Just a quickie here with a few pix showing a few of your club's riders out on some "Invisible Roads" in lower Virginia. In case you didn't notice, we had a little rain over the weekend! Nevertheless, all riders successfully completed a challenging and worthwhile Road Riding Skills Workshop where we covered about 475 miles from Thurmont, MD down to Natural Bridge, VA eventually concluding in a downpour in New Market, VA (which caught us by surprise because we signed up to travel to Canaan Valley, WV, but more on that in the Ride's Report). No significant difficulties to report, although there were many, many drips.
Seriously, Karen and I are working on a Full-Blown training report to be sent to Wes in the near future, but then it'll likely to appear later this summer when all the Square Route Rally hoopla has subsided.
Here's a shot of the riders & instructor taken at the Griffin Tavern in Flint Hill. It shows L to R:
Karen (Your Membership Guru), Jim Ford, Ted Danforth (from PA), Phil (on bended knee), Avner Skolnik (aka Motorhead), and Dennis Odell (from PA)
Here's a shot taken in the parking lot before departing to the South for our afternoon instruction on Saturday. It shows L to R:
Dennis (by his G650GS), Moi (by my F800GS), Karen (by her F650GS), and Ted (beside his R1200GSA).
This shot was taken and sent to us by Jim (with his tripod); showing us beside the Bullpasture River along Rt 678 while we all enjoyed a coffee break (courtesy of AVNER!).
And here's Avner in the process of preparing Turkish Coffee from his GS-Espresso Delivery System -- It was very much appreciated (because we were all cold)!!!
Bottom Line: Jim offers a good product, and we'd all recommend you get some of this On-The-Road Rider Coaching.
You'll certainly learn a few tricks from a well-qualified and enthusiastic BMWBMW Member!
Phil & Karen
2009 Kawasaki KLX250S,
2008 Honda CRF230L, and
RIP, 2003 K1200LT w/129,124 mi.
…And pray that there’s intelligent life somewhere up in space,
‘Cause there’s bugger all down here on Earth.” – Eric Idle’s The Galaxy Song
Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Dm7sQ1C1E&feature=related