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5 Days, 5 States Summer Ride

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Stan has been planning this trip for months.  I have been planning to go for months.  Did this mean I was prepared?  Nope.  Days before the trip I realize that I am short on stamina (only did 2 long rides this year), maitenance (really bad chain and some speedo/odo issues), and gear (crappy helmet, deficient gloves, no luggage).  Nevertheless, I am committed. I am anxious, but I am ready.  I lube the heck out of the chain, and pack everything into my backpack and trunk.  .  Read the rest of this entry »

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June 28th, 2008 at 7:37 am

Reddish Knob Pictures

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The weather looked really bad Friday night.  I almost cancelled this ride.  But when I woke up and checked doppler radar, all the Tstorms veered west and the weather looked crystal clear.

The moring went well, but in the afternoon we kept running into Tstorms and passing areas that just got hit, leaving the roads wet.  For the most part, we did OK hiding from the rain and avoiding getting wet.


FYI, Route 3 in WVA is pretty torn up.  Parts are just washed out, other parts are being improved.
We successfully avoided the rain most of the day, but on our way back on 66, we got thoroughly soaked.  We did follow some SUV and VW Jetta that rolled pretty good in front of us.  I have no idea how fast they were going, but they got us home pretty quickly.
Overall, pretty good ride. No crashes, no speeding tickets, 7 riders total.

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June 25th, 2008 at 10:57 pm

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