Northern VA Chatter Thread

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by HBN, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    Wow Eric. What a work out. You would rather push a Bonnie than ride a klr. :wink:
  2. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    Have yet to need to push the KLR...shit I better start that praying ASAP :lol3
  3. CaptnSlo

    CaptnSlo Derelicte

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    Hi all -
    I figured I'd introduce myself - I live in NoVA and ride an '05 F650GS Dakar. It's my first bike - I took the MSF class in June and bought it in July. I always see quite a few riders in the area on adventure bikes so I may have run into one or more of you (hopefully just figuratively) at some point this year. So just saying hello - if you see a chick on a Dakar, feel free to wave, but no pointing or laughing :D
  4. His Pistolship

    His Pistolship Kp calm, shoot alfas

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    Sorry to hear about that Eric. Funny story, glad you made it out alright.

    Funny thing is, I pushed a KLR a mile through the Nutley exit of 66 on a cold sunday night in December last year because it ran out of gas. It died just as I exited the freeway heading westbound, but I still had a mile to go before I could really get off the freeway, as that exit has a collector system. I knew I had gas in the reserve so I turned my petcock to what I thought was reserve and cranked the battery dead to no avail. I thought something was really wrong so I got my phone out and took a look at the petcock - sure enough it was in the "off" position, not "res." The bike still had half a gallon in it but I nevertheless had to push it a mile just to get off the freeway.

    Cars were whizzing by the whole time as I pushed the KLR in the dark. Crossing each individual exit while pushing a KLR was akin to trying to make it to the pasture fence in 9 seconds because a bull could do it 10. Fun times.

    Anyway, I finally get off the freeway but still have a mile to my house. I thought I would try cranking the KLR one more time, and viola - it comes to life. Apparently pushing the KLR for a mile was enough to get a good charge to the battery. I rode directly to a gas station.

    So what was my lesson learned? Don't leave church early to get Taco Bell, because you might need that gas.
  5. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Don't jinx yourself! :D

    Welcome to ADV!
    Lots of inmates in NOVA.
    There is this thread, a NOVA weekend rides thread, and other miscellaneous BS threads that may interest you. Actually there is a lot more of the later...:lol3

    Don't forget to check out the Tag-0-rama threads. You can discover a lot of new roads playing those games.
  6. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    Yikes! Glad you made it across the lanes without getting hit!
  7. Dr. Beard

    Dr. Beard Cenosillicaphobiac

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    Hi there. :wave

    My first bike was an 03 Dakar that I actually just sold a couple of weeks ago. Great bike.

    As you can see from the recent pics, some of us crazies in the RLD get together from time to time. :freaky We have frequent/infrequent garage nights at my place in Alex. All are always welcome, so shoot me a PM if your interested in stopping by some time. We also do ride our bikes occasionally (well, the ones that are running anyway...). :lol3
  8. CaptnSlo

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    Thanks! I'll make sure to check out those threads. I gotta figure out what these tag threads are all about. I've been a lurker on this one every so often but figured I should say hi for once and for all. You guys always seem to have something fun going on.

    Thanks for letting me know. Nice to hear there are local meets. I always welcome an opportunity to hear some riding advice and learn more about bikes. I'll definitely keep my eyes peeled.
  9. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    Welcome to the rabble... Keep an eye out for a hot red head on a white rallye GS. That is banshee..
  10. gastone

    gastone R.I.P. sweet Angus

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    Banshee...that's what it's gonna sound like if you hear her screaming by. You are probably not likely to see her. Zoom zoom.
  11. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Some say she eats cereal with gasoline instead of milk, and her favorite gruop is the Charlie Daniel's Band...All we know...is she's the Banshee.
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  12. CaptnSlo

    CaptnSlo Derelicte

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    Orange stig, I like that.
    I think I recognize her name from the Bmwbmw forum. I'll be on the look out.
  13. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Looks red to me :cry The joys of being colorblind...
  14. The Evil Twin

    The Evil Twin Boxer Freak

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    :ksteve Welcome!
    (it isn't pointing or laughing!)
  15. TH

    TH There and Here

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    Sure that isn't a "Power Ranger"?
  16. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    This weather is unreal. The worst part is that it is just a huge tease for the impeding 30 degree highs to come :cry. My sciatica is finally - 12 months after disc herniation - a non issue on the moto. I had to get out today and take it all in. Any one else get out today?

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  17. CaptnSlo

    CaptnSlo Derelicte

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    :D Thanks!
  18. XC Rider

    XC Rider Motorcycle Vagabond

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    Nice pics EC; glad to hear your feeling better. Wish I could've gotten out today but had to work. Lord knows it was tempting to call in sick this morning! :norton
  19. Dr. Beard

    Dr. Beard Cenosillicaphobiac

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    It was KILLING me today. Tomorrow, as the weather goes to shit, I might actually get free for a few minutes. Figures... :huh
  20. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Thursday RLD RTE
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    Alexandria, VA