Northern VA Chatter Thread

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

  1. bwalsh

    bwalsh Long timer

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    A day after TheBlueDog posted that a buddy mentioned to me a website for gravel roads across the US. I forgot to post it until now.

    https://gravelmap.com/#@38,-97,11,hybrid

    It's by no means complete but it's a good start.
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  2. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    the longest gravel road in southern IL on this map is a bycicle trail, no motos....:2cry
  3. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence

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    WTF
    FFX county MC cop waved at me. I wasn't even speeding
  4. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    His weekend bike must be a KLR
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  5. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence

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    I was on the Bandit


    Musta liked the topcase
  6. CaptnSlo

    CaptnSlo Derelicte

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    Great stuff. Thank you.
  7. ridin gaijin

    ridin gaijin riding > posting

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    High beams? :dunno
  8. Zach440

    Zach440 Been here awhile

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    cops wave at me all the time on my bike. most of them do it out of instinct..they wave when they aren't at work and probably barely even realize they do it while on there PD steeds.
  9. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence

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    I never had a local leo wave before.


    Never!!
  10. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    I've been waved over but never waved at.
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  11. Zach440

    Zach440 Been here awhile

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    Had one wave yesterday out in nokesville
  12. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence

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    Must be all that kneeling at the NFL games.
  13. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    I was driving the cage on Lee Highway in Arlington today. There was a dude on a silver F series BMW. He had an ADV sticker on his top case.

    I was going to give him the ADV salute but there are too many noobs out there that don't know what the salute entails and get all butt hurt. So, no salute from me.

    Was that one of you FF's?

    Nice socks, btw.
  14. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I was out riding my bicycle and waved at a PW Co motor officer on an RT.

    Waved back

    Probably out of habit, then wondered why that 'spandex clad [sexual preference slur deleted]!' was waving at him after he's passed me.

    M

    I was coming from the training center and he was aiming for it.
  15. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    I did that in Tucson one day.

    Guy wasn't an inmate, but had bought the bike from one.

    He hadn't a clue why he was getting flipped off. Stopped that one immediately. :nod

    M
  16. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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    Still roaming "the West" with our bus...5 weeks out on the road now.

    Camping night before last...Got Elk?

    IMG_20171003_063703811.jpg
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  17. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    Great picture, FAW3!

    You were missed at the Gentlemen of Leisure Reunion Luncheon today, but we set a place for you anyway!

    Expect a make-up event when you return to northern Virginia.
  18. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    Man, I got a story for firing the ADV Salute at people and getting it wrong, involves a real biker, Colorado, and Pikes Peak Hill Climb. Will post later...
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  19. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    FYI, NOVA peeps...

    I made some TV back in the spring, it's airing Tuesday next week. I'm having a viewing party at Hard Times Cafe in Springfield. We have the back pool hall from 8pm, my episode starts at 9. It'll be fun to watch. I'd love to see more of you if you can make it. And yes, I make it to the very final, so you get my ugly mug for the whole hour. :deal

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  20. Ken Hooligan

    Ken Hooligan Getcha' Pull

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    New thread for those near Winchester, roughly covering the Martinsburg, Winchester, Hagerstown, Frederick & Chambersburg areas. If you're around this way, check it out: MAT Riders