Southern Maryland Adventure Riders

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

  1. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Pinebarrens Day Two

    A bit more than 350 miles of Jersey goodness behind us. Today, Blaster had the good sense to interview some trees. Not sure how the conversation went, but ended up turning the offending branch into a horizontal trebuchet. It was really remarkable how fast that overhanging tree branch can launch backwards and with the timing precision of exactly 3 bike lengths.

    A bit of deep sand, but today will be noted as land of 12,000 whoops. Sand Whoops. Big Whoops. Little Whoops. Whoops that lurk in the shadows. Whoops that can challenge you Ohlins 'spench. Whoops that if you didn't hysterically laugh about, you would be crying about. If only I had a few more Whoops today, I think the ride would be complete!

    Cranberry Bogs
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    The weather is always spectacular up here and yesterday and today were no exception. A storm is brewing, so we will see what tomorrow brings. The nice thing is sand doesn't mind a bit of water.

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  2. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    No. I wanted to come back and win the pants . :lol3 I do like the Sand 2 Jacket. It fits well. It just needs two beast pockets and it would be perfect. In the rain with the liner I stayed dry and the shell did not soak up water. I bought some Sand 3 gloves. Best summer gloves I’ve had for a while. XXL fit like a size 11 glove. Revzilla tried to talk me into the XLs. They do have a good exchange policy but did not have to use it.

    Cogents handle whooooops well.

    Stay dry tomorrow.
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  3. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    A few years ago, we did bought raffle tickets. It was a table of goodies, that if they called your number you went to the table and chose your item that you wanted. Sure enough, Blaster gets called and picks out his thing. The only thing left was ironically a few womens sized kit. A few numbers later, another of his tickets hits. Without hesitation, he tells them to roll it again. I glare at him. Yes, there is no reason your other household members should get first dibs. At least I can razz him about that until death do us part.

    Fast forward to last night. Up for grabs is a size XXL Sand 3 gloves (as described above). My raffle ticket hits. They see me walk up, and switched the XXL gloves for medium. When I get back to the table, Blaster has a Cheshire cat grim on. He can hardly wait to try on his new gloves. Except, the mediums won't fit him nor me. Yes, this raffle will be know as "the gloves that fit no one".

    The ride has been shortened by 20 miles so that we get back before the weather really kicks up this afternoon. Really nice morning so far.
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  4. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    May be you can contact the Rev’It rep and trade for you size. I like mine.
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  5. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Nice finale ride to close out the 2017 PB500.A bit moist,but temps in the high 60s.
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  6. joints4sale

    joints4sale No. Not "That Kind".

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    I find that the Brits do some wonderful reviews......

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  7. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    I like that color combo a lot!
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    blaster11 Still having fun!

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  9. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    If it wouldn't have been for Army training I may have been a bit miserable today with all the riding and loading of bikes in the downpour of rain....so what I will say is that it was good day for Army training!
    It started raining on us just before the riders meeting and didn't stop, the volume just changed. :-) Day 1 was 150 miles with a hero section, day 2 was 175 miles, and day 3 was 110 miles, we road them all with just three bike drops and one navigation error which cost us about 15 minutes. A bit tired now but what a hoot, will most likely do it again next year! Dave you would have a blast up there or as you would say "Having a ball". Within 1 to 2 hours of riding on day 1 Dorito and I were getting back in the groove of riding sand which was much faster than last year. Last year it took all of day 1 before we started not feeling fear and dread when we would come across deep sand. Please keep in mind that this isn't sandy ground but no kidding DEEP sand!
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    Anyway Jack and his crew put on an excellent event which has some great riding and sights, we never expected this in NJ. Besides the riding we went back to my favorite Italian restaurant....they have the most excellent bread, everything is excellent but the bread is just AWESOME! Anyways you owe it to yourself to go and give the event a try. The event is not just for little bikes but Jack also has big bike track which is completely separate so the riding can be more easily enjoyed on a big bike.
    This year they added in a small section of their enduro race. So before we started that section the guys who normally run it stopped us and gave some advice like fold our mirrors in and told Dana she should probably remove her tube pouch from the front fender. We declined and proceeded on. After we got in there a ways we started laughing to each other because we just weren't seeing the difficulty. Well that stopped a little bit further in because we got to the tight section, so tight in fact we had to stop and wiggle our bars between trees. Although it was harder and a bit slower it really didn't bother us that much since having ridden Eagle Bay and the trails that Donk puts together provided a good training ground. Please understand that we aren't racers but it didn't bother or scare us since we have ridden similar trails and know you just have to take your time and pick your way through it. The guy on the Africa Twin was having a bit harder time though. The people who were there this year were a bit better behaved on the trail when they made passes which made things a bit safer.

    Nothing broken, bent, or needing repair on the bikes/people so it was a good weekend!
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    RFlagg42 One hoopy frood....

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  11. Dorito

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    Interesting read!

    On another note, the big bikes in the numerous sand traps like shown 2 posts above were described as this:

    It was as if you had a bucket of fish that you dumped out of the ocean. Flipping and flopping left and some right, all in a synchronistic pattern for survival.
  12. Dorito

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    As the season, winds to a close so many new events coming on board to start planning for 2018! I feel like a fat kid on a candy pop. I could eat them all, but lest I just end up feeling horrible and having a tummy ache

    As Blaster mentioned, the Canadian Roaming Rally Explorer Edition is likely back in play for Memorial Day. Always a good time, and apparently we haven't partook since 2015, as EOD3MC-junior is 18 months old or so :jack

    JacksSplash is hosting the following:
    Late Apr/Early May SnowShoe Adventure Ride
    Juneish PA Grand Canyon Adventure Ride
    Late Oct Pine Barrens 500 Ride

    If Keywest ever sorts itself out from the 2017 Horrible-cane season, maybe a run down there too. And lest we not forget, 1QCY19 has another big adventure brewing....
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  13. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    This kid gave me some inspiration....



    So I also want to ride the mid Atlantic BDR, which débutes after Feb18...heck why not also add the summer HUMM event too.
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  14. biker128pedal

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    Can you imagine when that kid is in his teens and his friends find the video.
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    blaster11 Still having fun!

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  16. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Well, Key West is out of play for this winter. Navy Lodge is not taking any leisure travel requests.
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    blaster11 Still having fun!

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  18. joints4sale

    joints4sale No. Not "That Kind".

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    Anyone interested in doing a ride to Breakfast tomorrow morning?
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    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    I could do bfast.....where and when? Weather is not looking very good so I may drive.
  20. blaster11

    blaster11 Still having fun!

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    Time for a bunch of upgrades to the Adventure.....Skene front lights/turn signals, BMW rear LED tail light, big horn, some muchly needed Rigid Led Driving lights, and hopefully fixing the faulty fuel strip by replacing it with a float system. A lot of stuff to do but it definitely needs all these things done and hopefully this will be the last upgrades for this bike!!!!!! Maintenance and riding next. :-)
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