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Re: Coppin out or not????

From: "Minor, Bob" <Bminor@xxxxxxxx>

>> From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On
>> Behalf Of Eckhard Grohe
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2005 7:25 PM
>> To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: Coppin out or not????
>> My brother and I want to ride the Skyline drive in mid Sept. and maybe
>> Deal's Gap. We are thinking of trailering the bikes to the northern end
>> of
>> the drive. It will save us "slabbing it" on the bikes for 650 miles.
>> Anyone have any advice on where to park the car and trailer or any other
>> tips in general?
> I'd park the car and trailer in my driveway, extend my trip by two days,
> and find a route that doesn't require 650 miles of freeway.

Love ya, Bob, for being able to say so well what I what I was thinking.

I recently did a round trip from Ontario, Canada to Florida, +1,850 km one 
way, on an R1100S. It was my first long trip, and I did it alone. The 
R1100S's "racer crouch" is not optimal for long rides, especially if you're 
6'2" tall like me. It rained on the way back. So bad, vehicles pulled over 
and stopped to wait it out, and I discovered that my rain suit was not 100% 
effective in keeping me dry.

Still, it was an enjoyable ride, and I'd love to do it again. Riding is 
riding. It's just fun.

- -Steve Makohin
 '01 R1100S/ABS
 Oakville, Ontario, Canada