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Old 09-13-2012, 02:46 AM   #1516
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Humph, I was thinking about a north Africa / Med tour... from Alexander to Casablanca.
know where Casablanca is - where is Alexander?
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:52 AM   #1517
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proly meant Alexandria.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:32 AM   #1518
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proly. but since it does not look like a safe ride across the countries of North Africa given the current political situation maybe he knows another route.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:56 AM   #1519
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Outside the US travel

C'mon, do I really want to grow old and die of cancer....I think not! Better to die doing what I love.....
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:57 AM   #1520
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proly. but since it does not look like a safe ride across the countries of North Africa given the current political situation maybe he knows another route.

Agreed. I wouldn't go there, just not that adventurous. There are plenty of bucket list rides here in NA for me.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:08 AM   #1521
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C'mon, do I really want to grow old and die of cancer....I think not! Better to die doing what I love.....
i am not opposed to out of US travel - been doing it my whole life. was dogging an inmate for not knowing city names (or was learning about a place I had never heard of)
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:23 PM   #1522
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C'mon, do I really want to grow old and die of cancer....I think not! Better to die doing what I love.....
Mexico depends. On one hand, if you stay out of the most contested areas you should be ok. On the other hand, almost every vet I talk with would rather get redeployed to Iraquistan than go to the southern border, Mexico side.

If it helps, I've heard much worse things about the Tohono O'odham Reservation that sits on the AZ / MX border...

Perhaps you can get a sidearm across the border in a market somewhere. Or an M203

(For the record, I'd go if I had time and prepatory funds)
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:54 AM   #1523
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I've been lurking for a while now, thought I jump up and say "Hi".

I'm Scott, live and work in Annapolis. Been riding a wee-strom for a few months now. Most of my riding is commuting, with some fun rides thrown in. Been enjoying the MD photo tag, but time/distance doesn't always work out...

Hope to meet up with y'all on some rides.

+1 for the Trail rating system. Dunkie Hollow looked fun, but this pic made me nervous, I need more flat land practice first

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Old 09-14-2012, 08:26 AM   #1524
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Welcome Scott. We do some rides that are more Off road Beginner friendly from time to time. Just chime in when you have time to ride.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:58 AM   #1525
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Dunkle Hollow = beginner ride. So I've been told. I blame Blooch, Blaster, Dorito and Headshrinker (or JJ or whatever the hell his name is). The good news is that after riding this particular stretch of road, your strom will shed a few pounds. And lord only knows that these big adventure bikes need to shed weight.



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I've been lurking for a while now, thought I jump up and say "Hi".

I'm Scott, live and work in Annapolis. Been riding a wee-strom for a few months now. Most of my riding is commuting, with some fun rides thrown in. Been enjoying the MD photo tag, but time/distance doesn't always work out...

Hope to meet up with y'all on some rides.

+1 for the Trail rating system. Dunkie Hollow looked fun, but this pic made me nervous, I need more flat land practice first
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:40 PM   #1526
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I've been lurking for a while now, thought I jump up and say "Hi".

I'm Scott, live and work in Annapolis. Been riding a wee-strom for a few months now. Most of my riding is commuting, with some fun rides thrown in. Been enjoying the MD photo tag, but time/distance doesn't always work out...

Hope to meet up with y'all on some rides.

+1 for the Trail rating system. Dunkie Hollow looked fun, but this pic made me nervous, I need more flat land practice first

Once you spend 30 minuets dragging your bike on it's side out of a ditch because your D-606 can't get enough traction in the mud to remove itself, it doesn't look so bad.

Speaking of, I have a kitchen pass for an overnight trip either 22nd-23rd or 29th-30th. Anyone interested in a long range weekend excursion? I'm still trying to formulate where I want to go (and am open to suggestions). Suggestions would preferably not include the self torture indicated above...
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:58 PM   #1527
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Great day riding!

So we rode Stone camp today, this was the road that got Dana's oil pan earlier this year, it rode well! The DR200 is working really well for Dana as she is attacking water crossings and other obstacles. It's amazing how the game changes when the bike fits. Leaving early tomorrow for a full day of riding.
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:15 AM   #1528
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C'mon, do I really want to grow old and die of cancer....I think not! Better to die doing what I love.....
This just in

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Hey, check this out from CNN: An American who had been imprisoned for nearly two years in Nicaragua left the country Friday, a day after he was set free, and was en route to a reunion with his family, a spokesman for his family told CNN.

Before doing missions... We would get 5 to 10 photos of K&R victims that were secondary objectives. Call me if you get into trouble bro - I'll try to get you some news coverage on CNN
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:05 PM   #1529
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Another great day riding!!

Left Kevin's about 0830 an rode some great roads.... When we finished we had done about 150 miles. Dana is really enjoying the DR 200...perfect size and weight.
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:39 PM   #1530
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I've been lurking for a while now, thought I jump up and say "Hi".

I'm Scott, live and work in Annapolis. Been riding a wee-strom for a few months now. Most of my riding is commuting, with some fun rides thrown in. Been enjoying the MD photo tag, but time/distance doesn't always work out...

Hope to meet up with y'all on some rides.

+1 for the Trail rating system. Dunkie Hollow looked fun, but this pic made me nervous, I need more flat land practice first
Welcome! Dunkle Hollow is not a bad trail, just not a beginner trail. Going down is easier as well because of the one rutted corner and lack of sight of it uphill. A lot of the trails out there are rocky so they don't turn to muck in the rain but you need to pick your line or risk bottoming out. Some of the water crossings have given people grief but that is usually on the entrance and exits.

More trail rating system stuff coming.

Dana and I first thing Friday decided to go ride the tougher stuff which has given us a few problems in the past. With the smaller bikes it was WAY easier and WAY more fun, only one drop all weekend and that was due to a loss of momentum in a heavy rock area...no damage to bike or person. At the end of both days Dana had a huge smile on her face, the DR200 made the riding so much more relaxing and enjoyable for her. I guess I did have a little damage but that was due to the end cap, spark arrestor, and quiet core insert blowing out of my muffler somewhere along the road. I didn't like that FMF pipe anyway...way too loud!

Thanks Kevin (H14) and Rhonda (Campcook) for having the get together and inviting us out...we had a great time and talked to some really nice people!!!!!!!!
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