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Old 02-08-2014, 04:55 PM   #1
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Thumb 6th Annual Spring Adventure Ride, Sat April 12th 2014

Well, here we are in another new year, with just two months to go until the Spring Adventure ride is here again. Since it seems that we are all starting to suffer from cabin fever, due to this first real winter that we have had in a few years, I thought that I had better get the show on the road.

Mike and I are formulating a ride plan, but it is still admittingly vague at this point. Don't worry though, by the time we are ready to roll, we shall once again have a solid route in place, which will deliver some great roads, asphalt, dirt and gravel, and of course all of the comradery that we all enjoy.

We will be meeting in the parking lot of the LOVE'S travel center, which is just off of Route 81 exit 90, near Lickdale, Pa. There is a McDonalds and gas there, as well as a Dairy Queen, Subway, Wendy's and a Days Inn very close by. Please arrive early enough to get gas, and hang out and get reaquinted. Like always we will have a brief riders meeting, and then get under way by 0900.

Address:
22 Old Forge rd.
Jonestown, Pa 17038

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40.450927,-76.514354

We hope to see a bunch of you come out and enjoy the day with us again. Any questions? Fire away!
Thanks for your support.


FULL DISCLOSURE

Two of the mountain passes that we are using are very boney with lots of embedded rocks. The rocks aren't really big, but there are enough of them that they will jar the fillings out of your teeth, kind of in the spirit of Tower rd, or Rattlesnake rd. So if you are riding this year, please be ready for the rocks in those areas, and also be ready for the possibility of some muddy, and slippery conditions once we get up to the Trevorton and Shamokin areas.


Date:............ Saturday April 12th

Start:............ Loves Travel Center, Lickdale, Pa (22 Old Forge Rd, Jonestown, PA. Or exit 90 off I-81)

Time:............ Riders meeting 8:45, Kick stands up 9:00

Mileage:........ 185 miles

Terrain:......... Asphalt, gravel, dirt, Mtn. passes, rocks, water and mud. (you know. all the good stuff)

Type %:......... About 63% asphalt, and 37% other

Route:........... Can't tell ya.

Finish:........... Sheetz, Halifax, Pa

Length:.......... About 8 hours


This is a follow the leader type, and requires that everyone takes responsibility for the rider behind him at all turns and intersections. I can't stress strongly enough how important this is. The integrity of the whole ride depends upon it.

Everyone can line up where ever they want to in the group, with the folks who want to wick it up a little, and ride a quicker pace lining up towards the front, and then filtering back to the riders with a more relaxed pace towards the rear.

We will stop for a 5-10 minute pee break once an hour. Four stops before lunch, and two stops after lunch.

We will have three options, which means that everyone will have a choice at those three sections to either stay on the main route, or take a more adventurous optional route. These areas will be explained at the riders meeting, and will be clearly identified at a stop before each occurs, so that there is no confusion about them.

Lunch will be at the Burger King in Shamokin, Pa at about the 100 mile mark, so the morning portion is a little longer than the afternoon portion, so you may want to bring some snacks and / or water with you.

We can schedule a fuel stop if anybody needs one. Just let us know your fuel range at the riders meeting.

You can expect some great fun and twisty asphalt, sprinkled with some rocky Mtn. passes, groomed gravel roads, not so groomed gravel and dirt roads, rocky roads, great scenery, awesome views, and some opional challenges for those who want them.

All in all it should be a great day on the bikes with friends, and Mike and I are both looking forward to sharing the day with you all.

Thanks for all of the support.
Frank


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Old 02-08-2014, 05:01 PM   #2
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Old 02-08-2014, 05:34 PM   #3
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I'm in.

Is there a park and ride near by ?

I don't see any on map or satellite view.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:12 PM   #4
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I think that you will have no problem parking at LOVE'S, but if you want a park and ride lot, I think that there is one just off exit 85 of Route 81.
Turn south on Route 934, to the lot on the right.

Mill Rd
Annville, Pa 17003

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Old 02-08-2014, 09:59 PM   #5
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I'm off the 12th so I'm in.
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wizze, Beemer or Katoom?

Reason I ask is I'm looking to replace the G650X with a 350EXC-F and I wanted to see your 500.
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This is a Beemer ride for sure. If you would like to see the KTM, feel free to stop by the next time you are in Seattle. I should hopefully be there by then. It pains my hurt heart knowing Frank will not have his balls busted in a way that is fitting. And I won't be able to satisfy pics of off road restroom.

As far as KTM, you are bigger dude so 500 would be a better bet but ride both if you can. Thoroughly impressed over my 450 and I thought that was the shit!

Throwing this out there. I could be persuaded to do this run if I had a quality steed, accomodations and a first class ticket. I bring the promise of memories that last a life time or until the hard drive has a melt down, Take donations!!!!!
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............... and a first class ticket. ...............
It's really, really, really gonna suck not having you with us this year buddy.



You will probably be at the Seattle supecross that day anyway, then I know that you are flying back the next weekend for the supercross in NJ.
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It pains my hurt heart knowing Frank will not have his balls busted in a way that is fitting.
Well I've said it before and we all know it to be true. But "Timing is everything".

Our trip down south will start one week earlier to accommodate my family & their vacation schedule so that puts us back in Pa on the 8th just in time to attend this ride.

I may not be of the same statue of the Wizze at busting Franks balls but I can say that I will indeed give it an honorable attempt! Since this is just a ride & no camping involved. (Cough, cough) I won't be able to offer my condolences on the ride the morning after. That's when my ball bustin skill set comes into play ...

Looking forward to this ride!

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As far as KTM, you are bigger dude so 500 would be a better bet but ride both if you can. Thoroughly impressed over my 450 and I thought that was the shit!
I'm 6' 1 1/2", 210lbs. I can flat foot the 500 I sat on at the IMS in NYC. I changed to the 350 as they are the same size and just about the same weight and riding with her on her 250 I thought the 350 would be a little less "frantic" putting along, yet still powerful enough (44hp I read) to be interesting solo. I'm sure I'll go back and forth 20 more times before I buy one of them!

Sucks you won't be able to make it. This will be my 3rd.
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Learned about this ride last year, but couldn't get off work. Going to do my best to make it this year. Sounds like a Great day of riding !
I have a Tiger800XC that should be perfect for it !

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Guys,
This looks awesome, I ride a 650gs and I have average dirt skills- would I be ok on the ride or is this more of a ride for smaller more off road oriented bikes?
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