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Old 07-24-2013, 03:42 PM   #24571
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IMHO ......
I see a lot of guys standing on their pegs riding through small towns. Again, IMHO .... I think its better to do the standing out of town where there is less traffic and certainly less population. Having said that .... you gotta stretch when you gotta stretch. Just don't do it all the way through town.
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Old 07-24-2013, 05:58 PM   #24572
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Okay guys- looking for some x-small or small gear for my daughter. Have not had much luck on in the fleamarket and CL. She is riding pillion to Michigan and back then starts riding in the spring. I have some medium stuff but its just to big & would like to get her some smaller gear for this ride. Then look at nicer stuff for the spring.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:27 PM   #24573
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:39 PM   #24574
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Ummm..."Guy" or "Gear"

Enter not ready for a guy at this point...Thanks Mikey, how is life?
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:48 PM   #24575
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Count me in on the next one!! Can't wait to get out there myself.

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GRRRRRRR! After making a nice long ride report of this weekends events, I hit submit reply and it lost everything as I had been timed out!! Oh well, here is the Reader's Digest version...

Many thanks to everyone, especially Andrew, for a wonderful weekend of great riding, camping and meeting new friends. What made it extra fun for me was that in 28 years of riding, I had NEVER been to ANY of the places we went to in WV.

Camp night one...After being spoiled by a big, comfy, RV that is nicer than my first apartment, I actually enjoyed motorcycle camping a little.

Friday night near West Augusta


Mi casita


Day two.
Spruce Knob, foggy and 62 degrees! No view, good excuse to go back!


Despite the fog, it was still beautiful



Lunch stop at a cool place called the Alpine Springs Lodge. Lots of guns, bayonets, hunting traps, pictures of hunters with game, etc...


Giant bear trap, looks horribly painful!


One of a few bears rugs, this one was on the ceiling


Big bear statue in the corner



Sorry, I couldn't resist!


Karl (Greenflyfarmer) and I getting carried away for an action shot for my kids!


After lunch we took WV rt. 72 that runs from Hambleton WV to 32 just past Red Creek WV (VERY highly recommended) on our way to Dolly Sods

Dolly Sods, very neat place. This is what I imagine the Canadian tundra or parts of Alaska look like minus the moose, 1200 pound brown bear and JDRocks and his homemade ADV bike.




On our way back to Laurel Fork, we stopped to admire a beautiful vista. Me and das fraulein on the right and Dirt Monkey and his Tiger on the left.


Mi casita night number two at LF.


Sorry for the lack of riding shots but I left my GoPro at home...Except for one flat rear tire in the group and a "minor tumble" on gravel, we all had a great time.

On the way home, Chuck and I drove through what felt like Niagara Falls while going over Afton mountain! Sweet Jesus that has to have been some of the heaviest rain I have ever ridden in, never mind the scary sudden cross winds! Everyone was either going 30 mph with their flashers on or pulling over! Fortunately, a bit east of C'ville, the sky turned blue, and we had smooth sailing home! I detailed the bike, took a hot shower, had a nice steak dinner and took the family out for ice cream!
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:48 PM   #24576
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Dry heat ya know ....alittle of this...


and waiting for this to be done...


Still lurking on ya'll.........


Rockin' pulling a classic rookie/noob move...quoting an entire post...
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:53 PM   #24577
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:34 PM   #24578
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Mission accomplished. Finished the entire TAT today with a ride into the Pacific at Port Orford, Oregon.



Crossing the USA on a thumper was every bit as painful as I thought it would be, but it would have been impossible to do the entire TAT on my GS.

All together it was 31 days and 7 hours. 6334 miles from my house in Petersburg, to OBX, to the family farm in WV, then the entire Blue Ridge Parkway, Deal's Gap, Cherohala Skyway, and the Trans-America Trail end to end. Two rear tires, four flats, one oil change, three broken frame spots on Joe's XR, and a muffler wrapped in tree bark. An stories to tell forever.

Tomorrow we begin the prep for Joe and his Dad to make the return trip. Oil and filter changes, tire changes, small fairings added, and transfer of the tools and parts. I fly home Friday morning, and they head back to Virginia via Highway 50, the Loneliest Road in America. I can't believe Joe is willing to ride that XR home on the highway. It was painful enough as it was at 25-35 mph!

Can't wait to get back to Petersburg and see everyone.

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Old 07-24-2013, 09:08 PM   #24579
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All together it was 31 days and 7 hours. 6334 miles from my house in Petersburg, to OBX, to the family farm in WV, then the entire Blue Ridge Parkway, Deal's Gap, Cherohala Skyway, and the Trans-America Trail end to end. Two rear tires, four flats, one oil change, three broken frame spots on Joe's XR, and a muffler wrapped in tree bark. An stories to tell forever.
Can't wait to get back to Petersburg and see everyone.

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I don't know you gents personally, but you guys are awesome ! Big props !



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Old 07-25-2013, 04:24 AM   #24580
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Okay guys- looking for some x-small or small gear for my daughter. Have not had much luck on in the fleamarket and CL. She is riding pillion to Michigan and back then starts riding in the spring. I have some medium stuff but its just to big & would like to get her some smaller gear for this ride. Then look at nicer stuff for the spring.
Thanks for any help,
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My son has grown out of a nice Thor youth large jacket she might could wear. When you say small, how small?
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:01 AM   #24581
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:41 AM   #24582
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That was great Jeff. Enjoyed the facebook log.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:42 AM   #24583
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Nice work. Perfect picture for a perfect ending.
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nice job, Joe and Jeff
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:23 AM   #24584
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Mission accomplished. Finished the entire TAT today with a ride into the Pacific at Port Orford, Oregon.
Talk about an Iron Butt award. They need to make a new category for that one. Job well done guys!

Joe is one of the luckiest kids in the world to have an Uncle like Jeff and to experience an adventure like that. At 18 he is probably a better rider now than most of us who have been riding all our lives. Epic adventure for sure!
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:14 AM   #24585
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Congrats Jeff! Let's us know when the party is to celebrate your return.

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