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Heading to North Carolina - Saturday 9-12 thru Friday 9-18

Discussion in 'Trips N' Trails - the ride is the adventure' started by badinfluence63, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. badinfluence63

    badinfluence63 Well-Known Member

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    Heading out Saturday as early as possible. Hope to make Hagerstown,MD by evening or about 530 miles. Was suppose to leave Friday but spouse did not get day off.

    Going I-91 to I-84 to I-81 to I-64 to I-288 to I-95 to I-795 to NC RT 58 to NC RT 13 tada! Might take rt 209 off I-84 to 33 to I-78 to I-81?

    We'll keep in touch at the end of the day.

    Hey Josh i'll give you a holler if you're not to busy.
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    Ride safe and do let us know.
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    Its about 6:40am. Leaving at 7am. Will check in when we stop.
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    Safe trip


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    I'm just off 78...Exit 36...78 to 81 and 81 are nice roads and very scenic...That is how we went to NC back in June...
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    I've used 81 to western VA a few times. Very enjoyable especially compared to I95.


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    Didn't get out the door till 7:30. Made it to Scranton,PA by 1:30. Started raining 27 miles east of Scranton and ended up riding in torrential rain 100miles, stopping in Frackville,PA at 3pm for the day instead of Hagerstown for a total of 400 miles. 130 shy of the goal.

    Nothing a hot meal at the Cracker Barrell can't fix(which luckily is in the same parking lot as the Holiday Inn).

    Tired.





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    Ya and since i'm on the bike 81 was one of the better rts than 95 like you say.gonna find another way back...78?
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    78 is good too. I take it to and from 95 / NJTurnpk out to 81 south. I would think you would avoid the NYC area if you can at all costs. I can't.


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    great trip bi,, sorry to hear about the rain,, that sucks. but in the long run it's what makes a trip a trip.. they all end up being good ole memories.. well most of em heh heh

    oh and btw,, ride safe man..
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    I'm going be riding to Reno in a couple weeks and praying it doesn't rain.

    Ride safe BI hope the rain lets up for you.
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    B.I., you're going to be down here for a nice dry spell, although temps will be cooler than average for this time of year. Maybe we can hook up somewhere. I have to work, so probably can't get away for long.
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    Rain sux....Had two days of rain coming back from NC back in June...Was on 81 the entire trip...Very glad to get home...Took me the entire next day to pull the bike apart and clean/wax everything...
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    All glory to God....Here! 557 miles. Left at 7:30 got here at 4:38ish.

    Was always out running one storm cell or another getting drizzled on. Hit I-64 and ran hard for the Carolina blue skies. Never really got rained on other then the drizzles. Once in Virginia 80-85 mph the rest of the way.

    Must have been a Warlocks MC GATHER,SAW PACKS OF THEm EVER WHERE. ONE WITH HIS GF RODE WITH ME FOR ABOUT 80 miles. I turned to I-64 and he stayed on 81. He waved "bye" and that was that.

    Resting up for 3 days then heading home.
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    Hey JB. Here Mon -Tues-Wednesday. How you want to coordinate this? You teaching?
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    Ya rain way sux especially 2 up.

    2 days!! I was hoping not for us and it was touch and go till we turned on Virginia rt 288. Once in NC it was 80 and blue skies woo hoo!
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    Getting home safe will be the best memory,it's crazy out there,lol?


    Speaking of memories..went out at 7pm for a cigarette and this guy is out there with a frosty case of beers. How do I know they were frosty....he offered me one and dayum that was timely and good.
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    now that's hospitality, to bad more folks didn't have that in em. nothing better then a ice cold beer served up by a stranger fixen to be a chum.. that's cool bi. enjoy the ride and heads up
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    Ya, i'da done the same thing. I seen them but didn't impose. He came over and asked if i wanted one. Who hangs outside the hotel on the bench with a freezer cold case of beer. He apologized for the steelers logo on the can. I forgave him this time,lol.
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    Getting ready to go for a motorcycle ride with grampy. His helmet belonged to my mother his great grandmother when she rode back in the 50's. Its a GENO helmet.

    The helmet is a metal shell with a leather adjustable inner deal. Made to last forever. Today they recommend getting a new one every 2 years or somthing like that


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