Spring 2013 Rednek Rendezvous?

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by Canuman, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. AtlasExp

    AtlasExp beer me

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  2. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Yes, I was riding that slow in the rough. I popped my knee a few days before, and it hurt like hell in the bumps.
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    barbsironbutt Bungee Rancher

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    I was the one holding Jackpiner57 and AtlasExp up! Their patience was appreciated! Can't wait to do it again :D
  4. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    Nice job on the editing. Am I really that slow?:lol3

    I blame the editing. You were doing pretty well considering your condition.


    Yeah that's it, Barb slowed me down. Yeah that's it. :wink: I had a great time. Looking forward to the next ride Barb!
  5. jackpiner57

    jackpiner57 Moto-Racks.com

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    Belly's full and ready to roll!
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    On the trail
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    AtlasEXP and Barbsironbutt
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    Canuman and his DRZ-E
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    Unspoiled pond in the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge
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    AtlasEXP helping push Barbsironbutt through the snow
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    AtlasEXP using the clutch slipping method to get through the snow.
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    Had a great ride!
  6. AdvRich

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    Enjoyed the vid Atlas and pics Tom from the first scouting run. :thumb

    I'm looking forward to the scouting run next weekend, but gotta laugh with all the great weather of late and then rain in the forecast for then... :lol3 Hopefully it will change, otherwise I'll go the next round or on the date of the ride. :D

    http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/Errol+NH+03579:4:US
  7. AtlasExp

    AtlasExp beer me

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    You ruined our plans!!!!:)
  8. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    Whoops... didn't know about plans. No biggie; go for it. I'll opt out and show up for the main ride.
  9. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    If the weather looks super-sucko, there's a couple of places we can stay warm and dry for cheap or free. I gotta run this one. I'm waaaaay behind on the pre-runs because of the delayed thaw.
  10. AdvRich

    AdvRich Parallel Reality

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    Well if it ends up being a solo run for ya, then I'll be there whatever the weather. Also, I can do weekdays if that is good for you...? The WRX to R is on a timeline with other projects to be ready Friday arvo, but I can move that up a day or two for this week or we can go the following weekdays if that helps at all.
  11. Racer111v

    Racer111v Long timer

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    Seeing as the DRZ400 is the preferred small bike up there, I plan on riding mine up there. It looks like a little over 3 hours on I93 to get there. That is more than I like on the interstate. I'm thinking I may take Friday off work and ride some of the Puppy Dog Rt up. At least it would break it up a little. Is anyone else doing that or interested? Or does anyone have some dirt routes north between Concord NH to Littleton or so. I'm still using a basic car gps, but I do have a route sheet holder to make route notes on.

    Either way mark me as IN. :1drink

    See you guys up there.
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  12. Sir. Waffles

    Sir. Waffles Been here awhile

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    I was thinking of doing the same thing but haven't worked out any details yet. I'm about 2+ hours from Greenfield, Ma, let me know what you come up with.
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    I am coming even if it will snow!!!!:eek:
  14. Racer111v

    Racer111v Long timer

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    I'm about 2 hours from Greenfield also.

    I am totally guessing on times, but it is about 130 miles on the PDR to Silver Lake. At 30mph average that's about 4 hours. Staying on the PDR it's another 110 miles to Johnson VT (4 hours). Then it's about 60 miles of pavement to Island Pond. That's a 11 hour / 400 mile day. A little more than half the miles on dirt.

    If we did the PDR to Silver Lake, then back road to Island Pond it would be about 8 hours in the saddle. That's around 300 miles / 100 miles on dirt.

    Just thinking out loud at this point. I need a little more info on PDR realistic speed averages. :D
  15. AdvRich

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    akarob Green Cantern

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    I can't believe you guys have snow and ice up there now. Wow.
  17. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    No reason to flog up through the rain -- AtlasEXP is going to be here no matter what. It would be more fun to see you at the Rendezvous, if it's an either/or proposition.

    I can do Mondays and Thursdays, if you're game.

  18. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    The town roads (which are the bulk of the PDR) are actually in pretty good shape. It's very possible to run them at 45-50 mph this time of year. It's the pavement that sucks. I just went out on my first street bike ride of the season with my son on pillion accompanied by Barbsironbutt. Jesus squeeze us. Maybe I'm getting soft or something, but I was really missing dual-sport suspension.

    After spending the early season on the DRZ and the KLR, wrestling a road bike felt too much like work.

    I think the snow and ice are mostly gone. There's been a run of warm to hot days with low humidity. There are probably a few patches way up in the cold hollows.

  19. AdvRich

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    Rendezvous ride never in question. I'll PM you on the pre-ride time slots.
  20. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    I was out today on the KLR on a parts run for the DRZ. I had a good afternoon. The town gravel roads are in fine condition. I found myself running them around 50 mph average, at times with one hand on the bars. You still have to watch yourself, they can transition from "go like hell" to loose stone in a couple of hundred feet. There was very little mud and no frost boils. It looks as if I'm very close to putting up the big bike route. This weekend will focus on rougher sections for those that want a little meat with their salad.