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.

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    adverb Been here awhile

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    I'm down too, anytime. I just found this thread. Been wanting to add riding to my camping trips. There is a lot of good rinding in the wilson creek area. I've mapped out about a third of it so far. Here is my beast.

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  2. JoeyBones

    JoeyBones Encouraging Entropy

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    There is obviously an interesting story behind this thing. Do tell...

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    She started life as a brand new 2008 KLR. Rode the piss out of her for about a year and did what every KLR owner does. Add more and more crap in hopes of protecting it. Turns out, a few trips to uwharrie makes just about any crashbar irrelevant. Not to mention having to pick up a heavy bike, with even heavier, pointless steel attached, on the side of a rocky hill, sucks. After a couple of years I started craving a little more power, but absolutely love the KLR. Just the way it handles and feels is better than any other dual sport I've tried. The plastics were already trashed, so I decided to just get rid of everything, and I did. She's 350lbs dry now, and there's nothing on it to worry about breaking. The radiator hangs out there a bit, but I haven't had any issues. If I do I'll swap it for the older/smaller style. I've done every engine performance mod there is, short of port/polish and a big bore. It's as fast as I care it to be for now. It burns oil like crazy, so when it's time to do any serious engine repairs I'll do the bore and port/polish. Great bike.


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    Oh, btw, I'm down for the wolf creek ride. Any dates set yet? Please add my name to the interested list.


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    Dirty Lloyd Been here awhile

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    Yes we have, we are XR pilots!

    I have hopes to get some free time here in a few weeks.

    L.
  6. ShiftHead

    ShiftHead the f is silent.

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    Interesting. Battery? Ever thought of an IMS tank? As light as stock and protects radiator.

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  7. BluRidgeRider

    BluRidgeRider Long Rider

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    We've had so many people express interest that it may be difficult to find a weekend when everyone has a clear schedule. That being said, we will try. Since Boike has agreed to map a route and lead this ride, I'm getting with him to check his July availability before floating days to the group.

    Once I know Boike's schedule, I will post a Survey Monkey survey so that everybody can let me know which days work/don't work for them. Hopefully, we can find a day that works for everyone wanting to attend. If not, we'll go with the date that works for the most riders.

    For those that intend to camp the night before/after the ride, I will also include a question for voting on the campground. Once that has been decided, each rider will be responsible for making his/her own reservations/arrangements. So far,I intend to include three campgrounds in the Survey Monkey voting as shown below. Do any of you have any other campgrounds close to Hot Springs/Asheville that you want me to include?

    > Hot Springs Resort Camping
    > French Broad River Camping
    > Creek Ridge Camping

    If any of you have experience with any of these campgrounds -- or any others suggested -- please feel free to talk them up/down to influence the voting. I don't have any personal experience with any of these locations. Just looked for campgrounds in that area via Google.

    Numa
  8. dirtysouthjacket

    dirtysouthjacket Been here awhile

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    I'm down for Wolf Creek as well assuming the dates work out. :1drink:1drink
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    Here's the battery

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    I considered the big IMS tank, but now I would only consider the older, small one. I'm fully dedicated to making it lighter at this point. The rad hasn't been an issue, and that's the side I almost always put it down on. Which happens frequently (been practicing donuts).

    My only concern is deep water crossings. I have a plan for that, and appears I need to have it in place for this trip.

    Since we are going to camp, is this going to be a full 2 day (sat-sun) ride? I just cleared about any date as my Father's Day gift. Can't wait!


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    Are you guys looking for facilities in a campsite? Is that why the 3 options are of the make reservation type? If everyone is up for a little more backcountry, Wilson creek is littered with very nice, large sites.


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  11. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    I may not sleep in the dirt the day before, but will meet up for the ride. If you go somewhere without address, post up some coordinates so I can find ya'll. Trying to work a deal on a bike now, got to figure out how to go and get it.
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    BluRidgeRider Long Rider

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    What is the make/model of the deal you're working?

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    Koolranch NCADVR

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    Numa I have two questions. Is this separate from wolf creek? And is this little bikes, big bikes or both flavors?
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    Mongle Knuckle dragger

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    Do you know how hard it is to find a campsite with a strip club close by? I think we are missing out on a business opportunity here...:deal:lol3
  15. wesdawg

    wesdawg Been here awhile

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    I vote Wilson Creek!
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    VStromNC DNS/DNF

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    Numa,

    This maybe slightly off topic but I've heard many inmates talk about this:

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=632804

    Not sure how far we can go in few days but could be more of an expedition ride......... Just for thoughts.



    Jon
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    parallaxbill Mid-Carolina ADVR

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    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    My lips are sealed until the deal is done. :D

    It's half my Tiger in almost every way. Guess and I'll buy ya your drink of choice next meet.
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    Koolranch NCADVR

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    parallaxbill Mid-Carolina ADVR

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    11 AM- 2PM But get there early for good seating.

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