Garden State Mindless Dickery Thread

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by MoBill, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    For a number of years, he was working for BMW, helping with the "EXPLOR" events, and teaching some pretty good seminars on Big Bike Dirt Riding.

    He was the one who showed me that you could ride a big bike fairly slowly in the sand and still be in perfect control, steering with the ankles. One of the best big bike riders ever.

    But he does like his 2002 950 KTM Adventure S, the same model that Shiniman Chris has:

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  2. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    2003.
    There was no 2002 Adventure . 03 was the 1st.

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  3. Buzzbomber

    Buzzbomber Not Dr. Who...

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    When we took a family outing to Island Beach last spring we saw the same foxes. Same behavior. They're healthy, just accustomed to people and losing some of their winter coat right now as it's starting to warm up. City folk throw food out the window for them:huh, so that's why they hang around the road.
  4. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Look at the top of the article I posted. It says that Cycle World took delivery on that bike in 2002. Perhaps, that's like my 2007 SE, which I took delivery on in 2006 (1st one on the East Coast, I believe). Anyway, who cares. We both love our bikes!:D
  5. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Any of you folks follow high school basketball?

    St. Joseph's in Metuchen won the semi-final last night against a very good team from Atlantic City. They will be playing in the Championship game on Tuesday night, 8 p.m. in Trenton:

    http://www.nj.com/hssports/blog/boy..._josephs_met_and_roselle_catholic_advanc.html

    The winner of the Tournament of Champions is the true State Champion, pitting all the different sectional champions against each other.

    Will be the first time that a team from Middlesex has ever been in the final. They have a 7'1" sophomore who is already committed to Kentucky! And the second tallest player is the son of one of our nurses at Kennedy hospital. "Jumbo" is 6'10"!:

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  6. RedPower

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    So much for a dusting to no accumulation :becca
    Made it home just in time & it's still coming down:eek1
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    Traction control is handy:D
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    Be Careful out there!
  7. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    The snow cut my ride short. I don't have traction control. :lol3
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  9. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    sorry to see y'all still are in the grips of ol man winter...its spring down here,but y'all dont wanna hear that...:deal:wink:
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    So, what's the snow forecast up in the North Lands of Jersey?
  11. RedPower

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    Day Mar 17


    [​IMG] 39<SUP>°F</SUP>High
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    <DL><DT>Chance of precip:</DT><DD>0%</DD></DL><DL><DT>Wind:</DT><DD>N at 11 mph </DD></DL><DL><DT>Humidity:</DT><DD>43%</DD></DL><DL><DT>UV Index:</DT><DD>5 - Moderate</DD></DL><DL><DT>Sunrise:</DT><DD>7:07 am </DD></DL><DL><DT>Moonrise:</DT><DD>10:15 am </DD></DL><DL><DT>Moonphase:</DT><DD>Waxing Crescent</DD></DL>Sunshine in the morning followed by mostly cloudy skies during the afternoon. High 39F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.


    Should be fine:D
  12. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Have you ever been here ?
    I have a hankering to go down that way on the bike.
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  13. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Used to love Daytona Bike week. Great way to start the riding season. Was even fun with the family the last time!:wink:

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  14. Schickmeister

    Schickmeister Youngin'

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    You MUST go. On the weekends in the springtime it's quite a sight! A Texas landmark.

    Besides...you're near Hill Country then.

    If you do go to TX shoot my a PM...I'll give you all the roads and hotspots. :ricky
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    Well if it was not for the invention of heated gear I'd be frozen.
    Leaving here last week (very late in the day) was an issue with last Friday's snow. I did the boring I95 but hit massive traffic in Philly and than in DC. Only to make it to N.C. I woke up to 28deg. and a nice frost on everything. I made it to Daytona in the afternon as things warmed up a lot. I mocked a lot of trailer queens heading down but on my way back home I was the fool.
    I camped a few miles from the track and in talking to others it was obvious nearly no one comes down for the races. One time I laughed when a guy asked where I was heading to tomorrow.
    "Races? where?"

    Well main street is a real zoo but I can only take the endless open pipe noise for so long.
    It's funny, do these bikes not come with idle screws?
    Every moment blip the throttle blip the throttle. X that by thousands and I have a headache.
    I leave to cross over to the beach and than realize I can ride on it. Cool, so I give it a go. It's packed well and rather firm.

    I decide It's best to kill some time and see the Keys and Everglades prior to the race so I head south.
    I camped in Key Largo. Nice. I head further south the following day but as I near the end the traffic turns into a parking lot. Oh, it's also HOT out.
    It seems kinda silly as everyone needs to drive to the end (me included).
    As I approach Key West I'm now melting with too much gear on and no place to store it. To the point like an ass I never take a picture of the lowest marker. That now pisses me off.

    I come back across the everglades on 41 and see for the first time crocodiles just lying in the sun!

    I kill some more time meandering on the west coast up through Marcos Islands, Naples, into Ft Myers. Nice areas.
    I end back at Daytona for races where it's now actually feeling cold out.
    Daytona (the track) is kinda cool. NASCAR is totally NOT my thing but I can see why it's a destination for the devoted.

    The trip home was fine for most of it.
    I took a detour because I was sick of I95. Wanting to see interior SC, NC, and VA. I exited in S.C. on rt 52 heading towards Darlington. (I've been in nicer places). Than on Rt1 to Rockanham N.C. to I74 to Greensboro N.C. (stayed a night) than rt 29. through Lynchburg VA and Charlotsville VA. I took I 66 east to the DC beltway where all good things must come to and end (it was the best riding day, 70 deg. and sunny when I started). Just outside DC the temp dropped and things got damp, than wet, than north of Philly they salted the roads. By this time 9pm the shield was fogged and covered in a salty mess. PIA. Than I notice snow on the grassy areas. Grrrrrr. I cross over into NJ and ah what the hell I'll just finish up this mess. But I'm hungry so I stop on rt 206 in Hillsborough. There is a newish Quick check or something. Nice they have hot soup! Most likely been cooking all day but it tasted good to me. I eat inside. (they actually have tables) and eventually leave and notice my bike is a white salty mess from the roads, bummer.

    All in all it's a sucky time to travel far but was interesting trip none the less. Flordia is just not a interesting place to ride. Scenery is nice but roads are lame and the lack of jughandles makes traffic lights take eternity.
    Bike worked without issue. I averaged 44mpg on highway 70~80mph. and 48mpg on the backroads with loaded bags, tail box and tent roll.

    Ok, i'm just too lazy to type any more or snip pictures to fit right now.

    A pull off on one of the Keys.
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    Yes, a few other signs simply said "Panthers".
    Oh! I did not expect that. I wimped out and got a hotel that night.
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  16. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Looks like I'm gonna get banned for this post:

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    Maybe you need a proctologist, Ken. I'm not one, but I know a fellow with a really big proctoscope! :wink:

    See you folks on some rides. Guess you will have to e-mail me with the details.
  17. wpbarlow

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    Well, good looking bike anyway :lol3

    Glad you made it back ok.


    I watched the 86, 92, and 93 D200 on tv yesterday. Somewhat crowded stands (not crowded like Main St. though-- not since the 70's when it started to become the non race event it's become) and was once again struck by the field-- 80-90 riders that started in 3 waves, with many comments about it being "the most important race of the year" with large international presence.

    This year there were less than 20 starters in Superbike and not all that many more for the 200; and there seemed to be more people in the pits than in the stands.
  18. scareraven

    scareraven Ninja Freak

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    Doc, get help
  19. docgonzo

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    Hey, I thought that South Park reference was pretty funny. The Butt Head episode. Interesting that Cartman lost his sense of humor in that episode as well!:wink:

    Here's Matt and Trey explaining where the Butt head came from:

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  20. Schickmeister

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    So I haven't even left on my FL trip yet (Friday! :ricky ) but...looking ahead I'd like to do a 4th of July trip, possible a 4 day loop up into Canada / New England / Nova Scotia?

    Any suggestions? :ear