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Title: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: JamesButabi on June 16, 2010, 04:39:34 pm
Me and my friend are coming up from Rhode Island and are debating on trailoring our bikes up and doing a little riding through the mountains.   Any other riders out there?   
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: creaganlios on June 16, 2010, 05:38:13 pm
YUP!
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: Jeff LaGrange on June 16, 2010, 09:29:00 pm
Oh, yeah !!  But, I'm thinking that 8+ hours one way on a bike is a little much for my old a$$.
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: Flagg714 on June 17, 2010, 02:30:38 am
Would be over 20+ hours on my bike--i wanna go but my fat behind would fall off after a 20 hour ride-lol---have to figure something else out
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: seamas on June 17, 2010, 08:08:24 pm
I'll be riding up from NJ on my BMW R75/5.  The riding in NH (and VT) is great.  A nice loop through the White Mountains from Lancaster is: down 3 through Franconia Notch, East on the Kancamagus, up Bear Notch Rd., East on 302, North on 16, maybe stop for a trip up Mt. Washington (if you're not scared of sheer drop offs and cold weather), and back West on 2 to Roger's.  Come by our site and say hi; I won't tease you (too much) about trailering up from RI. 

I read somewhere that NH has the highest proportion of motorcycle registrations per capita in the U.S.  You'll see a lot of bikes.

Me and my friend are coming up from Rhode Island and are debating on trailoring our bikes up and doing a little riding through the mountains.   Any other riders out there?   
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: langloisandy on June 19, 2010, 08:37:57 am
Long time BMW rider here.... I am taking the truck to the 'fest but have alerted a few other BMW riders to stop in, visit, camp...

Andy
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: JamesButabi on June 22, 2010, 06:29:28 pm
I'll be riding up from NJ on my BMW R75/5.  The riding in NH (and VT) is great.  A nice loop through the White Mountains from Lancaster is: down 3 through Franconia Notch, East on the Kancamagus, up Bear Notch Rd., East on 302, North on 16, maybe stop for a trip up Mt. Washington (if you're not scared of sheer drop offs and cold weather), and back West on 2 to Roger's.  Come by our site and say hi; I won't tease you (too much) about trailering up from RI. 

I read somewhere that NH has the highest proportion of motorcycle registrations per capita in the U.S.  You'll see a lot of bikes.



Ive done the Kancamagus / bear notch in my car and thats exactly what I was thinking.  Il be riding a stretched GSXR so not exactly the most comfortable bike for journeying :p.   

If anyone wants to hook up for a day of riding be sure to post!
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: FreeStyle on June 23, 2010, 08:00:09 am
I  went up to Kanc Freedom Fest, Laconia Bike Week to take pictures.  Maybe you made the cut or at least saw the fat guy on the side of the mountain taking pictures of riders. 

I don't even have a bike.  .  . yet.  But when I do I want to start a Free Stater Biker Gan--Club.
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: BikerBill on June 23, 2010, 11:23:54 am
http://groups.google.com/group/fsp-bikers

Not terribly active. Yet. I have some related hearing video here (http://bikerbillnh.blogspot.com/search/label/Motorcycle%20Rights), just btw...
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: lordpoee on June 28, 2010, 03:49:55 pm
Motorcycles are my life man, the only time I truly feel at peace is somewhere around 75 to 80 MPH on something with at least 750cc under it. Had to sell mine to pay rent :(
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: FreeStyle on July 09, 2010, 12:03:39 pm
I really would love to get a bike, but maybe after my wedding and paying the house off.  First thing's first then toys. 

When I do, I plan on getting a big black leather vest (a big one) and putting a big porcupine on the back.  FREE STATE MOTORCYCLE CLUB!
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: lordpoee on July 10, 2010, 12:55:49 am
I really would love to get a bike, but maybe after my wedding and paying the house off.  First thing's first then toys. 

When I do, I plan on getting a big black leather vest (a big one) and putting a big porcupine on the back.  FREE STATE MOTORCYCLE CLUB!


That sounds like a good concept for an MC man.
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: creaganlios on July 10, 2010, 07:34:05 am
I really would love to get a bike, but maybe after my wedding and paying the house off.  First thing's first then toys. 

My Bike cost me $500.  I use it to drive 60 miles round trip to work and back every day.I get 60 mpg. My annual insurance is $75.  I have no other vehicle (my partner uses a car for work every day during the week).

Rather than being a 'toy,' its an extremely cost-effective mode of transportation....that will help you save money to pay off other bills :-)  And your first bike should not be a big, bad-ass, expernsive toy anyway - it should ALWAYS be an older, smaller model that helps you get 'into riding' before you go big.

I say, get your license, ditch your car, and get your bike NOW....and let's get that Porc Riders Club Logo designed.....

Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: lobstah on July 10, 2010, 09:39:24 am
i'm too much of a pansy to get on one of those things  :-[
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: slayerboy on July 10, 2010, 10:56:09 am
I would love to ride a motorcycle.  Unfortunately I have serious balance issues.  I took the Motorcycle Safety course at the local community college and ended up being a danger to the class lol.

I'm working saving up for a trike, but in all honesty I don't think I'll get one with the way the economy is right now on top of me saving for the move to NH.
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: seamas on July 14, 2010, 08:17:29 pm
Also, this is a great time to buy a used bike due to the economy and how they are toys to many people.  Sadly, my R75/5 had a transmission failure (after 180K or so miles) on the way to PorcFest so for the first time I didn't ride (all the way).  I wholeheartedly second the idea of buying a cheap used bike (mine was $150 plus $850 to get it running).  I'd rather be riding a cheap bike than dreaming about the latest new thing, especially because so many new bikes have a level of performance that is only usable on the track.  I'd plan to spend a chunk of money on riding gear too, and that's something most people underestimate (e.g. people riding $12K sport bikes with sneakers, tank tops and shorts).  Taking an MSF or other rider course is a good idea too.  Another thing that helps is if you are willing to learn to work on your bike because shop rates on even simple maintenance are high. 

60 mpg is nice - what are you riding?

I really would love to get a bike, but maybe after my wedding and paying the house off.  First thing's first then toys. 

My Bike cost me $500.  I use it to drive 60 miles round trip to work and back every day.I get 60 mpg. My annual insurance is $75.  I have no other vehicle (my partner uses a car for work every day during the week).

Rather than being a 'toy,' its an extremely cost-effective mode of transportation....that will help you save money to pay off other bills :-)  And your first bike should not be a big, bad-ass, expernsive toy anyway - it should ALWAYS be an older, smaller model that helps you get 'into riding' before you go big.

I say, get your license, ditch your car, and get your bike NOW....and let's get that Porc Riders Club Logo designed.....


Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: PJM on July 14, 2010, 10:08:17 pm
I've been riding for over 30 years. NH has always been one of my favorite places to drop my helmet and enjoy the magnificent mountain roads.
Plan on visiting in early August on my 2000 Road King.
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: creaganlios on July 15, 2010, 05:54:46 am
60 mpg is nice - what are you riding?

1985 Honda Nighthawk 450.     There's a vintage motorcycle shop on Rte 10 in Swanzey that does great work and charges low rates...they've ben there 33 years....

And in spite of my expansiive collection on leather,...in this most recent heat I've been one of those tank top - or shirtless - guys :-)
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: seamas on July 18, 2010, 06:56:14 pm
Yea, a good independent shop is a real find compared to the "stealers". 

The heat has been ridiculous and what works for me is stuffing my ancient Aerostich jacket's pockets with ice and wearing a wicking (i.e. not cotton) t-shirt underneath.  I find it cooler than riding in a t-shirt and getting baked by the sun but to each his own...

60 mpg is nice - what are you riding?

1985 Honda Nighthawk 450.     There's a vintage motorcycle shop on Rte 10 in Swanzey that does great work and charges low rates...they've ben there 33 years....

And in spite of my expansiive collection on leather,...in this most recent heat I've been one of those tank top - or shirtless - guys :-)
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: JamesButabi on July 18, 2010, 09:12:59 pm
This thread was initially designed for Porcfest seeing I hauled a couple bikes up.  Even so Im thinking this should be moved to General as a FSP bike club seems like an inevitable occurrence.
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: creaganlios on July 19, 2010, 06:03:28 am
This thread was initially designed for Porcfest seeing I hauled a couple bikes up.  Even so Im thinking this should be moved to General as a FSP bike club seems like an inevitable occurrence. 

I agree...perhaps we could get a Biker-Porc logo made up and all join in a Poker Run before the end of the season.  Here in the Mondnocks, there is literally at least one charity-driven poker run every weekend from now till late fall....
Title: Re: Any Motorcycle riders?
Post by: sj on July 20, 2010, 10:42:41 am
I was at Laconia Bike Week recently.  More bikes in one place than anywhere I've ever seen.