NJ- Big Trailie Ride, Saturday, 1/14

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by wpbarlow, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Kickstands up at 10 from Loukas Last American Diner, 3205 US Highway 22, in Branchburg, NJ.

    In addition to the ride, if we have some time, we just might have a "challenge" :evil

    I won't be connected tomorrow so if you have any questions, ask today.
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  2. orionjd

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    If the weather stays clear...I should make it.
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  3. NJCapoRider

    NJCapoRider Been here awhile

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    Hey Walter,

    2-Up Capo friendly?

    Wayne
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  4. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    GS I take it,.. good thing I got my rear tire changed out today in Metuchen :clap ......oh and they are TKC's of course.
    I'll be there
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  5. wpbarlow

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    Because of the weather forecast (90% chance of rain), I'm going to change the ride date to Sunday. Same time, same place.
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  6. wpbarlow

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    Yeah- it's all roads.

    Except for the challenge we might do at the end. But I think it might be sort of a loop, and if it's not we'll backtrack to the start of it, so you can have a cheering section if you decide to try it.
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  7. nyc_gs

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    I'm planning on being there.
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  8. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    I'll be leaving from Green in Sussex if anyone from up this way wants to latch on and follow me down. Ill take 206-287-22.
    Jason, Ill firm up via email, but it's shorter for you to go Holland Tunnel / 78 west / 287 south. You can meet me on the shoulder on 287.:thumb
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  9. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Bad news for me. I jsut put my new rear TKC on after slashing my other one with only 1k on it. Anyway, went to start her up and my battery is deading then Kelseys nut's. Shouldn't be. Cross Country BMW is sending their truck and trailer to pick up the Panzer to find out whats going on. So, as far as 2morrow, I'm unfortunetly, out. Dam :2cry
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  10. gothamAlp

    gothamAlp happy to be here

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    current accuweather.com forecast is prohibitively cold:

    "Sunday - A morning flurry or two; windy and much colder with clouds breaking for some sun.
    High Temperature: 29┬░ F
    RealFeel®: 9° F"

    personally, i just don't have the gear to ride in those conditions.:cry

    any thoughts of bumping this back to monday [mlk day] which is supposed to be up in the 40s again?:clap
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  11. nyc_gs

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    Looks like I may be out too. Weather is now showing 1-2 inches of snow for my zip...this is the second time being nailed on snow this year...damn winter.
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  12. wpbarlow

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    Damn, shoulda done a mud ride today! It was warm and wet enough.

    And we'll start at 11 to give the ice a chance to melt
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  13. wpbarlow

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    Time to get a reliable bike- I think there's a TransAlp or two available on ebay. Or maybe Jim will trade you straight up for his :rofl


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  14. ehatcher

    ehatcher Hello? Is this thing on?

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    Walter,
    I have a few errands to do Monday AM - if it all goes well I will see you at the Diner. There is a lot of ice around my place tonight, not sure I could make it out the driveway as it is now.

    My schedule gets pretty tight starting Tuesday, may not be able make many rides till May, so I hope I can at least get this one in.

    Eric
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  15. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    As a BMW owner I don't care about reliable, my BMW is far superior. Now Herr Walter Von Barlow, 30 days in the cooler for you. Next time maybe youll think twice before you speak negativly about the fatherland,................take him away.
    :pierce
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  16. wpbarlow

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    Well, that much is obvious :lol3


    Well, we know the kool-aid must be :rofl

    Oh- so it's your fault we have this winter weather? Sic 'em boys!


    One side (very minor side) of this crappy weather is that I was able to do some maintenance on the 'berg. Finished the suspension work, finally got the rear brake working correctly, installed the new chain protector for the swingarm, and have started a general clean-up of it. Briefly rode it to check the brakes and just can't wait to get it on the track!
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  17. iDave

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    You Jersey boys are hard core :clap . I wish you guys were closer to NoVA, cause noone down here wants to ride during the winter. I rode 300+ miles today, temps never made it past 38, but I was toasty warm with just the heated jacket and gloves. Have fun Monday.:D
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  18. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    They all keep warm behind me by the heat emitting from my fire breathing GS12 :wink:
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  19. wpbarlow

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    Well, maybe not that hard core :lol3

    19 degrees right now and a lot of ice on the ground that's not gonna melt by 11 or anytime shortly thereafter. :cry
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  20. wpbarlow

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    So that's where you claim all the hot air is coming from, eh?

    :rofl
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