Maine Riders

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by PWRCRZR, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    If you are gonna go. Go in style. That's my moto. :sly:

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  2. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    For Geode

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  3. Kaw4Life

    Kaw4Life Busted Adventurer

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    On the surface it looks to me that KTM took a big step away from off road /adventure. Obviously everyone has a different idea of off road but mine is that 600 pounds is not off road. Their marketing department most likely knows more. Yes the BMW is the icon that everyone is chasing after but I still stay the are all street bikes.
  4. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Ooopppps...definately looked slick. At least there was no harm done.

    Glad to here you two are home safe and sound :clap
  5. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    We probably would have stayed out longer except for the weather forecast for yesterday. We managed to get through entire trip with only wet roads and next to zero rain. We didn't want the last day to be in a cold November rain.

    It was a nearly perfect run!

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  6. BKMLWR

    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    unused rain gear is nice.....:clap

    actually this has been a good week for the commute ride...even yesterday was a mostly dry ride...
    saw a little ice on the edge of a road in the shadows this morning but was expecting it and stayed off the edges...
  7. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    Was just doing a little math. Thought I would share in case anyone was planning any similar trip

    some baselines
    Length of trip. 36 days
    6,848 miles per GPS. My ODO is a bit off, and overstates miles and speed. It showed 7,567. I assume that the GPS is more accurate.
    Total cost for the 5 weeks, as closely as I can figure It was $1,668. Keep in mind that these numbers are slightly skewed because I spent a big portion of the first 2 weeks at my brother's and not riding. I should probably do a separate analysis of the final 3 weeks. Perhaps I will later.


    That works out to about $46.33 per day.
    $.24 per mile.


    We aimed for frugal. But we ended up staying in budget hotels nearly every night. We did eat out mostly, but not every meal. My solo ride numbers were lower because my mileage was higher. As a solo rider I average an easy 500+ miles per day. With Tigger (aka margaritamotoress) we were more like 300. Due in large measure to much cooler temps and lazy mornings blogging. We almost always started mid morning and ended our riding day by 3 or 4 pm. We were not in that kind of rush.

    I do not know what tigger's final numbers were. She had some additional "bike expenses" that I did not have.

    Currently my ODO on the old Vee shows 96,255. Didn't do as many miles as I had at first expected. But would do it again in a heartbeat.

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  8. stromsurfer

    stromsurfer Stromsurfer

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  9. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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  10. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    How did you know I was over perusing Orange Crush? :shog

    So are you going to buy that thing or what?
  11. NHBill

    NHBill Loosely Wrapped

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    My Birthday Gift?

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  12. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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  13. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    i have a feeling the season is closing in on us...snuck in a ride today to visit with a cripple up in Appleton.:kurt a little chilly but nothing to bad, did notice the TC light flashing on corner exits on 235 cold k60's on cold roads
  14. mikewillsmith

    mikewillsmith Not the f'g fresh prince!

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    Thanks for the book delivery. Always nice to see/ hear a bike pull up when you aren't able to get on one yourself. :bluduh :D:D
  15. BKMLWR

    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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  16. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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  17. techgeek

    techgeek Been here awhile

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    That bike's on my bucket list!!
  18. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    more accurately the first of the season..since I consider all of my trips to be the best of the season:deal

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    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    This mean they've hit the US? i hope not...
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    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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