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Old 05-23-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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A few buddies have a cabin on crystal beach. I was thinking to take the bike out for a day trip, from my place its about 2 hours.
I have a 05 636, and about 2 months experience.

Flame if you want, just looking for opinions, especially being a holiday weekend, and low experience. Longest trip I took so far was an hour and a half.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:17 PM   #2
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The trip up isn't the problem....its the beach on a holiday weekend...alcohol, and wreckless behavior.

I'd cage it
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If you can keep from getting plowed and IF you go Winnie way you should be fine. The ferry line is gonna suck on a bike. Dont ride it on the beach either. The sand will eat your chain and sprockets
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:24 PM   #4
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my route would be hwy 90 to 365 to 1406 to 124 to 87. looked the most fun/ off highway
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yep, its gonna suck out there this weekend!! thankfully i have priority boarding the line, i drive to the front.


yall just dont be stupid, i'll be on the ambulance friday and saturday out there, dont want to meet the bad way!
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A few buddies have a cabin on crystal beach. I was thinking to take the bike out for a day trip, from my place its about 2 hours.
I have a 05 636, and about 2 months experience.

Flame if you want, just looking for opinions, especially being a holiday weekend, and low experience. Longest trip I took so far was an hour and a half.
As others have said, the trip isn't the problem - its the douchenuggets on the road.

Crystal Beach isn't all that big of a deal in terms of a ride, but you will be going right into the heart of stupidland during a holiday weekend....

Your call - I'd take the car down there with your level of experience.
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watch for sand on the turns too. I almost ate in a turn because of sand I couldn't see.
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:35 PM   #8
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if you were going to ride a KLR down the beach I would say go for it

It's just a long straignt ride, and the salt will make your junk rust

take teh cage, better for beer runs
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:37 PM   #9
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I took mine to the beach several times back in the day. It was fun and well worth the trouble. These days not so much. Every gash on the beach will want a ride
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:56 PM   #10
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I took mine to the beach several times back in the day. It was fun and well worth the trouble. These days not so much. Every gash on the beach will want a ride
isnt that the point of him taking his brand new (to him) ss to chrystal beach??
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:15 PM   #11
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There's always going to be traffic, bad road conditions and idiots on the road. Then again you can always keep the bike in your garage to keep it pretty and keep the miles down. Being a biker is about owning a bike, not riding it right? Take pictures of it to show you're friends though.
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With your experience and the level of that'll be driving around just be careful and take it easy. At the end of the day, trust that feeling inside. If you have a second thought just take the car.
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:04 PM   #13
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I wouldn't do it. I'm not doing any riding this weekend for exactly the reasons stated above. Way too many idiots out. Not only that you will likely be drinking as well. Best to stay off the bike.

2 hrs is not that big of a deal, but its the conditions under which you will be doing this (ie Holiday weekend). BTW hit up some noob friendly rides out the Yankees one of these days and then you'll be able to ride for hours. :-)
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isnt that the point of him taking his brand new (to him) ss to chrystal beach??
I was not stating it as a negative
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the very fact that you made this post tells me you have doubts about it.... take your cage. Do some noobie rides, get some safer seat time, then you will be ready next time. It is not you, it is the holliday drinking and driving that is the concern here, learning the basics of riding is one thing, having enough seat time to have the instinctual reaction that can save your life is another.
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the very fact that you made this post tells me you have doubts about it.... take your cage. Do some noobie rides, get some safer seat time, then you will be ready next time. It is not you, it is the holliday drinking and driving that is the concern here, learning the basics of riding is one thing, having enough seat time to have the instinctual reaction that can save your life is another.
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Im going with others on this one. You did make a point of this thread. Being new is fine, getting seat time is important, This is a stupid weekend. SOme make a point of taking pictures and showing your off, i dont even take the boat out because all he drunk idiots out on the water. So dont listen to some when they call you out, being new is something we have ALL been thru.


If you do ride, watch the sand in crners, its bad and it will make for a real day...
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:58 AM   #18
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yea, figured the drunks would be out, and I dont want to mess with them quite yet. that and by taking the cage ill be able to drink more than just 2 beers. thanks for the inputs. yea I plan to do the noob rides, trackdays... just haven't had a chance yet.
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There's always going to be traffic, bad road conditions and idiots on the road. Then again you can always keep the bike in your garage to keep it pretty and keep the miles down. Being a biker is about owning a bike, not riding it right? Take pictures of it to show you're friends though.
Heh.

Oh and your bike isn't real unless it's a 750 or bigger, at least that's what one of my co-workers tells me about my gs500.

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yea, figured the drunks would be out, and I dont want to mess with them quite yet. that and by taking the cage ill be able to drink more than just 2 beers. thanks for the inputs. yea I plan to do the noob rides, trackdays... just haven't had a chance yet.
The more miles you get under your the less you'll worry or even wonder about a two-three hour ride.

My first long ride I was a bit nervous - now I realize I go further than that for dinner sometimes.
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