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OK, really 443.9, miles, but who is counting?
Had a stellar ride yesterday with fellow members Half_Crazy and Squatch. Left Southern Maryland about 0815 and headed to the blue ridge parkway...using all back roads, of course. These guys have a lot of saddle time and it shows. HC owns the twisties on his KP and Squatch makes his XCT glide like butter, riding 2 up no less. I've only got a year in the saddle and I'm sure I heard my XR say "dude, keep up...you're making me look bad". I had one close call that caused serious pucker factor and unfortunately we came across an accident scene. Hopefully the rider is OK.
I have a lot to learn and I appreciate these men talking the time and being ultra patient with me.
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I wouldn't worry about those guys,
I'm sure they understand.....hey we all started at some point.

Don't try to over do it or you could be the rider down.

Good day of riding for sure, 444 miles.

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OK, really 443.9, miles, but who is counting?
Had a stellar ride yesterday with fellow members Half_Crazy and Squatch.
Woohoo! Sounds like a blast!




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You ride at your pace and you'll live longer.
Ask where you headed and where you going to stop then you know where there going and you can alway catch them.

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OK, really 443.9, miles, but who is counting?
Had a stellar ride yesterday with fellow members Half_Crazy and Squatch. Left Southern Maryland about 0815 and headed to the blue ridge parkway...using all back roads, of course. These guys have a lot of saddle time and it shows. HC owns the twisties on his KP and Squatch makes his XCT glide like butter, riding 2 up no less. I've only got a year in the saddle and I'm sure I heard my XR say "dude, keep up...you're making me look bad". I had one close call that caused serious pucker factor and unfortunately we came across an accident scene. Hopefully the rider is OK.
I have a lot to learn and I appreciate these men talking the time and being ultra patient with me.
Cheers,
Craig

Ride your own ride not someone else's. That said, it is a good practice to ride with more skilled or experienced riders just like it is good to train for races with experienced runners. You can learn a lot and your comfort zone will get expanded.

I need a 444 mile ride but it just keeps raining this weekend. I'm jealous.

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There was absolutely no pressure for me to ride beyond my capability. As a matter of fact, it was one of the rules of the road we discussed before starting.
I could not have asked for better riding companions.

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There was absolutely no pressure for me to ride beyond my capability. As a matter of fact, it was one of the rules of the road we discussed before starting. I could not have asked for better riding companions.
You did great. You didn't see my 2 screw-ups... been a long winter. The major mistake was 2 miles of dirt road

444? That's a chip shot. Sand Wedge will get that done.

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OK, really 443.9, miles, but who is counting?
Had a stellar ride yesterday with fellow members Half_Crazy and Squatch. Left Southern Maryland about 0815 and headed to the blue ridge parkway...using all back roads, of course. These guys have a lot of saddle time and it shows. HC owns the twisties on his KP and Squatch makes his XCT glide like butter, riding 2 up no less. I've only got a year in the saddle and I'm sure I heard my XR say "dude, keep up...you're making me look bad". I had one close call that caused serious pucker factor and unfortunately we came across an accident scene. Hopefully the rider is OK.
I have a lot to learn and I appreciate these men talking the time and being ultra patient with me.
Cheers,
Craig
Sounds like a good time!

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Sounds like a good time!
Looking for a bigger group next time... you in? I have a couple of others in mind. I had lunch with a member from Calvert, I will get him involved since the trial run is out of the way. Maybe Joe and Big D...

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I have been riding for 5 years now and I still can't keep up with some of my buddies who have been riding much longer. I get better every year but have learned to just enjoy the ride and that I'll catch up with them on the other side of the mountain.

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