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About Shoop

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  • Birthday 03/30/1959

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    Parkersburg, WV
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    2008 FZ6
    2016 FJR1300
    2005 WR450F

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  1. Shoop

    What did you do to your bike today?

    OK, but the new ones are NOT SHINY!
  2. Shoop

    Fly-By Week tell me more

    Or just come to the flyby week. Lotsa people there who can share similar stories, or just find a group to go riding with. If I lived closer to NY, I'd probably have already modified my house to allow for the in-laws to move in with us. They're in assisted living now - insanely expensive. But they had an insurance plan. My wife spent the past month there. But let's talk about riding instead, OK? Chris
  3. Shoop

    Fly-By Week tell me more

    There's no charge for the chance to meet new people from far away who travel here for those roads. They might tell you stories about AR, CO, AZ and other places you might not have visited, or roads that you didn't find in those areas. The fee is for the two meals. Well, one on Friday , and maybe a second one on Saturday. If you come during the week, the meals at the restaurants are on your own tab. That's not very clear in the description.
  4. Shoop

    Fly-By Week tell me more

    Punk, B-Mac, everybody, JUST DO IT! I'm a member of the MSTA. So is @Qman. I'm also helping coordinate the event, well, mostly the cooking and restaurant stuff. I am certain you guys can find a group at this meeting that you will enjoy riding with. There are all sorts - fast, very fast, used to be fast, and then more leisurely (that would be me.) They post 20+ rides and provide paper maps or downloadable GPX files. The groups usually form up the evening before the ride, though some groups are set and don't change out people very often. But there are signup sheets that are for different speed preferences. Then in the morning, usually pretty early, the groups head out individually. When two or more are on the same route they will try to stagger departure times. The routes usually have a suggested lunch stop, but that is optional. They tend to get back well before dinner to get cleaned up and then hang out by the grill or the pool behind the motel. The event used to run Friday through Sunday and they had two cookout or catered meals. Then last year they changed the format to encourage early arrivals. But the early guys then go to an arranged restaurant - on your own tab. I also help shuttle people to the restaurants. On Thursday we hired the Marietta jitney to shuttle the 50 or so people that were there for dinner time. I am coordinator for the Friday cookout - burgers, brats, beans, slaw, chips, veggie trays, cookies from Walmart, and lots of water and sodas. A lady who hasn't done this before is planning to do kebabs on Saturday. (There's a mex place right next door...) I really like this group and the Marietta event is one of the largest regional meetings. Last year we had about 130 bikes. I'm expecting quite a few more based on the talk that was going on at the national rally two weeks ago in Bristol VA. You'll find all makes of bikes, lots of BMW's and even a few Harley's and wings. All of the guys and ladies are avid riders. Some will have ridden from CO, TX, WI, NJ to get to the ride. Most will probably still show up on Friday. Please notice that this is the first year that you don't have to join the organization in order to participate. I think we fired the lawyers. We're about to tell the AMA to take a hike if they keep insisting on getting the members contact info. So, you can just register and show up. But if you register at the event I WILL give you a burnt burger and a crumbled up cookie box with a few crumbs in it. It really helps to have a decent count for planning. Please consider attending! How did this turn into a grom discussion??? Oh, never mind. Chris Shoop
  5. Shoop

    Hi from Guernsey County

    Welcome Eric.
  6. Shoop

    TX Roadhouse Bike Night, Parkersburg, WV

    Well, shucks. Won't be no clowns at this party...
  7. https://www.facebook.com/events/1234022526762012/ I missed the first two already.And I'm going to miss the next two. Maybe July...
  8. Shoop


    Nuff said.
  9. Shoop

    Hey from Cuyahoga falls

    Hey Michael, Greetings! I took a 25-year break from riding and got back into it in 2013. Really enjoying it. Check back regularly to see if folks are organizing rides. Often a group will come down to the nice twisty stuff here in SE Ohio. In particular, look for any postings for an "Epic" ride - those are usually designed for larger groups but we break up into smaller groups to match speed preferences. Chris
  10. Shoop

    KTM Demo Truck to Visit Columbus

    BUMP. I called the dealer, Wheelsports. Yes, the Friday demo rides are from 4:30-7:30. They will be on suburban back streets. I'm guessing 35 mph max. Thinking harder about a 2-hr ride to get there. Chris
  11. Shoop

    KTM Demo Truck to Visit Columbus

    No Problem. Here's your link: https://athensmotorcycle.club/race-info#bce5f3c8-8166-433d-af24-3f5fa384612d
  12. Shoop

    KTM Demo Truck to Visit Columbus

  13. Shoop

    KTM Demo Truck to Visit Columbus

    BUMP -- It's two weeks out. Time to start drooling again. So, who's going? I'll be busy Saturday so I'll prob take Friday afternoon off to be there early. Note that the Friday time has changed from the initial notice from 10-3:30 to 4:30 to 7. They will have the following models: 390 DUKE, 790 DUKE, 690 SMC, 690 ENDURO, 1090 ADVENTURE R, 1290 ADVENTURE R, 1290 ADVENTURE S, 1290 SUPER DUKE GT, and 1290 SUPER DUKE R. Demo time: Friday 4:30 to 7:00 Saturday 10:00am to 3:30 Demo Location Address: American Motorcyclist Association 13515 Yarmouth Dr. Pickerington, OH 43147 Apparently the 790 Adventure is still invisible.