The SW Virginia Thread (KY, TN and WV too!) (Formerly Moving to Wise, VA...)

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Anticyclone, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. RidingMann

    RidingMann In training...

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    I've been doing a little work from a far too! I still have yet to see if my idea will work. Time will soon tell :wink:. Keep your fingers crossed. If it works, it will be great!
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  2. RidingMann

    RidingMann In training...

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    Giles county does have a bit of good riding. The problem is, there are already multiple events around there. The New River 500 and one at Mountain Lake (cant remember what it is called). I'm not too familiar with the wise/norton area but, it would appear to have plenty of great riding?! If I'm wrong and there is a better area, let me know so I can change directions with my research regarding a place for us to have a camp n ride.

    As for Narrows and Pearisburg, unless they have really changed since I was last there, there's not a lot going on there. They seem to have have caught on like Damascus did.... Very few eating places and even less opportunity for a cold brew.
  3. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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  4. RidingMann

    RidingMann In training...

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    I'm from Pulaski County (not the town)... it'll be a cold day in hell before they get on board with anything that involves job creation and change. I wont derail this thread with that debbie downer shit but, dont look for it :baldy

    The aforementioned lack of self preservation is why I thought it would be awesome to bring a camp n ride in/around norton/wise area. They seem to really be getting on board with using the resources they have to make a living. I say reward the do'ers with dough! Hopefully we can find a campground/venue that will let us set up camp for a weekend for some good riding and camp fire shenanigans! :raindance

    ETA- I just went back and read that article. Shawn used to be in Pulaski County, he rented from the guy I worked for. He's a super guy and well in touch with what folks want... he moved his business out of Pulaski County :deal
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  5. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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    Looks like this V2, needs a new home.


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  6. tireatr

    tireatr Let's go for a ride

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    ^^^ Love Wood-It heats twice! Great exercise plan too.
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  7. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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    I emailed Spearhead Trails to see what was going on. My interview was on the 3rd.

    They responded in a few hours.

    Dear X,
    I am sorry to say you were not selected for our first round of hiring. I wish you the best in your search.

    Thanks

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    I'm pretty sure if I would not have contacted them, they never would have gotten back to me.
    Which is how businesss is done now a days. Not a fan.
    I can understand if they had hundreds of applications.

    Here is another thing that was disappointing. They did not even try to get me on board as Volunteer.
    Missed opportunity.

    The good things that came out of this.
    1. I put in a lot of hours studying up on the Spearhead Trails Initiative.
    2. I got to meet a few people during the interview.

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    Time to go back to what I was doing before I learned of this job, preparing for summer school in Abingdon.
    Registration is Monday.
  8. manfromthestix

    manfromthestix Lost in Space

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    Condolences, Juice! I've always thought that looking for work is just an awful experience. It gets your hopes up that you could embark on a new trail (ha ha) in your life and then not getting the job just sucks. I used to do construction jobs and ran a private consulting business and just hated the part of constantly looking for my next job. It's supposed to warm up nicely this coming weekend so maybe you can get out on your scooter for some mental health miles. Good on you for looking at the positive side of things; who knows, maybe the initiative will be successful and they'll open up more jobs! Because of your efforts you know more about it and have met some key folks.

    Good luck!
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  9. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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    Thanks for the great positive feedback.
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    Meanwhile,

    I was going over my calendar for the spring and summer, and the Blue Ridge bike fest is June 17th at Salem.
    I went to it in 2014 and 2016.
    Power sports in Rke has some good bikes to demo.
    There were hardly anyone there those two times.

    In 2014 the Suzuki big rig came by!
    Last year i got to demo the FZ-07, Honda V4, and Star Bolt. The Africa Twin was in Salem. No joy.

    We should take a cage over and and make a day out of it.
    It is 2 hours from Abingdon.
  10. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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    The back of the dragon Tazewell fair is June 9-11th.

    I'm not sure what is going on.
  11. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    A long time friend who I've known since our days at Emory & Henry is now a professor at VA Highlands Community College.
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  12. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Does anybody around here have a good source for wood to feed a smoker? The supply I moved with has finally run out. I'm not super picky about the species; oak, hickory, pecan, etc... Have trailer, will travel!
  13. 75bronco

    75bronco Been here awhile

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    How much u need?
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  14. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    A row or two across my utility trailer lasts me a good while. The more wood I have, the more the smoker gets used though :D.

    It doesn't have to be split, but my chainsaw is still in Mississippi, so it needs to be cut into rounds at least. Reminds me I need to grab that chainsaw next time I'm back down south.
  15. 75bronco

    75bronco Been here awhile

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    Gotta pic of ur trailer stacked. Give me a solid idea bout how much u need?
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  16. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    What kind of person takes a picture of their trailer with firewood on it? Oh yeah....

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    The trailer in question. One row that height would take care of my needs for a while. Two would be better though. Don't need any more right now as we will likely move (again) before too long and I hate loading and unloading firewood more than once.

    Will pay cash up front or BBQ in a couple of weeks when I have a weekend to smoke some.
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  17. RidingMann

    RidingMann In training...

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    hmmmm..... You just gave me an idea. I just cut down a hickory tree, like yesterday so the wood is SUPER green. Do you have to peel the bark off before you smoke with it? How big do you cut the pieces?

    Teach me ol' wise one! :ear
  18. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    Green wood will produce a lot of soot, which ends up on your meat. Wood that's been seasoned a year is better. The bark does not make a difference to me at all, but some say it does. My firebox is a little small, so one-foot long pieces work best; about 1/2 a piece of regular firewood.

    I can talk BBQ all day. It's something I've been doing for about 15 years. I'm still not any good at ribs though.
  19. 75bronco

    75bronco Been here awhile

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    If ur willing to drive to 37766 i have green chesnut oak on the ground
  20. Anticyclone

    Anticyclone Ride more worry less

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    That's a little bit of a drive for me. I've got some feelers out in Wise County that may turn up something closer. Let me see what they come up with. It would be a while before I could make it out your way.