Charlottesville Riders...where are ya?

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by gasgaseffinfast, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    Here's an odd one. My dad bought this thing in '75. It's a '74 Aurenthetic. A company in Cali converted these gas powered minibikes to run off of two deep cycle 12V batteries. Throttle consists of a two way switch which partially turned, engages one battery fully, and turning the rest of the way engages the other one. Full 24V going to a 1HP motor, basically a starter motor.

    I rebuilt it a few years ago just for fun and I couldn't believe how fast this thing was. Well, you know. Relatively speaking. But seriously, flat out I bet it would hit 35. Nephews got a big kick out of it. :ricky

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  2. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Hey all, I know it's short notice but I'll be in Cville at Albemarle HS(2775 Hydralic Rd.) from 8:30 to 11:30 tomorrow morning. Anyone want to grab lunch somewhere between Cville North to Madison after 12PM? I'll be in my truck though. Too damn cold in the AM!

    Post up! I'll check in the AM and after class. Or call me at 540-three zero five-4589.

    PS: Cool bike Randy!
  3. GO_OUTSIDE!

    GO_OUTSIDE! dirty hippie

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    I misordered and now have 3 gallons of Bel Ray 20/50 EXL motor oil if anyone is interested. Pickup any where between cville and scottsville for $50.
  4. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Gnarly!

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    So....new date for dinner & a movie? :eek1
    Movie suggestions?:ear
  5. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    We are set up to do the first Wednesday of each month which puts it on the 6th again. I think the exact start time should depend on what we watch, if it is going to be Full length film we should start earlier but if it is something that is only an hour then we can start a bit later.

    So next movie night is: March 6 time: tbd

    Does anyone have a movie topic they are particularly excited about doing right away. I was thinking we could do Isle of Man in may and Baja in November to be timed close to the races. Is there any race coming up in march?

    We could also do a feature film like on any Sunday or worlds fastest Indian, if folks are into that I can talk to Anna and Matteus about possibly setting furniture up in a way more comfortable for focusing on a movie.

    Thoughts? :ear
  6. grimmboy

    grimmboy Chris Grimm

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    Roadside Prophets!, or Fast Charlie....The Moonbeam Rider...and / or Two Lane Blacktop.....

  7. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Gnarly!

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    It's been years since I've seen anything on the Isle of Mann TT. I also have not seen anything on the Romaniacs, Hell's Gate or The Roof of Africa. Not sure if there's a DVD of The Silk Road Rally
    Just my $.02 :lol3
  8. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    Two Lane Blacktop? :huh How frickin old are you???:lol3


    (that's a great movie...)
  9. SRG

    SRG SRG

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    VB - what is this Roof of Africa thing? I know what the race is, but is there a video or something on it? What year?
  10. grimmboy

    grimmboy Chris Grimm

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    BMMS=TLBT they both have four letters?

    And proud to say 50 this year!

    Enjoy the day, Grimmy

  11. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    I'm goofin on you. Happy Graduation! :norton

    (Oh, and don't fall for the AARP stuff, it's crap.)
  12. FATNBLD

    FATNBLD Been here awhile

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    Hey all,

    Looking for something to do tomorrow night?

    Like to drink original beer?

    Like music?

    Then come out to the Beer Hound Brewery (South of Ruckersville Sheetz in the same shopping center as Fabio's Pizza and Rangeland).

    Why? Because my band Ice House Road will be playing live from 8-11. (I'll be the Fat and Bald guy on drums)

    $5 cover.

    Hope to see you there!

    J.R.
  13. tuffstuff

    tuffstuff Livin' Life

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    Is that a new place? I just noticed a couple das ago for the first time. Keep us posted when you are playing!

  14. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    :rofl
  15. OldnoGPS

    OldnoGPS Just a sightseer

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    Rumor has it that there's a pic of a guy in the new Crutchfield catalog that looks a lot like J.R. ...
  16. hppyfngy

    hppyfngy not dead yet

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    I keep looking for the life size cardboard cutout version.
  17. grimmboy

    grimmboy Chris Grimm

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    I've got a Yamaha Riva 125 scooter, no title, all there, does not run, no key.

    Anyone up for it? $150.00

    Carb and tank have been cleaned

    Grimmy
  18. banshee

    banshee hi

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    yeah, wtf. aren't those places tiny?
  19. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    We can make it to the ruck in 20 min. Good to know brewery's close by.
  20. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    Can't be any smaller than playing at, say, Miller's.