Cat Herders: Shenandoah Valley Inmates

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

  1. ORexpat

    ORexpat Oregon Expatriate

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  2. Davo-55

    Davo-55 Long timer

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    Dagone Dennis you get around. Nice Verseys! Bet that is a fun bike.
  3. XC Rider

    XC Rider Motorcycle Vagabond

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    Yep, know you know why I left LF at the butt-crack of dawn this morning! :deal (had to swing home first to drop off the bike, pick up the truck, and then go to Rockville, MD to look at/buy this beauty). I've missed my previous versys ever since I lost it in that wreck a year and a half ago, and had been seriously hunting for another since begining of June. I'm so stoked right now; will get all the paperwork done for it tomorrow and hopefully go out for a little ride in the afternoon! :ricky
  4. DAAANG

    DAAANG LambBoyFilms@YouTube

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    Here is the final edit for Jammin Thru The George 2013. Some of you may have seen the previews. There is a little footage from Camp Cow Crap and some clips of some of you crossing paths with us. Enjoy:

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  5. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    I don't know much about the Versys, but I've always felt drawn to them when I've seen them.
  6. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    I enjoyed your creative video Mr. Lamb. Got some good footage there. And a good bit of editing time, it shows. Makes me crave that much more to get back out on the trail.
  7. mica

    mica Weekend Adventurer

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    DAAANG, thanks for sharing that. Well done!! I think that is the most well put together riding video I have seen.:clap
  8. Dual Sport Armory

    Dual Sport Armory Been here awhile

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  9. XC Rider

    XC Rider Motorcycle Vagabond

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    Sweet video Daang! :clap

    Lincoln, you got to check out the video around minute 11:00, that's me & Tim picking up your tools from in the middle of the creek where you busted up that tool tube on your bike! :deal
  10. littlelionmonster

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  11. DAAANG

    DAAANG LambBoyFilms@YouTube

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  12. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Always dreaming of the next big ride!

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    Cat Herders! Greetings from Richmond. Quick question some of you may have an answer to:

    I signed up for the Shenandoah 500, I was going to tent camp but this weekend, my wife and kids stated that they want to tag along in the RV and hang out at the campground during the day. Does anyone know if historically there have been other kids/families hanging out during the day. Are there things to do in the Mt. Solon? I see that they have a playground and some trails at the campground. I just don't want them getting bored. (They can always throw in a DVD and kick back on the sofa in the RV, or play with the iPods, but that defeats the purpose of camping)
    If I take my DRZ instead of the 800GS, which I will probably do, I may let one of the kids ride pillon for a while. Does the route typically take you far from the campground or could I feasibly take one of my kids for a 1-2 hour ride and drop them back off at the campground with mom? :ear
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  13. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I went once. It was a great ride. It starts at a regular family campground with all the amenities and is very full of families. The ride , when I did it went a long way from the campground and continued to get farther away till the mid point and then started looping back. Not particularly good for taking along a passenger with the idea of dropping them off and continuing.

    If I was going again and had the choice of bikes you mention, the 400 would be coming with and the 800 would be resting comfortably at home.
  14. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Answering from Richmond. I have seen other families and kids at the campgrounds during the event. Not a lot, but some. You can ride your kids around the area as long as they meet the same street legal requirements. But the loop generally runs away for half a day then back the other half, so if you're going to run the route with the pack, better have the kid commit for the day or else go woods exploring with mom then go for a ride in the evening. That's pretty much a no-brainer to take the DRZ unless you're looking for a trophy that says you can work a big beemer through the course and make it out the same day not too badly banged up. As for the kids, what to do / being bored, that's really only up to the imaginations of the kids and where the parents lead them. If they go to the campground take a quick look around and decide they're bored, "throw in a DVD and kick back on the sofa in the RV, or play with the iPods", then chances are they will lead a boring life of obesity. And to say "that defeats the purpose of camping" while bringing them to a full facility in an RV then leaving them for the day is something I find humor in. Maybe the best time for daddy to take mommy and the kids "camping" is when he can spend the full time with them teaching them about nature, survival, the outdoors, and enjoying life together - which is what really builds kids' character. Disculpe lo terco. Ojala todo eso les ayuda y que Dios les acompaƱe.
  15. littlelionmonster

    littlelionmonster Custom Faker

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    The CG is also close to Todd Lake, which has some good trails and a like to swim in, if its warm enough.....

    Mt Solon is a 4 way intersection with stop signs and a broke down fire engine, so not much "to do" there.

    There's also Stokesvilles CG, which has a small observatory, I think. Don't know much about it though.
  16. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Always dreaming of the next big ride!

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    That's what I'm thinking too, thanks.

    No offense taken, I have been blessed with two very fit, active, outdoor loving kids. :gdog who decided that they wanted to tag along with Papi.

    Thank you for the info...swimming near Mt. Solon in October could be very "refreshing"! :vardy
  17. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    The Frontier Culture Museum and some other kid-friendly stuff in Satunton may be up their alley. Wrights Dairy Rite has good ol fashioned greasy burgers and milkshakes. The Massanutten indoor Wave Park is only about 45 min away and good for a full day of exhausting little ones. Depending on the weather, the leaves may be beautiful at some places up that way. They could also ride the ski lift to the top for the view and hike down.

    That can only keep kids entertained so long though. :dunno
  18. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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  19. eddie bolted

    eddie bolted BOING!!!

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    Nice ride report HBN but i'm EDDIE BOLTED not JEFF B:D
  20. Forest Rooster

    Forest Rooster Blue Ridge Yamasaki

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    Dang it, Man! This makes me want to trade my WRR for a Versys. :evil