Looks like the riding season is comming to a close

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  1. 02 VFR Rider

    02 VFR Rider New Member

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    Well the leaf peepers are out in force.
    Our ride to Mt. Greylock was meet buy 100's of cars looking at the leafs, doing 20mph.
    It seems you nned to head out really early if you want to have some fun on the back roads now.

    Here are a few pics of the "famed hairpin" on RT. 2 Mohawk trail.

    woah first things first.

    Viffer 2003 and Kobe Diesel at basket ball hall of fame.

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    typical signs on this road

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    LOOK MA NO HANDS LOL well you have heard about texting while driving, this is me no hands taking a few picks comming into the hairpin.

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    Boss keeps bugging me doh lets continue

    A few misc pics of the hairpin
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    Kobe Diesel on the hairpin
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    He liked it so much he did it again
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    Viffer 2003 turn
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    LOL my turn
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    going back up
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    Take 2
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    then the rain came so we blew outta there

    funny it only rained on the hairpin.
     
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    Looks like you guys had fun there! :thumbsup:
     
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    Well It was not off to a great start, I had a problem w/ my chain in the morning so ran late.

    So we hit all the leaf peeper traffic and sorry guys ( and to my wife and thiers ) we ended up being 3 hrs late getting home.
     
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    oh 2 more pics

    it's a long way down over the rail
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    This pic was takin' from the out look right next to the guard rail
    nice view
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    Heck of a good day riding, even with the slow pokes all over the place backing the roads up. No big deal being a couple late, she's come to realize when I say 3PM, it really means home by dark lol. Hope you didn't get chewed out

    Nice pics, that turn is pretty sweet. Wonder if they'd ever consider banking it? :biggrin:

    Good riding with you guys again, as always. Kevin, we'll get out again this year, I'm not hanging it up yet. Kobe, good luck on the next 2 month work detail. Stay safe, and take some pictures of that camshaft you're swapping out if you can!
     
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    looks like it was a nice ride. great pics 02
     
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    What....you hav'n an orgasm when you took this one or something?
     
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    :thumbsup: No I was riding w/ no hands and realized as I was hitting the button I was drifting into the other lane.
    MASS will pass a new law in the next few days on no picture taking while riding.:crazy:
     
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    Thanks for posting the pics. Next time, I will bring my camera, always good to have backup, must read manual to get the rapid shooting feature to work.

    Great ride to end the season, despite any traffic and rain. Next time I will not eat McD's.

    Made it home by 6pm but had some trouble with the sunset

    Helluva day~
     
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    Well, I should be back early December, so if you guys are up for a little cold weather action, Im down for some.

    Chris, I have action shots from work somewhere, pistons, liners, cams, crankshaft bearings, removing propellers, etc. But I will take plenty of the camshaft.
     
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    brrr - well, I never take the bike off the road, so if it's reasonable out I'll go out any time lol...the salt, ice and frosty roads usually keep me at bay 'till March or so. :rolleyes:
     
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    I used to live in W. Mass myself. Didn't ride Rt2 all that often because of the traffic but if you get a chance try 8a in either direction off of 2. Make sure you have breakfast or lunch @ the Charlemont Inn, too And If you're not familiar with Rt100 make it a point to ride it. One of the best roads in the northeast.
     
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    We do take rt 8 sometimes, but will look into rt 100 thanks:thumbsup:
    best strech of road is RT 116 from yankee candle to rt 112.:thumbsup: if you get onto it around 9-10 am you have it all to yourself and it is awsome.
     
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    116, 112, 8, 8a, 2...pretty good riding out that way!

    ditto on rt 100 - never done it in the summer on a bike, but been up that way skiing for years and roads must be nice in the summer. We'll have to work that in for sure.
     
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    Iused to live in S. Deerfield and in Florence for a while. My old stomping grounds! Ride the Stratton Mtn. access rd. The one that comes out by the fire station.
     
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    We're always looking for a new twisty road, so we'll put it on the list for sure! Not sure if we'll get up there this year or not, but next spring for sure. If you ever head back up this way, let us know. We get out pretty often, we can hook up for a ride :thumbsup:
     
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    Kevin, I am glad you and some other can get out and ride. It is about time :)
    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    No sh*t florence huh? my wife grew up in Florence.
    we also lived in Turners falls for a spell, While I was working for Greenfield Glass.
    PM me maybe we know each other.
     
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