1. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    Hi, I'm new. I heard about this forum from a guy at Poes Pub breakfast in Richmond early in the summer (Bob? riding a newish Guzzi) and have been lurking in and out since and just realized there were regional forums. There seems to be a lot of y'all here in Virginia.:thumb

    Another reason I've been hanging around is that I'm thinking about replacing my current old streetbike w/ an adventure tourer rig of some sort. Originally I was leaning R-GS, but now I'm liking the littler vstrom becuause it's light and cheap and gets good reviews all over. Been reading xssquiggys exploits and some others weestrom stuff here too. I also have an old XR600R that is dual sport enabled that I keep for riding in the really rough stuff.

    Anyway, wanted to say hi before busting in on anymore threads or inviting myself along on rides.
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  2. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    yeah- and the oil leak is the only thing that slows him down in the corners~ :lol3 Welcome aboard noob- fetch me a brew, wudya?! :freaky
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  3. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Gov Administrator

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    What ever you do, be very afraid of this other asshole that lives down in Richmond going by the name of Freak - he's an evil poser that never rides and should not be trusted :evil
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  4. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    Oh yeah Squiggy, I want a Weestrom.....:rolleyes

    Damn squids, who let them in?

    Welcome nOOb, now go away.
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  5. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    I'm picking up my first D/S (a KLR) this weekend and am looking to ride as well. I'm not too far from ya; in fact I've got some friends in Richmond, and I often head up there for a bite at the 3rd St. Diner.


    The KLR is cheap enough that I could justify keeping all of my other bikes as well. I won't say any more than that here; there's plenty of comparison information on these pages. :nod
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  6. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    Thanks, ya'll. I can feel the love. :nod
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  7. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    3rd street is my official favorite place to drunkenly stumble into at 3am for eggs and corned beef hash cooked in lots of good old fashioned lard.:freaky And gotta love that retro/greasy spoon ambience.

    I'm well familiar w/ KLR's. I'm meeting some guys at the crab tree falls parkinglot for a ride over the mountain Sat morning. It's kind of rough in some places for a KLR, but you're welcome to join us if you can make it.
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  8. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    Don't, there aint any. But welcome any way ya damn flatlander.
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  9. bmwguyrs

    bmwguyrs Out riding....

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    Would that be the trail south from Crabtree falls following Shoe Creek?

    Great trail, but it's all downhill from the falls.

    Nicer heading uphill TO crabtree falls.

    Easy on a KLR.
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  10. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    There are several trails, but that where we'll start. I agree, the main trail is cake, but there are side trails that we ride which are steep and loamy and less KLR friendly. Not saying there aren't plenty who can't get them up there, just letting him know it's more than just a dirt road before he rides down there from C'ville.
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  11. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    I was being facetious but thanks again for making it clear. And may I call you peckerneck?
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  12. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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    :nod thanks.
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  13. harpoon

    harpoon Long timer

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    :poser :lol3 :lol3


    :augie
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  14. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    Sure every bbody else does.

    BTW, I am originally from Comical Heights, VA
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  15. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Savannah Peckerneck! :lol3
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  16. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    Shut up and get back to work fish boy.....

    BTW the event of the season, a sight for all to see, occurs Saturday when Scott rides two up with me to pick up his Weestrom in Romney, WVa.........this'll be good.
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  17. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Gov Administrator

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    I call bullshit - I have never called you peckerneck, peckerhead, dickhead, but never ever peckerneck :nono
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  18. PhilSpace

    PhilSpace The Gov Administrator

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    I'll bring the Canon with the big lense, better to get a close up shot of the reach around :rolleyes
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  19. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    It's good to get him back on board- don't be a prick and scare the whits out of him on the way out there! ...or the way back! :thumb
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  20. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Would that be a monkey fucking a monkey fucking a football??? :lol3
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