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Yes itís been a long stretch. I havenít had mine out yet. Sitting by the fireplace having my morning coffee and itís -18 C. WTF and itís April 8!
Iíll tell you Larry, I am so fed up with it. I am sitting here having coffee and there is fresh snow in the trees from last nights snowfall. Two years ago, I had already been riding for two months.

The car we have been using for Student Training is getting pretty long in the tooth so I am ďsellingĒ my Chrysler 200 to The Company. It was in the plans to do this when I got it. Even though I love driving the 200, I missed my Ram 1500 so I bought this yesterday. Itís got the 300 hp V6 which is plenty of power for me. And enough options to keep me comfortable.


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Everything in Laughlin that was available was above my pay-scale, so I got one a bit out of town.
I hear ya. Most of the folks I know that are heading down from around here are doing the same thing.
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Iíll tell you Larry, I am so fed up with it. I am sitting here having coffee and there is fresh snow in the trees from last nights snowfall. Two years ago, I had already been riding for two months.

The car we have been using for Student Training is getting pretty long in the tooth so I am ďsellingĒ my Chrysler 200 to The Company. It was in the plans to do this when I got it. Even though I love driving the 200, I missed my Ram 1500 so I bought this yesterday. Itís got the 300 hp V6 which is plenty of power for me. And enough options to keep me comfortable.


As soon as I see a slight break in the temperature Iím plugging in my heated gear and heading out for a run.

Nice looking truck. They sure can get great horsepower out of V6ís now a days. Lots of power with decent fuel economy for a truck.
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As soon as I see a slight break in the temperature Iím plugging in my heated gear and heading out for a run.

Nice looking truck. They sure can get great horsepower out of V6ís now a days. Lots of power with decent fuel economy for a truck.
In the test ride, I found that the way I use the throttle, I could not notice it lacked power. Even when I hit it hard to see the passing power. I imagine it would be noticeable if I pulled a trailer. It has an 8 speed transmission, so I assume it will hunt for a gear when on the highway, especially if it is a rolling terrain. No paddle shifter, but there is a button on the steering wheel for up and downshifts, so that will be helpful. But I will tell you, that this long winter has me thinking that 6 months is too long to wait for riding ..... I might run the bikes south next winter for a month or so, and the car would never be able to run the appropriate trailer behind her. I could even just load up the Panhead on the truck and head south. All i need is a tent and a KOA.
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In the test ride, I found that the way I use the throttle, I could not notice it lacked power. Even when I hit it hard to see the passing power. I imagine it would be noticeable if I pulled a trailer. It has an 8 speed transmission, so I assume it will hunt for a gear when on the highway, especially if it is a rolling terrain. No paddle shifter, but there is a button on the steering wheel for up and downshifts, so that will be helpful. But I will tell you, that this long winter has me thinking that 6 months is too long to wait for riding ..... I might run the bikes south next winter for a month or so, and the car would never be able to run the appropriate trailer behind her. I could even just load up the Panhead on the truck and head south. All i need is a tent and a KOA.
I hear you. I think Iím riding mine down in late September to do some Arizona winter riding.
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I hear you. I think Iím riding mine down in late September to do some Arizona winter riding.
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.....This has not been an easy decision. A while a go, I said that I was done in HDF, but came back. I wanted to see if I could fit in and even re-upped my membership..... but now realize that HDF and me are not compatible. My reasons are my own.

That does not mean that "Journeys" is ended, it just means I have moved it to my own Blog and another site where I think the fit will be better.

If you wish to contact me, please use a PM as that will come to my email, or visit me at my Blog. Just search for it. I am sure Imar will point you there if you cannot find it. But when I sign off, I wont be coming back, even to see if there are any responses to this Post. I am done, and it is time to move on. I have removed my Signature Line..... and respectfully asked the Mods to lock this thread.

Its been a hell of a ride here, hasn't it? Over 1,700 posts, close to 190,000 views over close to 24 months and 40,000 miles. But the ride continues. The Pan gets built and gets to Sturgis ..... Darla2 will do some short duration and long distance rides. And I will continue to hunt for the road less traveled.

Its been a slice. Maybe I will see you in the other site, or my Blog. Or best off all, like Salmo Pass, Imar, Scorpios and JW1 and BOB did...... on the road.

Journey Well, my Friends,

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