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Old 10-21-2013, 07:20 AM   #3961
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That does sound like a nice commute.

I really enjoyed River Road a lot once we got past Potomac, and especially once 190 ended and River Road turned off to the left.
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Old 10-21-2013, 11:26 AM   #3962
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That was a new section of road for me last Saturday. The River Road was a great to try out the Multi on something other than slab. I was very happy with it. And the ferry ride was short but fun!!
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:23 PM   #3963
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I'm hawking a couple tickets to the sold-out Pearl Jam show in Baltimore this coming Sunday over in the FM.
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:24 PM   #3964
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I'm hawking a couple tickets to the sold-out Pearl Jam show in Baltimore this coming Sunday over in the FM.
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:35 PM   #3965
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Old 10-24-2013, 06:49 AM   #3966
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I've found a commute schedule that works great for me. And it goes a little something like this:

My morning ride starts in L'burg at 6:00a - straight down Rt 7 and I'm at my office (Rt7 at 395) by 7:00a. Done. Occasionally, I’ll get out of Tyson’s Corner on Chain Bridge/123 over to 267 (no tolls at that point) to 66 to 395, still the same 60 minutes, but I’m riding, not stop-n-go through Tyson’s/Fall’s Church.

I depend on Google Maps/Traffic in the afternoon and that ultimately dictates how/where I'm going home. Kickstand up between 3:45p-4:00p; up 395, over to GW Pkwy, then, either crossing into MD - the fun way - or sneak around on G'town Pike/Bellview to Rt. 7, which I don’t usually do; traffic through Sterling and the guaranteed ball up at LoCo Pkwy all the way back to Belmont Ridge just isn't worth it.
On the MD route, it just depends on how much time I have to play. Lots of time = all the way up and around Point of Rocks; Need to be efficient = pavement to Whites Ferry (although miss timing the ferry ruins all efficiency); Play Ride = dirt sections of River Rd. to Whites Ferry. Oddly enough they all work out to 90 minutes, give or take, but the SPM, (Smiles Per Miles) is outstanding for all, I’ll only touch the ground 4-5 times in 40-50 miles of commuting.

Again, it works for me, and there are a number of variations depending on my mood and that of my fellow cagers.

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ive found that taking algonkian to go around sterling, while only 5ish minutes faster, is a lot more fun as you are not slugging through the stop and go stuff. granted, i guess that doesnt help to much with the back up starting at LCP.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:38 AM   #3967
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Old 10-25-2013, 03:54 AM   #3968
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:04 AM   #3969
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Hey guys,,,, anyone here know TH? He nabbed the North American tag on Oct 5 and really hasn't been heard from since.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=429115
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:11 AM   #3970
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By his 10.13 post in that thread, my bet is Eggy went to Texas. . .. Also, TH was on the forum 10.23, so he seems to be OK.
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:15 AM   #3971
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I also saw a possible fellow inmate in the area. He was on a yellow V-Stom with big metal panniers and a Givi top box. Looked like his brake lights and headlamps were hooked up to his brakes because the flashed when he used them.
Looked like this?



That was me.

Hyperlites in back on the brakes, and Kisan modulators on the headlights.

The VStrom is being put out to pasture and is being replaced by this:



It now has its own set of Jesse bags and the topbox moved over from the 'Strom.

Anyone want a nicely farkled, low mileage (83K) '03 VStrom?
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:25 AM   #3972
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By his 10.13 post in that thread, my bet is Eggy went to Texas. . .. Also, TH was on the forum 10.23, so he seems to be OK.
Yeah,,, I kinda figured that. Just wondering why he's not posting, seems strange.
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Old 10-25-2013, 08:03 AM   #3973
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Looked like this?



That was me.

Hyperlites in back on the brakes, and Kisan modulators on the headlights.

The VStrom is being put out to pasture and is being replaced by this:



It now has its own set of Jesse bags and the topbox moved over from the 'Strom.

Anyone want a nicely farkled, low mileage (83K) '03 VStrom?
As a matter of fact, that is the very bike I saw. Wow! That is a bit of an upgrade over the VSTROM. Looks like a winner for sure.
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:01 AM   #3974
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As a matter of fact, that is the very bike I saw. Wow! That is a bit of an upgrade over the VSTROM. Looks like a winner for sure.
The biggie is going from a 360 watt alternator to a 950 watt one

I now have lights that will not only illuminate a deer at one mile, but cook it at 100 yards
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:04 AM   #3975
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The biggie is going from a 360 watt alternator to a 950 watt one

I now have lights that will not only illuminate a deer at one mile, but cook it at 100 yards
Nothing like fresh deer meat
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