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Old 08-29-2012, 08:48 AM   #16981
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Sounds good to me. I love the Gyro's and fries at Mr.Submarine. There's one at 4100 W, Broad Street, Richmond,VA 23230 (at the corner of Malvern and Broad) that is very centrally located. How about any that are interested plan to meet this Friday at 11:30 am for lunch.
I'm game.

Do believe that someone awhile back mentioned that, that one is now called Mr. Gyro... altho' the sign may still say Mr. Submarine. Regardless, I think we all know the location.

See you there.

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Old 08-29-2012, 09:32 AM   #16982
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Race tickets have been SOLD...I have eight extra tickets for the NASCAR race on Saturday, Sept 8th. PM me if you are seriously interested.

Unfortunately, can't make it to lunch on Friday, maybe next time.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:15 AM   #16983
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By the way, Rich, I owe you a "thank you." A few years ago you pushed me to try the PRII's. This is my third set and I figgin love these tires. I hope they never discontinue them in favor of the PRIII's.
The PR3's are actually advanced a bit, have some slit siping that prevents the odd wear pattern the C14 produces, ands seem to be getting good revue from the COGr's on the big beast so far, I'll be putting a set on shortly....

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Just a reminder (like you need it), but you've been off a bike for awhile. Work your way up gradually to insanity... especially if you've just mounted a new set of skins on the bike.

Dad has spoken!!!



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10-4 Dad, I hear you and heed the words-o-wisdom....don't need to be doing any "mud-angels" on this go round.
Bummer part now is, I have developed some boney arthritis on my spine, cervical section C6-7 and C3-4, impingeing on the nerves of my left arm, shoulder, and hand....excruciating pain for a non-injury.
Been on sterioids, and pain med, had x-rays, and under am ortho's care right now. Been suffering with this almost the whole month, but it seems to be residing a bit.
getting old sucks, and I refuse to take it easy, so I guerss I live with it till it straightens out.....I attribute it ALL to not riding....and being stressed.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:22 AM   #16984
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Mr. Gyro on Friday at 11:30? I'm there!
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:53 PM   #16985
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Nova Scotia Ride

Wow .....

I finally rolled back into town this morning. Great ride. Perfect weather except for one day of rain. 7 days total. 2900+ miles. 10 states. 2 countries. Mostly paved roads but got into some gravel and two track up in VT and Nova Scotia. I got my butt handed to me in VT and had to turn around. Very humbling.

No mishaps. Max's BMW up in NH did an oil change and a look over for me. Thanks Max!

I stayed in hotels, camp grounds, B&B's and rode straight through the last night heading home. Big mistake. I figured the I-95 slab would be OK at night. NOT! Remind me to never do that again please.

Jeff ... there was a ferry from Bigby to St John so I was able to cut out one day of reverse tracking.

Highlights ..... I loved Nova Scotia but I have to tell you ME, NH and VT were AWESOME. Like someone mentioned earlier, the main roads around the island in Nova Scotia are nowhere near the shore. If you want to see the shoreline you have to ride into each bay or area to get a peak at it. Most of the time it was worth it when you get there but it sure added the miles to the overall ride.

Lowlights ..... you guessed it, I-95 through NY and NJ. WTF !!!!! Speed limit is 55. I'm doing 70 and they are passing me blowing their horns like I'm sitting still. @$%#@*%$# Enough said.

Some pics from the event.

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Old 08-29-2012, 01:17 PM   #16986
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Welcome back Chuck. Nice pix of your adventure up North!!
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:17 PM   #16987
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Welcome back Chuck. Nice pics
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:24 PM   #16988
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Welcome back Chuck. Glad to see you made it unscathed.

You went to a lot of places I did when I was up that way. I really need to dig out my photographs and negatives and get them scanned. I was up there pre-digital, so all my stuff is on film. IIRC - I shot 30 some rolls during my trip.

Curious if you did the Cabot Trail CW, or CCW? Personally, I preferred the CW direction. Thought is gave a much better view of the coastline and cliffs which were off to the left in that direction. Also, when I was at Meat Cove, there was nothing there but a plywood shack that served as the PO and a gift shop. Looks like they have "modernized" somewhat.

Also trust you were able to visit Peggy's Cove? A little touristy, but a beautiful place none-the-less.

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Old 08-29-2012, 03:47 PM   #16989
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Nova Scotia

Thanks guys...

Guy.... I was only able to do half the island. It would take 7-10 days to circumnavigate the entire place. Its a lot bigger than I thought. I rode from St John to Moncton to Halifax. I toured the shore from Halifax down to Shelburne where I met my skydiving buddy. From there I went inland from Shelburne on 203 and popped out near Yarmouth. From Yarmouth I toured the shoreline up to Bigby where I picked up the ferry. While I was waiting for the ferry I took the peninsula as far as I could to Long Island. That adventure two entire days.

To be honest I enjoyed inland a lot more. Maybe it was because it was off road but I still had a good time. Very remote at times.

To me Nova Scotia seemed very rural. Not a lot of commercialism other than the big cities and fishing. It was nothing like the shore line riding down through ME and MA.

Washing the Big GS today I found another gift (bent rim) via a large boulder, probably running off road somewhere in VT. I guess I need to find a spoke wheel pretty soon.

Im fading fast...... up all night riding home.

If I keep doing this kind of adventure I need to get a SPOT. There were a couple of times off road where I thought WOW, no one would ever find me here. Anyone have any experience with one?

Link to other photos.... http://s602.photobucket.com/albums/t...Scotia%202012/
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Old 08-29-2012, 04:09 PM   #16990
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Wow .....

I finally rolled back into town this morning. Great ride. Perfect weather except for one day of rain. 7 days total. 2900+ miles. 10 states. 2 countries. Mostly paved roads but got into some gravel and two track up in VT and Nova Scotia. I got my butt handed to me in VT and had to turn around. Very humbling.

No mishaps. Max's BMW up in NH did an oil change and a look over for me. Thanks Max!

I stayed in hotels, camp grounds, B&B's and rode straight through the last night heading home. Big mistake. I figured the I-95 slab would be OK at night. NOT! Remind me to never do that again please.

Jeff ... there was a ferry from Bigby to St John so I was able to cut out one day of reverse tracking.

Highlights ..... I loved Nova Scotia but I have to tell you ME, NH and VT were AWESOME. Like someone mentioned earlier, the main roads around the island in Nova Scotia are nowhere near the shore. If you want to see the shoreline you have to ride into each bay or area to get a peak at it. Most of the time it was worth it when you get there but it sure added the miles to the overall ride.

Lowlights ..... you guessed it, I-95 through NY and NJ. WTF !!!!! Speed limit is 55. I'm doing 70 and they are passing me blowing their horns like I'm sitting still. @$%#@*%$# Enough said.

Some pics from the event.

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Welcome back Chuck -- looks like it was a sweet trip! Love the pic of the bike dipping its toes in the water...I imagine the water was quite chilly indeed.

I keep hearing nothing but great things about VT and NH. I'm going to have to see what all the hullabaloo is all about in the near future. And maybe with a wee bit o planning we can get a gaggle of us to show up at a Friday 11:30am lobster RTE in Maine?
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Old 08-29-2012, 05:24 PM   #16991
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Great pics chuck!

Jdrocks has a spot, maybe he'll chime in.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:37 PM   #16992
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Ed Andrews has a spot. He used it during his trip out to the Northwest last month.
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:45 PM   #16993
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Glad you had a safe ride Chuck! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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Old 08-30-2012, 06:45 AM   #16994
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I have a NIB SPOT 2 gathering dust on my dresser that anyone is welcome to use if I am not using it at that time. It's allows you to send text messages with a smart phone from anywhere to anywhere in the world via satellite. I was supposed to activate it for my trip to MO but I never got around to doing it. Agreed Chuck, it's nice to have even if you are dual sporting with friends.
Brenda, I am in on the RTE eat lobster trip to Maine. I recall a neat lobster pound right before crossing the bridge onto Acadia National Park. (825 miles) but I am sure there are dozens of other great ones the locals could direct a group of ADV riders to!
I have a dear friend that I have known since first grade that has a nice cabin on Lake Ossipee in NH with a breathtaking view. I am certain that he would let us crash there!
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Old 08-30-2012, 07:28 AM   #16995
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RTE Lobster

I love Lobster!!
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