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Old 03-29-2011, 03:19 PM   #136
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He has one, or at least it looks like a camera...good thing the forest ranger that pulled up, when we were on the boat launch where we shouldn't have parked, didn't do a luggage search! I almost made a run for it when the ranger asked if the backpack SPR had leaned against the park info sign post 40 ft away was ours, and Jeff said "why, do you think it contains explosives?" That was priceless.
Jack, the Low Country photos are awesome. What route did you take getting down there? I can't wait!
That's as funny as hell! Great story I can totally see Jeff saying that.

SoPaRider,
Thanks for the tour!
Please post photos of your DAILY adventures into Michaux.

Lowcountry was as fun as it always is. One of the truly amazing places in the USA> I'll be adding more photos to East Coast Rider's thread for a week or so.
Thanks for checkin' it out.
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:20 PM   #137
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Hey I don't need no stinkin' digital camera, a riding buddy of mine from Maine felt sorry for me and gave me his vintage 1999 Casio QV-2000UX a few years ago, other than the fact it's 3"X5"X2 1/2" and weighs nearly a pound, which is huge by todays standards, the only other hassle is that the software that came with the camera won't work with my Microsoft Vista system. Everytime I want to download the pictures, I first have to give the camera and cards to my niece, she still uses Microsoft XP, which is what this antique Casio requires, she then downloads the pics onto a DVD and gives me back all of my crap! I then download the DVD's onto my computer. To say the least this causes a delay in the time it takes me to actually take some pics, have them downloaded and finally see them on my own computer or DVD player. The camera takes great pictures and has more features than I'll ever use, now all I need is someone to explain to me how to post the pics online!

Oh I how miss the 20th century!

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Old 03-29-2011, 07:59 PM   #138
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My 21st century solo ride at Michaux today was excellent! Waited until after 1:00 P.M. to leave, when it had warmed up a bit, somewhere in the 40's, the bright sunshine helped to make it feel warmer. I then proceeded to trace Route #1 of my Michaux dualsport ride, AGAIN, making a few last minute changes! This time I was using my buddies DR650, the fire roads were nice and dry, dusty even in places, this was my seventh ride on the beast since I borrowed it at the end of February, I really like the power this motor makes, I've already managed to go faster on a dirt road than I ever have before, I don't think the new MT21 rear tire will last long the way this thing rips! It took me three hours to ride 67 miles, averaged something like 22 m.p.h, although I was riding without gloves and stopping many times to check my notes, you could probably cut off an hour or more, riding at a good pace. So that's one down and about eight more routes to recheck. I don't use a GPS, just paper maps and turn by turn directions held in a CycoActive BarPack Mapcase (080-0030), they cost around $36.00, even forgot to bring my cell phone with me today, I was nearly done with the route before I thought about it. I rarely ever use it anyway, I just carry it with me incase of an emergency, like hitting a deer in midflight on Milesburn Road for instance! It felt sorta like the old days, riding solo, hardly seeing a sole and before all of the electronic gizzmos in use today. Anywho, this weekend is looking fairly rideable, so I'm planning on heading to Michaux on both Saturday and Sunday, if anyone wants to ride along, PM me! Also if anyone would like a copy of my Michaux Daulsport Route #1, hit me with a PM as well.

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Old 03-29-2011, 08:13 PM   #139
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My 21st century solo ride at Michaux today was excellent! Waited until after 1:00 P.M. to leave, when it had warmed up a bit, somewhere in the 40's, the bright sunshine helped to make it feel warmer. I then proceeded to trace Route #1 of my Michaux dualsport ride, AGAIN, making a few last minute changes! This time I was using my buddies DR650, the fire roads were nice and dry, dusty even in places, this was my seventh ride on the beast since I borrowed it at the end of February, I really like the power this motor makes, I've already managed to go faster on a dirt road than I ever have before, I don't think the new MT21 rear tire will last long the way this thing rips! It took me three hours to ride 67 miles, averaged something like 22 m.p.h, although I was riding without gloves and stopping many times to check my notes, you could probably cut off an hour or more, riding at a good pace. So that's one down and about eight more routes to recheck. I don't use a GPS, just paper maps and turn by turn directions held in a CycoActive BarPack Mapcase (080-0030), they cost around $36.00, even forgot to bring my cell phone with me today, I was nearly done with the route before I thought about it. I rarely ever use it anyway, I just carry it with me incase of an emergency, like hitting a deer in midflight on Milesburn Road for instance! It felt sorta like the old days, riding solo, hardly seeing a sole and before all of the electronic gizzmos in use today. Anywho, this weekend is looking fairly rideable, so I'm planning on heading to Michaux on both Saturday and Sunday, if anyone wants to ride along, PM me! Also if anyone would like a copy of my Michaux Daulsport Route #1, hit me with a PM as well.

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Old 03-30-2011, 04:15 AM   #140
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I think SPR may have picked up Jax's Double-post Disorder .

Where those 606s?
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Old 03-30-2011, 01:24 PM   #141
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What the hell!? Must have flinched? Jeff (SoPaRider)
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Old 03-30-2011, 03:41 PM   #142
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Hey Jeff, if you really want to learn how to post pictures, email me, and I'll set you up.




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Old 03-30-2011, 04:32 PM   #143
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Thanks for the offer Jack, I'll be in touch! Oh and nice pics of the motherland bathed in sunlight; it's snowing here now!

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Old 04-01-2011, 08:59 PM   #144
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This post needs bumped up, this should do it! Article from this weeks Public Opinion, a newspaper out of Chambersburg: Franklin Township, Adams County. FOUND: A handbag was found at 5:30 p.m. Sunday (27 March 2011) near the fishing regulation sign at Long Pine Dam in Adams County. The owner may claim it at the Pennsylvania State Police station at 679 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg. (Incident No. H06-2016437).
Misplaced or lost bags/back packs/etc. seems to be an ongoing problem at the dam?! The handbag probably contained some girls stash! Now lets see, how can we get the stoner chick to come to the station and pick up her lost handbag?

Still planning on riding in Michaux on Sunday (April 3rd), anyone interested?

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Old 04-01-2011, 10:51 PM   #145
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Dang Jeff, if I didn't have my kids this weekend I'd be there! Grrrr

I've been chompin at the bit to get out and ride.

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Old 04-02-2011, 12:34 AM   #146
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The seasons still young bootmud, there will be other days to come, hang in there!

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Old 04-02-2011, 04:28 AM   #147
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One more day or recoveing from Pnuemonia and I think I will be ready for a ride this Sunday. My son just got his learners for a motorcycle. I think we are going to head up to rattlesnake run and start from there. He never really has ridden a motorcycle much so I am hoping it will be quite and he can get some mileage in. He has a 84 xl600r with historic tags on it.
We will see how I feel later.
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Old 04-02-2011, 07:30 AM   #148
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I wish I could come with you on Sunday Jeff. My bike is apart for some much needed maintenance. Looks like the weather is going to cooperate. .

bootmud, I have been riding all winter and STILL hate to miss a weekend!
But like Jeff says, there are plenty of great days ahead.

boothdoc, good luck with the recovery!

Stop in this lil place, "in season", for eats and cold drinks. I didn't take any food porn pix... sorry.












These photos are from early last fall, my buds are Code and DCMinnesota.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:49 PM   #149
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So, I've been wanting to check out Michaux and the weather looked like it might sorta-kinda be decent enough to finally go for a ride. Late Saturday I email LawrenceTheCat since he's close to me and ask if he'd be interested in causing trouble up there. He's up for it but prefers to trailer his DR650 since it's a 1.5hr trip to get there and he doesn't find the highway ride as 'charming' as I do. We agree to meetup around 11am. Since this is all last minute we don't bother alerting anyone else. We're equally dumb about the place and were expecting to a) ride like old men and b) get repeatedly lost. Keep in mind, the two of us have never actually met. Anyhow, we both get to the ranger station and put together a plan of attack, which is basically me following Lawrence. I must confess, I took very few pics since we were too busy riding (or looking at the map), but herewith are a few mostly terrible shots from Sunday:
Here I am attempting an action shot while on (I think) Milesburn. The little speck in the distance is Lawrence. He's not so far ahead because his DR is faster than my KLR, it's because I couldn't figure out how to hold the throttle, shoot the picture and not have a spectacular crash all at the same time (kids, please don't try this...non-professional rider on non-closed course).

Same caption as above, but this time on Ridge Road methinks.

We stopped at Hammond's Rocks thinking it was a scenic viewpoint...nope, pretty much just some rocks with graffitti.


That's LawrenceTheCat, sporting the latest in CarHart riding apparel.
A bit further down the road we did find a scenic view at Spruce Run. I bet it's much more attactive in the fall. By this time the blue sky had grown overcast and it was time for lunch, so we road Ridge Road the rest of the way down and found lunch at a pizza joint in Mt. Holly Springs. Lawrence kindly treated, not the last of his generous tasks for the day and all for which I am now deeply in his debt for.

We did cross paths with SoPaRider a couple times throughout the day as he was mapping loops for subsequent invasions. We left him alone to do his work and did a darn good job on our own getting lost and finding annoyingly gated roads. However, if you're not opposed to pavement I have to say our stint on Bendersville Road was a real hoot. It's got decent pavement, a little narrow and has several hairpin turns that were a lot of fun. I thought about stopping for a photo but I couldn't get far enough ahead of Lawrence to get him coming up the road. Oh yeah, at this point I was leading and doing a complete FAIL at map reading. We wound up riding quite a bit of pavement after finding Piney Mountain Ridge Rd gated (a real shame; looks like a good run).
My best image from the day was actually the first, which I took at the lake where Milesburn and Birch Run connect. Nice enough to be my background wallpaper for awhile, I think.

Good day. Started out a bit cool but finished decently warm. I look forward to trying these roads again when the trees have leaves. I wussed out and allowed Lawrence to trailer my bike partway home but it was nice to have a conversation without having to yell through my helmet. So these stats may or may not be quite accurate since I turned the DeLorme off while it was on the trailer. Only took me about 1.75 hrs to ride there from my place when the GPS suggested slightly over 2, and I didn't haul ass at all.
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:05 PM   #150
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Thanks!!!!!

So nicely done ddavidv! Great job! THANKS!
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