Southern Maryland ADV Riders--the BMW 2 day offroad class

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by blaster11, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. badguy

    badguy Susan

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    Screw it, I'm gonna look for a CRF150 :lol3
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  2. machinebuilder

    machinebuilder Long timer

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    I did the 1 day class last spring you will learn more than you can absorb............it is a great class and well worth it
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  3. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    Blaster11, Dorito, and I are here.
    Fun starts in the AM

    if you go to the spot tag below you can see how i got here
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  4. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Any more tickets ???:D
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  5. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    Hey, whatever it takes to get you back in the game!
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  6. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    Not I, but I did see a lot of LE today and one section of construction which took an hour to go 3 miles. Its supposed to be 82 degrees down here tomorrow and Saturday!
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  7. REAPER_ONE

    REAPER_ONE YOU'RE DONE

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    Did you ride or cage down there?
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  8. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    Cage since I didn't know how I would feel at the end of the day.
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  9. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    Here are a few picture of dinner and Lakota at the Hotel.

    Lakota putting his girl to bed.
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    Getting the cage unpacked
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    Nice shrimp salad
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    Lakota having a nice steak
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    Dorito having a miniature dessert
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  10. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Fixed it for you :lol3
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  11. joints4sale

    joints4sale No. Not "That Kind".

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    Got stuck on the interstate for an hour behind an overturned tractor trailer. Stoped for dinner and should get there between 11 and 12.
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  12. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    I don't blame you Bruce. Damn Marty... 64 year old shows us up again!! :rofl:rofl:rofl
    whoz the man? Lakota is the man. look up Iron butt in the dictionary... and there he is.:deal:lol3
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  13. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    He's not showing the SMIBs up...He's helping us set goals...:D

    I won't look, you can't make me....I'm scared of what picture they will show :rofl
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  14. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    :rofl

    On second thought, I won't look either!. :lol3 :gerg :kat
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  15. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    It was a great day at class, so much so that Dorito and I signed up for the ride through the countryside on Sunday. Which means 3 full days of riding then the drive home sunday night..probably arriving at 0100 or 0200 and then going to work. I am sure glad I got my priorities straight...ride baby ride! Pictures will follow later tonight.
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  16. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Glad to hear it's going well....Is it later yet ? :lurk
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  17. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    Added pictures from day one on post number 2
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  18. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Can't wait to hear the story behind this one....:clap
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  19. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    What a fabulous day! The weather was perfect, the facility is wonderful and the southern charm is second to none.

    Lots of great exercises: balance, steering, wash boards, small hills, locking front brake and emergency braking.

    Nice reception atrium at "the Center":
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    Notice how happy Joints4sale is to open his wallet at 0845:
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    Blaster's ADV wave after a long day (apparently he's still feeling fiesty)
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    It was a B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L evening, so we decided to stroll to dinner

    Good grub to be had at Eat at Joes:
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    Lakota ate all this by himself :)
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    This little guy was a bit shy when everyone was singing the "chicken song"
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    No fear though, Joints4sale can help out:
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  20. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Well, Toad wins the award for the most dramatic fall. The instuctors always said there are multiple paths at each exercise....however, in this case the road less traveled involved a 8 Ft static drop test!

    But honestly, the folks at the center were fabulous from bike recovery and bike fix (bent the brake lever) and rider aide.

    The lesson learned was NEVER look down, especially when there is a 8 foot drop that is down. Other than a small hit to his tail bone, Toad walked away (notice he still smiling).

    Alas, 4 of 5 SMIBs hold fall awards for the day. But strangley, we can hardly wait for the tommorrow and the sand pit!
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