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Old 01-06-2012, 09:04 AM   #13546
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NC Bans Big Trucks on the Dragon
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:30 AM   #13547
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NC Bans Big Trucks on the Dragon
http://www.tailofthedragon.com/
It's about time, altho' most of the fun stuff is in TN. Unfortunately, TN hasn't followed suit. Can't imagine one of those rigs turning around at the NC line. That in itself could present some real danger to riders headed west..... or whatever direction that is.

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Old 01-06-2012, 09:37 AM   #13548
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John, I'm glad to hear that you were able to avoid surgery.
I'm going for a ride tomorrow if anybody wants to come along, all are welcome. No formal route planned. Thinking of leaving Chester by 0800, ride backroads to the Nellysford area, hit some gravel/dirt roads around Alhambra, eat a speedy lunch and then high tail it back to Chester, no interstates. I must be back no later than 4:00 to see my daugther perform.
I love my new iPhone4/Scala G4 set-up! The sound quality is very good. It's like getting electric gear after many years of riding in the cold. You will ask yourself "why did I wait so long to get this?" It's awesome to get GPS directions in my helmet, listen to the local police scanner, use "Waze" to find out where all the local speed traps are in real time, communicate via cell with home and intercom with fellow riders without stopping/yelling/using hand signals all while listening to Pandora or iTunes!
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:39 AM   #13549
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John, I'm glad to hear that you were able to avoid surgery.
I'm going for a ride tomorrow if anybody wants to come along, all are welcome. No formal route planned. Thinking of leaving Chester by 0800, ride backroads to the Nellysford area, hit some gravel/dirt roads around Alhambra, eat a speedy lunch and then high tail it back to Chester, no interstates. I must be back no later than 4:00 to see my daugther perform.
I love my new iPhone4/Scala G4 set-up! The sound quality is very good. It's like getting electric gear after many years of riding in the cold. You will ask yourself "why did I wait so long to get this?" It's awesome to get GPS directions in my helmet, listen to the local police scanner, use "Waze" to find out where all the local speed traps are in real time, communicate via cell with home and intercom with fellow riders without stopping/yelling/using hand signals all while listening to Pandora or iTunes!
In others words, you're now a distracted rider.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:44 AM   #13550
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John, I'm glad to hear that you were able to avoid surgery.
I'm going for a ride tomorrow if anybody wants to come along, all are welcome. No formal route planned. Thinking of leaving Chester by 0800, ride backroads to the Nellysford area, hit some gravel/dirt roads around Alhambra, eat a speedy lunch and then high tail it back to Chester, no interstates. I must be back no later than 4:00 to see my daugther perform.
I love my new iPhone4/Scala G4 set-up! The sound quality is very good. It's like getting electric gear after many years of riding in the cold. You will ask yourself "why did I wait so long to get this?" It's awesome to get GPS directions in my helmet, listen to the local police scanner, use "Waze" to find out where all the local speed traps are in real time, communicate via cell with home and intercom with fellow riders without stopping/yelling/using hand signals all while listening to Pandora or iTunes!
Sue likes giving me hand signals............usually the one finger salute Or if she is riding bit*h she would use the Morris Code method on my helmet We finally did purchase a Scala set up from Morton's and still learning how to use it, it has already saved many knots on my head
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Old 01-06-2012, 11:59 AM   #13551
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In others words, you're now a distracted rider.
No less distracted then when I was looking down to see the map on my tankbag, singing karaoke inside my helmet along with my iPod and stopping on the side of the road to find out where the heck I was and needed to go.

Want to come along tomorrow? I'm scouting out a section of the dual sport ride I'm leading during the Morton's Spring Fling.
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:28 PM   #13552
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No less distracted then when I was looking down to see the map on my tankbag, singing karaoke inside my helmet along with my iPod and stopping on the side of the road to find out where the heck I was and needed to go.

Want to come along tomorrow? I'm scouting out a section of the dual sport ride I'm leading during the Morton's Spring Fling.
Like I said.................

Unfortunately, I can't. Headed up to MD in the early a.m. with trailer in tow to empty out a bunch of furniture from the the inlaws house so it can go on the market. Will also need to play "Duane Schneider" to fix some minor stuff to save the wife a few bux prior to putting it up for grabs.

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Old 01-06-2012, 01:11 PM   #13553
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Air Force 1 Jumbo was doing touch and goes here at Newport News Airport this afternoon. Was flying right over Jefferson Lab where I work. Man, that's a big freakin' plane!
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:18 PM   #13554
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Air Force 1 Jumbo was doing touch and goes here at Newport News Airport this afternoon. Was flying right over Jefferson Lab where I work. Man, that's a big freakin' plane!
Yup! between Newport News and Andrews AFB, usually they use Dulles Airport cause it's closer. I was up on the roof of my building in DC today and saw AF1 in the skies off to the east, wonder how much that cost the tax payers today.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:28 PM   #13555
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Air Force 1 Jumbo was doing touch and goes here at Newport News Airport this afternoon. Was flying right over Jefferson Lab where I work. Man, that's a big freakin' plane!
They did/do that occasionally at RIC - but - since I no longer work over that way I have no idea if they were there today.

Tain't nuttin' but a bloated 747 (designated VC-25s) farkled to the max with our tax dollars so our resident/present Buffoon in Chief can fly around in luxury.

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Old 01-06-2012, 01:32 PM   #13556
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Yea, it cost $182,000/hour to operate Air Force 1.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:44 PM   #13557
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$182,000, Oh that's nothing...That arrogant, dirty, corrupt, sleezy, lying, lefty, incompetent socialist you call your president, has spent three TRILLION of our tax dollars on Bull$#IT in the last three years and has accomplished nothing!
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:47 PM   #13558
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I take it you will be voting to re-elect Obama.
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:13 PM   #13559
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While out playing Commuter Tag for lunch today and had to stop and rubber neck the activity down on Dock Street.
Apparently someone put a car into the river....I stayed as long as I could but never saw the car get pulled out....it
was more entertaining watching the Henrico Marine Patrol trying to anchor in the middle of the river





I suspect all the gory details will be on the news.....
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Old 01-06-2012, 02:44 PM   #13560
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$182,000, Oh that's nothing...That arrogant, dirty, corrupt, sleezy, lying, lefty, incompetent socialist you call your president, has spent three TRILLION of our tax dollars on Bull$#IT in the last three years and has accomplished nothing!
Oh yeah? Look at your IRAs, mutual funds, or 401K. I do every report period, and it make me want to do something really stoopid. I mean REALLY stoopid.


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