just puttin' around in WNC

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Cuttle, May 28, 2011.

  1. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    someone said “party” ?
  2. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    Which one did you get? I like the Low-pitch myself.
  3. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    the lager... pretty much everybody likes that one (especially me :lol3).

    oh and say hello to WTF250.2.
    The old one had a base gasket leak so I replaced it with this very clean one (tagged as well) 100477744_10163502466850548_6855867225849462784_n.jpg
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  4. kennyanc

    kennyanc Long timer

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    Well, it is your birthday after all. You should have what you like!
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  5. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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  6. GlennR

    GlennR Chasin' my tail

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    Looks like a great ride. :thumb
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  7. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    burp. :D

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    so yeah...

    like a sheep following the other: I followed Kenny's line.... till my bike died in the middle of the creek. It may was a tad deep - end I ended up pushing it out and checking airbox, boot, head. I had some wate in the airbox, but no standing water in the boot and no water blowing when turning it over w/p spark-plugs. Oil is fine, it fired right up - lucky me.
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  8. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    I did have some more successful water crossings though - and thanks to CMT awesome boot driers, I started off day 2 with dry boots and sucks. Not for long though.

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    washed out culvert video (no road crew, no detour ;) )

    so yes, it rained, but still it was a fantastic ride, beautiful and almost eerie riding in the fog/clouds, wind and rain at times.

    day 2 stop: TWO of Suches

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  9. farmer_fred

    farmer_fred mostly paved

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    Anyone headed to BRMC for the Guzzi thing? Hopefully I can make it both ways this year with the same clutch.

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  10. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    Shoot! Forgot that's coming up already.

    I am hoping to take the hack (if I get the gremlins sorted) and drop by for the afternoon. If it's not running, I can always take the little one.
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  11. farmer_fred

    farmer_fred mostly paved

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    If you bring the hack, one of those beasts can accompany you.
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  12. MaverickNC

    MaverickNC Gnarly Dude

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    Looks like a good time!

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  13. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    yep. just a bunch old Geezers :lol3
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  14. farmer_fred

    farmer_fred mostly paved

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  15. farmer_fred

    farmer_fred mostly paved

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    This weekend was also a Concours gathering at BRMC, and as always an assortment of machinery showed up. I missed getting pictures of the Asheville crew, dammit.
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    Ahem

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    The usual lunch ride to Hot Springs was perfect.

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    This Russian gentleman needed a 200 rear tire in a bad way Saturday afternoon:

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    Folks pitched in and they got er done without a tire machine, in the dark using a lot of big zip ties:
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  16. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    looks like a great turnout under the circumstances... bummer

    I did the mistake of taking a nap after getting the hack into the shop and going out for lunch.... nap-roulette failed :lol3. And then the little guzzi turned out to be totally dead too. So yeah, no goose no goose-rally. Hope to see you in October at notta.
  17. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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  18. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    oh and more things happened:

    sold the montesa

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    and Rick's Funduro went back to his family - Jim picked it up

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    more to come..... in a few weeks.
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  19. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    Moose!!!!

    And maybe a new bike... fly and ride, 20200831_133611.jpg 20200830_134416.jpg out west.... maybe
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  20. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously?

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    I guess I should do my little ride report.....

    A few weeks ago at work I just felt like I needed to get away - badly :baldy. So I requested time off in one week out. That was a Friday afternoon, Friday night I used @Drif10 's reasoning and expertise to narrow down possible bikes for a fly and ride.

    Long story short, I bought a bike the next day, booked a flight for the coming Thursday evening and kept waiting on the approval for my vacation :lol3 (I know that's the wrong order but what the heck :lol3)

    prep work - SAE plug for my GPS (that way all I had to do is install and SAE connector to the battery)

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    Flight to Denver... score!
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    Thursday night after a bus ride to Colorado Springs:
    9260 miles, luggage, heated grips, skid plate, crash bars, throttle stabilizer

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