virginia ride - Saturday, July 26, 2014

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  1. TNRabbit

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    Planning a ride for this Saturday, July 26, 2014. It will be some form of this previous ride from a couple of weeks ago^^^. It's a fantastic ride!

    This is just a tentative route but for sure will include 151 & 56. Same meeting spot, Greenwood Gourmet Grocery on hwy 250 just south of exit 107 on I-64 near Crozet, VA:

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    That's a fantastic route! Hit 501 if there's time, it's a fun stretch just south of Buena Vista.

    Wish I could make it, laid up for a few more weeks after rupturing my spleen mountain biking.
     
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    Remove that spleen - its spare parts.

    TNR - Looks like a nice loop, Enjoy it. Weather looks like its going to be nice too.
     
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    501 looks like fun; think I'll add that & take out 60, which I didn't find all that exciting~

    Thanks, Hotbrakes-- get well soon!
     
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    Gary,
    Tried to PM you , but said you inbox was full. Sorry I can't make it. headed to the beach with the wife and kids. Have fun
     
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    No worries; just deleted a bunch of PMs~

    Enjoy the weekend with your family!
     
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    Beautiful day, beautiful roads...all was great UNTIL....

    I went down in a large patch of gravel on rt 56 this afternoon @ 3 p.m. Leathers worked AWESOME! Not a scratch on me after sliding @ 50 feet. Bike didn't fair so well....

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    About the same time, Forester was hit by a deer about 10 miles from home. It destroyed the left fairing on his 1200 only a week after replacing it from a gravel-induced lowside~*
     
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    Shit...sorry for the crash. ;( at least you walked away unscaved. Bikes can always be fixed.....bummer.


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    How fast you going when you went down ?
     
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    Probably about 45 mph....
     
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    Physically, I feel great today. Mentally...not so much~ :-(

    I want to remind everyone what a huge difference ATGATT can make in a situation like this. I went down on pavement at @ 45 mphn slid @ 50 feet suffering ZERO injuries except to my pride & the toe of my boot. While it was happening I was thinking "wow, this should be hurting a lot more! Wrapped in my leather cocoon, I felt completely isolated from the turmoil going on. When the bike initially went down, I landed on my left forearm/elbow (most abrasive scuff on leathers), slid on my back for a few feet, then rolled over a time or two and landed on my stomach sliding some more. At the end as I was still moving, I put my feet down & the momentum stood me upright...I'm sure it looked comical to anyone that might have been observing~

    On a brighter note, thanks again to jgiacobbe for his help & staying with me for hours waiting for my ride to arrive!!

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    Notin $$$ wont fix...now you thats a different story...a good bottle of scotch and a good cry

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    that sucks, hopefully though you can get the bike up again for rides in the blue ridge by fall. october colors don't really exist out here. : (
     
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    Shit man, sorry to hear about that. But the picture of you smiling is a classic! Glad you are OK, buddy.
     
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    Whats the last picture?

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    Helmet/face shield....
     
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    Here's a couple of pics of the offending grit:

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    As you can see, it was in the shade....compounded by having a tinted face shield.
     
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    Yep, a great day turned into a miserable one at the end. Everyone got home safe so that is the main thing...

    Not a lot to say about my deer vs bike encounter other than it just cost me $1,700 in parts. Deer came out of the woods running hard and ran square into the side of the bike, just barely touched my knee. I kept it upright thankfully.

    I am getting entirely too good at taking the plastic off of this bike!

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    Basically every piece of plastic on the left side is broken in some way, it was a hard hit. The headlight assembly is also broken...there goes $500 on one part alone!
     
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    Damn fellas. That sucks a bag of dicks. Glad you are both OK, though.
     
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    :hss:
    Sorry about the mishaps :sad:
    I am glad you and forester still around and share your story :thumb:
    Get the bike fix up and hit the roads again. TN picture reminded me of my last spill few years ago :rolleyes:
     
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