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post #1 of 256 Old Jan 8th, 2008, 5:48 pm Thread Starter
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The KLT in my little shop of horrors for the 60K service and this January thaw got me thinking...well, why not organize Ride Vermont in 2008?

Target date: June 13-15.

Assemble Friday night at the Gray Ghost in Dover.
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This year we'll head more directly north and capture a few of the notches before retiring to the Grey Bonnet in Killington.
http://www.greybonnetinn.com/content/home/
I'll work on a group discount for the rooms if there is enough interest expressed from the group here.

Lessons learned from the last ride of the BBDs which was the largest group of riders I have ever ridden point for: Last year I always had someone in my rearview mirror, but at the end of the day some felt the pace was too fast, and some found themselves occasionally wondering what road to take, having lost sight rider ahead. I hope and expect to have my favorite pillion rider with me this year, but that doesn't slow my pace too much, we generally ride a spirited pace. However, that said, I want to encourage folks more comfortable with a slower pace to join. Suggestion: if every rider keeps an eye on the rider behind them and slows the pace as needed to keep that rider in view then the rear will control the pace. If this doesn't work we can split into groups. I'll print up some route maps this year.

So, anyone interested in the 2nd annual ride of the Beemer Biker Dudes?
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I would love to but that weekend is no good. The only June weekend I have is the first and the last weekend.

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Okay, let's say 1st weekend in June.
June 6,7,8.
Let's see who else votes.


(And who's running your life that you've got half the weekends in June already scheduled? )
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Okay, let's say 1st weekend in June.
June 6,7,8.
Let's see who else votes.


(And who's running your life that you've got half the weekends in June already scheduled? )

The first w/e in June is the end of Americaide. Just my .02.
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Okay, let's say 1st weekend in June.
June 6,7,8.
Let's see who else votes.


(And who's running your life that you've got half the weekends in June already scheduled? )

BRC Classes. Hey, things in june are just bad for me so plan away and if I can go i will. I may have to go to CA at some point in June but nothing firm yet.

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I should be in, but this year I will be a non-LT rider as I am down to "only" my RT.

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The first w/e in June is the end of Americaide. Just my .02.
Thanks for pointing that out. Some folks may want to do Americade which would create a conflict for them.... and the event does put a few more bikes on the road in VT. Nothing more frustrating than being behind a group ride of Wings or V-Twins. Harder to pass than a semi.
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Working on the date

We've already found problems with 3 weekends in June. Kinda of like trying to herd cats.

In an effort to pick a weekend that will work for most folks let's open the window a little wider. Weather and roads in April are less predictable and I'd rather get this in before July. The month of May might work.

How about anyone interested select a date or dates from the following list that might work for them:


May 9-11

May 16-18

May 23-25

May 30 -June 1

June 27-29
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Barring anything unforseen, I am in. Being retired any weekend/time will work for me

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Lessons learned from the last ride of the BBDs which was the largest group of riders I have ever ridden point for: Last year I always had someone in my rearview mirror, but at the end of the day some felt the pace was too fast, and some found themselves occasionally wondering what road to take, having lost sight rider ahead. I hope and expect to have my favorite pillion rider with me this year, but that doesn't slow my pace too much, we generally ride a spirited pace. However, that said, I want to encourage folks more comfortable with a slower pace to join. Suggestion: if every rider keeps an eye on the rider behind them and slows the pace as needed to keep that rider in view then the rear will control the pace. If this doesn't work we can split into groups. I'll print up some route maps this year.
Ah, the curse of being "Road Captain"! No matter what pace you try to maintain, it's either too fast, or too slow (or worse yet, both!)
Route maps are the best way out. Everyone rides his/her own pace, or in smaller groups (road maps in advance allow pre-programming of routes into the GPS - hint, hint) and as long as everyone meets up at the end of the day, it's all good.

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Lessons learned from the last ride of the BBDs which was the largest group of riders I have ever ridden point for: Last year I always had someone in my rearview mirror, but at the end of the day some felt the pace was too fast, and some found themselves occasionally wondering what road to take, having lost sight rider ahead. I hope and expect to have my favorite pillion rider with me this year, but that doesn't slow my pace too much, we generally ride a spirited pace. However, that said, I want to encourage folks more comfortable with a slower pace to join. Suggestion: if every rider keeps an eye on the rider behind them and slows the pace as needed to keep that rider in view then the rear will control the pace. If this doesn't work we can split into groups. I'll print up some route maps this year.

So, anyone interested in the 2nd annual ride of the Beemer Biker Dudes?

Hey I think I was the one in the rearview mirror most of the day. I thought the ride was great. I would call it spirited. I am working on my schedule now so i will post later today the weekend that works for me. Thanks CharlieVT for leading last year and putting this one together.

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I'd like to join in this year. So far, any of those weekends are good for me.

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May / June weekends look good for me so far, so count me in - not sure of the SO but she doesn't slow me down to much anyway! (as long as I don't get passed by an old, slow, air-cooled twin I'm happy )

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May / June weekends look good for me so far, so count me in - not sure of the SO but she doesn't slow me down to much anyway! (as long as I don't get passed by an old, slow, air-cooled twin I'm happy )

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We've already found problems with 3 weekends in June. Kinda of like trying to herd cats.

In an effort to pick a weekend that will work for most folks let's open the window a little wider. Weather and roads in April are less predictable and I'd rather get this in before July. The month of May might work.

How about anyone interested select a date or dates from the following list that might work for them:


May 9-11

May 16-18

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May 30 -June 1

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I am free the following weekends at this point.
May 9-11
May 30 -June 1
I'm going to mark both these dates on my planner.

My suggestion is that everyone interested in making this ride identify May 9-11 as the weekend of Ride Vermont 2008. And try to hold May 30-June 1 as an alternate.

So for whom does this not work at present?
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Good deal, done!

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Works for us. Looking forward to the ride already.

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Done. I believe the SO is coming with me this year so I will be slowing down a little bit.

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I would be interested also . It is to far out for me to say for sure . Are you going to send reminders say a month ahead of time? What kind of pace do you guys ride at ?
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Hi Charlie, Pick the weekend and I will make every effort to be there. I was at the Gray Ghost Inn last year with the Backroads group and will be there in August also with the backroads Group. The Gray Ghost did provide breakfast every morning and one great dinner.
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We stayed at the Gray Ghost in the fall. What a great place. Not 5 stars accommodations but the people are super nice and made us feel like part of their family.

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If you join us this year I promise not to leave you in the dust if you get pulled over again. Eh screw that, you are on your own.

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That's alright Jim. This year I'm going to swap our license plates when we stop for Breakfast Tickets are a great way to find out who your friends are!!

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I would be interested also . It is to far out for me to say for sure . Are you going to send reminders say a month ahead of time? What kind of pace do you guys ride at ?
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Stay tuned to this thread to this thread for updates. We now have a primary date and a backup date.
Primary: May 9-11
Secondayr: May 30- June 1

I will work on MS Trips and Streets and Garmin MapSource files and eventually post them so folks can download the proposed route.

My pace of riding is best described as "spirited" even with the world's best pillion rider on board we ride kinda fast. Posted speed limits in towns are anywhere from 25 to 45 mph. Within town limits I try to keep the pace within 10 mph of posted limits; I consider this both a courtesy to the residents of the town and sensible ticket avoidance. Outside of towns the posted speed limit is generally 50 mph; unless my "spider sense" warns of a speed trap I basically ignore the limits and ride the conditions as I see them. With good visibility and good road surface that might mean 75 mph at times; mostly I think our speed is in the 55-65 mph range. This is on rural dirt and gravel roads, on the paved roads we go faster (Okay, just kidding here ).

Maybe one of the BBDs will post what they remember speeds were during last years ride.

Last year my pace was faster than the usual pace of some of the group. We are going to try to make an effort to make it comfortable for everyone. That doesn't mean that the group will go as slow as the slowest rider. Too slow isn't a comfortable pace for some people. . We may form more than one group, creating groups of like-minded riders. And by providing route maps some folks can do the ride at their own pace.


While this is primarily a K1200LT ride, any kind of bike is welcome. I got teased a little for the following statement last year but I will make the statement again. LOUD pipes are not welcome. I consider loud motorcycles to be rude and I am embarrased to ride with them. We had a great group of gentlemen motorcyclists last year and the pleasure of their company and the joy of the ride prompted me to offer to organize the ride again this year. We had great riding, good conversation, and some great laughs.
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Charlie, Your last sentence says it all.
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Hey Charlie,

Right on and right back at ya. Some laughs a few beers and a good dinner. My wife was wondering if we could do some covered bridges. What do ya think? Again thanks for the planning around my schedule.

The last ride I seem to remember approaching 80 at one point or two. And I was just trying to keep charlieVT insight. But I am not complaining.

Also my wife would love some switch backs.

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..... My wife was wondering if we could do some covered bridges......Also my wife would love some switch backs.
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Covered Bridges, Aye. Can do.

Switchbacks: (by switchback I'm guessing you mean 180 degree hairpin turns). There are a few roads with turns like that, but none I can think of where they are linked back to back like the climbs in the Alps to the alpine passes. These are often scenic because to the view afforded; switchbacks are usually associated with climbing for altitude. I will try to come up with a combination of twistes (generally in the valleys along small streams) and sweepers which often give more of a view from the mountiansides. And there might be a "switchback" or two in there.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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How about route 17 over the mountain past Mad River Glen? Some good switchbacks there. If you are doing Smuggler's Notch, we could either hit it on the way up or the way back. Comes right into Rt. 100 in Waitsfield. If we hit it from Waitsfield, we'll be going down the mountain, if from the east, we'll be going up the mountain (more fun IMHO).

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How about route 17 over the mountain past Mad River Glen? Some good switchbacks there. If you are doing Smuggler's Notch, we could either hit it on the way up or the way back. Comes right into Rt. 100 in Waitsfield. If we hit it from Waitsfield, we'll be going down the mountain, if from the east, we'll be going up the mountain (more fun IMHO).

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Route 17 (Appalachian Gap or AppGap) is on my planned route for Saturday. And your suggestion is a good one, it is a great motorcycle road. For those folks who made the Sunday ride last year we did AppGap on Sunday. AppGap is fun both ways, we did it from west to east last year. No matter which way you go, you get to go up one side and down the other. Last year I had planned on AppGap for Sunday but several folks needed or wanted to head for home and missed AppGap. So this year I am putting on the Saturday plan.


Rte. 108 (Smuggler's Notch) is kind of neat, but it isn't that great a motorcycle road because it's prone to lots of tourist traffic especially on weekends. Smuggler's Notch was on the alternate list for last year but I chose to spend more time on some of the less traveled, secondary roads. It is easy to find the time to get up to Smuggler's Notch if we just stay on rte. 100 and "notch hop". If there is more interest in Smuggler's Notch, I'll work it in. I do know backroads that get to Smuggler's without going through the cluster that Stowe can be on busy weekends. Rte 100 is nice, but after a while I find it gets a little boring (Maybe because I am so familiar with it). We'll use rte 100 for the "high speed" runs to get from place to place.

BBDs will remember we did about 200 miles and spent about 6 hours on Saturday traveling to a destination we could have arrived at in less than 2 hours by staying on rte 100. Seeking the roads less traveled, and the covered bridges takes time and makes it harder to get up to the "northern territories".

Good suggestions, we're all on top of those.

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Whatever you come up with will be great. We are planning on riding both days. With the SO on we tend not to ride to hard and will be ready for day 2. Looking forward to May even though they are predicting 12 inches of snow tomorrow into Monday.

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Too difficult to say now if we can make it up (Telle works some strange shifts) but if the routes are posted, we may try to join in and at least meet everyone at the first night stop. She's not much for "spirited riding", and, to be honest, I like to take my time and enjoy the scenery myself, especially on roads I'm not too familiar with.

Now, it's time once again to be ready to grab the handlebars - of the snow blower. :-(

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The snow is all gone from the driveway and the mud just about dried enough to get the bike down and what are we getting tonight, another 8-12 inches. BAAA humbug, STC can't come soon enough.

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Too difficult to say now if we can make it up (Telle works some strange shifts) but if the routes are posted, we may try to join in and at least meet everyone at the first night stop. She's not much for "spirited riding", and, to be honest, I like to take my time and enjoy the scenery myself, especially on roads I'm not too familiar with.

Now, it's time once again to be ready to grab the handlebars - of the snow blower. :-(

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It sounds like this year will be a more comfortable pace. My SO does not like the spirited riding either. She is kind of a control freak. No not really but she does not like blasting down the road at double the speed limit. Hope to see you and the misses at the 2nd annual BBD ride. BBDs always welcome new riders. If I remember correctly from our last ride we have only one rule and that is there are no rules.

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No direspect intended. But I don't remember BLASATING down the highway at double the speed limit. However I did have my eyes closed.
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If I remember correctly from our last ride we have only one rule and that is there are no rules.
Well, at least I know I won't get in trouble!

If the route is programmed into my GPS, I have no problem whatsoever in letting the "spirited" riders go ahead and catching up later. Have camera, will stop for photo ops! Besides, if you're the last one arriving at the bar, most will already be in pretty good spirits (no pun intended) and tend to want to buy you a round! (There is a method to my madness.)

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Well, at least I know I won't get in trouble!

If the route is programmed into my GPS, I have no problem whatsoever in letting the "spirited" riders go ahead and catching up later. Have camera, will stop for photo ops! Besides, if you're the last one arriving at the bar, most will already be in pretty good spirits (no pun intended) and tend to want to buy you a round! (There is a method to my madness.)

Humm... I'll be riding behind Tat this year!

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Charlie , The pace sound good to me . The only thing that I am concerned about are the speeding tickets . From my riding in VT , it seems that the cops have favorite places and times to hang out. The Gaps are some of those places. If we follow you and get stopped than the tickets are on you , RIGHT GUYS !
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Hi Muchacho!!!!! Arriva!!! Arriva!! yeeha yeeha!!!! to the 2008 loco group or BBD's trip to VT.
Hello yellow poppy dog!! and Jerome. I am going Loco not able to ride my baby I am going to try to schedule those dated for the ride My wife might want to go with her own bike. SORRY it is a soft tail with no loud pipes, I promise it was the lowest bike she could get and control. She is trading the Dyna for an 08 soft tail deluxe. We can ride in the back cuss if she goes wont be able to keep up, that is for sure
We would be with the group taking pictures Hey we should get some teeshirts or jackets with a bad [email protected]# BBD's in the back like wild hogs the movie What do you think


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Smile Ahhh, there he is :)

spinedr,
Good to hear from you. Hope you both can make the ride.

Sure, we can handle a slow HD rider bringing up the rear. Sounds like we might have former HD riders on LTs bringing up the rear too.
The rear guard can pull over and cheer the point rider while waiting for his performance certificates to be written up.
And the picture takers can post their work after the ride and I won't have to bring my camera.
Kind of a small group for custom attire, but I can alway use another ball cap pr T-shirt. .

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Hi Muchacho!!!!! Arriva!!! Arriva!! yeeha yeeha!!!! to the 2008 loco group or BBD's trip to VT.
Hello yellow poppy dog!! and Jerome. I am going Loco not able to ride my baby I am going to try to schedule those dated for the ride My wife might want to go with her own bike. SORRY it is a soft tail with no loud pipes, I promise it was the lowest bike she could get and control. She is trading the Dyna for an 08 soft tail deluxe. We can ride in the back cuss if she goes wont be able to keep up, that is for sure
We would be with the group taking pictures Hey we should get some teeshirts or jackets with a bad [email protected]# BBD's in the back like wild hogs the movie What do you think
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No need. I'll just take my jacket and T-shirt off when we stop. People will know we're "bikers".
And if that isn't enough body art for them, I'll drop trou and show 'em the rest!

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No need. I'll just take my jacket and T-shirt off when we stop. People will know we're "bikers".
And if that isn't enough body art for them, I'll drop trou and show 'em the rest!

(They don't call me Tat for nothing.... and I didn't always ride a BMW!)

Tat I do not think that me taking my shirt off is going to help any I might get shot by some hunter thinking I am a hairy bold fat bear or give an old lady a heart attack besides I think LZyellowdog is to young for that traumatic experience

Have anyone herd from Bill with his buda bike? I hope he can make it.

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Tat I do not think that me taking my shirt off is going to help any I might get shot by some hunter thinking I am a hairy bold fat bear or give an old lady a heart attack besides I think LZyellowdog is to young for that traumatic experience

Have anyone herd from Bill with his buda bike? I hope he can make it.

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Too young Please. Oh wait that is right I was the youngest on that ride. A young 39. Some may call it immature, but I called youthful ignorance.

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Hey we should get some teeshirts or jackets with a bad [email protected]# BBD's in the back like wild hogs the movie What do you think

if you are serious about this I could talk with my new brother in law and see what he could do for us.

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Okay, let's say 1st weekend in June.
June 6,7,8.
Let's see who else votes.


(And who's running your life that you've got half the weekends in June already scheduled? )
Pencil me in! I rode the K75 over for the MOA in Burlington in '06 and I'd love to re-visit the Green Mountain State in '08. Grew up in central Massachusetts decades ago and would love to tour VT on the LT!

Who knows, by May I may have an SO to share the ride!

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