2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby chibbert » Sun May 17, 2015 5:34 am

Left at 5:58. Slabbing it for me too as all forecasts predict rain from here to there. Safe riding everyone.
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Arrived in my driveway 12:04PM. Little rain to speak of.
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby towerworker » Sun May 17, 2015 2:02 pm

Happy to report I'm home safe. 1.3 grueling miles thru torrentially good weather. The traffic was intimidating. Still looking for Bob......he was last seen with some red headed floozy.

Great to see everyone and looking forward to next year!!
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby yjleesvrr » Sun May 17, 2015 2:05 pm

Left Staunton this morning to head to church with my wife. Just got home after lunch. Thanks to all who showed up - much gratitude for you being such good people, every one of you. Thanks Wayne for organizing. The food was delicious, and a huge shout out to Frontline Eurosports in Salem, VA for the great BBQ and the raffle prizes.
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby Beemeridian » Sun May 17, 2015 2:43 pm

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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby chibbert » Sun May 17, 2015 4:57 pm

Nice write-up Beemeridian
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby Biff's R » Sun May 17, 2015 5:06 pm

I got home yesterday afternoon. The fuel pump didn't fail. Yeah! It was good to see everyone and sorry that I didn't get to say goodbye to everyone. I rode about 120 of 360 miles in the rain. I also did more slab than I wanted to, but I didn't want to be in banjo country if the fuel pump decided to quit.
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby Biff's R » Sun May 17, 2015 5:07 pm

Btw,
I missed you JFSlayter. Hope you heal quickly and the bike gets some love.
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby Boxer » Sun May 17, 2015 5:22 pm

Juvy and I pushed through all day today via slab. We went thru Knoxville and Chattanooga to avoid the traffic from the mountans in Georgia heading back home down 76 and 515. We got a little rain outside of Knoxville and then 10 miles from home it began to rain on us. Not too wet though. Just pulled in about 5:30. 9 1/2 hours stopping only for fuel and snacks and water from the cooler. She now qualifies as an honorary Iron Butt.

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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby machew01 » Sun May 17, 2015 5:44 pm

For those of you who didn't hear me, I left at 04:45 and rode south on VA-252 to VA-39. I only had light rain for the first 10 minutes, but I did get to enjoy some thick fog in the dark. Cool. It was great to see everyone!

Some photos:
http://aframen.smugmug.com/Other/Bash-M ... /n-dXGGnB/


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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby towerworker » Sun May 17, 2015 5:55 pm

Mac, it seems a password is necessary to access the pics.
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby jfslater98 » Sun May 17, 2015 6:08 pm

Thanks for all the kind words everyone. Getting better, but the part that stings the most is missing this event. :cry:

Hope everyone is safe and had fun. Looking forward you seeing you all again in the future.
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby touchton » Sun May 17, 2015 7:35 pm

Rusty and I made it back to Nashville a couple of hours ago. We when through a couple of small rain showers, but otherwise it was uneventful. Had a great time and I'm looking forward to next years bash....

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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby SteveK » Sun May 17, 2015 7:47 pm

I made it back to Columbus just after 4pm. Got wet and dried out at least 5 times. Several fun days of ridding. Nice to see everyone. Plan to attend next years Bash. Thanks to Wayne for hosting.

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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby CycleRob » Sun May 17, 2015 11:14 pm

First, I'd like to add that the rainsuit door prize card was given to me by yjleesvrr, the actual winner, in appreciation for my instructional guidance and problem solving on this board and he said because he already had a (quality) rainsuit. Knowing my friend Beemeridian would use such a rainsuit 200--300 times more than I would, I ReGifted it to him. So, Thank You again Yong Lee.

After the 3 day Bash was over I got onto I-81 a few miles out from our HoJo Motel this morning and I felt a naturally generated smile of satisfaction, in that on our multi group rides . . . nobody "went down" or "into the woods". The somewhat risky and most rewarding ride was the ones DStamp and I had when we got ahead of the group a couple times when the road got REALLY twisty and hilly. There was some speed [-( , RPMs', throttle twisting and a LOT of deep lean angles involved, this time with enough restraint (like I promised) [-X so there were no controlled rear wheel power slides or controlled 2 wheel corner drifts . . . on MY bike anyway. It still amazes me (and that is saying something!) what an R1200GS can do with an experienced/talented rider. Those lengthy sections of corkscrew roadways puts the Tail-of-the-Dragon to shame. Daryl, You-Da-Man! :smt045 :smt023

Everybody had a really good time in that we met our on-line friends again -or- for the first time, for good rides, good eats, a few beers and lots of talking and laughing at all hours. After Saturday's ride, 4 of our of the OilHead riders got their throttle bodies accurately synched with my green water manometer under the front door entrance Pick-up/Drop-off canopy. There was no cooling fan, because we didn't have one and I could do it quick enough so it was not needed. It had a Pit Stop quality to it but it was resonably quiet and not disruptive because they were BMW bikes and BMW riders.

The "everybody" group shots at the very generous Frontline Eurosports evening BBQ that were taken with my camera will be cropped and uploaded soon for all to see.

I got home, exhausted, at 7:20pm. In the entire 487 mile trip there was only one creepy-crawler traffic back-up at 33 miles from my home on I-85. The GPS said my moving average was 62 MPH for 8Hrs13Min. My friendly next door neighbor, a Gainesville cop, rushed over and helped unload my bike when he saw my wife Ann assisting me.

I'm still smiling . . and I bet a lot of the attendees are too. :smt026
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby wncbmw » Mon May 18, 2015 6:51 am

Another good Bash in the books and a large turnout! Thanks Wayne and Bob for the good work. I knew the roads were good when you announced the location though!

Vince and I left after breakfast to ride 252 over to Lexington and I circled downtown some trying to find it. We eventually did and it was a very worthwhile ride! We rode on to Natural Bridge, taking 130 and 501, squeezing some more mountain rides in before Vince had to part for the flatlands of Raleigh. Split up at Danville and he beat me home by about 3 hours! Almost 400 miles home and no rain! :D

Good to see the old friends and the new folks were a welcome addition. Nice to see recent new attendees coming back for another go! We must be doing something right! :lol:
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby Doug » Mon May 18, 2015 8:21 pm

Awesome guys, events like this remind me why we started this site. I'm really happy to hear everyone had fun, and safely too! (Jf, glad to read you're doing ok).

Bring on the pics! :D The smug mug link didn't work for me Mac.
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby SteveK » Mon May 18, 2015 9:21 pm

Here are a few of my pictures

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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby CycleRob » Mon May 18, 2015 10:24 pm

Here is the best of the 5 chosen Bash group pics of the 9 that were taken just seconds apart:

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Here is the link to my PhotoBucket Bash2015 Album that will be added to until May 22nd:
http://s142.photobucket.com/user/CycleRob/media/Places/Bash2015Va/Group314.jpg.html?sort=9&o=10


BTW, all my albums have public access and can be seen by clicking my PhotoBucket folders on screen left.

Edit: Fixed broken link after being moved to the correct folder.
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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby Boxer » Mon May 18, 2015 10:48 pm

Great pictures guys! Anyone else take any scenic shots, post'em up somewhere and give us a link. I need a few for the slide show still.

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Re: 2015 Bash May 15-17, Staunton Virginia

Postby Marty2 » Wed May 20, 2015 5:24 am

A little late here but everyone knows the saying.

Another great Bash as usual. Thanks Wayne. It was good to see the familiar faces and some new ones. I'm already looking forward to next years.

John.... sorry to hear about your mishap. Heal up quick. Maybe we'll catch up at the Half Bash.

Regarding the rain suit door prize........ my son Mike was there original winner of the suit and then told Wayne to have another number drawn since he already had a rain suit that worked well for him. Glad to see that it went to someone who needs it. Kudos to all who passed it along.
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