NH/VT Central Riders

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by AdamChandler, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. rebake

    rebake Long timer

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    In for 3pm.
  2. Red Card

    Red Card Second chances

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    The Flying Goose is at the intersection of Rt 114 an Rt 11 in New London. I'll put a small American flag on the table that we will be at in the pub so everyone can identify the group.

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  3. Piston

    Piston Long timer

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    Ha! My wife said the exact same thing to me! And, I used to be a big football fan up until about 5 years ago. I never watched a game this year.
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  4. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    I enjoy the sport (and baseball). just don't have time to even follow it anymore. I haven't sat down with a beer and a game in probably about 5 years, too!
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  5. BMgreenmt

    BMgreenmt Long timer

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    No respect for anyone that disrespects the national anthem, couldn’t pay me to watch it.
  6. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    ? Is football no longer doing national anthem? that's news.
  7. Red Card

    Red Card Second chances

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    I'm with you. With all the taking a knee this year I only watched one game all season.

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  8. dualscotty

    dualscotty premix

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    I here you Adam,i am aware of the super bowl but not that important to me.3 pm at the flying goose then?
  9. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    Maybe meet up in VT and have some super bowls? wink wink
    :p


    SEE YOU GUYS THERE!
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  10. fishwater

    fishwater Been here awhile

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    Hi all, I'm in Rochester NH & can't do the big bike rides with you folks since I'm on a barely "street legal" plated dirt bike BUT if anyone wants to do some off road riding with minimal tar please let me know!
  11. AdamChandler

    AdamChandler Ascending n00b

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    @802VTRider is your best bet. We're not a bunch old old guys but we do ride fat bikes compared your nimble 25xc
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  12. fishwater

    fishwater Been here awhile

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    Well, I'm a fat old guy on a nimble bike so I'm glad to be here!
  13. Mountainhound

    Mountainhound Long timer

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    Other side of state but always up for a ride, I have big and small bikes so all good. Got studs? Went for a ride yesterday. 20180204_145237.jpg
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  14. 802VTRider

    802VTRider Vermont Rider

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    I run studded tires on my bike. Going to throw them on this week and hit the lake this weekend or next. Most likely next weekend. If anyone sees a Yamaha racing the sleds on Lake fairlee that person will be me.
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  15. 802VTRider

    802VTRider Vermont Rider

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    Barely legal bikes are a natural fit in my area. We have so many class 4 roads and other trails to ride on you don't really have to worry about being legal. My bike looks legal and has a plate but it has insurance and that's it. Never get a hard time about it. If you want to try some pretty technical riding, I have a Woods track at my house that is about 2 miles per lap.
  16. BMgreenmt

    BMgreenmt Long timer

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    Anyone know how a KTM 250 exc f or Husky FE 250 would compare to a WR250R power wise? Or any other aspect? I hate that you can’t test ride these bikes!
  17. fishwater

    fishwater Been here awhile

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    I don't know how much help I can be but I have a 2009 250 XCF-W that I dual sport, never rode the WR but considered one. I did about 1000 miles on it last year, mostly off road. I'm 6'2", 260lbs & the bike has plenty of power. I was away from riding for about 10 years when I bought it last year & the bike makes me feel like a rock star in the trails. Easy to manage the power, tractable in snotty hill climbs, light & flickable compared to my old XR400. With the wide ratio trans it's pretty decent on the roads once I balanced the tires & have no problems keeping up with traffic but it's still a dirt bike not a true dual sport. I put a Seat Concepts seat on it so it's a little more comfortable than the typical rock hard seat, I did a 150 mile dual sport ride last year that was about 75% trail & felt pretty good at the end of the day. I love the bike, it serves my needs very well since I really only want to ride on the road to connect trails, I'd buy a new one in a heartbeat .
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  18. BMgreenmt

    BMgreenmt Long timer

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    Thanks for the reply. Any info is good as you can’t test ride these bikes. I had a WRR for a short spell but didn’t jive with it. I’m 6-4 and 240, so I always have to modify a bike to fit me a bit. I would only use the said bike for local trails and class 4 roads, anything else I’d be on my GS. It might be fun to attend some of these dirt bike rides I see on here and see if I can make an ass of myself!
  19. fishwater

    fishwater Been here awhile

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    Plenty of power for you I'd imagine. At your height your bike would be set up similar to mine, tall seat, flex bars with a sub mount for a little extra height & moved into the forward position on the triple clamps. I also have a set of Steg Pegz which helps riding while standing for us tall types but still feel locked in for the snotty stuff. I have to start setting up my 2011 in the same way so when I hop from bike to bike I will be comfortable.
  20. BMgreenmt

    BMgreenmt Long timer

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    Agreed, it sounds like I would set the bike up the same way. I always end up doing tall seat, risers, and lowered pegs. I'd love to see your set up some time. Any reliability issues? The WRR is bulletproof while everyone always picks on the Euro brands for being high maintenance and perhaps unreliable? Sorry to derail this thread........but we are still talking about riding thumpers on the backroads and trails of Vermont!!!!!!!