Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. Greenflyfarmer

    Greenflyfarmer I'm better now.

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    No, but I'd stongly consider it. I've done bits of it in CO and some of the CO section of the Shadow of the Rockies trail. A Belgian couple gave me those maps.

    I'd do it. The roll chart drives me crazy but out west it wouldn't be so bad. It might help to have a really nice roll chart, know what I mean? Halfplate Maybe if I bought the maps some kind soul would let me down load the tracks to my Garmin. Seems like riders like a smaller bike on that section but I'd probably lean toward taking my big bike for the ride back. Heck, I would do that this summer, finish it off. I've never been all the way to the west coast. I'm getting ready to pull of the front wheel and send it off to Woody's Wheel works. I've dinged it up and have a ton of weights on it to smooth it out.

    Why, you wanting to do it? We could high ball it out to Oklahoma and pick it up there. Check out that Forever West ride. If I don't get lured to another ride, I'd just about do the TAT through Oklahoma into CO. Then pick up that Forever West ride going west to Utah, do the circle clockwise, then ride back. :evil Leaving June 20th?
  2. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius)

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    I won't know for sure until I do my taxes but I am really considering doing just that and on that time line.

    Leaving a few days after school lets out and doing the Western 1/2 of the TAT.
  3. Greenflyfarmer

    Greenflyfarmer I'm better now.

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    Look at the TAT You In thread on this forum.
  4. dawgwhat

    dawgwhat No Earthy Idea

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    but on another note...there not coming back :lol3

    so you can do what you want :freaky :clap :evil
  5. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Amen brother!! :evil
  6. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    That old grate section flattened out pretty good with the help of a rosebud torch to apply a little heat:

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    Corners welded up and just waiting for its frame. Need to p/u some angle iron next week to fab it.
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  7. DirtDoctor

    DirtDoctor Been here awhile

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    That weekend looks good for me Jimmy. I was thinking of tenting it at the hotel site but could go in on a room or just chip in some $ for use of the shower.PM me with your thoughts.

    Greg
  8. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Their clocks must be stuck 'cause I haven't caught it yet. :cry
  9. jwray76

    jwray76 Been here awhile

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    Have to look into it but I may be interested. I would be one for camping.
  10. JHVA

    JHVA Long timer

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    Morton's has a 2002 R1200GS that looks fully loaded w/Aluminum bags for just under 8K. Low miles

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  11. SRMN8R

    SRMN8R Down & Out

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    Hot dern! I've been looking for an excuse to mount a Koplin gun case on the KLR!
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  12. SRMN8R

    SRMN8R Down & Out

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    PM'ed ya.

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  13. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    I am in ... did you get it all worked out at mortons?
  14. DirtDoctor

    DirtDoctor Been here awhile

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    The bikes still at Morton's. Stuart; the Service Manager, seemed to be confident it would be an easy fix-he feels it's a bad coil that acts up once the bike gets warmed up causing it to intermitently stall/surge.Should have it back soon.I'll keep you posted.
  15. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    You just want everyone to ride a GS. :freaky

    Ya know a couple of years ago I may have gone for that. Looks in nice shape.
  16. Jeff Munn

    Jeff Munn Just along for the ride..

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    Am pretty sure that's an R1150GS, not the R1200. Oilhead vs. Hexhead. Still, it is a pretty decent deal. I paid $8900 for my 2001 R1150GS in 2004, with 19,000 miles on it.

    jeff
  17. Guy Young

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    Eddy dropped his bike off today. Waiting for lift extensions, and once we have those up it goes to give it a good once-over.

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  18. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Guy - Let me know when you can handle another sucker/project...I got a tiny KTM issue I know you could handle....
    I'm afflicated by the Aux tank cap obsturction issue

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  19. DirtDoctor

    DirtDoctor Been here awhile

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    Outstanding...congrats to you both !! Great to see the garage/shop project coming to fruition. :clap
  20. MADSTROM

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    Chuck (skychs) & I took a little ride today. Cured my "Cabin Fever" temporarily and Chuck got in his last ride before going in for rotator cuff surgery on this coming Wednesday. He'll be out of commision a few months after that.

    Route 60, 56, Irish Creek Rd, South River Rd, rte 60, 778, 151, 56, 29, Oak Ridge rd, 56, 60, 13, 60.

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    Almost up to the BRP
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    Got to the BRP and a BRP wasn't looking promising.
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    Got to Whetstone Ridge and that was the end of the BRP ride today.
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    So we took Irish Creek Gap
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    Previous Virginia Tag - Anybody recognize it?
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    More Irish Creek
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    Back door into Buena Vista
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    Buena Vista from BRP

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    Oh! ... almost forgot ... How Cold was it.
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    271 miles for me today