Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. MotoMujer

    MotoMujer Been here awhile

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    Reading this makes me feel better about my experience the day I was out with you, Dan, and Eddy. I'd had no problem on surfaces like those photo'd before, but then again I had TKCs on the bike on such occasions whereas the day I was out with you I had Tourances on the bike, plus stock suspension that I hear can be much improved upon. Ever since that experience I've been mulling around how to proceed next: invest in an off-road course where I'm instructed in a controlled environment on technique on a "big" bike vs. invest in suspension upgrade and continue doing what I've been doing vs. buy a small dirt bike and keep doing what I've been doing vs. some combo of the above. There is probably no wrong choice, as any of the above would result in progress. Meanwhile, I'm thinking I want to finally get a skydive in. :D
  2. skychs

    skychs chuck smith

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    I guess the next RTE needs to turn into a RTS (ride to shoot), better known as a RTE/S. :gun1:2guns:gun1:2guns

    Andrew ... In regards to Shoe Creek and the big GS, I'm in AFTER I convert to a set of TKC's or that new Heidenau. Big Levels maybe but not Shoe Creek. We sure thought about you Sat. Missed you. I think I'm going to start out with Ohlins on the front only then save up for the rear. A good skid plate however is a must. Ask Dan and Todd!! Touratech has a good one but with the kind of riding your doing you may want to upgrade to the ALTRIDER.

    Brenda .... Linda and I are doing a 5K in NOVA this Sat. Will Sunday work?
  3. Guy Young

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    That's basically what I did when I worked over near RIC. Carried my sammiches and firearm(s) over to Black Creek (about 10 minutes away) at lunch time. Popped holes and ate my lunch. Worked out great. :lol3

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  4. MotoMujer

    MotoMujer Been here awhile

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    @Chuck, Sunday sounds great!

    @Todd, ride dirt Saturday, unless you and Nicole want to ride to jump on Sunday? Will give you a call this evening...
  5. Guy Young

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    Looks nice.

    I put this one on one of my latest creations.

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    First one I built a couple of years ago I put an EOTech 512 on it. Little pricey, but a damned nice "scope."

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  6. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Looks to be super close to me....gonna have to go check it out

    Guy - We'll have to chat about AR's...I'm torn between adding a flat top upper to my Colt or building another complete rifle....
    yesterday I just impulse purchased to get something going.
  7. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    Details, I want to get out this weekend. Friday I start with 11 days off in a row. I want to use some of it to go riding at least.
  8. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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    here is the menu at Colonail....food my Mosaic...very good!!!



    http://mosaicedibles.com/pdf/mosaic-cafe-specials-menu.pdf
  9. Jeff Munn

    Jeff Munn Just along for the ride..

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  10. JHVA

    JHVA Long timer

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    Mike,

    You should go over sooner than later and get the details on becoming a member. The regular memberships 7 day-week memberships are limited to 850 members and the 5 day week memberships there is no limit this year. The Regular Memberships go quick. I have already renewed my membership for next year.

    Regular membership is $150/yr and $25 more if you add an associate member-family member, etc. The 5 day membership I believe is $100/yr. $25 for associate member. Must be an NRA member to belong and also must endure the KC Range Talk-tour. KC Young is the owner of the range.

    To shoot Steel on the 3rd Saturday of the month you do not need to be a member and to shoot on Wednesday on the modified IDPA no need to be a member although both require a small fee to participate.

    So, when is the RTS? :D

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  11. Guy Young

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    Did your Colt come with large take down pins, or the smaller mil-spec variety? If the former, you'll need to find an upper that is compatible, or get a large-to-small pin adapter.

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    Ordered all of my uppers as flat-tops with rails for more flexibility when mounting optics. Ordered the first one with a detachable carry handle with iron sights and added a rail adapter later. I eventually pulled that off when I added the EOTech. Finally added a 1" riser to bring it up to my eye height. Also use risers on ones I'm going to put a "real" scope on. Don't think the Barska is going to need one; it's perfect for me now.

    Original carry handle with adapter:

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  12. Guy Young

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    LOL!

    Mine went in the mail the day after I got it. :clap

    :lol3

    Should also add that you can shoot as a guest for some minimal fee. Used to be $5.00, but not sure what it is now.

    RTS: Will have to drag the trailer if I'm taking any long guns. Have done that plenty of times. :lol3

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  13. ddlewis

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    I did some googling trying to find news on that group of sport bikes with the wreck on 56 Saturday. Didn't find it. Anybody know more info on that? Hoping it wasn't as bad as it looked.
  14. Guy Young

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    Linky??

    Didn't hear anything about it.

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    Don't quote me but I think Todd said the rider was covered over when they passed through.
  16. Guy Young

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    I had to pass on the buckwheats yesterday and made it home early (~10:30). As much as I would have liked to hit Blue Grass, my sinus' were driving me nuts and there was no way I was going to enjoy that feast with my nose running like a leaky faucet and semi-sinus headache. I'll probably fix a batch tonight; I have the technology. :lol3

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  17. skychs

    skychs chuck smith

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    I couldn't find anything on it either. I do know what I saw. Fire, rescue and police surrounding a group of sport bikes. A blue sport bike in the woods beside a tarp covering something. The ambulance looked empty and no one was rushing around or working on anything or anyone. It's never good to see a bike off into the woods with that many EMS personnel around doing nothing. My fingers are crossed.
  18. Eddy Alvarez

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    Dang! I missed out on some fun riding this past weekend! I gladly agreed to stay home and feed/bathe/entertain the kids while the good wife took off for a relaxing weekend of quiet, kidless, gourmet meals, naps, spa, wineries and fun at Wintergreen with her sister and cousin.

    I'm in for riding ALL DAY Sunday and willing to take my, and two other, small dual sports up to the mountians in my truck...Saturday is possible (could head up Friday after work) ride until 2-3 ish and head back. I need to be back by 5:00 pm for date night.
  19. Guy Young

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    Uh, I really question that............................... :lol3

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  20. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    LOL! No way! I love spending time with and playing with the kids. I know that in a few years they will not want to be with me much except for when asking for money or getting a free dinner. I am "investing" into family stuff like camping trips, volunteering with Cub/Girl scouts, Disney trips and other fun stuff with them in hopes to tighten my bonds with them and keep them around a bit more from age 13 to 25...Who knows, maybe I'm wrong and I am fooling myself.
    Besides, after spending my 2012 allowance to go to RawHyde/Mojave, BMW, Motoport, MANY overnight bike trips, off-shore fishing trips, a "new" to me DRZ, thousands in farkles, etc...I had no ammo to argue. She works her ass off working full time, raising kids, cleaning house, putting up with me, running a girl scout troop, managing all incoming mail/bills/investments, etc...she deserves it.