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Forum: Face plant 07-29-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,124
Posted By lilolita
Seeing as I wanted to write up a Ride Report, I...

Seeing as I wanted to write up a Ride Report, I was sure to get some pics (thankfully my camera has image stabilization as my hands were shaking...a lot).

Luckily I didn't have to ride the 24...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-29-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 250,815
Posted By lilolita
To add to the drama, I watched cheesebot get hit...

To add to the drama, I watched cheesebot get hit on the R75/5 this morning. I think I've had my fill of watching people I care about have get-offs for the month.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-25-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 250,815
Posted By lilolita
Don't want to clutter up the thread too much, but...

Don't want to clutter up the thread too much, but I will say mrt10x's DRZ, now named "Billy" (aka The Goat), was running great. It did everything asked of it

Black Bear Pass...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-20-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4,760
Views: 250,815
Posted By lilolita
Look who I found in the woods? The originator of...

Look who I found in the woods? The originator of the thread!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3872/14517527727_f6e3148210_c.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
And BAM! I'm in North Carolina! ...

And BAM! I'm in North Carolina!
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5511/14577571646_9ae8892001_c.jpg

Bye-Bye SC...this curve is what I just road for miles. An actual hoot-fest....
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
Day 6: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Hard Labor Creek...

Day 6: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Hard Labor Creek State Park
Rutledge, GA

I don't like to ride in cities on these trips because I commute daily in a city; well, I use the term with a wry smile...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-12-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 84,536
Posted By lilolita
Just don't go into Big River and you're fine. One...

Just don't go into Big River and you're fine. One of the standard rides that starts at Middle of Nowhere Diner (or the DD next door) has us head south on Route 3, left on Ten Rod, right on New...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-10-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 84,536
Posted By lilolita
Go! You'll love it. Riding in VT is just too much...

Go! You'll love it. Riding in VT is just too much fun. I'd consider joining you, but I'll be in Colorado with MrT10x, happily destroying his "running like a top" DRZ.
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By lilolita
go here now:...

go here now: http://www.steepandcheap.com/gear-cache/summer-vacation (http://www.steepandcheap.com/gear-cache/summer-vacation)

The Exped 7.5S is small (not full length), may work for smaller...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
Day 5: Monday, June 9, 2014 Okefenokee Swamp ...

Day 5: Monday, June 9, 2014
Okefenokee Swamp
Stephen C. Foster State Park (http://gastateparks.org/StephenCFoster), Georgia

I awoke super-early, even before the set time of 5:30 am on my little...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-07-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 84,536
Posted By lilolita
Did someone mention sugar sand? :evil

Did someone mention sugar sand? :evil
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-06-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 84,536
Posted By lilolita
jgormley, the Trips, and I talked about this a...

jgormley, the Trips, and I talked about this a few year ago...the TRIT. We probably have 2/3s of it done. We're lacking at the very top of the state (in B'ville up to the MA line) and in the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-04-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By lilolita
Hey all, I'm not trying to spam, but I've finally...

Hey all, I'm not trying to spam, but I've finally gotten around, now that I'm back in little Rhody, to writing up the ride report of getting the Husqvarna TE610 from Ft Lauderdale back up to Rhode...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
I knew I'd get shit for that, which is one reason...

I knew I'd get shit for that, which is one reason I've waited to post.

I did make a conscious decision on this trip to be as open as I could make myself. I'm glad I did, because I met great...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
Day 4: Sunday, June 8, 2014 Ocala National...

Day 4: Sunday, June 8, 2014
Ocala National Forest, Florida

My goal for today ... Georgia :clap

I had been sent a route from inmate waybill (who's awesome!) that got me through Ocala and into...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
Day 3: Saturday, June 7, 2014 Clewiston, FL ...

Day 3: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Clewiston, FL

My sleeping nest in the shed
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3904/14571832775_32d8368d55_c.jpg

There is nothing like waking up in a pitch black...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-03-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 84,536
Posted By lilolita
You know me so well. I HATE the black seat. My...

You know me so well. I HATE the black seat. My first order of business is to get the thing running well. Then the seat. So I'm open to your idea. And it'd be blue & yellow, not black & blue ('cos no...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
Nelson, I have some good routes if you tell me...

Nelson, I have some good routes if you tell me where you going. Route sheeted stuff, not GPS. Old skool.
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
Day 2

Day 2: Waking up on the beach in Long Key (Friday, June 6)

Today is my dead brother's birthday.

I woke up before the sun, not unusual when I'm camping. I crawled out of the tent and sat on the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-30-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 84,536
Posted By lilolita
Yep, the infamous 2006 TE610 that took not one,...

Yep, the infamous 2006 TE610 that took not one, but two attempts to get up to little Rhody from Ft. Lauderdale. I'd offer you to ride it but it needs a major going-over; when it's purring again, by...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
Off again, on my way to the Keys :clap ...

Off again, on my way to the Keys :clap

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2903/14320061349_7242a3d140_c.jpg

That big, shiny ball in the sky makes this feel like I'm riding on the sun. It was so...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
Thursday, June 5 I had planned to get up early...

Thursday, June 5
I had planned to get up early and get to the place in Ft. Lauderdale that had the bike when they opened at 9am. That plan was scuppered by nerves more than anything.

Oh, I failed...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
Now that I'm back home in Rhode Island...

Now that I'm back home in Rhode Island (spoiler!), I'll begin from the beginning.

Around April 2013 I found a 2006 Husqvarna TE610 for sale in the flea market section on ADV, located in Ft....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-25-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 84,536
Posted By lilolita
wow, did I miss a lot or what?! Mrs Trip...

wow, did I miss a lot or what?!

Mrs Trip rocks :clap

T-Dub rocks :clap

levain, nice to see that WRR so durty.

Rusty, you finally make it out to little Rhody for a ride, and I miss it :cry
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
Yep, knew all about BYOB. Once I'm in the woods,...

Yep, knew all about BYOB. Once I'm in the woods, I don't want to talk to anyone.

There was also a big Transalp meet-up in NC when we were there; we also avoided that.

Social job = anti-social...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-23-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 11,961
Views: 691,927
Posted By lilolita
Thanks for all the offers! In East Haddam on way...

Thanks for all the offers! In East Haddam on way to Devils Hopyard except for bridge out. Hi Al!

Sorry to derail the racers
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-22-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11,961
Views: 691,927
Posted By lilolita
Guys, looking for a recommendatio for place to...

Guys, looking for a recommendatio for place to camp tomorrow, Monday, central CT. State campground? Quiet, doesn't have to have good riding as I'm limping the bike home over the 2 days

(this is...
Forum: Ride reports 06-22-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
Made it to the Promised Land, an actual state...

Made it to the Promised Land, an actual state park in the Poconos.

Finally settled on a name for the bike: The Biohazard.

Head gasket leak is fierce. Leaving a trail of dinosaur juice.
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
Fun in Michaux State Forest in PA today ...

Fun in Michaux State Forest in PA today
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/22/ege3a9ut.jpg
Can't believe the bike has made it this far. Only 3 more states!
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
Run out of fuel in West Virginia....

Run out of fuel in West Virginia. http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/19/e7ene2em.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
Forest Road 288 in shockingly beautiful Pisgah...

Forest Road 288 in shockingly beautiful Pisgah National Forest on the NC/TN...and I have service!
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/15/a8epy7yd.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-11-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
Three words...Old Mortimer Road! North Carolina,...

Three words...Old Mortimer Road! North Carolina, I love you.

Met up with cheesebot at Mortimer campground in Pisgah. Getting vittles at the Food Lion....
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
I made it to Athens! ...

I made it to Athens!

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/10/5avadymy.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-09-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
I'm in love with Ocala National Forest! Huge...

I'm in love with Ocala National Forest! Huge shout out to waybill for route.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/10/epajeqaj.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
Made it to Long Key, thanks to the kindness if...

Made it to Long Key, thanks to the kindness if strangers. Ranger at the state campground rides a DR650.

It's amazing the difference between riding alone and riding with someone else.
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,780
Posted By lilolita
FLy to RIde Redux: Who needs third gear?

I might as well start this report seeing how I'm sitting in my underwear in Miami delaying the drive up to Ft. Lauderdale to fetch a bike I purchased from an inmate last May (yes, that's right...May...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-04-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By lilolita
You guys are awesome. As for the moonshine,...

You guys are awesome. As for the moonshine, bonfire and gas can, bring it :freaky I got schooled on West Virginia fire starters a couple years back and I've been pondering since a way to carry old...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 06-03-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By lilolita
Ocala National Forest this Saturday, June 7

Hello Flatlandistaders! I'm picking up a Husky TE610 on Thursday, riding back to Rhode Island over the next 20 days. I don't have a plan for routes, but intend on camping in an inmate's yard south of...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By lilolita
I have a Caberg Duke modular in XS. Ordered from...

I have a Caberg Duke modular in XS. Ordered from Italy. Fit similar to HJC, who also make a bunch of XS modulars...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-27-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By lilolita
I love Vermont. We go at least once a year, I try...

I love Vermont. We go at least once a year, I try to go more often.

Puppy Dog routes (try the variations) as well as other routes like Bayley-Hazen: http://www.vtbmwmov.org/rides/

I've also got...
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