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Old 10-18-2010, 06:21 PM   #46
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will a small bike (klx250) be able to keep up with this group when on the road? I have a friend who may be interested in riding his vstrom, and I'd like to ride along, but the 250 is all i got. i would probably only do the pachaug/arcadia sections. i think it all depends if my friend has to work or not.
I'll be on a 400; I'm happy to hang back with you but I don't think we're going to be blasting through (this may be the girl coming out). At least I hope not. But then again, if tmlee is leading, we'll be going fast. And if you veer off-course, he won't notice and he'll leave you lying in a ditch with a bike on top of you
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:00 PM   #47
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I'll be on a 400; I'm happy to hang back with you but I don't think we're going to be blasting through (this may be the girl coming out). At least I hope not. But then again, if tmlee is leading, we'll be going fast. And if you veer off-course, he won't notice and he'll leave you lying in a ditch with a bike on top of you

i'm not worried about the dirt road parts, just the real roads (i.e. hard surface). the 250 doesn't have a whole lot of top end, especially with the knobbies...
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:27 PM   #48
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i'm not worried about the dirt road parts, just the real roads (i.e. hard surface). the 250 doesn't have a whole lot of top end, especially with the knobbies...

well you will be so far ahead after the dirt sections we will just catch you on the road
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Old 10-18-2010, 07:41 PM   #49
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Is the middle of nowhere diner on the section of route 3 between 165 and 102? Been a while since I have been over that way, thanks gene.
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:11 PM   #50
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Middle Of NoWhere Diner...

222 Nooseneck Hill Rd, Exeter, RI 02822


I was here one day last year and some boisterous locals I think were trying to intimidate my gf and I by overly loudly saying things like, "Probably the first time the city kids ever saw a couple ol' swamp yankees".. I suppose that's what I get for driving a Subaru! It's a great little diner though and honestly shit like that going down only makes it better in my eyes..

PS.. yeah, that's exactly the spot you mnetioned Cobia.. on Route 3, just south of Exit 5 off I95..
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:24 PM   #51
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:43 PM   #52
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Middle of Nowhere Diner

The food really is excellent diner food, really.

Located in Exeter, RI on Rt 3 - between Routes 102 and 165.


Middle of Nowhere Diner - at the "A" on the map.
222 Nooseneck Hill Road
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Old 10-18-2010, 09:51 PM   #53
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But then again, if tmlee is leading, we'll be going fast. And if you veer off-course, he won't notice and he'll leave you lying in a ditch with a bike on top of you
Careful now, there two sides to every story. Remember, I was the one trying to keep up with you - and falling behind!
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:07 AM   #54
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shame that its sunday... as I have a birthday to go to, and the weatherman says it'll be a crap day

if you end up going on saturday instead....I may drag out the XRL
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:24 PM   #55
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We're out

Unfortunately, we're out. Looks like Max BMW will be picking up our bikes on Sat morning to go over them before our big trip. We probably won't have them back until mid-to-late week next week, and definitely not before the 24th. Am annoyed at the timing.

If you guys do anything else before it gets too crazy cold, let us know! I still really want to hit more dirt before I go, but the end of the riding season is drawing close quickly. Have fun and safe riding to the folks who are going this weekend!
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Old 10-20-2010, 01:33 PM   #56
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:09 PM   #57
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I spent some time pre-riding the Natchaug forest yesterday. I found 2 good dirt roads and 2 rocky, unmaintained trails that are reasonable, and open to vehicles. Not a continuous loop and not a lot of total mileage, but fun. We can decide Sunday if anyone is interested in riding up this way (about 30 miles NW of Pachaug). I live near by and will be happy to lead a group.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:16 PM   #58
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That's great of you, I think that would make an awesome ride.

We'll probably find a place for some post dump-o-rama refreshments in Willi.

Of course, we'll see if the weather cooperates. Crossing my fingers for a nice day.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:34 PM   #59
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I'm hoping for clear weather more than anyone..

as of tonight the forecast for Sunday in my area (central CT) is: "Few Showers :: Precip: 30%.." Not too bad but not exactly promising...

I'm down for riding there on the DRZ (the bmw still has some electrical issues) if it's just an isolated rain showers sort of day.. Anything more than that I may bow out.. Even then if there is enough rider response here I may fight it out and suffer through the weather to ride with the group!

Whatever happens thanks to HeyDoc for doing some prep-work on a Natchaug area section after the southern CT/RI ride....

I myself am still also into leading a ride in the central CT (East Haddam, Colchester, Chester, etc) area the following weekend.. 95% any bike friendly, although slow going at times if you ride a sport bike with no dirt experience.... There will be a few puddles and rocks that would make the route more appropriate for a moderately dual sport oriented bike. Like HeyDoc I did a little route reconnaissance the other day and I took video while on the ride.. I can post that up to show people the worst of the worst on the route I had planned..

but hoefully this sunday ends up mostly clear and beautiful autumn riding weather..
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:49 PM   #60
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Well I will be there either way.. assuming I dont get blown off the Newport Bay Bridge coming over. If it is too rainy I will bail out at some point, but I will be at the diner either way in the morning.
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