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Old 05-27-2018, 04:04 AM
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Eight bikes, two are XS11's, two BMW, one V-Star, 3 FJR.
Both XS11's run great; Schming's is pretty cool.

Very warm, but otherwise good weather.

Nortj Bend lodge is remarkable unchanged from last rally here, still nice though.

Mostly great roads, some crappy roads, it's WV, getting all that we expected. Getting some worthy wear on the sides of the tires .
GPS changed couple small parts of the route, in one case sent us down what turned into a 4-wheeler path. Not sure why it's doing that. Minor mishaps which are noteworthy if you are new to this, just another GPS riding adventure in WV for the seasoned (well, except for Sally's knee.. ).
We were excitedly welcomed at the Belair Bistro lunch stop by the owner. She greeted us with a "Welcome Bikers" sign.

High hopes and great expectations for the Sunday ride, lunch at the famous Quinnett's Court.
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Old 05-27-2018, 06:20 PM
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It rainedxxx all weekend, in North NJ
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Old 05-28-2018, 03:57 AM
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Talking Sunday ride even better

Sunday's ride was just as nice - weather cooperated (well, it was a bit hot) and most of the roads were great twisty fun.

Quinett's Court was up to its usual high standards of multiple selections of good food. We arrived just before the church crowd and had a leisurely lunch.

Ran into a local fellow, a soon-to-be preacher, at the last gas stop. We chatted a bit - with his local accent he told us how much he was enjoying listening to our different accents. He also gave us fortuitous directions, saving us from perhaps another off-road adventure.

All-in-all a good rally. Many many thanks for the great company shown by this year's attendees. Riding good roads is only part of the fun at these rallies. Meeting new folks and seeing old friends again is the other great part.
And we missed some long-time friends at this rally.

Time to start thinking of next year.
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Old 05-28-2018, 01:45 PM
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Great rally !!! Great time !!! Great company !!!

Just got home safe and sound both us and the bike.

We enjoyed our first rally in about 20 some years.

It was really nice to finally meet fellow XS'ers and put faces to the names.

Thanxs to Marty & Sally for welcoming us so graciously and to Tom & Pam, Mark, Darrell, Keith, Seth & George for great riding and great conversation when the bikes were resting

The bike needs a few tweaks which were exposed as we rode the twisty mountain roads but nothing major.

Can't wait for the next chance to get out again !!!
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Old 05-28-2018, 02:08 PM
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Home safe and sound! Another great rally. Thank you Marty, Sally, and Darrell for all of your efforts putting this thing together. It was great seeing everyone again and I'm looking forward to seeing you again soon.
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Old 05-28-2018, 02:31 PM
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Rolled in a little after 2:00. Rt-50 is a great ride.
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Old 05-28-2018, 02:45 PM
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Talking Home ok

Left Keith and Darrell at Clarksburg, with Scout, Greg C. from Summersville. He came up this morning for a quick howdy!

Arrived home 3:15, 1,000 miles round trip. Thanks all for great time!!
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Old 05-28-2018, 04:53 PM
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Ditto on route 50. Great rides all weekend. Best group of all to ride with! Ride often and be well.

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Old 05-28-2018, 05:48 PM
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Finally home.....Left just before 8:30 in the morning rolled in at 7. Didn't matter for distance which way we rode around Lake Erie. Great weekend, The people that pitched this together did a bang up job. In more ways than one. Small crowd but worked out great!
We rode in ON,NY,PA,OH,WV,MI
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Old 05-28-2018, 06:45 PM
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Rolled in around 1 and spent a few hours slowly unloading the bikes.

Thanks to everyone who showed up! We had a great time at our second rally. Great rides and wonderful conversation and story telling! Looking forward to see what next year will bring!
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:44 AM
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Thanks for all the updates, hope I can make it next year.
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Old 05-30-2018, 10:46 AM
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This thread is useless without pictures Glad to know you all had a good time and no mis-haps!
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Old 05-30-2018, 12:55 PM
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Heres my couple pics. Still editing the gopro footage
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Old 05-31-2018, 01:58 AM
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... and no mis-haps!
Um, yeah, well......




At least we had TWO XS11's at the XS11 rally.
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:03 AM
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https://youtu.be/5lMPrMCnCP0

Gopro footage of Day 1 has been uploaded!
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