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Old 06-28-2012, 04:24 PM   #16291
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Weekend rides?

Anyone want to create a monkey but challenge in the nice weather we will have this weekend? I'm halfway thinking staying on the street, to keep up the cooling affects of the wind.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:57 PM   #16292
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I shared this thread with my friend Neil, I think he was trying to find one a few weeks back.
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:04 PM   #16293
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wow... where is this? Canada?

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Old 06-28-2012, 08:29 PM   #16294
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wow... where is this? Canada?
Switzerland's Jungfrau region. Took off a bit below Schiltorn, flew over Murren (what we are flying toward in 1st photo), then zig-zagged down the gorge between Lauterbrunnen and Stechelberg (Lauterbrunnen is in the distance in the 3rd photo).
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:26 AM   #16295
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Weekend rides?
Unfortunately, I would be limited to a short (2-4 hour ride) on Sunday on the TW. Guy is holding my GS hostage while waiting for a part for the rear brake caliper. Also, I am just getting back to normal...last Saturday's fever, vomiting and "etc" that I had before the mud road ride was just the beginning of a week long head, throat, ear, chest, coughing up phlem, viral nastiness with fever and chills that has FINALLY decided to let me live!


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Old 06-29-2012, 07:35 AM   #16296
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From xkcd.com

It is close, except for the whole box part.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:06 PM   #16297
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So.. Who commuted or otherwise rode in full gear today? I did and my favorite peanut gallery comment of the day came as I was heading out of the building all suited up -- "oh, you probably won't need a jacket out there today". Uhh.. Thanks!

Anyway, I'm now sitting on my deck in the shade with a fan on me and I'm still sweating bullets.

It's a hot one kids!
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:18 PM   #16298
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So.. Who commuted or otherwise rode in full gear today? I did and my favorite peanut gallery comment of the day came as I was heading out of the building all suited up -- "oh, you probably won't need a jacket out there today". Uhh.. Thanks!

Anyway, I'm now sitting on my deck in the shade with a fan on me and I'm still sweating bullets.

It's a hot one kids!
As it was a casual day at work, I thought about riding the WR. The DL has a harder time squeezing past the parking deck gate. I then decided that I might want AC on the way home and drove the jetta. I know, I'm just a weekend poser. On the flip side, riding the bikes to work just makes riding feel like work.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:45 PM   #16299
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Hot enough for you?

Since it is 92F in the shade on my front porch, at 2600ft in the mtns, I know it has got to be hotter than hell in the city.

However, skychs, Jersey Mark, Madstrom, chip and I all got to ride this morning. Did tourance tour of Pendleton County (70% paved, 30% dirt), including the newly paved Rheddish Knob. I left them headed east on 250 about 1230 pm. Hope everyone gets home okay with this heat. I was using a Camelbck filled with ice water, and still was parched.

We had a great time. Glad they all came out. I'm sure someone will post pics later. Thanks guys, for the visit!

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Old 06-29-2012, 04:05 PM   #16300
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103 for my ride from Pentagon City down to Stafford. Fridays always suck for the commute home but the heat takes it to a new dimension. I peeled off the HOV's at Woodbridge and came around the west side of Quantico MCB. Still "Africa Hot" but at least I kept moving. Full gear with every vent open.

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Old 06-29-2012, 04:41 PM   #16301
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The car said 106. At work it is in the shade in the parking deck all day. That keeps it from being a solar oven at least.
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:55 PM   #16302
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Thanks for your hospitality. I blew a turn and lost Chuck and Mark around Staunton, so I went looking for them without avail. Ditched the 'Stich in Nellysford, VA and still cooked all the way home. Yuck.

I'll edit some of my Reddish Knob photos later...

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Since it is 92F in the shade on my front porch, at 2600ft in the mtns, I know it has got to be hotter than hell in the city.

However, skychs, Jersey Mark, Madstrom, chip and I all got to ride this morning. Did tourance tour of Pendleton County (70% paved, 30% dirt), including the newly paved Rheddish Knob. I left them headed east on 250 about 1230 pm. Hope everyone gets home okay with this heat. I was using a Camelbck filled with ice water, and still was parched.

We had a great time. Glad they all came out. I'm sure someone will post pics later. Thanks guys, for the visit!

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Old 06-29-2012, 05:30 PM   #16303
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:42 PM   #16304
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Nice pictures Chuck!

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Old 06-29-2012, 05:50 PM   #16305
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Jeffs Adventure

Wow.....
What can I say about the Adventure at Jeff's yesterday and today. What a place!!! Jeff ..... thank you so much !! Great camping, great food, great people = fantastic time.

The highlight of the event for me was the sunset ride up to the top of the mountain. Lets just say our motor skill were lacking in many ways. At the bottom of the hill right in front of the cabin I played too hard and took what Mark calls a dirt nap. Good thing I was armored up! To Mark's pleasure he finally got a photo of the big black GS laying over on its side. The group photo was at the top of the hill.

On the ride this morning I think the word to describe the event should be DUSTY! There was a great view at the top but getting up and down the hill riding 4th or 5th in line proved to be challenging at times. At times it was simply a white out or in more definitive terms a DUST out. At the end of the run Jeff got this great shot of Mark and I in our DUST outfits.

The ride home was equally as challenging for me. All geared up at 80 mph I think I saw 103-104 degree's all the way home. The first thing I did when I got home was take a cold shower to cool down. I didn't start sweating again until I drank at least a gallon of water.

Chip, sorry we missed you. We turned on I-64 E as planned to ride over to exit 99 then 250 down to the Brewery. I thought you knew where we we going. You should have seen some of the looks we got walking into the Brewery in a dusty gear but hey were happy to serve us.

Jeff, Mickey, Chip, Mark...... thanks for a great time.
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