View Full Version : Saturday Stroll 8/28
08-26-2004, 12:16 AM
Going for a ride Saturday, anyone that wants to tag along is welcome.
*Rain or shine* (bring rain gear)
8:45 Breakfast at Denny's on 1960, just north of 290
13031 FM 1960 WEST
HOUSTON, TX 77065
Ride out by 10, heading west.
Tame pace, lunch sometime around 2.
08-26-2004, 03:12 PM
ya i just checked the online weather report, said 40% chance of rain sat?
i might be in, still undecided, have no rain coat and hate to be soaked for 3-4 hrs.
08-26-2004, 03:51 PM
Brian (bcbickers) and I were planning on riding Saturday and would like to join you. He is a newbie and as long as you are OK with a slower pace we'll meet you around 9:45 (it's a long hike from Kingwood). Weather permitting, of course (everyone do your dry weather dances and say your prayers).
Where are you thinking of heading? Since you're leading can I ride sweep? See ya'
08-26-2004, 03:58 PM
Don't worry about Brian and the pace - If I'm leading, it's likely to be too slow for everyone and just right for him. This would be a great newbie ride, now that I think about it. :chug:
Paul (Scratch) is coming up with the route, and might be leading if he's up to it. Otherwise, he's going to map out the route for me to lead. :eek:
08-26-2004, 04:22 PM
I'll try to show up. According to weather.com it's not going to rain until the evening anyways.
08-26-2004, 10:27 PM
Yeppers, I'll be there. Plus, I will be on Shannon's 250R because my Honda is in the shop for overheating probs. So my pace will be nice and slow. Gotta develop the habits still. :eek: 8-)
Looking forward to meeting and riding with y'all Saturday! :chug: Group guidelines, here I come. :mrgreen:
08-26-2004, 11:14 PM
Personally I think riding multiple bikes helps the riding skills develop - you can't become complacent with anything (throttle grip, back position, lean) and you're forced to stay on your toes and read and react to every little thing.
See ya Saturday!
08-27-2004, 08:08 AM
Personally I think riding multiple bikes helps the riding skills develop -
So does that mean I can give a fuel injected Sv a try 8-) ? Or retry since I test rode one about a year ago.
The whole multiple bike thing makes a lot of sense. I've been riding the SV exclusively for a while now an jumping on the little 250 last night to take it in for inspection was an eye opener. Skills that on the SV I take for granted because of familiarity suddenly had to be paid attention to. I think we (I) get lazy about certain skills as well knowing the particular bike we ride will handle the situation. For example, cutting the throttle in a turn on the SV has a whole different effect (perceived) that it does on the 250. On one it will cause the bike to straighten the line on the other to fall in. That will wake you up to a bad habit :shock: .
08-27-2004, 10:19 PM
hey squeaky and jesse,
u want to meet up with me and roll out together?
08-27-2004, 11:25 PM
8:15-ish at the SW corner of Beechnut @ Beltway. Chevron Station.
I'll be there fueling up if you want to meet up, then head north up the tollway feeder.
08-27-2004, 11:43 PM
k ill be there
08-28-2004, 02:31 AM
I'll meet ya'll at the Denny's. I want my precious sleep. :-)
08-28-2004, 06:54 AM
Looks like I'm in for a ride today. Should be at the 8:15 meet spot. Keeping an eye to the north later in the day for the big clouds cause it looks likely :-|
08-28-2004, 01:21 PM
The snooze button won and I couldn't make it.
08-28-2004, 04:11 PM
Didn't see the post until Saturday afternoon.
Quang and I went for a ride this morning. You remember Quang on the 3 Ninja ride? He has the Yellow 250. He's the one that was scraping hard parts on 3090. :lol: We rode down 1960 to 290. Didn't see ya'll. We did 1485 an 1489 and returned home. Today was my 2nd anniversary with my bike. Turned 21,670 miles.
Have bike. Will travel.
08-28-2004, 05:32 PM
Brian and I made it this morning and had a great tie. Will post more once the "official" ride report is up but suffice it to say Brian got a good overview of the entire motorcycling experience today: heat, bugs, good roads, good folks, rain, lightning, RAIN and more rain. O yea thunder and wind for good measure.
And he says he'll be back for more :eek:
Good to see everyone and glad to hear that Quang is back, can't wait to ride with him again.
08-28-2004, 05:52 PM
...he missed out on the muddy lowside, the ice cream, and the police activity, but I'll start the full report now.
08-28-2004, 06:12 PM
yah for me....blah :mad: everything went good today till the end.
sneaky puddle of water in the turn got me. due to very lil visibility from the rain and bugs i hit a small puddle of water/gravel during a 30 mph turn and down i went. straight into the ditch.
frame slider saved my bike and slick road and mud saved me from road rash. :mrgreen:
slid on my side into the ditch and proceeded to do some acrobat. 10.0 i hope. cause i remember doing a few flips and rolls and even a perfect landing.
gear worn, AlpineStar leather jacket, velocity gear backprotector, shoei helmet, and tecknic gloves.
minor scuff on the lower back hip of my jacket and leather belt tat saved my hip.
bike amazingly took lil damage, bent shift rod and cracked left turn signal and worn frame slider.
08-28-2004, 08:32 PM
Sorry to hear that, Jack. The good thing is you are OK! :-D
Yes, the ride was AWESOME!! But I'll wait for the ride report before I go further.
The trip back to Kingwood was a different story, however. We took 105 back into Conroe. Right at 336, the fury was unleashed. By the time we got to I-45, we were soaked and only going about 30 mph due to visibility. We kept going but eventually had to stop due to bad, bad rain and thunder. There was so much rain and wind it was blowing sideways. :eek: After about 30 minutes, it let up enough to get home. But, boy, was that trip (/shaggy voice) scaaarryy (/shaggy voice off).
So, yes, I got the full effect: heat (not too bad), bugs, rain, and wind. Oh yeah, and a little bit of rain too. LOL. All in all a great day! Can't wait to go again on my Honda and see how it compares. Thanks a million for putting this together and being patient with the new guy!
My next kitchen pass is late Sept. Any plans for a ride then??? :-P
08-28-2004, 09:15 PM
Sorry to hear about that! At least no injuries. What frame sliders do you have on the bike? I noticed them while we were out and I really think that should be the first thing I do to the bike :-(
What about the police activity? I can't wait to hear more about that 8-)
Scott has a Newbie ride scheduled for 9/25. I'll either be there or at the Lone Star rally in Galveston (probably the ride), never been to a bike rally though.
Thanks to Rebecca for organizing the ride and Stuart (?I am sorry I am aweful with names?) for leading.
08-29-2004, 12:28 PM
http://www.motosliders.com/products.html is where i got my sliders from, lots of people on the svrider.com board uses it.
i will get some pics later, but the rain washed away the mud, bugs, and grass. the bike looks new, haha :mrgreen:
pics are here http://www.twtex.com/viewtopic.php?p=15774#15774
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