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Old 07-01-2013, 05:55 PM   #24871
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It's on the list as well as lots of the fire roads up in those parts. I love were we live.

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Old 07-01-2013, 08:12 PM   #24872
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New NW Ride Report

Just started a new ride report of a recent trip to my old hometown in eastern Oregon. Thought some of you cats might enjoy it. A work under construction.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=900276
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:32 PM   #24873
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Any opinions about a Fall Laurel Fork Thundersnow campout?
I am game must be after BWDR and I will have to bike it in
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Old 07-01-2013, 10:04 PM   #24874
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I am game must be after BWDR and I will have to bike it in
The last time a late Fall LF was planned, it got cancelled due to snow. BWDR is mid October, right? I worry it will be too cold by then.
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:34 AM   #24875
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Any opinions about a Fall Laurel Fork Thundersnow campout?
I'm liking the sound of this. It's only too cold if the gas galls. Haha
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Old 07-02-2013, 03:52 AM   #24876
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Anyone local Harrisonburg, Staunton or in between that would like to have cycle world magazine every month? I have a subscription. I'm happy to pass them on after I'm done with them. I would have put this In the good Karma thread but I don't want to ship them somewhere every month. PM me if you want me to start giving them to you.

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Old 07-02-2013, 03:53 AM   #24877
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Reddish Knob

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There must be a planet in line some were. New Cycle World in the mailbox and the wife made brownies. YES!

Hay I'm sure someone on here has taken the road that goes up to reddish nob since they have paved the WVA side. How is it?

I hit Reddish Knob from the WV side on my way back from Cumberland, MD on Sunday. I had just started up the mountain and here came 3 skate boarders around a turn at a considerable rate of speed. Scared the sh*t out of me. 2 small cars were right on their tails. Needless to say, the road is VERY smooth.

Anyway, I went to the lookout at the top, and then on the way down, I took a dirt road down in there for about 4 miles. Man, I need to get up here and do some more exploring. All dirt, no gravel...beautiful! Perfect!

Unfortunately, I had already been riding all day and had to get to the barn. But, I'll be back!






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Old 07-02-2013, 04:47 AM   #24878
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Spoken like a true believer like myself. My father in law just today bought a KLR 650, and as I was talking to him about it my mind is saying. Could have got the wee. (he was deciding between the two) But I guess this way maybe we can swap for a little variety. :)

I too was in that predicament of Vstrom vs. KLR when I was purchasing.

It depends on what kind of surface is preferred.

I love my KLR because I can't wait to leave the pavement. It was the right choice for me because I love the dirt/gravel roads and the KLR is great on them. I can take the KLR on all but the most gnarly goat trails, and it cruises down the hwy pretty well too.

If I was going to stick to the pavement, and only occasionally take a dirt or gravel road, I would rather have the Vstrom. The KLR is not very comfortable for long rides. I rode over 500 miles over this past weekend and it was painful. The Vstrom would have made that ride a piece of cake.

I bought the KLR new in 2011 and my wife (knowing me and my character flaw of always wanting the most expensive thing) said, "YOU are NOT going to be happy with a $5000. motorcycle!". Well, 2 years later, I am still riding it in the mountains just about every weekend (fair-weather permitting), and I just turned over 10K miles. Out of all the bikes I've had (riding since the 60's), I can honestly say that I've had more fun on this KLR than any of the others I've had, including my brand new $20K 2007 Goldwing (waste of money).

...And, if you have the opportunity to ride both...priceless. Enjoy!
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:36 AM   #24879
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Ran Suger Grove, LIttle Fork, Moyers Gap on the way home from BYOB . I only passed one car but there was gravel in a few turns on Moyers Gap.
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:13 AM   #24880
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. The KLR is not very comfortable for long rides. I rode over 500 miles over this past weekend and it was painful. The Vstrom would have made that ride a piece of cake.
TPI Flat seat will cure ur sore ass.....follow the link Grasshopper

http://www.tpimotorcycleparts.com/in...d=53&TreeId=16
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Old 07-02-2013, 06:51 AM   #24881
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TPI Flat seat will cure ur sore ass.....follow the link Grasshopper

http://www.tpimotorcycleparts.com/in...d=53&TreeId=16

I know that I need a better seat. I have been looking, but I never saw this one. Thanks for the tip. BTW, I know that you just completed a big long trip (with Beantop?), and I know how much you ride, so I have confidence that you know what you're talking about. That settles it.

Thanks for the tip. I will save up my pennies for a TPI seat.

Also, I've been stalking...









AND...here is a tip for you, in return:

Next time you're in Cumberland / (LaVale actually), you need to stop at D'Atri's and get the best cheese steak sub...IN THE WORLD! (with sweet peppers).

This is a D'Atri half-sub. We Cumberland natives (my hometown) always return for this. No other sub anywhere has the same flavor.

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Old 07-02-2013, 06:56 AM   #24882
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well... now i'm hungry...
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:00 AM   #24883
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Ran Suger Grove, LIttle Fork, Moyers Gap on the way home from BYOB . I only passed one car but there was gravel in a few turns on Moyers Gap.
Dammit Man! We should have made the trip together. I came back through Sugar Grove also and then over Reddish Knob. I had no idea where I was but found some great dirt roads up on top. I wish we would have made the trip together.

I want to go back up there sometime and do some more exploring. I see on Google Earth that there are many miles of dirt road to ride up there.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:07 AM   #24884
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...so I have confidence that you know what you're talking about.
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Old 07-02-2013, 07:16 AM   #24885
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Now I realize that I don't know what I'M talking about.

ScottyP wasn't with Beantop in Cumberland, either. I saw the shot of Beantop at Shooters Tavern on the BYOB thread, not this one.

Sorry for the confusion.

BTW, I don't know how it is now, but in the early days, "Shooters" was uh..., well, it wasn't called "Straight Shooters" for a reason.

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