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Imblasted
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 08:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Iím starting my ride south today. Planning to stop between Columbus and Athens, Ohio tonight. Heading towards the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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Hybridmomentspass
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 04:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

safe travels, brother
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Juniorkirk
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 05:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I did San Diego, CA to Grand Junction, IA with a stop off at Mount Rushmore/Sturgis (2200 miles total) back in 2011. Rough ride, but ultimately a good journey.
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Hybridmomentspass
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 06:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Stock 1125R?

Ive done a couple of 4+ hour rides, but nothing like what youre doing.

Next time I do a longer ride I'll make sure I have the 1" drop pegs on (still in Buell blister pack), and I might have an extra seat that I have modded with a gel insert put in.

Any luggage on her?
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Friday, May 18, 2018 - 06:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The longest ride I did was an all day 400+ mile ride from Fresno to Monterey then down Hwy 1 to Cayucus. What a ball buster, correction ass buster. I was riding more long distance back then and I still barely made it. I will not do that ever again.
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Shoggin
Posted on Friday, May 18, 2018 - 07:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thats not a bad ride. Pretty!

I go from about LAX to Monterey for the races every year. The group takes the long curvy way though, not much highway but still fast so it's about a 9-10 hour day. The SX loves it!
We go north through the giant redwoods before heading south on the return so its a bit longer but well worth it.

So blessed down here, I'll go up Angeles Crest highway to Wrightwood and around the mountain about every Saturday. 300-350 miles and home before dark. Last Saturday was rain and blinding fog. Still a big smile on my face: )
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Shoggin
Posted on Friday, May 18, 2018 - 07:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'll admit the frost a few weeks ago was freaking me out!

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Imblasted
Posted on Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 11:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Note to all interested parties:
The 1125 can do off-road/trail sections... as long as the rider is competent and willing to go slow. Take your time and donít be scared of a little puddle. Aka I went off-roading today. In order to avoid a small mud puddle, I went too fast and tried to ride across the beginning of a MUDDY rut, created by trucks, into the center hard packed section. It didnít work out for me or Stella. Now I have an 1125. Not 1125r or 1125cr, just 1125. The slip and fall broke the front fairing bracket. I strapped it onto the back of the bike and rode out the last 4 miles of the trail slowly with a bruised ego. I couldíve easily avoided the whole thing had I just went through the stupid little puddle. I escaped uninjured, other than the aforementioned bruise.

If you ever get a chance to ride blue ridge parkway do it! If you donít have knobbies, stay on the paved road.

I used rever to plan my route and I shouldíve just skipped the turn that was obviously a gravel trail, not road. If youíre using butler maps and are near a G1 road, go out of your way to ride it, you will not be disappointed.

When I finger out how to load pics from my iPhone Iíll post them.
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Fresnobuell
Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


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Thats not a bad ride. Pretty!




Very beautiful ride! These days we would take the slower, twistier route to Monterey and then grab a hotel room. Then take Hwy 1 the following day. Taking the ride midweek is better for less traffic as well and going South puts you on the outside lane for the better viewing.
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