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Spring Tune-up Appalachian Riding Tour (START) Sparta, NC April 24-28

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Kinsley

It's getting close enough to start getting the weather forecasts, which will change, but it adds to the building excitement. :5210:

 

If you haven't done it already, put yourself on the Member Map. It's cool to see where people are coming from. :5147:

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Burt
12 minutes ago, Kinsley said:

If you haven't done it already, put yourself on the Member Map. It's cool to see where people are coming from. :5147:

I hate to ask a dumb question, but how do you mark your location on the map?  I've opened it a couple times, but can't find a way to mark my location.

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Kinsley
15 minutes ago, Burt said:

I hate to ask a dumb question, but how do you mark your location on the map?  I've opened it a couple times, but can't find a way to mark my location.

It's not a dumb question. Click on your profile in the upper right corner. Look in the banner area for Edit Profile in the upper right hand corner. Under Personal Information you'll see Member Map Location (I just added my city and state) For Location I added my Zip Code.

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wbw6cos

So far, Woodstock, Powder Springs, Atlanta & Lilburn for the Metro Atl.  Come on y'all:  let's represent'! :4907:

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Endobobdds

Just completed the GSA's 12K service and brake flush, new tires mounted, a few loose spokes discovered and corrected, first 3 days of routes loaded, bike is packed!    Riding up to Baltimore on Thursday to have Jerry Skene help me install Skene rear P3 Lights with turn signals and a pair of front yellow Photon Booster LED lights.   After a long winter I am indeed excited about heading out next Sunday with Mark (Marcopolo) and Peter (Twistyguy)! :4322:

 

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Bernie
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Well Bob, that sounds good. Can't wait to catch up with you, if you let me. :18::4617:

New tires mounted and I even had a chance to scuff them in on a 485 mile last Saturday.

Routes loaded into GPS and starting to pack. Weather looks great and I hope everyone has a great ride to Sparta, NC.

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TyTass
On 4/15/2019 at 5:41 PM, wbw6cos said:

So far, Woodstock, Powder Springs, Atlanta & Lilburn for the Metro Atl.  Come on y'all:  let's represent'! :4907:

 

And Marietta as well! Though only Fri-Sun.

 

And I'll flying solo after all. Terri's new job stole Friday from her. 

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Indy Dave

                       :19:  :19:Sparta Administrivia!:19::19:

 

The Long Awaited Official :bike:  START  :bike:to the Riding Season is upon us! Time for a few final items:

 

  • Upon Check-In, register your arrival on the official START Sign In Sheet and 1) How many hours you traveled to get to Sparta & 2) the year of your bike.
  • The Famous Friday Dinner Contest - all you need to do to get an entry to the contest is to post a photo(s) from your trip or START Ride(s). Post your photos to the New Thread "Sparta 2019 From START to Finish"Suggested photos are of your group, your bike in a scenic spot, you and your bike, etc. Mobile photo posting is Ez-Pz on the new board! :5210:

Sparta 2019 START to finish Photo Posting

 

  • Endobob's Thursday Night Pizza and Friday night's group meal will be in the Conference Room in the hotel annex.

Safe Travels one and all!

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Kinsley
6 hours ago, TyTass said:

 

And Marietta as well! Though only Fri-Sun.

 

And I'll flying solo after all. Terri's new job stole Friday from her. 

 

I think he's referring to our locations being posted on the Member Map at the top of the home page. We look forward to seeing you but will miss Terri...this work thing keeps getting in the way.

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marcopolo

New tires mounted, warranty replacement air pump (MotoPumps Mini Pro) received ( and new battery lead installed), warranty replacement Nav VI in hand, set of rear brake pads bought (as on-road insurance only), routes (so many of them :grin:) loaded onto my GPS.  Only a few small things left to do before wheels up on Sunday with Bob, and Peter.

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MikeB60

Dave,

Move DyAnne and I to the Thursday arrivals.  Work got in the way!

Mike

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twistyguy
On 4/17/2019 at 8:49 AM, marcopolo said:

Only a few small things left to do before wheels up on Sunday with Bob, and Peter.

Wheels up?  I know Bob rides fast, but he's not flying, is he?  :3:See you guys in Front Royal.  Kickstands up 0800!

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marcopolo

Right you are, sir!

 

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Indy Dave
11 hours ago, MikeB60 said:

Dave,

Move DyAnne and I to the Thursday arrivals.  Work got in the way!

Mike

 

The work gremlins have been hard at...  uhh.... work! Glad they didn't spoil the entire START - Thursday is a great day to arrive! EnbdoBob's pizza night will await you, along with the rest of the early arrivals! :5223:

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RT_Jim

Like many of those before me, I'm going to be unable to make this year's START due to work commitments. Hope to see everyone in the fall!

 

 

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marcopolo
4 hours ago, RT_Jim said:

Like many of those before me, I'm going to be unable to make this year's START due to work commitments. Hope to see everyone in the fall!

 

 

Jim, are you sure it's not because you're too tied up watching the Blue Jackets playoff run?

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Indy Dave

One Last time before I hit the road in 12 hours! Kinsley and I will be checking the board for any last minute changes. See you all real soon!

 

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RT_Jim

Mark - 

I can neither confirm nor deny any allegations about my continuing to party because of the Blue Jacket's win! I really hope we don't have to go up against Toronto next since I'll be very torn on who to cheer for!

 

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Kinsley

Obviously, the planning stage is over and now it's time to actually START the season. :18:

Don't forget to post photos of your trip as it's happening in the Sparta 2019 START to Finish Photo Posting thread.

 

See you in Sparta

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brianh70

Good news for me!  I've been released from jury duty, so I'm still IN!  I just got a text from Medic Mike confirming we'll be riding out together.  We should be there Wednesday afternoon.

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KDeline

Out. To many irons in the fire.

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Foot

Unfortunately Deb won't be able to make the Start. Today in the yard I found one of my dogs with a gaping hole in his leg. After a quick trip to the vets, the wound will require daily tending. So Deb is staying home with the dog. :14:

 

 

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Indy Dave

Good morning Early Bird STARTers! Enjoy the ride to Sparta today and Kinsley and I look forward to seeing your and catching up.

 

Foot, glad the dog will be ok and it's in the best hands!

 

Ken, sorry it's not working out this time. 

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RTinNC

Bike is packed and rolling at 8:30 to meet Don!  First "real" trip of 2019!  Yippie !! 

 

Ride Safe!! 

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