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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    Just to be clear...my wife is FEMALE! :D


  2. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    That was fat fingering of the keyboard...
  3. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

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    done.

    and for others to know, I grew up on dirt bikes and learned the hard way about being up on the pegs. :lol3
  4. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    Good video.

    A. I can't believe I spent 3 hours riding over there, and didn't see half the trails you guys rode. I don't even know if I found any of the single track.

    B. I am still trying to figure out if some of the places you guys rode are even trails or if you were just blazing through the woods. :lol3

    C. Holy cow the TG is SO muddy in some places.
  5. bastardbiker

    bastardbiker Lost in the Void

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    Hahaha, you guys crack me up. Thanks for posting the long video, DM. I'm glad that the camera was still on for that cool little run in the creek.

    My bike has never been muddier than it is right now.


    BR: We had a really great tour guide and great rider leading the way. Steve AKA Roald took us around and showed us each individual feature of the area, for the most part. Not in the video were some of the more intense log hops and rock gardens section. The variety in terrain is pretty great. And that one hill climb with the log across it is much more intimidating in person...
  6. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    Hey guys,

    My wife and I are looking for a couple dual sports. She wants a xt250/225 or a Super Sherpa and I am looking for something in the 400-450 range DRZ KTM etc. If anyone has any leads please send them our way. --Thanks
  7. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Sweet package deal. 2 first generation KLR 650's. Near maximum farkles. One with an off road sidecar. :evil


    VAC
  8. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    My first edit cut the footage down to 16 minutes of action. Too long so I kept cutting. I meant to leave at least one log hop in there, but I guess I cut it. The rock garden did not get captured. That was when I left the camera off. My bike has never been muddier either and it has been plenty muddy before. The helmet cam really flattens out hills, rocks, you name it. The logs I was getting stuck on look like sticks in the video. The single track was all over the place sharing some trails with quads and then breaking back off. VERY hard to follow. Hook up with Roald. I know I can't retrace what i did yesterday.
  9. kwn306

    kwn306 Been here awhile

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    :ear:ear:ear Send me some info.
  10. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    VAC

    This was my last hack. I had fun with them but they just aren't for me.
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  11. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    Those were some pretty tight trails you guys were riding. Can't believe that's all right there behind Martins.
  12. dljocky

    dljocky Been here awhile

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    Looks like a great ride! Glad no one was hurt from that crash. Wow!
    Thanks for sharing.



  13. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    Just saw the vid whip. That looked like an old "A Team" bad guy crash.


    If you gonna crash, crash like a boss !
  14. bastardbiker

    bastardbiker Lost in the Void

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    I wouldn't have minded 16 minutes. Some of my videos are around 40 minutes long.. :evil But the edit turned out really great I think. You did get a pretty big log hop in, but I was actually referring to those actual log jumps that I chickened out from and went around. Just got around to watching it in HD, and there were some really gorgeous moments in that footage, especially at the end there. It would be cool to pool all our notable footage from each year together into an hour and a half ride montage. People would love that shit.

    I also have no idea where we were going or went either (hell I got turned around 50 feet from the exit when we were leaving), but there's not too many ways out and the trails are marked a little bit in places with arrows and stuff. You'd find your way out eventually because you're closed in by chippenham and powhite it seems like, and then you also have the tracks on the side. But I think I might throw a gps in a tank bag one day and have it trace my steps while I try to explore as much as I can.
  15. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    I always thought that was a cool looking rig. :clap

    Back to a couple of tire changes. I HATE tires, but they go with the territory. :cry..... :lol3

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  16. higworld

    higworld Bring Me Meat!

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    Don't worry. In a couple of days you can have fun with a valve adjustment and plug change from hell. Then you'll look back on the tires with fond remembrance. LOL!
  17. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Valves I'm not worried about. HOPEFULLY the special plug socket I got from Summit Racing will get a hold of those suckers and we can break them free.

    We shall see.

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  18. skychs

    skychs chuck smith

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    DrWhipit .......
    wow .... Im glad your ok. Nasty looking flip. Im glad you were not on the 800GS. Heal quickly.

    Madstrom and I had a very nice ride yesterday with an overnight at Sherando Lake. First overnight (camping) of the season. I love camping.

    Mark and I are heading out Wed for a long ride if anyone would like to go. Thinking about riding over to 211 and hitting some dirt and gravel.
  19. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    I have produced videos that were too big for me to upload to Youtube and then had to do it again to make them small enough. Also, not many people would sit through a long video and they needed to stick around for the trail in the creek at the end. I was getting sea sick skimming and watching. It looks much cleaner at home. I guess it gets compressed and looses some resolution or frame rate.
  20. bastardbiker

    bastardbiker Lost in the Void

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    So ah... Anyone wanna go back to the TG on Sunday? Who can make it out?