The SMIB Thread.......It's where fecal matters.

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Scotty P, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Your favorite band sucks

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    Jaxes believe it or not; Erik, I thought you might do just that. :freaky I thought it would be a great way to blow some steam.
  2. joints4sale

    joints4sale No. Not "That Kind".

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    I think I just picked my smurf.



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  3. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Your favorite band sucks

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    You are gonna have to be Surly.. I'm already grumpy. :rofl:rofl

    I must be bored. Posting like a mf this morning.
  4. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    "I was gonna ride to work today but I decided I need 500 horses to blow"

    I'd be cranky too if I had to blow 500 horses!:eek1

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  5. gastone

    gastone R.I.P. sweet Angus

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    The first one is usually enough to put me in a foul mood.
  6. RFlagg42

    RFlagg42 One hoopy frood....

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    Since I spent yesterday terrorizing rural roads and scaring horses, I thought I'd say hi.

    If you ever get a chance to get to Burke's Garden, it is a really cool, elevated valley encircled by a single mountain. Fun steep dirt/gravel road with switch backs in/out from the south (route). Tons of other great roads all throughout the area and plenty of history.

    Also, this section of 58 in Virginia (between Independence and Damascus) is a great twisty road. I see all the signs of it being a huge Harley hang out on the weekends, but don't let that stop you.

    Had my first water crossing on the 1150. Thought it looked 4 to 6 inches deep, but somehow ended up at mid-shin by the end. Good times!

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    Leaving Bristol today via "The Snake" and heading towards Asheville, NC for a few nights. I think I know where I am going to drop the NA Tag on tomorrow's ride...

    Enjoy Sushi,
    Eric
  7. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Your favorite band sucks

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  8. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Anybody got a tic-tac?

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  9. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    I think that's the case. It is hard to convey tone in an internet forum. You post an open invite on the internet for a ride and people show up - these things are out of our control. Newbs show up, people who are clueless of horses can show up. Its just the way it is. I have lead a bunch of rides through the area, shared routes with people I have ridden with and encourage anyone who can to get out and ride the Mosby Heritage Area to do so. Last time I had 10 folks show up - in the past it had been at the max 5. This creates an insane amount of dust and prompts home owners to come running down their drive ways to wave others off the road. Because of this I am no longer doing open invites. The crossing at JEB Stuart also has a very protective land owner flanking it from all sides. He is lobbying VDOT to close the road and he does get confrontational. Yes these are public roads. Is it appropriate to lead a large group through the area? I don't think so - but again that is my 2 cents.

    This statement could not be farther from the truth. I don't even live in the "NOVA back country" - whatever that is. It is poor form to post PM's but the exchange with your friend that you are referencing was absurd.

    Sounds great - look forward to meeting you. In the meantime if you are looking for a character reference feel free to talk to all of the other SMIBers that I have ridden with in the past.

    Also - if you stop fuming and the crowd is not too large I would love to join y'all. Maybe we can smoke a peace pipe and bury the hatchet?
  10. EOD3MC

    EOD3MC What will break next

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    IN....see you all tonight
  11. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    YOU are in my back yard !! And didn't stop by to say HI and have a piece of pie !!! Shame on YOU !!!! :ddog NO PIE FOR YOU !!! :nono

    Burkes is 6 mile down the road from my farm :fitz
  12. RFlagg42

    RFlagg42 One hoopy frood....

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    I actually had the thought as I was driving around the Burke's Garden valley that you probably lived in that area of Virginia. Alas, I didn't plan ahead and write, my loss... :cry

    Eric
  13. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Yes .. You could have even spent the night ....
    We have a guest bed and indoor plumbing...:norton

    Oh well next time ..
  14. RFlagg42

    RFlagg42 One hoopy frood....

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    I very much appreciate the kind offer.

    I have very close friends in Bristol, and stayed two nights with them. One of them grew up in Bluefield and suggested a bunch of roads to me in your area. It was a great ride, and had a great lunch in the Main Street Cafe at Tazewell.

    I'm procrastinating this morning, time to pack and get back out in the heat for one of my favorite roads in this area -- US Route 421 through the Cherokee National Forest.
  15. joints4sale

    joints4sale No. Not "That Kind".

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    This is exactly the kind of info that helps us all. By no means do any of us want to piss off the folks who reside in that area. We all want to be good stewards and portray our community in a good light.

    Thank you.

    I look forward to meeting you, and BS over a beer.:freaky

    Now lets see if we can stir up the natives and start a discussion on "good" beer.
  16. Scotty P

    Scotty P Funny Like a Clown

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    Then why did you make me go outside:D
  17. Scotty P

    Scotty P Funny Like a Clown

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  18. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    Save water? :nod
  19. goosecreek

    goosecreek Waiting for spring

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    My new drink is Buffalo Sweat by tallgrass. Kinda chocolate coffee milk stout. It is real good.
    I have not been able to find a clone for troegenator yet.:cry
  20. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    Where y'all doing lunch on the Sat Virginia ride? If you stop in Middleburg and not been to the Market Salamander yet, I highly suggest you hit that http://www.marketsalamander.com. Maybe a little upscale for SMIBs :wink:, but the food is way tasty, reasonable $ and blows the Redhorse Tavern away IMHO. Plus one of the cooks is a DS rider so they like bikes.

    Have fun:clap