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50cc Friendly ride (Fairfax Loop)

Its been a couple few years since I hosted one of these. I have a 49cc Honda Ruckus that is tuned to maintain a steady 40mph and tops out 45+ mph.

I have a 90 Mile loop through Fairfax County that is all 50cc friendly roads. We rode this route back in June with the larger bikes.  We will ride down to Mt. Vernon, through Clifton, Lunch in Fairfax, around Greatfalls and down GW Parkway South to Alexandria (yes in a group 50cc bikes can cruise the parkway, its downhill most of the way anyway)  We should be home early-mid afternoon.

Ill be setting the pace on my 49cc Honda Ruckus!  Nice slower ride for everyone.

Larger bikes are more than welcome.  Its still a nice relaxing pace through the twisties!  So come along and support our small displacement friends!

9am at Buzz, Kickstands up at 10am sharp to start the ride.  Please be gassed up prior to buzz, check your tire pressure and oil.  If anyone is a novice rider, you will see that many of us here on the group ride in full pants, helmets, jackets, gloves, even in the heat.  Something to consider if this is your 1st group ride.

Have a backup plan, I have AAA insurance, if my bike breaks down, I have a ride home. Make sure you have one just in case ;-)

See everyone for the ride!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Jonathan M.

    Thanks for a great ride, Kevin. The route was great and well planned. See ya next time!

    1 · August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the awesome ride. It was great meeting you all.

    1 · August 12, 2013

  • Valerie M.

    Had a fabulous time! thanks again Kevin!

    1 · August 11, 2013

    • KMJ187

      Your quite welcome Valerie, always good to see you and thanks for bringing along a new edition to the group!

      August 11, 2013

  • Thomas S.

    Thanks Kevin. I enjoyed the route and the pace. I believe the large turnout demonstrates the need for rides for those of us who do not yet possess the high skill level and steel nerves of some Spin Doctors. I am the one who posted before the ride that 55+ mph rides are not enjoyable to me. This ride was a perfect pace but I was surprised at how fast a 50cc scoot can go. Who knew!

    1 · August 11, 2013

    • KMJ187

      Thomas, a 50cc Ruckus does wonders when there is about $1500 dumped into it ;). I enjoyed the big turn out and pace!

      August 11, 2013

  • SOC

    Great loop, always like this one Great to see everyone.

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Christine L.

    I had an excellent time!

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • KMJ187

    Thanks for coming out everyone, nice modest pace run! 14 riders was a great turn out. It was great to see everyone and meet the new shows to the group, enjoyed having all of you along for the ride. I look forward to seeing you for the next event :-)

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Vernon

    Another 5 star event from Kevin......thanks!!!

    2 · August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Leaving now in case I get lost on my way down to Alexandria, lol :)

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks like we will have a great turn out. See you all in the morning.

    August 10, 2013

    • KMJ187

      It does indeed!

      August 11, 2013

  • Bill S

    regrets

    August 11, 2013

  • KMJ187

    See everyone in the morning :-D

    August 10, 2013

  • KMJ187

    Just a reminder to everyone and not to sound like a broken record. Have a backup plan, if your bike breaks down, or (god forbid) you have a minor spill. Please have a friend to call or towing insurance. I have no way to get you home, but I am happy to lead the ride. Check your oil and top your tires off with air before the ride! If you have a over 50cc bike, please have tags on it and a Motorcycle license. Legal, Safe, Prepared :-)

    August 8, 2013

  • Valerie M.

    I'm in! with my friend Petra!

    2 · August 7, 2013

    • KMJ187

      Awesome, wow this is going to be a big turnout

      August 8, 2013

  • Thomas S.

    I have a 150cc motor scooter that can go 60 mph, but my comfort level drops inversely to my speed. At 60 mph I am white knuckled and wide eyed. So, I am looking forward to this ride at a more relaxed pace than some of the other, more powerful, rides.

    3 · August 8, 2013

    • KMJ187

      Thomas what are you riding?

      August 8, 2013

  • Thien V.

    I have a Honda metropolitan 50cc your not the only one

    August 7, 2013

    • KMJ187

      Cool, I know the metropolitan II maxes out 25mph, we will be going 35 to 40 ;)

      August 8, 2013

    • Thien V.

      Yea lol

      August 8, 2013

  • KMJ187

    So everyone with a 50cc here, can ur bike get to and over 40mph? Sustain close to 40mph?

    July 18, 2013

    • Christine L.

      Got a 300 so 40 is not a problem! :)

      1 · July 18, 2013

    • KMJ187

      Coats stock ruck should be OK, as long as you can keep upper 30s 40s lnnthe flats. You know your ruck and what it can do :)

      August 7, 2013

  • Natalie R.

    Im dying to go on a ride, but my brand new scooter decided not to start this weekend. Once I figure it out, I look foward to meeting you all soon...!

    August 6, 2013

  • Kevin A.

    Sorry to miss this as it sounds like fun. I'll be out of town but if you repeat it in September/October please keep me posted! My Vespa is always up for a ride with others!

    August 5, 2013

  • Rob B.

    I'll be out of town that weekend.

    July 23, 2013

    • KMJ187

      Sorry to hear, more rides down the road.

      July 31, 2013

  • KMJ187

    This may seem common sense... but just a heads up, I would not suggest 2-up riding on this ride. We will be a steady 35-40+ MPH, only ride 2-up if you are on a 125cc or larger bike, if your on a 50cc please ride solo to keep the pace solid :-)

    July 30, 2013

  • Todd F.

    Sounds awesome!

    1 · July 30, 2013

  • KMJ187

    Here is an amended route. I cut it back to about 90 miles and made it a bit more friendly to 50cc bikes. Still a very good loop :-) http://rideplanner.harley-davidson.com/rideplanner/road.jsp?roadId=561536&locale=en_US

    July 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Now I just need to figure out a good route from Ashburn to Alexandria. Any suggestions?

    July 23, 2013

    • KMJ187

      Route 7, to 193, to 123, to GW parkway South, right turn on Slaters lane :-)

      July 24, 2013

  • KMJ187

    Date is set, August 11th, Sunday. Please RSVP if you are coming or not, I want to make sure there is enough interest to push this ride forward. If you intend to not make it, please remove yourself from the "attending" rsvp

    July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm scooterless but I would be interested in doing this on my CBR250. I might just ride until we reach 7 though, since my house nearby.

    1 · July 19, 2013

    • KMJ187

      come on, bring that CBR out for a run!

      July 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    8/11 would work for me. I'm moving into my new house on 8/25.

    July 22, 2013

  • Rob B.

    Looking to participate for the first time (pending availability upon announcement of date).

    July 17, 2013

  • KMJ187

    OK looks Luke we have some interest. Now time to pick a date! Nice mellow 50cc pace, but fun for scoots of all sizes!

    1 · July 17, 2013

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