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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #150 on: May 02, 2016, 04:13:08 PM »
For someone who hates group rides, I'm really looking forward to this trip.  Really helps that it's only about 2 hours from me and my total commitment for this trip will be about 100 bucks.   ;D

For comparison sake, here's the last thing we rode off-road.  I'm guessing the fire roads won't have too much of this type stuff.  I wish the guy who did this video would have gone about 2 minutes farther to the top and down the other side.  That's where it gets rocky and fun. 

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #151 on: May 02, 2016, 07:40:43 PM »
Quick head count... Who's planning on the joining me for the WV fire road tour?

Doug: I like the idea a lot although would not do the tougher stuff at the end. We'll see what the weather does. Wet would be  a no go - maybe no go at all.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #152 on: May 02, 2016, 08:28:46 PM »
Many yrs since I've done any off road. I'll wait and see how I feel on Saturday, for the easier parts.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #153 on: May 02, 2016, 09:59:44 PM »
I'd be comfortable with 35-45 on fire roads, but Wee has no bash plate, so I will be taking it easy and am definitely out on the rougher sections.  As I recall. there's plenty on nice 2-track going back into Dolly Sods.  Plus I've always wanted to ride Williams River Rd.  Either one of those options would be a nice run down 219 and back up 20.  I will be taking a lower stress alternative.
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #154 on: May 03, 2016, 09:42:34 AM »
FYI... the following STN members (whom I don't believe are all that active on STO) are attending:

Zer0netgain

Sprint_ST (isn't Rod on here under a different name?)

Shil

And Orson (as in freak'n Team Orson!)


The meet is just over a week away and I can't wait for the great riding and seeing everyone!
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #155 on: May 03, 2016, 09:57:26 AM »
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #156 on: May 03, 2016, 10:26:28 AM »
Rear brake issues?
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #157 on: May 03, 2016, 10:31:26 AM »
Leaky seal in the proportioning valve.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #158 on: May 03, 2016, 01:08:41 PM »
My brother has canceled, but we're still in.

Apparently the weather is expected to be utter shite. :shrug: WV in Spring; what else is new?
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #159 on: May 03, 2016, 01:12:02 PM »
Like anybody can call the weather this far out in the mountains. 
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #160 on: May 03, 2016, 02:14:26 PM »
Like anybody can call the weather this far out in the mountains.

Oh, we could have predicted the weather the moment R Doug made the original post. That's never stopped us before.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #161 on: May 03, 2016, 02:19:45 PM »
Like anybody can call the weather this far out in the mountains.

Oh, we could have predicted the weather the moment R Doug made the original post. That's never stopped us before.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #162 on: May 03, 2016, 02:19:56 PM »



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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #163 on: May 03, 2016, 05:14:33 PM »
It better not rain.  I'll get wet!
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #164 on: May 03, 2016, 05:25:16 PM »
"Vexed sailors cursed the rain, for which poor shepherds prayed in vain"

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #165 on: May 03, 2016, 06:48:00 PM »
Not that it matters this far out, but the long term doesn't look like shite to me for Davis, WV.

I do know that this Saturday looks to be very nice and I'm going to break in the fresh oil change on an all-day romp somewhere sunny and dry.
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #166 on: May 03, 2016, 07:55:56 PM »
Garry, I hate to see this work project suck the life out of you.

We'd love to have you and your son join us.
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #167 on: May 04, 2016, 06:39:24 AM »
Garry, I hate to see this work project suck the life out of you.

We'd love to have you and your son join us.

Work is not going to eat the Spring Thing weekend. Chris and I will be there doing a street ride as he will be on the Speed Triple and I will be on the 1190 (w/ TA2). The 530 engine is showing up today and hopefully the suspension is rebuilt by Friday, but there are simply not enough hours to put it back together, break it in, and do a worthy shakedown ride or two while working all this stupid OT.
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #168 on: May 04, 2016, 10:40:17 AM »
TA2s?  You can make the fire road route on TA2s   :bigok:

(understand you would most likely want to ride with Chris, regardless of what tires were on your KayTom.)
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #169 on: May 04, 2016, 10:44:01 AM »

Guyz & gal, if all goes according to plan, I'll see youz in ten days.   

It'll be a 90% pavement ride for me.  :burnout:
 (for some unknown reason, always find a couple miles of dirt roads)

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #170 on: May 04, 2016, 12:12:00 PM »
TA2s?  You can make the fire road route on TA2s   :bigok:

(understand you would most likely want to ride with Chris, regardless of what tires were on your KayTom.)

TA2s suck in the mud, so we're doing a street ride. I expect that dust won't be a problem that weekend :-) There is lots of paved WV twisty goodness that Chris hasn't ridden yet.
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #171 on: May 04, 2016, 01:59:46 PM »
OK Sammy!  It's been toooooo long.



TA2s?  You can make the fire road route on TA2s   :bigok:

(understand you would most likely want to ride with Chris, regardless of what tires were on your KayTom.)

TA2s suck in the mud, so we're doing a street ride. I expect that dust won't be a problem that weekend :-) There is lots of paved WV twisty goodness that Chris hasn't ridden yet.

Well, you don't need to jinx us all by simply assuming it's going to rain.   :razz:
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #172 on: May 04, 2016, 02:19:34 PM »

Well, you don't need to jinx us all by simply assuming it's going to rain.   :razz:

Come on. It's a totally fair assumption. :)
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #173 on: May 04, 2016, 05:03:45 PM »
If it's anything like the last 3 days, I may stay home.  It was nicer in March, maybe even February.

I know Saturday I said I was going no matter what, but this is ridiculous.
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #174 on: May 04, 2016, 06:48:16 PM »
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #175 on: May 05, 2016, 07:02:29 AM »
I think I have a plan that offers a nice mix of twisty state highways and scenic back roads with questionable pavement quality:

Friday: Meet Chris in Breezewood about noon, eat lunch, ride to CVR via 26, 144, Oldtown Low Water Bridge, 50w, 42s, 33w (via Seneca Rocks), 32n

Saturday: Twisty loop to the southeast featuring 33 (Spruce Knob then on to WV/VA border), CR-21, 250, 678, 39, more 250, 219 Elkins to Thomas via Parsons, Purple Fiddle?, 32s

Sunday: Twisty goodness to the west: 33w, 151, 20 south, 15 west, short bit of 79 south, 16 north, 74, 18, 7 (to Hundred), 69/18 to Waynesburg, 19 n to WashPa, 136 to home.

Chris is still rebuilding his confidence after last years mishap, so the pace will be a little more relaxed than usual. Willing to have a few people tag along on Saturday.
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #176 on: May 05, 2016, 11:21:40 AM »
Sounds like a decent route.  The usual suspects.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #177 on: May 05, 2016, 03:36:26 PM »
Just ordered a skid plate. Hope it arrives in time.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #178 on: May 05, 2016, 03:58:54 PM »
To think this is only about the second or third eastern meet( of any type) I will miss in the last 10 years... maybe I need to retire sooner.
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #179 on: May 05, 2016, 04:47:54 PM »
Make hay while the sun shines
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« Reply #180 on: May 05, 2016, 05:08:53 PM »
No hay-making in the foreseeable future.

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« Reply #181 on: May 06, 2016, 08:37:15 AM »
Giving real thought to loading up the trailer for this trip, for a variety of reasons. Rain + knee comfort = just get me there and see how it goes.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #182 on: May 06, 2016, 08:39:55 AM »
Giving real thought to loading up the trailer for this trip, for a variety of reasons. Rain + knee comfort = just get me there and see how it goes.

We're pondering. Still in, either way.


We don't know this yet!!!  Stop it with the assumption of rain.  Just stop it. 

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #183 on: May 06, 2016, 09:13:43 AM »
Giving real thought to loading up the trailer for this trip, for a variety of reasons. Rain + knee comfort = just get me there and see how it goes.

We're pondering. Still in, either way.


We don't know this yet!!!  Stop it with the assumption of rain.  Just stop it.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #184 on: May 06, 2016, 09:24:37 AM »
Giving real thought to loading up the trailer for this trip, for a variety of reasons. Rain + knee comfort = just get me there and see how it goes.

We're pondering. Still in, either way.


We don't know this yet!!!  Stop it with the assumption of rain.  Just stop it.

Change your avatar.  Do it now.

Changing the avatar will have no impact on the inevitable.   :pope:
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #185 on: May 06, 2016, 09:36:46 AM »
Giving real thought to loading up the trailer for this trip, for a variety of reasons. Rain + knee comfort = just get me there and see how it goes.

We're pondering. Still in, either way.


We don't know this yet!!!  Stop it with the assumption of rain.  Just stop it.

Change your avatar.  Do it now.

Changing the avatar will have no impact on the inevitable.   :pope:

I find your lack of superstition and paranoia disturbing

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #186 on: May 06, 2016, 10:17:25 AM »
Giving real thought to loading up the trailer for this trip, for a variety of reasons. Rain + knee comfort = just get me there and see how it goes.

We're pondering. Still in, either way.


We don't know this yet!!!  Stop it with the assumption of rain.  Just stop it.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #187 on: May 06, 2016, 05:01:13 PM »
As long as we don't have to dodge hail this year it will be fine, assuming the water wings I ordered arrive in time.

It can't keep on raining forever, now can it? 

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« Reply #188 on: May 06, 2016, 06:06:01 PM »
I think Doug needs to move to California  8)
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« Reply #189 on: May 06, 2016, 07:24:22 PM »
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« Reply #191 on: May 06, 2016, 08:11:18 PM »
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« Reply #193 on: May 06, 2016, 10:15:16 PM »
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #194 on: May 06, 2016, 10:31:55 PM »
yes indeed! Now it is calling for 1/10 of inch possibly on friday and saturday. Might just be a damp weekend.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #195 on: May 07, 2016, 07:51:10 AM »
As I always tell Scott


It's Spring


In West Virginia


This is STN/STO


Pack your rain gear
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #196 on: May 07, 2016, 02:23:30 PM »
As I always tell Scott


It's Spring


In West Virginia


This is STN/STO


Pack your rain gear

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« Reply #197 on: May 08, 2016, 06:06:09 AM »
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #198 on: May 08, 2016, 06:11:02 AM »
FWIW, a day of riding in the rain is better than a day of not riding at all. 


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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #199 on: May 08, 2016, 02:29:15 PM »
Looking at some forecasts not too far south, such as Franklin, WV and Buena Vista, VA, the forecasts are better. Significantly better.  Obviously, rides heading south will enjoy much better weather than Davis and northward.