Southern Maryland Adventure Riders

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by EOD3MC, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    Just curious, but why would you mount it back there and not upfront as designed?
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    Dana is curious....do you wear your underwear backwards as well? :)
  2. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    Headin to Morton's...later!
  3. gots_a_sol

    gots_a_sol Been here awhile

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    In my experience, that extra weight up high and mounted on the forks makes a very noticeable change to the bike.


    On the other hand, if you forget that tail bag is there it can cause an awkward situation when you go to throw a leg over the bike and don't clear the bag :rofl
  4. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Nope....if I put it up front, i'll cover this :D

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    May end up doing both depending on the trip
  5. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    For me and as much as I weigh, that 4 to 5lbs won't even get noticed. :D
  6. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    EOD3MC... can you huck out to McClung and give us a live report of the water XCing?

  7. blaster11

    blaster11 Challenge X-cepted

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    Morton's SUCKS! Every time I go there they just have to make me a deal....today 15% off Sidi boots, so I brought home a set of Discovery Rains. Oh, and they were cheaper than Revzilla even with tax.

    Oh, and they gave me a new pair of GS Pro gloves because one of the seams split in my other pair.
  8. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Trans West Virgina Trail Update

    So, in our travels in May we ended up asking a farmer for permission to camp in his field. Instead, he sent us down the road to "his pond". While not initially excited about it, we were, after all at his whim. Anyhow, ends up to be his private family camping complete with pond lilies and stocked fire wood!

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    When we got back, I bought him a Southern States gift card. He was bit difficult to track down, but I did finally get an mailing address for him. I was concerned that the letter may never find him, or maybe find a wrong person. Look what I got back today in the mail :clap

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  9. joints4sale

    joints4sale No. Not "That Kind".

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    Remind me what I owe you next time we get together Dana. :clap


    I really need to start pruning my photobucket. It seems my pictures keep showing up all over this web thing. :evil
  10. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Pay it forward: Free to next ADVer. (e.g you must have an ADV account which started before today)

    Mens Size 11
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    Older MX style
    Condition: Fair/useable
    Known issues: Sole tred decent, holes in top of boot from rubbing on bike, some stitching is pulling at top of boot.

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  11. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    $7,453,652.13

    No prob, I downloaded it and can bring to SmugMug for you :D
  12. H14

    H14 Live, Laugh, Love.

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    I'm going to try it Saturday, I'll keep you posted.
  13. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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  14. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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  15. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    :thumb The boots are all yours! Let me know when you want to retrieve them.
  16. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Poor MotomanDan

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  17. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Sat Jul 20 Mototvation Cycles--Hello/Goodby party - Mechanicsville, MD at Motovation Cycles (RT5/RT6 area)
    Sat Jul 27 RTE-Michaux, PA - Day Ride
    Sat Aug 3 Ride to Paintball - Newburg, Maryland
    Mon Aug 5 Baltimore RTE (Hosted by LoPL) - 2 hrs radius from Baltimore, MD

    More information all post #2 calendar (click on each event)

    Got ideas/events for calendar? Send them in
  18. blaster11

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  19. RFlagg42

    RFlagg42 One hoopy frood....

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    Well, I made it back yesterday after riding a strikingly similar route to that which I rode the first 24 hours of Leg 2.

    First off, thanks to everyone for the positive and comments and thoughts during the event. Even though I couldn't answer at that time, they were appreciated.

    All my bonus photos plus a picture of the route for each leg can be found in this gallery. Eventually, I'll throw captions in explaining what the object is.

    My GPS tried to do the same, but I wasn't falling for it a 2nd time :D Plus, since I now live 15 minutes away, it would be pretty silly of me not to know how to get to the front gate. Most seemed to recover quickly from the bad routing. I did feel bad for the really nice German dude (this is his 6th or 7th IBR) who wasted over an hour trying to figure out was Mrs. Garmin was doing to him.

    I did, but barely. The moment I left the Outer Banks, a monster storm opened up on me, to include hail and lightning. To top it off, Hampton Roads was completely gridlocked with one tunnel blocked near downtown. After getting north of Norfolk, I drove a little on the aggressive side in order to take this picture of a Titanic Memorial 20 minutes after sunset (the only criteria for a daylight bonus is that there must be enough ambient light so that objects in the background are visible in the photo).

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    and don't forget the new plate backer.... :D

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    To be honest, I really didn't think I would be capable of getting over 11,000 miles. with the three 8 hour rest bonuses, and two checkpoints having me off the bike for at least 12 hours, there is really only 9 days of riding going on, needing an average of over 1,200 a day. I had a few really long days (like the 1,450 mile, 25 hour ride to Pike's Peak) which brought my average up enough to get credit for the 11 in 11 as well.

    Alright, must get to work.... :cry
  20. joints4sale

    joints4sale No. Not "That Kind".

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    Congrats!

    Now for the hard part.