Sunday, May 25, 2008

TSBA Spring IBI - Sat/Sun

SaturdayWe all met up for breakfast at South Park at 7:30am, and headed out at 8:30am. Plan was for a 385+ mile day. Darren lead the quick group, I led the mid group, and Greg led the 3rd group. 30% chance of rain, and we ended up in a bit of fog, and almost 2 hours or rain, before we even got to Jasper. We waited for the rain to let up, then continued on, soaked. We were headed for the mountains, but lots of fog/rain was visible so we stopped for lunch. Afterwards, we pretty much just headed...

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Friday, May 23, 2008

TSBA Spring IBI - Day 1

Our spring ride to Arkansas is this weekend.  Albie and I trailered up last night (Thurs) and got to the hotel in Clarksville about 1:30am.   Got up just after 6am and met Jim for breakfast.  We then headed over to the Paris area to look at a few houses.

Afterwards, we headed up Magazine Mountain, but the fog was real bad.  Our visability was down to about 15' or so for over 10 miles.  We finally made it to the other side, and semi-slabbed back to Paris and had lunch.  After lunch we headed back to the hotel to relax a bit and see who else may have arrived for the weekend.

About 7pm we headed to dinner at the mexican place nearby.  Good as usual, and I want to say there was about 16 of us or so.

Plan is to meet for breakfast around 7:30am, then head out for the day afterwards.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Eagles Canyon Track Day

Well, loaded up the trailer with track necessities including Dave's bike and my bike Sunday in preparation for a 5am departure from the house on Monday morning.  Made decent time getting out to the track, and setup, etc. 

Day started out okay, but the rain came at the beginning of our second session, and never really let up.  First session was just slow laps getting familiar with the track, lines, etc.   Track is nice, and I definately want to get out there again.  Just a bit of a waste of time and $ this time around sadly.  

Some pictures are here.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Catching up

Slacking on the Blog entries, sorry.  Have only done some limited weekend rides, nothing major.  Have been busy lately with other things, but starting to get back into the swing of things!

Did my first rear tire change on the 600RR yesterday at about 2200 miles.  Didn't really need to be replaced just yet, but I'm doing a track day at Eagles Canyon tomorrow, and wanted to have fresh rubber.  Plus there is a 3-4 day Arkansas trip coming up in a few weeks too.  Put on a new Pilot Power.