Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Took a nice ride today to here:

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    Had a nice lunch with a former work associate, picked up four (4) bottles of their sauce for an inmate over in WV, and stopped by my old workplace to pick up a Connie clutch pack that got left there. Saw a couple of the "good people" while there during my brief stay - but - not wanting to push my luck, strapped the box on the back of the bike and bailed for home. :lol3

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  2. Jeff Munn

    Jeff Munn Just along for the ride..

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    Bummer. No garage? I remember those days. I once made a garage out of a moving crate that fit perfectly in a parking space at my apartment on Fort Knox. Even had a lockable door. To this day I don't know why the MPs didn't make me move it, but I kept my bikes in it for a year while I was there.

    Ping me when you want to bring it over. I've got a bike on the lift right now. (see next post). You can leave it here as long as you are working on it. No worries. My shop rate is payable in Sam Adams. :freaky

    You actually lucked out on Sunday. IMHO, Andrades is the best restaraunt in P-town. Excellent food. Maria's is okay, but no great shakes.

    I look forward to meeting you.

    jeff
  3. Jeff Munn

    Jeff Munn Just along for the ride..

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    So this guy brings in a bike for me to work on, or sell. Rear wheel is locked up. Clutch will not release the wheel. So I throw it on the lift, pull the rear wheel, and behold! Magic!


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    I guess a little routine maintenance was not done. :rofl

    jeff
  4. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    I'm IN for the MOB loadup & JHVA offroad run :ricky
  5. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    I've already registered and have a room reservation in the hotel. It was a lot of fun last May. Good food, good riding, good friends and good times! See below for details!

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    It's time to save the date -- On May 18-20, 2012, we're returning to Natural Bridge, Virginia, for our second annual Spring Fling Rally! As a 2011 attendee, you're getting the first opportunity to register!<o:p></o:p>
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    After the 2011 rally, we asked for your reviews and the overwhelming vote was to do this again! We've made some improvements and added some features, per your suggestions, and we're gearing up for an even better time in 2012!

    We've moved the date a week to avoid the college graduations, and doubled the number of rooms reserved for us at the hotel, so accommodations shouldn't be a problem. We'll have camping available again at the Natural Bridge KOA for those who prefer a more rustic setting.

    Friday evening, we'll have a Brats 'n' Brews dinner and social in the cottage area, featuring draft beer from a local brewery, grilled brats and gourmet hot dogs (including a vegetarian choice), sauerkraut, and the fixings, all for just $10 (you can sign up for this when you register for the rally).

    Saturday, we'll have a series of seminars, including a special session just for women riders; an Introduction to Long Distance Riding by veteran Iron Butt Association member Bill Shaw; and a talk by MotoDiscovery tour guide Bruce Anker on his travels all over the world. Look for updates on our website as we add more sessions.

    We'll have at least one guided tour on Saturday, from the hotel through the mountains to an Italian restaurant for lunch. The leader of this ride has spent a lot of time in the area, and has some pretty good roads lined up for you! We're also working on some additional off-pavement rides to challenge the GS folks.

    We'll have a separate building where we'll do rally check-in and vendor displays, and we encourage you to help recruit vendors. We want as many vendors as we can get to make the weekend that much more fun for you! <o:p></o:p>

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    All in all, it's shaping up to be an even bigger and better Spring Fling than the first one! We sincerely hope you'll come back to spend the weekend with us.
  6. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Or, it was parked next to a girlie bike. :evil

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  7. DirtDoctor

    DirtDoctor Been here awhile

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    This is the Rt 33 and Rt 14 W intersection.There will be Sears Realty on one corner and Shacklefords Post Office on the other.The Church is just a little ways west of this intersection on Rt 14.Do not confuse this with the other Rt 33 and Rt 14 E intersection which is about a quarter mile further east away from West Point on 33 towards Rt 17.
  8. DirtDoctor

    DirtDoctor Been here awhile

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    Hey Rick, I'll see you at MOB's.The dual sport ride after should be a great first ride in the dirt for you.The RawHyde training will help alot.I'll be the other slow guy so not to worry.We'll all have a blast.No time like the present to get ones' GS muddy. :ricky:happay:smile6
  9. JHVA

    JHVA Long timer

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    Rick,

    Hopefully after Saturday you will get your man card back! :evil:rofl

    j
  10. higworld

    higworld Bring Me Meat!

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    Well, I asked the wife tonight if I could have my dick back for a few hours tomorrow, and she said yes! Well, I have to do chores and such, but I almost feel like a man already! Joking, BTW. I TOLD her that I was going whether she wan .... wait, is that her coming up behind me? Oh shi ....!!!!
  11. JHVA

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  12. JHVA

    JHVA Long timer

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    I count about 9 of us for Saturday in West Point. Should be pretty wild since the most that has been out there has been 3. :D
  13. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    Might e able to help.. On my way to nova tomorrow. Where are you located?
  14. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    After posting I figured I should get laundry finished. Went down into basement only to find my hot water supply to washer decided to fail. Two inches of water in basement now... At least it is clean water... I will still try to make it.
  15. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Tell her you HAVE to make it to MOB's, at least. I have HER coffee cup and want to get it returned. :lol3
  16. MAN OF BLUES

    MAN OF BLUES COG #5977 EX-TECH EDITOR

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    Blooch, I think we have about 5 showing up here, we should be good.
    Been there on the water thing, HW tank blew out last year, dumped 40gal on first floor, ruined flooring...sucks,
    go ahaead and cleanup bro, we should be good
    so far we have DirtDoc, Higworld, Michub, and I believe another fellow with Dirtdoc, and Guy and me....

    Guy,
    Dona is in route, make sure she picks up a lock at the U-Haul Place, one of the "disc (round) ones..

    I'll start coffee around a half hour before evryone shows....
    Thanks in advance for all....:clap
  17. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    I'll be meeting at 33 and 14 west of west point. I assume not everyone is going to MOB's house before hand.
  18. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    Correct, I'll see you at Starbucks in 30 min...straight to WP
  19. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    Anyone needs any professional concentrated degreaser/cleaner?

    I've got a brand new 5 gallon tub. Mix with water, makes between 25 and 150 gallons of degreaser/cleaning stuff/whatever. I don't want to lug this tub around.

    I want like half a gallon, maybe one gallon of the stuff. If anyone wants the rest, let me know.

    I've also just aqcuired a bunch of other industrial-strength bottles (phosphoric acid cleaner, virucides, drain cleaner, etc) as well as some citric& pumice hand cleaner. Let me know if you want it.

    I don't know how I feel about this stuff just being dumped in a dumpter, cspecially the Drain declogger stuff. There's about about 60 liters (5 unopned cases of 12 bottles) of this drain cleaner and maybe 2 cases of virocide that just got thrown into a dumpster. I really don't like the idea of this stuff lying around in a dumpster and probably going to a landfill or something....on the other hand, we do just flush it down the toilet, so maybe it's not that bad. I dunno. When it gets picked up by a trash compactor that crushes together the bottles of phosphoric acid-based cleaner and sodium hydroxide-based drain cleaner...I dunno, I'm kind of nervous. Should I call the local trash company and ask them if there's reason to be concerned? I think I'm going to do that.

    Let me know in the next couple hours if anyone wants anything, or has any advice.
  20. manganos

    manganos Let me pontificate.

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    Skippii it sounds as if you just robbed your place of employment :evil