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Old 05-11-2008, 09:59 AM   #466
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Hey what's the local weather-man saying about wind in the hills tomorrow?

Monday's ride is posted on a couple of boards....here's a copy and paste concerning winds from carolinariders.com

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Did you guys see the mountain forecast tomorrow? Forecasted wind gust up to 55MPH. Pineola Forecast:

http://www.lawrencevilleweather.com/...t=Get+Forecast
Do you want to just hope they're wrong....again?

They missed it big time for today....I'm hoping it'll all continue to pass thru earlier than forecast.

These guys have a tamer forcast...
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick...ld2=-81.82&e=0

Monday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60. Windy, with a northwest wind between 23 and 26 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.


BUT...let me know if you'd rather not go.....high winds might cut into the fun factor....
Here's what I found last April after high winds had been in that area....


but where there's a will, there's a way...



I wouldn't want to be around while those trees are snapping off though....
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:24 AM   #467
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Wtf?

Yikes! I saw the wind forecast, but not the prospects of rain.
Tuesday works as good for me if this gets called.
I will be watching this space through the evening....
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:28 AM   #468
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It was probably about that time. We didn't leave the shop until around 10:45.

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What time did SalsaBoy have the problem with the white pickup? Thought I saw a white Ford pickup truck around 12:00 on Maple Sally.
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:33 AM   #469
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I think this turkey hunter was as freaked outas I was coming face to face with a 2 wheeler Funny think is, I almost made it. My left ammo can clipped the front of the bumper, sent the big green pig into a wobble and finally went down. Shoulder is pretty sore today but I'll survive.

Canteen boy saw the whole thing and was very surprised that I almost made it too! Luckily we didn't have to post this over in Face Plant!

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Alright...so here's the infamous truck SalsaBoy was telling you to watch out for...

The truck came around a blind corner and one of the ammo cases on the KLR barely nicked this guy's front bumper before SalsaBoy went down trying miss him and get back more on his side of the rode. You can also see the skid marks where he was sliding trying to miss the truck, and the little dark green mark on the corner of that guys bumper. All in all, very lucky it was no worse than it was. The guy was pretty cool about it, no police report or insurance info exchanged...just that guy's statement of "awe, that'll probably buff out" before leaving us to terrorize Maple Sally some more. Funny thing is, we've ridden that road a lot and hardly ever pass anybody, but today we passed 3 vehicles before even getting half way through. Guess the warm weather brings out all the Sunday drivers!

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Old 05-11-2008, 10:37 AM   #470
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I think this turkey hunter was as freaked outas I was coming face to face with a 2 wheeler Funny think is, I almost made it. My left ammo can clipped the front of the bumper, sent the big green pig into a wobble and finally went down. Shoulder is pretty sore today but I'll survive.

Canteen boy saw the whole thing and was very surprised that I almost made it too! Luckily we didn't have to post this over in Face Plant!
I'm glad your OK...I hope it's just soreness in that shoulder.

I've had more than one close call in those kind of one-lane blind corners up there.....but none as close as that.
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Old 05-11-2008, 10:43 AM   #471
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Yikes! I saw the wind forecast, but not the prospects of rain.
Tuesday works as good for me if this gets called.
I will be watching this space through the evening....
It looks like everything is moving through faster than forecast down here anyway...Again, any locals have an opinion?

I'll keep checking to see if this system is going "wrap back around" and hit the "back side" of the mtns from the NW again........if it looks bad for this route, maybe we can head over your way and ride Worlds Edge or something if the weather looks better in that direction...what do you guys think about that?
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:06 AM   #472
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Here's Sneaker discussing fashion tips and bragging about his great deal on a new XR with EatPharmD


The new to Sneaker ride. Trying to figure out how to touch the ground.
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:15 AM   #473
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:17 AM   #474
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After the "incident", we required a stop at Betsy's Store for moment to clean out the lungs. Nothing like an ice cream samich to clear the head.


Here's Canteen Boy suiting up. He's on his new DR650.


The rest of the gang.
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:17 AM   #475
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I'm tied up Monday & Tuesday at work but might try and sneak out on Wednesday (you listening ValveCrusher??) so post what you find on Monday's ride.

Have fun gentlemen!
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:28 AM   #476
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We cut up Pinola Rd. to get some gas in Jonas Ridge. We came down old 105. The state has been doing a bit of maintence so it wasn't as much fun as usual. The scenery is spectacular though.

Fire came through the gorge last fall. Things are starting to grow back slowly but surely.




Since it was dry, we thought we'd explore the power line a bit. It would be difficult to wrestle the beasts around in the mud. Wasn't too bad today.



WickedThunder showing off

Canteenboy picked the wrong line. He got it on the 2nd try.
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Old 05-11-2008, 12:06 PM   #477
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After the "incident", we required a stop at Betsy's Store for moment to clean out the shorts.
Effie told me to tell you

SLOW DOWN in blind turns...(unless you are on the right side of the road)!


Seems like after i about went over a cliff edge while riding up there one day, K-banjo lead on, while i was flinging off the shakes, the whole way..

Not a heartbeat passed from the time he dissappeared around one of those 'blinders' til i saw a silver metallic 4wd Toyota come barreling around the curve... about 39+ mph(Toyo, not us)

I really, really didn't want to go around that turn to see what was left..

I was sure i was going to find him under it, or entombed in engine cylinder #3...
Between the drunks, the meth cookers, more drunks, and the usual Caldwell citizenry...



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Old 05-11-2008, 12:38 PM   #478
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You didn't climb that whole thing did you? or did you just go part way down and turm around before it gets real steep and rocky?

My bet is on #2

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Here's Sneaker discussing fashion tips and bragging about his great deal on a new XR with EatPharmD


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Congrats on the new ride...sweeeet!...btw...you don't need to touch the ground.
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:03 PM   #479
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"Canteen boy saw the whole thing and was very surprised that I almost made it too! Luckily we didn't have to post this over in Face Plant!"


Haha! Yeah, SalsaBoy, I saw the whole thing...Damn fine piece of riding. I was sure you were gonna pull it off. One of those times that makes me wish I had a helmet-cam
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Old 05-11-2008, 03:05 PM   #480
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You didn't climb that whole thing did you? or did you just go part way down and turm around before it gets real steep and rocky?

My bet is on #2
Yeah, you caught me...#2 was the option we chose. Since it was getting later in the day though, I'm gonna blame it on SalsaBoy needing to get back home by a certain time! Otherwise I'd have done it.
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