Mikedbike2002 breakfast rides

Re: Mikedbike2002 breakfast rides

Postby xbacksideslider » Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:03 pm

I was talking to doctors this AM and picking up a CD of my pictures/reports for 2nd opinion . . . .
Hope you both had a grand time and I regret that I could not turn a wheel with you two. :(
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Re: Mikedbike2002 breakfast rides

Postby Tetge » Wed Mar 16, 2016 12:43 pm

Not much to say. The Crest was closed to Wrightwood about by the tunnels, and Newcombs was also closed, so we went back down into civilization to get food and drink. Jay led all the way and his BMW sounded great with its exhaust. Brought tears to my eye, it did. He was fairly polite and waited up for me appropriately since a tiny little single cylinder putt putt bike, such as mine, is completely out of its league on fast roads such as the Forest Hwy and the 9 mile run. But, in spite of wobbling around on my bike and seeing my life flash in front of my eyes multiple times (re-runs), I survived.
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Re: Mikedbike2002 breakfast rides

Postby jhwalker » Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:07 pm

Tetge wrote:Not much to say. The Crest was closed to Wrightwood about by the tunnels, and Newcombs was also closed, so we went back down into civilization to get food and drink. Jay led all the way and his BMW sounded great with its exhaust. Brought tears to my eye, it did. He was fairly polite and waited up for me appropriately since a tiny little single cylinder putt putt bike, such as mine, is completely out of its league on fast roads such as the Forest Hwy and the 9 mile run. But, in spite of wobbling around on my bike and seeing my life flash in front of my eyes multiple times (re-runs), I survived.


Wish I had been there on my little putt putt. meow :whistle:
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Re: Mikedbike2002 breakfast rides

Postby Tetge » Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:18 pm

jhwalker wrote:Wish I had been there on my little putt putt. meow :whistle:


Yes, I expect that you would have really been quite pleased to be there. And, the general pace of 100-150km/h would have been easy to match with a scrambler, as it was not excessive. Even the KTM, given some room and with not steep incline can get to 150km/h, although that's about it, especially up on the ACH at altitude. The BMW, as befits a Teutonic land missile, was just idling along at 150km/h and could easily double that, or more, if the 300km/h governor has been defeated in its tune. And, the BMW snorts and pops and sounds like a F1 machine, which further intimidates a person. The funny thing is that my high quality GoPro video was boring and, since it revealed the license plate of the BMW now and then, and since the speedometer of the KTM was often visible, there was no incentive for me to upload a video as it had no action. You had to be there, and, even then, it was merely a nice brisk cruise on a nice day, rather than an epic, we are all going to jail, blast.
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Re: Mikedbike2002 breakfast rides

Postby Brakelate » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:53 pm

It was a fun, if not long, exhausting ride. All night through a nasty ass blowing rain storm with advisories up from UT to the CA desert into the Cajon Pass.

Crazy arriving at 4;30 am in time to check in, then step out in the parking lot and watch the sun rise that morning after riding all night.

The BMW did get to sniff some of the damp, cool air of the Pacific Ocean in Ventura, just before turning and making a mad dash back to the AV before making a run up to Newcomb's the following day, where Tetge blew the doors off some guy on a beautiful Norton 750 in Russian Aircraft fly-by style.

The big BMW did OK, but was burdened with all of my fully packed luggage, tank bag and all of that, including a squared off, near slick in the middle rear tire, so the pace had to be artificially dumbed down for that extra margin of safety. Especially when so far from home. That, and not wanting to scatter all of my dirty underwear all over the Angeles Crest Hwy should I have burst a side box at speed. Lol.
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Re: Mikedbike2002 breakfast rides

Postby jhwalker » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:56 am

Brakelate wrote:It was a fun, if not long, exhausting ride. All night through a nasty ass blowing rain storm with advisories up from UT to the CA desert into the Cajon Pass.

Crazy arriving at 4;30 am in time to check in, then step out in the parking lot and watch the sun rise that morning after riding all night.

The BMW did get to sniff some of the damp, cool air of the Pacific Ocean in Ventura, just before turning and making a mad dash back to the AV before making a run up to Newcomb's the following day, where Tetge blew the doors off some guy on a beautiful Norton 750 in Russian Aircraft fly-by style.

The big BMW did OK, but was burdened with all of my fully packed luggage, tank bag and all of that, including a squared off, near slick in the middle rear tire, so the pace had to be artificially dumbed down for that extra margin of safety. Especially when so far from home. That, and not wanting to scatter all of my dirty underwear all over the Angeles Crest Hwy should I have burst a side box at speed. Lol.

Dude -- you are getting some serious riding in. :clap: Din't forget about Nebraska May 17. :dance:
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Re: Mikedbike2002 breakfast rides

Postby Brakelate » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:38 pm

Still ironing out Nebraska details. I believe I need to be downtown L.A. just the week prior. And if I recall correctly, it was like 18 hrs from Utah, let alone should I head out there straight from the corner of Wilshire and Olympic.

Great Bike though.
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Re: Mikedbike2002 breakfast rides

Postby Brakelate » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:42 pm

Then back in Cali about Three Weeks later with the bike I had to purchase to keep up with MiketheBike , Tetge and Norton John.
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Re: Mikedbike2002 breakfast rides

Postby xbacksideslider » Tue May 03, 2016 12:33 pm

Hmmmm, "keep up with" not likely, more like "run away from."

It's one thing for the two of us to ride the snot out of 40 or 50 horse bikes, entirely another when they're putting down 150 or better.
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Re: Mikedbike2002 breakfast rides

Postby Tetge » Tue May 03, 2016 3:01 pm

xbacksideslider wrote:Hmmmm, "keep up with" not likely, more like "run away from."

It's one thing for the two of us to ride the snot out of 40 or 50 horse bikes, entirely another when they're putting down 150 or better.


Perhaps you should tell this to Brakelate, who, and I am not kidding, was pulling wheelies starting at 70 mph on his new to him 1290R on the freeway. He lives for 170 HP, at least. And his modified K1300S and 1290R certainly are delivering the goods in that regard. I also happen to know that you have a vicious and featherweight 1000RR in you vast motorcycle collection. There were also reports from the Lake Isabella region of crazed mugs riding old superbikes that surely had a lot more that 40 or 50 horses. in fact, at least one of those mugs was alleged to have scared himself (an almost impossible feat) after pushing beyond the capacity of his massive superbike brakes. Blurs they both were, according to witnesses who caught brief glimpses of them now and then. The stuff of riding legends.

But, of course, you may now be reformed, and, breakfast rides and the streets and canyons may be much safer.
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