New Asheville Hendersonville Rider thread

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by NC Rick, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    Thanks to Scott at Acme for a great evening. It was great to see everyone, what an awesome turn out!

    If I get a flat, it is officially Clockwatches fault. I am also still claiming ignorance. (Nice presentation Russ!)
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  2. b00t

    b00t errrr, yes uh-huh?

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    Great time for those that missed it, keep a lookout for stuff happening really helpful. The secret sauce was...well, very secret, I could tell you but would have to kill you.

    ready to go ride, blow a tire out, fix it, talk some s**t, eat some hot dogs, and go back to riding...u know the usual!

    thanks again russ for the lesson, scott for the place...
    holla people!
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  3. furtledurt

    furtledurt PACMULE

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    What fun. Still trying to remember names. Avocado and Crash, thanks for the heads up on Tag. I've been digging throught the entire thread.
    Russ...I've got the front tire off of the wife's Honda. Something's wrong...I've used two jars of baby food and still can't get it back on.
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  4. mdrake

    mdrake Been here awhile

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    Too bad I missed it. Thurs. are always out for me because of evening classes but I'm looking forward to meeting some more folks out on rides.

    I thought Russ said it was crack spackle?:eek1
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  5. jmcnair828

    jmcnair828 BeemerBonz

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    I thought we were going to have maybe a dozen folks show up last night. I think we had somewhere between 25 and 30. Scott, can you post the head count? And BTW, thanks for offering the shop for this. I don't think there's another "shop" around here where we could have done something like this. ACME is definitely a different (and I mean that in a complimentary way even though it fits in all kinds of ways:lol3 ) kind of shop. Where else can you go, stand around and swap stories with fellow riders like we do at ACME? Personally I like to advertise the durability of those LED lights you have on that Honda and how impervious they are to Coal Creek mud...and how important it is to wash all that mud off your bike ASAP instead of letting it set up like concrete for two weeks. Hey...maybe that's another thought for a class and you could teach that one.
    Thanks to Russ for the class (which I unfortunately missed most of due to dog cooking duties) and to D.Pippin for your input too.
    Seems like every time I'm involved in a group ride I meet new people and was beginning to think I had met everyone close by that rode dual sport. WRONG...it was great to meet a few more folks last night...there sure are a lot of us out there!
    I hope we can meet again soon and maybe share some more riding knowledge (?) Anyone have any suggestions?
    Scott, what are your plans for the e-mail list?
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  6. driller

    driller Twist and Go

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    Hated to miss out, last night.
    Have to travel today and just didn't have the energy to get out.
    See you on the road or trail soon!
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  7. acmemoto

    acmemoto BMW service/vintage racer

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    I think there was at least 30 if not more. Doug has the list of email address's that we collected.
    Doug has offered to figure a way to connect everyone!
    More later.....my hands are freezing up. Its 15 degress in the shop. Cullen and I are headed out to find heat and a bisquit!

    Thanks to everyone who made the scene!
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  8. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    didn't not make it neither :nah

    late at work and too dang far from Greenville to be my usual punctual self :huh

    sat in the hot tub instead :evil
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  9. Ridge-Runner

    Ridge-Runner Playing tag like a kid

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    Sounds like U had a good turn out. Hope there was enough dogs for everyone!!:D . Yea I did not know about Scott and David and Acme until I seen it on the tag thread, so I bought my new rear from them, and will buy pretty much everything I need from now on. Thanks for letting the peoples use the shop Scott.

    RR
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  10. Stromin'Nroman

    Stromin'Nroman Been here awhile

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    I would have come, but I had familial obligations.

    An Asheville / Hendersonville Rider Thread, what a great idea!

    Cheers,

    Norm
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  11. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    I feel left out :cry
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  12. Stromin'Nroman

    Stromin'Nroman Been here awhile

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    The Asheville Area extends to Johnson City, so you're in.
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  13. silverwolf

    silverwolf Been here awhile

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    Sorry I missed it also. Sounds like a great crowd. When's the next meeting or ride?
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  14. jmcnair828

    jmcnair828 BeemerBonz

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    Scott, seems like there were several people that would've come had it not been for some other obligation. You think we should do another meet & greet with the tire changing class? I wonder if we gave a couple of meet time options a couple of weeks in advance we could make it easier for those folks to make next time. What do you think?
    I'll buy/cook the hotdogs again but it would be nice to know how many folks will eat. That way I can have them ready when they get there, eveyone that wants to can eat, then we can do the class afterwards. Let me know.
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  15. Clockwatcher

    Clockwatcher Been here awhile

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    What would you like us to present....fixing flats, bike prep, trip prep. general maintenence, oil changes....what say you??
    We will do as much as we can to set this up for you....
    now it is your turn to give us some idea's to work on so, speak up and let us know what you would like to see.
    Russ
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  16. Ridge-Runner

    Ridge-Runner Playing tag like a kid

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    I got a set of PIAAs to wire up. Wanna show everyone how to properly wire a V Strom:rofl .

    RR
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  17. b00t

    b00t errrr, yes uh-huh?

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    I wouldn't mind some info on setting race sag and some of the different ways you guys set them up for different riding. This seems to be the biggest mystery to me...

    Also like the idea of preparing for a ride, what to bring, whats in your tool kit, etc. Different ways of packing the bike down, bags, gear, etc. I am a newb and haven't done an overnight on my bike, hope to this spring but some tricks you guys use for packing would come in handy...

    finally we may think about a potluck type deal on the food so one person isn't carrying the brunt of cost there...

    either way I am open to most anything...
    ryan:thumb
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  18. -G-

    -G- dirt camper

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    Advance apologies for a really quick thread hijack:

    Does anyone in the Asheville/Black Mountain/Old Fort/Marion area have a chain rivet tool they would loan out? I got this one (scroll down to 'drive chain riveter tool'), but it doesn't work properly on an EK chain. I'm thinking a Motion Pro or an EK specific tool would work. My bike has been sitting in the garage for too long because I can't rivet this chain.



    P.S., back on thread: Bike prep and general maintenance are always good topics. Also, how about the dreaded "dropped it on a trail 3 miles from the road and now it won't start" topic? Something about what to look for in plugs, carbs, etc. and how to get it running again (assuming no major damage, just something funny happening in the fuel+spark alignment process). Great to meet you all and thanks Scott for being the host and Russ for being the tire change sage.
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  19. kennyanc

    kennyanc Long timer

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    How 'bout we push Clockwatcher's bike into a nearby pond and then show what is required to get it running again. That would come in awfully handy if you flood your bike out in river crossing. :lol3











































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    What's up Russ? :wave




    Kenny
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  20. mel brooks

    mel brooks Dirt Chick

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    Or, how about how to slide a 640 to a grand stop on the very edge of a ravine on a gravel road and not go over the side?

    I'd REALLY like to know how to do that.


    Howdy Russ! :rofl
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