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« on: May 24, 2012, 02:35:28 pm »

Share your riding plans here if you wish.   Always good to have someone watching your back on long distance rides.  

Let us know what day your leaving and when you expect to arrive.  If you don't arrive by your planned day and your stranded in an unknown area, we'll know where to start looking for ya!

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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012, 02:54:25 pm »

I'll be departing the Moab area on Sunday the 17th.  Thumbsup
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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 04:16:30 pm »

I am leaving Pa , Saturday And arriving Monday Via Kentucky/Missouri.
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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2012, 04:36:27 pm »

We're leaving Friday - 1st stop Roanoke, 2nd probably Chattanooga, 3rd Memphis (the Peabody Hotel), then Eureka Springs.
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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2012, 07:55:04 pm »

Leaving Saturday and arriving when I get there.  Hopefully before everything start.  

Also plans are subject to change.  So I provided provide a link to my Spot locator.  If I am not moving in the middle of nowhere something is up.

http://spotwalla.com/tripViewer.php?id=49314fbeca40e67af
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2012, 10:36:28 pm »


We're leaving Friday - 1st stop Roanoke, 2nd probably Chattanooga, 3rd Memphis (the Peabody Hotel), then Eureka Springs.


I'm taking the Interstate down through Tennessee on Sunday.  Plan to stop just past Memphis for the night.  Next day (Monday) will be more scenic via US-63 and 412....getting me to the hotel by noonish.
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2012, 01:38:53 am »

My hotel reseveration starts Monday the 18th.  Gotta get there by then.  Gotta be in Avon, CO on June 23rd for MSTA STAR.  "Plan?  There ain't no plan"  Lol
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2012, 12:24:56 am »

I'll be trailering it down to Eureka Springs.  Which is a mixed blessing in disguise.
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2012, 06:33:43 am »

We're leaving in 30 minutes.  

Tomorrow we are planning to climb Mount Washington in NH.  After that we're heading to SouthEast OH, then WV, Cherohala Highway, Barber MC Museum and Eureka Springs.  

Reservations are made for Tuesday night in ES but may try to get there Monday night.  

In case you're asking, the shortest route from my house to ES is 2,000 miles.  This trip will be between 5 and 6 K miles.  

See you in ES.  

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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2012, 06:01:57 am »

I left Az Saturday and arrived in D.C. last night (this morning) at 1:00.  Staying with my brother through Fri and then heading for Eureka Springs on Saturday.  My reservations are for Monday.  Had to cut out Blueridge Pkwy yesterday.  Now I have to choose between BRP or Deals Gap area on the way to AR.  Don't know when or if I'll be this far east again.Suggestions?



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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2012, 06:44:31 am »


I left Az Saturday and arrived in D.C. last night (this morning) at 1:00.  Staying with my brother through Fri and then heading for Eureka Springs on Saturday.  My reservations are for Monday.  Had to cut out Blueridge Pkwy yesterday.  Now I have to choose between BRP or Deals Gap area on the way to AR.  Don't know when or if I'll be this far east again.Suggestions?


To do BRP from the bottom of Skyline (where the road starts free) to its terminus in NC, you'll take all day, but it's worth it to do at least once.  From there, Deal's Gap is in the neighborhood...spend a half day playing?

I don't know your ride plan to know if this will hurt your plans for arrival at ES.
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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2012, 06:13:55 pm »




To do BRP from the bottom of Skyline (where the road starts free) to its terminus in NC, you'll take all day, but it's worth it to do at least once.  From there, Deal's Gap is in the neighborhood...spend a half day playing?

I don't know your ride plan to know if this will hurt your plans for arrival at ES.


Thanks.   That looks doable.  

I may leave D.C. some time Friday to get as much of that in as I can.  This is a moto vacation, after all.  I'd like to be closer than 500 miles to Eureka Springs Monday morning.
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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2012, 06:57:17 pm »

Julie & I will be leaving NC on Sunday AM and amble through TN & KY and then on to MO before dropping down to Eureka Springs.
Plan to be there by 3:00pm Tuesday.

Food at 5:30, you know.


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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2012, 10:05:00 pm »

We are just outside Memphis tonight and planning to do Graceland tomorrow.  

We should get to ES Monday.  

We did some roads in Southeast Ohio, WV/V (Rte 16), the snake (421) , BRP (Southern portion), the dragon (deal's gap), Cherohola.

 
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« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2012, 10:52:14 pm »

Loaded (the bike that is) and ready to ride.

Tomarrow morning I'm going to ride north into Wisconsin to meet the F.U.C.K.E.R.S. for a region 4 coffee meet. After that I'll ride south and spend the night in Peoria IL. (i have a reservation already)

Monday I'm going to get an early start and try to be in ES before 5:00.
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« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2012, 11:10:58 pm »

I rode the north half of BRP today.  Just gorgeous. Landed in Bristol for the night.

Crossing Tennessee tomorrow.   Considering  going to Tunica for tomorrow night. That'll make an easy day to ES Monday.

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« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2012, 11:43:47 pm »

Truck and trailer are loaded... A/C blowing cold enough to hang meat.  I hope I don't get too bored in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma.. Awww fook.... I'm screwed. Sad
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« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2012, 04:28:14 am »


I rode the north half of BRP today.  Just gorgeous. Landed in Bristol for the night.

Crossing Tennessee tomorrow.   Considering  going to Tunica for tomorrow night. That'll make an easy day to ES Monday.


Damn, you're probably an hour or so from me.

Too bad my route mandates a straight shot to Memphis.


We are just outside Memphis tonight and planning to do Graceland tomorrow.  

We should get to ES Monday.  


Glad you enjoyed the roads.  I'll be in Memphis-ish tonight.  Hotels were too damn much with crappy reviews...I'm staying at a casino about 20 min south of Memphis in Mississippi.




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« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2012, 03:53:39 pm »

IF ANYONE IS IN MEMPHIS TONIGHT (SUNDAY) I MAY NEED YOUR HELP.

I hope this isn't what I think it is, but my voltmeter was showing low voltage this afternoon.  At first, I figured the battery was at max charge and the R/R was clamping down on the voltage to avoid an overcharge, but I'm lucky to see it go above 13.0.

I replaced the R/R this winter.  I tested my stator coil (not that it couldn't have just begun to fail).  Everything ran fine until this afternoon.  While last time this happened, it was a loose wire to the voltmeter that produced the wonky readings, I long since did the wiring to supposedly fix that.

I have no multimeter readily available to confirm if the voltmeter is reading true....it's wired via Fuzeblock to the battery directly.

I'm in Tunica, MS at the Fitz Casino/Hotel.  My cell number is 423-217-2617.  I'm paying for Wi-Fi (grr), but the cell phone will be more reliable to reach me at any time.

I don't want to head home tomorrow.  My plan is to go to the rally and if need be just camp out in town for 2 days and go straight home...salvage what I can from this trip.

Still, I'd like to have someone with me JUST IN CASE.

My planned route was to leave Memphis via I-55 to US-63 to US-412 to Eureka Springs.  I'll gladly change those plans, but I'm looking for anyone leaving the Memphis area tomorrow morning.  Call my cell and we can set up a time/place for a meet.

If it looks like the stator is dying, I may be looking for anyone going home via I-40/I-81 into Virginia (or as far as possible).  This way if I break down, I won't be completely stranded.

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11.7v and not budging when I rev the motor up to and over 5K.

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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2012, 05:20:58 pm »

Wish we were closer to help.  MacGyver says you need a new stator.  He asks if you ohm checked the stator to ground?

If you were in Kansas we'd be able to pick you up.
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