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MN Spring Ride XIV
The 14th annual Twin Cities Spring Ride and Barbecue will be Saturday, June 5, 2021.


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The forecast for Saturday is 96F! Hydrate well on Friday, and carry water on the Ride.

Itinerary:
9:00 Muster at Holiday Stationstore on Vinewood Lane in Plymouth
9:30 - 10:30 Plymouth to Delano (31 miles, 0:55)
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10:30 - 11:00 Rest / Fuel
11:00 - 12:00 Delano to Champlin (33.4 miles, 0:56)
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12:00 - 1:30 Lunch at Q Fanatic (fuel next door)
1:30 - 2:30 Champlin to Wyoming (43 miles, 1:01)
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2:30 - 3:00 Rest / Fuel
3:00 - 4:00 Wyoming to St Anthony (41 miles, 1:03)
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4:00 Barbecue

Due to limited dining room space at Q Fanatic, we'll be eating outside. There some shade and a picnic table across the parking lot. I think we'll park at the gas station next door, and some of us can fuel up while others start the lunch line.

We'll finish with the traditional Barbecue at my house.

Feel free to invite your riding friends, and bring your non-riding family to the Barbecue.

This Ride will be held in memory of David Weiner (DavidfromWisconsin).

Watch this space for updates.

For anyone who wants it, the GPX file is below. You'll need to rename the extension from .txt to .gpx
 

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Please let me know if you plan to attend, plus any guests, and I'll update the list here. Thanks.

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Anne (Benjo's sister)
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Dobie in Maplewood +2
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Gene Zhitnitskiy (Friend of Benjo)
Graywolfs02 (Barbecue)
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Kelly (Friend of Benjo)
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Randall-in-Mpls
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Ronj10 (morning)
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Zach Godel



Maybe
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DanCX500
John Stark (off-forum friend)
LonEagle
The Valk (+?)


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Please let me know if you plan to attend, plus any guests, and I'll update the list here. Thanks.

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I'll be there! I am hoping to recruit some Royal Enfield riders to join us

Randall, I'd like to do the pre-ride too.

Thanks!
 
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MN Spring Ride XVI
The 14th annual Twin Cities Spring Ride and Barbecue will be Saturday, June 5, 2021.

(At least until Gov. Killjoy finds out and shuts us down.)

Proposed itinerary:
10:00 Muster at Freedom Gas Station in Plymouth.
10:30 - 11:15 Plymouth to Watertown (29 miles, 0:45)
11:15 - 11:45 Rest / Fuel
11:45 - 12:45 Watertown to Champlin (33.4 miles, 0:53)
12:45 - 1:45 Lunch at Q Fanatic (fuel next door)
1:45 - 2:30 Champlin to Wyoming (33 mile, 0:45)
2:30 - 3:00 Rest / Fuel
3:00 - 4:00 Wyoming to St Anthony (31.8 miles, 0:52)
4:00 Barbecue

This seems like a somewhat short day, even with the generous rest stops, so I might try to add another segment after lunch. Or we just take it easy and enjoy a little more social time at the end.

Feel free to invite your riding friends, and bring your non-riding family to the Babecue.

Watch this space for updates.
I'm in, and I'm bringing my sister and a friend of mine. 3 bikes total.
 

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Welcome, Benjo! What part of Minneapolis are you in?
 

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Wait! I recognize the punk in that photo! :D
I already sent Anne a text. Will Jackie be on your pillion?
 

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I expect Anne will want to pilot, rather than pillion again, so I'll probably bring a kid along.
 

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This is the first full season I'll have more than one bike. (I did have the GL650 last year, but almost messed up taking it when I maladjusted the rear brakes.) Which helps me deal with the dilemma: "The weather is good enough for riding or to fix that oil leak. Which do I want to do?" Now that I have other rides, I can take the GL500 apart and fix that leak. It'd be nice to bring it on the ride if I get her fixed by then.
 

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Welcome, Greg! It'll be good to have you along.
I assume you're in Minnesota (or maybe western Wisconsin). Are you here in the Twin Cities?
 

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MN Spring Ride XVI
The 14th annual Twin Cities Spring Ride and Barbecue will be Saturday, June 5, 2021.

(At least until Gov. Killjoy finds out and shuts us down.)

Proposed itinerary:
10:00 Muster at Freedom Gas Station in Plymouth.
10:30 - 11:15 Plymouth to Watertown (29 miles, 0:45)
11:15 - 11:45 Rest / Fuel
11:45 - 12:45 Watertown to Champlin (33.4 miles, 0:53)
12:45 - 1:45 Lunch at Q Fanatic (fuel next door)
1:45 - 2:30 Champlin to Wyoming (33 mile, 0:45)
2:30 - 3:00 Rest / Fuel
3:00 - 4:00 Wyoming to St Anthony (31.8 miles, 0:52)
4:00 Barbecue

This seems like a somewhat short day, even with the generous rest stops, so I might try to add another segment after lunch. Or we just take it easy and enjoy a little more social time at the end.

Feel free to invite your riding friends, and bring your non-riding family to the Barbecue.

This Ride will be held in memory of David Weiner (DavidfromWisconsin).

Watch this space for updates.
Going to try to get there but I need to get two rebuilt carbs for my 1979 Honda CX500 I don't work with Blue cat or Roy's for personal reasons so I gotta pull my own wrenches.
 

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Are you in the Twin Cities, Carroll? I can lead you through the carb teardown, if you need, and I have everything for cleaning.

P.S. From the reference to Blue Cat, I guess you're in or around St Paul.
 

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I reviewed the pulled carbs. The emulsive tubes under the jest are stripped so I cant get them out..but I did find a guy on the west coast that does a swap. Wish I had Minneapolis contacts but I have had nothing but bad experiences locally
 

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..but I did find a guy on the west coast that does a swap.
If that's Larry Cargill in Sacramento, you're in good hands.
I don't have much experience with the shops in town. Half the fun has been learning to do this stuff myself. Marty at GoMoto on the north side of Minneapolis has a good reputation with the locals here on the forum.
 
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