Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. Charles

    Charles Formerly known as Dr Whipit

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    I think this is it.

    <a href="http://<iframe width=" 425"="" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=217467398502373466483.0004d941f60a976b8d1aa&hl=en&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=37.449446,-77.649565&spn=0.023849,0.036478&z=14&output=embed">
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  2. bastardbiker

    bastardbiker Lost in the Void

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    Too slow, dingus! :lol3
  3. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    That's it.. Old Hundred has a screwy break in it. From 360 north to genito it's old hundred, then for a half mile it's Charter Colony, then it picks up as old Hundred if you turn west at that intersection.
  4. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    So there is an Genito and Old Hundred intersection... My bad. Thanks guys.
  5. Jeff Munn

    Jeff Munn Just along for the ride..

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    Joe is all fired up and ready to ride again, but I don't know if he is ready for this group. He's only got 100 miles experience, and this crowd is getting kind of big for me. Two to four riders is good for a group ride, but any more than that and I'm just not comfortable. Besides, Joe and I will be doing EXACTLY the speed limit for a long time. Big group rides can be difficult for newbie riders, especially with the group dynamics and the accordion effects. Not sure he's ready for that yet.

    Oh well, we can all meet and see where it goes. I would like to take him up Alhambra and see how he does. Right now his XRL has Pirelli Scorpions and they are not a good DS tire. Guess we'll see.

    See y'all at 0830.

    jeff
  6. Charles

    Charles Formerly known as Dr Whipit

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    :fitz

  7. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    Everyone have fun playing hooky tomorrow and be safe.

    Over the last three days my vision has been sharpening back up a good bit. At this rate I might be willing to ride next weekend. Just the DL though. The WR needs an inspection and has a new brighter tail light on the way with an integrated flasher.

    Decided on a set of hyperlites for the DL but Aerostich lists them as back ordered. The Skene P3s are awesome but I'm cheap and don't thing the price difference is worth it just to have the LEDs have the annoying flicker. Besides, when riding behind Eddy's they did get annoying. It is a great feature for getting noticed but I don't feel like a target on the DL. I just really want the additional brake lights and the flash when braking feature.
  8. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    Have fun today guys. Wish I could have gotten off work.
  9. btblueskies

    btblueskies BTBlueSkies

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    I didn't get off work but I was able to take a quick ride at lunch around the river ;) Man the girls are thick on bell's isle today! :evil

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    It's April First and the day I start planning my TAT ride this summer. I will be heading out around the first week in July and have budgeted 2-3 weeks for this.

    I am going to ride highway to Amarillo TX, then take the back roads from there. That is my old home range so I will be hitting many places I know about between Amarillo and Colorado. Then i'll hit many side roads in Colorado. I'd like to try the rode back into Crystal Colorado on the 1200gsa.. as well as the Black Bear Pass outside Telluride. There are many good roads up in the Suan Juan mountian ranges and several additional passes I am interested in. Hell, I may just get stuck there for a week, then off along the main route to the coast.

    If anyone has time in July to go play... and would like to consider joining, now is the time to start planning...

    Beautiful day outside!
  10. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    So, what are you trying to say? Are they "full -figured" types, or simply the fact that the bikinis are finally in bloom? :ear

    :lol3

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  11. btblueskies

    btblueskies BTBlueSkies

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    Full glorious bloom !...
  12. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Okay, that's it.

    Friday's RTE: pack a bag lunch and head to the Isle. :evil

    :lol3

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  13. btblueskies

    btblueskies BTBlueSkies

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    Best idea for RTE this year ... we'll have to get the food porn to have interesting background scene's.... yeppers.... :)
  14. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    I'm ok with that. That would be another WTE for me. In fact I walk over there 1 or 2 days most weeks anyway.
  15. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    No wonder you got your eyes fixed................................... :huh

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  16. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    and this thing will be split in two:

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  17. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    Hope half of it didn't fall on him.
  18. bastardbiker

    bastardbiker Lost in the Void

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    That was one hell of a ride, boys! Thanks for welcoming me into your group again. You guys feel like old friends already. :D

    Here are a couple of pictures from before and after the meat of the riding today. It was by far the most excellent group ride I've ever done and I look forward to the next one! We definitely need to get a group camping up there on the mountain. No excuses!

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  19. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    Yeah that was a lot of fun and exactly what I needed. That was one fluid group too. Here are some more pics:
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    Hopefully we will have a decent spring season this year and it won't jump into summer temps too quick. I really would like to get some camping in before it gets hot. Dan, thank you for letting us join you in welcoming spring and kicking winter goodbye. The irony of riding through snow and seeing sleet come down was a trip.
  20. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    So we have pictures. Where did you end up going? We need more details. I'm living vicariously right now.