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Old 09-22-2003, 09:49 AM   #46
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Aren't you worried about getting nabbed by your friendly state police officers?
I lane split. But only carefully and not at high speed. Always watch for cops. I haven't gotten pulled over for splitting lanes yet. But if I did, I'd burst in tears. If it works for my wife, it should work for me too. right, guys? Right?
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Old 09-22-2003, 09:50 AM   #47
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Whoa -- you guys ride the shoulder when it gets backed up? Aren't you worried about getting nabbed by your friendly state police officers? In CA, we of course just lane-split with impunity right through the traffic jam. So I'm very curious what the strategies are out here and what you can get away with. While I haven't lane-split out here yet, I will say I've made some pretty suspect lane changes through slow traffic in quick succession, if you catch my drift. I hate not being able to lane split.
Had to weigh the alternatives: deal w/ trooper, who couldn't possibly get to where I was anyway due to the traffic, or deal with bike catching fire, a real possibility on a GS :):

I do it when I'm worried about the bike. I suffered with everyone else for about 30 mins first.

Oh and what iillyyaa said. 10MPH.

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Old 09-22-2003, 10:04 AM   #48
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hmm go figure...

I do this too. I figure if it's legal in cali up to 35 mph, then it should be here too. while I'm doing it, I think about the story for the cop should the it become necessary. it hasn't yet.

a friend got caught by a cop that opened his door to block the passage....

lesson learned:

stay to the right.

also, short hops, most of the time, you'll see a cop and be able to pull into a gap before he spots you in his mirror. trust me on that one.

it's also MUCH easier if you don't have your cases on.
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Old 09-22-2003, 02:43 PM   #49
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OK, some more pics from VespaDuke Food Fest

A contrast in styles. Two beautiful bikes on a perfect Sunday in September. FlyingMonkey is living life!!! GSGirl, Tim_in_NH, CroMag, and FlyingMonkey meet in NH for the ride to hell, er I mean VT for Vespa-Duke Food Fest. Also known as the NE Chapter Chat and Chew.


Take some of these:





Roast 'em in one of those:





And you start seeing spots and worshipping door jambs:




No kidding that shit was strong. Rabia drank some and started eating uncooked sausages!




Back out front, Vespa demostrates proper Urban Cowboy riding technique:




Dizave was wondering if this thing had ABS:




We then drank more coffee, smoked cigars, and waited for the cops to come:




Meanwhile, Iillyyaa inspects the lineup for the GS ride.



This town just ain't been the same since those Adventure Riders moved in, dadgummit!



Pastoral view from the porch:




Vespa overlooks the complete chaos he has created with pride. DukeGirl really LIKES her coffee and mimosa.




Then Vespa decides to take us backcountry and kick our asses! Who has the map?


Gillmartin finally came in to bail me out. He rides that machine like a bicycle. And those rocks were HUGE!




Aha! CroMag did not tell Gillmartin there was quicksand down there!




Back on more Firma Terra, Flug laughs his evil commander laugh as Vespa plunges into the river.



Little did we know that Vespa, who has been in Vermont 4 weeks, is now a backwoodsman and was simply poised to catch fresh salmon for dinner.



We then returned to HQ, ate more food, drank more drink, then suited up for the cruise home. Vespa passed out from too much fun, so his evil twin brother Hugo said he would escort us out of town, heh-heh-heh.

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Old 09-22-2003, 02:53 PM   #50
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Just red x's there, CroMaggie.
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Old 09-22-2003, 03:08 PM   #51
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Just red x's there, CroMaggie.
ditto
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Old 09-22-2003, 03:11 PM   #52
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crap, I can see 'em fine here. I read Baldy's how-to post, too. lemme check that.
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Old 09-22-2003, 03:18 PM   #53
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Old 09-22-2003, 03:18 PM   #54
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got it..

try doing this with a 41,000 year old brain. Ain't easy, ya know....

can y'all see this?

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Old 09-22-2003, 03:19 PM   #55
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It's werkin' now!
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Old 09-22-2003, 03:24 PM   #56
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It's werkin' now!
Phew, that was scary. I'm gonna have one to toast you guys.
Thanks, Baldy. I really did read the directions. Really.

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Old 09-22-2003, 03:45 PM   #57
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I lane split. But only carefully and not at high speed. Always watch for cops. I haven't gotten pulled over for splitting lanes yet. But if I did, I'd burst in tears. If it works for my wife, it should work for me too. right, guys? Right?
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Old 09-22-2003, 03:49 PM   #58
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Sorry I missed all the fun and food..

Damn was really planning on riding up until ole hurricane Isabel blew my power lines away....by the time we got it back it was alittle too late to make the bonzai run and expect any food, beer or victims left!

Ended up heading south to MD for a Guzzi Rally.....but ADV Vermount was always on my mind.......

DukeGirl based on the fact that I burned many slightly usable brain cells wishing I was there, a care package would gladly be accepted! Hmmmmm heck just send the booze and cigars...everything lese maybe a little "green" before I received it.

I'm in for the next one...... Someone has to beat that Suede wearin Tribless for long ride!!!!!
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Old 09-22-2003, 03:57 PM   #59
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Regions Map

Hey can we get el Presidente' to pull out the ole ADV regions map...yes the one he has been using as a napkin for the last 2 years......

As usual us "southern folk" aren't sure of our loyalty!!!

And by the way, has the Mid Atlantic pres been released from jail yet????????
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Old 09-22-2003, 04:20 PM   #60
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Hey mang, have a hit of the Zimbabwe

CroMag, that was some fine java you whipped up there! I'm shopping for a roaster in another window as I type this.

The 950 Adventure S ride looked like a blast. Can't wait to be able to join y'all on the next one. (GSGirl, you gonna make me deal or what )
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