Charlotte: Ride Planning, 3rd Thursday Pizza-Meet and General Hooliganism

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by JoeyBones, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. JoeyBones

    JoeyBones Encouraging Entropy

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    Maps can only lead to conjecture...

    But seriously.... 3 questions:

    A) How would you feel about a Bun Burner 1500 (36-hour time limit) instead?

    B) When would you propose this little ride take place?

    C) I've long said that Atlanta has worse traffic than LA or Chicago - would you plan to slip through there at night?
  2. OsoADV

    OsoADV Oso

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    I'm in for any kind of IBA challenge permitting it's a weekend and/or bank holiday endeavor.

    Here's the video I just wrapped up with GoPro footage from our first day of the Lobster Run a few weeks ago. Tried to keep it interesting.

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  3. OsoADV

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  4. BluRidgeRider

    BluRidgeRider Long Rider

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    Very nice footage and editing!

    Numa
  5. Rocks58

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  6. BluRidgeRider

    BluRidgeRider Long Rider

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    A) Since Evan has not before ridden that far and since it's been a while for me, I was thinking about doing a SS1000 now and, if that goes well, look to schedule a BB1500 sometime this spring. That being said, I could probably easily be talked into doing the BB1500 now -- if Evan is okay with it -- if someone floats a good proposal.

    B) Saturday, November 2nd or Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 depending on the weather forecast and other participants' schedules. (Saturday would be nice as that gives us a Sunday rest day before returning to work.)

    C) Was thinking about departing at 5 AM sharp from a gas station right beside the Interstate somewhere in Charlotte (possibly the Kangaroo Express on Rt 49/Tryon right off of I485 on the west side); riding the loop counter-clockwise (that would put us in Atlanta at 8:30 AM on Saturday or Sunday morning (whichever day works best for schedules and weather); and then continuing the loop ending up with a finish at Hawthorne's Pizza in Charlotte on 7th Street. Cigars and pizza to celebrate if we make the time limit. Anyone who didn't want to or couldn't join us on the ride can join us at Hawthorne's, serve as finish witnesses and join us for pizza and cigars.

    Numa
  7. Rocks58

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    I live in Cornelius and am looking for nearby paths to get some off-road time on the Tiger 800xc. Not looking necessarily for a destination type path/road, just somewhere I can get a little practice on the loose stuff and uneven terrain. The places I know of are a little too far to just hop on the bike to take a couple practice runs. Any suggestions for the area around the north end of Meck County? I've been scoping out power lines, but many seem overgrown and either way not sure there may not be issues with traveling their access roads. Thanks for any input!
  8. BluRidgeRider

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  9. BOIKE333

    BOIKE333 Been here awhile

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    DS ride probably in the afternoon around southwesternish mecklenburg county, let me know if your interested.
    BOIKE
  10. zoldar

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    I would be up for a DS ride.
  11. BOIKE333

    BOIKE333 Been here awhile

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    Sweet I think we may be up to 4 strong at this point....ROO you still in.
    I am thinking around 1or so maybe ride until 6?
  12. NitroRoo

    NitroRoo Been here awhile

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    :clap THAT's what I like to hear! :D

    I should be good to go... Finally got some new shoes on the rear of the old XL - BRAKE shoes that is :)
  13. StarWolve

    StarWolve Been here awhile

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    Rocks - let me know what you find. I'm looking for the same thing for riding my Ulysses. I live near huntersville and work in Davidson.
  14. Paratrout

    Paratrout Been here awhile

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    When things dry out I know of a few places that would be good little practice trails/roads in the north part of Meck county. Hit me up later this weekend and we'll see if we can get a ride sorted out. Maybe Monday afternoon?
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    StarWolve Been here awhile

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    I'm in the office M-F, but up for weekend rides.
  16. Paratrout

    Paratrout Been here awhile

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    Let me look at Sunday afternoon. I might be able to escape for an hour or two...
  17. Rocks58

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    This week is out for me, but am definitely interested in exploring the N. Meck area. Thanks and we'll be in touch.
  18. Rocks58

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    Keep me posted on Sunday's events. I may be able to escape for a bit.
  19. BOIKE333

    BOIKE333 Been here awhile

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    We had a great ride on some trails seldom ridden yesterday please post up if your interested in doing some "interesting" dual sport rides
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  20. VStromNC

    VStromNC DNS/DNF

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    Have a great ride. My Vee 1K will be out of commission for couple of weeks as I finally started a project of installing an Audiovox Cruise Control. I got tired of the throttle locks and decided to go with a real cruise control. It took me almost a weekend just to strip off everything so that I can start the installation.

    Hopefully, I can start putting everything back together by late Sunday.

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    Anxious to get some DS riding in also on my KLX. Missed a recent Beaver Rally up by Tellico. Great riding up there.

    Later,

    Jon