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Old 08-17-2013, 02:11 PM   #1006
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I received the file. Thanks for putting in all the work on this.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:33 PM   #1007
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Got my files a few weeks ago and forgot to post. Thanks!
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Old 08-22-2013, 07:23 AM   #1008
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This is going to be the longest half day of work ever! Heading up for a long weekend of camping and BRT fun - can't wait! Thanks again for all the work that went into creating these files . I will definitely be producing a ride report and vids, so stay tuned!
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:48 PM   #1009
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Ok all you experienced BRT riders I have the gps files and the time to do the full route Need your advice on what to avoid on a Ktm 990 loaded with camping gear I am an experienced rider but not too proud to avoid sections where this bike is just not practical Thanks
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Old 08-24-2013, 02:12 PM   #1010
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OK, got the file. Thank you very much.

Now the planning begins.
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Old 08-24-2013, 08:42 PM   #1011
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Ran from edinburg to Staunton today.



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Old 08-25-2013, 06:19 AM   #1012
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Ran from edinburg to Staunton today.



Ha, I recognize Old Sam. The yellow helmet gives him away .Looks like a good time. Wasnt this a overniter ?
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:13 AM   #1013
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Ha, I recognize Old Sam. The yellow helmet gives him away .Looks like a good time. Wasnt this a overniter ?
It was. The rest of the group were camping and looping back today. The KLRs and I slabbed it back up 81 last night.

Not much fun for me on unbalanced tires and one rimlock, big lesson learned there.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:55 PM   #1014
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Ok all you experienced BRT riders I have the gps files and the time to do the full route Need your advice on what to avoid on a Ktm 990 loaded with camping gear I am an experienced rider but not too proud to avoid sections where this bike is just not practical Thanks
Uh, I'll take a stab at this....

Based on the half of the trail that I've ridden (southern half), error cooled does a good job in his distro email giving a heads up on potentially difficult sections. The problem we had was that while we were out on the trail, we didn't know when we were getting to those sections. Next time, we'll pay attention ahead of time, and change the color of those tracks, or turn them off or something, so that we'll know we're about to get to one, and can decide whether we feel like tackling it or not. The tracks he cautions about (from south to north) are:
  • Iron Mtn Trail S 301 (single track out of damascus. I would say skip this on a 990 adventure, but its been done on a 1200gs, so I guess either be good or have a small bike. Have decent knobbies either way.)
  • Carnot FDR205 (the trail up the east end of big walker mountain. rocky and overgrown. )
  • (I would also add Hogback Mountain FDR640. I expect conditions on this track vary quite a bit. If it has rained recently, the mud is serious.)
  • Bailey Gap 177.4 (mud and rocks)
Those are the ones I've ridden. Iron mtn is one I would seriously consider skipping on the 990. Skip the others if its late/you are tired/ weather is bad/short on time, etc.


others he mentions I haven't ridden yet:
  • Shoe Creek FDR263
  • Vepco FDR240
  • Peters Mill Run FDR1702
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:48 PM   #1015
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Ran from edinburg to Staunton today.

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Look, I see my bike and me. Good riding with you. You missed a good night of sitting around the campfire drinking, and my makeshift tent. ("What is this about setting up camp?" "Oh, we're camping, you didn't tell me that...")


And either fatigue had set in, or some of the trails had a completely different feel on the way back north.

Awesome weekend of riding some awesome roads with some awesome riders. Now to make time for the lower section.

Sorry no real ride report from this one, as we were running at a pace that made taking pictures impractical and unwise. Lets just say, if you haven't ridden it yet, you really should!
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:51 PM   #1016
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  • Iron Mtn Trail S 301 (single track out of damascus. I would say skip this on a 990 adventure, but its been done on a 1200gs, so I guess either be good or have a small bike. Have decent knobbies either way.)
  • Carnot FDR205 (the trail up the east end of big walker mountain. rocky and overgrown. )
Those are the ones I've ridden. Iron mtn is one I would seriously consider skipping on the 990. Skip the others if its late/you are tired/ weather is bad/short on time, etc.

They "can" be rode on an Adventure 990R with a bald MT21 on the back...... But, I would not recommend it.....

I was called a bit insane that day....


Follow AME's advice if you are loaded with gear.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:07 PM   #1017
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Go for it

I have ridden with sidewinderx, he is insane. Don't do iron mountain on that pretty bike unless u want ur balls in ur mouth....we just got back......and I will buy the guys trip (or at least lunch, dinner and beer) that says he'll do it again on a 1200gs just so I can watch......



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They "can" be rode on an Adventure 990R with a bald MT21 on the back...... But, I would not recommend it.....

I was called a bit insane that day....


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Old 08-25-2013, 06:42 PM   #1018
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Ride MTRA, put the "adventure" in 990 Adventure and get that orange beast nasty It won't be practical or prudent which is exactly why you should do it.

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I have ridden with sidewinderx, he is insane. Don't do iron mountain on that pretty bike unless u want ur balls in ur mouth....we just got back......and I will buy the guys trip (or at least lunch, dinner and beer) that says he'll do it again on a 1200gs just so I can watch......
BOIKE333, I think I'll be headed back up there in October or November to run the whole thing this time. Let's plan for lunch in Damascus, dinner in Wytheville, and a Guiness to finish it off
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:00 PM   #1019
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...BOIKE333, I think I'll be headed back up there in October or November to run the whole thing this time. Let's plan for lunch in Damascus, dinner in Wytheville, and a Guiness to finish it off
Umm... can I be IN on that adventure, too? beep

We had a crazy fantastic long weekend on the BRT. It's probably going to take at least a couple of days for me to put together the massive amounts of pictures and video that we took. Had an amazing time. Again big thanks to error cooled for the project and the files!
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:35 PM   #1020
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