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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by somecallmetim, Nov 14, 2003.
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No visible alcohol...
Cue Toby Keith!
Might as well milk the vast wealth of knowdedge here for this as well....
Looking for dual-sport road suggestions around the smokey mountains... I know Z@ck and GCMK were there not too long ago, and that stirred up some conversation. Going with the same crazy folks I went to WV with a month or so ago... so we'll be on big bikes, riding them like they are little bikes:
I've got the most obvious Parsons Branch Rd, then a recommended loop just west of the gap involving Citico Creek and Doublecamp Creek. Any other suggestions, perhaps of roads a bit more challenging than your average gravel road?
Some day, that bike will be mine......
Here's how I found out about the lowering kit: http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=19305061&postcount=579
I'm a guy. Jules was an Army nickname that stuck, I got yelled at a lot and my real last name took too long to say.
I'm thinking I'll probably hit all or part of that, thanks. I'll catch it in Zanesville and start working south, go from there.
I've been by that lighthouse several times while tooling around connecting my place to the coal lands, I can never find it on purpose though.
The hill by the now former pleasant grove elementary on 153. (Now a hole in the. ground) Not so big headed east. Kinda sucked pedaling it back when I was a kid.
44 also gets pretty fun by mapleton too. Doesn't last too long though. IIRC they took out the tree a while back that everyone painted. Even pilot knob got bulldozed after highschool. Its now a ruralburbia wanna be area.
Nice. Here's my new one a few hours after taking it out of the showroom. Bonus points if you can tell me where the pic was taken.
In as much time as I've spent riding in WV, I still haven't been to Rella's Bull and Bear on 219 outside of Marlinton and Sirianni's in Davis are probably my most frequent stops when I'm down that way.
Had a nice time chatting with you and the other riders in Marietta a few weeks ago. Happy with the Tiger so far?
Hey Tim, it was nice to see you again and talk about the bikes and rides. Yep, Rella's is one of the places we stop at once in a while. Have a few other favorites too, and Siriannis is one of them. Been there twice this year.
Tiger is packed and aimed for VT and NH. Blastoff time is tomorrow, er (now after midnight) later this morning. Partway stop for the first night is Wellsboro PA, home of the Wellsboro Diner. Then Bennington VT, home of the Blue Benn Diner. Love those little places up in the mountains ...
Route 2 in mass was rather scenic if you get the chance also. Specifically around north Adams headed back east through the forests. Always wanted to go ride that one again when I wasn't working.
Yep, I've ridden it and the county roads to the north of it a few times from about North Adams over to I-91. Route 116 is another good one too. Nice riding in that area. Damn, I gotta stop lookin' at maps and get to sleep.
NICE! Enjoy your mountain vacation!
"Here's my new one a few hours after taking it out of the showroom"
Good choice in a new ride The Tiger I got is making me smile every time I ride it
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2006 CRF250X. One of my coworkers just switched to a KTM 250XC-W and is ready to part ways with his Honda.
Hey rxcrider, how's the new dirt toy?
Damn fine looking machine, let the farkling begin.
I remember a year or two ago someone here went around buying up all the Spot devices at Best Buy and then resold them here so I guess this is as good a place as any to get some view points without pouring through endlessly boring technobabble elsewhere. So here goes - What's the service cost? Didn't some come with one year included in purchase price? Does it work under heavy tree canopy ? Do you mount it on bars or tuck it into a pocket? Does it have a mounting bracket? How long do regular alkaline batteries last? Is the computer interface (for those at home) easy to use? Any thing I missed that important? I'm not planning any grand adventure, just looking to give some peace of mind to those at home during solo rides. Thanks. -Mike
Disclaimer... I have the 1st gen device.
I What's the service cost? Here $100 to $150/year
Didn't some come with one year included in purchase price? Mine did... look around.
Does it work under heavy tree canopy ? Works under a tree... needs a clear view of the Southern sky. If you GPS or XM radio doesn't work, neither will the SPOT.
Do you mount it on bars or tuck it into a pocket? Your choice. Some people say keep it on the bike so it stays with the bike but since you have to press the button to get help, most people think it should be accessible to you (after a wreck).
Does it have a mounting bracket? Mine has a clip... RAM Mounts sell a device to mount it.
How long do regular alkaline batteries last? Negative... use Lithium.
Is the computer interface (for those at home) easy to use? First Gen sucks. Being able to customize messages should help. My mailing list just gets my coordinates and the message that I need help.
Any thing I missed that important? It does take some time to start up... if you think you might need it, turn it on and keep it on you. I paid my bill and it has sat in my saddle bag all year.
I'm not planning any grand adventure, just looking to give some peace of mind to those at home during solo rides. Thanks. -Mike[/QUOTE]
<SMALL>Right now it is looking like 45 miles of some paved and some gravel backroads south of Lancaster.</SMALL>
<SMALL>It will be on scooters or the equivelent.</SMALL>
<SMALL>I will be on my Chinese 150 daily rider</SMALL>
<SMALL>The reason for this is </SMALL><SMALL>I really would like to meet many of you but due to my Xl600 being down and slowly rebuilt this is the best I can do for now.</SMALL>
<SMALL>So anyone want to me a local rider?</SMALL>
<SMALL>The date is to be decided, looking a sunday rain or shine.</SMALL>
<SMALL> Whats an Adventure without a challenge?</SMALL>