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Old 02-14-2015, 05:48 PM   #1
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Thumb 7th Annual Spring Adventure Ride, Sat April 11th, 2015

Here we go again. Another weekend with bitter temps and extreme wind chill here in PA and the surrounding areas, and since there is just a little less than two months until the 2015 ride, it's time to get this new thread up and running.

Date: Saturday April 11th

Time: 0900 until finished

Place: Turkey Hill mini mart

Address: 1 Keystone Dr, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

GPS: 40.283632, -77.051246 *CORRECTED*


This year we will exploring the back roads and scenery of both the Perry, and Juniata County areas of Central PA.

This will be a typical Spring Ride, which as always, will feature both good fun asphalt, along with as much gravel as we can pack into the route.

The ride this year should again be about 150 - 170 miles, with gas and food stops along the way. We will also have some water crossings to keep it interesting, and we are trying to work a play area into the route as well.

I will post more details on this thread as we get closer, and as soon as Mike and I get out for some pre-rides.

We have always used a follow the leader format, which has worked pretty decent in the past for us with smaller groups. However, the groups seems to grow larger each year, and on the last ride, we did run into some issues trying to keep everyone together and rolling at a decent pace.

Becasuse of the issues that we encountered last year, and because Mike and I want to change things up a bit, we will be using a roll chart route this year. We have decided to use a roll chart, coupled with turn and confirmation markings along the route, so that everyone can ride at their own pace.

Why not a GPS route you ask? Simply put: WE WANT TO DO ROLL CHARTS.

I know that a lot of you guys already are quite familiar with using roll charts, since they are used for Dual Sport rides and Enduros. On the other hand, some of you may be intimidated by them since you have never used one. Some of the first time users will want nothing to do with them, while still others will be intrigued, and want to give them a try.

Either way it's all good. You see, in a sense this will still be a group ride, we will simply have more leaders this year. If for some reason you can't, or don't want to use your own roll chart, just follow along with someone else who is using a chart.

It should be another fun day out on the bikes, no matter which way you choose to navigate
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Thank you all for your continued support, and we hope to see a bunch of you out at the ride again this year.

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Old 02-14-2015, 06:00 PM   #2
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I have this on the calender. I will most likely ride down Friday and camp/hotel it for the night. Ride Saturday, camp hotel for the night and ride home Sunday. I'll be on a KTM 950.
Looking forward to it.
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Old 02-14-2015, 06:25 PM   #3
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I just realized Mechanicsburg = Williams Grove Speedway

They are racing Friday the 10th. This trip just got better.
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Old 02-14-2015, 06:26 PM   #4
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I just bought a bike designed for water crossing. My ZRX is happy that i dont need to use it for this ride.

Cant wait to get the dr dirty.
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Old 02-14-2015, 07:14 PM   #5
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I just realized Mechanicsburg = Williams Grove Speedway

They are racing Friday the 10th. This trip just got better.
Yep. The Grove is a great Central PA track, and it is only about 11 miles away from the start. http://binged.it/1KYvwTJ
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Old 02-14-2015, 07:41 PM   #6
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Yep. The Grove is a great Central PA track, and it is only about 11 miles away from the start. http://binged.it/1KYvwTJ
I stopped there on the way back from the Steelcity MX nationals a few years back, but it got rained out. We don't have much for dirt track up here, so when I go to NY or PA I try to find a track nearby to go to. Williams grove is a legend. Before they called the rainout, I talked with a couple locals about the car and bike tracks that have gone away over the years in PA. Sadly dozens are gone....
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Old 02-14-2015, 07:46 PM   #7
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never made it to this ride before,
Dirt track racing Friday night, Motorcycle riding all day saturday, I'm in.....

Williamsgrove Speedway, 410 & 358 Sprints Friday night..
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Old 02-14-2015, 08:12 PM   #8
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Looks like a Motel6 and Econolodge nearby. If no one is camping, I may just Hotel it and pack light.
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maybe the best thing to do, April could be cold and rainy.
Lately even the race tracks are charging $20 lust to camp in the parking lot.
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maybe the best thing to do, April could be cold and rainy.
Lately even the race tracks are charging $20 lust to camp in the parking lot.
There will still be snow on the ground here the way things are going.
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Going to be any GPS tracks/routes? or a rollchart?

Or is it going to be "the slowest fast guy waits for the fastest slow guy" thingy at the first turn? then repeat for turn #2,#3,#4,#5 and on till somebody F's it up?
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Going to be any GPS tracks/routes? or a rollchart?

Or is it going to be "the slowest fast guy waits for the fastest slow guy" thingy at the first turn? then repeat for turn #2,#3,#4,#5 and on till somebody F's it up?
We have always used a follow the leader format, which has worked pretty decent in the past for us with smaller groups. However, the groups seems to grow larger each year, and on the last ride, we did run into some issues trying to keep everyone together and rolling at a decent pace.

Becasuse of the issues that we encountered last year, and because Mike and I want to change things up a bit, we will be using a roll chart route this year. We have decided to use a roll chart, coupled with turn and confirmation markings along the route, so that everyone can ride at their own pace.

Why not a GPS route you ask? Simply put: WE WANT TO DO ROLL CHARTS.

I know that a lot of you guys already are quite familiar with using roll charts, since they are used for Dual Sport rides and Enduros. On the other hand, some of you may be intimidated by them since you have never used one. Some of the first time users will want nothing to do with them, while still others will be intrigued, and want to give them a try.

Either way it's all good. You see, in a sense this will still be a group ride, we will simply have more leaders this year. If for some reason you can't, or don't want to use your own roll chart, just follow along with someone else who is using a chart.

It should be another fun day out on the bikes, no matter which way you choose to navigate.

P.S.....I just posted all of this info on the first page. Thanks

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