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Bicycling when it was warmer

2 weeks 3 days ago
Bicycling when it was warmer Sioux Falls Waterfall in April 2019 Bryan Ruby Thu, 05/09/2019 - 16:36

Yesterday, we just didn't get rain but also had some snow in the mix. It's days (weeks) like this that have me miss the warm days my son and I get to ride our bicycles on the city bike trails. In April we did just that and completed a 25 mile bike path with a nice stop at the Sioux Falls Waterfall.

Me and my son on the bike trials

I've taken my son on these bike rides since he was eight years old. We started out with 12 mile rides but he can now easily do 25 to 30 miles with me. He's now getting to the point that my sport is his sport and he'll hit the long bike trails even without me.

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Three-Wheeled Vehicle Sales are good for BRP

1 month 3 weeks ago
Three-Wheeled Vehicle Sales are good for BRP Bryan Ruby Sat, 03/30/2019 - 08:21

Good news, the new Rykers by Can-Am are selling well. While I own a Spyder and not a's good to see that when a good price point is offered the people will buy.

Total revenue from year-round products — which consist of side-by-sides, ATVs, and three-wheeled vehicles — was up 17% year over year, to $445.6 million. North American sales of year-round products increased in the low-20% range.

Valcourt, Canada-based BRP credited its growth with a higher volume of side-by-sides sold and the introduction of the three-wheeled Can-Am Ryker. In the U.S., BRP side-by-sides experienced sales growth in the high teens, ahead of the industry, which was up a low single-digit percentage, according to BMO Capital Markets Analyst Gerrick Johnson.

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My Can-Am Spyder Is Awake From Hibernation

2 months 1 week ago
My Can-Am Spyder Is Awake From Hibernation 2017 Can-Am RT Limited with Chrome Bryan Ruby Tue, 03/19/2019 - 19:17

Today, I woke up the Spyder and took it out to get a drink at the local gas station. She'll be ready for some of our 50F weather this week!

My plan is to ride the Spyder for a couple weeks before I schedule her her first 3000 mile maintenance checkup. I'll be taking her to Big Sioux Powersports, our local Can-Am dealer here in Sioux Falls.

What a long winter this has been!

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Tall Friends

2 months 1 week ago
Tall Friends Charlie, Bryan, David, and John Bryan Ruby Sat, 03/16/2019 - 13:09

I've come to the conclusion that I need shorter friends but I wouldn't trade these three for them.

These are some of my closest friends, Charlie, David and John. We've been friends since high school years. Contrary to conventional wisdom, I have found as time marches forward these type of friends in your life become more important not less.

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Waking up to a record low temperature

2 months 3 weeks ago
Waking up to a record low temperature From the National Weather Service...Weather and Forecast for Sioux Falls, SD, starting March 3, 2019 Bryan Ruby Sun, 03/03/2019 - 09:04

This morning, we woke up to a record low temperature in Sioux Falls, SD with the mercury dropping down to -17°F. This beat the previous record for March 3rd of -15°F established in 1916 and tied again in 2014.

We have had colder temperatures of course, but when these cold temperatures and the snow are seen in early feels like Spring is never going to reach South Dakota. Normal high temperatures for this time of year is in the mid to upper 30s with lows in the teens (above zero!).

It's a record breaking day here in Sioux Falls and in many areas.

We've checked the boxes for three of these records, will we complete the sweep?

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I Just Deleted My Google+ Profile

3 months 1 week ago
I Just Deleted My Google+ Profile Deleting a Google Plus Profile Bryan Ruby Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:57

I just deleted my Google+ Profile. This is what I posted on my Google Plus account before I deleted the account.

I’m pulling a Google and shutting down my Google+ profile much sooner than expected…like this evening.

After a round a spammers hit my comments and seeing the “where do you go from here” conversations get personal…it’s just not healthy for me to stick around here any longer. Please come by and visit me on my blog and at Twitter. I’m also experimenting with MeWe, PlusPora, YouMe, and Minds. Wherever you decide to go after Google+…may you have a happy life!

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