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Old 08-22-2013, 05:43 AM   #22291
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For those contemplating a grab, there is some great riding in the area of the tag. Raleigh to the tag, to Uwharrie and back via backroads would be fun.


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Old 08-22-2013, 05:50 AM   #22292
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the sandbox...

anybody out here in the sand box? Im at Kandahar.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:57 AM   #22293
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anybody out here in the sand box? Im at Kandahar.
You just missed me. I left the last week of June.

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Old 08-22-2013, 07:52 AM   #22294
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I would go for the grab but the wet roads I don't like. Today the wife is off work to!


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Old 08-22-2013, 11:04 AM   #22295
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what wet roads

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Old 08-22-2013, 11:06 AM   #22296
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I would go for the grab but the wet roads I don't like. Today the wife is off work to!


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Wet roads stop you from riding?

I haven't got to ride since July but it sure as hell isn't wet roads stopping me from riding. To add insult to injury (literally) my new gel seat for the V Strom came in the day before the surgery on my right arm.

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Old 08-22-2013, 01:18 PM   #22297
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Am I the only one that enjoys riding in the rain? The only time I don't is in the training area at 5am, but other than that, I love it.


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Old 08-22-2013, 01:27 PM   #22298
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Am I the only one that enjoys riding in the rain? The only time I don't is in the training area at 5am, but other than that, I love it.


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I would 10 times rather ride in the rain than in 93 degree heat with high humidity. There is an element of riding in the rain, in particular if you have a good rain suit, that ads to the freedom and individualism of riding a motorcycle.
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:35 PM   #22299
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I would 10 times rather ride in the rain than in 93 degree heat with high humidity. There is an element of riding in the rain, in particular if you have a good rain suit, that ads to the freedom and individualism of riding a motorcycle.
I rode from Southern Pines to Augusta a couple weeks ago in torrential downpours, even some hail. All the car drivers kept looking at me like they felt sorry for me. Really, I felt sorry for them. I was dry as a bone and having a blast.

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Old 08-22-2013, 02:37 PM   #22300
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After I picked up my Jeep soft top(HUGE thanks RD)....

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No, thank you! You helped me get rid of some stuff and funded the new helmet I just bought.


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Old 08-22-2013, 04:58 PM   #22301
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Glad we could help each other then I still need to recruit your services to get the soft top installed but that might wait til spring.
Reason I don't like riding on wet roads is because of my dizziness factor. It's harder to correct quickly on wet roads. When I feel good I don't care if roads are wet or not


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Old 08-22-2013, 05:36 PM   #22302
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I've run top down in January before. The best top down weather is in Fall, trust me. Don't wait til the pollen comes out.

Also, with those bow knuckles, switching tops is a 15min job. It'll be easy to switch back.


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Old 08-22-2013, 05:42 PM   #22303
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The last day the Nurburgring was open before winter in 2008. It was 30 degrees outside. I'm just saying....




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Old 08-22-2013, 05:48 PM   #22304
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The last day the Nurburgring was open before winter in 2008. It was 30 degrees outside. I'm just saying....




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That's awesome.... Still pissed the one day I ran up there with a rental audi, was one of the very few days they weren't doing public running....

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Old 08-22-2013, 07:55 PM   #22305
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You probably saved yourself $1000+. The rental companies have a fine print clause barring the ring. There is a camera that takes a picture of everyone entering the track. Most of the rental companies have a person who reviews those photos looking for fleet cars every day, and they will pop you with a huge fine. I've seen them as high as $3k.

I did over 50 laps on the ring while I live there, even did two with Sabine in the BMW ring taxi. Nevertheless , my favorite laps were in the Jeep.

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