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I have been trying to keep an ear out for the HD street 500 and 750 but only to find rumors of it arriving sometime in 2014. It would be great if it were to be released in the first quarter but no offical news yet.

With this time now being winter and riding season has come to an end, how will you guys be spending the time to survive without riding! :cool:
 

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As I wait for the HD Street 500 I will be taking a few ski trips, but other than that I will just be hibernating and waiting for the warm weather to come back. I also might take a trip to Vegas since my uncle is getting married. So plenty to keep me entertained in the meantime.

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Come on now... I had my Rebel out on Christmas day.:D Any time the temps get into the mid 40's-low 50's AND there isn't sand/salt on the roads I'm out riding. Not out on long rides but an hour maybe. I was out for about 2 hours and until almost dark last Thanksgiving Day. Got home just in time for some turkey dinner. I was out riding maybe 4-5 times last Janurary, and about the same last February.

You get the weirdest looks from people when riding a motorcycle in January:D...
 

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As I wait for the HD Street 500 I will be taking a few ski trips, but other than that I will just be hibernating and waiting for the warm weather to come back. I also might take a trip to Vegas since my uncle is getting married. So plenty to keep me entertained in the meantime.

YES! A ski trip, that reminds me I have to book some time off for that or the old lady will have my head. Thanks for the reminder @Yusef;

And maybe somewhere in there we have a trip planned for Dominican Republic for a wedding as well. So us both have enough events to keep our minds busy away ;)

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Come on now... I had my Rebel out on Christmas day.:D Any time the temps get into the mid 40's-low 50's AND there isn't sand/salt on the roads I'm out riding. Not out on long rides but an hour maybe. I was out for about 2 hours and until almost dark last Thanksgiving Day. Got home just in time for some turkey dinner. I was out riding maybe 4-5 times last Janurary, and about the same last February.

You get the weirdest looks from people when riding a motorcycle in January:D...
Dress warm my friend hopefully you have some heated grips to keep you company.

Enjoying the warmth of my car. :)
Won't we all ;)
 

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Dress warm my friend hopefully you have some heated grips to keep you company.
Nope no heated grips on the bike. Had some on the ATV I used to own, they do work!

As a deer hunter I am "accustomed" to the cold so I may be better than others enduring colder temperatures. Several years ago a buddy and I headed to the woods to our treestands. When we left the truck it was -1*, ended up 2 hours later at dark to be -5*. THAT was cold...
 

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Come on now... I had my Rebel out on Christmas day.:D Any time the temps get into the mid 40's-low 50's AND there isn't sand/salt on the roads I'm out riding. Not out on long rides but an hour maybe. I was out for about 2 hours and until almost dark last Thanksgiving Day. Got home just in time for some turkey dinner. I was out riding maybe 4-5 times last Janurary, and about the same last February.

You get the weirdest looks from people when riding a motorcycle in January:D...
Heated gear makes this even easier!
Yup, as long as there is no salt, sand or ice on the road (and I don't have to chauffeur toddlers) I'm riding.
 

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Nope no heated grips on the bike. Had some on the ATV I used to own, they do work!

As a deer hunter I am "accustomed" to the cold so I may be better than others enduring colder temperatures. Several years ago a buddy and I headed to the woods to our treestands. When we left the truck it was -1*, ended up 2 hours later at dark to be -5*. THAT was cold...
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Sounds like to me you are accustomed to being cold blooded. :D I wouldn't be able to do it though Ithrive in hotter climate.

Did you say ...hunting!? What do you have planned for this season?
 

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Heated gear makes this even easier!
Yup, as long as there is no salt, sand or ice on the road (and I don't have to chauffeur toddlers) I'm riding.
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Yup, some consider heated gear to be a luxury but I definitely consider it a necessity. Whenever I see the salt truck come that is usually the sign for me to pack her in and plug in the battery tender.

Must be nice not having to baby sit ;)
 

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Sounds like to me you are accustomed to being cold blooded. :D I wouldn't be able to do it though Ithrive in hotter climate.

Did you say ...hunting!? What do you have planned for this season?
Deer season of course.:D Gun season started Saturday here in Indiana, Bow season started on October 1st but I sat out early bow season. Too much stuff to get done around the house. I'm more of a meat hunter, can't eat antlers...

Then of course there's tree rat season too.:D Any excuse to get out in the woods.
 

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Yup, some consider heated gear to be a luxury but I definitely consider it a necessity. Whenever I see the salt truck come that is usually the sign for me to pack her in and plug in the battery tender.

Must be nice not having to baby sit ;)
Heated gear is definitely one of those luxuries that become a necessity once you taste it.
 

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Deer season of course.:D Gun season started Saturday here in Indiana, Bow season started on October 1st but I sat out early bow season. Too much stuff to get done around the house. I'm more of a meat hunter, can't eat antlers...

Then of course there's tree rat season too.:D Any excuse to get out in the woods.
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I'm more of a meat hunter, can't eat antlers...
Best line I read on a forum in a while :D

YES SIR!

you and me both. How is it to bow? Haven't got in to that yet.
 

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Best line I read on a forum in a while :D

YES SIR!

you and me both. How is it to bow? Haven't got in to that yet.
Believe it or not bow hunting isn't all that hard. Hardcore bow hunter want you to think they're the only "true" hunters, it's a bunch of BS. Compound bows are really easy to master, recurve/longbows.... THAT'S totally another thing. I never could get proficient enough with one of them to ethically hunt with one.

Bow hunting is a great way to extend your season, and the since the animal has to be closer it is somewhat more rewarding than gun or muzzleloader hunting. Shot placement is more critical since an arrow doesn't have the kinetic energy of a slug or bullet.

Another fun part of archery is 3D shoots. You go and shoot foam targets that look like real animals. A course is set up usually in the woods with I think 40 targets. It is a blast and allows you to improve your skill with a bow, and spend time with friends. The targets are marked with scoring rings, so you all keep score. Obviously a kill shot (usually heart/lung) scores the highest.

There are also crossbows which are another way to bow hunt. I shoot both compound bows and crossbows.
 

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Believe it or not bow hunting isn't all that hard. Hardcore bow hunter want you to think they're the only "true" hunters, it's a bunch of BS. Compound bows are really easy to master, recurve/longbows.... THAT'S totally another thing. I never could get proficient enough with one of them to ethically hunt with one.

Bow hunting is a great way to extend your season, and the since the animal has to be closer it is somewhat more rewarding than gun or muzzleloader hunting. Shot placement is more critical since an arrow doesn't have the kinetic energy of a slug or bullet.

Another fun part of archery is 3D shoots. You go and shoot foam targets that look like real animals. A course is set up usually in the woods with I think 40 targets. It is a blast and allows you to improve your skill with a bow, and spend time with friends. The targets are marked with scoring rings, so you all keep score. Obviously a kill shot (usually heart/lung) scores the highest.

There are also crossbows which are another way to bow hunt. I shoot both compound bows and crossbows.
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Man you are making it ever so promising. I have to give it a try now. I can't wait to get my hands on one. What is the easiest way to go about with starting to bow hunting?

When you talk about kinetic energy do you mean the throwback force from a gun? You wouldn't get that with the bow I am guessing.

Sounds like you have some serious experience with it. Have any videos of the 3d shoots.

Is this what you are referring to firehawk?

 

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Man you are making it ever so promising. I have to give it a try now. I can't wait to get my hands on one. What is the easiest way to go about with starting to bow hunting?

I guess the best way to start is to find a good local archery shop. Keep in mind top shelf bows are expensive!!! $700-$1000+. These would be, Mathews, Hoyt, etc... Just my opinion but Mission Archery makes a good more affordable bow, as does Parker, Bear. I happen to shoot a Pearson but honestly I don't know if Pearson is still in business.

When you talk about kinetic energy do you mean the throwback force from a gun? You wouldn't get that with the bow I am guessing.

By kinetic energy I mean shock to the animal. Alot of the damage done by a slug or bullet is caused by the energy imparted to tissue by the force of the bullet hitting it. An arrow has very little kinetic energy, it just cuts a hole thru flesh. In other words an animal hit with an arrow bleeds to death. I know it sounds cruel, but a well placed shot will cause this to happen quickly. Be ready to track an animal if necessary, and it does happen more often while bow hunting.

Sounds like you have some serious experience with it. Have any videos of the 3d shoots.

I haven't shot any 3D for several years. It is truly a blast though. I keep trying to get co-workers/friends to start up again, maybe this summer. I really need to as I began to suffer from "target panic". Google it and you'll learn what I'm talking about. It sucks and I haven't done as much bow hunting because of it, and I can't seem to shake it. Don't know why it started but it sucks...

Is this what you are referring to firehawk?

Yep, 3D deer target. There is a place here in Indiana called Nancy's where they have 3D shoots. I've only been there once, but it one **** of a shoot. They have a full size Rino target as the last one. It's amazing how most miss judge the distance because it's so large. I think my first shot was 10-15 yards short. That is what's good about 3D, it helps you learn to judge distance.
Hope all this helps you.:D
 
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