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Old 06-14-2014, 12:34 PM   #1771
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Fun evening. Only eight of us were there; we had some burgers on the grill and watched several different IOM races. Those guys really are nuts. I can't imagine being a sidecar monkey.

Next month we will be a bit better about spreading the word. I think 20~25 would be about the biggest comfortable crowd, though.
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Old 06-14-2014, 02:07 PM   #1772
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A few pics from the Police Moto competition this am:

Jeff Massey setting up the BMW shop near Pegagsus


There were riders from near (C'ville)


(H'burg, Albemarle on course)


and farther away


Maybe if I hit the throttle it will straighten up... (note pavement scratches, he wasn't alone)


This guy is 74 years old, was smiling the entire time and riding clean.


Took some concentration for sure


And, of course, who was the best? This guy from Paterson, N.J. was pretty incredible. Even other riders were saying "Watch this guy... he's good". I was watching him practice, he was hammering it and had THE LOOK.



It was great fun watching these talented guys slam those big bikes around in those little boxes.

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Old 06-19-2014, 06:18 AM   #1773
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There were riders from near (C'ville)
Any inmates?
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:33 AM   #1774
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I don't believe so. I looked at the results on the jamsquad site and didn't see any familiar names.
Looks like a Henrico officer on a BMW took top honors.
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Old 06-22-2014, 03:35 PM   #1775
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Anyone want a weird project to play with? Free to good home.

My 1973 Aurenthetic Charger Electric Minibike.




I can tell you about it. PM me if interested. It's rare, needs a little help, but is very high on the cool/weird scale. :)
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:27 PM   #1776
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Nellysford/Wintergreen Area Jeep/Bike Trails

I was looking at my USGS map of Sherando and Greenfields. It shows some Jeep trails on the mountains west of Wintergreen and Nellysford. Given the great food in those little towns, it seem like a cool place to explore. I have done the coal road and the trail up to BRP from the coal road. Just curious about trails on this side?
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:47 PM   #1777
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Where are you talking about?
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Old 06-26-2014, 01:54 PM   #1778
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Where are you talking about?
GWNF - the area around Crawford Knob, Big Levels. Looks like a couple of trails heading up Pauls Creek. Also one up Blundell Hollow. I'm thinking they might be great on my 450.
This would be the area NW of Nellysford
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Old 06-26-2014, 02:35 PM   #1779
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I'll have to look at my maps but I don't think there's anything at all on the East side of the BRP in that area that would be legal to ride on. At least not before Shoe Creek.

Ted? You know of anything?
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Old 06-26-2014, 03:16 PM   #1780
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It's very limited largely because of the expanse of Wintergreen resort.

Cub Creek Rd from 664 over the ridge to Rt 56 is fun. Shoe Creek from the top of Crabtree Falls down to Alhambra on Rt 827 is rugged and great for lightweight bikes. With the rains the creeks might be flush. Rt 785 Alhambra Road over the mountain onto Rt634 Coffeetown Road to Rt 633 to Rt 606 is one of my favorites and there are a couple of roads off off of Rt 634 (Wiggins Spring Rd looks interesting but I have never been on it). Many maps do not show that Rt 633 continues west through to Peddler River Road but it does and is even paved at that point. There is even a pretty water gal on the right. Rt 606 Peddler River Road returns up to the BRPkwy and beyond. Follow it to Irish Creek Road (Rt 603) to return to the top of the mountain where Rt 56 crosses the BRP. With the exception of Shoe Creek these are all mostly dirt county roads and not jeep trails. The two challenging roads are Shoe Creek and a jeep trail (Rt 162) that runs from the Coal Road that skirts Big Levels up to the BRP. Anything in the Saint Mary's River Gorge area is off limits as it is Wilderness. St Mary's lies to the west of Big Levels. Rt 162B in Big Levels (and I suspect 162A as well) turn to single track and peter out. They are more Mtn bike trails. North Fork Road Rt687 east of Montebello is a nice dirt road.

Waterfall along Rt 633
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Old 06-26-2014, 03:55 PM   #1781
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Well yeah, lots of roads... All of those are great.

No jeep trails or anything though.
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:10 PM   #1782
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Here is what the forest service has to say about the roads in the region open to motor vehicles

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_...rdb5392127.pdf

That is a 60 page document of maps and road descriptions from this webpage

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gwj/ma...fsbdev3_000547

"The MVUM is a requirement of the Travel Management Final Rule and reflects travel management decisions on each forest. The MVUM displays National Forest System (NFS) routes (roads and trails) or areas designated open to motorized travel. The MVUM also displays allowed uses by vehicle class (highway-legal vehicles, vehicles less than 50 inches wide and motorcycles), seasonal allowances and provides information on other travel rules and regulations. Routes not shown on the MVUM are not open to public motor vehicle travel. Routes designated for motorized use may not always be signed on the ground but will be identified on the MVUM. It will be the public’s responsibility to reference the MVUM to determine designated routes for motor vehicle use."
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Old 06-26-2014, 04:55 PM   #1783
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Yep, what you guys said. Not much East of the BRP until you're farther South. LXDDLE pointed out several very good gravel roads, I just did FR42, Irish Creek, North Fork Rd. near Montebello, Cub Creek, etc. the other day. The trails that show on the mountain North of Wintergreen, West/SW of Greenfield are all private land. Jeep trail from FR42 to BRP is better for smaller bikes, though one can pick up a GS enough times to waddle through if you've been exercising regularly.
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Old 06-26-2014, 05:42 PM   #1784
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Jeep trail from FR42 to BRP is better for smaller bikes, though one can pick up a GS enough times to waddle through if you've been exercising regularly.

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Old 06-26-2014, 06:12 PM   #1785
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Sounds like a challenge to me. Some of the boys from Richmond were kind enough to lead me to the first Shoe Creek crossing laden with luggage and a too-bald-for-that rear K60.

I'd do it on the GS with nothing but tools...and a friend or two.


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