Hampton Roads Chatter

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by roger123, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    Perhaps I do and then again maybe I don't :wink: So, if I ask who is going, then someone says yeah I'm going, I may say ok cool, hey do you have coordinates for the area? then he gives them to me and I am off for a midnight grab!!! :lol3 :lol3 :lol3 naaaaahhhhh just kidding, but it could happen.......:lol3 :lol3 :lol3 It took some googling and I am still not completely sure where it is, but I have the general area. I'll just ride out there and give it a look. Not looking for anymore clues or secret handshake pimping. I really do enjoy solving the location without assistance, though I may send a PM to confirm my guess.
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  2. roger123

    roger123 Long timer

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    They're bluffing.

    Off to find my COG T-shirt.
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  3. Swashplate

    Swashplate 50 MSL & 150 KTS

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    I'll Go!!!!!!!

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  4. dawgwhat

    dawgwhat No Earthy Idea

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    It's gone already :huh:war

    hell I thought it would last longer :gerg:waysad

    and no that is not what she said :lol3
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  5. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    :cry Too late, but we will see what the next tag brings?! :thumb
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  6. roger123

    roger123 Long timer

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    Well after three years of good use I'm getting ready to format my laptop. It's been slowing down lately and I'm going to slick it and re-install XP.

    I bought a portable HD and backed up all the good stuf this morning and am just about ready to go for it. This machine (HP dv1000) has been good and I've kept the virus stuff as well as anti-spy/spam software up to date but it's just slowing down so I'm going to try and breath some new life into it.

    I may even spring for some more RAM if this works. I upgraded to 1Gig (from the original 512) awhile back and that helped. I have the DDR stuff so it's more expensive, I'm cheap so I haven't upgraded again.

    If you see an HP laptop smashed into pieces on side of the road somewhere near a good MC tag you know how it went, wish me luck!!!!!
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  7. UpST8

    UpST8 turnin gas to noise

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    Anyone going for the new tag tonight?? hmmmm that sounds familiar?! :ear :huh
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  8. roger123

    roger123 Long timer

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    Nope, not me.

    Just finished formatting the laptop and I'm updating Mapsource right now. Seems to be running fine.
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  9. Swashplate

    Swashplate 50 MSL & 150 KTS

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    if you need any programs....let me know. i have one or two that is years data:evil
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  10. KLTMAN

    KLTMAN Aviator

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    I had to bail on that ride at the last minute, man, I would have been on my LT, which I do not like to take on gravel/dirt. I guess if I make it next year I need to ride the F650. But then, come to think of it, I recall many years back when Guy had a rally at Blackwater Falls and led a bunch of Connie's up to Spruce Knob. One had to be ducked taped back together to get it home:lol3
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  11. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    That was B4 ('96) the road up there became more civilized. :rofl
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  12. roger123

    roger123 Long timer

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    I'm keeping it BASIC this time. Mapsource, I.E. and word!!!!
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  13. roger123

    roger123 Long timer

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    So who's using one of those small travel PC things? Home Shopping Network (channel surfing while reading ADV honest) had an HP on last night that looked pretty cool. It had a HD thoough and I guess for moto use you'd want one without.

    It would have to be able to run Mapsource though for it to be usefull in my opinion.
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  14. MAN OF BLUES

    MAN OF BLUES COG #5977 EX-TECH EDITOR

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    I would stay away from the HP, simply because they are basically now "dolled up" presario crap, which I had for the last 10 years... good luck on support...

    Hard Drives have come a long way my friend, I have no fear of the one in the Acer....
    And I been carrying my megabuck Dell portable workstation back and forth to work, and every L/D ride and rally for 2 years in my bike trunk...no probs. Just big....cuts down on valuable beverege hauling capacity...

    the Home Shopping Network has my Acer ASPIRE One up there i think, a guy in our shop bought his there, and when I saw it it was my INSPIREation to looky and find mine.... it is a fine toy, and once you get it setup works well...check out TigerDirect for it though, they are running the best prices so far, if possible see if you can get it with the "bundled deal", where they toss in a mem stick and extra software (Ca security suite, open office and such)... they have been good to me, this is the second machine i bought from them this year....
    You will need an external CD/DVD drive tho....usb style, as there is none in the unit. search out "LiteOn DVD dubber" it is out of stock, but it was a mega deal @ $50, and has high speed dubbing at a "one touch" feature on all formats of DVD and CD burning... Makes file loading tedious with only a 2gb memory stick ( which is another necessity for sure) for transferring stuff, and Mapsource/Garmin stuff will not load any other way other than off a disc. (with great difficulty but i'll explain that when you need to load it...just gotta manually use the MS loading stuff internal to the machine to make it see disc 2 of the software...)
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  15. roger123

    roger123 Long timer

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    Thanks for the info MOB. I've been kicking this around, my laptop (full size HP) seems to be working much better now that I slicked it and started over but I need a backup plan if it goes south on me again!!

    I would like to have a second machine though to maybe keep on the ship to plan routes that I can't ride while I'm at sea:cry :cry

    Hmmmm, tire changer or laptop..............
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  16. dawgwhat

    dawgwhat No Earthy Idea

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    that an easy one...

    tire changer, we can try it out on my new road smarts :rofl :freaky
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  17. roger123

    roger123 Long timer

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    You've put more damn tires on your bikes then Tom and I combined and you have 1/5 of the miles. You don't need to change them just cause they're dirty, they're not like underware!!!!!!!
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  18. dawgwhat

    dawgwhat No Earthy Idea

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    they got a brown spot :lol3 :up
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  19. tommyhof

    tommyhof Been here awhile

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    Paul, I wish you still had a Connie, I always liked getting them brown spotted tires from you....................
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  20. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

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    I have a HF tire changer that the 757 crew is welcome to borrow or use here. Order your own wheel weights and my balancer should work for you too.
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