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Old 08-15-2011, 06:58 PM   #11566
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anyone here?

no replies on chatter or tag in 24 hours.

oh and if anyone is interested: http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/2548783697.html
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:50 AM   #11567
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I'm here

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no replies on chatter or tag in 24 hours.

oh and if anyone is interested: http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/2548783697.html

Congrats on arriving at a decision Jeremy...what's on your short list to replace your Strom??
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:02 AM   #11568
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I'm here too Jeremy... just nothing of value to say!

I miss you guys. But, I'm slowly getting stronger and hope to make it to the next ADV dinner.
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Old 08-16-2011, 04:24 AM   #11569
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Jimmy, I am very thankful that you are still here and are making progress. Just a raising of the hand and "Present" is worthy of saying.

DirtDoc, my short list consists of DRZ400sm or WR250X/R. I was also looking at the KLX250s/sf but I think it is just a bit too down on power and the SF is missing some suspension travel. I'm leaning more towards the SUMOs because 95% of my riding is on the road but I want a modicum of dirt capability. I'm thinking something lighter and slower than the Wee, that I can thrash around town and have a blast, but that is able to do some miles(with fuel stops) to get out to the Blue Ridge.

Each bike has a speed it is comfortable at, I think I want to switch back to one that likes 45 to 55 versus 65 to 75. I miss a bit of the scenery as I fly by.
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:07 AM   #11570
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no replies on chatter or tag in 24 hours.

oh and if anyone is interested: http://richmond.craigslist.org/mcy/2548783697.html
I'm here too, but just didn't have anything to add to the "conversation."

Just got back from a glorious week of riding at the COG National at Mt. Snow, Vermont:

http://gbyoung2.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...8423613_Jdrp4d



Friday, headed west over to western PA (New Castle) for my high school class' 50th. reunion. I know the pix in the below links are of no significance to ya'll, but they are to me. Got to see a number of folks I haven't seen in over, well, 50 years. I had a good time.

http://gbyoung2.smugmug.com/Family/N...8509184_q2kfw8

http://gbyoung2.smugmug.com/Family/C...8521707_PcFL4V

Some of the 177 attendees getting ready for a group shot:



Sunday, headed for the barn taking some really nice south central PA, MD, and WV back roads. Made it home around 3:30 Sunday afternoon. Gave the 180K mile Connie a grateful pat and thank you for giving me a wondferful, 2000 mile trouble-free ride.

Much stuff to do in the garage, but it will have to wait a couple of days. My older daughter and our grandson are here visiting for a couple of days and I want to spend a little time with them.

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Old 08-16-2011, 06:00 AM   #11571
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That's too cool Guy, I have never been to one of mine but would like to go, Class of '71 we had 709 in our class, Abraham Lincoln, Philly.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:15 AM   #11572
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That's too cool Guy, I have never been to one of mine but would like to go, Class of '71 we had 709 in our class, Abraham Lincoln, Philly.
IIRC - there was 508 in mine: Cubs of '61, New Castle High School (NeCaHi).
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:18 AM   #11573
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Didn't realize you were from up that way. I did 4 years at IUP in Indiana, Pa but I grew up out east in Lancaster.

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Old 08-16-2011, 07:39 AM   #11574
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Fyi

Anybody going to this, if you have not been to Willville here's a good opportunity, also have the Twin Valley Rally ride on the 16th-18th of Sep.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=715984
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:02 AM   #11575
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I think I am ready to move on as well Jeremy. With baby on the way, my back not cooperating, and the many of fellow riders going down lately I am ready for the Tiger to move on.

A smaller slower ride for around town would do me just fine. If anyone is interested in the Tiger let me know because it will probably be a while before I get around to officially posting it. However $2,500 would take a perfectly running beast with some cosmetic damage.
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:08 AM   #11576
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Didn't realize you were from up that way. I did 4 years at IUP in Indiana, Pa but I grew up out east in Lancaster.

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Yup. Born Latrobe, family moved to New Castle when I was around 8. Stayed there until I left for college, and ultimately the Service (U.S. Army). Took a job at GE in Lynchburg when I got my discharge in '66, and been here (Lynchburg, Chesapeake, and Richmond) ever since.
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:09 AM   #11577
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Consider a hack! Sacrifice some speed for a little more lateral stability and the ability to haul people or cargo. Check out the DMC Sidecar site. They can probably slap a sidecar on that Tiger.

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Old 08-16-2011, 11:11 AM   #11578
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Yup. Born Latrobe, family moved to New Castle when I was around 8. Stayed there until I left for college, and ultimately the Service (U.S. Army). Took a job at GE in Lynchburg when I got my discharge in '66, and been here (Lynchburg, Chesapeake, and Richmond) ever since.
No kidding! After I got out of the service I worked in Latrobe at the corporate HQ for the Italian Oven Inc. Just down the street from the brewery.
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:41 AM   #11579
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No kidding! After I got out of the service I worked in Latrobe at the corporate HQ for the Italian Oven Inc. Just down the street from the brewery.
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We lived the other direction up Ligonier from the brewery on Tacoma Ave.... 27 West Tacoma to be exact. Was born at the hospital up on the hill overlooking the brewery. There's bound to be a connection there, what with my drinking habits.
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:57 AM   #11580
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If anyone here still rides dirt, the Shenandoah 500 is 1-2 October, and is filling up fast:

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