Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    Mickey, I know you know this curve.. Heading west, it's a fairly serious right hand curve on the top of a hill. It seems to me like 270° of a circle and it's very round like a circle and there is almost always gravel on it. also the inside of the circle is a grassy clearing, outside - trees.
  2. Jeff Munn

    Jeff Munn Just along for the ride..

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    Mike,
    Like others have said, I wish you the best for a speedy recovery. All things considered, it sounds like you had the best possible outcome in a horrible situation. ATGATT, training, and being in shape all contributed to you still being here today. Way to go man.

    And as other have offered. I have a fairly nice shop. A big lift. Climate control. Lots of tools. A killer sound system, and frig's (plural) full of libations. If you have work to do on the bike, you have all the time you need in my shop. Heck, I can even give you a key for when we're gone over Thanksgiving. :thumb Please think about it.

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    jeff
  3. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    The problem with the VFR is that it doesn't know what it wants to be...an uncomfortable sport tourer or a long, fat, but fast, sportbike. They did have a heck of a time selling them. When they came out they were something like $16,500. Honda House was clearing them out six months ago for $9999! I still didn't want one. The CrossTourer is different b/c it's comfy, and looks cool! (even though it's a flagrant copy of a GS)

    Dan, "Meth Lab" made me laugh at out! LOL!

    Todd, The simple answer is good tires and saddle time...just like on a race track, RIDE YOUR OWN RIDE and don't ride over your head. It takes time to feel comfortable with 550 pounds of GS moving around under you at 50 with no input on your part! I still think it's scary, but have gotten more used to it. If I go weeks without doing it, I am much slower for the first hour or two until I get my balls back. You'll be there soon...Wait until you encounter SAND!
  4. MADSTROM

    MADSTROM Long timer

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    Ok ... that makes more sense. That's one I always assume there's going to be gravel there. Headed west it's a right hand turn that leads into a series of high speed snaky turns. That's a fun section but like alot of Rte 56 you have to have your "A" game on and pay attention. There are no do overs on Rte 56. I'm headed out Rte 56 Friday.
  5. Jersey

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    Today did coal rd, 56, Alhambra,Tower rd, panther falls,brp to 64. 56 west side of brp near the top has that shit they put down on roads for snow, hard to see low sided there last week minor scuffs but the rest of 56 east brp pretty clean today.
  6. toddzacker

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    Eddy,
    Bring on the sand...I love sand. I grew up riding and jumping the dunes at Silver Lake in Michigan...
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    Nothing like coming over the top of Test Hill and Flying 100ft and wondering if you are ever going to land...I know just from my experience with the gravel roads it will be different, but I have ran some sand with the GS and it is not to different. Butt back, relaxed arms, and study speed, smooth is fast in the sand.
  7. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    Teach us how to do that Todd!

    we need to find a beach!
  8. Jeff Munn

    Jeff Munn Just along for the ride..

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    The OBX is not 2 hrs from here. (okay, a little more for you blooch). There are 10-15 miles of sandy beach north from Duck. Teresa and I have done most of it two-up on the GS, with Tourance tires. We need to set a Saturday ride for those who want to experiment. Trust me, the only difficult part is the 100m from the pavement to the packed wave line. After that it is a piece o'cake, and a LOT of fun. I would defer to Todd for training though. I can do sand, but it doesn't make me all giggly.....

    jeff
  9. DirtDoctor

    DirtDoctor Been here awhile

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    Get well Mike. Sorry to hear you had a get off but glad to hear you had your ATGATT on. Like the others have said holler if you need anything. Be well brother. :thumb
  10. banshee

    banshee hi

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    dang Mike, sorry about your get-off. heal up quick!
  11. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    Good point Jeff. Actually it is less for me . , I have lived in Norfolk all my and still work there.
    I love Duck. Spent many days on the beaches down there with family. Kith and Kin spread from Corolla to Frisco. Those are some fun beaches.. BTW anybody interested in sound front land in Buxton? Thinking of letting some of it go.
    ?
  12. toddzacker

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    +2 for Corolla...ever since I bought my bike I have said that is a place I wanted to take it. The only thing that had me wondering was the approach either way on the GS. Loose momentum either direction and I think the big bike sinks. You also need to let more air then usual out & you can practically run slicks.

    The nice thing about sand is, you let the bike take you and not many objects to fixate on. Your just not battling avoiding things so you have longer to correct. If you have the right posture and steady speed you can throw your bars back & forth like a shimmy without losing course.

    That's is on my list, so anyone who wants to go, let's make plans.
  13. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Near Earth Object

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    Ummm crispy Duck....

    OBXr here. Been going there almost every year since 76. Been staying in Frisco lately.
    trade you Buxton waterfront for Elizabeth City waterfront.
    :lol3
  14. goosecreek

    goosecreek fed up

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    Akida Japanese is this the place to get sushi in the Richmond area? I will be in the short pump area this week-end and thought I would try to find a good shushi joint.
  15. MotoMujer

    MotoMujer Been here awhile

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    Hi Goose, I like Osaka in Short Pump... mall area, next to movie theatre.
  16. toddzacker

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    Goose- as Brenda said Osaka is good. A friend of mine said Akida I the place. I have only been once and it was better than Osaka, but have not done it again to have a repeat performance. Akida is downtown by boulevard so little ways from Short pump, but worth the drive IMHO...
  17. Eddy Alvarez

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    I have a stack of duplicate motorcycle magazines, mainly BMW ON and some Rider/Cycle World/Motorcycist/BMW RA variety, that I hate to throw away and I am too lazy/short on time to list on eBay.
    *Congrats Todd, you are the speedy and lucky winner! See you at Jeff's tonight.

    FREE! First come first served...PM/call/e-mail me if you want them.
  18. manganos

    manganos Let me pontificate.

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    Wabi Sabi has excellent sushi in Petersburg. :evil


    I got a re-do on 56 one time. Count my blessings too :deal
  19. goosecreek

    goosecreek fed up

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    Hey Brenda, thanks guys I will be there for a couple of days so I will try both.
  20. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    Kona grill near the Whole Foods in Glen Allen is a chain resturant but is solid for Cocktails seafood, steaks and Sushi.

    The have a revese happy hour that is pretty cool. Not big on chains so much but it is in the middle of the area you are staying..