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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!
 

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

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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.
 

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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"?
 

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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!
 

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

Bruce


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
 

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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.


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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!


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! :bom_jester:
Ah well, next time!

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.
 

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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?


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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.)
 

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Ride out of Front Royal Aug 5th

I'm going to tentatively plan on the 5th. G/f (on 1150R) and me so far. All others welcome. Will be a 3 hr loop out of FRR to points west or SW.
 

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I'm going to tentatively plan on the 5th. G/f (on 1150R) and me so far. All others welcome. Will be a 3 hr loop out of FRR to points west or SW.
allonsye,

I won't be able to join this weekend, but hopefully the next trip. I live in Linden and met up with the crew in Leesburg yesterday. It was a fun ride! At 6:30am I took 66 to 15 and it was about an hour... Great group of guys!

I have messaged with 5punksdad from ADVrider and he's in Front Royal...not a V owner, but is up for rides in the afternoon/evenings... You should hit him up too.
 

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I'm going to tentatively plan on the 5th. G/f (on 1150R) and me so far. All others welcome. Will be a 3 hr loop out of FRR to points west or SW.
Are you planning all tarmac or mixed surfaces? Any other details (pace, requisite skill level, etc)?

I may be able to make it, I'll let you know by Thursday at the latest.
 

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Thanks for the invite, I had a great time for my first off-road experience.

Is there a way to get the route we travelled? I've been able to re-create the route after Snickersville, but before that I was lost.

Thanks
Bruce
 

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Thanks for the invite, I had a great time for my first off-road experience.

Is there a way to get the route we travelled? I've been able to re-create the route after Snickersville, but before that I was lost.

Thanks
Bruce
I have a GPS track of it. PM me with an email address and I'll email it to you tonight if you want it.
 

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It's last minute but if anyone wants to ride tomorrow I'll be at the Starbucks in Lansdowne @ 8:30ish, kickstands up at 9am.

Starbucks:
19353 Promenade Dr, Leesburg, VA

Leisurely ride, probably do one of the common routes; Lime Kiln, Snickersville, through Middleburg then down 50 and over Blueridge Mtn Rd or something like that. Open to other suggestions in the mornings if anyone shows up.
 

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It's last minute but if anyone wants to ride tomorrow I'll be at the Starbucks in Lansdowne @ 8:30ish, kickstands up at 9am.

Starbucks:
19353 Promenade Dr, Leesburg, VA

Leisurely ride, probably do one of the common routes; Lime Kiln, Snickersville, through Middleburg then down 50 and over Blueridge Mtn Rd or something like that. Open to other suggestions in the mornings if anyone shows up.
Wish I could be there, but I can't make it.
 

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I see a lot of posts about folks wanting to get together and ride sometime. Anyone actually doing it?


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The ride last weekend went great! There were five of us and we had a really great ride and a good lunch out in Sheperdstown. Unfortunately no one from here showed up so it was just me representing the Strom crowd.

This weekend is looking like a wash for me due to other commitments (fortunately I got out for a few hours on the bike early this morning) but there might be a ride Monday morning for folks who aren't working. Check the NoVA weekend rides thread on ADV if you're interested.

I'd be willing to organize another ride for next Sunday (10/14) if anyone is interested. Just post up if you're interested and whether you're looking for strictly tarmac or a mix of dirt/gravel & tarmac.
 

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Okay, who's up for an RTE this Sunday? Thinking Lansdowne Starbucks to Griffin Tavern, probably stick to tarmac but might reconsider depending on interest.
 
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