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Justin
02-29-2008, 12:09 PM
Hey Folks! :checkered:

My girlfriend and I are heading out Sunday morning for an easy ride. We are leading a couple guys from her work who are in town for just a week or two are from Florida. I'll be on a vstrom, she sv650, and I think the guys have a harley and a cbr, so, a mixed ride for easy riding.

We are leaving from the Holiday Inn Express @ Fairview Rd, Simpsonville --> 10am. We welcome any extra riders from the area!! :thumbsup:

The route will be something like this:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=7911825568039252998,35.088793,-82.618615%3B9499760175980584231,35.157861,-82.823487%3B9473491114314079967,34.723361,-82.523925%3B3773547099997200345,34.692040,-82.385480%3B16379271481501839210,34.726960,-82.289840&saddr=3934+Grandview+Dr,+Simpsonville,+SC+29680+(H ampton+Inn)&daddr=Geer+Hwy+%4035.088793,+-82.618615+to:Rosman+Hwy%2FUS-64+%4035.157861,+-82.823487+to:SC-86+%4034.723361,+-82.523925+to:Sandy+Springs+Rd+%4034.692040,+-82.385480+to:34.704082,-82.258072&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=5&sz=12&via=1,2,3,4&sll=34.711138,-82.279358&sspn=0.225214,0.363922&ie=UTF8&ll=35.015376,-82.603455&spn=0.897524,1.455688&z=10

Desmo Demon
02-29-2008, 12:52 PM
Vicki and I will probably be in the area Sunday. I would think we will stay local, but we may try to make a run into Georgia or something also.....in other words, we have no idea what we are doing. :rofl: We will have to be back home for the delivery of our daughter in the afternoon sometime around 4-ish, I think......Heck, we don't even know which bikes we'll be riding!VroomVroom

Justin
02-29-2008, 01:59 PM
Well, I don't have all your bikes memorized yet... :squid: , :D , so if ya see us stopped at the store... or whatnot, stop and say hi... :burnout:

Suzuki Vicki
02-29-2008, 02:52 PM
Vicki and I will probably be in the area Sunday. I would think we will stay local, but we may try to make a run into Georgia or something also.....in other words, we have no idea what we are doing. :rofl: We will have to be back home for the delivery of our daughter in the afternoon sometime around 4-ish, I think......Heck, we don't even know which bikes we'll be riding!VroomVroom
YOU never know what you're doing anyway!:finger:
Audrey will be back around 4-ish. So chances are that we will have to stay local unless you want to put lots of miles on really fast! In which case you are going to need something besides a Ducati.:p I guess you could go rent a scooter or something.:burnout:
:reddancer:

Desmo Demon
02-29-2008, 03:25 PM
Well, I don't have all your bikes memorized yet... :squid: , :D , so if ya see us stopped at the store... or whatnot, stop and say hi... :burnout:
Duh......I just thought of something.....we're easy to spot. Regardless which bikes we are on, I wear yellow/black leathers and Vicki wears blue/black leathers......I'm also usually getting slapped in the back of the head by her whenever we are stopped. :slap:


In which case you are going to need something besides a Ducati.:p I guess you could go rent a scooter or something.:burnout:
:reddancer:
HEY!!!! Quit bashing on my Vespas! :checkered:

flynfink
02-29-2008, 07:55 PM
Duh......I just thought of something.....we're easy to spot. Regardless which bikes we are on, I wear yellow/black leathers and Vicki wears blue/black leathers......I'm also usually getting slapped in the back of the head by her whenever we are stopped. :slap:



HEY!!!! Quit bashing on my Vespas! :checkered:

I can vouch for that..:beer:

Suzuki Vicki
02-29-2008, 08:31 PM
Duh......I just thought of something.....we're easy to spot. Regardless which bikes we are on, I wear yellow/black leathers and Vicki wears blue/black leathers......I'm also usually getting slapped in the back of the head by her whenever we are stopped. :slap: Obviously, I'm not slapping you hard enough!:slap:



HEY!!!! Quit bashing on my Vespas! :checkered:
I'm just bashing the "Ducati by: Vespa" ones. Not the REAL Vespas. (The ones that outrun those slow Ducrappies:checkered: )

Suzuki Vicki
02-29-2008, 08:37 PM
I can vouch for that..:beer:
Be careful on what you vouch for, I have two hands, I can slap two people's noggins at one time. And Terry said he could use the much needed break!:slap: :slap: :p
Now, if you are vouching for Terry's Vespa scooters, we are on the same page! LOL:reddancer:
By the way, you need to bring that ST down this way and do some riding with us.:)

Wolfman
02-29-2008, 09:07 PM
Hey Folks! :checkered:
The route will be something like this:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=7911825568039252998,35.088793,-82.618615%3B9499760175980584231,35.157861,-82.823487%3B9473491114314079967,34.723361,-82.523925%3B3773547099997200345,34.692040,-82.385480%3B16379271481501839210,34.726960,-82.289840&saddr=3934+Grandview+Dr,+Simpsonville,+SC+29680+(H ampton+Inn)&daddr=Geer+Hwy+%4035.088793,+-82.618615+to:Rosman+Hwy%2FUS-64+%4035.157861,+-82.823487+to:SC-86+%4034.723361,+-82.523925+to:Sandy+Springs+Rd+%4034.692040,+-82.385480+to:34.704082,-82.258072&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=5&sz=12&via=1,2,3,4&sll=34.711138,-82.279358&sspn=0.225214,0.363922&ie=UTF8&ll=35.015376,-82.603455&spn=0.897524,1.455688&z=10 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=7911825568039252998,35.088793,-82.618615%3B9499760175980584231,35.157861,-82.823487%3B9473491114314079967,34.723361,-82.523925%3B3773547099997200345,34.692040,-82.385480%3B16379271481501839210,34.726960,-82.289840&saddr=3934+Grandview+Dr,+Simpsonville,+SC+29680+%2 8Hampton+Inn%29&daddr=Geer+Hwy+%4035.088793,+-82.618615+to:Rosman+Hwy%2FUS-64+%4035.157861,+-82.823487+to:SC-86+%4034.723361,+-82.523925+to:Sandy+Springs+Rd+%4034.692040,+-82.385480+to:34.704082,-82.258072&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=5&sz=12&via=1,2,3,4&sll=34.711138,-82.279358&sspn=0.225214,0.363922&ie=UTF8&ll=35.015376,-82.603455&spn=0.897524,1.455688&z=10)
You should keep going north instead of hitting 64, take 215 Up till it runs into 276 and then head back down, thats the loop I am goinf to do Sun, as I posted in the Run to the Mountains 3/2 thread

Justin
02-29-2008, 10:57 PM
Be careful on what you vouch for, I have two hands, I can slap two people's noggins at one time. And Terry said he could use the much needed break!:slap: :slap: :p
Terry's got his hands full I see...! :spank :spit:
LOL!


You should keep going north instead of hitting 64, take 215 Up till it runs into 276 and then head back down, thats the loop I am goinf to do Sun, as I posted in the Run to the Mountains 3/2 thread
:thumbsup: Totally agree with you Wolfman!! We're starting with this route and will see how the rest of the crew is doing since they are from the 2nd most popular state without curves...! IL being the first :rant: .

I appreciate the feedback! VroomVroom

C.R.S.
03-01-2008, 02:45 PM
The Desmo / Vickie battle continues Yee Haw :rofl:

Bucky
03-01-2008, 07:23 PM
Wish I could join 'ya. You're almost going by my house over there near Easley.

Have fun!

kevinm
03-01-2008, 08:47 PM
Ride safe and post some pictures when you get back! :thumbsup:

Justin
03-02-2008, 08:24 AM
Wish I could join 'ya. You're almost going by my house over there near Easley.
We'll wave... :smiliegang Thanks Bucky..!

Ride safe and post some pictures when you get back! :thumbsup:
Will do Boss!


Completely sunny and high of 66 today..! :thumbsup:

Justin
03-02-2008, 09:48 PM
'Tis was a BEAUTIFUL DAY!!! :thumbsup:

The morning events made for a very late start, but I still had a fantastic day absolutely for sure! VroomVroom

Met up with our work friends and strolled through the coutryside making our way around civilization gittin over to the store. Cpt Obvious was still there waiting for us :thumbsup: and a couple other friends :hail: . I guess there was some commotion up 178 with a bike heading off, I heard he was ok though, roadrashed his toosch and arm. We all head north through 178 and absolutely no traffic for our sprint up to 64. Our work guys had to get back so Kim led them cross 64 and over to 276 and south again... the rest of us went north on 215 up the BRP!! oh wait.....

It was CLOSED!!! :rant: It was gunna be Capt Obv's first experience on there... well, he experienced it... on foot...!! :bs: :D Turned back down 215 and over to Brevard and south on 276, traffic got a little heavier there and watching for some bicyclists. :checkered:

I rode with some quick riders today... :thumbsup: ... wellll, I followed some quick riderssss :eek: You know who you are, and maybe the others will sign up here one day... :spank !

So... some pics....:
http://lh4.google.com/lars208/R8tpDFYI1tI/AAAAAAAADkU/NhYr8k7KhoQ/s800/DSC06904.JPG

http://lh3.google.com/lars208/R8tpR1YI15I/AAAAAAAADl4/bIT2CGegOVU/s800/DSC06918.JPG

http://lh4.google.com/lars208/R8tpVFYI17I/AAAAAAAADmI/Gt2-zHgzWzk/s800/DSC06922.JPG

http://lh5.google.com/lars208/R8tpWVYI18I/AAAAAAAADmQ/JJPO5N_pD4A/s800/DSC06928.JPG

http://lh4.google.com/lars208/R8tpbFYI2AI/AAAAAAAADmw/d_u3kDUkK74/s800/DSC06933.JPG

:reddancer: :reddancer: :reddancer:

Suzuki Vicki
03-03-2008, 06:18 AM
Sounds like you guys had a pretty good time riding. We must have just missed you. Terry helped fish out the bike that went over the edge. The guy said that a car ran him off.
We ran by the store a couple of times on our wanderings. We were having a good time just trying to stay away from LEOs.:thumbsup:
I'm sorry I didn't read the map you proposed about trying to go over the BRP. I could have told you that it would be closed. Any time there is even a little snow/ice on it, they shut 'er down. I guess it is some sort of liability or something to have tourists sliding off the mountain to never be seen again.:p
It should be open again later this month. It would have most likely been VERY cold up there anyway. Hopefully you guys will be able to do that ride again soon and enjoy all of it.:)

Justin
03-03-2008, 07:14 AM
Vicki,
That's what the werd was back at the store too about the rider. :( Hate to see and hear about riders in the ditch!

It fun and re-freshing, especially since I hadn't gotten all the way up and out there yet this year... :words: !

We actually didn't plan for the BRP route originally, but decided once we got to Rosman to extend the trip a little bit. All well, 215 was a nice ride nonetheless!!

Suzuki Vicki
03-04-2008, 06:48 AM
Vicki,
That's what the werd was back at the store too about the rider. :( Hate to see and hear about riders in the ditch!

It fun and re-freshing, especially since I hadn't gotten all the way up and out there yet this year... :words: !

We actually didn't plan for the BRP route originally, but decided once we got to Rosman to extend the trip a little bit. All well, 215 was a nice ride nonetheless!!
We usually start our trips with a run up 215 (Especially for our long day trips during the summer when the days are long). But I was guessing there would be sand/salt everywhere. It looked clear in your pix I hope you all really enjoyed it.
Hopefully we will see you'all out next time we get a sitter and can go riding again.:thumbsup:

kevinm
03-04-2008, 12:05 PM
Great pictures!

Captain Obvious
03-04-2008, 08:39 PM
Great pictures!

Don't encourage him. He takes pictures while riding down the road. His mom would be so pissed! :)

Justin
03-05-2008, 08:01 AM
Don't encourage him. He takes pictures while riding down the road. His mom would be so pissed! :)
Hmmm, this from a fella that has one hand on the bars in both pics above, and then no feet in the other photo.... :eek:



:D

kevinm
03-05-2008, 09:00 AM
I'm afraid I'm going to drop the camera so I have it mounted to the bike. It's not so easy to aim it. Most of the time, I just take a bunch of pictures and hope one of them turns out okay but most of the time they do.

Can't wait for long summer days on the BRP like this. :thumbsup:
http://kevinm.smugmug.com/photos/171338309_tKPbm-L.jpg

Captain Obvious
03-05-2008, 09:54 PM
Hmmm, this from a fella that has one hand on the bars in both pics above, and then no feet in the other photo.... :eek:



:D

:)
My next trick will even more impressive.

La la la la la la

http://www.digitalprozac.com/images/gallery/moviepics/peeweebiga/peweebike.jpg

Captain Obvious
03-05-2008, 09:56 PM
Can't wait for long summer days on the BRP like this. :thumbsup:


Very nice! Hopefully they won't have it closed next time we go up there. Man, if this winter thing would just end!!! Not going to complain, my buddy Rick is still getting snow in CT.

STRETCH
04-03-2008, 10:44 PM
Hey desmo I'll try to catch up with y'all this weekend. I've already put that PINGEL bracket in the tnk bag.

STRETCH
04-03-2008, 10:46 PM
I'm afraid I'm going to drop the camera so I have it mounted to the bike. It's not so easy to aim it. Most of the time, I just take a bunch of pictures and hope one of them turns out okay but most of the time they do.

Can't wait for long summer days on the BRP like this. :thumbsup:
http://kevinm.smugmug.com/photos/171338309_tKPbm-L.jpg

isn't that the curve that used to have that funny little sign with the picture of the motorcyclist shooting off the edge of a cliff?

Desmo Demon
04-04-2008, 05:23 AM
I'm sure we'll be around. Vicki had me pull her bike out before I left for work, so she's planning on going out today.....rain or no rain.

Hey desmo I'll try to catch up with y'all this weekend. I've already put that PINGEL bracket in the tnk bag.

C.R.S.
04-04-2008, 07:01 AM
I'm sure we'll be around. Vicki had me pull her bike out before I left for work, so she's planning on going out today.....rain or no rain.

Good Morning, DESMO & The Vickie,

I'll be up to de sto hopefully early Sunday afternoon. May get out little on Saturday Afternoon??

See Ya

Suzuki Vicki
04-04-2008, 07:38 AM
Good Morning, DESMO & The Vickie,

I'll be up to de sto hopefully early Sunday afternoon. May get out little on Saturday Afternoon??

See Ya
Howdy do!
You know that I'll be draggin Terry around this weekend rain or shine. :slap:
I think if we have the severe thunderstorms, I may tie a golf club or something like that to Terry's bike.:bounce: :thumbsup:

Suzuki Vicki
04-04-2008, 07:40 AM
I'm sure we'll be around. Vicki had me pull her bike out before I left for work, so she's planning on going out today.....rain or no rain.
I'm waiting for just a little bit for it to warm up. I don't mind being rained on, but I don't want to be cold and rained on. I wish it would be nicer today and this weekend.

PUSkunk
04-04-2008, 08:27 AM
I'll be out at the store/up on 178 doing photography on Sunday, I'll either be on the red 6th gen VFR or a streetfighter blue FZ6. Everyone wave as they go by.