Cat Herders: Shenandoah Valley Inmates

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

  1. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    Skippii....dude. If you want a right hand man when you are working on the bike...........let a brother know. One thing I do is make sure everything that comes off goes back on. I work in the nuclear power industry where there is NO room for mistakes.

    Anyway.....this is how I spent the last couple of afternoons.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8375379#post8375379
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  2. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    I'm riding from Harrisonburg to Richmond today if anyone wants to tag along.
    I leave from the Courtyard Marriott hotel at 3:00pm sharp.

    EDIT: CANCELLED
    My friends with whom I was going to be staying don't have any electricity, so screw them.
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  3. Gimmeslack

    Gimmeslack furthur

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    :yikes:yikes:yikes:yikes
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  4. MGB

    MGB ex. BmwDuc

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    Do you have a service manual? Should not be this difficult, I"ve had mine off a number of times and it's pretty straightforward.
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  5. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    Yes
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  6. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    Meet me and Lunchmeat at the intersection of Rt 231 and Rt 670 at the old Banco store for some good ole Madison County fun........hurry up...:lol3
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  7. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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  8. OldnoGPS

    OldnoGPS Just a sightseer

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    Well, I didn't see anyone at the Banco store - could have been because I was late - 10:06 by my watch when I got there. :D
    Went through the ford at Criglersville, over to Aylor and up to Ruth Mountain Fire Rd thinking that I'd intercept you guys at the intersection. Waited until about 11, didn't see anyone so I came back down to Aylor. I figured that if you guys had gone up Quaker Run that would likely have given you time to get down there, there were no tracks so I was sure you hadn't come by. My tracks were the only ones through the stinky mudhole.
    Oh well, next time. I didn't post that I was going to come 'cause I wasn't sure I'd get out today.
    Hope you guys had a good ride. I plugged in the heated jacket on the way home!
    Ted
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  9. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    Lol! Man you must of just missed us. We ran into some issues with Lunchmeats bike......I will let him tell the story. We actually took the Ruth fire trail.

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    I do not know how we missed each other......:lol3
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  10. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    That looks like a lot of fun! Sorry I missed it--had to work today, and had to claim the ever-important tag this morning.
    Can you post the route on Google Maps? I'd love to head down there sometime!
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  11. lunchmeat

    lunchmeat MLI

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    I made it home in good shape. After I left Steve I stopped and put the rubbers back in the pegs and aired up the tires again and checked the JB weld. Now that I'm home and rinsed all the shi^ off of her you really can't see the JB Weld. It matches the color of the magnesium valve covers:roflThe scratches on the Roundel and the top box give her a little character.
    It was sure nice to get out today and meet some good folks :freaky and have a good run. TKC's next time. Maybe Steve got some pics of me trying to run her up in the trees out of that mudhole??:lol3 THanks guys. Let's do it again sometime.
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  12. OldnoGPS

    OldnoGPS Just a sightseer

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    Sorry I missed you guys, next time I'll get off of my ass and be on time. Yeah buddy, those deep, wet leaves were doing a good job of hiding some big, slick rocks. You'll note that I went up - and right back down - from Aylor to the middle of the trail. Yeah, I'm a candyass - I found the steep/rutted section up/down from Aylor plenty entertaining since I was riding alone.

    Next time.
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  13. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    Sorry we missed ya Ted.

    No pics of that maneuver Lunch, but it was entertaining.

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    were you a boy scout?

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    nice tool roll. :thumb

    all better...

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    if you want help with the tires let me know, got a tire changer in the garage. :deal

    Had a great day and enjoyed it.

    Steve
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  14. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    ....well, that's one way to get water out of the cylinder after misjudging river depth....
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  15. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    And this is what Lunchmeat thinks of the "Death" Wings for offroad use.....:lol3

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    Incoming BMW battleship. I know that the Adventure is a bigger bike but when it really stands out is when you see it parked close to my SE. lol!

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    Look up the trail and around that corner is where Larry's BMW decided to play Harley Davidson and dump some oil on the trail.....:rofl
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    I cannot even began to describe how slippery some of the sections were yesterday. Steve and I at least had decent offroad tires, although Steve's rear TKC was looking a little............worn. I had several sideways, feet off the peg moments! But fortunately I had some tread block to save me. All of us should give Larry a round of applause :clap because not once did he bitch about the conditions and just kept plugging along. You could tell he was somewhat relieved to be off that fire trail though....:lol3

    I want to thank Steve and Larry for a very entertaining ride yesterday. Momma must be starting mentalpause cause by the time I got home she was all sunshine and roses...:huh
    I am hoping to meet the rest of you who post here for some riding. There are several of you that I live close to so do not hesitate to hit me up for a ride, for some help in the garage or whatever. Just as long as it does not involve helping you move...:D
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  16. OldnoGPS

    OldnoGPS Just a sightseer

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    I'd note that none of the pix show the really rocky sections that are mostly north of the Aylor cutoff. Throw in some wet, lots of wind-blown leaves and it's a real challenge even with kind of knobby tires. Hard to pick a good line when you can't see the obstacles.

    And just another thing: It's a long ways to medical care from up there and many other places we ride in Greene and Madison (and Albemarle, Nelson...). I have already had the experience this year of taking a head injured rider off of Ruth Fire Trail (airhead GS, hit a rock), took me 45 minutes in Grimmboy's truck to get from the top of Quaker Run to about 1/2 mile north of the Aylor cutoff on the trail. Then 20 minutes down to Aylor off the side of the world. Met the Madison Squad in Aylor, not sure what equipment they have to get up there. Guy ended up OK but it's food for thought. Of course it didn't keep me from going banzai through there a couple of weeks ago (in the dry) with SST and Grimmy...:D
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  17. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    So how was work today people???? :ksteve

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    Spent a couple hours cleaning leaves out of my yard then spent the rest of the day riding........:D
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  18. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    I got out in the snow and ice through Hopkins Gap for the Valley Tag after work. Crazy fun :D

    On the way home I stopped by to see Skippii at his work. Unfortunately I saw that he was busy through the office window.
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    Skippii, I told the lady at the front desk that the National Forest Service Honda Civic you parked next to had left their interior lights on. Maybe you can let the owner know.
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  19. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Pizza Lunch/Maintenance at Skippii's in Harrisonburg
    Noon, Wed 19

    PM me if you want to come so I can get extra pizza/toppings etc. Only have an hour for lunch but plan on installing my FIAMM horn.
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  20. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    And during that same hour, I'm planning on installing heated grips, putting dog-bone raiser in the suspension, figuring out where the hell the rest of the screws go, and fixing the Ninja. And having time left to eat pizza.
    Ought to be an awesome time.

    (Okay, I will be in my garage all day long, pausing only to relocate the Tag.)