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What's the Norfolk/Portsmouth scene like?

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  1. Tattooo

    Tattooo Turbo Monkey

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    So I am moving out to the Norfolk area at the beginning of the year for what appears to be a five year show. How is the freeride/dirt jump scene there? I am getting a house with enough yard for some dirt jumps, maybe a couple two packs, a step up and a teeter, but I don't want that to be my only source for dirt.

    Any help is appreciated.

    Also, what is the DH race scene like out there? I know mostly I will be commuting a lot for races, did Masanutten last year, good times. Is there a series?

    Thanks.
     

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    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    Cool man, thanks a lot. I will be out in January some time, gonna need to make some new "shovel buddies" when I get there.

    I am also going to build a little something something in my yard for riding, drinking, bbq, all like that.
     
  4. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    no problem. there are some sweet dj's here already and there is potential to do some other things.
     
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    Tattooo Turbo Monkey

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    What is the DH race scene like? I know there is a lot sort of in the area, and that there seems to be a pretty healthy race scene from what I remember last year. Any insight?
     
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    huh none really. you have to dirve atleast 3 hours to get to a resort that has dh type stuff andmore for racing unless i'm mistaken
     
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    Hey, driving under 10 hours is huge compared to when I was down in NOLA. I did 19 straight in the car last year for Masanutten, so you can get the idea.
     
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    check out www.racersedge.com for the "local" races. They have not posted the 2006 season yet, but it will be there eventually. As far as lift serviced DH, there is Wintergreen, which is near Charlottesville, and if you want some bigger/longer stuff, there is Snowshoe WV with the freeride park and the western territory for DH.

    All much less than a 19 hour drive :D
     
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    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    and oh yeah, what kind of show?
     
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    yeah, for the most part. Norfolk, Williamsburg and those outlying areas are generally pretty flat. But the work being done out in Williamsburg is a very good attempt at making it fun to ride.

    Ridetoofast is doing what he can to get some things orginized to make it more exciting. :thumb:

    There is some fun stuff in the richmond area as far as freeride and singletrack, and am sure there are things in that area as well. Many of the locals down there are doing an awesome job to make it more fun for all. :thumb:

    Keep up the good work y'all.
     
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    Ahhh.....what he said........
     
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    Went out and did some major building in Reno this weekend. I can't tell if I like riding DJ's or building DJ's more.

    Made me conclude I am going to do a larger jump pump track in my back yard there, but would love to build some DJ trail stuff. We have a DJ line now that is almost a mile long, to be beaten out by a hip line that is almost 2 miles long.

    Anywhere with the topography, legal situation and the means by which to build something long and loopy in the greater Hampton road area?
     
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    the local trail in norfolk, ipswitch, is the only dj scene around. nothing like a mile long but we do have an '18 pack' along with a couple of log rides.

    the local club, EVMA, has some trail expansion efforts going on, but that is up in w'burg.

    i will be MORE than happy to help you dig here locally. do you have any idea which city you are going to live in...ches/suffolk/va beach/norfolk/smithfield/surry/isle of wight??
     
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    Looks like either Norfolk, Ches or Portsmouth.

    Will know more after I come out on the 17th
     
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    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Ahem......

    What kind of show are you coming to VA for? ;)
     
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    The wife is doing the Navy Doctor show, I am doing the last year of law school thing.
     
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    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    not sure what you mean by doctor show?

    where are you going to school? regent?
     
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    The pics up the top, is that Freedom Park? It's been a while since I rode out that way. If so, ya'll did on helll of a job.

    Cheers!

    Eric
     
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    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    New Quarter Park...one exit closer up 143 (Jefferson)

    either way...thanks :thumb:
    if i have anything to do with it there WILL be MORE added to it
    (skinnier skinny, teeter, wallride, and more tables/berms)
     
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    I will be there next trip home. I rode with you my last dayi n VA, the black Enduro to be precise. I have some pics of you hitting the big gap at Switch, how's that project going btw?
     
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    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    unfortunately i dont go out there much...no one to jump with anymore and i dont like going there solo.

    any chance you could send me a pic?

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    be sure to let me know when so we can hook up for a ride. depending on when you are here i might even have a new place with my own dj's and other such wooden type play things...
     
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    Definitly. I should be back around January and need to get some nice east coast jumps in. What's your email? Any limitations on size I should know about?
     
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    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    cool, try to let me know a week or two in advance when you know the exact weekend and ill see what i can't do about getting a session going down.

    edit: sent you a pm with email address
     
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    Doctor show, sorry, stuck in west coast speak.
    We're moving there so she can do her internship year at Portsmouth Naval Hospital (we hope, match day is the 15th)

    I've been admitted to Regents as a third year because of the whole hurricane thing in New Orleans.
     
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    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    thats cool. you'll be happy to know that regent is like a 5 min drive from some sweet dj's

    curiuos...why portsmouth naval?