Kit Carson wrote:
Hey Kit. glad to hear you're coming!! let me know your travel plans.
Will be leaving the morning of the 11th, right at daybreak. Will not stop the first day until at least 500 miles are done. If I have time I may just take it on in.
I never have any plans, Just punch in an address and on a long run hit the big slab and let the bike roll.
Depends on the heat . How hot it is. I can run a 14/16 hour day, unless it is hot, then I surrender. Hunt for an A/C a good meal and lots and lots of ice tea.
Might leave like 3 a.m and get in a couple hundred miles before daylight. July...it is gonna be hot. I would enjoy it if it rained the whole way. At least it would be cool.
Oh, ok, I plan to take it in 2 days and only 8 hrs ride time each day. leaving Monday morning, camp that night and make it to Hamburg around mid afternoon on Tuesday.
I do not intend to offend. But I am tough to ride with. I am a solo rider , very safe and observant , but also very aggressive at times. I will be around a truck and gone before someone towing a trailer can even figure out where I went. I go through town and heavy traffic staying away from them and running always the left lane on a muti lane road. in town. I watch the intersections way before I get there and most of the time my feet do not even go down, I am though the intersection before I was there. Lol!
I hate camping. Bugs and skeeters, hot and humid, not for me. I had enough of that in previous times.
I have taken myself totally out of the local group rides. No more. Someone always says.......I gotta go get gas..........or they show up ten minutes late and want the whole group to turn around.........sorry bout that, you are a grown man.
Group rides are quite the challenge most of the time, ok for a day ride, but on a long run I want to run solo.
Again I mean no offense to that, I am just not compatible to most riders. I run the rabbits on the big slab too, one up ahead doing 95, I am behind him a bit running 90.
Groups on a long run make me feel unsafe, and not fun to have to be watching not only the traffic but the group too.
Sorry, I am an onery ole fart now. Lol. Very aggressive in traffic, and watching out for other bikes could or might compromise my safety. When I stop at a light and have to actually stop I stop center line slightly angled, and I will lane split right up the middle if I have to.
Over the years I just grew very weary of group rides. Finally decided I would not compromise for that. Just ride my own ride. Groups make me feel unsafe. Totally.
I will say Hi and mess around and buy ya a beer when I get there. But I have changed a lot in riding in the last two years. I am totally a solo rider. The exception to that is a lazy day ride, slow speeds and no set goals.