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post #1 of 16 Old 08-05-2012, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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NE Strom Adventure - Thanks

I'd like to thank Rich and Randy for organizing and routing the NE Strom Adventure ride this weekend. My wife and I had a blast. Great ride, great people and 241 miles of scenic NH White Mountains, with a few ME miles thrown in as well. A tip of the visor to you gents. Already looking forward to next year. Thanks again.

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Agreed, thanks Rich and Randy. It was my first group ride and my first time on dirt with my Wee. I had a lot of fun and met some great people. It was also largest mileage day without any slab riding. I left home in S. Portland at 4am, met everyone for breakfast, did the whole ride, and then went home - 541 miles total. I pushed the Russell seat to it's limits.

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Great adventure ride

I have to hand it to Rich, Randy and all who helped. Even better than last year( not an easy thing to do!). From the choice of restaurants, to the accommodations, to the people who attended. And, let us not forget Hurricane Mountain Road ( I know I never will).

Rich mentioned maybe the Adirondack's next year, and I would be proud to have you all come to my neck of the woods. Lots of great riding, but I would need to find some dirt roads. N.Y. paves just about all of their roads with money from our exorbitant taxes.

I will be watching for everyone's posts with takes on how they enjoyed the rally.Hope everyone had a safe ride home. I now am cleaning off a truck load of dirt and dust from me, my bike and my clothes.

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P.S. anyone reading this post who did not attend- you missed a great one and hope to see you attend next time.
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541 miles total. I pushed the Russell seat to it's limits.
The Russell will take a lot more than that!

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Actually, it was my knees more than my butt. I think highway pegs are the next farkle. It would be nice to be able to stretch out occasionally.

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Home and happy to be so. My butt is killing me, but I guess that's what 2,000 km over three days will do for you. I don't think it's my fancy new gel seat! :biggrinjester:

Enormous thanks to Randy for an amazing route, and to Rich for also making this happen.

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I agree, a big thanks Rich and Randy. I had a great time! I was happy to put faces to the people on the forum. I enjoyed meeting you all. We ended up being 5 down from Montreal area. I can't wait for next year. Those not there...your loss...see you next year hopefully.
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Actually, it was my knees more than my butt. I think highway pegs are the next farkle. It would be nice to be able to stretch out occasionally.
Highway pegs work. So do the passenger pegs.

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Had a real great time at the rally. Thank you Randy and Rich for making it happen. Great meeting members on the forum. Glad to here you guys beat out the storm back toN Y. I am still out in Vermont for the rest of the week. A big THANK YOU TO TANKER AND EMT From MAINE FOR BEING MY SAVIORs on SANDWICH NOTCH. I found out the hard way that Jesse side cases are real strong and tuff (ratchet straps work wonders) but it was blast anyway. Cannot wait till the next rally.

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+1 on the gratitude to Rich and Randyo for having us down to their back yard for this extravaganza .
I got stuck with the fastest " slow group " that ever rode together : due to attrition , we wound up doing the loop as 5 , led capably ( and Quickly ) by Bernard , Mireille , Jeremy the mystery guy ( rides like the wind , but I never saw him at the campsite ), Jim , and myself .
I thought I was racing away from the storm all the way from Lake Champlain across northern New York , but it turns out I was racing INTO it , and it engulfed me 30 miles before my night's destination , Clayton , NY .
Fortunately , the Baldinis ( my tires ) held up , and my Frog Toggs were safely in my top box .
Fantastic adventure , great people , weather , food ... Let's do it again !
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