Polar Bear ride 1/1

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by henecton, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. henecton

    henecton Been here awhile

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    Anyone interested in doing a short loop New Year's day locally? I was thinking of meeting at Noon in Broadway or Timberville and doing a 50-80 mile loop through the Shenandoah Valley. If interested send me an e-mail at lehmanmike@hotmail.com or respond to this thread. The meeting point if there are no objections is a Shell station on route 259 as you leave Broadway and head towards WV.
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  2. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Count me in! Noon at Shell in Broadway. Wx - 38° Mostly Sunny
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    Always a fun ride
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    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Any Takers?:vardy:lol3
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  4. MADSTROM

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    I'm thinking about Saturday. Probably no farther than Rte 56 over to Vesuvius and up or down the East side of the valley before heading back to Powhatan. That's usually a 300-350 mile loop. Short days restrict the miles:ricky :ricky :ricky

    PS: If I can get somebody down here interested I might be talked into New Years Day.
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  5. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    If you post a thread for Sat, I may meet up with you on 56.
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    OK...Let's play it by ear and see if anybody down here can get there butts out of bed early enough for a ride either day.:poser :gerg :ricky :ricky :ricky
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    manganos Let me pontificate.

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  9. henecton

    henecton Been here awhile

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    I can only ride New Year's day since I am extremely busy at work and will be working another 6-7 days straight after the holiday. When the temps climb I am definately down for 300 mile days.
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    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    I'm 95% sure Warren will be joining us. He was just discussing which bike he should take:lol3:eek1

    See you there at 12:00 or so. I will bring a thermos again.
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  11. henecton

    henecton Been here awhile

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    As I only own one the choice for me is easy. I have a dream lineup of motorcycles but alas I may never realize the dream :lol3 .

    Multistrada (already own it) with hard bags and a few other mods.
    Ducati Monster, not really picky just has to be fuel injected.
    200-250cc street legal dirt bike, brand unimportant.
    Large cruiser for 2-up touring. Nothing like a big bike with a long wheelbase to cruise with a passenger.

    See you tomorrow.
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  12. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Warren bailed - needed to do work on his new motorcycle garage (so I can use it:evil)

    See you there.
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  13. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Windchill in Broadway this AM was 9°. Shold be about 32° when we meet up. See you at noon.
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  14. henecton

    henecton Been here awhile

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    It was a good ride out to meet you in Broadway other than the fact my foot slipped in the parking lot and I laid the Multi over on the right side. :cry I am not sure if I had something on the bottom of the boot or my boot just slipped on the metal cover in the parking lot. I checked the bike over when I got home and the only damage I found was the rear brake lever being bent in that you spotted at the Shell station and the bar end. I am going to take it to the dealer to have them try and bend it out and have them check it over, maybe time to buy some frame sliders. The road I showed you is a top notch gravel road that cuts through public and private land and will take you all the way to Lake Laura via dirt roads or out to Orkney Springs. I enjoyed our short ride and once I get the Multi back into shape we can do more of a ride. Hopefully that Michelin Pilot Race tire will still have some life in it when we ride again, man that thing is velcro on pavement.
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    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Ya that was fun. Enjoyable road and a nice but chilly ride home.

    Thanks for the road suggestion, I can't wait to TDubb it up. Looking at it on Google right now...

    Good luck getting your brake fixed.
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    :ear
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    Looks like Supin Lick Ridge would be a pretty ride. Is this paved?
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