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Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on November 28, 2006, 02:07:59 pm
Duck began this thread in April '05 with a simple post, "Does anyone want to ride?" Eighteen months later this thread had over 3,000 posts.
 
Picking up where we left off:
 
Duck said goodbye to Bubba in favor of a new dual sport that he's ridden the heck out of. Unfortunately, Duck hasn't yet learned that a dark visor and dark nights don't mix. He has scored electrics. Electrics are good;
 
Mrs. Duck doesn't have electrics and isn't about to ride in the cold; :eek:
 
Sling introduced Mr. RC-51, his new trick race ride; :banana:
 
Peter traded his DC United replica for a new, shiny black, BMW bike, cracked a ton and is now a confirmed squid;
 
Dot is ramping, strafing cloverleafs throughout the Northern Virginia area with Sadie, her bike;
 
Dave scored a GPS, is yearning for electrics and has sucked in some new riders;
 
Joey is still Joey, although he is now a Yammieless Joey;
 
Maximus cameoed at a Dave D sponsored ride;
 
Blue remains on hiatus;
 
Captain Kurt may still be in the area;
 
Ezra has decided to take a break, generously spreading his gear among myself, Duck and others; and
 
Sunny is still for sale.
 
On the non-rider front, my daughter Katie had an emergency appendectomy, received great thoughts and beautiful flowers from the Ducks and others, but was recently readmitted with a post-operative infection. She's out now, but has a rigorous regimen of at home i.v. antibiotics ahead of her.
 
Witih all that, I think we need pie. :drool: Anyone around this weekend?


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: ItMustBeJames on November 28, 2006, 02:42:58 pm
I was hoping someone would start this up again!


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on November 28, 2006, 02:55:23 pm
Our group needs to decide where to post.  The NoVa thread had a good run, but we lost it all overnight.  I think we'll reach consensus over pie.  
 
Pie.  :inlove:


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on November 28, 2006, 04:10:18 pm
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Hawaii008.jpg)


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on November 28, 2006, 04:29:15 pm
Duck needs a heat troller. . .. ;)


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: ERR on November 28, 2006, 06:30:34 pm
Quote from: hovmaven;1502
Duck needs a heat troller. . .. ;)
:lmao: :lmao:


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on November 28, 2006, 08:35:42 pm
Quote from: hovmaven;1502
Duck needs a heat troller. . .. ;)

I can fix that. :bigok:   Give me a cup of diesel no. 2 and a handful of high nitride organic fertilizer.


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: VAbikeguy on November 28, 2006, 08:47:52 pm
Although I only rode with your group once (actually, I rode with Joey....well, really I watched Joey's exhaust trail, but I digress), I truly missed keeping up with this thread and your adventures.  

I'm glad this site is back!


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on November 28, 2006, 09:31:30 pm
Stay tuned.  Duck got a Dual-Sport and electrics!
 
He's a riding machine. :crazy:


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on November 29, 2006, 12:50:19 am
You forgot to mention that riding behind DNA (Dave) is still dangerous, but you can easily find him by following the oil trail. :)


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on November 29, 2006, 08:05:14 am
So true.  The Dave D Valdeez does leave a slick wake. . ..


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on November 29, 2006, 10:25:13 am
Is that what I was smelling on Sunday?


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: nnjhawk02 on November 29, 2006, 10:46:29 am
Quote from: MarcS;2659
Is that what I was smelling on Sunday?

No that smell was the NY Giants crashing and burning:lol:

sorry I could not resist


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on November 29, 2006, 01:52:50 pm
Quote from: MarcS;2659
Is that what I was smelling on Sunday?

 
Coulda been.  I can't keep up with him either.  ;)


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on November 29, 2006, 02:08:29 pm
Hehe, how did his bike get to be the Valdeez?

The exhaust is quite fragrant, though.


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on November 29, 2006, 02:43:32 pm
Quote from: MarcS;3048
Hehe, how did his bike get to be the Valdeez?

Some where around 1100 posts his bike starting puking oil.  :hurl:
 
Never stopped. . ..:eek:


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on November 29, 2006, 06:10:55 pm
Quote from: MarcS;3048
Hehe, how did his bike get to be the Valdeez?
 
The exhaust is quite fragrant, though.

 
I have been told it is running quite rich - but the mechanics say it is "normal".  The milage is good so :shrug:
I guess if I get an expensive off road can that might help - but why bother.
 
The oil usage has slowed considerable once I properly installed that little oil seal... it seems leaving it out was not a good idea after all.  Now it is hardly using any at all.
 
Aren't you all glad I don't design and maintain airplanes?;)


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on November 29, 2006, 10:59:57 pm
Quote from: DNA;3438
Aren't you all glad I don't design and maintain airplanes?;)

As I just got off a bird in Miami, yes, I am glad.  :)
 
Thanks for reminding me never to fly British Airways. . ..  :D


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on November 30, 2006, 08:16:45 pm
On some other forum, in some alternate interverse, there was a thread which included posts about riding on Sunday.  Was that just a dream?


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on November 30, 2006, 08:20:42 pm
Everyone is changing their names to 3-letter capitalized acronyms.  Do I have to do that too? :p


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on November 30, 2006, 09:25:19 pm
I basically have no idea where I am any more.
 
Yes - there is going to be a ride Sunday Sunday Sunday (unless a big storm hits).
Temple @ 9:00 ish?


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on November 30, 2006, 09:36:02 pm
Quote from: twist;5404
Everyone is changing their names to 3-letter capitalized acronyms. Do I have to do that too? :p

Only if is an interesting chemical compound.
 
Might I reccomend:
HCN
H2O
ETOH
NOS
NH3
ALA
ARG
LEU
TYR
PHE
Or for the 5 letter guys:
C2H3OH
CON2H4
I could go on, but that would bring me back to ochem/biochem days and those are not exactly easy times to remember.


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on November 30, 2006, 09:51:53 pm
Quote from: DNA;5495
Only if is an interesting chemical compound.
 
Might I reccomend:
HCN
H2O
ETOH
NOS
NH3
ALA
ARG
LEU
TYR
PHE
Or for the 5 letter guys:
C2H3OH
CON2H4
I could go on, but that would bring me back to ochem/biochem days and those are not exactly easy times to remember.


I prefer C3H6N6O6 myself :D


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on November 30, 2006, 10:25:19 pm
Nice - but wouldn't just C4 or TNT be better choices?


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on November 30, 2006, 10:53:02 pm
Quote from: DNA;5550
Nice - but wouldn't just C4 or TNT be better choices?


Nah, that's too obvious.  I guess I could use RDX instead :headscratch:


Title: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on November 30, 2006, 11:06:48 pm
Another personal fav:
165BTHP


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 01, 2006, 12:15:59 am
Quote from: DNA;5602
Another personal fav:
165BTHP

Nah, yours is "15W50"


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 01, 2006, 12:19:55 am
As far as Dec 15th is concerned, what are the details. Dot's or Duc's? PM me por favor.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 01, 2006, 08:03:26 am
Yes - RNA and I need to know what we can bring.
 
BTW Mac - what is your favorite tool on the swiss army knife?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 01, 2006, 10:08:08 am
I'm sick o this shit! Now all threads on Twist's forum are gone? We're losing ride reports, pictures, and information left and right. And where are all the good icons? Joey is gettin' upset!!!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 10:19:58 am
Quote from: MacGyver;5669
Nah, yours is "15W50"

 
:lmao:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 10:21:10 am
So again, I go away for a bit, come back, no Farkled forum.  And Joey's gettin' upset.
 
Perhaps I should stop travelling. . ..:crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 10:37:20 am
Sounds like there's been a merge.  If we think this forum is stable, perhaps we will have another late night posting session and repopulate this thread. :cool:
 
What's with all these new names (just when I got the old ones straight).  :rave:   Who the heck is MacGyver???:p
 
All this naming nonsense makes me wonder if I should change mine?  After I got run over at Summit they called me "Speedbump."  Given that I'm directionally challenged, perhaps "Lost."  Or, as you kind souls are always reminding me to cancel directionals, perhaps "Blinkie."  Or should I go with "Hov?"  
 
Are we still on for Sunday fun?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 01, 2006, 10:55:25 am
HOV -  Yes Sunday is on - if mother nature cooperates.
 
 
I think Twist can expect nasty notes from Joey for a while - when he gets upset he knows how to hold a grudge.  
 
I think "Joe Stalin" is the last person Twist would want to upset...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on December 01, 2006, 01:15:51 pm
Quote from: hovmaven;6083
Who the heck is MacGyver???:p


MacGyver=Sling
 
Quote
All this naming nonsense makes me wonder if I should change mine?  After I got run over at Summit they called me "Speedbump."  Given that I'm directionally challenged, perhaps "Lost."  Or, as you kind souls are always reminding me to cancel directionals, perhaps "Blinkie."  Or should I go with "Hov?"  


How about LostSpeedbump ? :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on December 01, 2006, 01:49:05 pm
Since inquiring minds were curious, this weekend I am moving to King George VA, east of Fredericksburg, to work in Dahlgren. No longer in NoVA proper, as defined by commuting distance to DC, but close enough...80 miles to Washington, DC.

When I was going to school at Vanderbilt, I had a daily round-trip commute of 160 miles. Boy, was that fun on a bike...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 02:39:53 pm
Quote from: DNA;6111
I think Twist can expect nasty notes from Joey for a while - when he gets upset he knows how to hold a grudge.

Like, for example, when he's left on the side of a lonely Pennsylvania path with a flat tire, watching his wingman ride off with the tire repair kit. . .. ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 01, 2006, 03:11:44 pm
Quote from: hovmaven;6480
Like, for example, when he's left on the side of a lonely Pennsylvania path with a flat tire, watching his wingman ride off with the tire repair kit. . .. ;)

Hopefully this message is understood...

(http://im.encyklopedie.seznam.cz/wiki_cz/image/84/38684-300px-bronson.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 01, 2006, 03:15:15 pm
Quote from: hovmaven;6480
Like, for example, when he's left on the side of a lonely Pennsylvania path with a flat tire, watching his wingman ride off with the tire repair kit. . .. ;)
Yes - that sounds like it might do it.  I think we should find out sometime.:headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 03:45:57 pm
Quote from: Joey Stalin;6542
Hopefully this message is understood...
 
(http://im.encyklopedie.seznam.cz/wiki_cz/image/84/38684-300px-bronson.jpg)

"Go ahead, make my day."  :headscratch:
 
"Go ahead, don't fix my flat."  :lmao:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 01, 2006, 04:35:42 pm
Quote from: Joey Stalin;6542
Hopefully this message is understood...
 
(http://im.encyklopedie.seznam.cz/wiki_cz/image/84/38684-300px-bronson.jpg)

 
"Look at me overcompensate?  At least I have a big hand gun?"
 
We will know for sure if he buys a Busa or ZX14.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 01, 2006, 05:38:53 pm
You bunch of clods. Who is he? Charles Bronson. What is he famous for? Death Wish. What was Death Wish about? REVENGE! And never forgetting who done him wrong.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 01, 2006, 05:46:20 pm
Isn't he dead now?  Life is too short. Pie cures all.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 06:42:23 pm
Pie.   :drool:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Stargzrgrl on December 01, 2006, 06:50:07 pm
So uh yeh...

About the 15th...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Stargzrgrl on December 01, 2006, 06:50:51 pm
There will be a couple of region 4 types in yer neck of the woods.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Stargzrgrl on December 01, 2006, 06:51:59 pm
We like pie.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 06:54:55 pm
I'll bring company. :clap:
 
We'll have pie. :banana:
 
Let me know if a play date is in order. :bigok:
 
Should be fun:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/nationalyosh.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 01, 2006, 06:59:00 pm
Sunday?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 07:05:05 pm
Sunday looks good.  The Temple.  0900.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 01, 2006, 07:22:30 pm
Quote from: hovmaven;6933
Sunday looks good. The Temple. 0900.
:thumbsup:  9:00 must have pie


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 01, 2006, 07:28:55 pm
I miss all the cool icons and the spell check and the search my posts.
It seems like I have lost all my superpowers and am a mere mortal back with you little people again.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 07:35:19 pm
I miss the pics.
 
From the early days.  Sling was about 12 years old.  A tall 12, but 12 nonetheless.  I don't think he'd even started shaving.
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_0361.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 01, 2006, 07:41:21 pm
Quote from: hovmaven;6971
I miss the pics.
 
From the early days. Sling was about 12 years old. A tall 12, but 12 nonetheless. I don't think he'd even started shaving.
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_0361.jpg)

You are kind of purdy - I like the pony tail.  Want to go to prom?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 07:44:04 pm
We like gas stations:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/03112006sheetz.jpg)
 
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/06sheetz2.jpg)
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/09172006.jpg)
 
And the Iron Rooster:
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_0615-1.jpg)
 
I don't have any shots of the Purple Fiddle, or Blue's psychadellic coffee shop in Morgantown, but we like those places, too. :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 01, 2006, 07:47:05 pm
Yep:
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/IMG_0867.jpg)
 
 
 
And pie:
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/MD2020Bubarun049.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 01, 2006, 07:49:28 pm
Cake?
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/MD2020Bubarun044.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 07:53:11 pm
We like to take pictures:
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/rest.jpg)
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/VFRsummit.jpg)
 
 
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/nationalleave.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 01, 2006, 07:59:02 pm
Quote from: DNA;6720
"Look at me overcompensate? At least I have a big hand gun?"
 
We will know for sure if he buys a Busa or ZX14.
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/Forum/connections.jpg)
:twofinger:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 08:06:31 pm
We get lost, a lot:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/joeygotuslost.jpg)
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/0814skylineconfusion.jpg)
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/06012006.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 08:10:35 pm
Which isn't hard when you use this for a GPS:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1008farkle.jpg)
 
And it ends up looking like this:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/111006gps.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 08:13:12 pm
We practice (even if we get hosed in the circle of death):
 
http:// (http:///)(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1008setup.jpg)
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1008dot.jpg)
 
http:// (http:///)(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1008joey.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 08:21:22 pm
We help:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/highwayrescue.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 01, 2006, 08:24:55 pm
In a previous life riding my first XX, I stumbled upon this motley crew heading back to Toledo from a very good Amish lunchspot.   *Sniff* I missed the old birdie after I sold it.  I'm glad to have the rocketride back.:cool:
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/Forum/trips.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 01, 2006, 08:27:34 pm
Who's the Stunta King?
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/summer04017.jpg)
 
I am: Mr. wheelie man.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/summer04014a.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 08:29:02 pm
We garner local attention:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/0731avoidingtrouble.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 01, 2006, 08:31:30 pm
The view I usually have is not so flattering - in fact - it is somewhat disturbing...
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/MD2020Bubarun052a.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 01, 2006, 08:33:15 pm
Geezus not another quorum about apex speed! Lets get out of here~  Yeah, your right,  it must be the O'douls talking.
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/National%20Meet/DSC_00490001.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 01, 2006, 08:36:48 pm
Twist.... with a twist....:beerchug:
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/National%20Meet/DSC_00790001.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 01, 2006, 08:38:47 pm
Look everyone! I shaved!
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/National%20Meet/DSC_00350001.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 01, 2006, 08:40:49 pm
Got Viz?
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/211%20panorama/DSC01315.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: VAbikeguy on December 01, 2006, 08:45:50 pm
Keep 'um coming.  These are fun.


Title: Impromptu Double Header?
Post by: MacGyver on December 01, 2006, 08:48:10 pm
Tommorow is supposed to be as nice or nicer than Sunday. Clearing with a high around 50 degrees.    

Who is game?

9 am @ Da' Temple

I'm feeling like doing a 33/250 loop ride.  Initiate the loop by taking 211 west past I-81 the Evil Dave way down to 33.

Then do it all again Sunday! :banana:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 08:53:35 pm
We fix.
 
Using Sling, field expediency and a healthy dose of Farmer Brown's fence:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/0821vicegripszoom.jpg)
 
With a mid-trip to the hardware store for a tap and bolt:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/0326store.jpg)
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_1246.jpg)
 
And gladly help the less mechanically abled, teaching their children in the process, hoping to break the genetic cycle of mechanical incompetence:
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/cbroilchangesee.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 08:59:35 pm
Some bikes
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/01212006yzf.jpg)
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/cbrsarah.jpg)
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/111006rc.jpg)
 
are nicer than others:
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_1233.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 09:15:51 pm
Quote from: DNA;7024
I am: Mr. wheelie man.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/summer04014a.jpg)

Remember the rule:  "It doesn't exist without pictures."
 
And Blue isn't around to tattle.  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 09:20:38 pm
We party:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/121805party14.jpg)
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/121805party15.jpg)
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/121805party1.jpg)
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/121805party10.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 09:24:09 pm
We chat:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/06pieplace1.jpg)
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/01082006fireplace.jpg)
 
And we apologize for the unintended close pass:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_0568.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 09:26:02 pm
We pose:
 
://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_0566.jpg)
 
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/080606bigmeadows.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 01, 2006, 09:34:16 pm
Ahhhhh, the memories.





DOWN TO BUSINESS:

Saturday is scheduled already.

Sunday is good.  Except for the 9:00 AM part -- Saturday night is the first of the Holiday Party series and I may be hung over.  10:00 Sunday?  Crap, if all of you ride the hell out of Saturday you may need a leisurely ride on Sunday.

Drive for Show, Ride for Pie.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 01, 2006, 09:35:26 pm
Quote from: hovmaven;7071
Some bikes
 
 (http://)are nicer than others:
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_1233.jpg)

Hey! I resemble that remark.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/IMG_2496.JPG)

And I have NO idea where the keys are. :bash:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 09:41:22 pm
We ride:
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/0821zoom2.jpg)
 
http (http://)(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/DoubleStich.jpg)
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/countryroad.jpg)
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/meandmy04vfr.jpg)
 
://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_1487.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 01, 2006, 09:44:44 pm
My Sat is completly scheduled - I wouls kill to go but - no way possible.
 
If youdo go - try to find Rt43 - check the other region 6 thread - there are some great roads we have been misssing gout that way.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 09:49:51 pm
Quote from: MacGyver;7039
Twist.... with a twist....:beerchug:
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/National%20Meet/DSC_00790001.jpg)

I think that we owe twist more than a cone . . ..  :beerchug:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 09:52:57 pm
But most of all, we eat pie:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/121105pieplace.jpg)
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/09242006-3.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 10:01:02 pm
Quote from: Joey Stalin;7119
Hey! I resemble that remark.
 
(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/IMG_2496.JPG)
 
And I have NO idea where the keys are. :bash:

:lmao:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on December 01, 2006, 10:04:00 pm
Quote from: Joey Stalin;7119
Hey! I resemble that remark.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/IMG_2496.JPG)

And I have NO idea where the keys are. :bash:


What are all those paper bags on the ground?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 01, 2006, 10:07:12 pm
Quote from: twist;7156
What are all those paper bags on the ground?
Porch poop bombs for crotchety neighbors. Light em' and run.:burnout:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 01, 2006, 10:09:29 pm
:clap: Very nice job HOV!:clap:
 
A few more to round out your collection:
 
We dance:
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/IMG_0866.jpg)
 
 
We freeze:
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Picture057.jpg)
 
We work in the garden:
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Hawaii002.jpg)
 
And we eat Pie:
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Nov-22.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on December 01, 2006, 10:16:44 pm
Hey--it's my 'bro!
 
 
Quote from: hovmaven;6971
I miss the pics.
 
From the early days. Sling was about 12 years old. A tall 12, but 12 nonetheless. I don't think he'd even started shaving.
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_0361.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 10:24:56 pm
Quote from: cbsnbiker;7169
Hey--it's my 'bro!

Are you Brother Blue?? :headscratch: I remember Blue saying that his brother was from NY and, if I recall correctly, was an MSF Rider Coach.
 
Did you know that your brother was published?  :D
 
From the California Superbike School Website:
 
"Riders of all levels find that the basics apply at any speed."
 
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/abs.jpg[/img]] (http://[img%20width=640%20height=426/)(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/abs.jpg)[/URL]


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on December 01, 2006, 10:34:32 pm
That's me!
 
I also liked his article in the August ('06) issue of Rider.
 
 
Quote from: hovmaven;7189
Are you Brother Blue?? :headscratch: I remember Blue saying that his brother was from NY and, if I recall correctly, was an MSF Rider Coach.
 
Did you know that your brother was published? :D
 
From the California Superbike School Website:
 
"Riders of all levels find that the basics apply at any speed."
 
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/abs.jpg[/img]] (http://[img%20width=640%20height=426/)(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/abs.jpg)[/URL]


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 10:37:05 pm
Quote from: cbsnbiker;7206
I also liked his article in the August ('06) issue of Rider.

So did we. But rolling out this pic is more fun! ;)
 
Here's a pic of him putting those skills to use. Because you're an MSF Rider Coach, please overlook the double yellow line. . ..   :crazy:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/skyline0806.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 01, 2006, 10:55:19 pm
This costume - however - was pathetic:
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Nov-9.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 11:00:09 pm
Well done.  :hail: :hail: :hail:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 01, 2006, 11:00:52 pm
Quote from: twist;7156
What are all those paper bags on the ground?

Various sizes of nuts and bolts to put things back together.

It isn't done yet, still need to do wiring, fuel, chain & sprockets, and for some reason the fan turns on when i connect the battery. And I need a new rear tire, but that can wait.It won't be ready to ride for another couple of weeks.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 01, 2006, 11:01:14 pm
No caption needed :inlove:
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/National%20Meet/DSC_00740001.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 01, 2006, 11:13:53 pm
A very nice fall day.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Nov-23.jpg)
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Nov-2.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 01, 2006, 11:16:27 pm
Quote from: MacGyver;7238
No caption needed :inlove:
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/National%20Meet/DSC_00740001.jpg)

I assume this means the experiment worked?
Looks like the Deer on the left is about to shoot back! :eek:
The one on the right is a 5 pointer - I'd kill it first!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on December 01, 2006, 11:23:06 pm
No argument there.
 
Quote from: hovmaven;7207
So did we. But rolling out this pic is more fun! ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on December 01, 2006, 11:23:55 pm
What's that about???
 
Quote from: DNA;7229
This costume - however - was pathetic:
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Nov-9.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 11:25:20 pm
Duck and I didn't need such fancy technology.
 
We went here:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/tavern.jpg)
 
 
Enjoyed this:
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/pancakes.jpg)
 
And spied this beast already mounted:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/moose.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 11:26:15 pm
Quote from: cbsnbiker;7269
What's that about???

He's been away from the bike too long. . ..:crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 01, 2006, 11:39:20 pm
Because I like these pics:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/000_0008.jpg)
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/000_0006.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on December 02, 2006, 12:05:35 am
He rode my K last week and my /6 a few weeks ago. That's better than nothing.
 
 
Quote from: hovmaven;7273
He's been away from the bike too long. . ..:crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 02, 2006, 12:09:56 am
Quote from: cbsnbiker;7317
He rode my K last week and my /6 a few weeks ago. That's better than nothing.

 
Tell him to drop by.  Losing his reports was the greatest single loss of the crash.  :thumbsup:
 
Who could forget the classic, "there was an ass in the apex."  :lmao:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on December 02, 2006, 12:49:00 am
I haven't heard about that one. What was it about?
 
 
Quote from: hovmaven;7320
Who could forget the classic, "there was an ass in the apex." :lmao:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 02, 2006, 07:50:16 am
Quote from: hovmaven;7320
Tell him to drop by. Losing his reports was the greatest single loss of the crash. :thumbsup:
 
Who could forget the classic, "there was an ass in the apex." :lmao:

:hail: :banana: A classic - lost for al time. :nuts:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 02, 2006, 07:54:13 am
I hope Blue can repost, but the gist was that we were heading up a mountain on Route 33, which by all accounts is a great road, but not one to be fooled with.  We were in the middle of a switchback, a left turn if I recall, minding our own business, maintaining a healthy corner speed when what did Mother Nature have in store for us, perhaps something that might take our attention away from where we should be looking?  A freakin' donkey, an ass if you will, standing at the bottom of a rock face on the side of the road, near the top of the mountain, munching to its heart's content.  No earthly clue how it got there, no pastures, no woods, just rock.  And an ass.

We were pretty stunned.  :crazy:  But nobody drilled the ass.   :wow:

Needless to say, we shared one of those "did you see that?" moments when we stopped for gas.  ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 02, 2006, 08:12:54 am
Another classic, caught on Route 50, returning from some Virginia twisties (made possible by my throttlemeister and a healthy dab of rear brake):
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/harleyhwydog.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on December 02, 2006, 11:55:35 am
Man, I've seen some asses in the road, and even a few sheep:baaa: , but nothing like that! :eek: :lol:
 
I rode Route 33 this past spring, on my way to Blue's house from an MSF event in Kentucky. Man, that is one fun road! It was just about perfect weather for it: warm but not too warm, and just overcast enough that I didn't have the sun in my eyes. I'm not clear from your message if you've ridden it; if not, definitely take it for a spin when you get a chance.
 
I'm going to call Blue today. I'll ask him if he can repost.
 
Quote from: hovmaven;7491
I hope Blue can repost, but the gist was that we were heading up a mountain on Route 33, which by all accounts is a great road, but not one to be fooled with. We were in the middle of a switchback, a left turn if I recall, minding our own business, maintaining a healthy corner speed when what did Mother Nature have in store for us, perhaps something that might take our attention away from where we should be looking? A freakin' donkey, an ass if you will, standing at the bottom of a rock face on the side of the road, near the top of the mountain, munching to its heart's content. No earthly clue how it got there, no pastures, no woods, just rock. And an ass.
 
We were pretty stunned. :crazy: But nobody drilled the ass. :wow:
 
Needless to say, we shared one of those "did you see that?" moments when we stopped for gas. ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 02, 2006, 03:05:50 pm
what time tomorrow and where are we going?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 02, 2006, 04:22:37 pm
I'm a definite for tomorrow's meet, a maybe for the full ride.  
It's a work thing. . ..  :burnout:
 
Duck, you have pants.  ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on December 02, 2006, 06:02:00 pm
Peter and I will be there....assume it is 0900 at the temple, yes?
 
John:  how is Katie?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 02, 2006, 06:12:56 pm
The 3X per day I.V. antibiotic regimine seems to be working. :banana:
 
Katie is finally showing signs of being Katie. :)
 
Work willing, I hope to see you all tomorrow.
 
0900. :thumbsup::thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 02, 2006, 10:12:51 pm
I admit it, I'm an enabler. ;)
 
Duck?
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/2006_12010084.jpg)
 
(thanks to a vfr poster)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 02, 2006, 10:56:30 pm
9:00 - I'm there - but it might be a bit cold for my non-electric tastes.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 02, 2006, 11:16:00 pm
Last time you said that you showed in this:
 
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/davescold.jpg)
 
And for the record, I mean the Exploder.  :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 03, 2006, 01:20:57 am
I'm out. Work crap and other crap, and just plain crap.
 
Ride in peace, brothers.
 
Edit:  My apologies for bailing, too.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: ItMustBeJames on December 03, 2006, 05:05:21 pm
Quote from: hovmaven;8289
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/davescold.jpg)
 

Hey, is that the Sheetz on Rt 50 just outside of South Riding?  You guys ride near me!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: ItMustBeJames on December 03, 2006, 05:13:08 pm
A couple of weeks before the old board died, someone on this thread was kind enough to point me in the direction of Motosliders to get framesliders for my SV.   I bought 'em and they arrived, but they're sans-directions.  Anyone know how to install them?  I know this is more of a mods & maintnence question, so I posted it in that forum:

https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/showthread.php?t=557

-=James


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 03, 2006, 05:13:31 pm
For almost two years. . ..;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 03, 2006, 05:14:42 pm
Quote from: ItMustBeJames;8899
A couple of weeks before the old board died, someone on this thread was kind enough to point me in the direction of Motosliders to get framesliders for my SV. I bought 'em and they arrived, but they're sans-directions. Anyone know how to install them? I know this is more of a mods & maintnence question, so I posted it in that forum:
 
https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/showthread.php?t=557
 
-=James

Peter  (now screen name TWI) ????


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 03, 2006, 05:19:51 pm
Yes, that was me // is me.

I will reply over in the other thread to keep this from getting clogged (again) .


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 03, 2006, 05:40:56 pm
It was cold -- 26 degrees cold -- when I left for The Temple. I had electrics. I knew Duck had electrics. I knew Sling had electrics. I knew Joey didn't care. I wrote off Dave D. Turns out I was wrong:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2033.jpg)
 
:beerchug:
 
I got scared when the crew broke out the maps and Dave D started talking about Pittsburgh. And lutes. Not sure how he got those two topics together, but perhaps I was distracted by Oprah. You see, I hadn't really seen Sling's new entrant up close. Glad I did, she's a beaut -- and she growls likes nobody's business:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2038.jpg)
 
Unfortunately, work interfered with life, so I couldn't ride. But my goal was to deliver Duck's pants. I succeeded, only to find that Duck didn't have bags, or a bungee. Joey had bags. I guess Joey has new pants. :lmao:
 
But today was the day of the farkles. Joey showed that he can take advantage of Sear's sales and learn from his mistakes. Voila, a new "gps" with a lanyard!
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2036.jpg)
 
Duck showed with some sort of music gizmo strapped to his wrist. He also had a shiny new helmet, which most likely makes him the only dual-sport rider sporting a ricky racer replica:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2035.jpg)
 
But the best was left for last. Having been caught on 211 in the dark, and having hopped dead deer on the highway, Duck wasn't about to ride for parts unknown with only a dark visor. Hence his kidney guard, which turns out to be a pouch for his clear visor. A cool piece of gear, indeed:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2037.jpg)
 
Hope that you all had a good ride. I am looking forward to joining the next one. :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on December 03, 2006, 06:27:30 pm
Sounds like you guys had fun. Sorry we couldn't make it, but I would have just slowed you down anyway.
 
James:  I posted to the other thread about the instructions for installing the frame sliders on the SV. I have them.
 
So STACEY:  how are the plans for the second (?) annual St-N Christmas party going? Let me know what I can do.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 03, 2006, 07:19:25 pm
Steve's pants fit me great! :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on December 03, 2006, 07:21:21 pm
Quote from: Joey Stalin;9044
Steve's pants fit me great! :crazy:


We don't wanna hear about you fitting into his pants :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 03, 2006, 07:30:05 pm
Good ride?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 03, 2006, 07:57:33 pm
Yes - cold - few pics - no pie.  
 
Doughnuts instead.
 
Basic route #2 with western mod:
Down a modified Joe route,  over 211. Stop & get warm at BK - get gas elsewhere due to credit card machine failure.
 
Cross 81 - north/west on some road that we all know but I can never remember -turn east on 55 - Watch Duck soil himself crossing bridge (BTW - the big bridge is now open...)  then east to apple house. Stop get warm by fire.
Home through middleburg.  240 miles.
 
I'll leave it to someone else to provide details - it was very nice - but due to the cold and distractions - I rode very poorly.  Oprah is very fast - despite her considerable girth.  No drops - but not a good line all day.
 
Oh..there was the little bear thing... it had potential.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 03, 2006, 10:20:10 pm
Quote from: Dot;8980
So STACEY: how are the plans for the second (?) annual St-N Christmas party going? Let me know what I can do.

Dot - I sent you an email today about party planning!  I also sent out an Evite to the group.  I hope everyone can make it!  :)
 
Does anyone have an email address for Ezra?
 
Oh yeah - I got my own screen name - finally!  :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 03, 2006, 10:22:50 pm
Quote from: hovmaven;8930
Duck showed with some sort of music gizmo strapped to his wrist. He also had a shiny new helmet, which most likely makes him the only dual-sport rider sporting an Eddie Lawson replica:
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2035.jpg)
 

PS: It is a Colin Edwards Replica! :lol:  I am so jealous b/c I would love to have the Laguana Seca paint scheme on my future track bike!!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 03, 2006, 11:14:01 pm
Fixed.  :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on December 03, 2006, 11:17:45 pm
Quote from: hovmaven;9487
Fixed.  :D


ricky racer :lmao:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 04, 2006, 05:00:26 am
*round 2*
Here is the second version of Sunday's ride caught on tape.  I now know what type of source video google wants uploaded so this version will be improved very soon.:bash:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3048847087011313671&hl=en (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2475407216755286020)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 04, 2006, 06:25:52 am
McFarkle has ushered in a new age.   :banana:
 
There goes the ride report. :crazy:
 
Serially, nice footage. When the format comes in it'll be great.
 
It was almost as if I was there, but it wasn't 26 degrees in my house. :lol:
 
I saw that Ricky Racer's new helmet almost became not so new at 10:43. . .. :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 04, 2006, 09:21:34 am
I can't make it play.
That might be a good thing...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 04, 2006, 09:26:23 am
Quote from: MacGyver;9722
Here is the first *craptacular* version of Sunday's ride caught on tape. I now know what type of source video google wants uploaded so this version will be improved very soon.:bash:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2475407216755286020

Wow. Now that's enlightening. This makes it look like we ride at a harley pace. The sound of the XX hardly breaking a sweat certainly doesn't help things.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 04, 2006, 10:23:30 am
Smooth is fast.  :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 04, 2006, 10:27:34 am
Quote from: DNA;9845
I can't make it play.
That might be a good thing...

Just tilt your head when you watch the monitor.  You'll be a star.  :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on December 04, 2006, 11:39:12 am
Quote from: MacGyver;9722
Here is the first *craptacular* version of Sunday's ride caught on tape.  I now know what type of source video google wants uploaded so this version will be improved very soon.:bash:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2475407216755286020


So what type of source video does it want?  Because no matter what I tried, it comes out looking like crap.  Might be the encoding on my end.

Also, move the camera up - show more of the road and less of your instrumets.  The speedometer completely obscured the road half the time.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 04, 2006, 11:57:10 am
Every time I try top open it I get:
"Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."

It seems my explorer does not like Google very much?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on December 04, 2006, 12:02:30 pm
First off, I don't remember giving either notice or permission on this whole taping thing.  I prefer to have my many mistakes go unrecorded.
 
The ride itself was very relaxing.  I enjoyed haning out, eating, and catching up on everyone's lives outside of the motorcycle.  On top of the good company I got to see a black bear in a tree on 211 and was attacked by a very large bird.  Good times.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 04, 2006, 12:15:18 pm
Quote from: Duck;10063
On top of the good company I got to see a black bear in a tree on 211 and was attacked by a very large bird. Good times.

Couldn't see the bear.  On the bird, see 10:43.  ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on December 04, 2006, 12:20:34 pm
I see my head is not following my body AGAIN :mad2: . Damit.  
 
The bear is actually in a tree where you see the suv parked in the slow lane on 211.  Too my credit, I noticed the car parked in the street before I noticed the bear.  Dave and I rode back to get a pic, but he was already gone.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 04, 2006, 12:33:15 pm
Quote from: Duck;10089
I see my head is not following my body AGAIN :mad2: . Damit.  
 
The bear is actually in a tree where you see the suv parked in the slow lane on 211.  Too my credit, I noticed the car parked in the street before I noticed the bear.  Dave and I rode back to get a pic, but he was already gone.

I got it to play - :crazy:

I looked bad as well - I think I was following you and doing what you were - just even more of it.
Basically I was riding so bad I asked Mac not to follow me - having a camera woudl only insure a wreck.
"Hey watch this ! And when I crash post it all over the internet"

I was nice footage though - The XX sounded nice and was flying at points.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on December 04, 2006, 12:45:38 pm
So it's my fault you were slow? ;)   I wish you guy's would tell me during the ride so I can work on it.  I guess it just isn't good tv.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 04, 2006, 12:47:10 pm
Quote from: hovmaven;10082
On the bird, see 10:43.  ;)

The bird was big - and looked much closer from the #4 position!:eek:

As for the bear - I though it was a tire or retread - way up in the tree. :lol:

I was so busy cursing the minivan in the road that I did not look closely at why they were stopped.

Duck - yes it is all your fault.  I just assume you know what you are doing...;);)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on December 04, 2006, 02:32:28 pm
Dangerous assumption.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 04, 2006, 04:49:36 pm
It's worked so far...:lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: ItMustBeJames on December 04, 2006, 06:38:18 pm
Dot, Peter, hovmaven, thanks for your help.  I got the sliders on in five minutes flat, just like you said.  Plus I finally had an excuse to go out and get a torque wrench!  Here's looking forward to testing them out ... or perhaps not!

-=James

Quote from: Dot;8980
James:  I posted to the other thread about the instructions for installing the frame sliders on the SV. I have them.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 05, 2006, 04:41:22 am
I'm still working on the first half.  The 211 run looks better but I'm still dissappointed with it:


 (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3048847087011313671&hl=en)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 05, 2006, 05:26:26 pm
Hey folks.  I'm back from the mid-US.  But I head to Miami tonight.  Not a ton of computer access.  
 
Put me in for a Sunday ride.  I go to HI on Monday.  :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 05, 2006, 10:37:19 pm
Quote from: Duck;10089
I see my head is not following my body AGAIN :mad2:

I watched, and from what I remember, you looked pretty good.  :thumbsup:
 
On the head thing, I'm not sure that it has to.  I guess I'd be concerned that by not putting your head over you are involuntarily "propping up" your upper body and thereby promoting a crossed position, or at least not as over as you could be.  I guess the other issue is that you can't relax on the bars if you are keeping your upper body up with your arms.
 
Drop that inside elbow, look and turn.  :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Kurt S on December 06, 2006, 08:43:11 am
Hey, we're back over here now! :)

Cool video.  I found that I kept moving my head trying to look ahead up the road.  :eek:  Too funny...

Kurt


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 06, 2006, 04:40:56 pm
This trip to Miami has been torturous.   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 06, 2006, 05:44:47 pm
My sympathies...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 07, 2006, 07:39:11 pm
I'm back.  It's cold here.  :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on December 07, 2006, 07:44:54 pm
So who is up for what Sunday morning? I'm meeting Mrs Duck at a ladies' afternoon party in Ashburn, but I'm still up for a morning ride, assuming the third Xmas party of the season the night before doesn't do us in. Can I tag along as the red-headed step child?
 
And BTW, I would love someone to tape me riding so I can see how stiff I am! Peter, can you go get that farkle???


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on December 07, 2006, 07:46:25 pm
And John....Katie report? All is well? And Dave D (alias DMV or something else) towards-end-of-pregnancy report??? All is well?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on December 07, 2006, 07:46:59 pm
Oops, DNA, not DMV.....sorry....


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 07, 2006, 08:01:47 pm
Quote from: Dot;16181
So who is up for what Sunday morning? I'm meeting Mrs Duck at a ladies' afternoon party in Ashburn, but I'm still up for a morning ride, assuming the third Xmas party of the season the night before doesn't do us in. Can I tag along as the red-headed step child?
 
And BTW, I would love someone to tape me riding so I can see how stiff I am! Peter, can you go get that farkle???

Tea parties?  Bullet cams?  Our evolution is amazing.   :)
 
Sunday should be good for me.  A ride for pie is in order.  And yes, Dot, bullet cam or no bullet cam, Peter or no Peter, you are welcome.  :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 07, 2006, 08:43:31 pm
We've been dis'd.  I represented.  :D
 
https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/showthread.php?p=16261#post16261


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 07, 2006, 09:07:54 pm
Quote from: hovmaven;16206
T
 
Sunday should be good for me.  A ride for pie is in order.  And yes, Dot, bullet cam or no bullet cam, Peter or no Peter, you are welcome.  :)


Thanks -- now I don't have to be concerned with having a hangover Sunday and not being able to ride.  OTOH, do they have pies with lots of caffeine in them?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 07, 2006, 09:09:24 pm
Quote from: Dot;16181
And BTW, I would love someone to tape me riding so I can see how stiff I am! Peter, can you go get that farkle???

I'm hot on the trail of it now....


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 07, 2006, 09:42:50 pm
Quote from: TWI;16311
I'm hot on the trail of it now....
http://flandersland.tzo.com/CameraTips.htm
 
Secrets:
1) use firewire (not USB)
2) Bring in everything in NTSC-DVI format ... and then edit it.
3) Save your edited video twice.  First time with just the video (no soundtrack) ... second time add the music.  This allows the computer to not work so hard (meaning it won't "drop frames").
4) Save your final video to NTSC-DVI (never use a compressed format).
5) Use a separate program to shrink it down to a reasonable size (compress it).  Something like Windows Media Encoder (free from the Microsoft site).


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 07, 2006, 11:01:42 pm
Oh boy! What have I begun?:squid:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 08, 2006, 07:38:07 am
STN is going down this weekend. Get your ride details soon, people!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 08, 2006, 08:24:25 am
Sunday, it'll start in the 20's, so pick a start time.  High will be low 50's.
 
:beerchug:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 08, 2006, 08:32:41 am
Quote from: Dot;16187
Oops, DNA, not DMV.....sorry....

 
DMV.  :lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 08, 2006, 09:49:15 am
Quote from: hovmaven;16365
http://flandersland.tzo.com/CameraTips.htm
 
Secrets:
1) use firewire (not USB)
2) Bring in everything in NTSC-DVI format ... and then edit it.
3) Save your edited video twice. First time with just the video (no soundtrack) ... second time add the music. This allows the computer to not work so hard (meaning it won't "drop frames").
4) Save your final video to NTSC-DVI (never use a compressed format).
5) Use a separate program to shrink it down to a reasonable size (compress it). Something like Windows Media Encoder (free from the Microsoft site).

 
Where did that come from? This is from a guy who can't change his own oil?  I smell a problem.  Where is HOV?  Did SWR kidnap him for his disention in the split Region 6 post?  (NoVa is not a region - it is a thread) Should we expect a ranson demand in pie units?
We might pay up - but not without proof of life (I watch my tv - I know how this is done).


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 08, 2006, 09:51:59 am
Quote from: Joey Stalin;16776
STN is going down this weekend. Get your ride details soon, people!

Out - Although playing in the cold with you guys sounds like a blast - I will be in CA for a few days on business.
 
Baby DNA is doing great - 36 weeks down and 4 to go. :thumbsup:
Should be an exciting first week of Jan!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 08, 2006, 10:55:30 am
The Temple, Sunday, 0900.
 
We'll set the ride(s) there.  My ride will involve pie.  Pie.:inlove:
 
Oh, and DMV, my daughter changes the oil.  Can Sunny do that? :D
 
http://(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/cbroilchange.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 08, 2006, 06:13:45 pm
Change the oil?  No.
Bite through the oil filter? Yes.
And he can eat a lap top.
Must taste like pie...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on December 08, 2006, 08:50:06 pm
I will be playing paintball with my son.  He requested to be on the team opposite of me so I guess I've done my job as a parent.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 08, 2006, 09:01:15 pm
I have two suggestions, cover and concealment.
 
Leave the electrics for Stacey.  :D
 
Sunday, 0900, The Temple.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 09, 2006, 12:42:35 am
Okay!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 10, 2006, 06:53:50 am
Should be low 30's at 9:00.  We'll see 50's by noon.   :banana:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on December 10, 2006, 07:05:59 am
Yep, after Holiday (Christmas for the traditionalist out there) Cards are done, I think I will knock off the cob webs and take the baby for a strol myself.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 10, 2006, 07:51:53 am
nice board.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on December 10, 2006, 08:40:15 am
Peter and I have had two consecutive nights of Christmas Parties and we need more sleep. Will miss you this am, but we will be out & about in the pm when it warms up.Hope y'all have a good ride.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 10, 2006, 02:33:21 pm
We did.  And we had pie.  Pie.   :drool:

The morning started out cold.  To be exact, 24 degrees cold.  At that temperature the Temple is a lonely place.  Joey didn't show until it was 30 degrees.  Dot didn't show at all. . ..  ;)

We charged west on Route 50 to Joey's "new mountain" or some such cut off.  Nice road, some rises and falls, and some nice turns.  The twisty bits were plentiful, but at 30 degrees I wasn't about to do a ton of leaning.  I kept Joey in sight until the gravel section.  Paralever, telelever or whatever lever, the RTP likes gravel, the VFR doesn't.  I quickly lost sight of Joey, but he wasn't able to lose me.  I simply followed the dust cloud.  

The road opened up again and off we went.  Many twists and turns later we landed on Route 17, which of course led us to Sky Meadows park.  We hoped to take some pictures in the park, but our miserly instincts fouled our plans.  We were denied entry because we were too cheap to pay the $4 entry fee.  No worries.  We simply took advantage of the Sky Meadows horse access entry across the street:



(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1210rtpvfr.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1210bigmeadows.jpg)



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 10, 2006, 02:50:39 pm
Mount Weather was our next destination.  I don't think we'd seen a single other rider to that point, and we certainly saw none on the mountain.  Very fun ride, no ice and little gravel.  We waved hello to the folks at the summit and proceeded down the other side.  Joey went a bit quicker than usual.  He wanted pie.  Pie.   :inlove:

We arrived at the pie place around 10:30.  The spot was very quiet -- I believe we may have been the only patrons.  We snapped the obligatory photo and scooted inside:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1210pieplace.jpg)

We said  hey to the bird lady and sat down.  Joey ordered a breakfast sandwich so we had a bit of a wait.  No worries.  Good coversation followed by good pie.  Joey had the window view so I asked him to keep an eye on my helmet.  We'd eaten our pie and were chatting when he all of a sudden Joey said "take a look at this."  I looked, figuring I'd see a late model sedan driving off with my yellow Shoei X-11.  Well, at least I was right about the yellow part:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2051.jpg)


It turned out that Squidly (Peter) was taking a morning ride and saw our bikes at the pie place.  Dot wasn't with him -- she'd ditched us for some sort of gender exclusive afternoon gathering at Mrs. Duck's.    ;)  We were saddened, but took the opportunity to oogle his bike.  A very nice one indeed:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1210bmwrs.jpg)

Squidly led us home.  For the record, he is not throttle-challenged.  I was happy to keep up.   :banana:

Thanks for today's ride -- I certainly enjoyed it.  I am certainly looking forward to the next one.   :thumbsup:






Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 10, 2006, 03:31:26 pm
I will be at the Temple for the early join-up when the parties are over.

The short ride together was fun.  Watching the car trying to join the group was unfun.  Finding out that 'closed' gas stations still have working pumps was informative.  Jarring my toll transponder so that it fell off later, not to be found, was an annoyance.


GETTING THE MILES ON MY BIKE TO OVER 1,000 MILES WAS PRICELESS!!!!!

AND WITH NO BREAKDOWNS  -------   FOOOOOOOKING AWESOME!!!!!

 :chili:    :chili:     :chili:  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on December 10, 2006, 05:39:14 pm
Glad you boys had fun. I was surprised by Peter back at my door with pie, thank you very much. And I enjoyed a beautiful afternoon ride over to the gender-exclusive activity with Mrs. Duck. But c'mon, John, didn't you get a shot of the pretty little bow on Peter's bike? Had to make him promise not to take it off.

And BTW, when I last went through the EZ Pass, my pass didn't register. I carry it in my tank bag. I checked its orientation today and it was 90 degrees off...and as you folks probably already know, has to be aligned properly to register. Just thought I would throw that in for those who ride with them in the tank bag where they get bounced around. But at least I still have mine, as opposed to Peter who lost his newly-painted-black one today (of course one shouldn't SEE the thing on the bike so it has to be camouflaged).

Have a good week. Three Christmas parties down, three to go!

How about a Katie check and a Mrs DNA check? Little girl doing ok and negative 4-week old babe doing ok?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 10, 2006, 05:52:26 pm

But c'mon, John, didn't you get a shot of the pretty little bow on Peter's bike? Had to make him promise not to take it off.


How about a Katie check. . ..?  Little girl doing ok. . ..?



Here you go.  

Peter's bow:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/petersbow.jpg)

Katie today:  She's still on iv's, but she's back!


(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2059.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 10, 2006, 06:05:07 pm


GETTING THE MILES ON MY BIKE TO OVER 1,000 MILES WAS PRICELESS!!!!!

AND WITH NO BREAKDOWNS  -------   FOOOOOOOKING AWESOME!!!!!

:chili:    :chili:     :chili:
 



Squidly's ignition dance!   :lmao:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 10, 2006, 06:48:14 pm
Fun ride today. Especially merging onto 28...stupid truck hogging the right lane. I'll post some pics later.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 10, 2006, 06:56:22 pm

Fun ride today. Especially merging onto 28...stupid truck hogging the right lane. I'll post some pics later.


I saw that merge.   :eek: :eek: :eek:


Reminded me of the first high speed turn I watched the racers take at Pocono, one steering input and roll on the gas.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 11, 2006, 12:43:59 am
somehow our thread got to number 8 or 10 down. :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 11, 2006, 06:01:13 am
It floats.  

Any pics?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 11, 2006, 09:45:17 am
RNA wants to know what we can bring Friday.  :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 11, 2006, 11:42:38 am
Off to the the airport I go.  I will try to check in from Hawai'i, but I'm not sure that I'll be able.  I return Friday, and I hope to see everyone then.

Aloha.  :)

Ride safe.    :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 11, 2006, 05:15:18 pm
From Sunday.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/blue_sky.JPG)

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/silo.JPG)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 12, 2006, 03:09:46 pm
Aloha.   :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on December 12, 2006, 06:10:22 pm
Hey John, can you rent a bike in Hawaii?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 12, 2006, 06:47:00 pm

Hey John, can you rent a bike in Hawaii?


I could, but it's price prohibitive.  Plus, with traffic, not so many fun areas to ride.

 :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 12, 2006, 07:19:56 pm
You should go surfing instead.

Hope to see you Friday.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 13, 2006, 09:48:24 am



I could, but it's price prohibitive.  Plus, with traffic, not so many fun areas to ride.

 :(

Maui highway?  Fun... 600 turns and 50+ one lane bridges in 40 miles!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 14, 2006, 09:26:03 am
Could be a fun group event?  I am probably not going to make it - but I can dream...
https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,737.0.html


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 14, 2006, 09:25:09 pm
I'll probably go.  Why, I'm not sure.  

Can we ride there?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 14, 2006, 11:46:43 pm
HOV and I have discount tickets.  :p  I can get free parking within walking distance.  Might be able to spare a couple of extra bikes in as well.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 15, 2006, 01:10:04 am
I'm back.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/diamondhead.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 15, 2006, 01:43:14 am

Could be a fun group event?  I am probably not going to make it - but I can dream...
https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,737.0.html



C'mon, there's a delivery room right up the road. . ..


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 15, 2006, 02:00:48 pm
Party tonight, right?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 15, 2006, 02:13:47 pm
Yes.   :burnout:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 15, 2006, 03:07:17 pm
YES!!   :banana:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 15, 2006, 05:30:53 pm
Yes!  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 16, 2006, 01:28:36 am
My family and I left for the Duck's 2006 STN NoVa holiday gathering a bit late, but only after I'd assured my eldest that this time we would not follow Mr. Joey's directions.  They'd not forgotten that he got us hopelessly lost attempting to find last year's event at Dave D's, riding us into a dead end street and then looking around shamelessly for help.   :D

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/joeygotuslost.jpg)

Steve and Stacey had a full house, with Dot and Peter, Joey, Blue, yes, Blue, not Blue's brother who actually rides (https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,998.0/topicseen.html), but Blue, Sling, Dave and Tanya, my little clan and two Region 4 interlopers filling out the card.  Yosh thought she'd claim the prize for the farthest traveled, but I stole the win as I'd just flown in from Hawaii.   :bigok:

I now admit to arriving a bit worried.  This year's shindig was the first NoVa motorcycling event my wife had seen, so I was hoping it would go well.  Any hope of selling the evening as "just another gathering" went out the door when Stacey greeted us wearing full leathers.  :lol:  She said it had something to do with doing dishes.   :crazy:  I think Dot may have a better picture.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/staceyssuit.jpg)

That pretty much set the tone for the evening.  Fun.  And lots of it.  The scene divided itself in half.  While Duck was downstairs being mauled by several overly competitive underage women, the adults stayed upstairs sharing stories, some even factual.  Perhaps the best was Stacey's accounts of her dance in the grass at VIR and her long but successful road to recovery.  :thumbsup:  Other stories were told -- I was glad to escape unscathed.  

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2068.jpg)

It goes without saying that we had holiday pie.  Holiday pie.   :inlove:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2096.jpg)





Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 16, 2006, 01:42:55 am
Stacey and Dot were especially thoughtful, giving Dave and Tanya a mini baby shower.  I'm not sure Dave deserved it, but Tanya certainly did -- especially after she reminded us to rub Dave's belly for good luck.   :eek:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2073.jpg)

Baby gifts were opened and appreciated.  I never knew Triumph made newborn gear, but it turns out that they do.  This gift proved especially perplexing because Dave couldn't figure out where this nightlight was leaking oil.  We had to break the news to Dave -- it was a Honda, not a Triumph.  :D

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2075.jpg)

I especially appreciated Dot's gift to the group.  She'd found a portable flexible tripod and hoped we could use it to take pictures, on the bike or off.  We did.  Here's one of Dot after she used her wonderful voice to swoon a new friend:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2095.jpg)

And, of course, one of the group:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/groupphoto.jpg)


This year's party was a treat.  Many thanks to the Ducks for hosting -- you all did a fantastic job.  :clap: :clap: :clap:

It was great to see everyone and it seemed like all had a good time (even the most welcome folks from Region 4).  I am certainly looking forward to the next one.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 16, 2006, 10:13:52 am
That was a fun time.  Thanks to the Ducs for hosting us in their wonderful home.  


I was not joking about the foxes.  Here is a (poor) pic of one from this morning, enjoying a snooze in the sun:

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n302/peter_anon/foxclip.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 16, 2006, 11:11:22 am
What a great night.

Ducks - thanks for hosting - your place is great and you are magnificent hosts - but did I see an empty corner left in the garage?

As for the baby gifts - all you guys are just awesome.  Thanks are not enough - they were really appreciated.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 16, 2006, 12:57:44 pm
What is the consensus for tomorrow?  I'm inclined to ride in the am.   :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 16, 2006, 04:58:36 pm
I am out - at least until 3:00 PM - which basically leaves nothing.
Sure was a nice day today - anyone get a ride in?

Blue - will you be dropping the bike of tomorrow?  Please let me know when - I am expecting a houseful of brunch guests.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on December 16, 2006, 05:48:09 pm
Peter says he will be at the temple at 0900.

Stacey:  let's chat. Want to meet at the temple but just you and I ride somewhere? Need to get my products....

And here, hopefully are my three photographic contributions to the evening.

First, the hostess, Mrs Duck, all decked out doing dishes!


(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/DSC01427.jpg)

And then there were the Star Trek Cats

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/DSC01424.jpg)

And lastly, my new little friend. Personally, John & Wendy, I think you should have another four.

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/DSC01431.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on December 16, 2006, 06:45:54 pm
Let me add my voice to the chorus of thanks to the Ducks for hosting a lovely shindig -- and for providing me the opportunity to prove that I do, in fact, still exist.

Great fun, great food, great friends, and great lines (best of the night: a very pregnant Tanya telling the gathered crowd that her belly still is smaller in diameter than her husband's).

 :lol:

Anyway, it seems that tomorrow morning is the plan -- I think if we were to wait until 3pm when Dave would be available, we would only have a couple of hours of daylight left.

Is it the temple at 9am?

And if Yosh cares to come along, I expect my wife's jacket, pants, and gloves would fit her. Helmet would have to be provided by someone else.... Let me know.

Dave, if it's ok, I will drop the bike off at your house after the ride (or whenever is most convenient for you).

Of course, I have to first see if it will start at all tomorrow.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 16, 2006, 06:46:49 pm

And lastly, my new little friend. Personally, John & Wendy, I think you should have another four.


 :banana: :banana: :banana:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 16, 2006, 06:55:36 pm

Is it the temple at 9am?


Yes. Temple at 9 am.  Rides to be determined.    :cool:

From the list of expectations:

I expect to see Mrs. Duck in full leathers.   :bigok:

I expect that Mr. Duck will be wearing Ezra's pants.   :eek:

I expect to see both Peter and Dot.   :burnout:

I expect to see Blue, with or without his ride.   :crazy:

Tanya is still expecting.   ;)

I expect Dave D will be domesticated.   :lol:

I expect that Joey will lead.   :thumbsup:

I expect pie.

Pie.   :drool:  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on December 16, 2006, 07:02:29 pm
Yosh:  I have an extra helmet, actually Peter's, that you can use. Please post if you want him/us to bring.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on December 16, 2006, 07:30:05 pm
Folks, our expertise is required:

https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,1319.0.html


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 16, 2006, 08:16:23 pm
Some whackiness in the HOV household.  I blame the Region 4 folks.   ;)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/whackiness.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 16, 2006, 09:34:29 pm
I'll be there at 9. Dave blue, do you want me to bring your saddle bag that I still have?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 16, 2006, 11:12:09 pm
Here's the link to the Washington Post's piece on the pie place:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/22/AR2006112202176.html


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on December 16, 2006, 11:17:33 pm
I am out for sure.  I have to drive to NJ to pick up my son's new (used) car.  Given the temp. the Mrs. might be in.  I will let her post for herself.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 16, 2006, 11:36:06 pm
Thanks to everyone for coming to our house last night!  Steve and I had a Great time and I am glad to read that everyone else did too! 

I would love to ride tomorrow - especially since I haven't ridden in a while and I just got a cool new Sport Touring bike today as an early Christmas present!  Thanks Santa!! :)

However, I just checked the Hourly Weather Forecast and it is only going to be 45 degrees at 9am and 59 at Noon.  Steve kindly offered to wire me up for his heated gear but it was way too big for me.  I am unfortunately going to have to pass on the ride tomorrow - I would be riding a new bike on cold pavement with new gear that is too big for me!?  Hmmm....yeah, I should pass on this one!  Have a GREAT ride and think of me. 

Dot:  Give me a ring when you get home from the ride and maybe I could bring your products to you before I go to my Event.  :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on December 17, 2006, 12:19:02 am

I'll be there at 9. Dave blue, do you want me to bring your saddle bag that I still have?


If you could, that would be great....


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on December 17, 2006, 01:44:57 am
I just got a cool new Sport Touring bike today as an early Christmas present!  Thanks Santa!! :)


You got ANOTHER bike?

Ok, ok, I shouldn't be talking  :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on December 17, 2006, 07:35:27 am
Stacey:  I'm passing this morning's ride up as I have to get my house in shape for the onslaught of kids this week. But maybe you and I can meet somewhere half way to hand off the products around noon? I"ll call you later. Peter will be at the temple at nine.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 17, 2006, 08:18:12 am

I just got a cool new Sport Touring bike today as an early Christmas present!  Thanks Santa!! :)


 :wow: :wow: :wow:

 :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 17, 2006, 08:25:52 am
Blue - Stop by the house at the end of the ride and drop off the steed - the drop should be fine any time - pardon if I can't chit chat much though.  HOV promised you a ride home on the back - that should be worth a pic or 4.

Have a great ride today - looks like life is starting to intrude on the madness everywhere.
-DNA


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on December 17, 2006, 03:38:17 pm

Blue - Stop by the house at the end of the ride and drop off the steed - the drop should be fine any time - pardon if I can't chit chat much though.  HOV promised you a ride home on the back - that should be worth a pic or 4.

Have a great ride today - looks like life is starting to intrude on the madness everywhere.
-DNA



Hey Dave--

Thanks, but it turned out to be not so convenient for everyone involved to stop by today. Rain check?

-blue


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 17, 2006, 05:30:14 pm
The banner for today's ride might read "The Return of Blue."  Or, "The Ass At Hill High Orchards."   :lol:

We met this morning at the Sheetz.  Temps started in the low 30's, but were supposed to head to the 60's by lunch making proper gear selection difficult  -- dress for the ride to the start or the ride?  

Well, needless to say the ride to the start was a bit nippy.  Joey and I each chose mesh/perforated gear and froze.  To be honest, I froze less because I had the Gerbing jacket turned to full power underneath my summer suit.  But I still froze.  No worries, the Temple had plenty of coffee.  After we had warmed up a bit, and much to our delight and amazement, Blue materialized.  As if the stars were not already aligned enough, so did Peter.  

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2100.jpg)

Peter's participation gave Blue the chance to drool (and brag that his screen was bigger):

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1217-5.jpg)

After drooling an appropriate amount, Blue decided it was a good time to check air pressure.  He fired up his ride and toddled over to the air pumps.  Did I mention that Blue had explained how he had a three year old battery?  Well, you know what happened, Blue plunked in his $.50 and filled those tires to the brim -- and then couldn't restart his bike.   :lol:

After finishing the walk of shame across the parking lot, Blue asked me if he should jump it or bump it.  I had no idea, but I knew I didn't have jumper cables, so I said "bump it."  Joey and I walked over to help before I came to my senses and ran back for the camera.  When I returned, Blue asked "should I use first or second gear?"  Again, I had no earthly clue, but I'd heard Sling say once that second gear was the way to go.  I replied quite confidently "second"  and steadied the camera.  I figured this could be a good one.  I had visions of wheelies, or Joey landing face first on the concrete, or big puffs of blue smoke, I really wasn't sure, but I wasn't going to miss it.

Success!  It seems Joey could have been one of those push guys on the Olympic bobsled team:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1217-1.jpg)

Blue was happy.  He promised never to shut off his bike for the rest of the ride.   :thumbsup:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2104.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 17, 2006, 05:54:45 pm
With that we were off.  Although I felt as if I was at a BMW convention, I let my VFR fall into place with the riding lawn mowers.  Joey led towards Middleburg but each time I thought I knew where he was heading he turned someplace else.  We took some back roads, possibly St. Louis Road, off of 50 and backed into Middleburg.  As expected, he cut left in the middle of the town and sped toward The Plains.  I'd warned Blue at a stop sign about the roller coaster bump to come just after the Middleburg left.  Blue got air anyway.    :headscratch:

That road led us to 55, which then led us to the road over the mountain.  I was looking forward to that twisty section.  A smile crossed my face as Joey crossed Route 66.  Good things were to come.  Well, almost.  Instead of taking us over the mountain, Joey turned right on Route 647.   :crazy:

While it wasn't the mountain section I'd been expecting, it was fun nonetheless.  647 dumped us out on Route 522 where Joey, for some reason, decided to go right, straight for Front Royal.  We pitted at a gas station and planned our next move.  We decided to take the river road to Route 50 to 601 over Mt. Weather.  This was going to be good.

We took off, the VFR in the lead.  Unfortunately, Joey was riding it.   :bigok:  He was missing his YZF and talked me into a trade.  He got a sleek, ultra-refined Sport-touring machine.  I got the "beast."   :eek:

I wasn't sure I could even ride the thing.  I tried, I really tried, to listen attentively as Joey explained where all the buttons and doodads were.  I just couldn't get it.  Push this, cancel this, don't touch this.  I just figured I'd ride it.  I let everyone clear out and tried to join.  

Well, good intentions don't a rider make.  I attempted to steer the thing and oh, no, we were heading straight.  My arms were high, I felt like I couldn't get freakin tank to go anywhere but straight.  That fear ended as soon as I got the bike rolling.  I could turn, not great as Peter can attest to, but I could keep it on the asphalt.  Shifting turned out to be, shall we say, not so easy.  With the tach revving and no power to the wheels, I quickly learned that it did not pay to be nice to this thing.  A few grinds later, we were under power again.  I even came to like the gear indicator on the dashboard -- every time it displayed "0" I knew I'd screwed up again.   :bigok:

The road over Mount Weather was clear.   I suppose Joey and Blue had a good time -- they were out of sight by the third turn.  No worries.  We made it over just fine, and I flipped them off as we passed them waiting for us by Route 7.   :twofinger:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 17, 2006, 06:12:40 pm
The Pie Place was calling.  Who knew the restaurant had valet parking?  Today it did, and Joey was the valet, because I wasn't about to try to back that panzer up hill.   ;)  

We parked alongside "pie guy," who had a pretty snazzy, well-farkled, GS:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1217-9.jpg)

We spent some time in the parking lot chatting him up.  He said he was from Woodbridge.  We shared area roads and routes.  We tried our best to recruit him to STN -- perhaps he'll stop by.   :thumbsup:

Now, it will be important here to set the scene.  Blue and Peter are chatting about BMWs.  Joey is bemoaning his lost YZF.  I'm talking to pie guy just behind Blue's bike and my VFR.  Blue and Peter are behind me.  

I'm looking east.  The highway, which is about 20 feet below us, is just visibile out of my right eye.  As I'm attempting to snag this new recruit, I glimpse a silver Arai helmet tumbling down the grade heading toward Route 7.  In the next second I see blue jeans, asses and elbows tumbling down after it.  I'm processing this information, and figuring, "ok, Blue tried to do perform an unholy act on Peter's new ride and Peter has thrown him off the ledge."  That wasn't true, but it was as logical explanation as any.  I got concerned, though, as the helmet bounced to the freakin highway.  Luckily, Blue hooked the helmet with his foot and he and the helmet stopped, just a foot or so from the road.  

I didn't want to scare off pie guy, so I made it seem as if Peter tossing Blue was a natural occurence.  Then I burst out laughing.  :lol:   I'm not sure pie guy is coming back.   :eek:  

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1217-3.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1217-4.jpg)


 


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 17, 2006, 06:16:17 pm
To bring this overwritten report to an end, pie was had and pie was good.  I still have no idea why Blue's helmet made a break for Route 7, and I have no idea how Blue ended up tumbling after it.  I'm just glad no one got hurt.   :beerchug:

Good temps, good friends, a good ride.  I am certainly looking forward to the next one.   :thumbsup:

Some parting shots:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1217-6.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1217-7.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1217.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1217-8.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on December 17, 2006, 06:43:18 pm
Great post, John! Thanks for letting the rest of us see what we missed! :rolleyes:
Posted on: December 17, 2006, 03:42:36 pm
And BTW....how DO you take pictures while riding???


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 17, 2006, 06:54:19 pm

And BTW....how DO you take pictures while riding???


It's a Sling trick. All you need is a throttlemeister (I control speed with the rear brake, and it helps to keep the camera in the tank bag).  

With a tinted visor, the subject can't see that I'm scared sh**less.    ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 17, 2006, 07:39:24 pm



You got ANOTHER bike?

Ok, ok, I shouldn't be talking  :D


Yes - I thought I would get something that rang true to my name!   :D  I can't wait to ride her!  

John:  Nice write up!  Sorry I missed it!  Hopefully if this weather keeps up we will all be out again soon enough!!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Stargzrgrl on December 17, 2006, 08:04:01 pm
Oh, you all RAWK!

Thank you ALL for a wonderful time out with the NoVa gang!

Special thanks to the Ducks and the Hovs for making The Super Munchkin™ one happy little girl.  :)  :bigok:

Thank you, thank you thank you!!!  :beerchug:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 17, 2006, 08:23:39 pm
Stargzrgrl:  I'm glad you and the happy little girl could visit.  It was great meeting you.

hovmaven:  WRONG!  I did not practice Blue-tossing today.  His bike got jealous after he sat on mine (a younger model, you understand) and kicked the helmet down the hill.  I wonder if he will patent the helmet modification -- I know he won't patent the method of producing the modification.




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 17, 2006, 08:26:20 pm
"Blue tossing."   :lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 17, 2006, 08:34:58 pm

Special thanks to the Ducks and the Hovs for making The Super Munchkin™ one happy little girl.  :)  :bigok:


Sarah and the girls enjoyed playing with her.  She's a great kid.   :thumbsup:

Takes a good picture, too.   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on December 17, 2006, 10:24:53 pm

I wonder if he will patent the helmet modification -- I know he won't patent the method of producing the modification.


Well, if he wants to patent it, Dad will process the application and paperwork.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 18, 2006, 07:42:47 am
cbsn -- perhaps MSF should add a segment on "parking lot gear retention."   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on December 18, 2006, 11:24:13 am
I for one am glad you all froze on Sunday!   :twofinger:  I spend a fun filled day towing a VW from NJ in heavy traffic.  Not really the warm December day with friends I was dreaming about.  

Thanks to all who attended the holiday rave.  It is always good to get everyone together without helmets.  The bruises your children gave me should be gone by February.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 18, 2006, 01:08:38 pm

It is always good to get everyone together without helmets.  The bruises your children gave me should be gone by February.


Perhaps you should have worn your ricky racer helmet. . ..   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 18, 2006, 08:58:49 pm
I know the upcoming long weekend is a big family time; I'll have some of that.  On the 25th I plan a little present to myself with a ride somewhere.  Nothing long, nor too exciting; just doing what puts a smile on my face.  Gosh, I like riding.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 18, 2006, 09:03:13 pm
Riding is good.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 19, 2006, 07:48:15 pm
Any interest in a Saturday spin?   :)

Could start early, could be short, could be pie.  Pie.   :drool:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on December 19, 2006, 07:58:36 pm
I have to be in the office by 1:30 pm. Maybe if we ended early enough?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 19, 2006, 09:31:57 pm
Works for me.   :thumbsup:

And fwiw, toys are good.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 19, 2006, 10:36:52 pm
Sunday is looking better than Saturday from a weather perspective.  I'll have to wait closer to the weekend to see what happens with other committments, such as hangovers.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 19, 2006, 11:02:50 pm
Sunday could work, but it's Xmas eve.   :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on December 19, 2006, 11:54:44 pm
I'm going to be in town, visiting Blue. Alas, it being Christmas and all, I doubt I'll have much time to spare. Plus I'm taking the train, so no bike. Something about riding in snow and freezing rain turns me off....   :eek: :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 20, 2006, 08:33:23 pm

I for one am glad you all froze on Sunday!   :twofinger:  I spend a fun filled day towing a VW from NJ in heavy traffic.  


How big a turd was V'dub to be towed and not driven back?  :p

Was it pink?



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 20, 2006, 09:44:13 pm
It was actually quite a find.  Low miles, original paint, one owner.  I didn't want to risk a five hour drive in a car I don't know and the Mrs. wasn't available to ride along.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 21, 2006, 08:30:41 am
You folks were correct.  Saturday weather looks a bit iffy.   :(

I'm building an ark.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on December 21, 2006, 04:54:46 pm
My mind says "yes", my bike says "yes", and the time I have free says "yes"....but the weather, I think she is saying "no no no"  :(  Maybe that will change  :p  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 21, 2006, 05:02:15 pm
Who wants to Run 'n Gun this weekend?  Sunday afternoon?

Do a little tree trimmin'  :D



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 21, 2006, 06:27:11 pm
Run and gun would be fun, but may not be in the cards for me.   :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 21, 2006, 06:27:26 pm
 :thumbsup:
To shoot that I'd ride quite a ways in the cold.
When and where?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 21, 2006, 08:33:03 pm
We can goto my 'rents place all of 15~ minutes from the temple at the conclusion of the Sunday ride.     I can easily pack my xd-40 and the .50 cal revolver on the XX.
I foresee Sunday looking a bit like this:

But without the Frenchie accent. :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 21, 2006, 08:55:19 pm
Dave looks French. . ..   :crazy:

Now, I may be able to do that.  I thought you were suggesting a WVa ride.  It's been years.   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on December 22, 2006, 04:53:42 am

I foresee Sunday looking a bit like this:


I dunno, if he was using Weaver instead, his hands would not go up like that  :shrug:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 22, 2006, 04:14:42 pm



I dunno, if he was using Weaver instead, his hands would not go up like that  :shrug:


*cough*
BULLSHIT
*cough*


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 22, 2006, 04:36:36 pm
Tommorow is looking NOICE!!  51 Daahgheesss at 6 am.  How about we run around a bit then stop by Clark brother's guns shop south of Warrenton on the back hand of the ride.  Range fee's are easy. Just buy their ammo.  As long as you keep shooting, you can keep using the range. Kick ace! :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 22, 2006, 04:55:57 pm
 :thumbsup:
Good idea.
Me and Mr. Colt are probably in.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 22, 2006, 05:31:51 pm
Saturday works better for me, too.

I'm showing area rain until around 10 am.  What time do you plan on departing?

Will someone be able to teach me how to shoot?    ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 22, 2006, 06:28:27 pm
Arrive at the temple ~8:30 am.  B/S and caffeinate a bit.  Roll by 9
Lets make a push past 33.  There is one goofy ass road off of Route 3 down thataways I found while in the cage but would like to try it out on the 2 wheeler.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 22, 2006, 07:27:23 pm
I can't do an all day event.  Earliest I could depart from the Temple is 10:30.  In that case I'd need to be back by 3 pm or so.  

If you guys are he** bent on an all day tour, I could meet you at Clark Bros. in the pm.  ETA me an arrival time on the crackberry.

 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 22, 2006, 07:33:34 pm
We talk about going shooting for a year and you guys pick Christmas eve eve to do it? Count me in for next time you line this up.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 22, 2006, 08:37:30 pm

I can't do an all day event.  Earliest I could depart from the Temple is 10:30.  In that case I'd need to be back by 3 pm or so.  

If you guys are he** bent on an all day tour, I could meet you at Clark Bros. in the pm.  ETA me an arrival time on the crackberry.

 :thumbsup:


This timing seems better for me as well.
Seems my wife would like to spend some time with me this holiday season.
Go figure...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 22, 2006, 09:59:19 pm
If we are riding and plinking, and conserving time, Sling's rents' place is closer and might work even better.   :)

Let me know what you all decide.  I'll check in tomorrow am.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on December 22, 2006, 10:10:00 pm

*cough* BULLSHIT *cough*


 :twofinger: Weaver is a lot more stable.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Stargzrgrl on December 22, 2006, 10:19:42 pm

If we are riding and plinking, and conserving time, Sling's rents' place is closer and might work even better.   :)

Let me know what you all decide.  I'll check in tomorrow am.  


Good gravy, I feel sorry for Slingyver's p's having to deal with you lot!  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 22, 2006, 10:49:51 pm
It'll be ok.  We'll be armed.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 22, 2006, 11:10:13 pm



 :twofinger: Weaver is a lot more stable.


*sigh*  Tell that to the boys at the IPSC (international practical shooters confederation). Not to mention the weaver rotates your body armor sideways, making your vitals exposed to a perceived threat.  Plus, the weaver is preferred by girly men who don't shoot all the time, lose muscle memory, and it feels comfortable.  I feel like a goon in the modern isosceles stance but don't listen to me, I'm a nobody. :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on December 22, 2006, 11:16:32 pm

*sigh*  Tell that to the boys at the IPSC (international practical shooters confederation). Not to mention the weaver rotates your body armor sideways, making your vitals exposed to a perceived threat.  Plus, the weaver is preferred by girly men who don't shoot all the time, lose muscle memory, and it feels comfortable.  I feel like a goon in the modern isosceles stance but don't listen to me, I'm a nobody. :p


Rotating your body sideways makes you a smaller target.  And definitely doesn't feel any more comfortable than isosceles.  Not to start an argument about which one is better, I'll keep using weaver, and you keep using isosceles  :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 22, 2006, 11:17:07 pm
Btw... don't bring any ammo with you.  It'll make it easier to explain our purpose to some local involuntary toll collector.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 22, 2006, 11:18:25 pm



Rotating your body sideways makes you a smaller target.  And definitely doesn't feel any more comfortable than isosceles.  Not to start an argument about which one is better, I'll keep using weaver, and you keep using isosceles  :p


What if I'm big and round and my gut hangs way out?  Does turning sideways make me look smaller?  Maybe I should try that the next time I go out.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on December 22, 2006, 11:20:15 pm

What if I'm big and round and my gut hangs way out?  Does turning sideways make me look smaller?


Probably not, but in my case it makes me look smaller.  And I don't normally wear body armor when just walking around, so that point is moot.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 22, 2006, 11:20:45 pm
Is this the Russian Weaver stance?  With both eyes closed?  :twofinger:
(http://www.corneredcat.com/ShootingBasics/S_faux.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on December 22, 2006, 11:21:58 pm

Is this the Russian Weaver stance, with both eyes closed?  :twofinger:
(http://www.corneredcat.com/ShootingBasics/S_faux.jpg)


That looks like some fucked up version of isosceles.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 22, 2006, 11:24:55 pm



That looks like some fucked up version of isosceles.


LOL, I see that bassackwards stance day in, day out at the public ranges.  You might as well not shoot, because your not gonna hit shit.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 22, 2006, 11:38:16 pm
Can someone please bring a MP9? Amd lots of ammo?  Please?  I really want to shoot one.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on December 22, 2006, 11:41:45 pm

Can someone please bring a MP9? Amd lots of ammo?  Please?  I really want to shoot one.


I wanna shoot one too!  At least take pics/video so I can see  :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 23, 2006, 12:07:47 am
(http://hkpro.com/pdwmain.jpg)
mmmmm...  yummy


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 23, 2006, 12:17:39 am
On 4th of July weekends..... this is how my neighorhood at least sounds.. without the explosions :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 23, 2006, 07:13:44 am
I see a lot of talk of how to stand with tactical tupperware, but still not clear if we are riding, or just riding over to shoot.  I'll check back later.  Earliest I could make the Temple is 10:30.   :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on December 23, 2006, 07:46:26 am
I'm unclear?  First, is a clunker (V Max) rider allowed?  Second, is it Sat of Sun?  If Sat, I'm already too late.  Third, if Sun, exactly where is the meeting place, or maybe meet you in route to somewhere?  Lastly, does the range allow C4, blasting caps and det-cord?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on December 23, 2006, 07:54:45 am

Lastly, does the range allow C4, blasting caps and det-cord?


 :eek:   :eek:

I for one think the V-max is a great ride!  :D



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on December 23, 2006, 08:01:29 am



 :eek:   :eek:

I for one think the V-max is a great ride!  :D



Thanks Wind...I know she (my Max) is an odd bird, and I have accepted that.  Just as I have accepted the fact that people who see my feet think I have a large.....heart?  At any rate, the ride, when and where?  Can anyone answer those two questions?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 23, 2006, 08:15:38 am
Looking outside my door, the roads are still a slimefest.  The clouds are breaking up.  Waiting till 10:30 or so would make for drier roads.  We are definitely doing a ride, albeit a short one. ~150 miles

Last minute change to 10:30 @ temple, hopefully DaveD hasn't left his home yet.  I'm in no rush to go play in the sloppy remnants of yesterdays rain.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on December 23, 2006, 09:45:34 am
Well, not being very familiar with ya'lls neck of the woods (temple), and since the notice was short (to me anyhow), and with the slim-clinging roads, I guess I'll have to link up with you guys (and gals) another time.  I already face a long ride to your area, which I dont mind...just need more prep time...and roads that are a bit less slippery.  Also would have to fight the last minute shopper traffic, which if anything like yesterday, will be terrible.  

I might be up for a ride tomorow though.  I think it is suppse to continue to dry, and temps are suppose to hold.  Anyone?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on December 23, 2006, 04:19:10 pm
So far weather looks to be at least alright tomorrow. I realize it is Christmas Eve, but my bike doesnt know it (not yet anyhow).  I am pretty sure I will be riding.  No place in particular.  If anyone is interested in meeting for like a brunch date, I'll be at the Harley shop on Hwy 1 around 10:30, weather permitting.  I know, strange meeting place, but I know where that is!  If one of you has a better suggestion, I'm all ears.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 23, 2006, 04:26:23 pm
Today's ride was like any other NOVA ride.  Two compatriots of gunslinging, DNA and HOV, convened at the Temple to wreak havoc on a quaint range south of Warrenton.  On departing the Temple, we headed south on Poland road towards route 29.  Hiding in the shadows was HOV's dark side.  A side, I myself, have not seen very often.  Breaching the border to Gainesville, HOV saw fit to turn the dotted line into his own lane.  In the midst of this, I see his head down, fiddling with his tank bag headphones unplugged.  I guessed his trusty radio went to pot.  But this must of struck a nerve because he went into full commuter mode.  Certain members of our troupe would of had a fit at this display of road warriorism, but he wasn't along for the ride today.
Traffic was nonstop craptacular congestion all the way down 29. Too many tards, not enough common sense.  C'mon folks! We had shootin' to do!  Lots of folks with out of state tags clogging up the left lane, oblivious to the 50+ car length clusterfuck behind them.  Each of them in search of relatives they probably don't care to see more than once a year.  
Arriving at Clarke Brothers, we found the parking lot packed, along with one truck in particular that had a coyote slain in it's truck  bed.  Dave was gleeful this remnant of a critter was about to be posed on some rednecks' trailer wall.  
We go inside and buy a couple hundreds rounds of various diameters.  I bought 12 rounds for my hand bazooka at 350 grain load and 150 rounds for my XD-40.  Upon our arrival to the range area there were at least 2 open lanes at the 15 yard area.  What luck!  
The paper was stapled to the high-tech post and plank retaining system that obviously spent some time downrange of some crosseyed yokels.  It certified itself ready for the Vatican because it certainly was holy.  Firing commenced and as you can see from HOV's pictures, my new found respect for the Russian Weaver stance.  It is formidable and quite stable.  I had no problem hitting HOV's and Dave's targets, too bad I was aiming for mine.  As you can see from my target, I'm a pretty shitty shotty.  You can see how I keep my head down because Dave's shells kept bouncing off my head.
After our magazine wells came up empty,  we swept up the brass and headed north.  Filtering through the convoluted yuppie lover land of Gainesville, shot onto I-66, and found a nice little sushi spot that had an all you can eat lunch special going on.  It was uber yummy.  The pics will speak volumes on their own.  

Post em' up!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 23, 2006, 05:25:49 pm

Certain members of our troupe would of had a fit at this display of road warriorism, but he wasn't along for the ride today.


He meant "Joey."   :lol: :lol: :lol:

Pics to follow.  Nice read.  I'd forgotten the coyote.   :thumbsup:  He was certainly dead.   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 23, 2006, 05:39:11 pm
The Temple temps hovered around 50, but Mother Nature shined 60 degrees on our return.  We may be doomed as a planet, but balmy December weather sure is nice.  As you can see, Sling wore his "CCCP" shirt in honor of Twist.  He was even kind enough to point it out (I think the gesture was in honor of Twist, too)  ;):

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1223temple.jpg)

Dave D danced with the devil on the somewhat slick backroad to Route 29, but stayed in the gas and avoided the highside.  How you manage that on a straightaway is beyond me, but Dave D's ability to push the envelope is limitless.   :eek:

As Sling noted, holiday revelers were out in force, and some of us navigated the clutter better than others.  I'm not naming names, but we almost had to pull over and wait for the Sprint.   :p

Dave D caught up and off we went to the range.  To our surprise, we found Clark Brothers with its festive bear in full holiday swing:

 (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1223clark.jpg)

As you can see, the range facilities were, shall we say, minimal.  
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1223range.jpg)

Dave and I had Ed and Norton shooting to our left.  It made for an interesting experience.  They kept shooting the 4x4's holding the wood supporting the targets.  At one point they even knocked the cross piece off the support, causing my target to crumple on itself.  I compensated.  Sling and Dave laughed.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1223hovsling.jpg)

As you can see, their stance was a bit more upright:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1223dnasling.jpg)

In deference to Twist, Sling tried to shoot like Twist instructed, but for some reason it never really worked:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2135.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 23, 2006, 05:43:47 pm
Targets were shot at and targets were hit:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1223dnatarget.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1223hovtarget.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1223slingtarget.jpg)

It'd been five years since I'd touched a gun.  I'd shoot with either of these two any day.  For the record, your tax dollars funded the tactical training used to produce the the second and third targets pictured.  Thank you.   :bigok: Dave produced a very respectable target but is keeping his day job.   ;)

Weaver, Isocoles or whatever, here's Sling demonstrating the differences in recoil between his .40 caliber and "The Beast."
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1223recoil.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1223bigrecoil.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 23, 2006, 05:46:45 pm
Now I know we ride for pie, but today, Sling wasn't accepting any other answer but "sushi."  Go figure.   :headscratch:

So off to the buffet we went.  I won't say who won track day getting there, but it wasn't Dave or Sling.   :D

I let Sling pose for the glamour shot anyway:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1223sushi.jpg)

Today was fun.  One of the shortest rides in NoVa memory to be sure, but a winter riding opportunity that will not soon be forgotten.  I am certainly looking forward to the next one.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 23, 2006, 06:16:01 pm

If one of you has a better suggestion, I'm all ears.


We're creatures of habit.  We generally start from the Temple of Sheetz, on Route 50 between Routes 28 and 15.  

Not sure about a ride tomorrow.  I might be able to do a short morning ride for pie. . ..

But I have no hall pass in hand.   :o


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on December 23, 2006, 06:27:39 pm

In deference to Twist, Sling tried to shoot like Twist instructed, but for some reason it never really worked:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2135.jpg)


That ain't no weaver!  That's just a messed up isosceles!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 23, 2006, 06:49:32 pm
This morning I drove down to Morton's and picked up my tall seat for the bike.  I had to drive:  I couldn't figure out a way to secure the new seat to my back while riding.  Swapped out seats.

This afternoon I got out for 50+ miles.  You see, I had to buy some anti-fog stuff at Loudoun Motorsports....  The tall seat fells better, though it will take a long day to be certain.

My schedule is uncertain tomorrow.  I may join in for a ride, or stop by for coffee.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 23, 2006, 07:01:38 pm



That ain't no weaver!  That's just a messed up isosceles!


I don't know nuttin' about that.  He was smattering something about "this is the way it was done in the CCCP. . .."   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 23, 2006, 07:10:56 pm
Today was an excellent day!!!!

Guns, bikes and sushi - basically a triathlon of fun.

Shooting with these guys was great - a few more days and a few hundred rounds and  I think they can work out some of my bad habits.  :crazy:  It is always nice to get some free lessons from people who have been paid to shoot and taught how to do it properly at a very high level.  I should be in a different class though - my training budget is substantially smaller (think track days vs. Formula 1) and I do still retain my amateur status..

The roads were slippery for sure - I learned something new: from stop to WFO on slick roads adds excitement to the day.  I've never felt the back end step out on a straight away.  Seems one tooth down in front did amp the torque in all gears.

At one point HIV seemed a bit confused - just to let you in on a bit of info, "Weaver" is a shooting stance, not a traffic avoidance technique.  It was fun to watch him haunt the elderly - lots of old folks arrived at their destinations cursing that "black menace".  General note to people from other states - please just leave us your money and go home ASAP!

I wish we had a pic of the coyote, in fact I think we should start a thread just for dead homicidal forest critters.  I probably cannot get another hall pass for tomorrow, but is anyone up for New years day pie?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 23, 2006, 07:11:59 pm



I don't know nuttin' about that.  He was smattering something about "this is the way it was done in the CCCP. . ..  just shut up and pass the vodka"   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 23, 2006, 07:25:40 pm

Guns, bikes and sushi - basically a triathlon of fun.  :banana: :banana: :banana:

My training budget is substantially smaller (think track days vs. Formula 1) and I do still retain my amateur status..   :bigok:

"Weaver" is a shooting stance, not a traffic avoidance technique.   :D

I probably cannot get another hall pass for tomorrow, but is anyone up for New years day pie?


Great responses.    :thumbsup:  Amateur status is good.   :cool:

The jury is still out on a spin tomorrow.  With morning obligations, it now looks that it'd most likely be an early afternoon jaunt -- temps are supposed to be in the high 50's.  Post up or check back if a 90 minute tour to the pie place and back is in the cards.

I'd be up for NYD pie -- especially if Santa brings electrics to the DNA household. . ..   :inlove:

Pie.   :drool:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on December 23, 2006, 08:19:18 pm
There is a slim possibility that Blue, or even Blue's brother, might show up  for a Gilliganpie tomorrow....


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 23, 2006, 08:51:39 pm
Blue, That newly revised avatar of yours is hysterical. :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 23, 2006, 08:53:22 pm
If it's an afternoon ride.  I might even be motivated to go grab Miss RC-51.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 23, 2006, 08:55:40 pm

There is a slim possibility that Blue, or even Blue's brother, might show up  for a Gilliganpie tomorrow....


Who's riding pillion??   :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 23, 2006, 09:25:56 pm
I have to be back at the casa by 4 pm, so whatever afternoon start works for everyone works for me.

Let's be sure the pie place is open (they need to update their answering machine):

Hill High Country Store

35246 Harry Byrd Hwy, Round Hill, VA 20141
(540) 338-7173





Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on December 24, 2006, 06:22:20 am
Seems like many are up more for an afternoon spin.  But I tell you what, 10:30 seems to be a nice compromise...seems that way to me anyhow.  hov said that the Temple of Sheetz on 50 is a regular meeting place, so lets call it there.  Here's the plan...

Temple of Sheetz at 10:30 (provided I can find it). I say we can wait until 11:00.   Then off to the pie place...I'll definitely have to follow....like I probably will the entire ride.  Then off to (fill in the blank).  For those of you who cant be at the Temple, maybe catch up at the pie place???

Any takers?

I'm kindda looking forward to meeting sum of you...I think?  :lol:  

At any rate, I'll do my best to be at the Temple at 10:30 (all things remaining the same)....I'll be the fellow on the odd bike (V Max).  Oh, my cell is 540-907-8811.

Oh, to be there on time, I wont be checking this board any after 8:30....


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on December 24, 2006, 08:52:04 am
Ok Ok...I'm running LATE.  I plan on being at the Temple closer to 11 than 10:30.  Hope to see at least one of you guys there.  Cell phone is in previous post if you are too running late.  I probably wont answer it until closer to the 11 oclock hour.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 24, 2006, 10:34:32 am
The am wasn't going to work.  Sorry. :(

It's Christmas Eve and the weather outside isn't frightful.  There is no fire that is delightful.  We have a place to go, and there is no snow, no snow, no snow. . ..   :)

Let me know if an early pm start works.  To the pie place and back.  Probably less than 2 hours door to door. . ..  :thumbsup:

Pie.   :drool:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on December 24, 2006, 11:03:48 am
I'm thinking 1 o'clock to meet and run to da' pie place.  I just fell out of bed from a long night of Dungeons and Dragons posting in Off-topic.  Rough Stuff for sure.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 24, 2006, 11:08:37 am
1:00 it is.  See you there.   :thumbsup:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 24, 2006, 12:43:01 pm
Rice - hope you had a good run - sorry I could not get out today - I spent all my credits yesterday. :rolleyes:

Have a good ride all - I have to be at church by 3:30 - so I'm out for today.

Who is working next week?  I have much of it off - I need to stop in for a few hours Wed and Thurs, and 1/2 day Friday - seems like there is opportunities to ride?

NYD for sure!  How about a big group ride?  RNA might take the truck to the pie place (she asked to ride - but I saidheck no) so other fam members that are less into the cold could ride with her?

-DNA


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 24, 2006, 03:44:28 pm
Due to unforseen scheduling difficulties, I think Sling and I waived as we passed by each other on Route 7.   :crazy:

DNA -- sounds like a plan.  Tuesday pm, Wednesday or Thursday will work.  I'm in Miami Friday.  

Might even work in the kidlets.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on December 24, 2006, 03:59:21 pm
Sorry kids -- got caught in some unplanned things that went later than they should have, so I didn't get back to the house until 1:30.  :(

And Rice, sorry nobody could seem to make this AM work. Perhaps another time when everyone's plans aren't so up in the air?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on December 24, 2006, 05:39:19 pm
Merry Christmas to All!!

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/tire.jpg)


(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/tireandlights.jpg)



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 24, 2006, 09:36:17 pm
Merry Christmas indeed!

Last year's NoVa wreath was, shall we say, a bit sparse.   :lol:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/121805party10.jpg)



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on December 25, 2006, 04:50:53 am



We're creatures of habit.  We generally start from the Temple of Sheetz, on Route 50 between Routes 28 and 15.  

Not sure about a ride tomorrow.  I might be able to do a short morning ride for pie. . ..

But I have no hall pass in hand.   :o


Is this the Temple...next to the garden center?


I was there by-the -way

Also....Merry Christmas


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 25, 2006, 08:22:31 am
You got it!  Hope to see you on future rides.   :)

Merry Christmas.   :beerchug:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 25, 2006, 01:06:58 pm
:bigok:Merry Christmas NoVA! :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 25, 2006, 02:58:09 pm
Merry Christmas!!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 25, 2006, 05:19:44 pm
Since we lost the board, here's a few seasonal shots from last year's festivities:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/121805party14.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/121805party6.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/121805party15.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 25, 2006, 07:29:37 pm
I got heat!  And a duel troller! (but no hook up wire :()
Who wants to ride this week?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 25, 2006, 08:09:43 pm
Hope you have one heck of an extension cord. . ..   :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 25, 2006, 08:48:25 pm
Merry Christmas NOVA!!!  Hope Santa was good to everyone!   :D

The Ducks are in for a New Year's Day Pie Ride!  Weather permitted - hopefully both of us on 2 wheels!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 25, 2006, 09:14:03 pm

The Ducks are in for a New Year's Day Pie Ride!  Weather permitted - hopefully both of us on 2 wheels!


Remember, new rides don't exist without pics. . ..   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 26, 2006, 01:04:45 pm



Remember, new rides don't exist without pics. . ..   :D


If it is pics you desire, then pics you shall receive! :D  Here is my new Black Beauty! :inlove:   Enjoy!  

(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f365/ducati11/CIMG0616.jpg)


(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f365/ducati11/CIMG0619.jpg)


(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f365/ducati11/CIMG0618.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 26, 2006, 01:08:25 pm
 :hail: :hail: :hail:

What remains???


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 26, 2006, 01:10:33 pm

 :hail: :hail: :hail:

What remains???


A Track Bike!!   :lol:  Hopefully a Yamaha R6 or an Aprilia RS250.  (I know.....I know....Not asking for much now am I!)  :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Stargzrgrl on December 26, 2006, 01:42:21 pm
Oh!  I'm SOoooOooo jealous!!!  I want one!  Congrats Mrs. Duck!  Most definitely a ride worthy of your name!  :thumbsup:

Got a ride report yet?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on December 26, 2006, 02:34:56 pm
I have many extra hook up wires if you need one Dave.  Feel free to drop by and pick on up.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 26, 2006, 02:54:36 pm

I have many extra hook up wires if you need one Dave.  Feel free to drop by and pick on up.  


Thanks - I found it inside an inside pocket.
I will have heat in a few hours.

Did you get bags for my the Strom? :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 26, 2006, 03:52:29 pm

Did you get bags for my the Strom? :p


 :clap: :clap: :clap:

It sounds like Stacey may have sold my R6.   :bash:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 26, 2006, 03:58:39 pm

Oh!  I'm SOoooOooo jealous!!!  I want one!  Congrats Mrs. Duck!  Most definitely a ride worthy of your name!  :thumbsup:

Got a ride report yet?


Thanks!  I am very excited about it!! Unfortunately I have no ride report as I have not had the opportunity to ride her yet!   :(  I am hoping and praying for nice weather this weekend so she and I can bond!  LOL


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 26, 2006, 04:00:27 pm
 It sounds like Stacey may have sold my R6.   :bash:


No John - I could never part with her!  She will grace our rides every now and again in the Spring!   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on December 26, 2006, 05:52:00 pm
Santa was kind Dave.  He delivered our bags as expected.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on December 26, 2006, 06:03:36 pm
Stacey:  she needs a name....
Posted on: December 26, 2006, 03:02:51 pm
And beautiful bike, BTW.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 26, 2006, 06:17:56 pm

Santa was kind Dave.  He delivered our bags as expected.  

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
I plan to ride to work tomorrow.
Should be all warm and toasty!
Santa is a great person. :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 26, 2006, 06:23:43 pm
Nice new Duc Mrs. Duck.
Is that a mini-Multi or the big one?  I do not know my Italian - sort of a "if you have to ask you can't afford it..." thing.

Looks like the Adv bug is contagious.  A new and expensive bird flu?  Is it contagious to non Ducks?  I must keep you quarantined from Sunny!  :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 26, 2006, 06:39:22 pm
It's the "Baby Strada" - the 620.  Ducati isn't going to make the 620 next year - just the 1100.

As for a name - The Poll's are open for suggestions!!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 26, 2006, 06:58:45 pm
I propose: "The Raven"

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.'

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels named Lenore -
Nameless here for evermore.

And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating
`'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door -
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; -
This it is, and nothing more,'

Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
`Sir,' said I, `or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
That I scarce was sure I heard you' - here I opened wide the door; -
Darkness there, and nothing more.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before
But the silence was unbroken, and the darkness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, `Lenore!'
This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, `Lenore!'
Merely this and nothing more.

Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before.
`Surely,' said I, `surely that is something at my window lattice;
Let me see then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore -
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore; -
'Tis the wind and nothing more!'

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
`Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,' I said, `art sure no craven.
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore -
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
Though its answer little meaning - little relevancy bore;
For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door -
Bird or beast above the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
With such name as `Nevermore.'

But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only,
That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
Nothing further then he uttered - not a feather then he fluttered -
Till I scarcely more than muttered `Other friends have flown before -
On the morrow will he leave me, as my hopes have flown before.'
Then the bird said, `Nevermore.'

Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
`Doubtless,' said I, `what it utters is its only stock and store,
Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful disaster
Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore -
Till the dirges of his hope that melancholy burden bore
Of "Never-nevermore."'

But the raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling,
Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird and bust and door;
Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore -
What this grim, ungainly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore
Meant in croaking `Nevermore.'

This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core;
This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamp-light gloated o'er,
But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er,
She shall press, ah, nevermore!

Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
`Wretch,' I cried, `thy God hath lent thee - by these angels he has sent thee
Respite - respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore!
Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

`Prophet!' said I, `thing of evil! - prophet still, if bird or devil! -
Whether tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted -
On this home by horror haunted - tell me truly, I implore -
Is there - is there balm in Gilead? - tell me - tell me, I implore!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

`Prophet!' said I, `thing of evil! - prophet still, if bird or devil!
By that Heaven that bends above us - by that God we both adore -
Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels named Lenore -
Clasp a rare and radiant maiden, whom the angels named Lenore?'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

`Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!' I shrieked upstarting -
`Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!
Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
Leave my loneliness unbroken! - quit the bust above my door!
Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted - nevermore!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 26, 2006, 07:02:55 pm
Or, for something lighter,
I give you

Daffy!

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/daffy.png)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 26, 2006, 07:03:52 pm
Wow.  This thread has range.   :clap:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 26, 2006, 07:17:27 pm
Ok, in NoVa lore, here's a brief snapshot of the Ducks' stable. . ..  

(1) The Ducks' Sprint (retired)
(2) Duck's Duc 748 (insert correct name) (retired)
(3) Stacey's Naked Duc (insert correct name) (retired)
(4) Duck's Hayabusa (retired)
(5) Stacey's R6 '06 Anniversary
(6) Duck's R6 '06
(7) Duck's V-Strom
(8) Stacey's Baby Strada

I suggest "Number 8."   ;)





Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 26, 2006, 08:40:05 pm

    Octavia????



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 26, 2006, 08:52:46 pm

    Octavia????


Another great suggestion (and nice play on "Number 8")!  From Wikipedia:

Octavia Minor (69 - 11 BC), also known as Octavia the Younger or simply Octavia, was the sister of the first Roman Emperor, Augustus, and half sister of Octavia Thurina Major. She was one of the most prominent women in Roman history, respected and admired by contemporaries for her loyalty, nobility and humanity and for maintaining traditional Roman feminine virtues. Octavia lived at a time when many succumbed to treachery and intrigue.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 26, 2006, 08:58:25 pm
All are good suggestions....I thought Number 8 was hilarious but like Peter's play on words with Octavia!  Plus, after reading John's post about Octavia, it is sounding pretty fitting!!  LOL


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 26, 2006, 09:09:15 pm
Great avatar!

I confess that I have no idea what is meant by "maintaining traditional Roman feminine virtures. . .."  Might not be so much fun.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 26, 2006, 10:01:24 pm

Great avatar!

I confess that I have no idea what is meant by "maintaining traditional Roman feminine virtures. . .."  Might not be so much fun.   :lol:


Just concentrate on the loyalty, nobility and humanity traits -- surely enough for a motorcycle.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 26, 2006, 10:14:16 pm
Speaking of Avatar - Peter - is that a trigger fish floating in the middle of your back yard?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 26, 2006, 10:20:33 pm
I got this from another thread, and pasted in Sunny.  It came out... interesting.
http://www.elfyourself.com/?userid=11b47598af9e5337f0f38f5G06122516

BTW - the eighth element in the periodic table is Oxygen - if that helps in any way :rolleyes:

I think the profile of that new bike just screams "Daffy!"


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 26, 2006, 10:20:51 pm

Speaking of Avatar - Peter - is that a trigger fish floating in the middle of your back yard?


That is a relative of the trigger fish floating by the visitor's center at Hanauma Bay on Oahu.  Great place for snorkeling.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 26, 2006, 10:22:20 pm

Octavia . . . is sounding pretty fitting!!  LOL


You might also try out "Elvira" (Mistress of the Dark).


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 26, 2006, 10:24:12 pm



You might also try out "Elvira" (Mistress of the Dark).


Pic?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 26, 2006, 10:29:28 pm
Don't have any handy. . ..  :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 26, 2006, 10:35:08 pm
Ok - I'll assist:

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/elvira.jpg)

 :hurl:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 26, 2006, 10:37:22 pm
I didn't want to go there. . . .    ;)

Perhaps Stacey should stick with Octavia.    :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 26, 2006, 11:36:54 pm

Great avatar!


Thanks!  It is a picture of Nelson on the flight from Boston to DC.  :)  Long Story short - Steve stole Nelson from his Brother's wife while we were visting them in Boston and for fun, we captured several fun pictures of him on his flight to DC to send to them!

These are a few favorites of mine!  :)

Car ride to the Airport
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f365/ducati11/CIMG0415.jpg)

On his first Plane Ride
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f365/ducati11/CIMG0426.jpg)

Making sure he knows where the Emergency exits are
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f365/ducati11/CIMG0427.jpg)

PS:  We gave Nelson back this Christmas!  LOL


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 26, 2006, 11:39:01 pm
I think the profile of that new bike just screams "Daffy!"


Dave - Steve and I couldn't agree with you more - Plus Daffy was a Duck afterall!!  :D

Sunny as an Elf was pretty funny - I especially liked when he does the Macarena!!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 27, 2006, 09:19:22 am
If you want to stick with the "duck" theme, how 'bout "Daisy?"

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/daisyduck.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 27, 2006, 09:27:18 am
Because I am a fan:

http://www.drurywriting.com/david/05-SnowmanArt.htm


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on December 27, 2006, 10:25:34 am

Because I am a fan:

http://www.drurywriting.com/david/05-SnowmanArt.htm


 :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

I miss Calvin.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 27, 2006, 10:27:34 am



 :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

I miss Calvin.



 :(

X2


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 27, 2006, 11:32:26 am

Because I am a fan:

http://www.drurywriting.com/david/05-SnowmanArt.htm


I love Calvin and Hobbes - that was the best one yet though!!  LOL


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on December 27, 2006, 12:45:24 pm

Because I am a fan:

http://www.drurywriting.com/david/05-SnowmanArt.htm


This is awesome!  I'm printing this out and putting it on my office wall  :bigok:

If only it would snow here  :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 27, 2006, 04:02:42 pm

If only it would snow here  :(


I always thought the Californians had it right -- keep the snow in the mountains where it belongs.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 27, 2006, 04:36:27 pm



I always thought the Californians had it right -- keep the snow in the mountains where it belongs.   :thumbsup:


Here here!!  :D  I am hoping for nice weather so I can ride this weekend.

Anyone else planning on riding this weekend?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 27, 2006, 05:02:25 pm
Yep - and to work every day this week if possible.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on December 27, 2006, 05:04:03 pm

Anyone else planning on riding this weekend?


Yes.  After being oncall over christmas, I'm taking Thursday and Friday off, and we already have Monday off - so that's a 5 day weekend.  And I'm going riding, but haven't decided where yet.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 27, 2006, 05:23:44 pm



I'm going riding, but haven't decided where yet.


It'd be a heck of a ride, but you're always welcome.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on December 27, 2006, 05:31:40 pm

It'd be a heck of a ride, but you're always welcome.   :bigok:


It would be an easy 3 day ride to get to NoVA if I had an electronic cruise control and better wind protection.  Without those, it's a hard 3 day ride, or an ok 4 day ride.  I'm saving my vacation for the National though.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 28, 2006, 10:31:03 am



It would be an easy 3 day ride to get to NoVA if I had an electronic cruise control and better wind protection.  Without those, it's a hard 3 day ride, or an ok 4 day ride.  I'm saving my vacation for the National though.

It's only 2500 Miles - sounds like you need to do a 50CC!
You can do it - I'll sign and HOV can also.
-DNA


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 28, 2006, 10:38:41 am


It's only 2500 Miles - sounds like you need to do a 50CC!
You can do it - I'll sign and HOV can also.
-DNA


Feeling strong with those new electrics, aren't you???  :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 28, 2006, 11:32:16 am
So far they have exactly 2.1 miles on them  :(

What is the NYD plan?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on December 28, 2006, 12:10:33 pm
Rainy and cold.  Depending on how much of the former, I could still be persuaded.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on December 28, 2006, 05:20:44 pm

It's only 2500 Miles - sounds like you need to do a 50CC!
You can do it - I'll sign and HOV can also.
-DNA


2863 miles: Map (http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=CA+94040&daddr=22309&f=l&sll=37.385532,-122.087983&sspn=0.148127,0.363579&ie=UTF8&z=4&om=1)

And that doesn't touch either coast AND goes right through Chicago.

2888 miles if you avoid Chicago and go through Indianpolis instead: Map (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&saddr=CA+94040&daddr=indianapolis,+in+to:22309&sll=39.58483,-104.147905&sspn=36.549605,64.248047&ie=UTF8&z=4&ll=39.571822,-99.580078&spn=36.549605,64.248047&om=1)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 29, 2006, 07:53:05 pm

Weekend events?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 29, 2006, 08:20:46 pm
I'm back from Miami.  I'd like to ride sometime this weekend, if only for pie.  Cold is ok, rain is less ok.    :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 29, 2006, 09:57:30 pm
I b up 4 somethin Sunday.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 29, 2006, 10:03:15 pm
Change topic:  Early June the BMW Riders Association (RA) is holding their annual rally in Asheville, NC.  Dot and I are planning to attend.  Check it out:

http://www.bmwra.org/rally/

Seemed appropriate to post due to the DOMINANCE of BMW in the area.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on December 30, 2006, 07:08:17 am
did somebody say pie on sunday at 4 AM?  :shrug:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on December 30, 2006, 09:44:35 am
It looks like Sunday is the day weather wise.  I am up for any distance.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 30, 2006, 10:03:17 am
Will Daisy be joining us?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 30, 2006, 11:55:40 am
You mean Daffy? :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 30, 2006, 01:44:38 pm
At this point I'm just hoping that a duc will join us.   :bigok:

Did we consider "Sunny?"


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 30, 2006, 02:02:44 pm
I want to ride!!  What time are you guys planning on riding tomorrow?  It is beautiful out right now but I have no one to ride with so I guess I will have to wait until tomorrow.  I hope it is not as cold as they are predicting for tomorrow - perhaps a little later start for those of us without electrics??


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 30, 2006, 02:31:18 pm
A later start works for me.  Say, 10:30 - 11:00???   :headscratch:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on December 30, 2006, 02:41:45 pm

A later start works for me.  Say, 10:30 - 11:00???   :headscratch:




meeting place and time?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on December 30, 2006, 04:38:58 pm


How about 10:30 at the Temple with likely departure at 11:00?  Grab a snack before departure, so we ride and end up at the pie place for a late lunch (of pie).  Coffee and pecan pie is the daytime equivalent of beer and pizza.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 30, 2006, 04:45:45 pm
Last pie for 2006 :thumbsup:

10:30 @ the Temple - I'm in.  Probably.......... :crazy:


-DNA




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on December 30, 2006, 05:09:54 pm
Me, too!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 30, 2006, 05:47:03 pm
We can move up the start if need be.  I was just tossing out a time.  :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 30, 2006, 05:53:55 pm
Count me out, I'm in Pittsburgh now, continuing the festivities. Will this holiday ever end?!?!?!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 30, 2006, 06:55:13 pm
The Ducks are both in!!  :D  I got a Gerbing Jacket Liner today!  

Dave - I left you and Tanya message, do you guys mind if I borrow Tanya's First Gear jacket for the ride tommorrow?  I have the liner in my Leather Jacket but it is a bit of a snug fit!  LOL  I will PM you my cell phone #.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on December 30, 2006, 06:57:09 pm
going to do my best to be there 10:30-11:00...if clock strikes 11:00...I'm either terrible late or not going to make it.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 30, 2006, 10:05:07 pm

Count me out, I'm in Pittsburgh now, continuing the festivities. Will this holiday ever end?!?!?!


Enjoy Pittsburgh.  Hope that there is good pie.  Pie.   :drool:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 30, 2006, 10:23:58 pm

Count me out, I'm in Pittsburgh now, continuing the festivities. Will this holiday ever end?!?!?!



Nope.  :(
Did you get the extra day tacked on as well?  Lots of Govnters did.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 30, 2006, 11:10:26 pm
Extra days off are good.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on December 31, 2006, 07:32:24 am
OK..this morning I have to keep in mind the ol saying, "if the shoe fits, wear it."

I'm suseptable to frost bite (thanks to three winters in the ROK), and looking at the weather this morn, it freaking frigid!  I do alright if temps are about 45, but this morning they are reporting upper 30's.  So, I'm going to head out, but if I am a popcicle by Fredericksburg (or sooner), I'm turning around!  I really want to ride, I really want to meet some of you, and I really want PIE!  But, I'm kind of partial to having 10 fingers and 10 toes :inlove:.  Call me selfish!   :lol:  Again, if da shoe fits, wear it!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 31, 2006, 08:35:54 am
No worries.  We ride quite often.  Stay warm.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 31, 2006, 09:43:16 am

Count me out. . ..


Sorry, I forgot that you don't use electrics.  Stay warm in Pittsburgh.   :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on December 31, 2006, 12:19:33 pm

OK..this morning I have to keep in mind the ol saying, "if the shoe fits, wear it."

I'm suseptable to frost bite (thanks to three winters in the ROK), and looking at the weather this morn, it freaking frigid!  I do alright if temps are about 45, but this morning they are reporting upper 30's.  So, I'm going to head out, but if I am a popcicle by Fredericksburg (or sooner), I'm turning around!  I really want to ride, I really want to meet some of you, and I really want PIE!  But, I'm kind of partial to having 10 fingers and 10 toes :inlove:.  Call me selfish!   :lol:  Again, if da shoe fits, wear it!


Have you investigated electric gear? You might find it liberating. It really extends my riding season. I use only a heated inner jacket. If I were in your shoes, I'd probably look into heated pants and maybe even heated socks and gloves.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 31, 2006, 03:47:05 pm
Great ride everyone.  Check in when you get home safe.
Not too many miles - but they were nice and warm not at all booring!
Great riding everyone.
Electrics are awesome- why didn't someone tell me about them sooner.
Does anyone else see a duel sport in my future?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 31, 2006, 04:05:41 pm


Does anyone else see a dual sport in my future?



I do.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1231vstrom.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 31, 2006, 04:11:43 pm
 :lmao:
lmao!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 31, 2006, 04:17:09 pm
Global Warming be damned.  We rode.   :clap:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1231sheetz.jpg)

As you can see, we brought along Mr. Happy.  We even had Riceman (Gary), a late entrant but in time enough for a second shot.  He rode.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1231gary.jpg)

Highway, back road, country path, crappy gravel, freakin' dirt. . . .  We all rode.   :crazy:

Why?  Because we followed Dave D.   :eek:

Joey didn't show.  Sling was MIA.  Stacey brought Daffie, her brand new dual sport duc.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1231daffie.jpg)

Dave D, on the other hand, had a GPS and no shortage of confidence.  I remember the pre-ride discussion -- me "let's take the route through Middleburg -- if we take Joey's new route we hit a gravel section -- so let's avoid that."   Dave D "sure, we'll just go through Middleburg and avoid the gravel path."  Sure.   :lol:  

Just as we were readying to leave Gary showed on his dual sport VMax or some such cruiser variant.  One would have thought that would have sealed the "let's keep it on the pavement plan."  Sure.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 31, 2006, 04:30:08 pm
The ride started well enough -- we slid down Route 50 without Dave D passing too many vehicles.  In a NoVa first, we even saw a bald eagle.  I know Blue would have stopped to try and rescue it, but we let it stay perched in the tree all alone.  

We made the correct left turn in Middleburg.  Then we stopped.  Gary needed gas.  We'd gone 12 miles.   :crazy:  Now, truth be told, we said we were meeting at the Temple.  As we later explained, the Temple is also a "gas station."   :bigok:  Our group looked a little funny sitting on the side of the road waiting for Gary to fuel, perhaps a little more funny as Gary attempted to fill his dual sport Vmax with diesel.   :crazy:  No worries, he didn't succeed, and one dropped and retrieved fuel lid later we were on our way over the back country roads from Middleburg.

Dave D, Ricky Racer and Peter took off.  They were out of sight in oh, I guess about 15 seconds.  I don't know how this part of the ride went, but it was later reported, to use "Bluespeak," that Peter let out his inner squid.  It had something to do with a turn taken with aggressive corner speed, a dip, a rise and a levitating BMW front wheel.  Duck, who came on Peter about 18 seconds later, said that he knew something wasn't quite right because "Peter appeared more white than usual."   :lol:  (that line brought a laugh or two at the pie place.)  Peter's only admission was his jubilation that his new ride had a "steering damper."   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 31, 2006, 04:40:24 pm
Notice how I wrote "roads?"  I thought we were heading along our designated route when Beavis decided to take a turn.  Now, I'd followed Beavis to Atlanta, so I know how unreliable his navigation with GPS can be.  But what the heck, it was a new turn, Beavis had "over the horizon" vision at his disposal, and most importantly, Joey was no where to be seen.  So we followed.  

The road turned to crap in about 60 feet.  Then it got bad.  No problem if you have a dual sport.  No problem if you have a dust lubricating Sprint.  Pretty crappy if you are riding say, a new ride, a cruiser, or sport bikes. . ..  Thinking that we'd given up, Dave D and Duck took off.  That put Dot and Peter in the lead.  Luckily, they made the right choice at this key intersection.  

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1231split.jpg)

Unluckily, the paths just got worse.  As I later explained to DNA, when the folks in the 4WD pick-ups are laughing at you, you probably should rethink the route.  Didn't stop Dave D -- we caught up and he led us to some really neat riding areas with some super special welcome signs.

 (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1231notrespassing.jpg)

In fairness, not all roads led from gravel to no where.  Some were just dead ends:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1231turnaround.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 31, 2006, 04:58:40 pm
I started thinking that Dave D had had some sort of "equipment malfunction."  Or perhaps he was dreaming of a tax break to be.  :lol:  No, it was none of that, DNA explained that once he'd gotten us in there it took 6 miles of off road riding to get us back to pavement.  I'm not sure I understood that, but we made it out, found some good riding and headed over Mount Weather for pie.  Pie.   :drool:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1231gravel.jpg)

Now, you should have seen the grin on Duck's face when we stopped at the pie place.  To heck with bombing Mt. Weather (which he had just done), Duck was fixated on the gravel.  He said that riding those roads on the Vstrom was like going out at night and ending up somewhere you know you shouldn't be but all the while glad that your friends dragged you to the unexpected place.  He said it a bit more directly, and his description may have involved scantily clad ladies, but you get the mental picture he was trying to paint.  The Vstrom was built for back roads.  Every other bike on that ride wasn't (except Daffie, but with only 20 miles on the odometer, she didn't count).

Pie was had and it was good, as was the company and conversation.  Gary took some ribbing for his "12 mile" gas tank.  He even gave some back.  We hope to see him again.   :thumbsup:  Tanya showed.   :D  It was good to see her as well.   :thumbsup:  The DNAs are in our thoughts, especially as it looks as if the little one won't arrive in time for a welcome tax break . . .. :)

I think we sat and chatted a good bit before departing.  Stories were told, some were even factual.  Those who were not in attendance were "remembered," fondly (although we still have no clue why Blue's helmet cascaded down the pie place hill).  

All in all today's ride was a fun one, and a great way to celebrate New Year's Eve.  I am certainly looking forward to the next one.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1231pie.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on December 31, 2006, 05:15:45 pm
HOV - thanks for the write up and pics.
The pie was good - the company great, and the navigation will get better.

Happy new year one and all.


Coming soon: Predictions for 2007


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on December 31, 2006, 05:27:32 pm
Great write up John.  I felt more comfortable today than I have for several rides.  My top speed on the gravel was somewhere north of 60mph.  Apparently Dave's navigation likes me best.  Fortunatly my joy didn't come at anyone else's expense.  Daffy made it on her trial run undamaged to spite the harsh initiation.  

A special welcome to Riceman.  He wil forever be remembered as the guy who left a gas station to go get gas.  He paid for that miscalculation by freezing his a$$ off and getting a vmax to do a whole bunch of stuff it just isn't supposed to do.  At one point (while riding what's left of Dave's triumph) I check back to see how he was handling the corners and the vmax was leaned THE WHOLE WAY over.  Very entertaining.  

At the end of the day my wife and I both made it home safely, but at seperate times.  She was speed talking and laughing before she got her helmet off, so I know she had a great time.  

On a final note, best wishes and many prayers for Tonya and the baby.  It looks like it will be any day know.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on December 31, 2006, 06:07:35 pm
Stacey can relate why we all got separated...how she led up BACK towards the pie place (I thought she forgot something there) only to say: Didn't John go this way? No, so we backtracked again, knowing the guys would be looking for us, but no, they were gone, gone, gone. Peter led the mini-harem back to civilization and we all enjoyed it very much. I have a few pics, too, that I'll post after dinner.

Great ride, wonderful people, happy new year to all!

Dot & Peter
PS:  "speed talking"???? Is that why there is no Chatterbox in the Duck's future?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 31, 2006, 06:32:59 pm
John, Great write-up!!  Sorry for throwing so much gravel at your bike on the route we rode today!   :crazy:  I think it is safe to say that Daffie has truly had a Maiden Voyage to remember!   :lol:

Dot, Peter and I had a little side-bar adventure of our own at the end!  :D  For the entertainment pleasure of those not in attendance:

It started when we left the Pie Place for Snickersville.  John passed me and not far ahead signaled to turn Left.  I see John turn Left and it appeared to look like he was making a U-Turn.  Here we go again – I thought!  HeeHee  So, I made the U-turn and Dot and Peter followed in suit.  It didn’t take long for me to realize that there were no bikes in front of me on Route 7 let alone anywhere in sight.  So at the next opportunity to turn around, which was several miles in the wrong direction, we turned around to try that again!  Needless to say we realized that we should have gone straight back there.  :crazy:  

Attempt # 2 – We go back and make the Left turn which led us to Snickersville and once again, no one else was anywhere in sight!  Not surprising considering we were now more than a few minutes behind them.  Off we go with Peter in the lead (with his Navigation obviously set to paved roads   :lol:) and were enjoying our ride…..until we run out of road and end at Rt. 50.   :headscratch:  Scratching our heads because no one else in the group was anywhere to be found.  Assuming you guys went straight toward Rt 15 when Snickersville makes that sharp Right hand turn, we decided to continue down Rt 50 and then at Rt 15, I would leave the company of Dot and Peter, Turn Left towards Leesburg and beeline it for the point in which you guys would have met Rt 15.

As I was several hundred feet away from approaching that point (not sure the name of the road) that would have dumped you guys onto Rt 15, I saw in the distance what appeared to be a black Bike with a rider wearing all Yellow turn onto Rt 15 and thought well – there they are!!  I did slow down enough to make sure Dave and Steve weren’t still sitting there and then took chase after the yellow clad fellow.  He must have been flying because in no time, he was no where to be seen ahead of me…. Oh well, continue on towards home then!  Just as I had given up all hope of catching up with the yellow clad fellow, I saw him!!!  The yellow clad biker was up ahead in my lane at the traffic light on Rt 7.  I make the quick decision to switch lanes and ride up beside him – only as I drew closer, I realized that the yellow clad fellow was not John but a guy on a black cruiser wearing a Yellow jacket and helmet!  Go Figure!  A quick chuckle to myself and off towards home I went.   :lol:

I was VERY glad to see the garage door open and Steve standing in the driveway.  That was a good sign that he wasn’t still out wandering the back roads of Snickersville looking for me!   ;)

What a Day!!  And What better way to spend New Year's Eve and the last day in 2006 - but riding for pie, on old and new roads, with such great friends!!  I wish everyone the best in 2007!

For all of my Friends – A Poem for you:

The Arrow and the Song
BY HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.

Thank you all for fond memories in 2006...Here's to many more yet to be had in 2007!  HAPPY NEW YEAR NOVA!!!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on December 31, 2006, 06:52:34 pm
(I hope this isnt an echo...cant seem to find the first post...so I'll try and get it right this time)

I go by "Riceman" on this site, which didnt make sense today.  Other rides I've been on were composed of mainly Harleys, where "Riceman" makes sense.  My other alter ego is "Wisdom Warrior"....

Today the Warrior set out on a long journey ("fun meter" pegged out a 241 mile when the "iron cow" was finally put out to pasture).  The journey was long, fun, in good company, and somewhat eventful...all the ingredients of a most excellent ride.  Along the way, the Warrior did pick up on some "wisdom":

1.  He met some really great people today.  STN-NoVA rocks!  :bigok:

2.  Speaking of "rocks", when it comes to finding dirt roads, GPS aint got nothin' on dead reckoning   :lol: :lol:

3.  In spite of global warming, heated gear is not a bad idea (guess its not just for pu$$ys?)

4.  The "pie place" serves up a pretty good cheese burger (note to self)  :thumbsup:

5.  Probably the most important piece of knowledge aquired today...The "Temple" of Sheetz does in fact serve fuel.  Who Knew?   :lol: :lol: :lol:

I enjoyed the ride (dirt roads and all), the company and the food.  Now that I know that the "Temple" serves fuel, and that diesel aint gud for my V Max, I hope you will allow me to ride with you again sometime.

Cant wait to show this thread to my wife...provided I ever stop SHIVERING  :lol:

Thanks, and Happy New Year to all my new friends,

Gary


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on December 31, 2006, 06:54:13 pm
What is that yellow ghost thing coming out of Steve's jacket?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on December 31, 2006, 06:57:32 pm

What is that yellow ghost thing coming out of Steve's jacket?


His "alter ego"?   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 31, 2006, 06:59:13 pm



His "alter ego"?   :lol:


Now that's funny - don't care who you are!!   :lol:


What is that yellow ghost thing coming out of Steve's jacket?


It's John's Mr. Happy puppet and he was actually on my bike's mirror!  LOL - it does look like it is sticking out of Steve's Jacket!  

How is Pittsburgh??  We missed you today!   :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 31, 2006, 07:14:21 pm

As I was several hundred feet away from approaching that point (not sure the name of the road) that would have dumped you guys onto Rt 15, I saw in the distance what appeared to be a black Bike with a rider wearing all Yellow turn onto Rt 15 and thought well – there they are!!  I did slow down enough to make sure Dave and Steve weren’t still sitting there and then took chase after the yellow clad fellow.  He must have been flying because in no time, he was no where to be seen ahead of me…. Oh well, continue on towards home then!  Just as I had given up all hope of catching up with the yellow clad fellow, I saw him!!!  The yellow clad biker was up ahead in my lane at the traffic light on Rt 7.  I make the quick decision to switch lanes and ride up beside him – only as I drew closer, I realized that the yellow clad fellow was not John but a guy on a black cruiser wearing a Yellow jacket and helmet!  Go Figure!  A quick chuckle to myself and off towards home I went.   :lol:


Imagine the New Year's Eve story that he's telling over on the cruiser fourm . . ..  Hint -- it'll start something like "whoever knew that a yellow jacket and helmet were hot!  I was riding on Route 7 today, when a brunette riding a brand new Ducati chased me down and caught me at a light. . .."  

If I start seeing a bunch of dudes mimicking my dancing banana personna, or if Riceman shows up with a yellow jacket and helmet, I'll know why. . ..    :lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on December 31, 2006, 07:30:48 pm



Imagine the New Year's Eve story that he's telling over on the cruiser fourm . . ..  Hint -- it'll start something like "whoever knew that a yellow jacket and helmet were hot!  I was riding on Route 7 today, when a brunette riding a brand new Ducati chased me down and caught me at a light. . .."  

If I start seeing a bunch of dudes mimicking my dancing banana personna, or if Riceman shows up with a yellow jacket and helmet, I'll know why. . ..    :lol: :lol: :lol:


LOL.... I can only imagine what was going through his mind as I was chasing after him!  It was too funny...I can't help laughing out loud just thinking about the chain of events!!  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 31, 2006, 07:39:18 pm
I think Stacey got it right -- good friends (both old and new) = good times.  Great post.   :thumbsup:  

The breadth of this thread is indeed impressive.   :clap:

Gary -- come back.  Bring a KLR.  Dave D will take us to a track day.   :crazy:

Dot -- sorry, I thought you folks had me in sight.  We waited for a bit (that's where I got the shot posted above of Dave D riding Duck's bike, or should I say Dave riding Dave's bike "to be"  :D), Dave D and Duck backtracked for y'all without success.  We eventually went down Snickersville to Lime Kiln (straight where you made the right which brought you to Route 50) to Route 15 to Evergreen Mills to The Temple.  

Joey, Stacey is correct, that is Mr. Happy (he's been around for a bit, I just figured if the Ducks could show Nelson, then I could show Mr. Happy).  From the 'stich catalogue:

Aerostich Mr. Happy Puppet #3330

So your buddy pulls over in a cloud of smoke with a broken chain piled up in front of his engine sprocket and a busted crankcase. Or he throws his new scoot up the street in a cacophony of sparks and shredded parts. Whattya do? Look uncomfortably at your feet? Cringe with empathy? Hell no. You whip out Mr. Happy and lighten the mood with chirpy platitudes such as “Gee Bill, I’m sure we can find a guy to replicate that casting for big bucks.” Or “That’s OK, that bike was kind of ugly anyway, don’t you think?” Chances are that after the rider in question chases you half a mile down the road and pummels you about the head and shoulders he’ll feel MUCH better. Be ready with a kind word and light pantomime for any downer occasion. Mr. Happy wants to help. Fits readily in most tankbags. Also good for cheering up rain-sodden rally campsites or bolstering spirits during multi-day bad weather scenarios that have eaten up most of a given vacation or ride.

http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/Aerostich-Mr-Happy-Puppet-p-16756.html
 
 
 


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on December 31, 2006, 08:11:01 pm

 From the 'stich catalogue:

Aerostich Mr. Happy Puppet #3330


 



OMG..."he does exist" (from M&M's commercial)  :lol:

Also:

1:  I was a bit embarassed about the fuel oversight...but you couldnt tell.  What you thought was a chapped face, from the cold, was actually me blushing  :)

2.  Ricemum (the wife, aka Jamie), read the thread with a big smile!  Her only comment:  "These people seem really nice...and they are willing to allow you to ride with them again??  Just doesnt add up?"  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on December 31, 2006, 09:56:23 pm
Rice - we ride for pie.  Anyone who shows on a cruiser and rides those cow paths without a peep is welcome!  Thanks for coming.   :bigok:

Now, just in case someone thought I missed a farkle, here are Nelson's new PIAAs (which, by the way, was a DNA approved farkle  :D):

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/piaa.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 01, 2007, 08:47:13 am

A special welcome to Riceman.  He wil forever be remembered as the guy who left a gas station to go get gas.


 :lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 01, 2007, 03:42:11 pm

A special welcome to Riceman.  He wil forever be remembered as the guy who left a gas station to go get gas.  


Riceman new and improved..."Running on Empty"   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 01, 2007, 04:29:30 pm
I wouldn't be too embarassed.  I've been caught after dark with my tinted facesheild TWICE !  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on January 01, 2007, 06:32:54 pm
Duh...what's PIAA?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on January 01, 2007, 06:36:42 pm


Did you get the extra day tacked on as well?  Lots of Govnters did.


Speaking of which - Is anyone up for a ride tomorrow??   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 01, 2007, 06:38:08 pm
Ricky Racer's fancy high-powered, super-duper, brilliant white aftermarket accessory headlights.   :)

http://www.piaa.com/Lamps/Lamps.html

(You'll be happy to have Duck lead when it gets dark out).   :thumbsup:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 01, 2007, 06:46:31 pm



Speaking of which - Is anyone up for a ride tomorrow??   :D


I'm feeling a bit under the weather, but I may ride depending on how I feel in the morning.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on January 01, 2007, 06:48:18 pm



I'm feeling a bit under the weather, but I may ride depending on how I feel in the morning.


Oohhh....Call me and let me know if are feeling up to it and wouldn't mind some company!!  I would love to go for a ride tomorrow!!  I am not technically off but all of my customers are so I am taking the day off as well - otherwise, I won't have anything to do!  LOL


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 01, 2007, 06:55:52 pm

I wouldn't be too embarassed.  I've been caught after dark with my tinted facesheild TWICE !  


It's ok, it won't be a problem any more, now that you have those driving lights :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 01, 2007, 07:04:38 pm



It's ok, it won't be a problem any more, now that you have those driving lights :)


New face shield = $30
PIAA's =$300

I told him it was a far better soilution, and to have them installes right now on my his bike.
-DNA
Posted on: January 01, 2007, 04:03:49 pm



Speaking of which - Is anyone up for a ride tomorrow??   :D


Yes - tomorrow AM @ 7:45 - up 15 to frederick.  :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 01, 2007, 07:05:36 pm
For anyone who's interested, here's a link to a larger format of the Nova Christmas Party '06 group picture, slightly edited to brighten up some of the corners. This would be good for printing if anyone is so inclined.

http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/novameet06.jpg


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 01, 2007, 09:42:55 pm
(http://img322.imageshack.us/img322/589/chpmotorfn2.jpg)

Oy vey! :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 02, 2007, 09:09:36 am
Sorry Stacey, I don't feel any better today. I'm going to pass on a ride.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 02, 2007, 09:51:48 am
I'm out, too.  Saturday's forecast looks promising -- 61 degrees.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on January 02, 2007, 10:20:51 am
No worries Blaine - Feel Better Soon!!!

As for Saturday -  :thumbsup:   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 02, 2007, 11:37:22 am

I'm out, too.  Saturday's forecast looks promising -- 61 degrees.   :thumbsup:


If that is 61 and DRY...i might be up to a ride.  let me check my gas tank and I'll let you know the closer we get to SAt


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on January 03, 2007, 08:42:27 pm
The current forecast has the high on Sat in the upper 60's.  I will get out for a multi-hour ride, though I may find my own path (or one with Dot).  I'll take a weekend off from testing the steering damper.  Besides, I want at least one tankful of continuous riding to make sure this tall seat is the ergo adjustment I needed.  Hmmm...if I ride with Dot we may make a riding tour of the Civil War battlefields.




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on January 04, 2007, 09:44:11 am
I'd like to get in on some riding as well.  Anyone clue me in on the exact location of the "Temple of Sheetz"?  I'll be coming from the MD area, so it's gonna take well over an hour just to get there.  


--jef


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 04, 2007, 10:33:48 am
If you ride a VFR I'll arrange an escort.  The Beemer crowd has been crowding those with ujm's out.   :lol:

The Temple is on Route 50, east of South Riding, 'bout halfway between Routes 28 and 15.  

It is a Sheetz.  And, based on last week's performance, it is also a gas station.   :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on January 04, 2007, 10:47:29 am
VFR = UJM?  Wow, they've really fallen off the deep end. But....I need to ride, and a group sounds good.  

I'll even make sure to get gas when I arrive.

Anyone else might want to join up from the MD (AA county) area?

--jeff




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 04, 2007, 10:54:28 am
Point taken.  A "refined" ujm.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 04, 2007, 11:47:43 am
A ride Sat looks good for me as well.  Possibly....  Nothing yet. :sleepy:

An earlier start get me home at a decent hour.
8:00 - 1:00? (Knowing of course that 1 really means 2)?

I cannot make this an all day affair.  

-DNA


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 04, 2007, 11:52:41 am
What, you folks planning on having a baby or something?   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on January 04, 2007, 12:03:11 pm
I'd rather see something like 10:00, if I had my way.

--jeff


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 04, 2007, 12:41:40 pm

I'd rather see something like 10:00, if I had my way.


With all the yacking and sequential gas stops  , getting lost and unbelievable biatching about some dusty roads - (not to mention pie :drool:) that would leave about 20 minutes of riding for me.

Yippee  :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 04, 2007, 12:43:15 pm
I vote early, but I'm voting from Miami, and I'm not sure if I will return Friday night or early Saturday am.   :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 04, 2007, 02:35:19 pm
In Florida isn't it "vote early - vote often?"


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 04, 2007, 02:40:08 pm
I think it is the land of the hanging chads. . ..  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 04, 2007, 03:45:55 pm
And "Depends"
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/depends.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 04, 2007, 04:14:19 pm
This weekend is the gun show at Dulles. I want (need!) to go to that. For some reason, my .308 doesn't fit very well in a tank bag. I tried strapping it to my back but got dirty looks. I'm thinking a Beretta or 1911 will serve me better.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on January 04, 2007, 05:11:05 pm
Both Ducks are in if it isn't raining in the AM.   :D  What time is early??

Steve got his latest and greatest farkle in the mail today - we just got back from a short spin to test it out!  I guess his isn't the same as Dave's - we did not end up on any dirt roads!   :lol:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 04, 2007, 05:24:36 pm



It is a Sheetz.  And, based on last week's performance, it is also a gas station.   :p


No way..a gas station?  I resemble that remark!   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 04, 2007, 05:26:47 pm

What, you folks planning on having a baby or something?   :lol:


wayyyy tooo much "talking" going on to be doing the "baby thing"    :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 04, 2007, 05:34:00 pm
I said earlier I would ride weather permitting.  Now, that is on the ropes.  WHat I really should be doing is making my "honey do" list shorter...you know, the responsible grown up junk.  The child side of me WANTS TO RIDE!  SOmeone firm up the time, and I'll see.  I dont think anything earlier than 10 AM is fashionable for me.  I have at least a 1.5 hour ride just to get there, and that is without "warm-up" stops...if necessary.  

See, I'm talking too much...could be the reason I'm childless  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on January 04, 2007, 08:02:57 pm
Gee, what's everyone doing this Saturday? Up for a major road trip?

Saturday evening, a local (upstate NY) concert venue is hosting a band called The Pietasters.   :lol:

http://www.stevelaplaca.com/pie/piehome.html


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on January 04, 2007, 08:29:42 pm

I dont think anything earlier than 10 AM is fashionable for me.  


I am not sure what time we will all be meeting up on Saturday but if it is earlier than 10am - just a suggestion, you could ride to meet us at the Pie Place and then ride the second half of the ride with the group.   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 04, 2007, 08:47:56 pm

Both Ducks are in if it isn't raining in the AM.   :D  What time is early??

Steve got his latest and greatest farkle in the mail today - we just got back from a short spin to test it out!  I guess his isn't the same as Dave's - we did not end up on any dirt roads!   :lol:




It is obiviously broken - send it back!

I got an extention - I can be out until 3:00 :eek:
8:45 Meet and fuel up (Rice - I think this one will last a long time)
9:00 Depart

Possible route - down to 211 - over to 33 - west to 250(?) North to 50 East to home  

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 04, 2007, 10:14:47 pm

This weekend is the gun show at Dulles. I want (need!) to go to that. For some reason, my .308 doesn't fit very well in a tank bag. I tried strapping it to my back but got dirty looks. I'm thinking a Beretta or 1911 will serve me better.


Get one of these:

http://www.sigarms.com/Products/ShowCatalogProductDetails.aspx?categoryid=6&productid=151

I'm getting one as soon as they are available in California.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 04, 2007, 11:07:16 pm
My favorite plinkin' gun at the range.  The cyclic rate is noice with almost no recoil.  :drool:
http://www.fnhusa.com/contents/tw_p90.htm


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 04, 2007, 11:09:42 pm
I'm tempted to check out the show as well.  Maybe a post ride destination?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on January 05, 2007, 07:09:17 am
Dot and I will be out for a liesurely ride south for a few hours.  This will include a stop at Morton's, the Wilderness battleground, then a few others points of interest.

Funny thing happened yesterday.  I was riding back home (great day to commute on the bike), came up to a light where I had to make a right turn.  The light turns green as I am still a bit away from it.  Throw the bike into the turn, then I have a strange feeling in my right foot.  Its the asphalt pushing my boot up.

Man, this bike just asks to lean deep into turns.  From now on, though, balls of feet on the pegs -- I need to test the peg feelers.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 05, 2007, 11:41:07 am

I'm tempted to check out the show as well.  Maybe a post ride destination?


I could be convinced  - I need a new safe - among other things.

Ride 8:30 - 1:00 Lunch and show 1:00-?
Could be winner - just need pie...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 05, 2007, 02:20:02 pm



I could be convinced  - I need a new safe - among other things.

Ride 8:30 - 1:00 Lunch and show 1:00-?
Could be winner - just need pie...


Somebody please take a picture of DNA trying to load a safe on his Triumph  :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Bigfoot on January 05, 2007, 02:54:43 pm
Sorry guys for hijacking this thread.  Just figured with the way this group rides someone could answer this easily.  I rode yesterday for the first time to Warrenton then onto 211 West.  We turned right onto Leeds Manor and took it all the way to RT. 55.  I really liked this route and will do it again.  Is anyone familiar with this route and the roads leading off Leeds Manor?  I see some roads that branch off but has anyone ever experimented with them?  Or with any other roads off 211 that will bring you bacl out to or near RT.55.  Always looking for something new.

Thanks


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 05, 2007, 04:46:06 pm
I'm still out of town and won't return until tomorrow, so count me out for tomorrow am.  :(

Bigfoot -- we ride 211 west of Skyline to 675/678?? that leads up to 55 (I think).  Perhaps Joey or MacGyver will chime in.  They usually lead rides/know routes.   :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 05, 2007, 05:32:39 pm



It is obiviously broken - send it back!

I got an extention - I can be out until 3:00 :eek:
8:45 Meet and fuel up (Rice - I think this one will last a long time)
9:00 Depart

Possible route - down to 211 - over to 33 - west to 250(?) North to 50 East to home  

Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?


Regardless of my snaffues when I first met ya'll, I did enjoy the ride (still enjoying the ribbing about my fuel challenges  :)), and me thinks me like to ride tomorrow as well.  8:45 is near impossible for me.  Too early to try and be that far north.  But, me thinks I could catch you on 211 without pushing myself too much..if we talk about the same 211?

Looking at my old skool GPS (aka a map), for someplace that dont look too busy, I could meet you at Amissville, south of Warrenton, about 9:30...guessing it would take you about 30 or so minutes to get there.  Dont know of anyplace in particular...I'll just pull off side of road and watch for ya'll.

Or, I think 10:00 at the temple is dooable for me.

Let us know something ...please.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on January 05, 2007, 05:54:10 pm
Believe it or not, I'm in for tomorrow.

Meeting time doesn't matter to me, although I think it would be a good idea to actually come up with one....

Once we've established that, we can come up with meeting times along the route.

Don't think I'll be joining in on the fun at the gun show, though.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 05, 2007, 06:13:09 pm

Believe it or not, I'm in for tomorrow.

Meeting time doesn't matter to me, although I think it would be a good idea to actually come up with one....

Once we've established that, we can come up with meeting times along the route.

Don't think I'll be joining in on the fun at the gun show, though.


Who are you again?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 05, 2007, 07:21:16 pm
So, what is it?  Time and place that is?  :headscratch:  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 05, 2007, 08:13:41 pm

I'm still out of town and won't return until tomorrow, so count me out for tomorrow am.  :(

Bigfoot -- we ride 211 west of Skyline to 675/678?? that leads up to 55 (I think).  Perhaps Joey or MacGyver will chime in.  They usually lead rides/know routes.   :)


I don't know what Leeds Manor is.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 05, 2007, 08:14:55 pm



Somebody please take a picture of DNA trying to load a safe on his Triumph  :D

All we need is a rope and a dolly.  Just stay away from the outside radius on turns and we'll be in good shape.
Posted on: January 05, 2007, 08:14:36 pm



I don't know what Leeds Manor is.

What's a map?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 05, 2007, 08:17:36 pm
Alright you FF'ers  :twofinger:  Rally at 9:30 at the temple. Roll by 10.  Stop and wait for the lead sled to catch up after gassing up at the South Riding Citgo.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Bigfoot on January 05, 2007, 08:23:56 pm



I don't know what Leeds Manor is.


Leeds Manor is off 211 about 5 miles west of Warrenton.  It's a nice ride over to RT. 55.  About 30 miles or so of good riding.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 05, 2007, 08:32:13 pm
Man, thats old school.  I think it was part of first route I rode with the Nova Gang.




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on January 05, 2007, 09:23:49 pm
I'm in for 9:30...


I keep hearing about pie?


--jeff


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 05, 2007, 10:02:41 pm
Oh, Dave took us on that road like the 2nd or 3rd ride. He probably tried to push me into a ditch or something while leading. That doesn't connect to 211 or 55 though. :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 05, 2007, 10:13:55 pm
i guess part of the thrill of getting together, and I'm not knocking it, is the coordination  :lol:...especially with varying people in different, and sometimes distant, lands!

9:30 at the temple...I'll try, but ONLY if someone reminds me that they sell gas  :o.  My short-term memory is shot!

If I'm not there by 9:55:05, take off without me, for I'm probably not going to make it.

hope to c u


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 05, 2007, 10:20:10 pm

I'm in for 9:30...


I keep hearing about pie?


--jeff


pie=commonly servered as a dessert  :lol:

(damn its good to be in the know!)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 05, 2007, 10:43:11 pm

Oh, Dave took us on that road like the 2nd or 3rd ride. He probably tried to push me into a ditch or something while leading. That doesn't connect to 211 or 55 though. :headscratch:


It does.  It intersects 55 and then immediately goes through the town of Markham and then continues down, intersects Hume Rd and then ends at 211.  Map (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&saddr=%2B38%C2%B0+58%27+34.65%22,+-77%C2%B0+57%27+9.79%22+(38.976292,+-77.952719)&daddr=38.900519,+-78.001385+to:38.692477,+-77.895298&sll=38.938582,-77.977867&sspn=0.142601,0.290108&ie=UTF8&z=10&ll=38.850403,-77.895813&spn=0.571112,1.160431&om=1)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 05, 2007, 10:46:29 pm
The gun show closes at 5, i'd like to be there at 1-2 oclock. Yah?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 05, 2007, 10:53:39 pm



It does.  It intersects 55 and then immediately goes through the town of Markham and then continues down, intersects Hume Rd and then ends at 211.  Map (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&saddr=%2B38%C2%B0+58%27+34.65%22,+-77%C2%B0+57%27+9.79%22+(38.976292,+-77.952719)&daddr=38.900519,+-78.001385+to:38.692477,+-77.895298&sll=38.938582,-77.977867&sspn=0.142601,0.290108&ie=UTF8&z=10&ll=38.850403,-77.895813&spn=0.571112,1.160431&om=1)


Slow evenin'?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 05, 2007, 11:12:19 pm


Slow evenin'?


I'm still at work  :bash:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 05, 2007, 11:14:31 pm
Ya know....Work would be over a lot faster if you actually did the work and not be parusing around on here.  :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 05, 2007, 11:17:01 pm

Ya know....Work would be over a lot faster if you actually did the work and not be parusing around on here.  :p


Nah, doesn't work like that here.  If I started working right now and worked non-stop for the next 2 weeks, I still wouldn't be finished.  At some point you just stop and go home, not because you are done, but because you're tired of being here  :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 06, 2007, 12:27:37 am

The gun show closes at 5, i'd like to be there at 1-2 oclock. Yah?


Yah.
Plan:
Temple @ 9:30 - leave at 9:45.  Return and get gas.  Leave for the second time 10:00 - find dirt - annoy Joe - eat pie - go to gun show by 1:00.  Buy safe - have Mac carry it home.  Have baby.  Wait 18 years - have fun again.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 06, 2007, 12:29:09 am



I'm still at work  :bash:


It's Friday - date much?  :rolleyes:
Uber geek!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 06, 2007, 12:29:36 am



Nah, doesn't work like that here.  If I started working right now and worked non-stop for the next 2 weeks, I still wouldn't be finished.  At some point you just stop and go home, not because you are done, but because you're tired of being here  :crazy:

Sucks to be you!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 06, 2007, 12:32:00 am

Sucks to be you!


Unfortunately, yes.  Maybe I need to find a job back in VA that leaves me with more free time  :bash:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 06, 2007, 12:34:19 am



Leeds Manor is off 211 about 5 miles west of Warrenton.  It's a nice ride over to RT. 55.  About 30 miles or so of good riding.


Yes - there is some cool stuff off that road I especially like Naken Mt. Winery.  Watch the roads though- they tend to turn into dirt- then your riding companions start bleating like lost sheep.  Esp. the ones on V4 Honda's...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 06, 2007, 01:00:45 am

Watch the roads though- they tend to turn into dirt- then your riding companions start bleating like lost sheep.  Esp. the ones on V4 Honda's...


I resemble that remark.  ;)

Sorry I'm going to miss this.  It has all the earmarks of a good day -- sun, fun and guns.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 06, 2007, 04:51:35 am



Yah.
Plan:
Temple @ 9:30 - leave at 9:45.  Return and get gas.  Leave for the second time 10:00 - find dirt - annoy Joe - eat pie - go to gun show by 1:00.  Buy safe - have Mac carry it home.  Have baby.  Wait 18 years - have fun again.  :thumbsup:



I will hopefully be at the temple for the second coming (10:00, again, if I'm not, leave without me)...and part ways prior to the weapons show.  

"Have baby.  Wait 18 years - have fun again"....when you put it like that, makes one wonder why there are any births at all?  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on January 06, 2007, 07:21:41 am

"Have baby.  Wait 18 years - have fun again"....when you put it like that, makes one wonder why there are any births at all?  :lol:


Yeah well, we're guys we don't plan ahead 18 years when we have ummmm, other things in mind. :headscratch:  :lol:

Being a parent 24/7 comes with a reward or two along the way though  :thumbsup:.

You all have a fun safe ride. I gotta get down there for one of these rides, but it's tough to intentionally head towards megalopolis when you live in the mountains  :twofinger:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 06, 2007, 08:45:11 am



Yeah well, we're guys we don't plan ahead 18 years when we have ummmm, other things in mind. :headscratch:  :lol:

Being a parent 24/7 comes with a reward or two along the way though  :thumbsup:.

You all have a fun safe ride. I gotta get down there for one of these rides, but it's tough to intentionally head towards megalopolis when you live in the mountains  :twofinger:

Back in the day when we actually rode some decent distances instead of doing this new HD ride for coffee (and gas) thing, we would come through your town on a regular basis.

How bout we come see you and you do the tour guide thing?  Show us some new roads that have good grazing for the flock?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 06, 2007, 08:46:38 am

Sorry I'm going to miss this.  It has all the earmarks of a good day -- sun, fun and guns.   :bigok:


Travel safe.  :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 06, 2007, 10:25:45 am


Back in the day when we actually rode some decent distances instead of doing this new HD ride for coffee (and gas) thing, we would come through your town on a regular basis.

How bout we come see you and you do the tour guide thing?  Show us some new roads that have good grazing for the flock?


That sounds like a good plan.   :thumbsup:  Bet we'll have to meet Windblown at Summit Point.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on January 06, 2007, 04:42:34 pm



That sounds like a good plan.   :thumbsup:  Bet we'll have to meet Windblown at Summit Point.   :lol:


Indeed.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on January 06, 2007, 05:02:51 pm
Dot and I had a pleasant ride.  Out at about 10, down to Morton's by a relaxed route, back another way, then home about 4 (in time for me to take down external holiday decorations).  Man, I think every bike in VA was out on the road today. 

Apologies to Mrs. Duck for not checking messages.  I will do better.

DNA:  How is RNA?

Edit:  1800 miles on the new bike and no repairs required!!!!! 


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 06, 2007, 05:04:01 pm
Paging SlingShot:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=194263

TWI-
We still wait - but I sense a change in the force - could be any time now.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 06, 2007, 05:20:42 pm

Paging SlingShot:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=194263


Ride report?   :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 06, 2007, 05:54:11 pm
Today's ride can best be described as crowded.  No less than 11 bikes showed up at the temple.
The players included: His and hers Ducks, Blue, McGyver, Stalin, DNA, Riceman, Maximus, Yellow VFR Guy (sorry :o) and Blue R6 sneakers (not hightops) guy.

We all got gas- and started off in a long conga line out to LimKlin Rd.  The roads were wet and, as Mac was leading the pace at the front was spirited.  So spirited in fact that upon jettisoning my left pannier, I never noticed.  Duck, however did and thoughtfully avoided the bag as he continued along on his way.  At the intersection of Snickersville, he mentioned that I lost the bag and did I want it back?  :eek:  So we backtracked to find it (still intact and able to reattach) while the rest of the gang reassembled and waited a bit at the turn.  Joe was running sweep and generally looking out for people - basically doing his best HOV impression.

We did a blast down Snickersville where Mac decided to pull over and wait - I did not notice the turn signal or intention and almost T-Boned him. It was a cloooose call. Duck once again just watched - and possibly prayed.  It worked - we lived.

After another little wait -we went up Rt7 to Mt Wheather.  Most of us anyway - Sneakers blew past the turn, and despite a 10 minute wait - never returned.   Mt Weather was slick and soggy - tight and not that fun.  Exactly the conditions that Emerson experienced.  I rode it slow to avoid a repeat of that.

Everyone made it safe to the other side.   The benevolent dictator then went along labeling us "Group 1" or "Group 2" with his best authoritarian intonation - the 2 groups then took off uneventfully down the river road to the Apple place where had eats and watched the never ending parade of pirates and new BMW's try to use as much room as a SUV in their parking mauvers.  :lol:
I think every bike in NoVa was on the road today - riding in Jan was never like this.

After feeding, we broke into groups - Blue, and the Ducks going to Skyline (did you see or hear any black cruisers pooking along while you were up there), Mac, Stalin and DNA heading to the gun show (I met pop and didn't see the others there), Maximus heading home to check in on time for a NoVA first, and the others heading home.

The gun show was Ok - I did not buy anthing. :(

My starting milage for the day (and hence 2007 starting mileage) 28,654.  Ending mileage was 28,771 - only ~120 miles - but for Jan. 6 awesome miles indeed.

I expect the others will check in shortly and post some pics.

 :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on January 06, 2007, 05:55:45 pm
Stacey:  so sorry we didn't check on line. Would have been great to have you along today. Great ride, my longest yet at 150+ miles.

DNA:  just checked the moon phase, and you missed the full moon, so you might have to wait another month  :lol:

But I'm sure Tanya isn't laughing. Do keep us informed!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 06, 2007, 05:57:23 pm
This is my take on the day:

"Fun meter" was at 260 miles when the very dirty wildebeest was put out to pasture.  Poor thing left the house at 7:30 AM, and didnt return until 5:00 PM...woooo, what a day!  I agree that every motorcycle in the state was on the road today.  Culpepper was SWARMING with bikes!

Great meeting some new people.  Now, I'll have to work on remembering a few names!

What did I learn today:

1.  The temple does in fact have gas.  I bought some  :lol:
2.  I'm not the only one guilty of haulting a ride after a mere 10-15 miles (thats me, part of the "waiting croud")
(http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Union/8747/first_stop_012007.jpg)
3.  Somtimes its good to stop on the Skyline (which BTW costs a whopping $10.00 now) to add layers (temp really dropped as we gained altitude
(http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Union/8747/skyline_012007.jpg)

Thanks for the most enjoyable day  :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 06, 2007, 06:19:21 pm
Yeahh!!!  Other NoVa Rider's can type!!!   :lol:  I'm free!! I'm free!!   :bigok:

Sounds like you had a great time.  I landed around 0930 and pinged Stacey for a PM ride, but now I know why they didn't answer.

Dave nearly t-boned Mac.  Didn't he almost do that to Joey last year???   Glad the una**ed pannier was recovered.   :crazy:

Did Maximus get a grey 'stich?  Did he get the required ponytail, too???   :D

Did Blue retain his helmet today?  He seems awfully close to the ledge, especially after last ride's dance down the pie place hill. . ..   :p

While I wish that I had joined you, I did have a good hike with the girls over at Great Falls.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 06, 2007, 06:36:54 pm

Yeahh!!!  Other NoVa Rider's can type!!!   :lol:  I'm free!! I'm free!!   :bigok:

Sounds like you had a great time.  I landed around 0930 and pinged Stacey for a PM ride, but now I know why they didn't answer.

Dave nearly t-boned Mac.  Didn't he almost do that to Joey last year???   Glad the una**ed pannier was recovered.   :crazy:

Did Maximus get a grey 'stich?  Did he get the required ponytail, too???   :D

Did Blue retain his helmet today?  He seems awfully close to the ledge, especially after last ride's dance down the pie place hill. . ..   :p

While I wish that I had joined you, I did have a good hike with the girls over at Great Falls.   :thumbsup:


Like I've said, I'm horrible with names at first:   I have a couple of other pics I could post, but one of the other people in our group today, I believe it was a male, and I believe he was riding a motorcycle  :lol: (I crack my own self up), took several pics, and said they would be posted with verbiage...so I refrained from posting the two or three others I took


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 06, 2007, 06:46:24 pm

Yeahh!!!  Other NoVa Rider's can type!!!   :lol:  I'm free!! I'm free!!   :bigok:

Sounds like you had a great time.  I landed around 0930 and pinged Stacey for a PM ride, but now I know why they didn't answer.

Dave nearly t-boned Mac.  Didn't he almost do that to Joey last year???   Glad the una**ed pannier was recovered.   :crazy:

Did Maximus get a grey 'stich?  Did he get the required ponytail, too???   :D

Did Blue retain his helmet today?  He seems awfully close to the ledge, especially after last ride's dance down the pie place hill. . ..   :p

While I wish that I had joined you, I did have a good hike with the girls over at Great Falls.   :thumbsup:


Actually - remember when I snapped an enexpected right and Joe almost hit me?  This time I was the hitter - not the target.

As fro Blue and his lid -  :lol: :lol: :lol: No.
He keeps mistaking it for a basketball.  This time it got spiked in the parking lot!   :rolleyes:
I think it should have a safety core to the pony tail.

Posted on: January 06, 2007, 03:43:48 pm






Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 06, 2007, 07:07:56 pm



Actually - remember when I snapped an enexpected right and Joe almost hit me?  This time I was the hitter - not the target.

As fro Blue and his lid -  :lol: :lol: :lol: No.
He keeps mistaking it for a basketball.  This time it got spiked in the parking lot!   :rolleyes:
I think it should have a safety core to the pony tail.

Posted on: January 06, 2007, 03:43:48 pm



Yes, now I recall, there was a turn signal issue. . ..   ;)

Really glad to see Joey showed for a ride.  Then again, it was 70 degrees out.   :)

I'm getting really confused by these names, "Mac," "Sneakers" . . . but then again, I'm getting older.   :cool:

My third daughter, Sarah, was reading the thread over my shoulder.  She saw the pic with Rice's ride and said "jeez, is that a Harley?"   :lol: :lol: :lol:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on January 06, 2007, 07:32:03 pm



Like I've said, I'm horrible with names at first:   I have a couple of other pics I could post, but one of the other people in our group today, I believe it was a male, and I believe he was riding a motorcycle  :lol: (I crack my own self up), took several pics, and said they would be posted with verbiage...so I refrained from posting the two or three others I took


I believe that would be Dave - aka Blue.  

Steve and I had a great ride today!!  Thanks to all!  We are both so exhausted and will post up our ride report later!!  My nap is calling me!!   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 06, 2007, 09:38:11 pm




My third daughter, Sarah, was reading the thread over my shoulder.  She saw the pic with Rice's ride and said "jeez, is that a Harley?"   :lol: :lol: :lol:




I've been a pretty good sport with all the ribbing I've taken about being fuel challenged (even joined in by ribbing myself)...but "is that a Harley"....completely uncalled for  :eek:...now I'm truely insulted and hurt....make her take it back  :lol: :lol: :lol:

my bike doesnt look anything at all like a harley
(http://classic-mopeds.crazy-box-berlin.de/OldPics/images/harley-DLRider.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on January 06, 2007, 11:43:13 pm
It's gonna take me awhile to put the names to the faces, so being simply The (Yellow) VFR guy is fine with me for now. I did about the same 260 miles round trip as Riceman, coming in from MD.

Hopefully, y'all thought I was OK, 'cause I think you'll be seeing me again :eek: and I look very much forward to it.  

It was nice to meet you all.  


--jeff

 


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 07, 2007, 12:23:51 am

This is my take on the day:

"Fun meter" was at 260 miles when the very dirty wildebeest was put out to pasture.  Poor thing left the house at 7:30 AM, and didnt return until 5:00 PM...woooo, what a day!  I agree that every motorcycle in the state was on the road today.  Culpepper was SWARMING with bikes!

Great meeting some new people.  Now, I'll have to work on remembering a few names!

What did I learn today:

1.  The temple does in fact have gas.  I bought some  :lol:
2.  I'm not the only one guilty of haulting a ride after a mere 10-15 miles (thats me, part of the "waiting croud")
(http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Union/8747/first_stop_012007.jpg)
3.  Somtimes its good to stop on the Skyline (which BTW costs a whopping $10.00 now) to add layers (temp really dropped as we gained altitude
(http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Union/8747/skyline_012007.jpg)

Thanks for the most enjoyable day  :)


I'll post up pics tommorrow once i get them in properly resized.  That one picture with Riceman is pretty good.  One look at the stone fences and the hills kinda reminds you why NoVa doesn't suck.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 07, 2007, 06:15:56 am

It's gonna take me awhile to put the names to the faces, so being simply The (Yellow) VFR guy is fine with me for now. I did about the same 260 miles round trip as Riceman, coming in from MD.

Hopefully, y'all thought I was OK, 'cause I think you'll be seeing me again :eek: and I look very much forward to it.  

It was nice to meet you all.  


--jeff

  


Jeff..oddly enough..I remembered your name  :lol: Hope to see you again.  Sorry you missed the turn  :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 07, 2007, 07:21:57 am

That one picture with Riceman is pretty good.  One look at the stone fences and the hills kinda reminds you why NoVa doesn't suck.


Pics of stone fences and hills you say?  Hogwash.  I say gas stations, gas stations, gas stations!!

It is a good shot.   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 07, 2007, 07:27:27 am

my bike doesnt look anything at all like a harley
(http://classic-mopeds.crazy-box-berlin.de/OldPics/images/harley-DLRider.jpg)


That's a classic pic.  No harm meant -- we play a "motorcycle" game in the van on trips (used to be "Volkswagen" when I was young), so my kids know the difference between sport bikes and cruisers.  Sighting VFRs earns extra points.  Spotting "police bikes" earns extra points, too.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 07, 2007, 08:12:35 am



That's a classic pic.  No harm meant -- we play a "motorcycle" game in the van on trips (used to be "Volkswagen" when I was young), so my kids know the difference between sport bikes and cruisers.  Sighting VFRs earns extra points.  Spotting "police bikes" earns extra points, too.   :lol:


it's hard to show sarcasm and such in emails and posts.  No harm taken..absolutely NONE...I was attempting to be "funny"...gosh I hope we still know what that is   :headscratch:  

I can see where she might confuse the wildebeest with a Harley...but MINUS two points anyhow  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 07, 2007, 08:15:48 am



Pics of stone fences and hills you say?  Hogwash.  I say gas stations, gas stations, gas stations!!

It is a good shot.   ;)


did someone say "gas station"? :banana:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 07, 2007, 09:06:18 am
It was funny, which was how I took the post.   :)   I used it as an opportunity to tell the "motorcycle" story.   ;)

I'm a recovering cruiser user myself. . ..  Had a '97, too.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/hddynasg.jpg)



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 07, 2007, 09:38:37 am

It was funny, which was how I took the post.   :)   I used it as an opportunity to tell the "motorcycle" story.   ;)

I'm a recovering cruiser user myself. . ..  Had a '97, too.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/hddynasg.jpg)




 :crazy:Yikes!

This one was mine.  Short story.  1998 I'd had my M lisc for a few years but never bought a bike.  Ex wife was history so I decided I decided I could buy a bike.  I took a friend who was knowledgeable with me tot he local Honda dealer and saw 2 really cool Black bikes that just seemed like the right one.  I had exactly 0 miles and 1 hour of parking lot practice 2-3 years before.
The plastic bike was the one I really wanted but he informed me that that was a SuperBlackbird and was the fastest production bike made and I would no doubt kill myself within 2 hours.  As the price was almost the same, I bought this instead.  Though I appreciate his instruction and the resulting saving of my life (can you picture even getting it home alive?) I have never forgotten my first love.  Seeing Mac riding it now brings back pang of a love that was never fulfilled. :(

98 Shadow Aero
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/HondaAeroa.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 07, 2007, 09:51:49 am
DNA -- pic??

Not to be a complainer, but what is this?  I fail to show for one ride, everyone plus new NoVa entrants show and you stop in cool areas to take pics?   :crazy:

2007 looks to be a good year.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 07, 2007, 10:07:37 am

DNA -- pic??

Not to be a complainer


Excellent resolution  :lol: :pokestick:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 07, 2007, 10:28:12 am



 :crazy:Yikes!

This one was mine.  Short story.  1998 I'd had my M lisc for a few years but never bought a bike.  Ex wife was history so I decided I decided I could buy a bike.  I took a friend who was knowledgeable with me tot he local Honda dealer and saw 2 really cool Black bikes that just seemed like the right one.  I had exactly 0 miles and 1 hour of parking lot practice 2-3 years before.
The plastic bike was the one I really wanted but he informed me that that was a SuperBlackbird and was the fastest production bike made and I would no doubt kill myself within 2 hours.  As the price was almost the same, I bought this instead.  Though I appreciate his instruction and the resulting saving of my life (can you picture even getting it home alive?) I have never forgotten my first love.  Seeing Mac riding it now brings back pang of a love that was never fulfilled. :(

98 Shadow Aero
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/HondaAeroa.jpg)


OMG!!!!   :eek: :eek: :eek:  You can't be serious.  I will never look at you the same.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 07, 2007, 11:00:59 am
I put a rack and sissy bar on the back.
Tanya loved it - she still prefers it to the Sprint, and longs for it's replacement.
I think there is something about women preferring to be on the back of a cruiser.

For all you single guys - we can have our waterproof space suites, knee pucks and geek bikes, but the HD and other cruiser guys are going to get the chicks in the end almost every time.  :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on January 07, 2007, 11:08:24 am

... are going to get the chicks in the end ...


Pics?

 :crazy:

And I've almost got a novel-length write-up done. Had unexpected guests last night and a fussy baby who didn't get to sleep until after midnight, hence the delay...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 07, 2007, 11:19:06 am



For all you single guys - we can have our waterproof space suites, knee pucks and geek bikes, but the HD and other cruiser guys are going to get the chicks in the end almost every time.  :headscratch:


I dont know...these days you see some pretty HOT bod's on the back of some pretty hot sport bikes....at least I hope those were chicks  :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on January 07, 2007, 12:11:17 pm


A group ride often takes on the characteristics of the characters who are riding it. Today's ride could perhaps best be characterized by DNA (aka Dave D):  a Daddy-to-be any day now, who had to stop and check text messages from his wife every couple of hours to make sure he shouldn't instead be riding to the delivery room, who lost a saddlebag, who almost took out MacGyver (aka Slingshot), and who confessed that his head just wasn't in it today.

Gee, Daddy-to-be any day now, wonder why?

 :headscratch:

Then again, we all suffered from some MAJOR group think today (How many times did we stop? And for how long? And why?), and we even managed to lose one of our members! Yes, Joey, you were right when you did that head count at our third stop in our first hour of riding -- there should have been 11 riders, not ten. Sorry about that Matt....

General disorganization aside, today turned out to be a tremendously fun day. Eleven of us decided to show up at the Temple o' Sheetz (which, I understand also sells gasoline) to ride on a typical January day in Virginia -- seventy-five degrees and sunny.

 :crazy:

Most of us knew each other, but we had some newbies -- Matt from the R6 list showed up (Mrs. Duck, who owns an R6, invited him along), cb400 showed up all the way from Maryland on a nice previous-generation VFR, and Riceman, who apparently rode last time with this group and still had insufficient sense to show up again, rode his V-Max up from below Fredericksburg.

I was particularly flattered that Mr. and Mrs. Duck showed up, he on his intensely farkled V-Strom and she on her funky Italian Multistrada 620. Mr. Duck said he had planned to ride to visit his father today in Pennsylvania, but when he heard that I would actually be riding, he changed his plans.

Duck, you make me verklempt. But I still question your judgment.

 :confused:

The regulars (as regular as this band of irregulars will ever be) included DNA on his Triumph Sprint (which decided to drop hard parts instead of fluids today -- more on that later), MacGyver on his warp-speed Blackbird dubbed "Oprah" (yes, those Corbin Beetle Bags do look remarkably like a fat ass from the rear), Joey Stalin on his authority-commanding R1100RTP, Maximus on his pretty yellow Duck Supersport, and of course, the Ducks.

We fueled up at the Sheetz on gasoline, coffee, and healthy snacks (heh), and then stood around trying to figure out where we were going to go and who was going to take the lead.

(Where should we go? I dunno, where do you wanna go? I dunno....)

Finally decisions were made, destinations were determined, regrouping spots were set (kind of), and off we went with MacGyver in the lead, DNA right behind him, and a sonic boom fighting a losing battle to keep up.

We quickly divided into two groups, and Joey Stalin fell back apparently to ride sweep. I hung out toward the tail end of the front group and, suffering from serious short-term memory loss, fell back to ride sweep just in case that group didn't know the route. When everyone caught up, I noted Joey in the group and promptly gave myself a swift mental kick in the butt. Which is OK, because after a moment I forgot about that, too.

I assumed lead of this group, with Stacy right behind me on her new Multistrada (they were still trying to get properly acquainted) and we got stuck behind some particularly slow traffic before we could turn onto Lime Kiln Road, a lovely twisty Virginia byway that was particularly wet and greasy.

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The roads were greasy, and the bikes were dirty
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As we wended our way along at a reasonable clip, we met three bikes coming the other way. They looked remarkably familiar – a heavily farkled V-Strom, a Triumph Sprint, and a Blackbird with a fat ass. “Wow,” I thought to myself. “We must have really been going slow if they’re already turning around to look for us.”

So we proceeded a short while to the next intersection where the rest of the group was waiting. I figured the three would just turn around and join us momentarily.

So we waited. And waited.

Then we waited some more.

Engines off, we dismounted and wondered where the hell they had gone. Apparently Duck had tapped his bag and they turned around, so there was speculation that a saddlebag had been dropped somewhere.

Sure enough, after perhaps 10 minutes, the three showed up and DNA had a saddlebag that looked – well, at least it still looked functional.

:crazy:

Off to Snickersville Pike, which was just as twisty and fun and greasy as Lime Kiln. This time I decided to run with the Gazelles (as Riceman called them) and off we went. The Gazelles quickly put some distance between us, with Maximus on my tail, but we didn’t lose visual contact.

We were originally going to gather at the base of Mount Weather Road to regroup (exactly which base remained unclear), but I think Joey missed the memo about stopping at the general store in Bluemont instead.

Here, MacGyver saw the store, saw there was insufficient parking, and instead signaled left into the parking lot across the way. Here, DNA decided it was a great time to pass him on the left. Here we had the makings for both comedy and tragedy.

Fortunately there was no collision, so comedy emerged victorious over tragedy and we can all have a laugh at DNA’s expense.

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DNA and Maximus chat at one of many rest stops.

So it’s about ten or fifteen minutes after our last stop, and we’ve stopped again.  We waited for the non-Gazelle group to show, which they did in short order, following in a nice parade behind a slow-moving Cadillac, whose driver made for a handsome (albeit older) grand marshal.

More standing around ensued, with Joey asking why the hell we were stopping, and then it was off again for a brief blast up Route 7 to the foot of Mount Weather. When we accelerated onto 7, Matt took advantage of the high-end horsepower on his R6 and took off. Shortly we were at the turn onto Mt. Weather, and I assumed Matt had joined in with the Gazelles (oops – sorry about that Matt).

Mt. Weather turned out to be its normal fun ride, and the roads were still wet and greasy. I rode sweep, watching Stacy as she practiced her lines and got better acquainted with her new steed. Considering the slickness of the road, and the fact that two of her companions hadn’t ridden this road and weren’t familiar with the hairpin turn at the end, it was an excellent pace.

At the end of the road, we stopped. Again. And we waited for DNA. Again. He finally showed up, shaking his head, and it was here that he commented on his head not being in it today. Joey tried to point out that we seemed to be missing a rider, but nobody believed him (sorry Matt). Clearly fed up with all the stops and the disorganization, and perhaps inspired by his authority-commanding R1100RTP, Joey decided to take control.

“You – fast group or slow group?” he barked, pointing at each person in turn. “Decide!”

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It's hard to see, but in the very back, behind Mr. and Mrs. Duck, is a group of bicyclists who passed us while we were (of all things) stopped.

After some grumbling (some in German accents), everyone sorted themselves out and off we went. I joined the Gazelles again  -- Mr. Duck, MacGyver, DNA, Maximus, and me. The road to the apple place (I’m sure it has a name if someone cares to share) was full of excellent sweepers and great places to pass slow-moving vehicles – like that uphill double-yellow with short sight lines and an oncoming car, right MacGyver?  (I could almost hear him praying: "Our Lady of Blessed Acceleration, don’t fail me now!”).

Two of us eventually got caught behind a pair of SUVs, but considering they were going 60-70 in a 50 zone, I wasn’t too concerned. I wasn’t too happy, however, when I saw a clearly injured squirrel emerge from underneath the SUV I was following and had no time to react before putting it out of its misery.

:hurl:

To the apple place for a fine healthy lunch that appeared to be about 50 percent caffeine and 50 percent lard. DNA was absolutely right – almost every single motorcycle in Northern Virginia seemed to be parading by at that moment, and the rest of them were parked in the apple place’s lot.

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The Gazelles arrived first at the apple place.


The group split up after lunch, with a number of people heading off to the gun show (some seemed to be skeptical that as the group’s resident liberal I had ever fired a gun), others heading home, but the Ducks decided to do a practice run along Skyline Drive. That sounded good to me, and cb400 and Riceman decided to join in on the fun. Nothing fast, Mr. Duck assured us, just good practice on picking lines and getting into a rhythm.

As we were suiting up, Maximus went to mount his bike and in the process booted my helmet, which I had placed safely on the ground, into the parking lot.

I think my helmet must believe it’s in bondage and yearns to be free – on the last ride it made a desperate bid to escape by hurling itself down a hillside toward route 7, and today it skittered away between two parked bikes and into the parking lot. I think I may have a helmet lock surgically implanted….

The five of us headed to Skyline Drive, we each paid our $10 toll, and headed uphill. Fortunately, I remembered a similar experience last year with HOVMaven, so I switched to my heavier gloves, and zipped every vent closed on my ‘Stich. Sure enough, we lost between 10 and 20 degrees up top.

Once we were there, we fell into a nice rhythm along the sweepers with Duck in the lead, Mrs. Duck second, then me, Riceman and cb400.  Duck kept a good pace with Mrs. Duck hanging right there – until we reached a slightly slower moving car. You could almost see the thought balloons above Duck’s head and hear his teeth grinding:

“Must resist urge to pass – must set good pace for wife – must not twist throttle…”

But it was clearly a losing battle, and he finally gave into his inner demons. Past the traffic he went and into the distance. Mrs. Duck, meanwhile, stuck to the original plan and kept it mellow. Somehow or another, more than once we ended up behind people who actually pulled over and let us by! So we were able to catch up with Mr. Duck before the whole scenario played out again.

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We stopped along Skyline to put on warmer clothes and to admire the views.
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Riceburner, Mr. and Mrs. Duck, and cb400 on Skyline Drive.

We headed to 211, and it was there that some of us decided it was time to get in touch with our inner squids. Duck took off and was gone. He had a good head start, so I figured there would be no chance getting him, but that didn’t mean I couldn’t have some fun trying. Off I went with cb400 (who has done many more track days than me) right on my tail (I haven’t ridden much this year, and I once wrecked on 211, so my apologies if my entry speeds were a little low). While we didn’t catch Duck, we did manage to catch three guys on sportbikes. I always like catching sportbikes on my big heavy tractor-like Beemer….

We regrouped in Sperryville, waited for Mrs. Duck and Riceman to catch up (if you rode with her, Riceman, then you are much more of a gentleman than I) and then bid our fond farewells as we went our own ways home.

For me, at least it was only about a 190-200 mile ride, far less than what we have done in the past, but it was great fun and far more than could ever be expected in early January.

Thank you everyone for a great day, and please notify me if there’s anyone who I didn’t manage to tease.

(no animals, aside from a single squirrel, were harmed in the making of this report)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 07, 2007, 12:57:22 pm
That's a long writeup for a very short ride. Most of the ride was stops!

Gun show was good. My manhood is solidified.  :)

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/beretta.JPG)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 07, 2007, 01:03:18 pm
Nice.  :drool:
Time to start reloading.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 07, 2007, 01:06:30 pm
Blue -- thanks.  Well done. :clap:

Joey -- bah humbug.   :twofinger:  If the rig is a clip-on with snap, practice with it.  I've seen more than a few of those drawn and pointed down range.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: RNA on January 07, 2007, 01:28:18 pm
"Here, DNA decided it was a great time to pass him on the left. Here we had the makings for both comedy and tragedy.

Fortunately there was no collision, so comedy emerged victorious over tragedy and we can all have a laugh at DNA’s expense."

hmmmm....dare I ask DNA?  

 :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on January 07, 2007, 01:54:46 pm

"Here, DNA decided it was a great time to pass him on the left. Here we had the makings for both comedy and tragedy.

Fortunately there was no collision, so comedy emerged victorious over tragedy and we can all have a laugh at DNA’s expense."

hmmmm....dare I ask DNA?  

 :headscratch:


No need -- he 'fessed up yesterday:

Quote

We did a blast down Snickersville where Mac decided to pull over and wait - I did not notice the turn signal or intention and almost T-Boned him. It was a cloooose call. Duck once again just watched - and possibly prayed.  It worked - we lived.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 07, 2007, 03:15:48 pm

Blue -- thanks.  Well done. :clap:

Joey -- bah humbug.   :twofinger:  If the rig is a clip-on with snap, practice with it.  I've seen more than a few of those drawn and pointed down range.   :bigok:


Nah, it is a belt loop, but I don't plan on wearing it anyway. Although it IS fully legal in Virginia to carry an un-concealed weapon.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 07, 2007, 03:32:08 pm
Blue - Nice write up - good to have Mr. Pulitzer back in da house!

As for "At the end of the road, we stopped. Again. And we waited for DNA. Again. He finally showed up, shaking his head, and it was here that he commented on his head not being in it today. Joey tried to point out that we seemed to be missing a rider, but nobody believed him (sorry Matt)."

I was waiting for Matt - previously called only "Sneakers guy".  Glad he has a real name - he never showed up - has he been heard from again?  Is he sitting in jail waiting for bail money someplace?

cb400 - hope to see you again soon on a ride -or  possibly at summit pt?




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on January 07, 2007, 04:00:01 pm
You will see me again, not to worry...   Who do you ride with at Summit?


--jeff


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 07, 2007, 04:20:37 pm
Nice writeup!  Nothing left out that I could tell...except Matt.. :lol:

As for "We regrouped in Sperryville, waited for Mrs. Duck and Riceman to catch up (if you rode with her, Riceman, then you are much more of a gentleman than I) and then bid our fond farewells as we went our own ways home."  Thanks for the compliment "much more of a gentleman"....real purpose was to keep any cager speed freaks off her that might have approached from the rear.  I call it safety in numbers!  

Nice weather, nice ride, nice day.

Thanks to everyone...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 07, 2007, 04:43:42 pm

You will see me again, not to worry...   Who do you ride with at Summit?


--jeff


So far - no one.  
But HOV and Mac are NESBA (?) guys - and we occasionally go to watch (like vultures).
-DNA


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 07, 2007, 05:50:02 pm

You will see me again, not to worry...   Who do you ride with at Summit?


As Dave said, NESBA, but we may venture some in WERA this year. . ..  Another answer might be "folks much faster than us."   :lol:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/gixxer.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on January 07, 2007, 09:09:30 pm
And now for the absolutely unrelated:

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n302/peter_anon/standingfox1.jpg)

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n302/peter_anon/smilingfox1.jpg)

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n302/peter_anon/alertfox1.jpg)

Behind my house.  Dot says she wants one.

No riding today, but I did get out on the golf course with my younger son.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 07, 2007, 09:16:56 pm
Not completely unrelated!  The race ride pictured above has a "Fox" shock.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 07, 2007, 09:32:21 pm

And now for the absolutely unrelated:

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n302/peter_anon/alertfox1.jpg)

Behind my house.  Dot says she wants one.

No riding today, but I did get out on the golf course with my younger son.



That's funny, Jason wanted to shoot one today! :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 07, 2007, 09:36:41 pm
No reason to alert PETA.  I've seen Sling shoot.   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 08, 2007, 08:56:19 am

And now for the absolutely unrelated:

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n302/peter_anon/standingfox1.jpg)

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n302/peter_anon/smilingfox1.jpg)

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n302/peter_anon/alertfox1.jpg)

Behind my house.  Dot says she wants one.

No riding today, but I did get out on the golf course with my younger son.



Did you or your neighbors have cats?  :lol:
The fox probably calls your pace McDots!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 08, 2007, 12:14:57 pm
An RNA update??   :cool:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 08, 2007, 12:57:00 pm

An RNA update??   :cool:

Still no replication.   The wait continues.  :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Kurt S on January 08, 2007, 02:38:08 pm
Movin' On...

Just wanted to say a quick goodbye of sorts.  Contrary to Dave's predictions, I sold my house in 6 weeks and now we are headed for CA.  The bikes were picked up by JC Motors last Friday and should arrive at my new house late this week.  Effective at 10:30 tomorrow night when the plane touches down in Sacramento, I will be living living in the people's democratic republic of Kalifornia.  Thanks for the great rides, ride safe!

Regards to all

Kurt




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 08, 2007, 03:00:14 pm

Movin' On...

Just wanted to say a quick goodbye of sorts.  Contrary to Dave's predictions, I sold my house in 6 weeks and now we are headed for CA.  The bikes were picked up by JC Motors last Friday and should arrive at my new house late this week.  Effective at 10:30 tomorrow night when the plane touches down in Sacramento, I will be living living in the people's democratic republic of Kalifornia.  Thanks for the great rides, ride safe!

Regards to all

Kurt



Safe travels.   :thumbsup:

Perhaps we'll see you at the Nationals.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 08, 2007, 03:04:29 pm

Movin' On...

Just wanted to say a quick goodbye of sorts.  Contrary to Dave's predictions, I sold my house in 6 weeks and now we are headed for CA.  The bikes were picked up by JC Motors last Friday and should arrive at my new house late this week.  Effective at 10:30 tomorrow night when the plane touches down in Sacramento, I will be living living in the people's democratic republic of Kalifornia.  Thanks for the great rides, ride safe!

Regards to all

Kurt





Good luck on the left coast (even if we've never met).  

Great riding out that way.  If not already aware, be careful on Hwy (?) between Sac and San Fran...lots of road buckles last time I traveled it.  Also, Hwy 1 out of San Fran...road given by God Himself for motorcyclists to enjoy.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 08, 2007, 05:13:20 pm
Good luck on the move - glad your house sold - could be a good omen for mine.
If you have any guns or high pollution toys, I'd be happy to hold them until you get paroled and come back.
-DNA


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 08, 2007, 05:15:50 pm
And, of course, it goes without saying that we are glad you let us ride with you.   :)

Be careful out there.  I read that those Region 1 folks can be kind of whacky.   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 08, 2007, 07:47:48 pm

Good luck on the move - glad your house sold - could be a good omen for mine.
If you have any guns or high pollution toys, I'd be happy to hold them until you get paroled and come back.
-DNA


They haven't kicked me out yet, with all my guns, and my 12mpg Jeep :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 08, 2007, 07:52:49 pm

Nah, it is a belt loop, but I don't plan on wearing it anyway. Although it IS fully legal in Virginia to carry an un-concealed weapon.


For holsters, these rock:  Clicky (http://www.actiongear.com/cgi-bin/tame.exe/agcatalog/level4s.tam?xax=31676&M5COPY%2Ectx=28404&M5%2Ectx=28404&M2%5FDESC%2Ectx=Holsters%2C%20Magazine%20Pouches%2C%20Belts%2C%20Accessory%20Pouches&level3%2Ectx=results%2Etam&query%2Ectx=serpa%20holster&backto=%2Fagcatalog%2Fresults%2Etam)

Locks the gun in place when you put it in, and you press the button with your index finger extended down as you pull it out.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 08, 2007, 08:08:04 pm
Best of luck Kurt.  Enjoy your liberal, motorcycle riding paradise!  

A final note on the Saturday ride.  Stacey and came upon a group of three sportbikes on the side of Limekiln road on the way home.  One of the kids had high sided and broke his collar bone.  We stopped to see if they needed help.  He was OK and the ambulance was on it's way.  Sadly we were the first to stop in the 20 minutes they had been there.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on January 08, 2007, 08:23:13 pm
Yeesh -- at least it was only a broken bone and nothing more serious. Glad you guys were there to stop (and if other bikers had ridden by without stopping, well, shame on them).

BTW, did you happen to notice the brand spanking new Ducati 1098 just as we turned onto 50 on the way home?

 :drool:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 08, 2007, 09:26:39 pm

BTW, did you happen to notice the brand spanking new Ducati 1098 just as we turned onto 50 on the way home?
 :drool:


Remember, I called dibs on either R6.   :drool:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 08, 2007, 09:57:51 pm


Still no replication.   The wait continues.  :headscratch:


Buy a trampoline.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 08, 2007, 10:01:34 pm

And, of course, it goes without saying that we are glad you let us ride with you.   :)

Be careful out there.  I read that those Region 1 folks can be kind of whacky.   :D


Especially around San Fran.  There is a greater tendency for the throttle wrist to be a bit limp. ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 08, 2007, 10:08:46 pm
Since I'm the ride report slacker of the group, I'll follow the notion that a picture speaks 1000 words.  Good thing since my vocabulary is only 435 words.
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00520001.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00550004.jpg)
"Hi I'm Dave, don't listen to what these guys tell you, I'm a really conservative rider."
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00570006.jpg)
"When I ride my badass RT with my arms up like this. Everyone knows I'm in charge!"
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00580007.jpg)
"So where are we going again?""Lime Kiln What?"


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 08, 2007, 10:18:35 pm
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00600009.jpg)
Hmm... Something is amiss...
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00610010.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00620011.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00630012.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 08, 2007, 10:20:36 pm

Especially around San Fran.  There is a greater tendency for the throttle wrist to be a bit limp. ;)


Yeah, stay out of SanFran.  I avoid it at all costs.  The good riding is North, East and South of it anyway.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 08, 2007, 10:22:13 pm
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00640013.jpg)
Stopping at one of 2 general stores in Bluemont.
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00650014.jpg)
Bikes abound! It's an act of god DaveD didnt' hit any of them.




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 08, 2007, 10:25:31 pm
I give you: The Funeral Procession.  
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00660015.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00670016.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00680017.jpg)
Mind you, I'm waiting about 10 seconds between each shot.
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00690018.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00700019.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00720021.jpg)
Finally......


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 08, 2007, 10:27:42 pm
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00770026.jpg)
Now where are we going?
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00760025.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00750024.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00740023.jpg)
Nice sneaks, Eh?
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00730022.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 08, 2007, 10:30:32 pm
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00780027.jpg)
"You  had to see it Joey, I  nearly crapped myself, Mac and DaveD were THIS close"
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00790028.jpg)
Speaking of Dave, where is he?
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00810030.jpg)
Do I care? No...
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00820031.jpg)
Should we go back?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 08, 2007, 10:36:50 pm
Hmmm... Oprah with her fine voluptuous curves or the Silver Donkey ass. :inlove:
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00830032.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00840033.jpg)
I'm just glad i'm out riding.
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00920041.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00930042.jpg)
Story time with Dave.  Gather around children. :p
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00910040.jpg)
It's Sexy Time!!
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/STN%201-6-07/DSC_00880037.jpg)
Daffy is a dirty dirty girl...  yummy  :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Stargzrgrl on January 08, 2007, 10:43:14 pm
I'm sorry, I couldn't resist...

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a284/stargzrgrl/DNA4sale.jpg?t=1168314058)

 :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 09, 2007, 06:35:09 am
 :clap: :clap: :clap:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 09, 2007, 08:19:23 am
it's funny but you misspelled perhaps. :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 09, 2007, 09:59:15 am
 :clap: :clap:
Well worth the wait - which is all I seem to be doing lately. :rolleyes:

Star - interested in a new bike?  She's cherry - almost mint.  Never rode in the rain, nor had a bit of trouble. truly babied by an adult mechanic rider who is fanatical about maintenance.  Great deal. Highly farkled for LD riding. Will trade for new FJR +$500 cash.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 09, 2007, 04:57:26 pm

it's funny but you misspelled perhaps. :lol:


"perp" "haps...maybe its a subconcious thing?

Oh...and thanks for the memories  :clap:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on January 09, 2007, 06:10:45 pm
Hey, this is me, Dot, not Peter pretending to be me by posting foxes in his backyard while logged in as me...jeez, all I have is a few trees and neighbors in my backyard....but one question after reading through the great fun this weekend...who is the one with the bike more yellow than mine? I thought I had the most yellow thing out there, attractive to bumble bees and other pollen seeking insects. Please do let me know who you are.

DNA:  nothing YET????

AND what about the motorcycle show this weekend? Who is up for a NOVA Ride II gaggle?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 09, 2007, 06:10:56 pm
I see someone got new panniers for Dave's dual sport!   ;)  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 09, 2007, 06:13:39 pm

Hey, this is me, Dot, not Peter pretending to be me by posting foxes in his backyard while logged in as me...jeez, all I have is a few trees and neighbors in my backyard....but one question after reading through the great fun this weekend...who is the one with the bike more yellow than mine? I thought I had the most yellow thing out there, attractive to bumble bees and other pollen seeking insects. Please do let me know who you are.

AND what about the motorcycle show this weekend? Who is up for a NOVA Ride II gaggle?


Maximus has the Ducati.  CB400 has the Vfr.  

Didn't even know that there was a moto show this weekend.   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 09, 2007, 06:25:22 pm

DNA:  nothing YET????
AND what about the motorcycle show this weekend? Who is up for a NOVA Ride II gaggle?


Nothing! :(
At this rate- I'm in! :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 09, 2007, 06:51:07 pm
I'm completely out of the riding net this weekend.   :thumbsdown:  I've been putting off the grown up stuff long enough.  Hey, but I do have a looonnngggg 4 day weekend to get it ALL done.  :thumbsup:

Have fun at the show


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 09, 2007, 06:58:26 pm
Ok, Ok..I know I just posted...but...I went upstairs for a minute, looked on the back deck, and guess what I saw?   GIve up?  The deck is COVERED in about 1/8" of that white stuff.  Either Mt St Helens blew her top again (ash), or its snowing!  Looks like Winter 06-07 is finally here  :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 09, 2007, 07:30:26 pm
who is the one with the bike more yellow than mine? I thought I had the most yellow thing out there, attractive to bumble bees and other pollen seeking insects.


It's even more yellow than mine! :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 09, 2007, 07:32:24 pm

Ok, Ok..I know I just posted...but...I went upstairs for a minute, looked on the back deck, and guess what I saw?   GIve up?  The deck is COVERED in about 1/8" of that white stuff.  Either Mt St Helens blew her top again (ash), or its snowing!  Looks like Winter 06-07 is finally here  :)


We might even see some snow flakes in the next couple of days.  This, like, never happens here at sea level  :crazy: .  All these people here will freak out!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 09, 2007, 08:02:34 pm



We might even see some snow flakes in the next couple of days.  This, like, never happens here at sea level  :crazy: .  All these people here will freak out!


Let's alert swriverstone -- he's been all ramped up about global warming.   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 09, 2007, 10:23:58 pm
Global warming is a farce. The weather man can't even tell me what the temperature is today to within a degree. You think I'm going to trust what he says about the entire history of weather?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on January 09, 2007, 11:22:36 pm

Movin' On...

Just wanted to say a quick goodbye of sorts.  Contrary to Dave's predictions, I sold my house in 6 weeks and now we are headed for CA.  The bikes were picked up by JC Motors last Friday and should arrive at my new house late this week.  Effective at 10:30 tomorrow night when the plane touches down in Sacramento, I will be living living in the people's democratic republic of Kalifornia.  Thanks for the great rides, ride safe!

Regards to all

Kurt





Kurt - I hope you had a safe flight!  Good Luck in California!!  It was a pleasure to have ridden with you!!  Keep in Touch!  ~Stacey


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on January 09, 2007, 11:27:12 pm

AND what about the motorcycle show this weekend? Who is up for a NOVA Ride II gaggle?


Dot, Steve and I are planning on going to the motorcycle show.  We were thinking about goiing on Sunday so we aren't pressed for time like we would be if we went after we get off work on Friday and Saturday night.

Anyone else planning to go??


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on January 10, 2007, 06:35:09 am


Anyone else planning to go??



Yes to going and Sunday.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 10, 2007, 08:47:04 am
I would also like to go but may have pressing business to attend to this weekend. But I know a bunch of us at least have Monday off. Is the show still going on then?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Maximus on January 10, 2007, 10:55:41 am
I will be at the International Motorcycle Show all weekend with the company.  If you guys stop in, swing by the Coleman Powersports booth.  We will be there with Apex Cycle Education promoting new rider safety awareness and selling seats for the Basic RiderCourse.  

See you all there.  More information is available on www.apexcycleeducation.com click on events for a link to the official IMS website.

Take care and be safe.  RNA and DNA, good luck it will happen before you know it.  :D

Maximum Yellow Ducati


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 10, 2007, 01:11:47 pm
I might be in - looks like it could be another week! :eek:

RNA is not happy.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 10, 2007, 02:27:42 pm
Time to start walking around the mall. . .. :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 10, 2007, 04:29:12 pm

Time to start walking around the mall. . .. :bigok:

Not a chance - the credit cards are still working fine :crazy:
I'm thinking trampoline :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 10, 2007, 06:10:08 pm
All this talk about malls and tampolines.....and I hear-tell, that very often, babies happen at hospitals...thought about that?  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on January 10, 2007, 06:49:09 pm
Motorcycle show at DC COnvention center Fri - Sun this weekend. Link to directions below (I think). Metro yellow line, Mt Vernon Square station.

Peter, Dot, Steve and Stacey are in for Sunday. Who else? Suggest we meet at noon at metro exit, go have lunch nearby (food is important), go to show, drool, leave whenever. Who is in?


http://www.dcconvention.com/directions/default.asp#nationalmetro


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on January 10, 2007, 06:53:08 pm
I might be able to make it...


--jeff


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on January 10, 2007, 07:05:47 pm
Jeff: are you the one with the "yellow more than me" bike?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on January 10, 2007, 07:11:58 pm
Umm, I think so. I'm the yellow VFR....

So, umm, yeah maybe.


--jeff

(Am I in trouble?) :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 10, 2007, 07:31:38 pm
Time to change your name to Bumble Bee!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on January 10, 2007, 09:30:09 pm
Actually, everyone seemed to refer to me as either "The VFR" or "The VFR guy".

Bumble bee, naah. 's not me.

Killer bee, maybe, but only as a joke.


--jeff



 


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 10, 2007, 09:49:09 pm

Actually, everyone seemed to refer to me as either "The VFR" or "The VFR guy".


VFR Guy. . ..  Bumble Bee. . ..  Hmmm. . ..

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/countryroad.jpg)



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on January 10, 2007, 09:57:55 pm
That's a whole lotta yellow, too.    


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 10, 2007, 10:06:38 pm

That's a whole lotta yellow, too.    


And asphalt. . ..   ;)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/121805ride.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on January 10, 2007, 10:15:32 pm
Nice...

Jeez, I think we even have the same tankbag...

People are gonna talk.

(http://www.cb-1.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=52&g2_serialNumber=2)

--jeff






Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 10, 2007, 10:23:57 pm
Clearly we appreciate things that work.   :bigok:

Hang around us -- or just DNA -- to see how the other half lives.   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 10, 2007, 10:34:49 pm
It's called character - and yes - it will get all over you. :lol:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 10, 2007, 10:38:20 pm
For the record, DNA's Sprint is sponsored by "Oil-Dri."   :lol:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/slip.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 10, 2007, 10:50:33 pm
You call that bright? That's not, I will have this jacket someday.

(http://www.olympiamotosports.com/ast_mens/ast-mens-jacket.jpg)

It is retina burningly brighter than the Stich!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on January 10, 2007, 11:37:52 pm
A friend of mine recently bought one (and the matching pants, albeit black) with his new '07 K1200GT.

That jacket makes him really visible. Who knows if the cagers are looking, alas.  :crazy: :( :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on January 11, 2007, 08:06:09 am
Perhaps he should also see if Zip-tie would sponsor too, based on last weekends excitement. :)


--jeff


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 11, 2007, 08:13:11 am

Perhaps he should also see if Zip-tie would sponsor too, based on last weekends excitement. :)


--jeff


Well played.   :clap:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 11, 2007, 01:03:34 pm
 :clap:


 :twofinger:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on January 11, 2007, 01:05:47 pm
I'm here all week.....try the fish.

  ;)

--jeff


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 12, 2007, 11:29:59 am
Sorry to break up the VFR/ugly suite love fest - but what are the show plans?

Looks like I'm in  :( for this weekend as nothing is happening and induction stuff is planned for next week.

Sunday?  Meet there at 12:00?  At the temple and ride in?  Someone make a plan.  Assign us to groups and  use your dictator voice!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 12, 2007, 11:51:04 am

Sunday?  Meet there at 12:00?  At the temple and ride in?  Someone make a plan.  Assign us to groups and  use your dictator voice!


(http://img.timeinc.net/time/personoftheyear/archive/photohistory/images/stalin.jpg)

"To the Gulag with you!"


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on January 12, 2007, 01:41:01 pm
OK, a plan:  suggest not riding in as no place to park. Suggest metro in or get there however, meet at the entrance to the show at noon, go for lunch someplace, back to the show. Or meet at metro exit. My intent is to have some food prior to going in.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 12, 2007, 04:30:43 pm



(http://img.timeinc.net/time/personoftheyear/archive/photohistory/images/stalin.jpg)

"To the Gulag with you!"


"Pull my finger. I dare you"


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 12, 2007, 04:56:53 pm
I think Stacey and I are going to drive in.  I'm not much for riding in DC.  I think going early would be best as far as beating the crowds.  

I started at Coleman's on Thursday.  It looks like it should be a pretty good deal.  The view from my office is fantastic!  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 12, 2007, 05:15:41 pm

I think Stacey and I are going to drive in.  I'm not much for riding in DC.  I think going early would be best as far as beating the crowds.  

I started at Coleman's on Thursday.  It looks like it should be a pretty good deal.  The view from my office is fantastic!  


 :wow: :wow: :wow:

You mean we finally have an insider?  :banana:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 12, 2007, 06:43:39 pm

 :wow: :wow: :wow:

You mean we finally have an insider?  :banana:


Yeah, but Coleman's doesn't sell BMW's, which is what all of you should be riding  :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 12, 2007, 06:59:29 pm



Yeah, but Coleman's doesn't sell BMW's, which is what all of you should be riding  :p


Which we could, if either of those freakin' shops were remotely accessible. . ..


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 12, 2007, 09:28:59 pm
Sure Coleman's has Bimmers.  High quality used bimmers.  Somewhere amongst the rashfest of consignment garage queens.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 12, 2007, 09:33:11 pm

Sorry to break up the VFR/ugly suite love fest - but what are the show plans?

Looks like I'm in  :( for this weekend as nothing is happening and induction stuff is planned for next week.

Sunday?  Meet there at 12:00?  At the temple and ride in?  Someone make a plan.  Assign us to groups and  use your dictator voice!

There is a great BBQ spot across the street from Fuddruckers on H street.  Which, by no small chance, happens to be very close to the Show.  I'll be riding in but probably not parking with any of y'all.  :twofinger: For free :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 13, 2007, 06:33:44 am


There is a great BBQ spot across the street from Fuddruckers on H street.  Which, by no small chance, happens to be very close to the Show.  I'll be riding in but probably not parking with any of y'all.  :twofinger: For free :thumbsup:


How 'bout I meet you halfway.  I'll ride in the am.    :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on January 13, 2007, 10:06:35 am
OK I hear earlier is better than later. How about meet at the entrance to the show at 10:30. Go around a bit. Go for lunch to the bbq place, then back to the show for however long we want. Sound like a plan?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 13, 2007, 10:19:06 am
I'm out for the show.  I'm afraid I might actually be tempted to buy. . ..   :eek:

But be sure to take pictures.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 13, 2007, 01:42:32 pm

OK I hear earlier is better than later. How about meet at the entrance to the show at 10:30. Go around a bit. Go for lunch to the bbq place, then back to the show for however long we want. Sound like a plan?


Plan!  10:30 it is!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 13, 2007, 08:13:48 pm
The war department doesn't agree with any unchecked bike show objects of opportunity.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 13, 2007, 09:45:13 pm
OK, so meet somewhere outside a giant building at 10:30? I guess I'll figure out a way to get down there. What's a good metro stop?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 13, 2007, 10:07:09 pm
I'd guess Chinatown.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/metro-map.gif)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on January 14, 2007, 07:27:35 am
NOOOOOO!!!! the show is at the DC Convention Center, not at the Verizon Center. Go Yellow line to Mt Vernon Square.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on January 14, 2007, 08:07:11 am
She's right.  As usual.   :eek:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 14, 2007, 09:13:20 am
But it costs $0.45 more to go to that location. Thats money I could spend on a sticker!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 14, 2007, 09:15:27 am
I'll spot you for a Triumph sticker.  :cool:
Leaving soon.  
I do hate the metro! :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 14, 2007, 11:07:12 am

NOOOOOO!!!! the show is at the DC Convention Center, not at the Verizon Center. Go Yellow line to Mt Vernon Square.


That'll teach me to "guess."   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on January 14, 2007, 07:33:12 pm

That was fun.  In fact,

THAT WAS THE MOST FUN I EVER HAD AT A MC SHOW!!!!

 :chili:     :chili:     :chili:  

All becuase I realized there is no reason for me to buy another bike!!!









































Not today, anyway.
 ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 14, 2007, 07:51:22 pm
M/C show was fun, but I was thoroughly disappointed at the lack of apparel displays. Turns out Belstaff had some awesome gear, and my favorite helmet company Xpeed was on hand, but the only thing I really need is a good pair of boots. Nothing!! No one had squat.

But Urals are awesome!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on January 14, 2007, 08:16:14 pm
Wish we remembered to bring the camera to take pics of the Urals' sidecars. I got in one, and Peter had to help me out. But would be a blast to ride in one, for a bit.

I was disappointed that the bag maker RKA was not there. I bought a seatbag from Morton's a few weeks ago, but was hoping to see RKA there again. Right now I have a Christmas present strapped to the back of Sadie (much to Peter's chargin, I might add...he didn't think we could do it) and we will ride to deliver the belated X-mas present to a friend in Montclair tomorrow. No bags, just strapped on with a good old bungie net. I'll have to take a pic, it is pretty unique. Last strange thing I transported was a rice cooker under the bungie. So, I open the challenge...besides pie, what have your strapped on to your bike?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on January 14, 2007, 08:33:54 pm

...besides pie, what have you strapped on to your bike?


Windshield wipers.


You and Janice looked cute on/in the Ural.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on January 14, 2007, 08:43:53 pm
I hope this posts...

IMG]http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/DSC01495.jpg[/IMG]

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/DSC01492.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 14, 2007, 08:55:45 pm

I hope this posts...

IMG]http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/DSC01495.jpg[/IMG]

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/DSC01492.jpg)


 :hail: :hail: :hail:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on January 14, 2007, 09:41:57 pm

I've learned not to stand in her way.    ;)



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 14, 2007, 09:43:20 pm
Fun show - I found several bikes that would be good #2 rides.  Super Motards's in every booth, and the Beul was pretty cool.  The new FZ1 looked pretty sweet, but way to big for a SM.  In fact I likes almost every bike in th Yami booth.

No KTM and no Triumph?   :eek: My number 1 and number 2 manufactures were both absent.  :(

Pop was smitten by the Ural - I expect we shall all have a chance to ride in the hack by mid-summer.
He just bought another dirt bike 2 months ago - so by April he will be due.  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 14, 2007, 09:58:01 pm
Speaking of "due," how goes it??


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 14, 2007, 10:04:40 pm
For some reason, early in the show Stacey and Dot thought that I was taking a picture of THEM!

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/IMG_5388.JPG)

The new 1200RT-P. This is one ugly bike.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/IMG_5389.JPG)

Steve falls in love with another one of Dave's bikes:

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/IMG_5390.JPG)

The definition of beauty

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/IMG_5391.JPG)

Rossi bike for John

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/IMG_5404.JPG)

Sooooo many buttons!

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/IMG_5393.JPG)

Jason like! Jason want Ural!

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/IMG_5403.JPG)

It just doesn't seem like it would work...

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/IMG_5395.JPG)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 15, 2007, 01:15:29 am

The new 1200RT-P. This is one ugly bike.


 :twofinger:  I was gonna buy one.

Quote
Steve falls in love with another one of Dave's bikes:


Prediction - there's going to be one more beemer on your rides, and one less triumph :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 15, 2007, 06:39:40 am


Prediction - there's going to be one more beemer on your rides, and one less triumph :)



Close.  I predict one more Ford Exploder with baby seat and one less triumph.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 15, 2007, 09:25:04 am
BMW - I doubt it.
Possibly something - but something inexpensive.

The wait continues...  Nothing yet. :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 15, 2007, 02:48:05 pm

BMW - I doubt it.
Possibly something - but something inexpensive.


I didn't mean that YOU'd get a BMW.  Duck is gonna get a BMW, and you'll get his VStrom :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 15, 2007, 03:33:34 pm



I didn't mean that YOU'd get a BMW.  Duck is gonna get a BMW, and you'll get his VStrom :D


Duck is getting that new Duc 1098.  It is just a matter of time -- like 2 months.  :lol:  Then Dave gets to ride his Vstrom.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on January 15, 2007, 05:08:17 pm
See if this comes through: http://www.cnn.com/video/player/player.html?url=/video/world/2007/01/15/penhaul.cuba.bikers.cnn

Even though they are Harleys, I feel sorry for them. Interesting comments about using Soviet and French stuff to make parts.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on January 15, 2007, 05:17:37 pm

For some reason, early in the show Stacey and Dot thought that I was taking a picture of THEM!

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/IMG_5388.JPG)

Stacey:  he really WASN'T taking our picture!!!!!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: st2sam on January 15, 2007, 05:30:27 pm

See if this comes through: http://www.cnn.com/video/player/player.html?url=/video/world/2007/01/15/penhaul.cuba.bikers.cnn

Even though they are Harleys, I feel sorry for them. Interesting comments about using Soviet and French stuff to make parts.

Dot, that was kool. Thanks for the link. :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 15, 2007, 08:21:25 pm
I thought the show was OK.  The lack of Triumph and KTM was really dissapointing.  To me it was Ducati, sleep, sleep, BMW, sleep, sleep, sleep, Ural, custom made earplugs (and stereo headphones), time to go.  I was hoping for more.  Sorry we didn't spend much time with the group.  We had an appointment in MD to keep later in the afternoon.  

The BMW was cool, but not for $19k!  For that money I'll keep my 'strom and buy a sportclassic 1000S.  It will be tough not to buy the new 1098.  Great bike for a reasonable price.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 15, 2007, 08:58:27 pm

The BMW was cool, but not for $19k!  For that money I'll keep my 'strom and buy a sportclassic 1000S.  It will be tough not to buy the new 1098.  Great bike for a reasonable price.  


I hear that there is a new finance guy at Coleman's. . ..   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 15, 2007, 09:37:42 pm
The new Conk was pretty cool - but did you see how much plastic was on that thing?  And where would you put sliders?  I can only guess how heavy it was - you know it's gonna topple at some time or another.  And when it does - watch out - big $$$.  Very cool for an uber GT bike.

Did anyone else see the classic dirt bikes in the back?  When pop saw the 65 (?) Husky he went completely :leghump: nuts.  Thought he was going to hurt himself.

Duck - did you see the 1098 with all the carbon on it?  That was cool.  Like OCC - Italian style.

And what about this:   :drool: :drool:

http://www.aprilia.com/modelli/road/zoom_photogallery.asp?id=1261#


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on January 15, 2007, 10:13:38 pm

For me, until Aprilia brings out the Futura follow on there isn't much to look at in their line.  But then, a lot of the bikes from other manufacturers made me yawn.  

DNA:  It was great to meet Warren.  Talk about high energy level.

Dot and I went to visit a friend in Montclair this afternoon.  It was so nice out; we will miss these days soon.  Dot is improving in her riding.  The ride there, however, was slow:  She had the gargantuan box on the back (see previous post) and I had my tankbag stuffed to the max so I couldn't see the instruments.  Coming back was more exciting.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 15, 2007, 10:16:30 pm

The new Conk was pretty cool - but did you see how much plastic was on that thing?  And where would you put sliders?  I can only guess how heavy it was - you know it's gonna topple at some time or another.  And when it does - watch out - big $$$.  Very cool for an uber GT bike.


I didn't see a new Connie there. Are you confusing it with the ZX-14?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 15, 2007, 10:38:15 pm



I didn't see a new Connie there. Are you confusing it with the ZX-14?


Nope - it was on a platform behind a small wall so you could not sit on it - but you got a pretty good look at the shaft drive, bags, and odd "clip on ?" bars things.  No gill slits, and bulbus front end.  In a word: Big.  :crazy:

BTW - did anyone sit on the Guzzi Norge? It was pretty cool - not that I'd get one, but it was cool.  (Probably make my triumph seem like a soulless VFR  :pokestick:)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 15, 2007, 10:40:21 pm

BTW - did anyone sit on the Guzzi Norge? It was pretty cool - not that I'd get one, but it was cool.  (Probably make my triumph seem like a soulless VFR  :pokestick:)


That retains its oil.   :pokestick: :pokestick: :popcorn:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 15, 2007, 10:48:25 pm



That retains its oil.   :pokestick: :pokestick: :popcorn:


Exactly.  Boring. :sleepy:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 16, 2007, 10:13:35 am
Knowing what I know about Aprillia dealer support, I didn't even stop to look.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 17, 2007, 11:28:21 am
It's a girl!!!!
Reagan Elizabeth  :inlove: was born at 11:14 PM Jan 16
6 lb 13 oz  21" long
Mother and daughter are doing great.
We will be in the hospital until Thursday.

Triumph girl for sure - she came out with beautiful lines, a ferocious howl and leaking oil!

This is the best pic I have so far - more later when she opens her eyes.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Reagan029a.jpg)



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on January 17, 2007, 11:46:06 am
Congratulations!


--jeff


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Emerson00 on January 17, 2007, 12:18:21 pm
Congratulations, Dave! :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 17, 2007, 01:09:40 pm
So, who's riding this weekend?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 17, 2007, 01:10:47 pm
Oh yeah, congratulations Dave & Tanya!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on January 17, 2007, 01:39:28 pm
When Sophia heard the news, she just couldn't stop smiling!

(http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b6cc04b3127cce80d74bccae7f00000015108AZNmLFw2btr)

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Just wait, Dave -- you'll see how easy it is to get wrapped around a finger that's only a half-inch long. And just how cool it is when it happens! It's amazing to realize that the girl of your dreams is short, bald, and incontinent (apologies to Tanya).

Can't wait to meet her....


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on January 17, 2007, 04:58:38 pm
Congrats Dave &Tanya!!!

Wow, that Ural sidecar rig would be perfect!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 17, 2007, 06:46:37 pm

It's a girl!!!!
Regan Elizabeth  :inlove: was born at 11:14 PM Jan 16
6 lb 13 oz  21" long
Mother and daughter are doing great.
We will be in the hospital until Thursday.

Triumph girl for sure - she came out with beautiful lines, a ferocious howl and leaking oil!

This is the best pic I have so far - more later when she opens her eyes.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Reagan029a.jpg)



 :clap: :clap: :clap:  
:banana: :banana: :banana:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 17, 2007, 07:31:20 pm

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Reagan029a.jpg)



"Hooray for boobies!"  I recognize that expresssion, she's hungry. :banana:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Maximus on January 17, 2007, 07:37:45 pm
Congratulations Dave and Tanya.  So did you take my advice?? :D

You will be neck deep in Barbies and Little Mermaid before you know it.  Enjoy :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on January 17, 2007, 08:41:07 pm
Congratulations to you all! What wonderful, beautiful news! Regan is gorgeous, just like her Mom! Hope you get some sleep, and let us know when can we all ride over to meet her! Congratulations again!

Dot.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on January 17, 2007, 09:09:54 pm
Congrats to the new mom & pop!!!

 


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 17, 2007, 09:43:08 pm

[L]et us know when can we all ride over to meet her! Congratulations again!

Dot.


Did I hear a ride for pie????   :cool:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on January 17, 2007, 10:35:25 pm
It's a girl!!!!
Reagan Elizabeth  :inlove: was born at 11:14 PM Jan 16
6 lb 13 oz  21" long
Mother and daughter are doing great.
We will be in the hospital until Thursday.

Triumph girl for sure - she came out with beautiful lines, a ferocious howl and leaking oil!

This is the best pic I have so far - more later when she opens her eyes.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Reagan029a.jpg)

Dave and Tanya - Congratulations!!!  She is beautiful - takes after her mommy!  We can't wait to meet her!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 17, 2007, 10:41:06 pm
Congrats guys.  Good looking kid.  She should fit comfortably in the sidecar of a Ural.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 18, 2007, 09:21:09 am
Thanks folks - she is a keeper, though she will not be riding around in the side bag of the Sprint.  I think the Ural has potential.

We should be coming home today and will be looking for visitors starting Sat and Sunday if anyone is so inclined.

-DNA


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Stargzrgrl on January 18, 2007, 10:42:20 am
Congratulations!!!   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 18, 2007, 04:47:53 pm
Youz guyz & galz were right about Sheetz selling fuel, and now I see you were telling the truth about Tanya as well...can you feel the trust building?

Dave and Tayna...big congrats!  :banana:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 19, 2007, 01:18:04 am

Thanks folks - she is a keeper, though she will not be riding around in the side bag of the Sprint.


Why not, she would fit :)

Congratulations!!  I think instead of barbies and mermaids, she'll have little plastic helmets and motorcycles (with leaking oil)  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 19, 2007, 08:41:05 am



Why not, she would fit :)


Because dave has a problem keeping his sidebags attached while on the move.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 19, 2007, 09:22:51 am



Because dave has a problem keeping his sidebags attached while on the move.


That would be the correct answer.

So far:
Eating  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
Pooping:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsdown:
Sleeping:  :thumbsdown:  :thumbsdown:

This is going to be really hard for T.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 19, 2007, 10:09:08 am
Humm, I would give myself the same rating!   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 19, 2007, 10:15:34 am



That would be the correct answer.

So far:
Eating  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
Pooping:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsdown:
Sleeping:  :thumbsdown:  :thumbsdown:

This is going to be really hard for T.


Are you talking about you or the baby?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 19, 2007, 10:41:40 am
 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Both I'd guess.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 19, 2007, 04:17:17 pm

Thanks folks - she is a keeper . . ..


So, it's been about a week.  Any farkles?   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 19, 2007, 04:53:15 pm



So, it's been about a week.  Any farkles?   :lol:

Only 3 days.  But we have installed the complete Graco catalog and some soft luggage.  The quick connect for fast fueling is working ok now, and the big fuel cans are in.  OTOH, the leak is getting more consistent and the baffles seem to have come out and really opened up the sound.  New pink covers are in place, but the snooze button is not working at all.


(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Reagan/Reagan073.jpg)
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Reagan/Reagan074.jpg)
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Reagan/Reagan078.jpg)


Ok - just 1 more.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Reagan/Reagan065.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 19, 2007, 06:04:08 pm
Great shots, but that last pic is just so wrong -- it's as if Sunny is looking at something other than a broiled relative to eat.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 19, 2007, 06:15:45 pm

Great shots, but that last pic is just so wrong -- it's as if Sunny is looking at something other than a broiled relative to eat.   :lol:


He's just looking for the pie.  He is very curious - it could be a big problem, but so far so good.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 19, 2007, 08:05:09 pm
Excuse me for interrupting the baby oggling, but is anyone planning on riding this weekend? Damn the cold, I'm thinking of heading out to WV, looking for snow, taking pictures of snow, returning. Anyone?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 19, 2007, 08:07:26 pm

Excuse me for interrupting the baby oggling, but is anyone planning on riding this weekend? Damn the cold, I'm thinking of heading out to WV, looking for snow, taking pictures of snow, returning. Anyone?


Sounds fun.  Now that I have heat, I'm out. :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 19, 2007, 08:18:45 pm
Depending on what "snow showers" turns into in the next 24 hours, I'm in for a Sunday ride.  

The kid's looking good Dave.  I've seen you make the same face she is wearing in the third pic.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 19, 2007, 09:05:52 pm

Excuse me for interrupting the baby oggling, but is anyone planning on riding this weekend? Damn the cold, I'm thinking of heading out to WV, looking for snow, taking pictures of snow, returning. Anyone?


Sunday may work for me, too.  Borrow DNA's electrics and stay warm!   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 20, 2007, 04:47:10 pm
Well, tomorrow looks cloudy and snow showers by 3 pm. All the more reason to ride! Who's with me? 9 am at the Temple?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 20, 2007, 09:37:53 pm

Well, tomorrow looks cloudy and snow showers by 3 pm. All the more reason to ride! Who's with me? 9 am at the Temple?


The silence is deafening.   It is going to be about 25 degrees in the am, warming to 29 degrees.  :eek:

How far are you riding?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 20, 2007, 10:34:12 pm
Come ON duck! You spent like 10,000 dollars on heated gear, this is why!

We may just ride to the pie place, or to the apple house, maybe not all the way to west virginia. Depends on how cold we get. :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 20, 2007, 10:35:22 pm
I'm sleeping in boys.  You will have to brave the cold without me.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 20, 2007, 10:38:42 pm
I'm watching "Seabiscuit" for the 85th time, but only the second time with the girls.  I'll post-up by 8:15 am if I can make it.

Duck should be ashamed of himself.  All those eletrics laying idle. . ..   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 21, 2007, 07:29:16 am
I dont care if Sheetz DOES sell gas...it's toooo cold to be cycling (especially w/o electrics!)  :eek:

Hope you have a safe ride...cant wait to see the pics  :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 21, 2007, 07:40:14 am
I'm out.  House has the flu going around, not wise to leave for an am spin.  Enjoy.   :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 21, 2007, 01:51:27 pm
Joey shamed us all -- conquered a mid-20's morning with no electric jacket, no electric gloves and a hand-me-down California beemer to boot.  :hail:

I hear he made a beeline for pie.  Pie.   :drool:

Here's hoping you made it back before the white stuff started sticking!   :wow:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 21, 2007, 03:00:46 pm
Whoooo! That was fun!!! :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 21, 2007, 03:02:51 pm
I don't think he was roughing it that badly with heated grips, a full fairing, and ankle warmers.  I woke up at 11 am.   :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on January 21, 2007, 03:12:06 pm
Hey guys.

Been on dial-up lately so I haven't been on the 'net much except to check email.

When the snow starting piling up here, I decided to check in to see if any of you were crazy enough to be out riding...

Yep...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 21, 2007, 03:13:01 pm

Whoooo! That was fun!!! :)


What?  That's the report?  No gas station pic?   :pokestick: :popcorn:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 21, 2007, 04:38:17 pm
Pics?  :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on January 21, 2007, 05:16:44 pm

Pics?  :crazy:


I heard his camera froze up.

When I drove to the grocery store this PM (for toilet paper, etc.) my car slid some.  But then, my car is a POS.

I stayed warm on the treadmill.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 21, 2007, 06:42:46 pm
Ride report is up! I felt like contributing to the actual ride reports section.

https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,3104.0.html


(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride21.JPG)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on January 21, 2007, 07:01:08 pm
Blaine, you are a complete nut, as I always suspected, but a GREAT post and in 20 years when I have the experience I'll join you. Glad you got home safely, even if it was in DNA's cage.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 21, 2007, 07:17:13 pm
I suppose I should have joined you.  I am curious to see if the strom is any good in light snow.  Good ride report, next time I'm in for sure.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 21, 2007, 07:38:47 pm
Since you mentioned the cows and their interest in your ride, while I am reluctant to point it out, perhaps the cows thought your black and white bmw looked a bit "bovine?"   Under the circumstances, including it appearing out of nowhere near their pasture, I might have mistaken it for a Holstein, too.   :lol:

Nice report.   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 21, 2007, 10:24:29 pm
Just to piss off HOV.... the report WITH pics.


Well the day started innocently enough. I woke up to a pleasant 20 some odd degrees and overcast, hoping that someone else would be brave enough to take me up on my offer to head to West Virginia and look for some snow. I remember seeing snow once, the memory is hazy, clouded by day after day of 60 degree weather. I believe we were somewhere just east of the WV line on 33, that day. I stopped in a particularly gravely area, wanting to take pictures of the far off snow capped peaks. Unfortunately, others in the troupe preferred gas station photos and so that day we were off without a snow photo to show for it. But I digress.

Seeing as no one would be joining me, I suited up and headed straight south on 29. No need to go to our regular meeting place at the Temple of Sheetz. It was chilly, but by the lack of foggy breath coming from my lungs, I deemed it not-the-coldest-ride-I've-done. And I've got electrics...electric grips. That's all anyone really needs. And I had Judas Priest to keep me company. They wouldn't do me wrong.

I should explain that I hate riding in the heat. I much prefer the cold weather rides. The air is crisp, you're bundled up all cozy and warm, and you don't have to towel off the sweat every time you stop.

Heading south on 29, I remembered Jason's Gainesville bypass, and thus turned right onto 234 and left again onto Catharpin Road. It's got some nice turns but most importantly it avoids Gainesville. People looked at me funny. Still with no firm destination in mind, I grabbed 55 West and wondered if the Skyline restaurants were open. Or should I head to the Apple House? Or to the Pie Place? I made no immediate decision. Instead, I saw a road that I'd never been on before, and so I took it. Pleasant Vale Road it was called. A nice little jaunt with some curves that dumps out onto 17. I stopped for pictures.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride01.JPG)

Not a bad road, but Lime Kiln connects the same two roads (17 and 55) and is more fun.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride02.JPG)

17 is boring, and I wasn't quit ready to head for the pie place. I remembered a road that makes a right off of 17 right around Sky Meadows, Route 710. Unconstrained by limp d1ck pansies and their street-only riding styles, I was free to enjoy this gravel route. It's fun to feel a 600 pound BMW sliding around underneath you.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride04.JPG)

As I crested a hill, I came upon cows. Lots of cows. And they seemed as interested in me as I was in them. It was really quite eerie, sitting there in the middle of nowhere, with 40 or 50 head of cattle on either side of me, and all of them STARING at me!!!

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride03.JPG)
(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride08.JPG)

They came closer. Look out! They've got a taste for meat!!!

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride05.JPG)

"Don't kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he'd eat you and everyone you care about!"

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride07.JPG)

Enough bovine tomfoolery. I followed this road which dumps you out back onto the road where we found the 800 pound pigs blocking our path (another ride). From there, I looped back to 17 and stopped for pictures by the train tracks.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride09.JPG)
(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride10.JPG)

By this time I was learning something about my body. No, I didn't suddenly enter puberty. Rather, I learned that my left middle finger seems to exhibit some poor circulation traits. I decided that a stop at the pie place was in order, and the quickest way there was a jaunt over Mount Weather. I dislike this road, it gives me the same feelings as entering a dark alleyway at night, and it was cold. Bitterly cold. Maybe 5-10 degrees colder on the mountain? By the time I got to the pie place I was in fear of losing a fingertip.

Proof that I visited the pie place.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride11.JPG)

Proof that it was cold. Yes those geese are walking on the water. No they are not the second coming of Jesus.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride12.JPG)

I wonder if the geese threw that picnic table into the pond?

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride13.JPG)

The wonderful feast of Strawberry Rhubarb, and the lifesaving elixir.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride14.JPG)
(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride15.JPG)

The nice folks at the pie place served me warm pie, and asked me "Isn't it too cold to ride?" No. And, "What are you going to do when it starts snowing?" I'll be home by then...and I would have been if I hadn't decided to stop by DNA's place to see the new baby. Ya gotta come see the bayyybeeee! So Off I headed from the pie place, a bit warmer after warming up my gloves but hello? What's this crap?

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride16.JPG)

Thinking that I had plenty of time, and given my complete lack of faith in those that tell us the weather (global warming is a farce!), I stopped again for some pictures. The snowflakes don't show up in the shots, though.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride17.JPG)
(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride18.JPG)

I was greeted at DNA's place by a bird. Being the friendly person that I am, I presented the bird and the DNA's with a gift of coconut cream pie. I really shouldn't have, I mean you need to earn the pie by enduring hardship. But they have a new baby, so what the heck.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride19.JPG)

The beautiful mother and daughter. Luckily the kid doesn't take after the dad.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride20.JPG)

After more time passed than I was aware of, I looked outside to see...snow. Lots of snow, on the road. "Well, this is a side street, how bad can it be on 50?" Ahahahaha!

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride21.JPG)

After about a half mile down the road, I truly realized my folly. Route 50 is a major thoroughfare, and it was in no better condition than the side streets! I wasn't going anywhere. The bike had a bit of trouble staying in the upright orientation. I pulled off to the side, swallowed my pride, made a phone call, and waited for DNA to come rescue me with a 4x4 Explorer and no doubt a camera in tow for evidence. As of right now, the bike is sitting in a visitor's spot at some random development, hopefully to be picked up sometime tomorrow if the weather permits.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride23.JPG)

So after a cold weather Sunday morning two wheel adventure, I ended the ride in the most Washington D.C. suburbanite of ways: in a heated SUV driven by a madman in the snow.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride22.JPG)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 21, 2007, 10:30:31 pm
Thanks!  I couldn't seem to import the pics.  Joey always has to be the contrarian, ride alone, not take gas station pics, write a great report, post it in another thread. . ..   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 23, 2007, 10:41:18 pm
I need to ride.  I need sleep.  I need to ride.

All work and no sleep makes DNA a dull boy. All work and no sleep makes DNA a dull boy. All work and no sleep makes DNA a dull boy. All work and no sleep makes DNA a dull boy. All work and no sleep makes DNA a dull boy.


You need to see this:

 :bigok:
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Reagan/Reagan175c.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 24, 2007, 08:34:10 am

I need to ride.  I need sleep.  I need to ride.

All work and no sleep makes DNA a dull boy. All work and no sleep makes DNA a dull boy. All work and no sleep makes DNA a dull boy. All work and no sleep makes DNA a dull boy. All work and no sleep makes DNA a dull boy.


You need to see this:

 :bigok:
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Reagan/Reagan175c.jpg)


Sort of puts things into perspective, doesn't it?   Welcome to the world of being a Dad.  :thumbsup:  And to Reagan, a belated welcome to the world as well.   :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on January 24, 2007, 12:59:47 pm
Sleep first. Ride later.  

Of course the sleep might not come for another 3 months or so, but look on the bright side, it will be spring!  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on January 24, 2007, 06:36:20 pm
Yes, poor DNA...all work, no sleep....dull boy...but body is fine, no major body-changes to go through (OK, so you aren't getting sleep, weren't you in collage once????), whatever hormones you have are stable.....but WHAT ABOUT RNA?????


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on January 24, 2007, 06:37:41 pm
And BTW, Regan is absolutely beautiful! Precious pic!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on January 24, 2007, 10:27:44 pm

Should be nice weather on Saturday.  A ride somewhere with a stop at DNA/RNA's?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 25, 2007, 06:07:35 am
I can ride -- if I'm not in Charleston.   :crazy:

I'll know Friday.   :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 25, 2007, 09:14:29 am


Should be nice weather on Saturday.  A ride somewhere with a stop at DNA/RNA's?



Sounds nice - let us know and we will have hot tea waiting.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on January 25, 2007, 10:31:47 am
I'm riding Saturday -- down to Morton's to have a long overdue service performed. Gonna wait while they do it, so I'll likely be there all day. If anyone cares to stop by to say hello, feel free. Think I'll test ride some bikes while I'm there, but I'll be leaving the checkbook at home....


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on January 25, 2007, 11:04:58 am


You need to see this:

 :bigok:
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Reagan/Reagan175c.jpg)


Whenever I start feeling my oats on a ride and start to feel a little competitive,  an image like this (of Sophia, of course) comes to mind and suddenly my testosterone rush fades....

I'll be interested to see if you find Reagan to have a similar effect on you....


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 25, 2007, 02:02:45 pm



Whenever I start feeling my oats on a ride and start to feel a little competitive,  an image like this (of Sophia, of course) comes to mind and suddenly my testosterone rush fades....

I'll be interested to see if you find Reagan to have a similar effect on you....


Now you know why I ride at the back. . .. :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 25, 2007, 02:28:34 pm
I'll be riding on Saturday as well - but only to work.  :(  I am open for a Sunday ride though.  

For those who had money on it, it only took me a week of working here to buy (add) a new bike.  Free pie for anyone that can quess correctly.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 25, 2007, 02:33:45 pm
For those who had money on it, it only took me a week of working here to buy (add) a new bike.  Free pie for anyone that can quess correctly.  


Ducati 1098.  Ducati 999.  Ducati 998.  How many guesses do I have left?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 25, 2007, 03:49:51 pm
 :headscratch:

 :shrug:


(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/bike/2007_2_YZFR1_CandyRed.jpg)

 :thumbsup: :inlove:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 25, 2007, 04:25:46 pm

For those who had money on it, it only took me a week of working here to buy (add) a new bike.  Free pie for anyone that can quess correctly.  


A fat boy  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 25, 2007, 06:17:44 pm
Twist is on the right track.  Let's just say the bike "spoke" to me.  ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on January 25, 2007, 06:26:10 pm
Must be one of the retros....but which one?


I'll say the GT1000.

It's the one I'd pick

--jeff


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 25, 2007, 06:26:26 pm

A fat boy  :lol:

 :twofinger:
I resemble that remark.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 25, 2007, 06:27:58 pm
I would have bet the Ducati 1098, but seeing as that is taken, I'll be it's an Aprila.  RSV 1000 R.  :headscratch:

Whatever it is, we'll call it "Number 9."   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 25, 2007, 06:28:25 pm
 :crazy:

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/bike/NV41768_1.jpg)



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 25, 2007, 06:32:02 pm

 :crazy:

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/bike/NV41768_1.jpg)



I shudder to think what that spoke to Duck.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 25, 2007, 06:58:36 pm
Close enough.  I bought an 06 Paul Smart off of consignment.  It was  :inlove: at first sight.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 25, 2007, 07:50:44 pm
Naked?  Or partially faired?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 25, 2007, 07:58:00 pm

Close enough.  I bought an 06 Paul Smart off of consignment.  It was  :inlove: at first sight.


Is that the one that comes with the "Shoe phone"?
(http://www.worstpreviews.com/images/getsmart.gif)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 25, 2007, 08:03:00 pm
I don't think I'll be riding this weekend. Have to work on Saturday, not sure about Sunday yet.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 25, 2007, 08:14:41 pm
Silver partially faired with the light green frame.  I'm still in for Sunday.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 25, 2007, 08:26:07 pm

Silver partially faired with the light green frame.  I'm still in for Sunday.  


Duck, what can I say.   :hail:

Sunday may work for me.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 25, 2007, 09:03:08 pm
Dibbs on the strom... :twofinger:
Posted on: January 25, 2007, 09:02:26 pm
Saturday is looking to be warmer than sunday as the current forecast reads.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 26, 2007, 09:27:45 am
I can't go early Saturday.   :crazy:

That being said, we could leave later, ride and then visit the chromosome clan.   Or we could visit Blue as he parts with his money at Mortons.  Or, we could harass Duck at Colemans.   ;)  

The possibilities are endless.  Or we could just ride Sunday.   :headscratch:

So long as we take a gas station shot for Joey.   :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 26, 2007, 09:53:34 am
Your welcome here, but the roads leave much to be desired.  We do have a special edition VFR on the showroom floor that looks like it would fit HOV pretty well.  We have a few Goldwings for Joey as well.   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 26, 2007, 10:49:24 am

We have a few Goldwings for Joey as well.   :D


 :lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 26, 2007, 04:15:03 pm

Your welcome here, but the roads leave much to be desired.  We do have a special edition VFR on the showroom floor that looks like it would fit HOV pretty well.  We have a few Goldwings for Joey as well.   :D


Ohhhh no. I'm going back to something that leans me forward and pushes me backwards in my seat. I'm tired of tractor motors and aching backs.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 26, 2007, 05:02:37 pm

Your welcome here, but the roads leave much to be desired.  We do have a special edition VFR on the showroom floor that looks like it would fit HOV pretty well.  We have a few Goldwings for Joey as well.   :D


See what kind of banter THIS raises????

Youz guyz & galz have given me the itch (not crabs or fleas :lol:) for a more sporty ride.  Now, keep in mind I do work for the STATE, and last I checked, they dont pay all that well (at least not that much $$$ is thrown my way)...I'm also cash strapped with two house payments....if you dont know...ask me in person

So, I once loved the Yam FZ1...any thoughts on the 06 model?  (Let the flood gates OPEN)....

PS...Anyone stood outside lately?  Winter is HERE...count me out (again) this weekend.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 26, 2007, 05:29:56 pm
You just crossed the line Riceman.  My salesman hat is now ON.  We have a beautiful pre-owned Interceptor with luggage for around 9k.  Only 3k miles.  Dark grey metallic.  Very tasty.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on January 26, 2007, 05:32:26 pm
I'm toast on Saturday and too wimpy to ride on Sunday even with electrics. Where is Mrs Duck and her comment on the newest addition to the flock? What do you call a bunch of ducks? Isn't it a flock?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 26, 2007, 05:47:17 pm

You just crossed the line Riceman.  My salesman hat is now ON.  We have a beautiful pre-owned Interceptor with luggage for around 9k.  Only 3k miles.  Dark grey metallic.  Very tasty.   :bigok:


What year did they make VFRs in grey?  :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 26, 2007, 05:54:57 pm
I think it's a gaggle of ducks, but I wouldn't bet on it.  

The VFR is an 06.  It's so dark it's almost black.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on January 26, 2007, 06:07:29 pm

I'm toast on Saturday and too wimpy to ride on Sunday even with electrics. Where is Mrs Duck and her comment on the newest addition to the flock? What do you call a bunch of ducks? Isn't it a flock?


I am here!!  Just watching!  :)  The new addition to the "Gaggle" was a joint decision/purchase!!  I feel in love with it the first time I ever saw one - about a year ago!!  I am looking forward to riding it in the Spring!!  It is such a BEAUTIFUL bike!!

Duck and I have even discussed building a ramp to park it in our basement in the wintertime so we can look at it while watching TV.   :lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 26, 2007, 06:11:25 pm
Nice.
http://www.ducati.com/bikes/my2006/ducatiModel.jhtml?family=sportclassic&modelName=SMART1000LE-06

Please keep your eyes open for a SM/DRZ400 type bike someone needs to give away... :shrug:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 26, 2007, 06:23:03 pm



I am here!!  Just watching!  :)  The new addition to the "Gaggle" was a joint decision/purchase!!  I feel in love with it the first time I ever saw one - about a year ago!!  I am looking forward to riding it in the Spring!!  It is such a BEAUTIFUL bike!!

Duck and I have even discussed building a ramp to park it in our basement in the wintertime so we can look at it while watching TV.   :lol: :lol: :lol:

You should talk to a contractor about installing a dumbwaiter/elevator system from your garage to the basement area.  One bike going down.Ding Ding *goofy grin*


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 26, 2007, 07:32:43 pm
I'll post up tommorow morning when I wake up.  What time that will be?   :shrug: :sleepy: :sleepy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 26, 2007, 08:48:03 pm

Duck and I have even discussed building a ramp to park it in our basement in the wintertime so we can look at it while watching TV.   :lol: :lol: :lol:


Finally, a NoVa project to which I can contribute. . ..  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 26, 2007, 08:58:03 pm

I'll post up tommorow morning when I wake up.  What time that will be?   :shrug: :sleepy: :sleepy:


Hopefully after 10:00.  I won't be back 'till about then.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 26, 2007, 09:55:25 pm
In my dis-convoluted travels to find a dwelling of adequate Slingshot Macgyver Stature, I found some dern' good roads along the way.

If we feel so compelled to visit blue while his eyes fester upon new Bimmer Iron, I found one neato torpedo road (Viewtown Rd) off of 211 branching south from Amissville to Culpeper. Then hot foot it down Route 3 till we hit Route 1 just south of Fredericksburg.  Might even give a ride home if they find something majorly amiss.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on January 26, 2007, 10:17:36 pm
I'll see you guys out there somewhere.  I'm going to sleep in, then just go riding.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 26, 2007, 10:45:00 pm
Blue, if you didn't notice the instant message thing, I sent you a message! I need something picked up at Morton's for me tomorrow.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on January 26, 2007, 10:48:33 pm
Doubt you'll see me this weekend. I've got house stuff, and some Givi's to mount.


Next time....

--jeff
 


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 27, 2007, 03:52:29 am

Blue, if you didn't notice the instant message thing, I sent you a message! I need something picked up at Morton's for me tomorrow.


A K1200S???   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 27, 2007, 04:59:21 am

You just crossed the line Riceman.  My salesman hat is now ON.  We have a beautiful pre-owned Interceptor with luggage for around 9k.  Only 3k miles.  Dark grey metallic.  Very tasty.   :bigok:


Dark grey metallic has my interest.  I dont know about the Interceptor....does that color have to be that bike?

BTW...I only ride 'em, dont know 'em all...what is an Interceptor, and by who?

THanks


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 27, 2007, 05:01:44 am



What year did they make VFRs in grey?  :headscratch:


Oh, an Interceptor is a VFR?  Or is a VFR an Interceptor?  VFR?  Very Fast Ride?  Really starting to get my interest!

Is that a Duck or BMW?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 27, 2007, 05:18:10 am

Oh, an Interceptor is a VFR?  Or is a VFR an Interceptor?  VFR?  Very Fast Ride?  Really starting to get my interest!


It's a Honda VFR Interceptor.  VFR == Vee Four Race (or Road, depending on who you ask).  It's a 781cc V4.  Same bike that hovmaven has.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 27, 2007, 05:29:10 am



It's a Honda VFR Interceptor.  VFR == Vee Four Race (or Road, depending on who you ask).  It's a 781cc V4.  Same bike that hovmaven has.


WHAT  :eek:  Someone else up at 0-dark-thirty???  

I was going to edit my post, but since I have a response....

DOesnt the "Interceptor" date back to the 80's/early 90's?  Also, as I recall (and it has been some time since I sat on one), it has more of a "sport" riding position that "touring"??  The riding position is one of the reasons I'm looking away from the current FZ1...it appears to be more "sport" than the earlier models.  I dont want to get off the bike, and into a wheelchair after a long ride  :lol:

I'm loosly, very loosly, looking at the Triumph Tiger.  It's getting some very good press....Also considered the new Bandit 1250S, but now I here it is lacking in the "gutz" dept.

At any rate, cant do anything I'll regret while in the "research" phase  :)



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 27, 2007, 08:02:38 am
VFR stock position is between sport and cruiser.  Oddly enough, I find it is easier to ride with that slightly forward position.  Weight seems better distributed than when on a cruiser.  Also, not crumpled up as you might be on a sport bike.  You are welcome to try mine.

As with all things internet, YMMV.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 27, 2007, 08:54:04 am
The VFR is a very popular bike here- it is one of the original "Sport Touring" rides, though it does have an annoying tendency to not leak oil and the brakes seem to work pretty booringly well all the time.

As you begin your research - try to clarify your search parameters.

I'd include: Price point, dirt capability, 2 up capability, LD comfort vs pure sport performance, luggage options, and maintenance.

There is quite a long VFR vx Sprint thread here as well. https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,2194.0.html

I think the FZ is pretty cool and is high up on my list as the best UJM do it all ok bike out there.

I do not think I'd want to do iron butt stuff with it though.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on January 27, 2007, 09:01:24 am



 I dont want to get off the bike, and into a wheelchair after a long ride  :lol:




Huh?  You are worried about that and you ride a VMax?  That wasn't exactly designed by a physical therapist.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 27, 2007, 09:10:19 am
IMO the best values out there now are Blackbirds and 01-04 Sprints.
A really nice 2-4 year old version with ~10K mi can easily be found for <$5K.
Both of these bikes are great deals today, and can be easily personalized to do anything you are looking for.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 27, 2007, 10:11:21 am
Let's not underestimate the incredibly niche spot of the VFR.  It isn't a sport bike, it isn't a touring bike, but it's just about the best compromise out there, especially in view of reliability and dealer service.  The knock, if there is one, is that the 16K services for the 6th Generations (2002 +) are pricey.

In my somewhat biased view, Blackbirds are worth looking at, too.  Lack of nearby dealers took BMWs and Triumphs out of the running for me.
 :cool:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 27, 2007, 10:22:25 am
XX's are alright, but not that I would have a biased opinion.  ;)

Who wants to meet at the temple at 11:30?
It's supposed to be noice!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 27, 2007, 10:55:59 am
I'll shoot you a call now.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on January 27, 2007, 11:15:45 am

WHAT  :eek:  Someone else up at 0-dark-thirty???


I'm 3 hours behind you.  I was STILL up :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 27, 2007, 11:53:21 am
Pushing back the 11:30 departure time. I'm in no rush to go anywhere. I have the torpedo heater running in the garage since it's insulated and doesn't fluctuate temps very quickly.  I also don't like a cold seat.  :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on January 27, 2007, 02:58:34 pm

OK, not "sport touring", but I had fun.  Just a 50 mile run around the area.  I'm looking at houses, so I stopped by some on my list, took pictures, and examined the roads for suitability of getting to/from on a bike.

How did it go for the fast group today?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 27, 2007, 04:22:22 pm
On the fast folks comment, Sling seemed to have a good ride -- from way in the back I caught the occasional brilliant red flash of Oprah's aftermarket evil eye. . ..  :lol:

Well, we tried to ride.  I met Sling after he dined at the sushi buffet.  Unfortunately for the ride, my plans changed as my second daughter requested my presence at a 3 pm b'ball game.  Sooo, I followed Sling as long as I could, but broke onto 95N when he headed south to harass Blue at Morton's.  Hope all went well.   :D



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on January 27, 2007, 06:07:39 pm
I just missed Blue as he was waiting for his turn onto the northbound entrance ramp for I-95.  I didn't return from mortons emptyhanded.  Is anyone doing anything tommorow?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 27, 2007, 06:44:40 pm
The weather is looking like snow showers.  I think I will pass based on Joey's last run in with the white stuff.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 27, 2007, 07:08:36 pm
Duck,

I rode home in Thursday night's brief blizzard -- with a dark shield.  Gusty wind, driving snow, low visibility, falling temps into the 20's -- I thought I was a gonner.   :eek:  I was playing out how it'd feel spinning down the highway looking back at a bunch of oncoming snow-challenged drivers. . ..   :crazy:

That being said, daylight?  Snow showers?  No worries.   :bigok:

I can, of course, say this because it looks like I will be in Minnesota.   :lol:

Ride safe.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 27, 2007, 11:03:23 pm
It's just not a riding kind of day.  Looks like some house work and maybe a detail on the Smart.

In comical news, I clipped an orange traffic cone on the way to work today.  Ripped the right side bag clean off the bike.  Very little damage was done with the exception of a broken latch and some scrapes.  I should be able to get a replacement part for not too much money.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on January 27, 2007, 11:14:36 pm


WHAT??    :eek:    :eek:

I thought the traffic cones were much softer than that!


I guess I will stop slaloming around them near construction sites.

What type of bike did Blue get?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on January 28, 2007, 01:23:57 am

Pushing back the 11:30 departure time. I'm in no rush to go anywhere. I have the torpedo heater running in the garage since it's insulated and doesn't fluctuate temps very quickly.  I also don't like a cold seat.  :rolleyes:



Is there a heated seat option for your bike?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 28, 2007, 06:16:22 am



WHAT??    :eek:    :eek:

I thought the traffic cones were much softer than that!



Actually, traffic cones come in a variety of sizes, weights, heights, and, for a lack of a better term..."durabilities".  I can easily see where hitting one of the more "durable" ones with weights on the base could be, lets see, how do I say this...not good for a rider or their bike.  With that said, thank goodness you werent thrown from the bike!!!!

Per an earlier post, regarding the Max and riding position and wheel chairs...I actually find the more upright seating position on the Max to be "easy" on the ol' back (wheel chairs, similar upright seating).  THe seat can numb the bum, but other than that, it is probably the most comfortable ride I've owned.  That is what I liked about the FZ1 I had.  Just enough forward leaning to be a little "sporty", without so much that it inflicted pain.  

Also per another post...the VFR leaks oil  :eek:  And braking issues  :eek: :eek:  WHat is one to do  :headscratch:  Especially now that I have put it on the "short list"  :crazy:

Throwing my ignorance to the wind...Blackbird...Honda?  1000?  Just checking.  :rolleyes:

My "ride report" from yesterday...3.5 hours south in my truck, 3.5 hours back...in my truck, with a load of junk.  Oddly, there werent as many bikes out as I thought there would be?  Same with "Bike Night" at a Fredericksburg resturant last night, not a single bike (even I didnt ride).  Wonder what was up with that?



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 28, 2007, 07:02:11 am

The VFR is a very popular bike here- it is one of the original "Sport Touring" rides, though it does have an annoying tendency to not leak oil and the brakes seem to work pretty booringly well all the time.


I think the operative words in the above post are bolded.

DNA was poking fun at his Triumph.  His Sprint has well, had some oil and brake issues.  The VFR hasn't.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 28, 2007, 07:58:09 am



I think the operative words in the above post are bolded.

DNA was poking fun at his Triumph.  His Sprint has well, had some oil and brake issues.  The VFR hasn't.   :thumbsup:

Yet.

BTW - both of which seem to be fixed.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 28, 2007, 07:59:27 am

It's just not a riding kind of day.  Looks like some house work and maybe a detail on the Smart.

In comical news, I clipped an orange traffic cone on the way to work today.  Ripped the right side bag clean off the bike.  Very little damage was done with the exception of a broken latch and some scrapes.  I should be able to get a replacement part for not too much money.  


 :rave: Be nice to my bike - glad it was not worse.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 28, 2007, 08:34:54 am
This is the aftermath of DNA riding through your town...

(http://www.capetownskies.com/1058/25_oilspill_workers_closee.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on January 28, 2007, 08:39:34 am

Dot has a suggestion for riding this year:

We need to have a goal, something to inspire our spirits as we go forth on adventures (and face the savage traffic cones) .

Hence, the TOS Tournament.  The winner is the rider with pictures from the most Temple of Sheetz locations taken during 2007.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 28, 2007, 08:40:31 am
I call this one : "Joe scrapping peg"
(http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/paper851/stills/3fb469f58b2fc-58-3.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 28, 2007, 08:45:19 am


Dot has a suggestion for riding this year:

We need to have a goal, something to inspire our spirits as we go forth on adventures (and face the savage traffic cones) .

Hence, the TOS Tournament.  The winner is the rider with pictures from the most Temple of Sheetz locations taken during 2007.



At the MD 2020 last year there were 2 big boni:

The "Between-the-Sheetz"  which went
Sheetz - boni - different Sheetz = 500 points

and a "Pair of Hooters".

I got my pair of Hooters between the Sheetz.

I think this is a worthy goal deserving it's own thread.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 28, 2007, 10:32:00 am

I call this one : "Joe scrapping peg"
(http://media.collegepublisher.com/media/paper851/stills/3fb469f58b2fc-58-3.jpg)


 :lol: :lol: :lol:

(the tractor looks faster)   :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 28, 2007, 04:05:23 pm
Except going downhill or in a "Circle of death".
Those seem to be tractor approved applications. :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 28, 2007, 04:44:56 pm
I thought traffic cones were softer too.  I was going at least 50mph, so I'm sure that was a factor.  I sanded out the scuff marks and called about a new latch.  No real harm done.  

I forgot to post Wed's. adventure.  Traffic was backed up on the access road to 66, so I took to the bus lane.  A representative of the State witnessed this and pulled me over to talk about it.  To my suprise he let me off with a ticket for no registration.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: For our states finest.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on January 28, 2007, 05:03:39 pm

I just missed Blue as he was waiting for his turn onto the northbound entrance ramp for I-95.  I didn't return from mortons emptyhanded.  Is anyone doing anything tommorow?


BUMMER!

Sorry I missed you! Then again, I had been at Morton's since 9am, and you passed me at 3pm, so it's not as if I hadn't been there for a bit....

Had a bunch o' expensive services done (a 6,000 mile service and an annual service, which was about six months overdue), got a new battery (the old one tested at 40 percent of its original capacity), and had some farkling done (which will be revealed later). Also picked up some stuff for Joey (glad you had my phone number).

Alas, no new bike. But since it was such a beautiful day, it would have seemed remiss not to at least demo something...

...like a K1200R.

 :wow: :wow: :wow:

And did I mention: :wow:

OK, that's the first truly fast bike I have ever ridden -- and truly it's a fast bike. Not quite on the same level as Duck's old 'Busa, but not too far off, either. I'm used to my nice heavy tractor engine grumbling away underneath. I'm most certainly not used to having an engine like a large hornets nest between my legs -- and every time I opened the throttle it was like hitting the nest with a stick. DAAA-YUM, that's some serious engine!

Thank God I can't afford it!

But truth be told, it kind of scared me. While it's nice to have that kind of power at one's disposal, I'm not sure I would ever use it on the street -- I think I may be one of those people who likes to make a slow bike go fast(ish)....

The ride down was interesting. My brother had very generously given me a Gerbings heated jacket to replace my defunct vest. Alas, the instructions on how to use it were misleading so I had my choice of plugs to put the power cord into. Alas, I chose wrong, so I rode the entire way --75 miles -- without heated gear (it was 23 degrees when I left). Thank goodness for hot coffee when I finally arrived! And for proper layering....


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 28, 2007, 05:07:02 pm

I thought traffic cones were softer too.  I was going at least 50mph, so I'm sure that was a factor.  I sanded out the scuff marks and called about a new latch.  No real harm done.  

I forgot to post Wed's. adventure.  Traffic was backed up on the access road to 66, so I took to the bus lane.  A representative of the State witnessed this and pulled me over to talk about it.  To my suprise he let me off with a ticket for no registration.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: For our states finest.  


I always have to be CAREFUL when I feel the need to respond about the "States Finest"....Many are NOT as BAD as some would make them out to be...I work side-by-side with them daily.  What the officer did, if it wasnt explained to you at the time, was cite you for the non-moving violation, thus keeping POINTS off your license!!!  Also, if you show up to court with a registration that was current at the time of the citation, the judge might show some mercy.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 29, 2007, 05:58:52 pm
Ummm, that wasn't sarcasim.  The cop was totally cool.  I was completely in the wrong and he gave me a HUGE break (considering the condition of my license).  I will step up and pay the fine.  It would be a slap in the cops face to take it before a judge (in my opinion).  

On a completely unrelated topic, we also have a brand spanking new FJR (with luggage) on the floor.  Wine red, also very tasty.   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Snaab on January 30, 2007, 01:29:38 pm
Pretty funny...my wife and I were in your area Saturday and stopped by the Saab dealership in Falls Church to see what they had in stock.  As we pulled up I said "oh, look honey, a bike shop.  We ought to check it out".  Turns out it was Coleman's (which I had heard about from this thread) and, if I can say this without sounding like too much of a backwoods bumpkin...WOW.  My wife had to drag me out of there.  There was almost every bike that I ever wanted to see or sit on...and they LET you.  You could put every dealer in Tidewater (my area) together and you still wouldn't have the inventory that Coleman has in ONE of their shops.  And don't even get me started on gear and accessories.  Now I know why you guys are always talking about farkles up there...you can actually see them and buy them without having to order something blindly over the internet.  I can't even find a decent tank bag at any of the shops around here and Coleman's had a whole wall of them that would do nicely.  I think I can say with confidence that one Coleman's in this area would likely put all of the existing dealers in my area out of business in a year.  I will gladly make the 2 1/2-3 hour drive to NoVa to take care of my shopping needs in the future.

It was very interesting to final see and sit on some bikes that I've only seen online or in passing - my wish list has been totally modified.  I came to the conclusion that, no, the 636, duc 800 supersport, 749, and the like will not make acceptable sport-touring mounts for me.  I saw the FJR (great color) and while I think there may be one of those in my distant future, I'm not quite there yet.  I finally got to sit on my previous dream bike - the Duc 749 - but realized instantly upon throwing a leg over it that it wasn't the bike for me.  Funny enough, my new dream bike was parked right next to it - a 2006 Pearl Black VFR with luggage.  I've always thought of the Interceptor as old faithful - nothing flashy or even interesting - but in person, it simply works.  Ten seconds on the seat and I felt like I could ride this bike all day - I was ready to ride it home.  I knew instantly that this is the one - this is the bike that will be in my garage soon.  As quickly as I knew that all previous bikes that I sat on were not quite right for me - either too big/bulky or too sporty - I realized that the Interceptor was exactly the bike that I've been looking for.  Not a SPORT-tourer or sport-TOURER, but a truly balanced sport-tourer.  Gosh, I hate to ruin my perception of the Holy Grail of bikes by actually riding one some day...    

Anyway, you guys are lucky enough to have great roads at your disposal (once you get out of the traffic), superb shops with a plentiful selection, and a good group of guys who seem to enjoy riding together.  Enjoy and take heart that there are many of us out here who keep up with you guys through this thread and spend our time droning down roads whose only curves are called intersections and dreaming about the day that we might finally meet up with you guys at The Temple (don't have those here, either) and enjoying spirited ride over Mt. Weather to the pie place...mmmmm, pie...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 30, 2007, 03:36:41 pm

Pretty funny...my wife and I were in your area Saturday and stopped by the Saab dealership in Falls Church to see what they had in stock.  As we pulled up I said "oh, look honey, a bike shop.  We ought to check it out".  Turns out it was Coleman's (which I had heard about from this thread) and, if I can say this without sounding like too much of a backwoods bumpkin...WOW.  My wife had to drag me out of there.  There was almost every bike that I ever wanted to see or sit on...and they LET you.  You could put every dealer in Tidewater (my area) together and you still wouldn't have the inventory that Coleman has in ONE of their shops.  And don't even get me started on gear and accessories.  Now I know why you guys are always talking about farkles up there...you can actually see them and buy them without having to order something blindly over the internet.  I can't even find a decent tank bag at any of the shops around here and Coleman's had a whole wall of them that would do nicely.  I think I can say with confidence that one Coleman's in this area would likely put all of the existing dealers in my area out of business in a year.  I will gladly make the 2 1/2-3 hour drive to NoVa to take care of my shopping needs in the future.

It was very interesting to final see and sit on some bikes that I've only seen online or in passing - my wish list has been totally modified.  I came to the conclusion that, no, the 636, duc 800 supersport, 749, and the like will not make acceptable sport-touring mounts for me.  I saw the FJR (great color) and while I think there may be one of those in my distant future, I'm not quite there yet.  I finally got to sit on my previous dream bike - the Duc 749 - but realized instantly upon throwing a leg over it that it wasn't the bike for me.  Funny enough, my new dream bike was parked right next to it - a 2006 Pearl Black VFR with luggage.  I've always thought of the Interceptor as old faithful - nothing flashy or even interesting - but in person, it simply works.  Ten seconds on the seat and I felt like I could ride this bike all day - I was ready to ride it home.  I knew instantly that this is the one - this is the bike that will be in my garage soon.  As quickly as I knew that all previous bikes that I sat on were not quite right for me - either too big/bulky or too sporty - I realized that the Interceptor was exactly the bike that I've been looking for.  Not a SPORT-tourer or sport-TOURER, but a truly balanced sport-tourer.  Gosh, I hate to ruin my perception of the Holy Grail of bikes by actually riding one some day...    

Anyway, you guys are lucky enough to have great roads at your disposal (once you get out of the traffic), superb shops with a plentiful selection, and a good group of guys who seem to enjoy riding together.  Enjoy and take heart that there are many of us out here who keep up with you guys through this thread and spend our time droning down roads whose only curves are called intersections and dreaming about the day that we might finally meet up with you guys at The Temple (don't have those here, either) and enjoying spirited ride over Mt. Weather to the pie place...mmmmm, pie...


(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/skyline2004vfrleft.jpg)

You sir, have shown most excellent judgment in desiring the penultimate sport-tourer ("the vfr, it simply works") and get huge credit for slogging through this thread!   ;)  You are welcome for pie anytime -- perhaps we'll branch down your way when the weather turns -- it'll make Riceman happy, and there have got to be decent pie places in the Williamsburg area (and that should be doable from Tidewater).   :thumbsup:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 30, 2007, 04:48:46 pm



(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/skyline2004vfrleft.jpg)

it'll make Riceman happy, and there have got to be decent pie places in the Williamsburg area (and that should be doable from Tidewater).   :thumbsup:




No No No....half my ride is coming up to your neck of the woods (and back again).  If you come here, the Fun-O-Meter will only register half as much fun  :lol: :lol: :lol:  But, if headed to Tidewater area, I could join you along the way...may even be able to come up with a half-way decent route...nothing as interesting as up your way, but nice.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 30, 2007, 04:50:04 pm
I figured we'd pick you up on the way down.   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 30, 2007, 05:43:28 pm
Thanks for stopping by Snaab.  I'm glad you liked the shop.  I am also glad you guys didn't feel ignored by our staff.  We keep a ghost staff though the winter and Saturdays can be pretty busy.  Next time your here stop and say hi.  My office is the first finance office outside of parts (it's also the only clean office).  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 30, 2007, 05:47:54 pm

Next time your here stop and say hi.  My office is the first finance office outside of parts (it's also the only clean office).  


Duck, if I have the chronology correct, you got a new job where you bought a new bike, clipped an orange cone and fragged a pannier on the way to the new job, and finally, donated to the Commonwealth for using bus lanes on the way home from said new job.

Me thinks you can't afford this new job. . ..   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on January 30, 2007, 07:07:18 pm



You sir, have shown most excellent judgment in desiring the penultimate sport-tourer ...


He desires the second-to-last sport tourer?


 :headscratch: :headscratch: :headscratch:

 :twofinger:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 30, 2007, 07:09:17 pm



He desires the second-to-last sport tourer?


 :headscratch: :headscratch: :headscratch:

 :twofinger:


You may be right, I may have misunderstood.  I thought he was actually going to ride. . ..

 :twofinger: :twofinger: :twofinger:

Or, you may be right, I may have misunderstood.  I thought he wanted a bike that would actually start . . ..

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1217-1.jpg)

 :lol: :lol: :lol:

 :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on January 31, 2007, 12:27:02 am



Or, you may be right, I may have misunderstood.  I thought he wanted a bike that would actually start . . ..


Zing!  :lmao:

I need a copy of that photo.   :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 31, 2007, 06:05:07 am



Zing!  :lmao:

I need a copy of that photo.   :)


Right click and save is your friend.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on January 31, 2007, 08:34:43 am




(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1217-1.jpg)

 


As I recall, having been reminded of several times, the Temple does in fact sell gas....but I'll be this bike passes even Cali emissions   :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 31, 2007, 08:39:46 am

As I recall, having been reminded of several times, the Temple does in fact sell gas....but I'll be this bike passes even Cali emissions   :lol: :lol:


It does, but Joey tires on the uphills. . ..   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on January 31, 2007, 09:05:46 am
I'm faster going down hill, we all know that.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 31, 2007, 11:56:09 am

Me thinks you can't afford this new job. . ..   :lol:



You may be right!  The pannier was saved however.  Tough little monkey that.  




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Snaab on January 31, 2007, 12:42:15 pm



He desires the second-to-last sport tourer?


 :headscratch: :headscratch: :headscratch:

 :twofinger:


You had to look up the definition of "penultimate" too, huh?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 31, 2007, 01:13:37 pm
Change to "ultimate."  ;)

What can I say, I was on a roll. :o

Seems Blue was on a roll, too.   :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 31, 2007, 02:50:25 pm
That's a word?  I thought you just mispelled something.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 31, 2007, 03:04:36 pm




You may be right!  The pannier was saved however.  Tough little monkey that.  





Good - I need tough panniers...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 31, 2007, 03:39:20 pm



Good - I need tough panniers...


I see an increased discount. . ..  :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 31, 2007, 03:41:38 pm

That's a word?  I thought you just mispelled something.  


I was trying to be modest.  Not that modest, but modest.  Second from top, second from bottom. . ..  Easy mistake.  :bigok:

I should have remembered that Blue used to ride,  I mean write.    ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on January 31, 2007, 03:42:19 pm



I see an increased discount. . ..  :D


And you know I'm going to check the dash lights very carefully. :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 31, 2007, 03:58:02 pm

And you know I'm going to check the dash lights very carefully. :rolleyes:


 :lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on January 31, 2007, 04:49:53 pm
Keep your eyes off my bike Dave.  I already passed on a fully loaded 05 GS we have on trade CHEAP.  The Strom is here to stay.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on January 31, 2007, 05:37:40 pm

Keep your eyes off my bike Dave.  I already passed on a fully loaded 05 GS we have on trade CHEAP.  The Strom is here to stay.   :bigok:


An uptick in the housing market and that GS is out the door. . ..  :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on February 01, 2007, 08:41:58 pm

Anyway, you guys are lucky enough to have great roads at your disposal (once you get out of the traffic), superb shops with a plentiful selection, and a good group of guys who seem to enjoy riding together.  


And Gals!!!   :lol: :lol: :lol:  Just Kidding!  Looking forward to Spring and some nice long rides!  Hopefully we can all synch up and ride together sooner than later!

Welcome to the NOVA group!  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 02, 2007, 04:41:50 am
Anyone riding this weekend?  I'd like to stop by the DNA household. . ..   :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on February 02, 2007, 05:56:04 am

Anyone riding this weekend?  I'd like to stop by the DNA household. . ..   :)


How about a drive-by visit?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 02, 2007, 06:12:24 am



How about a drive-by visit?



DNA -- will you be receiving visitors this weekend?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 02, 2007, 09:01:29 am
 :bigok:
Sure.  Just give a little notice about the ETA and I can but the bird back in his box.
-DNA


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on February 02, 2007, 10:11:08 am

 :bigok:
Sure.  Just give a little notice about the ETA and I can but the bird back in his box.
-DNA


Isn't that how you got the first kid?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 02, 2007, 10:35:59 am
If only it had been that easy... :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 02, 2007, 11:12:54 am
Duck -- if you and Mrs. Duck can make it, feel free to bring along something from work. . ..   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Snaab on February 02, 2007, 02:57:33 pm



And Gals!!!   :lol: :lol: :lol:  Just Kidding!  Looking forward to Spring and some nice long rides!  Hopefully we can all synch up and ride together sooner than later!

Welcome to the NOVA group!  


Oh, my bad.  I didn't mean to exclude the ladies.  I almost forgot that there are a few gals who ride in this group.  Upon second thought, this might not be such a good idea after all.  I fear that you might not be the best influence on my better half who is, for now, perfectly content to ride pillion but has started to say things like:

"Do you think I'm strong enough to hold up a bike?"

"I wonder if I'm coordinated enough to make all of my hands and feet do different things at the same time."

"Tell me more about the MSF course.  How did they start you off?"

No, I don't think I like where this is going... ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on February 02, 2007, 03:02:18 pm
I think I'd prefer that response, rather than the uneasy tolerance of all things motorcycle my wife and I share. Actually, we've agreed to disagree.

She doesn't like me traveling places on trips, and I go anyway.  :(

We just don't actively argue about it any more.



--jeff


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 03, 2007, 08:30:40 am

 :bigok:
Sure.  Just give a little notice about the ETA and I can but the bird back in his box.
-DNA


DNA -- a suggested time?   :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 03, 2007, 09:07:14 am



DNA -- a suggested time?   :)


:thumbsup: I'm doing my first solo shift this AM with miRNA (any biologists out there :lol:)
What day are you thinking about?
Anytime after lunch today or any time tomorrow is fine.
I expect we will head off to watch the game tomorrow in the PM.
-DNA


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 03, 2007, 10:32:08 am
Either day works, your preference.  Perhaps tomorrow?  After a mid-am spin?  Any takers?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on February 03, 2007, 10:38:06 am
High temp of 28.  I saw a lot of icy patches on the way in today.  Someone talk me into it.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 03, 2007, 10:53:59 am

High temp of 28.  I saw a lot of icy patches on the way in today.  Someone talk me into it.  


How 'bout I ride out your way tomorrow or we meet at the pie place -- say sometime around 11:00 -- and I guide you/Mrs. Duck over to see mini-RNA.  I'll be certain to avoid the killer cones. . ..   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on February 03, 2007, 12:33:09 pm
The Mrs. is in NYC.  I'm still thinking about the temps.  Ice makes me nervous.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 03, 2007, 12:50:46 pm
Everybody is welcome  :bigok: especially someone bringing Joe back his bike (insert tapping foot icon here :lol:)
Do be careful on the ice- I Don't want my bike rashed up too much more.


As for the show - 2 week olds are not that exciting to interact with unless you Got Milk.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 03, 2007, 02:35:58 pm
DNA -- pick a good time after 11 am, not sure your child's schedule.  Have to be back to the casa by 3 pm.

Duck -- let me know, happy to ride out your way, and escort to DNA's.   It'll be freakin' cold, but ice won't be an issue.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 03, 2007, 02:55:42 pm
11:00 works well for us.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on February 03, 2007, 03:18:31 pm
Screw it, let's ride.  The temple works as well for me as anything else.  Maybe a 9:30 start time, DNA visit, ride home deal.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on February 03, 2007, 06:42:08 pm
Scratch that.  I just checked the weather.  At 11 tomorrow the temp will be 9!  I'm staying up late and sleeping in.  Sorry Hov.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on February 03, 2007, 09:07:50 pm

No riding tomorrow for me.  I got out for a short ride around the neighborhood to keep the bike in shape (no winterizing for me) .  Sorry, DNA, probably won't get out much tomorrow.  I do mean to stop by -- good intent and paths, and all that.




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 03, 2007, 10:08:37 pm

Scratch that.  I just checked the weather.  At 11 tomorrow the temp will be 9!  I'm staying up late and sleeping in.  Sorry Hov.


Let me know -- I won't leave my home 'till 10:30.  I could be by your place at 11, DNA's by 11:30.  Should be in the 20's by then (and you have electrics). . ..   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on February 04, 2007, 05:58:01 pm
Geez, the whole way up into the 20's!  Sanity is a thing of the past with this group.  I did put a big old horn on Moose today.  I should get credit for doing something motorcycle related.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 04, 2007, 10:30:10 pm

I did put a big old horn on Moose today.  I should get credit for doing something motorcycle related.  


Will it scare off orange cones. . ..   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on February 05, 2007, 06:05:03 pm
It might.  I needed earplugs to test it in the garage.  Cagers beware.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on February 05, 2007, 08:35:57 pm
I think it's too cold for even me to ride. Not that I could anyway, my bike is still at DNA's. He's probably had it out joy riding a number of times by now.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on February 05, 2007, 09:32:09 pm
Too cold for Joey?!  That's like the doctor calling the patient dead.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on February 06, 2007, 12:38:40 am
I had to dig out the block heater on my truck for the first time EVAR!  Diesels no like da' Chi-town beach weather. :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 06, 2007, 12:09:57 pm

I think it's too cold for even me to ride. Not that I could anyway, my bike is still at DNA's. He's probably had it out joy riding a number of times by now.


No, he didn't.  You need a CDL to drive that rig.   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 06, 2007, 01:36:34 pm
Maybe not a CDL - but a straw hat and muck boots for sure.
When it thaws out I will use it to plant corn in the back of the estate.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on February 07, 2007, 09:39:20 pm
Calling all Duc's.... Open house saturday.

http://www.ducpond.com/


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 08, 2007, 08:12:33 am
I may try to get out this weekend.  I head overseas Thursday.   :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 08, 2007, 09:11:34 am
 :crazy:
Be safe.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on February 08, 2007, 12:39:55 pm
I could be down with a Sunday ride.  Looks like highs in the upper 30's.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on February 08, 2007, 05:14:40 pm

I could be down with a Sunday ride.  Looks like highs in the upper 30's.


I cant wait for something a bit warmer.  I really enjoy riding with you guys and gals, but I'm kind of fond of all 10 of my fingers and toes  :lol:  Come on spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 08, 2007, 07:26:47 pm
The secret of our group's success, and it is a secret so don't tell anyone, is that a "ride" can mean many different things, from a 500 mile multi-state all day odyssey involving donkeys, horse trailers and harley processions to a 75 mile ride for pie.  In subfreezing temps, we tend to "ride for pie."   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on February 08, 2007, 08:46:34 pm
I think you are all nuts riding in this cold. Has to be above 40 for me, and with that, all electicized-up. (Listen to me as if I've been doing this for years! What a puffer I am!) Sadie is in the garage with a blanket over her, no kidding. I may just bring her into the rec room downstairs!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on February 08, 2007, 09:27:20 pm
I'm OK above about 25 degrees.  No strong wind is the most important thing.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on February 08, 2007, 09:53:26 pm

I'm OK above about 25 degrees.  No strong wind is the most important thing.  


What?  You going to ride at, say, 15 mph to keep the 'wind' down?


Me, I'm scared shiteless of ice.  I don't like the rearend taking off on its own journey.

Posted on: February 08, 2007, 06:52:35 pm

 Sadie is in the garage with a blanket over her, no kidding.


She isn't kidding.  And it is a horse blanket, too.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 09, 2007, 08:31:45 am



Posted on: February 08, 2007, 06:52:35 pm


She isn't kidding.  And it is a horse blanket, too.



 :hail: :hail: :hail:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on February 09, 2007, 09:06:15 am

The secret of our group's success, and it is a secret so don't tell anyone, is that a "ride" can mean many different things, from a 500 mile multi-state all day odyssey involving donkeys, horse trailers and harley processions to a 75 mile ride for pie.  In subfreezing temps, we tend to "ride for pie."   :thumbsup:


Even if I were to push the wildebeest (which would greatly reduce the wind chill), me thinks it would still be too cold for my old bones to get any enjoyment out of it right now.  Oops....gave it away, I ride for pleasure...and pie from time-to-time  :)

Side note...been walking in the early AM lately, with the ol mustache being completely covered with frost after about 20 minutes...do they make a blanket for a mustache????  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 10, 2007, 09:47:49 pm
I'll check in tomorrow around 10 am.  If there is interest, I may be inclined to ride for pie.  Pie.   :drool:

It'll be my last before my retreat to the third world.   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on February 10, 2007, 10:50:55 pm


Side note...been walking in the early AM lately, with the ol mustache being completely covered with frost after about 20 minutes...do they make a blanket for a mustache????  :lol:


Serious response: a balaclava.

When it gets really cold out, I wear a silk one under my helmet.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 11, 2007, 07:06:29 am



Serious response: a balaclava.




Good suggestion.  Just don't wear it into a bank. . ..   :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on February 11, 2007, 08:16:37 am

I'll check in tomorrow around 10 am.  If there is interest, I may be inclined to ride for pie.  Pie.   :drool:

It'll be my last before my retreat to the third world.   :crazy:


Sorry, too cold.  I'll be running on the treadmill while watching Arsenal play, cleaning, and preparing for the snow drifts of Tuesday.

The other day while out driving I was breaking the tires free while going over the salt/sand patches.  What fun.

On a more MC note:  Last night Dot and I watched "The Doctor, the Tornado, and the Kentucky Kid."  It is good, both on covering the riders and going into depth and Laguna Seca.  




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 11, 2007, 09:58:02 am
Laguna Seca was quite a treat.  You and Dot should get there. . ..

I'll look forward to a ride when I return in two weeks.   :thumbsup:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/lagunakawi.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on February 11, 2007, 07:46:02 pm
Hey guys.

I am thinking of going on a beer run to PA in April. I want to visit the Yuengling and Victory breweries, maybe others. If some other folks are interested, it might be an overnight trip with drunken revelry.

Anyone interested?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Kurt S on February 12, 2007, 08:37:02 pm
Well I went out riding today.  And yesterday.  And the week before that.  But the weather out here!  I mean jeez!   The windchill when it's 60 degrees and sunny is just brutal!!   :D

Kurt





I'm OK above about 25 degrees.  No strong wind is the most important thing.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 13, 2007, 11:13:43 am

Well I went out riding today.  And yesterday.  And the week before that.  But the weather out here!  I mean jeez!   The windchill when it's 60 degrees and sunny is just brutal!!   :D

Kurt





Nice one.  :twofinger: :twofinger: :twofinger: :rave:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 13, 2007, 12:55:31 pm
FYI-

DNA is Today's Wikipedia Featured Article! Check it our at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on February 13, 2007, 01:20:32 pm
I love Wikipedia. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_Sprint_ST#955cc)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on February 13, 2007, 05:05:20 pm

I love Wikipedia. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_Sprint_ST#955cc)


 :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 13, 2007, 07:26:37 pm
Damn you nerds! :twofinger:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 13, 2007, 07:37:54 pm

I love Wikipedia. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumph_Sprint_ST#955cc)


The Sprint ST was first introduced in 1998 as a complete redesign of the earlier Sprint 900 (1993-1997). It made use of the same 955cc inline-3 engine found in the contemporaneous Speed Triple and Daytona models, only slightly retuned for smoother power delivery. With a claimed 105hp, a very forgiving 6-speed transmission, and excellent brakes. the ST inserted itself firmly into the sporting end of the sport-tour spectrum. Propensity of this engine to leak oil rivals that of the Exxon Valdez, however. In normal operation, it often leaves a James Bond-esque oil slick behind the bike to thwart other bikers from coming too close.

The model remained mostly unchanged from its introduction in 1998 until it was replaced in 2005, garnered mostly positive reviews, and gained a niche for itself as a suitible (if never stellar) substitute for the de-facto king of sport touring motorcycles, the Honda VFR.



So do I.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on February 13, 2007, 08:40:32 pm



The Sprint ST was first introduced in 1998 as a complete redesign of the earlier Sprint 900 (1993-1997). It made use of the same 955cc inline-3 engine found in the contemporaneous Speed Triple and Daytona models, only slightly retuned for smoother power delivery. With a claimed 105hp, a very forgiving 6-speed transmission, and excellent brakes. the ST inserted itself firmly into the sporting end of the sport-tour spectrum. Propensity of this engine to leak oil rivals that of the Exxon Valdez, however. In normal operation, it often leaves a James Bond-esque oil slick behind the bike to thwart other bikers from coming too close.

The model remained mostly unchanged from its introduction in 1998 until it was replaced in 2005, garnered mostly positive reviews, and gained a niche for itself as a suitible (if never stellar) substitute for the de-facto king of sport touring motorcycles, the Honda VFR.



So do I.   :thumbsup:


Haha, let's see how long that one lasts... At least my edit was true!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 13, 2007, 09:02:45 pm



Haha, let's see how long that one lasts... At least my edit was true!


I didn't edit a thing -- just copied and pasted (with some bolding for emphasis).   :thumbsup:


Title: I love the snow
Post by: Maximus on February 14, 2007, 03:35:03 pm
I went to the garage to dig out a snow shovel and remembered why I hate winter.  Ton's of wet, ice covered snow to be shoveled and all I really want to be doing is riding.  I don't really hate winter or snow or even driving in the nasty stuff.  What I hate most is that I can't ride.  Even if it was warm enough today there is so much crud on the ground I probably wouldn't go out anyhow.  So I used the just warming it up excuse to start up the bike and annoy the neighbors for a few minutes.  It took a minute to start but it did, making lots of nice Ducati sounds.  

I hope everyone else is surviving the cold, wet, snow, salt and other lovely winter hazards.  

I also wanted to let you all know that we are going to be hiring Range Aides for our motorcycle school in the next few weeks.  Here is the listing we put up on Craigslist.  Send me an email or PM if you know anyone who may be interested.  

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Do you like motorcycles? Would you like to help new riders learn to ride? Apex Cycle Education is currently seeking energetic people with initiative to work part-time shifts on weekends.

Job duties include: Range setup, loading/unloading motorcycles, motorcycle preparation and assisting Instructors. Available shifts are on weekends from 6:30am-1:00pm and 12:00pm-6:30pm.  Experience and skill in reading diagrams, working outdoors in all seasons and interpersonal skills required. 18+ preferred, reliable transportation a must. Excellent opportunity for students and motorcycle enthusiasts. Contact Jason at Apex Cycle Education for more information and interview.
-----

Thanks,

Maximus



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 14, 2007, 03:55:24 pm

I hope everyone else is surviving the cold, wet, snow, salt and other lovely winter hazards.  

I also wanted to let you all know that we are going to be hiring Range Aides for our motorcycle school in the next few weeks.  Here is the listing we put up on Craigslist.  Send me an email or PM if you know anyone who may be interested.  

-----
Do you like motorcycles? Would you like to help new riders learn to ride? Apex Cycle Education is currently seeking energetic people with initiative to work part-time shifts on weekends.

Job duties include: Range setup, loading/unloading motorcycles, motorcycle preparation and assisting Instructors. Available shifts are on weekends from 6:30am-1:00pm and 12:00pm-6:30pm.  Experience and skill in reading diagrams, working outdoors in all seasons and interpersonal skills required. 18+ preferred, reliable transportation a must. Excellent opportunity for students and motorcycle enthusiasts. Contact Jason at Apex Cycle Education for more information and interview.
-----

Thanks,

Maximus



Dot/Peter??  I had to italicize reliable transportation -- Peter has a BMW. . ..   :lol:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1008setup.jpg)


Title: Re: I love the snow
Post by: cbsnbiker on February 14, 2007, 05:12:37 pm

I went to the garage to dig out a snow shovel and remembered why I hate winter.  Ton's of wet, ice covered snow to be shoveled and all I really want to be doing is riding.  I don't really hate winter or snow or even driving in the nasty stuff.  What I hate most is that I can't ride.  Even if it was warm enough today there is so much crud on the ground I probably wouldn't go out anyhow.  So I used the just warming it up excuse to start up the bike and annoy the neighbors for a few minutes.  It took a minute to start but it did, making lots of nice Ducati sounds.  

I hope everyone else is surviving the cold, wet, snow, salt and other lovely winter hazards.  

I also wanted to let you all know that we are going to be hiring Range Aides for our motorcycle school in the next few weeks.  Here is the listing we put up on Craigslist.  Send me an email or PM if you know anyone who may be interested.  

-----
Do you like motorcycles? Would you like to help new riders learn to ride? Apex Cycle Education is currently seeking energetic people with initiative to work part-time shifts on weekends.

Job duties include: Range setup, loading/unloading motorcycles, motorcycle preparation and assisting Instructors. Available shifts are on weekends from 6:30am-1:00pm and 12:00pm-6:30pm.  Experience and skill in reading diagrams, working outdoors in all seasons and interpersonal skills required. 18+ preferred, reliable transportation a must. Excellent opportunity for students and motorcycle enthusiasts. Contact Jason at Apex Cycle Education for more information and interview.
-----

Thanks,

Maximus




I've used the snow thrower twice today. I'll probably have to do so at least one more time today, then once tomorrow. We've had quite a bit of snow today, albeit nothing compared to the Tug Hill Plateau region (near Watertown).  :eek:

As for Range Aides, do you have an RCP coming up anytime soon? RCP candidates make great range rats.    :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on February 14, 2007, 09:33:08 pm



Dot/Peter??  I had to italicize reliable transportation -- Peter has a BMW. . ..   :lol:



This is my true calling!!!   :bigok:

In other news......

I spent a good part of Valentine's Day shoveling snow from various driveways.  It was OK -- I was with Dot.   :inlove:

[ That might make up for not getting flowers until this afternoon.   :lol: ]


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 14, 2007, 09:56:20 pm
I spent the day gathering things for tomorrow's trip overseas.  I also learned that Emily's coach isn't fielding a team this year, so we're now in the "do we try travel" loop.   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on February 14, 2007, 10:22:04 pm
Sounds like a good time to get her riding on the bike with you. Think the wife will go for it?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 14, 2007, 10:33:53 pm

Sounds like a good time to get her riding on the bike with you. Think the wife will go for it?


She already does -- they all do (save for Maggie, she's only 3).  They are the hit of their teams when we ride to practice -- they have a "cool" Dad.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 15, 2007, 12:23:37 am



She already does -- they all do (save for Maggie, she's only 3).  They are the hit of their teams when we ride to practice -- they have a "cool" Dad.   :thumbsup:


Yea on a "Crotch rocket" no less.
Seems you are a hit with the prepubescent everywhere!

Travel safe.
Remember, only eat if it has a peel or is still steaming.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on February 15, 2007, 02:50:10 pm
Not only am I currently not riding, I am currently not settling any deals!  Nothing like an ice storm to slow up motorcycle sales.  I've got XM on Moose that I haven't even used yet.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on February 15, 2007, 05:33:10 pm
Pulled out the wildebeest and fired her up...after jumping her of course  :crazy:  Did take the time to hook up leads for the battery tender that Ive only had for...a year???

Snow...nope, and the ice all melted next day.  Did manage to get a free day off from work.  Gotta love state employment!  Doesnt pay for doodly, but other bennies, not too shabby.

Hope to ride again soon.  Have helmet and tank bag...will travel.

Oh, called Algore and told him to send us some of dat...whatz it called...Global Warming.  He said it would be here NLT May  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on February 15, 2007, 07:56:25 pm

Not only am I currently not riding, I am currently not settling any deals!  Nothing like an ice storm to slow up motorcycle sales.  I've got XM on Moose that I haven't even used yet.  


I'll take a 2006 Kawasaki ZX-6R for $4,000, please. Will that help your bottom line?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on February 15, 2007, 09:21:24 pm

I spent the day gathering things for tomorrow's trip overseas.  I also learned that Emily's coach isn't fielding a team this year, so we're now in the "do we try travel" loop.   :crazy:



Not unless your goal is to meet a lot of psychotic parents.




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on February 16, 2007, 05:46:36 pm
*Cue the barney music*
I hate airports! Airports hate me! I wish I was flying Military...... rabble rabble.... I'm stuck in houston.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on February 16, 2007, 05:51:37 pm
Oh yeah, the stable grew by one recently. The garage heats unevenly with too much open space.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on February 16, 2007, 09:40:25 pm

Oh yeah, the stable grew by one recently. The garage heats unevenly with too much open space.


Ridiculous! I wish I had time to work on the KLR, because I bet it would stay upright in this weather. As of right now, Dave has my bike hostage. I hear he's been tearing it apart, in search of the secret device that makes it go around curves faster than him. Some sort of Inspector Gadget-type device.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 17, 2007, 08:14:57 am
Who knew they'd have internet here.   ;)

Sling -- they have a 12 step anti-acquisition program in your area.  Duck may already be enrolled. . ..  :D

Duck -- put me in for the deal you're giving Joey.   :lol:

Peter -- Emily will have tryouts, we'll wait to see what happens after that.   :thumbsup:

Glad to see you all are typing.  Anyone riding???   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on February 17, 2007, 10:42:41 am
Heard a nasty rumor...something about 50's next week.  Comes down to...which is more important, eatting (going to work) or riding....gonna be a tough week   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on February 17, 2007, 11:57:38 am
$4k is too far off from what we will sell the leftover ZX-6 for!

I am planing on chipping away at the 3 inches of ice on my driveway so I can ride next week.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 17, 2007, 12:18:39 pm



Ridiculous! I wish I had time to work on the KLR, because I bet it would stay upright in this weather. As of right now, Dave has my bike hostage. I hear he's been tearing it apart, in search of the secret device that makes it go around curves faster than him. Some sort of Inspector Gadget-type device.


I think I figured it out. You have a trunk monkey installed that rides it for you when you get tired of seeing my back.  Now we know what was in those massive bags!  It engages mostly on the downhill sections and in tight parking lots maneuvers.  The circle of death option must have cost you a bit extra.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on February 18, 2007, 10:27:24 am
If we're taking bets, I'm betting (and it's a good bet) that Sling has added one of these to his stable:

(http://www.buell.com/common/07/ulysses/xb12x/gallery/584/action12.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 18, 2007, 10:28:26 am

If we're taking bets, I'm betting (and it's a good bet) that Sling has added one of these to his stable:

(http://www.buell.com/common/07/ulysses/xb12x/gallery/584/action12.jpg)


X2 - Great bet.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on February 18, 2007, 10:17:03 pm
What???????   No new posts in a handful of hours?????   Are you people asleep waiting for the great thaw?????  That is, the people who aren't out of the area, state, or country.


I started up the bike (it actually started!!!!) in the garage today just to charge the battery.  The bike has 1,999 miles on the odo.   DAMMMMMMNNNNNN!!!!!   I NEEEEEDSS to get one more mile on the bike.  But my street is nearly a skating rink.  

And people keep buying bikes.  Why?  You can't ride them now.  Me, I would not buy a bike I couldn't test ride.  Dealer policy or crappy conditions, I don't care -- either I ride or I don't buy.


Freakin' weather.

On the lighter side:  I don't live in NY state.  



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on February 18, 2007, 10:55:11 pm

I started up the bike (it actually started!!!!) in the garage today just to charge the battery.


I hope you opened the door a little bit first, carbon monoxide == very bad.  You can also just plug in the BMW charger instead of starting the bike :)

Quote
The bike has 1,999 miles on the odo.   DAMMMMMMNNNNNN!!!!!   I NEEEEEDSS to get one more mile on the bike.  But my street is nearly a skating rink.


center stand + first gear :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on February 18, 2007, 11:17:50 pm


center stand + first gear :D




[ be quiet ------  I was thinking of trying that...... ]



Hey, 50 degrees next weekend:  Time to ride!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on February 19, 2007, 08:33:50 am
It may be just around the block...bit if we see 50, the bike IS going to MOVE  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on February 19, 2007, 01:31:20 pm

It may be just around the block...bit if we see 50, the bike IS going to MOVE  :thumbsup:


+1


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 19, 2007, 01:47:06 pm
For sure - after all this inactivity, the battery needs charging up.

-DNA

PS - The one in the bike might benefit from a quick spin also.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on February 19, 2007, 06:37:00 pm



I hope you opened the door a little bit first, carbon monoxide == very bad.  You can also just plug in the BMW charger instead of starting the bike :)



center stand + first gear :D


The exaggerated angle of the U-joints while spinning on the centerstand is not very healthy for them.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on February 19, 2007, 08:58:57 pm


The exaggerated angle of the U-joints while spinning on the centerstand is not very healthy for them.


Thanks for the warning.  I was only going to run up a few thousand miles so that might be a concern.  A few 10k's of miles,well, they all fall apart by then.




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on February 19, 2007, 11:08:49 pm
Someone. *cough* Duck*cough* needs to buy this bike...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=203771
He's located in Leesburg. Asking 16,500 obo.....  :hail: :leghump:


And to show how civilized this bike would be for commuting from Landsdowne to Falls Church would be:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 20, 2007, 05:43:45 am
I'll miss the weekend -- don't return until Monday evening.   Ride safe.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on February 20, 2007, 01:31:25 pm
Damn that's a cool looking bike!  Not $16500.00 though.  

I'm riding tomorrow if I can carve a lane though the ice on my driveway.  It took Stacey and I HOURS just to get the walk and the area in front of the garage doors cleared.  We had blocks of ice that must have weighed 150 pounds.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 20, 2007, 01:42:58 pm

Damn that's a cool looking bike!  Not $16500.00 though.  

I'm riding tomorrow if I can carve a lane though the ice on my driveway.  It took Stacey and I HOURS just to get the walk and the area in front of the garage doors cleared.  We had blocks of ice that must have weighed 150 pounds.  


That would be  plan as well, thought Bullwinkle is the better steed. Possibly I should saddle up the John Deer in the garage and take it instead?  :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on February 20, 2007, 08:40:53 pm



That would be  plan as well, thought Bullwinkle is the better steed. Possibly I should saddle up the John Deer in the garage and take it instead?  :headscratch:


Funny, I didn't see a riding mower in your garage.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 20, 2007, 11:47:27 pm



Funny, I didn't see a riding mower in your garage.


The noises that thing makes are an insult to riding mowers everywhere!  

If we are going to get all technical, mowers cut grass - so the guest bike should be more accurately described and an uber asphalt gouger.  Scratches up roadways everywhere turning left, right or on it's side.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 22, 2007, 03:59:38 am

 
I'm riding tomorrow if I can carve a lane though the ice on my driveway.  It took Stacey and I HOURS just to get the walk and the area in front of the garage doors cleared.  We had blocks of ice that must have weighed 150 pounds.  


We spent that first day getting all that sleet/snow off.  I was afraid that it'd freeze solid -- and it'd still be there when I got back -- guess I was right.   :crazy:  

I hear the temps may be cooperative this weekend.  Hope you get out!   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 22, 2007, 09:10:03 am
"Announcer voice on"

SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY
I have my first free pass on Sunday for a ride from 10:00 ish to 3:00 ish.

I plan to ride - even if it means I have to ride the Tractor in the snow.
Who's up for a pie trip on the sandy roads?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on February 22, 2007, 03:35:09 pm
I'm in.  I rode yesterday and the roads were not so bad.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on February 22, 2007, 07:46:53 pm
Have fun in the rain..at least that is what I heard they are calling for.  I cant wait for at least a little better weather.  At least some dry weather.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on February 22, 2007, 08:13:17 pm
Hello from off the coast of Mexico..where I sit shipboard  reading "superbike" and wishing that the 70 degree weather were coming home with me....


--jeff  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on February 22, 2007, 10:12:30 pm

Hello from off the coast of Mexico..where I sit shipboard  reading "superbike" and wishing that the 70 degree weather were coming home with me....


--jeff  


Hope you are enjoying the good weather for all of us.  When the temps finally went up, the wind speed went up to match them.

Saturday looks better than Sunday.  In any case, I'm getting out for a short distance, not even pie-land.  Get the bike over 2k miles, get me to Dot's, get on the bike for a FEW minutes  -- that will be sooooo nice.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on February 23, 2007, 10:15:14 am
Can't ride, going skiing this weekend. But I am getting antsy to get back in the saddle.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on February 23, 2007, 04:47:04 pm
Dont think Im goona get the weather (temps) to get up ya'lls way, but the wildebeest is going to see some road tomorrow.  If nothing more than around the block.  Pics to follow ...... :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 23, 2007, 09:50:17 pm
Sunday - Middleburg VFD pancake breakfast - all you can eat $8.00 adult - $4.00 kids

From 8:00 - 11:00 AM

My proposal - meet at the temple at 8:30 - go eat pancakes - eat some more - then ride a bit - home by 1:00?

I love pancake breakfasts.  Ducks? Blues? PeterDot's? Sling (Pancake's should smoke him out)? Anybody?  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on February 24, 2007, 06:28:21 am
pancakes are good, i dont care who you are.  but until i get some heated gear, its a bit too far (at least until it warms up a bit more)

enjoy...eat a stack or two for me... :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on February 24, 2007, 10:22:09 am
Just hit 30 degrees outside.


Time to go ride.  :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on February 24, 2007, 12:06:55 pm
The XX is being held hostage by couches in the garage.*grumble*
BUT.... pancakes might be the ticket for getting the new steed prepped and oiled to ride.   The flux capcitor needs new plutonium before she'll fly again.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 24, 2007, 01:49:08 pm
I figured a big stack of cakes might smoke you out from whatever hole you are dug into, so is that a "confirmed yea" or a "wish I could"?

I rode today ~ 40 miles.  It was cold and sandy - but a lots of fun. Neener neener neener. :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on February 24, 2007, 06:14:59 pm

Dot and I got out for a ride this afternoon.  Stopped by the Rt 50 TOS.  She has pics to prove it.

Hope the weather cooperates for the pancake breakfast tomorrow.  The freezing rain might cause some difficulties.  But then, it may turn out to be all rain.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: bulabula on February 24, 2007, 07:33:59 pm
I had a nice ride today, it looked warmer than it really was; but it was great to blow out some of those cobwebs that have been growing the last couple of months.  Noticed a few other bikes out as well but thought I'd see more.  

Enjoy those pancakes tomorrow.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on February 24, 2007, 08:58:09 pm
With the forecast of shitacularness falling from the heavens tommorow.  What is the abort threshold?

On a sidenote of food; I found a lovely little korean style buffet lunch/dinner bonanza sushi steakhouse place that's all you can eat for an affordable fee. Yum Yum!! It's on Little River Turnpike in Annandale.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on February 24, 2007, 09:59:05 pm
"Wintery mix".   :(  I'm out.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 24, 2007, 11:02:05 pm

I may take the truck.
Check in at 9:00


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 25, 2007, 06:30:21 am
What is all this talk of pancakes?  I leave the country for a few weeks and we've forgotten pie?  Where's the pie?

Hope you all have a good day.  I start my trek home this afternoon.  

I'll check in again Monday night.  :thumbsup:

Very curious what new steed inhabit's Sling's garage or living room. . ..   :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 25, 2007, 07:37:09 am
I'm not riding today - will take the truck.  Glad I got a spin yesterday.  For those dying to know - I exercerized the brakes on the Trumpet and now they work great...for 3K more miles.

HOV - be safe - good trsvels.  BTW- if any gravel gets in your shoes - RNA would love 2ct earrings...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on February 25, 2007, 09:01:26 am
I'm still in for breakfast.  DNA, do you mind if I carpool with you since I'm stuck with the company surburban ?  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 25, 2007, 09:26:27 am
Sure - come on over ASAP.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on February 25, 2007, 09:27:22 am
 :bigok: YAR!! There's a Rumbley in my Tummbley!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 25, 2007, 02:49:09 pm
How hard (how much money) would it take to turn this into the duel sport/ motord squid tool?
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/mcy/284123238.html


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on February 25, 2007, 07:13:52 pm
So, who rode this morning? :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on February 25, 2007, 07:14:57 pm

How hard (how much money) would it take to turn this into the duel sport/ motord squid tool?
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/mcy/284123238.html


You need new front rim, brakes, rotor, tires obviously, and I thought motards had different suspensions. Might as well just buy a used DRZ400SM.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on February 25, 2007, 09:19:38 pm
Nah, it wouldn't be THAT pricey.  Just get the existing hub relaced with a 17" rim.  Keep all the other existing stuff. The speedo might be off a bit so boo fricken' hoo.  There are a couple of guys on ADV rider that sell their services to the rider in need.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 26, 2007, 05:36:48 pm
Well, Liberia was a country of contradictions:

Downtown was pretty well worn:
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2244.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2291.jpg)

20 minutes outside the city:
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2314.jpg)

The local bush devil dancing on stilts:
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2325.jpg)

And an evening sunset:
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2287.jpg)


I'm glad to be back.   :cool:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 26, 2007, 05:56:13 pm
Welcome back - did they have pie over there?
I don't think you should be forced to visit a country that does not have pie.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 26, 2007, 06:00:23 pm
I ate very little.  I drank even less.  No pie.   :(

God bless Cipro.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on February 26, 2007, 07:47:05 pm
Now that you've stolen all of those natives' souls with your camera, what are you going to do with 'em? Ebay?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 26, 2007, 09:26:36 pm

I ate very little.  I drank even less.  No pie.   :(

God bless Cipro.   :thumbsup:


Looks like an interesting trip.  Cipro good  :thumbsup: for sure.
Did you take an anti-malarial as well?  Larium and a beer can make for an interesting night's sleep.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 27, 2007, 06:38:36 am

Now that you've stolen all of those natives' souls with your camera, what are you going to do with 'em? Ebay?


 :lol:

No, Sling must be ebayed out by now.   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 27, 2007, 08:29:24 pm



Looks like an interesting trip.  Cipro good  :thumbsup: for sure.
Did you take an anti-malarial as well?  Larium and a beer can make for an interesting night's sleep.


Melfloquine (Larium) is good, too.  Had all the other shots.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 28, 2007, 05:44:45 pm
Weather permitting, anyone around this weekend?   :)

I suppose we should also find a movie night and see Wild Hogs.   :lol:

http://wildhogs.movies.go.com/


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on February 28, 2007, 07:02:08 pm

Weather permitting, anyone around this weekend?   :)



I would really like to get out this weekend. Bike is still at Dave's, sadly. But I have a newly welded centerstand to put back on it!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on February 28, 2007, 07:18:21 pm
Well, the pic doesnt PROVE that I rode (~50 miles) today, but it does PROVE that the wildebeest at least got some fresh air.  A couple points first:

1.  50 degrees at 60 mph is a lot colder than I recall.  I was wearing 2 t-shirts too???
2.  My alertness and attentiveness for the cagers around me was not as sharp.  Luckily, I caught this before loss of life or limb.
3.  While the wildebeest accelerated just as I remembered, it didnt seem to stop as quickly as I recalled.  Figured this out too before loss of life or limb.

So, if you have been like me, and curled up in front of a toasty fire for the past two months, take 'er easy the first time out.  Even though I did not have any real close calls, I wasnt "on my game" when I started out today.

(http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/Union/8747/022807.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 28, 2007, 08:03:53 pm
I rode to work today as well.
At 37F and 80 MPH what is the perceived temp?
I referred to it as "Brisk" to my coworkers.

I will be around this weekend and would like to ride.  :thumbsup:
I would also like to get the Barge out of my garage.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Ponch - come pick up your heap. :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on February 28, 2007, 08:37:13 pm

Ponch - come pick up your heap. :lol:


And bring a footpeg.....  You clumsy bastid'

I will be out of town this weekend and the next most likely. Dooty calls.   :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on February 28, 2007, 08:45:20 pm

I rode to work today as well.
At 37F and 80 MPH what is the perceived temp?
I referred to it as "Brisk" to my coworkers.

I will be around this weekend and would like to ride.  :thumbsup:
I would also like to get the Barge out of my garage.  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Ponch - come pick up your heap. :lol:


barge out of the garage...HAH!  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on February 28, 2007, 08:48:19 pm

I will be out of town this weekend and the next most likely. Dooty calls.   :rolleyes:


Let me know if Mr. RC needs some exercise. . .. :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on February 28, 2007, 09:15:13 pm
Sure!! Take a swing at it on Ebay!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&sspagename=ADME%3AB%3AAAQ%3AUS%3A1&viewitem=&item=130084046646&rd=1


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on February 28, 2007, 09:51:00 pm

Lack of Dooty has me here this weekend.  The good weather [ well, that is what is predicted now ]  means a long ride.

So where are we talking?



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on February 28, 2007, 10:30:03 pm

Sure!! Take a swing at it on Ebay!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&sspagename=ADME%3AB%3AAAQ%3AUS%3A1&viewitem=&item=130084046646&rd=1


So you really liked it.  :thumbsup:
Be careful how you bid - I hope you don't end up with another GSA  :lol:
Via con Dios.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on February 28, 2007, 10:58:25 pm



barge out of the garage...HAH!  :lol:


Yeah, and bring a pallet of oil dry.  That floor is slicker than whale shite.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 01, 2007, 06:28:16 am
 :eek: :eek: :eek:

Didn't know the red ride was on the block.  I could give it a good home, but my guess is that you are more interested in $$$$$.   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: keystonejenks on March 01, 2007, 04:09:25 pm
*peeks head in thread* Carry on, all is well here!  :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 01, 2007, 05:02:47 pm

*peeks head in thread* Carry on, all is well here!  :D

You riding yet up there?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 01, 2007, 05:36:19 pm


You riding yet up there?


Riding?  Nah, he's got a Triumph.  It's gotta be working for him to be riding.   :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 01, 2007, 10:01:30 pm
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&sspagename=ADME%3AB%3AAAQ%3AUS%3A1&viewitem=&item=130084046646&rd=1

 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Now sell me that truck.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 02, 2007, 09:17:23 am
So who is riding this weekend?  :headscratch:
When?  I'm looking to negotiate a hall pass.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 02, 2007, 10:23:56 am
Sunday -- not too early?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 02, 2007, 10:26:46 am
I am riding on Sunday, provided I get my bike back.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: keystonejenks on March 02, 2007, 03:58:19 pm



Riding?  Nah, he's got a Triumph.  It's gotta be working for him to be riding.   :p


 :twofinger:  :lol: I was hoping to get out this weekend but I need a new battery - don't know if I'll have time to stop and buy a new one.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on March 02, 2007, 04:20:57 pm
This is the "go and check on the southern house" weekend.  Maybe next weekend..or the one after...or the one after...  Hope all who ride have a safe one...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on March 02, 2007, 06:12:58 pm
I'm out, continuing the recovery from the flu (the real deal).

This sucks.


--jeff


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on March 02, 2007, 07:20:06 pm

This is the "go and check on the southern house" weekend.  Maybe next weekend..or the one after...or the one after...  Hope all who ride have a safe one...


I think you meant AND instead of OR...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on March 02, 2007, 09:25:51 pm

I'm putting in a solo ride on Saturday, just to enjoy the riding thing.

What might be up on Sunday?  It is a hoot to watch you squids  experienced riders out there.

And, while I have the floor:  It is good being able to get out and ride with you guys and spend some time off the bikes.  Hope this is a great riding season for all, and a great year.


Now back to the normal nonsense.....



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 02, 2007, 10:16:07 pm

Sunday -- not too early?


10:00ish at the temple?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on March 02, 2007, 10:29:58 pm



I think you meant AND instead of OR...


 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 03, 2007, 06:12:36 am



10:00ish at the temple?


 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on March 03, 2007, 11:57:36 am
Sunday for sure.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 03, 2007, 01:05:08 pm
Picked the bike up this morning, it's running well. I will be there at 10.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 03, 2007, 01:46:07 pm

Sunday for sure.  

With Mrs.Duc?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on March 03, 2007, 02:51:37 pm

I am an official 'maybe'.  I did get out today and I was glad to see the rain washed away most of the sand and salt.  Still a few small mounds here and there.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 03, 2007, 04:56:51 pm
I got out today, too.  Sarah may well be the first second generation NoVa Rider.   :)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/sarahatthebean.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on March 03, 2007, 05:50:04 pm
Mrs. Duck is under the feather (err weather).   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 03, 2007, 08:30:52 pm
Make sure she doesn't see a quack.

Better bring your heat - it could be chilly and slightly windy tomorrow AM:

"Tonight: Windy. Mostly cloudy skies will become partly cloudy after midnight. Slight chance of a shower through the evening. Low 29F. Winds WNW at 25 to 35 mph.
Tomorrow: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 41F. Winds WNW at 15 to 25 mph."


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 03, 2007, 08:35:13 pm

Make sure she doesn't see a quack.


Well played.   :clap: :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 03, 2007, 11:00:31 pm
As I was being passed on I-95 today by a Yamaha R1 doing an 80 mph wheelie, I thought to myself, "Why are we starting at 10 am tomorrow? ALL of the squids and cruisers are going to be out, best to get going earlier." So why are we starting late again?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on March 04, 2007, 05:32:04 am

As I was being passed on I-95 today by a Yamaha R1 doing an 80 mph wheelie, I thought to myself, "Why are we starting at 10 am tomorrow? ALL of the squids and cruisers are going to be out, best to get going earlier." So why are we starting late again?


I thought you were starting at 9 AM?  10:00?  Hmmmm...almost tempting enough to skip my responsibilities and ride.  But, then again, I just stepped outside, and it is a bit chilly.  Which, for you all, may not be a bad thing..."squid" does not seem to like the cooler temps   :lol:   Have  a good ride.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 04, 2007, 06:54:14 am

As I was being passed on I-95 today by a Yamaha R1 doing an 80 mph wheelie, I thought to myself, "Why are we starting at 10 am tomorrow? ALL of the squids and cruisers are going to be out, best to get going earlier." So why are we starting late again?


My fault.  I had to start later today.   :cool:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on March 04, 2007, 07:29:55 am



My fault.  I had to start later today.   :cool:


It's a good thing for me, since it means I'm coming! I'll be riding a R1200GS.

My cell is 703-907-9700. Someone call me if for whatever reason we can't meet up...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 04, 2007, 03:21:58 pm
It was freakin' cold and windy.  Did I mention it was windy?  And cold?  Whose idea was it to ride today anyway??   :lol:

I confused my afternoon obligations, so I had to beg off the big ride.  Kudos to MarcS for riding 1.5 hours to get to the Temple.  I assume he is our new Ezra.   ;)

Hope everyone had a good time.  I certainly had a laugh watching Duck fly up Route 50.  With those jerry cans strapped to the back of his Vstrom, it looked like he was hightailing it from the grocery store.   :D

I trust the ride today was kind to all.  I am certainly looking forward to the next one.   :thumbsup:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2333.jpg)



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 04, 2007, 04:06:53 pm
I got home safe and sound. Luckily the wind died down the further west we went, but the temperature dropped, too. It was coooold. Considering the recent weather, the roads were in pretty good condition. And not many cars out today that needed passing. Good ride.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 04, 2007, 04:12:42 pm
See any squids -- or did Peter stay in today?   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 04, 2007, 04:23:15 pm
After lunch here:
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/bike/Reagan.jpg)

I went WFO (not really - but the pace was brisk) and made it home at 2:15  :crazy:
Luckily, the family was still at the mall destroying the credit card.

Although the temp was cold and the wind was nasty at times, it was great to get out and ride again.  

Little incident on the way up 211 Eastbound, after the hard left handed at the bottom, I switched into the inside lane for the right hand corner.  While crossing the dotted line, leaned over (as much as I lean) the rear let go in the sand (Iassume) and slid out 3-4 inches (felt like a lot more).  :eek: I reflexively let off the throttle 1/2 way, did not touch the brakes, and the rear caught traction- snapped upright a bit and continued through the corner like there was no problem.   At first I though "Low side" - then "High side"  :eek:.  It could have been bad, but I was not pushing it too hard at all and there was tons of recovery room.  I never saw the slippery stuff.  It was spooky, having the rear go loose bent over, but once again providence intervened on my behalf.

Glad everyone made it home safe and sound.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on March 04, 2007, 04:29:59 pm
Made good time home.

That's me in the picture, looking like a monkey trying to smell his underarms. Was trying to squeeze my earbuds in ...

There were snowflakes.

And a lot of confusion on my part -- I think I need to get an intercom with a microphone set up so I can hear people with my etys in...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 04, 2007, 05:34:26 pm
I just stay in the back.  It's good to keep the confusion up front:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/0814skylineconfusion.jpg)




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on March 04, 2007, 08:28:23 pm

See any squids -- or did Peter stay in today?   :D


You think to taunt me?  Yeah, good job.

I did get the miles in on the treadmill.  No pics.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on March 04, 2007, 10:13:54 pm
A true adventure ride.  Windy, cold, sandy roads...the works.  Not only did we not see any squids, everyone we came across looked at us like we were nuts.  We took turns gaining confidence, sliding the rear (or front  :eek:) wheel and then loosing confidence.   Someday Marc will join us on a normal ride.


Title: Happy Birthday, Blue!
Post by: cbsnbiker on March 05, 2007, 12:02:30 am
Actually, it was just his birthday (Sunday).



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 05, 2007, 05:54:50 am

Actually, it was just his birthday (Sunday).


Happy Birthday Blue!  :banana: :clap: :beerchug:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 05, 2007, 12:28:18 pm

A true adventure ride.  Windy, cold, sandy roads...the works.  Not only did we not see any squids, everyone we came across looked at us like we were nuts.  We took turns gaining confidence, sliding the rear (or front  :eek:) wheel and then loosing confidence.   Someday Marc will join us on a normal ride.


Don't forget the dirt road section.  :crazy:

As for Marc- don't count on it - when was the last time we had a normal ride?  In case you forgot, NoVA = 2 wheel drama queens.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on March 05, 2007, 10:04:55 pm



Happy Birthday Blue!  :banana: :clap: :beerchug:



[elvis]Thankyew. Thankyewverahmuch.[/elvis]

Twas my 40th, or as I prefer to put it, the 20th anniversary of my 20th birthday.

And, as you might imagine, I was otherwise occupied this weekend.... Hope the ride was good, and hope to make it out again someday!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 06, 2007, 12:19:29 am
 :clap: :beerchug:
Congrats on reaching 40 old man.
See you there in 10 months.  :crazy:


BTW - PM me your mailing address, I lost it on the re-boot.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on March 06, 2007, 09:57:40 am
Happy birthday Blue!  Now get a haircut you hippie.  :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on March 06, 2007, 05:14:42 pm

Happy birthday Blue!  Now get a haircut you hippie.  :D


Mom agrees with you.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 06, 2007, 07:49:55 pm
Man, 40! I need to stop hanging out with all of you old people.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 06, 2007, 10:06:05 pm

Man, 40! I need to stop hanging out with all of you old people.


At least we don't ride a Goldwing.   :twofinger:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on March 06, 2007, 10:21:42 pm

Man, 40!  I've got to stop hanging out with you young punks.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 07, 2007, 08:19:07 am


Man, 40!  I've got to stop hanging out with you young punks.



 :clap: :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 07, 2007, 10:19:01 am
This morning's commute sucked -- I think I earned that IBA plate on the back of my bike -- 21 degrees, wet, snow and ice.   :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 07, 2007, 11:30:16 am
Sounds like someone missed his Geritol this morning... ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on March 07, 2007, 12:03:07 pm

This morning's commute sucked -- I think I earned that IBA plate on the back of my bike -- 21 degrees, wet, snow and ice.   :eek:



Ummm, you may want to try checking the WEATHER before you leave for work.  :crazy:  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 07, 2007, 12:07:13 pm
BTW - I just registered and have a double room reserved (one of the last).
Who is going to ride with me this year over memorial day weekend (duck? HOV? Joe?)
https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,5201.0.html


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 07, 2007, 05:56:01 pm

Ummm, you may want to try checking the WEATHER before you leave for work.  :crazy:  


I did.   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 08, 2007, 09:57:19 am
Sunday looks like bad weather, plus my schedule is a bit packed.  

Anyone available for a mid-morning (10am or later), squid-filled Saturday ride?  May just be for pie, could be a bit longer.

Or is Joey going to push for an o'dark-thirty start. . ..   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 08, 2007, 11:03:25 am

Or is Joey going to push for an o'dark-thirty start. . ..   :lol:

Don't you mean an o'dark 30 + 30 start?

I am a solid possible, but not yet a probable.
-DNA


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 08, 2007, 11:13:26 am
Joey doesn't buy into the pre-ride chat portion of our rides -- he's just there for the show.  :cool:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 08, 2007, 11:29:10 am

Joey doesn't buy into the pre-ride chat portion of our rides -- he's just there for the show - eventually.  :cool:


Yep - fixed it for you.  

Between Duck's overflowing love for strangers and Stalin's basic outgoing cuddly personality, it's amazing anyone new ever shows up.  Actually lot's of folk have not come back for a second helping of NoVA.  And all this time I thought it was due to our squid factor - too many wheelies and burn outs from the VFR.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 08, 2007, 11:31:36 am
The problem is that without Joey, we'd be lost.  With Sling on travel, he knows we have to wait for him.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 08, 2007, 11:47:00 am

The problem is that without Joey, we'd be lost.  With Sling on travel, he knows we have to wait for him.   :lol:

Shhhhhhhh.....
Now that there are 2 GPS units on a ride think of how lost we can get if he completely ditches us on the downhills.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on March 08, 2007, 02:45:03 pm
We can have all the navigation assistants in the world along for the ride, but I doubt any of us have the sense to realize when we are actually lost or off the beaten path.  We just keep going till we hit a major road, be it 66, 81, or route 50.  Lack of route planning has a lot to do with that since we Sunday morning quarterback it 99.9% of the time.  Don't listen to me for advice, I am also graduate of the Stargzrgrl academy of Bass Ackward navigation.  


Who wants to blow off work on the 12th? I get back @ 4 am in the mornin' and will be free all day.  I'm jonesin' bad.  :crazy:  It's 75 degrees here but raining cats and llama's. FAWK!!!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on March 08, 2007, 02:47:15 pm



I did.   :crazy:


Someone needs a Ural.  Bonus points galore with the kids and war department.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on March 08, 2007, 06:10:16 pm



Yep - fixed it for you.  

Between Duck's overflowing love for strangers and Stalin's basic outgoing cuddly personality, it's amazing anyone new ever shows up.  Actually lot's of folk have not come back for a second helping of NoVA.  And all this time I thought it was due to our squid factor - too many wheelies and burn outs from the VFR.


THe "second helping" wasnt soo bad.   Its the THIRD ONE I'm worried about  :lol:  Actually, I only need more warmth to put myself through the embarassment for a third time  :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 08, 2007, 06:38:06 pm
Thanks for replying!  I was about to roll your name out as one of the victims riders who came back.   ;)

Actually, we've had a few, but life/work seems to get in the way of weekly appearances. . ..   :bigok:

And the ones who go out solo with Dave D, well . . ..   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 08, 2007, 08:23:01 pm
Roads are very sandy again. This scares me. Duck is a sleazebag.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on March 09, 2007, 12:09:50 pm
Sorry for the thread jack, but it looks as though I may be needing a new job.  I've been working with Computer hardware and software for a Point of sale (Restaurant)company for years, as a IT generalist, or, I make our hardware and software work with whatever our customers need.  Have a Unix background, but Win stuff for the last years.

If anyone has any companies, specific postings or whatever, please to [email protected]


Now back to your regularly scheduled, well whatever this is.

Thanks
--jeff


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 09, 2007, 01:14:24 pm
 :( Sad news CB.
The good news is you will have more time to ride as the weather turns nice.
Good luck.
-DNA


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 09, 2007, 01:15:11 pm
Joey -- don't hate.   :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: vulcanbill on March 09, 2007, 02:39:15 pm



snip

 I thought it was due to our squid factor - too many wheelies and burn outs from the VFR.



Now you have my attention...  When's the ride??   :cool:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 09, 2007, 03:14:56 pm
So Kraken finally checks in again.
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9d/Colossal_octopus_by_Pierre_Denys_de_Montfort.jpg/200px-Colossal_octopus_by_Pierre_Denys_de_Montfort.jpg)
How you been?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: vulcanbill on March 09, 2007, 03:21:52 pm
Hello...Kettle, this is Pot.   You're black!

I've been watching this thread and reading the ride reports.  I know all about you.  You're not that same innocent, wide eyed little boy we took riding so long ago.  

I'm aight.  Ready to start riding.  Wifey finishes up her degree this month finally so there will be some riding in the future.  Ready to go to Snowshoe for lunch?  HA.  I probably couldn't ride to Sheetz w/out getting sore.

BillO


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 09, 2007, 03:43:04 pm
MD2020 this year?  This should get you into shape pretty quick.
http://www.masondixon20-20.org/2007/index.htm
You probably still have more miles on your bike than mine does.
3 year birth day is only 51 days away.  :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on March 09, 2007, 03:50:56 pm
I am out for the weekend.  There is a boat show (not the kind Joey has, real ones) at the Dulles expo center and I said I would help out.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: vulcanbill on March 09, 2007, 03:51:24 pm
I had a good first year.   :crazy:

Kim still talks about an endurance event.  I don't have an opinion but I'll go along for the ride if she wants to do it.  Need a lot of seat time before that.  What was the name of that place where you had your bike serviced?  The independent you were telling me about?  So how is the Triumph Valeez running?  I haven't broken 26k yet, btw.  Sad.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 09, 2007, 04:01:47 pm

I am out for the weekend.  There is a boat show (not the kind Joey has, real ones) at the Dulles expo center and I said I would help out.  


 :eek: :eek: :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 09, 2007, 04:17:56 pm

I am out for the weekend.  There is a boat show (not the kind Joey has, real ones) at the Dulles expo center and I said I would help out.  

Cool - we need a friend with a boat.  Duck being Duck, I don't even have to worry you'll get some sissy sail boat.  I haven't water skied in years.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 09, 2007, 04:29:48 pm

I had a good first year.   :crazy:

Kim still talks about an endurance event.  I don't have an opinion but I'll go along for the ride if she wants to do it.  Need a lot of seat time before that.  What was the name of that place where you had your bike serviced?  The independent you were telling me about?  So how is the Triumph Valeez running?  I haven't broken 26k yet, btw.  Sad.  


The LD rally was a blast - I guarantee you will have a ton of fun.  It is mostly a lot of logistics and planning, followed by a long confusing ride.

The shop you seek in Cycle connection in Buckeystown. (301) 874-1168 off Md 85 just south of Frederick
Sean Sweeney.  He is completely familiar with the work you need done.  I had 3 or 4 valves out of spec.

Once I replaced the missing oil seal the leak went away.  Seems like I should have included it the first time.  It is about to turn 30K and running great.  The best new farkle: Stomp grips.  Now that the brakes are working well again, the boys have never been happier.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: vulcanbill on March 09, 2007, 05:25:36 pm



The shop you seek in Cycle connection in Buckeystown. (301) 874-1168 off Md 85 just south of Frederick
Sean Sweeney.  He is completely familiar with the work you need done.  I had 3 or 4 valves out of spec.



Just spent 45 minutes on the phone w him.  Like that dude.  Thanks Dave.  It goes in next week.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 09, 2007, 08:00:42 pm



Just spent 45 minutes on the phone w him.  Like that dude.  Thanks Dave.  It goes in next week.

 :thumbsup:
Excellent guy - ask about his other works.  You and Kim will like him. His values are in the right place.

BTW - Give Kim major congrats on graduating - that is an awesome accomplishment - especially with you distracting her all the time.  :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 09, 2007, 08:18:10 pm

Anyone available for a mid-morning (10am or later), squid-filled Saturday ride?  May just be for pie, could be a bit longer.


 :thumbsup:
Looks like I can get a few hours off.  10:30 start and back at 1:00 with Pie?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on March 09, 2007, 08:20:33 pm
The R6 is SOLD!    :bigok:  And I'm not buying a boat.  :cool:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 09, 2007, 08:24:25 pm

The R6 is SOLD!    :bigok:  And I'm not buying a boat.  :cool:


Sure you are.  And don't trade in my bike for it either. :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 09, 2007, 08:54:41 pm

The R6 is SOLD!    :bigok:  


There went my track bike. . .. :(

Is this why Joey was hating?   :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on March 09, 2007, 09:27:20 pm

The R6 is SOLD!    :bigok:


You know you can change oil in them instead of just buying a new bike, right?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 09, 2007, 09:48:32 pm



You know you can change oil in them instead of just buying a new bike, right?


 :lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 09, 2007, 09:50:05 pm
DNA -- 10:30 timing looks good, I just have to check with the shop in the am.   I'll email you if I have issues.   :thumbsup:

Anyone have a track ride I can use for Monday. . ..   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 09, 2007, 10:23:04 pm



There went my track bike. . .. :(

Is this why Joey was hating?   :headscratch:


Duck probably sold it to some poor unwed mother on welfare for over MSRP and 13% interest. And he probably made her think she was getting a good deal!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 09, 2007, 11:51:35 pm
Such bitterness. :eek:  His mommy must be an accountant or something. :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 10, 2007, 07:40:18 am
Oh it's all in good fun!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on March 10, 2007, 08:06:20 am
is it 10:30 at the Temple?  I might try and make it...but it will be a long shot.  as usual, if I'm not there by 10:25...means I chickened out.

In case I dont make it...be safe.  THe cagers are going to take some time getting re-adjusted to us returning to the roads in greater numbers.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on March 10, 2007, 08:19:40 am
Me again...Sorry, but I just stepped outside, and in my neck of the woods, it wont be warm enough by the time I would have to leave to get to the Temple by 10:30 for me to have any enjoyment at all.  So, you all enjoy your ride, and I promise, as much as you may wish it, you havent seen the end of me...not yet anyhoo.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 10, 2007, 08:35:29 am
I'll arrive ar'd 10:40.  I've already got gas and promise not to chat.  We'll get going right away, so long as Joey doesn't dawdle.  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 10, 2007, 08:43:14 am
 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on March 10, 2007, 12:09:20 pm
Joey's just mad that I couldn't get him financed.  (Bad credit, don't tell anyone).  :lol:

What do you mean by "change the oil"?  Next you guy's are going to tell me the tires can be replaced!!!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 10, 2007, 02:47:23 pm
 

Joey's just mad that I couldn't get him financed.  (Bad credit, don't tell anyone).  :lol:


:eek:

Break out the popcorn. . .. :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 10, 2007, 03:21:10 pm

Joey's just mad that I couldn't get him financed.  (Bad credit, don't tell anyone).  :lol:

What do you mean by "change the oil"?  Next you guy's are going to tell me the tires can be replaced!!!


No they can not - once the tires are worn out the bike must be donated to a worthy cause, or sold as scrap.  I am most worthy.  ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 10, 2007, 05:08:31 pm
Heck, Duck just financed me for a set of new shoes. . ..  He didn't go into detail, but mentioned that the finance department frowns on financing a new ZX-6R piece by piece by piece. . ..   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 10, 2007, 07:54:32 pm
I rode.  So did DNA.  Where was everyone else?????

Oh, that's right, Duck had to work, Joey was sulking, Stacey, Peter and Dot were mia, and it was too chilly for Riceman.   :crazy:

The ride was fun, the roads were sandy, the pies (pizza and traditional dessert pie) were good and the conversation great.

Try though he did, I went against DNA's frugal guidance and sprung for new tires.  Should be an interesting Monday at VIR . . ..   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on March 10, 2007, 08:21:04 pm

Should be an interesting Monday at VIR . . ..   ;)


Forecast for Monday in Danville is 65 and SUNNY!  :) :) :) :)

Got the bike loaded up in the back of the truck and ready to head that way tomorrow.  Are you going down 81?  Maybe we could caravan down.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 10, 2007, 08:28:58 pm



Forecast for Monday in Danville is 65 and SUNNY!  :) :) :) :)

Got the bike loaded up in the back of the truck and ready to head that way tomorrow.  Are you going down 81?  Maybe we could caravan down.


Don't know when I'm leaving, if I'm trailering or riding down -- I'll be easy to spot though -- I'll be the one circling the track on a sport-tourer.   :crazy:

If I ride, I'll be sure to look you up.  Tough to bungee a canopy to the back of the viffer.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on March 10, 2007, 08:45:39 pm
Stop by.  Not sure where I'll be but I'm gonna try to snag a spot along the front row between the garages and pitout as soon as the wera crowd pulls up stakes.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 10, 2007, 09:22:21 pm
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I'll be sure to find you.  This track event was a last minute, unplanned purchase.  I just couldn't pass on the opportunity to toddle around VIR at a reduced rate, even if it is on a VFR.  

I blame Blue.  He started this two years ago.   ;)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/abs.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 10, 2007, 09:53:42 pm

I rode.  So did DNA.  Where was everyone else?????

Oh, that's right, Duck had to work, Joey was sulking, Stacey, Peter and Dot were mia, and it was too chilly for Riceman.   :crazy:

The ride was fun, the roads were sandy, the pies (pizza and traditional dessert pie) were good and the conversation great.

Try though he did, I went against DNA's frugal guidance and sprung for new tires.  Should be an interesting Monday at VIR . . ..   ;)


T'was a good day at the beach- I'll try to post a few pics tomorrow.  Peter and Dot did show up - but not to see me - miRNA was the attraction just after you left.

I just cannot keep up with you rich guys.  You got new tires and Duck got a 32' Bayliner.  Time to farkle the boat!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 10, 2007, 10:14:43 pm



Duck got a 32' Bayliner.  Time to farkle the boat!



Bastage.  He assured me the 27% financing rate on my tire purchase was normal.   :angry3:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on March 11, 2007, 06:42:26 am
I recall my wife saying one time (back in the dayz when smoking was fashionable...I know this "dates" both of us  :lol:) that "the ash tray is full (for you younger ones, cars at one time came with ash trays....built in no less), time to trade in the car"....didnt realize this applied to bikes and tires as well    :lol:

Now, to save at least half my face, by 11:00 I couldnt see my breath anymore  :bigok:, and I did head out.  Picture proof to follow.

I was however surprised at how few bikes were out yesterday???  Saw just one or two on my ride out, and while there were more out on my return, still not as many as I had expected to see??


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on March 11, 2007, 07:55:59 am
Well, as DNA mantioned, Peter and I were out yesterday, and we got to se miRNA (what a BEAUTIFUL little girl!) He put a new windscreen on Sadie and we rode around and about. We also have bar risers on order to get me off the lean on the wrists so much. Will be patronizing Coleman's to get them installed. Not sure I like the windscreen yet as there was quite a bit of buffeting, but it was also windy out yesterday. Looks like a nice day today so I'm sure we'll be out after we get all our chores done. We are still striving to hit all the Sheets in NOVA.

Hey Stacey:  we need to talk about Danville. I'll send you an email.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on March 11, 2007, 07:59:57 am

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I'll be sure to find you.  This track event was a last minute, unplanned purchase.  I just couldn't pass on the opportunity to toddle around VIR at a reduced rate, even if it is on a VFR.  

I blame Blue.  He started this two years ago.   ;)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/abs.jpg)


Reduced rate, yeah that's sweet  :bigok:

I'll keep an eye out for a stealth bomber out on the track.  :lol:  

Lots of room and an extra chair under the canopy. I'm flying solo this trip.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 11, 2007, 08:06:45 am
Be sure to wave as you pass by.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 11, 2007, 11:14:21 am
It was a nice day  We met at the Temple at 10:35 - got gas and ready top ride at 10:40.  But wait - there was someone missing.


Who?  Joe.   :rolleyes:

Again...  :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Should we be concerned?  Should we wait?

Again?   :rolleyes:

Is he being held captive by some unscrupulous finance guy - trying to get him to sign a 84 month bike loan at 37% interest compounding hourly?  Is he being forced to buy the service plan that only covers oil changes done in odd numbered months now due to some legal scumbag that is wrecking the extended service plan industry because he can actually read his contract?

So, we waited.

All of 10 minutes.  The we left - still hoping our old riding companion is not locked into 14 years of indentured servitude to some slimy finance person. :lol:


The first stop light looked like this.  Note the sand beautifully reflecting the glaring brilliance of the morning sun...er...HOV's lid.  I stopped to apply Hawain Tropic SPF 32  :cool: and snap this awesome shot.


(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/bike/STNBeach002.jpg)




Then we rode a bit - I got to use the GPS and we road through a nice series of back roads run at a mild pace with few concerns.  Nice easy ride - made me want to sat "Arg", stop and get a mocha and talk about installing loud pipes and more chrome.  


Eventually found our way to Mt. Weather.  The pass over the hills was not so fun.  :eek: Every corner looked like this:


(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/bike/STNBeach003.jpg)

Eventually we made it over - the North side was not too bad so HOV wicked it up to almost the posted speed limit- resulting in a great cloud of debris spewing from his rear tire.  That did nothing for my confidence, and he pulled away a bit.

At the bottom of the hill. we turned right and quickly found our designated extraction point at the pie place.  Great news:  The "Chef" has a new menu item:

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/bike/STNBeach004.jpg)

It seems Mrs. Smiths also sells frozen Pizza that can be reheated and sold as fresh.



The pie was also sampled:

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/bike/STNBeach005.jpg)

Lastly, there was an Easter display in the general store side: Everyone should give a local VA wine for easter.
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/bike/STNBeach006.jpg)




After filling up on health food, we returned home - along Watson rd, a little used gem that we frequently bypass in the name of time savings.

Peter and Dot came by a few minutes after HOV left and I ogled the new Uber Steed while Dot ogled the new Uber  Baby:


(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Reagan/Reagan381.jpg)



T'was a great first day.  I hope there are many more to come this season.  :bigok:





Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 11, 2007, 01:43:51 pm
Looks like a fun ride, but I had to take advantage of the weather yesterday so that I could be able to ride in the future, and....

IT'S ALIVE!!! MUAHAHAHA!!! (it's got a bit of a leaky exhaust problem hence the smoke)

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/klr_smoke.JPG)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 11, 2007, 02:46:25 pm

Looks like a fun ride, but I had to take advantage of the weather yesterday so that I could be able to ride in the future, and....

IT'S ALIVE!!! MUAHAHAHA!!! (it's got a bit of a leaky exhaust problem hence the smoke)

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/klr_smoke.JPG)


Great!  Now, far be it from me to poke, and I note the missing the seat, but that isn't all together, is it????   :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 11, 2007, 03:51:58 pm
Yes it is, I plan on riding it just like that.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on March 11, 2007, 04:08:54 pm
Well fine.

Two rides I've been with you guys when folks were talking about eating pie instead of freezing our butts off in the twisties. But in the end we froze our butts off.

And what may be the best riding weather of the year so far, what do you guys do?

Pie.

"It's not crappy enough out for a serious ride, so let's just get pie."

You guys belong on ADVRider...Sheesh.  :D

I was busy test-riding Triumphs...geez, the Daytona 675 is haunting. What an awesome bike -- if I could just put up with it all day, I'd buy one next week...




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on March 11, 2007, 04:09:22 pm

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Reagan/Reagan381.jpg)


Gloves, but no helmet?   :squid:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 11, 2007, 05:23:21 pm

Yes it is, I plan on riding it just like that.


Jeez, strike out at one dealership and you're hating. . ..   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 11, 2007, 06:23:21 pm
The bike is now officially half-running. Meaning I took it out for about 15 minutes and had a blast, but I had to use my car battery to start it and I have no turn signals hooked up. I'd forgotten what a hooligan-ish bike this was. It's not really that fast, but it makes a good racket on acceleration and pops and farts on deceleration like a good hooligan-ish bike should. And the gears are so short that you can run through all 5 up to 60 mph. I wanna go ride it some more.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on March 11, 2007, 07:02:33 pm
She is Uber Baby.  Cute kid, DNA.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 11, 2007, 08:07:32 pm
Adding to the things I now know front:

Loading a VFR on a trailer is a heck of a lot harder than a 360 lb. gixxer. . .,   :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 11, 2007, 08:23:42 pm

We are still striving to hit all the Sheets in NOVA.


How goes the tour?  Having fun?   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 11, 2007, 09:04:47 pm
I knew I shoulda rode the KLR over to your place, coulda helped you with the bike.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 11, 2007, 09:07:46 pm
Help is always appreciated.  Now I'm relying on hope, hope that it stays strapped down to Danville.  I'll worry about getting it down once I'm there.  Perhaps I'll find Windblown. . ..


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on March 11, 2007, 09:35:22 pm

Help is always appreciated.  Now I'm relying on hope, hope that it stays strapped down to Danville.  I'll worry about getting it down once I'm there.  Perhaps I'll find Windblown. . ..


If you see this tonight.... My pit is just before you get to the garages on the first row. Blue canopy with a wheeless '05 R6 (615) under it.

I'm not staying at the track but will be there around first light tomorrow.  And hey, Loading that VFR onto a trailer can't be no worse than getting the R6 into the back of my truck  :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 11, 2007, 11:05:07 pm
Have fun guys - ride safe and take lots of pics!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 12, 2007, 02:25:00 am



If you see this tonight.... My pit is just before you get to the garages on the first row. Blue canopy with a wheeless '05 R6 (615) under it.

I'm not staying at the track but will be there around first light tomorrow.  And hey, Loading that VFR onto a trailer can't be no worse than getting the R6 into the back of my truck  :crazy:



Should roll in around 7 am.  I'll look for you.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 12, 2007, 08:10:51 pm
Sling, welcome home!   :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 12, 2007, 08:18:25 pm
It was 5:30 am, it was about 32 degrees, it was dark and I was lost.  Off in the distance I saw something familiar and low and behold, all was well (the South Boston Sheetz):
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2335.jpg)

The good news, VIR was a blast.  I would have thought that I'd be the only sport-tourer in the paddock, but to my amazement another '04 Asphalt rolled by!  I think the bike had NC plates. . ..  

I think for sure I was the only sport tourer using CH tirewarmers, remnants of my race setup.  You'll see that I was channeling Sling on the front stand.  If I'd had a Pitbull sticker handy, I would have stuck it on the Stanley. . .. :lol:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2337.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2338.jpg)

More good news -- the Pilot Powers 2CT performed flawlessly.  I used warmers, but they flat out stuck.  Temps started at 37 degrees and warmed to 64 bvy the pm.  The only limiting factors were the 34K stock suspension, oem lean angles (not cool to drag hard parts), and the angel on my shoulder that kept reminding me not to bin my only means of getting to work.   :blink:   Highly recommend the PP 2Ct.
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2340.jpg)

The not great news -- well, the 140 lb heavier VFR with a worn stock suspension, low headers and center stand did not peform as well as my professionally built Gixxeer race ride.  Go figure.   :goofy:

Windblown gets many thanks!   :bigok:  The fine STN'r allowed me to share canopy space and he fixed a rack of bikes in nearby paddocks.   :thumbsup:

I'm looking forward to the next one -- on a track bike.   ;)



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on March 12, 2007, 08:53:00 pm
Nice day, wished I could have been on the track instead of my crappy sorta-job.

Of course, my track bike is a VFR ('90), so that alone shows how much I suck.  

--jeff  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 12, 2007, 09:44:35 pm
Sounds like a great day - glad everyone made it back undamaged. :thumbsup:
I have to try that some time.

So did you get any action shots of Orca leaned over dragging fins knees?
(http://139.142.106.86/albums/Orca/Full_Body_Jump.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 12, 2007, 10:10:51 pm
^^^  hahahaha! :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on March 12, 2007, 11:07:35 pm
It's 75 tommorow, I just got home an hour ago and I'm giving work the  :twofinger: for the next 24 hours.  Who else wants to bugger off?
I'll probably wake up around 7 am and hit the road shortly thereafter.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on March 12, 2007, 11:26:27 pm
You had that VFR rockin.  :thumbsup:

It was cool getting live track temp reports!   :lol:

Hopefully you'll get to come out to Summit some time this summer.  

I'll keep an eye out for a Pie run!  



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on March 13, 2007, 12:13:26 am
Some of my encounters in Uruguay.  
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/Uruguay/DSC_00790001.jpg)
Damn thing weighed 5 lbs and only cost 3 dollars....
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/Uruguay/DSC_00990001.jpg)
Dakar anyone?
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/Uruguay/DSC_01190001.jpg)
Pedestrian warning system for the deaf (or soon to be)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/Uruguay/DSC_01400001.jpg)
He needs a shave.
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/Uruguay/DSC_01930001.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/Uruguay/DSC_01660001.jpg)
If you can't be a winner, I guess you might as well pose like one:
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/Uruguay/DSC_01110001.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 13, 2007, 07:24:27 am
DNA -- no knees, but my boots got a workout when I carried 110mph to brake marker 3 in T1.   :eek:

That's when I realized it was time to back off.    :)  
I wanted to survive to ride to work today.  

In all honesty I probably could have thrown it over -- the tires were sticking that good -- I just didn't want to find out that I'd hit hard parts, lever the rear and bin it.   :crazy:  Plus, since I was pitting with him, Windblown was kind enough to wave as he passed by.    :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 13, 2007, 07:26:08 am
Sling -- great pics.  I'd love to play today, but work won't cooperate.   :cool:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 13, 2007, 07:28:53 am

Sounds like a great day - glad everyone made it back undamaged. :thumbsup:
I have to try that some time.

So did you get any action shots of Orca leaned over dragging fins knees?
(http://139.142.106.86/albums/Orca/Full_Body_Jump.jpg)

 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Compared to the race ride, the vfr felt sorta like a wale.  I felt like I was wallowing through the essess. . ..  Sorta like, oomph, ok, it's over, now swing it back the other way, woah, that took a ton of effort.  The weight was definitely different.  But the Corbin seat was nice.   :D



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 13, 2007, 09:36:58 am
Did you accomplish your goal on the front straight?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 13, 2007, 10:09:58 am

Did you accomplish your goal on the front straight?


Well, let's just say we re-adjusted our goals after seeing 110 at brake marker 3 and scraping body parts through the turn (my foot).   :D  I started doing the no or light brakes drills, which meant more moderate straightaway speeds, but that was like doing the speed limit in the fast lane . . ..  

In short, the day on the Viffer turned out like this -- I was fine or a hair under the pace in the corners( :thumbsup:), but wasn't going WOT between or them or clamping on the binders late braking into them.   :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 13, 2007, 10:50:10 am



Well, let's just say we re-adjusted our goals after seeing 110 at brake marker 3 and scraping body parts through the turn (my foot).   :D  I started doing the no or light brakes drills, which meant more moderate straightaway speeds, but that was like doing the speed limit in the fast lane . . ..  

In short, the day on the Viffer turned out like this -- I was fine or a hair under the pace in the corners( :thumbsup:), but wasn't going WOT between or them or clamping on the binders late braking into them.   :)

Ahhhh.  I assume that is is due to the weight.  I bet you still had fun.  
Slower to accelerate and more work to slow.  If you were WFO - could your ABS have stopped you in time?  Probably not too many if at all.
I bet it made you appreciate the GSXR even more.
Sounds like Shamu and Scrappy could really fight it out and have a good time doing it.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 14, 2007, 09:34:45 pm


Damn thing weighed 5 lbs and only cost 3 dollars....
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/Uruguay/DSC_00990001.jpg)



Sling ate a baby Horta!  :lol:
(http://www.startrek.com/imageuploads/200510/tos-026-injured-horta/320x240.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 15, 2007, 06:16:59 am



Sling ate a baby Horta!  :lol:
(http://www.startrek.com/imageuploads/200510/tos-026-injured-horta/320x240.jpg)


I had to look that up.  Never took you for a Trekkie.   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 15, 2007, 09:33:23 am
Guilty.  :o
I don't have uniforms or fake ears or any of that ultra geek stuff, but I do know my trouble with tribbles.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 15, 2007, 10:45:14 am
Weekend weather looks bad, but I'd be out anyway.  Emily made travel, so we have a tournament in the snow, all weekend, in Stafford.   :crazy:  I know, Peter warned me.    ;)

By the way, you'd never guess what/who turned up in the driveway last evening. . ..

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2341.jpg)

I caught this getaway pic:
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2347.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on March 15, 2007, 11:04:02 am
Well, a KLR with rhino lining is about the only bike Jason hasn't owned.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 15, 2007, 11:48:59 am
Cool new bike - wonder how it will look turbo'd :eek:

Life expectancy poll - Back on EBay in:

1 Month
or
3 Months

There really is no need for any other choices.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 15, 2007, 12:05:55 pm

Cool new bike - wonder how it will look turbo'd :eek:

Life expectancy poll - Back on EBay in:

1 Month
or
3 Months

There really is no need for any other choices.


 :clap: :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 15, 2007, 02:05:13 pm
And for the record, and for the 1100th post, I vote 3 months -- and then only because MacGyver tends to travel. . ..  :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on March 15, 2007, 02:57:26 pm

3 months for sure.  Can't get enough time in the mud over the next month.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 15, 2007, 04:35:16 pm
3 Months is the correct answer, but it will not be sold.

It will get traded for a new shotgun, and some type of rusty muscle car with 1 door missing.

Somehow, this car will then get sold for 3x the original price of the KLR, the profits of which will be spent on batteries, light bulbs and Cheezits.  ;)



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on March 15, 2007, 04:40:31 pm
Kinda unrelated question for y'all...

Is the General Lee still parked along 211 in Sperryville, near Cooter's roadhouse?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 15, 2007, 05:31:09 pm
I haven't seen it in a long time.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 15, 2007, 07:35:42 pm
Now what is this business? Always trying to upstage me, just when I've gotten the Killer back up and running. He probably only bought it for like 800 bucks, too!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Blrfl on March 15, 2007, 08:23:47 pm
Is the General Lee still parked along 211 in Sperryville, near Cooter's roadhouse?


Nope.  Cooter's of Sperryville closed up shop in 2003, and the car went with it.  The Gatlinburg and Nashville locations are still open for your dining and dancing pleasure.

--Mark


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on March 15, 2007, 08:32:02 pm
Cooter's of Sperryville closed up shop in 2003, and the car went with it.


:( Oh well, thanks for the info.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 17, 2007, 01:38:32 pm
So who is riding on Sunday? Low of 27, high of 40! C'mon guys!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 17, 2007, 02:27:01 pm

So who is riding on Sunday? Low of 27, high of 40! C'mon guys!

Someone doesn't learn too fast  :rolleyes:

I'm out for a while.  Travels call.  :thumbsdown:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 17, 2007, 03:20:59 pm


Someone doesn't learn too fast  :rolleyes:


What does that mean? :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 17, 2007, 04:11:40 pm

I'm out for a while.  Travels call.  :thumbsdown:


Safe travels.   :thumbsup:

Not sure about tomorrow -- roads will definitely be sandy. . ..


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 17, 2007, 06:02:48 pm
You think they sanded after yesterday's snow? Those guys do jack squat when it snows for real. If anything, yesterday's rain cleaned up the roads pretty good.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 17, 2007, 07:06:12 pm
I don't know what they did here.  I got stuck in Miami, caught a stand-by flight to Chicago last night to get here this am.  The airports were a complete zoo.  

Flying yesterday to Region 6 was a biatch.   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 18, 2007, 12:07:26 am
Well I'm going to head out somewhere on Sunday, maybe a bit later in the day when it warms up. The KLR needs to stretch its legs. Anyone up for some dirt roads? Duck?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 18, 2007, 05:21:31 pm
Look who stopped by this pm:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2349.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2350.jpg)

He seemed to have enjoyed a great ride:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2352.jpg)

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 18, 2007, 07:34:13 pm
Wow, you work quick. What'd you do, kick your daughters off the computer as soon as I left?

Ride was fun, found lots of dirt roads to explore. It's a shame no one cared to join me!

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/IMG_5561.JPG)
(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/IMG_5563.JPG)
(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/IMG_5568.JPG)
(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/IMG_5572.JPG)
(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/IMG_5574.JPG)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 18, 2007, 07:42:33 pm

Ride was fun, found lots of dirt roads to explore. It's a shame no one cared to join me!
(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/IMG_5574.JPG)


Looks like you had tons of company. . ..   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on March 18, 2007, 11:08:53 pm



Looks like you had tons of company. . ..   :lol:

Best date he's had all year.....


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on March 18, 2007, 11:15:04 pm
I rode my own ride today.  I doddled down Rt 129 from TN into NC and then headed east on Rt 28 thru NC for a bit then headed north for about 5 hours.  Wasn't much distance, only 600 or so miles as the squirrel walks.
Who knows what returned with me...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 19, 2007, 05:20:11 am
Hoe hoe hoe!

How was the dragon?
-DNA


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 19, 2007, 06:25:53 am

Who knows what returned with me...


Doesn't exist without pics. . ..   :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 19, 2007, 02:13:23 pm


Best date he's had all year.....


Come to think of it, it may have been a second date (observing suspiciously similar cows in background):

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/111006road.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 19, 2007, 03:16:27 pm
I really don't know what you're trying to say.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride05.JPG)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 19, 2007, 04:15:38 pm

I really don't know what you're trying to say.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride05.JPG)


Well played.   :clap: :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on March 19, 2007, 09:44:14 pm

I really don't know what you're trying to say.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/coldride05.JPG)

Ignorance is bliss...  

Ya Bovine Slut...   :twofinger:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on March 19, 2007, 09:45:02 pm
BTW, what did you guys do for Pi day? (3/14)

 :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 20, 2007, 06:12:33 am

BTW, what did you guys do for Pi day? (3/14)

 :)


The knuckleheads probably went out for pancakes. . ..   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 20, 2007, 06:34:11 pm
Yo hoe(s) - check this out:
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/mcy/297051621.html
 :inlove:
This bike was constructed less than 100 miles from where I am sitting now.
Deal?  No deal?
I like it, but what a PITA to maintain.




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 20, 2007, 07:58:22 pm
Personally, I wouldn't buy a bike unless it was previously owned by Sling, The Ducks, Joey or Dot. . ..   :cool:

Peter's last bike blew, so I'm leaving him out.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on March 20, 2007, 08:57:14 pm

Personally, I wouldn't buy a bike unless it was previously owned by Sling, The Ducks, Joey or Dot. . ..   :cool:

Peter's last bike blew, so I'm leaving him out.   :lol:



Ya gotta remind me......you just gotta remind me............



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 21, 2007, 02:35:33 am
Somebody bought that used bike - prolly thought they were getting a good deal.
Did he list "Gremlin" in the farkle list? :lol:

HOV - your plan is sound - either Sling or Duc(s) will eventually get the KTM I want then it is only a matter of choosing my farkles and waiting 60 days.

If Joe get's  one I'll have to wait until it gets repainted magenta and entered in a bobsled competition.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 21, 2007, 05:46:19 am




Ya gotta remind me......you just gotta remind me............




What else are friends for?   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 21, 2007, 11:41:49 am



What else are friends for?   :bigok:

Posting pics of such memories?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 21, 2007, 04:56:03 pm


Posting pics of such memories?


I'd post a pic, but as I recall, the bike never made it out of Peter's garage under its own power.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 21, 2007, 05:13:40 pm



I'd post a pic, but as I recall, the bike never made it out of Peter's garage under its own power.   :lol:


Sure it did - then RNA had to follow him home in the exploder to make sure he made back. :p

I wonder where that bike is today :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on March 21, 2007, 08:41:05 pm



The knuckleheads probably went out for pancakes. . ..   :crazy:


Did the panheads go out for knucklecakes?  :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 21, 2007, 09:21:07 pm
You sure you didn't get the writing gene?   :clap:

Where is Blue anyway. . ..   :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on March 21, 2007, 11:28:38 pm

You sure you didn't get the writing gene?   :clap:

Where is Blue anyway. . ..   :headscratch:


Last I heard, he was keepin' on his back. He's a remarkable bird. Beautiful plumage!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 22, 2007, 04:41:31 am
I suppose I asked for that.   :lol:

Hope he stops by sometime. . ..   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on March 22, 2007, 07:45:08 pm
Ahem, I have not been keeping up with the chatter, but is anyone riding on Sunday? Me in, please. Stacey????


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 22, 2007, 08:44:37 pm
Hmmm.  Sunday.  

I'm a maybe.  Did I mention that Emily made travel?  :crazy:

Other complication -- I may have to see someone about a ride. . ..   ;)

Barring those problems, I'm in.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on March 23, 2007, 06:07:32 pm
Count me as a very weak "maybe" for a Sunday ride.  Too many irons in the fire to commit to it right now.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 23, 2007, 08:23:58 pm


Other complication -- I may have to see someone about a ride. . ..   ;)



Just guessing )hoping) but...
Is there a new triumph 675 in your future?   :bigok:
Replacing the track bike?  
Seems like you set up a lot of track days just for Shamu this year. :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 23, 2007, 09:26:44 pm

Is there a new triumph 675 in your future?   :bigok:
Replacing the track bike?  
Seems like you set up a lot of track days just for Shamu this year. :lol:


Hmmm.  We'll, let's just say I'm taking a Duck to a Sheetz. . ..   :cool:
Perhaps a spy pic tomorrow night.   :bigok:

Oh, and welcome home.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on March 23, 2007, 10:18:04 pm

Is there a new triumph 675 in your future?   :bigok:


If there is he's gonna be in for a lot of razing.




Then I'll have to trade him my R6 for it to bail him out from his shame.





Hmmm.. I'm sorta liking this plan...



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on March 23, 2007, 10:55:49 pm
Off topic:  Las Vegas sucks.  But I'm stuck here until next Friday night.  No riding for me.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 24, 2007, 05:05:06 am

Off topic:  Las Vegas sucks.  But I'm stuck here until next Friday night.  No riding for me.


That's a long visit.  Go see Hoover dam, it was well worth the rental and short ride.  Or, better yet, I've  read of folks who've rented a Harley or Goldwing and wrung it out in the desert. . ..   :lol:  Not sure what the rental would be for a "sport" ride.   :headscratch:  Maybe you could find a BMW dealer nearby. . .. ;)

Be sure to visit the Luxor and experience the "inclinators," the pyramid's elevators that run diagonally up the floors.   :thumbsup:  Las Vegas Motor Speedway is nearby, too.  Freddie Spencer runs his track classes there.  Perhaps you could pay him an "observational" visit. . ..   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 24, 2007, 08:49:32 am



Hmmm.  We'll, let's just say I'm taking a Duck to a Sheetz. . ..   :cool:
Perhaps a spy pic tomorrow night.   :bigok:

Oh, and welcome home.   :thumbsup:


 :headscratch:

Sounds expensive, stay away from that guy.   :crazy:

You gotta watch out for duck sheetz.  it gets all over your shoes at the park.

Looking forward to the pic. :thumbsup:

I'm off to charlotte for another conferance - back wednesday.

twi - catch some shows - they are really great - if expensive.  the good news is that if you play enough craps they are comped.  craps can be even more expensive than duck sheetz.  along this line, i'm off to change a poopy diaper... call it farkling my really expensive new hobby.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 24, 2007, 12:02:56 pm
Out of town this weekend, no riding for me.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 24, 2007, 12:04:49 pm

Out of town this weekend, no riding for me.


No worries, I'll be sure to post a pic of a gas station. . ..   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 25, 2007, 01:40:42 am
It was only supposed to take 3.5 hours.  At least that was the time that I had promised Stacey it would take to get to the appointed spot.  But it took a bit longer.  Ok, a lot longer (see sunset below).  Sorry.    :o  Now you know why I'm not allowed to lead rides.   :bigok:

Stacey was a trooper.  She was very happy we found an Arby's, and a bike rack, but oddly, no bikes.  Well, there were some Harleys there, but the riders didn't speak with us.  
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/gixxer-2.jpg)

I think that Arby's wonderful roast beef sandwich saved me.  Because soon after I launched on a 3 hour tour that was worthy of the SS Minnow, and Stacey never complained.  While we didn't find Ginger or the Professor, we did find Mr. Happy, which we photographed in a tribute to Joey's enduring but inexplicable love of gas stations:
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/gixxer-3.jpg)

We eventually arrived and believe me, Duck, you owe Mrs. Duck big time, because it was at a time well past three hours. . ..
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/gixxer-4.jpg)

The ride home was good, but became a bit nerve racking when we hit the pea soup inside of Warrenton.  My gosh, what a mess.   :eek:  All thanks to Stacey, for incredible navigating and encouragement.    :thumbsup:

Well, I promised a spy shot, so here it is, courtesy of Mrs. Duck:
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/gixxer-5.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on March 25, 2007, 06:59:13 am
Did you get a new bike, John?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 25, 2007, 08:43:46 am
I have half a bike -- well, slightly less than half, but close enough to call half.   ;)  

As Emily said after learning of the acquisition, all concerned and not quite understanding-- "What are you going to do with half a motorcycle?  Will you be able to ride your half on the track????"  :lol:

Wish I hadn't gotten home at 1:30 am -- looks like a great day for a ride.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 25, 2007, 11:32:03 am
Duck -- any additional stunning daylight pics???

Here's one from yesterday:


(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2359.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on March 25, 2007, 05:59:35 pm
LMAO.

 :thumbsup: on your new "half a bike" Looks good!.

And yes, it was a great day for a ride. I finally got to take the FJR out for it maiden voyage in the twistys. She did pretty well. Took a lot of hanging off to keep the foot pegs off the pavement though. I've decided to name her "Baby Dumbo".


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 25, 2007, 06:03:34 pm
All credit goes to the Ducks for recognizing a good deal.  Lots of nifty bits on this bike (with apologies for the night time picture in pea soup fog):

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2368.jpg)



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 25, 2007, 11:10:10 pm
Good lookin' bike!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: R Doug on March 25, 2007, 11:37:51 pm

Good lookin' bike!


+1, and nice mods!  I bet it's a blast.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on March 26, 2007, 08:31:08 am

Nice bike.  Do I get to sit on it, or do you think it would break down after that?


Thanks for the comments about LV.  It is early mornings and long days, so I won't be up for much of what passes for entertainment here.  In my down time I need to keep focused on the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler this Sunday -- I'd like to finish under my own power.




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 26, 2007, 08:45:06 am


I need to keep focused on the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler this Sunday -- I'd like to finish under my own power.



You could always take money money for Metro. . ..    :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 26, 2007, 08:36:15 pm
Here's two better pics.  As you may remember, the silver goes with paint scheme of other Duck machinery:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/04GSXR600LS2.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/04GSXR600RS2.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: R Doug on March 26, 2007, 10:22:36 pm
Wave rotors, updated front forks (?), nice alternator cover, Ohlins rear w/ easy to use adjuster, vortex rearsets, vortex sprocket, Yosh pipe, and a nice looking red line around the wheels.  I wanna ride it!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 27, 2007, 06:16:31 am
Yes, the forks were worked by Thermosmam with Penske internals.  Don't forget the Scotts Rotary Damper, SS brake lines and, of course, Sharkskinz . . ..

Duck promised me that the red pinstripes will add 5 HP. . ..   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on March 27, 2007, 10:13:07 am

Duck promised me that the red pinstripes will add 5 HP. . ..   :lol:


No no no, you need a VTEC sticker to add 5 HP

 :couch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 27, 2007, 10:45:22 am



No no no, you need a VTEC sticker to add 5 HP

 :couch:


That's cold.   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on March 27, 2007, 02:10:48 pm

That's cold.   ;)


I had 2 VTEC VFR's.  I think I'm allowed to make that comment  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 27, 2007, 04:12:17 pm
Plus, that extra 5 HP costs  huge $$$$ at every 16K valve service . . ..   :lol:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 27, 2007, 11:27:57 pm
Since all of your bikes are out - go post up for the one true soulful sport tourer left from our little group.
Anyone who does not vote (post) Sprint will be sentenced to VETC for life.  :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 28, 2007, 03:57:10 am
Any interest in a weekend ride for pie?  I could ride Sunday am, but need to be back in the early pm.  

Not sure about Saturday. . ..  :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 28, 2007, 09:08:16 am
Possible for an early out early in.
Just got home - have to negotiate with the boss.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on March 28, 2007, 10:56:20 am
I gotta work Sunday :(  A Saturday ride for those with free will?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on March 28, 2007, 10:57:42 am



I had 2 VTEC VFR's.  I think I'm allowed to make that comment  :lol:


Yes, do learn from his mistakes.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 28, 2007, 12:20:40 pm

Yes, do learn from his mistakes.


He lives!   :eek:  

Welcome back.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 28, 2007, 12:27:05 pm
Looks like we might be able to have our first full quorum this weekend.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 28, 2007, 01:36:27 pm

Looks like we might be able to have our first full quorum this weekend.


Are you suggesting that you still have "free will?"    

That's a good one.  :lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on March 28, 2007, 05:20:44 pm
I wanna Ride!!!  Warning - I am a little bit Rusty though!   :D

Just checked the weather forecast - calling for 40-60% chance of rain this Sunday.  Saturday looks beautiful.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on March 28, 2007, 07:44:22 pm

I wanna Ride!!!    Saturday looks beautiful.



I'll promise to ride the "slow" bike with you.  ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on March 28, 2007, 08:37:00 pm
Do ya'll ever ride further than the pie place?  :rolleyes:

When you all are allowed to past the end of the block let me know.

 :lmao:

 :pokestick:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 28, 2007, 09:18:35 pm

Do ya'll ever ride further than the pie place?  :rolleyes:

When you all are allowed to past the end of the block let me know.

 :lmao:

 :pokestick:


Well, at least we ride. . ..   :couch:

:popcorn:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 29, 2007, 12:21:51 am
I have been given permission to go to the STN national meet in SD in June!  :thumbsup:
Which one of you pie hounds wants to join me on the BBG attempt - out in one day back in 2?

It is 1683 miles according to S&T, and I plan to ride it straight through.

Windy - you want to stretch the legs on the FJR - I doubt the R6 would be your first choice.  You and I could settle the whole FJR ST Poll final on one grand ride. :lol:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 29, 2007, 12:26:47 am



Are you suggesting that you still have "free will?"    

That's a good one.  :lol: :lol: :lol:



This weekend I will show some free will if you show up on free willy.
(http://www.worth1000.com/entries/5000/5323_w.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 29, 2007, 06:01:45 am
Figures.  Windblown pokes some good natured fun at our pie run (he better join us one day) and you respond with a 3500 mile Gilligan (3 day tour).   :crazy:

Now, that being said, a 3500 mile Gilligan could be interesting. . ..   :bigok:

And congrats for finally noticing my sig line and responding.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 29, 2007, 08:27:14 am
Early start Saturday? 8 am?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 29, 2007, 11:41:05 am

Figures.  Windblown pokes some good natured fun at our pie run (he better join us one day) and you respond with a 3500 mile Gilligan (3 day tour).   :crazy:

Now, that being said, a 3500 mile Gilligan could be interesting. . ..   :bigok:


Let's do it - "The Gilligan from hell".
My only requirement is a stop to see the devils tower in WY and Mt. Rushmore.
3500+ miles for 2 pics - sounds like a great time.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 29, 2007, 11:41:55 am

Early start Saturday? 8 am?

Possible  :headscratch: - but Sunday works better for me.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 29, 2007, 02:49:18 pm


Possible  :headscratch: - but Sunday works better for me.


Stacey says Sunday is rain and Sling says Sunday he works...you're outvoted!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on March 29, 2007, 06:21:09 pm


It is 1683 miles according to S&T, and I plan to ride it straight through.

Windy - you want to stretch the legs on the FJR - I doubt the R6 would be your first choice.  You and I could settle the whole FJR ST Poll final on one grand ride. :lol:



 :eek:  Wow! Now THAT"S a pie run!  :hail:  I seriously doubt I have that kind of run in me. Heck I was just fishing for a 300-500 mile run.  :o

I'll keep an eye out for what you all cook up for the weekend. Riding, even if a short run, beats tilling the garden.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 29, 2007, 08:16:16 pm



Riding, even if a short run, beats tilling the garden.




I have access to some farm machinery should you need it.  Warning -- it is slow moving.    :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on March 29, 2007, 09:35:04 pm



I have access to some farm machinery should you need it.  Warning -- it is slow moving.    :lol:


LOL.  :thumbsup:

Hmmm, that gives me an idea... I wonder if riding the dirt bike through the garden would qualify as "Tilling".  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 30, 2007, 09:37:15 am
Alright you clowns, are we riding Saturday or Sunday? :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Emerson00 on March 30, 2007, 12:16:13 pm



Let's do it - "The Gilligan from hell".
My only requirement is a stop to see the devils tower in WY and Mt. Rushmore.
3500+ miles for 2 pics - sounds like a great time.


If I have a bike at that point, I'll keep that in mind.

I'm hoping (in a far off starry-eyed pipe dreaming kind o way) to ride out to my brother's wedding in August. 50cc and back again anyone? A 3 day ride to SD and a flight to CA is more possible.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 30, 2007, 12:32:45 pm



LOL.  :thumbsup:

Hmmm, that gives me an idea... I wonder if riding the dirt bike through the garden would qualify as "Tilling".  :lol:


If there is pie we might show up to help you.
That would qualify as our big ride of the season so far. :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on March 30, 2007, 04:45:32 pm
If Saturday, what time?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 30, 2007, 05:40:29 pm

If Saturday, what time?


I propose an early start. 8 am.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on March 30, 2007, 07:27:00 pm
I'm showing up at 8:14 am.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on March 30, 2007, 08:11:36 pm
Now for the important stuff.

Got room for the me and "Baby Dumbo"?

Will there be pie?  (I've never ridden for pie)

Is this ride going past the end of the block?

Is the Temple of NVA fame the meeting spot?

Inquiring minds wanna know.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on March 30, 2007, 08:30:30 pm
Depends

Probably

What's a block?

(http://wadias.in/site/arzan/blog/wp-content/images/Angkor_Wat_Temple_11.JPG)
I'm not gonna meet at the North Vietnamese Army temple at 8 am! Are you Kwaaazee?

You gotta lose your mind in order to find it :P Especially with this crowd.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Emerson00 on March 30, 2007, 08:42:17 pm
How long will you folks be going for? I've got an old POS land rover that needs a ton of work... and the garage is only available for a limited gime (not to mention the bike is, theoretically, sold).


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 30, 2007, 09:25:45 pm
I might be available around 11 for a short spin.  Looks like the big dogs are leaving early.  Stacey/others, care to join me for a sane, short spin?   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on March 30, 2007, 10:13:09 pm
Depends is close enough.  :lol:

A pie is ok if they have Apple... or Cherry.... or Pecan... or well, pie.

What's a block? Something with a Starbucks located on it with a bunch of bikes parked out front.  Personally I'm more of a Sheetz coffee type.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 30, 2007, 10:32:06 pm
So I can be there at 8:00, but I must be back by 12:30.
We have a 1:00 meeting that cannot be avoided or delayed by my tardy entrance.

BTW Sling - that is actually in Cambodia...
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Asia/DSC00118.jpg)

This is NVA:
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Asia/DSC00142.jpg)

It's a shame that the youth of today cannot differentiate their communists in SE Asia.  :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 30, 2007, 10:41:22 pm

Now for the important stuff.

Got room for the me and "Baby Dumbo"?

Yes

Will there be pie?  (I've never ridden for pie)

Yes - usually

Is this ride going past the end of the block?

Possibly

Is the Temple of NoVA fame the meeting spot?

Yes  8:ish



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on March 30, 2007, 11:22:23 pm

So I can be there at 8:00, but I must be back by 12:30.
We have a 1:00 meeting that cannot be avoided or delayed by my tardy entrance.

BTW Sling - that is actually in Cambodia...

It's a shame that the youth of today cannot differentiate their communists in SE Asia.  :(



Pardon my ignorance.  How could I mistake the Asian Iran of the Vietnam war.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on March 30, 2007, 11:25:24 pm
No no no.  :rolleyes:
That would have been Laos:

Note the creepy albino water buff:
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Asia/summer04029.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Asia/DSC00153.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Asia/summer04018-1.jpg)

(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Asia/DSC00160.jpg)



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on March 31, 2007, 12:37:30 am

Note the creepy albino water buff:
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/Asia/summer04029.jpg)


Doesn't this picture look like a place Joey led you to last year?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on March 31, 2007, 06:19:06 am



Doesn't this picture look like a place Joey led you to last year?


Guess I better pack bug spray.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 31, 2007, 07:09:20 am

A pie is ok if they have Apple... or Cherry.... or Pecan... or well, pie.

What's a block? Something with a Starbucks located on it with a bunch of bikes parked out front.  Personally I'm more of a Sheetz coffee type.


You'll fit in on both counts.  You have a leg up on Rice if you remember that the Sheetz is also a gas station, not just a place to defrost after a 90 minute sprint to the starting line. . ..


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on March 31, 2007, 02:06:57 pm
Thanks for the fun ride folks!  :thumbsup:

(John, why didn't you WARN me?)  :crazy:

 :lol:  

Looking forward to doing it again. Hopefully by next time Baby Dumbo and I will have come to a better mutual understanding and ride a bit smoother. :o


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 31, 2007, 03:20:38 pm
Uh oh.  Sounds like Sling brought Oprah and DNA was DNA. . ..   :lol:

We started our ride for pie at the Ducks, where I nearly ran out of gas.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/033107vfr.jpg)

Stacey and I slogged through mall paced traffic, much like following Joey through the twisties, but we made it to the pie place eventually.   :crazy:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/033107hillhigh.jpg)

Of course by mid-afternoon the pie place was packed and we were forced to eat outside.  As always, the pie and conversation were good.   :thumbsup:

I rode back to the Ducks to visit Duck's new track ride.  I was very impressed.  I tried to take it for a ride, but it did run out of gas.  :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: No worries, I'll get to ride it eventually, and in any event, the silver streak seemed very happy in her new garage:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/033107gsxr.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/033107gsxr-1.jpg)

Glad to see Stacey out there.  Looking forward to the next one.   :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on March 31, 2007, 03:51:07 pm



You'll fit in on both counts.  You have a leg up on Rice if you remember that the Sheetz is also a gas station, not just a place to defrost after a 90 minute sprint to the starting line. . ..


I have since discovered by trial-n-error that you can also get fuel/gas at Wawa's, most 7-11's, Get-n-Zip's, and other non-traditional filling stations.  Now....wether or not I REMEMBER to take advantage of the wide varety of fueling options..well....that remains to be seen  :lol:

Oh...and I dont recall doing any sprinting...was riding as slow as reasonably possible to keep wind chil above zero  :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on March 31, 2007, 05:26:21 pm

Uh oh.  Sounds like Sling brought Oprah and DNA was DNA. . ..   :lol:



Nah, Sling brought the Thumper and was doing the Super-Moto thing.  Joey had some kind of Zen thing going on and was defing the laws of physics on his mount.  They had it going on.  :cool:

DNA took pity on me and kept me company. We watched the show from the rear.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 31, 2007, 06:22:52 pm


 We watched the show from the rear.



Welcome to my world. ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Bigfoot on March 31, 2007, 06:25:27 pm
Just curious. Was a contingency of STN riding in Manassas today on the Prince William PArkway around 3PM?  A fairly large group went by me today and was just wondering.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on March 31, 2007, 07:59:12 pm
Probably not the NoVa folks, don't know that we've ever run PW Pkwy.  I did see lots of bikes out these last few days.  I suppose the season has begun.   :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on March 31, 2007, 09:12:11 pm
Today's ride was fun! We had fast curves, gravel roads, a Sling who couldn't read a GPS, and a dog became friends with my right boot! It was great!!!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: kremer4 on March 31, 2007, 09:34:04 pm
Hi everyone, dot recommend me to this site and hopefully in the next few months I'll pick up my Buell XBscg.  Currently
I have a 1999 Harley Sportster that I'm tryin to sell.  

I just created a site called Virginia Bikers to try to create a community for the DC/Metro area.  Please visit the site and let me know what you think.  I put in a nice garage feature where you can create a photo album for you bike.  The site was brought online today so let let me know what bugs your run into.

http://www.virginiabikers.net

Thanks,

Mark


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 01, 2007, 12:00:51 am
Todays ride was fun - but I got the HOV view. :crazy:
It seems my financial planner was not too impressed with my current rate of savings and complete lack of life insurance last night, so if I bin it, my gals go to the poor house. :(
That happy thought combined with cold (forgot the heat), no ear plugs, sand, and my general lack of skill forced me to watch from the rear.  It was not a voluntary choice today.  Joe and Sling were in... aggressive mode.  That never helps.  :lol:  Luckily the new guy has some track time so he is used to back markers in the way.
The only good news is that Sling on a thumper wearing a supernova bright lemon yellow abomination so was never hard to find and always viable a few corners ahead.
Good ride - welcome Windy - next time I'll try to bring some game. ;)

The sound of the excited thumper and the angry tractor was a bit odd.

An interesting note:
We had a:
Single
Opposed Twin
Triple
IL 4

Al that was missing was a V twin and a VFR, both of which were out later, with our missing pie.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 01, 2007, 04:18:23 am
Mark, the new site looks good.  Will you be riding with us?   :)

DNA/Sling -- outstanding exchange on foreign temples.   :clap:  A bit scary that Sling found the pic, DNA knew what it actually was and produced a picture with himself in it, added others, which Sling applied to today's times.

I always knew that this thread had range.  Know I suspect it has depth, too.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on April 01, 2007, 05:15:51 am
But none of you had the excitement that Peter and I had yesterday negotiating our way to Crystal City for packet pickup for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler today. Inner city riding at its worst.
(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/DSC01745.jpg)

But we did make our way to Coleman's to say hi to Steve and look at some stuff in preparation for our upcoming track day (4.23).

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/DSC01746.jpg)

Peter also took a spin on Sadie and we both agree that the new windscreen just ain't cutting it. So he put the small one back on. We'll see.
(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/DSC01747.jpg)

All in all not as much fun as towards the west, but it was riding.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 01, 2007, 05:37:48 am
Glad to see someone else is an early riser.   :)

Or perhaps you are just getting in. . ..   :lol:

Here's wishing Peter good luck in today's run.   :thumbsup:

Congrats on the upcoming track day!  

:banana: :banana::banana: :banana:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on April 01, 2007, 05:48:23 am

Glad to see someone else is an early riser.   :)


:banana: :banana::banana: :banana:



I resemble that remark   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 01, 2007, 10:16:38 am
I think some people here need to learn how to sleep in!

The track day sounds quite exciting - I hope you have a blast.

Have a great run - it looks like a perfect day for it!

In the Colmans - are you posed in front of Ducks new boat?   :lol:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on April 01, 2007, 11:28:11 am
Global warming has nothin' on Sling's skin cancer inducing Olympia.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/3-31-1.JPG)

The only shot of the bikes. Note no gas station present.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/3-31-2.JPG)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 01, 2007, 12:03:55 pm

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/3-31-1.JPG)


OMG.  That is neon.  Wow. :)

 :hail: :hail: :hail:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 01, 2007, 12:54:39 pm
My retinas still hurt.
It was pretty amazing how he hustled the KLR around, but watching him pull out to pass and then finding he didn't have Oprah's hyperdrive gave us a few surprises from the back row. :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 01, 2007, 12:57:47 pm

It was pretty amazing how he hustled the KLR around, but watching him pull out to pass and then finding he didn't have Oprah's hyperdrive gave us a few surprises from the back row. :eek:


Bet he's got a plan to fix that. . ..    :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: kremer4 on April 01, 2007, 05:28:49 pm

Mark, the new site looks good.  Will you be riding with us?   :)

DNA/Sling -- outstanding exchange on foreign temples.   :clap:  A bit scary that Sling found the pic, DNA knew what it actually was and produced a picture with himself in it, added others, which Sling applied to today's times.

I always knew that this thread had range.  Know I suspect it has depth, too.   :thumbsup:


I definitly will.  Right now I have 1999 Harley Sportster that I'm trying to sell, but in the next 2-3 months I'm picking up a Buell XB12 and then I will definitly join in the rides.  Seems like a great group here.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on April 01, 2007, 06:52:33 pm
It is a great group, except for the group memory like an elephant.


The CB 10 Miler was fun.  Ran it with as part of a company team.  The weather was perfect for a run and the cherry blossoms were out.

The SPARTA team (post race):

(http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n302/peter_anon/DSC01762.jpg)




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on April 01, 2007, 08:17:02 pm

Todays ride was fun - but I got the HOV view. :crazy:


Look on the bright side.  If we hadn't been pulling up the rear we would have missed learning that neat trick of Joeys for spicing up life for the back-markers.  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on April 01, 2007, 08:41:25 pm



Look on the bright side.  If we hadn't been pulling up the rear we would have missed learning that neat trick of Joeys for spicing up life for the back-markers.  :lol:


The one finger salute? Yeah, I'm still sorry about that. :o


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 01, 2007, 09:44:39 pm



Look on the bright side.  If we hadn't been pulling up the rear we would have missed learning that neat trick of Joeys for spicing up life for the back-markers.  :lol:


A recent spy shot says Joey's a squid:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2387.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on April 02, 2007, 07:57:37 am
Oh c'mon! How come I'm the only one that gets his picture posted? And where's the picture of Steve doing a burnout on his street while small children watched?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 02, 2007, 11:56:57 am
Looser squid!   It seems like someone forgot his flip flops and tank top. :lol:

How do you expect to attract dim witted hotties with all that ugly gear on. :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 02, 2007, 12:12:54 pm

How do you expect to attract dim witted hotties with all that ugly gear on. :headscratch:


I think Peter had on more gear for his run . . ..   :crazy:

Peter -- congrats on the finish.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 02, 2007, 12:21:26 pm



I think Peter had on more gear for his run . . ..   :crazy:

Peter -- congrats on the finish.   :thumbsup:


Ahhh yes, but don't forget that Peter is already a certified Squid and documented menace on the roads.
However, his hottie is certainly not dim witted. :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 02, 2007, 01:51:17 pm
Agreed, even if she did decree the circle of death. . ..   :crazy:

On the burning retinas front, can you picture Sling riding Sadie????    :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 02, 2007, 02:08:08 pm
 :eek:
The horror - the horror!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: kremer4 on April 02, 2007, 02:34:27 pm
LOL, well I bit the bullet, I ordered a Buell XB12scg in black today.  It's supposed to arrive on April 27th, hopefully will join in for some rides then.  Maybe I can even get my wife to ride on the back  :eek:  But probably not :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 02, 2007, 03:10:01 pm
Congrats,although I admit that I had to google "XB12scg" to figure out what you purchased.  You and Peter should start a ride naked club.   :lol:  



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: kremer4 on April 02, 2007, 03:22:26 pm
 :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: grlryder on April 02, 2007, 03:52:49 pm
Fellow XB12Scg rider here...sweet!!   Enjoy the ride!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: kremer4 on April 02, 2007, 03:56:42 pm

Fellow XB12Scg rider here...sweet!!   Enjoy the ride!



I definitly can't wait, I'm not a very patient person :)

How do you like your Buell, and how tall are you.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on April 02, 2007, 04:30:22 pm


Thanks for MOST of the comments.


Good thing I wasn't wearing my Yellow Bag when riding Sadie -- I could have gotten ticketed for offensive clashing.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 02, 2007, 05:10:22 pm

Thanks for MOST of the comments.


Squid.   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on April 03, 2007, 06:48:57 am

Agreed, even if she did decree the circle of death. . ..   :crazy:

On the burning retinas front, can you picture Sling riding Sadie????    :eek:


Sling can ride Sadie whenever and however naked he wants. Peter took the offensive windscreen off this weekend so she is back to her original, sexy self.

Did we tell you guys that Peter and I are signed up for track day at Summit on 4/23? Any you folks already been there, done that? Any words of advice, other than stay vertical if you can? Thinking about renting their suit and bike...other advice? Stacey, you in?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 03, 2007, 08:41:02 am
Is that a TPM day?  Which track, Summit Main?  If it is Main, the concrete patches have the grip.  If it is Jefferson, the track can be a bit slippery in the first session.  

Advice -- have fun.  The track is a place to explore limits in a relatively safer environment, without the fear of oncoming traffic, guardrails, telephone poles and for Peter, the police. . ..   :lol:

Your bike?  Their bike?  No real idea, depends on your preference.  If your suit passes tech, I don't see why you need leathers.  

Sounds like fun.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on April 03, 2007, 09:18:47 pm
It is a TPM day, with a Morton's BMW group.  All bikes welcome.

Because of several factors Dot and I are driving there, then renting bikes.  She is going to get (I think) a SV650.  I will be on one of those, or maybe a CBR600.  I know I can fit on the SV650.  Maybe I will stop at Coleman's and try on a few bikes.

I think it is on the main circuit.


[Nope, I will be on a Ducati 1000SS.]


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 05, 2007, 09:37:38 pm
Peter -- that is a big bike that can take advantage of Main's long front straight.  On the turns, throttle control will be your friend. . ..   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on April 06, 2007, 07:05:27 am

Peter -- that is a big bike that can take advantage of Main's long front straight.  On the turns, throttle control will be your friend. . ..   :thumbsup:


You mean I can smoke the rear tire throughout the whole curve?    :eek:


I wish we were having a real Spring weekend coming up.  Back into the cold weather doesn't inspire me to ride.  Just as well in my case as I am a bit sick.  Sneezing inside the helmet is so  :hurl:  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 06, 2007, 07:34:10 pm
I return Sunday pm.  In the last four days I've been to LA, Denver, San Antonio and border points west and I am in Charleston, SC now.  A track day, or a ride for pie, sounds great.  I'm ready to stop travellling. . ..  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 07, 2007, 12:31:02 am
Me too, I'm sick of it.  I'm off for another week as well. I leave at noon tomorrow- I arrive 3:00 Sunday.  13 hours on a plane is just training for a BBG!  No easter for me :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on April 07, 2007, 11:37:49 am
I'm tired of being cold.  Just thought I would share.  

I just pick up a shiny new..........speeding ticket.  :(  80 in a 55 on the toll road.  Does Hov have any important friends?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on April 07, 2007, 12:38:01 pm
It's snowing here.

I had to break out the ice scraper. Put it away figuring I was done with that.

Ran my errands on four wheels. Not two.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on April 07, 2007, 12:50:57 pm

I'm tired of being cold.  Just thought I would share.  

I just pick up a shiny new..........speeding ticket.  :(  80 in a 55 on the toll road.  Does Hov have any important friends?


You have problems! How close are you to losing your license now?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: kremer4 on April 07, 2007, 04:13:39 pm
Dot and TWI.

Well I cancelled my order for the 2007 Buell XB12Scg, I got a sweet deal on a used 2005 Buell XB12Scg.
I'm picking her up next Saturday.  I snapped a pic at the sellers house today.

(http://www.virginiabikers.net/images/buell.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 07, 2007, 04:53:19 pm
Mark -- outstanding local purchase -- I hear of deals on the west coast, but a fly and ride to California for a Buell seems a bit wacky. . ..   :lol:

Duck -- ouch.  :crazy:   I'd contact Maximus -- I seem to remember that he may have some leads on good outcomes.  :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on April 07, 2007, 06:35:32 pm



You have problems! How close are you to losing your license now?


As close as you have been to punching Dave.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 07, 2007, 08:21:21 pm

As close as you have been to punching Dave.  


Did I miss a story here. . ..   :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on April 07, 2007, 11:06:12 pm
Mild mannered Duck, on his pokey V-Strom, losing his license? What is the world coming to?

Nice bike XB! How do you like the V-TWAIN POW-AR?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on April 08, 2007, 07:23:01 am
hmmmm....me thinks ticket collecting just got more expensive than stamp collecting...for some of us at least.    :lol:

Good luck!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on April 08, 2007, 09:35:52 am



As close as you have been to punching Dave.  


Hahaha!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 08, 2007, 02:35:58 pm

Hahaha!


I hate it when I miss a ride. . ..   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 08, 2007, 04:51:47 pm



I hate it when I miss a ride. . ..   :lol:

That could have been several. :lol: :lol:

Duck -  bad news :( good luck.  Will you be forced to sell me the bike now?  It is April...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 08, 2007, 06:51:55 pm


That could have been several. :lol: :lol:

Duck -  bad news :( good luck.  Will you be forced to sell me the bike now?  It is April...


I think he needs Thumper -- doesn't that top out at 70 mph????  :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on April 08, 2007, 07:11:47 pm

I think he needs Thumper -- doesn't that top out at 70 mph????  :D


I heard DRZ 400SM is insanely fun :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 08, 2007, 07:25:48 pm
I don't think our group owns one of those yet. . ..  Duck?   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 08, 2007, 08:24:43 pm

I don't think our group owns one of those yet. . ..  Duck?   :bigok:

I have looked at 2 online - that is #1 on my list.
Now about the $$$'s :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on April 08, 2007, 09:00:35 pm


Mark:  Great looking bike.  You have got to get out for a ride with us.  Next weekend the weather will be better for buying a bike.

If the bad news here is limited to tickets, that isn't too bad.  Except for the ticketee.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 08, 2007, 09:10:23 pm

Mark:  Great looking bike.  You have got to get out for a ride with us.  Next weekend the weather will be better for buying a bike.

If the bad news here is limited to tickets, that isn't too bad.  Except for the ticketee.


I think DNA was fanning the flames for a fire sale on the VStrom. . ..   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on April 09, 2007, 08:36:16 pm
hey HOV, a friend and i went to that Jaime's General Bean coffee place yesterday. i give that place an A. we shared the Biggest Pie Slice Ever, and the best part was that they gave it to us for the slice of a regular piece! it was like, 1/4th of a whole pie, but they didn't want to cut it. crappy cell phone camera picture:

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/bigpie.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 09, 2007, 10:15:19 pm

Hey HOV, a friend and i went to that Jaime's General Bean coffee place yesterday. i give that place an A.


Perhaps we can add that to our list of starting/finishing spots???   :bigok:

At least Rice won't get confused -- they don't sell gas. . ..   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on April 10, 2007, 07:55:35 am
Mark: Congratulations on the bike! Hopefully you can join us this weekend, assuming I am back from CA and the weather has improved!

And I have a question for you all:  why do you guys always talk about buying new bikes? I'm just getting Sadie set to how I really am comfortable on her, and Peter mentions buying a new bike quite frequently. What gene is it that you have that compels you to always be looking to buy a bike when you have a perfectly good one in your garage? I guess the larger the garage, the more bikes you should own? Sometimes I just don't understand :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: kremer4 on April 10, 2007, 08:51:13 am

Mark: Congratulations on the bike! Hopefully you can join us this weekend, assuming I am back from CA and the weather has improved!

And I have a question for you all:  why do you guys always talk about buying new bikes? I'm just getting Sadie set to how I really am comfortable on her, and Peter mentions buying a new bike quite frequently. What gene is it that you have that compels you to always be looking to buy a bike when you have a perfectly good one in your garage? I guess the larger the garage, the more bikes you should own? Sometimes I just don't understand :headscratch:


Can't really answer a why to that question, but I think this is like my 5th bike in the last 5 years?  I'm going to keep this bike for a long time ;)  No really I am... Seriously!
The bikes I've had are
1996 Yamaha YZF600 - my 1st bike
2000 Triumph Daytona 955 (Should have never sold this bike)
2002 Yamaha V-Star 1100
2004 Suzuki GSX-R600
1999 Harley Davidson XL1200
2005 Buell XB12Scg

I've decided on my current bike because I don't like how uncomfortable sportsbikers are and cruisers bore me.  I did like my Harley but I didn't feel safe riding it because the brakes sucked (single rotor up front with single piston brake).  The Streetfighter bike is my middle ground.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 10, 2007, 09:40:30 am

And I have a question for you all:  why do you guys always talk about buying new bikes? I'm just getting Sadie set to how I really am comfortable on her, and Peter mentions buying a new bike quite frequently. What gene is it that you have that compels you to always be looking to buy a bike when you have a perfectly good one in your garage? I guess the larger the garage, the more bikes you should own? Sometimes I just don't understand :headscratch:


This is probably a good question for DNA to answer, but I'll bet it has something to do with the Y chromosome.   ;)



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 10, 2007, 10:02:14 am
Good observation - this is a Y linked trait for sure.

Normally it applies to bikes and cars, but it can get insanely expensive when it starts applying to houses and wives. It basically works like this in the following stages:

1) I love this Y.  This is the best Y in the whole world. :inlove:

2) Wow.  Look at his new X.  Cool.  Oh oh.  Does his X make my Y look small (slow, ugly, or out of date)?

3) No! I'm secure in my Y; it's mine and I love it.  It may be a bit on the small side, drip a bit and fail to perform at peak specifications, but it is just normal aging.  Every body experiences it sometimes.  Right? :o

4)   :headscratch: Eureka!  Let's add some superpowers to it.  A single tablet, a can in the tank or foreign implants bolted on will do for sure. :thumbsup:

5) The superpowers failed. :crazy:  Now my Y is all messed up.  If anyone knows I was trying to secretly augment it's performance, they will laugh at me.  I cannot let them laugh at my poor beloved Y.  What to do now?  :headscratch:

6) Idea #2!  If you really love something, you must let it go free.  If it really loves you also, it will come back.  So I sell my beloved (but neglected) Y, and get that newest XX.  (There might be some silly people in chaps that prefer to ride an XY, but that's a whole different discussion I can't get into here.) Unless that old Y comes on back, I'm sure it is better off anyhow.

7) I love my new XX. :inlove:

That is the basics as I recall from school, it has been a while, but I'm sure it is mostly correct.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on April 10, 2007, 12:34:53 pm
 :lol: :lol: :lol: Great post.

Anyway, I am considering a Ural.  They top out at about 70mph.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 10, 2007, 01:15:34 pm

 :lol: :lol: :lol: Great post.

Anyway, I am considering a Ural.  They top out at about 70mph.



DNA would be ecstatic.  Sling would be "green" with envy.  I would just like to see you keep riding. . ..  :lol:  And, I suppose you could always ride two-up and hop in the sidecar if you ever got stopped. . ..   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on April 10, 2007, 01:23:30 pm

And I have a question for you all:  why do you guys always talk about buying new bikes? I'm just getting Sadie set to how I really am comfortable on her, and Peter mentions buying a new bike quite frequently. What gene is it that you have that compels you to always be looking to buy a bike when you have a perfectly good one in your garage? I guess the larger the garage, the more bikes you should own? Sometimes I just don't understand :headscratch:


Because no bike is perfect and some other bike will do something better than the current bike.  That's why you buy multiple ones, they each do something better than the others.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on April 10, 2007, 05:59:23 pm

Good observation - this is a Y linked trait for sure.

Normally it applies to bikes and cars, but it can get insanely expensive when it starts applying to houses and wives. It basically works like this in the following stages:

1) I love this Y.  This is the best Y in the whole world. :inlove:

2) Wow.  Look at his new X.  Cool.  Oh oh.  Does his X make my Y look small (slow, ugly, or out of date)?

3) No! I'm secure in my Y; it's mine and I love it.  It may be a bit on the small side, drip a bit and fail to perform at peak specifications, but it is just normal aging.  Every body experiences it sometimes.  Right? :o

4)   :headscratch: Eureka!  Let's add some superpowers to it.  A single tablet, a can in the tank or foreign implants bolted on will do for sure. :thumbsup:

5) The superpowers failed. :crazy:  Now my Y is all messed up.  If anyone knows I was trying to secretly augment it's performance, they will laugh at me.  I cannot let them laugh at my poor beloved Y.  What to do now?  :headscratch:

6) Idea #2!  If you really love something, you must let it go free.  If it really loves you also, it will come back.  So I sell my beloved (but neglected) Y, and get that newest XX.  (There might be some silly people in chaps that prefer to ride an XY, but that's a whole different discussion I can't get into here.) Unless that old Y comes on back, I'm sure it is better off anyhow.

7) I love my new XX. :inlove:

That is the basics as I recall from school, it has been a while, but I'm sure it is mostly correct.


Kind of, but not exactly how it was taught in high skool  :lol:  (yes, I skipped outta spellin class a lot too)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on April 10, 2007, 10:56:51 pm



Because no bike is perfect and some other bike will do something better than the current bike.  That's why you buy multiple ones, they each do something better than the others.


Actually, the biggest reason why I own more than one bike is so I can have one to ride while the other one is in the shop.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 10, 2007, 11:05:27 pm



Actually, the biggest reason why I own more than one bike is so I can have one to ride while the other one is in the shop.  


Perhaps a better reason -- in case your brother visits (and remembers to have brought his gear).   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on April 10, 2007, 11:20:23 pm



Perhaps a better reason -- in case your brother visits (and remembers to have brought his gear).   :bigok:


Well, there's that too.  :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on April 10, 2007, 11:36:57 pm
Egads! Methinks you are ALL nuts!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Stargzrgrl on April 10, 2007, 11:43:48 pm

Egads! Methinks you are ALL nuts!


That's what The Super Munchkin™ says regarding boys in general.  

Oh, and that they all have cooties.  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 11, 2007, 04:54:22 am
So here I sit in the land of the Rising Sun eating every endangered animal I can find on a menu completely disoriented by the culture shock.

Can you imagine how disturbing it is for me to see all these really short, brightly uniformed law and order guys riding WHITE Honda VFR's?  What is the world coming to? :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 11, 2007, 08:20:42 am

So here I sit in the land of the Rising Sun eating every endangered animal I can find on a menu completely disoriented by the culture shock.

Can you imagine how disturbing it is for me to see all these really short, brightly uniformed law and order guys riding WHITE Honda VFR's?  What is the world coming to? :crazy:


So long as you are behind them, the view shouldn't be anything unusual for you. . ..   In fact, it should look something like this:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/countryroad.jpg)

:pokestick: :pokestick: :pokestick:


Safe travels.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Maximus on April 11, 2007, 11:25:51 pm
Hello everyone.  I was just wondering if any one is looking for a beautiful yellow Ducati 800ss?  2005 with Carbon Fiber Ferracci pipes, PowerCommander III usb, Corbin Seat, Helibars, HJC alarm and a brand new set of front and rear Avon Azaro tires.  She has 5300 miles so she will be due for her 6000 mile maintenance in a bit.  

$8000

I will be upgrading to a 2007 Duc in a few weeks so would like to get this one on the market.  If you know anyone who is looking for a great bike have them give me a call.  571-278-3664.  Pictures available on request.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 12, 2007, 04:16:28 am

Hello everyone.  I was just wondering if any one is looking for a beautiful yellow Ducati 800ss?  2005 with Carbon Fiber Ferracci pipes, PowerCommander III usb, Corbin Seat, Helibars, HJC alarm and a brand new set of front and rear Avon Azaro tires.  She has 5300 miles so she will be due for her 6000 mile maintenance in a bit.  

$8000

I will be upgrading to a 2007 Duc in a few weeks so would like to get this one on the market.  If you know anyone who is looking for a great bike have them give me a call.  571-278-3664.  Pictures available on request.


Duck??   ;)

(We could paint it green and name it "Ural". . ..)   :bigok:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on April 12, 2007, 07:34:02 pm



Duck??   ;)

(We could paint it green and name it "Ural". . ..)   :bigok:




Super glue a side car to it and then you would REALLY have something to be admired!   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on April 12, 2007, 07:34:57 pm

So here I sit in the land of the Rising Sun eating every endangered animal I can find on a menu completely disoriented by the culture shock.

Can you imagine how disturbing it is for me to see all these really short, brightly uniformed law and order guys riding WHITE Honda VFR's?  What is the world coming to? :crazy:


Dont drink the water   :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 12, 2007, 07:39:56 pm
I'm guessing riding is out this weekend.  I hear a pretty nasty Nor'easter is heading our way. . ..   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 12, 2007, 09:58:16 pm
Great news.... :crazy:
It was snowing when I left - will there be snow on the ground again when I get back?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 13, 2007, 06:34:29 am

Great news.... :crazy:
It was snowing when I left - will there be snow on the ground again when I get back?


Not this far South, we'll probably just need an Ark or two.  If you are travelling Sunday be prepared for significant delays/cancellations.   :(

Safe travels.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on April 13, 2007, 10:43:08 pm

Saturday morning looks OK.   :thumbsup:  Sunday:  fugedabuttitt.    :eek:

OTOH, the highlight of Saturday will be this season's first DC United home game.   :bigok:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 14, 2007, 09:13:45 pm
It's Saturday night, no NoVa ride today, no DC United game, and I'm bored.  Sooo, here's an update:  I trailered the race ride to my casa for an upcoming appointment at Summit Jefferson.  Now, and not to worry Duck, I may ride like this:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/_KIT1296.jpg)

Or if the right rabbit is there like this:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/_KIT1939.jpg)

Or if I'm feeling a bit whacky, perhaps like these:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/JER_3575.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/JER_3576.jpg)

:D :D :D



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 14, 2007, 11:36:59 pm
Oh the glory days... where hast thou gone? :headscratch:
When you riding again?  Not tomorrow I hope?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 15, 2007, 06:10:09 am
If I had access to an Ark, or a Ural, I'd be riding. . ..   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on April 15, 2007, 09:20:00 pm

It's Saturday night, no NoVa ride today, no DC United game, and I'm bored.  Sooo, here's an update:  I trailered the race ride to my casa for an upcoming appointment at Summit Jefferson.  Now, and not to worry Duck, I may ride like this:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/_KIT1296.jpg)

Or if the right rabbit is there like this:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/_KIT1939.jpg)

Or if I'm feeling a bit whacky, perhaps like these:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/JER_3575.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/JER_3576.jpg)

:D :D :D




Nice pics!  
#22 is a fast rabbit   :eek:  Which since you're shadowing him makes you a fast rabbit!  :D

Your upcoming day happen to be Saturday at JC?

I need a rabbit for the afternoon sessions.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 15, 2007, 09:53:30 pm
Outstanding!  I'll id a rabbit in the am for you to chase in the pm. . ..   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: kremer4 on April 16, 2007, 02:32:58 pm
Coleman in Woodbridge is having a block party this Saturday, anyone here going?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 16, 2007, 02:44:26 pm

Coleman in Woodbridge is having a block party this Saturday, anyone here going?


I'll bet Duck is. . ..   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on April 16, 2007, 06:34:10 pm

I'll bet Duck is. . ..   :lol:


I thought Duck is in Falls Church...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 16, 2007, 07:53:27 pm



I thought Duck is in Falls Church...


He is, but seems to get sucked in to these events.  A few weeks back he (and Mrs. Duck) were selling boats at a show. . ..


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 16, 2007, 09:02:07 pm
Anyone know a Dupont paint dealer in the area or have a spray gun I can borrow?  It seems buyinh color coded paint ain't so easy.  I need to repaint the bag that went airborne last fall.
If not, Rhino liner!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on April 16, 2007, 09:23:06 pm

Anyone know a Dupont paint dealer in the area or have a spray gun I can borrow?  It seems buyinh color coded paint ain't so easy.  I need to repaint the bag that went airborne last fall.
If not, Rhino liner!


Isn't duct tape about the right color for this?

 :couch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 16, 2007, 10:22:48 pm
  :headscratch::twofinger:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 17, 2007, 05:19:39 am

Anyone know a Dupont paint dealer in the area or have a spray gun I can borrow?  It seems buyinh color coded paint ain't so easy.  I need to repaint the bag that went airborne last fall.
If not, Rhino liner!


Joey used mine with some success on the, ahem, "green" KLR.  You are welcome to use it, too.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 17, 2007, 05:20:49 am



Isn't duct tape about the right color for this?

 :couch:


 :lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 17, 2007, 10:00:35 am
Meet and eat - any NoVA folk going?
I'm thinking about it, but not too likely.
-DNA


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on April 17, 2007, 11:00:24 am
I'm going, but I'm not riding solo.  

FYI, It looks like Joey's midnight KLR hooliganism pissed off his neighbor in Centreville, enough to make him do something tragic.  :crazy:

I'm going to order the 15 lb'er. Time to stock up on Metamucil. :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 17, 2007, 11:56:45 am

FYI, It looks like Joey's midnight KLR hooliganism pissed off his neighbor in Centreville, enough to make him do something tragic.  :crazy:


 :headscratch: :headscratch: :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 17, 2007, 12:07:04 pm

I'm going, but I'm not riding solo.  

SO I gathered... Whne you leaving?

FYI, It looks like Joey's midnight KLR hooliganism pissed off his neighbor in Centreville, enough to make him do something tragic.  :crazy:
 :headscratch:+1


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on April 17, 2007, 02:59:49 pm
Va Tech's least favorite student lived in Centreville..... *Doh!*


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on April 17, 2007, 07:18:45 pm
Ya'll are terrible...

http://profinishes.com/stores/stores.html

^- I have bought DuPont stuff from them.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 17, 2007, 08:04:28 pm
I used PPG paint from Total Auto Parts for the track ride -- they have several stores in the area, Herndon, Springfield etc.

Color-Rite should be the match.  That'll be $$$$.  http://www.colorrite.com/

If you get some Mercedes Silver (whatever that is), I may have use for it later this season. . ..   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 17, 2007, 08:06:18 pm

I'm going, but I'm not riding solo.  


How long do you expect me to keep silent. . ..   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on April 17, 2007, 08:41:23 pm
I lived on the 4th floor of West Ambler Johnston when I was at Tech. Weird stuff.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 17, 2007, 08:44:14 pm

I lived on the 4th floor of West Ambler Johnston when I was at Tech. Weird stuff.


 :eek: :eek: :eek:

Wow, crazy times.  I remember the Capitol shooter several years back.  He was mentally unbalanced, too.  

On a better note -- are you available Friday after work to check/fiddle with suspension?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on April 17, 2007, 08:54:20 pm



 :eek: :eek: :eek:

On a better note -- are you available Friday after work to check/fiddle with suspension?

I can play, as I have a bit of time before I need to head to the Aeropuerto.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on April 17, 2007, 09:04:37 pm

I lived on the 4th floor of West Ambler Johnston when I was at Tech. Weird stuff.


My younger son was living there last year.  He was at his apartment near the campus when the shootings happened.  He would have been in the building next to Norris at the time of the shootings there, but he decided to skip classes that Monday morning.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 17, 2007, 11:08:08 pm
I think this group needs a ride. To quote my daughters namesake "Nothing wrong inside a man can't be cured by the outside of a horse (or bike)."

Thanks for the paint info.
-DNA


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 18, 2007, 06:29:34 am


I can play, as I have a bit of time before I need to head to the Aeropuerto.



 :thumbsup:

Let me know if you need the VFR for Sunday.   :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Maximus on April 18, 2007, 10:56:43 am
Dave,

I have two spray guns you can borrow if you like.  I have only used them to spray lacquer for wood finishing.  One is a regular spray gun the other is an HVLP gun.  They did a great job on what I was doing.  

You are welcome to borrow them as long as you clean them up when your done.  I have a 15 gallon Air Compressor as well if you need all that.  

Give me a ring or send me an email.

[email protected]


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 18, 2007, 11:12:14 am

Dave,

I have two spray guns you can borrow if you like.  I have only used them to spray lacquer for wood finishing.  One is a regular spray gun the other is an HVLP gun.  They did a great job on what I was doing.  

You are welcome to borrow them as long as you clean them up when your done.  I have a 15 gallon Air Compressor as well if you need all that.  

Give me a ring or send me an email.

[email protected]


While your lending, may I borrow the Duc?  I'll promise to clean it when I'm done . . ..   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 18, 2007, 12:33:13 pm

I think this group needs a ride. To quote my daughters namesake "Nothing wrong inside a man can't be cured by the outside of a horse (or bike)."


Or pie.  Perhaps we should see this new movie: "Waitress"

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/18/dining/18wait.html?_r=1&ref=dining&oref=slogin


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on April 18, 2007, 01:30:51 pm
No riding for the Ducks this weekend.  We will be busy looking for a new pond.

My coworker drew the short straw on the "block party".  Just as well, he is a few years younger than me.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 18, 2007, 09:13:28 pm

No riding for the Ducks this weekend.  We will be busy looking for a new pond.

My coworker drew the short straw on the "block party".  Just as well, he is a few years younger than me.  

I have one that might fit...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on April 18, 2007, 09:15:35 pm
Yes, I suck and y'all don't!! :twofinger:
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/Forum/DSC_00700025.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/Forum/DSC_00560013.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/Forum/DSC_00480005.jpg)
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/Forum/DSC_00720027.jpg)
It was a nice road with a few bits of tasty fresh asphalt that just made the tires beg for more abuse!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 18, 2007, 09:15:48 pm


I have one that might fit...


I thought you sold that. . .. :crazy:

And Sling, well, you out did yourself this time.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 19, 2007, 12:01:34 am

I thought you sold that. . .. :crazy:

There is always the other one...

Nice scoot have you had both tires down yet?
Have fun in Kansas. :lol:
How about a 50CC?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on April 19, 2007, 01:11:33 am

Gosh, anyone around and riding on Sunday?


McG:  How does your new suit fit?  What size is it?  Riding home last Sunday I ended up with the dreaded 'stich wet crotch.  Now, I haven't treated the seams for two years, but....


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 19, 2007, 05:44:18 am


Gosh, anyone around and riding on Sunday?


McG:  How does your new suit fit?  What size is it?  Riding home last Sunday I ended up with the dreaded 'stich wet crotch.  Now, I haven't treated the seams for two years, but....



I think folks may be heading to the Meet and Eat on Sunday.  Sounds like DNA might be looking for a shorter route.  Summit has WERA races this weekend and NESBA events, so if you stopped by for NESBA and got in free (no gate fees) and happened to look across the track at the WERA races. . ..  I'll be at Summit Jefferson on Sunday.   :thumbsup:

On the 'stich, you rode in a nor'easter and got wet?  Hmmm. . ..   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Maximus on April 19, 2007, 09:45:08 am
HOV, I was going to consign the bike and let Colemans try to sell it, but after I dropped it off I kept having "thoughts".  I woke up the next morning thinking that if they called and said it was sold I would feel bad, so I decided that I would keep it for a while.  Since it was already at the dealer and needed the 6K anyhow, I had them put it in the shop instead of on the sales floor.  

On another note, I was up at Falls Church picking up a few bikes for our program and witnessed the unwrapping of a yellow 1098.  So so so pretty.  

I would like to ride this weekend but I am not sure if the bike will be back from the shop by then.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 19, 2007, 09:48:32 am
Who rode to work today?
Surprisingly chilly.  Brrrrrrr. :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on April 19, 2007, 11:53:48 am
Chilly? Nah, yesterday was a bit colder than today.  This morning was quite pleasant flogging the KLR at ludacris speed down 66.  

 I'm ordering a petite 15 pounder for sunday.  Who else is actually going?  I'm heading up saturday at a leisurely (read MF'in fast) pace to arrive before nightfall.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 19, 2007, 12:18:25 pm

Who rode to work today?
Surprisingly chilly.  Brrrrrrr. :crazy:


I did.  I take it you did, too??  ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 19, 2007, 12:45:54 pm
I did.  It was colder than I thought when I left. :crazy:
I'm on baby duty Sat, but have a hall pass after 12:00 on Sunday.
I might come up and see you ride if you plan on staying into the afternoon sessions. :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 19, 2007, 01:04:57 pm

I might come up and see you ride if you plan on staying into the afternoon sessions. :headscratch:


I'll be there.  Hopefully pitting w/near Windblown.  Temps should rise to mid-70's in the pm, so riding should be good.

Remember you are visiting NESBA at Summit Jefferson, not WERA at Summit Main.  WERA visits cost gate fees.  NESBA events -- Summit Jefferson in this case -- are free.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on April 19, 2007, 03:10:26 pm


. . ..  I'll be at Summit Jefferson on Sunday.   :thumbsup:

On the 'stich, you rode in a nor'easter and got wet?  Hmmm. . ..   :crazy:


Dot and I will be at Summit on Monday riding a whole lot slower.   :bigok:

What can I say about riding in a nor'easter?  My bike needed to get from point A to point B, so I rode it.  The ride was fine; the cooling feeling on my upper thigh was not.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 19, 2007, 03:27:57 pm

The ride was fine; the cooling feeling on my upper thigh was not.


A two piece suit would undoubtedly be better.  Or maybe a fully-faired ride with a real windshield would help, too. . ..   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: kremer4 on April 20, 2007, 10:29:11 am
Nice Buell MacGyver, just got mine last week.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 20, 2007, 12:13:32 pm
Buell?  Who bought a Buell?  The Buell MG was riding resides on the left coast. . ..  :shrug:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 20, 2007, 09:37:31 pm
Sling stopped by and fiddled with the race ride's suspension.  Turns out more than a bit of fiddling was needed, as the thing was sprung for a 2,000 lbs. person.  Wow.  It'll be interesting to see how it rides when I'm compressing less than half of the front forks. . ..

I spent the day chasing an electrical issue on the trailer.  The brake/turn signal wasn't working on one side.  Checked the bulb, so it had to be electrical.  Redid the connections, good news, I now have side lights that never worked.  Bad news, brake/turn still not working.  

Sarah, my seven year old, who sat through the last part of the project and oversaw the reconnections, said, Dad, did you check the bulb?  I said sure, but let's switch them just to be certain.  

It was the bulb.   :crazy:

She got Mike and Ike's.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 20, 2007, 09:42:29 pm
To continue on the I'm an idiot front, I also noticed that one of the trailer tires was chunking down the center.  I thought it might be an air pressure or maybe an alignment problem.  When Sling stopped by to look at the suspension on the race ride, I asked him, and he said it looks like something rubbed on it.  Well, I know that didn't happen, so I'm guessing bad tire.

On Sling's way out, he says, where is your fender for that wheel?    :crazy:  It must have been struck/bent, then rubbed and una**ed on the highway.  Sling identified the witness marks on the frame to prove it.

Good news: at least I know the cause.  Bad news:  Sling left without getting his Mike and Ike's.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 20, 2007, 10:23:54 pm
Good thing you have Sling and Sarah around. Can I borrow 'em some time? :rolleyes:
Consider me a possible maybe 50/50 to be there after noon Sunday.  Pop might come as well - he can fix stuff.  That's why I keep him around.  I don't have a Sarah ...yet  :thumbsup:

He has yet another new vehicle.  Duck has potential, but is still an amateur.  The old man has 30 years on him, but recognizes that the basic skills are there.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on April 20, 2007, 10:38:25 pm

I want to watch (and listen to) Pop fixing anything.  That would be fun.  Even better if Sarah is kibbitzing.  And Maggie overseeing.




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 20, 2007, 10:57:28 pm
Adding a PH.D. to the mix would be good.   :thumbsup:  We must ride for pie.  Soon.   :bigok:

Pie.   :drool:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on April 21, 2007, 02:08:37 pm
http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/hedge/

After today, click on the 4/21/07 installment.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 21, 2007, 05:46:47 pm

http://www.unitedmedia.com/comics/hedge/

After today, click on the 4/21/07 installment.



Pie.   :drool:

 :clap: :clap: :clap:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on April 21, 2007, 08:57:09 pm
Was that new track bike painted with stealth paint today?  I looked around a few times and didn't see ya.

My bike didn't like the way it was being ridden so it spit the front sprocket off, or spun the splines off the countershaft on the first lap after lunch. I haven't had the heart to pull the cover to find out which yet.  :(    The only bright spot was I was able to deadstick it into the insde of one of the s-turns so they didn't red flag the session, and I had an excellent place to sit in the grass and get a front row view of the entire session.    


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 21, 2007, 10:05:09 pm
Sorry to hear of your misfortune.  I ride Sunday, so we miss this weekend (you should have had a pm . . ..).  :cool:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on April 21, 2007, 11:42:19 pm

(you should have had a pm . . ..).  :cool:


Dang, my bad.  I missed that.  :o



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 22, 2007, 12:20:01 am
I should be there after lunch sometime.
If you leave before 1:30 - blackberry me.
See ya.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on April 22, 2007, 11:54:14 am


If you leave before 1:30 - blackberry me.



If it works.  :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on April 22, 2007, 08:54:47 pm
John at Summit Jefferson loop

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/track1.jpg)
(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/track2.jpg)
(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/track3.jpg)
(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/track4.jpg)
(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/track5.jpg)

The rider and his new steed (well, half his)

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/track6.jpg)

Look at this fat pig

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/track7.jpg)

One last nice shot

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/track8.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 22, 2007, 09:13:21 pm
It was a fine day, indeed.  The bike is still a bit of a mystery, the forks seem a bit stiff (note orange ziptie below in post-track photo).  That's all the movement I could get on the track, and that is with zero preload (but no hard braking)  The folks at the track thought that we might have 1.0 springs in there. . ..   :crazy:  Note also Joey's photo -- the front lower seems awfully low. . ..   :headscratch:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2472.jpg)

Good to see friends at the track -- both Dave D and Joey stopped by for some afternoon bike watching.  Each made some good observations (mainly, stop parking it) and after that the knee was touching down.   :)  Thanks!   :thumbsup:

http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/?action=view¤t=100_2501.flv

http://s17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/?action=view¤t=100_2499.flv
(fourth bike)

Joey had to make tracks early, perhaps to meet a special someone, but only after cleaning his GTO -- a "Duckworthy" machine.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2492.jpg)

Joey had wondered where the road out of Summit went if you made the right, instead of the left.  Well, DNA had his sundial, so off to the right we went.  Very, very nice road if you are on a bike.  Not so great road if you are towing a bike -- unless you want said trailer/bike to get airborne. . ..   :crazy:  Note to Peter/Dot -- have a great time at Summit.  Exit to the left.   :lol:

But, as with all NoVa rides, all roads lead to pie, and this was no exception.  

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2510.jpg)

Pie.   :drool:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2506.jpg)

Great pie, great conversation and well, DNA inhaled a cheese steak.  I am certainly looking forward to the next one.   :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 22, 2007, 10:04:12 pm
Me too - that was a good cheese steak!  I'm pretty sure I caught air on at least one whoop on the way home! :D
Great improvement over the sessions I saw - it looks like too much fun. Perfect weather and a great day.  


Must...resist...buying...trackbike... :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cbsnbiker on April 22, 2007, 10:20:17 pm


Must...resist...buying...trackbike... :crazy:


I've heard Blue voice a similar sentiment.  :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on April 22, 2007, 10:27:37 pm
A heart felt thank you for not crashing HOV.  You looked fast. (but everything looks fast to me).

The Ducks found a new (smaller) body of water WITH a three car garage no less.  With that out of the way I am clear for riding.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 23, 2007, 07:13:40 am



I've heard Blue voice a similar sentiment.  :)


Only difference?  Blue has the moxy to resist his inner squid. . ..   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 23, 2007, 07:33:25 am

A heart felt thank you for not crashing HOV.  You looked fast. (but everything looks fast to me).

The Ducks found a new (smaller) body of water WITH a three car garage no less.  With that out of the way I am clear for riding.  


I'll check with Matt about the forks.  Congrats on finding a new casa.   :thumbsup:

Did you see in the Meet/Eat report thread that someone rode a Paul Smart to the Meet?   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on April 23, 2007, 07:14:25 pm



I've heard Blue voice a similar sentiment.  :)


http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/mcy/316847581.html

Sigh.... :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on April 23, 2007, 07:22:05 pm

Dot and I had a fantastic time at Summit Point; I am still pumped up like I was injected with a litre of adenaline.  The ART Basic course covered what we needed to know and it moved up in speed at a good pace (pun intended).  We rented bikes, since we don't have a trackbike(s) and no trailer.  Dot rented an SV650S and I rented a Ducati 800SS.  Dot found her bike just what she needed (like Sadie).  I was enjoying the Duc, until.......




















...wait for it....
























....wait for it.....

















The f*(&*$&#(ing broke down.  Damn instrument cluster went haywire and I didn't trust being on a bike with messed up electronics on a track, especially for the first time.  I ended up riding two different SVs for my last two sessions.

What fun!!!!!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 23, 2007, 08:32:36 pm



http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/mcy/316847581.html

Sigh.... :(


Great to hear from you!  I figured you'd broken all your digits and hadn't learn to type with your toes.   :bigok:

Nice ride, not so sure about the easter egg blue color, but nice ride.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 23, 2007, 08:35:18 pm
Peter/Dot -- welcome to the addiction.  It only gets better. . ..   :bigok:

Blue -- this track thing is all your fault . . ..    :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 23, 2007, 08:37:02 pm

I'll check with Matt about the forks.  Congrats on finding a new casa.   :thumbsup:


I checked with Matt.  She goes to the shop tomorrow.  We'll see what springs are actually in there and get it dialed in. . ..   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on April 23, 2007, 09:08:07 pm



Great to hear from you!  I figured you'd broken all your digits and hadn't learn to type with your toes.   :bigok:

Nice ride, not so sure about the easter egg blue color, but nice ride.   :thumbsup:


Nah, I've been in full lurk mode. So much going on, very little time to ride.

I was REALLY hoping to show up unannounced Monday at Summit to surprise Peter and Dot, but by the time Heather figured out that she could get Monday off to watch Sophia, I didn't have enough time to go and get new tires put on (my old tires have about 50 percent left on them, which wouldn't have passed tech). Frankly with a new kitchen currently being installed, I'm a wee bit short on cash anyway.

Still, I was eating my heart out all day....


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on April 23, 2007, 09:46:49 pm

Too bad you couldn't join us, NB: there was much fun to be had.

[N.B.: This is TWI writing for Dot, but assuming the voice of Dot.  Or a rough approximation thereof. ]

Before the track day happened, I had a new experience.

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/DSC01796.jpg)

That is Peter trying to decide if what he had agreed to was wise.  He let me ride it.

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/DSC01800.jpg)

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/DSC01803_edited.jpg)

What a wonderful bike!  We should all be on R1200R's -- all of us!!

Today was fun.  Here am I upon my rented bike:

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/DSC01807.jpg)

Here Peter trying to decide if this bike is better than the last bike he was on, which must have been better than the bike he was on before that, since that one broke down, which....it is so hard to keep up with all the bikes he rides.  

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/DSC01810.jpg)

He does look very "Dr. D" -ish in that pic, doesn't he?

Here he is waiting to get onto the track.

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/DSC01815.jpg)

Here he is, winning the MotoGP of SP!

(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/DSC01825.jpg)

In his dreams, of course.

hovmaven is correct: this could be addicting.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 23, 2007, 10:02:02 pm
Very nice!  

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:


Any resemblance between Peter's suit and the above dancing bananas is completely coincidental.  Or not.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 23, 2007, 10:02:32 pm
While you all were having a blast, I was changing poopey diapers.  :(
It looks like you had tons of fun.  
I did not.
Please keep posting pics and write ups - there is a campaign starting up - all I need to do is finish the year at 170% to goal.  Again :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 23, 2007, 10:27:21 pm
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/JasonsSuit.jpg)

That is all.

(photo credit to swriverstone (Scott)) :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 23, 2007, 10:29:31 pm
Wow  :crazy:
Looks like a really big dog marked Sling as his territory.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 23, 2007, 10:54:46 pm
What a keeper -- especially with the oh so appropriate bike h** appearing prominently on his lid. . ..   :lol:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 25, 2007, 09:27:20 am
I'd like to ride this weekend.  Probably 4 hours or so, plus or minus for pie.  Anyone available?

Saturday start 10 am or later.

Sunday start early, but back by 12:30.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 25, 2007, 11:27:58 am
I have family in town this weekend - a ride (or any other escape for that matter) would be a dream, but out of the question. :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 25, 2007, 11:44:39 am
Wow!  I'm impressed, taking the long view. . ..   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: keystonejenks on April 25, 2007, 04:50:11 pm
I'll have to keep an eye on this post for when you guys are at Summit again.  I only live an hour from there.  I go down once in a blue moon to check out the races.  



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on April 25, 2007, 08:08:12 pm
HOV/John:  I definitely want to ride this weekend and do some things to reinforce what I learned at Summit. Again, I'm not about speed, just increasing confidence in the machine, my skills and corners. I'm sure Peter is up for it all as well. He was nicely praised in our class (twice) for his "smooth" lines. Then he squidded on the straight at 105 mph. On the bike that I started with (SV650S) no less! Needless to say, I didn't get it up to anywhere near that speed. In fact, I didn't think an SV could get up to that speed. My bad, I guess. It is interesting to look at the photos of all the riders out there on Monday. Even though I was the slowest (and I don't mean 20mph around the corners...I was moving it for sure!!!), if you look at the pictures you see that I am ( :banana: :banana:) consistenly "on the line" riding through the apex. That's what I wanted to practice, and that's what I did!
So, that said, I want to get out there and do it all again. Such a wonderful freedom and thrill! So who is up for what, and I'll follow along at the end to pick up the farkles that fall off as you scrape you knees around the corners!

And Stacey: now that you found your new pond...you better be there, too!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on April 25, 2007, 08:13:33 pm

Let's ride!!

Several hours sounds good, either day would work.


BTW:  If [  IF ] I get bitten by this track thing, how does one go about getting out there more often?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 25, 2007, 09:07:17 pm
We'll, it starts with schools (to which you've already been), progresses to track orgs like http://www.nesba.com/, http://www.teampromotion.com/tpm.php, http://www.cornerspeed.net, http://www.sportbiketracktime.com/ for track time, but then you'll want/need a track bike, which you can get easily on the above-mentioned boards or at the racing orgs/boards like WERA, http://forums.13x.com/forumdisplay.php?forumid=48, then you'll have to have a trailer to get there, leathers/boots to ride with, back protectors, and then maybe tire warmers, for which you'll need a generator,you'll want a canopy for comfort etc.. . .  You get the picture.

Open your wallet.  Welcome to the addiction.   :bigok:

I blame mine on Blue.   ;)

Let's ride this weekend, date/time tbd.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on April 26, 2007, 11:44:46 am
Squid ride from the dealership on Sunday.  I'm not required to be there, but it would look better if I did.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 26, 2007, 01:27:27 pm
Oooh, can't resist -- will Peter be there too. . ..   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 26, 2007, 02:25:55 pm

Squid ride from the dealership on Sunday.  I'm not required to be there, but it would look better if I did.  

Sounds like a great way to sell some replacement parts and plastics...
Stay way back. :crazy:I hear Peter is now Dr. Stunta!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on April 26, 2007, 03:38:30 pm
I'll be riding in WV this weekend.  Maybe next time....


And much as the VFR is sort of a stupid track bike, I need to get some time on it. So I'll be keeping an eye on that as well.

--jeff


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on April 26, 2007, 06:24:22 pm

Sounds like a great way to sell some replacement parts and plastics...
Stay way back. :crazy: I hear Peter is now Dr. Stunta!

May I put that on my leathers?




But seriously:  Duck, what is the ride route?  I want to make sure to avoid those roads; it is so annoying having to swerve around things falling off of bikes (e.g., bags, navigation units).


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 26, 2007, 08:20:00 pm



May I put that on my leathers ["Dr. Stunta"]?




 :lol: :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on April 26, 2007, 08:25:44 pm
I may possibly ride this weekend. But definitely not Saturday AM. I'm selling the Passat, finally! Hooray!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 26, 2007, 09:53:41 pm
It's supposed to rain Friday night -- not sure when that will end.  Sunday may be best. . ..   :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on April 27, 2007, 06:14:04 pm
We are keeping the route a secret.  Sort of like the cannonball run.   :rolleyes:  Pray for me.  This will easily be the most dangerous thing I do all year.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on April 27, 2007, 06:37:46 pm
OK, sounds like early Sunday is the plan.

Gee, Duck, sounds like you are going to be the Hare for the Hounds.  Better than driving the chase van, I guess?   :shrug:




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: kremer4 on April 27, 2007, 07:20:51 pm
Where do you guys meet and what time incase I want to join (if that's alright)  :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 27, 2007, 07:52:31 pm
All are welcome -- some even come back for a second ride. . ..   :eek:

TWI -- here is what can happen if you overcook T4 at Summit Main (the right hander just over the rise, leading to the sharp left).



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on April 27, 2007, 08:11:01 pm
Ouch.

Tire walls suck.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on April 27, 2007, 10:45:52 pm

Where do you guys meet and what time incase I want to join (if that's alright)  :p


Hey, man, join us.  We usually meet at the Temple of Sheetz on Rt 50.  I forget the cross road; just west of South Riding.  How about 8?



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on April 28, 2007, 01:20:32 pm
I can be there at 8. What time do people need to be back?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 28, 2007, 02:59:08 pm

I can be there at 8. What time do people need to be back?


If you want to store the KLR, you need to be at my house around noon, so adjust your route accordingly.  I need to be dropping you at your house by 1:15.  Emily needs to be in Fredericksburg by 2:15.  

I'll post up tonight -- my ride will depend on whether I straighten the shed today or tomorrow am.  John


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 28, 2007, 03:01:58 pm

And much as the VFR is sort of a stupid track bike, I need to get some time on it. So I'll be keeping an eye on that as well.


Not exactly svelte, but it is trackable:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2337.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on April 28, 2007, 07:07:33 pm
In at 8, but I wish to ride farther than a county block!  I might break off at the halfway mark and blast down to rt 250.  I haven't been on that road in over a year.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on April 28, 2007, 07:43:02 pm

I might break off at the halfway mark and blast down to rt 250.   


Wish I could join you for that. I would hazard a guess that you won't be on Thumper tomorrow?  :lol:

I think I finally have the front suspension on the FJR sorted out a bit.  I'll be heading out on the FJR around 6:00 am tomorrow, sadly though I'll be headed for work.  :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 28, 2007, 08:32:21 pm

In at 8, but I wish to ride farther than a county block!  I might break off at the halfway mark and blast down to rt 250.  I haven't been on that road in over a year.  

Sounds fun -wish I could make it. :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 28, 2007, 08:42:26 pm
I will be there at 8, but I will be riding shorter, not longer.  I'm really interested in seeing what Sling brings to the party. . ..   ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 28, 2007, 08:55:07 pm
If Oprah has a new playmate swing by the Casa and show us at 8:15?  
Joe - are you going to dump the barge here again?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on April 28, 2007, 08:56:11 pm

If Oprah has a new playmate swing by the Casa and show us at 8:15?  
Joe - are you going to dump the barge here again?


Yes. I'm taking the KLR to John's tomorrow, I hoped to dump Bessie at your place some evening this week. I leave on Saturday.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 28, 2007, 09:20:28 pm
I call dibs on the GTO.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 28, 2007, 09:54:03 pm
And I'm going to Sweden.   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 28, 2007, 09:55:51 pm



Yes. I'm taking the KLR to John's tomorrow, I hoped to dump Bessie at your place some evening this week. I leave on Saturday.

Monday or Tuesday PM after 7:30 works this week.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 28, 2007, 09:57:54 pm

And I'm going to Sweden.   :D

Sounds fun.  Bring me a Volvo? :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 28, 2007, 10:01:57 pm
Well, then I go to Liberia.  I'll get you something there.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 29, 2007, 08:59:58 am
Thanks, but this casa has enough disease, poverty and oppression. :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 29, 2007, 12:22:29 pm

Thanks, but this casa has enough disease, poverty and oppression. :(



I'm not touching that. . .. :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 29, 2007, 12:28:09 pm
A Chamber of Commmerce day!  Outstanding weather, not too hot, not too cool and not too much traffic.  :banana:

We rallied at 8 at the Sheetz -- Neon Boy, Dot, Dr. Stunta and myself.  Joey arrived at 0815 -- he doesn't do "chat."  He also doesn't tighten bolts, but more on that later. . ..   :bigok:  We didn't depart until 0840.  As you can see, at one point we thought we saw DNA, but it turned out to be another guy with kids in a minvan.   :twofinger:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/042907sheetz.jpg)

Because DNA is looking at the pic desparately trying to figure out what Neon Boy purchased, here's a hint:



Wait for it




Wait




Wait




Wait



(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/042907sig.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 29, 2007, 12:38:52 pm
Now, in candor Sling got a little torqued when I tried to rub that sig off.  Apparently it is worth something.   :eek:  He did however, make a comment to Joey that soon proved important -- "I didn't bring many tools" . . .. :p

You see, Joey brought Kawi's green machine, his is running/is not running KLR.  On the plus side he checked the air in his tires -- about a year or so back we had some issues with turning on a rear filled with 15 lbs of air.  Joey would have none of that this time.  But again, tightening bolts was another story. . ..

Sling promised an "Evil Dave" variation and led us down Route 50.  He turned left at Rt. 15, and after about 10 minutes, a right on a street that began with "W."  Sorry, they were so far ahead that is all I caught.  Lots of twisties and great scenery. As usual, I had less than no clue where we were or where we were headed, but we landed on Route 55 in the middle of that little town with all the signs.  A left and a few straights later we were cutting over 66 heading to the path over the mountain.  We made the usual turns heading to 211, but Joey decided to take a cut before the road met the highway.  Wish I caught that one, because like the one above, I'd like to ride that again.  You can see why (I forced Dot and Peter to pause for the first pic before each tore into the turn):

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/042907barn.jpg)

 (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/042907turn.jpg)



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 29, 2007, 12:43:56 pm
We pit stopped at the Shell or Sunoco before 211.  And it was lucky that we did.  Bolt boy realized that his KLR was una**ing parts.  He snickered as I hunted through my tankbag, but smiled when I pulled out some Romex.  A few twists and turns later, Joey was good to go.  

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/042907romex.jpg)

And off they went.  Never saw them once the mountain came into view.  Sling had a goal of riding Rt. 250, and I have no idea if they made it.  Dot and Peter took 211 to Skyline -- it was rumored that they were heading to the breakfast/lunch spot at Big Meadows.  I, well, I had to head home.  I have to leave for Fredericksburg in about 20 minutes.

Fun day, good times, I am certainly looking forward to the next one.   :thumbsup:

Oh, and DNA, if you are still wondering, here is your next ride:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/042907buell.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 29, 2007, 02:04:48 pm
 :inlove: I like it.  A lot!
Any pics of bolt boy in action?  Doing a wrench jig or something? :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: kremer4 on April 29, 2007, 03:17:37 pm
Nice to see another Buell rider, I'll definitly join you guys for the next ride.   I spent all day today with Buell hooked up to my laptop to try and tune it for my new Jardine pipe, Race ECM and K&N filter.  After a few hours of tweeking I think I got it :)

Peter please post directions to Temple Sheetz from say Springfield Virginia.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on April 29, 2007, 04:05:34 pm

Nice to see another Buell rider, I'll definitly join you guys for the next ride.   I spent all day today with Buell hooked up to my laptop to try and tune it for my new Jardine pipe, Race ECM and K&N filter.  After a few hours of tweeking I think I got it :)

Peter please post directions to Temple Sheetz from say Springfield Virginia.


I will.  Actually, this Sheetz is EAST of SR, not WEST.  You would have had difficulty finding it.


That was a fun ride.  

Dot and I toured a bit of the Skyline Drive and it was CoC there, too; cooler, but wonderful views and little traffic.  We found out why the traffic was so light when we stopped for gas at the ToS by 66/15/55:  All the cars and bikes were there.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on April 29, 2007, 04:07:25 pm
Sling decided to pull a Dave on me today and disappeared when I pulled over to the side of the road. I don't understand what's wrong with you people! I pulled in front of him, then slowed down and pulled off, because I wanted to see if he wanted to check out any of the fire roads that we were passing by. Well he just kept going! After about a minute I realized that he wasn't turning around, so I gave chase but never saw him again.  :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 29, 2007, 05:57:28 pm
Maybe he looked back, didn't see neon and kept on going. . ..  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on April 29, 2007, 07:17:33 pm

Sling decided to pull a Dave on me today and disappeared when I pulled over to the side of the road. I don't understand what's wrong with you people! I pulled in front of him, then slowed down and pulled off, because I wanted to see if he wanted to check out any of the fire roads that we were passing by. Well he just kept going! After about a minute I realized that he wasn't turning around, so I gave chase but never saw him again.  :headscratch:

Geebers Joey, you've got the attention span of an elevator.  After passing the border into G.W. Forest, you start pointing at fire roads and I wave keep going. But since you were in front equipped with only one pawn shop variety buzzy-ass mirror, you failed to see my disdain.  And after you departed off road, bailing into a "rest stop" area cut off behind a thicket of trees.  I knew you wanted to do dirty things to your KLR but I was going to keep on the mission to hit RT 250.  If I wanted to play in the dirt, I would of brought the KLR.  I looked back and motioned over my head "Wagon's ho!"  (Unlike some Nova riders, zoned out listening to Abba, that don't even look back.)
AND I sat at Mean gene's for 30 minutes letting my stomach lacerate itself on some chicken.  This stopping point was discussed ahead of time.  30 minutes!!?  A KLR isn't that slow.  In hindsight I could of run sweep back up 33 to find you in a ditch throwing dirt around like a Palsy patient.    

The Rt. 33 pass was awesome only had to pass 1 car!  

I've forgotten how much fun Rt 220 is at 90 mph. Very little traffic to speak of.  :) Weee!!!

Rt. 250 pwns you!  Video goodies coming soon.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on April 29, 2007, 07:20:04 pm
Ok, just to prove to the world that I was there...Peter and I did Skyline (after my FIRST ride on 211!!!!!! Thanks, John, for the coaching. Quite a thrill, to say the least!) and stopped at Little Hog's something, or Hogback Mountain View Someplace, or whatever...nice view, light lunch there and a pic of Peter at attention (huh?) with the misty mountains beyond.
(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o305/MommyDot/DSC01828.jpg)
And I am still smiling and smug from my successful negotiation of 211...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on April 29, 2007, 07:26:12 pm
Nuts, don't think I posted that quite right, but nonetheless, we had fun. Beautiful ride on Skyline, and for me, after 211, very calm. Thanks for the ride, guys!

Stacey:  where the heck were you????


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on April 29, 2007, 08:26:21 pm
Since when are we not allowed to change the plan?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 29, 2007, 08:53:47 pm
Since Sling bought an autographed bike. . ..   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 29, 2007, 08:55:59 pm
Dot -- congrats on successfully negotiating 211 -- as you saw, it is a road deserving of great respect.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on April 29, 2007, 08:59:24 pm


Peter please post directions to Temple Sheetz from say Springfield Virginia.


The address is:

25224 Poland Road     Chantilly     VA     

Get on Rt 50 headed west from Rt 28.  Go about 3 miles.  There is a traffic light at Poland Rd.  The Sheetz is to the left, on the south side of Rt 50.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 29, 2007, 09:08:45 pm
On the south side of Route 50, between Routes 28 and 15.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 29, 2007, 09:11:16 pm
Joey is off for well, areas that aren't that safe.  He'll be back in about two months.  No worries, the KLR is safe in my shed.  Can't say the same for the heffer (Joey's BMW).  DNA will have that.    :lol:

Safe travels.   :thumbsup:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/joeystrip.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on April 29, 2007, 09:59:32 pm

TWO months???   :eek:

If I knew he was going to be gone that long I would have bought his YooHoo for him.  


Dot did good today.  The views were memorable today.  The Nor'easter the other week took down multiple trees along the BRP.  And the lazy Susquehana Shenandoah River stills winds gracefully through the valley.



HVMN:  How did the game go?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 30, 2007, 06:27:52 am
Played their hearts out but came up short.   :(

Good game though.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: kremer4 on April 30, 2007, 08:14:49 am
Thanks Peter, according to mapquest thats about 40 minutes from my house.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on April 30, 2007, 09:33:05 am

Geebers Joey, you've got the attention span of an elevator.  

Sounds like it was a perfect ride.   :thumbsup:I see little I could have added in the way of the chaos.  You have learned well young Padwan, but I think the word you seek is "Terrier".  As in zipping around to mark trees and such.  Oh look - something shiny - I think I'll stop and mark it. Byby. :crazy:

Joe, If you want to be cool too, I'll autograph your bike for you. :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on April 30, 2007, 05:54:29 pm


Sounds like it was a perfect ride.   :thumbsup:


Good ride, yes.  Perfect ride, no.  No pie.

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/pie.gif)



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on May 01, 2007, 10:41:46 pm

Quiet night.  



Go back to sleep.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 02, 2007, 09:22:26 am


Quiet night.  



Go back to sleep.



For you maybe.  Not all of us were so lucky....


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on May 02, 2007, 10:31:44 am
Well I survived Sunday's squidfest.  I was very pleased to learn that my coworkers have a great deal of talent (although they still ride too fast for my comfort level).  Sorry I missed the ST ride, it sounded like a lot of fun.  Look for the Ducks to return soon.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 02, 2007, 11:05:01 am
I have been issued a pass Saturday from 9:30 - 1:00 (meaning 2:00 :rolleyes:)
Saturday is also the ST's 3rd birthday and will pass 30K miles on that ride.
Anyone up for a 4 hour spin with PIE?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on May 02, 2007, 11:28:37 am
I might be up for that...


9:00 at the temple anyone?


Never mind, gotta work.  :thumbsdown:

--jeff  




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 02, 2007, 08:32:59 pm

I have been issued a pass Saturday from 9:30 - 1:00 (meaning 2:00 :rolleyes:)
Saturday is also the ST's 3rd birthday and will pass 30K miles on that ride.
Anyone up for a 4 hour spin with PIE?


Well, Joey is out, Duck is most likely working and Dr. Stunta is well, Dr. Stunta.  Not sure about Dot or Stacey. Unless plans change, I'm out too, but I could be found at the spot you found me last time. . ..   :bash:

Neon boy?   :bigok:

Pie.   :drool:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on May 03, 2007, 03:49:09 am

Dot and I will be stuntin' on four wheels down around a university this weekend.  Her younger daughter is graduating and
there are many festivities surrounding the event.

Have fun out there.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 03, 2007, 05:55:12 am


Dot and I will be stuntin' on four wheels down around a university this weekend.  Her younger daughter is graduating and
there are many festivities surrounding the event.

Have fun out there.   :thumbsup:



That sounds like fun -- enjoy.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: backdoc on May 03, 2007, 12:01:19 pm
Hi all
new here
Dot introduced me to the forum.  I met some of you at the sheetz gas station last sunday.
Seems like a fun group.  Let me know the next time your in the area

b.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on May 03, 2007, 10:09:47 pm

Hi all
new here
Dot introduced me to the forum.  I met some of you at the sheetz gas station last sunday.
Seems like a fun group.  Let me know the next time your in the area

b.


Welcome.  Small group rides form regularly.  Even when there is a large group -- speed differentials seem to make small groups form.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 04, 2007, 02:18:22 am
I just returned from the shop -- good news is the track bike is back.  1.0 springs pulled out, traxxion .925 springs with new buffers and oil put in.  Steve and I even have new spiffy dial preload adjusters -- no wrenches needed.   :thumbsup:  

Bad news -- got there at 2030 -- returned at 0200.   :crazy:  Seems there is a WERA weekend in Ohio.  Our bike was behind the racers' in line. . ..   :(



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: vulcanbill on May 04, 2007, 11:12:20 am

I have been issued a pass Saturday from 9:30 - 1:00 (meaning 2:00 :rolleyes:)
Saturday is also the ST's 3rd birthday and will pass 30K miles on that ride.
Anyone up for a 4 hour spin with PIE?


Wow, 3 years already??  No wonder I want to sell it.  Maybe we should just trade plastics for a while.  It'll be like having a new bike.   :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 04, 2007, 11:14:22 am
I might be able to get out for a longish ride at 12:00 - 7:00 Sunday.  Any interest in a Rt 50-33 loop? Other ideas?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 04, 2007, 11:15:23 am



Wow, 3 years already??  No wonder I want to sell it.  Maybe we should just trade plastics for a while.  It'll be like having a new bike.   :rolleyes:

Deal - have you seen my plastics.  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: vulcanbill on May 04, 2007, 11:21:20 am


Deal - have you seen my plastics.  :lol:


Oh that's right...  Your bike falls down.  Nevermind.   :p  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 04, 2007, 11:33:25 am
I like to think of it as lazy and gets to rest occasionally.
Your just likes to stand up.  Want to trade clutches instead?  ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on May 04, 2007, 12:26:30 pm

I like to think of it as lazy and gets to rest occasionally.
Your just likes to stand up.  Want to trade clutches instead?  ;)


Clutch? Clutch?  Someone say something about replacing a clutch?   :lol:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: vulcanbill on May 04, 2007, 12:41:29 pm

I like to think of it as lazy and gets to rest occasionally.
Your just likes to stand up.  Want to trade clutches instead?  ;)


That's a wicked rumor.  my bike stands up just fine without the clutch.   :D  Today I'm on my brother's y2k VFR.  This bike has some sort of problem that makes it stand up a LOT.  Maybe its the Staintune.  No problem with this clutch.  I rarely shift.   :inlove:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 04, 2007, 12:53:21 pm



Clutch? Clutch?  Someone say something about replacing a clutch?   :lol:



Dr. Squid - destroyer of clutches.  
Drive trains tremble while woman (singular) swoons. :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 04, 2007, 04:38:47 pm

I might be able to get out for a longish ride at 12:00 - 7:00 Sunday.  Any interest in a Rt 50-33 loop? Other ideas?


Given back-to-back international travel, my attendance is unlikely.  Sounds like a job for MacGyver -- you all could race to the first bend to see who gets dropped first. . ...   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on May 05, 2007, 03:20:47 pm
I jump the pond tonight, but before departing, DNA and I stormed the Loudoun Backside with irreverent audacity.  Read; too fookin' fast.  
We didn't get harrassed by rain until after sipping down a warm funkadelic scented brown brew at the pie stop.   No pictures, no b/s, top speed 110.

That is all.
 


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 05, 2007, 04:53:42 pm

I jump the pond tonight, but before departing, DNA and I stormed the Loudoun Backside with irreverent audacity.  Read; too fookin' fast.  
We didn't get harrassed by rain until after sipping down a warm funkadelic scented brown brew at the pie stop.   No pictures, no b/s, top speed 110.

That is all.
 


Add in a gas station pic and you have a ride report.   :D

I ran a few sessions at Summit Jefferson -- knee pucks were used -- then it rained.  That is all.   :thumbsup:

(except for needing Duck to detail the race ride. . ..) :lol:




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 05, 2007, 05:29:17 pm


No pictures, no b/s, top speed 110.
 


68.354 mph --you guys were smokin'. . ..   :bigok:

http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/dsdt/ucg/



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 05, 2007, 09:49:27 pm

I jump the pond tonight . . ..


Safe travels.   :thumbsup:  

Seems our little group has gone global.   :)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on May 05, 2007, 10:10:33 pm
Look at all you high-powered motorcycle-riding executives...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 06, 2007, 07:06:58 am

Look at all you high-powered motorcycle-riding executives...


We wish -- just a collection of poor souls whose jobs require travel.   :(

Now, am I complaining that my job is sending me to Sweden on Tuesday?  No.   :D

Come out and ride -- just bring a camera.  Seems that DNA and Mac are anti-photo these days. . ..  :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 06, 2007, 09:42:55 am

I jump the pond tonight, but before departing, DNA and I stormed the Loudoun Backside with irreverent audacity.  Read; too fookin' fast.  
We didn't get harrassed by rain until after sipping down a warm funkadelic scented brown brew at the pie stop.   No pictures, no b/s, top speed 115.

That is all.
 

What he said with correction noted.  Any and all squidly behavior was done a a closed track by professional drivers.  How they got my GPS is a mystery.
The lurking deputy on Rt 7 was in his regular place. :crazy:  We passed him at 60 in the rain. :lol:  I'm sure he will be there again.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 06, 2007, 09:59:15 am
This guy?

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/0731avoidingtrouble.jpg)

Yes, I recycle.  :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 06, 2007, 11:03:45 am
Yes - but further back and much harder to see :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 06, 2007, 04:38:08 pm
I was out this weekend anyway.  Brought the ride to the shop this week for that darn ticking/rattle sound in the motor.  The mechanic agreed the ticking wasn't normal, but he couldn't isolate the cause without opening up the motor.  I had to agree to pay 3 hrs. labor if the issue isn't covered by the oem extended warranty. ...   :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on May 06, 2007, 05:35:39 pm

I was out this weekend anyway.  Brought the ride to the shop this week for that darn ticking/rattle sound in the motor.  The mechanic agreed the ticking wasn't normal, but he couldn't isolate the cause without opening up the motor.  I had to agree to pay 3 hrs. labor if the issue isn't covered by the oem extended warranty. ...   :eek:


Friends don't let friends ride...Hondas?

No, seriously, maybe you should just buy a Kawasaki or BMW.

At least then, no matter what freaky noise your bike starts making, the dealer will just say "That's normal"...?

Today was a nice ride, but it is kind of disheartening how few sportbikes were out.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 06, 2007, 06:01:10 pm



Friends don't let friends ride...Hondas?




Well, one odd sound in 34K isn't so bad . . ..   ;)

It's not like my ride is puking oil, not yet anyway.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 06, 2007, 06:28:33 pm
The puking has more to do with the quality of the mechanic than the quality of the bike.
Now if you had a Triumph, the dealer would take it all apart, repair it incorrectly (twice) and have it back to you by Sept. 15th.
Good luck.  Mystery noises are not a good sign.  Hope the news is good upon your return.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 07, 2007, 10:59:15 pm
Mother of God.   :eek:

165 mph 2-Up wheeling down the front straight on the back of Scott Harwell's ride (a former pro).   Carrying that speed with me on the back past brake marker 5 -- and making T1.    :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:


Absolutely unfreakin' believable day at Cornerspeed.

Now I know how to use the brake.    :burnout:

That is all.   :banana: :banana: :banana:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/05072007.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/05072007-1.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 08, 2007, 08:33:28 pm
The shop is negotiating with Honda Tech -- they think the rattle is in the VTEC system.  Bike is down for two weeks.   :crazy:

Luckily, I may be out of the country anyway.  Funny how that works. . ..   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on May 08, 2007, 10:21:06 pm
Nothing new to report from Fort Benning. The US military is the biggest beauracratic nightmare on the planet, and people seem to think that a government health care system is a good idea...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 09, 2007, 06:06:34 am

Nothing new to report from Fort Benning. The US military is the biggest beauracratic nightmare on the planet, and people seem to think that a government health care system is a good idea...


Perhaps you'll get lost in the bureaucracy and not have to ship out. . ..   :bigok:

Did you see that the VFR is in the shop?  I'd be up the creek if I didn't have someone's KLR in the shed. . ..    :D

Stay safe.    :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 09, 2007, 09:27:22 am

Nothing new to report from Fort Benning. The US military is the biggest beauracratic nightmare on the planet, and people seem to think that a government health care system is a good idea...

From what I saw on TV - you really really didn't want to ship out. BTW - how long did it take to grow the beard?
(http://a.abcnews.com/images/US/ap_fort_dix_plot_070509_ms.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 09, 2007, 09:30:40 am

The shop is negotiating with Honda Tech -- they think the rattle is in the VTEC system.  Bike is down for two weeks.   :crazy:

Luckily, I may be out of the country anyway.  Funny how that works. . ..   :bigok:

I believe my sig line says it all.  :thumbsup:
Have a fun trip - but watch out for the natives - I have heard they are all short, dark and unattractive. ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on May 09, 2007, 01:19:57 pm
Hey lookie, there's my track bike.  :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 09, 2007, 01:47:48 pm
Are we ever going to ride again? :o


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 09, 2007, 03:13:05 pm
You gonna pony up a bike?  At this point, I'd even ride a Triumph. . ..   ;)

If only I knew someone at the dealership who could keep tabs on my ride for me.   :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 09, 2007, 03:21:47 pm
Sure - I have an RTP you can ride.  It's even clean. :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 09, 2007, 03:26:11 pm
Well, let's see.  Europe just cancelled, so I'm around this weekend.  Will have to check the schedule.

Perhaps I can find two wheels from one of you bike hooligans.   :)  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 09, 2007, 03:54:35 pm
Reminder: Sunday is Mothers day.  I will not be able to ride. :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on May 09, 2007, 04:19:22 pm
Hummm, even Dave has a Mother.  I sent a card, so I am good to go.  Hov can ride the strom if we keep the distance down.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 09, 2007, 04:41:23 pm

Hummm, even Dave has a Mother.  I sent a card, so I am good to go.  Hov can ride the strom if we keep the distance down.  

The mother I have is not as needy as the new mother I live with.  I could try to arrange a Sat/Sunday trade off. :headscratch:
Worth trying.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 09, 2007, 06:06:54 pm
My spider sense is pinging on the Sunday ride -- but I can check.   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on May 09, 2007, 06:20:17 pm
Where ever we ride, it can't worth getting a divorce over. ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on May 09, 2007, 07:41:44 pm
I wish I could ride, but i'm a bit too bombed on the local brewski's.   Sucks to be me.  :twofinger: I spent the last 4 hours listening to a bunch of locals talking about what the true pint of guinness should look like.  We tested many samples.   I am happy, yes I am, per diem is my friend.   :D
I saw one of these parked outside one of the pubs we stopped at.
(http://ahd.exis.net/2000/rockcorry-guinness.jpg)
Talk about being passionate for the quality of their brew.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 09, 2007, 08:46:08 pm
Good post!  Wish I was there -- I should be over the pond right now -- but the visit got bolluxed up at the last minute.     :(

I'm sure that next week's visit to the Third World will go without a hitch. . ..  :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Maximus on May 09, 2007, 10:03:46 pm
Look what followed me home.  :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

(http://www.apexcycleeducation.com/images/duc/1098.jpg)

Mile 1:  Falls Church
Mile 1.02 (Stalled 3 times getting out of the parking lot while getting used to the clutch)
Mile 1.03 (Stalled once while trying to turn left... still getting used to the clutch)
Mile 1.04 (Really big SEG)
Mile 80:  211 and Skyline Dr. (Pictured)
Mile 140: Home

I could think of no better place to go than up 211 on the first day.  I slabbed out to the 2nd Marshal exit, up the goat trail, straight through the intersection out to 211, up to Sperryville and on up to the top of 211.  The first ride was absolutely amazing.  This bike corners fantastically.  The brakes just about shot me over the bars and it pulls like crazy.  Break-in has a 6k limit but I didn't run out of fun even while only using 1/4 - 1/2 throttle all afternoon.  

The only issue I noticed was a slight surging around 4-5k.  Could be part of the break in, slight map adjustment needed or just getting used to the bike.  I had a hard time maintaining a steady speed.  The thing would go from legal to jail is a half second in top gear.  Just thinking about speed up or slow down and 10mph were added or scrubbed.  It has a very sensitive throttle.  

Anyhow, who's ridding on Sunday?  8am at the temple?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on May 09, 2007, 10:34:48 pm
Wow. You've gone all out this time. I expected something like this from a Duck, but not from you, Maximus!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 09, 2007, 11:03:05 pm

Look what followed me home.  :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

(http://www.apexcycleeducation.com/images/duc/1098.jpg)

Mile 1:  Falls Church
Mile 1.02 (Stalled 3 times getting out of the parking lot while getting used to the clutch)
Mile 1.03 (Stalled once while trying to turn left... still getting used to the clutch)
Mile 1.04 (Really big SEG)
Mile 80:  211 and Skyline Dr. (Pictured)
Mile 140: Home

I could think of no better place to go than up 211 on the first day.  I slabbed out to the 2nd Marshal exit, up the goat trail, straight through the intersection out to 211, up to Sperryville and on up to the top of 211.  The first ride was absolutely amazing.  This bike corners fantastically.  The brakes just about shot me over the bars and it pulls like crazy.  Break-in has a 6k limit but I didn't run out of fun even while only using 1/4 - 1/2 throttle all afternoon.  

The only issue I noticed was a slight surging around 4-5k.  Could be part of the break in, slight map adjustment needed or just getting used to the bike.  I had a hard time maintaining a steady speed.  The thing would go from legal to jail is a half second in top gear.  Just thinking about speed up or slow down and 10mph were added or scrubbed.  It has a very sensitive throttle.  

Anyhow, who's ridding on Sunday?  8am at the temple?


Sex on wheels.   :hail: :hail: :hail:

And I thought I was doing well being sponsored by "Team Duck."

All hail Apex Cycle Education!   :lol:

Serially, I bet you could drag out Duck for a Sunday ride.  You may need to bring a rag if he drools. . ..  :p  

DNA -- get your pennies together.   Duck's V-Strom's days are numbered.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 10, 2007, 10:02:46 am
our little plan for European domination is progressing nicely.
Seems like the little Honda that could now can't.  
Sling will come home with a Triumph tattoo, if not the bike.  And now a new Duc.
 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 10, 2007, 11:03:31 am

Seems like the little Honda that could now can't.  


I resemble that remark, in more than one way.   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on May 10, 2007, 11:07:36 am
It looks like the duck is out of the bag.  Congrats on the new wheels Dave.  My GM came up from the shop yesterday and said to me "now that is one really happy guy"!!  

I am game for a ride on Sunday.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on May 10, 2007, 09:41:45 pm
Tomorrow I depart for parts unknown. Not sure when I'll be able to check the thread again, I'm going to miss it!  :inlove: Complaint of the day - the Army's qualification for an M9 pistol is 16 of 30 hits on a man-sized target, from 3 to 10 meters away. Everyone qualified. :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Maximus on May 10, 2007, 10:02:55 pm

Wow. You've gone all out this time. I expected something like this from a Duck, but not from you, Maximus!


Well it wasn't Duck, but he was involved in the process.  Boy I was grinning ear to ear the whole way.  Just about popped when I had to wait for them to do a state inspection on the thing before I could ride off.  



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on May 11, 2007, 01:38:18 am

Tomorrow I depart for parts unknown. Not sure when I'll be able to check the thread again, I'm going to miss it!  :inlove: Complaint of the day - the Army's qualification for an M9 pistol is 16 of 30 hits on a man-sized target, from 3 to 10 meters away. Everyone qualified. :rolleyes:


If this is without time limit and everyone can take their time to aim, then yes, this is a stupid test.  However, (IIRC, we were told this in the class I took 2 weeks ago) statistics show that in real shootings that police officers are involved in, 50% of shots miss at 3 yards, and 90% miss at 7 yards.  It's much harder to aim under stress, when your target is firing back at you.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 11, 2007, 06:10:01 am

Tomorrow I depart for parts unknown. Not sure when I'll be able to check the thread again, I'm going to miss it!  :inlove:


Stay safe.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: mcskeeto on May 12, 2007, 07:37:58 am
Nice racist comment.



I believe my sig line says it all.  :thumbsup:
Have a fun trip - but watch out for the natives - I have heard they are all short, dark and unattractive. ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on May 12, 2007, 11:20:27 am

Sounds like no group ride on Sunday.  Questionable whether Dot and I could join -- too many tasks to get done this weekend.  We may ride for a picnic on Sunday.

Now, if we could meet up with some people to see a new Duc, that would be tempting.....


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 12, 2007, 12:06:08 pm

Nice racist comment.


  :headscratch: Please explain?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on May 12, 2007, 01:10:23 pm

Tomorrow I depart for parts unknown. Not sure when I'll be able to check the thread again, I'm going to miss it!  :inlove: Complaint of the day - the Army's qualification for an M9 pistol is 16 of 30 hits on a man-sized target, from 3 to 10 meters away. Everyone qualified. :rolleyes:


At least it's not the Navy.

Where you can qual without ever firing a real gun.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on May 12, 2007, 01:14:38 pm


  :headscratch: Please explain?


Yeah, I missed that one too.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 12, 2007, 02:38:50 pm

Nice racist comment.



Mosquito doesn't know that you were referring to Sweden.   :nuts:

Sort of got to follow the thread.   :threadjacked:

Now, back to our regular programming.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 12, 2007, 02:44:52 pm
Which has me without a bike, Duck working, Joey travelling, Mac travelling, Blue dadding, Peter and Dot on a picnic, Mrs. Duck looking for a track bike, Maxximus working an extra job to pay for the new hotness, Rice doing the under the radar thing and DNA wishing he had someone to ride with. :pokestick:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 12, 2007, 04:02:23 pm
That pretty well sums things up.
I changed a few diapers instead. :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on May 12, 2007, 06:03:34 pm
Meet my new friends: :p
(http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c280/redfury93/Shannon07/DSC_0109.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 12, 2007, 06:24:54 pm
Very nice.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 13, 2007, 10:00:53 am
And Tasty.  I hope you bring us back presents. :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: kremer4 on May 13, 2007, 03:33:56 pm
Finally got some new pics of the Buell to post.  Made a few modifications since the last pics.

(http://web.mac.com/mark.kremer/iWeb/Site/Photos_files/IMG_1507.jpg)

(http://web.mac.com/mark.kremer/iWeb/Site/Photos_files/IMG_1506.jpg)

(http://web.mac.com/mark.kremer/iWeb/Site/Photos_files/IMG_1505.jpg)



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on May 13, 2007, 05:17:03 pm
Um...that bike...is...in a driveway?

I mean, the least you could have done is gone to a gas station to take the pics. Then we might think they were real.

I went out to Luray today. Great riding. Ate at the Southern Station Diner. No pie, no pics.

I want a barrel of whiskey.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: kremer4 on May 13, 2007, 05:37:13 pm
Lol, I'll remember that.  Still wondering what would make people think the pics are fake  :lol:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Emerson00 on May 13, 2007, 08:10:17 pm
Since embarrassing myself last spring dropping the bike "at Harley pace" (thanks DNA) I usually just watch the thread and see what everyone's doing... but those barrels of yumminess just made me have to post.

All those barrels of The Nectar... just plain :eek:! :inlove:

[BTW, Dave, I kept the bike!  :cool:]


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 13, 2007, 08:17:18 pm

BTW, Dave, I kept the bike!  :cool:


And the boat??  :headscratch:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 13, 2007, 08:45:20 pm
With all these new bikes, I figured I'd post a pic of mine.  It may look a lot like Joey's, but he's cleared domestic airspace:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2350.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 13, 2007, 09:40:13 pm

[BTW, Dave, I kept the bike!  :cool:]

 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Awesome - now get out and ride it!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 13, 2007, 09:41:04 pm

With all these new bikes, I figured I'd post a pic of mine.  It may look a lot like Joey's, but he's cleared domestic airspace:

Cool - let's ride! Ummm, did he leave you a pair of these as well :headscratch::
(http://www.westtechtools.com/images/DW-Stilts.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on May 13, 2007, 10:06:08 pm

Well, no riding and no picnic.  Dot and I had too many things to get done.  With both her daughters graduating and me moving in with her soon, there is chaos in both houses.  But it is fun, enjoyable chaos.

Mark:  Nice looking bike.  I was able to ignore the driveway thing.


Is it possible to ride a bike that green?  I bet things fall off if you do.

From the bike.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 14, 2007, 06:19:22 am


Is it possible to ride a bike that green?  I bet things fall off if you do.

From the bike.  



Joey used Romex -- things won't fall far.   :lol:

With my ride down, I most likely would have already had it out, but for the fact that it is up in the shed and he disconnected a vacuum line or some such  thing, and for the fact that I don't own DNA's stilts.    :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on May 14, 2007, 08:58:26 am
Let's start early, what about this coming Sunday (20th) for a ride?  I'm willing, in a sort of public service thingy, to make sure that a ride that day would not be without a VFR, since the one in usual attendance is down for service.


Anyone?

--jeff  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 14, 2007, 09:50:08 am

Let's start early, what about this coming Sunday (20th) for a ride?  I'm willing, in a sort of public service thingy, to make sure that a ride that day would not be without a VFR, since the one in usual attendance is down for service.


Anyone?

--jeff  


Thanks for stepping up -- I'm sure DNA or MacGyver will be interested.  Peter and Dot will most likely be picnicing . . ..


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Emerson00 on May 14, 2007, 11:07:29 am


 :clap: :clap: :clap:
Awesome - now get out and ride it!


Have and still do... I just started commuting a couple days a week now, too. It shaves 0-20 minutes off the commute, depending on traffic.

What I don't get is much time for weekend joy rides. I'm still toying with the idea of riding to LA for a wedding this August.

(still have the boats, too, HOV... you all are good - how'd you remember that?).


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 14, 2007, 11:38:05 am
HOV - any news on the VTEC?  Will she run again or is Shamu going to the big tuna processing factory.
I still have a clean RTP you can use. ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 14, 2007, 02:23:07 pm

Still have the boats, too, HOV... you all are good - how'd you remember that?


I get paid to remember things.  Not paid well, mind you, but paid nonetheless.  Plus, someone has to trot out the Blue California Superbike School "Riders of all Levels" pic now and then. . ..  

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/abs.jpg)

 ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 14, 2007, 02:41:09 pm
Good one. Let's not forget the:
"At least it's not a GoldWing"trip: :thumbsup:
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/bike/WVaTrip0501009.jpg)
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/bike/WVaTrip0501008.jpg)
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/bike/WVaTrip0501007.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 14, 2007, 05:57:57 pm
CL - deal of the week:
http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/mcy/327737593.html


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 14, 2007, 07:49:48 pm
You are right!   :thumbsup:

Duck must have owned that bike at some point.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 14, 2007, 08:14:33 pm
Go ahead - you know you want one.
And best of all - no VTEC! :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 14, 2007, 09:42:02 pm
Only saving grace in this deal is that I'm out of the country for the next 10 days.  I hope it'll be fixed by then. . ..   :crazy:

On the memory lane front, here's one from a first ride (at least for me):  

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_0361.jpg)


(Blue was explaining how he uses the engine to brake . . . I don't think Sling had started shaving)   :bigok:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on May 15, 2007, 10:24:11 am

You are right!   :thumbsup:

Duck must have owned that bike at some point.   :lol:


I don't remember it, but I don't remember a lot of things.  

I wonder if I will need to take Macgyver to a meeting when he gets back.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on May 15, 2007, 10:35:59 am


On the memory lane front, here's one from a first ride (at least for me):  

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_0361.jpg)



Jeez, was that Slings Samsonite carrier? Maybe he'd like to have a stroll down memory lane? I'd be willing to part with mine for a mere 4500. And of course mine is the faster '05 black model.  :cool:  :thumbsup:  :lol:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 15, 2007, 10:52:59 am
From the same day:

Who likes pie?
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/bike/summer04014a.jpg)

Travel safe.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 15, 2007, 11:51:31 am
Different day -- most likely the next weekend -- Blue/Sling ride was foggy, no bags on bike.  

"I like pie" ride was sunny -- bags on bike.   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 15, 2007, 11:52:28 am



I don't remember it, but I don't remember a lot of things.  

I wonder if I will need to take Macgyver to a meeting when he gets back.  


Don't do that -- could cause lots of relapses . . ..   :crazy:

Plus, he's still in denial -- he thinks 2 barrels a day is normal.   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 15, 2007, 11:55:16 am



Jeez, was that Slings Samsonite carrier? Maybe he'd like to have a stroll down memory lane? I'd be willing to part with mine for a mere 4500. And of course mine is the faster '05 black model.  :cool:  :thumbsup:  :lol:




Sling is a sentimental guy, and since he hasn't bought a bike in a week or so, he's probably primed to buy.  :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on May 15, 2007, 11:59:38 am
I just landed, and now get to spend the rest of my afternoon blasting off into the hills.  I think it's a rocket ride day.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 15, 2007, 12:29:38 pm
Have fun - I hope all the curves don't aggravate your nausea...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 15, 2007, 12:33:37 pm

Different day -- most likely the next weekend -- Blue/Sling ride was foggy, no bags on bike.  

"I like pie" ride was sunny -- bags on bike.   :bigok:

 :eek: Detective HOV still as sharp as ever.
BTW - what was the diagnosis?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 15, 2007, 12:45:51 pm

I wonder if I will need to take Macgyver to a meeting when he gets back.  

Cool - with you two working together we might finally get one of these in the group. :lol:

(http://www.bikez.com/pictures/mv%20agusta/2005/21670_0_1_2_f4%201000%20mt%20tamburini_Image%20credits%20-%20MV%20Agusta.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on May 15, 2007, 05:59:56 pm
All these cool bikes.

Someone talk me out of dumping the VFR for a Tunono....please?

--jeff


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on May 15, 2007, 09:41:57 pm

[ Don't give me grief here, any of you mods:  I'll post this in classifieds if none of these guys want it. ]

I have a Harbour Freight MC tire changing rig in my garage.  I bought it two years ago, then a lot of things went sour.  The thing is still in the two boxes.  If any of you local riders want it, you can have it.  You pick it up here in Reston.

Maybe in some distant future I will start changing tires.  But that isn't happening for a long time and I don't want to move it.


No riding for me this weekend.  Dot's other daughter is graduating, then we move things.  Anybody got a truck with a bed that a table with the small dimension of 5' will fit into?  It needs to be upside down: an Ikea table with a single slab top and three legs, so have it upside down with the legs sticking up.  Or, suggestions?



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 15, 2007, 11:07:52 pm
There are several smallish trailers around that would fit your bill if as truck is unavailable.
I doubt it will fit in the exploder, but you are welcome to try...
Most IKEA stuff fits really well - ask me how I know. :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on May 16, 2007, 10:57:14 am

All these cool bikes.

Someone talk me out of dumping the VFR for a Tunono....please?

--jeff



That's easy, just talk to anyone in my service department.  :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on May 16, 2007, 11:53:15 am




That's easy, just talk to anyone in my service department.  :eek:


Thats interesting.  I'm having this problem with the VFR.  It seems to have lost some of that old spark.  In discussing it with the wife, I noted the VFR's qualities, and she said that if it were a husband, that's  the type she'd choose.  I pointed out that bikes should be like mistresses, practicality is often not the #1 thing.

I keep coming back to the multi-strada, tuono, V-strom as possible replacements.


I wish I had funds to just buy something, but I'd have to kick the VFR out to get something new, and test rides are kinds tough around these parts.

Any other suggestions?

Or perhaps, just keep on truckin' with the VFR. Marry it, sort of.


--jeff






Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 16, 2007, 12:33:21 pm




That's easy, just talk to anyone in my service department.  :eek:

Would he need to get the HOV service agreement?  Is that still available?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 16, 2007, 02:37:09 pm
Paging Mr and Mrs Duc - please go to this thread:
https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,8755.0/topicseen.html
I believe this program was made for your needs!  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on May 16, 2007, 05:43:34 pm
Sticking head above radar...oops, slipping again...(plop)....

Need for riding has been in great demand....time on the other hand....limited.

"Hello"....there you have it


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Maximus on May 16, 2007, 08:20:50 pm



Thats interesting.  I'm having this problem with the VFR.  It seems to have lost some of that old spark.  In discussing it with the wife, I noted the VFR's qualities, and she said that if it were a husband, that's  the type she'd choose.  I pointed out that bikes should be like mistresses, practicality is often not the #1 thing.

I keep coming back to the multi-strada, tuono, V-strom as possible replacements.


I wish I had funds to just buy something, but I'd have to kick the VFR out to get something new, and test rides are kinds tough around these parts.

Any other suggestions?

Or perhaps, just keep on truckin' with the VFR. Marry it, sort of.


--jeff







Interested in a 2005 yellow Ducati 800 ss?  Just about 5600 miles (6000 mile service done) new tires, pipes, air filter, lots of extras.

Let me know if you are interested.  I am afraid it won't be getting to much love now that the 1098 is here.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on May 16, 2007, 08:32:41 pm
Thanks, but not what I had in mind.  

The 1098 is sweet.


--jeff


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 17, 2007, 04:58:04 am


[ Don't give me grief here, any of you mods:  I'll post this in classifieds if none of these guys want it. ]

I have a Harbour Freight MC tire changing rig in my garage.  I bought it two years ago, then a lot of things went sour.  The thing is still in the two boxes.  If any of you local riders want it, you can have it.  You pick it up here in Reston.



I'll take it!  I can pick it up next Saturday.   :thumbsup:

I have a 4x8 open trailer at the house.  Let me know if you need it to move things.

I wish I was in Sweden.    ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on May 17, 2007, 06:18:45 am



I'll take it!  I can pick it up next Saturday.   :thumbsup:

I have a 4x8 open trailer at the house.  Let me know if you need it to move things.

I wish I was in Sweden.    ;)


You got it!  

Thanks for the offer of the trailer.  I think we can handle the stuff.  Except for the desk.  It would be easier if it could be disassembled, but that ain't happening without a hammer.  And my proficiency with hammers and desks is low (ask Dot  :crazy: ).


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 17, 2007, 01:50:40 pm
ESTN road trip Sunday?
Anyone interested in breaking in a new set of tires by riding down to Sparta NC (313 miles from the temple) having lunch with the stragglers and riding home?
650 mile day - I bet they have pie.  Just a thought.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 17, 2007, 06:39:46 pm
I'd be up for that ride, but alas, I'm on the wrong side of the Atlantic right now.   :(

VFR update -- service said the mechanic went through the vtec system and it was ok -- a cam chain tensioner is on order.  If the part gets in, the ride should be ready by next week.   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on May 18, 2007, 11:01:18 am
The big yellow VFR is for sale (See the classifieds), not that it'll find a loving home among this group (some persons excepted).


Who wants to tell me all about V-Stroms?  

Someone here has one I believe.


--jeff


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on May 18, 2007, 05:53:55 pm

The big yellow VFR is for sale (See the classifieds), not that it'll find a loving home among this group (some persons excepted).


Who wants to tell me all about V-Stroms?  

Someone here has one I believe.


--jeff


Duck has a V-Strom. It's really, really slow.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on May 18, 2007, 06:27:47 pm



Duck has a V-Strom. It's really, really slow.





 :twofinger:

Honestly, one of my favorite bikes of all time.  They are comfortable, cheap and handle fairly well.  I have 5500 miles on mine without a hicup.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 18, 2007, 06:30:51 pm
Off to the classifieds. . ..   :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on May 18, 2007, 07:02:30 pm
Duck, you have a V or a Wee?

I'm leaning toward a 650, supposed to handle a bit better/smoother.


--jeff


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 18, 2007, 08:13:45 pm




 :twofinger:

Honestly, one of my favorite bikes of all time.  They are comfortable, cheap and handle fairly well.  I have 5500 miles on mine without a hicup.  


And that my good friends, is a record!  And the strongest testimony possible.
The Strom is so fun, Duc even rides in the rain and cold now!
One stall in my garage sits empty, waiting for the next flashy bit of plastic to catch his attentions, but nothing so far.

BTW - its Rally season!!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on May 18, 2007, 08:28:38 pm
He has a V. It takes work to keep up with him, and he's always smiling, and (at least, at an idle) it didn't look like it was vibrating, so I guess it's a pretty good bike.

I picked up a ZX14 a couple of weeks ago...sold the GS, ended up "making money" on the transaction. I guess I just have to get the hyperbike disease out of my system. And I couldn't bond with the GS, despite how great it was. It was just too much bike for me...

A bit over 1100 miles now and the rear tire is starting to square off. Downside of living in the boonies is that it's a 50+ mile ride to get anywhere. It's really tame under 6k RPMs -- torque is pretty on-par with the BMW up until 4-5k, but the BMW would be gasping at 7k, and the ZX14 is just starting to grin...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 18, 2007, 09:15:14 pm
 :eek:
ZX14?  I didn't see that one coming.
Squared off back tire?  Umm, yea, right....commuting ;).  
When can I ride it?  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on May 18, 2007, 09:24:16 pm

...I couldn't bond with the GS, despite how great it was. It was just too much bike for me...



Let me get this straight... You gotta ZX14 cause the GS was too much bike???  :lol:  

I've never met ya but I like you already!  :cool:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on May 18, 2007, 10:44:01 pm

He has a V. It takes work to keep up with him, and he's always smiling, and (at least, at an idle) it didn't look like it was vibrating, so I guess it's a pretty good bike.

I picked up a ZX14 a couple of weeks ago...sold the GS, ended up "making money" on the transaction. I guess I just have to get the hyperbike disease out of my system. And I couldn't bond with the GS, despite how great it was. It was just too much bike for me...

A bit over 1100 miles now and the rear tire is starting to square off. Downside of living in the boonies is that it's a 50+ mile ride to get anywhere. It's really tame under 6k RPMs -- torque is pretty on-par with the BMW up until 4-5k, but the BMW would be gasping at 7k, and the ZX14 is just starting to grin...


HELLO OUT THERE....I dont think I'm alone any more.  MarkS...What part of King Goerge?  Familiar with Prez Lakes, Lake Jefferson?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on May 18, 2007, 10:46:23 pm

He has a V. It takes work to keep up with him, and he's always smiling, and (at least, at an idle) it didn't look like it was vibrating, so I guess it's a pretty good bike.

I picked up a ZX14 a couple of weeks ago...sold the GS, ended up "making money" on the transaction. I guess I just have to get the hyperbike disease out of my system. And I couldn't bond with the GS, despite how great it was. It was just too much bike for me...

A bit over 1100 miles now and the rear tire is starting to square off. Downside of living in the boonies is that it's a 50+ mile ride to get anywhere. It's really tame under 6k RPMs -- torque is pretty on-par with the BMW up until 4-5k, but the BMW would be gasping at 7k, and the ZX14 is just starting to grin...


Forgot...congrats on the ZX...BTW, they sell fuel at the Temple....dont ask me...try one of the long standing members why and how this is.  I just know that it is  :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Maximus on May 19, 2007, 08:49:50 am



Let me get this straight... You gotta ZX14 cause the GS was too much bike???  :lol:  

I've never met ya but I like you already!  :cool:




I was going to say the same thing :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on May 19, 2007, 10:41:45 am



I was going to say the same thing :D


 :bigok:

Riceman, I live in Prez Lakes (as you call it). It IS pretty empty out here...unfortunately, 218 is not empty enough :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on May 19, 2007, 12:08:46 pm
I hear there is good riding in these hills.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/P5160820.JPG)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 19, 2007, 12:59:04 pm
But no pie . . ..    :(

Stay safe.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: asteele2 on May 19, 2007, 02:13:31 pm
Hey everybody. I was referred here by Duc back in March when I bought (another) bike, he knows me as Andrew the yellow supermoto guy. I've heard this is a pretty cool place to hang out and meet some like-minded riders.

I've been around bikes most of my life, as my dad was a rider long before I was born. I've been riding since, I thnk, 2004. Right now in the garage is a 99 600F4, a DRZ400SM, and a VFR700 that's somewhere in project-purgatory. Anyways, hope to see you all around.

Cheers!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on May 19, 2007, 03:21:04 pm



 :bigok:

Riceman, I live in Prez Lakes (as you call it). It IS pretty empty out here...unfortunately, 218 is not empty enough :(


Prez Lakes...Old Section?  Mite have to link up sometime...if you promise to be gentle...the Max is good, but not great...on roads like 218  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on May 19, 2007, 04:12:33 pm
Welcome to our little corner of the internet Andrew.  Hope to see you on a ride real soon.

I have a V and I think the weight difference isn't worth the lack of torque.  The wee may handle better, but I'm too slow to know the difference.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on May 19, 2007, 04:51:18 pm
Actually, I am renting a room near the entrance (I guess by the post office; I have only been here since January and I think I have heard there is more than one). Oh well. Aside from work, I'm always available for riding, and aside from riding, I'm always available for beer.




Prez Lakes...Old Section?  Mite have to link up sometime...if you promise to be gentle...the Max is good, but not great...on roads like 218  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on May 19, 2007, 07:40:06 pm
Hey, so is there riding tomorrow?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 19, 2007, 08:33:13 pm
Could be - I just mounted a new front tire and I need to scrub it in before the rally Friday.
I have some other commitments, but what are you thinking?
-DNA


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 19, 2007, 08:35:07 pm

I hear there is good riding in these hills.

(http://pics.apartment808.com/users/triumph/P5160820.JPG)

Donkeys possibly. And no, those bundles on the back are not extra fuel tanks.
I might get lost enough to find Osama! :lol: :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MarcS on May 19, 2007, 08:43:13 pm

Could be - I just mounted a new front tire and I need to scrub it in before the rally Friday.
I have some other commitments, but what are you thinking?
-DNA


Nothing particular in mind...just feelin' social.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Mrs. Duck on May 19, 2007, 10:01:25 pm


Stacey:  where the heck were you????



I am still here!!  :D  1st - Pond Hunting   2nd - Traveling; both for work (AZ) and family obligations (NY)   3rd - Weather    4th - Open Houses to sell the Old Pond......

Anyone want to buy our house???  :D

I am looking forward to getting back out there - it has been way Too Long!!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 20, 2007, 12:41:15 am

Anyone want to buy our house???  :D


 :eek:  Beem there - done that!  Good luck.  Hope your luck is faster than ours was.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Riceman on May 20, 2007, 06:46:25 am

Actually, I am renting a room near the entrance (I guess by the post office; I have only been here since January and I think I have heard there is more than one). Oh well. Aside from work, I'm always available for riding, and aside from riding, I'm always available for beer.



THe section across the street from the P.O. is the original, older section of the Lakes (as I understand it).  THere is a section off 206 up from the H.S..  There's also a section behind the apartments up 3 from the PO, and if you take the right turn before Kings Pizza, it takes you back to the section I live in.  I think that's all of 'em???  

I would LOVE to ride today, but the wife wants some of my time...that selfish %@*#^@.  I went out for a bit yesterday, and 218 was "open", lending to a nice short ride.  We'll also need to look into riding up to NoVA together...there's fun in numbers



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on May 20, 2007, 12:03:15 pm
I'm out of the area this weekend but the upcoming weekend might prove fruitful.  Being Memorial Day and all, the roads will not be as lonely as they've previously been remembered.

Might I suggest a rally point to meet the boys at:  Mean Gene's in Franklin at 11 am on Saturday.(There's gas there too)
That might prove a better situation for the not-so-NoVa guys.  If that is too far west then maybe another suggestion is in order.
 


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 20, 2007, 02:24:58 pm
I'll have to check the ride -- and if it is a soccer tournament weekend.

Africa blows.   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 20, 2007, 03:22:58 pm
I will be passing through there about 2:00 am in the rally.
Have fun.
My goal - top 10 this year.
-DNA


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 20, 2007, 03:32:02 pm

My goal - top 10 this year.
-DNA


Are you going to be a Bluebird?  Cardinal?  Or perhaps a rodent-feared raptor?   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 20, 2007, 03:36:44 pm



Are you going to be a Bluebird?  Cardinal?  Or perhaps a rodent-feared raptor?   :D

Cockatoo!  The pros will really fear me now!
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/dnaseller/bike/PDRM0914.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on May 20, 2007, 10:00:26 pm


My goal - top 10 this year.
-DNA


You can do it!  I'll be cheering you on.


More to move and set up.  May be I'll be riding beyond commuting in two weeks.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on May 21, 2007, 06:51:04 pm

Could be - I just mounted a new front tire and I need to scrub it in before the rally Friday.
I have some other commitments, but what are you thinking?
-DNA


Aw, shoot! I told you I had a hall pass for last weekend to help out, and when it was cancelled (to have the backsplash installed in our new kitchen) I completely forgot about it.

Mea culpa....   :o

Can I tell you how nice it is to have a kitchen again, though? We went five weeks with neither running water nor even a drain on our main floor. Gets mighty annoying when one wants to pour out a half-cup o' coffee and has to go downstairs to do it.

One day I shall ride again. Alas, it will not be this weekend. Off to Charleston, SC, to visit the inlaws (and Heather's step-mother who is currently under hospice care).  Only 53 years old....  :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on May 21, 2007, 09:03:07 pm
I finally got new rubber on the FJR. It's handling no longer reminds me of my old '79 K5 Blazer. :hail:

Now I have to learn to ride it so I'll be keeping an eye out for what the NOVA gang cooks up.








Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 21, 2007, 09:10:52 pm

I finally got new rubber on the FJR. It's handling no longer reminds me of my old '79 K5 Blazer. :hail:

Great. :( Now we never keep up with you.  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on May 21, 2007, 09:32:45 pm


Great. :( Now we never keep up with you.  :lol:



Nah, just means I might not have to scare myself silly keeping the NOVA pace.  :eek:  :p


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 22, 2007, 01:02:14 pm
Blue -- sorry to hear that sad news.   :(

On a lighter note, Africa still blows.   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on May 22, 2007, 11:28:56 pm
Who wants to goto this on Saturday?  I have a special place for Guzzi's. Even thought I haven't owned one... yet...  *uh oh*.... hmmm ... *looking at bank account*... :headscratch:

Quote
May 26 West Virginia Guzzi Weekend - 9:00 A.M. - Wick's Restaurant, New Cumberland, West Virginia in conjunction with the New Cumberland West Virginia Volunteer Fire Department Moto Guzzi Rally. Same time, same place as the previous years. The town of New Cumberland loves Guzzi riders, come and enjoy the Guzzi get-together. Once you get to New Cumberland, you won't miss the site. For additional information about accommodations, weather, etc., call the New Cumberland, West Virginia Volunteer Fire Department at 304-564-3829. Everyone welcome!





Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 23, 2007, 08:28:59 am
I start my 30 hour trip from hell in just a bit.  I'll be back Thursday pm.  I think I may be doing soccer duty this weekend.  If I'm not, then a Saturday ride may be just the ticket -- assuming the VFR is up and running by then. . ..   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on May 23, 2007, 12:13:44 pm
Working Saturday.  :(  The rest of the weekend is wide open though.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 23, 2007, 12:50:41 pm
Rally weekend - I'll try to post my intended route for your entertainment.
I found some really cool roads that we need to ride, but they are south of Charlottesville and west from there.

On another note - anyone interested in joining me on a BBG attempt to the STN National?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: keystonejenks on May 23, 2007, 01:47:46 pm
*Peeks in to see what's going on."


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 23, 2007, 02:22:22 pm

Who wants to goto this on Saturday?  I have a special place for Guzzi's. Even thought I haven't owned one... yet...  *uh oh*.... hmmm ... *looking at bank account*... :headscratch:


How about this one - you got eh matching outfit!
(http://www.rka-luggage.com/pages/14gallry/07motguz/pics/guzziV11sidebi.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on May 23, 2007, 09:10:34 pm

I have family/move stuff Saturday and Sunday.  ( And DC United stuff!!!   :bigok: )  We will be out riding on Monday.  Maybe some late Sunday afternoon.

BBG?  I think I need to work on a SS1000 first.


I may yet own a Guzzi.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 24, 2007, 05:04:05 pm
I'm back.  Bike is next in line, so nothing to ride just yet.  Monday may work for a ride . . ..  :cool:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 24, 2007, 05:22:51 pm

I'm back.  Bike is next in line, so nothing to ride just yet.  Monday may work for a ride . . ..  :cool:

Funny how they never get fixed when the weather is bad or you are out of town.
Hope your weekend goes well.
-DNA


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 24, 2007, 10:02:32 pm


Funny how they never get fixed when the weather is bad or you are out of town.
Hope your weekend goes well.
-DNA


Ride well.  Stay safe.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Emerson00 on May 25, 2007, 08:25:32 am
Dave,
What's your total time for the BBG (out and back / leave when and get back when)? :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 25, 2007, 08:43:38 am
He's planning five days or less. . .. :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 25, 2007, 08:54:54 am
So far that plan is 2 out 1 down 2 back.
Leave Tuesday AM, complete the BBG by Wed. am someplace in SD.
Rest for 4-5 hours then go meet the STN folk for the dinner Wen night.
Thursday - ride around, see devils tower, Mt rush, etc. and end up in Colorado - have dinner with my family.
Friday head home - arrive back in DC Saturday.  Easy.
Ride is 4000 mi in 5 days. This leaves one full day extra if needed before back to work Monday.
I got a new MP3 player - it only holds 8 gig - I may need more songs.

Interested in wasting 5 days, a set of tires and $300 in gas?  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Emerson00 on May 25, 2007, 09:04:33 am
DOH!

Yep, I'm real interested but that leave Tuesday thing is killing me... I just took a few days off my regular job for our boat and a certain other business enterprise that I shouldn't be taking time off for.

I had the dates and days mixed up... for some reason I thought it was the 11th and I could just miss 2 days' work. 2 days I can argue for; 4? Not a chance.

Best of luck, Dave. Take pictures?

Oh well... fingers still crossed for a late July 50ccq (x2 plus the BBG and SS1000).


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 25, 2007, 09:16:52 am

DOH!

Yep, I'm real interested but that leave Tuesday thing is killing me... I just took a few days off my regular job for our boat and a certain other business enterprise that I shouldn't be taking time off for.

I had the dates and days mixed up... for some reason I thought it was the 11th and I could just miss 2 days' work. 2 days I can argue for; 4? Not a chance.

Best of luck, Dave. Take pictures?

Oh well... fingers still crossed for a late July 50ccq (x2 plus the BBG and SS1000).


I know what you mean - the mid week dinner thing is really messing me up as well.
Still in thinking and planning stages - other long rides are possible this summer as well.
Let me know what you end up doing - they all sound fun!:thumbsup:
-DNA


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Emerson00 on May 25, 2007, 09:42:52 am
Well, my kid brother is getting hitched this summer, August 4, in LA or Pasadena.  (yes "hitched," not married, he's screwed if he goes forward).

I am no fan of flying, my wife likely can't go anyway, and I'd go homicidal locked in a train cabin for 3 or 4 days, meaning I'm on my own for transportation... I could fly, (but why?) or drive her car (fun, but why?), or, idunno, take the bike?  :bigok:

Wife's not "entirely certain" it's the best approach, but she's generally on board with the concept.

I'd like to ride out as a 50cc (I read you can pick up the BBG and SS1k as part of it). On the way back, take a few days starting very Monday (it's a wedding reception Saturday after all) and be back mid/late week. My only goal would be to see a few things along the way, whether it's the Grand Canyon, Tetons, Moab, or the desert southwest (likely)... doesn't matter.

Company would be great! Anyone else want to burn up another set of tires or two and $600+ in gas? Heck, with 6000+ miles to go, it'll also cost me a valve service. :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 25, 2007, 12:26:48 pm
VFR Update:

Won't be ready until Tuesday.  This sucks.   :thumbsdown:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 25, 2007, 12:51:13 pm

VFR Update:
Won't be ready until Tuesday.  This sucks.   :thumbsdown:

Think of as good training for your next Triumph!  :thumbsup:
RTP is always available...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on May 26, 2007, 11:08:34 am
I wish I could get that much time off of work Emerson.  Sounds like a great trip.

Every Harley in the universe is in my parking lot right now.   :(


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on May 26, 2007, 05:27:24 pm


Every Harley in the universe is in my parking lot right now.   :(


They are all being traded in on Ducs, right?   :bigok:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on May 26, 2007, 07:37:08 pm
No, but I have seen two of them being repaired in our parking lot!   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 26, 2007, 09:05:24 pm
Maybe they could work on my vfr instead. . ..   :crazy:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 26, 2007, 09:15:12 pm
Here's how I spent my day, and how I will spend tomorrow (and perhaps Monday, too).  Peter warned me about travel. . ..   :crazy:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2568.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_2574.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Dot on May 26, 2007, 10:45:41 pm
So how did Emily do? Hot day for it. Peter and I just got back from the DC United game. I was thinking it would be fun to ride over to a game as a group, those who don't ride and those with wee little ones can drive over so we could all have an evening out watching the game. Then I can ride back, in the dark!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 27, 2007, 06:40:15 am
It is the Virginian tournament -- one of the ten largest on the east coast.  Teams from Canada are competing.   :crazy:

Her venue is in Nokesville, right off Route 28.  They had two matches yesterday, good competition, surviving that heat was the goal, winning both was a bonus.  Emily's been moved to striker and she scored.   :)  

Two matches today.  Monday's schedule depends on today's results.   :thumbsup:

Anyone get out riding?  Here's hoping DNA didn't get lost during his rally.  DNA never gets lost. . ..   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on May 27, 2007, 11:02:41 am
Did you scream GOOOOAAAAALLLLL!!!!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 27, 2007, 12:06:06 pm
No, but only because I lost my voice rooting for all her teamates (but she jumped about 4 feet in the air. . .).   ;)

One game down, semi's to go this pm.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 27, 2007, 07:04:04 pm
Hope everyone stayed out of that storm.  Jeez.   :crazy:

The field marshal just got us off the field -- then things turned into the opening scene from "The Wizard of Oz."  Half thought I'd see the witch on the bicycle.   :lol:  I did see some really, really unhappy riders -- the Harley folks returning from Rolling Thunder were seeking any overpass they could find.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on May 27, 2007, 07:42:33 pm
Who's riding tommorow morning?  How about meeting at the Route 15/I66 sheetz for a change of venue?  9am?  Bueller? bueller?....
Ill be on the klr, so... I'll be slow(er)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 27, 2007, 08:35:23 pm
No bike.   :(

Finals at 1:20 pm, Nokesville, Valley View Park, past Near Bristow Manor Golf Club off Route 28.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on May 27, 2007, 09:38:39 pm
Storm? Which one?  :crazy:

I got pretty lucky today all in all. I only got caught up in a couple of brief downpours and they didn't last long. After the first one which caught me in Ft Valley I looped back to the house. But of course being hard headed I couldn't stand wasting the day so I headed out for a short spin later on... (which ended up including portions of Rt 33 & Rt 250)  :D.

Side note: Lower half of Ft Valley road has been recently chip & sealed in a bunch of spots. Same with some sections of Rt 250 east of Montery.

As for riding tomorrow: Count me as a possible.  I'll check in early in the morning.



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Joey Stalin on May 27, 2007, 11:58:34 pm


Think of as good training for your next Triumph!  :thumbsup:
RTP is always available...


Can I see a picture of it? I miss the ol' behemoth.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 28, 2007, 05:27:15 am



Can I see a picture of it? I miss the ol' behemoth.


Here you go -- because I know how much you like gas station pics . . ..   :bigok:

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/joeydance.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/1210rtpvfr.jpg)

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/100_0534.jpg)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on May 28, 2007, 07:43:56 am
I'm still on for 9 am monday.  Not sure where the heck i wanna go. (More like everywhere)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on May 28, 2007, 07:51:48 am

Who's riding tommorow morning?  How about meeting at the Route 15/I66 sheetz for a change of venue?  9am?  Bueller? bueller?....
Ill be on the klr, so... I'll be slow(er)


Got some stuff to take care of first thing this morning out at my moms place in Woodstock.  I should be done by 9:30-10:00.  If by chance your travels take you near Woodstock give me a shout. Sending a PM with the number.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 28, 2007, 12:58:34 pm
Home safe and sound!

Great ride this year - I have plenty of stories.

Short version:  No drops, no performance awards, 20th place of 49 riders that started.  Not bad as lots of really big dogs showed up with more than 10 riders competing in the full 10 day Iron Butt Rally this year.

A few highlights:

I ran 219 from Elkins to Romney at 2:00 AM. :eek:  There were just a few deer, luckily my lights are so poor I only saw 50 of the hundreds that lined up around ever curve to cheer us on.  I will not run another 24 hour rally without extra PIAA or HID's.  Please hold me to that - several tried to commit Bambiside, one almost succeeded.  :crazy:

I was so exhausted at the point that I stopped to rest.  Sadly, I got tossed from the lobby of the Marriott Courtyard in Winchester (that plan failed - go figure) so I slept in their parking lot next to a red mini-van for 60 minutes and watered their shrubs as thanks. :twofinger:

Duc - does my new bike have good extra lights and a 2nd gas tank yet?  I really could have used it this year.

There was also that little 8.5 mile motocross "shortcut" road that I took.  :headscratch:  Thanks Mr. Garmin. :twofinger: :twofinger:  When I got in the medium ruts, the side bags got hung up and I almost high centered.  Luckily they are already scratched up a bit from the little bridge incident last year.  Had I got in the big ruts, I'd still be there.  Then there were the tire popping rocks.  Dodged another bullet on those as well.  

Did I mention that little storm you were refereeing to caught me on the top on Mt. Washington in Pittsburgh?  To get down I had to ride around Overlook drive (or something like that).  Wiz of Oz is right - I think I did see a house fly by, but I'm not sure, for the 10,000,000,000 time... i was lost.

Looking forward to next your - top 10 :headscratch:
Doubtful but I will try (provided I get new lights).

Sounds like everyone is having a great weekend - some day son we should actually ride again together.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 28, 2007, 05:58:54 pm
 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Well done.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 28, 2007, 06:14:29 pm
On the ride thing -- I should have my bike back this week.  One day this weekend should be open . . ..   :bigok:

Emily's team lost in the finals, 1-0.  It was a goon squad game -- the other team shoved first then went for the ball, about 18 fouls to our 2, one of which was a legitimate missed attempt at the ball.  One of their little angels actually elbow slammed one of Emily's teammates off the ball and from the back after she'd been beaten and play turned the other way.  The referee didn't see it.  Amazing that their coach left her in.  Turns out that she's their "star."   :eek:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on May 28, 2007, 07:08:37 pm
DNA,  You da man! :thumbsup:  Personally, afrer 680 miles this weekend I'm pooped!

Hovmaven, Congrats to your daughter for getting to the finals! Awesome stuff.

Sling, Thanks for towing me around today.  Hit some great roads!  Next time we ditch the main roads unless you get an "Easy" button attached to a bottle of nitrous for passing.  The peddling is working, but man.... :lol:  

You missed the impromptu drag race on that long straight on Rt 55 after we parted ways.  The riders lighter gear (sandels, shorts & t-shirt) didn't help him.  I flashed him a peace sign as I went by but judging from his wide eyed gaze at the upcoming corner I think he missed it. Gotta love them youngins.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 28, 2007, 07:44:30 pm
Windblown, thanks for the laugh -- I'd have loved to see that. . ..   :lol:

At the rate this shop is repairing my ride I may have to buy SWRiverstone's VFR. . ..   :crazy:

https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,9242.0.html


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 28, 2007, 07:52:08 pm
HOV - Tough news on the game - sounds like a bunch of thugs.  Isn't that the German style?  I forget, my international football info is a bit rusty.  Sounds like it is time to write some letters and possibly submit video evidence to FIFA (or whomever is in charge).  I'm guessing between you and the wife, you could present a well though out and throughly prepared case. :lol: :lol:

Total miles for me this weekend was around 1700, 1350 in the rally, and 350 to and fro.  Hurry and get the bike back - I found some awesome roads - I just cannot remember where I was!

Windy, don't kill all the squid - someone has to keep Duc in business.  I can guess almost exactly how he felt watching you blast by. :rolleyes:  If Sling brings Oprah I'm guessing the passing would have been a little different.  :lol:

I feel the need, the need for PIE. :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on May 28, 2007, 07:54:58 pm
*sigh* why do all the passing areas have to be uphill.   I'm just too spoiled with the fast forward handle on the XX.  We rode past Canaan valley resort after blitzing a group of harmless BMW riders going up RT 33.  They were nice enough to let us filter through their group. When they stopped at Mean Gene's 10 minutes after we arrived, they didn't speak to us.  oh well, maybe I need to reevaluate my courtesy skills.   I thought they would appreciate my brake markers.*shrug*  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 28, 2007, 08:02:18 pm

At the rate this shop is repairing my ride I may have to buy SWRiverstone's VFR. . ..   :crazy:


After my little motocross adventure, I might have some leftover clutch parts you are welcome to if it would help.  :crazy: Think of it as a soul transplant.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on May 28, 2007, 08:21:32 pm

At the rate this shop is repairing my ride I may have to buy SWRiverstone's VFR. . ..   :crazy:

https://www.sport-touring.net/forums/index.php/topic,9242.0.html


Oh my! I missed that one.  

So how many days does it take to install a CCT?  I mean, we're talking two bolts here, right?

I gotta get me a helmet cam....




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on May 28, 2007, 08:33:44 pm

We rode past Canaan valley resort after blitzing a group of harmless BMW riders going up RT 33.  They were nice enough to let us filter through their group. When they stopped at Mene Gene's 10 minutes after we arrived, they didn't speak to us.  oh well, maybe I need to revaluate my coutesy skills.   I thought they would appreciate my brake markers.*shrug*  


LOL.  You should have seen the double takes as you worked through them.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 28, 2007, 08:37:02 pm



LOL.  You should have seen the double takes as you worked through them.  


Better than being stuck behind a Harley parade . . . and a pissed off horse in a trailer.  :lol:

(reaching back to a much earlier NoVa ride. . ..)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 28, 2007, 08:51:55 pm
Except beemer guys manage to look smug and pissed off at the same time.  Like my dentist when I tell him I don't floss every day like he wants me too.  

Come to think of it, that is the same look the horse on as well when we finally passed it.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on May 28, 2007, 09:07:16 pm
Rant on:  :rave: :mad2:
The only thing that ruffled my feathers on this ride were two separate yokel passing episodes.  

The first was a shitbox blazer with a group of chew spewing crapkicking tank painters who decided that doing 45 in a 55 was suddenly a bad idea as I was passing them. It was a nice wide open passing zone.   I heard their 4.3 litre boat anchor motor gasping for mercy as it spewed out inefficiently combusted dinosaurs into the air as we went down the road in parallel formation.  Mind you, I'm on the 38 RWHP bike designed for slowpokes.   I passed them but much farther down the road than I originally planned on.  Why would they do that? Why Why Why?  I betcha their family tree is a straight as a lunge line.  

The second was a punk ass kid in a white ford pick up truck.  He's got his prerequisite deer hunting stickers posted up in each corner of his rear window.   The puss-nutted pencil dicked motherfucker decided that his current speed was not all the fashion and decided to race me to the next corner, which incidental was marked 20 mph.   If the guy had kept his speed constant, there was plenty of space to get around and setup for the next corner.  

Somewhere between Mt. Storm and Elkins is an unmarked town called Douchebag that these abortion survivors live in.

Rant off.   :cool:



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 28, 2007, 09:11:16 pm
Yikes. :crazy:  Are you on Craigs list selling the KLR yet?
Sounds like a trip we took over 250 where some punk in an acura (? :headscratch:) got slightly offended at our pass.  HOV had a great story as he tried to follow us through the next corner and almost bit it.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: MacGyver on May 28, 2007, 09:19:58 pm



Better than being stuck behind a Harley parade . . . and a pissed off horse in a trailer.  :lol:

(reaching back to a much earlier NoVa ride. . ..)


I do fondly remember seeing a work truck tailgating a 2-up cruiser going the opposite direction down a straight decline.   I can only imagine what the truck driver was saying.  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 28, 2007, 09:24:53 pm
That is the beauty of being a senior member -- I don't always remember things. . ..   :bigok:

The shiny parade crowd never ceases to amaze me -- so too many ride as if they own the entire road -- their pace is your pace and you should be proud to share their space.   :crazy:

My barometer became this:  when Blue got pi**ed off enough to pass, it was time to go.  :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on May 29, 2007, 07:42:27 pm

That is the beauty of being a senior member -- I don't always remember things. . ..   :bigok:



Yeah, neither do I.  

I wish I had remembered the fact that it's ticket writing month in VA, the month is ALMOST over, and cops love to hide out at major speed limit changes when they are in revenue collection mode.  

His first comment when he got out of his cruiser was "he, he, out having fun trying the bike out huh?" At which point I politely said "No sir, I am heading back out to the farm from having picked up some fruit tree spray". He then asked for my license and registration and headed back to his cruiser, and came back out with his ticket book a few minutes later.  At that point I took the small pleasure of making him listen to me rant before signing the ticket. Anyway, I finished my rant, shook his hand and went on my way.  

I feel a little like Tom Sawyer when he got a whipping for something he didn't do but his Aunt Sally figured it was ok since he undoubtably had done things he hadn't been caught for, which may have some small universal truth to it.....

Score one for the man in blue.  :(



Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 29, 2007, 08:11:39 pm
Sorrry.   :(

It could have been me, but for the fact that Duck's shop still hasn't fixed my bike.


:mad2: :rave: :bash: :angry3:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 29, 2007, 08:13:45 pm
Which I dropped off way back on page 59!!!!!!!


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 29, 2007, 08:21:28 pm

Sorrry.   :(

It could have been me, but for the fact that Duck's shop still hasn't fixed my bike.


:mad2: :rave: :bash: :angry3:



You have my sympathies.  :(
Wait 10 weeks of fine Aug and Sept riding days and then you can fully appreciate the complete Triumph owners experience.  Oh be sure to add on a 1+ hour commute to the shop and back. :thumbsdown:

I figure that should take until page 93ish?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on May 29, 2007, 08:27:54 pm

Which I dropped off way back on page 59!!!!!!!


 :crazy:  Hopefully the delay in getting your bike back will be a distant memory very soon.

For some reason the cops comment about being out having fun on the bike really irked me. One because that was not the purpose for the ride and secondly because I was doing 41 in a 25 with a 45 mph speed limit about 200 yards away. Heck I even waved as I went by him cause getting a ticket never even occured to me.

I had a very brief moment when I considered going back by his hide out at a seriously "fun" clip just to make his radar read TILT and disapearing before he could get to the shift lever.  Luckily sanity quickly regained it's hold on me.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: TWI on May 29, 2007, 09:20:13 pm

A little late in my replies: this moving thing is making me TILT.

DNA:  You da man.  Ain't much else to say.  

hovman:  Well, they made it to the finals.  [ I told you so. ]




Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Duck on May 29, 2007, 09:45:47 pm
Greeaat, now it's MY shop.  I have an 07 VFR that would solve your problem.  ;)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Windblown on May 29, 2007, 09:57:20 pm

Greeaat, now it's MY shop.  I have an 07 VFR that would solve your problem.  ;)


Ah HA! The plot thickens. LOL, Just kidding.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: cb400 on May 29, 2007, 11:13:57 pm
He could have just bought my " last of the "real VFRs " VFR, but he missed out... :D

--jeff (V-strom shopping)


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 30, 2007, 06:27:48 am
Everyone's a comedian when they have a bike to ride. . ..   ;)

Today is Wednesday, so perhaps it'll be done.   It is next in line. . ..   In their defense, the shop mentioned they were backed up by some transmission recall work.  Not sure which bike or brand.  

Anyone up for a Friday ride?


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 30, 2007, 08:17:24 am

Greeaat, now it's MY shop.  I have an 07 VFR that would solve your problem.  ;)


Naah, no need for all that.  Just throw on the new red/white/blue '07 anniversary fairings and we'll call it even.   :D


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 30, 2007, 09:18:49 am

Greeaat, now it's MY shop.  I have an 07 VFR that would solve your problem.  ;)

Does it have the cool Captian America Paint?  I actually...
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Really like that one.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 30, 2007, 09:29:35 am
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b76/hovmaven/team_america_world_police_ver2.jpg)

 :bigok:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: keystonejenks on May 30, 2007, 10:40:28 am

Everyone's a comedian when they have a bike to ride. . ..   ;)

Today is Wednesday, so perhaps it'll be done.   It is next in line. . ..   In their defense, the shop mentioned they were backed up by some transmission recall work.  Not sure which bike or brand.  

Anyone up for a Friday ride?



Hey, I know how you feel. My bike was having issues and I couldn't get the damn thing started for 2 months. After numerous attempts and one new battery later I finally gave in. I loaded the bike up and took it to the dealer. After unloading the damn thing at the dealer it fired right up!!!!  :crazy:

They had the bike one week, called and said they found nothing wrong.  :headscratch: Got the bike back and it's been acting fine ever since. I asked how much they'd give me on trade and it was a fair amount. So, I might have a new bike in the coming months.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 30, 2007, 10:51:26 am



Hey, I know how you feel. My bike was having issues and I couldn't get the damn thing started for 2 months. After numerous attempts and one new battery later I finally gave in. I loaded the bike up and took it to the dealer. After unloading the damn thing at the dealer it fired right up!!!!  :crazy:

They had the bike one week, called and said they found nothing wrong.  :headscratch: Got the bike back and it's been acting fine ever since. I asked how much they'd give me on trade and it was a fair amount. So, I might have a new bike in the coming months.  :thumbsup:


You may know how I feel about Triumphs, so I won't poke fun -- you've been having issues with that bike for some time.  

A new ride may be just the ticket.  Perhaps an end of season sale?  On the sport touring front, Duck is trying to unload a VFR at his shop.  Scott may be unloading his, too.  Good luck.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 30, 2007, 01:20:44 pm
I thought Sling/Duck were bike hoe's, until this gem from an owner on the vfr board -- 12+ bikes in 2 years.   :eek: :eek: :eek:

As time went on I got better at making deals and trades, the first trades were more "impulse" and not so much "how good a deal can I get" so most of the money lost was in the very beginning. I got much better at it later on and only traded if it met certain criteria, things like can I get it at invoice or dead cost, can I maximize my trade to minimize loss and do I like it enough to try it out and make the deal.

Well lets throw some ruff numbers out there and these are approximates, not going down to the penny...

The Scooter:
Traded in my 4 wheelers for it

The 4 Wheelers
Paid $2500 each, they retail at $3600 each couldn't pass it up. Sold all my helmets on eBay and got most of my money back (I love eBay).

The VStrom (-1500 on the trade)
I paid Cost for it, I think I it was like $6400 OTD for the Strom. It was a nice bike but the buffeting killed me, I sold all the parts that I bought (seat, screen, bracket) and I still have the Givi Trunk on my Scooter. I did well on the parts, didn't really lose much. This bike I took the biggest hit cause it was so new and I didn't trade anything in for it, but I paid cash for it and it ended up traded for $5k (-1400). Not a great deal, $hit happens.

The CBR600RRK6 (+3000 on the trade)
I paid cost for as well (seeing a trend here) - I traded the R1 in on it so I only had $3k of my money in it to get it - I didn't do much except a seat, exhaust and a screen and I sold the seat on eBay for good money. I traded it for about $6k (+3k) I did run one set of tires out on it and had to replace them, but that's just from use, that would be with any bike.

The BMW (-2000 on the trade)
I bought a seat, risers and engine guards, sold them all again right after I got rid of it, I think I lost maybe $130 on accessories. Paid $8500, traded the other 2 bikes and got a new helmet, throttlemeisters, brake line and risers in the deal plus $1000 back.

The VFR (+600 from the wreck)
Paid $7888 for it (plus some tax and tag stuff, couple hundred bucks), traded the BMW in on it. I got beat up on the trade because the BMW shop renigged on the price they offered to buy it for. Honda called and they quoted one price then when I came in to buy the VFR they called for a confirmation to buy but pulled back on there price so it cost me $2k to get the VFR.

CBR600RRK7 (still own it but I'm +1300 or so just because again I got it at cost)

So for the last few bikes I'm about +/- a couple hundred bucks on either side when you account for some loss on accessories and tag transfers, etc.

The R1 - (-500 in accessories, traded the XX straight up)
The R1 I only put a few hundred bucks into it. I only replaced a couple pieces of plastic and powdercoated the rims. The previous owner put new tires on it and replaced the tail plastics so that was already in the deal, didn't cost me anything. I think I paid like $100 for the upper and $80 for the front fender and about $300 for powder coating and new bearings. I bought a Corbin for it but didn't like it and sold it immediatley on eBay for what I paid for it. It already had a Double Bubble on it so again I didn't spend anything there and I think I paid $17 for the red levers and $10 for the cool red bolts for the windscreen, again all on eBay. The rest was all my own labor. So did I do a lot of work to it, yes, did I spend a lot of my own money on it, not really. $500 tops, I chock that up to Hobby expenses. And don't forget I traded straight up for the CBR1100XX AND I took all my parts off the XX and sold them which made me back all my money and then some.

The CBR1100XX - (-500, taxes, fees, etc traded the VFR practically straight up)
Traded in my first VFR in on this, I had to pay a few hundred bucks to cover prep and fees, tags, etc. I got a Corbin, DB Screen, VFR Bars and some brake/clutch covers and sold the seat and the VFR bars for more then what I paid for them and the covers for what I paid and the screen was a few bucks cheaper.

2005 VFR (-500 in accessories)
that was over a year ago but I think I paid about $8500 for it but I traded the VTR1000. I put a Corbin on it (sold it), DB Screen (sold it), sprocket (sold it), speed o healer (left it on the bike), rear cowl (left it). Turbo City FPR (left it).

2005 VTR 1000 (-3000 on the trade and accessories for the VFR)
This was in the early days of trading bikes, I wasn't quite as good at deal making and was still working out values and such. Back around this time it was more impulse then "good" deals. I put a Corbin on it and left it on there (that was dumb too, I didn't do that in the future)

2002 Goldwing (-1000 in accessories, they paid what I owed when I traded so I got the VTR)
I did get a lot of shit for this bike and let it all go, again impulse got me here.

2005 1600 Marauder (-3000 in accessories and bike sale)
Sold it for what I paid for it minus the stuff I put on. I should have stripped it but I didn't, later on I started taking off the parts I put on and selling them to recoup costs.

2006 Hayabusa (+1800, it was wrecked)
I only got exhaust for it and insurance paid me back for it.

So for the first set of trades wasn't great but the ones later did much better.


So if you add all the pluses and minuses together you get about $6700 out of pocket for the past 2 years of trading or selling or crashing 12 motorcycles. Take that and divide it over the past 24 months and you get about $279 a month. Since this is my Hobby and it's what I like to do I can chock that $300 a month to hobby expenses. Is that a tremdous amount of money, I guess for some blowing an average of $300 a month for fun is a bit excessive, for me, I'm ok with it.

OH as for insurance I pay $1100 a year for 2 bikes and lots of coverage.


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: twist on May 30, 2007, 06:29:34 pm

I thought Sling/Duck were bike hoe's, until this gem from an owner on the vfr board -- 12+ bikes in 2 years.   :eek: :eek: :eek:


I've had 6 in the last year.  I think I'm on track :)

In order of aquisition:

2005 FJR (sold)
1998 VFR (sold)
2006 R1200GS (still have it)
1993 VFR (for sale now)
2001 SV650 (track bike, still have it)
2006 K1200R (still have it)

Same period has seen:

1999 Audi A4 (sold)
2001 MR2 (traded for the Jeep)
2005 Grand Cherokee (traded for Tacoma)
2007 335i (still have it)
2005 Tacoma (still have it)

 :eek:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 30, 2007, 06:38:14 pm
Amazing acquisitions.  If you had a multi-vehicle garage you'd be dangerous. . ..   :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 30, 2007, 06:43:36 pm

Today is Wednesday, so perhaps it'll be done.   It is next in line. . ..  


Not.   :mad2:

I'm getting the "we're slammed" line.  My patience is running a bit thin, especially because the maintenance plan is supposed to give me head of the line privileges.  :wow:. . ..  


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: Norwegian Blue on May 30, 2007, 07:41:55 pm



Not.   :mad2:

I'm getting the "we're slammed" line.  My patience is running a bit thin, especially because the maintenance plan is supposed to give me head of the line privileges.  :wow:. . ..  


My offer stands....


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 30, 2007, 08:07:03 pm

My offer stands....


Offer  :headscratch:
Did it involve a black BMW and a pair of stilts? :lol:


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 30, 2007, 08:38:03 pm
HOV,

With your bike under federal quarantine with Multi drug resistant VTEC, how are you getting to work?

Taking the Burban?  Into the city?  :lol: At 3.29/gal now we really feel your pain. :eek:

The RTP is still wasting space in my garage...


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: hovmaven on May 30, 2007, 08:57:42 pm
Yes -- driving the Suburban.  Parking is a biat** in the underground garage.   At least it isn't armored.  Those things are true tanks.  :crazy:

Blue -- thanks -- again.  I didn't actually think it'd be this long.  I may be a beemer fan come Monday.   :bigok:  Unless Maximus comes up with a 1098.   :rofl:

DNA -- the RTP has a clutch issue, but I do have a KLR in the shed (and no hope of getting on it). . ..   :lol:

Windblown -- thanks for the offer -- I may take you up on that.

Duck -- help!!!  :couch:    


Title: Re: Northern Va Ride II
Post by: DNA on May 30, 2007, 09:12:17 pm
That blows - just getting to said garage from your home in the AM must suck. :(
It's been so long I have forgotten, but what exactly is the problem?  I thought Honda's didn't break.
And I can't believe the service you are getting, especially for what they are charging you.  Next thing you know some guy will try to get you to finance the parts for 72 months! :cool: