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mwiscount

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Posted Jan 27 2013 at 11:55:07 PM   |
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So part of my research in making my next major purchase is collecting feedback from friends.

Any thoughts on this beauty?
http://www.patriothd.com/new_galleria.asp?sid=6000918E-02X1K27K2013J10I51I51JPMQ3414R0&veh=22575&pov=3004106
Qatfish

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Posted Jan 28 2013 at 12:45:24 AM   |
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I'm no expert, but it's certainly damn fine looking. [:D]
FoamDome

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Posted Jan 28 2013 at 3:03:15 PM   |
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That is a beautiful bike! I love how the passenger seat is a strip of leather on the rear fender! Does it come with leather saddle bags? It looks great without them. Take the bags off my Road King, and it looks like fenders fell off--not cool! That beauty was made to cruise the boulevard (King Street?). But you might want some bags for longer trips.

Vote: YES!
mwiscount

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Posted Jan 28 2013 at 7:06:35 PM   |
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Thanks Qat and FoamDome for the positive feedback. Good points about the saddle bags. Here is another bike with them on plus a passenger seat that "means something."

http://www.whittshd.com/new_galleria.asp?sid=07825434X1K28K2013J6I00I01JPMQ2225R0&veh=199600&pov=2877939

The two-tone white with black (or blue) Softail Deluxe is truly my dream bike. Just have to save my pennies! [8D]
FoamDome

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Posted Jan 28 2013 at 9:00:27 PM   |
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quote: Originally posted by mwiscount

Thanks Qat and FoamDome for the positive feedback. Good points about the saddle bags. Here is another bike with them on plus a passenger seat that "means something."

http://www.whittshd.com/new_galleria.asp?sid=07825434X1K28K2013J6I00I01JPMQ2225R0&veh=199600&pov=2877939

The two-tone white with black (or blue) Softail Deluxe is truly my dream bike. Just have to save my pennies! [8D]


You can call me "Foam" [:D].

Actually, I like the single seat option, except it really cuts down on your cargo capacity. Thus the bags, for those longer rides.
fargingbastige6

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Posted Jan 29 2013 at 8:26:21 AM   |
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Although not my personal preference for a bike, they are very nice.
mwiscount

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Posted Jan 30 2013 at 8:13:11 PM   |
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Taking walks and just enjoying the outdoors are other passions of mine. However, I'm only a big fan of outdoor fun in warmer temperatures. Here in the DC area, we had a day [1/30/2013] in the 60's! Tonight I enjoyed a beautifully warm and breezy walk and then sat for about an hour in the courtyard at the apartment square where I live.

I cannot begin to tell you how much this rejuvenated my spirits! A great night! Now it's raining and I've opened windows! The great night continues...
[;)]
Qatfish

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Posted Jan 31 2013 at 12:52:26 AM   |
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quote: Originally posted by mwiscount

[blue]Taking walks and just enjoying the outdoors are other passions of mine. However, I'm only a big fan of outdoor fun in warmer temperatures. Here in the DC area, we had a day [1/30/2013] in the 60's! Tonight I enjoyed a beautifully warm and breezy walk and then sat for about an hour in the courtyard at the apartment square where I live.

Sounds great!

Next time there's good weather, I recommend taking a leisurely stroll at [url="http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley-meadows-park/"]Huntley Meadows Park[/url]. It's a cool wetlands habitat with some very nice walking trails. I always see some amazing wildlife there. We have a lot of great parks and walking trails around here.



As for my own non-beer passions: Geocaching is #1 on my list.
mwiscount

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Posted Jan 31 2013 at 6:18:22 AM   |
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quote: I recommend taking a leisurely stroll at [url="http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/huntley-meadows-park/"]Huntley Meadows Park[/url].As for my own non-beer passions: Geocaching is #1 on my list.


Great recommendation Qat! I have been to Huntley Meadows Park a few times and I'm always taken back by its stillness and beauty, plopped inside the DC Metro Area! One day I'm going to grab a book and head there to read and enjoy the peace of that place.

Right behind my apartment square is the Winkler Botanical Preserve. I have walked there at least a half dozen times since I'm in this area. It is not as vast as Huntley, but it does cure me when my recurring fix for nature occurs out of nowhere. [:)]
[url]http://www.gardenvisit.com/garden/winkler_botanical_preserve[/url]

Have you gone geocaching? I would love to try that!
Qatfish

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Posted Jan 31 2013 at 5:24:42 PM   |
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quote: Originally posted by mwiscount

Right behind my apartment square is the Winkler Botanical Preserve.

I love Winkler Botanical Preserve. I promoted the junk out of it when it was under threat from the VDOT! [:)]

I'm also a fan of [url="http://alexandriava.gov/recreation/info/default.aspx?id=12362"]Dora Kelley[/url], just across the street.

quote: Originally posted by mwiscount

Have you gone geocaching? I would love to try that!

I'm an avid geocacher. Sadly, the recent snow broke my 192-day finding streak. [:)]
mwiscount

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Posted Feb 03 2013 at 11:31:40 PM   |
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quote: Originally posted by Qatfish

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I'm an avid geocacher. Sadly, the recent snow broke my 192-day finding streak. [:)]


Let me know the next time you go on the weekend Cat. I would love to learn how to do geocaching! [:)]
Qatfish

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Posted Feb 04 2013 at 1:08:04 AM   |
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quote: Originally posted by mwiscount

Let me know the next time you go on the weekend Cat. I would love to learn how to do geocaching! [:)]

You're on!
mattfungus

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Posted Feb 04 2013 at 11:27:35 PM   |
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i did a little geocaching for awhile... it was fun.[:)]
mwiscount

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Posted Mar 04 2013 at 10:02:56 PM   |
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One of my new hobbies...target shooting.

Last night's first ten rounds at Sharp Shooters in Lorton, VA.


[img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8250/8529246979_f589711e1e_m.jpg[/img]
mattfungus

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Posted Mar 05 2013 at 11:10:47 PM   |
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I hunt for these...

[img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/Chanterelle_Cantharellus_cibarius.jpg/235px-Chanterelle_Cantharellus_cibarius.jpg[/img]

[img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ao2JE0LzfPk/USwIvNFMxWI/AAAAAAAAAN4/kipHltFTJH8/s1600/candy+cap+shrooms.jpg[/img]

[img]http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5224/5596456477_1dbf2c03e3_z.jpg[/img]
mwiscount

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Posted Mar 06 2013 at 1:50:04 PM   |
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quote: quote: quote: Originally posted by mattfungus

I hunt for these...


Wow! Now I'm intrigued! Tell me about your hobby mattfungus (and, NOW I understand the BP name [;)])

One clarification. I target shoot. I don't hunt. I'm a big gardener and was quite proud of my backyard gardens at my old home. A ground hog kept eating off my flowers and I would get frustrated. My ex-husband handed me the rifle one day and told me that he was tired of me complaining about the ground hog and why don't I just put myself out of misery by taking care of Mr. Ground Hog. I took the gun from him quite enthusiastically, aimed, placed my finger on the trigger and then focused in on the little brown eyes looking right through to my very soul. I held my breath, relaxed, and then let out a sigh.

I took my finger off the trigger, popped the gun on safe and handed the rifle back to Rob. At that moment, being raised in a family of big hunters, I realized I wasn't one of them.

[:)]


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