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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by kliff, Jul 27, 2008.
You and Maria are in our thoughts and prayers.
Thank you Bill.
Well, we had a great day, cold and a bit muddy, but fun. I didn't take any pics, I didn't feel like taking off two pair of gloves...
Really enjoyed meeting/riding with George and Phil. Let's do it again soon!!
Bill, do you have anything you want to share with the group?!?
Well Dave, if you are talking about the rumor of mysterious forces that are located around Peaceful Creek that try and suck unsuspecting motorcycle riders down into a bottom less quad-mire, I can confirm that those forces do exists, and one should always take extra caution while anywhere close to this area.
Another rumor is that XR650Ls are bullet proof-maybe but just the smallest thing like a drop of water in the wrong place seems to bring the beast to its knees.
I gotta brag on Bill for a minute. After going under in a creek in this mornings weather would have sent me running straight back home; Especially when we were only 30 mins into the ride.
Bill's XR isn't the only thing that's bulletproof. He is an inspiration to me, I promise you that!!
Oh, and big kudos to George (gp999) for jumping right in there; literally! and helping out. Whew!!
Frigid! Gas station never tasted so good...
Phil bush whacking it
Dave and George
George and Bill
'twas a good time....
Yesterday was a lot of fun. The route and the hotdogs in Abbeville were great as was the company.
Thanks for the invite!
Looks like fun. Wish i could have participated, would love to have some of yall on flim
Says Josh like anyone can ever stay close enough to actually be seen on his films...
Dan you kinda have a point there. I guess that i need to learn self control.
At least you have the camera facing backwards; there's never anyone in front of you, that's for sure!
here, here, I have been bragging to anyone willing to listen, (not many) that I rode with a southerner who was completely underwater at 38 degrees, and he never complained once. I had to beg him to use my spare "DRY" gloves to continue on. He would rather do the day w/o gloves. Qoute... "Im Fine"
he is a trooper and a pleasure/honor to ride with him and Dave. Thanks for a good ride and thanks to Monkey Butt for pioneering the back roads...
Looks like you guys had fun. I hate I had to miss out.
My FIL passed away on 12/22 so Xmas has been a bit dark here this year and the riding I had planned had to be put on hold. Im hoping to get out Monday and wear some rubber off the knobbies.
Could someone PM me the Abbeville route that was used?
SDTHORP, can you send me that route too, and any others in the area worth exploring?
thanks in advance...
I'll be glad to email it to you, just pm me your address.
Unfortunately, I'm in Disney World till the 6th, I won't be able to send it to you till I get home...
Ooh, there's Ariel, gotta go!!
Anyone ever go to this rally up in Tellico TN? I missed it last year because of work and looks like I'm going to miss it again this year (March 21-24, 2013). Looks like it would be a good time.
Can't say that I have. But would like to go but I have way to much on my plate to even think about something like that.
This could turn into an interesting ride. Locals I believe.
Wish them the best, but I fear they may have packed a tad heavy.
From their website:
How long is the trip?
The first trip, from Anchorage, Alaska all the way to the tip of South America, Tierra del fuego, will be almost 15,000 miles. Thats a long way! [I think they've left from Augusta instead]
Where will you sleep?
The bikes will be pulling an aluminum camping cot that will double as a trailer for gear. We will also be meeting up with people through the Couch Surfing network for places to stay and to meet up with local artist and musicians to promote their work. And sometimes a hotel or hostel.
How fuel efficient are the hybrid bikes?
The bikes will get anywhere from 150 to 200 mpg, depending on riding conditions. That means that gas to go 1000 miles will cost around $20, based on the US national average!
How fast do the bikes go?
The bikes will be geared to cruise most efficiently at 30mph but they have the ability to go about 40mph (that range is saved for when quick maneuvers are needed)
Wont your butts get sore?
Yes, very sore.
Are there really people in the world who dont have clean water?
Nearly one billion people lack access to safe water and this leads to the 98,000 deaths a week worldwide. Check out our Clean Water Facts page for more info.