Hell Town aka Front Royal VA

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by SkylineKeith, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. SkylineKeith

    SkylineKeith Motorcycle Junkie

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    Who are the inmates in and around Front Royal VA? I use to know a lot of folks in the area but moved to NC and started the WARDS thread.

    I'm back in the saddle and ready to ride...Changed my user name back to SkylineKeith and would like to get together with like minded delinquents :deal

    You know who you are.
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  2. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Hell Town? Never heard of it. :augie

    Welcome back!

    There are numerous inmates around the Front Royal Area but only a few who post regularly. I may have some free time coming up in the next few weeks as long as I can get my bike(s) in order. :D
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  3. windblown101

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    I'm a bit west of you in Star Tannery.
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  4. fragile_this_side_up

    fragile_this_side_up Long timer

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    relatively "new" here. But i'm in Strasburg.
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  5. mtnpat

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    I live on the South side of town, just past Skyline Drive.

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    -mtnpat
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  6. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Some of you guys are making a liar out of me! :lol3
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  7. SkylineKeith

    SkylineKeith Motorcycle Junkie

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    I'm just past Skyline on Rivermont. Rt 619...which leads to rt678 and to rt675 :evil :deal

    Sundays are usually good for me for a ride. I tend to work a lot. Sometimes I take Thursdays off. :freaky
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  8. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    Ok, I'm a dumb shit... Why Hell Town?
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  9. SkylineKeith

    SkylineKeith Motorcycle Junkie

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    The town was originally called "Hell Town" The name changed during the Civil War when the soldiers did not know their left from their right so was told to "Front the Royal oak". The large oak tree was downtown where the gazebo stands today...or so I'm told.
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  10. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    Anything to help your reputation Bob!

    I'm due west of you, near Wardensville (although I'm 'medically" unhorsed for a while).
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  11. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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  12. SkylineKeith

    SkylineKeith Motorcycle Junkie

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    :doh Fine...Make a liar out of me. You and your Wiki. Just what I have been told by two wives from this town. :lol3
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  13. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    I'm just off of Rivermont. Not too far from you and mtnpat. I may have some free time here soon...and a new to me bike to rack some miles up on. :ricky

    What bike(s) do you own/ride?
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  14. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    There are no such thing as stupid questions. :D

    You've never noticed my "location" before? :deal
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  15. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Gee thanks! :lol3

    I'd find other sources for local history. Just sayin. :lol3
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  16. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Oh yeah, Duh, the threads for local(ish) riders are the cat herders and NOVA chatter...and don't overlook the local tag games. :deal
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  17. SkylineKeith

    SkylineKeith Motorcycle Junkie

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    I won't go through my list of past rides (a lot of adv bikes) but am now on a Honda NC700X.
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  18. bwalsh

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    I'll keep an eye out for you.
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  19. SkylineKeith

    SkylineKeith Motorcycle Junkie

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    Any recommended routes other than the obvious 33 211. A friend of mine rides a Kaw 600 super sport something or other and we have been sticking to blacktop.

    I have a new tomtom rider gps and could download routes. I have retired my garmin 2610 and 26something else. Retiring the garmins may have been a mistake. We will see. The new tomtom desplays the speed limit sign on gps along with actual speed. When your speed exceeds the limit by 4 or 5 mph the indicated speed shows up in a red bar. Within a couple of mph and the speed is shown in a green bar. Pretty annoying. :wink:
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  20. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Man you know it! I just sold a Wee and like a dumb ass I decided to let my Garmin ZUMO go with it! :baldy:baldy:baldy

    I was going to "upgrade" but hadn't done my homework until after the sale. The unit I was interested in(Montana) doesn't have near the features the ZUMO has. To add insult to injury I missed a good deal on a ZUMO in the flea market by a couple hours today! :cry



    Routes. Here's a nice one...

    Head down thru Fort Valley, over to Edinburg, Columbia Furnace, Wardensville WV, Star Tannery, Zepp to Back Rd. Enjoy. :D
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