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PostSubject: John Ginsel Sighting   Sun 24 May 2015, 12:00

John, I was coming back from Blountville, TN on Sunday May 3rd. My son was racing the ATV Nationals there. I was going North on I-75 in Kentucky about 3-4 in PM, I believe I saw you heading South (I thought we were just south of Lexington, KY). Do you have a red Silver Wing now. As always open face helmet, loaded with luggage, and I thought a your trunk out back for Moose. Is he still with us? It was great to see you still riding strong. Having known you for ages its always fun to talk with you.
Bruce Scherlin - Zachos Powersports - Chippewa Falls, WI cheers
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PostSubject: Re: John Ginsel Sighting   Sun 24 May 2015, 13:06

I have black Silver Wing 2013 left over. Time ran out on Moose-age. New Dog is Jake, wasn't in KY---going to Key West in the next couple of weeks.
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PostSubject: Re: John Ginsel Sighting   Sun 24 May 2015, 14:08

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<>---going to Key West in the next couple of weeks.

Knowing that you travel on a tight budget, I am curious about where you'll be staying in KW.

I rode down there in March (first to JAX for an IBA get together, then continued on to KW) and stayed 30 miles north at a dump because everything closer to KW was $200+/night.

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PostSubject: Re: John Ginsel Sighting   Tue 26 May 2015, 15:27

Key West---have ridden out there several times. As retired Air Force and US Civil Service, I have access to the Navy Base, have camped at the Navy campground several times-----The dog makes using Navy Billeting a hassle. Pretty low cost camping for me.

This time and previous time, stay at Motel 6 south of Miami, ride out and back in one day, stay there second nite.

Takes 2 days to get to Chattanooga from there, nice Motel 6 on FL/GA border. Riding in FL, flat boring, warm----that is why the trailer bikers love it! Ride out to Key West not fast pace.
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PostSubject: Re: John Ginsel Sighting   Tue 26 May 2015, 19:22

I saw John singing "At Nothing but a Hound Dog" with Elvis at a kareoke bar. Sounded pretty good. Do you have any more rides planned John? And when is it time for you to buy a new scooter?
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PostSubject: Re: John Ginsel Sighting   Tue 26 May 2015, 22:09

End of summer miles should indicate to me--new bike---max. 50,000 time to trade for me @ 40,000 I start to think----max scooter market dead in US. Suzuki Burgman 650 might be ok for me, but more than a bit overweight and the $11,000 to buy one on the road......another Burgman 400? the 3rd for me, price on leftover ok---but current colors suck-------I like Vespas, but no dealer network, often belt changes....but like the way they go, windshield choices, but gas tank small. Last Honda Forza ABS, black wheels turn off for me, price ok but no bargin------motorcycles---Yamaha SR400 with proper German or GIVI racks, hard bags/top box (had new SR500) could be not cheap way to go, proper National Cycle Windshield but nice and simple-don't mind no electric start I like no buffeting period. think next time around OEM heated grips a plus!!


Rides: this summer Canada Maritime prov. I have been to Lab and Newfoundland via airplane.

Should go to West Coast this fall. Chattanooga is boring, nice to get out.....and away from everybody talking like Gomer Pyle.
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PostSubject: Re: John Ginsel Sighting   Sun 14 Jun 2015, 20:49

I was just thinking about John Grinsel and wondered how he was doing. I'm glad to hear you're still doing fine, John.

FWIW, I'm still with my NT700V. Your comment about it having good wind management still sticks in my mind. I think I'll keep this one till I get way past 100,000 miles or can't ride any more.

Again, good to see you're still around John.

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PostSubject: Re: John Ginsel Sighting   Mon 15 Jun 2015, 20:34

John,

If in Nova Scotia .... a visit to Peggy's Cove and Lunenberg and the rest of the "South Shore" might be enjoyed. A ride around the Aspotogan Peninsula is always fun for sight seeing. If in for the really scenic areas, then the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton is likely what you might enjoy the most.

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PostSubject: Re: John Ginsel Sighting   Tue 16 Jun 2015, 15:04

John, if you happen to come by New Brunswick, get an update on the road into Fundy National Park. I was through there two weeks ago,( by car, thankfully) and the main road is under serious repair, both lanes fully dug up. I would guess they have 3-4 weeks of work.
If the road is fixed, a drive from Moncton to Sussex through the park road is well worth it. Most of the roads in New Brunswick fared quite well despite the unusual winter we had. The Saint John river scenic drive from the Quebec border is always a great ride, as is the coastal drive from the Gaspe Peninsula to the North shore of the province, and on down to the Northumberland bridge to Prince Edward Island.
I am very fortunate to live in such a pretty province.
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PostSubject: Re: John Ginsel Sighting   Tue 16 Jun 2015, 15:17

Beginning last Thursday on I 75 south-----started out for Key West---heat @95 F or so killed me....then got sick.....low southern fast food standard, decided to turn around......already ridden to Key West......hot summer=not worth it.

Saw lots of trailer bikers=wimps. Ratio from real riders to trailer bikers is about 1 to1.

SilverWing performed well, about 55 mpg. Think 60-70mph ok. SilverWing with Givi top box and 2 rubber bags (maybe 30 lbs total) and then 20 lb dog in box is unbalanced/top heavy and not fun in slow speed stuff......and maybe dangerous. 25 years of feet forward---maybe need another motorcycle next time.

Heading north next time FL bores me.
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PostSubject: Re: John Ginsel Sighting   Tue 16 Jun 2015, 15:19

John,

How did your dog do in the heat? It gets hot and humid in Florida from what I hear. You should stay north in the summer where it is cooler. Good to hear from you though, it seems we get worried when we don't hear from you for days.
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PostSubject: Re: John Ginsel Sighting   Tue 16 Jun 2015, 19:27

Dog handled heat better than me-----box is vented.....but we did stop every hour or 50 miles. He even learned to pee on leash---at home he has fenced back yard.He is 4th dog riding on bike for me.
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