Anyone in Virginia out there?
Eddie
Posted 10/7/2006 4:14 PM (#20070)
Subject: Anyone in Virginia out there?


Just recently joined after adding a sidecar about a year ago , havn't seen another sidecar around. Living in the Hampton Roads area and looking for any upcomming events.
Eddie
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Pfestus1
Posted 10/8/2006 7:07 PM (#20095 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


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Hello Eddie!
I'm out towards the other side of Virginia, near Roanoke. I know there are some sidecarists along the Eastern Shore areas, as well as the Richmond area, and points in between.
As for events, its late in the season, but the Hack'd reunion was this weekend. I had planned on going, but didn't make it due to family issues. Next weekend is a Russian sidecar gathering at a KOA campground in Asheville, NC. Next year in June the USCA Nat. Rally is in Boone, NC. Check out Sidecar Talk E-group on Yahoo Groups.
If you get out this way, let me know, I'll try to meet up with you.
Hank Pfister
Copper Hill, VA
1984 BMW R100RS/Motorvation Formula ll, 1973 BMW R75/5/Dnepr
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redsoxcah
Posted 10/9/2006 10:53 PM (#20108 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


I also see hackamites on rare occasions here in the old dominion. Located in Fairfax City. I attached/detach my hack as the occasion calls for.
if your coming this way or I toward you will try to link up.
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bljacque
Posted 10/11/2006 9:10 PM (#20157 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


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Hello Eddie & other Virginians,
I'm out here in the Warrenton VA area and have just purchased a Velorex 565 which I'm in-process of mounting on my 85 Wing. I'm a newbie to the sidecar sport but really looking forward to it.
A current battle with a blown back has sidelined the project but looking to get back on it once this minor distraction is over. I'll give you a shout when I've got it together (and have a few miles under my belt as well).
Regards
Bljacque aka Jack
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herwing
Posted 10/12/2006 3:34 PM (#20166 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?



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Hello Eddie,

I'm about an hour north of Roanoke, so I guess that makes me about an hour's drive from Hank. Man, you guys live in some heavy traffic areas! I'm in the country with lots of backroads to ramble and I'm just a short drive from the Blue Ridge parkway. My husband (two wheels) and I are heading out in the morning for Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach. Probably gonna freeze, but it's supposed to be nice in FL. I always keep my eyes peeled for other rigs; maybe, I'll see some of you Virginians down there!

Connie
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ural3wheels
Posted 10/18/2006 12:04 PM (#20283 - in reply to #20166)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


Hello Eddie/Jack/Hank:

I'm in Nokesville between Manassas and Warrenton. Commute on my Urals (up 29) to Reston once or twice a week.

BTW: Had a Velorex 562 mounted on a GL1000 (also had it on an old Yamaha XS-2 650).

Used to live in Fairfax but fled south...need to flee again!
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redsoxcah
Posted 10/18/2006 11:24 PM (#20305 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


For my fellow Virginians. I am planning on making the national rally in Boone NC next June 21-24. So ... we could make a run of it. If you are thinking of going please advise.
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ural3wheels
Posted 10/19/2006 6:08 AM (#20315 - in reply to #20305)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


Originally written by redsoxcah on 10/18/2006 12:24 AM

For my fellow Virginians. I am planning on making the national rally in Boone NC next June 21-24. So ... we could make a run of it. If you are thinking of going please advise.


Northern VA to NC on a Ural? ...Ummm no.

But thanks for the invite!
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redsoxcah
Posted 10/21/2006 1:58 PM (#20400 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


Ok so we take the back roads to Boone. LOL. I have thought about having a URAL to take take my dogs riding and riding in the national forest since they seem to be well setup for the more rough road riding. What is your experience with your URAL?
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ural3wheels
Posted 10/22/2006 6:02 PM (#20433 - in reply to #20400)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


Originally written by redsoxcah on 10/21/2006 2:58 PM

Ok so we take the back roads to Boone. LOL. I have thought about having a URAL to take take my dogs riding and riding in the national forest since they seem to be well setup for the more rough road riding. What is your experience with your URAL?


I've enjoyed them - but they are not interstate bikes. One is cursed (see Tourist link below) but gets a consistent 59 mpg running solo. They're a lot of fun but the meticulous and frequent maintenance gets old after awhile. One of these days I want to trade the green one for an Enfield Bullet (if I have to do all that maintenance - at least it's only on one cylinder
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Hawgsweat
Posted 11/12/2006 2:46 PM (#21069 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


My wife and I are in sw Virginia, near Bristol. My wife is interested in trying a sidecar rig.She has had a couple of trikes but wants to check out a hack.Her last bike was a Sportster with a Voyager kit.We have only ridden a Ural around a parking lot so no road experince with one.Would like to try one for a bit more of a run to see if it is what she wants for sure.Don't know of any sc people in the area. Does anyone here know anyone?
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stevewoo
Posted 11/12/2006 2:54 PM (#21070 - in reply to #21069)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?



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Don't know how close the USCA's Virginia State rep is to you. Check out it out here: http://www.sidecar.com/Maps/virginia.htm

According to the latest membership report, the USCA has 20 member is VA and I'm sure a lot more folks just visiting at sidecar.com.

The annual emergency and friendship directory list 12 folks willing to chat or help out in an emergency.

Check out http://www.sidecar.com/membership.asp
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bljacque
Posted 11/12/2006 7:09 PM (#21073 - in reply to #20283)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


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Hello Matt & Other Virginians,
Well I'm back on track of getting my velorex (565) and Goldwing (85) together. First I have a few things to do on my wing i.e. new fork seals; rebuild on the clutch & brake cyls and going to "hard-wire" the stator cables, basicly eliminate the connector. Figure it's better to do this work while I can put the bike on the lift as I expect it won't be so easy once it's mated w/the sidecar. Naturally all this is just in time for winter This "bad back" crap is the pits! BTW Matt, I blast through Nokesville every morning (early) on my way to Quantico, hope to be doing in on my very own hack in the not too distant future. Not sure what your rig looks like but I think I saw it parked once at the old Southern States building in Nokesville once. Possible? Anyway, at least in the immediate future, if you're on your hack & see a guy in a Green Bonniville or on a black Honda VTX waiving at you it'll be your's truly! Have to agree with you about "having to flee again" this traffic is getting insane (not that it wasn't so awhile back).

Bljacque aka Jack
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ural3wheels
Posted 11/13/2006 8:18 AM (#21081 - in reply to #21069)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


Originally written by Hawgsweat on 11/12/2006 3:46 PM

My wife and I are in sw Virginia, near Bristol. My wife is interested in trying a sidecar rig.She has had a couple of trikes but wants to check out a hack.Her last bike was a Sportster with a Voyager kit.We have only ridden a Ural around a parking lot so no road experince with one.Would like to try one for a bit more of a run to see if it is what she wants for sure.Don't know of any sc people in the area. Does anyone here know anyone?


You might try the IMWA forum:
http://imzwa.secureforum.com/login

or the Russian Iron forum:
http://www.russianiron.com/ironforums.htm


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ural3wheels
Posted 11/13/2006 8:21 AM (#21082 - in reply to #21073)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


Originally written by bljacque on 11/12/2006 8:09 PM

Hello Matt & Other Virginians,
Well I'm back on track of getting my velorex (565) and Goldwing (85) together. First I have a few things to do on my wing i.e. new fork seals; rebuild on the clutch & brake cyls and going to "hard-wire" the stator cables, basicly eliminate the connector. Figure it's better to do this work while I can put the bike on the lift as I expect it won't be so easy once it's mated w/the sidecar. Naturally all this is just in time for winter This "bad back" crap is the pits! BTW Matt, I blast through Nokesville every morning (early) on my way to Quantico, hope to be doing in on my very own hack in the not too distant future. Not sure what your rig looks like but I think I saw it parked once at the old Southern States building in Nokesville once. Possible? Anyway, at least in the immediate future, if you're on your hack & see a guy in a Green Bonniville or on a black Honda VTX waiving at you it'll be your's truly! Have to agree with you about "having to flee again" this traffic is getting insane (not that it wasn't so awhile back).

Bljacque aka Jack


Well good luck and keep us posted on the progress. Once you're up and running maybe we can get together for a ride.

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Hawgsweat
Posted 11/13/2006 4:01 PM (#21088 - in reply to #21081)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


What I meant was that she wanted to try a sidecar bike in general. She is not especially interested in a Ural.
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stevewoo
Posted 11/13/2006 4:10 PM (#21089 - in reply to #21088)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?



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How about taking one of the Sidecar/Trike Education Program courses offered in VA?
http://www.esc.org/content/05%20Motorcycle%20and%20Sidecar%20Trike/...

A great way to try before you buy. They supply the rigs in most cases.
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redsoxcah
Posted 11/13/2006 9:53 PM (#21095 - in reply to #21089)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


Without a doubt I would recommend the sidecar class to anyone thinking about a sidecar rig or trike. Just took a class this past August in VA at the Loudon Campus. They provided the rig, the training and the FUN. There is absolutely a complete new set of rules and skills to learn when riding a sidecar. If C. Simmons is teaching the class you will have a great time. Fly the Chair!
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herwing
Posted 11/14/2006 2:56 AM (#21100 - in reply to #21095)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?



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I spoke to Cundiff Simmons several years ago at the Goldwing rally in Salem. He told me then that he would go anywhere that a group was interested in learning to drive rigs. I don't know if the situation has changed since that time. Actually, the second time that I saw him in Salem he had a whole tractor-trailer load of rigs, but couldn't unlock the trailer, so I don't think that he held a class that time.

Hawgsweat - I'm a long drive north of your location, but we do pass through Bristol sometimes when we're heading to the Smokies, maybe you could ride along with us sometime, if you're interested. We plan to attend the rally at Grandfather Mountain next summer, if you're going, maybe we could travel part of the way together. We usually ride the Parkway when heading that way, if I get my way. Anyway, the rally would be a great place to look at rigs and talk to the folks who love them. I had a Voyager for a short time, too. I hated the thing, in my opinion, it was very little like driving a rig. I sold it real fast and put my sidecar back on my bike.
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redsoxcah
Posted 7/4/2007 5:23 PM (#26801 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: How is Virginia out there?


Well went down to Boone NC for the rally two weeks ago (23-25 June) a great time had by all that I could see. A lot of interestig rigs and a number of them for sale. I was fortunate I left my approval system (my lovely bride) back in VA for family so I did have the stamp of approval with me.
I met Ed from NewPort News area and folks from all over the US. Lot of learning going on in having the opportunity to be around so many types of rigs and so many folks who are also wrench types.
will attend again and hope to see you there. Don't need your rig to have a great time as many came via motorhome, trailer etc for the campground.

See you soon on the road.
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redsoxcah
Posted 8/19/2007 9:20 PM (#28772 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: Anyone in VA going to the Hack'd Reunion on the Mountain


Anyone else heading out to Buckhannon WV, first weekend in October?
I am going and will camp out. I am up here in Fairfax City.
Nice drive out to Buckhannon WV, via Rt 211 (Luray) and over to 33w by Seneca Rocks.
If your interested in linking up let me know, I will ride out friday am but could be talked into Thursday if other rigs were going the long way around.

Hank
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Gildo78
Posted 10/3/2007 5:19 PM (#30064 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


Hey Eddie,

I live on Fort Eustis and I just bought a sidecar a week ago. I am in the process of putting it on. Drop me a line I would love to get some pointer off you and go on some ride in the local area.
Gildo
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redsoxcah
Posted 11/30/2007 7:37 PM (#31354 - in reply to #30064)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


Gildo,
So what is your rig looking like now that u have added the sidecar?
Have you been out riding much?
Glad to know another Hack has joined the Old Dominion.

Hank
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Roamrider
Posted 1/6/2008 7:05 AM (#32357 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


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Fredericksburg here....FYI

Jeff & Carrie
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Gildo78
Posted 2/1/2008 7:39 PM (#32871 - in reply to #31354)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


Hank,

Sorry it took so long to response I was in Alabama for a school.
I have a 2003 road king with a HD sidecar. It is my daily driver so I put about 30miles to 50 miles a day on it. The roads are weird here or my Hack is out of toe. because some roads I have a little pull to the left some roads I have a little pull to the right. I will be here in Virgina for a long time. I'll get a picture posted by tomrow. My phone # here is 757-369-9384.
I haven't done any long hauls yet but I want to.

Later,
Torben Gilbert
(Gildo)
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redsoxcah
Posted 2/16/2008 6:15 PM (#33235 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: We gather 15 March in Roanoke VA


We have an opportunity to join the Copper Hill Sidecarist an informal group of riders in the St. Patrick's Day Parade 15 March, Roanoke VA. If you are not Irish, we will bless you into the Clan for just a wee bit of wearing the green.

The St. Patricks Day Parade is Roanoke's biggest parade. You are welcome to join us.

Internet details http://www.roanokesaintpats.org/

We would like to get a sense of the number of sidecar riders who will be joining us.

So shoot me an email and let me know.

My thanks to Hank Pfister from the Roanoke area who has welcomed us to join their group from Copper Hill, VA

Several of us are staying Friday evening at a local Super 8 Hotel

Super 8 Motel Roanoke
I-81 Take I-581 Exit 2S
6616 Thirlane Rd
Roanoke, VA 24019 US
Phone: 540-563-8888
Fax:540-563-8888

www.super8.com

I will travel down from Fairfax VA Friday the 14th see you for dinner.

Hank Waters
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HOG
Posted 3/23/2008 7:21 PM (#34209 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


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Just found this web site from flyer at motorcycle swap meet in Charlotte yesterday. I live in Pearisburg, Va. Only two sidecars in Giles county. Is there an area club? I've gone to poker runs in Roanoke, Salem, Dublin, Blacksburg, and of course my local area. Don't see too many side cars. Bike week in MB is coming up and usually only see 6 or7 sidecars.
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TurtleZ
Posted 3/27/2008 2:24 PM (#34338 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


Hello fellow Virginians,

I'm near Charlottesville and will be picking up my rig in a couple of weeks! Really looking forward to taking advantage of both the Blue Ridge Pky and Skyline drive. I live just a few miles from where the two meet. Also travel down to Roanoke several times a year to visit good friends who also ride (2 wheels). I'll check back in when I've actually got the rig here.

Turtle
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HOG
Posted 3/27/2008 10:26 PM (#34356 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


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TurtleZ, have u taken the sidecar course or are u a season rider. I drove my o3 HD for a year before I could get into the course at NRC college. $77. and HOG refunded me $50. I learned more in 3 days than I did in the year of poker runs and trips.
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TurtleZ
Posted 3/28/2008 6:45 PM (#34377 - in reply to #34356)
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I took the S/TEP class last summer in Lynchburg. I had a blast and decided I'd have a rig someday. And everything finally fell into place for me.The instructors were great. I can't imagine trying to drive this rig home 1k miles without having been through the class.
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HOG
Posted 3/30/2008 11:00 PM (#34460 - in reply to #20070)
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I went on many poker runs that year thru out the mountains of Va and WV. I live in Pearisburg 22 miles from VT in Blacksburg and about 18 miles to WV line. The poker runs go thru many back roads and Mtns. The hardest of the runs was going uphill with sweeping rights or switchbacks. Till I took the class I gave rear brake in rht turns. My wife and I perfer interstates. Our favorite rides are to Stauton Va. and to Princeton WV. Our longest ride was to Nags Head NC, over six hours & half. We trailer our rig to both bike weeks at Myrtle Beach. Anyone going in May??
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TurtleZ
Posted 3/31/2008 9:14 PM (#34486 - in reply to #34460)
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Haven't been able to make Myrtle Beach yet. May is a tough time of year for me to get away from my job. Maybe next year. Let me know if you come up to Staunton again this year. That's only 1/2 hr. or so from me.
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HOG
Posted 4/1/2008 8:37 PM (#34520 - in reply to #20070)
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Will do, hope to see ya sometime.
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HOG
Posted 4/3/2008 12:56 PM (#34561 - in reply to #20070)
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I don't know which Saturday this month but weather permitting there is a poker run in Covington, Va. Are you interested when I get the date, and of course the weather?
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uralsharps
Posted 4/4/2008 5:07 PM (#34576 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


Turtle,
You and I are neighbors. I live about a dozen miles from you, just east of Free Union. Have a 1999 Victory with an articulated Ural sidecar. Got some pics posted here. I get up on the Parkway quite often with my dog Taylor as co-pilot. Are you aware of the Charlottesville meetup.com motorcycle group? I just heard about the group a month ago and have gone to two meeting/diners. Will be meeting again Tuesday 04/08/08, 7:00 at Big Al's on River Rd at Free Bridge. Two weeks later they will meet again at Big Al's Ruckersville location. There is also another motorcycle group getting together at Rival's on Rio Rd every Tuesday night from what I understand.
What kind of rig are you getting? We must meet up.

Roy
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TurtleZ
Posted 4/5/2008 9:55 PM (#34614 - in reply to #34576)
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Roy,
Thanks for the post. I knew there had to be other sidecars around here, I just havn't seen them. I had not heard of the Charlottesvile group, but I'll try to check it out sometime. Not this week though, I leave on Tuesday the 8th to pick up my rig. Going down to Richmond Tuesday and sleeping on a friends couch, then fly out 6:30 am from Richmond to Des Moines Wed. morning. Planning to be back sometime over that next weekend. I'm getting a 2000 Roadstar with a Champion sidecar. I can't wait! Let's definately get together, I'll contact you after I get back.
Turtle
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HOG
Posted 4/16/2008 4:37 PM (#34917 - in reply to #20070)
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This saturday in Covington Va is a poker run at 10am. Some two wheelers and I are leaving at 8am to get there. Of course everything depend on the weather. Last year we went on one poker run that rained non stop and if it weren't because of being a fund raiser we would have never went. Now we're a little older and a little smarter?
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redsoxcah
Posted 4/16/2008 5:29 PM (#34918 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: Sat Pat's parade was a blast, looking toward Halloween


Just to give folks an update the Roanoke VA Sat Patricks day parade was a blast perfect weather for the day. Smiling kids, happy families and we just had fun! We recommend that you put it on the calendar for next year and just to be fair shop for your Irish green through out the year. It is a hoot and a hit to dress up for the parade. The Cooper Hill Sidecar gang are a great group of folks.

Now for the Fall, would like to get a sense if folks would be interested in a fall gathering at Kings Dominon Amusement Park. Either weekend of 17 October or 31 Oct. We can make it a scary good time. There are hotels and campground right there to fit every budget. Right off of I-95, just north of Richmond.

Let me know what you think. The park is open and you can go riding or go ride in the park.

Sincerely Hank
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HOG
Posted 4/28/2008 9:49 PM (#35229 - in reply to #20070)
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Too early to say yes to KD in Richmond but we would like too see a lot of other hacks. When u get an agenda etc, please post or email me.
I leave soon for Myrtle Beach Bike Week. We hope to do the Wilmington, NC loop and the Charleston Loop and Marion loop.
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herwing
Posted 5/31/2008 2:11 AM (#36156 - in reply to #35229)
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I rode my rig down to Myrtle Beach. (I think I've just about quit peeling from the sunburn that I got the first day). After we got there, I parked my rig to save our space in the parking garage and rode two-up with my husband. I did see a few rigs while we were there. The ride down & back was really nice until we got slammed by a thunderstorm just west of Lynchburg.
We're about a half hour ride south of Staunton, and a short ride away from the Parkway (which is my favorite place to ride). If you know that you are going to be in the area, let me know and maybe we can ride along with you.
While attending a Memorial Day service at the Fincastle Presbyterian Church in Fincastle, I saw a rig go by. The bike looked like an older Honda, but I only got a quick look at it. Anyway, there is at least one hacker in Southwest VA, if he wasn't just passing through.

Connie
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HOG
Posted 6/11/2008 9:59 PM (#36459 - in reply to #20070)
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Hi herwing
I saw about 7 rigs in MB, more than normal. Hey, will you be in the bike run at ROA civic center Saturday for that cop that got beat up real bad.$20 donation &$7 for food. Silent auctions etc. Supposed to be around 600 bikes.
I used to live in Lexington, then moved to Pearisburg in 87. My wife and I like the run to Staunton, to that HD.We ride to Salem VA hospital twice a year and the ride to the wall from Dublin
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herwing
Posted 6/19/2008 6:08 AM (#36612 - in reply to #36459)
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Hi HOG,

Sorry I didn't see this in time to reply about the event in Roanoke. We were down in the GA mountains riding. There was also a weekend event at the Harley dealership in Staunton. One of our favorites, Keith Bryant was performing there. But we had already made plans to meet friends in GA.
We came back through TN and NC. We rode through Deals Gap and rode the Parkway home yesterday. It was a really nice trip, but I don't think that I saw a rig anywhere during the entire trip.
My husband does the ride to the wall, but I've never gone. It always seems like I have something else that I have to do.
We lived in Lexington for four years before we moved out into the county. Of course, my husband still works there.
Let us know sometime when you're planning a ride to Staunton and maybe we can tag along.

Connie
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HOG
Posted 6/19/2008 10:57 PM (#36635 - in reply to #20070)
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Hey, glad u had a great and safe trip. There were OVER 1000 bikes in ROA at the benefit and I saw 3 other rigs. Two were two seaters, with one having a car seat in it already and the the third was a HD similar to mine. My wife now wants a 2 seater to safely carry our 9 month grandson. We now go on only short trips so as to not scare him and to get him used to the helmet and the noise. He only has fussed at stop signs.I need to find a Goldwing with a 2 seater rig, and a another rig for my son BMW.
I called California Sidecar today and No dealer they except in Baltimore has a demo set to test. Also they said they are 6 months backed up on sidecars! If u guys ever swing thru Pearisburg, I own a store right on 460 business 22 miles from Blacksburg and 18 miles from WV state line.
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herwing
Posted 6/20/2008 3:28 AM (#36642 - in reply to #36635)
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My granddaughter is only a month and a half old, so I don't think she'll be riding in the sidecar any time soon, but she is on her first camping trip this week. Where'd you find a helmet for an infant?

I've never been in Pearisburg, but you never know!

Connie
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HOG
Posted 6/20/2008 6:04 PM (#36648 - in reply to #20070)
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Ibought Ean's helmet at Myrtle Beach bike week. They had a web site...www.helmets-n-more.com. We had his name air brushed on. What type of parrot do you have? In that store I have in Pearisburg, we sell gas, propane, pop and snaks, A Subway and we also sell fresh and saltwater fish and BIRDs, we've sold several parrots and have many other birds.
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Posted 6/20/2008 6:33 PM (#36649 - in reply to #36648)
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Thanks for the helmet info; I'm sure that we're gonna need one for Megan in the not too distant future.

I have a Quaker parrot - a green chicken as he says. He was being a very good boy today and said, "Thank you," when I fed him. Birds have always been my favorite kind of pet. I have never understand the appeal of smelly, furry things. Even if they didn't smell so bad, I couldn't stand having hair all over everything. Anyway, I got Rascal in Daytona Beach when he was still a baby; and he rode home in my sidecar. He's mean as a polecat, but he's so funny that I sorta love him anyway.

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Posted 7/2/2008 10:07 PM (#36912 - in reply to #20070)
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Well my wife saw that 2 seat rig at Roanoke and now I have 2 complete bikes with sidecars. My new bike is a 1988 goldwing with a 2 seater Hannigan, and a trailer to match. Drove it back from Columbia, SC last week.
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Posted 7/3/2008 3:30 AM (#36916 - in reply to #36912)
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Okay, now that you've got a Goldwing, you might be more inclined to want to be accompanied by another Wing rider. If you head up this way with that new rig, I would sure like to see one with a car seat. I don't think that my daughter-in-law would consider letting us take Megan for a ride this year, but a year or so down the road, things might change.

Enjoy the new rig!

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Posted 7/5/2008 8:48 PM (#36947 - in reply to #20070)
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Hope this weather breaks so I can test it out better. I replaced the front tire and notice that one side brakes was close to needing replaced so I ordered two sets and will put it all back together again soon. The car seat that I thought would work, doesn't leave enough room for my wife. I need a smaller booster type seat. I live in a 3 stop light town, 25mph, so we have taken Ean on short rides sitting next to Gloria. He's almost 10 months old but he is 24#'s and enjoys the rides.
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Posted 8/11/2008 9:43 PM (#37854 - in reply to #20070)
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Was just thru that way. Went to a wings show in fredricksburg Friday and back Saturday. Just registered for the Salem GWWRA Convention in October.Anyone going?
Two weeks ago I left for Nags Head on Sunday, went to Myrtle Beach on Monday, worked on my house Tues and came home on Wednesday. I have put almost 4 thousand miles on the goldwing rig an only 30 miles on the harley rig. If this keeps up I guess I will sell my HD?
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Posted 9/15/2009 9:40 PM (#46256 - in reply to #20070)
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Ayear since my last post on this subject. I recently bought a third hack thru ebay. an 1996 gl1500 GW w/hannigan 2+2. We added A/C to this one already. My grandson has now turned 2 yr old and would sleep in the bike all night if we would let him. He beggs granny " bike pleeeeze", If she says yes I put him in the side car and he says helmet and then scoots over to let granny in. We took him on a poker run my store ran to raise $$ for the fire dept. 80 miles and he LOVED the ride!
Leaving soon for MB bike week. ANYONE going?? If I didnt own so many condos/houses down there i WOULD probably go somewhere else. MB really screwed up spring BW and I doubt many will be there for the fall rally.
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Posted 9/18/2009 12:31 AM (#46308 - in reply to #46256)
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Hi Hog.
Own any condos in Daytona?

We had planned to go to Myrtle this past spring, but opted instead to go to the Smokies to meet up with friends from Indiana. We won't be going to Myrtle this fall, either, but we will be going down to Daytona for Biketoberfest. Any chance you'll be headed down for that? We go down I-81 and then pick up I-77 at Wytheville, so we'll be passing by pretty close to you. I'm not sure exactly when we'll be heading out, but it will probably Oct. 10 or 11.
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Posted 9/18/2009 9:05 AM (#46318 - in reply to #20070)
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Now is the time to be investing in Condos. I have heard that real estate in Florida is very cheap but the TAXES will kill ya!! I own 3 condos at SeaMist in MbWhen u past Christianburg exit 118 youll be 30 miles east of me, an as u past Dublin exit 98 you will be 22 miles east of me. Have a safe trip.. Maybe catch u at the wingfest at Salem in Oct?

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Posted 9/20/2009 10:51 PM (#46381 - in reply to #46318)
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We haven't been to the Salem rally for several years, but you never know! If we are definitely heading down there, I'll let you know.

Of course, you know that instead of coming back to VA from Myrtle, you could just keep heading south to Daytona!
I always love going to Biketoberfest, but hate knowing that it is the last hooray for the year!

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Posted 9/21/2009 8:04 PM (#46419 - in reply to #20070)
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My wife works at Volvo in Dublin and she only gets bike week off.I don't try to ride anywhere without her. At the Salem Wing Ding I will be there fri/sat as she'll be working but we'll both be there Sat.{weather permitting] She retires in 5 yrs and we hope to do alot more travelling, so biketoberfest is definitely in our future. I f I ever get my passport, I hope to ride to Niagra Falls. If she can get her 4 weeks vac. all at once we plan to circle the USA.
Have FUN in Florida!!!!
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Posted 9/21/2009 11:03 PM (#46428 - in reply to #46419)
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We did a Niagra Falls trip several years ago. Nearly froze our behinds off, but it was fun. We did a ride to the west coast in 2002. We took in a bunch of National Parks. It was a great trip, but a trip trip that long takes a lot of the starch out of you!
We'll blow the horn when we go past the Volvo plant!

If we make to Salem, we'll try to stop by for a howdy!

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Posted 9/23/2009 4:55 AM (#46456 - in reply to #46419)
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I notice you are from Dublin - I've signed up for the sidecar/trike class at the community college in October. Being so close to you, have you attended this or heard any comments about it?

Good luck on a tour around the US when your wife retires - sounds like fun.

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Posted 9/23/2009 6:44 AM (#46457 - in reply to #46456)
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Are u going to the Dublin in Va? Yes I took the class. I bought an 2003 ultra HD hack in 03 and rode a year before I could get into the class a New River Community College. It was well worth it!! Have u bought a hack yet? Holler if u are at the Va NRV and I'll try to swing by and say hey.
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Posted 9/23/2009 8:43 AM (#46461 - in reply to #46457)
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Yes, I'm in the October 9-10-11 class at the New River Community College/New River Mall in Christianburg - I got the last slot. I'm glad to hear your positive comments.

I've had a Hannigan GTL on a GL1800 for about 3 years, but I removed the car and EZ-Steer for 17 months. Re-attached the car in April, and am trying to decide whether to have the EZ-Steer attached again. Hoping to get some guidance on the EZ-Steer at the class.

This thread is about looking for riders in Virginia - I see so few hacks anywhere, but I did see one with a couple on a reddish GL1800 rig at the BRP Waterrock Knob visitor center last month. I wish I had gotten his contact information. They may have been from Roanoak, but I just do not remember.

Thanks for the feedback on the class. Come by if you get a chance. Based on what I see on the road, I suspect hacks might be in the minority and easy to spot, but mine is white.

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Posted 9/23/2009 2:43 PM (#46471 - in reply to #46461)
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I did not know that the class was moved to Christiansburg. I have two gl1500 96 &88 with Hanigan 2+2 on both. one is purple and the other tan. The Salem Wing Thing is 8-9-10 so I will be going by the mall on the way to Salem, Va. Do u live in Ga now? It is rare to see hacks around here. I have 3 and one boy has another in Pearisburg. I only see them on I-81 passing by!
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Posted 9/23/2009 4:40 PM (#46473 - in reply to #46471)
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Hacks are indeed rare for me to see. Both the couple and I on the BRP turned around to chase each other.

I live in the Marietta area - there is a Georgia sidecar rally in June up at Two Wheels Only in Suches.

I think my class is Friday evening from 6-10 and all day Saturday and Sunday. The directions state to enter the mall, turn left, go left at Dick's Sporting and around to the back of the mall. I checked it out on Google and it looks pretty easy to locate, just off the interstate. The directions ===>>> "...proceed to the left of Dick's Sporting Goods around to the back side of the mall where the NRCC site entrance is located."

Bill

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Posted 9/23/2009 8:14 PM (#46478 - in reply to #20070)
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Friday is bookwork and general question night. Sat is outside and Sunday is the day u can use your own rig if u want to. U are asked to fly your rig on Sun. Possibly Sat My wife and I will just swing by and watch a litle and then go on to Salem. We leave this Monday for MB bike week. Also we have to move our furniture out a house while we are down there as we sold the house Rent To Own.
How far are u from Dalton? Instruction are correct. Exit 118 off I81 , 460E to hwy 114 thru 2 stoplights and mall on right. Are u riding your hack up? When?

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Posted 9/23/2009 9:54 PM (#46480 - in reply to #20070)
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I forgot to ask. R U staying in Christiansburg at a hotel or family nearby? I own a C Store w/ a Subway and Homemad Fudge shoppe in pearisburg. Before or after class, hollor and I could treat you to a sub or coffee etc.
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Posted 9/25/2009 9:58 AM (#46509 - in reply to #46480)
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Virginia Tech has a home game that weekend, so the local motels are way too much for me. I may stay at a campground on the BRP.

I'm a little nervous about flying the car - I've never deliberately done that.
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Posted 9/27/2009 10:05 PM (#46562 - in reply to #20070)
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Hey use their rig... a 250 honda last I heard with a small sidecar with the brakes disabled. You.ll LOVE swinging,burning rubber on left turns. The flying the cart is the last day as is optional. They have a BIG volunteer get into the cart and the instructor will fly him all over the parking lot. Hope to see ya there

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Posted 10/7/2009 4:50 PM (#46729 - in reply to #46562)
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Hey, HOG, it turns out the class is actually in Dublin - I'm not sure how I got the NRM site.

I'm starting Thursday afternoon, and should be in Friday morning - I'll try to look you up if you are going to be around.

Bill
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Posted 10/7/2009 7:34 PM (#46731 - in reply to #20070)
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Bill, call me 540-599-0653 if u want to go to Salem Va, for the Rally in the Valley. Va wing ding. NRV is exit 98 off I81 Go 3 stop lights and easy to find on the left.
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Posted 10/8/2009 4:01 AM (#46741 - in reply to #46731)
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Sounds good - I'll call you later today - I just looked up the Rally, and it looks like it started Wednesday, so maybe you are already there.

Thanks

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Posted 10/8/2009 7:21 AM (#46742 - in reply to #46741)
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The vendors start at three today , and I plan on leaving around noon and go to Roanoke with my trailer and go to Sams to pick up items for my store and then to Salem. The light prade is at dusk and then I'll go home. What time are u leaving today? The rally is thu,fri, sat.
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Posted 10/15/2009 2:06 PM (#46866 - in reply to #46742)
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Hey, David, thanks so much for hanging out on Friday - the rally in Salem was a real plus. I need to join the GWRRA if that is the correct acronym.

The class was just great - the 2 instructors were superb. We had 9 students, 4 male and 5 female. One of the students brought her Spyder, plus a local dealer named Virgil Naft let us use a demo Spyder on Sunday. I called the dealership this morning to say thanks and talked to the sales manager, and asked some specific questions. A touring version will be in the showrooms soon.

I hit some national parks and historic sites after leaving Dublin - the Blue Ridge Parkway Sunday night, then on to WV, PA, MD, and DC on Monday and Tuesday. The wing has a weather band and I happened to listen Tuesday afternoon in DC - sounded pretty grim, wet and cold. I hope MB is working for you. I went from DC to Manassas, and then to Lexington. I had hoped to go to Appamattox and some more BRP yesterday, but the forecast compelled me to slab it on home. I think it started raining between Salem and C'burg and it was a pretty cold wet ride. Saw a rider on a nice GL1800 at a rest area heading home to Florida. He said his hands and feet were wet - I looked down and he was wearing tennis shoes, very wet tennis shoes.

In the class they stressed hanging off the seat and also leaning forward in curves - that made a huge difference in stability on freeway curves. Those little Rebel 250s with Velorex tubs were so much fun - I've got a KLR/650 that NEEDS a Velorex.

Let me know if you go to a rally in the Smokys next year. Thanks again.

Bill



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Posted 10/15/2009 3:14 PM (#46867 - in reply to #20070)
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Great to meet another winger. The magazine that comes with joining GWRRA is well worth the membership fee. On the Harley, I have to give it front brake in right turns, but neither Goldwing with Hannigan needs any help. Be sure to hollor when u comes this way again. You have a great looking ride!!
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Posted 10/18/2009 10:06 PM (#46910 - in reply to #20070)
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Hey Connie , How was Daytona? MB was a no show!! We sold the house so I know we'll not be back for fall MB bike week. Not sure about Spring MB bike week. Volvo has announced two weeks each month of 2010 Jan thru july they will be laid off. We hope to ride different area of the country, will let u know if we come that way.
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Posted 10/27/2009 3:26 AM (#47042 - in reply to #46910)
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It was H-O-T in Daytona! Otherwise, it was fun - about the same as usual.
I didn't take my rig because it was so windy the day we left. They were calling for gusts of 50 MPH - not my cup of tea! And I was so glad on the way home that I didn't take it because the wind was awful most of the way home, especially, coming back up the mountain on I-77 to Fancy Gap. I thought it was going to blow us off the mountain - no kidding! After roasting in Daytona, I thought I'd freeze coming home! Boy, autumn weather can sure be fickle!

As promised, we blew the horn when we passed the Volvo plant (shortly before we got stuck in traffic because of a bad wreck).
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Posted 12/12/2009 5:56 PM (#48020 - in reply to #20070)
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Heading down to Williamsburg VA for the holiday (xmass week). If the weather looks right, I may take the hack with me.

Anyone else thinking about the national Rally in Vermont 2010? I know I am going, and will probably take the family also for a lake vacation. It is a beautiful area.
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Posted 12/29/2009 4:18 PM (#48306 - in reply to #20070)
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Hi Eddie
I just saw your post . There are a few of us in Newport News. I might have seen you on the road. Mine is a Harley with a Motovation Roadster.
See Ya Ken
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Posted 12/29/2009 5:49 PM (#48307 - in reply to #20070)
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Fellow VA riders,
Planning on attending the National Rally this year Vermont. I will most likely make it a ride through PA, NY and through the Adirondacks to get there over a two day period. Hoping others might want to ride together going the long way on secondary roads.

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Posted 12/29/2009 7:33 PM (#48310 - in reply to #20070)
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Hi Hank
Depending on work, I am planning on going to the Rally. My wife does't get enought time off to go there as we have other plans in June that will kill her vacation. Keep in touch when the time gets closer.
See Ya Ken
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Posted 12/29/2009 7:46 PM (#48311 - in reply to #20070)
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Ken
I'll stay in the loop, I was also considering seeing if we could put a state gathering together this year. I was thinking Kings Dominion since its easily reached or someplace on the BRP (blue ridge Parkway) for September? The BRP itself is a road that just makes riding a sidecar fun.

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Posted 1/11/2010 9:39 PM (#48579 - in reply to #20070)
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Hey Herwing, haven't heard from u in awhile. I have 2 wings with hannagans now and am now having a hannigan made for my HD.

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Posted 1/12/2010 2:26 PM (#48586 - in reply to #20070)
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Fellow Old Dominon Riders A Hack gathering in Roanoke come March 13th (downtown), Having had the pleasure of joining the Copper Hill Sidecar gangfor this parade I can say that it is a wonderful greening expereince.

Hank Pfister and fellow riders make it a perfect day.

Any Sidecarists who want to participate in the parade let me know. Pass this on to any other sidecarist that might be interested.
Hank Pfister
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Posted 1/12/2010 4:20 PM (#48588 - in reply to #20070)
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What time is the parade and where are u meeting?I live in Pearisburg, i hour away.
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Posted 1/13/2010 7:07 AM (#48597 - in reply to #20070)
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I have sent Hank Pfister a note for specitic details, the last time I road the parade we met about 0830am and the parade was over by 10:30, line up was close to downtown Roanke
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Posted 1/13/2010 8:38 AM (#48599 - in reply to #20070)
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Thanks Hank (Redsoxcah), for posting about the Saint Patty's Day Parade in Roanoke. Its something some of us Roanoke area sidecarists have been participating in for a few years. We enter the parade as "The Copper Hill Sidecar Club", which is a loosely organized group that got its name from a little community in Floyd County where I live, and a Ural rider lives.
As Hank Redsox posted, the parade this year is on Saturday, March 13. We would gather that morning, maybe for breakfast around 9am, to be at the lineup by 10 or a little after. Parade starts at noon, I believe. I'll check the official flyer to see for sure. I will be sending in the application for a spot soon, and need an approximate number of sidecars. I'll post more info here soon.
I can be contacted by phone or email
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Posted 1/13/2010 7:51 PM (#48609 - in reply to #20070)
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How many showed last year?

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Posted 1/14/2010 4:43 PM (#48629 - in reply to #48609)
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Last years weather was really bad, cold and wet. Our parade unit cancelled, but the parade did go on, but there was not as big a festival. The year before we had 5 sidecars. We dress up as green as we can. Here is a link to the parade web site:
http://www.eventzone.org/index.php?s=St.+Pats

http://pfestus1.smugmug.com/Family/St-Pats-Day-2008/Ready-to-roll-2...
And a picture from the '08 parade:
http://pfestus1.smugmug.com/Family/St-Pats-Day-2008/Ready-to-roll-2...



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Posted 1/14/2010 10:02 PM (#48632 - in reply to #20070)
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Posted 1/19/2010 9:45 PM (#48726 - in reply to #20070)
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Posted 3/2/2010 12:37 PM (#49684 - in reply to #48579)
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Hi Hog,

I didn't mean to ignore your post - I just haven't been checking the sidecar site much & I guess that I missed it!

Wow! How will you ever find time to ride all of those rigs?

I thought we might go to Daytona for Bikeweek, but we decided that the weather wasn't good enough to justify the expense. I guess we'll get the bikes out eventually! We usually ride over to Monterey for one of the two weekends of the Maple Festival. If we do that this year, it will probably be our first ride.
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Posted 3/9/2010 10:20 PM (#49827 - in reply to #20070)
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Hey, Herwing.. I don't go to this site as often as I used to either. I took the HD with the new Hannigan on it out today for the first time. Haven't rode the HD since I got the wings. Right now both wings are in pieces in my garage switching everthing that can be switched from the 88 to the 96. SLOOOW going so I will be riding the HD to MB for bike week. First time to drive the HD down, other years It was a trailer queen. Are u or anyone going to the Metrolina Bike swap meet in Charlotte NC the last Sat/Sun of this month. Largest bike flea market I have ever seen. Get great buys every year. Maybe this is the year we meet on the road somewhere!?
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Posted 3/9/2010 10:21 PM (#49829 - in reply to #20070)
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Hey, Herwing.. I don't go to this site as often as I used to either. I took the HD with the new Hannigan on it out today for the first time. Haven't rode the HD since I got the wings. Right now both wings are in pieces in my garage switching everthing that can be switched from the 88 to the 96. SLOOOW going so I will be riding the HD to MB for bike week. First time to drive the HD down, other years It was a trailer queen. Are u or anyone going to the Metrolina Bike swap meet in Charlotte NC the last Sat/Sun of this month. Largest bike flea market I have ever seen. Get great buys every year. Maybe this is the year we meet on the road somewhere!?
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Posted 3/10/2010 11:15 PM (#49853 - in reply to #49829)
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Hi Hog,

We don't have plans for much of anything, so far! Can't imagine that we'll go to Myrtle for Bike Week. We have tentative plans to attend the Spring Fling in Pigeon Forge, TN in April, but that's about it. My hubby's Wing is in the shop right now with no word yet as to what its problem might be. So it is doubtful that we'll ride over to Monterey; besides it looks like it may be a wet weekend. And my bike is waiting for some new belts, so it won't be going out for awhile. This past year has been hard on all of our vehicles, both two and four wheeled! Right now the only bike that is road worthy is my little V-Star (I think!). We're getting a slow start, but I feel certain we'll be out & about shortly. We like to ride up on the Blue Ridge Parkway; maybe we can meet up there for a ride some time this riding season!
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HOG
Posted 3/21/2010 9:00 PM (#49997 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: Re: Anyone in Virginia out there?


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Hey Herwing, two nights ago my store burnt down. Lost Subway,c-store,fudge shop etc. The second story is a mush on the ground. Haven't been on the internet much. Started at 2:25am. I was there from 2:34am till late the next day. They had it out about 8 in the morning. No one was hurt. Worried about my employees and rebuilding. I meet w/insurance and investigators tommorow. Hope I can get out and ride just to calm down but if you don't see me online, you'll know why....
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SwampFox
Posted 3/21/2010 9:16 PM (#49998 - in reply to #49997)
Subject: Re: Anyone in Virginia out there?



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Sorry about the fire HOG, but we're sure glad nobody was hurt. We wish y'all the best in settling-up and rebuilding.
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Pfestus1
Posted 3/22/2010 7:55 AM (#50001 - in reply to #49997)
Subject: Re: Anyone in Virginia out there?


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HOG, sorry to hear about your fire. I hope you can get up and running again SAP. I'm sure your community relies on your services. I wish you well!
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herwing
Posted 3/22/2010 11:47 PM (#50012 - in reply to #49997)
Subject: Re: Anyone in Virginia out there?



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Hog, I'm so sorry to hear about your store! You just take care of things and don't worry about me - I check this site sporadically, anyway. Hope you got out and enjoyed a bit of the beautiful weekend in spite of the situation! We rode over to Monterey on my hubby's bike Saturday - it was great!
Take care!
Connie
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GeorgiaBill
Posted 3/24/2010 8:02 AM (#50018 - in reply to #49997)
Subject: Re: Anyone in Virginia out there?


David, what a bummer. Hope you can get your business back up and running, better than before. Keep the recipes for your fudge.

Bill
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redsoxcah
Posted 4/30/2010 4:28 PM (#50878 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: RE: Anyone in Virginia out there?


Fellow Dominion Hacks,
Starting to look ahead to riding to the national rally this year in VT. I still intend to go via MD-PA-NY finger lakes- Adirondacks and over to Burlington VT. I would enjoy having a few more hacks to ride with. let me know if you are interested. I have reasonable flexibility on start date and route is open to those who ride.

hank
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redsoxcah
Posted 6/19/2010 5:48 PM (#52010 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: Re: Anyone in Virginia out there?


Fellow Riders,
Looks like I will head for the national rally starting Tuesday 6 july, I will headup through PA and NY then over to the rally for Thurs-Friday-Sat and then head back via interstate (or close to it). let me know if others maybe heading up that way.
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wvsporty
Posted 11/1/2014 9:50 AM (#80922 - in reply to #20070)
Subject: Re: Anyone in Virginia out there?



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I am kinda Virginia, West Virginia, eastern panhandle to be exact . I frequently ride into NOVA.
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