Riders, where did you choose to ride today?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Andy Mc, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    Rode 215 miles to get a Burger and hang out on the porch of the recently opened Two Wheels of Suches.

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    The weather and roads were great but my butt was sore because I was riding my XT350

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  2. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Sadly I had to work today... But Tomorrow I will be doing a little tour of the Cascades taking the Looong way to Portland from Eugene. :ricky
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  3. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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  4. doxiedog

    doxiedog Been here awhile

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    Took my doggie for a ride to my sons house 13 miles away.
    Did my wash and took the dog in the big glass shower with me.
    Took the back way 20 miles home,at best dog speed 45mph.
    Lots of new good smells,for her.:D
    I ride every day,and take my doggie 50% of the time.
    lots of folks take pics of the rideing dog,but i don't have any.
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  5. augerdin

    augerdin I do my own crashing

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    Yesterday I rode from the east coast to the west coast and back. I'm talkin about Florida here. 348 miles. Florida is not very wide is it? I left my house at 640am and rode to Flagler to meet up with a couple of riding buddies. We rode to the park at the end of Fort Island trail, near Crystal River, then Ozello trail, then headed back to Flagler beach. Had a great ride. Today my wife and I will get on the strom and ride to the theatre, then ride down Boardman and Highbridge roads. That's it for today. I don't ride much on the weekends- too much traffic.
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  6. Rockpharmer

    Rockpharmer Adventurer

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    Ran for world's best ice cream via a 70 mile detour.

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  7. BillMoore

    BillMoore Been here awhile

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    My wife and I rode the Mountain Loop Highway today from our house to Darrington, then up FS-2060 until it got so overgrown and rocky that you would be hard pressed to call it a road. 162.7 miles round trip, 42 of that on dirt and gravel.

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  8. WellInsured

    WellInsured Adventurer

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    Last year on a spring ride i failed to make a corner due to my inexperience (i had only been riding for about 10 months). The corner failure resulted in my falling down and another broken piece of plastic trim! I hurt my shoulder but pushed though until this april wheni decided that pushing through the pain for a whole year mit not be a good thing anymore. Long story short, my ride today was to the hospital to get a MRI to find out what in fact is damaged. I anticipate that the results will indicate that my arm needs to be cut open to repair a torn tendon.
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  9. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Asheville, NC to Alexandria, VA. 480 miles of 40, 29, and 66. Not glamorous, but kind of fun.

    Jim :brow
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  10. dieselpete

    dieselpete Been here awhile

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    100 miles south of home (inspecting a truck for a friend). Headed down a gravel road I had found, and the monsoon began... Loved every minute of it!

    Ended the trip in sun light, and great views of the massive flooding in this area.
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  11. GapRunr

    GapRunr Been here awhile

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    I live a few miles north of Deals Gap and yesterday I rode down to Highlands, NC to have lunch with a friend I hadn't seen in a while. I took Deals Gap then got on 28 and followed that all the way to Highlands. The section of 28 south of 19/74 is really twisty, and unlike the Dragon this section has a 50mph speed limit. Of course, the NC asphalt isn't as good as TN so at times 50 wasn't even possible but it was nice being able to ride at a nice pace and not worry about getting pulled over. I took a different route back from Highlands, going through Cashiers and Cherokee then up and over the Smokies at Newfound Gap,where the elevation is a little over 5,000 feet and the temps are a good 20 degrees cooler. On the way way down from Newfound Gap I was heading into som rain so I pulled over to put on the rain gear I had remembered to put in my saddle bag. Crap. I had put it in the saddle bag of another bike. I put my iPod into my Tennessee GoreTex® (ziplock bag) and rode through about 15 minutes of torrential traffic stopping rain along Little River Road, which was quickly turning into Big River Road with all the rain. It stopped raining about 40 miles from home and I was able to stand on the pegs and go from drenched to damp by the time I got home.

    Total distance was 255 miles, and it was great!
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  12. El Pescador

    El Pescador Been here awhile

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    Normally, when I go for a ride, I head out to Sam Houston National Forest and cruise around back roads. Last night, I decided to ride through downtown Houston. In four years of living here, I have only been down there during the business week and during normal hours.
    Obviously, on a Sunday evening, the pace and density of people is much different. The relaxed atmosphere was actually refreshing and every bit as enjoyable as a ride through the forest.
    If you haven't been through your city at an off time, I highly recommend it.
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  13. Andy Mc

    Andy Mc Adventurer

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    500 great two-lane miles Saturday- and avoided the Dragon!

    Leave Centerville @ 5:30a / meet second rider in Dickson / Franklin / meet two more riders in Murfreesboro / Woodbury / McMinnville / Spencer / Fall Creek Falls / Pikeville / Dayton / gas in Decatur / Athens / lunch & Outfitters in Tellico Plains / Cherohala Skyway / Robbinsville / take a break in Nantahala Gorge / Waynesville / Butts on the Branch BBQ in Maggie Valley / Drivers License Checkpoint in Cherokee - glad I skipped the brew with the BBQ / Gatlinburg Bypass / Pigeon Forge / Valley View Lodge in Townsend @ 11:00p - slept like a baby!

    250 boring miles home Sunday on the slab.

    Can't wait to do it again!
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  14. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Same here... I wonder if I've seen you around.
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  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Maybe, is this you next to my GS?

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    I park at 11th and between G and H!

    Jim :brow
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  16. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Wow.

    Hopefully you know that guy and this was a prank.

    I ride this:

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  17. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Not a prank, and I do not know him, though, apparently, another inmate does.

    Jim :brow

    PS Great shot!
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  18. augerdin

    augerdin I do my own crashing

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    My son in law and I went riding today. He rode my v-strom and I rode my guzzi. Left at 0830 and got home at 2pm. Rode down the beach then worked our way inland to the Ocala, took some nice roads here and there with no plan or reason. Just to ride for a while. We covered 175 miles. Rode thru ten minutes of very heavy rain with visibility down to less than 1/4 mile. Didn't want to stop for the rain gear as we were close to home. It was a great time. We both enjoyed it.
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  19. GapRunr

    GapRunr Been here awhile

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    Well, not today, but this past Sunday. This is just the first time I've had to sit down and type it out.

    Rode down to Riders Hill in Dahlonega, GA, about 150 miles each way to say hello to an old friend I hadn't seen in a while and to check the place out. I must say I was impressed. They are a Moto Guzzi, Aprilia and MV Augusta dealership. I enjoyed checking out their inventory, which I'm pretty sure is the largest gathering of those brands you'll ever see except maybe at a Guzzi rally!

    I'm not a fan of cruisers overall, but I have had an itch for a Triumph Rocket for a while. That itch has been replaced now that I have seen the Moto Guzzi California Custom, and the itch is burning.

    Heading home from Riders Hill I stopped to see the progress at Two Wheels of Suches. They're coming along quite nicely. The new bath house is going to be pretty impressive, and they've done a great job getting the property ready for even more campers.

    They have a Facebook presence for those of you with a WasteSpace® account but if you want to call them and reserve a room or a campsite, their number is 706-973-1671.

    I know there have been a lot of changes to the place, and some people see that as good and some see that as bad. They do have new adirondack chairs on the porch and they have that same increased gravity field that the old chairs had. Once I sat down on the porch I couldn't build up the energy to leave! I could have happily sat there for a few more hours!
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  20. OhBoy

    OhBoy Got Out

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    Light mist in places, 60-70 degrees, overcast, wet and dry roads, quite a few dirt roads, a few roads never been on before, lots of twisties and a tad of super slab.
    Lakes, rivers and hills. Nice day!
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