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post #1 of 47 Old 04-04-2014, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Spideys adventures /ride report 2014

So I am making a thread as a hub for my rides this year. I hope to have lots of pictures. Hopefully I get some good video to send PG and get him to edit it for me.

I haven't gotten a chance to ride much so far this year due to weather and getting some work done to Mary Jane (MJ)
She got new shoes, fresh fluids and a butt lift


Anyway I started the rear just barely above 17,000 miles.

Today she sits at 18,323.

I will hope to post links of my actual routes. If anyone wants to join, feel free. If I'm passing through maybe we can get together. I will mostly be in the NC mountains. Maybe North Georgia mountains once or twice if I'm lucky.

I'll post pics, route and any video I can get. Tomorrow 4/5 will be the first ride and I'm either hitting shady valley or roan mountain area.

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Have a safe ride. Wish i lived closer to join ya. We still have some snow on the ground in certain spots here.

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Thanks man. When I get to a computer ill post the route planned. It's about 400 miles

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Today I did 410 miles. Got some decent video. No pictures. Gonna try to edit and post some good parts of the video . Had a lot of fun chasing the R6 and the 675r through the mountains...
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I think I'll have pics and videos of this ride but first thing is HELL YEA! Drug my knee about 5 times yesterday. It's happened sparingly before yesterday it happened the most ever. And it's on video!

Saturday April 12 I headed to the mountains again. Left at 9am with my buddy om hid 675r and a friend driving hid GTI. I normally wouldn't be ok with a guy driving with us but this guy is one of our motorcycle buddies so he knows how we ride and our tendencies. He also was a professional driver. He's a shit load faster in his car than we are on bikes. I'm no pro but we run a decent pace. We figured he would kill us in the really tight roads but we have the advantage on the roads with long sweepers and some short straight a ways. Well no he handed ud our ass on every road when he wanted to. Finally my buddy on the 675r who is alot faster than me decided to go fast and try to keep up with him and he couldn't.

Anyway that was Saturday. Got in about 250 miles than day I think. Stayed the night in the mountains. Did some touristy stuff Sunday and then commuted back Sunday evening.

I think I did about 400 miles again. Got a check overall milage. I started at 18,808.

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So I checked and I was at 19,193 miles this a.m. So I did about 385 miles this weekend which puts me just under a thousand for the month. I do have a slight commute to the fun roads but that is 90 percent moutain miles. I rarely ride mon-friday.

Anyway here is a video my buddy took while chasing us in his car. I am in the white suite with the go pro on top. I drug my knee at about the 5 minute mark going around a left hander.


Anyone with some contructive criticism feel free to chime in. I wont take it personal. My own obserservation is that my lines look pretty decent. I am very crossed up especially on right handers. I just cant seem to get comfortable hanging off the throttle side. I am even crossed up on left handers but not as bad.


My ass if off the seat more than before but I havent gotten my upper body to follow quite yet.

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guess that didnt work so Ill try this.

Following Mike, Kevin, Tom up 181 4.12.2014 - YouTube

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Wish I lived closer to join!! Looked like a pretty nice road!

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That is a really fun road. The video doesnt do it justice at all. Its a really wide open and fun but its dangerous because you can carry some serious speeds on it and its easy to get caught up in it. I am exiting corners in triple digits some times and I have to remind myself to slow it down.

Obi, Are you coming to the Charlotte into ride?

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That is a really fun road. The video doesnt do it justice at all. Its a really wide open and fun but its dangerous because you can carry some serious speeds on it and its easy to get caught up in it. I am exiting corners in triple digits some times and I have to remind myself to slow it down.

Obi, Are you coming to the Charlotte into ride?
Yeah I was gonna post something regarding the speeds. Looks like a fun road but you've got to be really moving it looks like to maintain enough speed to make the corners really fun.
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^ Absolutely true. This used to be my favorite road because its an easy road. You can see through the corners entirely. Rarely any traffic. Its always super clean. Its not technical at all and it flows really nicely. Now that I am getting a little more skilled at riding and I have to go a little faster to make it equally as fun it is getting dangerous.

Theres some roads up there that are just so unbelievably technical that I cant enjoy them. NC80 is a famous one. Its a really really tight road. Its so challenging for me that I dont get to enjoy it. I constently end up going into corners a little too hot. Most corners are blind so I then will over brake the hell out of the next one. I can never get into the flow.

The photog got some pics of me on NC80 though as I made a few passes by him. I got my knee down once so I am hoping he got it

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Saturday April 26 was the Charlotte intro ride. We did over 400 miles total. 40 minute commute until any fun roads but besides that pretty much all mountain miles. Very fun day. Not sure what has changed but suddenly my knee is getting down alot more. Happened about 20 times yesterday. Still can't get my right knee down.

I went to a parking lot and practiced tight circles and figure 8s the other day and I noticed I rode alot better in the tighter more technical roads.

Here's a couple pics. One maybe already posted. The one on the left hander was taken by a buddy with his normal camera he had in his bag. Pretty good.

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Video should be posted today or tmrw. My go pro died but a buddy followed me for a little bit.

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Oh one more thing... The 600s represented yesterday! 17 bikes...
3- r1s.
1 - cbr1000
2 - zx10
1-s1000rr
1- 848

Yet it was an sv650, a 675r and myself leading the pack and pulling away.

I will say one guy on a gixx 1000 seemed like a really good and quick rider but we kept being split up.

Just funny how shit happens.

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Here's a video a guy following me took running shady valley. Man I am very noticeable more comfortable on left handers.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WjSdBNOfkcI

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