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Hello all, I am a new and proud owner of my second TW and I am looking for other owners who live near me, in the Washington DC area. My ideal hope is to gather a group of riders together to form a riding club, or at least go on rides from time to time. I am also eager to learn about the TW trails that this region has to offer. Please let me know!
 

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Well, uh... hi! We're a rare breed if ever there was one.




There are a bunch of dirt places to ride in the not-so-immediate area that have gotten rave reviews, but I haven't had a chance to check 'em out, yet. My favorite 'trail' is Rock Creek Parkway at night, when there's no traffic...



I'm always down for a ride!
 

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Indeed we are! And I share your appreciation for the free-of-traffic Parkway. It’s really a beautiful ride. I am itching for some warmer weather…its been a bit too cold for me to get out there…what do you say to a Spring camping ride?
 

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Hello If you guy's are gonna get together for a ride in the future let me know. I live in Alexandria and have a few rides that I take when the weather permits, and it would be cool to get out with other TW's. My buddies don't see the appeal of the TW they keep sayin trade up and I keep sayin HELL NO!!!
 

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Hey DCers, You have lots of good riding there, but most of it is paved and crisscrossed by heavy traffic roads. Pretend you are a bicycle (I rode thousands of miles of bicycle miles (many on a tandem)) and found that if I paid attention to where the crazys were most abundant and paralleled them, I was fine. Northern Virginia has a million asphalt low volume roads, and many curves to keep you awake if you go to the mountains. Enjoy and don't complain about bad weather too much or the guys from NY and Canada will come down and object. Have a good time and ride carefully. I lived in Falls Church but found many excuses to go south and west. Tom
 

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I hear ya. Most of my rides are on what they call the "byways" or scenic routes all headin south n west with a few excursions into Georgetown on Fridays and Saturdays in the warmer months. I wonder how many members are in the DC metro area?
 

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Not exactly metro DC area, but I'm on the Eastern Shore... lots of nice back roads and offroad areas here. In fact just bought a new place in the country that I found while exploring on my TW last summer.



I hate the cold so no riding for me until it gets warm, but I expect to be out and about as soon as that happens...



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To all the DC TW200 owners, I hope everyone had a fun and relaxing Holiday season. Per the ongoing discussion, I have found a DC Metropolitan Area trail riding club, the Northern Virginia Trailriders. I plan on attending the January meeting, and most likely becoming a member. I cannot imagine there being a better mechanism for putting a TW trailride and camping trip together than this group. Here is info on the meetings:



"NVTR is a club run by its members for its members, and as such, the club activities are constantly being adjusted to match our own needs. The routine business of the club is conducted by the elected officers, with the concurrence of the members. The meetings include both club business and a program of general interest - as well as a chance to just hang out with fellow trailhounds. Prospective members are encouraged to attend!"



NVTR meets for two hours (7:30 - 9:30 PM) on the second Wednesday of each month -- This month on the 12th.

Meetings are held at:



Anthony's Restaurant

309 West Broad Street

Falls Church, VA 22046

(703) 532-0100



I hope to meet some fellow TWers there!



-DCTW
 

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If you folks want some real nice backroads head down to Southern Maryland. Charles,St. Mary's and Calvert County have tons of twisty roads that often go to some interesting places. When I lived there those roads where my play ground.Also there is a off road area close by Budds Creek Moto-Cross track.
 

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Hey there, I live in DC and would love to meet up with other folks for a ride now and then. I've owned lots of bikes over the years but just bought my first TW this week. A 2003. I'll get some pics up soon. Spent the morning in hell--er I mean DC DMV--but am all set now. I have a few mods I'd like to make so that is another reason to meet up with folks in the area. It is nice to see pics of mods on other people's bikes but even better to see them in person. I'm glad to know there are others on this board doing the urban assault thing.
 

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I can't believe I completely missed this thread!

I am in Fairfax, VA (20 miles from DC). I am in for any group riding with fellow TDubbers.
 

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I can't believe I completely missed this thread!

I am in Fairfax, VA (20 miles from DC). I am in for any group riding with fellow TDubbers.


Boret, I'd love to take a look at your bike--you've done a lot of cool stuff and it would be nice to check it out in person as I'm considering tackling some of the same mods.
 

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Boret, I'd love to take a look at your bike--you've done a lot of cool stuff and it would be nice to check it out in person as I'm considering tackling some of the same mods.


Anytime, hit me with a msg and i'll send you the coordinates!
 

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If you guys can swing it try RT.33 that runs from Virginia to West Virgina. It was voted one of the top ten motorcycle routes in the U.S. and it's not too far away. It also goes by Skyline Drive and ends close to Black Water Falls. 66 is the fastest route but there are many Dub friendly ways to get there.
 

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Thanks Boret. I'll definitely do that and if you happen to be in DC one day let me know-- I'll meet up with you for coffee and we can compare notes.



XRacer, Excellent suggestion. I've not done Rt 33 on a bike but I've done a lot of the roads in that general area. Beautiful, beautiful country. And I wouldn't be surprised if you could find some good fire roads and trails to hit around there too. Have to dig out my VA gazetteer.
 

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Rt. 33 is great! Goes through George Washington National Park and the curves and scenery are excellent.

There is a meet this weekend in Elkton, VA.



http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=660536



http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.php?t=10223



I was thinking on going, eventhough the weather is a bit off. I will probably go with my touring bike (DL1000)



I used to work in DC for the last 11 years, but I started my own thing last year and work from home most of the time now... I can tell you that I do not miss the commute to DC at all


But if I happen to be in DC I'll send you a msg.



I have a garage with a motorcycle lift and some tools, all I need is the knowledge to know what to do. I welcome you guys to also come over one weekend to work on the bikes. I've never done a valve adjustment and would love to learn first on the Tdub, to then graduate into the R6 and the other bikes.
 

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I hope you guys will also think about doing the Rolling Thunder Ride on Memorial Day . Theres nothing like riding the streets of D.C. with thousands of other bikes and what you will see at the Wall will bring tears to your eyes! As you can tell I miss being in that area.
 
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