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Old 05-07-2013, 08:55 AM   #24256
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a canoe I have done some sea kayaking. Which beach did you go to?

I think I could have used a canoe to get to work this morning
We were in Atlantic Beach. Too windy for canoeing though...sound side the canoe is normally great.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:08 AM   #24257
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Mother Nature is taunting me today.. Every time the I start weed whacking the bottom drops out... When I start cleaning garage the sun pops out.
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:17 AM   #24258
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Can't remember ever riding that section. I visit 522 south of Culpeper from time to time and some sections north of Sperryville but not Sperryville-Culpeper. I'm guessing it's not heavily patroled?
Culpeper cops are highly visible......matter of fact I saw one just seconds after lifting the front wheel as I entered town......close call.

But that stretch of 522 was fairly dead for a mild spring weekend.......
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:34 PM   #24259
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I saw green KLR and at glance it looked like you standing next to it.

Yeah I have the itch. I'm really considering a new Vstrom but that slightly used F800 is really only a few thousand more than a comparably accessorized Vstrom.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=880348
The pics alone make the link worth clicking.

Is the bike worth $12.5K?
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:58 PM   #24260
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I saw green KLR and at glance it looked like you standing next to it.

Yeah I have the itch. I'm really considering a new Vstrom but that slightly used F800 is really only a few thousand more than a comparably accessorized Vstrom.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=880348
The pics alone make the link worth clicking.

Is the bike worth $12.5K?


Hmmmm...tough call. I don't have too much of an opinion as I think in terms of being able to work on things in a remote situation and prefer as much analog electronics as possible. Glad to hear you looking at riding again though. The F800 sure is purty...but $12500 would buy a lot of gas and campground fees for sure
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:56 PM   #24261
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Is the bike worth $12.5K?
With the "pit crew", maybe. Without, no.


All kidding aside, good to see you posting again!
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:48 PM   #24262
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Culpeper cops are highly visible......matter of fact I saw one just seconds after lifting the front wheel as I entered town......close call.

But that stretch of 522 was fairly dead for a mild spring weekend.......
Yikes... Close call indeed!
And they have a reputation to uphold...

You're not setting a bad example for the kids, are you?
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:38 AM   #24263
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Culpeper cops are highly visible......
They sure are...

I find it hard to believe this guy only got three years since eyewitness accounts disputed his testimony...
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:25 AM   #24264
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They sure are...

I find it hard to believe this guy only got three years since eyewitness accounts disputed his testimony...
Cops take their jobs seriously - coerce compliance with the law with force of their own. They are not subject to the law themselves, generally. And judges find it hard to sentance them because of how they have each others' backs and how they put their lives on the line to keep the people safe, i.e., revenue coming in. I see cops breaking the traffic rules all the time. Who is going to give them a ticket? And besides, they're "trained" to be competent drivers (not that we'd train ALL drivers to be competent and save a potential of fifty thousand lives per year - life is not nearly as precious as people pretend it to be in order to further their cause).

Cop in Orange county hides down below and paralell to the edge of a bridge, in view of a stretch of clear road on the edge of a tiny town where somewhat randomly placed about threee hundred yards up is a speed limit 45 sign where the 25 through town ends. Well, apparently a lot of people think like I do, that if the sign is imminent and there are no potential threats, it's okay to speed up. Well this cop, a deputy of all things, takes off like Bo Duke, undoubtedly loving the fact that he makes the rest of us pay for his tires and car. When he reaches the stop sign at the edge of the road from the adjacent road he's been hiding on, he's already doing about 40mph - he "looks" back toward across the bridge but it would be impossible for him to stop. His tires chirp and the car jumps a little sideways as the transmission shifts... meanwhile, the lucky driver of the car he's chasing is now over the crest of a hill about a hundred yards past the 45 sign and has no clue what's about to happen. But this cop has it floored going up the slight grade and dips over the top at 85 to 95 mph, engine roar resounding throughout the river basin. He is truly having fun at our expense and danger, and all in the name of doing his job. And the people don't dare band together to protest this dangerous and underhanded "policing". Anyone with even half a functioning brain could recognize that the guys who hit 45 or 50 ahead of the sign are a much smaller potential danger than a cop blasting through a stop sign at 40 and doing upwards of 75 in that same zone before sailing over the top of the rise at that enormous speed. All for what, a couple hundred dollars each instance? I am sorry to say, but we are idiots.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:39 AM   #24265
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CRIMINALS take their jobs seriously - coerce compliance with EACH OTHER with force of their own. They are not subject to the law themselves, generally. And OTHER CRIMINALS find it hard NOT to sentance FORMER OFFICERS because of how they have each others' backs
Fixed. Speaking of backs,its goona be a LOOOONG 3 years for this officer.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:13 AM   #24266
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Fixed. Speaking of backs,its goona be a LOOOONG 3 years for this officer.
Not long enough in my opinion.

With eyewitness testimony contradicting what the LEO said, under oath, the judge should be held accountable for his virtual slap on the wrist too.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:23 AM   #24267
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Not long enough in my opinion.

With eyewitness testimony contradicting what the LEO said, under oath, the judge should be held accountable for his virtual slap on the wrist too.
I agree. Unfortunately, I bet he doesn't serve half of it.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:44 AM   #24268
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I agree. Unfortunately, I bet he doesn't serve half of it.
SAD!


I have a buddy on the force over there and he said dude was a bit of a loose cannon...
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:16 AM   #24269
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Wow that is all so glum. A little levity, sold Stella to an inmate

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Old 05-08-2013, 11:24 AM   #24270
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Wow that is all so glum. A little levity, sold Stella to an inmate

Sad to see them go. I'm always a bit remorseful after.

I can't even fathom how people sell a horse.
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