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Weekend ride to chwk / Harrison
#1
Going for a ride this Sunday / surrey , chwk , mission ... Back roads
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#2
The weather forecast for Sunday, 8 April calls for a mix of sun and clouds with a High of 14 and Low of 7... as good conditions as any to go for a ride into the Valley.

What time were you planning on going? Where would you be departing from? And which routes were you planning on taking?
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#3
Meet at hole shot / then down to river front / out to 56th to Abby. Mt. Rd. / out to chwk. North side freeway around back side of chwk. Mt. / head to Harrison then back out to mission back roads.
Leave in morning at around 10 am ( temp. 7c )
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#4
I'd be interested. Just joined the site last winter after talking with Ambrose.

CL
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#5
Meet at holeshot in north Langley around 10 am / I will be on a black Aprilla / call 604-818-0538 and let me know if your running late.....John
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#6
Sorry. something has come up and i won't be able to make it. will watch for further rides.

CL
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#7
Thanks for the update.... Solo ride it is...John
Ps had a great ride to Squamish today
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#8
Sorry I couldn't join you today. Went for a ride down to Seattle on Saturday, logging over 700km's in total.

The exhausting part was compensating for lateral gusts of wind for much of my ride on the highway.
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#9
That's a hard ride to be on, once I had to shift my body about 2" over to balance the bike from the wind.
Before that it felt like it needed a wheel alinement.

Sunday...
I also found some new roads off hwy.# 9... Take the 1st left off the north end of bridge.
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#10
westernstar Wrote:That's a hard ride to be on, once I had to shift my body about 2" over to balance the bike from the wind.
Before that it felt like it needed a wheel alinement.

There were stretches of Interstate 5 that were plenty scary-exciting when I'd be passing in the middle of 3 lanes to get around a slow driver in the left (HOV) lane while another vehicle was in the right lane, all the while being buffeted by the wind...

I'd be compensating for the wind, leaning my bike into it... and then I'd have to adjust like crazy when the vehicles around me end up acting like wind-breaks to make sure that I stay in my own lane.

70 miles per hour (112km/hr) can get pretty freaky for a first year rider once you add gusting winds... especially around the long haul tractor trailers. I'd often have to ease off the throttle to gain positive control of my bike before I could accelerate away from them. LOL
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