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Author Topic: NYC to Washington DC  (Read 1089 times)

Rich Mintz

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NYC to Washington DC
« on: June 02, 2013, 06:39:44 PM »
I'm about to set off on a 250-mile ride -- in the garage prepping the bike now. Will keep you posted here.

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Re: NYC to Washington DC
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 07:26:57 PM »
May the Gods protect you on your voyage Sinbad..
Oh Magoo you done it again



Rich Mintz

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Re: NYC to Washington DC
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2013, 08:48:07 PM »
About to leave and I notice I've lost the nut that holds in the crossways bolt securing the front of the gas tank (!). That explains the rattle I've been hearing. Repairman at the service area is looking for a match...



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Re: NYC to Washington DC
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2013, 10:41:54 PM »
Rich - did you switch your saddle bags so they angle the current way, or am I thinking of someone else?


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Re: NYC to Washington DC
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2013, 12:11:45 AM »
Keep 'um coming. :)
Jim
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Rich Mintz

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Re: NYC to Washington DC
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2013, 02:50:11 AM »
A brief recap:

Trip on the whole was pleasant... I got a little wet and my backside is sore, but I arrived safely and the bike is in good order.*

The asterisk* is because I ran into a bunch of minor mechanical issues, which I'll write up on the UCE board. Nothing that prevented me from finishing the trip.

I tested my rain gear - over pants and the waterproof lining of my mesh jacket. Neither was waterproof, but I got much less wet than I normally would. If I'd fastened everything correctly I would have been much closer to dry.

I learned that pipes are hot (and melted part of a glove finger - hooray for protective gear).

I learned more about what spare parts and tools are good to have on hand. I had some of what I needed, but not all.

And I got to experience a rosy dusk between rain showers as I rode over the bridge spanning Kent Narrows on the Eastern Shore. Those are the moments that make up for all the rain and the hassle!

Now to the UCE board...

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Re: NYC to Washington DC
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2013, 05:05:10 AM »
Glad to hear you and the bike made it and thanks for the pics. :)
Jim
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1999 Miata 10th Anniversary