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Old 06-17-2007, 01:23 AM   #1276
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fehdex around nemore?
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:56 AM   #1277
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fehdex around nemore?
Still kickin' after all these years.
I moved on the island, but still riding.
Sup happening?
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:39 PM   #1278
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CENTER HARBOR, N.H. (AP) -- A New York City police officer has died from injuries he suffered in a crash during the Lake Region's annual Motorcycle Week, authorities said Friday.

William Weghorst, 39, lost control of his motorcycle on Route 25 late Tuesday night and ran off the road, police said. He died Wednesday.

Weghorst joined the New York Police Department in 1995 and worked as a patrolman in Manhattan, the department said.

Police are still investigating the crash, but said it appears speed played a role.

Weghorst was not wearing a helmet, authorities said. New Hampshire law does not require it.


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Eddie and I just got back from Harley Week….ummm, I mean Bike Week...in Laconia (ride report to come).
I shit you not when I say of the thousands of people in crowd at Weirs Beach (which we only wasted one day walking around), I was the ONLY person wearing riding pants. Everyone else was wearing jeans and a tee shirt/tank top and NO helmet…or even less (ie, no shirt at all and shorts).

We saw many riders with their helmet on their forearm or strapped to the back of their bike (those that actually had a helmet). It’s like some “Live Free or Die” rite of passage. Seems to me that for many (including the unfortunate cop in the article above) it just amounts to “Live Free And Die.”

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Old 06-19-2007, 08:43 AM   #1279
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Still kickin' after all these years.
I moved on the island, but still riding.
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hey had a trivia type question for you.

which direction does the arrow point in the FedEx logo?
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:47 AM   #1280
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trivia

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hey had a trivia type question for you.

which direction does the arrow point in the FedEx logo?
what arrow?
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:31 AM   #1281
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Eh? Trivia

arrow is between the E and the X.

Why are we talking about this?

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Old 06-19-2007, 07:37 PM   #1282
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hey had a trivia type question for you.

which direction does the arrow point in the FedEx logo?
Weird, somebody just pointed the arrow out to me a few weeks ago....points to the right of course.

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Old 06-19-2007, 10:24 PM   #1283
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Weird, somebody just pointed the arrow out to me a few weeks ago....points to the right of course.

Karl
yeah a nephew pointed it out the other day and now i can't not see it when i look at the trucks
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:35 PM   #1284
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New Rider to NYC. Where's the Dirt?

I've just started commuting between Jersey City and Midtown on my Xcountry. So far it's nowhere near as bad as I expected. I've found some good routes to the Holland tunnel and the drivers here seem pretty observent and respectful--at least during rush hour and in comparison with the drivers in NJ.

My question is where can I find some dirt trails to ride on? I'd like something I can hit for a few hours after commuting back from work, near Jersey City in NJ. There's got to be something amongst all the marshes and such. (google map links appreciated).

I'd also love some tips on dirt trails a little farther out in any direction.

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Old 06-20-2007, 06:20 PM   #1285
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I've just started commuting between Jersey City and Midtown on my Xcountry. So far it's nowhere near as bad as I expected. I've found some good routes to the Holland tunnel and the drivers here seem pretty observent and respectful--at least during rush hour and in comparison with the drivers in NJ.

My question is where can I find some dirt trails to ride on? I'd like something I can hit for a few hours after commuting back from work, near Jersey City in NJ. There's got to be something amongst all the marshes and such. (google map links appreciated).

I'd also love some tips on dirt trails a little farther out in any direction.

Thanks!
Well, I found some promising urban offroad--some rough access roads, abandoned train tracks, construction sites and junkyards. I stuck to stuff that wasn't marked as non-public, but it seemed a bit shady and wasn't really anything you could go all-out on...I'll have to inspect google maps some more...
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:26 PM   #1286
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I'll tell you where the dirt roads are if you tell me where the best approaches are for the tunnel.

It's been a real PIA crossing the Holland and GWB lately.
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Old 06-20-2007, 06:27 PM   #1287
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I've just started commuting between Jersey City and Midtown on my Xcountry. So far it's nowhere near as bad as I expected. I've found some good routes to the Holland tunnel and the drivers here seem pretty observent and respectful--at least during rush hour and in comparison with the drivers in NJ.

My question is where can I find some dirt trails to ride on? I'd like something I can hit for a few hours after commuting back from work, near Jersey City in NJ. There's got to be something amongst all the marshes and such. (google map links appreciated).

I'd also love some tips on dirt trails a little farther out in any direction.

Thanks!
Welcome xcountry.

You seem to be doing well so far. But don't let your guard down on the NYC drivers, some may be observant, but most are not. Treat them all like they are out to get you

Be visible, anything to help you stand out from the background is a good idea. Beware of the recent bike "crackdown" here in NY. Have your paperwork in order.

Now that I got out of the way.... How do you like that Xcountry? I hope to get one this winter. Curious to see one with knobbys fitted.

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Old 06-20-2007, 06:33 PM   #1288
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Bump?

The Xcountry talk reminded me. Can someone please bump my post to sell my XT?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240017

I would appreciate it

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Old 06-20-2007, 07:57 PM   #1289
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I'll tell you where the dirt roads are if you tell me where the best approaches are for the tunnel.

It's been a real PIA crossing the Holland and GWB lately.

Washington -> Spring -> Varick
or
Washington -> Spring -> Renwick -> Canal

although I have been waiting until 6:30 to leave at least.
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:01 PM   #1290
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Welcome xcountry.

You seem to be doing well so far. But don't let your guard down on the NYC drivers, some may be observant, but most are not. Treat them all like they are out to get you

Be visible, anything to help you stand out from the background is a good idea. Beware of the recent bike "crackdown" here in NY. Have your paperwork in order.

Now that I got out of the way.... How do you like that Xcountry? I hope to get one this winter. Curious to see one with knobbys fitted.

Karl
I'll be sure to remain paranoid at all times.

The Xcountry is awesome so far. I love it. Fast enough, nimble, and it seems to handle the basics ok. I'll prob get knobbies at some point if i ride into the winter. The train seems so unbearable now that I've gotten a taste of the bike. We'll see.
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