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Guess what we did today? - Dan the Serene
May 31st, 2009
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Guess what we did today?
Setting up the photo op

Penny and I rode our 650s (hers is a BMW F650CS, mine is a BMW F650GS) while Chris and his Karen rode his Harley Davidson Street Glide.  The Photo was taken on VA Rt. 211 just east of Skyline Drive.

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From:blueingenue
Date:June 1st, 2009 02:33 am (UTC)
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That thing is a landmark.
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From:dantheserene
Date:June 1st, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
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Indeed. As I'm sure you know, there is another sign facing the other way about 100 yards downhill from the entrance to the Park. That one isn't as photogenic and it forces you to park your bike nose down, and that is something to be avoided.

Surprisingly, I can't recall ever seeing anyone else stopping there for a photo op. Maybe my timing has just been bad.
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From:dulcevox
Date:June 1st, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
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I love 211. :)
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From:dantheserene
Date:June 1st, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
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Would you believe I have yet to ride down the western side? I always end up going on to Skyline Drive or using the park entrance as my turn around point.
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From:dulcevox
Date:June 1st, 2009 11:14 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I'd believe it. But it is fun. Been a long time since I've been out there, though.
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From:daddygod
Date:June 1st, 2009 03:13 am (UTC)
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Dangit, now I'm truly torn over getting a two wheeler or one of the Spyders. I guess it's a good thing I can't actually make the purchase right now or I'd truly be hosed.
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From:dantheserene
Date:June 1st, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
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Either way you'd have a blast. A place not far from my house rents Spyders, plus there's also a local dealer. I'm thinking of trying one out this summer.
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From:daddygod
Date:June 1st, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
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Once you rent one I'd definitely like to hear your opinion on the Spyder. I haven't ridden a standard MC in 20+ years so I don't have a current frame of reference to compare the two. All I can warn you about is that the steering is going to throw you off at first until you get used to it as it's nothing even remotely close to standard. Counter-steering? Don't even think about it.
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From:dantheserene
Date:June 1st, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
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I didn't notice the speed limit. I'm not much of a speed demon so while I may be a bit above the speed limit I'm not particularly noticeable--especially when the sportbikers in full leathers are charging around.
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