SoMD Adventure riders do James Bay/Trans Taiga (planning phase)

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  1. nick949eldo

    nick949eldo Long timer

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    You have three to five minutes before they find you. Be prepared - take a bug net and if you take off your helmet, put it on.

    Have fun.

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  2. Shomani

    Shomani Adventurer

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    We've been having a REALLY wet spring so far, so you can bet that you'll probably receive a free blood transfusion.
    You'd better bring a whole lot of Muskol!!
  3. lakota

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    there is a mostly dirt ride across Vermont from the Mass border to Canada. we may want to do a portion of it on day 2. it was laid out to accommodate big bikes.
    http://vtbmwmov.org/rides/ and go to puppy dog trail to get to the .gpx file
  4. lakota

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    we might want to think about doing the ride clockwise vice ccw so that we get the main point of the ride - James Bay/Trans Taiga - done on the front end and then play around as we amble south.
  5. lakota

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    interesting spot in Maine
    and all the places listed are in Maine
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  6. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    I do like that idea...especially because the few hotels that will need reservations will be earlier and less time for it to go sideways.
  7. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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  8. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    tested out the new front fork springs Saturday on the dirt roads up towards Michaux. BIG IMPROVEMENT!:wink:
  9. keithmckenney

    keithmckenney Been here awhile

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    Hello Bruce and Dana,

    I was the guy on the X Country at Morton's off road ride a couple of weeks ago.

    Any room for another rider on your trip? I did the trans lab a couple of years ago on my 1200gs and La Paz to Ushuaia a year ago on a 650gs so I'm really good at fixing flats. I won't be offended if you say bugger off but thought I'd express interest. Just returned from the RA rally and thinking about the MOA rally as this is a slow summer at work.

    I live in Rockville during the week and in Hollywood on the weekends (mostly).

    Keith
  10. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    You know I hate you now? Never, ever throw a leg over something you can't/shouldn't buy :D

    Look what I picked up last weekend!
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  11. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    All kidding aside, I did enjoy riding with you at Morton's. From watching you build the ramp jump, to walking to mud crossing, it was good fun.

    I'll let Blaster and Lakota chime in on their thoughts for the trip..
  12. keithmckenney

    keithmckenney Been here awhile

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    You will love this 650.
    Where did you find it? Farkles?
    Let me know if you need instruction on how to ride it :D
  13. keithmckenney

    keithmckenney Been here awhile

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    Happy to provide CV and security deposit if you guys might be interested.
    Criminal record less than two pages. No outstanding library books.
  14. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    Keith....since you were willing to roost me right after we met I figure the least I could do is have you along on the trip, welcome aboard!!!

    Marty....we should probably get together soon to work details and route stuff, time is ticking away. :deal
  15. lakota

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    Keith
    Welcome Aboard
    Always like riding with someone who looks close to my age:lol3

    Blaster
    next weekend no good due to my nephew's wedding.
    The two following weekends can work
  16. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    How about 0800, Sunday 14 July at

    Pannera Bread
    874 Costley Way
    Prince Frederick, MD 20678
    Phone: (443) 486-4612

    It's about equidistant Annapolis, La Plata & Hollywood..
  17. keithmckenney

    keithmckenney Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the invite Bruce!

    Are your colleagues all on board? Don't want to crash anyone's party.

    650 or 1200? 650 or 1200?
    the 650 has new tkc80s......
    would need new tkc80s on the 1200......

    Sunday works for me. Unless my SO encourages me to ride to the MOA in Salem.....
  18. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    Only 3 others going and everyone has given the thumbs up, 1200 for me.
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    keithmckenney Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the thumbs up all around!
  20. lakota

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    F700GS for me