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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2021, 12:32:14 PM »
Sir Ed, thought you said the mosquitos of little concern?

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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2021, 12:40:50 PM »
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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2021, 01:14:29 PM »
Well said Dan.  Some people desire to censor the opinions of others more than they desire to learn why another person may have a different perspective.

To each their own!

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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2021, 01:58:29 PM »
I have no desire to censor anyone. The rules are posted regarding political comments and I didn't make up those rules.
Let’s drop it, I believe the moderators have said all that needs to be said. The end👍

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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2021, 01:58:29 PM »

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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2021, 02:21:14 PM »
Sir Ed, thought you said the mosquitos of little concern?
Hmm, I have been to a lot of states and it's my opinion any place with  thick green trees/brush and creeks has mosquitos unless there's a good breeze... :wink: :grin:
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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2021, 05:17:30 PM »
Sir Ed, thought you said the mosquitos of little concern?

Yes.  I suspect the presence of Lake Ontario adds enough humidity to keep the little buggers well hydrated, healthy, and hungry!

At least compared to around here.

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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2021, 08:42:58 AM »
 I believe mosquitos tend to breed in small puddles,pools of water or in ponds . we are 20 miles south o lake Ontario . Normally mosquitos are not a problem until after rain...Then they are in swarms for a few days...



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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2021, 08:58:29 AM »
There's a vibe living in the "Commonwealth".  It's a different vibe for folks that were born in the Commonwealth and those that weren't.  I lived in the Hampton Roads for 18 months.  My oldest son born there.  I offer no value judgment or comparison between different states.

I have some agreement with Rocker about being in west, at least west of the Big River or close enough to cross it within a day.

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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2021, 08:58:44 AM »
'skeeters can be a nuisance here, but not nearly as bad as in other areas of the country. And, of course it depends on how "tasty" you are. I get bitten & it's a pita sometimes, but poor Alice.....she steps out the door & the buzzingbas***** ring the dinner bell! She keeps a jug of ammonia handy to dab the bites as soon as she comes in the house. (We used ammonia for jellyfish stings we got waterskiing in the bays around Va Beach back in the day). Personally, I find the swarms of gnats (gnatzies) that are around briefly in the summer more of an irritant that the 'skeeters.
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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2021, 10:23:47 AM »
I believe mosquitos tend to breed in small puddles,pools of water or in ponds . we are 20 miles south o lake Ontario . Normally mosquitos are not a problem until after rain...Then they are in swarms for a few days...
We are are six miles south of the lake and you are about seven.  I believe our mosquitos have more to do with the swamps all around us  and all the rain we have had.

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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #40 on: September 24, 2021, 10:28:32 AM »
How could VIR not mentioned. Due south 81 miles. Plenty of track days and bike racing. Just on the border of NC.
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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2021, 11:43:02 AM »
We are are six miles south of the lake and you are about seven.  I believe our mosquitos have more to do with the swamps all around us  and all the rain we have had.

There seems to be a commonality between mosquitoes and water.  It's almost like they thrive more in wet, humid areas.  I suspect they only need about a teaspoon of water to breed in.  Now that I think more about it, a heavy dew in the morning even in summer, is a lot more common back home than here.  That alone may account for the difference in my perception of mosquito population.

Never bothered to look up real weather data, but according to my uncalibrated sweat-o-meter, Hilton NY was a hell of a lot more humid than the Lynchburg, VA area.  According to the same instrumentation on my wife, Rochester was much more humid than Montogomery County NY.

Lake Ontario, lots of swampy land, prevailing wind out of the north, could also be be a factor only a few miles south of the lake.

The little pests definitely have a preference for female blood according to all the couples I know.

Maybe if women farted more?

Those who are full of piss and vinegar, or have brown eyes....   :grin: may have different experiences!!!   :wink:

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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2021, 11:46:03 AM »
There seems to be a commonality between mosquitoes and water.  It's almost like they thrive more in wet, humid areas.  I suspect they only need about a teaspoon of water to breed in.

Never bothered to look up real weather data, but according to my uncalibrated sweat-o-meter, Hilton NY was a hell of a lot more humid than the Lynchburg, VA area.  According to the same instrumentation on my wife, Rochester was much more humid than Montogomery County NY.

Giant lake, with lots of swampy land, could be be a factor only a few miles south of the lake.

The little pests definitely have a preference for female blood according to all the couples I know.

Maybe if women farted more?

Mosquitoes lay their eggs in still/slow-moving water, and the larvae are water predators.

Only the females suck blood, but both sexes are pollinators.
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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #43 on: September 24, 2021, 12:06:55 PM »
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in still/slow-moving water, and the larvae are water predators.

Only the females suck blood, but both sexes are pollinators.

That's a good point.  The flatter the land, the more stable is the rain water that falls out of the sky.  Hilton is a lot flatter than Lynchburg.

I also recall a lot more geese and ducks up there than down here.

I'm convincing myself that water is required for mosquitoes, geese, and ducks.

With geese, it's the males that are more likely to bite!   :wink:
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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #44 on: September 24, 2021, 06:45:51 PM »
Hmm, I have been to a lot of states and it's my opinion any place with  thick green trees/brush and creeks has mosquitos unless there's a good breeze... :wink: :grin:

Not necessarily so...  I moved from CA to TX 3 years ago and reside now in rural Burnet County, TX. about 70 miles NW of Austin.  We have frontage on Lake Buchanan ("Buck-annon") and lots of trees.  We do have Texas cedar allergy but not a mosquito in 3 years, windy or calm.  Winters can be chilly, mostly above 32F, but last Winter we dropped to 7F and roads were closed for a few days, due to ice.  Summers are in the upper 90s with humidity often in the 80% or higher range.  I "gear up" all year, no matter the heat, just accommodating the heat by rolling the Breva 750 out early and pulling back into the garage by 11a.  White tail deer are very common and the wise rider takes appropriate precautions. 

I've ridden in VA and WV and central NY and I have to say I think they have better biking roads, but Texas is quite acceptable.  No state income tax and property taxes run about $2.60 per $100 of assessed valuation.  We get good schools and infrastructure for our taxes.  Not having a state income tax and having (this morning) 2.59/gal EXXON gas makes the reasonable property taxes more achievable.

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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #45 on: September 24, 2021, 08:26:08 PM »
Ralph, "cedar fever" really sucks.

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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #46 on: September 24, 2021, 09:13:04 PM »
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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2021, 06:43:56 AM »
If considering Lynchburg, I would also recommend looking at Harrisonburg VA, a little further north in the Shenandoah Valley, or perhaps nearby Staunton.  Harrisonburg benefits from a college town vibe (James Madison Univ), and has a large nearby population of Old Order Mennonite famers (horse and buggy) which would feel familiar to you coming from Lancaster.  We live just outside Harrisonburg and LOVE it here.  The western part of Virginia, dissected by mountains, has a lot of subtle fine-scale cultural variation from place to place: Lynchburg has a very different feel from Lexington, and yet again from Harrisonburg.  Twenty minutes away from me, the Page valley (Luray VA) is a very different place too, culturally and in ethnic heritage.  My side of Massanutten Mountain, a low-lying ridge, was first settled two hundred years ago by German immigrants from Pennsylvania; the Page Valley side was settled by people with ancestry in the British Isles moving inland from the Virginia Piedmont.  To this day, cultural differences persist.  Similar fine-scale variation can be discerned all over this part of the state.

Having travelled all over the USA and lived in quite a few different areas, this particular region of the Shenandoah Valley, between Staunton and Harrisonburg, is perhaps the only place east of the Mississippi River I would have considered settling down in.  It's "JUST RIGHT."  Bonus points for the mild climate and all the great narrow, winding motorcycle roads.

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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #48 on: September 27, 2021, 05:12:13 PM »
Umm, the MSM is suspect but a Hollywood movie is the truth.  Got it.
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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2021, 08:11:33 AM »
Thanks for clarifying. I misunderstood the direction of your comment.
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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #51 on: September 28, 2021, 09:10:46 AM »
Guy asks about how it is to live in a certain geographical area.
Others chime in with good advice.
Others chime in and make this political or about a needle.
Several come back to this post over and over again, seemingly just to find something that offends them and gives them something to further argue or complain about.
Moderators politely ask to keep it on topic.
Topic keeps going off the rails, actually even worse.
I feel bad for the person asking to begin with.

So, the next person to inject politics, needles, etc, I will promptly escort out the door and you're not coming back in, ever.

Rule #2:  Keep the content motorcycle related. There is no room for politics, guns, religion, spam, click-bait, controversial healthcare topics, etc.

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So, the next person to inject politics, needles, etc, I will promptly escort out the door and you're not coming back in, ever.

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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #53 on: September 28, 2021, 09:36:51 AM »
Having missed the divisive crap thank you Luap/moderators for keeping the conversation on the rails! 

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« Reply #54 on: September 28, 2021, 01:56:52 PM »
Thanks, Luap.. :thumb:
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Re: Lynchburg, VA: what’s it like there?
« Reply #55 on: September 28, 2021, 08:24:28 PM »
Well as I am the 'presumed' offender as I seem to recall mentioning something about my future retirement plans in my adopted home of VA where I own 3 homes, I want to apologize to the mods for violating the rules, albeit not directly or intentional, and thus creating a headache. I'm also willing to pass out tissues to the offended if needed to make things better.

To the OP, I think you've got some great info on the area, VA is a beautiful state end to end, and that area is sublime, you'll love it. America at its best. Great people, great food, great history, great roads. Each of the small cities in the region have their own character and a nice variety of culture, industry, culture and natural wonders. Tons of stuff for the kiddos or grand kiddos too.



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« Reply #56 on: September 29, 2021, 07:43:47 AM »
Well as I am the 'presumed' offender as I seem to recall mentioning something about my future retirement plans in my adopted home of VA where I own 3 homes, I want to apologize to the mods for violating the rules, albeit not directly or intentional, and thus creating a headache. I'm also willing to pass out tissues to the offended if needed to make things better.

To the OP, I think you've got some great info on the area, VA is a beautiful state end to end, and that area is sublime, you'll love it. America at its best. Great people, great food, great history, great roads. Each of the small cities in the region have their own character and a nice variety of culture, industry, culture and natural wonders. Tons of stuff for the kiddos or grand kiddos too.

Yep!

For me it is a personal preference, small town America, with low population density, where people actually look each other in the eye, hold the door for strangers who are still 8 steps away, and use first names.... wins every time.  Others have noted that where people actually own things, as opposed to renting, a much greater sense of ownership, pride, belonging, and community exists.

A buddy was telling me about a study he read that noted during human interactions, humans get most of their information from subtle body language cues, rather than from the spoken word.  A raised eyebrow, a twitch, a subtle smirk, blushing, etc.  The study noted that we can only process so many of these "hints" per minute.  IMO, that explains the phenomena of people tuning each other out in a crowded area, a subway, an airport, etc.  We simply can't process visual information from more than a dozen of so people a minute.  The others cease to be individuals and become herd animals.

I also think that explains why the internet can be such a contentious place.  None of the body language cues we have been relying upon for eons are available.  Emojis are a poor substitute.  Given the lack of information, our imaginations go into hyper drive.  My estimate is that the internet is about 10% information, and about 90% imagination.

I saw a great phrase the other day in some dog training information that reminded me of the internet.  "The value of the treat is determined by the dog, not by the human."

All that said, I am also cupable of rattling the cages of others here at WG, and for that I apologize.

To date, I have never seen an offensive post here at WG, so the moderators and Luap are close to superhuman IMO.
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