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Old 12-16-2013, 03:31 AM   #26731
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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.
Perdue family cemetery. Found this:

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com.../UHP-1733.html

and:

http://williams.genealogy.fm/TNG_DNA...ac1650990f8c89

Bet some of those names are in there.

I noticed perdue ave is off of Osborne Rd. Since there was an Osborne Rd in Henrico (osborne landing too) I figured there must have been an Osborne at one point. In fact not all that long ago...

HC 25 Osborne Landing
Osborne Landing was located near here along the north bank of the James River across from the Village of Osborne in Chesterfield County. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries a ferry operated here and the landing was a regular stopping point for commercial vessels until around World War I. The Osborne Turnpike, which connected here with its south of the James segment, was among the earliest artificial roads in the United States. It remained the shortest route from Richmond to Petersburg until 1824, when the Manchester and Petersburg Turnpike was completed. Near here also was the site of the Revolutionary Naval Battle of April 27, 1781 between British General Benedict Arnold and American troops.

http://www.co.henrico.va.us/about-he...-markers/#hc25

Wiki says "Osborne (or Osborne's) was located on the James River at the mouth of Proctor's Creek" Right now there is a Dominion Power Plant at that location on the southside of the creek and woods on the north side. My guess is it flooded out and then never got resettled.

Then a quick search of Proctor ( I figured he had a creek named after him he must be important) and Chesterfield county yields this:

"John Proctor, Ancient Planter, arrived on the "Deliverance" in May 1610. John sailed from Plymouth in 1609 on the "Sea Venture", but was shipwrecked on Bermuda. John paid for his own passage, and established Proctor's Plantation below Falls on the south side of Falling Creek in 1620. After the Easter Massacre of 1622, he resided at or near Pace's Paines, Surry County.

http://www.delbridge.net/seaventure

Massacre of 1622.

John Proctor and his wife Alice had settled in the farthest western stretches of the colony. The area was known as Henrico, again, named after the son of James I, Henry. They had their plantation just up river from the town of Henricus, the second settlement of the English, where Proctor’s Creek met the James River. Today this area is in Chesterfield. Proctor was away in England in 1622 gathering more settlers to join them in Virginia. One was granted 50 acres by the King for each settler that was brought to Virginia."

wiki say this about the indian massacre:

The Indian Massacre of 1622 took place in the English Colony of Virginia, in what now belongs to the United States, on Friday, 22 March 1622. Captain John Smith, though he had not been in Virginia since 1609 and was thus not a firsthand eyewitness, related in his History of Virginia that braves of the Powhatan Confederacy "came unarmed into our houses with deer, turkeys, fish, fruits, and other provisions to sell us".[1] Suddenly the Powhatan grabbed any tools or weapons available to them and killed any English settlers who were in sight, including men, women and children of all ages. Chief Opechancanough led a coordinated series of surprise attacks of the Powhatan Confederacy that killed 347 people, a quarter of the English population of Jamestown.[2]
Jamestown, founded in 1607, was the site of the first successful English settlement in North America, and was then the capital of the Colony of Virginia. Its tobacco economy led to constant expansion and seizure of Powhatan lands, which ultimately provoked a violent reaction.[3]
Although Jamestown was spared due to a timely last-minute warning, the Powhatan also attacked and destroyed many smaller settlements along the James River. In addition to killing settlers, the Powhatan burned houses and crops. The English abandoned many of the smaller settlements after the attacks.

The Indian Massacre killed off about a quarter of the colonists. The relationship changed after that!!

Bet the powhatans wished they fought harder...
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Old 12-16-2013, 05:21 AM   #26732
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^Thanks for the history lesson...found it very interesting since I live off Obsborne Tpk in Henrico very near to the public boat landing.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:54 AM   #26733
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2014 Morton's Spring Fling

Registration for the 4th Annual Morton's BMW Spring Fling is open! I have again agreed to help come up with and lead either the "easy" or "more challenging" dual sport ride.
For those of you who were there last year, did you enjoy the route that Alan Brown came up with for us? Should we use these routes again? I liked it and felt that it was a nice mix of twisties, gravel and a relaxing BRP with the twisty section of 130 thrown in for good measure.
I would be happy to discuss new route options with the local SME's (subject matter experts) if a new route is preferred.

Also, I WILL need some helpers i.e fast group leader, slow ride lead (usually me), medic (usually me) and sweep.

http://www.mortonsbmw.com/springfling_2014.html
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:25 AM   #26734
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Registration for the 4th Annual Morton's BMW Spring Fling is open! I have again agreed to help come up with and lead either the "easy" or "more challenging" dual sport ride.
For those of you who were there last year, did you enjoy the route that Alan Brown came up with for us? Should we use these routes again? I liked it and felt that it was a nice mix of twisties, gravel and a relaxing BRP with the twisty section of 130 thrown in for good measure.
I would be happy to discuss new route options with the local SME's (subject matter experts) if a new route is preferred.

Also, I WILL need some helpers i.e fast group leader, slow ride lead (usually me), medic (usually me) and sweep.

http://www.mortonsbmw.com/springfling_2014.html
Count me in I can already hear Shoe Creek calling my name.
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:21 AM   #26735
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For those of you who were there last year, did you enjoy the route that Alan Brown came up with for us? Should we use these routes again?
Thanks Andrew for offering to help. Any comments regarding the route?
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Old 12-16-2013, 10:50 AM   #26736
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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.
Hey, lets plan a weird ride day to checkout all this stuff. I'm sure someone will come up with a catchy name for the ride.



On another note I just heard about this. Maybe they will eventually have them for motorcycles windsheilds and faceshields in the future.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:46 AM   #26737
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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...
1.74 miles from my house. Never knew that was there. I can think of several new-ish neigborhoods with an old cemetary in them, but not smack in middle of a front yard like that. I drive down Osbourne every morning on my way to 95N, this morning I turned on Cedar to see it. Also that was cool history on Osbourne and Proctor. That's proctors creek that we cross under the Interstate on the Chester-X in case y'all didn't know.

Yesterday it all lined up - daylight, dry roads, warm temp and free time. got out for a little ride around matoaca/chesdin. Felt great, it had been a while. Hopefully we can get together and do a day ride west sometime soon, way before any "spring fling".
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:56 AM   #26738
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Allen's route has my full endorsement. It had a bit of everything: Slow technical, scenic mountain vistas, washed out creeks, small creek crossings, fun twisty's...errthing a DS rider could axe for! For me, however, I have to try Shoe Creek this year. If for any reason Shoe Creek is not possible/passable, I'd be glad to ride sweep on the more agressive ride.

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Old 12-16-2013, 12:13 PM   #26739
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Toys for xmas..

If anyone is needing a nifty xmas gift idea... check this out.

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Old 12-16-2013, 03:16 PM   #26741
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If anyone is needing a nifty xmas gift idea... check this out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UX3HigN8r8Y&noredirect=1
The sound of that inline 6 cylinder is audio porn! Too bad it's muffled by the wind and dumb music.
The mount is cool too!
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:10 PM   #26742
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:20 AM   #26743
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Thanks Andrew for offering to help. Any comments regarding the route?
I have heard good things about AB's route, but don't know what it was. There are tons of great roads all through that area. From my past experiences with the spring fling I think it would be good to get 2 or 3 groups to all run the same general route, but stagger the start times and offer different difficulties in the afternoon.
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:52 AM   #26744
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I have heard good things about AB's route, but don't know what it was. There are tons of great roads all through that area. From my past experiences with the spring fling I think it would be good to get 2 or 3 groups to all run the same general route, but stagger the start times and offer different difficulties in the afternoon.
I like the staggered idea with more experienced groups going out first, and then having "Options" on the main route for additional difficulties or distance. Like in the Shenandoah 500. One main route, then "A", "B", and "C" options along the way. That way there is only a need for one main route sweep, and the faster/experienced/hardcore guys go out first, but most should all come back about the same time. Just my 2 cents.

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Pick a weekend after Christmas and ride over and work it out I would be glad to help out again (even if Morton's did photo shop my KTM out of the picture) AB
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