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    Rite of Spring Ride

    All right - the New Year has started, most of us have our bikes covered and on battery chargers so let's start planning for our first ride.

    Time: April 24th, 2010

    Inital Meeting Area: somewhere near the New England Air Musueum in Windsor Locks CT for breakfast

    Ride Plan: After breakfast ride Route 20 West, to 8 North to Mass 23 west to Rte 7 South to Rte 4 East and then cut north Rte 10 back to the Air Museum and hang out there for a late lunch and see the Museum.


    Items that need to be finalized:

    • Breakfast location
    • Alternate route for Route 10 leg back to the Museum
    • Lunch Location


    We got plenty of time to come up with a kick butt plan to start the riding season, so let this thread be a blank canvas for brainstorming.

    Cheers

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    April 10 ride

    I do not ride in SNOW STORMS !

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    I rode today.It was 44 degrees and raining.Maybe old school and the norm for some of you but I did it just to prove to myself I could still do it.I been getting soft in this warm weather climate and wanted to give myself and some of my gear a test before a bigger test later on this summer in a possible run for the ralley.I do feel sorry for those of you who are snowed in though.Although I got a ride planned tommorrow too.Sorry I had to throw that in there to.

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    I'm in. Anyone know a good place for breakfast out that way?
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    Count me in! Should have all the farkels installed by then!

    Let's see, push right, turn left...push left turn???

    Looking forward to getting back to the real life. Thanks Luis!!

    Please ride safely!

    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldhway View Post
    I'm in. Anyone know a good place for breakfast out that way?
    Steve - I will have my wife look into eateries and see if we can a few to select.

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    Looking forward to getting back to the real life. Thanks Luis!!
    Peter - This was Steve's idea I am just facilitating!
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    Am just recovering from a bad holiday cold but will attend the Winter Rally at Camp Blanding this coming weekend. Ride Safe

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    Okay - getting things back on track; for those interested here is the Link to the museum.

    The hours of operation are year round 10 - 5.

    So if we have a 2ish hour post breakfast ride we should be meeting around 8 for breakfast (TBD) and head out by 9 so that we are back by noon.

    We do lunch nearby (TBD) and we would have still have time to check the place out.

    Just trying to form fit this

    Need help with the TBD's
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    There is a Cracker Barrell restraunt at (I think) exit 43 of 91 about 10 minutes from the Museum. We could meet there for breakfast.

    Also coming back rather, than rte 4 to rte 10, we could take rte 128 east over the mountain in West Cornwall (over the covered bridge) and then rte 63 south and hop over to 8 north when we hit Litchfield on 202. Then 8 north back to 20 east in Riverdale and back to Windsor Locks.

    Just some thoughts on what are some nice roads around there.

    We also might want to do breakfast from 9-10 since it will still be cold in the early morning for folks riding a distance.
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    YAWN... stretch...

    walks outside and sniffs the air, Hmmmm... still winter.... wake me again around the middle of March and I'll think about riding then....

    returns to hibernation...

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    FWIW I took a quick, 7 mile ride last Thursday, 1/7/10. Not too bad. 37 degrees and got a nice thumbs up from a cager. That was #1 for 2010.

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    Would love to do the visit. A good friend of our lives in Enfield. We'll be down that way about two weeks after the ride ( on our way to Miami...... uh.... by car. ) so can't make the ride. However, going to that museum looks like a visit that we can make at that time. Enjoy and I look forward to seeing the pics. The time will be upon you in a blink! - Bob
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