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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by mikeinrichmond, Dec 19, 2008.
No mud run, no riding.....just back yard wild life...cool turtle though...
Yeah, but do the turtles in your yard get their freak on?
John, check your PM'S.
The ADV barter system is alive and well! Thanks Ryan. Started with 1 pull!
Had fun today on the not as muddy mud road. I don't think Eddy made it home by noon but he's was less than an hour late. I was home after spraying off the bike at 12:45. Dan, I don't know why Eddy didn't turn at 106 south. He kept going another 5 miles, right turn signal still blinking before he realized you were not behind me. I stuck with him just to where this adventure would lead. Seeing the Tdub merge onto 295 made me look like this:huh. Luckily nobody ran us over and we made it back to Chester. Fastest my speedometer read following the tw200 was 65 but Eddy wasn't tucking to gain any more speed either. He also had the left blinker on the whole time on 295. I'm not sure if it was half an attempt at emergency flashers, or maybe he just isn't used to the standard turn signal controls anymore. Either way, the "Eddy's blinking warthog challenge" was fun.
Also today's ride was something of a first for me, a dual sport ride where me or my bike didn't spontaneously fall over.
5 Riders today. 4 Thumpers and 1 GS. The logging trucks have screwed up the trails and flattened them out a bit but still a fun place to ride and not far from home (20 miles for me).
Yeah that was fun.. Some pretty cool gravel and dirt roads out there. We rode a little of everything from Interstates to mud holes. Thanks to Chuck I was cool the whole way back - wearing the contents of a giant puddle really kinda nice. Maybe all those pigs are on to something.
I was sure you guys were gonna turn around at 106.. I knew you (Jeremy) saw it. So I waited there for you to catch and turn Blinky The Warthog around. few min later, realized yall were not coming back so I went on home. 106, to Charles City rd, to longbridge to Rt 5 to 295 to 10. Home by 12:30 or so.
I had a great time riding that area with my friend Scott today. We bounced around by the plantations for and hour or so and had a hilarious encounter with a dog and a lady in muumuu trying to direct traffic. She only managed to make getting past the Australian Tire Biter almost impossible. After that we continued on the Five and Dime. Had an enjoyable ride on the ferry and a great ride back to Richmond. I showed him some the historical sights around the city (St Peters, Chimborazo, etc.) before heading to Legends for the best view of Richmond you can get and a good lunch. After that we rode around in the neighborhoods west of Carytown seeing how the other half lives and checking out Agecroft Hall, Virginia House, and so on.
I think that rental GS is going to very expensive for him. He fell in love..
Only took one pic today..
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Todays ride was the best so far. I wish I could post all the videos because they are all hilarious to watch. On one run Eddy took the camera while Dan and I fought it out in the water puddles. Talk about getting wet!!!
Well, in this video I'm filming Eddy and then Dan for a full run on the CC14. I think we passed John somewhere along the way. The logging equipment was active today but there were no logging trucks. I think they were just working on some of the heavy equipment.
What used to be a scary ride is now a walk in the park for most of us that have been going to the mud run. I guess its time to move on and find a new place and a new challenge.
Thanks John, Dan, Jeremy and Eddy. I had a great day.
If anyone would like to see the difference in the mud run between today and last year go to YouTube and search skychsva for videos. Big difference between then and now but its still a great run.
Dan ..... I think I lost the getting wet contest. When I got home I just used the water hose to wash off the pants and boots.
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Per Eddy's request here is the video he shot of Dan and I battling it out in the water.
Fun times today!
On that last video:
3:38 Dan soaked my ass! If I only had a TW400.
4:08 Chuck and Dan give each other a mud bath! No winners, equally soaked...a draw!
7:21 I got super squirrely, thought that I was going to get exfoliated in that sand!
8:17 I see what looks like Chuck going head to head with a monster truck!
9:20 Inattentive site foreman trying to t-bone Chuck!
I say we do the levels and Shoe Creek next time. My TW is going to RIDE up there in the back of my truck!
looks like I missed another fun run....I tried to compensate by folding myself into the Accord and trying out this fairly new Richmond brewery, Hardywood...open 2-5pm Sat. for tastings (free & generous)
The signature brew, Singel is a very nice belgian blonde ale. There is also a decent IPA called Hoplar and a fantastic
limited edition 'Bourbon Cru'....I had to buy the Porter as they had no samples of that today....took a nice informal brewery tour as well....
Not riding but a close second
Do they still have the Mocha Belgique? That was my fave. I took a bottle to H14's a few months ago, but with the cool, warm, cool, warm temp changes it went through it didn't taste half as yummy as the fresh brew.
Never mind prior info posted - how about: any interest, generally speaking? Skychs and I are starting to chat about a jump event during the fall sometime.
I haven't made it there yet, but I can't wait. A law has passed in VA that will allow them to serve pints and sell growlers in addition to the samples they serve now. I believe it goes into effect 7/1. That's a nice step in right direction for craft beer in the Commonwealth.
Long time Virginian's may not realize this, but other states have bars and breweries that don't have a full kitchen. I never noticed this difference till it was pointed out to me few years ago.
I suspect that this shift will lead to a boom in the number of craft breweries here as the price of admission just dropped drastically.
No samples of that on tap so I had to buy a bottle so I could try it
At this point, everything they brew with the exception of the Singel is somewhat 'limited'.
They did just add two more 80 barrel tanks though...
That was the buzz around the bar...it may bring an end to the free samples....talk was the first will be free then something like $1 for others....next Saturday is likely to be the end of the current generosity
They are having quite a 4th of July party coming as well, check the website...
Even though heights and I are mortal enemies, I would indeed love to try this. Keep me posted. I'm assuming I'm too fat for a tandem (250lbs), so I suppose I'll have to go solo.
That would be AFF - Accelerated Free Fall, or static. Not sure anyone does the latter anymore.
You're welcome!! and thank you for the tires sir. I put 1,873 miles on them in 3 days :eek1