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#485341 - 06/10/09 12:29 AM Excited Chatter Thread !!!  
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Hi Everyone!!!

We're getting close!

I've been lucky enough to be riding the planned routes recently and I believe you are really going to enjoy them too. We’ve made some tweaks here and there to fold in all the best riding we’ve found so far. Of course, every time we go up, we always seem to find a new road that is too good to pass up… Last time it was RT113 through Evan's notch.

Of course, to get there from my house in Connecticut is a short 200 mile trip up I-91 to St. Johnsbury and then east for another 50 miles along Rt.2 just past Lancaster. With the excitement building, I couldn’t sleep much the night before, so the bike was all packed and ready to go in the morning.



In late April, there was still snow on Mt. Washington which I could see in the distance, even as the farmlands were greening up in the valleys.







As I got closer to the Presidential Mountains - Adams, Jefferson, and Washington never looked more majestic. I found myself thinking this family’s home has a million dollar view and the roads to go with it!





Upon arrival at Roger’s Family Camping Resort and Motel (current owners are Crosby & his son Randy). I quickly realized that our views aren’t that bad either! Since they weren’t even open yet, I had my choice of sites and liked this RV one for my tent.





From there, I could see the building which will serve as our UN HQ. Registration, Bulletin Boards, Ride Gathering Points, Group Meals, and Bon Fires will all be here. All the doors can be either completely opened like a gazebo or closed up if the evenings are cool that week.








The views are pretty good from the motel rooms too, as well as, the tent sites! You can also see that UN HQ is just a couple hundred yards away.







The coffee shop will be open each morning and we will host a hot breakfast here or in the UN HQ on Wednesday morning.



For those people staying at the Cabot, UN HQ is just around the bend.



And, for those people staying at the Coos, you are a couple more miles away but right next to Dunkin Donuts and the Discount Liquor Store.





That afternoon and the next day I began to check out the routes we had developed in Garmin’s MapSource over the winter. It was cool, cloudy, there was still ice on the lakes, and snow banks along some of the road. But, I was really looking forward to riding after a long winter of ice in the driveway that kept me landlocked.

But that story is for another day…


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#485359 - 06/10/09 01:52 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SAMSAR]  
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I was excited already! Now I am REALLY excited. I was there last week and Paul is understating the scenery and the roads -- they are beautiful area.


"Sometimes your best form of transportation is a leap of faith"
#487554 - 06/15/09 07:40 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SAMSAR]  
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#487649 - 06/15/09 11:15 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Jacqueline]  
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#487768 - 06/16/09 03:40 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: BarNone]  
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Originally Posted By: BarNone
I was excited already! Now I am REALLY excited.
+100!!! clap smile


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#489501 - 06/21/09 12:54 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SAMSAR]  
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Please advise where they have turtles.


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#489547 - 06/21/09 04:43 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Ken H.]  
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Originally Posted By: Ken H.
Please advise where they have turtles.

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#489729 - 06/22/09 12:19 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SageRider]  
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Can't wait to see you all there. I leave in 17 days! thumbsup


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Originally Posted By: drswift
Can't wait to see you all there. I leave in 17 days! thumbsup


Dave, I was wondering when you were going to begin your odyssey. Hope to see you at the MOA rally. We'll be at the Quality Inn and Suites in Johnson City, arriving Wednesday afternoon. I know you'll be camping on-site.

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Yes!! Now if my knee and clutch just hold out a little longer!

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Bring tools we'll fix it there...Clutch not Knee! grin


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Oh MAN! We need to order tires . . . I wonder what else we need to get ready for the Pied Piper run?


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#497571 - 07/13/09 02:40 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SAMSAR]  
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Yesterday I took a 300 mile ride up and back through the White Mountains, my first ride since hip replacement in May. What a beautiful day and what gorgeous scenery. I was too busy riding and taking it all in to snap more than one picture but it’ll give you an idea of what to expect when you come to the Un next month.

I stopped by Roger’s Campground in Lancaster – what a beautiful setting with wonderful views of the mountains! Congratulations to Paul and the Organizing Committee for selecting such great spot. I also stopped by the Coos Motor Inn which is more centrally located in town within walking distance to a grocery store and various fast food outlets. It seemed very nice with large, well-equipped rooms, but no views to speak of.
So, the countdown continues….. Looking forward to seeing everyone and to some excellent rides in and around northern NH next month! grin
Eric

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Eric,

Sounds like your hip held up pretty well, especially for your first time out post operation. You must have followed your physical therapist's directions well.

Thanks for the information and for getting me even more excited about getting up to Lancaster than I already was. See you there. clap


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Thanks for the report! It reminded me that I had not posted a few of the pictures I have from a couple of the recons. dopeslap



















































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#497733 - 07/13/09 10:04 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]  
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George,

The hip is awesome! And, yes I did everything the therapist told me to do. She was a sweet gal and I just couldn't refuse her.... dopeslap

See you in Lancaster!

Eric

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YeeHaaaa! clap thumbsup


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I've got a lot of work to do before I can leave. . .

But, I'm still excited. . . New shocks shipped yesterday (I'm really ready to get back on the RT clap) and new headset thingies arrived from Starcom1, so we can restore bike to bike communication. Got us some new tire-sies in the garage to be mounted on said RT's. . . clap


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SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!! clap

I've got to get back out in the garage and put Maynard back together! If he sees these pics without his tupperware on I'll get the stink-eye for sure! eek


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Who's excited now? 25 day count down... clap clap clap


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Got a valve adjustment, throttle body synch,and oil change at the Jacksonville tech days a couple of weeks ago. Changed the final drive oil last night and I am putting some new tires on tonight. Counting the days....Tick..tick...tick


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Hey, "Old Fart"!!!! How many days until lift-off?!?!?!?!?! clap


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So, the real question is, which bike should I take? GS or RT?


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Originally Posted By: KMG_365
Hey, "Old Fart"!!!! How many days until lift-off?!?!?!?!?! clap

Are you talking to me? Too many days! I don't need much preparation. Bike is always ready for a easy two day ride - but I wish it was tomorrow! It will be great to see y'all again! thumbsup


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Many years and 1 million (s)miles.

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[quote=Matts_VSTROM]So, the real question is, which bike should I take? GS or RT?

I vote GS.


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Originally Posted By: Matts_VSTROM
So, the real question is, which bike should I take? GS or RT?

What a problem to have! wave


Age is a issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter... (Mark Twain)
Many years and 1 million (s)miles.

'05 R1200GS lotsa miles (sold)
'09 Yamaha Majesty - yes, a scooter
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It's a tough problem, I want to get about another 8000 miles on the RT this year (to 100K) before I hand it off to a friend to learn about sport touring. The RT needs a tune up, but the GS needs a tire.

I'll flip a coin later...


Matt


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Originally Posted By: Matts_VSTROM
I want to get about another 8000 miles on the RT this year (to 100K)


Let's see... 3,000 miles round trip, plus another 2,000 miles in mapped out routes at the UN while you are there. Throw in a Fall Torrey and you're done by October! cool


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#499662 - 07/20/09 02:17 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SAMSAR]  
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Finished a major service during the evenings last week - 96,000 km. Oil, tranny, final drive fluids. Oil and fuel filter (when am I going to make the external modification?). Wheel and control brake and clutch circuit flushes. New alternator belt - turns out the dealer had given me the wrong one (elastomer) to carry as a spare a year ago. Valves, TB synch. Purred like a kitten afterward.

Linda and I went on a "shakedown" ride of 400 km over Highwood Pass yesterday. The RT ran smooth as could be. Stopped at the Chuckwagon Diner in Turner Valley for the newly voted best local hamburger. Yum.

Five more days of work, then one day off before I go hiking in the Rockies for 5 days. Home 24 hours to clean up, load the RT on the trailer and blitz to Moncton, NB for a couple of days of visiting friends and then a leisurely 2 day ride to Lancaster.

Spent all today making reservations for a trip back to Moncton stopping at many lighthouses on the Maine coast and a quick run around Cape Breton (opposite direction of a few years ago).

Going to be a busy next few weeks.

Mike Cassidy


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2002 Silver R1150RT (gone)
2004 Kawasaki KLX 400 SR

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Gosh, about 400 miles and I'm there. Maybe I should ride back and forth a few times to make me feel like I went somewhere rofl





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Kathy, come on out to the west coast and join the Pied Piper run!


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#499869 - 07/20/09 06:23 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SageRider]  
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Originally Posted By: SageRider
Kathy, come on out to the west coast and join the Pied Piper run!


That is an excellent idea, BUTT, I have to fly to Chicago Aug 5 and am flying back Aug 9 and jumping on the bike and heading to NH. Otherwise, you can bet I'd be surprising you PP's on your ride east.

I'm SO happy so many of you are riding out. TIGTBSMF clap





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Originally Posted By: SAMSAR
Originally Posted By: Matts_VSTROM
I want to get about another 8000 miles on the RT this year (to 100K)


Let's see... 3,000 miles round trip, plus another 2,000 miles in mapped out routes at the UN while you are there. Throw in a Fall Torrey and you're done by October! cool



All I need is time and money... Brilliant Paul! I'm thinking it's about 1200 up via John's place, I'll get in about 1000 while I'm there and then another 1100 home. All I really need is for these tires to last that long!


Matt


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TIGTBSMF confused


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TIGTBSMF This is going to be so much fun! +1

Mounted new PR2 on rear, new sprockets and chain ordered. Still on fence if I will change out my handlebar for stocker with heated grips.

We are pointed towards Detroit Lakes, MN for PP joinup, will keep a watch for any changes to route while enroute. :-)


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Oh, just noticed on the map that we will be going right by "Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe area", wonder if I could fashion a trailer to pull my Merlin38 stripper I built a couple of years ago? Naa, no distractions, back to bikes.




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Originally Posted By: SageRider
TIGTBSMF confused


This Is Going To Be So Much Fun!

Take a look at my license plate frame and I'll tell you all about it over a cold one at the UN thumbsup





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Wow, Dave nice canoe and how did you know my TIGTBSMF? Or are you just one of those young kids who know every acronym the minute you see it?





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Originally Posted By: dhanson
Oh, just noticed on the map that we will be going right by "Boundary Waters Wilderness Canoe area", wonder if I could fashion a trailer to pull my Merlin38 stripper I built a couple of years ago? Naa, no distractions, back to bikes.


Absolutely beautiful. I've always admired the wood ones but they must be so much more special when you've built it yourself. thumbsup


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Yep, one of the young ones, heh heh! No, I did a google search, love the internet.


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Thanks, this was my 3rd canoe and 3 sea kayaks, probably my last. It came in around 50 lbs which was my goal, makes for easy loading and handling by myself. Have yet to haul a deer in it tho, maybe this season.


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Originally Posted By: Kathy R
Originally Posted By: SageRider
TIGTBSMF confused


This Is Going To Be So Much Fun!

Take a look at my license plate frame and I'll tell you all about it over a cold one at the UN thumbsup

Deal!!!!! grin wave


Michael
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'06 R1200-RT, Piedmont RED! (dearly departed)
'99 R1100-RT (dearly departed)
Minden, Nevada
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Hey Kirsten!! Get your butt over to the Excited Chatter Thread so's I can post more inappropriate pics like this...


My butt can't be here... I've got to go into HQ in DC on the 10th and then boogie up to NH and set-up my tent thumbsup I'll be lookin' for a cold one when I get there (unless it's like it was up there just two weeks ago, frickin cold).

Cheers all and Richard, I got 'em with me laugh


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#502185 - 07/26/09 04:32 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: KTsRidin]  
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Originally Posted By: KTsRidin

Cheers all and Richard, I got 'em with me laugh


Richard will have his grin


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#502220 - 07/26/09 01:34 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Jacqueline]  
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Gosh, I hope so smile

Can't wait to see you all ... it's been too long!


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#502750 - 07/27/09 10:49 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: KTsRidin]  
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Originally Posted By: KTsRidin
Originally Posted By: Jacqueline
Originally Posted By: KTsRidin

Cheers all and Richard, I got 'em with me laugh


Richard will have his grin
Gosh, I hope so smile

Can't wait to see you all ... it's been too long!
rofl

Did someone tell Spike about this ride? Too much fun!!! grin




( . . . and that look on Mitch's face is kind of freaking me out! eek rofl )


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"Dry-Town" Crew, San Diego
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#503216 - 07/29/09 02:58 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: KMG_365]  
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smile

Can't wait to see all you carzys again... wait, doesn't that make me a bit off center too?! Oh, shoot!


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#503685 - 07/30/09 03:46 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: KTsRidin]  
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What's the official "Excited Chatter Post" doing seven deep already?!?!?! eek

T-Minus 12 hours and counting . . . the Pied Piper Rides AGAIN!!!!! clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap


Cool_Jamie "KMG_365"
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#503692 - 07/30/09 04:04 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: KMG_365]  
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clap wave clap thumbsup


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#503695 - 07/30/09 04:13 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SageRider]  
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counting down the hours till we have lift off from Benicia! clap thumbsup clap


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#503703 - 07/30/09 04:44 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: KMG_365]  
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Oh my!!! I just got that feeling of "so much to do, so little time..." eek

Safe travels everyone... And Leslie, can you bring a little (or a lot) of that San Diego sunshine with you again! thumbsup

Suzanne and I will be at RV site 151 for those arriving over the weekend. Stop by if you have a chance, the fire will be roaring and the beer will be cold.

Cheers!!! clap


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#503716 - 07/30/09 06:14 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: KMG_365]  
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Originally Posted By: KMG_365
T-Minus 12 hours and counting . . . the Pied Piper Rides AGAIN!!!!! clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap

It's t-minus 8 hours and change and counting...

Start packing already man. smile


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That thing isn't this week, izzit? grin


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#503740 - 07/30/09 11:39 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: KMG_365]  
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You are leaving in 12 hours? Holy Cow!! Have a great run. See you there on the 10th! cool





#503765 - 07/30/09 12:59 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Jacqueline]  
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Pied piper riders, please keep us posted on your progress. Will be arriving Sunday afternoon see you then, have fun be safe.
John


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#503778 - 07/30/09 01:43 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: ltljohn]  
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Originally Posted By: ltljohn
Pied piper riders, please keep us posted on your progress. Will be arriving Sunday afternoon see you then, have fun be safe.
John


We should have internet access every night (except possibly at Old Forge), so you should see a post or two in Ride Tales. If for some reason we can't get on a night or two, don't panic.

Jamie and Les are riding out with some locals to sight see. They and Michael will be here Saturday and we'll hit the road in earnest Sunday morning. You might see a post or two before, but I would expect regular updates to begin Sunday evening.


Jan

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#504033 - 07/31/09 12:13 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Twisties]  
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We have wireless at our place in Old Forge. Roughing it smoothly!


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#504046 - 07/31/09 12:40 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: BarNone]  
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I'm not leaving until Thurs. Aug. 6, but I am ready to go right now. Just got word that my brother, who lives in the Boston area, was able to rent an HD UltraGlide for the weekend. I am going to slab it up and plan on arriving at his house on Friday evening, get up the next morning and head towards Roger's Campground, the long way. We have always wanted to take a motorcycle trip together, but because of the distance between us it just wasn't possible. This Unrally location was pefect. We are going to arrive Sat. and ride the whole weekend. He took a day off of work on Monday, so that gives us a little more time to enjoy. See everyone there. Look for the blue 07 RT and the HD. Ride Safe...


Ron
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We have always wanted to take a motorcycle trip together


It's so good that you two will have these memories. Have a great ride in with your brother! clap





#504109 - 07/31/09 03:00 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Ron-M]  
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That's waaay cool. I just love what this place provides for folks to share the road and share the love. clap


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#504124 - 07/31/09 03:26 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Twisties]  
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Originally Posted By: Twisties
Originally Posted By: ltljohn
Pied piper riders, please keep us posted on your progress. Will be arriving Sunday afternoon see you then, have fun be safe.
John

Jamie and Les are riding out with some locals to sight see. They and Michael will be here Saturday and we'll hit the road in earnest Sunday morning. You might see a post or two before, but I would expect regular updates to begin Sunday evening.


The Pied Piper lifted off from Casa Edmonds at 09:30 this morning and has landed safely (if a bit overheated, dehydrated and exhausted) in Mesquite, NV! clap

Just had dinner with my Harley-riding cohorts and a short stay poolside. They're also beat after getting on the road at 03:30 to try to beat the heat. They were going to be on the road by 02:00 . . . but one of them had a "starter solenoid issue" (I guess his home-made bike eats starter solenoids for lunch--he's on his third rebuild kit).

We saw a high of 116*F in Lost Wages right as the traffic came to a crawl (and there's NO lane-splitting in Nevada, son! eek ). After leaving home at 09:30 and arriving at the Casa Blanca (which has been painted pink . . . go figure! dopeslap ) at 16:00 hours we were done. Only one stop for gas and one more for food/gas. 400 miles in 6.5 hours (61.54 mph traveling speed)--not bad considering the temps were above 100*F for 4.5 of those hours, there was a LOT of road construction, traffic in Vegas and some sort of accident in CA just shy of the border. In retrospect, we should have made another stop in North Las Vegas to hydrate, balance the electrolytes a bit and cool down some after fighting traffic at 115+*F for almost an hour.

We're getting on the road again tomorrow at 08:00 and taking the back roads to SLC to hook up with Jan, Sharon and Michael, and . . . Hopz, maybe? . . . and . . . Bueller? grin

I guess this is more of a "Ride Tale" now, huh? Oooops! I'm just so EXCITED!!! . . . I'm just chattering!! thumbsup


Cool_Jamie "KMG_365"
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#504170 - 07/31/09 11:37 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: KMG_365]  
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ugh......116 eek. Haven't seen temps like that since I was rolling through Nebraska a few years ago on my way to the west coast. I drank 2 full gallons of water that day and was still pretty dehydrated.

Your going to like it up here north of the Mason Dixon. We have only seen 90+ degrees maybe 5 days this year.......of course thats a damp heat though rofl


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#504261 - 07/31/09 02:33 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: KMG_365]  
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I guess this is more of a "Ride Tale" now, huh? Oooops! I'm just so EXCITED!!! . . . I'm just chattering!!


You just keep right on posting and chattering wherever you want to. thumbsup

SEE YOU SOON! clap





#504391 - 07/31/09 07:51 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Kathy R]  
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Jamie does know how to get a thread excited!

Just be glad we don't have to go through Shreveport, they can't keep I-20 open for 24 hours it seems, and contruction. Let's just say we are glad to be leaving.

When I hopped up my HD, it ate starter gears, HD is overbuilt except for that one point!

15 hours till departure and I see a wx window, yeehaaaa!


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#504514 - 08/01/09 12:40 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: KMG_365]  
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Go Jamie Go thumbsup

Leslie - don't leave him too far behind rofl


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#504516 - 08/01/09 12:47 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: KTsRidin]  
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"Leslie - don't leave him too far behind rofl "

I'm afraid she can't. This time she is sitting behind him and telling him which way to go. Leslie, don't trust Jamie with the GPS! He might end up in Lancaster PA! wave



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Many years and 1 million (s)miles.

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#504521 - 08/01/09 01:11 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Paul Mihalka]  
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Leslie, don't trust Jamie with the GPS! He might end up in Lancaster PA!

Even worse, Jamie could travel 7000 miles and wind up in Lancaster, CA! eek eek dopeslap wave


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'06 R1200-RT, Piedmont RED! (dearly departed)
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#504549 - 08/01/09 03:00 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SageRider]  
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Richard and I are in NV... headed east!!!! clap clap


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#504557 - 08/01/09 03:20 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Jacqueline]  
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I am happy for all of you that are already on the road and/or have bike prepared and are ready! Ride safe!

I have another week of work and need to change the oil and put on a new set of rear brakes. I'm headed out early next Saturday and arrive mid-day on Sunday.


Bob Smyth
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I got new tires tonight! Yahaaaaaa! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, I love the smell of tires in the morning!





#504604 - 08/01/09 10:32 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Kathy R]  
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Nothing like new tires to make a MC look good!

Jean and I are watching radar this morning, big line gonna meet us in AR. I was so looking forward to the twisties up Eureka Springs, but may have to detour through Jefferson, Tx.

We are go within the hour. Looking to meet the Pied Piper heading to NH!!! clap


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#504605 - 08/01/09 10:42 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: dhanson]  
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clap

Have a good ride David. Looking forward to meeting both you and Jean.


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#504622 - 08/01/09 01:08 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Rocer]  
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For me also rear tire and oil this weekend. Leave a week from tomorrow, be there Monday.
For you Westerners, I know how you feel. That's the way I feel when the UN is is Wyoming or Oregon. Have a great ride!


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#504633 - 08/01/09 01:56 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Kathy R]  
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Originally Posted By: Kathy R
I got new tires tonight! Yahaaaaaa! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, I love the smell of tires in the morning!


thumbsup

Up and getting ready to head to Yellowstone clap... "On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again...."


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#504647 - 08/01/09 02:31 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Paul Mihalka]  
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I'm afraid she can't. This time she is sitting behind him and telling him which way to go. Leslie, don't trust Jamie with the GPS! He might end up in Lancaster PA! wave


That's next door to Blue Balls, PA ain't it grin


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Well, you know... Leslie is sooooo quick, that Jamie really should watch his back... in a metaphysical sense at the very least grin

I'm just glad you're both on your way &

Richard/Jacqueline - glad to hear you all are on the road too thumbsup


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#504682 - 08/01/09 04:41 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Kathy R]  
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New tires on this AM. Now to go scuff them up a bit before my Friday noon departure. See you all soon. clap


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#504770 - 08/02/09 12:34 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Nice n Easy Rider]  
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David and Jean in Branson, MO. Ran from Tstorms all morning, many showers, got ahead of them in Russelville, then saw a hole on the radar, shot west on I-40 to 21, 16, 7.

Great roads in AR even wet and in showers. 21 was mostly dry and no rain, 7 also, be hard to top those roads.

Lots of wet stuff to dry tonight. Oh, 76W in Branson is packed with vacationers, so we felt right at home, ha.


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#504773 - 08/02/09 12:43 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: dhanson]  
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We didn't make it to Eureka Springs as you can tell! The nice road fooled him going north so we detoured?? Oh well??? I have never been here got my sticker!! clap


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#504938 - 08/02/09 03:52 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: JustJean]  
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T minus 24 hrs and counting for us...


Ken & Donna H.
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#505003 - 08/02/09 07:54 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Ken H.]  
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Out the door in the next hour.

Got back from 5 days of hiking last night, laundry blitz, load routes on the Zumo, packed stuff. The RT is on the trailer (anyone who sees me in person can give me grief) and the car is packed. Hope to be in Moncton on Thursday and Lancaster next Monday afternoon.

You all stay safe and see see you in a week.

Mike Cassidy


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2002 Silver R1150RT (gone)
2004 Kawasaki KLX 400 SR

I wish I could be 1/4 the rider this bike deserves.
#505023 - 08/02/09 09:17 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: MikeRC]  
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Originally Posted By: MikeRC


The RT is on the trailer (anyone who sees me in person can give me grief) and the car is packed.



Grief forthcoming... I've created a special color name badge for those who trailer in... wink wink grin

Alright, the 5 days of hiking gets you a free pass. Not sure I could cross the street these days with a backpack on. smile

Cheers!

Paul


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#505042 - 08/02/09 11:21 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Ken H.]  
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We are in Ida Grove Iowa. MO265 this morning, down in bottoms by creek, green twisties, great road. Little over 800 miles now and about 75 mi on interstates.

Corn and soy bean crops all the way, America, you are looking GOOD! Locals tho say the cooler than normal wx is hurting the crops.


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#505059 - 08/03/09 12:48 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: dhanson]  
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Will be trailering two bikes to NJ, leaving on Saturday. I'll leave the trailer at my son's place in NJ, then my friend Jeff and I will meet others for the ride up to NH Monday morning. It'll be nice to have some cool weather!


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Originally Posted By: RichEdwards
Will be trailering two bikes to NJ, leaving on Saturday. I'll leave the trailer at my son's place in NJ, then my friend Jeff and I will meet others for the ride up to NH Monday morning. It'll be nice to have some cool weather!


Rich, I'm glad you are coming to the UN! Looking forward to seeing you again!

After a very wet ride over Beartooth Pass... Richard and I are now spending the night in Montana! Had another GREAT day riding and another day/ another state, closer to NH clap thumbsup.


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Three days and a wake up! I went to the orthopod today for a shoot of the good doctors feel good juice in the left knee this morning. Hopefully, by Friday it will be feeling no pain. Deb and I can't wait to get on the road!

Alan


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Ok, got the knee fixed...How is the clutch? grin


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We pulled into Detroit Lakes, MN. 2:45 check in, the bottom fell out. Short shower turned out. 66F. Met two ADV riders at the Country Kitchen, they were headed to Seattle, WA.


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Calvin the clutch has been replaced along with the front master cylinder! my wallet is much lighter so we should be traveling faster!

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I have a serious problem with this UNrally. It's called a UNrally because it is supposed to be UNorganized. What Paul/SAMSAR is doing is a SUPERB organization. It may be hard to find people to UNorganize the next UNrallies, Paul is setting the bar too high!
THANK YOU PAUL! Could you UNorganize the UNrallies for the next few years? grin


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Not to worry Paul, there are those of us who will dispel the sense of order within 24 hours.



( +1 Samsar is delightfully organized. It's like having a concierge!)





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Originally Posted By: Kathy R



( +1 Samsar is delightfully organized. It's like having a concierge!)


You have no idea Kathy grin


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Originally Posted By: Kathy R
Not to worry Paul, there are those of us who will dispel the sense of order within 24 hours.


Why does Richard come to mind... rofl rofl rofl


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Originally Posted By: Jacqueline
Originally Posted By: Kathy R
Not to worry Paul, there are those of us who will dispel the sense of order within 24 hours.


Why does Richard come to mind... rofl rofl rofl

Yeah, that guy is a bad influence!


Matt


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Lobster flown in from Maine, three types of gps files, donuts on site, follow-up e-mails. What is next, illuminated name tags? grin

Thanks for all Paul/SAMSAR's work! WOW


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Bike is in the garage until I get back on Sunday Aug 9th. Check!
All 3 GIVIs are in my livingroom with fabric softner towels in them to make them sweet. Check!
All the contents of the GIVIs are next to the bag liners and ready to be loaded. Check!
Water bladder is in freezer. Check!
Gas tank is full and all service is done. Check!
New Cell Phone with New Number (585-857-6850 kmrayburn@sbcglobal.net ) Check!
Getting on an airplane headed to Chicago. WHAT? rofl

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Waiting on the Chuck of the Chuck and Mike show to arrive before leaving from Missouri. I'll be packed by mid-afternoon... or earlier.

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Originally Posted By: Draftermike
Waiting on the Chuck of the Chuck and Mike show to arrive before leaving from Missouri. I'll be packed by mid-afternoon... or earlier.

It will be great to see you three musketeers again!


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Originally Posted By: Draftermike
Waiting on the Chuck of the Chuck and Mike show to arrive before leaving from Missouri. I'll be packed by mid-afternoon... or earlier.

thumbsup


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Yeah, I was just checking that out a few minutes ago myself. The Perseid Meteor shower will be happening on the 11th and 12th. I was hoping it would be more visible from the wilds of NH, but it may be too cloudy. frown


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Richard and I should be in New York tonight! Getting closer to NH! clap


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Dang. I'm still T-3.5 days!


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Originally Posted By: mikeR1100R
Yeah, I was just checking that out a few minutes ago myself. The Perseid Meteor shower will be happening on the 11th and 12th. I was hoping it would be more visible from the wilds of NH, but it may be too cloudy. frown


Get yourself atop of Mt Washington above the clouds and they might be spectacular. mmm... 11th and 12th. Arn't folks going to be up there
Tuesday (11th)? Might be too early. .


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Go man go! We'll see you at Johns on Saturday I hope!


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The Whip's are officially back IN!!!!!

I'll be heading out in the mornin. Mrs Whip will fly into Manchester NH and meet me on Sunday evening.

I promised Mrs Whip we would ride over to Bar Harbor and Acadia NP......anyone wanna go with us?????


Last edited by Whip; 08/07/09 01:23 PM.

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Woo Hoo! If you have never been to Acadia, you are in for a real treat.


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clap THRILLED to have you back in!

Enjoy Acadia...we spent our honeymoon there.


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Blasting off for my eighth Un in about 15 minutes. Leaving much later than expected and remembered yesterday that my reservation is for Sunday. Had to scratch the side trip I had planned to Boston. Ah well, Boston isn't going anywhere. I on the other hand...

See you all in Lancaster!!!

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Originally Posted By: Whip
The Whip's are officially back IN!!!!!
...
I promised Mrs Whip we would ride over to Bar Harbor and Acadia NP...?????


clap clap clap

Acadia will be a lot of fun. Great views and we can talk about ideal routes to get there. I have a couple books I'm bringing with me that will offer routes in the area.

After Suzanne and I pack up the UN on Thursday we will be relocating the RV to the Maine coast for a few days too.

See you soon with a beer in hand for ya!

Paul smile


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Was out the door at 06:15 this morning but having to stop for a wedding in Harrisonburg, VA (no, not mine!). Joel and I should be arriving Monday evening!


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Originally Posted By: SAMSAR
Originally Posted By: Whip
The Whip's are officially back IN!!!!!
...
I promised Mrs Whip we would ride over to Bar Harbor and Acadia NP...?????


clap clap clap

Acadia will be a lot of fun. Great views and we can talk about ideal routes to get there. I have a couple books I'm bringing with me that will offer routes in the area.

After Suzanne and I pack up the UN on Thursday we will be relocating the RV to the Maine coast for a few days too.

See you soon with a beer in hand for ya!

Paul smile


Speaking of cold beer is there beer on site at the camp store or should we stop on the way in and pick some up?


"I've received many honors but I've already received the highest award I'll ever receive, and that has been the privilege and honor of serving proudly in the United States Navy." RADM Grace Hopper

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There is a liquor store in town across the street from dunkin donuts.

Stop by there or send me your orders and i will pick it up in the tuck and have cold when you arrive!

Ditto for everyone. I will make list and we can settle up at registration.


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Originally Posted By: SAMSAR
There is a liquor store in town across the street from dunkin donuts.

Stop by there or send me your orders and i will pick it up in the tuck and have cold when you arrive!

Ditto for everyone. I will make list and we can settle up at registration.



You have been fantastic in your organization and communication with the rest of us freeloaders! But you are far to trusting! grin

See you all Sunday afternoon!


Bob Smyth
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There are a couple rooms left at UN HQ if you want to switch from one of the other hotels.

Whip, I called Mrs Whip and she has already done this. thumbsup

We're leaving within the hour. grin Although this time I'm towing an RV instead of riding. tongue


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The way I see it... If you don't drink it, then I will!!! It just might take me a little longer. I do the same thing at the Tech Daze. wink


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Originally Posted By: SAMSAR
...send me your orders and i will pick it up in the tuck and have cold when you arrive! Ditto for everyone. I will make list and we can settle up at registration.


PM sent with a small libation order. Thanks so much.


Mark
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I booked room 36 for Sun PM. Thanks for the head's up, Paul. You're amazing as usual. thumbsup


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The trailer queen has arrived in Moncton, NB. Spending 2 days around here helping out and visiting local sites, then heading south Sunday.

Autoroute 20 in Quebec and 17/417 in Ontario were in such bad shape I had to stop twice because the rear wheel of the bike was moving toward the center of the trailer!! New nominees for worst pavement in North America.



Spent the day cutting down a tree, helping around the yard and watching the wildlife.



Mike Cassidy


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2002 Silver R1150RT (gone)
2004 Kawasaki KLX 400 SR

I wish I could be 1/4 the rider this bike deserves.
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Originally Posted By: Whip
The Whip's are officially back IN!!!!!

I promised Mrs Whip we would ride over to Bar Harbor and Acadia NP......anyone wanna go with us?????


IN, if you go on Monday or Tuesday, I'm leaving on Wednesday AM to get back to work.

Steve


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Quote:
I promised Mrs Whip we would ride over to Bar Harbor and Acadia NP......anyone wanna go with us?????


I'll be heading to a friend's place in Belgrade Lakes, ME. That's on the way to Bar Harbor. Perhaps we could ride that far with you.


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Hey Bob,

Do you have an ETA here in Old Forge?

Steve


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Any of you guys from the west heading to Old Forge tomorrow (Saturday), give me a call tonight @ 315-369-3902. I want to know how you are doing and coordinate the intercept tomorrow afternoon.

Beer is chillin, food is being prepared, fire built, kayaks pointed toward the water and a nearly full moon on the agenda. Anyone for an Oreo?


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#506794 - 08/08/09 02:25 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: BarOne]  
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Originally Posted By: BarOne
Hey Bob,

Do you have an ETA here in Old Forge?

Steve


The bike is packed and I am headed to bed. Will leave at 6 AM and should be at your place no later than 4 PM.

Thanks again for your hospitality! thumbsup


Bob Smyth
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#506801 - 08/08/09 02:58 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Endobobdds]  
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I'll see you guys there. Riding a couple hours outta my way to hook up with you hoons! Steve's on my "Another Great Guy From The Board" or AGGFTB list.


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#506846 - 08/08/09 12:30 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SAMSAR]  
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53 brisk degrees and sunny this morning! Put the mesh away for awhile. Comfortable temperatures and low chance of rain in the forecast.

#506886 - 08/08/09 03:10 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: TomK]  
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At Mt Washington summit right now with Suzanne, kids, and dogs!!!

Was gorgeous at the base and completely in clouds now. Steady winds of 50 mph and in the low 40's temps. I will post up picture when we get back to camp.

Cheers!!!

Paul


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#506969 - 08/08/09 09:16 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SAMSAR]  
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Hi everyone.

We are all set up at campsite 151. If you are coming in tonight or early Sunday, come visit us. If we are not there, come look for me at rec hall and help me set up! Cell phone is 860-416-4597.

Pied Piper Crew... Give me a call as you get close!

Cheers!!!

Paul
860-416-4597 cell


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#507009 - 08/09/09 12:16 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SAMSAR]  
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Left Northeast TN at 7am this morning. Nice ride up to Binghamton, NY. Plan to tour around the Adironacks on Sunday, staying in Lake Placid, and then head toward Lancaster on Monday morning. I should be there around 1pm on Monday.


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#507012 - 08/09/09 12:22 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: BMW_Ken]  
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Starting to pack....looks like a lot of "stuff"!

Travel plans solid now...will be in Monday late afternoon or evening. Depends if we follow the map or the GPS.


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#507055 - 08/09/09 06:50 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Woodie]  
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I am so excited about this --- I can't sleep! Made finals to bike and oil change outs from the travel time to and from the MOA rally. (3600 mi.) Bike is clean and ready to go. Appears I am riding solo. Woodie - want to meet up some where in say Mass. or Vt areas on the way up? Leaving Mon. also - sometime in the am.

Bob


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#507059 - 08/09/09 08:48 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: enfoman]  
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I'll be heading out after sunrise today (Sunday), hopefully dodging any showers.


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#507063 - 08/09/09 09:45 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: marcopolo]  
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In ten minutes out the door and on the bike... I may have some liquid sunshine on my way. ETA Lancaster Monday pm. UNrally VIII, here I come!


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Many years and 1 million (s)miles.

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#507064 - 08/09/09 10:04 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Paul Mihalka]  
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All Pied Pipers arrived safely yesterday and are still sleeping this morning. Rooster crows is in 30 minutes -- that will cheer them up! Hitting the rod 7:30ish. Sprinkling now!

See you this afternoon


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#507070 - 08/09/09 10:57 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: BarOne]  
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Wheels up in about an hour... taking the scenic route north


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#507072 - 08/09/09 11:12 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: BarOne]  
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Absolutely beautiful at UN HQ right now. Enjoy your rides to UN HQ today!

Paul


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#507077 - 08/09/09 12:04 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SAMSAR]  
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Unleaving in an hour, should be Unarriving around midday Monday.


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#507078 - 08/09/09 12:10 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SAMSAR]  
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Off in about 1 hour. Taking the roads never traveled ! Should be their no later than 2 PM. Paul, we will be more than happy to help with whatever is needed.
Mike

#507180 - 08/09/09 07:23 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: mos]  
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Moving slowly...pile of stuff is almost complete. Now to get it all packed/attached. Unexpected company coming for dinner may delay the packing.

Still, excitement is in the air, and the ethernet!

BMWST.com is on the move!


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#507184 - 08/09/09 07:38 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: rocks]  
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Who is gonna waitup for me?????
dopeslap
Say 2am????


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#507187 - 08/09/09 07:52 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: mos]  
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Got an appointment in DC on Monday, so... I'll be on my way just before lunch. Should arrive late Monday(2230ish). I just couldn't wait until Tuesday to leave smile


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#507189 - 08/09/09 07:56 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Whip]  
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You kidding??? The party will just be getting started! wink

Is Louise's arrival still on target? I'll make sure you can get into your room somehow.

Paul


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#507196 - 08/09/09 08:21 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: SAMSAR]  
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You guys just have to make sure I get my tent up BEFORE I join the party... No fun fumbling to put the cot together, much less the tent, when it's turned to the wee hours of the mornin'

Any issues with late check-ins for tent campers that you know of?


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KT smile

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#507227 - 08/09/09 10:27 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: KTsRidin]  
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Paul- Riding solo tommorow- meeting up with Woodie and gang in Brattleboro. My rubber hits the road about 9 am.

Bob


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#507247 - 08/10/09 12:06 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: enfoman]  
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Very bummed that I had to cancel, but life is good anyway. I was in Lancaster in spirit today (wore my 2008 John Day UN t-shirt) as I did a 275 mile coastal and mountain loop with my local riding club. We even stopped at the gates of Neverland Ranch for a requisite group photo op (I didn't see Peter Pan - big deal). Have a cold one for me at Rogers Resort! thumbsup

Jeff


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#507250 - 08/10/09 12:24 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Effjay]  
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12 hrs to departure!


(can you tell I'm excited about this?)


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#507264 - 08/10/09 01:33 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: KTsRidin]  
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Originally Posted By: KTsRidin
You guys just have to make sure I get my tent up BEFORE I join the party... No fun fumbling to put the cot together, much less the tent, when it's turned to the wee hours of the mornin'

Any issues with late check-ins for tent campers that you know of?



There is sign posted that says to take a site and check in the following morning. Looks like you'll be fine.


Jan

Sand Beige 2007 R1200RT "Flyer"



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#507266 - 08/10/09 01:39 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Twisties]  
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In a tent in Watertown clap.... should be there by the afternoon! clap


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#507278 - 08/10/09 03:02 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Jacqueline]  
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I got stormed out here in Weedsport.

See y'all tomorrow afternoon.


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#507281 - 08/10/09 03:10 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Whip]  
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Hi Whip - On the phone with Matt. He is out telling stories.


Dianne

#507317 - 08/10/09 10:06 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Woodie]  
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Packing the bike now. Should be rolling in about 15:00 today.

Where are the pictures?!


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#507325 - 08/10/09 11:05 AM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: Whip]  
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Originally Posted By: Whip
Who is gonna waitup for me?????
dopeslap
Say 2am????


i'LL sTAY up - stud.!


h A N N A b O N E
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Versailles, Windy-Anna
#507339 - 08/10/09 12:27 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: hANNAbONE]  
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Planning on leaving Middlebury this afternoon. I have to tie up some loose ends at work, borrow a battery from a friend and install it on my bike. I am hoping to leave @ 5:00 P.M. or so. See you all around 9:00?? Looking forward to it!!!!


2006 1200rt, 1996 1100rt, 2004 Te 450, 1982 gs450, 1984 xl350
#507452 - 08/10/09 06:59 PM Re: Excited Chatter Thread !!! [Re: AZgman]  
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Had to work today and need to put the young ones to bed tonite. frown

My new Zumo is finally up and running with all the routes and waypoints loaded. It is mounted to my RT in a temperary fashion, but should last the trip.

I will be leaving at 5am Tuesday morning. Hope somebody will be around at 8am tomorrow for a ride !!

Looking forward to meeting you all !! I'm in room 50.

Ed -


2007 BMW R1200RT
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