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Old 01-14-2013, 04:51 PM   #19861
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Going to look at it Thursday. Sounds like the only issues are cosmetic. We shall see. That little empty space in the back of the garage may not be so empty soon. LOL! Never rode one though. Hopefully it's as nice a ride as I hear tell it is.
hehehe don't mind the cosmetics....those bikes last milleniums.... my 86 had 138k on it when I sold it, and it was like new...there are tons of parts out there, and COG members have a comraderie beyound reproach, especially when you need parts / help...... any dents in the tank are a blessing....the reduction in fuel capacity is worth it....ever try to run out 7-1/2 gallons of gas @ 40 mpg.....? takes a while.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:38 PM   #19862
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New to advrider, trying to get use to forums. Just recently purchased a CRF 250l and looking for some good riding in the Richmond area. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:26 PM   #19863
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hehehe don't mind the cosmetics....those bikes last milleniums.... my 86 had 138k on it when I sold it, and it was like new...there are tons of parts out there, and COG members have a comraderie beyound reproach, especially when you need parts / help...... any dents in the tank are a blessing....the reduction in fuel capacity is worth it....ever try to run out 7-1/2 gallons of gas @ 40 mpg.....? takes a while.
The Concours is, without a doubt, the most reliable and trouble free bike I have ever owned. I would not hesitate to ride it across the country today.

I would love to keep it, but I am going in a little different direction now. Looking for V Strom 1000 after I sell.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:28 PM   #19864
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First Dibs on that Yammy XT500 thumper if it's going.... that's a perfect Ohio boonie bike....
We should talk. I have a project I'll probably never get to.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:31 PM   #19865
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New to advrider, trying to get use to forums. Just recently purchased a CRF 250l and looking for some good riding in the Richmond area. Any suggestions?
There are lots of little enclaves of private off-road riding around. You kind of have to ask around, and usually, there is a fee involved. if you're looking for free off-road riding, the "practice area" behind Martins on Forest Hill is tolerated. Last time I was there we met some hunters who knew the landowner, and he told us that riding is allowed.

Look at this thread for specifics.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:57 PM   #19866
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New to advrider, trying to get use to forums. Just recently purchased a CRF 250l and looking for some good riding in the Richmond area. Any suggestions?
Welcome to dual sporting and welcome to ADV. The area behind Martin's grocery store (was a Ukrops...)mentioned above is the local play area. There are hills and plenty of mud. It is private property but it seems to be okay again. It was sort of off limits for a bit. I was escorted out by security about three and a half years ago. There are clubs with harescramble tracks and motorcross tracks and fees. Shirley Plantation is one of them. I have no idea how to get in contact with them or how to get in. If you have a way to haul your bike out of town there are riding areas like the South Pedlar ATV Trail System as well as others. You can google that one. As far as good riding in the Richmond area... well this side of the continent is mostly privately owned so we just make do and take trips far and wide. Why oh why am I not living in the western states??? There are large, organized, dual sport rides around the country and you can find info on them through this forum. I suggest you make sure your skill level is way up before attending. What tires came with that 250? You may need to try something different sooner than you might think or need to. It took me a couple of years to figure out all these things I mentioned after I bought my first DS bike. Oh and Richmond drivers are horrible and you probably know that already. They don't see you even when you see them looking at you. I prefer to be the brightest most retarded looking thing out there. Crazy cagers drove me to DS. Literally.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:15 PM   #19867
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I'd wanna say Thank You for joining me :) Had a great time.. and planning on heading back out there in the next couple weeks :) ... probably middle of Feb...

I need to ride and re-ride the 'same' trail to get better... and that trail is a good learning experience each time I go out. This was the third time on it and this was the best I have done todate... I plan to get better though... :)
You ever try on ankle weights?? Wear them around a bit? And then take them off? You feel so light and fast and free it is unreal. Since I doubt you will ever come up with a bigger bike to take in there I was thinking you should weigh it down like crazy. It could be a good idea, but I doubt it.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:17 PM   #19868
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I know that I have hit that area before and if it had been as wet as that, it would be hell no matter what tires you had, especially the greasy leaves! I had Scorpions on my F800GS once in that area and then again with TKC80s and there is no comparison.
Burtonrider, his cousin and I had a similar Saturday ride without the foggy ride to the mountains, remoteness or the brewery (love the Devils Backbone Vienna Lager). We tried that trail off the end of Tuckahoe Creek Parkway, and it was a muddy, rutted, slippery, briar snarled challenge complete with log and small creek crossings. Wound up reentering 288 sans official entrance and tried to find some trails near Woolridge. The only trails we saw were littered with downed trees so we went to some known trails down by Chesterfield airport that were muddy, rutted, slippery, (but not briar snarled) challenges complete with log and small creek crossings. After the ankle sprain, a bent shifter lever, and bent rear brake lever, we called it a day.

With the exception of the briars it was a blast. My 800 now is familiar with "second position" (aka on its side) and I can definitely say the AltRider crash bars, rear footpegs and Barkbusters do their job, not a single mark on the bike! I can also add that Sidi Discovery boots are waterproof!

Looking forward to more of the same!
Had a great time out there with you guys. We'll have to get together and ride again. You tear it up on that 800gs. The trails we found at the end of the day ended up being really great. I'm going to head back there again next time I go out I think. There's also a lot of exploring I have left to do. I'm definitely crossing Tuckahoe off my list again.


And welcome Jinksy. I'll welcome you even though we're already well acquainted.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:29 AM   #19869
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Had a bunch of teeth taken out yesterday and I am starved. Would kill for a Big Mac, or a nice BIG plate of baked spaghetti from the Pinewood. .....



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Old 01-15-2013, 05:20 AM   #19870
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Had a bunch of teeth taken out yesterday and I am starved. Would kill for a Big Mac, or a nice BIG plate of baked spaghetti from the Pinewood. .....



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Awe man... I don't know which is worse. I hate being hungry. I turn into a bear... I don't know you, but it sounds like you have been going through a rough patch lately and it is good to see that you are on here in good spirits. I hope you feel better soon. I guess you will get some new chompers after you heal up. Standing around a campfire drinking beer a dentist told me that teeth are like toes. You can lose one or two without much trouble, but if you lose more you have some serious issues to deal with. I will never look at teeth or toes the same again. Anyone know if Toddzcker made it back safely? I can't stop thinking about it.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:47 AM   #19871
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Good luck man. Hope trouble free chewing is right around the corner!
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:04 AM   #19872
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Looking to plan a spring BRP trip. Can anyone point me to any RR's?

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Old 01-15-2013, 06:15 AM   #19873
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Looking to plan a spring BRP trip. Can anyone point me to any RR's?

IMO, the ride keeps getting better the further south you go, so I would plan accordingly. There are some recent BRP threads that give great tips on nearby off-road rides. I was more interested in curvy roads. Here is a brief write-up from my BRP ride last August.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:23 AM   #19874
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Looking to plan a spring BRP trip. Can anyone point me to any RR's?

IMHO the BRP is nice, especially during the week when you've got it all to yourself, but what's better are all the roads around the BRP.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:29 AM   #19875
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Good luck man. Hope trouble free chewing is right around the corner!
I am looking forward to it - believe me.

I had become so disgusted and frustrated with the state/condition of my teeth and gums that I was ready to just get them all taken out. Fortunately, based on the results of the exam and evaluation, Greg (Dirtdoctor) determined that a number of my teeth could be saved and be able to provide a foundation for upper and lower partials. I can’t afford to bankroll Todd’s new bike with his implant components, so those were out of the question (sorry Todd).

I managed to make it through the remainder of the day just taking two (2) pain pills early on. I probably could have manned up and bit the bullet (kidding on that) and done alright without them, but just wasn't sure if things were going to get any more intense, or not. I went to bed last night almost totally pain free, and woke up the same way this morning. The cap has remained on the bottle.

And while I’m commenting on this, I can’t speak highly enough on the work done thus far by Greg, his technicians, and the rest of his office staff. I was as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs even thinking about what was to take place, but their professionalism and “bedside” manner pretty much put my mind at ease. I highly recommend his practice to anyone. He was also kind enough to give me a call last night to see how I was doing.

In the voice of Dennis Haysbert used in the Allstate ads: “You’re in good hands....”

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