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Old 09-19-2011, 08:53 AM   #8761
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I'll be up next weekend, come on by! I know what you mean about not getting back in the car- once I'm there, I'M THERE.
We'll be getting back from Douthat Friday, may have to be another weekend. But I'll touch base - I plan on getting up to our camp over at the Forks of Buffalo a lot this fall.
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:40 AM   #8762
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Anyone else as happy as I to see the puppy killer get hurt last night? Or am I the only one who watches football?
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:51 AM   #8763
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does it perk?
I never had it tested and there was not one on file when I bought it. I did reshearch it alittle bit and I think it would, however I do not believe there is room on the lot for a drain-field.
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:39 PM   #8764
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Anyone else as happy as I to see the puppy killer get hurt last night? Or am I the only one who watches football?
being a falcons fan I loved it
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Old 09-19-2011, 01:14 PM   #8765
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Anyone else as happy as I to see the puppy killer get hurt last night? Or am I the only one who watches football?
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:48 PM   #8766
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Pocahontas Trail

hey guys, what's the Pocahontas Trail? where's it start/run? looking for an alt route to Richmond that doesn't include 64/95/295, or at least avoids them for as long as possible.

heard about the P.T., but haven't ridden it and quick searches are all turning up everything but what I'm interested in.

Much obliged, homos.
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:10 PM   #8767
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hey guys, what's the Pocahontas Trail? where's it start/run? looking for an alt route to Richmond that doesn't include 64/95/295, or at least avoids them for as long as possible.

heard about the P.T., but haven't ridden it and quick searches are all turning up everything but what I'm interested in.

Much obliged, homos.
I believe Pocohontas Trail is Rt. 60 through James City County. Unless maybe you're talking about something else.
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:24 PM   #8768
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I believe Pocohontas Trail is Rt. 60 through James City County. Unless maybe you're talking about something else.
Yeah, that's it. Route 60 is named Richmond rd in Williamsburg and it's named Williamsburg rd in Richmond. In between it's called Pocohontas Trail, though I don't think there are any street signs that call it that. It runs right in front of Richmond airport and then becomes a suburban slog pretty quickly.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:04 PM   #8769
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Yeah, that's it. Route 60 is named Richmond rd in Williamsburg and it's named Williamsburg rd in Richmond. In between it's called Pocohontas Trail, though I don't think there are any street signs that call it that. It runs right in front of Richmond airport and then becomes a suburban slog pretty quickly.
hey thanks fellas. yeah, managed to take a boring 1.5hr car drive and turn it into nearly 3hrs by bike using that route.
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Old 09-21-2011, 11:49 AM   #8770
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How bout that traffic this morning, fellas??? I pretended I was in San Diego at least a few times this morning.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:33 PM   #8771
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How bout that traffic this morning, fellas??? I pretended I was in San Diego at least a few times this morning.
Yeah, nothing like a little... I don't know what... to majorly FUBAR traffic around here.

Seriously... RAIN is now a major cause for a traffic nightmare around here? I used to laugh when a few inches of snow caused absolute pavement bedlam, but now rain? Really?

REALLY?

Is this not a sure sign that traffic around here sucks major hoo-haw, and that maybe, just MAYBE, people need to pay a little more attention around here? Because I GUARANTEE that all of the accidents this morning, 100% of them, were completely preventable if people were paying attention to what was going on around them.

That being said, I noticed when browsing through my latest issue of Aerostich this morning, while watching the traffic nightmare unfold on the television (since I had nothing better to do today), that the wonderful folks at Stebel have now released the "Nautilus II". It's louder, a little bigger, and has a big red emblem on the side.

Wonder if it's legal to have the horn scream "ASSHOLE" at 110dB?
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:42 PM   #8772
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DR-Z400S vs. SM on Road Trips

Mike, I had the opportunity to ride a buddy's DR-Z400SM last night.

Sweet bike. It feels very much like the other street oriented motorcycles I've ridden.
It's got a lower seat height (nice).
Suspension felt a little stiffer. Didn't bounce/float/absorb as much as the S version.
It's remarkably more stable at higher speeds than the dualsport/dirt oriented version.
Just a more solid feel in general.

I'd say if you still have the opportunity to ride the two SM's back and forth, I'd seriously consider that trip. The lack of wind protection shouldn't be anything different than what you're used to on the Duc.

I would not consider such a trip on the S version of this bike, however, if it were to involve any highway riding for sustained periods of 60+mph, but that's just my opinion based on riding my own. What I find is that the bike feels okay at higher speeds as long as it's in a somewhat protected environment, like roads through wooded areas, etc. The S model feels light and vulnerable in wider open areas, like highways. Not too bad as long as it's smooth, but little bumps seem to make my bike, at least, feel a little squirrelly.

Just a little more info for you if this is still on the table.

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I believe both bikes have stock gearing. I believe they also have stock seats.

I plan on thinking about this for a couple more days, and weighing in a few more options... like maybe splitting it up into 4 days down and 4 days back. I'd kinda like to ride the bike first too, just to see what it's going to be like, before riding 2000+ miles on one.
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:09 PM   #8773
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Deal is a no-go. :( Guy said he didn't feel right only paying for gas for the trip, 'specially when I'm all unemployed and such.

Thanks for the review though.
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:48 PM   #8774
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How bout that traffic this morning, fellas??? I pretended I was in San Diego at least a few times this morning.
Man, I rode in today and almost got slicked (or hit) twice. Once by a damn HRT bus AGAIN and once by a dude that was texting. The on off rain was kinda funny when I got to work, a bunch of people tried to get to the ship in between the downpours... and I laughed at them as I walked up the pier in my rain gear- dry. I don't know if the 110db asshole horn would be legal but it would be a lot of fun! It would probably get worn out pretty quick though .

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Old 09-21-2011, 11:55 PM   #8775
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Any of you guys bowl competitively?
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