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post #1 of 21 Old 03-04-2016, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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VA? Nearby states?

Looking for any events etc. This is my attempt at reaching out to localish riders wanting to talk/ride. Good thread but looks a little lonely in here. I'm from Christiansburg VA btw
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Looking for any events etc. This is my attempt at reaching out to localish riders wanting to talk/ride. Good thread but looks a little lonely in here. I'm from Christiansburg VA btw
We were going to go to Virginia on a trip but your state decided not to recognize our Tennessee carry permits anymore so we canceled our plans.

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Well . . . last weekend in April/first weekend in May . . . Horizons Unlimited Travelers' Meeting, Appomattox, VA; Stolen Pig Rally, Matewan, WV; Romney Cycles Camp & Ride, Romney, WV.

Other gatherings exist, including notorious drunk-fests.

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sticky for gatherings? | Adventure Rider

Better, yet, visit, "Go Racing," and you'll be a stranger no more to
Christiansburg riding opportunities:

540-392-0696


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Christiansburg, VA 24073-1116

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We were going to go to Virginia on a trip but your state decided not to recognize our Tennessee carry permits anymore so we canceled our plans.
Fear not, Toney!

Our enlightened Virginia state legislature has passed legislation restoring reciprocal concealed-carry consideration to other states!

And . . . the governor SIGNED the enabling legislation! (True, to the best of my knowledge and belief.)

So, behave, and observe the pre-existing restrictions (e.g., school zones, etc.), and . . . you're still legal in Virginia!

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BTW; the previous cancellation of reciprocity was a unilateral act of the sitting Virginia attorney general, NOT by the citizenry in any way. The governor apparently saw the handwriting on the wall, an aroused pro-gun rights electorate would deal his administration and party big-time grief if he let the attorney general's arbitrary executive order stand.

Thus, the governor signed the legislation restoring reciprocity. A couple of domestic-violence restrictions were included to make the medicine go down his liberal left-leaning throat, but . . . he took the medicine!

Here's one of many hits addressing the subject on the 'Net: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepa...ginia-n2128155

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Thanks everyone I will look into it. Hope everyone is cool with me being a female rider lol not a guy. yeah... I panicked I when first heard about the reciprocities being changed. Once bills get passed its like getting a foot in the door and before you know it your rights will be gone. Btw good job on trying to keep up on the legal. It's sad to hear of good ppl getting in trouble for carrying because they didn't check laws first.
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Ha. Just looked up go racing, thought it sounded familiar. I've been to go race a couple times. At their old location an older guy (the owner?) kinda hippie looking was pretty rude. I went to the new location awhile back and a younger guy at the desk was pleasant.
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Third consecutive post. Lame, right? Oh the get togethers sound like a blast!! Does anyone know how things are at the spring frolic in Laurel forks or the stolen pig rally? Both sound like a great place to be but I'll be on a big old KLR (1993 KLR650) and it doesn't off road the greatest. best bet is old forest service roads... Nothing super extreme but "off road" enough to still be a lot of fun.
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This is the first, "Stolen Pig Rally," so I have no experience. I have met the sponsor, the "Real McCoy," and spoken with his wife on the phone; really nice people; I wouldn't hesitate to recommend their event to anyone. I'd think the KLR650 would be fully appropriate for the routes; public access roads and trails.

Laurel Fork . . . while I've never attended, comments suggest to me the event's closer to the, "drunk-fest" category mentioned earlier. Bunch of wild-and-wooly young gentlemen with shenanigans on their mind. The routes they choose might favor a more dirt-bikey ride than a KLR650. A rowdy bunch, and a raucous affair, in my estimation (not that there's anything wrong with that!).

Romney Cycles Camp And Ride: Absolutely suitable for a KLR650. MANY diverse routes (and riders) to choose from; from all-pavement courses including Freeways to Nowhere, to gnarly single-track and water crossings . . . you get to choose the type of ride you want. Also, first-rate operation and management; and . . . FREE.

Horizons Unlimited Travelers Meeting: You might want to Google this one; excellent campsite (4-H Club Camp), presentations, training, ride-outs . . . all you always wanted to know, but were afraid to ask, about adventure riding. Costs some money; on-site meals good, but a little pricey in my estimation; long ride to alternative dining opportunities. Fully KLR650-friendly.

I've attended a Horizons Unlimited meeting and a couple of Romney Cycles Camp And Ride events. I'd recommend either to my sister (if I HAD a sister!). I think the Stolen Pig Rally would be civil, also. Laurel Fork? Noisy fun with the wild-and-crazy set, I'd expect.

As to Go Race: The current cast of characters there appear quite professional and civil, in my experience. I'd imagine they would share valid local riding information upon request.
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Wow, it all sounds so exciting! If I end up going to anything I'll be sure to let y'all know! The Laurel ride sounds like something I would pass on even tho I'm sure it's a lot of fun. I'm aiming for more family friendly stuff I can ease into or something that might be more forgiving to an inexperienced KLR girl. Some boys don't play nice especially if the girl has more... padding on their body lol. I hope I can get my bro to come ride at the events. Are KTMs welcomed?
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No vast sea or orange at any one of the events mentioned, but . . . confirmed sightings at every one, IMHO!
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