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Old 11-14-2012, 05:50 PM   #18526
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Todd, The simple answer is good tires and saddle time...just like on a race track, RIDE YOUR OWN RIDE and don't ride over your head. It takes time to feel comfortable with 550 pounds of GS moving around under you at 50 with no input on your part! I still think it's scary, but have gotten more used to it. If I go weeks without doing it, I am much slower for the first hour or two until I get my balls back. You'll be there soon...Wait until you encounter SAND!
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Bring on the sand...I love sand. I grew up riding and jumping the dunes at Silver Lake in Michigan...



Nothing like coming over the top of Test Hill and Flying 100ft and wondering if you are ever going to land...I know just from my experience with the gravel roads it will be different, but I have ran some sand with the GS and it is not to different. Butt back, relaxed arms, and study speed, smooth is fast in the sand.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:39 PM   #18527
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Teach us how to do that Todd!

we need to find a beach!
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:28 PM   #18528
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Teach us how to do that Todd!

we need to find a beach!
The OBX is not 2 hrs from here. (okay, a little more for you blooch). There are 10-15 miles of sandy beach north from Duck. Teresa and I have done most of it two-up on the GS, with Tourance tires. We need to set a Saturday ride for those who want to experiment. Trust me, the only difficult part is the 100m from the pavement to the packed wave line. After that it is a piece o'cake, and a LOT of fun. I would defer to Todd for training though. I can do sand, but it doesn't make me all giggly.....

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Old 11-14-2012, 08:11 PM   #18529
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Get well Mike. Sorry to hear you had a get off but glad to hear you had your ATGATT on. Like the others have said holler if you need anything. Be well brother.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:04 PM   #18530
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dang Mike, sorry about your get-off. heal up quick!
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:37 PM   #18531
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The OBX is not 2 hrs from here. (okay, a little more for you blooch). There are 10-15 miles of sandy beach north from Duck. Teresa and I have done most of it two-up on the GS, with Tourance tires. We need to set a Saturday ride for those who want to experiment. Trust me, the only difficult part is the 100m from the pavement to the packed wave line. After that it is a piece o'cake, and a LOT of fun. I would defer to Todd for training though. I can do sand, but it doesn't make me all giggly.....

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Good point Jeff. Actually it is less for me . , I have lived in Norfolk all my and still work there.
I love Duck. Spent many days on the beaches down there with family. Kith and Kin spread from Corolla to Frisco. Those are some fun beaches.. BTW anybody interested in sound front land in Buxton? Thinking of letting some of it go.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:04 AM   #18532
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The OBX is not 2 hrs from here. (okay, a little more for you blooch). There are 10-15 miles of sandy beach north from Duck. Teresa and I have done most of it two-up on the GS, with Tourance tires. We need to set a Saturday ride for those who want to experiment. Trust me, the only difficult part is the 100m from the pavement to the packed wave line. After that it is a piece o'cake, and a LOT of fun. I would defer to Todd for training though. I can do sand, but it doesn't make me all giggly.....

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+2 for Corolla...ever since I bought my bike I have said that is a place I wanted to take it. The only thing that had me wondering was the approach either way on the GS. Loose momentum either direction and I think the big bike sinks. You also need to let more air then usual out & you can practically run slicks.

The nice thing about sand is, you let the bike take you and not many objects to fixate on. Your just not battling avoiding things so you have longer to correct. If you have the right posture and steady speed you can throw your bars back & forth like a shimmy without losing course.

That's is on my list, so anyone who wants to go, let's make plans.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:18 AM   #18533
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Good point Jeff.

I love Duck. Spent many days on the beaches down there with family. Kith and Kin spread from Corolla to Frisco. Those are some fun beaches.. BTW anybody interested in sound front land in Buxton? Thinking of letting some of it go.
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Ummm crispy Duck....

OBXr here. Been going there almost every year since 76. Been staying in Frisco lately.
trade you Buxton waterfront for Elizabeth City waterfront.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:28 AM   #18534
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Akida Japanese is this the place to get sushi in the Richmond area? I will be in the short pump area this week-end and thought I would try to find a good shushi joint.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:34 AM   #18535
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Akida Japanese is this the place to get sushi in the Richmond area? I will be in the short pump area this week-end and thought I would try to find a good shushi joint.
Hi Goose, I like Osaka in Short Pump... mall area, next to movie theatre.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:46 AM   #18536
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Akida Japanese is this the place to get sushi in the Richmond area? I will be in the short pump area this week-end and thought I would try to find a good shushi joint.
Goose- as Brenda said Osaka is good. A friend of mine said Akida I the place. I have only been once and it was better than Osaka, but have not done it again to have a repeat performance. Akida is downtown by boulevard so little ways from Short pump, but worth the drive IMHO...
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:14 AM   #18537
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:27 AM   #18538
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Wabi Sabi has excellent sushi in Petersburg.


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Old 11-15-2012, 07:47 AM   #18539
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Hey Brenda, thanks guys I will be there for a couple of days so I will try both.
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Old 11-15-2012, 09:10 AM   #18540
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Akida Japanese is this the place to get sushi in the Richmond area? I will be in the short pump area this week-end and thought I would try to find a good shushi joint.
Kona grill near the Whole Foods in Glen Allen is a chain resturant but is solid for Cocktails seafood, steaks and Sushi.

The have a revese happy hour that is pretty cool. Not big on chains so much but it is in the middle of the area you are staying..
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