2013 Tidewater NYD Ride - 5th Annual

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Tidewater KLR, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Tidewater KLR

    Tidewater KLR High Speed Hiker

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    Season's Greetings -- Time to get the Tidewater NYD Ride for 2013 set up.

    Hope all is well. I'm splitting time between DC and Suffolk, and never seem to have enough time, but I wouldn't miss our New Years Day ride. I nominate myself to get things organized.

    I'd like to do a modification to the 2009 ride from VA Beach, take the Currituck Ferry and have a festive lunch at the Jolly Roger in Kitty Hawk. They got pounded pretty good out there this winter and I'd like to show our support. I already called the restaurant - They survived intact, will be open, and would love to see us.

    Here's links to our previous NYD rides:

    2009: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=418068
    2010: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=534818
    2011: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=643157
    2012: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=750341

    This Years Schedule/Route:

    Jan 1 - 2013
    0800-0845: Meet Up at the WaWa Gas Station - 4377 Holland Road, Va Bch, VA (South of I-264 & Independence)
    08:45 Kick Stands Up: Depart for Knott Island Ferry - Ferry Departs at 10 AM.
    09:35 Arrive at the Knotts Island Ferry terminal - for the lineup.
    10:00 Ferry Departs The next ferry would be leaving Knotts Island at 1200
    10:45 Arrive at the Currituck Ferry Terminal
    11:45 Arrive at the Jolly Roger in Kill Devil Hills, NC, Beach Road MP 6.5.

    This is all county maintained roads or better. No Dirt - All Riders welcome.

    -NEW - Detailed Route Info:

    South on Independence to right turn onto Salem Rd.
    Salem Rd to Right turn on North Landing
    North Landing across the Lock, then Left turn onto Fentress Air Field, to Blackwater Rd
    Blackwater Rd to Left tun on Pungo Ferry Rd, cross the high rise.
    Pungo Ferry to Right Turn onto Princess Anne (VA 615).. Follow this road into NC, becomes NC 615 - Marsh Causeway then Knott Island Rd.

    This took me 50 minutes to run in my car Sunday Morning, figured the traffic would be the same if not lighter. Other than the Left turn out of the WaWa onto Independence, there are no real hazards or road construction, though several sections are quite low and will probably have standing water in the vehicle tracks. Ferry leaves at 10. So we'll need to leave on time to make the ferry line-up.

    The ride on the NC side of the run is simply down 158 out to Kill Devil Hills. The Restaurant is on Beach Drive at 4th Street, behind the Movie Theater on 158. I wasn't going to take everyone down Beach Drive as it may be a sandy mess. You can ride it on the way out if you'd like.....

    After Enjoying lunch and everyone can head out on their own to explore before heading home, or possibly join me for the ride back up 17.

    I realize this may be a bit early for some riders. The next Ferry would be 1200 and the ride would eat the whole day. Many of us have family time needs too. Riders can join us anywhere along the route and family is welcome to drive a cage to the Jolly Roger as well.

    If the weather is too rough, The ferry may be shut down - alternate is just to take 17 down. Truly crappy weather may force a major change in plans - which we'll figure out if needed.

    The restaurant would like a headcount for planning purposes, so let's get a Roll Call going.

    IN
    1. Tidewater KLR - (Ethan)
    2. Stoked Steve
    3. PatrickInVA
    4. TheWorstKind
    5. Dash2
    6. TommyHoff - Ride only
    7. Fredfredburger
    8. Mowman

    MAYBEers
    1. APJ757
    2. Moymurphs
    3. QtownKLR

    OUT
    1. Henderson757
    2. Nomad
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  2. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    :wave Happy Holidays Y'all Stay Safe and Warm :D
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  3. Henderson757

    Henderson757 Living the American Dream

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    Is there going to be dirt involve? That will hinder my " in" status. Lol

    Other than that, can't wait. :clap
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  4. Tidewater KLR

    Tidewater KLR High Speed Hiker

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    This is a "No Dirt" ride - The route will be on maintained county roads or better. That said, it is Winter, so there may be some road conditions to consider, and of course some sand on the roads at Kill Devil Hills. The 2011 Ride had us behind a Snow Plow for a little bit..:huh (Still sorry about that guys :wink: )

    All we can do is plan and hope Mother Nature plays along.

    TKLR
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  5. Nomad

    Nomad High Speed Low Drag

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    count me in. who's up to ride some dirt after?!
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  6. TheWorstKind

    TheWorstKind In the Wind

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    I remember the first one. It really was cold. I think the high was 29F.....
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  7. APJ757

    APJ757 Been here awhile

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    Put me in the maybe/some portion category
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  8. PatrickInVA

    PatrickInVA Been here awhile

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    :lurk
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  9. Tidewater KLR

    Tidewater KLR High Speed Hiker

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    Mornin' All,

    Hi Chris - Lots of good riding out there for the New Year, I'm partial to Desert runs and enjoying some elbow room.

    Put APJ757 on the Maybe list - That's Maybe for Lunch right? - The roll call is primarily to count seats needed.

    TKLR
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  10. APJ757

    APJ757 Been here awhile

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    Yes def showing in some form, can't lock into jolly just yet,, for Family reasons
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  11. moymurfs

    moymurfs Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!

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    Put me in the "Maybe" list. I should be off the night before. IF I do go I'll join the group on the mainland side of the ferry as it's just down the street from me.
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  12. Dash2

    Dash2 Always Learning

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    count me in. it'd be nice to meet some of y'all
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  13. Tidewater KLR

    Tidewater KLR High Speed Hiker

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    Roll Call is being updated as I see 'em. Welcome Dash2.

    I'm also watching the Accuweather Extended Forecast for VA Beach. So Far it's looking like a relatively warm and bike friendly window around the 1st. :D

    TKLR
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  14. Henderson757

    Henderson757 Living the American Dream

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    Im out, Wife has got to work :cry
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  15. Tidewater KLR

    Tidewater KLR High Speed Hiker

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    Move ya to the OUT list Henderson, but you're welcome to get back in if there is a schedule change. :evil

    Looks like there is a real good chance for decent weather this year. Spread the word if you would, lets see if we can't get a few garage queens out on the road. :rofl
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  16. Tidewater KLR

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    Gotta have a few more out there looking to join us - the extended weather looks to be fine, Overcast, but not raining - low of 30 - high around 46.

    Took the 'ol KLR out for a spin today to get the cobwebs off, it's ready to go.

    TKLR
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  17. tommyhof

    tommyhof Been here awhile

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    In, but don't count me in for lunch, will head home from there for early NYD dinner
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  18. TheWorstKind

    TheWorstKind In the Wind

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    Hey Ethan, a few fellers from work have expressed a desire to tag along, so I'll give you a head count once the numbers are firmed up.
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  19. Tidewater KLR

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    Okay - Tom
    Sounds good TWK :D
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  20. Fredfredburger

    Fredfredburger CTRL ALT DEL

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    Bump, looks like temps in the 40s for the ride. I'm in since I will not have to follow a snow plow this year...
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