ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-17-2013, 06:33 PM   #1516
hppyfngy
not dead yet
 
hppyfngy's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Where the Skyline meets the BRP
Oddometer: 4,086
What is all this "work" of which you people speak?


__________________
Some say I'm apathetic, but I don't care. - Randy

'13 KLR 650 For Sale!
'07 KLX250s
hppyfngy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013, 04:31 PM   #1517
vabuckaroo68
Gnarly!
 
vabuckaroo68's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Locust Dale, VA
Oddometer: 1,176
Seeing C'ville Fireworks From Afton

Would any of you folks know if its possible to see McIntire Fireworks from Afton? We're thinking about watching them from the parking lot of the Inn at Afton. We're thinking we could see other fireworks shows from up there as well.
__________________
"Over the Mountains Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow, Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied- "If you seek for Eldorado!" E.A.P. 1849
04 KTM 950ADV ~ "BEASTIE", '13 KTM 300XCW, '76 Husky 360WR/CR,
vabuckaroo68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013, 04:41 PM   #1518
AntonLargiader
Beastly Adventurer
 
AntonLargiader's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Oddometer: 4,196
You'll probably see that they exist, but it won't be much of a show. It's gotta be 20 miles.
__________________
Anton Largiader largiader.com BMWRA.org
AntonLargiader is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2013, 04:42 PM   #1519
hppyfngy
not dead yet
 
hppyfngy's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Where the Skyline meets the BRP
Oddometer: 4,086
Quote:
Originally Posted by vabuckaroo68 View Post
Would any of you folks know if its possible to see McIntire Fireworks from Afton? We're thinking about watching them from the parking lot of the Inn at Afton. We're thinking we could see other fireworks shows from up there as well.
I remember a buddy of mine saying that. I'll ask him and get back to you.

Okay, he says from the first BRP overlook is good. Afton Inn not as good but still visible. Still seems like kinda far to amount to much to me though...

Also, fyi, Crozet fireworks are supposed to be good this year Sat, 6th around 9:30
__________________
Some say I'm apathetic, but I don't care. - Randy

'13 KLR 650 For Sale!
'07 KLX250s

hppyfngy screwed with this post 07-02-2013 at 04:56 PM
hppyfngy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2013, 05:34 PM   #1520
Kawi-Mike
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Kawi-Mike's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Franklin, NC
Oddometer: 101
Anyone on the BRP today besides me. 243 miles today. Decided to ride to Otters Peak Lodge have lunch and ride back. Much to my surprise the Lodge is temp closed. Anyone know when it will reopen. Also the campground at Otters Creek is closed. What is this world coming to?
__________________
08 KLR 650
08 KAWI MEAN STREAK
93 KLX 650
91 ZX 11
78 Z1R
Kawi-Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2013, 07:20 PM   #1521
LXDDLE
ROBBXR
 
LXDDLE's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: C'ville, Virginia
Oddometer: 212
Did the same thing a week ago and was surprised to find Otter Creek closed. It looks like it's going to be several months before it reopens. Peaks however is supposed to open in a week or two. They signed with a new management company last year and have been renovating. Word is that two new things will be in the rooms at the lodge...TV and WiFi.
__________________
LX
LXDDLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 08:19 AM   #1522
Kawi-Mike
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Kawi-Mike's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: Franklin, NC
Oddometer: 101
Wished I would have known. Man was I hungry. End up at a gas station eatin Dr. Pepper and crackers. Awesome riding day in all! Do many Cville riders plan any meet & greets. Read logs of stuff but not much riding. I do lots of gravel and pavement right now. One year ago today the wife and I met the NOVA group headed for Devils Backbone and we hit a deer on the way. I am still recouping but still ride, just not the rough stuff.
__________________
08 KLR 650
08 KAWI MEAN STREAK
93 KLX 650
91 ZX 11
78 Z1R
Kawi-Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 03:00 PM   #1523
LXDDLE
ROBBXR
 
LXDDLE's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2002
Location: C'ville, Virginia
Oddometer: 212
Check out www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=660536 and watch this thread.

Also two geocache threads at http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=735815 and http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=405166 for local riding.
__________________
LX
LXDDLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2013, 04:52 PM   #1524
bwalsh
Beastly Adventurer
 
bwalsh's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Hell town
Oddometer: 10,919
Quote:
Originally Posted by LXDDLE View Post
Nothing ever happens on that first thread. When I start back up with the RTE's I need to have one or two RTE's down near Cville.

I just found this just a couple days ago too...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=58

Maybe you Cville folks should start one of these, using the Cville tag boundary...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=774197
__________________
2004 XR650L / 2001 R1150GS
NWVA TAG NWVA TAG MAP RTE THREAD & IN LIST



bwalsh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 07:43 PM   #1525
vabuckaroo68
Gnarly!
 
vabuckaroo68's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Locust Dale, VA
Oddometer: 1,176
Fitness in C'ville

Had an ass-kicking work-out this evening with the Fight-Gone-Mad crew in town. A little like cross-fit and a little like Army PT.
(It was a little toasty working outside)
It'll be cool when their gym opens next month.
__________________
"Over the Mountains Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow, Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied- "If you seek for Eldorado!" E.A.P. 1849
04 KTM 950ADV ~ "BEASTIE", '13 KTM 300XCW, '76 Husky 360WR/CR,
vabuckaroo68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2013, 09:02 PM   #1526
EricV
Gnarly Adventurer
 
EricV's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Oddometer: 158
Hi all. I don't chime in much- more of a lurker but appreciate this thread/group. I have a question you guys can help with if you've got a minute...may seem unrelated but its related as far as I'm concerned. May help us all.

For better or worse I do most of my riding alone. I know, always best to buddy up (esp offroad) but, like many, mine's a busy life so the bike is my favorite get away. A good cell signal is sometimes invaluable (break downs, directons/maps, etc.) and at other times just good peace of mind.

I'm on AT&T, and while I'm amazed to say my exp w/ them has been reliable/positive overall the cell coverage in the outlying counties/back roads sucks appreciably. Down in Nelson I find it to be lacking, out in the Fork Union area, and many others. As Murphy (of said Law) rules my life with an iron fist I don't wish to further tempt fate (now that my contract is up time to make a switch.)

Which provider are you guys getting good, broad, coverage from? If you don't mind sharing I'd appreciate it. I tend to ride w/in a 1-1.5 hour radius of C'ville....back roads, gravel roads, mountain gravel roads, any kinds of jeep/fire road type of trails.

Thanks all!
EricV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 04:43 AM   #1527
twohawks
Not Afraid
 
twohawks's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: Shenandoah Valley Virginia
Oddometer: 2,750
I have a company phone but it's Verizon and the coverage has been great...better than ATT I had before. YMMV I have an office in CVille and never had any problems all the way to Winchester area. Once in a while it drops going over Afton Mtn.


Quote:
Originally Posted by EricV View Post
Hi all. I don't chime in much- more of a lurker but appreciate this thread/group. I have a question you guys can help with if you've got a minute...may seem unrelated but its related as far as I'm concerned. May help us all.

For better or worse I do most of my riding alone. I know, always best to buddy up (esp offroad) but, like many, mine's a busy life so the bike is my favorite get away. A good cell signal is sometimes invaluable (break downs, directons/maps, etc.) and at other times just good peace of mind.

I'm on AT&T, and while I'm amazed to say my exp w/ them has been reliable/positive overall the cell coverage in the outlying counties/back roads sucks appreciably. Down in Nelson I find it to be lacking, out in the Fork Union area, and many others. As Murphy (of said Law) rules my life with an iron fist I don't wish to further tempt fate (now that my contract is up time to make a switch.)

Which provider are you guys getting good, broad, coverage from? If you don't mind sharing I'd appreciate it. I tend to ride w/in a 1-1.5 hour radius of C'ville....back roads, gravel roads, mountain gravel roads, any kinds of jeep/fire road type of trails.

Thanks all!
__________________
TWOHAWKS

Utah and Colorado 2010 Ride Report
CAT HERDER'S
BWDR
SMIBS

2008 KLR650
1984 GL1200I GoldWing Interstate
Human Power'd two wheel machine - 2001 StumpJumper Pro Hardtail
CMA ><>
GWRRA
twohawks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 05:38 AM   #1528
AntonLargiader
Beastly Adventurer
 
AntonLargiader's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Oddometer: 4,196
Verizon. The data can get a bit weak in the mountains but the voice stuff has been really solid. Most everyone I know feels the same way; it's expensive but it is the best coverage for our area.
__________________
Anton Largiader largiader.com BMWRA.org
AntonLargiader is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 05:56 AM   #1529
vabuckaroo68
Gnarly!
 
vabuckaroo68's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2009
Location: Locust Dale, VA
Oddometer: 1,176
I have Verizon as well. Same problem as you...most of my rides are alone. Even on Blakey, I have enough of a signal to send a text.
__________________
"Over the Mountains Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow, Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied- "If you seek for Eldorado!" E.A.P. 1849
04 KTM 950ADV ~ "BEASTIE", '13 KTM 300XCW, '76 Husky 360WR/CR,
vabuckaroo68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2013, 06:38 AM   #1530
hppyfngy
not dead yet
 
hppyfngy's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Where the Skyline meets the BRP
Oddometer: 4,086
Sprint is actually very solid around here too. Everyone says Verizon is solid.

I recently switched to ATT and it's a little lacking in areas, (it's much better than it was ten years ago,) but very good in WV where sometimes Verizon isn't.

ymmv
__________________
Some say I'm apathetic, but I don't care. - Randy

'13 KLR 650 For Sale!
'07 KLX250s
hppyfngy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 02:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014