Southern Maryland Adventure Riders

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

  1. Armyguy

    Armyguy Been here awhile

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    Hahaha....more bell. Less bunny.
  2. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    Awesome, look forward to catching up a bit!
  3. BluRidgeRider

    BluRidgeRider Long Rider

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    Greetings Southern Marylanders!

    For any of you who may be taggers, I'm in town to visit family and just dropped the USA Tag (USA TOR) in your back yard.



    Numa
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  4. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    What an amazing night under the stars and next to a fire... 1021172201.jpg
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  5. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    Good seeing everybody today and hope you all had a good ride!

    Looks like the USA Tag (USA TOR) is in motion again! :-)
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  6. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Looks like we are going to need to form a syndicate if we are going to buy an HP4. Only 750 will be produced in 2018, with approx. 10% imported to USA. Yours for a mere $78K..
  7. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    I think I will stick with the HP2.....out!
  8. joints4sale

    joints4sale No. Not "That Kind".

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    And to think that I had a chance to buy one for sticker.
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  9. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    What an investment!
  10. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Should have bought 10! What was the sticker?
  11. joints4sale

    joints4sale No. Not "That Kind".

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    I think we’re talking about two different bikes. I was referring to the 2013 HP4 msrp @20k.
    The 2017 HP4 Race seems to be a bit more exclusive.
  12. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Got some really fun photos back from VIR.

    I dig the dog fights for lines. Reggie told us a story about 2 bikes that were set up using ultra fancy smancy GPS kit. One rider was a professional racer. The other an "ordinary" moto rider, who was a publisher. Both rode 10 laps on the track. The racer was not only faster, but also rode a tighter line with 100 yard less mileage.
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    Nice Fall Colors
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    And with only +/- 25 riders, you often get some space to yourself
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  13. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    A few more...
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    Apparently, i like photos with soft focus...
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  14. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Pinebarrens 500 Day 1 Mini Report

    We decided to do the little bike track, despite the early reports the lack of rain has resulted in very dry conditions, leaving the sand 12 feet deep.

    Last year, i realize that i was mostly lucky as we trotted around. This year I returned a different rider, one riding with more skill and talent, and still using a dash of luck.

    The hero section was easily owned today, and although there will always be a faster, better, etc rider, I am tickled pink with my ride. A bit more after dinner about the Enduro section, that was used last weekend...
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  15. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    So at the 70 mile mark, we are shepherded under this banner of "heaven". The gent is schooling that we should fold in our mirror for this next section, and maybe even remove the fender pack. Really dude? That fender pack has been on since Oregon, so what could possibly go wrong? After our moment under the Hollywood camera as stars, we set out. This section is only about 10 miles, so how treacherous could it be?

    The track starts out tame enough. We are laughing about all that great advice that was spewed just moments ago. Then we take the first right turn. If I hadn't been subjected to the "humor" of Don Kirpatrick's trail cutting methodology at Eagle Bay, today would have had my crackers. Instead, that bastardly stick farm that Don built taught me many lessons. As it ends the fender pack was fine, the mirrors ended up "self" folding, and a wayward blinker somehow is a bit droopy. All good fun!
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  16. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Some nice colors in the New Jersey area
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    Bikes, bikes, everywhere bikes....the funny thing is we don't see mst riders on the trail, some appear to ride up from the hotel just for communal chow
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    And off to ride among giants, the Cranberry bogs that is
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  17. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    Wish I could have made it this year. Watch out for the water holes :muuttand keep it below 20 mph. :lol3
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  18. Ken Hooligan

    Ken Hooligan Getcha' Pull

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    How has the weather/temps been?
  19. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Spectacular! A bit nippy for the first hour, but no worries, because Jack will drop you into a certain deep sand hell right out of the gates. Soon enough, you are a sweaty pig wishing to be cooled off.

    However, a storm might be rolling in overnight. We will see what tomorrow brings. I don't mind cold or wet, but not cold AND wet.
  20. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    No joke, you probably have worn out that Jacket you won last year and need a new one :D

    Apparently carrying out a simple request of avoiding the water holes has been well executed. No helo flights yesterday. We'll see how today went. The guy that went in the helo last year and swore would never return to dastardly Jersey signed back up again....