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Old 04-08-2013, 06:29 AM   #58426
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I'll ride it up Stone Quarry...

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I'd try to ride it down quarry. Only because its not mine and gravity is a handy tool
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:18 AM   #58427
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Stone Quarry is that good huh? With your mouth running all the time it must dry out fast though?
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:23 AM   #58428
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I'd try to ride it down quarry. Only because its not mine and gravity is a handy tool
Didn't we run a pack of V-stroms down Stone Quarry on Swings Ride?
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:37 AM   #58429
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There's been many big bikes up and down it. It's not difficult dry but interesting wet or with snow. 2up isn't bad if you are competent. The only thing making it difficult for rookies right now is the embankment around the log pile. It makes for a nice diversion from the average gravel road.

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Old 04-08-2013, 07:40 AM   #58430
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I'd like to see you try to ride it up Stone Quarry......
I got the 1000 Strom up it with a 14 year old girl on back. But, it was bone dry. I think I could get a Goldwing up it if it was dry out and....this is the most important thing....it's not my Goldwing.



Yes, we had a whole mess of big bikes down it on my ride and most didn't have a problem. On that occasion I biffed right at the bottom of the hill where it's not even sketchy - nicked a log with my front tire and it spun it right up into my pannier...pole vaulted the bike sideways and I fell over.

The worst big bike hill I ever took on was going down Lady Run Road in Tar Hollow (which if you haven't been on it is about quad-width rocks and water and the same down-ward grade as Stone Quarry)...once you start down you have to just commit and control your speed. There's a ledge that's too big to go over slow (or you'll bottom the engine/skid plate on it), so you have to hit it with enough speed to loft the front wheel. On a dirt bike, no biggie - on a 550lb Strom? Fuuuuuuck. Scared the living shit out of me, but I got down it. I never did it twice, I'll tell ya that. I had Deb jump off the back and walk it cause I was pretty sure I'd eat shit on the way down.

Having a pillion was actually kinda nice on the offroad stuff on a big bike, planted the rear just enough to give it some extra traction - as long as she wasn't freaking out back there but both my wife and daughter were pretty good at hanging on and enjoying it.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:02 AM   #58431
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Didn't we run a pack of V-stroms down Stone Quarry on Swings Ride?
Yep and most ended up on their side at some point.

At least mine did

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Old 04-08-2013, 08:19 AM   #58432
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I thought we had, I'm bad at remembering the names of the roads up there because I only find out what it's called after we do it. I wish we could still do MF hill down in TH. That hill was a challenge and ate a lot of bikes. Although I wonder if I rode it now if it would seem as challenging? Experience does make those impossible hills seem easier over time.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:20 AM   #58433
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Stone Quarry isn't a hard road, it's just become kind of a standard since most of us have ridden it.

It's a good reference as to the relative difficulty of other roads. For me, SQ is the cutoff between where I would, and would not, take a big bike. Some guys apparently delight in wadding up expensive machines; me, I'd rather not ever see my big bike on it's side.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:23 AM   #58434
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The worst big bike hill I ever took on was going down Lady Run Road in Tar Hollow (which if you haven't been on it is about quad-width rocks and water and the same down-ward grade as Stone Quarry)...once you start down you have to just commit and control your speed. There's a ledge that's too big to go over slow (or you'll bottom the engine/skid plate on it), so you have to hit it with enough speed to loft the front wheel. On a dirt bike, no biggie - on a 550lb Strom? Fuuuuuuck. Scared the living shit out of me, but I got down it. I never did it twice, I'll tell ya that. I had Deb jump off the back and walk it cause I was pretty sure I'd eat shit on the way down.
Doesn't that end in a creek behind some guys house? If it's the trail I'm thinking of you did real good getting the strom down that. You and Flagger thrashing the big bikes on the TH trails.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:23 AM   #58435
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Didn't we run a pack of V-stroms down Stone Quarry on Swings Ride?
It's strom able right now. The downed tree would be the only really bad spot.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:24 AM   #58436
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:29 AM   #58438
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There's been many big bikes up and down it. It's not difficult dry but interesting wet or with snow. 2up isn't bad if you are competent. The only thing making it difficult for rookies right now is the embankment around the log pile. It makes for a nice diversion from the average gravel road.

Indy, quit stirring the pot
The big tree with the hill climb around it has been cut out. There is about a 12" diameter log there still, sitting at just the right angle to make it a interesting obstacle.

In the wet, it would all depend on the tire selection. The best rider in the world isn't going to be able to climb a muddy hill with the wrong tires.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:50 AM   #58439
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Fuck yahoo.

If you are a poor dumb bastard that somehow got "The New Mail" and can't get out of it, after some marathon searching I found this link, which will unfuck the settings and return you to Classic Mail.

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Hotmail and photobucket just pulled the new and improved shit too. The new Hotmail isn't bad,much less changed, photobucket sucks a fat one now.
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The big tree with the hill climb around it has been cut out. There is about a 12" diameter log there still, sitting at just the right angle to make it a interesting obstacle.

In the wet, it would all depend on the tire selection. The best rider in the world isn't going to be able to climb a muddy hill with the wrong tires.
I've never been to Stone Quarry. I wonder if it would be SV-able without the log crossing. Thoughts?
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