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Old 06-07-2009, 08:35 PM   #1
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Wet And Dirty in Maryland

It was so nice this afternoon I decided to go exploring some dirt roads near where I live. I had my sights set on the Frederick Watershed since I have spent a good amount of time up there over the last couple decades mountain biking, I figured it would be a good place to get used to riding on dirt with the big KTM. This is my first dual sport bike and I have been having a blast riding it.

After starting the bike up, I noticed my odometer...that has to be an awesome omen!!!


After hitting 40 and Gambril Park road, I quickly got to the Watershed and strated enjoying the dirt...ok...wet macadom!


Finally on the dirt! It is so green this spring thanks to all the rain...


Found a neat little pull off with a creek...


Back on the road, check out these curves!


Followed this creek for a long time...



My ugly mug...


Here is a better picture of the bike without me...much easier to look at


Then I screwed up my courage and braved my first creek crossing. About two feet deep, but smooth and easy. What a blast!!


Wet bike! I made it!


Obligatory artsy type clouds and shadowed tree pic...much prettier in person...


This was my third dirt road ride. I gotta get some engine guards for when I finally do drop this beast. Yet, I am having more fun riding this bike than I would have ever guessed I could. Every day off is a chance for another adventure...who'd a thunk that was possible!
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:47 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new bike. Guards are a great idea(along with a riding buddy to help pick it up ), and some knobs make a world of difference off road - Enjoy!
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Old 06-08-2009, 11:24 AM   #3
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'Shed

That's my stomping grounds too. Looks like the only one you missed was Hawbottom Rd. but it's pretty muddy right now. Here is a link to lots of local dirt roads:

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...mid=1204171362
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Old 06-08-2009, 08:07 PM   #4
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Thanks for the map! There's a bunch of stuff on it I haven't done yet and didn't even know was there. Maybe the rain will hold out tomorrow...
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:48 PM   #5
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I know this is an old thread... but where is that creek crossing? I live 5 mins away from the Frederick watershed and have never found it...

What road is it on? Is it normally a water crossing or was it due to heavy rains?

Thanks!!
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