Riding behind my wife in Hocking Hills


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Riding behind my wife in Hocking Hills

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:47 am



I thought you might like to see what I spend the last four days doing. This is a video taken from my GL1500, watching my wife ride her PC800 Pacific Coast through some twisty roads in Hocking Hills, Ohio. This is only her second day riding this bike since I got it put together, and I think she's doing quite well, especially considering that she's moving from a 300 lb bike to an 600+ lb bike! She kept calling back to me on the CB, "I LOVE this bike!!!!"

We were on our way to a zip line place, Hocking Hills Canopy Tours, which is where we arrive at the end of the video.






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Re: Riding behind my wife in Hocking Hills

Postby blaffoon » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:08 am

Hey WindAdmin,

Love the video of you and the wife riding. She was getting after it through those twisties. Bet you were white knucklin it a few times staying up with her. LOL. The wife and I were able to get away for a days ride up into Michigan and back along the Lake to Indiana over the weekend. Wish we had more time, was ready to get back on and go again the next day.

Be Safe!

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Re: Riding behind my wife in Hocking Hills

Postby coy55boy » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:49 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I thought you might like to see what I spend the last four days doing. This is a video taken from my GL1500, watching my wife ride her PC800 Pacific Coast through some twisty roads in Hocking Hills, Ohio. This is only her second day riding this bike since I got it put together, and I think she's doing quite well, especially considering that she's moving from a 300 lb bike to an 800+ lb bike! She kept calling back to me on the CB, "I LOVE this bike!!!!"


Looks like fun...I wish my wife shared my enthusiasm for riding! Something you said caught my attention though. "...she's moving from a 300 lb bike to an 800+ lb bike!" Knowing that my GL1800 has a 'dry' weight of around 800 lbs., I looked for specs on the PC800. You'll be glad to know, it's only 611 lbs. wet! (http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/Honda/honda_pc_pacific_coast_800%2093.htm) Small consolation for a petite rider, however it may diminish some of her concern over the weight.

I always liked the look of the PC800 and I'm still considering buying one (if I can find one at a reasonable price) as a commuter bike.

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Re: Riding behind my wife in Hocking Hills

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:44 pm

Doing well indeed....Looks to me like she kept looking in the mirror and hitting the brakes so you could keep up with her.... :D

See what you went and did....A new road Queen...Nothing but the best for her from now on.....

(To the Misses....You go girl) Virgil.

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Re: Riding behind my wife in Hocking Hills

Postby GreenDragon » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:47 pm

A friend I ride with on Tuesdays and Thursdays has a PC. Lovely bike. Best of luck to her and hers and great work on your part.
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Re: Riding behind my wife in Hocking Hills

Postby Britanicus » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:28 pm

The newsletter was worth waiting for. I am glad for you and your wife.

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Postby rooferx » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:37 pm

Very cool stuff.. :D

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Re: Riding behind my wife in Hocking Hills

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:33 pm

coy55boy wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:I thought you might like to see what I spend the last four days doing. This is a video taken from my GL1500, watching my wife ride her PC800 Pacific Coast through some twisty roads in Hocking Hills, Ohio. This is only her second day riding this bike since I got it put together, and I think she's doing quite well, especially considering that she's moving from a 300 lb bike to an 800+ lb bike! She kept calling back to me on the CB, "I LOVE this bike!!!!"


Looks like fun...I wish my wife shared my enthusiasm for riding! Something you said caught my attention though. "...she's moving from a 300 lb bike to an 800+ lb bike!" Knowing that my GL1800 has a 'dry' weight of around 800 lbs., I looked for specs on the PC800. You'll be glad to know, it's only 611 lbs. wet! (http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/Honda/honda_pc_pacific_coast_800%2093.htm) Small consolation for a petite rider, however it may diminish some of her concern over the weight.

I always liked the look of the PC800 and I'm still considering buying one (if I can find one at a reasonable price) as a commuter bike.


I did know that - late night post after a long, long day. Don't know what I was thinking, or if it was a finger slip. So yes, I meant from a 300 lb bike to a 600+ lb bike.

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Re: Riding behind my wife in Hocking Hills

Postby Mag » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:22 pm

I was about ready to post "Has anyone seen Admin recently??" since you been so quiet. Congrats on all the work, that is a HUGE project. Good job good job! And congrats to Mrs Admin....keep the wheels rolling!

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Re: Riding behind my wife in Hocking Hills

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:45 am

That was a special treat,,,cool stuff.. :D

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Re: Riding behind my wife in Hocking Hills

Postby Oldbear » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:56 pm

Vacations are no excuse ;) Here I am on my vacation posting about you enjoying your vacation... I remember the days before the RV and little kids... when a week-long bike trip would win out over a week at the beach in the 5th wheel...
My wife is the greatest - she won't let me sell my bike - I'm less grumpy when I ride...

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Re: Riding behind my wife in Hocking Hills

Postby detdrbuzzard » Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:32 am

in a way your wife reminds me of my niece. when i got my 1200 wing i let my niece ride my cb450. she was looking to buy an nighthawk 450 but i told her she needed something bigger but she didn't think so. she came by one day on my cb450 just as i was testing my cb 750f, i told her to take it for a ride. she wasn't gone long but when she returned she said " i think i need a bigger bike! " like my niece with my 450 your wife had out grown the 250. its nice to see her on the pc800. now days my niece is riding a nekked 1100 wing and sometimes my 1200 wing
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Re: Riding behind my wife in Hocking Hills

Postby DetroitWingnut » Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:35 am

Watching video, found myself leaning in the curves, watching out for roadkill, and being wary of vehicles pulling out in front of me! I once made a video of my brother landing a sailfish off coast of Costa Rica, neighbor got seasick watching it...

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Re: Riding behind my wife in Hocking Hills

Postby GRAPEAPE94 » Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:13 am

I am so jealous!! I grew up in Cleveland but spent my summers in the hills where Ohio, Ky., and W.V. all come together and have ridden those roads many times. Living in S.W. Fl. like I have for the past 32 years all we have are straight flat roads and people who don't know how to drive.

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Re: Riding behind my wife in Hocking Hills

Postby bellboy40 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:32 pm

That is some good video. Where do you have your camera mounted? It must be looking over the windshield.

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Re: Riding behind my wife in Hocking Hills

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:13 am

bellboy40 wrote:That is some good video. Where do you have your camera mounted? It must be looking over the windshield.


It's actually a tiny camera mounted to the top of my windshield vent, on the inside of the windshield, looking through it.

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Re: Riding behind my wife in Hocking Hills

Postby bellboy40 » Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:53 am

WingAdmin wrote:
bellboy40 wrote:That is some good video. Where do you have your camera mounted? It must be looking over the windshield.


It's actually a tiny camera mounted to the top of my windshield vent, on the inside of the windshield, looking through it.


Clever! Can you provide some more details on camera and maybe a picture of it mounted?

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Re: Riding behind my wife in Hocking Hills

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:18 pm

bellboy40 wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:
bellboy40 wrote:That is some good video. Where do you have your camera mounted? It must be looking over the windshield.


It's actually a tiny camera mounted to the top of my windshield vent, on the inside of the windshield, looking through it.


Clever! Can you provide some more details on camera and maybe a picture of it mounted?


The camera was a little "micro camera" from an online place that no longer exists. However they can be found fairly cheap on eBay. It is a keyfob camera that looks like this:

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I fastened it to the top of the inside part of the vent with a piece of strong Velcro, so that it points out through the windshield.

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