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Old 07-24-2013, 07:58 PM   #9346
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Good lookin beemer 650 forsale.. I don't know if it's a good price... Pretty sure for the money I'd be getting an older r1100GS..but if anyone is in the market
http://parkersburg.craigslist.org/mcy/3938450964.html
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:03 PM   #9347
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No, but only because my wife has been riding with me.
I behave when she is on the bike.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:51 PM   #9348
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Well I sold the BRP today.

Guess that means the WR stays.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:32 AM   #9349
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:27 AM   #9350
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Just heard back from the dealer and I am a go for this weekend. I need to pick up my bike in Pittsburgh this afternoon, and then I'll head towards Parkersburg around 5-6pm. I'm going to grab a Gazetteer and I'll shoot you a message so you have my number, bholmes. Looking forward to checking out your neighborhood.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:30 AM   #9351
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Just heard back from the dealer and I am a go for this weekend. I need to pick up my bike in Pittsburgh this afternoon, and then I'll head towards Parkersburg around 5-6pm. I'm going to grab a Gazetteer and I'll shoot you a message so you have my number, bholmes. Looking forward to checking out your neighborhood.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:32 AM   #9352
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Had an awesome time in western WV with bholmes on Saturday. I couldn't tell you where we rode. I mostly just made sure to follow the yellow helmet and dropped way points whenever I remembered to. Rode some awesome two track and mud holes along with a bunch of good gravel and some fun back roads. Other than the Canaan Loop, that's the first real dirt I've hit since I've arrived in WV and it was great.

My friend on the Katoom decided to go to the event in Ray, OH. I'm hoping anyone that made it over there can tell me how ridiculous he looked riding a 990... I talked to him Sat. afternoon and his exact words were: "I'm lucky to be alive." He ended up bailing on the rest of the weekend so I just headed home Sat. night. I took Hwy 7 to 250 and I can easily say it was one of the most terrifying rides of my life. Riding a road I'm not familiar with, at night, with fog so thick I can't see but 20 feet in front of me, with deer everywhere... I was puckered to say the least.

bholmes - Thanks for the hospitality and the awesome riding. I had a great time with you and your wife and I'll be back your way as soon as both our schedules align again.

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Old 07-29-2013, 11:14 AM   #9353
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Glad you had a good ride. I am interested where all bholmes took you.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:24 PM   #9354
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He's interested to know too, that is why he kept him moving too fast to get his bearings.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:17 PM   #9355
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My friend on the Katoom decided to go to the event in Ray, OH. I'm hoping anyone that made it over there can tell me how ridiculous he looked riding a 990... I talked to him Sat. afternoon and his exact words were: "I'm lucky to be alive." .
I got to help pull him out of a mudhole. I tried to tell him early on that there are better bikes for that stuff. He's lucky he didn't ride Sun. He'd still be out there... I'm sure he's a decent rider or he wouldn't have made it as far as he did.
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Old 07-29-2013, 02:28 PM   #9356
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Glad you had a good ride. I am interested where all bholmes took you.
I'll show ya one of these days.... Several were roads I stole from gabby

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Old 07-30-2013, 03:13 PM   #9357
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Haha thanks for the help Gabby! If it weren't for the mud bogs and creeks with the large algea covered rocks it wouldn't have been nearly as bad. But hey Im always in for an adventure. And it was damn foggy on the way back to Cinci saturday night too. I could only imagine how bad it would have been closer to the mountains


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I got to help pull him out of a mudhole. I tried to tell him early on that there are better bikes for that stuff. He's lucky he didn't ride Sun. He'd still be out there... I'm sure he's a decent rider or he wouldn't have made it as far as he did.
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:55 PM   #9358
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Now I know to take the EXC next time I go thru Canaan Loop.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:43 PM   #9359
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Don't know when you were last across 13 ( loop Road ) But I was across it Monday on the 990. It is in the worst shape I've ever seen it. Winter must have been rough. They did grade the end towards 32 though
I rode my 650 on it during BYOB in June. I didn't think it was too bad. The water crossing was awesome. The muddy 2 track was entertaining as well. I definitely wouldn't have wanted to be on a bigger bike though.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:08 AM   #9360
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Haha thanks for the help Gabby! If it weren't for the mud bogs and creeks with the large algea covered rocks it wouldn't have been nearly as bad. But hey Im always in for an adventure. And it was damn foggy on the way back to Cinci saturday night too. I could only imagine how bad it would have been closer to the mountains
I don't know how much of the main trail you rode, but
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