NOVA Weekend Rides

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by donnymoto, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Porcupine224

    Porcupine224 Somewhere West of Goose Creek

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    I'll put my spare KLR battery on the charger in the morning.
    just in case.........
  2. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    What a great day. Excellent weather, good riding companions, and some absolutely tasty chow. And I got to dispense free medical advice to the wait staff.:evil Sorry about almost beaning one guy with a 3 gallon rotopax that departed from the hack. At least I got that damn thing back.

    VAC
  3. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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    Yep, I second "great ride"! Nice mix of gravel, hills, and sights. Thanks to all who made it!

    Great food (I can say "back rubbin good"!) got at: Betty's Restaurant; 112 E German St, Shepherdstown, WV

    There was interest in MIchaux State Forest discussed at lunch...once it warms up - perhaps a trip with an overnight camp can be set up.
  4. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer

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    "Betty's Restaurant" sign, from satellite imagery:

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    Overheard from tourist, and potential restaurant patron, "Oh, no! Don't go THERE! Just LOOK!"

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    Just kidding; didn't happen!

    Fine meal, fortifying riders amidst their 100-mile ride through hill and dale along the Potomac and the C & O Canal tow path, touching three states:

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    Oh, yes: Do NOT, under any circumstances, maneuver a coffee mug in any direction or dimension, in an effort to assist the waitress in serving. She prefers a stationary target! :rofl

    Thanks, Porcupine224, for setting up an outstanding ride in gorgeous scenery on the most beautiful day so far this year!
  5. zedd

    zedd Adventurer

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    Agreed. An awesome day to ride! Thanks for leading the route porcupine. I'm definitely in for a trip to Michaux State Forest
  6. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence

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    Anyone got any plans for riding on the 17th?? I finally have a free Sunday! The above ride sure looked fun. I have a newly rebuilt shock with heavier spring on the KLR, so I would like to test it out.
  7. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Hmmm. A St Patrick's day ride. How about a RTCB? (Ride To Corned Beef).

    I'm in if it involves food.

    VAC
  8. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence

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    I can paint my top case green for the day
  9. NoVa Rider

    NoVa Rider Long timer

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  10. TH

    TH There and Here

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    I think John Deere green would be appropriate. I may actually have a can of that in my garage somewhere, just collecting dust.
  11. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence

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    Name brand paint is way too high falootin for a KLR!
  12. TH

    TH There and Here

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    It was given to me by a neighbor that moved, so I think it meets the KLR financial standards (IT WAS FREE)! I don't even know if the spray can works. :rofl
  13. OneFaller

    OneFaller Adventurer

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    got ahold of Lee Ranger District today. Expected opening is March 25th. they don't put the dates on the website, so you have to call.
  14. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence

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    anyone have any suggestions for irish food at the end of a gravel road?

    I may have to be two- up if the ride takes place
  15. 5punksdad

    5punksdad Tag-Master-Flash

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  16. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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    I'm watching the weather for Sunday...but rain would ruin my green hair dye.
  17. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    I'm off tomorrow (Friday). Anybody doing anything interesting?
    VAC
  18. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence

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    I noticed that. Looks like rain for the entire weekend and then some :cry
  19. Cambion

    Cambion Adventurer

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    Replacing the stock rear shock/spring on my Strom with a nice Elka 3-way tomorrow! Hopefully that will keep the rear end planted on bumpy dirt/gravel roads when I'm dodging flying gas cans. :)
  20. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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    On the one hand, assisting VA.C. with his errant KLR parts and gas can on our ride was a great and noble thing...but in the big picture...all your really did was deprive the next cheap KLR rider to pass that way of a chance to get some "road farkles" :rofl