Cat Herders: Shenandoah Valley Inmates

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by HBN, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    i'm gonna try a stoppie in my kia..
  2. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Long timer

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    I could do all that crap on my KLR, but I don't want to get boot prints on the windshield
  3. Raven457

    Raven457 Adventurer

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    Alrighty, I want a couple of stickers. How can I get them? :evil

    I know, I know. I'm in Texas, but I'd stop by and crash a Cat Herder event if I'm ever in the right place at the right time... that's gotta count for something right? If not, my wife and I are sort of real life cat herders in a sense - we rescued three black cats who stay indoors, and provide food and shelter to the neighborhood strays who were left when people moved out.

    Besides, the sticker would look awesome on the lower front windscreen of my black ST1300.

    Anyway, just thought I'd ask. I understand if it's not an option. :deal
  4. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    You might want to try for a BWDR moose too.

    It goes real well the CH sticker. :nod

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  5. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    And with the Bastards as well...:freaky
  6. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    Ya gotta know the right Bastards to get those Bastard stickers. :deal
  7. Scotty P

    Scotty P Funny Like a Clown

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    Hi everybody ! Mary P. Here. Scott is in the basement and not paying attention to me and left his account up so I hijacked it. :wings Hi Kevin and Camp Cook! I am selling his bikes on the SMIB thread for the right offer. I know one of his bikes should take high dollar since he won a trophy with it. :rofl You should jump on that slip. If you had one of Scott's bikes you could ride as good as Scott with some practice. By the way nice to meet you slip! :clap
  8. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Yuppers or trade Cherry Jam for one :augie...


    Mary.... I'll give you a "Buck Three Eighty" for one of Scott's bikes :D
  9. SLiP210

    SLiP210 you can call me slip

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    :rofl:rofl

    Hello Mary!! Im glad to see Scott has to stay on his toes even at home!
  10. T

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    Yep. Those stickers are hard to come by.


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  11. valongbeard

    valongbeard mild mannered

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    I am sure you could connect with some stickers here, but it might come at a pretty high cost. . .


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    I love u man! :D
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  12. H14

    H14 Live, Laugh, Love.

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  13. H14

    H14 Live, Laugh, Love.

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    :waveHi Mary. Sorry we're gonna miss you next weekend.
  14. valongbeard

    valongbeard mild mannered

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    Sorry dude. It was funny.
  15. Motocox

    Motocox We will call him Thunder!

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    Yes, yes it was! :lol3
  16. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Awesome! Looks like you've got some practice at this. :evil
  17. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    I'm going out to the west in July for a friends wedding in Las Vegas.

    Thinking about taking a month off work and buying a new KLX or DRZ or CRF and doing the TAT to get there.
    Otherwise fly out and spend the money on some of the shows and the like.
    Opinions?
  18. Raven457

    Raven457 Adventurer

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    I ain't skurred... Much. :screwy:
  19. XC Rider

    XC Rider Motorcycle Vagabond

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    Buy a bike & ride it out! Do you really have to ask!?!?!? :huh

    I think the DRZ will be the most suited out the the three to be somewhat loaded up for a several week long trip. I haven't personally owned a KLX (I'm guessing you're talking about the 250) or a CRF (I'm guessing you're talking about the 230), but I've seen them around, and while they're great bikes, I don't think that the subframes on them are as beefy as the on the DRZ; then of course the the displacement difference. But then again, I may be wrong; maybe some KLX & CRF owners can chime in on how suited those bikes would be for a trip like the TAT.

    Either way you go though, I think you NEED to buy a bike and ride out there on the TAT; trust me, you won't regret that decision!
  20. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    I suppose it's more an issue of, "Is this the right time to do it?" Asking you all about this is, admittedly, rather silly. But I'd still like some perspective on some of the things like:
    How close does the TAT go to Vegas? How easy is it to stay on schedule? Getting delayed and missing the wedding isn't an acceptable option, so I'm honestly right now leaning towards the safe and simple plane ticket.
    On the other hand, there's a limit to how much time I can take off work and expect to have a job when I return. That would mean doing the TAT next year, when I'll have more time to plan, more money to spare, and more time to do actually do it.

    I was actually thinking about the new street-legal, water cooled, fuel injected CRF250L. It's the cheapest of the bunch but the reviews I've read have been very positive. I will admit that for something like the TAT, I believe that simple is better - I like carbs and air cooled bikes. I rode up Union Springs a few years ago with a guy on a KLX400 or whatever those DRZs that Kawasaki painted green were called, and after watching him catch his radiator on a rock and start spitting green fluid, I told myself that radiators don't belong on light dual sports - even though all the ones I just listed are liquid cooled. But anyway, choosing a bike isn't really the point here - I'm just saying that with all the hours I've been getting in my job (Just over one year of full time employment in my career! :freaky), Purchasing a bike with a warranty is a possibility. At any rate, I'd be doing it on an appropriate bike, and not one with antique plates.

    I've been telling myself that for a few years. I don't want to put it off, but I'm not sure that this is the year to do it.
    Keep in mind I'm also pretty rusty off road. I did the Shen500, Cat Herders, and Laurel fork last year. That's about 5 or 6 days of riding dirt in the last two years. (Man, I miss the Shenandoah Valley) and I don't see myself getting a lot of experience in in the next few months.
    I don't want to make excuses to put this off, but I do have concerns. On the other hand, I'm getting older and I'd rather do this before I get actual responsibilities in life.

    So, I'm basically just looking for some tough, honest opinions: This opportunity has presented itself, but is this the right one?