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Old 03-06-2009, 05:48 AM   #751
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they just keep flames from shooting out of the pipes. I don't see anything wrong with shooting flames, but I guess the forest service does.
Just flashed a hilarious mental image of the TW belching flames out the 1/2in tailpipe

Maybe I should bring some spark arrestsors to the Shen500 for sale
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:53 AM   #752
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Sunday Dual Sport Ride

Sunday Dual Sport Ride - Meet 9AM, Martins Grocery Gas Station (on 33) in Harrisonburg

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615 doesn't connect on google but it probably does in real life. Any input or Route changes welcome.

Ride 33 (or some detours) over the mountain and turn onto Bull Yearling. From here we can explore north. I sort of want to check out Devil's Ditch and Haunted Branch. With names like those...come on! From here we can take 615 along Garths Run out to Graves Mill then down to 230.

Any idea where we can get lunch along the way is welcome. On Saturdays, the gas station near Beldor Hollow on 33(the one before it hits the mountain) has a smoker/grill going. Always wondered what they were cooking.


ANY OTHER RIDE IDEAS OR LOCATIONS TOTALLY ACCEPTABLE. THIS WAS JUST A PROPOSAL TO GET THE GEARS TURNING.
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Old 03-06-2009, 07:49 AM   #753
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belching flames out the 1/2in tailpipe
The mental image stuck in my head has nothing to do with motorized vehicles belching flames, it involves actual people belching flames.
Flaming Dr. Peppers baby!
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:27 AM   #754
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Sunday's Route

Sounds good, are you familiar with those roads. I'm deciding on the DR with the wore out Trailwings or the little XT.
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:29 AM   #755
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I've never ridden those roads before but am always up for something new. I also wouldn't be adverse to checking out the area around Slate Lick and Long Run but whatever everyone is into. Take the XT, its pretty darn cool and then I won't feel rushed
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Old 03-06-2009, 11:27 AM   #756
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provided i could wake up in time, and that my bike is fully functional by then, would we be back in harrisonburg by 4:30pm? i jokingly told my supervisor i would be sick sunday but that kind of ruins the option of being sick.
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Old 03-06-2009, 01:43 PM   #757
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Yeah if we are meeting up in the AM then we would be back by 4. If folks have been riding East a bunch recently, we could go explore the Bergton area - lots more interconnected dirt roads and forest roads out that way too.
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Old 03-06-2009, 04:47 PM   #758
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Mtnflow, what bags are these?

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Old 03-06-2009, 04:50 PM   #759
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Nice ADV with the sticks. I just love those - didn't see it the first time. I usually try to leave one if I am not in a huge hurry.
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:18 PM   #760
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Those are nashbar.com bicycle touring bags. They roll closed and snap with a fastek buckle like canoe dry bags. I saw them on ebay for 45 bucks and then found them on the nashbar web site for 80. I bought them off ebay for 45 and then they went on sale at nashbar for 30. My brother got a pair for 30. They seem to be holding up well.
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:47 PM   #761
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Those are nashbar.com bicycle touring bags. They roll closed and snap with a fastek buckle like canoe dry bags. I saw them on ebay for 45 bucks and then found them on the nashbar web site for 80. I bought them off ebay for 45 and then they went on sale at nashbar for 30. My brother got a pair for 30. They seem to be holding up well.

Yeah I like those bags a lot too. They would look good on my KLX...
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:11 PM   #762
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:44 PM   #763
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Does not connect...sort of...

Just wanted to let you all know that I rode up 615 through Graves Mill on my side of the mountain to see if it did connect or not since HBurg had mentioned that earlier as a possible route for this weekend. I got up there and this is what I saw:



Looks nice right......but upon closer inspection I see this:



The connection is called Conway River trail, about 1.5 miles or so, but goes back through park land. I guess you have to ask yourself, "Do you feel lucky?"......Well do you, punk?

Anyways, I had fun up there. Met this guy, John just camping out here. He'd been here already about 3 weeks. Got someone to come and drop him off! Been living off 1 boiled potatoe a day from what he says! And Malboro Reds of course.

From there I continued up to where 615 dead ends at another gate into the park. Near the top I found this sweet little mud hole in a large open clearing and had some fun!

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Old 03-06-2009, 07:04 PM   #764
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Thats just what I was looking for. That area looks like there are plenty of roads to explore but unfortunately, many turn into park land which is a no-no for us bikers.

I figured the National Forest land would be a little more motorcycle friendly and we could loop around a bit on the Sunday ride.

See ya in the AM XC
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Old 03-07-2009, 02:34 PM   #765
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i now have an argument against wearing the eye abusive yellow reflective vests. my father, while wearing one, was riding his scooter (i think he's up to a 150cc) and got hit by a car who now has to go to court for failure to yield. not much damage to the scooter and my dad has a broken collar bone. conveniently the person who hit him is a doctor and waited with him for the ambulance.
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