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Old 09-12-2012, 09:21 AM   #17281
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Ya'll better get your BBQ while you can. Between closings and places catching on fire, it may become a rare commodity around here.



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Old 09-12-2012, 09:22 AM   #17282
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:40 AM   #17283
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Buz And Ned's On W. Broad Catches Fire

Posted: Sep 11, 2012 7:35 PM EDT Updated: Sep 11, 2012 8:47 PM EDT


Richmond, VA--Buz & Ned's Real Barbecue restaurant in Henrico County caught fire on Tuesday evening.
There were no injuries. Patrons were inside eating, when suddenly, they were ordered to evacuate the restaurant, located at 8205 W. Broad St.
Fire crews arrived on-scene at approximately 7:00 PM, to find smoke billowing from the roof.
They were able to knock down the fire within a half hour.
There were no injuries in this incident. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue has been in operation in Richmond since 1992 in various locations.

Copyright 2012 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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Bill's Barbecue To Close All Restaurants Sunday Posted: Sep 11, 2012 8:44 PM EDT Updated: Sep 11, 2012 9:30 PM EDT



Richmond, VAAfter 82 years in business, a Richmond fixture and esteemed eatery will permanently close its doors.
Bill's Barbecue will close all of its stores on Sunday, September 16.
The closure has been attributed to difficult financial conditions, and the significant cost of upgrading the restaurants.
In 1930, William S. Richardson, Sr. opened the very first Richmond location of Bill's Barbecue on Myers Street. The restaurant remained a popular casual dining destination for hundreds of thousands of Richmonders throughout the twentieth century.
The restaurant was famous for more than its distinctive, delicious barbecue sandwiches: the "peak of flavor" pies and freshly-squeezed limeades solidified Bill's Barbecue as a Richmond tradition and landmark.
At one time, there were over thirteen locations throughout the metropolitan Richmond area.
The restaurant's owners, The Richardson family, made the following statement about the closing:
"The Richardson family gives our utmost thanks and appreciation to our loyal employees, customers and friends. We thank you for being with us over these past 82 years. May God bless you all, and God bless the United States of America."

Copyright 2012 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:00 AM   #17284
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Crf250l

Just read about this new comer in the small dual sport category....



For years, Honda’s air-cooled CRF230L has been their entry-level dual-sport, but that’s about to change with the introduction of the new CRF250L. This new quarter-liter dual-sport is based on the same competent four-stroke, liquid cooled, single-cylinder mill that powers the CBR250R. While many of the high revving power characteristics stay the same, the EFI has been reconfigured to make it more suitable for trail work. Like the CBR, it’ll have a six-speed transmission, a steel twinspar frame and inverted 43mm forks with 8.7 inches of travel. The Pro-Link rear suspension has 9.4 inches of travel keeping around 22 horsepower connected to the ground. With a curb weight of 320 pounds, the 250L is about 50 pounds heavier than the CRF230L it’s replacing, but hopefully a higher output motor should offset the weight difference. Also gone from the 250L is the 32 inch seat height. The 250L is targeted at the long inseam riders and is now almost 2 inches taller (34.7 inch seat height) than the previous model. Looking at the specs, much of this change comes from an added 3 inches of rear suspension travel. Fuel mileage is a claimed 77 mpg and tank capacity is two gallons. But numbers are just one side of the story. At a time when the Big Four are seeing flagging sales, the introduction of a small, affordable bike that can do anything makes perfect
sense. Motorcyclists and journalists have been begging the manufacturers to re-configure their 250cc street bikes for dual sport use for years; it’s nice that Honda’s decided to listen. Last, but not least, the CRF250L comes with an attractive price tag of $4,499, several hundred less than the 230L.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:26 AM   #17285
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That looks like a great bike. Glad to see Honda updating its lineup! I might have to go check one out.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:38 AM   #17286
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This new quarter-liter dual-sport is based on the same competent four-stroke, liquid cooled, single-cylinder mill that powers the CBR250R. While many of the high revving power characteristics stay the same, the EFI has been reconfigured to make it more suitable for trail work.
My first bike was a 1986 Honda 250XL-R, which I really liked. Honda House on West Broad Street has the new CFR250L on its floor and it looks like a really nice bike. It's fuel injected. I'm waiting for them to come out with a dual sport version of the CRF450X - that would be great!

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Old 09-12-2012, 11:12 AM   #17287
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That looks like a great bike. Glad to see Honda updating its lineup! I might have to go check one out.
From what I've read, it is down on power compared to the WRR, so you having owned both a WRX and a WRR, it might disappoint you. That being said, it does sit lower and cost less, weighs about the same and does have street proven fuel injected mill. Then again, I might be biased towards the model I own, even though it feels too tall.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:14 AM   #17288
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Yeah the WRR and WRX were great bikes. You are right I'll probably be disappointed. I expect liter bike performance on the road and dirt . Hope you have been doing well. Trying to work a bike back in the garage soon.

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From what I've read, it is down on power compared to the WRR, so you having owned both a WRX and a WRR, it might disappoint you. That being said, it does sit lower and cost less, weighs about the same and does have street proven fuel injected mill. Then again, I might be biased towards the model I own, even though it feels too tall.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:47 AM   #17289
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That new Honda does look nice with that snazzy aluminum frame. But why does Honda jump from a 250 to the monster 650!? They need a CRF400L.

http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-...iew/21256.html

P.S. Please keep your ears open for any 250-400 dual sports! DRZ400 is at the top of the list right now...
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:58 AM   #17290
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If it's a downtown or southside location, barring some blowup at work I'm in for lunch. So where we talking about - Alamo?
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:04 PM   #17291
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P.S. Please keep your ears open for any 250-400 dual sports! DRZ400 is at the top of the list right now...
http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/3206081200.html

It's a supermoto, but I suppose changing the wheels and tires wouldn't be too hard. Could easily sell them. Not sure what else is different with the SM.

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Old 09-12-2012, 12:06 PM   #17292
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If it's a downtown or southside location, barring some blowup at work I'm in for lunch. So where we talking about - Alamo?
Sounds like Alamo at 11:30 it is! See ya'll there!

PS: I'll be at Pho So 1, as usual, on Thursday around the same time, if anyone is interested.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:11 PM   #17293
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That new Honda does look nice with that snazzy aluminum frame. But why does Honda jump from a 250 to the monster 650!? They need a CRF400L.

http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-...iew/21256.html

P.S. Please keep your ears open for any 250-400 dual sports! DRZ400 is at the top of the list right now...
A 250cc that weighs 320# - wonder why so heavy? DRz400S only 315 and old DR350SE was only 300# both factory dual sport street trim.

sport bikes get lighter every year, but dual sports get heavier. You know where the money is getting spent now right?
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:14 PM   #17294
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http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/3206081200.html

It's a supermoto, but I suppose changing the wheels and tires wouldn't be too hard. Could easily sell them. Not sure what else is different with the SM.
That is a tasty, sexy bike that would get me into trouble but Rick, I'm a cheap bastard...I want to spend less than $3000. Chuck got his LITERALLY like new DRZ400 for a very fair price. Patience is a virtue...
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:56 PM   #17295
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That is a tasty, sexy bike that would get me into trouble but Rick, I'm a cheap bastard...I want to spend less than $3000. Chuck got his LITERALLY like new DRZ400 for a very fair price. Patience is a virtue...

Eddy, use searchtempest.com ...tons of DRZ400's out there...

http://baltimore.craigslist.org/mcy/3240542257.html
http://asheville.craigslist.org/mcy/3223942656.html
http://charlotte.craigslist.org/mcy/3266712032.html
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/mcy/3266626686.html
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/mcy/3219786406.html
http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/3211823578.html
http://charlottesville.craigslist.or...246926373.html
http://harrisonburg.craigslist.org/mcy/3251416338.html
http://huntington.craigslist.org/mcy/3219519840.html
http://wheeling.craigslist.org/mcy/3240272453.html
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