Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. mikeinrichmond

    mikeinrichmond Farkleus Maximus

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    Well at least it's stopped raining! I am getting tired of putting on my yellow duck outfit...quack, quack..:lol3
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  2. mikeinrichmond

    mikeinrichmond Farkleus Maximus

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    Office Max: Sandisk 8Gb SD card, 19.99. That will hold a lot of file photos guys! :lol3
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  3. Michhub

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    Well, the good news is I sorted the clutch issue...I was able to pull wheelies and do full throttle roll-ons, not sure how I messed the free play up but seems OK :clap Bad news is, the GF just locked me into a 'surprise' visit home(VT) and I'll be out of town until 12/29..:cry no DS ride for me that weekend...Alternatively, I'll be around 12/29 - 1/4 looking to ride on or off road....happy holidays guys...
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  4. darrahc

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    Just ran across this thread and thought I'd chime in...

    I picked up an F800GS last month after almost 20 years of not riding and 2 years of going through a divorce. Last time I was on a bike, I crashed (never had any 'formal' training & was young and invincible) and never picked one up since. Mostly due to a 'higher sense' of obligation to the family (3 young kids - 10, 8 & 4) and a lot of guilt from the ex ("we could spend that money on matching side tables for the bedroom that we desparately need! Plus, you'll kill yourself")

    Anyways, I'm loving the bike and loving the learning process of riding the 'right way'. Read not borrowing my friend's bike at 2am after a party to take a girl back to her place with no helmet... Actually, looking back, it's surprising I never got in a major incident! I have a fair amount of experience tracking cars - primarily at VIR but the car racing thing is a BIG, DEEP, black money hole!

    So for what it's worth, there's a quick intro and I look forward to meeting some of you here. It seems like a great site!
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  5. mikeinrichmond

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    Heading up north? Might want to hitch a ride on a snow plow! :huh My brother is in Rochester NY and he's been socked-in for a week.

    Just had an idea though. Does KTM make snowmobiles? :lol3
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  6. Michhub

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    Welcome Richmond Lurker...that F800GS is a sweet bike, would make a great Tag chaser :wink: ...join us, we are a great bunch and meet somewhat regulary to socialize etc...from your profile all I gather is that you are in my age group...:rofl got knobs for the GS? or strictly street?
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  7. mikeinrichmond

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    Hey Darrahc! Glad to see you stop by and give us a shout. Welcome! :clap
    We have a great and diverse group of riders that frequent here, including everyone from dirt racers to long-distance haulers. We have get-togethers every so often and hit a restaurant or a someone's home, and we are due, but with the holidays I just don't think it's gonna happen until the first of the year. Keep watch.

    If you are interested, we also have a thread labeled "Richmond Commuter tag" that about 15-20 of us play at any one time, year round. Basically, someone takes a pic of their bike at a spot, give clues, and the next rider that finds it, takes a pic with their bike at the spot, gets to go and take the next pic. Pretty straightforward and loads of FUN! Go to the first post in the thread, it explains everything including the basic rules and boundaries of the game. I've learned more about Richmond in the few months I've been playing, than the 8 years I've been driving around here in the car.

    If that's not your thing, still come and hang out and get to know the guys. Again Welcome! :thumb
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    :lol3:lol3 Got Bruced trying to post a 'Welcome' post! :jack
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  9. darrahc

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    :wink: That's alright - I've been called worse! I'll have to double check the profile deal now...

    No knobbies - only the stock OEM Blackwings. Once I get out of this damn apartment & get a house with a garage I've got a few things on my list and knobs are near the top. Just no storage space - although it already kind of looks like a garage in here with a car hood, lifts, jacks, bikes, etc. At least I've got the 54" TV and a fridge with beers so it's not all bad:clap
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  10. SRMN8R

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    Welcome to the asylum!

    Don't believe the BS about all of us being good guys.

    We're a sorry lot.

    :D
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  11. Michhub

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    I vote the noob host's the next get together...:freaky

    ...see how friendly we are, you mention beer and we're your friends :rofl
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    I take 5 Sundays a year.

    2 are reserved for family (vacations, etc)
    3 are for events for my other job.

    Man, it sucks having to work so much...
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  13. manganos

    manganos Let me pontificate.

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    Well I went to church TWICE today..... WHEW. But I must have impressed the wife because we just got back from sears and she "allowed" me to get a new tool chest!!!! She is tired of me bitching b/c I can't find this or that so she went and told the guy to load it in my truck. She is ok in my book! I'm still on for the 28th ( I think that is Sunday) unless it is 33 degrees AND raining.
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    I second the motion. Motion carried. See, democracy at work! :lol3
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    And that's from the preacher! :lol3

    :pope
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  16. SRMN8R

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    I vote the noob host's the next get together...

    ...see how friendly we are, you mention beer and we're your friends

    I second the motion. Motion carried. See, democracy at work!


    See?

    I told you not to believe that "nice guys" stuff.

    :poser

    When should we come over?

    Oh yeah... one more thing. THese dudes like that really expensive beer.

    :lol3
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    Awesome!

    My contractor has some revised numbers ready for me. Hopefully, we'll get started on the garage in a few weeks.

    It'll look similar to this one, but 28' 28'. Should be large enough to tear down the '55 (time for a refresh), while still having enough space for the bike, atv's, and a heavy bag.

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    I'll have to work on that tool chest! Wifey has already said I need one! :nod
    She's a keeper!!!
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    Oh yea, I meant to post this yesterday, but other stuff was going on...

    Happiness is a Cowboys loss! :clap:clap:clap It's all about keepin' 'da Boyz' out of the playoffs now. :lol3

    - Die-hard 'Skins fan.
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    You know who my F-A-V-O-R-I-T-E football team is???















    Whomever is playing AGAINST the Redskins!

    :poser :poser :poser :poser :poser :poser :poser :poser :poser :poser

























    :hide
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  20. niceviewbehindbars

    niceviewbehindbars out enjoying the vu

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    Looks like 60's on sunday... I have some early morning responsibilities at church but then i'd be up for some riding. I'll keep a eye on this to see when and where y'all are riding.

    I rode 150 miles yesterday after replacing my doohickey and installing a new rear tire. Pretty nice ride besides my feet getting cold. I need some of those heated socks that take D batteries. Those things are the cat's meow.
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