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Old 11-24-2008, 03:52 PM   #151
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Glad we could get together and ride Ken, good to finally meet you.
Had a great day, nice that it warmed up a little. Nice that I got home just as it started sprinkling too!
Yep, let's do it again soon.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:34 PM   #152
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Awesome Shot! Next ride you guys are doing, post up if you want some valley company. Most likely we will be working but ya never know!
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:36 PM   #153
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Either of you know the TRUTH about Goose Pond Rd Rt 636 - Is it open to motorbikes. See Valley Tag for Skippii's post.

I think we will end up riding it anyway, legal or not
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:04 PM   #154
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Goose Pond isn't open as far as I know, I know the part up from the end at Mutton Hollow is private property, goes thorugh a little part of SNP before that. We were up Snow Mountain Road today (shot of the Park sign), I believe the end of Goose Pond (shows as "4WD" on Atlas and Gazetteer) at Snow's is gated also.

Just a hint: I grew up here. There are lots of places in Greene where visitors are very unwelcome, usually at the end of dead end roads. Dogwood Valley, up the end of Bacon Hollow, up the end of Pocosin Mountain Road are best avoided.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:24 PM   #155
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Thanks for the advice. I never want to upset the locals. Snow Mountain Rd looks like my new DS destination after Thanksgiving weekend.
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Old 11-24-2008, 07:51 PM   #156
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I do not dual sport but I explore and know a lot of roads towards Orkney Springs, VA and Bryce Mountain(35 miles from Harrisonburg, VA). Anyone interested in riding some paved roads out this way or maybe getting info on some local dirt roads post up.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:13 AM   #157
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There are lots of places in Greene where visitors are very unwelcome


When I used my spot to check in with the wife yesterday she checked our position on google maps and sent me a text asking if we were in Bacon Hollow. She advised that I keep my helmet on cause I "sure got a purty mouth".....

Yeah unfortunately there are some areas that you really do not want to go into alone around here. You all know the type...forty two broken down vehicles in the front yard but they will be damned if they want one "towny" on a backroad on a dirtbike.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:09 AM   #158
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Thanks for the advice. I never want to upset the locals. Snow Mountain Rd looks like my new DS destination after Thanksgiving weekend.
Jack90210, Steverino, SST and several others can attest to what it's like to upset the locals in Dogwood Valley. We were up there about 4-5 years ago following Steve's GPS ("it shows that it goes through...").

Picture of our bikes on the mountain was on Flattop not far above Stone Mountain winery.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:12 AM   #159
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I got some angry stares Saturday afternoon from hunters "hidden" in the woods out near Hone Quarry. Probably scared away bambi.
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Old 11-25-2008, 07:45 AM   #160
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I do not dual sport but I explore and know a lot of roads towards Orkney Springs, VA and Bryce Mountain(35 miles from Harrisonburg, VA). Anyone interested in riding some paved roads out this way or maybe getting info on some local dirt roads post up.
I would be interested in doing some paved roads some weekend soon. I will take the Ninja and Skippii may join along with his Strom if he isn't busy. What roads did you have in mind? Anything between Fulks Run and Orkney Springs?
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:14 AM   #161
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Yeah unfortunately there are some areas that you really do not want to go into alone around here. You all know the type...
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:49 PM   #162
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I'm probably going to have to take a break from riding. I've got MAYBE 100 miles left on my tire before it's down to the air, and my replacement tire won't be coming in until Tuesday or Wednesday.

That said, anyone up for doing a tire change at my place next week?
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:23 PM   #163
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We could go up through Wolf Gap into WV and come out in Lost City if that is the kind of ride you are looking for and then head back 259 into Fulks Run. Actually this Sunday looks like a winner, high of 43 and sunny. We can also head down Runions Creek road off of 259 and that'll take us out to Orkney Springs, VA about 10 miles. North Mountain Road will take you from 259 to 42 as well dropping you a few miles from Orkney Springs but I do not know anything paved that will take you from Fulks Run area into Orkney Springs.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:44 PM   #164
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Sunday would be great for me. I can take either the Ninja if we are doing paved roads, or the T Dubb if you want to do gravel/dirt. Not sure Skippii will be able to come due to his tire neglect/thriftiness.

Where would you like to meet? I am coming from Harrisonburg.
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:58 PM   #165
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I will not be doing any gravel/dirt so bring the Ninja. There is a Shell station in Broadway as you head out of town west on 259. We could meet at noon on Sunday and head out from there I will be riding a Multistrada. Send me an e-mail at lehmanmike@hotmail.com so I can reply with my cell and home phone numbers in case something comes up.
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