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Old 09-21-2012, 03:33 PM   #3361
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Big bikes....dropping...seemed relevant...

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Old 09-22-2012, 12:48 PM   #3362
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New (for me) bike; not so big.

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Old 09-22-2012, 02:04 PM   #3363
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Nice Tom! Congrats.
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:12 PM   #3364
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b-stiches, schweeeeeet! The trend in this thread continues from big bike to wee bike. Is it road-legal?
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:10 PM   #3365
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hey kids, I'll be out riding Sunday afternoon (Sep 23), finishing up the second half of the "girls gone wildlife management area" mapping. If you don't mind plain vanilla, easy gravel and stopping often so I can write stuff down, you're welcome to join me. I'm teaching until 12:00 noon so will probably get down to the white church lot in Arcadia around 12:30/45.

If you have any friends of the female persuasion interested in an easy loop on forest roads and pretty backroads in RI and CT, please send them the link for the 9/30 ride or have them contact me. So far it's me and akaMrsTrip. Two others have prior commitments.
I'll be meeting up tomorrow!
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:12 PM   #3366
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b-stiches, schweeeeeet! The trend in this thread continues from big bike to wee bike. Is it road-legal?
Absolutely
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:21 PM   #3367
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I'll be meeting up tomorrow!

Room for 1 more?
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:34 PM   #3368
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Nice bike Tom! Now you just gotta figure out how to unwedge that pannier from between the back fender and tire!
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:12 PM   #3369
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Room for 1 more?
Lunch at the pizza place at the intersection of Rt 165 and Rt 3 ... 11:30 ish....
If you need to build up your energy before the ride...
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:53 PM   #3370
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Good pizza , good ride. Thanks Lil. Got to meet a possible new inmate. She's from Moab believe it or not. And how does she ride you ask. Well.I don't really know cause I never really caught up to her or Lil unless they stopped.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:14 PM   #3371
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Nice bike Tom! Now you just gotta figure out how to unwedge that pannier from between the back fender and tire!


Took it out to the Thomaston Dam with a couple riders from BORn today; the place was hopping. It's my first modern dirt machine;

It occurred to me to take a pic after I loaded it back up.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:42 PM   #3372
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September 23 Big Bike Drop-o-Rama, aka the girls & boys ride because, really, we can all get along.

Blitzkrieg


Sweet pea on her Yammy (perhaps she and Bikenstitches can talk WR250F!) and mrt10x on his BMW R1200GSA


Another shot of the roads...I sorta miss seeing the side panels of my ol' dependable DRZ400SM


The crew for a quick stop at Green Falls Pond...apparently I was riding "too fast" and folks wanted a little stop, but "Onward ho! to Chucky's we go!"


Over the shoulder shot of Sweet pea and mrt10x


Thanks to everyone who came out for a beautiful afternoon ride:
Sweet pea, mrt10x, jgormley, Turtledub, cobia235

I've learned:

1) I don't like leading -- too much directionaly thinking, not enough looking around and daydreaming
2) I'm always lost, why IS that?
3) It's amusing when everyone's GPS indicates that we are no longer on any type of roadway, even though my "analog GPS" (cards in a ziploc) says we are

I suppose the whole ride is about 70 miles? I clocked 35 after the stop at the gas station.

Speaking of, what a weird collection of bikes at the gas station. A BSA, a Guzzi, a yellow Duc, a bunch of Harleys, and us? The roads in that part of CT are perfect for almost any kind of bike (even scootahs as I saw a Burgie ride by).
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:55 PM   #3373
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Thanks to everyone who came out for a beautiful afternoon ride:
Sweet pea, mrt10x, jgormley, Turtledub, cobia235

I've learned:

1) I don't like leading -- too much directionaly thinking, not enough looking around and daydreaming
2) I'm always lost, why IS that?
3) It's amusing when everyone's GPS indicates that we are no longer on any type of roadway, even though my "analog GPS" (cards in a ziploc) says we are

I suppose the whole ride is about 70 miles? I clocked 35 after the stop at the gas station.

Speaking of, what a weird collection of bikes at the gas station. A BSA, a Guzzi, a yellow Duc, a bunch of Harleys, and us? The roads in that part of CT are perfect for almost any kind of bike (even scootahs as I saw a Burgie ride by).
Looks like a great time. TD - how you liking the Dakar, although I see the TW in the pic? looking forward to some more riding wit youz guyz and galz.
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:04 PM   #3374
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And another post to get rid of the freaky looking dude up top!
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Old 09-23-2012, 05:24 PM   #3375
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Looks like a great time. TD - how you liking the Dakar, although I see the TW in the pic?
I'm afraid it'll take a while before I can ride that 650 as fast or confidently as the TW. I see it as an adventure bike rather than a woods/ trail bike. It was ment to replace my Honda Shadow, not the TW.
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