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Old 11-26-2011, 04:26 PM   #12751
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Here is one section of todays ride. Not the muddiest run but the only one I have been able to upload so far. Lets see if this works ... Select 720p for better video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqe77N9CoCw
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Old 11-26-2011, 04:59 PM   #12752
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I can't make it again today due to prior commitments but those were some really fun roads. It's probably be a little easier for you guys today as my sideways sliding flattened out so many of the tougher portions .

After my last fall I actually listened to Chuck's advice on how to ride through the muck and didn't fall again. I was thinking of naming my bike Das Boat.
Yes, you apparently flattened out quite a few places and it was easy riding today. The water wasn't as deep but still quite slick. Actually less hunters on the forest roads today.

Chuck and I did some exploring and found a few more roads.

It was a good run today!

Nice Video Chuck.
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:51 PM   #12753
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Finally got another run downloaded. More mud and more water in this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lleK_ZvrG-s
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:22 AM   #12754
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New Kent Winery

If you haven't been there I highly recommend it. The place is really cool, the building is built from old recycled material from the Richmond area (post and beams, bricks, wood, etc.). Absolutely beautiful construction and craftsmanship.

Tour and tasting is $8/person. Highly recommended it just for the tour, I'm not much into wine but the place is very cool.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:35 AM   #12755
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If you haven't been there I highly recommend it. The place is really cool, the building is built from old recycled material from the Richmond area (post and beams, bricks, wood, etc.). Absolutely beautiful construction and craftsmanship.

Tour and tasting is $8/person. Highly recommended it just for the tour, I'm not much into wine but the place is very cool.
IIRC - That place was a tag in one of the games awhile back. Been by it several times, but have never stopped.

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Old 11-27-2011, 05:53 AM   #12756
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If you haven't been there I highly recommend it. The place is really cool, the building is built from old recycled material from the Richmond area (post and beams, bricks, wood, etc.). Absolutely beautiful construction and craftsmanship.

Tour and tasting is $8/person. Highly recommended it just for the tour, I'm not much into wine but the place is very cool.
It's also 'our' new show grounds for the Central Virginia British Car Club.

New Kent, Hanover, King William, upper Gloucester, King and Queen has some really great back roads to explore.
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:22 AM   #12757
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Finally got another run downloaded. More mud and more water in this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lleK_ZvrG-s
Thanks for a great day Chuck. Look forward to finding more roads out that way.

Me thinks niceviewbehindbars has been holding out on us, since he lives nearby...
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:45 AM   #12758
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Cry Need local adv help sat 12/3 @ 11 a.m., please..

Hey guys, I am asking you all if any of you could please lend some assistance to help me load a couple BIG bikes on a truck. I have to accomplish getting both Concours's, my KZ1000, and a small suzuki, rolled up the ramp and into a U-Haul truck for palatizing on Saturday Dec 3rd, about 11 a.m., I have a fear that between Guy and Myself, we may be over our heads (it really sucks getting old...I'm talking about me, not Guy ) , especially if it's wet/raining that day. Should only take an hour with a couple extra hands, I sure would apreciate anyone helping. Please p/m me if you can spare an hour next weekend, I'm on the King William /Hanover /Caroline junction point for location.

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Old 11-27-2011, 10:18 AM   #12759
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Finally got another run downloaded. More mud and more water in this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lleK_ZvrG-s
Cool video Chuck. Maybe next time.

I am free until around 4:00 PM. Anybody up for a ride?
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:58 PM   #12760
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what tires were you guys running on that mud run, and did you air down?
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:56 PM   #12761
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Yah but...they have 4 wheels...
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:58 PM   #12762
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what tires were you guys running on that mud run, and did you air down?
Chuck and Andrew were running Anakee's and I had worn down TKC 80's. Didn't air down. On the GS's we did turn off abs in the mud and loose stuff.
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:09 PM   #12763
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Chuck and Andrew were running Anakee's and I had worn down TKC 80's. Didn't air down. On the GS's we did turn off abs in the mud and loose stuff.
Well then very nicely done...either the GS has much better center of gravity or I just suck on my Tiger. I feel like with my Shinko 705's (similar or maybe more grip than the Anakee's) like I am gonna bite it in every mud hole like that. Guess I just need more practice Spent all my riding on the pavement today for a nice couple hundred miles. Seems like my schedule never works out when you guys are going out to play.
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:17 PM   #12764
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Tires

I'd love to have a big set of balloon tires on my GS. That would be a lot of fun. All I had in that video was a pair of Anekee 2's set to 35 psi. They actually handled very well.

I'd put a set of TKC' 80's on my GS but then I couldn't ride with Madstrom. I need all the road/tire contact I can get.

Hey jwray76 .... Truth be told, we really didn't do very well the first time through. Everyone slipped and had their issues. Once we got our mud legs everything came together and we did fine. New experience for me.

The worst part about riding in the mud is cleaning up. I had to take a power washer to the bike. It was really caked on. Its still a mess.

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Old 11-27-2011, 05:07 PM   #12765
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The worst part about riding in the mud is cleaning up. I had to take a power washer to the bike. It was really caked on. Its still a mess.
I'll be man enough to admit it... I....I.... I.... I not only washed my bike, I Even used soap on my bike today. There...I said it.

My driveway was stained with mud like the blood on an an epic battlefield....

Ok.. A little dramatic...
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