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#1 MarFJR

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:03 AM

Going to hit the high 40ís and I feel the need for a few hours of riding.
If anyone else feels a little antsy as I do today.. letís have lunch. I will have this thread on my phone so I can check in see if anyone bites.
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:16 AM

Going to check with my Pillion to see what our schedule looks like, will check in again before 12.
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:26 AM

k, will look in a bite after noon
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:35 AM

Meet at the traffic circle at Rt 101 (exit 1) and Rt 28 in the parking lot of the taxidermist/gun shop and 1) take a ~1 hr ride to Lindy's for lunch or 2) ride straight to Lindy's and then discuss a quick loop around the area.

With new tires, new brakes and cold roads it won't be a very sporting ride.
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:40 AM

option 1, LOL I know where that is. Dennis (I think will be joining) What time for the gun shop meet. did you say 1pm?
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:44 AM

option 1...Dennis (I think will be joining) What time for the gun shop meet. did you say 1pm?

I didn't say, but 1pm works. Cool that Dennis may be joining us. I guess it will be breakfast for him :lol:
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 09:19 AM

:P I'll be there. I was up early to get a haircut. Roads were still black but highway was dry.

40F we be welcome

Non spirited makes sense.

C u all and Happy New Year.

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option 1...Dennis (I think will be joining) What time for the gun shop meet. did you say 1pm?

I didn't say, but 1pm works. Cool that Dennis may be joining us. I guess it will be breakfast for him :lol:


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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:44 PM

Darn, didn't look at this before we made a last minute decision to head out! Oh well, I hope you all had a good ride. We just got back from a loop out to Hardwick. Rose32 was closed by the time we got out there, so no lunch stop this time around. Temps were solidly in the 50's the whole afternoon and we passed quite a few bikes. Is it really January???
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 06:52 PM

Well, us polar bears did indeed meet for lunch! We met just south of Manchester, NH, then took a brief tour of secondary roads that included lake and farm roads leading to lunch for everyone but Dennis who had breakfast. The day started unseasonably warm with sunshine and ended warm with cloud cover. No matter, it was another Fine Day Out. This has been one of the best winters ever (unless someone skies or is into snowmobiling).

This is stark and barren season here in the NE so the following pictures are more of the farms and country side than the normally beautiful scenery.

As the day starts while riding to the meeting spot:
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Leaving Sandown, NH.
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Approaching Manchester, NH.
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Arriving at the meeting location. Notice where Tony, a heavy smoker chose to stop and have a smoke..... Yikes!
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Dennis rolls in. From here we leave for a ride ending in lunch. The ride started with sunny clear skies but ended in nearly 100% overcast skies.
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The ride arrives at Lindy's Gourmet Deli.
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We all had a good laugh or two while getting 'undressed' for lunch.
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As typical, by the time someone thinks to take food porn shots the food is gone. No food pixs here, but let me assure you that various food plates were gulped down ravenously. When us Nerds eat, we eat! And so ends a most magnificent January ride. If winters in New England were all like this it would be perfect. I'm looking forward to next week where it looks like I can continue to ride to work.
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 08:06 PM

Nice!! Glad you'se guys and gals got out today. It looks like it was pretty nice and sunny here.

I was busy all day today fulfilling my coach-ly duties with the HS kids, first up in the Connecticut River Valley in Hanover (at Dartmouth College) and then after a mad sprint across the state, at UNH's indoor track tonight. Can't complain as we had two boys get HJ PRs at 6' and 6'2".

I'm hoping things stay warm enough for a ride-out tomorrow, but have competing interests for my time (daughter #1's brakes are squealing).

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 07:39 AM

...I was busy all day today fulfilling my coach-ly duties with the HS kids...we had two boys get HJ PRs at 6' and 6'2"...

Good on ya Fred! While we were out converting gasoline into smiles you were enriching the lives of High School kids :yahoo:
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 06:57 AM

True dat. But I did manage to waste some petrochemicals on Sunday to make up for the lost opportunity. Took a solo ride on the V-strom out to the Dover area to grab an ADV TagORama, then spent most of the day wandering around central NH looking for a new one.

It was brisk, even with electrics. :cold:

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