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Old 06-22-2012, 03:45 AM   #16186
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No shopping I thought they sold, maybe not
Ok, we can go, maybe stop at Guy's to see the garagemahal.
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:31 AM   #16187
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Empty nest

I used to have an empty nest .... then she moved back. When she left the second time we made plans to turn her room into an exercise room with loud music and a big TV. Before we could fix it all up she moved back in. Now Im just getting fat.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:03 AM   #16188
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My oldest (22) just moved out this week, still have the 18 Y/O. It's weird without Amber around, but I have been eying her room...............................
Our youngest just graduated high school and is heading off to college in the fall. Which means ... FREEDOM! :-)

We recently moved, and didn't tell two of them the new address. So we're safe there. And with the other two happily ensconced at W&M in the fall, it's (oh what a shame) an empty nest for us as well. The wife isn't thinking the same thoughts as I am though. For some reason this strikes her as a sad moment. For me, it's time to be a happy couple instead of a couple of cat herders. Don't get me wrong, I loved having little kids. Teens and young adults? Not so much. So off they go until they can be tolerated again and all will be well. LOL!
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:32 AM   #16189
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I'm thinking of getting up early tomorrow or Sunday and riding to West point and try to find those dirt roads off Lombardy from Chucks vid. Probably get out there around 8:30 or 9, ride a couple hours, home early afternoon.

Anybody want to go?
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:43 AM   #16190
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I'm thinking of getting up early tomorrow or Sunday and riding to West point and try to find those dirt roads off Lombardy from Chucks vid. Probably get out there around 8:30 or 9, ride a couple hours, home early afternoon.

Anybody want to go?
I will pm you the turn offs for the jeep trails etc
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:51 AM   #16191
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Dan.... if you show up this time I will go back with you on Sat. I go back to work on Sun. Im sure Jeremy is interested as well. Hopefully the logging trucks will have the day off.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:58 AM   #16192
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Our youngest just graduated high school and is heading off to college in the fall. Which means ... FREEDOM! :-)

We recently moved, and didn't tell two of them the new address. So we're safe there. And with the other two happily ensconced at W&M in the fall, it's (oh what a shame) an empty nest for us as well. The wife isn't thinking the same thoughts as I am though. For some reason this strikes her as a sad moment. For me, it's time to be a happy couple instead of a couple of cat herders. Don't get me wrong, I loved having little kids. Teens and young adults? Not so much. So off they go until they can be tolerated again and all will be well. LOL!
W&M is 56 miles, so don't count your hatches before they chicken.

The older daughter, who didn't really want to graduate from HS due to the herd of friends she had, seemed to show up at home about every other w/e. By the third year we finally convinced her she was really missing out on the college life and her presence here faded.

Now she attends class reunions down there as often as she can.

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Old 06-22-2012, 08:22 AM   #16193
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Dan.... if you show up this time I will go back with you on Sat...
Unfortunately we can't all be pilots and "work" 12 hours a week..

Sorry man, I wanted to but couldn't get away. I'm off tomorrow, so no problem. Where ya'll want to meet and when? Jeremy?
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:49 AM   #16194
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Unfortunately we can't all be pilots and "work" 12 hours a week..

Sorry man, I wanted to but couldn't get away. I'm off tomorrow, so no problem. Where ya'll want to meet and when? Jeremy?
I'll be riding in the area with a "colleague" tomorrow, but we will be avoiding the good (mud) roads. I'll keep an eye out for guys. After we bounce around Shirley Plantation Road and Westover we're heading east on 5 to do the Five and Dime.

I considered making an attempt on The Hatton Ferry, but I called the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society (434-296-1492) and the girl said that it's running tomorrow, but the river is low so it's only going about halfway across... Ummm, yes.. well that does indeed sound like an ADVenture..
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:33 AM   #16195
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You find something new with everything you work on.

I have not found anything in a flat rate manual about extermination of critters that sting:



Crappy picture; I was hurtin'.

The whole underside of one of the body cowlings was home to a number of wasps nests. The fella in this pix nailed me several times as I was getting ready to pop it off. Fortunately, I'm not allergic to stings, but damn they hurt.

Dragged out the power washer and blasted the whole thing to try and get rid of the nests; They're still hovering around - pissed - that I took out their homes.

We'll jump back on it a little later.

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Old 06-22-2012, 12:42 PM   #16196
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Unfortunately we can't all be pilots and "work" 12 hours a week..

Sorry man, I wanted to but couldn't get away. I'm off tomorrow, so no problem. Where ya'll want to meet and when? Jeremy?
Hmm. Have to finish fixing my 12v outlet on the WR tonight. Might swap back to the 13T front sprocket too. Stall speed was too high when riding shoe creek. Eddy would slow down and I'd have to clutch in and lose all momentum going up the hill on the rocks.

On the 12v port, it turns out if you don't pay attention to the SAE connector in the middle of the leads, you don't realize the polarity was reversed. My bad for assuming the colors were right when i wired a new outlet into the POs leads. The 12v usb charger for the GPS apparently didn't like - 12v.

I'm not into getting up early but I want to go. Think we can convince Eddy to ride the Tdub?
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Old 06-22-2012, 12:44 PM   #16197
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I'll be riding in the area with a "colleague" tomorrow, but we will be avoiding the good (mud) roads. I'll keep an eye out for guys. After we bounce around Shirley Plantation Road and Westover we're heading east on 5 to do the Five and Dime.

I considered making an attempt on The Hatton Ferry, but I called the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society (434-296-1492) and the girl said that it's running tomorrow, but the river is low so it's only going about halfway across... Ummm, yes.. well that does indeed sound like an ADVenture..
Two words- Water Crossing

If it is too shallow for the boat you can probably ride across.
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:42 PM   #16198
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Crappy picture; I was hurtin'.

.......The fella in this pix nailed me several times as I was getting ready to pop it off. Fortunately, I'm not allergic to stings, but damn they hurt.

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OUCH....
At least they didn't end up inside your helmet....

I happen to know that the Big Foster's Oil-can sized beers, when extremely cold, tend to help tohose pesky "stings-on-the-finga's"....
but you got to put them all on the counter so the salesperson can ring them All up first....heheheheheh
(little private "sting" joke from the past.....)
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:51 PM   #16199
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Think we can convince Eddy to ride the Tdub?
I wish, I have out of country guests in this weekend...
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Old 06-22-2012, 01:51 PM   #16200
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Just in case you were having a boring evening and needed a chuckle...

I decided to save some money and service my bike before my 2000 mile ride next month to the national rally. Replace final drive fluid, check. Replace transmission fluid, check. Put wheels back on after installing new tires, check (thanks Guy)
While taking a break from replacing the rear brake pads, I decided to change the oil and filter. I started the bike, let it warm for a couple of minutes (I know that I'm supposed to take it for a quick 10 minute ride to warm up the oil but the rear caliper is still hanging off!)

While waiting for the bike to warm, I decided to give the front brake a squeeze, spin the front wheel and make sure that everything spun nicely after having the front tire replaced and reinstalling the front wheel.

Did I mention that this is a 2005 with power brakes....

Yep, you guessed it, in no time the rear brake had pushed it's pistons out and had urinated a bunch of brake fluid out onto the garage floor. Sigh! Guy, If you are reading this, I'll be bringing her over tomorrow for you to finish this job with the JVB service DVD if I can find it.

Now off to start installing my barndoor Aeroflow touring sheild!
Eddie,

It is because of the "linked" power brakes. When you grab the front brakes about 20%-25% of the braking force heads to the rear brakes. It should be a easy fix, bleeding them can be a PITA though.

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