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    Bike Virginia 2008

    we did it, my wife and I just signed up for the 08 ride. We'll be doing the "Sherpa'ed camping". Now we need to seriously kick up our training.
    Any other regulars here riding this year ?
    Last edited by shmulb; 02-05-08 at 02:04 PM. Reason: correct spelling
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    It's close to me this year. Looks like a good route. Should be some climbing I would think.

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    Jamis Satellite 08.

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    My wife and I will probably sign up. We are looking at schedules. How quick do motels fill up? We are wussies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donheff View Post
    My wife and I will probably sign up. We are looking at schedules. How quick do motels fill up? We are wussies.
    It's a good idea to book your room as early as possible. Two years ago I waited until the last minute and couldn't find a reservation in one of the locations, but last year when plans fell through to stay with friends in Williamsburg for the three days that BV was there I was able to get a room on Friday for three days starting on Sunday. If you're not sure you'll be able to go just make reservations that allow you to cancel up until the day of your stay.
    Also, BV says that they have arranged "special rates," but I found I got a better rate on my own, so shop around.

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    Is "virginai" some kind of plural form of a certain word?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Bombadil View Post
    Is "virginai" some kind of plural form of a certain word?
    No, it's a form of finger dyslexia, I tried to correct it in edit but it would not let me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donheff View Post
    My wife and I will probably sign up. We are looking at schedules. How quick do motels fill up? We are wussies.
    Not sure about Virginia, but Georgia's ride, BRAG, is two weeks earlier, June 8-14, and rooms in the smaller towns along the route are already booked solid. One of my friends had to decide he was not such a wussie or else he would have to not go. He's going to camp.
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    Boy did I misread the title of this thread. I guess I DO need that geezer's eye chart exam.
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    I made my motel reservations. They are going fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donheff View Post
    I made my motel reservations. They are going fast.
    +1 on that. I have already made mine. Anyone interested in forming a 50+ team???
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlc20010 View Post
    +1 on that. I have already made mine. Anyone interested in forming a 50+ team???
    I would love to do this ride but I already have two tours planned this summer. Maybe I can join next year if there's a 50+ team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlc20010 View Post
    +1 on that. I have already made mine. Anyone interested in forming a 50+ team???
    We will be glad to join up with you. But if I remember some earlier postings I think my wife and I will lag behind you in speed and endurance so we may have to chat a bit in the mornings and then part company on the road
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    We would also join a 50+ team, although I also think we would be on the low end of the endurance and speed as this is our first tour ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shmulb View Post
    we did it, my wife and I just signed up for the 08 ride. We'll be doing the "Sherpa'ed camping". Now we need to seriously kick up our training.
    Any other regulars here riding this year ?
    We wouldn't mind you coming here to ride your bike around, however knowing how to spell the name of the place your going will help you with your GPS or map quest!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH... View Post
    We wouldn't mind you coming here to ride your bike around, however knowing how to spell the name of the place your going will help you with your GPS or map quest!!
    Let he who is without typo cast the first (or in this case 3rd) smart remark.
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