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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #200 on: May 08, 2016, 02:36:52 PM »
I think I'm in, my GF and I will just be heading south.  And perhaps we'll see an improvement in the forecast over the next few days.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #201 on: May 09, 2016, 06:15:43 AM »
Paul and I won't make it this weekend.  Everyone have a great time and be safe!

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #202 on: May 09, 2016, 07:24:44 AM »
Folks might wanna consider moving this meet to Buena Vista, VA.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #203 on: May 09, 2016, 07:32:18 AM »
Folks might wanna consider moving this meet to Buena Vista, VA.

 :headscratch:  Any reason why?


We try to move it around.  We were in Staunton last year and Hawks Nest WV the year before.  Perhaps Buena Vista next year?  I don't recall any lodging in Buena Vista, there are options in Lexington. 


EDIT, the Buena Visa Inn looks promising (for a future event)
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #204 on: May 09, 2016, 07:38:23 AM »
The weather is going to be significantly better.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #205 on: May 09, 2016, 07:46:42 AM »
Top pic, Davis WV.  Bottom pic, Buena Vista VA.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #206 on: May 09, 2016, 08:01:02 AM »
It's my favorite place to stay when I'm riding down there.  Lots of good roads close by.  They have a cheap ass motel there (my kinda place), and there are other options as you've noticed.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #207 on: May 09, 2016, 08:34:40 AM »
Well, I've got people coming in from way out of town (including Panama), so our changing lodging ain't gonna get it for this event. :\
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #208 on: May 09, 2016, 09:25:54 AM »
For sure, it's way too late in the game to relocate a meet.  Besides, my bike needs the bugs washed off of it.   8)
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #209 on: May 09, 2016, 09:27:23 AM »
Well, maybe the forecast will improve over the next few days.   :bigsmile:

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #210 on: May 09, 2016, 03:34:30 PM »
FYI for future gatherings.

The Buena Vista Hotel or the Budget Inn (what ever they are calling it this week ) is a good place and if you want to camp the city owned Maury Park has camping w / showers, laundry ect...

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #211 on: May 09, 2016, 05:34:52 PM »
I like Canaan Valley.  Course, I liked Staunto too,  Were some nice pubs in walking distance.  It's got Canaan Valley beat on that.  When we going back to Marietta?  It's hard  to beat that.

I spent some time yesterday getting my Wee roadworthy. Ibsprayed some gunk on the chain, lubed the cables and made sure I knew where the rain cover for the tank bag was stored.   Looks like I'll need it. 
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #212 on: May 10, 2016, 06:53:32 AM »
Here is this mornings outlook - not too bad - looks like we are going to ride through some showers on the way down Friday.  Hopefully it won't linger through Saturday.  As usual, it will be nice on Sunday for the ride home.

Hey Doug - just wondering what is the possibility of shifting this meet to Marietta - no just kidding. 
A little rain doesn't bother me.  I've kinda gotten used to it by now.
Besides, it can all change by Friday. 
(I am thinking about riding the Connie instead of my Wee.  That big faring has its +s).

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #213 on: May 10, 2016, 06:58:37 AM »
an overweight Connie

That's like saying wet water. ;)

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #214 on: May 10, 2016, 07:40:58 AM »
Need to stop at Bass Pro and pick up a wetsuit i just want to ride . Hopefully it will Look better by Friday

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #215 on: May 10, 2016, 07:53:47 AM »
Scott, you better be taking the fire road ride w/ us on Saturday.  You need to get that KTM a little dirty. 
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #216 on: May 10, 2016, 08:09:25 AM »
I'm looking forward to it Just got a skid plate on but I have a set of Pr4s on not the tires for the mud hopefully it will dry up a little. Not enough time to change them now

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #217 on: May 10, 2016, 08:13:08 AM »
PR4s?  You'll feel a bit uncomfortable on the dirt sections and would want to avoid mud of any kind. 


In other words, you may want to skip our route.   ;)
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #218 on: May 10, 2016, 08:49:59 AM »
Yea looking  for another set of rims for 50/50 tires do a good bit of slab to work and back.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #219 on: May 10, 2016, 09:07:30 AM »
At least  it won't be a win your dolphin meet as some have been in the past. I think R Doug would be more uncomfortable in pure sunshine than a tad -o-rain.Hope it dries out for all of you.But hitting spotty stuff isn't always so bad IMHO.
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #220 on: May 10, 2016, 12:16:55 PM »
A co-worker of mine is considering coming up on his Road King.  Will there be anyone he can ride with on Saturday?
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #221 on: May 10, 2016, 12:31:41 PM »
A co-worker of mine is considering coming up on his Road King.  Will there be anyone he can ride with on Saturday?

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #222 on: May 10, 2016, 02:05:51 PM »
A co-worker of mine is considering coming up on his Road King.  Will there be anyone he can ride with on Saturday?

Flipper.

Willy.

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:lol:    :twofinger:    not helpful, Bill.   
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #223 on: May 10, 2016, 03:03:38 PM »
Anybody got an extra Gerbing connector you can bring with?  Bike battery to coax? 

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« Reply #224 on: May 10, 2016, 05:21:49 PM »
I think so. I'll check.
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #225 on: May 10, 2016, 06:13:57 PM »
I had planned to head south tomorrow, but I need to handle something in the early afternoon.

Departure time delayed until Thursday.   :)

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #226 on: May 10, 2016, 06:25:07 PM »
I realized this evening that I have an event tomorrow night and won't be home until late.  Then, Orson is most likely going to be there Thursday evening to ride up together on Friday.  So, I thought it would be helpful to pack tonight.


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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #227 on: May 10, 2016, 06:26:09 PM »
I had planned to head south tomorrow, but I need to handle something in the early afternoon.

Departure time delayed until Thursday.   :)



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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #228 on: May 10, 2016, 06:28:03 PM »
PR4s?  You'll feel a bit uncomfortable on the dirt sections and would want to avoid mud of any kind. 


In other words, you may want to skip our route.   ;)

I was going to use your route - the one from 2011 with a few changes - mix of paved and groomed dirt roads. 

Need to stop at Bass Pro and pick up a wetsuit i just want to ride . Hopefully it will Look better by Friday

Going over at Bass Pro, that gave me an idea - pontoon side cases for your KTM.  Just the thing for wet weather!
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #229 on: May 10, 2016, 06:31:02 PM »
... but I need to handle something in the early afternoon.



I somehow picture you saying this with a Jersey based Italian accent. 



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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #230 on: May 10, 2016, 06:33:38 PM »
.  When we going back to Marietta?  It's hard  to beat that.

Next time, screw the brew pub and Mexican. Mrs awesome and myself spent last Saturday night there. Found some very good restaurants in town. Could have seen candlebox that night too but we were in bed by the time they came on.  :facepalm:

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« Reply #231 on: May 10, 2016, 07:55:50 PM »
Frank like the look more aerodynamic and won't leak like my $1000 GIVIS

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« Reply #232 on: May 10, 2016, 08:10:34 PM »
Bummer about those Givis.  You would expect hard case adventure bags to be reasonably water-tight.
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #233 on: May 10, 2016, 08:57:34 PM »
I had planned to head south tomorrow, but I need to handle something in the early afternoon.

Departure time delayed until Thursday.   :)



Time to make the donuts?   :twofinger:

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #234 on: May 10, 2016, 09:19:33 PM »
I had planned to head south tomorrow, but I need to handle something in the early afternoon.

Departure time delayed until Thursday.   :)



Time to make the donuts?   :twofinger:

Hey, it's my "brother from another mother."   :)

I made the donuts...

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Exactly what I was thinking when I wrote that! :bigok:  You guys have a great time! Wish I could be there.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #235 on: May 11, 2016, 06:09:46 AM »
With all of the funky weather patterns going on (stalled front before a low pressure system), a lot can change between now and Saturday.  But, for the moment, the National Weather Service's forecast is as follows for Saturday:

Showers likely, mainly between 11am and noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. Chance of precipitation is 60%


An hour of showers?  Meh.
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #236 on: May 11, 2016, 07:19:17 AM »
The forecast has improved a bit.  Rides heading south will still experience better weather. 

GF and I still thinking about heading to Buena Vista. It's going to be about 20 degrees warmer there too.  We've been planning this for a long time and don't wish is get rained out. I have a choice of gear for various weather conditions.  Her, not so much.

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #237 on: May 11, 2016, 07:28:37 AM »
I realized this evening that I have an event tomorrow night and won't be home until late.  Then, Orson is most likely going to be there Thursday evening to ride up together on Friday.  So, I thought it would be helpful to pack tonight.


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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #238 on: May 11, 2016, 12:30:35 PM »
Unfortunately I'm gonna bail on this.  As much as I was looking forward to seeing old friends again, 3 days of rain riding just isn't doing it for me.  Hopefully another event soon folks :)
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #239 on: May 11, 2016, 12:48:26 PM »
Unfortunately I'm gonna bail on this.  As much as I was looking forward to seeing old friends again, 3 days of rain riding just isn't doing it for me.  Hopefully another event soon folks :)


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C'mon, riding in the rain is so worth it to hang out w/ this crowd.    :P ;D
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« Reply #240 on: May 11, 2016, 12:59:07 PM »
Unfortunately I'm gonna bail on this.  As much as I was looking forward to seeing old friends again, 3 days of rain riding just isn't doing it for me.  Hopefully another event soon folks :)


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C'mon, riding in the rain is so worth it to hang out w/ this crowd.    :P ;D

I've been struggling with the decision, but from what I see forecast is just getting worse.  Current on accuweather for Saturday:

Scattered t-storms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon.  Chance of rain 90%.  High 56.  Winds 15-25.

And getting there Thu and Fri not looking much better.
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #241 on: May 11, 2016, 01:18:29 PM »
I get it... just ribb'n you. 

I'm fine with the rain, it's the high in the mid 50s that ticks me off.  But, for the slower fire road route, that may be fine. 
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #242 on: May 11, 2016, 02:22:42 PM »
I'm in the same consideration. Being there isn't the concern, so much. Getting there and back is mindless droning. I'd rather not do that also in the rain. If we come, it's by trailer. That decisions been made.
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« Reply #243 on: May 11, 2016, 03:41:22 PM »
Sounds like the typical discussion about having the WCRM in Fortuna...... :lol:
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« Reply #244 on: May 11, 2016, 05:03:34 PM »
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #245 on: May 11, 2016, 06:55:11 PM »
Curious.


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Me, chornbe, Jimmy, shil, Slides, Scott, Frank, Garry, Chris, Orson, Bill, James, Sam, Cablebandit, cyjo, a copule of guys from Greensboro area, ? ? ?
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #246 on: May 11, 2016, 07:16:27 PM »
I'm a bit undecided at the moment.











Don't know whether I should ride the Wee or the Connie :facepalm:  ALthough I planned to take my Wee all along, the colder, wetter & windier it sounds, the more I wanna be on the Connie. 


KEN _ looking forward to seeing you at the next one.  Saw Elmer on the weather map tonight.  That ain't good.
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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #247 on: May 11, 2016, 07:20:37 PM »
Curious.


Quick headcount.


Me, chornbe, Jimmy, shil, Slides, Scott, Frank, Garry, Chris, Orson, Bill, James, Sam, Cablebandit, cyjo, a copule of guys from Greensboro area, ? ? ?

Wayne & Debbie are both there already (look for an FZ09 and a Gladius / new SV), and Will and his girlfriend are coming down tomorrow, late evening (he rides a V65 Sabre, she'll be pillion). Liz is coming down with me on her own bike. My brother bailed. Tom is a maybe, last I heard.

PS... can't wait to finally meet Orson.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Offline st2sam

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #248 on: May 11, 2016, 07:24:36 PM »
Unfortunately I'm gonna bail on this.  As much as I was looking forward to seeing old friends again, 3 days of rain riding just isn't doing it for me.  Hopefully another event soon folks :)

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Re: 2016 Eastern Spring Fling (Rated MA for dirtiness)
« Reply #249 on: May 11, 2016, 07:29:56 PM »
I certainly understand why anyone would bail. I'm in heck or high water. I need out o. The bike.  Riding in crappy weather better than most things.  And, being able to hang out with some if you in the evening is a pure bonus.
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