NoVA Weekend Rides - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Go Back   Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums > Regional or "club" sections > North America > North East (Mid Atlantic)


North East (Mid Atlantic) PA, NY, WV, DC, DE, NJ, MD, VA

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-26-2012, 08:49 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ashburn, VA
Posts: 131
Default NoVA Weekend Rides

I figured I'd start a permanent thread here in the regional forum to post up any Northern Virginia area weekend rides that folks might want to organize so that we don't have to start a new thread every time. This way you can subscribe to this thread and easily check it to see if anyone's organizing a ride on any particular weekend.

Come on, let's get out and ride!
__________________
-Cambion

"Remember, you don't really own anything you can't carry at a dead run."

Last edited by Cambion; 07-26-2012 at 08:51 AM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-26-2012, 08:50 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ashburn, VA
Posts: 131
Default

Reposted from my friend BluWolf on ADVRider. Hope some of you can make it!

** Oritingal Post **

Business travel and family vacations have kept me off the backroads for most of July. I am looking to lead another ride for this Sunday (7/29). The weather looks outstanding with temps starting out in the upper 60s and staying below 90. As usual, this will be a DS noob freindly pace with out any real technical sections, although I will probably look to do at least one water crossing depending on the group's confidence and the previous days rain totals.

Goal is to have everyone back in the Leesburg area around Noonish. I can't commit to lunch as I am flying out early Monday (again).

Invite any and all that may not see this note here.


Meet up:
Starbucks (the official start location of all Adventure rides)
19353 Promenade Dr, Leesburg, VA(571) 333-4940Website

Time:
KSU 08:30 so set your arrival time by your coffee intake requirements
I will be there betwen 07:30 and 08:00

Pace:
Off road inexperienced (noob) friendly

Terrain:
Hard pack dirt and gravel roads. Some loose gravel in spots. Water crossing will depend on group skill level and willingness

Equipment:
No nobbies required. We are not going to hit anything that will require off-road tires. All of these roads can be done with street tires

Route:

TBD (but pretty similar to the last one)
I am open to other suggestions.
__________________
-Cambion

"Remember, you don't really own anything you can't carry at a dead run."
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-26-2012, 11:36 AM
allonsye's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridges
Posts: 168
Default I'm game

Could those of us out in FRR (Front Royal way) rendezvous/join this ride w/out riding into Leesburg? Ping me back Cambion and anyone else if you want to get together before hand for example. I'll monitor the adv thread. I don't get on to the Stromtroopers much if ever. What was "the last one"?
__________________
suspend reality as often as possible
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-26-2012, 12:38 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ashburn, VA
Posts: 131
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by allonsye View Post
Could those of us out in FRR (Front Royal way) rendezvous/join this ride w/out riding into Leesburg? Ping me back Cambion and anyone else if you want to get together before hand for example. I'll monitor the adv thread. I don't get on to the Stromtroopers much if ever. What was "the last one"?
That's a good question. I didn't bring my GPS last time so I don't have a track of that ride or I'd post a link to it. (I won't make that mistake this time.) It was mostly around horse country between Leesburg and Middleburg out around Oatlands and such. I suspect the water crossing that we're most likely to attempt would be the one on Jeb Stuart off Snickersville Trnpk. We've done that one before, it's pretty simple as long as it hasn't rained a lot in the previous day or two.

Hop on the ADV thread and post up there, BluWolf is leading so he'll be able to tell you where the best place to meet up might be.

If you can't make it to this one don't worry, there will be more! Or, post one up! Neither BluWolf or myself know the DS roads out by FRR. I generally just ride out that way for breakfast at the Applehouse. If you know good routes out there and want to lead a ride I'm sure folks would show up!
__________________
-Cambion

"Remember, you don't really own anything you can't carry at a dead run."
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-27-2012, 03:24 AM
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 27
Default

Sounds good! I've never been off the asphalt, but itching to try. See you about 8am.

Bruce


[quote=Cambion;838131]Reposted from my friend BluWolf on ADVRider. Hope some of you can make it!

** Oritingal Post **

most of July. I am looking to lead another ride for this Sunday (7/29). The
Meet up:

Starbucks (the official start location of all Adventure rides)
19353 Promenade Dr, Leesburg, VA(571) 333-4940Website

Time:
KSU 08:30 so set your arrival time by your coffee intake requirements
I will be there betwen 07:30 and 08:00

Pace:
Off road inexperienced (noob) friendly

Terrain:
Hard pack dirt and gravel roads. Some loose gravel in spots. Water crossing will depend on group skill level and willingness

Equipment:
No nobbies required. We are not going to hit anything that will require off-road tires. All of these roads can be done with street tires
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-27-2012, 07:58 AM
geoff2k's Avatar
$tromtrooper
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Dublin, CA
Posts: 138
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cambion View Post
Hope some of you can make it!
Unfortunately I'm going to be out of town or I'd be there, if for no other reason than to show off my brand new turn signal!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-27-2012, 09:09 AM
allonsye's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridges
Posts: 168
Default

I'd be interested in points beyond FRR. Theres scores of routes I do - mostly technical twisty carving and curve chasing. Sunday is supposed to be a bit cooler as well. Markum Motorcycles is a good place to meet-up.


Sent from my iPhone using MO Free
__________________
suspend reality as often as possible
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-27-2012, 09:39 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ashburn, VA
Posts: 131
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bak613 View Post
Sounds good! I've never been off the asphalt, but itching to try. See you about 8am.

Bruce
Great! Look forward to meeting ya Bruce!


Quote:
Originally Posted by geoff2k View Post
Unfortunately I'm going to be out of town or I'd be there, if for no other reason than to show off my brand new turn signal!
Ah well, next time!

Quote:
Originally Posted by allonsye View Post
I'd be interested in points beyond FRR. Theres scores of routes I do - mostly technical twisty carving and curve chasing. Sunday is supposed to be a bit cooler as well. Markum Motorcycles is a good place to meet-up.
Sounds like fun! Pick a date, post it up and folks will come! Next Sunday maybe or weekend after that? Personally I'm out of town the weekend of the 11th/12th. I keep meaning to get out there to hit 211 and the other roads that folks talk about all the time but I just haven't managed to get out there.
__________________
-Cambion

"Remember, you don't really own anything you can't carry at a dead run."
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-27-2012, 10:39 AM
allonsye's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridges
Posts: 168
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cambion View Post
Great! Look forward to meeting ya Bruce!




Ah well, next time!



Sounds like fun! Pick a date, post it up and folks will come! Next Sunday maybe or weekend after that? Personally I'm out of town the weekend of the 11th/12th. I keep meaning to get out there to hit 211 and the other roads that folks talk about all the time but I just haven't managed to get out there.
Anyone interested in a 2 1/2 hr loop Frt Ryl - Moorefield mostly twisties, some single lane blk top and possible single lane dirt?


Sent from my iPhone using MO Free
__________________
suspend reality as often as possible
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-29-2012, 01:06 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ashburn, VA
Posts: 131
Default

We had a nice ride this morning, hopefully everyone had a good time. We did a nice route through horse country including the water crossing at Beaver Dam Creek off Jeb Stuart. Sort of came apart at the end due to the route leader having to bail but we were just about finished up anyway. Hope everyone made it home safe and sound.

Don't forget to lube those chains guys!!

Hope to see you all on the next ride!

Allonsye,

If you want to run something next weekend I might be able to make it. (I signed up for a Yamaha Track Demo day for next Sunday but if they require a full one-piece leather suit I won't be going after all... I'm trying to find out still.)
__________________
-Cambion

"Remember, you don't really own anything you can't carry at a dead run."
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
nova , washdc

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.5.2