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Old 01-05-2014, 06:49 AM   #27016
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Dang! Did that ditch across the road behind you swallow you up?
Ya, that one got me good....its hard to tell but it was at the end of a downhill section and I was on the brakes...I let off at the last second but it still packed in pretty good...
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Old 01-05-2014, 07:40 AM   #27017
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:01 AM   #27018
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It is so great this day and age to see young people working hard for a better future she must of had some good parents Guy .
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Old 01-05-2014, 11:29 AM   #27019
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I know a few of ya'll saw this on my facebook but I figured I'd repost it here ;)


I think it's appropriate to retell this classic...

I raced a Harley today and after some really hard riding I managed to PASS
the guy. I was riding on one of those really, really twisting sections of a
canyon road with no straight sections to speak of and where most of the
curves have warning signs that say "15 MPH".

I knew if I was going to pass one of those monsters with those
big-cubic-inch motors, it would have to be a place like this where handling
and rider skill are more important than horsepower alone.

I saw the guy up ahead as I exited one of the turns and knew I could catch
him, but it wouldn't be easy. I concentrated on my braking and cornering.
Three corners later, I was on his fender. Catching him was one thing;
passing him would prove to be another.

Two corners later, I pulled up next to him as we sailed down the mountain. I
think he was shocked to see me next to him, as I nearly got by him before he
could recover. Next corner, same thing. I'd manage to pull up next to him as
we started to enter the corners but when we came out he'd get on the
throttle and outpower me. His horsepower was almost too much to overcome,
but this only made me more determined than ever.

My only hope was to outbrake him. I held off squeezing the lever until the
last instant. I kept my nerve while he lost his. In an instant I was by him.
Corner after corner, I could hear the roar of his engine as he struggled to
keep up.

Three more miles to go before the road straightens out and he would pass me
for good.

But now I was in the lead and he would no longer hold me back. I stretched
out my lead and by the time we reached the bottom of the canyon, he was more
than a full corner behind. I could no longer see him in my rear-view mirror.

Once the road did straighten out, it seemed like it took miles before he
passed me, but it was probably just a few hundred yards. I was no match for
that kind of horsepower, but it was done. In the tightest section of road,
where bravery and skill count for more than horsepower and deep pockets, I
had passed him. though it was not easy, I had won the race to the bottom of
the canyon and I had preserved the proud tradition of one of the best bits
of britiron.

I will always remember that moment. I don't think I've ever pedalled so hard
in my life. And some of the credit must go to Raleigh cycles, as well. They
really make a great bicycle...
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:28 PM   #27020
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Ya, that one got me good....its hard to tell but it was at the end of a downhill section and I was on the brakes...I let off at the last second but it still packed in pretty good...
Looks like time for the high fender kit!

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Old 01-05-2014, 02:38 PM   #27021
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[QUOTE=manganos;23141072]I know a few of ya'll saw this on my facebook but I figured I'd repost it here ;)


I think it's appropriate to retell this classic...

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Old 01-05-2014, 02:42 PM   #27022
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I know a few of ya'll saw this on my facebook but I figured I'd repost it here ;)


I think it's appropriate to retell this classic...
I unashamedly changed the location to the Blue Ridge Parkway, stuck it in an email, and send it to every Harley owner I have an email for. Good one Chris!
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Old 01-05-2014, 05:13 PM   #27023
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Need to borrow KLR Doohickey Tools

I am replacing the doohickey on a 97 KLR, and need the doohickey flywheel holder and remover.

I am in Powhatan, but can come to you.

I am willing to pay a 'rental' fee for the use.

Thanks.
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Old 01-05-2014, 09:07 PM   #27024
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Just got to the backpage of my MOA mag and see none other than our own Jeff Munn. Nice shot!


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Old 01-06-2014, 05:56 AM   #27025
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Just got to the backpage of my MOA mag and see none other than our own Jeff Munn.
The other dude is B.E.Coyote
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Old 01-06-2014, 06:58 AM   #27026
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Just got to the backpage of my MOA mag and see none other than our own Jeff Munn. Nice shot!


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Old 01-06-2014, 07:03 AM   #27027
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The other dude is B.E.Coyote

You'll have to forgive me I'm still sorta noobish haven't met him yet. I figured someone would help me out.


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Old 01-06-2014, 07:21 AM   #27028
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You'll have to forgive me I'm still sorta noobish haven't met him yet.
You may have met him, he was at the BWDR campout in October.
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:05 AM   #27029
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Kudo's to the Big Load Riders on their GS's. That takes skill...I'd love to have seen a pix of that bonfire!
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Old 01-06-2014, 08:39 AM   #27030
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