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Old 04-30-2013, 04:33 PM   #4816
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We need you. Again this year my company is leading a Bridge Ride for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. It's a motorcycle tour through the countryside around Fredericksburg VA, designed to go over or under as many bridges as possible. The $$ come from the riders either donating or collecting pledges for each bridge we cross. The only rule is every rider has to generate some kind of donation (last year we did 60 bridges and raised over $2,500). Other than that, it's open to anyone - employees, friends, customers, passengers, any bike, anybody who can safely handle an intermediate-level ride of 4 to 5 hours, including several butt breaks. We'll stay off major highways and aim for twisty country roads; relaxed pace, but RAIN OR SHINE, we still go. ALL proceeds go to our Company Relay for Life team.

The 2013 Bridge Ride is the afternoon of Thursday 9 May, so now is the time to sign up to ride, to pledge, or to donate. I'll update the list of riders as it builds so you know who to pledge, or you can reply to this message with your pledge or donation. Again , we need you to make this even better than last year! Thanks for making a difference

Please PM me with your Name and email so we can pass you more info.



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Old 04-30-2013, 06:27 PM   #4817
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Anyone know the GS rider killed on I-95 this AM?
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:02 PM   #4818
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We need you. Again this year my company is leading a Bridge Ride for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:08 PM   #4819
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:36 AM   #4820
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Gee whiz, why so anti-hack? If I didn't have to work that day I'd crash your fund raiser on 3 wheels!

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Old 05-01-2013, 05:15 AM   #4821
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It says "anything on 2 wheels" NOT "only 2 wheels". Technically, a hack, a car, a 18-wheeler all qualify
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:10 AM   #4822
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It says "anything on 2 wheels" NOT "only 2 wheels". Technically, a hack, a car, a 18-wheeler all qualify
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:15 AM   #4823
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Mike,

so... what's up with towed hack story?

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Old 05-01-2013, 06:38 AM   #4824
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Gastone...you are going to have to be more specific with Vacommuter. I think he gets frequent flyer miles as much as his rig is on a tow truck?



Or maybe the tow truck driver makes him feel a like a homecoming prom queen waving to the "little people"
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:41 AM   #4825
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Think I destroyed the new clutch yesterday. I had the original clutch replaced after 40K miles because it was starting to slip in 5th at high speed (for a hacked KLR) about 2000 miles ago. Recently I had replaced the water pump seals which involved removing the clutch cable. When I reinstalled the cable I couldn't get it adjusted so it felt "right". Test drove around the hood and all seemed adequate. Plan yesterday was to ride her to work and then after work stop at a friends house to finese final adjustments for this weekends dual sport shenanigans. About 40 miles into my morning commute temps and RPM went up but speed went down. Finally she wouldn't move in any gear with throttle. Took 1.5 hours for progressive to get me a tow truck. As it happens there was a fatal motorcycle accident on 95 that morning and my coworkers and wife were frantically trying to get in touch with me to make sure I was ok since I never made it into work. Anywho, Clutch-O-Rama tech day in the near future. Parts already ordered.

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Old 05-01-2013, 06:43 AM   #4826
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Nice! I have 43K miles on that rig but probably another 5K on the back of various flat bed tow trucks. Like Dorito, I am genetically hardwired to be abusive and hard on anything mechanical.

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Old 05-01-2013, 07:27 AM   #4827
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Damn Mike, and here I though KLRs are indestructible. Not in your hands apparently. Let me know if you need a hand when you do the clutch install. If nothing else I can come by and heckle you and throw wrenches at you.

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Old 05-01-2013, 02:18 PM   #4828
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Afterword we went to Jack Browns for peanut butter covered burgers and college girls... what could be better?
Awesome time. My wrist is still yelling at me but I haven't had that much fun in ages .
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:09 PM   #4829
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Dorito,
I know you have listed this on your Wanderlust Calender. are you guys headed out for it?

Dual sport / ADV ride (Little Orleans, Md.)

This Sunday come out and ride the 2nd Annual Green Ridge Dual Sport / Adventure ride. over 100 miles of county roads from paved to gravel to dirt unimproved. Sign up starts 8:30 and goes to 9:30, Riders meeting at 9:30 with all bikes out by 10. Set in the mountains of western Md,it starts and end at Little Orleans Camp Grounds and will touch into Pa.and WVA. riding though Green Ridge State Forrest. You must have a tagged and insured bike to ride, riders ride at their own risk, and runs $40 to enter. Camping is available through Little Orleans Camp Grounds. There will be 8 streams to ford with a detour to bypass the 3 deep ones. For more information call 443-695-2793. Come have fun in the mountains this week.

If you guys are headed out, and don't mind a tag along, I'd love to ride out with you guys! Looks like just the sort of ride for the BRP!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:12 PM   #4830
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Alas, Blaster, J4S and I will be somewhere south in the Trans West Virginia Trail starting 4 May with the little bikes. Otherwise, I'd be all over riding Greenridge!

Edit: EOD3MC will be joining the tail end of TWVT too!
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