Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    My supervisor is "cleaning out" some storage areas, which means that all the chemicals get given to anyone who needs it, or thrown in the dumpster and in the morning they'll get picked up by the trash truck.

    I'm happy and grateful about the first part--oil stain remover for concrete driveways, hand soap, rust remover---all good stuff for any who works on bikes or owns a KLR owner.

    I am NOT happy about the second part.

    I just spoke to my supervisor about if it's really a good/safe/legal idea to let all those chemicals get crushed together by the trash compacting truck. I seem to recall hearing somewhere that waste companies get annoyed if you dispose of strong acids and alkalines in their equipment without telling them it's anything other than solid waste. Maybe he's just assuming that the lye and acid will neutralize each other---though that's a bit of a long shot, since he admits he doesn't know what most of this stuff is. (He's the customer service manager....doesn't deal much with maintenance).


    I told him I had concerns about the disposal.

    He told me "Don't worry about it." Twice, actually, when I didn't drop the subject the first time.

    I just feel like this could be bad, and get us in a lot of trouble.
    I think I'm going to call the number on the dumpster after work today and ask their opinion. Maybe I'm just overly cautious and totally overreacting, but I'd rather know.

    It's a little annoying that calling the waste company and asking if we did something bad is probably going to get us in more trouble than just throwing away 10 gallons of this stuff. On the other hand, if my supervisor cared about the regulations, he probably wouldn't have cut me off when I suggested asking if what we are doing is legal.

    If anyone here knows about this stuff, please give me some advice.


    And, back to the original point--if anyone wants any of this stuff, let me know now because I'm quite sure work is never going to offer me anything again if I make this phone call and they get in trouble.
    * citrus heavy duty hand soap
    * concrete cleaner
    * Heavy Duty foaming Phosphoric Acid cleaner
    * Virucidal/fungucidal spray
    * Compressed air duster spray things for electronics
    * Upholstry cleaner
    * Drain clearer
  2. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    Take it to the dump and leave it where they dispose of Gasoline, Oil, Batteries, Antifreeze etc.

    It might cost you $3 though.
  3. JHVA

    JHVA Long timer

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    To all the mud riders today I had a great time even though I busted off one of my panniers. Thanks to VACommuter for carrying it for me on his hack. The CC Road was slick today and muddy (that's an understatement). Last run of the day I allowed my right leg to get bent back and jammed between the ground and the frame of the bike. Hurt like a mofo. Note to self: Don't do that! Also thanks to Eddy for the medical advice. Took the meds and have my knee iced. Thanks to Chuck for helping everyone that needed it. Hope everyone had a good time exploring King and Queen County today! :evil:D:D

    cheers,

    j
  4. rctr

    rctr Been here awhile

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    I'm waiting on a ride report from the West Point Mud Run!

    Jimmy
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  5. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    About 1/4 mile on the second trail, I managed to have the front tire wash out on me and send me flying to the right. The bad part of it was that I landed head first against a nice earth berm. I think my EXO-400 has reached the end of it's lifetime now. I have a good headache but otherwise feel fine.

    Scratched the crash bars again, broke the right hand guard, right turn signal and managed to crack the glass in the right mirror. When I was leaving the bike I somehow managed to turn on the hazard lights which I thought was a neat trick.

    After the nice man with the KLR hack helped me get my self and my bike standing, I decided that it was time to quit and go home. Had to power wash myself along with the wee, when I got to the car wash.

    You can see exactly how I landed by the mud on the helmet.
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  6. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Just got back from MOB's about 30 minutes ago, helping to load some bikes in the box van and winch his non-running GMC up on the trailer. Many thanks to Rick, Blooch, Greg, Chuck, Mike, and a "new guy" (that I can't remember his name) with the Strom that had an oil leak with helping on the bikes. Who did I forget?? Couldn't have done it without your help (thank you!!) - and - trust your venture into the mudlands after you left were uneventful and ya'll made it out safe and sound without being draped across the hood of some nutszo hunter's truck.

    Was a little nervous about getting the rig backed into the driveway. Musta lucked out 'cause I got it in straight and true on the first attempt. 10 feet longer and the nose of the truck would have been in the street.

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    Time to shed my insulated coveralls, drink a beer, feed the dog, and figure out what's for din-din. :dg

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  7. JHVA

    JHVA Long timer

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    Chuck took lots of video today. :D
  8. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Didn't take too many pics, it seems both hands were needed most of the time...
    anyway, the day started at MOBs for a four bike load up. For once I was on time....
    10:30....Guy, higworld, blooch already there....
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    Rich had engineered some really slick pallet mounting systems with wheel chocks...
    it wasn't much work with all the help but I took notes on his ideas :deal
    Not much time for coffee & donuts....I managed one of each...
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    The empty MOB man cave :roflADVers will take a pic of anything....
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    Not sure where this sign came from but I hope we are going there :evil
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    We chatted briefly and headed out minus our buddy's MOB, Guy & Blooch for some dirty fun in West Point.
    skychs led us to the rally point and the gang was assembled....quite a crew for a nice Dec. ride.....
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    Here is the entry to the good stuff....looks easy right, fun awaits :deal
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    Again I only stopped once for pics so I hope Chuck got the goods on GoPro :deal
    Sorry Eddie I did not get a good shot of you like I said....
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    We''ll call hime 'One bag' :lol3.....the nap that broke the side bag mount was a graceful 720 pirouette...
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    On the return run I took off and didn't look back, that 5 mile stretch at speed demands attention :ricky:thumb
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    It was GREAT to get out today and play, I needed that. Good to meet some new guys, Steve on the KLR, higworld and the dude with NJ plates...
    special thanks to our fearless leader JHVA :thumb
    I didn't see what happend to Jeremy but from the sound of his post above, he's ok.
  9. higworld

    higworld Bring Me Meat!

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    Absolutely! Thanks to all for putting up with this noob. I hadn't realized just how tiring it was. The more tired and rubber legged, the harder it was. But I learned much and had a great time. Great to meet those of you I hadn't yet met.
  10. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Great ride. The sun was out and you could hear the birds chirping and the soft thwumps of Beemers going down in the mud. I didn't go down, but it wasn't due to skill. It was the blessed third wheel. How I love that thing. Had a great time even when Caroline County Jonny Law pulled me over. I could see him following me for about 5 miles. I was watching my speed and being careful. Then the lights come on. In my haste to get home before dark I neglected to de-mud my license plate. I cleaned it up while he ran my info and he let me off with a warning. Nice to meet you fellas!

    VAC
  11. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Wow....lame attempt at revenue generation I say...good to see you today!
  12. MAN OF BLUES

    MAN OF BLUES COG #5977 EX-TECH EDITOR

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    You guys rock!!!! :clap:clap:clap
    I just want to thank all of you that dropped by for my exodus loadup.:1drink
    It was a daunting task at hand, and without you all would have been impossible.
    I wanted to buy youse guys lunch, I wish you would have accepted, sure was worth it.
    Guy hung in like a trouper till late afternoon, and I stumbled around in circles while
    we got the truck pulled up on the trailer, only casualty on our end was Guys trusty old
    come-along, that popped a nut in mid pull, luckily I bought 2 from Northern Tool last week in preparation, they worked perfectly. Guy got pretty savvy with backing and such, I figure by the time he gets up to Ohio, he'll be an egg-spurt.... got some "non-transportable" flammables and such loaded :deal
    along with one of momma's megabuck trees, and some other boxes. Ready now for movers to roll on in, as the rest of the day was spent finishing the boxing in the barn. wow. :lol3
    tanks again to all you guys, ADV'rs rock, and anytime you are blasting up Ohio way, you are welcome
    to enjoy the comforts of my new northern home...My Va sKuNkWeRkZ will now become the BuCkEyE SkUnKwErkZ
    gotta make a new shingle.
    Hope ya'll had a fun ride, and made it home in one piece, albeit a bit muddy from the looks of it!!:rofl:rofl:rofl
  13. skychs

    skychs chuck smith

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  14. skychs

    skychs chuck smith

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    Hey guys.... great ride today. I had a blast running around watching everyone run through the mud and water. As soon as I can get some of this video downloaded I will get it online. Lots of good stuff. John and Jeremy .... sorry about your bikes. Overall however, I think everyone learned a lot today and had a good time. Dang I'm tired.
  15. JHVA

    JHVA Long timer

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  16. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Hey Chuck hope you got some good stuff.....just use the embed code and paste it under the a/A icon upper right....
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  17. DirtDoctor

    DirtDoctor Been here awhile

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    This was a great day.Got to help a fellow ADVer-MOB load up for his ride back to his new home...it's great to see such a bunch of ADvers come out to help a buddy!! Then...got to romp through the woods with a bunch of like minded ADVers and take lots of mud baths.It was a GREAT DAY !! Sorry we misssed you at Shackleford's Ed. Thanks for putting the ride together John and thanks to all those who helped me pick up my bike as needed.Is that mud in my teeth?? :lol3
  18. skychs

    skychs chuck smith

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  19. rctr

    rctr Been here awhile

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    Great videos Chuck, sorry I missed it!

    Jimmy
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  20. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    A few pictures from today!

    Nice and clean before heading out!

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