Richmond Va chatter

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

  1. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    After a leisurely brunch I'm getting there...temps are decent....thinking big bike so gonna avoid the slop today....

    Dan, I'll run around Lake Chesdin with ya....could meet @Starbucks Route 1 & 10 about 12:45...
  2. ddlewis

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    Sound good, see you there and anybody else that happens to show.
  3. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Here @ starbucks....

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  4. MotoMujer

    MotoMujer Been here awhile

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    Looks like in 2012 I put more miles on the bike than the cars. :norton
  5. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Nice Lake Chesdin spirited back road tour...thanks for leading the first ride of the New Year Dan.
    Our half way pit stop in Mannboro...
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  6. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    Hig and I caged it in his SLK up to Springfield and then took the Metro to catch the last day of the MC show. I wasn't overly impressed with the show. I did buy the correct pin lock insert for my Arai which I installed when I got home. Took no pictures at the show because there really wasn't much of anything impressive. There was a scary Michael Jackson themed bike that disturbingly had MJ's eyes looking up at you from the back of the tank/crotch area.

    There were a couple smaller bikes there I had not seen before like the Honda CB500X that will be coming to the US next year. The new GS and the new Triumph explorer look like clones of each other. We also saw at least two adventure pigs (a Honda and a triumph) that mounted the new ultimate adventure touring accessory. A small winch on the rear rack. Should of taken a picture.

    Edit:found a link to web bike world where they noticed similar winches on a F800 at a different show. http://www.webbikeworld.com/lights/warn-hid-lights/

    Rick's SLK seems like a nice car, but I don't know after today that it would be my first choice for a road trip.
  7. ddlewis

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    Here I am sucking in my holiday-gut as to clip heat troller on belt. Ladies, get in line... :d

    Me and Michhub, first ride of the year bombing the back roads around Chesdin trying to blow out the last of the mud road. The sun came out shortly after this pic and it was pretty and not really cold.

    droning interstate road trips and convertible sports cars. :nah
  8. Jeff Munn

    Jeff Munn Just along for the ride..

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    That really is something to be proud of. Very few riders can say that. Way to go Brenda. :clap

    jeff
  9. manganos

    manganos Let me pontificate.

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    My neck of the woods. I was working today and spent some time on RT708. Too bad you all didn't cross my path :deal


    LOL - just kidding. :evil


  10. Jeff Munn

    Jeff Munn Just along for the ride..

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    Well it must be contagious. I'm departing this morning to go look at a couple of XR650L's in NJ. I needs me a thumper.

    Actually, that is the secondary mission. I'm really taking a panoramic photo I found from around 1924 up to a museum in southern NJ. The picture is an outing labeled "Broadway Cycle Co outing to Bridgeton NJ, 18-20 June." It is of an Indian MC club with 20+ bikes taken somewhere in the mid 1920's. I found a musuem up there near Bridgeton and they want it, and they know the last Indian MC dealer's family in the area. It should be fun to get together with them. Believe it or not, I found the framed picture in an antique store in southern Florida. Go figure. Wish I could post it here, but the dang thing is over 3 feet wide and a foot tall. It just won't fit in my scanner........ :rofl

    See you all later in the week.

    jeff
  11. kwn306

    kwn306 Been here awhile

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    Amici Italian Rest:super:super
  12. MotoMujer

    MotoMujer Been here awhile

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    Thanks Jeff. And that's really cool about the story of that photo!

    Note to self: have a RicADV sticker for Manganos next time I'm out for a leisurely ride down Namozine Rd. :D
  13. Charles

    Charles Formerly known as Dr Whipit

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    The website of the brewery I wanted to check out says Amici will bring food over if your doing a beer tasting, but it looked like they were busy with some renovations so I opted for the Tavern on the James. Great ride out. I actually did hit a gravel road (Paynes Pond) on the way out, but it was so hard packed my ABS didn't activate at all. Explored Scottsville a bit. The Tavern was so nice I really didn't want to leave but the weather was great and I plotted a different ride back. Hit a neat gravel road (Haislip Ln) represented by dashed lines in MapSource. I'm looking forward to another trip out to check out James River Brewing sometime.
  14. toddzacker

    toddzacker NO FILTER

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    I definitely can't say that...72k on cars this year & only 8500 on the GS. Not bad on the GS since August tho...

    Brenda- +1 on the RVA ADV sticker...Nicole said she needs one for her 650

    bloochdog- ditto for the BWDR sticker for Nicole...she said she won't ride the bike until its correctly stickered. I think she's lying
  15. higworld

    higworld Bring Me Meat!

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    I'm in Brenda's camp, although with an asterisk and a shamed look on my face. My car got far, far fewer miles than my bike in 2012. (I work from home and rarely drive the damn thing). But the bike only got 8k in miles. That only averages 666 miles per month. I must do better in 2013! LOL!
  16. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    +1. The life of a salesman. I probably did 40k on cars this rear, and only a few thousand on the bike.
  17. ddlewis

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    8800 quality thumping miles on the DR last year. No commuting, lots of trails and backroads. :ricky

    < 500 on the RT. Probably a combined 15k on the car(s) though, knocks me out of the Brenda club. oh the shame.
  18. jgiacobbe

    jgiacobbe Long timer

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    No accurate record of my mileage for the year on any of the vehicles really. I guess that is because i stopped tracking mileage on Fuelly.com. The WR got about 4500 miles put on it. The DL maybe 3K. My car might of gotten about 12 to 15K compared to the 20K I used to average. I guess I spent more time at home.

    Now that my commute is shorter by 8 miles each way, if I get out and ride more I should be able to put more miles on the bikes versus the car. I think keeping a running tally would take the fun out of it though.
  19. Michhub

    Michhub Major Medical

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    Well lets see....near as I can figure...~9700 miles on the 990...~600 miles/31 hrs on the 530...couldn't tell you on the car.

    For 2013 I'll start with:

    990 - 35,637 miles
    530 - 2,157 miles & 71.6hrs


    Car - who cares :lol3
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