ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-15-2014, 12:27 PM   #736
ruffntuff OP
TUFRDR
 
ruffntuff's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2012
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Oddometer: 106
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtnlvnmelis View Post
Add another local to your followers! I live in Nelson County, but work in Cville at UVa also. I started reading your report about three months ago and was instantly hooked.

I lost my father one month ago today. I've been caught up in his illness, the hospital and subsequent placement of my Mom in assisted living for the past seven weeks or so. I couldn't wait to get back to your story and journey. With the recent losses in my life, and my wanderlust and desire to ride out the pain, your story means all the more to me now.

Thanks for sharing your tale. I'd love to meet you someday and buy you a beer (of course at one of the amazing breweries down in good 'ol Nelson).

Brava! Great writing.
So sorry for loss, I hope you are managing well and I'm happy my story can provide you with some comfort and relief. I'd be happy to meet you and any other reader that may live close by. Just send a PM and let's grab that beer! Take care,

anna
__________________
May the road rise up to meet you
And wind be always at your back
ruffntuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 01:48 PM   #737
AVPU
Forever Noob
 
AVPU's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: PNW
Oddometer: 166
Thank You!

Another installment!
AVPU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 02:03 PM   #738
Uke
visualist
 
Joined: Oct 2013
Location: HouTex USA
Oddometer: 23
Lane Splitting

Anna--

As always, another great installment!
Uke is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 02:04 PM   #739
doc4216
Chronic High Fiver
 
doc4216's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Alameda for now
Oddometer: 376
Quote:
Originally Posted by uke View Post
anna--

as always, another great installment!
+1
__________________
"A straight road never made a skilled rider"
'13 Tiger 800 Roadie
doc4216 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2014, 02:57 PM   #740
rodr
Studly Adventurer
 
rodr's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: Fairfield, CA, USA
Oddometer: 536
Quote:
But I’ll admit, once you lane split, it’s hard not to do it all the time. It becomes a desirable challenge for the thrill. It’s like solving a puzzle or working through a maze to find a way around obstacles executing fast decisions. It’s empowering and it’s fun.
I like your take on this. Living kinda out in the sticks I don't get to do this so much, but it sure is a nice option when the need arises!
rodr is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 12:36 PM   #741
skibum69
slave to gravity
 
skibum69's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2006
Location: New Melbourne, Newfoundland
Oddometer: 4,942
Excellent, I can totally see the similarities to bicycles. I just spent a few months in Taipei dicing it up in traffic on the fixie I had; it was a hoot. I haven't had the pleasure on a moto yet, but I'm sure it will come. Thanks for continuing your story for us.
__________________
Beerthief
skibumsoirée2009 skibumsoiré2010
Riff Raff 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
RIP ITsteve, ride in peace my friend
save $5 on a new smugmug account, use this coupon7frrnSRiTt9Fk
skibum69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 01:38 PM   #742
StickJan
Mobilis in mobil
 
StickJan's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Stockholm, Sweden.
Oddometer: 22
Anna. Another well written post! Thanks for the lesson! You have a fan here in old Sweden!

//Jan
__________________
It´s never too late to give up.
StickJan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2014, 05:10 PM   #743
bwalsh
Beastly Adventurer
 
bwalsh's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Hell town
Oddometer: 10,551
Quote:
Originally Posted by ruffntuff View Post
So sorry for loss, I hope you are managing well and I'm happy my story can provide you with some comfort and relief. I'd be happy to meet you and any other reader that may live close by. Just send a PM and let's grab that beer! Take care,

anna
Hey Anna, I've been following along for awhile now. Good to see you still updating when possible!

I also live relatively close by, Front Royal. I don't know if you or mtnlvnelis know this or not but there is a Charlottesville riders thread...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388596

They all seem to be hibernating at the moment. They were getting together once a week at a local bar/restaurant and watching Moto movies but that seems to have temporarily fallen by the wayside. Good group of people.
I also organize three or four RTE's every year, about this time of year. Keep an eye on the link in my sig line or I can PM you when I get another one going.
__________________
2004 XR650L / 2001 R1150GS
NWVA TAG NWVA TAG MAP RTE THREAD & IN LIST



bwalsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 10:11 AM   #744
Deah
WonderingButNotLost
 
Deah's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2007
Location: Houston, PA
Oddometer: 61
Awesome report!

Wow is this awesome!
Deah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 01:53 PM   #745
oilfield_trash
n00b
 
Joined: Feb 2013
Oddometer: 3
I just spent an afternoon reading this front to back. What an awesome adventure. I've done the drive to AK and back in a cage and even that was a great trip. You're awesome.
oilfield_trash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 04:35 PM   #746
frozenpoet
Gnarly Adventurer
 
frozenpoet's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2014
Location: Strasburg, va
Oddometer: 187
Quote:
Originally Posted by bwalsh View Post
Hey Anna, I've been following along for awhile now. Good to see you still updating when possible!

I also live relatively close by, Front Royal. I don't know if you or mtnlvnelis know this or not but there is a Charlottesville riders thread...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388596

They all seem to be hibernating at the moment. They were getting together once a week at a local bar/restaurant and watching Moto movies but that seems to have temporarily fallen by the wayside. Good group of people.
I also organize three or four RTE's every year, about this time of year. Keep an eye on the link in my sig line or I can PM you when I get another one going.
I'm right next door in strasburg.

I've really enjoyed reading your accounts, it's a trip that I would love to take someday.
frozenpoet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2014, 06:43 PM   #747
Wreckman
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2013
Location: Pa.
Oddometer: 106
Anna,
I have read your RR twice and thoroughly enjoy it. I made the trip in 2012 from Pa. I did not have as much time as you did so I could not see as much as you did. I must admit you are one tough young lady. There are many isolated stretches of road that make even seasoned veterans nervous. As you go on with life there will be nothing you can't accomplish. Your trip makes me look forward to my next trip to the 49th state when I retire and can go without limits. God Bless you. I hope to cross paths with you some day.
Wreckman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 07:16 AM   #748
tppilot
n00b
 
Joined: Nov 2011
Location: California Gold Country
Oddometer: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by ruffntuff View Post
Lane Splitting San Francisco - It’s empowering and it’s fun.
Well said...........I wish my wife were up for the challenge. We were stuck in traffic on the 405 (Los Angeles) at midnight a few years back, and she refused to split lanes. We ended up duck-walking all the way up the Sepulveda Pass. Ugh...........I am thankful (and lucky) tho, that she rides her own bike.

I am totally in agreement with your 'rules' for lane splitting. For those reading who may want to give it a try, I would add this - don't focus on the cars at your side; focus instead on the opening between them and keep looking at least 10 cars ahead. When teaching people how to mountain bike, I'd always have to remind them of this concept. 'If you focus on the rock in the trail, you'll hit it - it just happens. Look out ahead of your front wheel and you'll magically go around it.' Same thing applies to Lane Splitting.

I really enjoyed reading your RR. Thanks for sharing.
tppilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2014, 08:30 AM   #749
ShineySideUp
Adventurer
 
Joined: Dec 2012
Location: N California
Oddometer: 79
As I live in Nor Calif. I have the opportunity to lane share. I ride a Victory Vision which is a big bike to share the lane with. As mentioned above very helpful to look ahead for what is coming up. Not only do you want to watch for side mirrors that stick way out, or someone doing a quick lane change, watch out for steps on RVs. A buddy of mine was sharing a lane and passing a RV and did not see the metal step, you would use to enter the RV, had slid out, caught him on the front tire and he went down, $5k in damage.
Go slow and be ready for anything.
__________________
Ride Free - Ride Far - But Ride

I wonder where that road goes?
ShineySideUp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2014, 04:57 AM   #750
RoninMoto
Wanderer
 
RoninMoto's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2010
Location: Australia
Oddometer: 1,552
Quote:
Originally Posted by ruffntuff View Post
It’s easy after splitting lanes on a regular basis to feel like the entire road is yours and the concept of lanes doesn’t exist at all. You can ride anywhere around any obstacle. The lines between the lanes almost become invisible and I’d have to remind myself when traffic started breaking up to stop ignoring them. It was hard not to forget the rules.
I fear going back to the states. I have lost all concept of rules on a road.
__________________
Noah 08 KTM 690 ADV. 111,000 km. 42 countries. 5 continents and counting.
RTW Ride Report --> http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=781893
Blog ------------------> http://rtwwithnoah.blogspot.com/
Facebook------------> https://www.facebook.com/RtwWithNoah
RoninMoto is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:05 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014