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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    Looks like another day of moving snow today since it sure wasn't happening yesterday! Every time I moved any yesterday the wind blew it right back.

    NWS says that there is a windchill advisory in effect out there. Be careful boys and girls!

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  2. shrineclown

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  3. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    I found these in my closet a couple of days ago. Apparently, I liked them enough to have a couple of pairs (and obviously didn't miss this pair)!

    Unlined Goretex pants with full zip legs. Attached fleece vest. Size XL.

    The model holding it on the hanger makes them look longer than they are.

    If you can use them, come get them - bring a couple bottles of Guinness if you want

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    Edit... Spoken for... @justdrew seems to think that he can get in my pants with a little beer....
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  4. justdrew

    justdrew Triple Powered

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    Do you have a source for small gauge coax splices? I've got a 20 gauge coax wire to splice on a wiring harness for an emergency radio to be installed in my departments new-to-us fire truck. A simple butt connector would be ideal. Thanks!
  5. Folly1

    Folly1 Been here awhile

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    Towing a bike out West as far as Colorado.

    I will be in Bath Me, pointed toward Seattle, or Co, or Banff, or the Icefields Parkway around 6/1. I would like to avoid the ride across the flat and am looking for ideas. I can ship and fly, but would rather work out a cost sharing tow. I have an Aluma utility trailer that will handle 2 bikes, but will not have a tow vehicle. I expect to be riding around 6 weeks. If you wanted to come back earlier, you could bring the trailer back and I would ride back.
    Whatever. Call or PM if you want to discuss the concept.
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  6. Folly1

    Folly1 Been here awhile

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    Or an alternative: If you have a van or truck that would take your bike and mine, I would make to contribution to the costs and driving. My bike is a 650 Vstrom? I am not looking for a riding partner so much as a way to get West, though riding together would be an option. I would be OK with a drop off and I would ride back.

    Ben.
  7. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    http://www.funtransport.com/

    Have used a couple of times no issues. YMMV.

    Edit to add that they have warehouses that you could arrange to ship to and collect your bike if you are looking for a place to ship to. Just tell them what you'd like to do when you call.
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  8. Folly1

    Folly1 Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I will consider that. I did a group tow last year to Moab and it work well. I was hoping to duplicate that on a small scale.

    Ben.
  9. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    It's just another version of a group tow...just they aren't all going to Moab or wherever. You pick your spot and the rest pick theirs. They all get dropped at different locations along the way.

    A 'traditional' group tow might break the costs down below that of shipping but shipping might be tough to beat with just one or two if you consider both the time and money end of towing one or two bikes out. Those 3 or 4 days you're towing *to* there could instead be riding out there.

    Southwest has a hub or two out west. Can typically get some decent airfare prices. Cab or Uber from the airport and you can be on the road the same day you land.:ricky
  10. baiku

    baiku Manaical Engineer

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    Corner of Bog Road and Route 13 in Goffstown, NH, this morning at 0644. International Space Station going past. About 4 minutes from horizon to horizon.


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  11. Folly1

    Folly1 Been here awhile

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    I hope they have you on commission. Joking. Thanks a lot. You are right, of course and it makes $ and time sense. I will either ride or ship. A friend is riding from NC so it would not be that hard to leave 2 days earlier and intercept him. You seem pretty personable. What are you doing in early June?

    B.
  12. jlambo

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  14. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    jlambo Long timer

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  16. Folly1

    Folly1 Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I clearly should have. We Southern boys are no match for you predatory Northern types.

    B
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    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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  18. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    There is definitely something to be said for having your own bike, but 7 of us just got back from Baja, and you can't beat a Chris Haynes tour. For a reasonable amount, they have an office where you ship your gear, pick you up at the Marriott next to the convention center in San Diego, take you down to Ensenada, where you start a three day trip to San Felipe and Mike's Sky Ranch or a 7-10 day trip to Cabo. Support vehicles follow with your gear, so all you have to do is ride and have a camelback with you. On race-prepped Honda 450 enduro bikes (no license plates needed in Baja).
    Fly in to San Diego with just a back pack, and Uber to the Marriott 5 miles away (amazing how close the airport is to downtown San Diego).
    4 guides, two of which lead you all over the place. You don't even need a GPS unit. They know every trail and road down there. And they guide you through the food and water, which is included, along with decent motels. If you like roughing it, you could pitch your tent in the parking lot!
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  19. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Even a quick ride this time of year is good for the soul...
    Lots of flooding up around Head Tide on the Sheepscot
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  20. dakarchef

    dakarchef Been here awhile

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    The wife is registered for a triathlon in Old Orchard Beach Aug 26 / 2018
    It looks like I will have the 25th and 26th to spend some time riding while she is preparing/ competing.
    Are there any areas close to the Old Orchard Beach area that have good riding. I’m not fussy, dualsport, backroads or singletrack. I can bring a bike to suit either of these.
    I’m seeing lots of stuff to the north but I’m looking for something closer to where we are staying.

    Thanks in advance
    K