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First Ride of the Season, No Fooling!

I finished my lighting updates (well, mostly, still waiting for the brake lights in the license plate frame) and buttoned up the Wee.  The weather was pretty nice at 55F and partly cloudy, so I decided to take it out … Continue reading

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Getting the Driving Lights Ready

I purchased a set of LED driving lights last fall, and now that Spring is not too far away, it’s time for installation. I also got an EB  3CS fuse/circuit solution with relay for the VStrom. This made the job … Continue reading

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Getting the Wee Ready for the Big Trip – Part 1

The spending has commenced… I’m getting ready for the big trip to Alaska this summer, and and have to make sure the Wee is road worthy.  The Suzuki V Strom DL650 is the perfect machine for this trip, but being … Continue reading

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Crashed the Wee

I was heading home after work on August 31st, and decided to avoid the busy intersection of Pokegama Ave and Hwy 2.  The left turn lane which I needed to use was full, and I did not want to risk … Continue reading

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NE Mn Circle Tour on the Wee

My good friend Jack and I went for a one day circle tour ride through NE Minnesota. We decided to take a trip to Ely, then over to the North Shore of Lake Superior, and back home. We started out on … Continue reading

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First long ride on the Wee

I took my first long (500 mile weekend) ride on the Wee this weekend.  I rode to New Ulm from Grand Rapids to join my HS classmates at their monthly mini-reunion.  It’s cool that they get together so regularly.   … Continue reading

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I bought a motorcycle.

I’ve been wanting one for a while, and my friend Dan helped me pick this one out. Suzuki V Strom DL650. 2009, 20K miles Can’t wait to get used to riding it.  High hopes.

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Cayamo 2015 – Day 5

Wedensday, January 21, 2015 Another day at port. This time St. Croix, the port at Frederikstat. Beautiful island, not much to do for a tourist like me. We were hoping to take an island tour, but all they had were … Continue reading

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Cayamo 2015 – Day 4

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Today we stopped at Saint-Barthélemy, (St. Bart’s) an island in the French West Indies.  Its capital is Gustavia, which also contains the main harbour to the island.  The language, cuisine, and culture, of this island are … Continue reading

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Cayamo 2015 – Day 3

Monday, January 19, 2015 Started out the day with a nice walk on the deck. The ship captain’s log said the seas were ‘calm’ but it does no account for the mild pitch and roll caused by decent swells.  One … Continue reading

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