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Fast Freddy

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Avondale, Arizona
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PeteK

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Fast Freddy

GPS'D 225 mph
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Aug 5, 2005
2,607
Avondale, Arizona
 

Fast Freddy

GPS'D 225 mph
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Aug 5, 2005
2,607
Avondale, Arizona
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Fast Freddy

GPS'D 225 mph
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Avondale, Arizona
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DakotaGT

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota

I LOVE Vmax’s, especially the first generation! I rode a Honda V65 for a long time, and love the old muscle bikes.
 
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I LOVE Vmax’s, especially the first generation! I rode a Honda V65 for a long time, and love the old muscle bikes.

I have a 1989 Vmax. Bought in 1993 with just a few hundred miles on it. First owner scared himself shitless and refused to get back on.
 

extrap

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I like big bikes, and I cannot lie. Here's my 2013 Kawasaki ZX14R on the Blue Ridge Parkway:
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On the Tail of the Dragon:
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... and on the Dragon with my buds following:
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PeteK

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I like big bikes too.
Also ADV bikes.
 

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DakotaGT

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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This was my 1983 Honda Magna V65, which I rebuilt after a racing accident in 1993 (which actually is what steered me into a career in medicine). I painted it Amazon Green Pearl (a Porsche color from that era). Here I am drag racing a Vmax, which I beat only because the Vmax driver didn’t know what he was doing.

Probably should’ve created a proper new thread for all of this! 😂
 
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extrap

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Another 4-day NC motorcycle trip this week (y) Blue Ridge Parkway, Devil's Courthouse Overlook:
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Blue Ridge Parkway, Richland Balsam Overlook, highest point on the BRP @ 6,053' above sea level:
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Little Switzerland NC, Switzerland Inn:
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Blue Ridge Parkway, Laurel Knob Overlook:
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Little Switzerland NC, Little Switzerland Cafe (we like Little Switzerland so much we went twice):
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Robbinsville, NC, Historic Tapoco Lodge Resort:
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Deal's Gap, east end of the Tail of the Dragon, Tree of Shame ... don't crash or else your parts could end up memorialized on this tree 😲
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Gene Cassone

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Dec 3, 2005
952
way upstate NY
Nice!! I did a similar trip years years ago with a friend with similar model Kawasaki. I was driving a BMW. Skyline drive to blue ridge, tail of dragon to “ back “ of tail of dragon( preferred the latter!). And cherohala skyway was outstanding!! Riding these roads on a good handling road bike is special. Leaning , accelerating, braking, you become part of the road! A feeling even a good sports car can not match!!
Looking forward to do some riding in Europe, Dolomites my goal!!
 
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PeteK

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Well, since this thread has morphed far beyond the original subject, let me add to it. I’ve been hacking away at the Washington Back Country Discovery Route (WABDR), on my KLR 650. This is a shot of Mount Rainier, beyond an alpine lake, near Chinook Pass.
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PeteK

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Apr 18, 2014
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And this is the top pitch of a particularly difficult section called “Baby Head Hill.”
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steved57

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kilgore tx
Looks like great riding PeteK
I've done parts of AZ, NM an Colorado BDR's
 
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extrap

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Well, since this thread has morphed far beyond the original subject, let me add to it. I’ve been hacking away at the Washington Back Country Discovery Route (WABDR), on my KLR 650. This is a shot of Mount Rainier, beyond an alpine lake, near Chinook Pass.
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Beautiful pic! Kinda similar in class to your KLR, I had a Honda XR650L for a couple years. In N Cent FL tho, we quickly found out there's not enough unclaimed wilderness, well any really, to make a big enduro much fun. I envisioned miles and miles of trail riding, overnight camping trips on 'em, etc. Didn't happen, so I sold it and got a GT 🤪

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PeteK

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Just bring a bike up to the PNW. LOTS of wilderness here. You can go ride forest roads and not see anyone for an hour or more.
 
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One of the reasons we spend a lot of time riding in New Mexico and of course Big Bend in South Texas is great too
 

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PeteK

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Apr 18, 2014
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Kalama, Free part of WA State
Okay, twist my arm. Here are some more shots from my neighborhood.

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extrap

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One of the few interesting things we found, we were zipping along a power line trail only to find an old bridge gone, nothing but some of the dilapidated pilings still standing in the water. I dunno how they go about maintaining this line ... well, actually, looks like they don't.
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