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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    I give those last posts a double :huh:huh 1-Operations Christmas tree? 2- WTH is Michhubs XRL battery doing in a box hanging off the subframe?

    I finally did get enough coffee to clear out the cobwebs, cleaned up my chain pumped up my tires to street spec and rode about a 100 miles in the boonies of Goochland/Powhatan. When it started getting late and cold I plugged in my electric vest and it didn't work.
    :vardy That's going straight to #1 on the high-priority fix list.
  2. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Stock mounting position...no mods, no magic.....:dunno
  3. toddzacker

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    Here are some pics of the handle bars & tires...lol
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    Look how bent these bars where after Nicole's little miss hap....[​IMG]

    Stay tuned tomorrow for the updates on operation "Christmas Tree"...if I can quote Jim Carey "This is gonna be a good one!" ...
  4. toddzacker

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    Operation Christmas Tree is in action!!!

    The first noble stead left Williamsburg at 07:30...
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    Arrived in Lanexa at Splitlaneslikemose's house for venison & eggs..
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    More to come...
  5. toddzacker

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    08:45- Lanexa, both steeds ready to ride[​IMG]
  6. skychs

    skychs chuck smith

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    Todd, good luck on that adventure today. Sorry I couldn't go. Keep us posted.

    Sounds like everyone had a kind-of mellow day yesterday. If it had not been for the new shocks I would have done the same thing. Instead I launched from home around 9:30 am ..... Brrrrrr ...... and 34 degrees, wired like a Christmas tree to stay warm. After about 80 miles I finally arrived at Mickey's where we explored the south side of the James River all the way to Shipman. We managed to run into hwy 56 but only between Wingina and Shipman. Almost 280 miles for the day. I think the highest temperature I saw on the bike was 54. Thanks for the tour Mickey.

    On the way to Shipman we passed by the memorial of the rider who went down last month. It was very humbling to see the reminder. Please be careful on that stretch of the road.

    In regards to the new shocks .....Im very happy with the Ohlins. The ride was a little stiff but I guess that will be the case until the new springs settle in. The handling and performance differences were very obvious with the biggest improvement in the turns. The bike just seemed to hug the road in the turns despite the uneven pavement.

    Have a great day everyone.
  7. toddzacker

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    Update on Operation Christmas Tree...So 176 miles in 2 hrs 15 mins stopped in Churchville at T-Bones Tooter for coffee & a club sammy...
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    After this ride I will have over 1000 miles on the TKC tires...I think I ill do a review on these tires...
  8. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    Has anyone ridden on the land across from where woolrigde toad exits onto 288? It seems like there are a lot of trails over there.
  9. Charles

    Charles Formerly known as Dr Whipit

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    Seems like there may be trails on both sides of 288 in that area. I'm always in my work van when I see them and never think about it when I ride.
  10. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    Poked around back there a few times, mostly on the west side of 288/otterdale/old Watkins nursery area, a long time ago. Like 8-10 years ago I'd guess. Didn't find much and never came across any other riders which I took as a bad sign.

    You buy that WR-R?
  11. toddzacker

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    Sorry for the laps in time for Operation Christmas Tree, but there was no service up at the cabin...well we arrived around 12:30 and what a beautiful place...
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    We found the perfect tree...[​IMG]
    Then we wrapped in with rope & loaded it on the bike...
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    Before we rode off my buddy Dan showed up & had a couple beers for us from back home...you won't find these south of the Mason Dixon Line...[​IMG]
    Then we were off...[​IMG]
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    9 miles of mountain dirt roads to start then 64 east to make up time... After all that fun we made it home safe & so did the tree...it fit perfect in place...[​IMG]

    Thanks again Ryan for a great ride and a fun adventure!!!
  12. REAPER_ONE

    REAPER_ONE YOU'RE DONE

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    Your tree has a story...and maybe a one of a kind on ADV. Very cool. Thanks for sharing. :thumb
  13. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    There seems to be a lot of trails over there. They may not have been around 8-10 years ago, but if you look on google maps it looks like jeeps have off-roaded in the open area at the woolridge exit, but if you look at the forest part you can see trails all through it. Looks a lot bigger than the training grounds too.

    No, the guy sucks at communicating. I dunno if it's going to work out. At this point I'm going in to riding withdraws. I'm about to come to the training grounds on an RTE day and just watch people pass me by so I can be near some motorcycles. :lol3
  14. dljocky

    dljocky Been here awhile

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    Toddzacker, now that is the way to get a tree!
    Thanks for the report.
  15. SplitLanesLikeMOSES

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  16. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    Got pictures of the bike I'm looking at.

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  17. higworld

    higworld Bring Me Meat!

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    Todd ... That is too funny. An inspiration. Goes to show what you can do with a little imagination. Wish I had thought f it.
  18. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    Looks very clean to me other than busted mirror glass. If you go the other route and get one pre farkled, you spend lots of time wondering what weird things the PO did to it. Me I keep wondering what is missing besides the whale tail, helmet lock, muffler heat shield and passenger pegs from mine. Sure wish my helmet lock had not been removed because someone wanted to save weight.

    Getting a close to stock bike is always the better option. If you can get it at the price mentioned before, it is a steal.
  19. ddlewis

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    excellent! :clap I bet that turned a lot of heads on I64. Shame your suits not red..
    :D
  20. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    Everyone keeps telling me it's such a good deal it's probably a scam. Any way to tell without going up there first? He says he has the title in hand.