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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by iDave, Aug 9, 2010.
LOL wouldn't miss it.
you headed up this way in the fall still?
With a rebel yell she cried "More, More, More!!!"
OK, here's my chance to try to contribute something to an idave RR.
I'm going to punch in at this spot and edit from here.
Decided at the last minute to link up at The Plains, Virginia for the ride after telling Donnymoto I had other priorities. A ride like this doesn't come along every day. I've been wanting to go riding with Dave for months. Also, I'm 95% solo so it was especially good to ride with what I consider very highly skilled riders.
I did have a chance to ride behind Dave for a good stretch. Of course I was as far behind Dave as he wanted at any given time Still he would slow down on the straights to keep the ride together and it went unsaid that you have to ride your own ride. It was more than impressive watching Dave go into sharp turns - Later on I was behind Don - and he is very good too!
Dave took us on some great stretches of road. Until we got into West Virginia at Brandywine on US 33, the ride was much too intense to attempt to take any photos. I took the following pics between Brandywine and Seneca Rocks, WV
Past Brandywine, There goes Dave and Donny
And here comes Mark
A very easy turn compared to many earlier - especially near the West Virginia/Virginia State line on US33 and also thru the Thornton Gap.
Made it to Seneca Rocks
At the rest area
Don is looking up at the Rocks - must be thinking about a rock climb?
And the ride back - solo again through Lost River Road.
Thanks for the Ride, idave, donnymoto, and mark!
Got mine last fall
Good evening, sir! Continue....
Dave, you just made my day
"Based on experience, if I post a ride, I will be riding solo."
Been there! That made me laugh.
Then again, I have ridden with iDave. While my experience riding with him has been that he is a thoughtful guide, and never leaves you wondering where he went, lost on some random back road, the skill set he arrives with and delivers might just be intimidating to mere mortals. Just sayin'!
And damn you Dave. I am just getting into the groove of the ride report, arriving at the good stuff, and you stop. Teaser. Sure, leave the audience on the edge of their keyboard, leaning forth, scrolling for more. You are an unadulterated motorbike literary flirt.
It was great meeting up with Dave, Donny, Larry, and Dana. I will brush up on my riding skills for future rides together.
I realized how bad of a photographer I am after downloading pictures from the camera.
You can barely make out the riders upfront. I believe it goes as Larry, Donny and Dave.
Here is a quick stop after an awesome twisties through Rt 33.
You can always count on ADV to find wonderful people to ride with!!!
As I bid farewell to Larry, Donny, Dave and Dana I continued west. Then somewhere along a state park, I turned south...
The weather was wonderful with no traffic in sight.
It was a great experience to be able to ride through West Virginia and Virgina. You get wooded roads...
Wide open country roads....
Roads with Cliffs on side with the occasional rock the size of soccer balls on the road!! :eek1
And lastly, roads that follows the path of rivers and creeks that runs miles and miles!!!
Don't want to hijack the thread anymore!!! Thanks again for the great ride!!
Never leave spontaneity to chance.
I was jonesing for an iDave report--we were due! Write on!
"Don't let it end
I'm begging you, don't let it end this way" -Dennis DeYoung
Sure hope I get to see that Ohlins work its Swedish magic on NC 28 a couple weekends from now!
Awesome ride guys! My wife and I were in those parts a few weekends ago. (See link in my signature for the RR.) Although my weekends until mid-November are now booked (coaching football), I'd love to join you on a ride like that. (And I camp too.) Please keep me in mind for next time.
Dave, it's Deja vu all over again. I think we both did our last ride reports at exactly the same time back in June. As usual, another great Idave report i've been alternating working on mine and reading yours. Despite the point and shoot camera, you're pics are great. It's the content, not the quality of the camera that counts. Your pics are surpassed only by your way with words. You capture the essence of the ride, the adventure, and the friendship perfectly. There's nothing better than going riding , and sometimes camping, with friends
BTW, any progress on a book?
Seeing these pictures you were right, gathering firewood turned out to be a study in personality traits.
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Go big or stay cold.
This will work and its good for a laugh.
Neat and ordered.
Looks like the perfect mix.
Is there such a thing as an "auto-subscribe" feature? I'm always late getting in on Dave's RR's.