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Old 08-31-2014, 11:21 PM   #30301
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Well technique really is key. That and a third iron. I was doing it 100% wrong, and the youtube video I was watching wasn't helping. Boonie had the first half on just by hand within all of 10 seconds. After that we spooned the rear on with no problems. The front I tried doing mostly by myself (at least I feel like I did. Maybe Boonie would tell a different story) . With what I had learned on the first I feel like I had it figured out ok. I think I could do it my by self on the next one. We hit a little snag with the bead on the front tire, but I think it's good now.

The bike feels completely different with the new sprocket. Way peppier. Can't wait to get it off road.
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Old 09-01-2014, 06:42 AM   #30302
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There used to be a converted yellow elephant near the parkway end, disappeared a few years back. Maybe there is another bus but I haven't seen or heard of one. There also was a tower on bald mountain and the short side road goes to the site, mostly used as a campsite now.
A side road goes to the Kennedy ridge trail, ho hum
An interesting side trip on foot is finding green pond, which is one of few or perhaps the only natural pond in VA.
Thanks for the heads up and information. After reading your post I dug around and found that there are other hiking trails that intersect 162 (BL) and a couple are within the first mile from the BRP. BING Maps has good imagery and while it does not have 162 marked you can pick out some of the trails including one up to Green Pond. I have now closed some of the tabs to the websites I was reading, but I remember one of the trails is open to mountain bikes going one direction. None of the trail intersections nor trail heads are marked. A person needs to know exactly where they are and where the desired trail is to ensure taking the correct trail (use a GPS).
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:01 AM   #30303
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Finally got around to finishing a Laurel Fork vid. Part 1 is mostly Canaan Loop, kind of long (sorry) and stars Toddzacker, Halfplate, Dirtmonkey8, Rimbenty and me. From 13:10 to 13:35 we see Halfplate interact with some locals.
Part 2 is much shorter and muddier. Neither has music, just wind noise so kill the audio.









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Old 09-01-2014, 08:28 AM   #30304
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:19 AM   #30305
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Thanks for part two! I've been wondering if that road actually looked like I remember it did.
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Old 09-01-2014, 02:55 PM   #30306
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Finally got around to finishing a Laurel Fork vid. Part 1 is mostly Canaan Loop, kind of long (sorry) and stars Toddzacker, Halfplate, Dirtmonkey8, Rimbenty and me. From 13:10 to 13:35 we see Halfplate interact with some locals.
Part 2 is much shorter and muddier. Neither has music, just wind noise so kill the audio.
Very nice. The Canaan Loop is fun enough in good weather. That was a very manly ride in the wet.

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Old 09-01-2014, 03:17 PM   #30307
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Very nice. The Canaan Loop is fun enough in good weather. That was a very manly ride in the wet.

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Are you saying there are days it doesn't rain while dual-sport riding in West Virginia? I've never experienced that.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:34 AM   #30308
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If anyone is interested I just ordered a Tourance rear tire (150/70R-17) from Rocky Mountain ATV. With their current discount code "PMJ14" it's $129.19 with free 3-day shipping.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:34 AM   #30309
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Macon and Jeremy, you should be so proud of me. I finally ordered a skid plate! I spent $10 on a front sprocket since it was the only thing I hadn't replaced down there, and I saw for just $90 more I could have free shipping so I figured why not add a skid plate?
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:36 AM   #30310
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Anyone going to S500?

Taking the family and staying at site B3. Anyone else going?
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:39 AM   #30311
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Macon and Jeremy, you should be so proud of me. I finally ordered a skid plate! I spent $10 on a front sprocket since it was the only thing I hadn't replaced down there, and I saw for just $90 more I could have free shipping so I figured why not add a skid plate?
That could of been $85 cheaper.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:00 AM   #30312
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Taking the family and staying at site B3. Anyone else going?
I am TECHNICALLY registered, but I can't leave both weekends so I'm just going to the PMS as I know everyone and had a great time last year.

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I know we've already covered how mechanically retarded I am, but just to reinforce this I did try this about 7 months ago. Ended up not being able to get it bent all the way to where it needed to be. Eventually it snapped in half from cooling down too much. The one I bought will have better protection and an oil hole too.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:17 AM   #30313
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I should of put a smilie. I wasn't really serious about using a cutting board for a skid plate.
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:24 PM   #30314
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Macon and Jeremy, you should be so proud of me. I finally ordered a skid plate! I spent $10 on a front sprocket since it was the only thing I hadn't replaced down there, and I saw for just $90 more I could have free shipping so I figured why not add a skid plate?
It will pay for itself one day. Wise investment. You ever score some good boots?
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Old 09-02-2014, 01:43 PM   #30315
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Thanks for part two! I've been wondering if that road actually looked like I remember it did.
It probably looked a bit different while it was raining on y'all!
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