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Old 12-11-2008, 08:38 AM   #1
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Rockingham/Augusta Ride: Sunday Dec 14, 2008

Interested in meeting fellow VA ADV riders? This will be a leisurely ride through the valley culminating for lunch at The Little Grill Collective in Harrisonburg around 1:00.

Meeting Locations/Times:
A.) 8:30AM - Sheetz, 533 University Blvd., Harrisonburg, VA (At corner of Reservoir and University)
B.) 10:00AM - Afton Motel Entrance, Howardsville Turnpike, Rockfish Gap, VA
C.) 1:00PM - Lunch at the Little Grill Collective, Harrisonburg, VA
Ride Map (subject to change)


Henecton and myself, departing from Harrisonburg, will meet Madstrom and Meltonbmm at Rockfish Gap. From here we will ride down 250, park, and take a walk to the Blue Ridge Tunnel. The tunnel is located at point "C" on the Ride Map.



Then we will head west on Hermitage Rd (Rt. 254) then north on Spring Hill Rd (Rt. 613). Once we reach Rt. 42, depending on time/mood we can shoot up to lunch in Harrisonburg or ride out towards Clover Hill. Any suggestions on destinations or stops are welcome.
(as of 12/11/08)
Hope to see you there! PM me for cell #.
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:07 PM   #2
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Looks like fun! I will send it to Madstrom. And I will post it in our local thread: "Richmond.... Check In".
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:33 PM   #3
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Dang looks like a great ride. I'd go but my daughter is in a Christmas Dance "spend-a-rama". I pay too much money to miss her dance lol. Ya'll have a good time !
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Old 12-11-2008, 04:53 PM   #4
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Fortunately for me, my motorcycles are my family, so I'm gonna go make em dance

Look forward to meeting you next ride.
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:02 PM   #5
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Man you guys are early risers, . I am in see you there.
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Old 12-11-2008, 05:22 PM   #6
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Thanks for working with us... I didn't know if you'd be game for meeting at that time. I guess the travellers must get back to Richmond before nightfall so its best not to prolong these things.

I may take a break from troubleshooting the TW starter Saturday to ride/familarize myself with Spring Hill Rd. Last time I went out there was with Skippii and Blacksan on my FIRST ADV ride.
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:33 AM   #7
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dang, can't make it. looks like fun and I love the Little Grill. I hope you put more of these together in that area.

bloochdog (my boyfriend) has a cabin in Elkton, we're in that area a lot. keeping my eye on the shenandoah thread too.
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:50 AM   #8
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Awesome, you two will have to meet some of us valley riders - post up next time you are in the area. We could head up to Comertown Rd through Shenandoah or do a Cub Run Rd loop. Nice to hear from ya!
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:19 PM   #9
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As the weather warms it looks like we have a core group of interested riders here in valley. It might not be a bad idea to post a monthly ride, or even two rides a month: one dirt oriented, one street oriented. I do not own a dual sport so at least if we have a regular monthly road ride I can ride with the street group.
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Old 12-12-2008, 09:25 PM   #10
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Great idea. I will think about the best way to arrange this and hopefully we can get an ongoing meet and location. Also good to mix in various food spots for destination or meeting location.

So my boss Warren may come on Sunday on his DL1000 - we'll see you at Sheetz 8:30!
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Old 12-13-2008, 07:49 AM   #11
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Just got off the phone with DelawareDr-Z. He is going to meet us at sheetz. Also, my boss Warren will meet us at Sheetz at 8:30 so it looks like there will be a Multistrada, Ninja 250, Vstrom1000 and DR400. Should be a motley looking crew!
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:27 PM   #12
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I got my fix today. 401 miles, 9 hours. I'll have to take a rain check on this one. Thanks for the invite though. Maybe some other time.
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:16 PM   #13
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Sunday

I am still on for the ride.
See you at 10:00am@Afton.
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:56 PM   #14
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Yay melton! Looking forward to meeting up again. There should be four of us riding out from Harrisonburg. We will be meeting at Sheetz at 8:30 so it shouldn't take us an hour and a half to get down there. I just like to give some cushion time to take detours and if anyone is late.

Madstrom, wish I could have met up with you today but I was busy in the AM and then had to move the Valley Dual Sport tag around a bit. Gotta keep on top of the VDST points! We'll meet someday.

EDIT:: Just heard from my boss, he is going to be working on his heated garage with his carpenter so can't make it.
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:28 PM   #15
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Great Ride

Hburg, Hardy,and Henecton at the western entrance to the Blue Ridge Tunnel. The tunnel was completed on Christmas Day 1856. Crozet a French engineer and friend of Thomas Jefferson designed the rail tunnel underneath Afton Mountain. Irish and slave crews started work at both sides of the mountain. When they met each other they were found to be off by a mere 6 inches.





Mennonite carriages on the way home from church.

Lunch at the Little Grill Collective.


We visit Hburgs self storage unit that serves as garage/repair shop.

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