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Discussion in 'The South' started by wood-dog, Oct 10, 2005.

  1. wood-dog

    wood-dog Turbo Monkey

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    I will be in Norfolk from the 15th through the 17th of this month and I want to know if it would be worth my time to bring my bike with me. I have heard that it is pretty flat in Norfolk and the riding scene caters mainly to XC and road, but what about FR and Dh? I have never been that far east in Va. so I don't know what to expect. Any info would be appreciated.
     

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  2. corey_rideDC

    corey_rideDC Turbo Monkey

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    fuh-lat. not any gravity riding to speak of AFAIK...
     
  3. CHOP

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    PM ridetoofast, he lives down that way and knows of some dirts jumps and the such.
     
  4. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    lemme know when yer gonna be down here. i am working 2nd shift right now and would have to cut out at around 12 or so but i can show you where some kick ass dj's are or if you want to do some xc there are several good trails in williamsburg. there is one good local trail too.
     
  5. Sir_Crackien

    Sir_Crackien Turbo Monkey

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    on the ODU campus there is a decent urban sceen but i know one of the riders is down and most of us are busy this coming week.

    i'm down there for school and my only bike i have with me is a SS trials bike so i don't venture too far from the school

    but yeah its mainly road (really this more than anything) and xc riding not too much else.
     
  6. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    what are you going to school for? i graduated from there in dec 00

    if you can get any of your other bikes down here i can show you where there is some good riding (dj and xc)
     
  7. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Yeah Dan, what are you in school for. I didn't know you went to ODU. Does the other shop Dan go there also?
     
  8. Sir_Crackien

    Sir_Crackien Turbo Monkey

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    yeah me and the other dan go to odu. i'm taking EET (EE technology) and i'm stuck in this place for the next 2 years. as for ride too fast i really dont have a plac e to store my bikes and eqiupment.
     
  9. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    you HAVE to correct that! I kept a bike behind my door when I lived in the dorm. There is always room........ finding it is the key!
     
  10. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    sorry to hear that dude. i went through the met program and work with a few eet grads. if yer jones'n real bad for some xc ive got an extra bike you can ride. there is some good ridin' up on the peninsula.
     
  11. Sir_Crackien

    Sir_Crackien Turbo Monkey

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    i have a bike in my dorm its my trials bike. i cant have 2 or 3 bike in this tiny ass room of mine.
     
  12. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    oh, you can, belive me :D
     
  13. Sir_Crackien

    Sir_Crackien Turbo Monkey

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    not with my anal roommate trust me
     
  14. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    that does beg one question...why is the trials bike more important than the xc one? do you actually ride it that often?
     
  15. Sir_Crackien

    Sir_Crackien Turbo Monkey

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    i ride the trials bike 2-4 times a week. also i don't need to go anywhere to ride the thing. so to me yes the trials bike is more important. also the trials bike takes up like half the amount of room in the dorm. it actually stays in the closet.

    also on top of that i love riding the thing. its a real workout and really helps out on things where skill is needed. even xc style skills
     
  16. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    i respect trials for the skill it involves but i just gotta have the forward motion going on. i'd be willing to guess that you like golf too??
     
  17. Sir_Crackien

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    i hate golf. i love going fast also. i once hit 60 mph in an xc race i did out west. my riding style has just changed over the years and now i'm in a trials bug that i thing will last for some time. the thing about trials are the rewards to get to getting something right. it feels great. so much better than making a landing or something like that
     
  18. BigMike

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    OOhhhhhhh... let me go get my popcorn!