56 AM.
    cajun56, M700 and J BOBWAY like this.
    amat victoria curam

    Marlin 1895 GBL
    Team Bikers #7
    Team Browning #16


  9. #8
    Sidewinder
    Join Date
    Mar 2020
    Location
    southern ky
    Posts
    246
    Member #
    150885
    Thanked
    335 times
    Nice, wish I was still able to ride a dirt bike.
    M700 and cajun56 like this.

  10. #9
    Marlin Marksman
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Out West
    Posts
    1,510
    Member #
    7991
    Thanked
    2209 times
    Today's ride.







    HIKayaker likes this.
    amat victoria curam

    Marlin 1895 GBL
    Team Bikers #7
    Team Browning #16



Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New | Subscribed Threads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •