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Deer are sent by the devil...

And other truths revealed in my recent trip to Summit Point, WV.

I decided to stretch the legs on the KLR and see how worthy it would be for a distance-touring ADV bike. Well, a GoldWing it is not, but it wasn't horrible. My day started off with a quick check of the weather and all looked good for a cool, sunny weekend. I packed only minimally for an overnight trip. No tent, as I would be shacking up with some friends and family that had left the day prior to set up at the track for the WERA races. Two friends and my cousin are racing this year and the Summit Point race is the last of this season in the Southeast division. Since I will be racing next year, any chance to check out a track is worthwhile.

After packing and securing everything, I realized my camera had gone belly up. Proprietary battery and charger that is no longer supported by the company equals a frustrated me going into Sears last minute to replace it. Ah well, last minute buys sometimes pan out, so here goes.

My first shot parked in front of Sears making sure it works.


Testing my ambidextrous abilities, I tried snapping a train that I tagged along with for about 10 miles or so. I thought I would never reach the locomotive.


No sooner did I pass the train and get the camera stowed and came upon a breathtaking hydroelectric plant. Pictures could never have captured the cool factor of this spot. You can see the train off in the distance across the lake.




I did not get pictures of the dinner experience that night, but let me say this. If you are in Charles Town, WV. Do not go to the horse track unless you are in need of some self-torture. The bottom floor is consumed by slot machines, geriatrics spending their grandkids inheritance, cigar/pipe/cigarette smoke and the worlds most terrifying maze of ben-gay and aspercreme laden people. I saw my grandmother at least a dozen times in a span of ten feet.

So, after a restless night trying to sleep through my cousin's snoring (read sasquatch w/ nasal issues), the TV going all night, and another friend listening to his headphones jacked on level 12. I didn't get much sleep. We arrived at the track in one piece and a little more worn for wear. I gotta say though, the road going into Summit Point is worth the price of admission alone. That had to be the closest I've ever been to riding a roller-coaster without ever leaving the ground.
Here is our humble abode while at the races.


My cousin being reprimanded by a track official for a missed safety wire component. How they ever saw it while he was at race pace, I'll never know.


In the second race of the day, my cousin being led by another friend on the front straight.


The riders exiting turn 5 on the back section of the track.


Turn 9 going up the hill under the bridge and back to the front striaght. You can tell the guys I am with by their orange shirts over the leathers.


The scenery in WV is wonderful this time of year...


D'oh, wait, I meant this one, yeah, that's it.


The leaves have not started changing yet. Even at 4,000 feet, I would give them about two more weeks and this will be a much different picture.


My last stop before heading home. A great BBQ spot with home-cooking and very nice wait staff. In Massanutten, VA.




After this stop, it got dark very quickly. The deer started coming out from everywhere. Going through mountain passes at 10pm w/ blind curves is a harrowing experience even during the daytime. At night it is downright butt-puckering. I made it home in one piece and with 700 more miles on the Odometer. The KLR is very capable and confident at all speeds. My only change would be the addition of a sixth gear and a new seat. Other than that, I could not have asked for much more. I look forward to my next journey.

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Very nice. Since you have red, I'll have to get blue.

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Nice write up thnx for the scenery

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thanks James. I'm buying green and we're going to look like fags going to Alaska.

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all you adventurers need to let me borrow your adventure bike some time...so i can go have an adventure.

Looks fun mang.

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Very scenic trip! Great pics.

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Howdy there kiddo. That new Panasonic DMC-LZ7 sure does take nice pics, especially of the two legged dear.

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Thanks everyone, I really enjoyed the weekend and I can't wait for more like it. Selling my Strom really made me realize how much I missed out on.

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thanks James. I'm buying green and we're going to look like fags going to Alaska.
That would only happen if you bought a Tiger. Anyone that can do that distance on a KLR can't be classified as such...

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all you adventurers need to let me borrow your adventure bike some time...so i can go have an adventure.

Looks fun mang.
I would say go ahead and snag one, but you have your hands full for awhile with the girls.

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Howdy there kiddo. That new Panasonic DMC-LZ7 sure does take nice pics, especially of the two legged dear.
Errr, yup. And the BBQ shot was just for dear 'ole dad.

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My god she is hot!

Is that Sporty?

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Nice trip... Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for sharing James! One day, I hope I can make these kinda trips!

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My god she is hot!

Is that Sporty?
no but if she lives near Charles Town she may be a single mom that i love to support! damn i miss that club!

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no but if she lives near Charles Town she may be a single mom that i love to support! damn i miss that club!
Is there anything better than a hot dumb single mom crack whore on a pole. What wouldn't they do for a buck?!

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Nice write up.

I'm thinking about putting some Roman-chariot style spear heads on my rims for the deer around here. Those things are retarded.

The other day I saw a bunch in a big empty parking lot. I went straight at them and they just stood there... Gave it a quick rev and my de-baffleized exhaust sent them sliding hooves in all directions LOL. Then a short pursuit ensued. I think I'm evil lol. (But it was fun!)

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Nice trip and beautiful pics. I couldn't believe how nice it was down WV till I went there two years ago. Summit Point is an awesome track! The carousel is the best part for me.

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Very nice trip. Thanks for sharing.

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Wow, cool, thanks. I need to get to a track.
I especially like the scenery. I haven't seen perfection like that in a long time.

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I could use a change of scenery...

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Nice pics and write up Ridge, looks like a fun time!

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Yo bietch, why don't you sign up for the Cornerspin thingie next month?!

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