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Old 05-14-2010, 03:52 AM   #5806
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Old 05-14-2010, 10:42 AM   #5807
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Have been gone so long and so often that I feel like a lurker in my own backyard. Hi everyone.

For those of you looking for an excuse to get out tonight, Petersburg is having its monthly "Friday for the Arts" tonight. The evening looks like it will be beautiful, all the stores will be open, live music will be playing at lots of venues, and the Classic Bike Pool Hall will be open. I may even stick a couple of old bikes out on the street in front.

So if anyone wants to come down, enjoy a lovely summer evening in Petersburg, stop by for a cold libation, and maybe shoot some pool on a 9' table, please do! I'll be here all night. If you're coming, holler. Teresa will be up front in the store until 9 pm, but we'll be in the back until the fat lady sings.

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Old 05-14-2010, 10:43 AM   #5808
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My little girl is only two.. I'm sure i'll have a hard time when it gets here.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:41 PM   #5809
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Jeff, is your shop in Petersburg the one with the old bike inside (I think it's a Simplex)? I'm just across the river in C. Heights and my wife and I are in downtown P'burg all the time.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:43 PM   #5810
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Jeff, is your shop in Petersburg the one with the old bike inside (I think it's a Simplex)? I'm just across the river in C. Heights and my wife and I are in downtown P'burg all the time.
Yup. That's the one. Right now my '84 BMW K100 and the '55 Simplex are parked outside at the curb. Will be there until we close. See you all tonight? If you've never been down for FFTA, you might be surprised.

Heck, we're practically neighbors. (and I've got a '55 Matchless G80CS hidden in the back just waiting for you)
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:49 PM   #5811
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Mike Congrats on the daughter getting married. Next you will be a GRANDPA

Jeff I'd love to come by BUT I just put a new headlight on the bike and put my tags on. I just realized that the inspection ran out in 8/09 .... Looks like I will have to sneak out tomorrow am and get my tag. Too bad I would have loved to come by this evening!
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:48 AM   #5812
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Got my "new" bike inspected. The tech wasn't too impressed with it passing but he couldn't find a reason NOT to pass it lol. Went for a short ride and found out the PO-LICE in Colonial Heights are not Supermoto friendly. I was followed going North from Petersburg on RT1 all the way to the Chesterfield line....AND I was followed on the way back from Chesterfield to the Petersburg line. Guess they wanted to make sure I kept my speed down. It was stressful since my Trail Tech Endurance speedo is acting up. I just ordered another off FEEBAY.

My son nis having a baseball game at the Sutherland ball field ~5 today .... after that I might grab a tag if one is close enough
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Old 05-16-2010, 07:23 AM   #5813
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MIKE!!!! How was the wedding???

Baseball game got "rained out" ...well the field was a little wet . We ended up making a friends granddaughters wedding. Wedding was at a nice old church in Petersburg then the reception was at the Lee Club (officers club) on base at Ft. Lee.

Here is my son.... he was grabbed for a dance ;)

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Old 05-16-2010, 02:33 PM   #5814
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MIKE!!!! How was the wedding???
Everything went great!! I had a lot to do so didn't get to take many pics, but here is one from just before she got her gown on early am. Cathleen the bride on the right, Becky her little sister on the left. Couldn't of asked for a better day.



Now that the house that was full of relatives is finally back to normal, I got a chance to finish the new handlebar install on the Connie, so she is back in business. Happened to lose the choke cable bracket somewhere along the way so I have use a screwdriver to hold the choke on for a minute before going (thankfully winter is over!) Part is 10 bucks or so, so no biggie, just pissed that I can't find it. Oh well, she is back together and running great and is soooooo much more comfortable now. Much more Tour and less Sport lean, and my back appreciates it. Now that I have highway pegs on her too, I think I'll start calling her my Blue'Wing.

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Old 05-16-2010, 06:09 PM   #5815
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You gotcha some really cute girls there. Good for you.
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Old 05-16-2010, 06:17 PM   #5816
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Just kidding with you Mike. That has to be much more comfy for you.

Your girls are beautiful, and what a special day.
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Old 05-17-2010, 03:40 AM   #5817
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All walls tied together, top plates in place, corner bracing/siding on next, and trusses get hoisted Thurs./Fri.



Moving forward........


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Old 05-18-2010, 06:21 AM   #5818
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Yay!

I got the final inspection on the garage yesterday!





























Now I can do the "stuff" that the county doesn't know about.

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Old 05-18-2010, 12:13 PM   #5819
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Now I can do the "stuff" that the county doesn't know about.

Congrats Jimmy. I'm a little ways off from that.
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Old 05-18-2010, 01:42 PM   #5820
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All walls tied together, top plates in place, corner bracing/siding on next, and trusses get hoisted Thurs./Fri.



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Nice garage, Guy! Something I need to get crackin' on, if I actually had time and money!

BTW, Franks for the Memories is doing a "Smokin' Saturday Night" this Saturday with live music, ribs, and chicken... check out www.franks4thememories.com .
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