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Offline klaviator

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Re: N. Alabama/TN street ride Sat 10-3-20
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2020, 07:10:29 PM »
We took a break in Huntland.



One rider peeled off after this break.  The rest of us headed to Lynchburg.



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Lynchburg had a decent crowd but we had no problem finding a place to park on the square.

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Re: N. Alabama/TN street ride Sat 10-3-20
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2020, 07:12:44 PM »
After Lynchburg we took the scenic route to Delina.



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Re: N. Alabama/TN street ride Sat 10-3-20
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2020, 07:17:04 PM »
The food and service were great as usual.  Only Mojo 1 and I had been here before. 



After lunch more riders split off with three of us riding some more nice roads to Ardmore.



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We got to Ardmore a bit before 3 and then talked a bit before heading home

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Re: N. Alabama/TN street ride Sat 10-3-20
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2020, 07:19:59 PM »
Thanks everyone for showing up for the ride.  It was great seeing some old friends as well as meeting a couple of new members.  Hope to see Ya'll on another ride soon.

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Re: N. Alabama/TN street ride Sat 10-3-20
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2020, 07:46:38 AM »
Nice ride, thanks for having me. But I definitely have the wrong bike for your group. I'd like to ride more with you guys again when I decide on and get something I can ride with a bit more spirit.

Thanks again,
Michael

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Re: N. Alabama/TN street ride Sat 10-3-20
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2020, 08:27:53 AM »
Nice ride, thanks for having me. But I definitely have the wrong bike for your group. I'd like to ride more with you guys again when I decide on and get something I can ride with a bit more spirit.

Thanks again,
Michael

There isn't really a "wrong" bike for our group.  You should see the variety of bikes we have had on some of our rides in the past.  I remember one ride where we had around 30 bikes.  We had everything from a couple of 150cc scooters to Harleys to sport bikes to dual sport bikes.

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That's one of the things that makes this forum different.  We like all kinds of bikes.

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Re: N. Alabama/TN street ride Sat 10-3-20
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2020, 10:28:26 AM »
I am not arguing your group acceptance at all. I surely felt welcome. I just don't like bringing up the rear...

Michael

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Re: N. Alabama/TN street ride Sat 10-3-20
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2020, 10:46:10 AM »
Just about every ride I've been on that I wasn't leading, I've brought up the rear. lol  A 1000 pound touring bike with me on it, isn't going to be very fast. Add 2 up riding and I try to be more careful/slower.

I thought you did great. We had riders that were a lot slower on some rides and I've never heard anyone complain about waiting at the turns.

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Re: N. Alabama/TN street ride Sat 10-3-20
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2020, 12:56:54 PM »
I am not arguing your group acceptance at all. I surely felt welcome. I just don't like bringing up the rear...

Michael

I get that.  While I ride faster than average on the street, in the dirt I tend to be one of the slower riders.  I'd rather be one of the fast guys but one of my favorite sayings is:  "A man has to know his limitations". 

You may very well enjoy our rides more with a bike more suited for the roads but don't feel like you have to wait until you get another bike to come riding with us. 


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Re: N. Alabama/TN street ride Sat 10-3-20
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2020, 06:59:23 PM »
I am not arguing your group acceptance at all. I surely felt welcome. I just don't like bringing up the rear...

Michael

Even if I were on my Moto Guzzi, I wouldn't have ridden any faster.  I was running 15 over except for the real tight stuff, and that is my limit.  I don't want to know what speeds the fast group were running!  LOL!
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Re: N. Alabama/TN street ride Sat 10-3-20
« Reply #25 on: October 05, 2020, 07:13:10 PM »
Even if I were on my Moto Guzzi, I wouldn't have ridden any faster.  I was running 15 over except for the real tight stuff, and that is my limit.  I don't want to know what speeds the fast group were running!  LOL!

I don't think I got over 60 or so except a couple times when passing cars.  I just didn't slow down that much for most of the curves.