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Old 05-31-2009, 06:41 AM   #2221
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Nice, I was packing up my backpack with ammo and guns and my wife said, "Now where do you think you are going with all of that". I told her to a church cookout function and she told me not to lie to her . I said well fine I'll bring my fishing rod and she says, "To a church function, and you are wearing THAT? and riding your bike there?!?!?"

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I'm coming and taking the long way around so I don't get run over but I might be packing minimalistic
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Old 05-31-2009, 06:47 AM   #2222
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Nice, I was packing up my backpack with ammo and guns and my wife said, "Now where do you think you are going with all of that". I told her to a church cookout function and she told me not to lie to her . I said well fine I'll bring my fishing rod and she says, "To a church function, and you are wearing THAT? and riding your bike there?!?!?"

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I'm coming and taking the long way around so I don't get run over but I might be packing minimalistic
Show her my "Come to Jesus" post on the cookout page.

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Old 05-31-2009, 12:04 PM   #2223
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Perfect Ride (for me anyhow) in VA Goshen Pass RT 39

Grass was cut, chores done at the Mountain House, wife has her mom out for the day and all I have to do is show up for dinner at 6 in Lexington VA.
What do you do? I pull out the spare DR650 hiding out in the garage and leave. I happen to bring a full face helmet and gloves. First problem I encounter is two left gloves not a matching set, the sisters were back in Richmond. Leather work gloves should be just fine, a little stiff but I cannot ride without gloves. Check the tires 15# in the front and the rear was just a little off. 30 minutes later I am on RT 39 riding past the VA horse Center. The road and views of the Murray River are great. Class 3-4 rapids and plenty of kids hanging out on the rocks. Ride over to a small town Millboro not nearby Millboro Springs, leave the paved road over the mountain, hit some side trails off RT 633 Fire Road - gravel dirt, several stream crossings. It was about 85 miles total of great riding (alone), exploring, watching the rain clouds, hit Brattons Run paved road, then I-64 and pulled in to The Palms in Lexington with 20 minutes to spare. What a day in heaven. No planning just picked a good direction. I missed Mass at St Patricks but I think God will understand since we had a great talk riding.

I decided it was the lack of planning that made a good day turn out great!
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Old 05-31-2009, 04:31 PM   #2224
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Sounds like a good ride! I love RT39 since they paved it :)
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Old 05-31-2009, 08:46 PM   #2225
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Anyone who hasn't been to Seneca Rocks or Canaan, WV - check out my report of this weekend.

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Spent a couple hours doing my "ADV Homework" as FOX calls it. Enjoy the RR!
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:33 AM   #2226
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Laugh Goshen pass....

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..... 30 minutes later I am on RT 39 riding
....... I missed Mass at St Patricks but I think God will understand since we had a great talk riding.
......
oh, he heard you for sure....some of us believe that's actually heaven....there surely are few places on this earth that are as close....
many of us have had our prayer time there, each in our own way, and language...
he heard you!!
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:43 PM   #2227
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Wicked Invitation to ride (WV)

June 13 I will be pulling out of the Gum Spring BP/DQ about 0630 and heading west on 64 until just west of Charlottesville then I will be on 250 with a few side trips until I reach I79. From there it is north to almost Erie, PA. If any one wants that can ride along. I am not a real fast rider, and depending on rain there could be 20 +- miles of dirt over in the National Forest in WV.

As I said before all are welcome!
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:56 PM   #2228
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June 13 I will be pulling out of the Gum Spring BP/DQ about 0630 and heading west on 64 until just west of Charlottesville then I will be on 250 with a few side trips until I reach I79. From there it is north to almost Erie, PA. If any one wants that can ride along. I am not a real fast rider, and depending on rain there could be 20 +- miles of dirt over in the National Forest in WV.

As I said before all are welcome!
Thanks for the invite. I just may join you for a section.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:26 PM   #2229
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There will be a group of us camping at Switzer Dam off Rt 33 by the WV/VA line.

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Old 06-01-2009, 08:13 PM   #2230
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June 13 I will be pulling out of the Gum Spring BP/DQ about 0630 and heading west on 64 until just west of Charlottesville then I will be on 250 with a few side trips until I reach I79. From there it is north to almost Erie, PA. If any one wants that can ride along. I am not a real fast rider, and depending on rain there could be 20 +- miles of dirt over in the National Forest in WV.

As I said before all are welcome!
Sounds like a wonderful day. Unfortunately, I must work...
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:35 PM   #2231
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June 13 I will be pulling out of the Gum Spring BP/DQ about 0630 and heading west .......
If any one wants that can ride along. I am not a real fast rider, and depending on rain there could be 20 +- miles of dirt over in the National Forest in WV.
I may not be able to make that ride, but I can help you with that R50 you have in the basement....... seriously. I've got two of them in the shop right now. One running, one with a Steib S500 attached (but not running yet). You want to talk beemers, we need to get together!

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Old 06-01-2009, 11:40 PM   #2232
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Thanks for the invite. I just may join you for a section.
Sounds good! If anything changes I will post something up here.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:54 PM   #2233
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I may not be able to make that ride, but I can help you with that R50 you have in the basement....... seriously. I've got two of them in the shop right now. One running, one with a Steib S500 attached (but not running yet). You want to talk beemers, we need to get together!

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I just may take you up on the offer. The old girl has been sitting in pieces for far too long. It was my dad's bike, he bought it in Hawaii back in '67. When he finished up grad school, he and mom flew it back to the mainland, rode it cross country back to PA. That was about 1970, last time it was licensed was in 1975. It got parked due to bad floats in the carbs. It sat in the barn where I took it for alot of "rides" while I was growing up. He gave it to me about 6 yrs ago, I had it running but not rideable (35 yr old tires ). Just writing about it has got me twitching to go wrench on it!



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Old 06-02-2009, 03:37 AM   #2234
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June 13 I will be pulling out of the Gum Spring BP/DQ about 0630 and heading west on 64 until just west of Charlottesville then I will be on 250 with a few side trips until I reach I79. From there it is north to almost Erie, PA. If any one wants that can ride along. I am not a real fast rider, and depending on rain there could be 20 +- miles of dirt over in the National Forest in WV.

As I said before all are welcome!
Give a salute as you pass by the New Castle exit on your way up 79. Was raised there oh so many years ago.
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Old 06-02-2009, 04:40 AM   #2235
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I just may take you up on the offer. The old girl has been sitting in pieces for far too long. It was my dad's bike, he bought it in Hawaii back in '67. When he finished up grad school, he and mom flew it back to the mainland, rode it cross country back to PA. That was about 1970, last time it was licensed was in 1975. It got parked due to bad floats in the carbs. It sat in the barn where I took it for alot of "rides" while I was growing up. He gave it to me about 6 yrs ago, I had it running but not rideable (35 yr old tires ). Just writing about it has got me twitching to go wrench on it!
That is both wonderful and tragic. Wonderful for the connection in riding history from your Dad, tragic that she is lying there all forlorn. She needs to be ridden again, to go see your Dad on the first ride! We can make that happen.

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