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Old 10-25-2012, 04:41 PM   #46
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well looks like im riding solo
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:45 PM   #47
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GPS tracks are loaded into Bert (my Montana), I pick up my TKC-shod off road wheels from the secure undisclosed location tomorrow and Saturday, I get dirty.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:06 AM   #48
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looks like i should be there.
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:37 PM   #49
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Thumb I'm in

Looking forward to it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:33 AM   #50
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Posting from the trail now (doing a GPS guided preride), bring your finest knobbies. Lots of leaves down over loose gravel and some puddles are slick.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:21 PM   #51
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In at last minute. See you FFs in the morning.
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Old 10-27-2012, 04:40 PM   #52
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DARC VI preride ride report...


Okay, today didn't start as a preride, I put the reminder in my phone for today, not tomorrow. I arrived at Char's exactly 24 hours before I needed to. Turns out that was a good thing... But more on that later.

I did the ride on an ADVerized 1150GS - ADV shocks, saddle and no ABS (At all. The modulator is on a shelf in my garage) with fresh TKC80s.

Deep, loose gravel hidden by leaves? Got it. No Sweat.

Stagnant water crossings of unknown depth? I can hold my breath... Fortunately, only one sent water over instep of my boots.


Trucks parked *quite* inconvienently in the trail? Got one of those too. The owner of this S10 got the truck hung up on a rock (under the right rear spring mount) and left for..... what? A rescue? They're gonna need a bigger truck. Really, this is the only spot that gave me trouble - the truck is blocking the better line through here, I tried to ride high to the left and didn't carry enough speed. The GS slid down into the bumper of the truck and made getting past quite difficult. The hood made a handy spot to leave my gear while I worked the problem.




And the good reason to be 24 hours early?




And before anyone starts digging on BMW final drives, this one has 100,931 miles on the original seal and bearings. I have a spare with known good bearings and seals in my garage, I simply swapped it out and put the leaker on the shelf.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:23 PM   #53
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Did a little bit of Pulaski / GW today. Looking forward to tomorrow. Riding out of the driveway at 8:45 to meet up with you guys.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:08 PM   #54
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be there in da mornin
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Old 10-29-2012, 06:54 AM   #55
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Thank you to the trail boss and anyone else who helped organize this ride. I had a god time and even a little sore today. Truely some beautiful roads we were on yesterday.













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Old 10-29-2012, 08:30 AM   #56
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Thank you to the trail boss and anyone else who helped organize this ride. I had a god time and even a little sore today. Truely some beautiful roads we were on yesterday.
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W00t! Someone got a pic of me on the go!

Great ride yesterday, even if the rain did make things a little greasy in the woods.

The section where the truck had been stuck was a lot of fun, I had a clear line through and still didn't make it entirely cleanly.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:16 AM   #57
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The Cidah Run Adventure Bike Ride

Hugh thanks to Trail Boss Steve Vanasse and his crew from KPTR for offering to put on The Cidah Run and the last in a series of DARC rides for 2012. Steve scouted out this route during the summer and fall putting together a very nice 113 mile tour of back country Rhode Island that most people never see. Who would have thought there was this much mixed surface riding in Little Rhody? Hopefully this will become an annual ride as it fits the DARC schedule very nicely.

From my count it looks like we 28 riders turn out (a new record for the DARC series) for this ride on a less than perfect weather day what with Hurricane Sandy impending. The start location was Chars Grill in Glocester, RI.



Riders were trickling in before the 9:15 riders meeting.

































Steve held court at the riders meeting giving details pertaining to the route. With route sheets and GPS tracks riders could ride in small pods or a larger group following Steve.



Seems we had a tough crowd today giving the Trail Boss some flack.

















With the formalities out of the way it was time to roost some dirt.























Seems we created a stampede. Guess the cattle are not used to large groups of Adventure riders.























































Marks 500 EXC makes short work of this section.

































The designated fuel and food stop.





























Back out into the scrub pine and sand roads. No rocks for a change of pace.















Once out the woods Steve realized he had a flat rear tire.



So we all offered our tools, patch kits, trail stands, and useless knowledge to get him back on the road.



More riders came rolling in.











How many riders does it take to fix a flat?











You would think that when you go riding you could be "unplugged" but no. At least she's not texting while riding.



With the flat fixed ( it was a nail) we were back under way.









Steve led us into the winery for some wine tasting but we decided to press on as the weather was deteriorating and we needed to get back to the finish.



So we bee lined it back with no more stops as the drizzle was beginning to intensify.



Thanks to everyone who came out for this ride and all the DARC rides this season. It's you who make this fun for us to put these rides on. We are already in the planning stages for DARC 2013. Ride safe!
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:32 AM   #58
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awesome people awesome ride thanks to everyone that put this ride together and all the pics

Oh hey btw did see Neil from cliffs in a pic at the gas stop

and thanks Mike for the guided tour this was a blast
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:04 AM   #59
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Great RR!

As always, a great Ride Report Skip! It's pretty amazing, the turnout for an event like this so late in the year with the impending Franken Storm. I guess it just goes to show the passion that a fortunate few among us having for getting out and riding motorcycles in moderately challenging environments. Thanks to Steve for all of the hard work in planning, and putting together this ride. Route sheets and GPS files, wow! Getting dirty has gone hi-tech!
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:42 AM   #60
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