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Old 08-30-2013, 08:09 PM   #9406
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I recently bought a house and yes the prices in WV are high, it really hasn't changed as most of the rest of the country has dropped dramatically.


As far as tires, depends on where you're riding, an intermediate front and a trials tire rear is my fav, if you want to ride on the road a little a Pirelli MT43 is great.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:17 PM   #9407
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Hey guys...sorry to ask a question that has probably been asked a thousand times in this and other threads, but I'm going to anyway for convenience....

What knobbies should I throw on my GG EC250 for typical WV trail riding? What do you all like the best?

Cheers all and thanks!
I have a Shinko 700 on my DR650 which has good traction on every surface I have ridden on. I like it and it was less than $50.

I may switch to a 705 but I like the 700 enough o will probably keep it. 50 street/50 trail.
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:18 AM   #9408
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You may be ok in southern WV,


Nothing to see in SWV, move along. I hear everything is cheap on the other side of the hill though

I know of 26 acres in Camp Creek that may be on the chopping block soon, no house though.
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:23 PM   #9409
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Nothing to see in SWV, move along. I hear everything is cheap on the other side of the hill though

I know of 26 acres in Camp Creek that may be on the chopping block soon, no house though.
SWV is a fine place, if you know where to go.
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:13 PM   #9410
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SWV is a fine place, if you know where to go.
Riding in the whole state is awful, I hear Ohio is nice tho.
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Old 09-02-2013, 05:45 AM   #9411
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SWV is a fine place, if you know where to go.
Duh...
After looking at your threads, I'm pretty sure that I that could show you more than a few "new to you" spots.
I've been riding the Paint/Cabin Creek, Powellton, Mossy and Kincaid areas since the mid 1980s, as well as exploring as much of the rest of SWV as I could over the last 15 yrs, but I'm just a stupid Carolina boy.
I quit being a ambassador for WV when I saw what was happening in the over exposed riding spots.


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Riding in the whole state is awful, I hear Ohio is nice tho.
Exactly what I should have said.


Edit; I ain't a native tarhill either...

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Old 09-02-2013, 05:56 AM   #9412
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Some spots have turned into a great place for others to come tear the hell out of, and then go back where they came from.
Be it from logging, mining or riding. Once too many know it's there, it'll be gone in no time.

I have an entire mountain that I used to ride closed off due to asshattery like that.
Now, no one goes on it. It used to be a great part of a loop I would do on my dirt bike or mountain bike,
beautiful views, miles of road with no worry of oncoming traffic.

Rules as simple as; Don't chase the cows or cut any fences, and if you open a gate, close it after you ride thru.

I even offered to pay the guy for riding access. Nope, not interested.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:56 AM   #9413
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hatfields and mccoys is a great place for the out of towners to ride
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:02 AM   #9414
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Old 09-02-2013, 07:37 AM   #9415
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I didnt mean to stir the political pot. I grew up in WV and know all too well what you are talking about regarding riding spots being closed down so please dont lump me in with that bunch.
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:00 AM   #9416
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Not meaning too.
Most of the idiots now have moved to quads and side by sides. They can tote more beer and 4 wheels are harder to fall off of.
I hardly ride dirt roads here anymore on weekends because of the side by sides.

I'm more than happy to lead anyone along on a ride here. The chances that they would be able to come back and find the same routes without me are damn slim.
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Old 09-02-2013, 09:27 AM   #9417
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Not meaning too.
Most of the idiots now have moved to quads and side by sides. They can tote more beer and 4 wheels are harder to fall off of.
I hardly ride dirt roads here anymore on weekends because of the side by sides.

I'm more than happy to lead anyone along on a ride here. The chances that they would be able to come back and find the same routes without me are damn slim.
I understand.

I would only go riding with locals that know the places to go and not go anyways. I seem to enjoy myself more knowing that I am with riders that know all the details of a certain route.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:14 AM   #9418
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I really want to go ride today. But after nearly getting hit head on 5 times in the last 2 days, by cars in my lane. I think I may sit this one out.

Twice in my pick up, once on the LC4 and once in the wife's Jeep.
All on paved two lane roads, in broad daylight.

Wife's Jeep is bright orange.

Folks seem to have their heads farther up their ass than normal this weekend.
You guys be safe out there.
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Old 09-02-2013, 11:20 AM   #9419
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I'm more than happy to lead anyone along on a ride here.
I'm in if ya can handle an "out of towner".


Hat Mac sux. If ya need signs telling you which way to go then maybe you should stick to hiking in a Nat.l Forest.
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:16 PM   #9420
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Rt 50 east from Clarksburg for about an hour.
72 north for 2 miles. Then look for a herd of KTMs on the right.

I'm not fast, so it ain't race pace. But there is a ton of dirt roads here.
I found 30+ more miles yesterday.

I don't think it was lost, but I hadn't been on it before.
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