The Mountains of the East

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

  1. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    putting together another recent day-trip I came across some pics of a recent event where I treated Kira like another model bike; riding her in the back of a pick up to the shop! :rofl You can draw your own conclusions! Got a recall notice and was advised not to ride her to the shop. The funny part was when I got there the mechanic asked why I didn't ride her down? :huh Oh well got her to the best BMW shop on the east coast "Morton's BMW" in Fredericksburg, VA. The trip would require the necessary supplies .... like "Butt Putty"

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    The shop said the earlier I could get there the quicker they could get me in so at the appropriate hour to take the near 200 mile trip from Cumberland to Fredericksburg.
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    half way there on rt 50 just east of Winchester Va
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    Arrival! On Time? a half hour before they open!
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    Josh liked the trip, but a couple of laps around the showroom you've seen it all and boredom comes quickly to the young. :lol3
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    You gotta pace yourself; Take your time, and you'll meet some interesting people, and sites. For example.:
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    You meet some great people and see there great rides like this one!
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    The Bike is .... speaks for Itself!
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    One more look at something nice! :
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    ooooppps?!!
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    OK THEN ! Time to get back to CUMBERLAND, MD
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  2. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    You didn't bring a sibling home for your bike?
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    eap El Adventurero Solitario

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    Ok then, wake up and meet us at the RoadKill Cafe. Artemas, PA 10am this morning (6/17/2011) - a couple of us are off to the Laurel Highlands campout and and will be in the vicinity. :thumb
  4. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    !@#$@ $%^* (* Crud! I even went to bed early last night 1:00am.
    Wish I would have know this sooner! .... I got a job thingy happening this morning! How long you gonna be in the area?
  5. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    Hey I even saw a special edition ride like "ADVWolf's" all geared up with the big metal Paniers, and all the goodies, but I didn't have my platinum card with me. :cry And they weren't too keen on the idea of a summer demo ride! :lol3
  6. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    :clap:clap I've done the US 129 3 different times dating back to '95. Could you do a list :deal of the other roads you're liking. I need a stash of them for the area so I don't have to hunt about on my next trip out there.
  7. AdvWolf

    AdvWolf Wolfhaven Tree Farm

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    Wait a minute... tomorrow is SAT! YOU should be able to wing it ----:deal

    All the great teachers do. :lol3
  8. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    Thanks Wolf for guarding my back! :lol3 Someday maybe ... ....
  9. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    OK, lets see pictures of the new bike. You didn't take the truck there for nothing.
  10. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    ...Wolf almost had me there Hillbilly. I was looking at the GS 650, but decided against it right as I was about to pull the trigger, because of him. I thought he would be all up on my face about that! :lol3 That bike was all tricked out with all the mods necessary for a screaming ride on the dirt roads.
  11. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    An LC4 makes a pretty good dual sport I hear. :D
  12. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    :lol3 SOLD ! Is this an offer? Name Your Price! Hopefully an offer I can't refuse? :lol3 From the first time I saw a pic of The LC4 I was impressed. I've got several different models I've been drooling er I mean dreaming about!

    Maybe You or the Wolf would be willing to make a tax free donation to the "Riff foundation for better Adventure Riding"! ? :rofl
  13. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Get offers on it every once in a while, but the $4K price tag seems too high for them I guess.
    I would just need the money to replace it with another one anyway.

    I thought about trading it when I got the SD, but the $1500 trade in offer was a bit of a joke.
    I know what book value is, but I know how much I would miss the bike if I sold it.
  14. pnoman

    pnoman Just Average

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    Riff,

    Nice photos & writeups! Feel free to contribute any WV reports to me at www.RidingWV.com I would be glad to include them.
  15. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    Thanks PNOMAN I would be honored. Will send you some series along.
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    AdvWolf Wolfhaven Tree Farm

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    Donations! I'm the only thrillybilly that rides a bmw and collects welfare checks. I decided to uses the goverment checks on something better than baby formula, cigs,& beer.

    To Funny- Riff!
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    Riff Been here awhile

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    :rofl Love it! Can't blame a man for trying! That makes Wolf a smarter than average billy, when he can use the Gov to get something good! :lol3 SHHHHHH We won't tell no body that will be our secret! :wink: D'oh :eek1 :ear Someone was listening!? I think that WVHillbilly heeeeerd us! :lol3
  18. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    I didn't hear a thing. :evil
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    I've ridden Deals Gap a few hundred times starting in 1990. It used to be one of my favorite roads. It's still a great road but all the traffic and LEO presence has taken much of the fun out of it. I used to ride the area on a sport bike. I have since converted to dual sport bikes and I have grown to prefer the really tight, twisty, and often steep roads. Most street bike riders probably wouldn't like my new favorites. Many are best accessed by dirt roads and some are dirt roads. There are dozens of great roads and many more I have yet to find. I just discovered several new ones this past week. My latest ride report is here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=698669

    I'm not going to post a list of my favorites but if you have specific questions I'll reply via PM

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  20. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    Hey Klav... been following your post [haven't posted there yet] and love it. I will have a dual sport in the stable somewhere in the future. We have quite a few roads similar to those in your pics around here. A couple I would have sworn where a couple miles outside of Cumberland. WVHillbilly had me on one a couple of weeks back. I will do the BRP and the T-Shirt roads just so I can say I did them, but I am beginning to discover the vast resource we have in WV, Western MD, and North West - VA. Many of our roads are incredible. Check out some the threads from "PNOMAN" http://www.ridingwv.com/ . I would be very much interested in some of your fav's.
    A couple Bikes I am drooling about are the KTM's, Suzuki DL650 Vstrom, BMW gs650 and I have had a strange affection for the Triumph Tiger ever since I've first started riding in 1972 in Italy on a 500 Triumph Trophy!

    Honestly I'm happiest when I'm on two wheels heading down any road! :lol3