Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    We could also consider the "Chester to Dakar" if time is an issue going all the way to West Point...:ear

    Dan is the SME (subject matter expert) when it comes to the Chester Rally.

    Sticker: I kind of like the muddy TKC with just "804"...you could always cross the fork and knife behind the TKC, kind of like a skull and crossbones for a little humor.
  2. Guy Young

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    Area Code 804 encompasses more than Richmond:

    Achilles
    Amelia Court House
    Ammon
    Ark
    Ashland
    Aylett
    Barhamsville
    Beaumont
    Beaverdam
    Bena
    Bohannon
    Bowling Green
    Bruington
    Burgess
    Callao
    Cardinal
    Caret
    Carson
    Cartersville
    Center Cross
    Champlain
    Charles City
    Chester
    Chesterfield
    Christchurch
    Church Road
    Church View
    Cobbs Creek
    Coles Point
    Colonial Beach
    Colonial Heights
    Columbia
    Crozier
    Cumberland
    Deltaville
    Dewitt
    Diggs
    Dinwiddie
    Disputanta
    Doswell
    Dunnsville
    Dutton
    Edwardsville
    Farnham
    Ford
    Fort Lee
    Foster
    Glen Allen
    Gloucester
    Gloucester Point
    Goochland
    Grimstead
    Gum Spring
    Gwynn
    Hadensville
    Hague
    Hallieford
    Hanover
    Hardyville
    Hartfield
    Hayes
    Haynesville
    Heathsville
    Henrico
    Hopewell
    Hudgins
    Hustle
    Irvington
    Jamaica
    Jetersville
    Kilmarnock
    King And Queen Court House
    King William
    Kinsale
    Ladysmith
    Lancaster
    Laneview
    Lanexa
    Little Plymouth
    Lively
    Locust Hill
    Loretto
    Lottsburg
    Macon
    Maidens
    Manakin Sabot
    Mannboro
    Manquin
    Maryus
    Mascot
    Mathews
    Mattaponi
    Mc Kenney
    Mechanicsville
    Merry Point
    Midlothian
    Milford
    Millers Tavern
    Mollusk
    Montpelier
    Montross
    Moon
    Morattico
    Moseley
    Mount Holly
    New Kent
    New Point
    Newtown
    North
    Nuttsville
    Oilville
    Oldhams
    Onemo
    Ophelia
    Ordinary
    Petersburg
    Port Haywood
    Port Royal
    Powhatan
    Prince George
    Providence Forge
    Quinton
    Rappahannock Academy
    Reedville
    Richmond
    Rockville
    Ruther Glen
    Ruthville
    Saint Stephens Church
    Saluda
    Sandston
    Sandy Hook
    Sandy Point
    Schley
    Severn
    Shacklefords
    Sharps
    Sparta
    State Farm
    Stevensville
    Stratford
    Studley
    Susan
    Sutherland
    Tappahannock
    Topping
    University Of Richmond
    Urbanna
    Village
    Wake
    Walkerton
    Ware Neck
    Warsaw
    Water View
    Waverly
    Weems
    West Point
    White Marsh
    White Stone
    Wicomico
    Wicomico Church
    Wilsons
    Woodford
    Woods Cross Roads
    Zacata

    Just sayin'.......

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  3. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    Very true, but just like the Cat Herders include the entire valley, SMIB include all of southern Maryland, etc... I feel that we should include all of the 804. I bet that 95% of the Richond thread lives outside of the actual Richmond city limits.
  4. skychs

    skychs chuck smith

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    Thats why they call it an AREA code. :D Most of us do live in that area. Im not sure who officially lives in Richmond. Somantics I guess. My vote would be a simple logo.

    No mud run for me today. 3500+ miles last week. I'm resting.
  5. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    Sadly, I am out on riding today. That humongous swing set had enough (cheap!) nuts, bolts and washers to fill a small bucket! It's still not done and my dad just called needing some help moving stuff around the garage.

    BWDR campout is next weekend?
  6. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    BWDR is after the S500...I'm not riding today...yet...I went to Basilis, my favorite greek place on Cary st. Now stuffed to the gils I'm sitting @fountain lake with a "blackeye" coffee from lamplighter roasting Co.

    [​IMG]

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  7. Guy Young

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    My daughter probably passed you on her way over here.

    She lives here, facing the lake:

    [​IMG]

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  8. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    804 extends all the way over here past Gloucester to Mathews. :evil
  9. Guy Young

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    I still like something based on this theme with it being a little more abstract. The Poe caricature certainly centers this immediate group around the general Richmond Area..... and I think that was the original intent.... which is not to say all are not welcome. I think to specify a broad Area Code such as 804 opens it up well beyond what "we" were trying to portray. Obviously, ALL are welcome to join this merry band.

    The MOB tire, to me, is too sanitary, i.e., boring..... even filled in and/or with a bunch of mud dripping off of it. To me, the "mud" implies a limited audience of off-roaders, which all of "us" are not; ADV is much more than that.

    Again, those are my thoughts and I won't be providing any more commentary on the finalized logo. Ya'll do what ya are gonna do. Personally, I'm just gonna hook up for a Friday lunch meet with whomever shows up.

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  10. Downer

    Downer Downer

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    I like this. I don't know how it would do on a sticker but it would make a cool tshirts.

    I
  11. Jeff Munn

    Jeff Munn Just along for the ride..

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    This is all very funny, and I can see it is burning up the spare time of many here.

    Given that, I really like the abstract logo that would make people think, and then ask about it. What better way to start a conversation with potential new members? I'm not enough of an artsy guy to be able to do it, but I'll throw some stuff on the wall and see if it sticks:

    Poe logo is cool. How about somehow combining the RVA cleverly with a black RAVEN? I like this in particular because Poe has history in both Richmond and Petersburg. River, Raven, RVa. There has got to be a great combination in there somewhere.

    The James and the Appomattox connect the area. How about twin rivers theme? Both Richmond and Petersburg are on the fall lines of both rivers. Falls guys? Taking a fall? I know, not very strong.

    The James connects the entire state from Monterey to Va Beach, and is close to all the best roads we talk about (nickle and dime, Scotsville ferry, etc). With apologies to Joe Walsh, what about the James River Gang or a version thereof? Maybe a stylized JRG overlaid onto the outline of Va boundaries?

    That all said, a very wise man whom I've always admired once exclaimed, "I don't want to belong to any club that would have me as a member" :rofl Not sure we need a logo, or t-shirts, or decals, especially involving eating. The Wingers have been derisively described for years as the group that instead of "Lives to Ride, they "Ride to Eat". Is that what we want to be known for? Just sayin....

    jeff
  12. pplassm

    pplassm Brace for collision!

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    Oh man. That makes me sad.
  13. pplassm

    pplassm Brace for collision!

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    Is this a club now? Do I have to join?

    Hope there aren't any DUES! :deal
  14. Guy Young

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    Being retired military, we'll give you a discount. :rofl

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  15. Guy Young

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    Okay, add one raven:

    [​IMG]

    :rofl

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  16. Guy Young

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    FWIW - my younger daughter, a really picky eater, was here today. I asked her if she'd ever been to Croakers Spot and she said she had... a couple of times. I was shocked.

    Regardless, she gave it 2-thumbs up for the service, quality of food, and the size of the portions.

    I think the decision has already been made that, that this is where we will congregate this Friday. I'm pumped, and may give it a test shot later this week.... because I can. :lol3

    She said she had only been there for dinner.

    I'm really curious about the parking. Looks like it may be a little iffy (especially on a Friday) given it's location. Will let ya'll know should I go.

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  17. MotoMujer

    MotoMujer Been here awhile

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    Adding to the mishmash out there:
    Just the Raven...
    Raven on a bike...
    Raven with QR code...
    Raven with bike in its mouth or talons...
    Raven with QR code in its mouth or talons...
    ADV/raven combo (? -- I'm no graphics person, don't ask me.)
  18. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Do any of you suffer from insomnia (not being able to fall asleep)?

    I have never had an issue with this, but here lately over the last couple of mos. I find myself just laying in the bed, tossing and turning, just waiting to nod off, Sometimes I do, but lately I do not. Last night was a good example. I got out of the bed (twice) and went out in the garage, drank a couple of beers, and settled into the family room couch hoping that I would just pass out. That never happened... so I basically just came back out here and stayed for the rest of the night just piddling around. In other words, I didn't sleep a wink last night.

    I'm trying to figure out what might have brought this on. Back when I had a real job, the mental stress simply wore me out, and I usually passed out within 5 minutes of laying down. Today, that ain't happening. I'm trying to figure out if I am suffering as the resort of some sort of trauma that happened in my life (PTSD?) …. possibly caused by the untimely death of my son and what I saw that fateful day, or what? I now go to bed with the fear that I won't go to sleep, and in that regard, unfortunately, I have not been disappointed; I usually don't.

    There are no issues in this family that might have brought this on. All the bills are paid, we essentially have no debt what-so-ever, and what income we do have through Social Security and the meager garage income has kept us sufficiently afloat and financially solvent. In addition, there are no medical issues for any of us that I am aware of that might manifest itself into what's going on.

    I really hesitate to seek professional help and some sort of crutch (sleeping pills or some other sort of medication) to allow me to simply dose off, and will not do that unless it boils down as being a last ditch effort should this thing not resolve itself . Suffice to say, it's driving me nuts. I damned sure I'm not worrying about where the next Friday RTE will take place.

    Thoughts?? Blurt it out, or simply PM me.

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  19. MotoMujer

    MotoMujer Been here awhile

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    I had a brief run with that during grad school. What worked for me was some combo of two things: 1) I totally monkeyed with my schedule, which I kicked off with a 4-day trip during which time I kept busy, and 2) I started kickboxing 4 days a week. If kickboxing isn't your thing, maybe running? Last year I got my body acclimated to the shock of running using free podrunner interval training MP3 downloads.

    I hope you kick it soon!
  20. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    Guy, I get insomnia at times. For me it comes from not getting the brain sufficiently shut down and the thoughts keep going round and round. I have to read something to distract my brain before I can go to sleep. If that doesn't work I'll take a quarter of a melatonin tablet. It put you too sleep but don't take them for more than a couple days or you won't be able to sleep at all.