The Baltimore ridin' dirty thread

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Sidecar Jockey, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. Sidecar Jockey

    Sidecar Jockey Been here awhile

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    If you don't get your rack sorted out, I'll have my tools so we'll still be covered.

    Although, if you end up being 2/2 for breakdowns I might start to think you're bad luck...
  2. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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  3. Sidecar Jockey

    Sidecar Jockey Been here awhile

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    Bump for the ride this Friday (July 11)

    https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Unknown+road&daddr=39.6888118,-76.8224202+to:39.711467,-76.831357+to:39.733986,-76.782664+to:39.7545703,-76.7561476+to:39.761202,-76.785909+to:39.7770342,-76.7947517+to:39.787962,-76.7903161+to:39.7963516,-76.8020199+to:39.808287,-76.7989454+to:39.815908,-76.8020521+to:39.827646,-76.8085311+to:39.8356092,-76.8019544+to:39.8366478,-76.7843578+to:39.8281581,-76.7751119+to:39.8261353,-76.7526322+to:39.849022,-76.731391+to:39.8448135,-76.6964733+to:39.844338,-76.6914001+to:39.846812,-76.662828+to:39.826669,-76.6451077+to:39.8120534,-76.6513994+to:39.749702,-76.637302+to:39.6811172,-76.69915+to:Masemore+Rd&hl=en&sll=39.599571,-76.682725&sspn=0.028405,0.046434&geocode=FQYjXAIdgg1u-w%3BFWuaXQIdbMhr-ynLvjCBKGjIiTGnyHuhoG853w%3BFevyXQIdg6Vr-ynjN5zRqELIiTF4Q7aPscqNSQ%3BFeJKXgIduGNs-ymlxlJ8tWfIiTH8T3cF8J4vXA%3BFUqbXgIdTcts-ykxYIMoi2bIiTFLF98uVI_eDQ%3BFTK1XgIdC1ds-ymH4T5xBGfIiTHLRJ3CKy7oZg%3BFQrzXgIdgTRs-yl7dP-YPWfIiTE6wgFUdwtCRQ%3BFbodXwId1EVs-ykL0AczMGfIiTHk4hhogtTWRg%3BFX8-XwIdHRhs-ylTeiljNWfIiTElQjQx5HxUxQ%3BFR9tXwIdHyRs-ynlaPVFxmDIiTFYCBEg4Z9W2A%3BFeSKXwId_Bds-ynj7LR1wGDIiTEFfkqUgiccGQ%3BFb64XwIdrf5r-ylvdCIjkmDIiTEVsIPdJ1tBHw%3BFdnXXwIdXhhs-ylx1PKyimDIiTFAbvrZ8EHmJA%3BFefbXwIdG11s-ympS6QhVmDIiTGaDtg6tQTxSA%3BFb66XwIdOYFs-ymz_gGKBGHIiTH2maHgY68t1g%3BFdeyXwIdCNls-ylJRBk0c2HIiTG4Vh-7Am6G8w%3BFT4MYAIdASxt-ykxsCFcimHIiTE3H8-m_aFYzQ%3BFc37XwIdZ7Rt-ym_8Z0NXWLIiTEoeyKhNDfunA%3BFfL5XwIdOMht-ylJVil1XmLIiTEUdvCPxz43SQ%3BFZwDYAId1Ddu-ykDRY0-vmLIiTEhkL6lLSOsfA%3BFe20XwIdDX1u-ymh23UL1GLIiTFSnUymbe351w%3BFdV7XwIdeWRu-ymLzUv7L2PIiTFenKmClj9Y1g%3BFUaIXgIdiptu-yk3vNZkMnvIiTGcor1V2vmIHw%3BFV18XQId8qlt-ym3GbGJDW_IiTELhAT1mY6D3Q%3BFTdaXAIdluRt-w&t=h&mra=dme&mrsp=24&sz=15&via=1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23&z=11

    Meet at the usual spot (Mt Carmel Road park and ride) at 10:00 or at my place (downtown Bmore, PM for address) at 9:15.


    PS: Sorry Chisenhallw, I have a plane to catch later in the day. As soon as I'm done riding I'm heading to the airport.
  4. Sidecar Jockey

    Sidecar Jockey Been here awhile

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    As far as I know there aren't any confirmed "in" for tomorrow, but I might not be able to make it anyway.

    I'm making arrangements to pick up another bike, I know you guys understand...

    If my deal falls through and I'm going to ride, I'll post here tonight.
  5. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    :freaky

    also;

    Uralaling.

    *poke*poke*
  6. Sidecar Jockey

    Sidecar Jockey Been here awhile

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    Yeah... we need to do that. I still havent even de-winterized the Ural yet this year. My weekends really free up starting in August, but I'm booked for July.
  7. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Same here. We'll plan for August.
  8. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Long timer

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    OH, hell. I didn't confirm it, but I was planning on it. I'll check later on tonight to see.

    Not bad for me to take that time and do work around the house, mind you. There's lots of that needs doing.
  9. Sidecar Jockey

    Sidecar Jockey Been here awhile

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    I'm out for tomorrow... still trying to arrange to pick up a bike. Sorry if anyone was wanting to ride.
  10. CrawfishStu

    CrawfishStu Adventurer

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    Hey guys.
    Joined the forum at the recommendation of a friend.
    Found some nice info here.

    Took nearly 10 years off from riding. Owned dirtbikes and a handfull of 80s streetbikes.
    Decided I wanted something not afraid of a little dirt.
    Couple of months ago I picked up a 2014 Tiger 800ABS(knowing what I do now, I might have gone for the XC).
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    Added a few things. Put on some break in miles and learned her manners. Ready to go ride.
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    I've never really taken a bike this size offroad but I'm to understand that this is an upper midweight bike.
    When you guys classify the rides as big bike OK etc, are you considering the 800 a big bike? Would stock roadie tires be good on most of this stuff?
    How often do you plan weekend rides? I've seen a lot of weekday stuff. I have a job with regular hours.
    I enjoyed the pictures and trail reports. It really has helped me get at least an idea of what I'm in for.

    Thanks. Stu.
  11. Sidecar Jockey

    Sidecar Jockey Been here awhile

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    For this particular thread, Its mostly weekend. I was trying to put a ride together for today, since I had off, but it didn't work out. If you search the forum, you can probably find a ride pretty much any time you would want to go.

    I started this thread and usually post a few ride routes and we vote on what day works best for everyone... but I am by no means 'in charge'. If you want to organize a Baltimore area ride, feel free to do so here.

    Personally, I would consider your bike to be 'big', but its its very capable. (my dual sport bikes are 500cc and 650cc thumpers, so 'big is realtive) You could do any of the rides we have done in the past in this thread on street tires. You're going to have to ride 3+ hrs from here to get to anything really gnarly. We have had several BMW GS, a KTM 9?0, an SV650 on street tires, and even a Harley Road King on our rides, so there are plenty of big bikes.

    Most of the dirt roads near Bmore are pretty tame. There might be an occasional rock or rut or deep gravel, but I think your bike is perfect for the kind of riding around here! I was just admiring the new tigers at my local Triumph dealership the other day, they look like really great bikes. Welcome to the forum!
  12. Chisenhallw

    Chisenhallw Avowed Pussbag

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    Welcome, stu! Nice bike! A couple of the other local fellers have those. You'll be in good company!
  13. SwellsRides

    SwellsRides Been here awhile

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    Sorry we didn't get out on Friday, but over the weekend I did get out AND got my rack mounted!! Now I just need to purchase some tools so I am more self sustaining!!

    I am out of town with work until end of the month, but will be keen to ride upon my return!!

    Cheers!
    SWells
  14. Sidecar Jockey

    Sidecar Jockey Been here awhile

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    I'm booked solid until August too, but we'll have to get together for a ride when you get back!
  15. Stephen Hill

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    Hi all...Last minute posting, but I thought I'd extend the Invite.
    Destination - First Sunday Bike Gathering in Ephrata PA. About 2 hours each way thru Amish country into Lancaster, then north on the highway.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    We may take different back roads home.<o:p></o:p>
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    Sunday, August 3 Ephrata Ride . Leave by 7:30 /7:45.<o:p></o:p>
    Meet at 7:00 am at - THB, Towson Hot Bagels, in Lutherville, on Ridgley Road next to the Shell Station at 7:00 when they open.<o:p></o:p>
    About 2 miles North of the beltway , exit 695 onto York Road North. This is the shopping center with Michaels' <o:p></o:p>
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    We have 3 to 4 riders so far from the BMWBMW group......This is a nice Ride!
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  16. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Long timer

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    I think I can do this.
  17. Dynamick

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    I think I might join you for the coffee and bagel portion of the ride.
  18. Sidecar Jockey

    Sidecar Jockey Been here awhile

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    I'm going to be out of town this weekend... BUMMER! Have fun!
  19. Stephen Hill

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    Love to see anyone who can make it.
    Rain has stopped at 11:00.:clap
    Steve
  20. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Long timer

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    Sorry I ended up missing it after all. Between the truck loosing oil pressure, the morning rains, and a few other things, it just wasn't happening. Shame, as I was looking forward to it.