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Old 06-28-2013, 06:54 PM   #23986
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back in va

Slogged through 10 hrs and 46 minutes of driving the TDi from Orlando. I stopped in NC 3 times in 3 consecutive exits to find a bathroom, lunch and a diesel pump that was pay at the pump. Otherwise all nonstop. Averaged 71 mph. I can turn off the am I there yet part of my brain in the car most of the time. Harder for me to do that on a bike.

Oh, and the TDi averaged 47mpg. It is definitely a highway car.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:10 PM   #23987
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I'm right behind you. How is the road construction?
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:33 PM   #23988
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I'm right behind you. How is the road construction?
Didn't hit any active construction zones. Only saw one or two accidents but FL and GA were heavily populated by road gators. Only saw one flat on a semi that was about to combust. I could smell it for several miles. When I passed the tire was smoking pretty bad. Driver was just a trucking.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:03 AM   #23989
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You Beemer guys would love the show that's on Speed right now. They're training on F800GS's, no Idea what this show is though. It's called Moto Cause :Neale Bayly Rides.
Thanks for pointing that out. I starting watching 10 min before the first segment ended. I couldn't walk away from the next two. An adventure with a purpose. Very nice.

It was also interesting to see Bill Condor in the video. We rode with him two years ago at Morton's Natural Bridge Rally. Nice guy.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:10 AM   #23990
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Thanks for pointing that out. I starting watching 10 min before the first segment ended. I couldn't walk away from the next two. An adventure with a purpose. Very nice.

It was also interesting to see Bill Condor in the video. We rode with him two years ago at Morton's Natural Bridge Rally. Nice guy.
Cool deal, I didn't catch it until about halfway through the first one, but it's not often you see anything ADV related on TV so figure I'd mention it. I recorded the second and third segments, looking forward to watching those later.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:19 AM   #23991
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Slogged through 10 hrs and 46 minutes of driving the TDi from Orlando. I stopped in NC 3 times in 3 consecutive exits to find a bathroom, lunch and a diesel pump that was pay at the pump. Otherwise all nonstop. Averaged 71 mph. I can turn off the am I there yet part of my brain in the car most of the time. Harder for me to do that on a bike.

Oh, and the TDi averaged 47mpg. It is definitely a highway car.
We drove our TDi wagon to NH for a wedding then up to Acadia NP last week, same route back to Va. Averaged 48.2 mpg for the trip, car only had 600 miles on it when we left. Would have done better except for two days of wedding related taxi duty. Best thing was that basically every station up there has diesel pay at the pump. Some have it at every pump (6 pumps in downtown Keene, NH). Highway car for sure.
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:16 AM   #23992
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Hello all! Just bought a 2000 1150 GS and am excited to start a new adventure! This is my first adventure bike but I come from a long line of Land Rovers and Jeeps.
Great forum!
I'm located just west in Powhatan.
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:56 AM   #23993
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Hello all! Just bought a 2000 1150 GS and am excited to start a new adventure! This is my first adventure bike but I come from a long line of Land Rovers and Jeeps.
Great forum!
I'm located just west in Powhatan.
Welcome to the world of the BMW...Ignore all the others speaking of WeeStroms, KLR, Tigers.BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!......waiting on the responses...

I haven't posted much lately so I figured I would stir the pot a little......now I will crawl back into my hole and let the $#*T storm start.

Welcome anyway and do you live close to Arrington? If so I need to talk to you, we want to attend the last day of the Interlocken music fest...

With all that said everyone in here is great and just don't ride in front of Skychs if he has his GoPro. It always ends in disaster
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Old 06-29-2013, 09:01 AM   #23994
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Welcome to the world of the BMW...Ignore all the others speaking of WeeStroms, KLR, Tigers.BLAH BLAH BLAH!!!......waiting on the responses...

I haven't posted much lately so I figured I would stir the pot a little......now I will crawl back into my hole and let the $#*T storm start.
Welcome jbailiey.. nice bike. Don't forget to hurry down to Starbucks and sign up for your GS Riders Latte Club card..


..oh it's on now..
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:36 AM   #23995
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Welcome Johnny B! You think the Rover and Jeeps were fun. Call me when you get the inspection. Watch out for that Todd Zacker guy!!! Ask him about the ten dollar picture??? I'm still waiting for mine!

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Old 06-29-2013, 10:42 AM   #23996
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Welcome Johnny B! You think the Rover and Jeeps were fun. Call me when you get the inspection. Watch out for that Todd Zacker guy!!! Ask him about the ten dollar picture??? I'm still waiting for mine!

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Old 06-29-2013, 10:45 AM   #23997
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Welcome jbailiey.. nice bike. Don't forget to hurry down to Starbucks and sign up for your GS Riders Latte Club card..


..oh it's on now..
Already hooked him up with the card...

Dan- I did take a page from your book though & ordered the Shinkos for Nicole's F650. I think they will be perfect for her easy little lady like riding she does. They work fine for you right...hehehe
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:59 AM   #23998
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If any of ya'll are out there riding today, please stay hydrated. The sun is brutal.

I went out earlier on the Connie (full ATGATT) to run some errands and was sweating like a pig on a BBQ spit in short order.

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Old 06-29-2013, 04:01 PM   #23999
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If any of ya'll are out there riding today, please stay hydrated. The sun is brutal.

I went out earlier on the Connie (full ATGATT) to run some errands and was sweating like a pig on a BBQ spit in short order.

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Was out there for 6-7 hours in the sun with the rest of em at Halfplate's.

I need dis.



Good fun. Should be some pictures and video coming.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:13 PM   #24000
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Dang it....





On the bright side I've got a prescription for vicodin.


Had a great time otherwise, and definitely owe some folks some beers.
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