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Old 09-28-2013, 04:27 AM   #25501
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Try Hotwire

I would think your a best bet would be Hotwire. I have used it several times for rooms on Sat night and was surprised with what I got for the price.

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So a friend of mine wants to get fitted and wants to ride down. He bribed me into coming along with Maryland crabcakes. So I'll be riding down tomorrow night, after 8pm.

We should get in right around midnight.

I'm guessing there ain't no campgrounds round them there parts is there? How about a cheap fleabag motel off the interstate?
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:13 AM   #25502
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@ Manganos - were you among four sponsored riders that kindly let a gaggle of runners pass before turning off of Hermitage onto Leigh earlier this morning? If so, we nearly had a chance to give each other the ADV salute.
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Old 09-28-2013, 01:51 PM   #25503
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I rode the KTM for the first time today. They aren't kidding with their "Ready To Race!" corporate mantra! At first I thought the steering was extremely vague until I realized that the front wheel was constantly skimming the ground! I think I did more wheelies today than in my previous 44 years!
Surprisingly, if you are easy on the gas, the 525 is a gentle kitten that can be left in 2nd gear all day, but keep twisting and watch out! Unless you live at the edge of a desert, putting 6 gears on this bike is absurd, it only needs 2nd, 3rd and 4th for anything in Virginia. The suspension, brakes, and controls are light years better than the DRZ. She is not as light as I had hoped, it kind of feels like a DRZ with a ton of money spend on it with twice the power! The verdict has not been made if she will stick around for a while or be sold off for a 100 pound lighter 300 cc two stroke. She is getting new fork seals this week. Stay tuned...
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Old 09-28-2013, 05:19 PM   #25504
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Some 'non' motorcycling friends and I are going to be at the Lynchburg reservoir this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night. I'll get a good camping spot on Thursday that has plenty of room for any ad-lib camping desires in this group.

I'll be out there in any case riding around on Friday and Saturday. If anyone plans to be in the area, let me know and I can join in for a ride or you can join in on the camp. Smiles, Karl
Really enjoyed meeting you and your peeps up in the forest today. Hopefully, I can join in on one of your camp/ride outings in the future.

Maybe sometime I can give you a guided tour of some of the more interesting FS roads around here that I know you haven't seen. There is a lot of great FS road riding between the James River and Peaks of Otter. You can camp up at the reservoir area and hit all those trails too.

Thanks for the bonfire breakfast.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:16 PM   #25505
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So just figured I'd update everyone on the Klim pants situation. I sent them in for warranty, and they did in fact end up sending me a new replacement. Only one complaint, but it is a tiny one compared to the positive. Customer service on the phone was friendly, turn around was quick, and they sent me a step up in pants I believe. I had the Bajas, and they sent me the Mojaves. The Baja are about a $90 pant, and the Mojave are almost double the price. I don't know if it was just them being generous, or if they replaced the Baja with the Mojave. I believe that is what happened, and they just sent me the newest model. I don't like the look as much, but they seem like they may be nicer pants so I am very pleased. My ONLY complaint is that the newer pants don't have hip armor in them where as the Baja's did. If I had of known I would have taken the armor out before I sent them in.

As far as the ride goes tomorrow, whoever is going do you know where we will be riding?
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:54 PM   #25506
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Anyone watching the Lambrecht auto auction on the history channel? These cars are crazy. 1978 Corvette pace car up on the block right now with 4.4 miles.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:05 PM   #25507
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yeah that was me :-). I might have saluted in return LOL



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@ Manganos - were you among four sponsored riders that kindly let a gaggle of runners pass before turning off of Hermitage onto Leigh earlier this morning? If so, we nearly had a chance to give each other the ADV salute.
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Old 09-28-2013, 07:52 PM   #25508
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I rode the KTM for the first time today. They aren't kidding with their "Ready To Race!" corporate mantra! At first I thought the steering was extremely vague until I realized that the front wheel was constantly skimming the ground! I think I did more wheelies today than in my previous 44 years!
Surprisingly, if you are easy on the gas, the 525 is a gentle kitten that can be left in 2nd gear all day, but keep twisting and watch out! Unless you live at the edge of a desert, putting 6 gears on this bike is absurd, it only needs 2nd, 3rd and 4th for anything in Virginia. The suspension, brakes, and controls are light years better than the DRZ. She is not as light as I had hoped, it kind of feels like a DRZ with a ton of money spend on it with twice the power! The verdict has not been made if she will stick around for a while or be sold off for a 100 pound lighter 300 cc two stroke. She is getting new fork seals this week. Stay tuned...
Eddy - They are monsters for sure....mine had sat for about 6 months since the move and I took it out yesterday...holy crap its true they are hard to turn if the front wheel is not on the ground sit on the tank and it helps a bit
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:48 AM   #25509
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I rode the KTM for the first time today. They aren't kidding with their "Ready To Race!" corporate mantra! At first I thought the steering was extremely vague until I realized that the front wheel was constantly skimming the ground! I think I did more wheelies today than in my previous 44 years!
Surprisingly, if you are easy on the gas, the 525 is a gentle kitten that can be left in 2nd gear all day, but keep twisting and watch out! Unless you live at the edge of a desert, putting 6 gears on this bike is absurd, it only needs 2nd, 3rd and 4th for anything in Virginia. The suspension, brakes, and controls are light years better than the DRZ. She is not as light as I had hoped, it kind of feels like a DRZ with a ton of money spend on it with twice the power! The verdict has not been made if she will stick around for a while or be sold off for a 100 pound lighter 300 cc two stroke. She is getting new fork seals this week. Stay tuned...
Went back and forth between a 450 and a 525 to supplement the SE. Found a good deal on an 05 450 EXC. Love the way the 450 makes power and likes to Rev. Riding offroad on the SE is a compromise. I can run a gear high and putter about, but there is that point that the big twin lets you know that when you pull the trigger you better hand the F on. And after picking her up 5 or 6 times the joy of all that power wanes. . I heard that the big bore (500-525) are definitely tractors but the 450 likes to rev quicker. We will have to hook up so you can ride the 450 to get an idea of the difference between the two, since I am right down the road from you.

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Old 09-29-2013, 05:01 AM   #25510
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KTMs

I also have thought after getting off the 990 and then on the 530 if you had that 990 power in the 530 frame x 10
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:39 AM   #25511
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I also have thought after getting off the 990 and then on the 530 if you had that 990 power in the 530 frame x 10
It's called a KTM 950 Super Enduro....








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Old 09-29-2013, 05:40 AM   #25512
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I also have thought after getting off the 990 and then on the 530 if you had that 990 power in the 530 frame x 10
And those that REALLY suffer are those unfortunate enough to be behind the 950 when I let her eat.....
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:19 AM   #25513
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:57 AM   #25514
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I rode the KTM for the first time today. They aren't kidding with their "Ready To Race!" corporate mantra! At first I thought the steering was extremely vague until I realized that the front wheel was constantly skimming the ground! I think I did more wheelies today than in my previous 44 years!
Surprisingly, if you are easy on the gas, the 525 is a gentle kitten that can be left in 2nd gear all day, but keep twisting and watch out! Unless you live at the edge of a desert, putting 6 gears on this bike is absurd, it only needs 2nd, 3rd and 4th for anything in Virginia. The suspension, brakes, and controls are light years better than the DRZ. She is not as light as I had hoped, it kind of feels like a DRZ with a ton of money spend on it with twice the power! The verdict has not been made if she will stick around for a while or be sold off for a 100 pound lighter 300 cc two stroke. She is getting new fork seals this week. Stay tuned...


I refuse to test ride a KTM. 1. I'd end up owning one. 2. the next action would be having to hire a divorce attorney
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:21 PM   #25515
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Great ride this weekend. 850+ miles. RIC to Little Switzerland NC. If you have never visited the area or stayed at the Big Lynn Lodge please consider it. Beautiful area. From Little Switzerland we visited Mt Mitchell, the highest point on the east coast. From there we navigated the "Snake" in Shady Valley then we hit the "Back of the Dragon" between Marion and Tazwell Va. The reason for the ride .... To break in a new R1200RT. Great job Jeff.!!
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