Richmond Va chatter

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by mikeinrichmond, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Jeff Munn

    Jeff Munn Just along for the ride..

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    Grrr. Don't nobody poke the bear. He's ornery because it is the middle of the winter and cold. But I do find it funny that he also has one of the gnarliest, oldest and highest mileage dirt bikes among us, with his KLR...... :amazon

    I think we're just focused on close to home riding because of the weather. Most aren't taking long street rides right now.

    Guy, hope everything is okay. We missed you last night. I made a 5 rail 8-ball shot to win the last game. I was on.

    jeff
  2. Guy Young

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    You missed nothing. My (snide) remark was simply meant to say that the Richmond VA Chatter thread has turned to nothing but the dirt oriented folks here of late. My concern is that new folks looking at the Richmond area might get the idea that "we" are nothing but a bunch of dirt.off-road riders, and that may turn them away... and that has been bugging me for a bit..... hence my comment - snide or otherwise.

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  3. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    I've been wondering if that was why we don't see as many posts from Mickey except to tease us with his beautiful pictures and ride reports. As the weather warms up, I think we'll be getting in a bit more long street rides. I've been getting the DL out for a few hours here and there and it has been treating me good. It's been a weird winter so far with a few really warm days interspersed with a lot of rain and a lot of cold. Even if it is a warm day, I don't trust it to stay that way long enough to stray too far.

    OK, I'm done poking as Jeff called it. Everyone have a good evening. I have to get back to working even though I'd rather be sleeping
  4. MADSTROM

    MADSTROM Long timer

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    [ Originally Posted by Guy Young
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    You missed nothing. My (snide) remark was simply meant to say that the Richmond VA Chatter thread has turned to nothing but the dirt oriented folks here of late. My concern is that new folks looking at the Richmond area might get the idea that "we" are nothing but a bunch of dirt.off-road riders, and that may turn them away... and that has been bugging me for a bit..... hence my comment - snide or otherwise.

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    You missed nothing. My (snide) remark was simply meant to say that the Richmond VA Chatter thread has turned to nothing but the dirt oriented folks here of late. My concern is that new folks looking at the Richmond area might get the idea that "we" are nothing but a bunch of dirt.off-road riders, and that may turn them away... and that has been bugging me for a bit..... hence my comment - snide or otherwise.



    I've had the same thoughts as Guy. I'm still waiting for a break in the weather out in Monterey/Eastern WV. As soon as it quits the snow showers business I'm going for an overnighter despite the temps. Local rides just aren't cutting it. :ricky :ricky:ricky
  5. Stumby

    Stumby 2 wheels needed

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    If it makes you feel any better Guy I just picked up a 1994 R1100RS after being bikeless for about 3 years. My first street bike. :clap

    Moving away from the dual sport world for a bit to give street life a try.
  6. skychs

    skychs chuck smith

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    Just throwing it out there ........

    Would anyone be interested in an overnight ride anytime between Feb 8-12? There are some cabins in Germany Valley just north of Franklin WV (near 33 and 220) that I have heard are very nice and economical. They have open floor plans and can sleep up to 10 people.

    Here is the link .... http://www.germanyvalleycabins.com/ourcabins.htm

    Its a great area for "street" riding and has tons of off road riding for the dual sport guys (or gals). Since it's still cold outside it would also provide a nice warm environment to settle into as the sun goes down.

    Madstrom and I are considering it. Thought I would throw it out to the inmates. Its a great chance for the street riders to get out and blow off some rust.
  7. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    Yes, me.

    Dan, call me later...I am going to do some sprints, box jumps and deadlifts today if you want some! The whole workout is only 20 min...but it's an awful 20 minutes! :evil
  8. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    keep an eye on the weather. it can get nasty up there. :nod
  9. skychs

    skychs chuck smith

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    Thanks Eddy
    Thats 3 so far. The smallest cabin is $160 a night. If we get 6 people, 160 divided by 6 is $27 each.

    Seneca Rocks Discovery Center - 15 miles from cabin -
    Spruce Knob- Highest point in WV -17 miles from cabin -
    Pike Knob Preserve- 6 miles from cabin -
    Laurel Forks is in the area.
    Literally hundreds of miles of prime WV roads to ride so get off your lazy winter ass, pull out your cold weather riding gear and lets ride. We could even consider two nights with a different group each night if that makes it work.

    Non riders (significant other) can enjoy a peaceful day at the cabin relaxing or if they enjoy cooking, preparing something for dinner. Hint Hint

    Just throwing it out there.

    Hey Freaking RT .... I agree, weather has to be perfect. The cabins are wide open so Im sure they would be flexible.
  10. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    I am an equal opportunity offender...

    ZRX1100 and BMW R80.....(along with the XT and pair of XR's)
  11. ddlewis

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    out

    After work thursday I started feeling achy/queasy and quickly went downhill. Came down with some kind of violent stomach thing. You know the kind where at first you're afraid you might die, then shortly later you wish you would hurry up and die.

    The worst of it passed by early fri morning but I'm still weak as a kitty. Good news, I'm sure I've lost a few lbs. had a banana and piece of toast since lunch Thursday. Holding the iPad is about as much exercise as I'm doing today.
  12. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    You got the wicked NOROVIRUS that is going around. Said that if flu takes 1000 virus to infect you that Norovirus takes 20....and the handsanitizer doesn't touch it.

    Stays virulent for a long time too. TWO WEEKS!!!!

    http://vitals.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/28/16739631-norovirus-why-washing-your-hands-isnt-enough


    That is some nasty bug....
  13. Michhub

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  14. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    Guy, yeah I could tell. for my part I've enjoyed the recent lean towards off road. That's probably what drew me back in to this thread. I'm really looking forward to some road trips this year too though when the weather turns.

    Only 6 weeks!
  15. JaySee

    JaySee Mofo

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    I'm going to go remove my ADV stickers from my dirt bikes now.
  16. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    Chatter is chatter. :dunno

    I blame this thread for my wanting to buy something more off roadable than a DL 650. :deal
  17. WayneJ

    WayneJ City Slicker

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    I thought this was a gun thread. :lol3

    How about street bikes on dirt? :D
    [​IMG]

    Just playing with y'all. :wave

    I'll go back and bother the FFs in DE and PA now. :type
  18. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    Thanks to FreakingRt for going up on the roof and putting the chimney cap back on.

    Dan, thanks for the warning. I think we'll just avoid you for a couple weeks.
  19. ddlewis

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    Sic, I think you nailed it..
    The symptoms of norovirus illness usually include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and some stomach cramping. Sometimes people additionally have a low-grade fever, chills, headache, muscle aches, and a general sense of tiredness. The illness often begins suddenly, and the infected person may feel very sick. Symptoms usually begin 24-48 hours after exposure to the virus, but can appear as early as 12 hours.
    It's no picnic. Symptoms 2 and 3 can be simultaneous which really add another dimension to the fun.
  20. MAN OF BLUES

    MAN OF BLUES COG #5977 EX-TECH EDITOR

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

    well, a year after I leave town at least I can say someone else has picked up the new badge for

    ....drama....:deal:deal


    heheheheeheheh.:freaky:lol3:lol3



    might want to revive the old T-O-R thread.....that was always fun....:lol3:lol3:lol3:evil:freaky



    digging out from the "lake effect snow" right now.....:ear