Central VA Mental Health Day

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by SRMN8R, May 20, 2009.

  1. SRMN8R

    SRMN8R Down & Out

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    I need a mental health day to clear the cobwebs, so I've taken off tomorrow (Thursday 21 May).

    I plan on leaving relatively early in the morning, and returning around 2:30 pm.

    No real destiniation in mind at this time.

    If interested, give me a shout!

    - Jimmy
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  2. Greenflyfarmer

    Greenflyfarmer I'm better now.

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    Good for you brother. Wish I could but I can't.
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  3. SRMN8R

    SRMN8R Down & Out

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  4. SRMN8R

    SRMN8R Down & Out

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    What a glorious day for a ride.

    Headed up Rt 6 through Scottsville, all the way to Afton. Dropped onto the BRP and then to Vesuvius.

    Stopped in at Gertie's for lunch. (Thanks Madstrom!) Food was really good, and the company was great!

    After lunch, I headed over the mountain on 56, in a rather spirited fashion. Back end stepped out on my twice, and I almost went off through a curve that was sharper than I expected. After the pucker factor eased a bit.... I rode back home like I had a lick of sense.

    All told, it was 233 miles in 5 hours - which included a stop for gas, lunch and conversation at Gertie's, and a cold Coca-Cola at the Cumberland Shell station.

    It was a very good day. :nod
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  5. mikeinrichmond

    mikeinrichmond Farkleus Maximus

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    Wish I could have joined ya!

    This extended weekend (off Monday) is looking good, so once I get back from my neice's wedding Sat. night, I'd be up for riding/camping/whatever since the wife is gonna stay up north until Tuesday...:ear
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  6. SRMN8R

    SRMN8R Down & Out

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    I wish you could've too! I probably will not have much opportunity to ride for the rest of the weekend. Wifey & son will be here, and I have a really hard time pulling myself away from them.
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  7. niceviewbehindbars

    niceviewbehindbars out enjoying the vu

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    Even better since you didn't have any mechanical failures!! I'm assuming you got that oil leak fixed. Wasn't this the 6th time to the dealer?

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  8. SRMN8R

    SRMN8R Down & Out

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    I cleaned the underside of the motor really well before leaving.

    It's covered, and dripping oil.

    It'll go back again for #7.
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