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dbdolan
06-03-2007, 07:18 PM
Met Desmo over at his house to do quick little ride up to Chappell Hill and about. Steve wanted to get his new Wee Strom out for a ride so we mostly did paved roads but we did sneak in a few dirt ones :rider: Steve still has street tires on the Wee which makes for some interesting fun on the gravel roads. It was a little toasty out today but as long as you kept moving it wasn't too bad. Here is the map of the ride, I did about 188 miles.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Ride%20Wee%20strom%20Chappell%20Hill%206-3-07/map.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Ride%20Wee%20strom%20Chappell%20Hill%206-3-07/map.jpg

Somewhere near Brookshire we spotted a crop duster...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Ride%20Wee%20strom%20Chappell%20Hill%206-3-07/DSRideWeestromChappellHill6-3-07020.jpg

Loving my new lid, the ventilation was nice. I could feel a breeze on the top of my bald head.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Ride%20Wee%20strom%20Chappell%20Hill%206-3-07/DSRideWeestromChappellHill6-3-07024.jpg

The bed liner black paint is still holding up :trust:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Ride%20Wee%20strom%20Chappell%20Hill%206-3-07/DSRideWeestromChappellHill6-3-07025.jpg

Steve let me ride the new toy, the wee strom is smooth and corners well. I was amazed by the acceleration it has.:rider:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Ride%20Wee%20strom%20Chappell%20Hill%206-3-07/DSRideWeestromChappellHill6-3-07027.jpg

Made it to Cat Spring, there was a festival going on and happened to look up to see a helicopter buzz our heads and then land. They were giving copter rides.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Ride%20Wee%20strom%20Chappell%20Hill%206-3-07/DSRideWeestromChappellHill6-3-07029.jpg

Steve's new ride, needs some knobbies. :trust:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Ride%20Wee%20strom%20Chappell%20Hill%206-3-07/DSRideWeestromChappellHill6-3-07031.jpg

Taking a break in New Ulm..

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Ride%20Wee%20strom%20Chappell%20Hill%206-3-07/DSRideWeestromChappellHill6-3-07034.jpg

I mounted up a progressive rear spring on a new take off stock shock, big difference...no more bottoming out on those sweet jumps. :rofl: I had 21,000 miles on my old spring and shock...it was getting pretty pathetic.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Ride%20Wee%20strom%20Chappell%20Hill%206-3-07/DSRideWeestromChappellHill6-3-07035.jpg

Ride shot, cruising down some gravel road on the way to Chappell Hill.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/dbdolan/DS%20Ride%20Wee%20strom%20Chappell%20Hill%206-3-07/DSRideWeestromChappellHill6-3-07040.jpg

Tekisasu DR
06-03-2007, 08:13 PM
Coooool!!

Desmo's new Strom and Bryan's new spring, both are very exciting news for me!
I guess no dirt today?

Ken

bullfrog
06-04-2007, 08:43 AM
man..your new helmet makes you look :evil:MEAN:evil:

jhansen
06-04-2007, 08:48 AM
Darth dbdolan! :eek2:

Hemibee
06-04-2007, 12:45 PM
Darth dbdolan! :eek2:

:rofl: Took the words right out of my mouth. :rofl:

Where did you find the new helmet?

klrno2
06-04-2007, 03:27 PM
man..your new helmet makes you look :evil:MEAN:evil:

I want one! :trust:

mjacks
06-04-2007, 03:29 PM
The Arai XD helmet does kick serious butt. I really like mine.

klrno2
06-04-2007, 03:37 PM
I want one! :trust: :eek2: Just looked at pricing...nevermind, don't want one anymore. :giveup:

Georgiapeach
06-04-2007, 07:00 PM
Steve, Nice strom, what tires are you going to get? I find the Tourances that came on the F650 are pretty good in gravel and even in sand, either that or I'm getting better off road....nah...it can't be that.

dbdolan
06-05-2007, 01:05 PM
Coooool!!

Desmo's new Strom and Bryan's new spring, both are very exciting news for me!
I guess no dirt today?

Ken

But not as exciting as your tire patching.:doh: and oil cleanup.

dbdolan
06-05-2007, 01:09 PM
I like the look of the XD, I would rather look like Darth than a power ranger.;-)
I ordered the helmet online from some site, can't remember which one. I picked it up for $150 less than the MSRP, it was my 40th birthday present from myself. Heck.. actually I only had to come up with a hundred bucks of my money, the rest was b-day cash :trust: