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Old 02-25-2005, 05:11 PM   #31
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Got 2 peeps on dcsportbikes that want to do this thing.

Comprimise is 2 days out to california. and 4 days back.

Any other bitches want in?
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Old 02-25-2005, 05:35 PM   #32
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If you guys end up in the Los Angeles area, there are some AdvRiders who would like to tilt a brew with you. The SoCal Tards know of a nice place on the beach in Venice, CA .........

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Old 02-25-2005, 05:55 PM   #33
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What year is your CBR1000F? I always liked those. (IMO, Connie = )

I'm kicking around the idea of another street bike. Based on how I like to ride and what I've read, I SHOULD buy a DL650.. but I can't stop thinking about the new Bonnevilles. Specifically the new T100, orange and white w/ the 900 motor. Fairly non-practical but..

I had a Black '03 Bonnie. She is what I traded in on the GS. Beautiful bike and got comments at every gas stop. The most common was 'I didn't know Triumph still made motorcycles'. A little low on power but she easily trumped that with style. The riding position killed my back though and then I got on this stupid ADV site and the rest is history. I wish I still had that bike in a competely hedonistic way.
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Old 02-25-2005, 06:35 PM   #34
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Got 2 peeps on dcsportbikes that want to do this thing.
Do they understand that California is considerably farther away than Thorton Gap?
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Old 02-25-2005, 06:40 PM   #35
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Do they understand that California is considerably farther away than Thorton Gap?

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Old 02-25-2005, 08:20 PM   #36
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This time of the year doing big miles you have got to be concerned about hypothermia. It will sneak up on you and you won't even know it. The rain isn't gonna help either: you will probably hit at least one big really wet weather system.

Think goretex and electrics.

I did it in July: 4 out and 3 back. The way out included a diversion to LoLo Pass. Coming back is easier: you know the route and you feel better the closer you get to home. My suggestion would be to switch your times to 4 out, 2 back. Gives you time to get used to the long ride. And those sportbike riders are gonna need the breaks.
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Old 02-25-2005, 09:29 PM   #37
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other than being a complete waste of time, tires and gas, it sounds like fun. Although if i'm gonna spend 400 bux in tires, and another 500 to 600 in fuel and food, more for lodging, i'd rather see something other than mile marker posts. let's do it in 2 or 3 weeks. you're ass will NEVER survive 4 1500 mile days in a row.

PS: I can prettymuch guarantee that no one from DCDickheads.com would ever do this. there isn't a real motorcycleist there. they are all complete morons. 99.99% asshats. there are maybe 3 or 4 people there that have any clue.
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Old 02-25-2005, 09:46 PM   #38
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This time of the year doing big miles you have got to be concerned about hypothermia. It will sneak up on you and you won't even know it. The rain isn't gonna help either: you will probably hit at least one big really wet weather system.

Think goretex and electrics.

I did it in July: 4 out and 3 back. The way out included a diversion to LoLo Pass. Coming back is easier: you know the route and you feel better the closer you get to home. My suggestion would be to switch your times to 4 out, 2 back. Gives you time to get used to the long ride. And those sportbike riders are gonna need the breaks.
The man has more than one good point here, Scorch. You gotta do it. Just make sure ya do it right.
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Old 02-26-2005, 07:26 AM   #39
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PS: I can prettymuch guarantee that no one from DCDickheads.com would ever do this. there isn't a real motorcycleist there. they are all complete morons. 99.99% asshats. there are maybe 3 or 4 people there that have any clue.
But what do you really think?

I had a Goldwing and would think this sort of ride would be doable on something like my Wing, but I'll admit I wonder about someone that would even think about doing it on a crotch rocket. However, I've met scorch and I think he's just crazy enough to be able to do something like this. I'll be interested to hear how far the dcsportbikes guys get before they turn around and head home.
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Old 02-26-2005, 08:26 AM   #40
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.... I'll be interested to hear how far the dcsportbikes guys get before they turn around and head home.
Yeah, or until they coast silently to a stop in the cold wet dark somewhere in the western high desert because they ran out of gas.
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Old 02-26-2005, 09:46 AM   #41
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Yeah, or until they coast silently to a stop in the cold wet dark somewhere in the western high desert because they ran out of gas.
what are you, nutz? they won't make it out of OHIO.
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Old 02-26-2005, 08:07 PM   #42
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Good luck!

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Got 2 peeps on dcsportbikes that want to do this thing.

Comprimise is 2 days out to california. and 4 days back.

Any other bitches want in?
Scorch that will be one hell of a ride! Go for it, but count this bitch out! I took three days to drive a car out to CA, and that was tiring. I think I'd need at least 4 or 5 days on a bike. When I head out there on the GS in May, I'm taking 37 days for the round trip. That's time enough to see some canyons, mountains and back roads. Oh well, being a member of dcsportbikes, I must not be a real motorcyclist. - Steve
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Old 02-27-2005, 01:59 PM   #43
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Oh well, being a member of dcsportbikes, I must not be a real motorcyclist. - Steve
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Old 02-27-2005, 03:20 PM   #44
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According to mapsource its 2500 miles. Should be fun.
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Old 02-27-2005, 04:51 PM   #45
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According to mapsource its 2500 miles. Should be fun.
Fun. Right.
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