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Old 01-28-2006, 05:28 PM   #1
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Solo Ride Sun 1/29

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Old 01-28-2006, 05:51 PM   #2
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Didn't see anyone at foxes pizza, I got there at around 12:00.

Good luck on your solo ride, im riding solo tommorow out to the Ocean.
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Old 01-28-2006, 05:58 PM   #3
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I soloed today so I am fully certified now.

I'll solo again tomorrow through NF roads in the rain!
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Old 01-28-2006, 06:16 PM   #4
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Were you wearing a red jacket today? I rode to Brandywine, stopped at the gas station, and left about 11:50 after checking the Foxes Pizza for bikes. 2 of us rolled back up 33, and I passed a dude coming towards me wearing a red jacket riding a bike with 2 bug eyes. For some reason, it didn't look like a triple. The guy riding with me on a Sprint ST crashed on the way home. I hate babysitting.
Yeah that was me, and it was a triple.

Lets hear about your ride report.

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Old 01-28-2006, 06:57 PM   #5
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Funny thing about riding solo, seems I'm always going EXACTLY where and how fast I want to go.
Double is usually OK, 3 folks always ups the speed ante, 4 and above often turns into a cluster f*** as Steverino so aptly put it on our WV ride with a large group last year (I think I was one of the f***ees).
The older I get the less I want to ride with groups (probably because I'm slow and hate having to make people wait for me - hey, I'm a sightseer...).
Summit Point and VIR are great for speed and everybody is going in the same direction.
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Old 01-28-2006, 06:59 PM   #6
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Yeah, I have told you about the numerous dcsportbikes rides I have gone on. Their definition of riding is different. They love 170 mph straight aways. Some think the beltway has "twisties" etc..

Check this ride for this Sat on dccom

http://dcsportbikes.com/forums/2/501...st.aspx#501342

I am sure this ride sucked, but they probably thought it was great. Just different standards I guess.

A couple of guys at my gym have told me "You cant keep up with that cruiser" after I asked them if I could ride with them. I don't even own a cruiser. I am going to buy a vespa gt200 and ask them again if I can ride with them.
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Old 01-28-2006, 07:00 PM   #7
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As you know, the sad truth of sportbike riding is that it is only fun on smooth, clean roads at triple digit speeds. Dual sports are twice as much fun at half the speed.
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Old 01-28-2006, 07:02 PM   #8
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As you know, the sad truth of sportbike riding is that it is only fun on smooth, clean roads at triple digit speeds. Dual sports are twice as much fun at half the speed.
I disagree, I have had alot of fun riding sportbikes offroad.
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Old 01-28-2006, 07:04 PM   #9
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Yeah, I heard a story about an R1 at Peter's Mill Run...
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Old 01-28-2006, 08:07 PM   #10
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Did someone say ClusterF@%K

I was there. It was better than today's ride. Note the 3rd bike from the left. RIP


Who said that ride was a cluster fuck? I have been on far worse rides.
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Old 01-28-2006, 08:23 PM   #11
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Steve - You did, somewhere between when we picked up Poonie's bike from his slimy leaves lowside and Cass after we were waiting for (ahem) some individuals we left at a gas station and lost the group. You're right though, I've been on far worse rides.
I'm just being pissy 'cause I can't ride. Perfect weather, 2 bikes ready to go. Spent the day rolling my son out in his wheelchair so he could get some sun and taking my wife for a couple of walks so she can get some strength back. I'm glad they're getting better but I can't get out. If I go down or something happens to me they're screwed, neither can drive for a good while yet. Sorry for the bitch, getting cabin fever - today's weather did me in.
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Old 01-28-2006, 08:26 PM   #12
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I never said it was a cluster f@%k, well, maybe for a little while after you guys left me and squidley while I was pouring oil into the wee,,,,


Hmmmmmmmm sorry, my bad.

ONGPs, understandable man got to be tough on the whole gang in the Oldno household.

Shit that ride was fine, the one where we got chased off the mtn by the necks in the suburban was a CF.
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Old 01-28-2006, 08:33 PM   #13
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I soloed today so I am fully certified now.

I'll solo again tomorrow through NF roads in the rain!
Hmm, in that case I'm going to try to ride tomorrow just by instruments - you know, speedo and odometer. I wonder how it will go?
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Old 01-28-2006, 08:44 PM   #14
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The necks on the mountain was indeed a CF. The grey haired dude was in the Hook (C'ville area rag) a couple of months ago, he was embroiled in a lawsuit/fight with the HOA of that fine subdivision we visited. Seems he has a long history of assholism.
Further explanation - My already low opinion of sportbikes and the devil it brings out in us is no doubt worse based on the crashed R6 currently residing in my garage and the lingering effects of the crash. My son may be able to put some weight on his left leg in 3 weeks. He can't move his left arm, hopefully that will come back. Can't help but think he may have been riding differently if he was on a DRZ, or been more visible on a GS.
On the plus side, other than plastic and the radiator, his bike seems fine. Even the instruments are OK. Trackbike anyone?
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