Northern VA Chatter Thread

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by HBN, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. mudcrutch

    mudcrutch Long timer Supporter

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    Hell yeah. What are you waiting for? BTW, how's the hunting? Do you bow hunt? Culpeper has some good bucks. Having any trouble with wild pigs?

    I have references.
  2. Liberator

    Liberator Been here awhile

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    I totally should just go for it slowly into retirement. Be way more fun hanging out talking motos and bullshitting than sitting in front of a computer until I drop dead. Hell, could happily lead people to connect with the MABDR on this beautiful route I found.

    Haven't had any hunting on the property since we've owned it so hard to answer. Guys around me hunt plenty. Haven't heard them talking about the wild pig issue that's big around here.
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  3. Creekgeek

    Creekgeek Master Finger Painter

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    You need to cat herd and bwdr thread.
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  4. mudcrutch

    mudcrutch Long timer Supporter

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    Sounds like you don't hunt. But you say guys around you hunt plenty. Without knowing how much acreage you have, nor what terrain, cover and water is there, I can tell you your place is probably crawling with game. Probably more so once seasons begin. If you're transitioning into retirement, you might consider membership leasing during season. There are broker agents that handle these things and carry the burden of managing everything for you, for a commission on the proceeds. You can even mandate "rules of engagement". You can cut access to particular weeks or limit to archery and muzzle-loader seasons. Really, those seasons are a hunters best bet to bag a trophy buck in Virginia. If the Culpeper pig problem presents itself on your place, you will want to have already networked with some folks that can help.

    If you much prefer "No Hunting!" Totally understandable. Ditto on what Creekgeek mentioned, Cat Herder and BWDR threads could provide some feedback on interest. Very good people in those threads.
  5. Liberator

    Liberator Been here awhile

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    Oh it's crawling with game and the hunting that people have been doing around the property has helped it a good deal of the forest stay healthy (had a State Forester come in a do an assessment for a conservation plan). Spent some time in a Wildlife Toxicology masters program back in the day so I've been all over it and generally know what I'm looking at. In fact, my wife started the sustainability program and George Mason so we've been pretty good at assessing it.

    And yep, not really a hunter. I'm a gun guy and do shoot sometimes for fun. Suppose I always been called a gun-toting tree hugger, lol. At only 33 acres and close enough into town and there are some directions that you've gotta be VERY aware of what's beyond your target. I suspect it'd be way safer with muzzle-loaders/bows in this setup. The outsiders hunting would be an impossible sell to the wife anyway.

    Sooooo, back to the original idea, I suppose I was looking at more of a ADV campground idea as opposed to hosting events as the properties not big enough to offer a good loop (need to build a couple of bridges too) but I could certainly do some training and lead rides locally. I guess we were looking at just slowly starting with a sort of campground/maybe small cabin thing and try to gauge interest from ADV guys, hikers, etc. Still have that nagging feeling it's too far from Skyline to draw people who are riding it to come down here to stay.

    And still in my early 50s so got a few years....
  6. WayneJ

    WayneJ What?

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    IMO, you are too far east to attract the ADV crowd, and folks going to SD are camping there.

    You should start a craft brewery.
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  7. Creekgeek

    Creekgeek Master Finger Painter

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    seems Condescending...








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  8. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    I say otherwise, I think you'd have plenty of business, maybe not ADV crowd, but do you want to make your hobby a job?
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  9. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer Supporter

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    You might check with the management of MotoCove, Gore, VA. These guys have years of experience, hosting campers and motorcyclists (on their extensive (3,000 acres, IIRC)) property and might share some details of such an enterprise with you.
  10. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    Cabins... Air B&B, moto, RV (there is a Air B&B for RVs that is VERY populuar), I think you are in a location that might do OK. Ton of wineries within a reasonable distance of you, Skyline Drive, Shenandoah Valley, hell you are close to D.C. I think you might be able to generate revenue.
  11. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    Anyone have a utility trailer I could borrow or rent for a small fee to haul a small garden tractor with? Looking at ones with 48-54" mover deck, feel free to PM me.
    Erik
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    VACommuter Long timer

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  13. mudcrutch

    mudcrutch Long timer Supporter

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    @DCrider

    I have one in Springfield. A 6x8. I'm bugging out to JVB Tech day tomorrow AM. But should be around the rest of the weekend.

    When do you need it?
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  14. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    Looking for a good condition riding mower, prefer a beefier garden tractor type model (>20HP, 46" or greater cut; or even a subcompact tractor if the price is right) over a riding lawn mower, as expected CL is a crap shoot and FB marketplace not much better, anyone got one? PM me.
  15. Riteris

    Riteris Dessert Runner

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    Did you move? Feeling the need to embrace suburbia? Just feeling lazy?
  16. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    Anyone know who bought out motorcycle factory inc. woodbridge va? What’s the deal with them. Asking for a friend.
  17. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer Supporter

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    See below.
  18. XDragRacer

    XDragRacer Long timer Supporter

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    Word on the street: Coleman's. No idea of any policy/procedure changes.
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  19. goosecreek

    goosecreek Ashes ashes all fall down Supporter

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    Is it near octopuses garden asking for a friend.
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  20. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    In the shade?

    But looks like there web site is down but a few posts on Facebook last week.