1668miles,84.49gallons,28 hours driving gets you...

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by reverand, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. reverand

    reverand I love Dogs

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    More to come later, I'm tired.[​IMG]
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  2. GSbiker

    GSbiker new and un-improved

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    That's only 19.741981 miles per gallon. What were you riding or driving?
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  3. Gezerbike

    Gezerbike I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaaaa......ck

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    Me thinks that looks like a Connie front fender.............
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  4. Gerg

    Gerg The Destroyer

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    Damn drama queens...
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  5. skeeter

    skeeter Captain Safety

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    Silly Rabbit! With tires like that you wouldn't make it half way up the creek! :eek1 I suppose you could try to get knobbies mounted on those rims :lol3


    Waiting for more :ear
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  6. 12bridn

    12bridn I need throttle therapy

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    My thoughts too. EDIT: I cheated. It is. Now show us the whole pic. Does it have a sidecar for carrying a dog?
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  7. reverand

    reverand I love Dogs

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    OK here is my try at a half assed sort of ride report. I have been thinking that it would be nice to have a bike that would be good for longer distances than are comfortable on the DRZ(400 mile days are getting old on it). So I have been browsing the ads and found one. Just outside of Atlanta is a 2001 with no mods and 11000 miles on the clock. Owned by two elderly suthern Gentelman and the color is blue.

    Call the guy up and ask him if he has a picture of it. "Well there is one in the cycle trader." Says he. "I saw the add online" I relply. "On what" he says. "The internet, maybe you could email me a picture"? "What mail you a picture"? Is the answer. So I give up and make the deal and tell him we'll be down there in a couple of weekends.

    So I borrow a trailer from my buddy and we hit the road.
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    We pass through quite a few states and see some interesting things.
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    Thought I saw Chads bike.
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    Upon closer inspection it wasn't.
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    Looked like somebody was loosing his turbo coming through the hills.
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    Trying to make some time on the way down.
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    Beautifull codriver.
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    Didn't hit any rain till we got south of Chattanooga.
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    13.5 hours after leaving we pull up in the drivway.
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    And find this waiting for us.
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    We had planned on picking up the bike and making the turn and getting a few hours north of Atlanta so sunday wouldn't be so long. We wound up talking with Billy and his wife for four hours. They fed us coffee and freshly made rumcake. We told them we had to get on the road and they would have none of it and offered us a room. How could we say no. It is true what they say about southern hospitality.
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  8. reverand

    reverand I love Dogs

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    So the next morning we wake up at 330 AM. (she is not a morning person)
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    The bike is loaded up and ready to go.
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    Damn this guy rides close.
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    Save you the long and short of it. Were home.
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    I couldn't just call her Connie like all the other girls so I told her her new name was Georgia and she smiled. Looks happy to be in her new home.
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    And so are we.
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    Now all I have to do this week is get her ready to go with some coice add ons so that I can leave for the southeast on Friday morning. Going to check out New Orleans area and make our way around the gulf down to the keys and catch bike week for a day and then meander back. Ride report will follow.

    Marc
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  9. skeeter

    skeeter Captain Safety

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    Nice bike, Nice report.
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  10. ezekiel

    ezekiel Lost again

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    Same bike as motojoes connie with 90,000 less miles on the clock, I think you'll like it rev.
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  11. mutineer

    mutineer pierpont lives

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    nice bike Marc

    those Connnie motors are a blast

    looking forward to opics from the ride
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  12. trailuser

    trailuser take the backroads

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    Rev bought a Connie:clap You'll love it!! Considering joining the Concours Owners Group (COG). Great group of people, technical support and events!!

    Congrats on your new ride:deal


    Side note: Hey Rev now that your growing your hair you are showing your age (as in younger:)
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  13. 12bridn

    12bridn I need throttle therapy

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    That looks like my brother from another mother, KX250 in a crew cab S10. That guy has good taste in vehicles.

    Hey, if you pass by this area on your way south, stop by. I'll have some beers and a place for you and RevGirl to crash. BTW DataDaddy is also heading to Daytona, maybe you could could meet up with him.
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  14. DataDaddy

    DataDaddy @ the new dad thing

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    back a'ridin...
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  15. Skinner

    Skinner Mr.KTM

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    Congrats on the new ride!:clap
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  16. chain

    chain All Good Supporter

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    Rev, nice family portrait.:clap
    you have a place to stay in Central IL as well if things work out that way. Have a great trip.
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  17. bvkamp

    bvkamp agent provocateur

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    Cool bike! Great choice, Rev! :ricky
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  18. RedFlash

    RedFlash Go Cubs!

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    Gotta like a blue bike!

    :nod

    Sweet!
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  19. reverand

    reverand I love Dogs

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    Only thing a sidecar would be good for is keeping doggy guts off my headlight.



    Marc










    Edit: I would never hit a dog on purpose, only "knick it" a little.
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  20. reverand

    reverand I love Dogs

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    Thanks Joe, I have been on concours.org alot, will join up fairly soon. By the way now that you said I look younger I had to get a haircut.

    Marc
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