Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    Yea I may be making a trip to wally world tomorrow.
  2. DaddyGreenGenes

    DaddyGreenGenes Delicious

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    Refrain from buying the acerbis knock-off handguards. I had a set of those before, and every time you drop the bike the aluminum shank in the handguard would push in and obstruct the levers. I can get you a discount on the acerbis ones if you want some. The shank in the acerbis guards is WAAAAY stronger.
  3. Dirtmonkey8

    Dirtmonkey8 VA is for Riders

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    Burton, a pair of MX boots is very, very important. I bought new $80 el cheapo MSR boots and they have paid for themselves ten fold in 5 years. Not even comfy to stand in but don't bother me at all in the bike. Walking in them is brutal but I can manage. I have had my feet cleaned off the pegs numerous times by unseen stumps or limbs that popped up and jousted my shin with great force. I have dropped the bike on myself with the exhaust on the boot and in and on. I never got more than a slight bruise. Had I kept going in hiking boots I may have been stranded with a fracture and no cell service. I have done a lot alone and been lucky. Do not seek shoe creek or big levels. alone until you are fully equipped and even with a buddy ill-equipped you could cause a dramatic day. It dies take a lot of time and money to gear up with protection, but it could cost you a lot more being adventurous and unprepared. My boots fit a 9.5 - maybe a 10.5. You can use the funky ever ripening pair on the S500 if you want. I am in Nags Head now or else I would offer them up for this weekend. You can't hurt em'.
  4. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    Thanks Dirtmonkey. I will be buying boots ASAP. It's the most important thing on my gear list now that I have pants. I already have an MX chest protector or a motorcycle jacket I can wear for my upper body.

    After the insight on the Ebay hand guards I may cancel my order. The guy still hasn't sent me an invoice so I will probably make a claim to cancel the transaction and leave him neutral feedback. You would think 2 emails and a call to give someone your money, and they would send you an invoice.
  5. Charles

    Charles Formerly known as Dr Whipit

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    I ALWAYS check Amazon before any purchase. I got a $185 front rim for the YZ for $108, A $189 chain for my 800GS for $116, a $200 bluetooth thingy for the helmet for $48, a $120 laptop battery for $28. I could go on and on but you get the idea. It is difficult to prioritize, but I definitely agree with Dirtmonky; boots are of vital importance. But I remember you may have learned that during the Briar trail ride? :D
  6. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    :rofl That was the worst day of me owning my WR250R. I was sure I was going to kill myself before we got out of those wetlands. Sprained ankle, thorns all in my arms and legs. Logs and mud galore. I won't ever be going back to explore that place. :lol3

    I always check Amazon for stuff. In fact I looked at my purchase history over the past couple years on there the other day, and it made me realize I have spent waaayyyy to much money on that site. :eek1

    On a complete side note, if anyone is in need of any furniture I moved back in April and have stuff that I'm not using anymore. It's not the nicest stuff, but to anyone that needs some or all of it it's yours. I have a coffee table in horrible shape, a dresser and vanity in average condition, and a square kitchen table that's in great condition that is bar stool height. All are dark wood colors. If that interests anyone let me know, and I'll upload a picture of what you want.
  7. Roald

    Roald Adventurer

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    Burton I've got a pair of Cycra handguards that you can have if you can find a way to mount them. I might have something for the bar ends but you'd need to find/buy bar mounts for your 7/8 bars. They're the composite kind and they do have a crack. But they'll still protect your hands and levers until you can get a better set. Let me know if you're interested.
  8. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    Ok, thanks for the offer! I will let you know. I will probably end up buying a new pair off DaddyGreen soon.
  9. Sic Semper Tyrannis

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

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    What size you wear????
  10. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    Boots? 10.5-11.
  11. Sic Semper Tyrannis

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

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    You should try the ones I have. They are just slightly too small for me. I wear 12. I can wear them but they have zero room and are not comfy.

    They could be yours for a very low low price.

    If you come by for bash plates you can check them out.
  12. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    What model are they? I'm looking at a few. I may end up buying a pair off DaddyGreen.
  13. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    What size foot do you have? Have a pair of Thor t-30s that are either a 12 or 13 that I do not use.
  14. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Is there a RTE tomorrow??

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  15. Sic Semper Tyrannis

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

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    I need to get a 12 or 13....sounds like burton needs what I have....boot swap anyone???
  16. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    I don't think anything has been planned, but it looks like I'll be running bike errands so I'd be happy to do an RTE.

    Semper, what boots do you have? The 12-13 will definitely be too big for me.
  17. BDRichmond

    BDRichmond Adv'er

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    I'm looking to head out for some forest road riding in the GWNF this weekend with my son but have only gone to the official offroad/ATV trails before where you can ride non-street-legal bikes. Now, I'm just looking for forest/fire roads as close to Richmond as possible and the bikes will be street legal dual sports.

    Is there a good starting point where you can leave a truck and ride Shoe Creek? It looks like that is near Waynesboro and wouldn't be a bad drive from RVA. Any coordinates/help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    BD
  18. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    Why don't you ride out Saturday with me and Jeremy. And if I parked somewhere it'd be the remote sites off reservoir road.
  19. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    Meadow Dr from 56 which is the top of shoe creek has a parking area. You can also park at the wayside at swamping camp rd and 60 to ride some of the roads between 60 and 56.
  20. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    There are more campsites and parking off panther falls Dr but that seems to be all very easy gravel. I mean Teeter rode them all faster than me on my wee, and he was on a fz6.