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Re: STO National: Who's In!?
« Reply #50 on: June 14, 2014, 08:59:51 PM »
Rolling out the door now. Cool 46 degree this morning.See you guys monday. Everybody have a safe ride.

Enjoy the coolness.  I believe it's supposed to get hotter than hell this week.

I did.
I was trying to pack as light as possible,  but because of today i had to pack cool weather gear.
Doubled my mileage for the year today. Have had squat for riding this year, 400 miles. Did 300 slab and 200 twisties. I am truly impressed with the pilot road 4. On the sprint, i think it is the best handling tire i have had on it. 
Ended up in huntington wv  for the night. Pleasantly surprised, what a cool little town. Had a nice maibock at a tap room and a good dinner with a couple southern tier 2x ipa at a local sports bar.
Heading back to the hotel for a good nights rest, then.........kentucky tomorrow!


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Re: STO National: Who's In!?
« Reply #51 on: June 14, 2014, 09:07:47 PM »
I'm sleeping in Roanoke, VA tonight!

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Re: STO National: Who's In!?
« Reply #52 on: June 14, 2014, 09:33:11 PM »
I'm sleeping in Roanoke, VA tonight!

I wanted to stop by there to see black dog salvage. The store looks cool and they seem like one of the more unscripted shows. Unfotunately, im not going that far east.

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« Reply #53 on: June 14, 2014, 09:54:24 PM »
I'm sleeping in Roanoke, VA tonight!
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Re: STO National: Who's In!?
« Reply #54 on: June 15, 2014, 05:54:55 AM »
Nah those guys went back to SW WV. We were just there a month ago.

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Re: STO National: Who's In!?
« Reply #55 on: June 15, 2014, 03:23:23 PM »

Ended up in huntington wv  for the night. Pleasantly surprised, what a cool little town. Had a nice maibock at a tap room and a good dinner with a couple southern tier 2x ipa at a local sports bar.



It's a college town.  That helps!  I glad you're having a good time so far!


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Re: STO National: Who's In!?
« Reply #56 on: June 15, 2014, 05:33:24 PM »
Nah those guys went back to SW WV. We were just there a month ago.

We made up for it today.  TN, VA, NC, back to Johnson City NC.  Rode 16 Tazewell to Marion, aka Backbone of the Dragon, then the Snake, then Blowing Rock Highway.  16 Never fails to impress, especially that section just south of Tazewell.  Closest thing to riding the Dolomites on our side of the Big Pond.   


Enjoy the coolness.  I believe it's supposed to get hotter than hell this week.

Yep.   Yep, it was so hot today we didn't even have to warn up our tires.   Just hit the twisties.   

You enjoy the cool Northern weather as you're slabbing across the flatlands on your way to Clays.

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« Reply #57 on: June 15, 2014, 06:06:52 PM »
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Where are you guys?

I'll be on the Dragon tomorrow while you are farting around lol

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« Reply #58 on: June 15, 2014, 06:09:11 PM »
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« Reply #59 on: June 15, 2014, 07:53:14 PM »
Whatdoya mean, farting around?  I doubled the mileage on my Connie today. 
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Re: STO National: Who's In!?
« Reply #60 on: June 15, 2014, 09:13:39 PM »
In  blowing rock tonight.
Highlights of the day. Ky302 around dewey dam and lake. Beautiful scenery, nice road and brand new black top around the lake. Ky 7 nice! 421 before and during the snake.  Blowing rock ale house! Some dam fine beers!  :beerchug:

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Re: STO National: Who's In!?
« Reply #61 on: June 16, 2014, 05:51:50 AM »

Where are you guys?

I'll be on the Dragon tomorrow while you are farting around lol

FYI.   We heard from a local rider that they are really cracking down on speeders on The Dragon.  Apparently there is a new judge who lives nearby who has promised to put an end to reckless riding & sentenced 4 local boys to lockup for racing.  Be careful out there. And ENJOY.
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Re: STO National: Who's In!?
« Reply #62 on: June 16, 2014, 06:03:32 AM »
Sheri and I will be running the Dragon this morning in the Ural.  No worries here about speeding and po po.


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Re: STO National: Who's In!?
« Reply #63 on: June 16, 2014, 06:04:36 AM »
On my way down Doug!  I'll look for the Ural

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Re: STO National: Who's In!?
« Reply #64 on: June 16, 2014, 09:43:09 AM »
Sheri and I will be running the Dragon this morning in the Ural.  No worries here about speeding and po po.

They'll  probably get you for going to slow.
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« Reply #65 on: June 16, 2014, 04:19:43 PM »
Or for riding on 2 wheels!
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« Reply #67 on: June 16, 2014, 07:26:37 PM »
Nice move Jack. Hold the glass rite in front of Garys face.
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Re: STO National: Who's In!?
« Reply #69 on: June 18, 2014, 11:38:22 AM »
Wish I was there.

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Re: STO National: Who's In!?
« Reply #70 on: June 18, 2014, 04:05:07 PM »
Been there. Done that. Looking forward to going again!
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« Reply #71 on: June 18, 2014, 05:42:23 PM »
Baptized the Connie today. 
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Re: STO National: Who's In!?
« Reply #72 on: June 18, 2014, 05:54:45 PM »
Baptized the Connie today.



Via Twisties?    ???

Or, did you get drenched in precipitation? 


If it's the later, remember that I wasn't there today.  :twofinger:
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« Reply #73 on: June 18, 2014, 06:38:16 PM »
Baptized the Connie today.

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« Reply #74 on: June 18, 2014, 06:40:47 PM »
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« Reply #75 on: June 18, 2014, 06:44:43 PM »
I used to make a bigger impression.

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Re: STO National: Who's In!?
« Reply #76 on: June 18, 2014, 10:06:14 PM »
Baptized the Connie today.



Via Twisties?    ???

Or, did you get drenched in precipitation? 


If it's the later, remember that I wasn't there today.  :twofinger:


I suspect you were somehow remotely involved.  4 Days of sunshine was a long stretch.

GD thunder boomers.   

It was good seeing you again. Glad you could make it. 


Here's the story.  We pulled into a gas station to decide whether to weather gear.   While we're gassing up -under a canopy - it starts to drizzle.  Decision made. Then it starts to pour.  Then we heard hail on the canopy.  We waited it out, geared up, and got caught in some drizzle on the way back.  Cooled it off nicely.  Getting caught in the rain isn't always that bad compared to the alternatives. 
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Re: STO National: Who's In!?
« Reply #77 on: June 19, 2014, 09:48:39 AM »

GD thunder boomers.   

It was good seeing you again. Glad you could make it. 


Here's the story.  We pulled into a gas station to decide whether to weather gear.   While we're gassing up -under a canopy - it starts to drizzle.  Decision made. Then it starts to pour.  Then we heard hail on the canopy.  We waited it out, geared up, and got caught in some drizzle on the way back.  Cooled it off nicely.  Getting caught in the rain isn't always that bad compared to the alternatives.

I took the most direct path home yesterday which took me thru the Nantahala Gorge where I got to ride thru a severe thunderstorm with all the trimmings. Then I got dumped on again coming out of Murphy. Oh well, two great days of riding over one not so good day is a deal I'll take anytime.

Thanks Skee for putting the meet together. Small crowd but high quality no doubt  8)     

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« Reply #78 on: June 19, 2014, 12:24:43 PM »
Thanks Skee for putting the meet together. Small crowd but high quality no doubt  8)   



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Sheri and I had a great time and really enjoyed the company of everyone there.   :smiley_thumb:
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Re: STO National: Who's In!?
« Reply #79 on: June 19, 2014, 09:35:29 PM »
Since this is done, y'all can make it up to the BBQ.  :smiley_thumb:

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Re: STO National: Who's In!?
« Reply #80 on: June 20, 2014, 09:18:48 AM »
Made it up to morehead ky last night. I wanted to run ky 32 per garry's recommendation this morning. What a great way to start the day! 32 did not disapoint, what a fantastic road!

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« Reply #81 on: June 20, 2014, 03:59:17 PM »
After running 32 from morehead to wv, i ran 37, 10, 3, 214, and 14 up to parkersberg. The skys looked wicked so i stopped to put on my rain gear before doing the last little bit of slab up into marietta oh. A couple miles up the road and all bell broke loose. Rain going every way you can think. I have never in my life seen so many cars pulled off the side of the road. Silly me kept on going. After seeing the link about the lafayette hotel in the esto thread, i thought i would check it out. So far seems pretty sweet. Will report more once i bave checked out the bar!   :beerchug:

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« Reply #82 on: June 20, 2014, 04:08:46 PM »
:popcorn:
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« Reply #83 on: June 20, 2014, 05:23:00 PM »
:popcorn:

Dortmunder gold is the best beer they have. Not that its not a good beer. Im now at the marietta brewing company a block away. Trail Hopper IPA.... :drool: