NOVA Weekend Rides

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

  1. soylent

    soylent Adventurer

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    I need a Wee Strom tech day. Mine is still stuttering at idle and ocassionally stalls when pulling to a stop light, so I'm hesitant to ride it. It stalled on me making a left turn last Wednesday. I didn't notice it had quit, and when I released the clutch the rear slipped out. Then it bump started and lurched forward, and I'm still in the turn.:yikes Some fast praying ensued and I recovered ok, but it convinced me to repair the machine before riding any more. It's over due for valve adjustment and throttle body sync so I thought I'd start there, and replace filters etc while the tank is off.

    Anyone have one of those vacuum carb sync tools I can borrow?

    Lars
  2. Porcupine224

    Porcupine224 Somewhere West of Goose Creek

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    Well Ladies and Gents.

    The forecast call for early and all day rain.

    So I'll just have to pray somewhere else for something else.

    Indoors.


    We'll try again next weekend.
  3. BluWolf

    BluWolf Been here awhile

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    Due to family obligations I got to ride from Leesburg to Annapolis yesterday and then back this morning. Even if it is 49 and raining, its still a great way to spend a Sunday morning. Of course the road selection was crap.
  4. Cambion

    Cambion Adventurer

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    Forecast for next Sunday is 66 and clear!
  5. TH

    TH There and Here

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    In my neck of the woods:

    4/6 Saturday - high of 60
    4/7 Sunday - high of 70

    If it gets up to 70, I won't know what to do... Melt? :huh
  6. xuare

    xuare Gravity wins again

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    [EDIT] Removed. Thanks to error cooled for the heads up.
  7. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    Did you read the post in its entirety?
  8. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence

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    so is anyone doing any riding sunday morning? i might be able to tag along before work if the ride is somewhat local
  9. Chessie-Owner

    Chessie-Owner Been here awhile

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    If like to ride some dirt if someone could show me some. Maybe ford a stream or two.
  10. xuare

    xuare Gravity wins again

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    l should be able to do some riding Sunday, but I don't get free until the afternoon.

    Still have to tweak a couple things too. Maybe I can do that now...
  11. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence

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    Anyone up for a short ride to lunch tomorrow?? Maybe the gravel roads off of Snickersville Tpke?? There is a water crossing on Jeb Stuart Rd.

    Can't really think of a place for lunch in that area


  12. Porcupine224

    Porcupine224 Somewhere West of Goose Creek

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    Can't join for the ride...
    But can suggest lunch,

    After you cross at Jeb Stuart,

    At the east end of Snickersville Twp on 50,
    the vegeterian Bar-B-Q in Aldie
    (he is vegan, not the BBQ)

    or to the west on 50, Bar-B-Q in Upperville
    (next to the gas station)

    or north to Purcellville.

    Enjoy the day.
  13. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence

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    I've been to the one in Aldi (with you I believe) and it was great. Was thinking of Purcellville and trying out Boodacades. Puts me on 7 which makes a run down 28 that much easier.

    Anyone tried Boodacades in Purcellville??

  14. xuare

    xuare Gravity wins again

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    Unfortunately it's 90 min+ for me just to get to that area, and my total free time is but 3 hours :(
  15. Chessie-Owner

    Chessie-Owner Been here awhile

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    Wish I saw this earlier. I'm on mulch duty. 4 truck loads and 160 bags later not feeling like riding.
  16. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Our Purity of Essence

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    Well, the ride didn't work out as planned anyway. Rt15 was closed and I got stuck in traffic in gainesville. Lost a lot of time and couldn't do the whole ride. I did manage to hit Jeb Stuart water crossing. It was up over my crashbars and I got a lot of water in my boots. still passable though, as I didn't drop the pig and I crossed it twice.

    Great day to ride. Stopped for BBQ at Aldie store and two other KLRs stopped by. All the other patrons immediately grabbed their wallets.
  17. ScooterZg

    ScooterZg Adventurer

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    Evening all...I would be interested in joining up on future rides...particularly those on dirt.

    I had a nice first-time-for-me ride on Bull Run Mtn Rd and Logmill Rd last weekend. I know that's nothin' to this crew but I sure had a great time...:D

    Scoot
  18. XC Rider

    XC Rider Motorcycle Vagabond

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    :rofl:lol3

    Glad to hear you had a good ride; I did too! :D Went down south for a little working weekend in Orange county; then got to do a little riding around Orange, Madison, Greene, & Albermarle county this morning before coming back up to Woodbridge. Even did a little Grab & Tag of the C'ville tag, and took a little spin around Albermarle with Foxedupone.

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    Here's a shot I took on the way back this afternoon; coming up Hughes River road near Etlan. That's Old Rag mountain in the background.

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  19. XC Rider

    XC Rider Motorcycle Vagabond

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    You may also want to check out this get-together if you're free 2 weekends from now.

    Welcome to the madness! :D
  20. ScooterZg

    ScooterZg Adventurer

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    Thanks...that looks like a fun event.