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Old 03-30-2013, 05:50 PM   #4246
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Today didn't suck, or yesterday either for that matter.

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Old 03-30-2013, 06:19 PM   #4247
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home safe.. a couple of drunks weaving around on the way home.. but plenty warm with the Gerbings.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:33 PM   #4248
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back safe as well. I moved the Southern New England ToR with A Twist a little ways West.. Paging Dr. AkaRob..

It was good getting out to do a little riding and a little camping although not enough of each! It was my first time on a bike since before christmas I think! Good seeing ya'll!
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:41 PM   #4249
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home safe.. a couple of drunks weaving around on the way home.. but plenty warm with the Gerbings.
Ya should have seen me weaving riding home on a flat tire. For whatever reason, I didn't have my tire repair tools with me, laziness I suppose. We tried Fix-a-Flat but that didn't work for more than a few miles. The bike rode surprisingly well on a flat rear tire so I called the Mrs. and had her start heading North as I headed South and I'd say I got about 30-40 miles before we met.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:53 PM   #4250
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Thanks Lo and Cheese for hosting! Awesome camping with all you folks as usual. Here are some of the few pics I took this weekend:









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Old 03-31-2013, 03:12 PM   #4251
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JGormley on Mast Rd, that delightfully twisty part alongside Halfway pond.


Lilolita, Cheesebot and JGormley at the powerlines. Shortly after this photo was taken, Lilolita took off and I attempted to follow her. Some observations:
1. She can RIDE. Wow. I've got a lot to learn.
2. When the bike you're chasing is only 1/4 the weight of the one you're on, and you're doing the chasing through sand, power doesn't mean diddly/squat. I could see the tracks, she was long gone. There was a deep sandy section I doubted I could get through, but with enough throttle, I made it.


Lilolita and Jgormley returning from an excursion up the hill.


Jgormley working up a sandy hill. He must've had a devil of a time avoiding the trench my bike dug... Its a good thing he wasn't in roost range, he'd still be trying to get sand out of his hair...


Yup. Everyone has their idea of the best way to spend a fine spring afternoon.


Saturday.


Lilolita and I took off for an 'easy' 'two or three hour ride'. This is just beyond the sign that indicates the GPS is wrong. The sign is correct, this road shows up as a town road on both my topo and road maps.


It gets worse.


I lost count at 4 downed trees. After the first, we were committed to the road - getting back around that initial blowdown would have been near impossible because of the steep banks. The routine consisted of ride 20 yards, stop the bikes and get off to assess the 'go around' options, plot a route and clean up anything we could, back to the bikes and make it happen. She definitely had an easier time through the brush, but I was able to follow her lead well enough.


This one was a lot of fun. The log was just springy enough that my front wheel got over okay, but the skidplate got hung up on a branch and the wheel dug itself a nice hole. Okay, drop the GS down onto a jug, fill in the wheel hole with branches and sand, stand the GS back up and walk it over the log with the throttle.


Like a champ.
Too bad we weren't on an established ridearound, but a quad track leading to... yes... another blowdown across the trail. We turned around and went back to the road.


YES. No more blowdowns, no more snags, no more sand!

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Old 03-31-2013, 05:36 PM   #4252
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Now thats attractive !
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:38 PM   #4253
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Damn that looks like it was fun. I need to get some info on where you were riding - you know seem to know the dirt out there stated than I do.....
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Old 04-01-2013, 01:22 PM   #4254
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so sorry I missed this, but I had promised a friend to help moving his shop and that took up the entire weekend.

The twist of it was that we had to move his Porsche Boxter which had a blown motor and it had to be replaced before the lift was taken down... yeah!

Pulled the motor on Saturday (only took few hours) Came back Sunday put the new one in, drove the car to the new home...
Had some help but did most of it myself, probably under 10 hours total, surprised how easy it was considering we had to remove the seats and partially dismantle the convertible top just to get access to the engine bay!



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Old 04-01-2013, 03:15 PM   #4255
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Good job, especially if it was your first time!
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Old 04-01-2013, 03:57 PM   #4256
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Great to see so many folks come out for some Big Bike camping last weekend!

My oh my, do I like the sand. The only rocks we had to contend with were the ones strewn in the path up to the campsite.

all the pics

Stopped in Marion to see cheesebot's grandma, who is finally home from the physical therapy place, his aunt and his mom (who will be at a CNR this year!)


Upon arrival...just me & cheese, but Twilight Error soon joined us


Friday ride ... along Halfpenny Pond


One of many, many cranberry bogs we rode by
Twilight Error (BMW 1150) and cheesebot (Transalp)


jgormley messin' about


TA rider stayed put as he took pics of me and Twilight Error headed up the hill


My absolute favorite kind of riding
Twilight Error and jgormley in Massachusetts' version of the Pine Barrens


These are the puddles where me & the cheese stopped when we were out here at Thanksgiving. This time, me, jgormley and Twilight Error kept going


the second puddle was much too deep and the go-round was easy enough, so back goes Twilight Error


up up up the hill!
jgormley not lovin' the sand


shure is purdy, this pahrt of southeastern MA
and yeah, I just love the DR350


stuck behind a gahbage truck


it IS the Cape ... obligatory water shot


back safe & sound on Friday night


obligatory firewood collection shot
note cheesebot and WAP in the background next to WAP's bike


the beginning of Saturday's "easy" ride


as Twilight Zone and I stopped for a quick pee break, two motocrossers came roaring down and then up the gas lines ... I didn't take pics to protect the innocent




this is the BBDoR thread


mrt10x and alcontrast showed up Saturday evening ... mrt got a free meal and then left to sleep in a warm, comfy bed


just a note to those going to the Pachaug DualSpork CNR at the end of April ... label your REI chair!


Easter Saturday dinner ... there were VEGETABLES, mom!


all in all, a great turnout.

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WAP
jgormley
mrt10x (didn't camp)
alcontrast
me
cheesebot

We tried to connect with Twecko, but he must have stayed over in NOLA.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:33 PM   #4257
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Looks like a good time, and it was a beautiful weekend. Sorry we missed it.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:38 PM   #4258
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I missed a free meal ? I hope Mr T comes through ok, I pity da foo.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:47 PM   #4259
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Great to see so many folks come out for some Big Bike camping last weekend!

My oh my, do I like the sand. The only rocks we had to contend with were the ones strewn in the path up to the campsite.

all the pics

Some really good pics
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Thanks for leading the ride! I had no idea I disliked sand as much as you liked it until I tried to ride in it all day. Part of me was happy to bushwhack around those trees simply because there wasn't likely to be sand!

That said, the only way to get better at something is to do it...

This is my personal favorite from your album:
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:50 PM   #4260
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Great to see so many folks come out for some Big Bike camping last weekend!

Fun riding of Friday... Glad I picked the right day to ride!
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