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Re: head count for 2018 [Re: bill50cal] #735482
05/16/18 12:51 am
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I understand the forecast in the mountains, there's always a high probability of rain squalls every afternoon.
However, the forecast from Thursday on is for rain, here, there, and everywhere in between. Sorry gents, but I'm not riding 6-8 hours in the rain to camp in the rain and ride back.
I had hoped to make this ride at last, but not this year.


Stepping on others doesn't make you stand tall.

71 A65L "Zelda"
92 BMW K100rs "Gustav"
72 T120V cafe project "Mr. Jim"
72 T150V yet to be named
Re: head count for 2018 [Re: bill50cal] #735488
05/16/18 1:31 am
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I find that every time I let the weather forecast affect my plans, it turns out to be a beautiful day, with a little rain at the end (which fulfills the "100%") and I end up regretting it.

If it IS raining all day out and back, then I'll have 10 or 11 hours of it ... but life's an adventure anyway!

Lannis


I stopped believing for a little while this morning. Journey is really going to be upset.
Re: head count for 2018 [Re: Lannis] #735510
05/16/18 7:48 am
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Originally Posted by Lannis
I find that every time I let the weather forecast affect my plans, it turns out to be a beautiful day, with a little rain at the end (which fulfills the "100%") and I end up regretting it.


Lannis


Been there, done that frown


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

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For the ocean will decide,
Its not the destination,
It's the glory of the ride”
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Re: head count for 2018 [Re: bill50cal] #735524
05/16/18 11:49 am
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I,all be dammm if I,m going to let a little thing like weather stop me from doing what I want to...

Besides I,m already here, let's ride!


Rich (member ThreeMustGetBeers)
"It's not always about going fast. Sometimes it's nice to slow down" (Wendy E.2016)

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Re: head count for 2018 [Re: bill50cal] #735529
05/16/18 1:03 pm
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Just don't tell Commando the weather forecast !


Don't hide 'em, Ride 'em !!

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Cornelia, GA
Re: head count for 2018 [Re: Richrd] #735736
05/18/18 7:38 am
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Originally Posted by Lannis
I find that every time I let the weather forecast affect my plans, it turns out to be a beautiful day, with a little rain at the end (which fulfills the "100%") and I end up regretting it.
Lannis

Yeah, maybe I should have stayed at Barber last year to see how the weather turned out on Sunday after they cancelled the races because of those forecasts.
Call me crazy, call me a wimp, but I remember riding in the rain to BIBR and spending the whole weekend in the rain. No fun!

Originally Posted by Richrd
I,all be dammm if I,m going to let a little thing like weather stop me from doing what I want to...

I want to ride on nice days. It's a hobby, not a life style.
Hope y'all have fun no matter the weather. :bigt


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71 A65L "Zelda"
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Re: head count for 2018 [Re: bill50cal] #735760
05/18/18 1:25 pm
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I find that the quality of riding gear has a BIG impact on my enjoyment riding in the weather...I bought some new rain gear and riding boots late last year. After a couple of wet rides yesterday and today, It was worth every penny (and it was a lot of pennies!).

Having breakfast with a few fine folks in Mountain City right now! Cloudy but no rain at the moment..

Cheers,

Steve


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Re: head count for 2018 [Re: bill50cal] #735874
05/20/18 2:16 am
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Money well spent is always worth it... and quality rain gear for mo'sicklin or anything else is money well spent.
Be safe.and post pix.


"It is no measure of health, to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

Re: head count for 2018 [Re: DavidP] #735989
05/21/18 1:03 am
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Originally Posted by DavidP
Originally Posted by Lannis
I find that every time I let the weather forecast affect my plans, it turns out to be a beautiful day, with a little rain at the end (which fulfills the "100%") and I end up regretting it.
Lannis

Yeah, maybe I should have stayed at Barber last year to see how the weather turned out on Sunday after they cancelled the races because of those forecasts.
Call me crazy, call me a wimp, but I remember riding in the rain to BIBR and spending the whole weekend in the rain. No fun!



You were right. I tempted fate with my "100% chance of rain just means it might rain once during the day".

And I doomed us all to constant, continuous, flood-level rains.

Pics and report soon ... !


I stopped believing for a little while this morning. Journey is really going to be upset.
Re: head count for 2018 [Re: bill50cal] #736002
05/21/18 2:31 am
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Tom, Kat & I are back home, Mike has another hour to drive.


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Re: head count for 2018 [Re: bill50cal] #736186
05/22/18 1:23 pm
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I have a couple of pre-ride pics from the campground at Shady Valley, but it was just TOO wet to even pull the camera out!

Pretty sure MikeG has a group shot from the lunch stop, will have to wait for that.

Steve

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"Vintage Bike". What's in your garage?

"The paying customer is always right."

Fitting round pegs into square holes since 1961...
Re: head count for 2018 [Re: JubeePrince] #736191
05/22/18 2:08 pm
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Originally Posted by JubeePrince
I have a couple of pre-ride pics from the campground at Shady Valley, but it was just TOO wet to even pull the camera out!

Pretty sure MikeG has a group shot from the lunch stop, will have to wait for that.

Steve


I do Steve but the photo Hosting service was giving me fits yesterday so I gave up. Will try again tonight


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Re: head count for 2018 [Re: Lannis] #736392
05/24/18 5:11 am
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Originally Posted by Lannis


You were right. I tempted fate with my "100% chance of rain just means it might rain once during the day".

And I doomed us all to constant, continuous, flood-level rains.

Pics and report soon ... !

Sorry to hear that. I do hope to make this ride next year. After all, I only bought the Beemer with hopes of coming two years ago.
Might just have to ride over there on my own. When are the Highland Games?


Stepping on others doesn't make you stand tall.

71 A65L "Zelda"
92 BMW K100rs "Gustav"
72 T120V cafe project "Mr. Jim"
72 T150V yet to be named
Re: head count for 2018 [Re: bill50cal] #737305
06/01/18 12:06 pm
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Re: head count for 2018 [Re: bill50cal] #737346
06/01/18 7:31 pm
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pretty much sums up what this years tsmr was like


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