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Since i have had no serious offers to buy my pristine 2012 , 650 Burgman and the weather was finally cooperating I decided to take a little ride.

The usual suspects showed up @ 9:00am and we left towards, Boone/Blowing Rock/ Grand Father mountain.
SWMBO has asked me to take her up there next week and as I had never been I thought a good recon was in order.

We left in a balmy 70's temp and the bottom fell out by Wilksboro so a coffee stop was in order. Temp's continued to fall to about 63 , but it was truly refreshing after the swamp weather we have been having lately, and i was glad the i had a jacket liner in my kit.;)

We noodled around and finally got to GF mountain ( $18.00 per person to get in !!!!) . So the boys decided we should go to lunch down the mountain in Blowing Rock.
Not sure if any of you have ever been to BR, but needless to say it is pretty , but has become a tourist trap for people in bad fitting T shirts and sandals who should all see a podiatrist and lose 50 pounds. :(
( jeesh Americans take a look in the mirror before you walk/waddle out the door in the morning ):rolleyes:

All in it was roughly a 250 mile day and i was bushed at the end, riding the tight twisties for several hours is almost like a good work out at the gym.
The scenery was spectacular as always, no body crashed , and we were riding hot !!
So that's a good day IMHO.

Doug
 

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Had breakfast there about a month ago.
OUTSTANDING food and the waitress was so pretty I wanted to take her home with me :D
 

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I forgot to mention that I played around with the POWER button a bit.

Had read on someone's post that it was good to use going both uphill and down.

They were correct, it makes the bike much more responsive and as far as i could tell did not affect MPG all that much. I don't follow MPG all that closely but am concerned about over revving or taxing the motor .

It was fun turning it on and off as i thought was needed . I might even experiment with the floppy paddle/buttons and go manual soon.:D
 
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