Virginia: Shenandoah Mountains Loop - Sunday, May 18, 2014

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  1. TNRabbit

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    Hilbily & myself have scheduled an impromptu Sunday afternoon ride around the loop from Orange, VA, to Shenandoah, VA & back on Sunday, May 18, 2014. So far, we have 3 potential additional riders from VA to join us. If anyone from the area would like to join in, you can call or text me at 301-399-5753. I'll be meeting the first rider in Culpeper at 1200 noon at the intersection of 522 & 3, then on to Orange to meet Hilbily at 12:30, then down 20 to 33 to meet another rider at 1 p.m.

    We'll be riding from there up 33 to 340 (Elkton) then up to 211 and back over the mountain to Sperryville. The plan from there is open....maybe run along Skyline Drive or back down toward Orange. Depends on the group concensus~

    Look forward to meeting some new VFR riders!
     
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    I'll be there 522 & 3 at 12pm
     
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    See you then!
     
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    what a great ride 2x 5th gen and 3x 6th gen . Thanks guys
     
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    Great ride
     
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    We ended up with 5 viffers in all; two 1998s, a 2003, a 2007 & a 2008. Had a blast!

    All safe & no speeding tickets=successful outing!

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    Hey! I was there. Good times. Thanks for having a noob along. I am destined to improve with practice and time. Also, as a side note, I changed the map in my power commander to a "0" map and i had 2-3 bars of fuel left at 140 miles which is significantly more than before. I have slip on and a K and N, so no need for gas dumping without a professional tune.

    We should do it again sometime or make a Blue Ridge day trip if you want to?
     
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    Sorry, Scott; don't know what happened with the pic I took of your bike...?

    I'm ready to do this again soon!
     
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    Good times had by all. Blue Ridge ride for sure.
     
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    I had a chance to swap steeds with hilbily & ride his 2008 for a few miles.

    While very smooth & great brakes, I'll keep my 5th gen, thanks~

    I can say that I DO NOT prefer the VTEC engine. Low end grunt is MUCH better on the gear-driven cam models, & from what I could gather, top end seems to be better as well.

    The 2008 was much smoother, whereas the 1998 seems much more raw.
     
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    No worries on the bike pics, I have enough to go around :smug:. It's hard to get those pic of the bike when I get a little twisted in the twisties. Watching Twist of the Wrist II now. 10/10 would ride that route again!
     
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    Post up any pics you guys took, please!
     
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    I'd like to see some of the video's too
     
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    I have some shitty pics, not the best photographer, but I will try to get them up tonight. Also, just wanted to share the results of my fuel experiment with setting my Power Commander to a "0" map to run just off the VFR's ECU. My mileage for this fuel up (started with a full tank just before we met up) was 41.5 mpg! Not too shabby for a spirited ride. It brought up my average mpg by 2.5.
     
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    Like I said, not an Ansel Adams here. But here's some pics from the weekend.
     

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    When are you going to post those videos...????
     
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    +1, I just got a GoPro myself so next time I can grab video too (if I get the editing part figured out by then)
     
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    I have enjoyed reading some of your trip threads... you folks still gettin' after it?
     
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    unfortunately, TNRabbit is no longer with us.... he passed back in 2015
     
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    Sorry to hear that. Prayers.

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