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Old 12-28-2012, 05:09 PM   #4426
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Oh, and big kudos to George (gp999) for jumping right in there; literally! and helping out. Whew!!

Frigid! Gas station never tasted so good...
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:02 PM   #4427
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Some pictures from Bill's camera

"Bill's Creek"


Phil bush whacking it


Around this:


Dave and George


George and Bill


'twas a good time....
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:57 AM   #4428
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Yesterday was a lot of fun. The route and the hotdogs in Abbeville were great as was the company.

Thanks for the invite!

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Old 12-29-2012, 03:21 PM   #4429
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Looks like fun. Wish i could have participated, would love to have some of yall on flim
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:35 PM   #4430
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Says Josh like anyone can ever stay close enough to actually be seen on his films...
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:43 PM   #4431
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Dan you kinda have a point there. I guess that i need to learn self control.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:53 PM   #4432
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At least you have the camera facing backwards; there's never anyone in front of you, that's for sure!
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:57 PM   #4433
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I gotta brag on Bill for a minute. After going under in a creek in this mornings weather would have sent me running straight back home; Especially when we were only 30 mins into the ride.

Bill's XR isn't the only thing that's bulletproof. He is an inspiration to me, I promise you that!!
here, here, I have been bragging to anyone willing to listen, (not many) that I rode with a southerner who was completely underwater at 38 degrees, and he never complained once. I had to beg him to use my spare "DRY" gloves to continue on. He would rather do the day w/o gloves. Qoute... "Im Fine"

he is a trooper and a pleasure/honor to ride with him and Dave. Thanks for a good ride and thanks to Monkey Butt for pioneering the back roads...
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:07 PM   #4434
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Looks like you guys had fun. I hate I had to miss out.
My FIL passed away on 12/22 so Xmas has been a bit dark here this year and the riding I had planned had to be put on hold. Im hoping to get out Monday and wear some rubber off the knobbies.

Could someone PM me the Abbeville route that was used?
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:45 AM   #4435
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Could someone PM me the Abbeville route that was used?
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:04 PM   #4436
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PM sent.
SDTHORP, can you send me that route too, and any others in the area worth exploring?
thanks in advance...
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:29 PM   #4437
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SDTHORP, can you send me that route too, and any others in the area worth exploring?
thanks in advance...
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I'll be glad to email it to you, just pm me your address.

Unfortunately, I'm in Disney World till the 6th, I won't be able to send it to you till I get home...

Ooh, there's Ariel, gotta go!!
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:32 PM   #4438
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March Moto Madness - Tellico Plains

Anyone ever go to this rally up in Tellico TN? I missed it last year because of work and looks like I'm going to miss it again this year (March 21-24, 2013). Looks like it would be a good time.


http://www.marchmotomadness.com/
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:50 AM   #4439
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Can't say that I have. But would like to go but I have way to much on my plate to even think about something like that.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:27 AM   #4440
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This could turn into an interesting ride. Locals I believe.

Wish them the best, but I fear they may have packed a tad heavy.

https://www.facebook.com/thirstybike/photos_stream

From their website:
How long is the trip?

The first trip, from Anchorage, Alaska all the way to the tip of South America, Tierra del fuego, will be almost 15,000 miles. That’s a long way! [I think they've left from Augusta instead]

Where will you sleep?

The bikes will be pulling an aluminum camping cot that will double as a trailer for gear. We will also be meeting up with people through the Couch Surfing network for places to stay and to meet up with local artist and musicians to promote their work. And sometimes a hotel or hostel.

How fuel efficient are the hybrid bikes?

The bikes will get anywhere from 150 to 200 mpg, depending on riding conditions. That means that gas to go 1000 miles will cost around $20, based on the US national average!

How fast do the bikes go?

The bikes will be geared to cruise most efficiently at 30mph but they have the ability to go about 40mph (that range is saved for when quick maneuvers are needed)

Won’t your butts get sore?

Yes, very sore.

Are there really people in the world who don’t have clean water?

Nearly one billion people lack access to safe water and this leads to the 98,000 deaths a week worldwide. Check out our Clean Water Facts page for more info.
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