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Old 01-21-2013, 03:18 PM   #3301
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Border Cafe
Christiana Delaware location

EOD3MC has suggested starting with breakfast at Panera's in La Plata, then heading for a good lunch at Border Cafe.

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Will this work?
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:28 PM   #3302
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border cafe
christiana delaware location

eod3mc has suggested starting with breakfast at panera's in la plata, then heading for a good lunch at border cafe.

directions

will this work?
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:10 PM   #3303
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Hope nobody minds, but here's my attempt at a non-highway route to the Feb RTE.

Linky here

I toyed with the idea of staying off RT2, but ultimately decided that it would bog us down too much.



I imagine we will just slab home on I-95.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:26 PM   #3304
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:34 PM   #3305
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Same here....mostly because i didn't want to have to clean up the bike when i got home
I only did the short loop 4-5 times, but the guys who were riding the long loop said it wasn't too bad out there today...though it was plenty muddy and slick for my rusty ass. I got a little loose in a few spots, but my first trip out there without setting it down, so all in all a good day. lol
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:20 PM   #3306
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I only did the short loop 4-5 times, but the guys who were riding the long loop said it wasn't too bad out there today...though it was plenty muddy and slick for my rusty ass. I got a little loose in a few spots, but my first trip out there without setting it down, so all in all a good day. lol
How did the grips and guards work out?

Wish i knew you were going, may have kept me from whimping out
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:34 AM   #3307
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For anyone interested in an endurance rally this is a really good place to try one 24-26 May
registration is now open.

http://www.masondixon20-20.org/
Is this the one that has the 10-hr "baby" option? Or is there only one 24-hr option?
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Old 01-22-2013, 04:58 AM   #3308
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This one has only the 24 hour.

the Void rally in Lynchburg in Oct has a 10 hour
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:08 AM   #3309
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How did the grips and guards work out?

Wish i knew you were going, may have kept me from whimping out
Like magic. I put them on and didn't dump the bike on the controls once!

I did, however, lightly brush a tree and it rolled off nicely (since I go so slow still). I let out a "Niceeeeee!"

I hope to progress enough to see you guys on the long loop by spring! I plan to be a regular out there...like a bad penny you can't get rid of.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:44 AM   #3310
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This one has only the 24 hour.
And this one is usually closer to 32 hours, but with a rally that long, it is not uncommon for some people to plan a route that will still allow them to get up to 8 hours of sleep in a hotel (the mandatory rest period is only 3 hours).

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Old 01-22-2013, 02:34 PM   #3311
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Like magic. I put them on and didn't dump the bike on the controls once!

I did, however, lightly brush a tree and it rolled off nicely (since I go so slow still). I let out a "Niceeeeee!"

I hope to progress enough to see you guys on the long loop by spring! I plan to be a regular out there...like a bad penny you can't get rid of.
You can hit the tree's pretty hard with them as long as it's just a glancing blow. A scotts stabilizer with the high speed circuit takes some of the sting out of the bars when you do. At eagle bag I'd cut my bars down to 30" end to end with the bark busters makes some of those stick farm area's allot easier.

That being said I'm considering switching to the open ended plastic roost deflectors instead of bark busters. There's a not unheard of chance of the bark busters braking your arms if you come off the bars and your arm goes between the bar and the bark buster. This combined with fact the bars flex better and they dont hit shit as often is why you see allot of the pro's running the deflectors instead of bark busters.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:58 PM   #3312
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You can hit the tree's pretty hard (if you don't mind choosing your own cast color) with them as long as it's just a glancing blow.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:03 PM   #3313
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Fixed!
my problem was it wasn't a glancing blow, and my dumbass was wearing cheap mx gloves.

I normally always wear the carbon knuckled ones, my last pair got a hole in them so i went to the local store and got a cheap pair of fox dirt gloves and never replaced them.

I think with the carbon i'd have been ok. I think the cloth tops on the gloves caused my hands to stick to the bark instead of glance off.
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Old 01-22-2013, 03:17 PM   #3314
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That being said I'm considering switching to the open ended plastic roost deflectors instead of bark busters. There's a not unheard of chance of the bark busters braking your arms if you come off the bars and your arm goes between the bar and the bark buster.
I thought it was just me! I swear I put them on and my hands became claustrophobic as I pictured myself going over the bars...and my hands staying in place.

I already laid out the coin for these, so until they (or me) break, I am going to run the risk for now. ...but wish I were talked into the open-ended ones with an exit route.

My radiator guards just arrived this morning, so I'll be ready for the next 'whoopsie' out at EB when I get a little loose in the corner like this...

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Old 01-22-2013, 03:18 PM   #3315
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I thought it was just me! I swear I put them on and my hands became claustrophobic as I pictured myself going over the bars...and my hands staying in place.

I already laid out the coin for these, so until they (or me) break, I am going to run the risk for now. ...but wish I were talked into the open-ended ones with an exit route.

My radiator guards just arrived this morning, so I'll be ready for the next 'whoopsie' out at EB when I get a little loose in the corner like this...

The open ended ones dont really do much if you hit the tree though. No protection just keeps the mud off your hands, have to pick your evil...
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