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    #46
    Friday I rode with Joe and his group so no new news there. Saturday I rode out to Marlinton and the surrounding environs with Furman and Tim Buyse. Furman and I seem to do this ride every year and it was nice to have Tim ride with us. Tim came all the way from Kansas to the BRPR. I had ridden with Tim once in Arkansas. Took Tim to some of the best picture taking spots, Humpback covered bridge, Falling Springs waterfall, etc.

    Humpback bridge and the love sign. The two trees are the "V".

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    Falling Spring Waterfall

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    View from Highlands Scenic Parkway. It's about ten degrees F cooler up there than down in Marlinton. Was 68F up there with a breeze.

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    Furman and Tim there

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    Small hole in the road on HSP

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    It seems everyone usually ends up at the River Inn around lunch time.


    The Gang at Marlinton; From l to r, George, Joe, Tim Furman, Gary with his back to you, Steve, Ken, Jimmy Z, Curt, and Pete.

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    The restaurant is right on the Greenbriar River

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    Left there and went to the Green Bank Observatory. I think they have the largest radio telescope in the world and have some other exhibits outside.

    Big ass radio telescope. Furman had posted this same picture earlier.

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    One of the exhibits outside

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    Cruised back to the Wattstull on Rt. 39, one of my favorite roads. Took a break in Goshen. That's Furman and Tim but you probably already knew that by now.

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    So a great day of riding with great roads and good folks to ride with. Came back to the Wattstull and decided I wanted to try and do a relive ride so fired up the app and rode from the Wattstull up to Eagle Rock and back on rt. 43.Having trouble getting the link to work so will post it later. A great rally and was good to see folks I hadn't seen in a couple of years. Thanks to Curt, Gary, Steve and Tim for coming from such a long ways. You really added a lot to the rally by coming.
    Last edited by Capnrip; 05-22-2019, 07:43 PM.

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    • Doctor350
      Doctor350 commented
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      Great stuff Wes. Have you fallen back in love with the K1300?

    • Capnrip
      Capnrip commented
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      Yep. Still like my bike John. That ride was what it was designed for.

    #47
    Relive link: www.relive.cc/view/rt10005255103

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    #48
    Great write up & pics Wes! I wish we'd have gone to see that Humpback Bridge & waterfall.

    Great rally too & Gary & I had a really great time.

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    • Capnrip
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      So when you come back next year just hook up with a local guide. I know someone who might show you around. Glad you guys had a good time.

    #49
    Originally posted by MattB View Post
    ... Certainly these two guys make a strong case for the handling capabilities of the Ugly Ass (butt well handling) GS.
    Ironically I once thought them ugly but now I actually like the look. As for the handling I figured it out, and yet, I have no clue how they do it. What i figured out - the GS/GSA handle so well because even on full float mode they only float up and down. There is zero feel of any frame flex. So whether on Rain, Road, Dynamic, or Enduro they still handle like they have no right to. The part I don't have figured out is - how did BMW do that? Put any other bike suspension on mush and it handles like crap, but the GS just doesn't care. It's kinda like a Golden Retriever, nothing upsets it. It just wags it's tail and ask to play more.
    Weirdly fastening.

    Off road it does things very well that it probably shouldn't be doing at all.
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      #50
      Thank for coordinating the meeting Joe and for putting together a great ride report. I didn't make the decision to go until the Wednesday before the BRP Rally due to concerns about my old K1200RS. I had a great time (except for two near head on collisions). The bike preformed excellent during the 1300 spirited riding and only used/leaked 1/2 quart oil during the trip. I can better trust my KRS on these longer trips. Hopefully, we can all do it again next year.

      R/ DYL-Jim

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        #51
        Woo hoo! Looks who’s here!👍

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        • DYL-Jim
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          I have missed you too!

        #52
        Originally posted by EricM View Post
        Someone can dig the picture off of iBMW, I think I even have a picture of Matt sitting on my old GSA with a huge smile on his face.
        Thankfully I still have this pic
        Last edited by BillGsa; 05-26-2019, 12:35 PM.

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          #53
          Originally posted by BillGsa View Post

          Thankfully I still have this pic
          Damn you Bill.

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            #54
            Gotta love it when we see what Eman really enjoys.👍

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              #55
              Originally posted by Loggiebone View Post
              Gotta love it when we see what Eman really enjoys.👍
              I was taking the trash out.

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                #56
                Doug, you were supposed to show up at the BRPR.
                Chattanooga, TN
                Certified Hooligan.
                2018 S1000XR, 2014 R1200GSAw, 2015 Husqvarna FE501S

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                  #57
                  Originally posted by aviator View Post
                  Doug, you were supposed to show up at the BRPR.
                  Nope...never said that.

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                    #58
                    Originally posted by Loggiebone View Post

                    Nope...never said that.
                    Not spoken, but implied. Just kidding dude, we missed ya. Or maybe MA and her cookies.
                    Chattanooga, TN
                    Certified Hooligan.
                    2018 S1000XR, 2014 R1200GSAw, 2015 Husqvarna FE501S

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                      #59
                      Originally posted by aviator View Post

                      Not spoken, but implied. Just kidding dude, we missed ya. Or maybe MA and her cookies.
                      Peanut Butter cookies...yum

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                        #60
                        Originally posted by BillGsa View Post

                        Peanut Butter cookies...yum
                        Wish Pete had picked her up. We woulda had cookies and those trail mix she makes.
                        Chattanooga, TN
                        Certified Hooligan.
                        2018 S1000XR, 2014 R1200GSAw, 2015 Husqvarna FE501S

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                        • Pete_Tallahassee
                          Pete_Tallahassee commented
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                          Are you sure about that?

                        • aviator
                          aviator commented
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                          Absolutely.
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