Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Nope, never did. Got a craving and decided to order some the other day.

    Would usually get my fix when visiting my sister up outside of Wheeling. She found a close second at one of the local Riesbeck's.

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  2. jwray76

    jwray76 Been here awhile

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    In need of a quick (or maybe permanent) fix you can probably find something here that will work http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/ca.../ecatalog/N-c2m?Ndr=basedimid10071&sst=subset
  3. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    In a pinch I would definitely use this clamp + a glob of jbweld, zipties and some tape.. :D but I'm not so looking to do something permanent.

    Hey Eddy, did you take Gabriel out to Charles City track on the little KTM? :ear
  4. jwray76

    jwray76 Been here awhile

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    Now you are talking serious work
  5. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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  6. SanK

    SanK Reuben-meister

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    Damn, good thing he made it out o.k; that looked rough.
    Anyone getting into anything this afternoon? I'm getting a little stir crazy in the house.
  7. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Always dreaming of the next big ride!

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    I did. He loves what he describes as "soft landings and not being bounced around hard." Now when he comes down from being airborne, you don't hear a loud "CLUNK" from the rear end bottoming out. He split his time between the KTM and PW. He still needs a lot of time to get used to the height, power and disc front brake. I kept telling him to squeeze softly but he is used to the tiny drums on the PW. He tucked the front end a few times by jamming on the front brake mid turn. I think it really surprised him when he got ham fisted with the throttle and the rear end broke loose 12" to the left. I took some pictures but need to post later, busy right now...

    P.S. Put some knobbies on this thing increase the range and that would be cool! Dual sporting with A/C/heat, a kicking stereo and no helmet!
    http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/03/04/toyota-road-concept-takes-bow/?intcmp=features

    Boon Booni, that was SCARY! So glad he's okay but when he looks around and says "WTF? Where's my bike?" I must admit that I laughed out! It could have been so MUCH worse...Maybe it's the time working in the ER, but I always think to myself when I am a very rural area "Where is the nearest trauma center and could a helicopter get to me here?" Fortunately, he had a SPOT and activated it...
  8. MADSTROM

    MADSTROM Long timer

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    He may have been doing only 10 mph but it looked a lot faster on video. When he started up that last section I was already saying "Oh Fuck" :eek1 he can't see far enough ahead to be going that fast considering all the large rocks around there and the fact that he's out in BF Egypt. He's lucky to be alive. It really shook me up just watching it. Now I know why that little voice keeps telling me "nope your'e not going there". I know my limits and listen to that little voice.
  9. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    I don't know how fast he was going, but I'm guessing he was going less than 10mph because it seems like he's in 1st gear and as he gets out of shape he nearly stalls the bike. Could have been 2nd gear though. I haven't watched the video to try and figure out his shifting.

    Definitely lucky to be alive. That bike bounced right next to him, could easily have been bouncing off his back. :eek1
  10. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Wow, I was thinking how nice the riding looked then, Oh F*#!....
  11. kwn306

    kwn306 Been here awhile

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  12. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    From the speed I figured it was 2nd gear. Could be wrong. I didn't have the audio on when I watched it. For the 5 minutes after the off, I keep wondering where his riding buddy was.
  13. bastardbiker

    bastardbiker Lost in the Void

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    I think that having no memory of the incident and realizing that you took a hard blow to the head would be the worst part... Hope there's no long-term damage and that he's back in the saddle. Think I'm going to have to read that thread. The TAT is something I want to do at least a part of one of these days soon.
  14. DirtDoctor

    DirtDoctor Been here awhile

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    Morton's Spring Fling is May 17-19, 2013. I plan to tent camp in the Meadow at the Natural Bridge KOA. Cost is $10/person per night to tent camp in the Meadow. Call Carrie at the Natural Bridge KOA ( 800-562-8514 or 540-291-2770) to make reservations and let her know you want to tent camp in the Meadow and you're with the BMW Group for the group rate. All are welcome!! :kumbaya
  15. Jeff Munn

    Jeff Munn Just along for the ride..

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    I was thinking of sending that to my nephew, but after watching it. No Fcking way. If his folks saw that, they'd never let him go.

    All I can say is where was his buddy? Wow. Glad he was okay. It might only have been 10 mph, but it was also every it of a 10 foot drop, with a 400 lb bike and gear on it. Wow.

    jeff
  16. SanK

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    I'm definitely going to this, sounds like a ton of fun!
    +1
  17. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    His buddy saw him turn left, but didn't realize he was turning left off a cliff.

  18. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    Scary stuff. I've always wanted to do the TAT alone, but things like this scare me.
  19. bastardbiker

    bastardbiker Lost in the Void

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    Over the past couple of weeks I've been exploring some of the power line runs in my neighborhood. There was one entrance from Brook Rd. but the trail there was badly overgrown and extremely muddy.

    I decided to check the same run but using access from a side road that runs parallel to Chamberlayne/RT. 2. There's no gate and once you get back into it a few hundred feet or so you're surrounded by woods. I stopped once I got to Wilkenson RD going east, but there was more to ride. There were 4 or so water crossings, with a path on either side of the run. When one gets muddy you have to cut across to the opposite side as it becomes dry again by then.

    Not a super long or interesting area but there's still more to explore. It was good to get some practice crossing streams either way, and nice to find something rideable close to home. I'll post a video link here tomorrow once it's uploaded for anyone who's interested in scoping the area out.

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  20. Charles

    Charles Formerly known as Dr Whipit

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    If you look on the left side of your map on the other side of the freeway, you'll see Hilliard and Semenary Ave's. You can get to the power line run from the end of Semenary. No fence or gate. It's not great or huge but it could be part of a fun day of DSing.
    Once I get my suspension back for my YZ, we'll have to ride!