Southern Maryland Adventure Riders

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

  1. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    Here are a couple snags from today's video
    (eventually I'll get a computer that lets me actually edit videos)

    For Father's day, my oldest gave me one of the gopro chest mounts. I like the video from that mount better than the helmet mount.

    This was one of the few times I saw JRNasty...(when he was waiting for me to catch up :D)

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    This was one of the other times...quite the graceful lay down

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    He wasn't the only one...

    I ended up in the brush once

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    And dinged up the tail light dropping it after I clipped a tree with the handguard..

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    for a little 2 mph drop...it did enough damage

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    Not sure what it was today...no mojo or just off my game, but it kicked my ass today.
    Shoulders are still a bit stiff.
    Hoping to get out there again Monday morning....we'll see
  2. RoverDan

    RoverDan Adventurer

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  3. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    You missed a good ride....maybe next time.
  4. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Apparently, the theme of the day was "those that ride BLUE bikes".

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    KeithMcKenny
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    Porcupine
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    Billy
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    Meh, Yellow is fastest (and I sold my only blue bike last week...)
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    Water Crossing:
    Billy Diving in!
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    Keith
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    Bravo on the save :clap
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    Lil pit stop at Fort Ritchie
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    Dream a little dream at High Rock
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    Apparently, quite a few novice hang gliders don't "glide" so well off here..
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    About High Rock:
    39.69599°N / 77.51333°W (End of Penn Marr High Rock Rd, Cascade, MD)
    The Appalachian Trail will cross the road
    Riders Up!
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    Keith
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    Overall, I busted the lunch stop. There was no food there, however, never a worry. We went around the corner to the store serving the camp ground. There we watched a guy that had been hoofing the Appalachian trail since April eat and entire 1/2 gallon of ice cream while we waited for our burgers. He says he's gotten faster since he started, and now closes 20 miles in under 4 hrs:eek1

    The track was fab (A big thanks to Lisa and Lakota:clap). I think I might try to tweak the homeward bound track. Gettysburg was a complete zoo!

    Aside from a passing shower on the trek home, the weather was absolutely B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!


    PS I hear that Porcupine has a 100 mile dirt trek around Leesburg that maybe we can get him to lead us on :evil

    PPS GPX can be downloaded from "GPX Tracks Northeast, Southeast, FL"
  5. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    And why is this photo completely blurry except for the sticker? :rofl

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  6. Porcupine224

    Porcupine224 I know a guy.......

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    Thanks to whoever put together the route,
    Thanks to those that were able to follow it, mostly,
    and thanks those that joined the ride.
    That route is on the short list for re-riding in the fall.

    Things we learned today...

    One of the riders may have the BEST real estate negotiator EVER.

    You really can stop and put on your raingear before it rains, really!

    Gettysburg is a jammed up as you can imagine on a summers day.

    Oh and check both the emails before riding. Sorry Gastone.

    Excellent ride
    Looking forward to the next one and my neighborhood rides should be on the list.

    Ed
  7. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    :jack


    Wrot Ro Scrappy. But we did check the thread before we pulled chocks this morning. Sorry!

    Heck yeah!
  8. zedd

    zedd Adventurer

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    Agreed. Today was pretty awesome.

    Thanks for getting the route together and letting me tag along!
  9. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Thanks for coming. You did really well today!
  10. gastone

    gastone R.I.P. sweet Angus

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    Dana, I was going to try and make it. Pm'ed Ed and told him I'd meet up with him this morning... then I didn't even leave the house. Painting and such for company next week.
  11. RoverDan

    RoverDan Adventurer

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    That looked like a great ride! Wish I could have made it...my Blue Tenere would have fit in perfectly.

    Cheers
  12. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Super bummer. Hope most of the paint is on the walls and the dogs don't have zebra stripes :D
  13. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Normally, we'd probably together over some fine food and celebrate. However, about 2200 miles sparates us geographically. So well do the next best thing! We are going to model this event after the series of thirty evening radio addresses given by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt between 1933 and 1944. However, since this is the 21st century, we'll be using a modern teleconference system to get everyone together.

    As this is a motorcycle forum, we'll tweak the agenda a bit from FDRs. Our guest speaker will be RFlagg42. He recently finished the biannual Iron Butt Rally (long distance riding) with 11,166 miles in 11 days for his prestigious 7th place finish :clap. RFlagg42 has numerous other long distance rally finishes in 2012/2013 and he has extensively participated in the majority of east coast rallys.

    In this fireside chat, we'll have some agenda items that RFlagg42 will be prepared to talk about. Feel free to post us any suggestions that you have or want to know about.

    What: Fireside Chat with Rflagg42 on Long Distance Rallys
    When: Either Sun 11 or 18 August
    Time: 5PM EDT, duration about 1 hour.
    Rendezvous Point: I will send you a PM which contains a conference call in number and passcode. The conference line can accommodate 250 people. You will be responsible for any long distance charges accrued on your telephone.
    Agenda: Here's a first throw at a dart board for some talking areas:

    1. Of all the long distance rallys, which one have you enjoyed riding the most? Why? Which long distance rally do you recommend for a n00b?
    2. Can you briefly explain how you chose your routes? What is the methodology? What sort of time factors (e.g. rest stops, gas stops, traffic, etc) do you use to plan into your routes?
    3. Describe the method you use to correlate the bonus points to the GPX tracks
    4. Have you done any mods to your bike specifically for the rallys?
    5. What is the biggest point pitfalls? Have any anecdotal stories of "what not to do?"
    6. What is a ball park cost estimate you use for participating in a rally (entry fee, gas, hotels, etc)?
    Audience: Long distance n00b riders or those interested in doing so

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    Blaster
    Dorito

    Please let me know which date you prefer and if you have other agenda topics when responding.
  14. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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  15. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    That is a slick looking blue KTM. I have never seen one that color.
  16. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    The asylum is nicer than I would have thought!

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  17. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    I've narrowed it down to 'earth'. Or 'Baltimore'.
    Did someone buy a sport-tourer? :ear:evil
  18. blaster11

    blaster11 Some days.....

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    Yep, Lakota picked up a K1600 from Bob's just before he left on this trip.....replacing his GT.
  19. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Maybe you could test ride it for him and write a colorful review?
  20. motomandan

    motomandan Been here awhile

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    Wish i could have made it! But after the Alsaka/Yukon trip had to work. I did see Keiths bike parked in Charlotte Hall.