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Old 04-19-2012, 08:10 PM   #15181
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You need a tuffer one to follow a DR or a Versys with a cop engine.

That'd be Dljocky and Jdrocks there with ya?
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:14 PM   #15182
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What a badass, changin your own tires. I have yet to do that on the Ktm. $15 for someone else to mount and balance them for me is worth my monies.
It might look like I'm changing a tire, but really I'm just goofing off in good company.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:16 AM   #15183
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TSO coming to Hampton next weekend: Who's going?
I'll be at Laurel Fork...but otherwise I'd be here.

Funny thing about this is that about a week ago, I happened to find the their BLN CD, released 12 years ago, and started listening to it on the way to work. I'd forgotten how good it was, and especially how good the female singer was.

I looked up the female singer from the album online (it was Patty Russo, who also sang for Meat Loaf in the 90s), and found that TSO just rereleased this album a few weeks ago and is now touring again to support it.




Russo has since been replaced by Chloe Lowery (Who sang for Yanni). She's also got one hell of a voice.

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Old 04-20-2012, 05:05 AM   #15184
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I saw TSO this past Fall. Chris Cafferty was amazing, as were all the musicians. Worth the dough to go!
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Old 04-20-2012, 05:23 AM   #15185
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TSO coming to Hampton next weekend: Who's going?
I'll be at Laurel Fork...but otherwise I'd be here.

Funny thing about this is that about a week ago, I happened to find the their BLN CD, released 12 years ago, and started listening to it on the way to work. I'd forgotten how good it was, and especially how good the female singer was.

I looked up the female singer from the album online (it was Patty Russo, who also sang for Meat Loaf in the 90s), and found that TSO just rereleased this album a few weeks ago and is now touring again to support it.

Russo has since been replaced by Chloe Lowery (Who sang for Yanni). She's also got one hell of a voice.


Yes, she does.

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Old 04-20-2012, 07:23 AM   #15186
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I saw TSO this past Fall. Chris Cafferty was amazing, as were all the musicians. Worth the dough to go!
Me too! mid November maybe. Took my wife and girls. It's a cool show. I thought it was very retro - lazers, pyrotechnics, big cat walk over the audience. Long haired rockers doing the Angus Young thing to rocking versions of Nutcrakcer suite. The kids had never seen anything like it..
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:38 AM   #15187
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Barring an all-day monsoon on Saturday, I plan on heading west to recon the dual-sport route I will be leading during the Morton’s Spring Fling next month. I will take 60 to 56 and then start the loop that travels up to Nellysford, up and around Afton to Sherando, down some gravel roads back to 56W, past Crabtree Falls, down Irish Creek Rd towards Buena Vista, head south past Panther Falls, down to Otter Creek, up FR 39 to Alhambra road and then back down 56 to head home.
The loop is 108 miles plus the 4+ hours (208 miles) travel time to and from Chester to Shady Lane where 56 and 151 meet. My flexible plan is to be home by 6:30 pm.
The dual sport sections are tame, nice, level gravel/dirt roads to suit all levels of riding, although rain could make things interesting. All are welcome to come along. This will be a leisurely ride with a lunch stop. I plan on leaving Chester around 0800. Locals can meet me at The Whistle Stop gas station just south of the intersection of Old Lane and Chester Rd (across from the Food Lion). I will gladly stop and pick up anyone else anywhere along 60 (Midlothian Turnpike) as well.

I have started to sort through the 1800 pictures and videos from my awesome RawHyde/Base Camp Alpha/Mojave trip. I am going to post a few of them with a brief ride report soon…
Whistle stop at 8AM? You really are trying to cut into my Zzzzz time. I'm not Michhub but I rarely make it to work by 8:30. You might need to spot me a couple minutes in the morning.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:02 AM   #15188
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What a badass, changin your own tires. I have yet to do that on the Ktm. $15 for someone else to mount and balance them for me is worth my monies.
Wow. They must be a good friend. You certainly couldn't pay me to change and balance a tire for $15.
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:11 AM   #15189
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Eppa changes and balances a tire for $20
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Old 04-20-2012, 08:17 AM   #15190
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OK, I thought I had just about every special tool known to man in my garage, please tell me what the ironing board is used for. I don't have one in my garage, never had the use for one, my hand doesn't fit a iron, that's is why cleaners are in business. Do we press our Aerostich before we ride?
No "we" do not press out 'Stich before we ride..... We don't have no sticking 'Stich. Like Guy said, the Jeff be a bit on the frugal side. OTOH, I do iron my shop rags when they come out of the dryer.

Go figure though. Do a fellow ADV'r a favor and then realize your knickers are exposed in the background. There's no mention of the way cool BMW neon clock, the black and blue bowling shirt, the /2 in the background, nor of the magically rigid chain hanging on the wall as a testament to poor maintenance. Do they see any of that? Noooooooooo.

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Old 04-20-2012, 08:25 AM   #15191
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Wow. They must be a good friend. You certainly couldn't pay me to change and balance a tire for $15.
Me either.... and I'll be straight up (and some of you already know this): mount and balance $20 off the bike; $40 if they're on the bike.

EDIT: And I think that is most reasonable considering the time and work involved in getting the wheels off some bikes... especially if accessories get in the way and need to be removed to even get to the axle hardware.

Comments welcome.

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Old 04-20-2012, 09:43 AM   #15192
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Whistle stop at 8AM? You really are trying to cut into my Zzzzz time. I'm not Michhub but I rarely make it to work by 8:30. You might need to spot me a couple minutes in the morning.
No problem...we can go later. Unfortunately, my kids wake up at 0630 regardless if it's a workday, weekend or vacation. I'll call you tonight, the weather is still iffy, we will get wet and that's okay with me. I just don't want to get poured on with lightning bolts shooting around my head all day while trying to take notes and mark waypoints on my GPS.

I got a e-mail from UPS this morning stating that my new kevlar suit is on the way! What?! The box weighs 18 pounds!?
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Old 04-20-2012, 11:32 AM   #15193
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Something about this doesn't look right.

Just can't put my finger on it.





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Old 04-20-2012, 12:06 PM   #15194
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Guy, I think the tiller only has 2 wheels and some handlebars so it is close. Dragging hard parts is normal for those.



Eddy, I wasn't really griping about starting early, mostly indicating you might wave to wait a couple minutes for me. Rain is OK but I do see the forecast is getting to look sketchy. Although when I check it via weather.com instead of wunderground or weather.gov, it does not look as bad.

I'm going to be optimistic and just assume tomorrow will be wet and hope for less thunder.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:25 PM   #15195
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Guy, I think the tiller only has 2 wheels and some handlebars so it is close. Dragging hard parts is normal for those.



Eddy, I wasn't really griping about starting early, mostly indicating you might wave to wait a couple minutes for me. Rain is OK but I do see the forecast is getting to look sketchy. Although when I check it via weather.com instead of wunderground or weather.gov, it does not look as bad.

I'm going to be optimistic and just assume tomorrow will be wet and hope for less thunder.
LOL!

I almost put my tie down straps on it for effect, but figured I'd just jump into the task at hand instead.

It's done, and Greg is on his way to pick it up.

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