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Impromptu Ride - December 4, 2016, 09:27 AM

MIGHT go for a ride around Frederick this afternoon. Let's say 1:00PM.

Friend gave me a route that starts and ends in Urbana, MD. Goes towards Catoctin State Park and back. I think it's over 100 miles but I might do 50 and call it a day.

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December 4, 2016, 09:15 PM

Decent ride today. The route he posted wasn't great as the roads were uneven, bumpy, and sometimes had gravel.

Made my way towards Cunningham Falls/Catoctin State Park then up towards Fayetteville, PA. Pennsylvania was fun and the sights were beautiful.

Gonna throw on my heated grips this week. Think it's time to get a dual sport too.



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December 5, 2016, 09:12 AM

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Gonna throw on my heated grips this week. Think it's time to get a dual sport too. ...
Nice. A Versys 650 is my all weather bike, love it.

I've had heated grips for it since i bought the bike, but haven't gotten around to installing them in 2 years... Its not even that hard. Can't wait til i get motivated to do it, as ice cold fingers suck on a long ride.


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December 5, 2016, 09:16 AM

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Nice. A Versys 650 is my all weather bike, love it.

I've had heated grips for it since i bought the bike, but haven't gotten around to installing them in 2 years... Its not even that hard. Can't wait til i get motivated to do it, as ice cold fingers suck on a long ride.
I'm considering the DR350.

You're right it's pretty easy to install just been lazy these days. Even with winter gloves my hands do get a little cold.


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I'm considering the DR350.

You're right it's pretty easy to install just been lazy these days. Even with winter gloves my hands do get a little cold.
A DR350 with some knobbies would be great on those snowy days...

Same here, winter gloves work for a while, but eventually your fingers just freeze. I think part of it is that holding the grips limits blood circulation. At steady speeds on the highway i try to keep my fingers straight to try to help blood flow. (Think it helps...)


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Decent ride today. The route he posted wasn't great as the roads were uneven, bumpy, and sometimes had gravel.

Made my way towards Cunningham Falls/Catoctin State Park then up towards Fayetteville, PA. Pennsylvania was fun and the sights were beautiful.

Gonna throw on my heated grips this week. Think it's time to get a dual sport too.

I should of checked the forum before I headed out. Rode a little over a 100 miles for the day too. Dang! Next time.
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I'm considering the DR350.

You're right it's pretty easy to install just been lazy these days. Even with winter gloves my hands do get a little cold.
Even handguards help. I used to ride my DRZ well below freezing temperatures. Without them I need heated gear to do the same.


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December 5, 2016, 02:08 PM

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I think part of it is that holding the grips limits blood circulation. At steady speeds on the highway i try to keep my fingers straight to try to help blood flow. (Think it helps...)
That makes sense. FWIW winter gloves are still an excellent purchase. I'll try that out prior to installing my grips.


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I should of checked the forum before I headed out. Rode a little over a 100 miles for the day too. Dang! Next time.
Rockville is a stone's throw away. I'll aim to post a day or two in advance next time.

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Even handguards help. I used to ride my DRZ well below freezing temperatures. Without them I need heated gear to do the same.
This. Even with summer gloves they do a pretty good job.


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Nice little reminder how cold it was on Sunday.



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Best weather to ride in


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December 7, 2016, 08:27 PM

I was out in Martinsburg, WV this afternoon. Downloaded the GPX file for this route and headed out.

Motorcycle Roads (WV): Valley Loop

It was pretty boring and not very technical. Mostly gentle curves, nothing too exciting. Lots of space to go fast though and beautiful scenery.



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I was out in Martinsburg, WV this afternoon. Downloaded the GPX file for this route and headed out.

Motorcycle Roads (WV): Valley Loop

It was pretty boring and not very technical. Mostly gentle curves, nothing too exciting. Lots of space to go fast though and beautiful scenery.

Sal...I likely selling my bike in the spring, but before that happens I need to show you guys some roads!

Ed's steak house run and a few others...gotta pass the torch lol
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