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Old 04-16-2013, 05:59 PM   #24076
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... Got anything like this out here??...
I think we can emulate it. Without the insane views and altitude, although we have some damn decent views for this side of the country.



We have some places that will let you run it through its paces. Went up in the forest last Thursday and the trails were the best condition ever. Not too wet, not too dry, it was awesome.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:01 PM   #24077
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I am looking to spend a few days up in the GWNF in a couple of weeks. Can anybody recommend a safe spot to stash a truck for three days? I would like to park somewhere just east of the GWNF near 250 or 33. (Staunton or Harrisonburg areas).
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:05 PM   #24078
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... no dirtbike yet... someday, i'm sure.. just not yet.
I'll be honest with ya, if I could have only one bike and had to make the choice, I'd easily choose the dirt bike. Dirt riding is killer awesome and excellent exercise. Street biking is great but quite tame in comparison.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:22 PM   #24079
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What's up buddy? :) Fancy seeing you here, exploring offroad adventures.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:30 PM   #24080
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I'll be honest with ya, if I could have only one bike and had to make the choice, I'd easily choose the dirt bike. Dirt riding is killer awesome and excellent exercise. Street biking is great but quite tame in comparison.
A dirtbike is a far better streetbike, than a streetbike can be a dirtbike.

If you understand that we should go ridin".
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:04 PM   #24081
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Old 04-17-2013, 02:32 AM   #24082
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I understand the comments about a dirt bike being a better street bike etc but my main motivation for a new bike is to commute on. Secondary is gravel roadability..

edit: left late this morning and passed a blue Vstrom 1000. just passing Linden on 66. anyone here?
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:05 AM   #24083
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In that case, I think you're probably looking at the right kind of bike. The Wee is an excellent tourer and great for long distance asphalt. It even has a good reputation for doing light dirt. But If I had a commute of only a few miles and didn't involve the interstate, I'd prefer the flexibility of a bike like the XR650L. But then again, I grew up riding dirt, so it's in my blood.

And yes I can definitely conquer some asphalt on my dirt bike. In some cases where it's really tight and twisty, I may be able to outperform myself on the dirt bike vs. the street bike. However, on the bigger stuff, like wider curves and longer straights in-between, and anywhere speeds can be maintained above 65, the power of the street bike will rule.

I'm lucky to have two bikes. But sometimes I wish I could morph from one to the other mid-ride!
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:12 AM   #24084
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I understand the comments about a dirt bike being a better street bike etc but my main motivation for a new bike is to commute on. Secondary is gravel roadability..
A Wee is probably your best option. Affordable and super reliable. With a change of tires & a skidplate, it will surprise you at what it can do in the dirt.

I'm kinda lookin' for one myself. Gotta sell the Penton to do it though. It's a hard choice.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:18 AM   #24085
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Penton???
Cool...
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:28 AM   #24086
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Penton???
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Back to the days of my youth!



probably haveta sell this one too to have enough to even think about a Wee.




hard choice, but these 2 just sit I might be better off with a "rider"

Penton runs fine, but it's too nice to actually ride. There is a Six-Days Reunion Ride in Western Mass this year. Can't decide if I want to run it and chance wrecking something. It comes outta the basement every couple of years and I take it to a show or a mild vintage ride.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:46 AM   #24087
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Penton for sale

I would let Jim Foster at Baltimore HD know about that bike he has started a museum collection in Baltimore and he might be interested in it. I had a 78 400 first year to have KTM on the tank talk about fast! that thing would explode under you! And we rode them mostly in the woods fun stuff. AB
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:47 AM   #24088
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:15 AM   #24089
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