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Old 03-17-2013, 09:23 AM   #46
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Looks like you guys had a good day of riding.


I've been scouting trails & clearing fallen trees. Today was a good one. Opened a few loops on the trails & flagged some tricky spots.

Here's a "trail" I found that we'll probably skip for the rally ride. I doubt many would find it "enjoyable" on 2 wheels. The waterfalls on downstream get kind'a tricky.



I know ATVs are fat slow turds....,but they are great for hauling chainsaws & shovels.

Hi glenn, I know you have been doing a lot of work getting trails ready.

We need more trail pics here Pic's
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:47 AM   #47
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You're right I'll start working on that. It's hard to show trails correctly in a photo, because I don't know how to choose the right point of view to shoot from. Most of my shots tend to flatten the hills out. I try to shoot a big steep hill climb and it looks like a gentle slope through the woods....

And the shots that are actually in the woods just show a bunch of trees, and maybe a little trail. The sad thing is I'm actually a halfway decent photographer with portraits & products, and so-so with most landscapes...except darned riding trails.

I bought a helmet cam but haven't figured out how/where to mount it on my helmet yet. I've tried it on my handle bars, but it's too choppy and doesn't "pan" well like on a helmet would. I'll tinker with that when the weather gets cold & crappy, in a few days.

I have been finding a lot of new trails.
We'll never be able to ride them all in the two days, but everybody will get a good "lay of the land", so when they come back up they won't have to worry about getting lost as they explore all the almost infinite nooks & crannies.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:04 AM   #48
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I can't say for sure, we didn't go inside.
You should go in if it's open...they carry the yummy made in Mexico cane sugar Cokes there.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:18 PM   #49
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You're right I'll start working on that. It's hard to show trails correctly in a photo, because I don't know how to choose the right point of view to shoot from. Most of my shots tend to flatten the hills out. I try to shoot a big steep hill climb and it looks like a gentle slope through the woods....

And the shots that are actually in the woods just show a bunch of trees, and maybe a little trail. The sad thing is I'm actually a halfway decent photographer with portraits & products, and so-so with most landscapes...except darned riding trails.

I bought a helmet cam but haven't figured out how/where to mount it on my helmet yet. I've tried it on my handle bars, but it's too choppy and doesn't "pan" well like on a helmet would. I'll tinker with that when the weather gets cold & crappy, in a few days.

I have been finding a lot of new trails.
We'll never be able to ride them all in the two days, but everybody will get a good "lay of the land", so when they come back up they won't have to worry about getting lost as they explore all the almost infinite nooks & crannies.
I know what you mean about the picture angles..

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You should go in if it's open...they carry the yummy made in Mexico cane sugar Cokes there.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:19 PM   #50
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Preview of one of the neighborhood access roads.





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That was going up Heaton Branch? just before the pavement ends.


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The video follows the map above. The downed tree is at about 4:15 (makeshift helmetcam with kinda bad aim)




This year's RDV is to the right off Walnut on that route, I turned left headed for home.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:09 PM   #51
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cool Vid.!

I squirrel hunt also.
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Old 04-08-2013, 05:46 PM   #52
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The Snake

Anyone who has been to the recent RDV's has probably stopped by Shady Valley.

Yesterday, I got to view $750,000 worth of cars.......yup, just two cars..

The Green one was a 2013



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Old 04-14-2013, 08:01 AM   #53
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I camped at Black Bear and did a little more ride scouting Fri-Sat

CLICK HERE for where pics and videos begin.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:39 AM   #54
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Somewhere along Walnut Mtn?

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Old 04-22-2013, 08:39 AM   #55
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I guess a place that sells non-ethanol fuel may be a point of interest?

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Non-Ethanol fuel?

Somebody asked about non-ethanol fuel awhile back.

A banner advertising such has been spotted along highway US 321 about halfway between Hampton and Elizabethton. CLICK HERE for a google map to the approximate area...about 7 1/2 miles from Party Central.


I did not test it so can't say anything about truth in advertising......also that may not be the exact station in the map...but it was spotted along that short stretch through Valley Forge.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:08 AM   #56
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Have you ever tried this?

http://www.fuel-testers.com/find_eth..._gasoline.html
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:25 AM   #57
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The easiest test I can think of is to simply put some gas in a clean jar and add a drop of water based food coloring. If the fuel is truly ethanol-free the drop of color will remain a little blob and drop to the bottom, if alcohol is present it will dissipate and mix with the gas.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:58 AM   #58
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Pics from yesterdays ride..Kyle B, strongmendieyoung and Gaston Gagne



So...thats why the road was closed..

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Old 05-05-2013, 09:06 AM   #59
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I spy an F800 on a bear trail.






Big bikes on a small trail..Thanks Kyle

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Old 05-05-2013, 07:49 PM   #60
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Saturday's trail test. (rider test)
We met at the Hampton High.


These were on Government Road on the way to Damascus.










This spot was close to the Creeper Trail by Damascus.










Little sample of Iron Mountain Trail.







AND, this is what happens if you try to take the trail too fast over the real rough stuff!



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