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Old 08-15-2009, 08:16 AM   #856
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I just checked and the parts won't be here. i'm headed out now to try and find what I need locally.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:30 PM   #857
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Too bad ... I just got back from a fairly short trip. The storms were rolling in so I took Krome back from the Card Sound Trails. Fun ride...stopped for some Churasco on Tamiami. Good times.



Palm Tree farm I believe...


Storms rollin' in:


Call me crazy but I don't think that belongs there. There's no water...anywhere near here.


Train tracks...


I stopped at The Pit Bar B-Q on Tamiami Trail when the rains started. It came down pretty hard for a while...but then cleared up nicely. Hooray.







Churasco, beans/rice, & tostones...mmmmmm.


After the rains..ready to roll...back into the rain on the way to mi casa.
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:37 PM   #858
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sweet, looks like fun. i didn't get my seals but i'm gonna say screw it since i have more bearings on the way as well. i've just gotta find a chain rivet tool now. i'm off again for round two.
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Old 08-16-2009, 03:29 PM   #859
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i was supposed to meet up with PoodlePumper today but my bike took longer to fix than i had expected. by the time it was done it was too late to ride to the glades and have time to explore trails. but once fixed i still got out and had some fun. i had no plan what so ever and just started riding. ended up at a rock company and rock pit. we used to ride here all the time and the pit was active. everything is gone now.... has maybe been 9 months since i rode here. looks like they are abut to start to build there. here's some pics of the querry and of a upscale neighborhood that is what is probly be continued into the quarry.

used to be a bunch of rock piles here etc for the trucks to pick up.


the quarry








Miramar Lakes


see the tops of the tree's? yeah there is a serious storm coming


just made it....


sorry for the crappy phone pics.
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Old 08-16-2009, 04:05 PM   #860
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Looks like fun! We'll have to put something together for next weekend.
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:52 PM   #861
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Well, my long term gig in Ohio is over....Will mostly be working design projects for them from home for the foreseeable(sp?) future....

Good news is: I fly up Sunday to get my bike and all my other stuff....Will ship most of my stuff back, but will ride the bike back. Planning to take a leisurely route back south and avoid as many 4-lane highways as possible....

My FL riding time should commence again soon....
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:14 PM   #862
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sweet it'll be nice to have a riding buddy around town again.

not so good news for my poor little car tonight though.... 73 year old man in a caddy switched lanes into me.....

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Old 08-26-2009, 08:59 PM   #863
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yayy i'm on here now. w00t sorry bout your car babe.
just felt like posting a pic. i'm a dork, what can i say

edit... apparently i haven't mastered the attachment feature for posting pix... so here's another way...

hopefully will meet some of you soon as i learn more and can hang with the big kids
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:28 AM   #864
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Bummer about the car Alex - hope the guy was insured

Ash - Welcome - I met you once before, but haven't been out and about for quite a while since I've been working up nort...Looking forward to riding with you sometime in the future...
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:31 AM   #865
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yayy i'm on here now. w00t sorry bout your car babe.
just felt like posting a pic. i'm a dork, what can i say

edit... apparently i haven't mastered the attachment feature for posting pix... so here's another way...

hopefully will meet some of you soon as i learn more and can hang with the big kids
Welcome! Looking forward to meeting you both.

Are you going to come on the ride Sunday?
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Old 08-27-2009, 09:09 PM   #866
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Hey Rich! Yes i remember... Stevie's right?

Naw I won't see you guys on Sunday... I'm still learning and Alex is taking a new way over there so I'll probably see you guys for the next one! Want to get some more seat time before i try to hang with the big boys
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:17 PM   #867
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Finally got out of town in Ohio about 1:30 yesterday.....Rode backroads all the way to London, KY and stayed at a cheap motel with a steakhouse/saloon next door....The problem I find with travelling backroads is that it isn't near as easy to find a place to stop....

Woke up this morning, moderately hung over, and rode from London to Gatlinburg, TN...I have friends with a Bed & Breakfast here....Staying with them tonight and will go riding with him for a while in the morning...Probably hit the Cherohala Skyway and maybe the Gap (but not likely as I've been through it a hundred times already).

Tomorrow night I'll be riding about 4 hours farther south to Elburton, GA. I need to visit some customers there for a little while, and then will keep on trucking south....

The bike is running very well and the new Ohlins make it much more enjoyable....I did start noticing some oil seepage near the final drive. Threw it up on the centerstand and the wheel still seems tight with no play - let's hope it's just a seal starting to leak and nothing more than that
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:51 PM   #868
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sweet Rich have a safe trip. post up some pictures!

Who's up fpr Stevies tomorrow night?
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:53 PM   #869
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sweet Rich have a safe trip. post up some pictures!

Who's up fpr Stevies tomorrow night?
Ended up staying way too long at the B&B....There were a couple people there who were from Prague in the Czech Republic...It was fascinating to just sit and talk to them....Finally, about 4 pm I got all my shit packed and left for today's leg....

Newfound Gap (AKA 441 over the mountain to Cherokee, NC) was closed due to a National Park rededication ceremony....So I ended up breaking my promise to myself and riding some interstate highway....On a good note, it was I-40 between Knoxville and Asheville, which is an incredibly fun stretch of road despite it being an interstate....

The best road of the day today was Rt 107 from Sylva, NC to Walhalla, SC....Traffic was a little dense close to Sylva, but it soon cleared out and was a great ride through the Sumter National Forest.....Lots of twisties and elevation changes paired with mostly good road conditions made it too quick of a trip....

Gotta meet some customers tomorrow morning here in Elberton, GA, and then will come on home...Not sure yet whether I will try to come the rest of the way tomorrow or break it in to two days....If I go I-75, it's about 650 miles and 11 hours....Hmmmm.....

Sorry about the lack of pics....I did finally stop and buy a camera tonight @ Wally world.....
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Old 09-06-2009, 11:27 AM   #870
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Welcome back

Rich, hope the trip ended well for you. I am down here for another 8-9 days. Have to help the folks out a couple days but maybe we can finally get a ride in together. Not sure if anyone is heading to Stevies thurs but I am up for it.

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