IRISH LOOP, Monday June 19

Discussion in 'Events, & Meetings' started by versys Rob, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. versys Rob

    versys Rob Member

    Open invitation. Planning to run Irish Loop on Monday, leave in the morning, back by suppertime. Anyone interested? I have been pissed off at Murph for taking so much time off lately, I grew a set of balls and decided to take a play day off myself. Weather is, 60 % chance of showers, high 20, but that may change between now and Monday.
     
  2. murph

    murph Active Member

    What are you pissed with me for? I showed up 3 times this week. Damned near a record. Might take tomorrow off to celebrate it.
     
  3. Wayne

    Wayne Active Member

    High of 20 is predicted for St. John's area. A good idea before you head out to check the weather on the Irish Loop and compare it to the Baccalieu Trail.
     
  4. versys Rob

    versys Rob Member

    For anyone who wants to grace us with their presence. How about we meet at Donovan's Irving at 9:00 Monday morning. I am certainly open to taking any route, Irish Loop or Baccalieu Trail, or any other route to enjoy.
    So far there will be two beautiful STs, a older Triumph, R3, and whatever Murph will place his rather generous girth on.
    Again, all are welcome. All road miles, all riding levels.
     
  5. murph

    murph Active Member

    Just cause you do be looking while I pee does not mean that everyone wants to know about it.
     
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  6. Dougger

    Dougger Member

    Watch the potholes folks. I rode it today and there are some craters lurking out there. Probably no worse than other years, but no better either.
     
  7. Wayne

    Wayne Active Member

    Irish Loop looks like temps below 15 and chance of showers around lunch. Baccalieu Trail looks like temps around 20 degrees and sun. Have a good ride!

    Oh, and there are some nice ice bergs in New Melbourne, incase you wanted to bring a camera better than a smart phone.
     
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  8. versys Rob

    versys Rob Member

    14978821697351631951883.jpg 14978822406071491888520.jpg 14978821697351631951883.jpg 14978822406071491888520.jpg Ok. The day started well. 6 nice bikes heading out on the open road for an enjoyable day. We decided to forego the cold foggy Irish loop and headed for Baccalieu trail. We made it to Carbonear. I glanced at my rear tire... Oops I did it again. Wires showing. I made the safe and mature decision to let the lads head out without me as road captain. God's speed to those wayward souls. I am pissed off. Oh well, I will head to my cabin for a day of trouting. It's all the Toy boxes fault. I ordered tires 2weeks ago! I did tell Keith I could wait 2-3 weeks. I was wrong.
     
  9. Wayne

    Wayne Active Member

  10. gnurob

    gnurob Member

    Friend of mine left Corner Brook for Gander's ride for sight. Tire was fine when he left, 2" bare cable down the center line over 1/2 the tire. Might have set a few records along the way...

    Funny how bike tires seem to wear faster at EOL.
     
  11. HunterSon

    HunterSon Member

    Sounds like an inflation problem for it to go that fast. Or maybe the tire gets much hotter when it is at the EOL and then wears more quickly.
     
  12. murph

    murph Active Member

    Grates Cove[​IMG]
     
  13. murph

    murph Active Member

    'Tis nobodies fault but your own. Your bike, your ride, your responsibility.
    We 5 carried on without our "road captain" and had a fine day with little to no traffic all the way to The Mousehole. A little spell for a walk and pics before continuing on to Grates Cove where lunch was had at the old church hall. Nouveau cuisine and interesting conversation. RJMHD regaled us with tales of riding different areas around the world. Much envy had by all.
    Saddled up and headed south along Trinity Bay where the wind off the water was a bit cooler. Lots of bergs visible on this coast and when the 3 others headed across the Hearts Content Barrens myself and RJMHD headed down to Whitbourne where Placentia Bay fog and cooler temps meant a tightening of zippers and gauntlet gloves for the return in the TCH.
    Many thanks to Rob for organizing and preparing routing for us for the day.
     
  14. Shel

    Shel New Member

    Great ride! Thanks for the invite! Iceburg.jpg
     
  15. versys Rob

    versys Rob Member

    My tires are in.... Now I just have to bring wheels to toy box tomorrow. 27degrees and me with no bike!
     
  16. murph

    murph Active Member

    Have we learned anything about false economy at this time...or last time...or time before that?
     
  17. gnurob

    gnurob Member

    It's a perfectly good tire to go around the Irish Loop clockwise.
     
  18. versys Rob

    versys Rob Member

    Ok.. So I think I will become the NL sales man for SHINKO tires... I wish....if this mental health nursing goes bust.

    Rear Bridgestone battle bt021 shown with almost exactly 10000 kms. Paid almost $400 installed.
    SHINKO VERGE front with many more kms. Can't remember exactly when Murph held my hand and installed it with me.. but it was many months prior. The SHINKO is still not at wear bars... Paid about $140.00.installed myself.
    Wtf?
     

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  20. Wayne

    Wayne Active Member

    I'm not familiar with tire wear, but is that normal to wear on one side like that?
     

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