1. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    One of my oldest friend's and I went on a one day trip this weekend. He drove his Acura NSX and I was on the GS. We left Arlington at 3PM on Friday. Just before we get on 66...
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    Traffic out of DC was still terrible at 3:00 :huh We then sat for 30 min on 29S due to this accident. Ugghhhh just get me outta the city!
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    Off Rapidan Rd
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    Rapidan Mill
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    We had a delicious dinner at The Exchange BBQ in Gordonsville then rode over to FOXedupONE's place for the night. We had a wonderful time drinking and laughing into the night.

    THe following morning Valentino wanted to see what this supercar was all about
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    Hitting the twisties on 33
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    Rough Run
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    Then shit got real
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    The road was like this the entire way up tp Spruce Knob
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    But finally on the descent it brightened up a bit
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    Seneca Rocks
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    Chocolate Meringue Pie and Coffee.
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    After cruising along 28 and 55 we stopped at Wardensville for some brews.
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    WOOO SUN!
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    On 66 heading home
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    For a backyard homemade pumpkin beer tapping party :deal
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  2. Scotty P

    Scotty P Funny Like a Clown

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    Go to bed young man.........:lol3
  3. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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  4. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    I see Fox is still in his jammies ... So was it guys day out...:clap
  5. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    sounds tasty, and nice fire ya bearded bmw boondocking fog riding crazy basterd :wink:
  6. FOXedupONE

    FOXedupONE Long timer

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    It was fun having you guys over! Looks like you had a nice ride/drive. Glad everyone kept it on the road in the wet fog and that you found roads in WV wide enough for that car. Looks like you all had a fun party to after, we didnt have any homemade punkin beer ,but you did miss out on the different brand of partying we do here in Cville. You know youre always welcome,come back by anytime! ;) Val is always fascinated when you pull out and makes motor noises for a few hours after you leave.
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  7. XC Rider

    XC Rider Motorcycle Vagabond

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    Oh Mike...:rolleyes

    Pictures are nice though! :D
  8. pnoman

    pnoman Just Average

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    Well, did you take it?

    Nice RR and photos!
  9. grasshopper

    grasshopper Been here awhile

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    Good stuff, Mike! Thanks for sharing. :clap
  10. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    I had grandiose plans to make a long day of riding in PA coal country with friends. When I ventured out of the garage at 6:30, it was pouring rain and the radar showed it travelling through PA directly where I wanted to go. Bummer. I'm not averse to riding in the rain (when I am on a trip) but on a quiet Sunday, I found myself thinking of other destinations. I rode along the Clara Barton Pkwy to Fletcher's Boat House in the wet, cold and dark morning. A single beam of light came at me and I knew that only ADV folks would be out riding in this crap. Sure enough...it was Macorrel24. We waited around the boathouse parking lot for 5 min until 7:05 to see if HisPistolship would show. Nada. This gave us time to decide to head south away from the rain instead of riding into PA. Off we went!

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    I had just installed a new set of Ohlins on the GS and quickly noticed the improved handling and ability to soak up potholes. Glorious.

    Our first stop was Chapel Point, MD. The fog was still thick but hey...it wasn't raining.
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    Spotted this at the Nice Bridge.
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    Yup this sorta sums it up...
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    Cruised down to Colonial Beach. I've been here when packed in the heat of summer. Nothing like swimming in DC's combined sewer flow runoff.
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    From here we made a visit to George Washington's Birthplace on The Northern Neck of VA. I'd never been over here so it was fun to explore a part of VA unknown to me.
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    We made our own parking.
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    Passed these beauties down the road.
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    This shot sorta sums up the entire day. It stayed the same brightness all day and felt like the morning that never ended. I'm okay with that. Also my GS clock is wrong so I never knew what time it was.
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    "The Point" - southernmost lighthouse of the Northern Neck.
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    We both decided it was time to get a cup of coffee to burn off some mental fog...also some food. The small fishing town of Reedsville was just around the corner so we made our way over and went to the only open establishment there.
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    About as close to the water and seafood as you can get...
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    Crab Bisque and Crab Melt. :tb
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    Proceed at your own risk.
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    A few hours later we ended up in this nature preserve. Wilna tract(?) or something like that.
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    Just rearranging the gravel :augie
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    I was amazed at the large scale landscaping and agricultural tracts down this way. The irrigation systems reminiscent of the plains and the yards of surrounding multi family homes filled with 10 vehicles to a house.
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    Made it home at 4:30 (Dark:30) with 300 mi or so under my belt for the day. Not what I was planning but we made lemonade with the weather.
  11. macaroni

    macaroni Been here awhile

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    Hard to know what to call this adventure since none of it was planned.

    George Washington's birthplace:
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    This was a nice find and would be worth another trip when the weather is warmer and without the fog.

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    HBN taking a break:
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    Another great ride regardless of the weather. Thanks for leading the charge HBN!
  12. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    :thumb A beach or seafood themed campout down that way may be promising before it gets too hot. I may even ride Stella if they don't lock me up before then :deal
  13. macaroni

    macaroni Been here awhile

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    Count me in...just don't forget your wallet this time or they really will lock you up. :D
  14. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    Nice gents!:D
  15. Dr. Beard

    Dr. Beard Cenosillicaphobiac

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    Oh, HBN "forgot" his wallet again? Shocking... :rofl
  16. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    YEah but this time I had a passport and VISA card :deal
  17. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Great Pics ... As always HBN :clap
  18. XC Rider

    XC Rider Motorcycle Vagabond

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    :lol3:rofl

    Nice ride there M & M; thanks for sharing.
  19. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Taking oncoming traffic avoidance to a new level...
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  20. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    That's the way I take em. go in wide and sinch it up tight at the apex... never know when some arse is gonna be way in your lane.