Featured Most Memorable Ride You Ever Had...

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  1. unclescratch

    unclescratch Active Member

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    Activities at 'that' time made surfing out of bounds ! I remember sitting atop Hill 63 and looking out to sea at the two incredibly green islands out there. No desire to go back, though I hear many do and are treated quite well.
     
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  2. ChasChas

    ChasChas Marxist Scum
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    I guessed as much. Glad you're here to tell the tale.
     
  3. unclescratch

    unclescratch Active Member

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    Me too ! Thanks a lot. A 'VERY MISGUIDED' venture by our lovely politicians.
     
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  4. Bikerman

    Bikerman Crème de la Crème
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    Just a thought here. But if you post your favourite ride or day trip out, why not put the route here for others to put in their Sat Nav, and enjoy the route too. Don't forget to remove your home address before posting.;):)
     
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  5. Jet City

    Jet City Senior Member
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    That’s a terrific one sentence story.

    Cool :cool: pic, too.
     
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  6. winrow3745

    winrow3745 Member

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    I've done some amazing memorable rides; France into Switzerland being particularly memorable.
    But my favourite is the one I did a few years back which funnily enough was the NC500 in Scotland. I think it is my favourite as it completely beat any expectations I had of the ride, the scenery for one, the surprising vastness being another.
    But I think it is currently winning as we were there for almost 7 days and had beautiful weather, I mean lovely warm weather every day except the very last day when we were coming home.
     
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  7. Fork Lock

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    #47 Fork Lock, Mar 22, 2021
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    1270 miles within 24 hours. Three buddies and I left Bristol, PA in the wee hours for Bike Week in Myrtle beach, SC. A white knuckle ride. The lunatic leading the way apparently mistook the route designation (Rt. 95) for the speed limit and we got into town around 10:00 a.m. We checked in at our hotel, got a bite, then headed up to Norfolk, VA, because one of the guys son's was graduating from some school at the U.S. naval base and he wanted to see the ceremony, so we rode up with him. Then, back to Myrtle Beach, getting in just before midnight. Not memorable for scenery, it was mostly a blur, memorable for being butt-sore.
     
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  8. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Wow, an "Iron Butt" 24-hour distance PLUS, Fork Lock! It definitely sounds like a memorable ride. :p:eek: Glad you made it safely.
     
  9. Jadorff

    Jadorff Noble Member

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    done a few long trips one early 1970 or 71 rode from Alice springs nt to Maryborough o
    qld had to carry fuel in them days not much traffic .was on a honder 350 blew a tyre had to get a lift to a cattle station and get the tube fixed, then get a lift back to the bike was a one way trip close to 2500km a few hundred km of dirt as well .broke the cam chain about 80km out of Maryborough had to push the bike to a train station thankfully not to far put it on the train and sold the bike
     
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  10. Jadorff

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    best I've ever done was 1100km in one day that was long enough that was on a Honda ed 650 around 199something
     
  11. Fork Lock

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    #51 Fork Lock, Mar 22, 2021
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    They never break down a mile from home or around the corner from a repair shop.

    I pulled out of a parking lot once onto a major highway and hammered it, as traffic was coming on fast. As I went to hit second the clutch cable snapped. The bike went all squirrely and I tried to horse it into the lot of a bank to get off the highway. I narrowly missed some curbing and went into the lot almost sideways. A kid was coming out of the bank.

    Kid: "Wow! You just drifted into that parking space!"
    Me, in very high, squeaky voice, because my nuts had migrated up to about my larnyx: "Not on purpose."

    My knees were shaking so bad you could hear the change in my pocket jingling.
     
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  12. MEM62

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    Pamplona to Zaragoza in June 2017. I set the SatNav to avoid motorways. The scenic route was, errrrrr......... very scenic. At one point the 'road' degenerated to a gravel path (not much fun two up on a 1200RT) and literally hale a mile later was a dual carriageway.

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  13. speedrattle

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    #53 speedrattle, Apr 9, 2021
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    new mexico. many, many years ago in the high desert on my T120, gray skies brooding over the lava and junipers as the evening gathered strength.

    alone in the middle of 50 miles of two-lane blacktop. lying flat on the tank at 90 miles per hour, the sound of the engine packed solid, mile after mile along an arrow-straight highway.

    cutting between the tarantulas on the pavement emerging for the night, a thousand miles of road behind me, an unexplored road ahead of me leading between the basalt-topped mesas, never getting closer as the miles ticked by and the desert came alive
     
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  14. Desert Yeti

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    My most memorable ride?

    In 1978 (at the age of 16) I rode across town through Rome Italy in the middle of the day on a beat-up, wheezy Puch moped. To this day, I have no idea how I survived the journey.
     
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  15. Greywolf55

    Greywolf55 Noble Member

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    The Blue Ridge Parkway end to end and back again . Uninterrupted bliss , fantastic scenery and lots of friendly folks. I've done it 3 times.

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  16. Bikerman

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    That's a beautiful picture.
     
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  17. Wessa

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    Done to many to be able pick out only one. However the riding in Norway was special.
     
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