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Old 10-12-2012, 05:31 PM   #31
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Hey Cap - I struggled recently trying to re-learn sand in Arizona, where I keep a Yamaha WR250R dual sport. There is a 13 mile natural drainage there called Camp Creek Wash. I was asked by an inmate to scout sections of the Great Western Trail with a GPS as the GWT is sort of a work-in-progress. It included this wash as a connector of two big sections and they wanted me to see if it was big bike friendly.

I tried 3X to ride that wash and failed from both ends of it. After a couple days pondering my struggles I decided to mount a new front tire and try again. Many inmates gave me riding tips too. So I went back with a fresh tire and an mind to improve my technique. I did it in about 30 minutes end to end.

I had the OEM Bridgestone Deathwings on it. The new tire was a Michelin T63. It was like night and day in the sand. It was good in the mud too, but the only place to test it there is water crossings.

So my suggestion is to get one of those T63's for the front of that KLR. Speedwise, I found I had to keep it up above 16mph and generally a bit higher. This stuff was deep! I stopped once, and it was very hard to get going again with the bars waggling and such. I think 30mph would have been best, but I am sensitive to falling off at much speed too. 16 was good for me.

Yes, it was Abercorn I guess... And don't go ruining my long cherished images with realities like grandkids!
Went out and rode on the sand roads again today, no pics. It is getting looser and deeper as it drys. The roads here go from hard packed to very soft sometimes without much warning. Keeps it exciting. Not as challenging however as driving a car from I-95 to the Harvard Legal Seafoods rest. on Friday night 3 weeks ago. Suicidal bicyclists, a warning ticket from a cop, crazy street layouts, and construction. She probably never married and still looks the same.
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:08 PM   #32
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Went out and rode on the sand roads again today, no pics. It is getting looser and deeper as it drys. The roads here go from hard packed to very soft sometimes without much warning. Keeps it exciting. Not as challenging however as driving a car from I-95 to the Harvard Legal Seafoods rest. on Friday night 3 weeks ago. Suicidal bicyclists, a warning ticket from a cop, crazy street layouts, and construction. She probably never married and still looks the same.

I had the Maxxis IT Desert for the Front and D606 on the rear and did very well. I found that around 60 to 65 mph was about perfect riding in the sand down there. But I was on a XR650L.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:02 PM   #33
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I had the Maxxis IT Desert for the Front and D606 on the rear and did very well. I found that around 60 to 65 mph was about perfect riding in the sand down there. But I was on a XR650L.
your bike/tire combination sounds about right for the sand. While my reports here are for the most part about sandy roads, I still do probably 80 per cent pavement so I compromise with a less aggressive tread and the heavier KLR. there isn't a lot of traffic most of the time, but I've met just enough pick ups and farm implements taking up most of the road to keep me below the 60mph range. Anyway its all fun!
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:59 PM   #34
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Hey Cap - Next time you are here give me a ping. Legals's waterfront is but 100 yards away from my little perch. I know a few more good spots for a grog and a bite too. Maybe even able to park your scoot! Not as hard driving around here as you suggest, but I know what you are saying...

And as for our otherwise:...she may have married, but no doubt is the same hot thing no matter what! :)

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Old 10-14-2012, 05:21 PM   #35
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Hey Cap - Next time you are here give me a ping. Legals's waterfront is but 100 yards away from my little perch. I know a few more good spots for a grog and a bite too. Maybe even able to park your scoot! Not as hard driving around here as you suggest, but I know what you are saying...

And as for our otherwise:...she may have married, but no doubt is the same hot thing no matter what! :)

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Thanks for the offer. Likewise down here, but its several miles to good resturaunt.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:08 PM   #36
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This guy is still there. The chain could be a trick to get someone to come closer. .



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Looks like he's been robbed.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:50 AM   #37
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Looks like he's been robbed.
It's a rough neighborhood.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:01 PM   #38
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Nice day for a Ride

Riding the back roads and came across two contrasting cemeteries

Douglas Branch Baptist Church
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"Bare Ground" cemetery ( I think it is a regional thing)
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Lots of Confederate Veteran graves
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Then I rode over to Di-Lane Plantation (Wildlife Management Area near Waynesboro)

Driveway to my objective
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On to a cemetery of a different sort
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Nicely done entrance
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Some samples of the headstones
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This one reminds me of a girl I once knew in.....never mind
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Must have been a great cat to be included here
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Old 03-08-2013, 06:10 PM   #39
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Great blog

This is an awesome blog and the pics, descriptions, and participation here is wonderful. Now I need to get a dirt worthy steed to join in this fun.

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Old 03-08-2013, 07:59 PM   #40
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You are very kind. I hope to add to it now that the weather is getting nicer.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:07 AM   #41
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:00 PM   #42
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I did a beautifully photographed and wonderfully written piece(:Norton) on Memorial Day but lost it when trying to post it. I'm better now and will try again.

Headed out from home trying to maximize dirt roads on my way to Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area.
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This is Tuckahoe Road, it was great fun until the last mile which was deep sand.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:14 PM   #43
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Cont.

Main Entrance to Tuckahoe WMA
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Paying my respects on this Memorial Day at the Traditional Location for the Mass Grave of American Patriots killed at the Battle of Brier Creek, 1789
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Back Story
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Continuing deeper into the WMA
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Arriving at Cannon Lake, legend has it that the British lost a cannon off of a bridge crossing Brier Creek at this wide spot known as Cannon Lake.
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continuing on
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:21 PM   #44
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This was likely the main road between Savannah and Augusta at one time
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Arrive at Savannah River near Miller Lake. looking up stream, Georgia on the right and South Carolina to the left. 100 miles (by water) to Tybee Island and the Atlantic Ocean.
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Gator, I promise
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Landing at Miller Lake
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:27 PM   #45
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Headed home
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