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Epic Spring Day Ride

Epic Spring Ride West

First big ride of the season!  

I will be at BUZZ COFFEE 830am

LEAVE BUZZ COFFEE 930am for the ride

This will be a long one to kick off the season, 150 mile ride! For those who did the October ride in the rain, this is a similar route to that rainy day.  

ROUTE = http://rideplanner.harley-davidson.com/rideplanner/road.jsp?roadId=600089&locale=en_US

110cc + Vintage and Modern Friendly pace.  45mph cruising speed and 55mph on the faster roads.  

Safety Gear- if your new to the group, its nice to see at least a DOT helmet, pants, good shoes.  Jackets are suggested.  No fake helmets and flip flops please.  

We will roll through Clifton, Fairfax, Snickerville Turnpike to Mt. Weather, up and over the windy mountain, and back down to Marshall for Lunch. then back through Centreville and from there we can split, or I will be taking the Fairfax Parkway back to Alexandria and back up to Buzz.  

This is a fun ride and the roads are great, once out of the busy area, there is mostly open space for just us to enjoy and ride, few lights and stop signs!  

PLEASE

TOP OFF GAS BEFORE BUZZ - 1st Gas stop will be Marshall about 2/3 through the ride

CHECK TIRE PRESSURE

CHECK OIL LEVEL

HAVE A BACK UP PLAN - Have someone you can call if you have a break down or any issues.  The group has no way to get you and your bike home (AAA is only $130 a year for 100 miles of towing for car, motorcycle, scooter) 

and

HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Look forward to seeing everyone, kick stands up at 930am, get there prior if you want some coffee and snack :-D  

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  • David D. (.

    Is anyone going to the wiskey dick middle of nowhere rally April 25-27

    April 7, 2014

  • Ray M.

    Thanks all for the support and roadside assistance and kind words!

    3 · April 6, 2014

    • David D. (.

      Sorry to hear you went down. Recover quickly

      2 · April 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      hang in there brother, glad you're doing well

      2 · April 7, 2014

  • Ray M.

    Can't wait for this ride... pondering what to ride: Zuma, Grom or my latest ride: 2005 Vespa GT200. Hmmmm.. whadya'll think?

    March 31, 2014

    • Ethan

      Good thing you have another bike or two. For folks who have heated gear---bring it. I just did 50 miles on the Kingpin and it's a tad cool.

      1 · April 6, 2014

    • BJ

      Glad you left the Grom home Ray. I didn't like the zuma anyway... ;)

      3 · April 6, 2014

  • Chrissy J

    It was so wonderful to meet you all! We had such a blast. Thanks for organizing and leading such a great ride- looking forward to many more

    3 · April 6, 2014

  • David D. (.

    Sorry we could not make it. It turned out to be a great day but there was no way we child make the 9am start.

    April 6, 2014

    • KMJ187

      See u next time! We usually start our rides 930 to 10am

      April 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please share pictures if you have any :)

    1 · April 6, 2014

    • Roger M.

      Ten photos just added...

      1 · April 6, 2014

  • Marsha D.

    Awesome

    1 · April 6, 2014

    • KMJ187

      Hope to see you out for more rides!

      1 · April 6, 2014

  • KMJ187

    Good day out everyone. Please well wishes to a fast recovery for Ray!!!! Thanks for being flex everyone on the route change! More to come

    April 6, 2014

  • SOC

    5 stars EXCEPT for Ray's mishap.

    1 · April 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good weather for riding, just a little cooler than I would like. Unfortunately we had one casualty. Ray, I hope you get better soon.

    1 · April 6, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope you feel better Ray

      April 6, 2014

  • Ray M.

    Just got out of ER. Sorry for the spill. Broken Kneecap some ligament issues. Back tomorrow for ortho consult. Surgery is imminent. Special thanks to Ethan, Chris and all the others.

    1 · April 6, 2014

    • Stephen H.

      No need to apologize dude I'm sorry about your knee. I have you in my prayers and I wish you a speedy recovery.

      1 · April 6, 2014

    • SOC

      Sorry it happened. Have a quick recovery.

      April 6, 2014

  • KMJ187

    GAS UP , CHECK YOUR OIL, CHECK YOUR TIRES, HAVE A BACK UP PLAN IF YOUR SCOOTER FAILS YOU, DRESS IN SOME GOOD GEAR, SEE YOU SOON!

    April 6, 2014

  • BJ

    Everybody remember to gas up before you get to Buzz in the morning! And bundle up-looks like it might be a chilly a.m. at least. Excited tho!

    1 · April 5, 2014

    • KMJ187

      YES!!!! Gas up please!!!!! First fast stop is about 90 miles into the ride I believe.

      April 5, 2014

  • David D. (.

    I don't think we are going to make it. we will be up late sat night. Sorry. we were looking forward to a nice spring ride.

    1 · April 1, 2014

    • KMJ187

      Yeah what Chris says. The shopping center with the target us just around the corner. Buzz has a very small parking lot.

      April 3, 2014

    • BJ

      David, with a little advanced warning- I can host if ya'll want to stay the night before or after. My apartment complex has lots of parming and I have a spare room.

      April 5, 2014

  • Stephen H.

    My TMax could use a little leg stretch. See you guys there!

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was on y way but suffered a broken belt. Repairs are in my plans today

    1 · April 5, 2014

    • KMJ187

      The ride is tomorrow Sunday

      1 · April 5, 2014

  • Ethan

    will be heading up from Manassas and will have to swap bikes. will by at Buzz's no later than 10 minutes prior to ride-out. E

    April 5, 2014

    • KMJ187

      The ride is tomorrow Sunday

      April 5, 2014

  • KMJ187

    Looks like great weather for Sunday!!!!!

    2 · April 4, 2014

  • Steven

    Unfortunately, a mistake on my calendar prevents me from joining. What I thought was a 7:00 Nats game is actually a 1:30 game. Next time (with more notice!) ;-)

    1 · April 3, 2014

  • Steven

    Kevin:-Will we be back by 4:30 or will there be a place I can peel off around 4:00 to get home by 4:30?

    April 2, 2014

    • Ethan

      i may peel of early as well. plan to attach my gps ram mount before the ride.

      April 2, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      the furthest points out we will be will still be within 1 1/2 hrs from the start point. Even shorter if you jump on the super slab.

      1 · April 2, 2014

  • BJ

    I forgot I am dping a 5k with work friends that morning. Maybe I can meet ya'll en route. Will coordinate details closer to that date.

    1 · March 28, 2014

    • KMJ187

      No fun

      March 28, 2014

    • BJ

      Boss got gout so i feel just fine bailing!

      2 · April 2, 2014

  • Chrissy J

    Excited to meet you guys, our first long ride of the season!

    2 · March 28, 2014

    • KMJ187

      Will be cool to see some shifty Stella's on the ride.

      2 · March 28, 2014

    • BJ

      And to meet more Women riders! Looking forward to meeting your Chrissy!

      2 · April 2, 2014

  • Marsha D.

    Hi. I haven't lived here long. Can anyone recommend a route I can ride on my 125cc scooter from Vienna to Alexandria for this ride?Thank you.

    March 31, 2014

    • KMJ187

      GW Parkway is pretty fast compared to King Street with all the lights.

      April 1, 2014

    • BJ

      Hi Marsha- I live just inside the Beltway from Vienna off 123. I also ride a 125. Want to meet and head down there together? I take GW Parkway all the time and it's fun and easy. Especially at that hour on a Saturday we won't have to go all out if you don't want to since traffic will probably be light. Having 2 bikes together is more visible and people will have to go around us both if they think we're too slow! hahah...

      1 · April 2, 2014

  • Steven

    Hi Marsha--You can take Route 7 all the way down to Alexandria (I think it's Broad Street where you are, then Leesburg Pike then King Street down here.) Take a left/north on Route 1 and a right on Slater's Lane and Buzz will be on your left. Hope to see you Sunday. ~Steven

    1 · March 31, 2014

  • Steven

    Wow--I've been keeping April 5 open for MONTHS since you announced it. Right now, I believe April 6 is open, so I'm YES to the ride. If I'm not there, with 18 others, you'll never miss me. Does it ever get too large a group?

    1 · March 31, 2014

    • Ray M.

      Don't worry, no matter who shows or who doesn't, if you show up, you'll have fun and you will make it back in one piece providing you follow the safety rules.

      1 · March 31, 2014

  • Kevin A.

    Will speeds be topped at 45 MPH so I may join on my Vespa 50LX?

    March 31, 2014

    • KMJ187

      Kevin this ride will not he 50cc friendly. I'll post when a ride is. Pur cruising speed will be a steady 45mph + with the fast roads cruising at 55mph. We are also climbing mt. Weather and even the 125cc get cut back to 35mph up that 1st incline. I'll do a more local 50cc friendly ride soon!

      March 31, 2014

  • Roger M.

    Just sold the Vespa! I'll join for at least half the ride on my Versys, maybe in the tailgunner slot...

    1 · March 28, 2014

    • KMJ187

      Wow, that was fast!!!!

      March 28, 2014

    • Ray M.

      No, Roger is a natural marketer. Plus he possesses great follow up skills. It's no wonder he didn't sell it the same day he listed it.

      March 28, 2014

  • Cemre K.

    It's been awhile haven't seen you guys, i m in :)

    1 · March 27, 2014

    • KMJ187

      Will be good to see you again!

      March 27, 2014

  • KMJ187

    If you want a coffee/snack at buzz, come earlier. Lunch won't be till Marshall a good ways into the ride ;)

    1 · March 26, 2014

  • KMJ187

    NEWS ALERT!!!!! Guys I have to work April 5th grrrr..... Just informed today. So I am going to move the ride to April 6th (Sunday) hope this does not screw things up for anyone? Nothing I can do!

    March 25, 2014

    • KMJ187

      Sorry Ben, see you at the next one.

      March 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      looks like I should be able to make this one!

      1 · March 26, 2014

  • Ray M.

    I'm in Brother. Just don't know if it will be the GROM or the Zuma, or maybe.. something else..

    1 · March 25, 2014

    • KMJ187

      Take the Grom, as long as your Corbin is in.

      March 26, 2014

  • Ethan

    Better for me anyway.

    1 · March 25, 2014

    • SOC

      I been waiting to see this vespa of yours.

      1 · March 25, 2014

  • Roger M.

    This was a great ride in the fall even with the cold rain. If I'm in town I'll join you.

    Are any of you taking a motorcycle? p.s. It's time to replace my Vespa GTS 250ie that's 20,000 miles young. I can offer a Spin Doctors discount...

    1 · March 24, 2014

    • Roger M.

      Hi, BJ, I'll get in touch offline.

      March 25, 2014

    • KMJ187

      Wow Roger, you don't see 20,000 miles on many late model vespas. You really got some good riding in, awesome.

      March 25, 2014

  • Rob M.

    Finally I am able to pick up my bike today. 2006 Honda elite 80, pearl mint condition with 544 on the dash! The sweetest thing is MVA title and tagged it as a scooter no M class.. I asked the dude was he sure and low and behold he said it was the system. That bike should be classified as a motorcycle due to the CC's. Anyway I'm pumped!

    1 · March 21, 2014

    • KMJ187

      Rob, congrats on the scooter purchase. This route will be too fast and roads too steep for an Elite 80cc. So keep an eye out for other upcoming rides.

      March 21, 2014

    • Rob M.

      most definitely. Thanks again.

      1 · March 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry guys, gotta bail. I was hoping to go, but family moving day came up... again. Enjoy

    March 20, 2014

    • KMJ187

      Sucks dude, but take care of the family. More riding to come.

      March 20, 2014

  • Ethan

    I'm helping Amy with a breast cancer awareness fundraiser down in Manassas so I'll peel off early. For interested folks it's at Old Town Sports Pub in Manassas from 2 to 8p.

    1 · March 20, 2014

  • Rob M.

    Hey is there a route to ride yet?

    March 18, 2014

    • KMJ187

      Working on it :D

      March 18, 2014

  • Ray M.

    Decisions, decisions.. GROM or Zuma? That, is the question. The Cat is out of the bag; I repeat, the Cat is out of the bag. Gggrrrrooooowwwwlllll.

    March 4, 2014

    • KMJ187

      Hope the wife was not too mad, LOL

      1 · March 16, 2014

  • john p.

    Hi wrong pic, Riding from Silver Spring or Rockville, Md. Would like to take a trip to Poolesville or Frederick. Riding 150 cc Vespas,with Brother or another friend

    March 16, 2014

    • KMJ187

      We have done whites ferry a couple times. And will do it again this year later in the season. Post a route up and a meetup up ;)

      March 16, 2014

  • KMJ187

    Everyone ready for spring? This is going to be a epic group. I'll start working on a route. Remember at least 110cc bikes.

    2 · March 4, 2014

  • Stephen

    I hope to make this my first event. Looking forward to meeting you guys.

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • SOC

    What happened to trying to get one more cold run in?

    February 17, 2014

    • KMJ187

      Have not ruled it out, this was just a presheduled ride because Dob Dailey is in town that week and bringing his bike. I can plan far out before I plan current ;)

      February 17, 2014

  • Ray M.

    Can't wait to go on a good scooter run!

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • Valerie M.

    Can't wait to dig my Vespa out of hibernation. what a winter!

    1 · February 15, 2014

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