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    Quote Originally Posted by piper_chuck View Post
    Three weeks, like in the last weekend of Sept? That'll be the next time I'll be there. My house is on 33rd St. I can't claim to have been going there quite as long as you. The early 90s is probably when I started going down there. Before that was going to the outerbanks.

    I'll have to map out your route when I get my miles back up. I think it might be a little more than I'm ready for right now. It looks like it would be a good ride.
    We are on 40th St. The route is about 37 miles. I do stop Shallotte for fluids, so it's not that bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brunop View Post
    i dig me some brunswick county, but no joke--how ya'll keep your whips rustfree? i go down to wrightsville when i can (but my whips are in boston) and see ya'll ridin'. i'm gonna bring a whip down and ride there too. but do ya just keep your bikes inside or somethin'?

    It helps if your whip is Ti. Cheap, old Ti, but Ti nonetheless. I just rinse it off with water and relube. I keep it in a workroom while I'm down, but that doesn't keep it from the salt air. We have gone thru many beach cruisers that are left year round and ridden in the ocean and pretty much neglected. Those have about a 3 year life span.
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    Damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanders View Post
    +1 If you can get across the Cape Fear alive.
    Just a suggestion...What about taking the Ft. Fisher ferry? Once you're on the Southport side, you're in riding Nirvana!

    Or drive over to Leland, park your car, and then ride south down Highway 133. There's a good bit of traffic till you get past the Mallory Creek housing development, but after that, you can relax and enjoy some nice rural countryside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanders View Post
    We are on 40th St. The route is about 37 miles. I do stop Shallotte for fluids, so it's not that bad.
    Hmmm, 37 is what I rode two weekends ago down there. Maybe I'll give your route a try this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brunop View Post
    i dig me some brunswick county, but no joke--how ya'll keep your whips rustfree? i go down to wrightsville when i can (but my whips are in boston) and see ya'll ridin'. i'm gonna bring a whip down and ride there too. but do ya just keep your bikes inside or somethin'?
    I bring my bikes with me, won't leave them in the salt air long term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piper_chuck View Post
    Hmmm, 37 is what I rode two weekends ago down there. Maybe I'll give your route a try this weekend.
    The best laid plans...
    Dr thinks I have pneumonia. I can go to the beach, but no riding.

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    Going to Wilmington tomorrow for a few weeks. Anyone interested in riding?

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    Check out capefearcyclists.org. They do regularly scheduled rides Tuesday mornings, Wednesday evenings, Satuday mornings, and Sunday afternoons. Stop in at Two Wheeler Dealer for local bike maps if desired.

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