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Old 05-14-2009, 11:13 AM   #841
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The ol' XR fender ought to be flapping pretty good tonight.
Guess I'll go see if it's still standing in the parking lot.
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:44 PM   #842
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For those of you who rode to work...have a nice blast home..
I had two off site meetings ta-day both about five miles away in different directions.... your basic 30 knot wind off the water is friggin' awesome... Lean, man, lean...!
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:12 PM   #843
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I used to live in Orrington, Broke down a lot on those roads with the old CB450. That dirt rd down near swetts pond used to be gated and connected to back bucksport rd, can you access it now..

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Went out for the usual 1hr lunch ride made interesting by the wind gusts which are over 40mph according to local weather...found a little dirt road in outer Orrington by Swetts Pond...
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:15 PM   #844
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at least 50 miles today, Liberty to stockton springs to watch our 22' sailboat do a cork impression, then back....I rode in a hurricane once with my old r1100gs, I thought I was hard core....I was a joke. Now if I rode the KLR, it would have been a different story....There were parts of Rt3 that I was at a 45' degree angle and still starting to drift.....

I did drop it once..I was 500' away and a gust blew her clear over.....my fault all the way though....didn't set the guy wires well enough

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I had two off site meetings ta-day both about five miles away in different directions.... your basic 30 knot wind off the water is friggin' awesome... Lean, man, lean...!
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:27 PM   #845
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Went out for the usual 1hr lunch ride made interesting by the wind gusts which are over 40mph according to local weather...found a little dirt road in outer Orrington by Swetts Pond...
For those of you who rode to work...have a nice blast home..
I just got home, had meetings @ my Mid Coast Hospital jobsite all day. Holy windy batman. At least I finally got to really test out how waterproof my gear is. I'm impressed, my clothes are bone-dry underneath the gear

I had a gust of wind nearly blow me over while stopped in BIW traffic on the Brunswick/Topsham Rt. 1 connector.
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:57 PM   #846
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I too enjoyed the light breeze and pouring sprinkle on my way home! All stayed dry but my socks! Forgot to velcro the cuffs of my rain pants and the water channeled right into my boots! Doohh!!! Glad I got rid of the Duc aka garage queen no way I'd a ridden her after checkin the weather this am! And one other thing...gotta love the guards and heated hand grips!!!!

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Old 05-14-2009, 03:38 PM   #847
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I used to live in Orrington, Broke down a lot on those roads with the old CB450. That dirt rd down near swetts pond used to be gated and connected to back bucksport rd, can you access it now..
gate is open but road has a few serious ruts, 1st gear territory but for a lunch time run it was fun.... I started at the Back Bucksport end and rode thru

Next rides to check out Holden/Dedham area for roads I see on GE when I wander off my appointed task at work...

got home just as the sprinkles were startin to thicken...nice to have that waterproof gear so there is no more "beat the rain" syndrome...
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Old 05-15-2009, 04:51 AM   #848
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Well, I was going to post yesterday since I had forgone riding to spend time with the mrs since she is leaving me for the weekend (to go take the MSF course in NH ) but due to my slow internet image shack wasn't working. It was today...

So it is official, I love Maine. I spent about three hours on Tuesday and six hours riding around on Wednesday. Went to Lincoln and up to Presque Isle and just putzed around in general trying to get lost. I only succeeded in losing myself.

Here are two pictures I liked. This one is on Grindstone rode from Medway to Siberia.


The second was on Rt 2 north of Island Falls.


It was a wonderful day and I look forward to many like it.
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Old 05-15-2009, 02:49 PM   #849
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Doo Party, Sundaaaaaaay....!

Ok, so we're all set for the KLR Doohickey Party here Sunday, get here whenever you like after 0800... Coffee will be on, prolly some muffins or something...

I just picked a fresh tube of Loctite Blue so no need to bring that.

See ya then...
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Old 05-15-2009, 02:57 PM   #850
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Old 05-15-2009, 03:20 PM   #851
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Old 05-15-2009, 05:47 PM   #852
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Well, I was going to post yesterday since I had forgone riding to spend time with the mrs since she is leaving me for the weekend (to go take the MSF course in NH ) but due to my slow internet image shack wasn't working. It was today...

So it is official, I love Maine. I spent about three hours on Tuesday and six hours riding around on Wednesday. Went to Lincoln and up to Presque Isle and just putzed around in general trying to get lost. I only succeeded in losing myself.

Here are two pictures I liked. This one is on Grindstone rode from Medway to Siberia.


The second was on Rt 2 north of Island Falls.


It was a wonderful day and I look forward to many like it.
check out the OT to Brownville Jct route on the "Maine Local Roads" Thread. It would make the ride from Millinocket to Bangor more interesting...
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Old 05-15-2009, 05:53 PM   #853
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check out the OT to Brownville Jct route on the "Maine Local Roads" Thread. It would make the ride from Millinocket to Bangor more interesting...
Thanks for the tip. I was going to start looking for a good way down.
By the way, is the "Maine Local Roads" thread where I should have posted those pics?
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Old 05-15-2009, 06:03 PM   #854
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Thanks for the tip. I was going to start looking for a good way down.
By the way, is the "Maine Local Roads" thread where I should have posted those pics?
The purpose of the MLR thread is to share local road info. The Maine Atlas by deLorme is used as a reference for the page numbers and zones on pages as with any thread we sometimes wander...If you don't have a Maine Atlas, its probably the best map for the state. I bought 2. I pulled the 2nd one apart to use in a tankbag or if you have access to a photocopier with 11x17 paper I use that too...the MLR thread is also a place to identify dirt/gravel roads...Sometimes we get focused on all the dirt we can't ride and forget there is alot we can.
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The purpose of the MLR thread is to share local road info. The Maine Atlas by deLorme is used as a reference for the page numbers and zones on pages as with any thread we sometimes wander...If you don't have a Maine Atlas, its probably the best map for the state. I bought 2. I pulled the 2nd one apart to use in a tankbag or if you have access to a photocopier with 11x17 paper I use that too...the MLR thread is also a place to identify dirt/gravel roads...Sometimes we get focused on all the dirt we can't ride and forget there is alot we can.
You use maps

I was just telling Ginger that you are a walking talking map of Great Maine roads. Can't wait for the big DS ride this summer.
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