The Mountains of the East

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by Riff, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    I lived in Bowie, MD for 3 years in the 90s. I took quite a few rides out to WV & VA while I lived there. Although I thought the roads where great, I prefered the roads further south so that's where I went on longer trips. But, that was back before my dual sport days. Back then I preferred the easier roads like Deals Gap because it was easy to go fast and feel like a hero on them. Since then my tastes have changed some and I prefer the more challenging roads where average speeds are lower. I suspect I would like the roads of your area more now than I did back then.

    Some day I'll make it back up there but the problem is: So many roads, so little time.
  2. WVhillbilly

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    Oh, BTW Riff. I found some new roads yesterday.

    The best routes are going to require a dirty bike tho.

    Got one yet?
  3. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    AdvWolf said he is not giving his up yet! :lol3 Go figure! Need to talk to my bro-in-law he is a wrench-er for "Romney Cycle" surely he can score me a ride somewhere. Just have to convince the wife it a necessary budget item! :eek1 :lol3 :wink:
  4. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    I've been following several of the NC threads and it all looks good from the coast to the mountains. Like you I just need the TIME and money. You know you are always welcome back to God's country :rofl the gates are open 24 - 7 - 365.

    No my hero days are better defined as the quality of the ride as well. I like measured speed and control a lot better these days. My tag line refers to being closer to the end of the story than the beginning and I want to see it all before the book is closed. My native American ancestry helps me to fool a lot of people about my true age [I like being underestimated]. :lol3 My bike is often looked at as a sport bike, but it is a {Big} Naked Sport Touring bike, the Naked Version of what is now the K1300S. I think WVHillbilly is very serious about helping me get a dual sport, and believe you me I'd take one in a heart beat, but until then ....

    I am hoping some time in the near future to come down that way when I do I'll let you know.
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  9. WVhillbilly

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    I don't know what they are worth, seemed a little steep to me. I could be wrong tho, it's been known to happen.

    Of course you can't tell how nice it is, since there are no pictures :huh
  10. Riff

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    Just IM'd U a msg ! this last one too much, but the first one has me thinking I can go back to the bank and renegotiate another loan! :becca wHAT tHE hECK AM i DOING! ..... I Must RESIST! Right? ! :knary I almost pulled the trigger!
  11. WVhillbilly

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    Don't have anything around to sell? Think your boss would give you a pay advance?
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    Riff Been here awhile

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    One of the Kids maybe!
    The problem is I think I can go back to my bank and they would do it in a heartbeat! I'd have to go to my boss to convince my wife not to KILL ME ! :rofl Paul said it best " to live is Christ to die is gain" so either way I look at this it is a win win situation. :lol3
  13. WVhillbilly

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    I'd post some pictures from our trip the other day, but they wouldn't count as we were in the truck.
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    Riff Been here awhile

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    I don't think a couple would hurt! Do you have a "smug mug" account?
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    Nope, I'll post them up later. Off to do some house type stuff.
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    Riff Been here awhile

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    Dude! We gotta do this on the bikes! .... Yeah Yeah I know ... but it will be even cooler on the bikes! Oh yeah btw you do take good pics when you take the time to take some! :lol3
  18. WVhillbilly

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    Sections of this trip require a dirty bike.
    Didja call about the KTM yet?
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    So can I come! I read the last couple of captions "Scanned" and saw the pictures. :evil So we are going to a house full of Swiss Daughters! :freaky

    Riff you can watch the bikes -:pope
  20. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    dead end, now cking out a lead on a Husky sm610 ...