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This is a discussion on ROTR8 - Stories/Observations/Pics within the ROTR (Ride On The Ridge) forums, part of the General Forums category; Originally Posted by Siege77 The Katana guy My apologies for his riding (or lack thereof) abilities. We tried our best to coach him on how ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siege77 View Post
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    My apologies for his riding (or lack thereof) abilities. We tried our best to coach him on how to handle these roads and where to position himself in the pack. But apparently our words fell upon deaf ears. Needless to say I wouldn't worry about him attending these rides in the future.
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    My apologies for his riding (or lack thereof) abilities. We tried our best to coach him on how to handle these roads and where to position himself in the pack. But apparently our words fell upon deaf ears. Needless to say I wouldn't worry about him attending these rides in the future.
    No need to feel responsible. You can only do so much to help him. I told him to take it easy too. In hindsight I should have made him stop and tell him why I didn't want him behind me instead of just waving him on, but he is an adult and had a lot of opportunities to make proper spacing adjustments.

    All and all it was a minor crash with no serious injuries. Which is all we could have hoped for in this situation.
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    I agree, if he had crashed on day 2, it would have been much worse...(because of increased speed) and we would have had to drive a lot longer to pick up the pieces... again prob. without any thanks.

    What scares me most, is that he says "he could have gone a lot faster". Apparently not.

    It's a pity he didn't learn anything. BTW, the bike is still at work... getting rained on right now.
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    Here's a vid while on my way to ROTR with Rusty.

    US211 going up to Luray
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    Here's a video that Jenner shot, some of the most bada$$ scooters you'll ever hear. We saw these on Friday at the Snake.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink
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    211 is a good road and its a day ride from here. Too bad there are so many crashes on it and it is patrolled pretty heavily now.
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    Yeah I was there with a group when 2 went down. There is some nice riding just east of there, check out 647 out of Flint Hill (522 north from 211 for 5 miles is Flint Hill) also Hume Rd. and 688 in the same ares, they end up on US66.
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    Looks like it was a fun trip...always wanted to get up that way...just never have. Thanks for the great pics just beggin me to go next time!
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    Looks and sounds like you all had fun except for a few downs. It happens. Sorry I could not make it this year. I was just one those roads a couple of days before ya. Had a blast on a 1700 mile trip I took with a few friends here in GA.

    The trip I just took was the last for the CBR, once we got back it went up on Ebay and sold within a few days. I'm in need for a name change, VFR800Lady. I ended up with a 02 VFR with only 13000 miles, just getting broke in and nice Scorpion pipes. My old CBR held up well with only one fix while on the road, but with almost 50000 it was time for the old girl to go.

    Oh and for the ones I told last year that I had plans to track the CBR, I did and it was awesome. Not sure yet if I will track the VFR, but only time will tell.

    I hope to try to make it next year with Serp to ride with you all again. Till then, ride safe and have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBR600Lady View Post

    I hope to try to make it next year
    Me, too!

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    On one of our late nights partaking of the the local beers, we talked about this youtube video of Hitler getting a BMW GS. The link has been posted here before (thanks to however did that) but this is freakin hilarious. Stan needs to see this It was obviously done by a Honda VFR owner. Slams BMW, but doesn't do Kawasaki any favors either.... Hilariously well done stuff. The actual video is from a movie but the subtitles are obviously added in. Vera and Jenner, don't get all bent outa shape here, it's just a spoof. (Last year Vera didn't see the humor when I told her my grandfather died at Auschwitz either... told her he fell out of the guard tower)... No digs intended on Stan either for the BMW.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaB40TLQE8M

    If the link doesn't work just seach hitler motorcycle on youtube.

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    There are otrher versions of that out there too. Very funny.
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