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Old 12-12-2013, 07:46 PM   #26716
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I have a request for all ya'll ... I need your weirdness. With the cold suck from the north upon us, I'm doing the only thing I can do to stay sane -- plan my warm weather riding.

I have an idea that I can mostly do myself, but could use some help. I'm thinking of making a little Youtube video of oddities. Check out this link to see what I mean. The gist is that I take day trips, overnighters, and perhaps a summertime week-long trip, and film the weirdest slash coolest stuff I can find. There are some "interesting" things in the referenced site, but I'm sure some of you have much better oddities.

Using Richmond Virginia as the center of the universe, and expanding out perhaps a thousand miles in any direction, what are some persons, places, or things that are worth a detour? Think as white trash as you'd like. The monster truck racing museum in NC? On the list! The world's largest ball of twine? Might be a little far, but who knows? Oldest edible slab of ham? Day trip!

So ... whatcha got?

PS: If you know of places that serve strange, yet somehow edible, food products -- I need those too! Hell, maybe I'll make a series out of this! LOL!
The giant Paul Bunyan/Babe the Blue Ox statue near lake Mille Lacs in MN is funny lookin' (in a general kinda way). Not far away is (was?) the worlds largest Dala Horse in my place of birth, Mora MN. Plus in NE Minneapolis is a bar called Stand-Up Franks. The bar didn't have stools but a "slot" you would stand in and a strap you closed behind you to lean against as you slowly lost the ability to stand up on you own.
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:49 PM   #26717
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good price..

Revzilla has Shoei RF1100's on sale for $279 (solids). Usually ~ $399.

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Old 12-13-2013, 01:38 PM   #26718
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I have a request for all ya'll ... I need your weirdness. With the cold suck from the north upon us, I'm doing the only thing I can do to stay sane -- plan my warm weather riding.

I have an idea that I can mostly do myself, but could use some help. I'm thinking of making a little Youtube video of oddities. Check out this link to see what I mean. The gist is that I take day trips, overnighters, and perhaps a summertime week-long trip, and film the weirdest slash coolest stuff I can find. There are some "interesting" things in the referenced site, but I'm sure some of you have much better oddities.

Using Richmond Virginia as the center of the universe, and expanding out perhaps a thousand miles in any direction, what are some persons, places, or things that are worth a detour? Think as white trash as you'd like. The monster truck racing museum in NC? On the list! The world's largest ball of twine? Might be a little far, but who knows? Oldest edible slab of ham? Day trip!

So ... whatcha got?

PS: If you know of places that serve strange, yet somehow edible, food products -- I need those too! Hell, maybe I'll make a series out of this! LOL!



go see Lucy in NJ

http://buddy.smugmug.com/Travel/Lucy...e-City-NJ-July
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:05 PM   #26719
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go see Lucy in NJ
Now THAT'S what I'm talking about! :-)
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Old 12-13-2013, 02:24 PM   #26720
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I need your weirdness. So ... whatcha got?
Not weird but neat. (see link)

The thought of hopping on my bike and taking a couple of weeks to wander slowly around Virginia seeing things I've always been "too busy" to see or going to some small town event like the ones in this book intrigues me almost as much as a fancy trip across the country.

Back Roads: People, Places and Pie From Around Virginia:
http://www.pedimentbooks.com/store/product/back-roads/?utm_campaign=rt-d&utm_source=paper&utm_medium=p

Good place to start for ideas: http://www.virginia.org/directory/culturalheritage/
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:42 PM   #26721
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Stopped by Shannon's house this morning for a visit. He looks great and is his old happy self. It was fun hanging out with him and his daughter and hearing/telling Dirtmonkey stories.
Hey now. What happens on the bike, stays on the bike

Meanwhile, I am in Kansas City at the Flying Saucer Bar and just met this guy at the bar: http://youtu.be/b3YoFRzafh4.

He is a bus driver for rockers in the summer and theatre productions in the winter and sets himself on fire and crashes bikes on the side. Dennis Pinto. Check him out on YouTube.
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Old 12-13-2013, 04:54 PM   #26722
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Hey now. What happens on the bike, stays on the bike

Meanwhile, I am in Kansas City at the Flying Saucer Bar and just met this guy at the bar: http://youtu.be/b3YoFRzafh4.

He is a bus driver for rockers in the summer and theatre productions in the winter and sets himself on fire and crashes bikes on the side. Dennis Pinto. Check him out on YouTube.
He's nuts. His entry ramp was not tall enough to clear the bus.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:32 PM   #26723
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I don't think he wanted to be with the bike during the "landing". He said all of his stunts went as planned and said there is a video of a trash truck he jumped @120'. Not sure if he was on fire for that one. And I thought I had a wild side... I like KC. Friendly town with plenty of parking. Figures since we have no car.
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:27 AM   #26724
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Check out Noah's Ark in Colonial Heights. I tagged it in the Richmond Commuter Tag years ago. It is worth a short trip to see it in person.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:11 AM   #26725
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I don't think he wanted to be with the bike during the "landing". He said all of his stunts went as planned and said there is a video of a trash truck he jumped @120'. Not sure if he was on fire for that one. And I thought I had a wild side... I like KC. Friendly town with plenty of parking. Figures since we have no car.
I saw and should have put a smile but he is still nuts.
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:43 PM   #26726
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Check out Noah's Ark in Colonial Heights. I tagged it in the Richmond Commuter Tag years ago. It is worth a short trip to see it in person.
I used to drive by that thing every day when I lived in Colonial Heights. You can see if from the main road. I feel bad for all of his neighbors. They won't ever be selling their houses.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:07 AM   #26727
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Off beat America?

Don't forget the Tombstone House in Petersburg. Used that as a Tag shot too. Somethings just not right about making a house from grave headstones.

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Old 12-15-2013, 07:52 AM   #26728
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Don't forget the Tombstone House in Petersburg. Used that as a Tag shot too. Somethings just not right about making a house from grave headstones.

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Old 12-15-2013, 08:45 AM   #26729
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That tombstone house is the weirdest thing brought up so far IMO. After this busy season ends I want to head south out of Richmond and see all this weird local stuff.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:01 AM   #26730
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Don't forget the Tombstone House in Petersburg. Used that as a Tag shot too. Somethings just not right about making a house from grave headstones.

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There's also a house off Osbourne Rd. in Chester that has a pretty big graveyard in the front yard. It's in an actual neighborhood too which is weird. I can't imagine anyone would want to live there.

Edit: Found it. Can't get it to work to save my life. It's working on mine, but not once I paste it here. Perdue Family Cemetary, Chester, VA. Street View it.


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