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Old 04-15-2010, 08:35 AM   #1
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A few buddies and I took a long weekend moto trip to WV last weekend. Here are our planned routes.



packed and ready to go.


we arrive at green ridge state forest


yummmm..beef jerky does a body good.


feels like home


at least one person has their priorities straight. yuengling, don't leave home w/o it.


got some firewood - we only paid $20 for all the wood we could carry on our bikes. sweet!


a ducati hauling firewood? you don't see that too often..




aerostich power net is damn strong...




went out for a quick ride before dinner.


dinner is served. chicken dogs wrapped in fresh cut bacon from the local shop. yumm.


seneca rocks






Leaving the Midway Exxon..


Follow the keg.






Found some tight backroads




Saw plenty of 20mph advisory curves.


What a beautiful day to ride.


US219... this way for some amazing roads.




DSH's ducati monster ahead of me.


i wish the day would never end.






oops. a close call. road goes right, but everyone proceeds to go straight.


time to test your emergency braking skills.


...and moving on.


typical small town we passed through. i made sure to slow down to the posted speed limit in these areas.


The last day of our trip. After some Bob Evans breakfast, we head off towards home.


The bikes feel so heavy compared to yesterday's ride.


I'm not sure what area this is, but it was gorgeous.


More nice weather, and awesome twisties. WV does not disappoint.


Oops. Wrong turn. We are not crossing that...


Going up the mountain, things get pretty tight. Here's a 10mph advisory curve.


It's hard to know when we should pull over with so many nice roads ahead of us.




typical tight, winding WV roads...




Can't wait to go back. WV rocks.
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:33 AM   #2
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Looks like a good time! Thanks for the report and pics.. You've got some great roads down there.. I'll be heading back in the summer
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:02 AM   #3
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I know we ate a lot of them but I'm craving a bacon wrapped hot dog right about now...
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Old 04-15-2010, 02:23 PM   #4
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Great roads. Nice trip.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:01 PM   #5
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It amazes me that the roads in WV survived the winter as well as they did. I'm glad that you enjoyed the visit.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:44 AM   #6
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this is my idea of a day well spent. roughly 300 miles. hopefully this w/e.

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Old 05-20-2010, 11:44 AM   #7
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Only 8 days left until we head south to Deal's Gap... I'm expecting about 2900 miles in about 10 days, an average of about 300 backroad twisty miles per day. We're planning to hotel/camp roughly 50/50. We reserved a nice cabin (with a hot tub!) in Cherokee, NC when we spend 3 nights there. I'm hoping to try my luck at the local casino too. And lots and lots and lots of BBQ joints along the way... Can't wait!



I'll be taking the KTM again. It's usually more fun in the tight twisties than my R1.

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Sweet bike and pics. I had an SMC for 10,000. miles and they sure shine in the tight stuff. Is that your gas tank on the back?
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Sweet bike and pics. I had an SMC for 10,000. miles and they sure shine in the tight stuff. Is that your gas tank on the back?
Yes! It's a tourtank. It is Great! Awesome price and really easy to install. Now, I can ride longer than my sportbike buddies between gas stops. It also works well to strap my luggage against it.
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Great RR..........
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:07 AM   #13
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Yes! It's a tourtank. It is Great! Awesome price and really easy to install. Now, I can ride longer than my sportbike buddies between gas stops. It also works well to strap my luggage against it.
I should have bought one of those instead of buying another tank for $450 plus a seat for $150 so the tank would work. Do you just flip a switch when the bikes tank runs dry and then gravity starts draining the keg?
Sure do miss my 625.
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I should have bought one of those instead of buying another tank for $450 plus a seat for $150 so the tank would work. Do you just flip a switch when the bikes tank runs dry and then gravity starts draining the keg?
Sure do miss my 625.
Yes, it's gravity fed. The aux fuel line has a petcock. I always use the rear tank first. When I'm ready to switch, I turn on the bike's tank, and then turn off the rear tank. I do this so I don't forget to close it later when I stop for gas. I left both open once, and the two tanks overwhelmed the float bowls...carb was thoroughly flooded.. I was dripping gas everywhere..

I considered the bigger tank + new seat, but the cost was just too much IMO. I think the tourtank was about $130. I also wanted to keep my Corbin, which makes 300+ mile days possible and it lowers the seat height an inch or two, which really helps me out since I'm short.

I love the 625 too...if I ever sell it, it'll be for a 690...
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A few buddies and I took a long weekend moto trip to WV last weekend. Here are our planned routes.

dinner is served. chicken dogs wrapped in fresh cut bacon from the local shop. yumm.
looks like a blast
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