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Guaire

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DC - MD - VA ride
« on: April 18, 2013, 07:18:31 PM »
  Scorch, of ninja250forum.com, and I will be meeting Saturday, April 20, 12:30 PM in Rockville to get out for a day ride. We will meet at the parking lot of the Bank of America in Town Center, Rockville, MD. You don't have to be on any particular bike. Anyone who can ride is welcome.

Here's a link to the initial post.
http://www.ninja250forum.com/forum/index.php?topic=6916.msg42609;topicseen#new

Beale St & North Washington St
255 North Washington Street, Rockville, MD 20850

There's a gas station across the street, so you can show up and gas up!

Cheers,
Bill

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Re: DC - MD - VA ride
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2013, 01:54:01 PM »
Sorry can't make this weekend have to work on my daughters house but please keep us informed of future rides.
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Re: DC - MD - VA ride
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2013, 02:32:32 PM »
Will do, Gunbunny. We'll do more rides. I'll be taking my Honda ST1100 on this run. I've got to figure a route from north Arlington, VA to Rockville, MD, avoiding freeways. Our runs mainly go through rural roads and small towns, ideal for an Enfield.

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Re: DC - MD - VA ride
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2013, 03:27:12 PM »
I have to miss this one.
If you don't mind lights and slow traffic it shouldn't be too hard to go through DC and straight up Wisconsin Ave/355 or N. Capital and cross over.  The slow alternative to avoid the Beltway is all the way up to Leesburg, across 15 to Point of Rocks, and back down the side roads like Rte 28 to Rockville.  Personally I don't like the Beltway on a bike but, through DC and Bethesda will give your left hand and clutch a work out.
Have fun and be safe!
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Re: DC - MD - VA ride
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2013, 01:34:59 AM »
  That's funny. I've been exactly where you said. I used to commute across Chain Bridge to the near side of Bethesda and back each day.
  I can't wait to show up sometime soon on my Bullet. The EX250 and the Bullet make close to the same peak power. Except, the EX makes revs while the Enfield is punching torque across the rev range.
  I still have to get my K70s installed and 'tune' my Mikuni. Soon.

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Re: DC - MD - VA ride
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013, 12:53:45 AM »
Anybody going to the British & European classic motorcycle day at High point farm, Clarksburg, Md. on May 19th? I'll be heading up there and hope to see all the local Enfield riders.
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Re: DC - MD - VA ride
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2013, 01:20:17 AM »
I just put it in my calendar. Gotta get my carb parts!!!

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Re: DC - MD - VA ride
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2013, 03:15:18 PM »
Here's the website link:
http://classicmotorcycleday.org/
Directions are on the website.  It's near Little Bennet Regional Park just off 270.
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Re: DC - MD - VA ride
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2013, 01:35:09 AM »
I rode to the classic motorcycle day at High Point Farm at Clarksburg, MD today. There was an outstanding Royal Enfield presence there. After all, we have a factory still making our bikes and parts!!!  There's a gradual change taking place at this event. It's not all nostalgia anymore. Royal Enfield Bullets have the 'classic' thing down, but there are brand new bikes for sale. The dealer from the Winchester, VA area was there with new ones.
  On the way home I noticed what looked like a BMW driving in back of me. I figured he liked the sound of a big single. When we stopped he told me his brother had done a tour in India on a Royal Enfield. I asked him if the road we were on went to River Road. I was in need of getting back to Chain Bridge. He said he would go with me to River Road. I had my own K1600 escort to known parts. Royal Enfields must be saying something that is primal to motorcycles in general, to whoever sees and hears them. It's more than just a vintage era machine. It's also a here and now machine.
Cheers,
Bill

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Re: DC - MD - VA ride
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2013, 02:49:07 AM »
Hi Bill I was at the bike show, didn't see you there. Sorry I missed you.
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Re: DC - MD - VA ride
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2013, 03:39:58 AM »
No worries, Robert. We'll get together. I WILL put on my new tires this week, (K70s). I'm going to add Auto-RX (auto-rx.com) to my oil too. I'll be needing to do a 1000 mile treatment. I'll be riding everywhere!
  Recently I have changed oil in = crankcase, primary, gearbox and forks. And, I replaced the the main jet in my giant 34mm Mikuni. I still have more leaning to do next week.
  Also, last Wednesday I rode my Bullet to the monthly meeting of the National Potomac Yacht Club at Columbia Island Marina. Friends asked me to park off the parking lot and by the lighted tables at the patio so they could see it. Nothing like showing off the motorcycle equivalent of a time machine. Apparently, boat owners like Royal Enfields too....

  Was that your chair rig with the blue ribbon on it?

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Re: DC - MD - VA ride
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2013, 04:16:07 AM »
You must have put 75 miles on your bike today.  Seems to be reasonably reliable.  I got sidetracked and had to miss the meet.
You'll like the K70s.  Look better, better in the wet, and handle the curves stupendously better.
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Re: DC - MD - VA ride
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2013, 01:12:37 AM »
The K70s are great. the sidecar rig belongs to my friend Chris. Mine is the red deluxe with the fly screen. I managed to snag 1st place.
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Re: DC - MD - VA ride
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2013, 09:05:34 PM »
Great meeting everyone at the Classic Motorcycle Day last weekend!  This is John with the 06 Enfield Bullet Deluxe.  Looking forward to future rides and next year's show already.

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Re: DC - MD - VA ride
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2013, 03:05:24 PM »
Hey all...I met John at the British European Bike Show but missed meeting everyone else.  I didn't arrive until 2:30.  I look forward to seeing you sometime.  I am from Fredericksburg, VA and have a 2006 Royal Enfield Bullet. 8)