Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. Sic Semper Tyrannis

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

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    Props to you guys hauling gs bmws around mudmart. Very impressive.

    I don't remember seeing the massive mudholes you guys found!

    That stuff is sticky too!

    Looking forward to next time!
  2. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    That there is a good idea, Guy.
  3. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Ok, I don't have an HD GoPro and with the fish eye lens you lose all perspective on hills etc
    but here comes some clips for ya'll...easy stretch to what I call the right side...
    <iframe src="http://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/2236198335_nRt9txr?width=640&height=480&albumId=20403202&albumKey=SmQvbW" frameborder="0" height="480" scrolling="no" width="640"></iframe>
  4. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    I'll try to keep these in order....clip #2 towards the school...
    <iframe src="http://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/2236202343_qWdGhK4?width=640&height=480&albumId=20403202&albumKey=SmQvbW" frameborder="0" height="480" scrolling="no" width="640"></iframe>
  5. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Clip #3....to the mud bath :lol3
    <iframe src="http://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/2236212729_SjTT94d?width=640&height=480&albumId=20403202&albumKey=SmQvbW" frameborder="0" height="480" scrolling="no" width="640"></iframe>
  6. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Clip #4....up to the hill in the middle of it all...
    <iframe src="http://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/2236206293_7KGm7hz?width=640&height=480&albumId=20403202&albumKey=SmQvbW" frameborder="0" height="480" scrolling="no" width="640"></iframe>
  7. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Clip #5....brick pillars...Chuck takes a tumble...
    <iframe src="http://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/2236216669_2HShLdt?width=640&height=480&albumId=20403202&albumKey=SmQvbW" frameborder="0" height="480" scrolling="no" width="640"></iframe>
  8. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    One last clip #6...single track by the toll booth...who's got a Cyber Monday deal on a
    HD GoPro :deal

    <iframe src="http://api.smugmug.com/services/embed/2236218846_R3gzK3c?width=640&height=480&albumId=20403202&albumKey=SmQvbW" frameborder="0" height="480" scrolling="no" width="640"></iframe>
  9. pplassm

    pplassm Brace for collision!

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    Uh. You're supposed to go AROUND those! :D
  10. higworld

    higworld Bring Me Meat!

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    I'm starting to plan the "Rick's Official Yearly 2013 Motorcycle Trip (ROY2MT)" and could use some advice. It won't be a long trip, as we've got other travel that's going to steal my vacation time. :-(

    http://goo.gl/maps/lIuaV

    The idea is Home -> Knoxville (by way of Foamhenge) -> Nashville (by way of The Dragon) -> Stay the night -> Beckley WV -> Home. All back roads. No highways and no dirt. Just scenic riding. Probably July 17-21.

    So ... two questions ... (1) any "must do" items while in Nashville? And (2) anything weirdness/goodness along my path that I should set sail for?
  11. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    Great videos. Seems like a good amount of riding over there. I would think with all the side trails I saw in the video it'd take over an hour to ride everything.
  12. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    FYI, my boy and I joined the Charles City Dirt Riders Club. They are still accepting 2013 applications. We joined as I want Gabriel practicing in a safer, more controlled environment, without trees, quads, two-way traffic and other riders under the influence. I'll take the DRZ the first couple of times out but it looks like I may need to save up for a dedicated hard core dirt bike. Having Gabriel show a desire to ride is a dream come true for me! :smile6 I hope this leads to a lot of weekends riding together for many years! (especially the tough and akward years between 13-25!)

    See link for details: http://www.ccdirtriders.org/
  13. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    Now you tell me.. :lol3

    I missed the line to go around, and those big pigs don't roll back worth a crap. So it was the lesser of two evils believe it or not. Picking lines around those holes was like trying to navigate a maze, one wrong turn now and your screwed 50 yards down the trail.

    Riding stuff like that on the GS is fun in a technical / challenging kind of way, which I really enjoy. It certainly isn't the right bike for single track if your looking for a fast / easy Sunday ride. There is also something pleasing about riding a bike non-stop to Key West, FL and then taking the same bike through a couple miles of single track and being able to enjoy both.
  14. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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  15. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    :huh Really!? cuz this is what I remember:

    We stopped under the bridge just before that section and said : "it's muddy over in that area, lets go this other way".. At which point Chuck/Andrew/Eddy eyes light up and immediately go hauling ass directly for it.
    :lol3
  16. toddzacker

    toddzacker NO FILTER

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    Looks like I have plenty of time to practice maybe I will be good enough to go with you guys
  17. MAN OF BLUES

    MAN OF BLUES COG #5977 EX-TECH EDITOR

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    wow..extreme bummer....:cry

    but as Guy noted...
    I actually have never had one bit of grief from mine, and it has held up every bike I own so far over the last 4 or 5 years.... even the monster C14....
    I got my lift used, from Kurt (KWN306) and I know he used it for a while to lift his connies , he tossed in an old one along with it with a leaky piston but even that one worked if you released it when it was locked in.....

    maybe try the next one out in the store, before haulin it home.? that way you don't have all that cardboard to dispose of....:wink:
  18. JHVA

    JHVA Long timer

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    I must have missed the thread of eddy selling his GS?:D Gs for sale in Chester and the dead give-a-away is the 10 trillion lumens headlight pic.:evil

    What do you have your eyes on now, eddy? :D
  19. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20084734&postcount=18640

    It was many pages ago and we were posting a lot at the time. I suggest you ask for an allowance in the price for a new skid plate if you negotiate with him:evil
  20. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Long timer

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    Not sure...probably a newer '11-12 (used) GS, maybe a Tenere, a Tiger, a hardcore dirtbike, not sure. I may just keep it and invest in some goodies like a real skid plate.

    "New" bike purchase may be on hold as I also need to save some pennies as I am going back to the BMW school this Spring for the three day DS Foundations school...(somebody come with me, it will be a hoot!)

    http://www.bmwusa.com/performancecenter#motorcycle-dual