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Old 12-04-2012, 06:43 PM   #1171
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Hey Clint! Good to see you over in this thread

and that mud looked NASTY! That must have been a real surprise haha! Hope you can make it on the 20th! I'll let you know next time we plan a little ride. I can usually only get out on the weekends and this time of year even that can be tough.
Thanks! And yes it was quite a surprise... Wasn't going fast... Just cruising along in 2nd gear, enjoying the day... all of a sudden no more cruising along ! I'm pretty sure I can make the 20th... Looking forward to meeting everyone . I doubt I can make the ride on the 15th but I'll see how things shape up between now and then.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:59 PM   #1172
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That's the place! Really good riding... Hadn't been on the trails in a few years... Not since hearing stories about people getting flats after riding over trail-spikes that had been set out by hunters and confiscated ATV's after running into cops cruising on 4wheelers! Never witnessed any of this... Only heard stories... Enough to make me look elsewhere for somewhere to ride.
It's not a bad idea to stay off trails in areas where you know hunters have set up stands in the Fall season. After New Years nobody will be hunting until Turkey season opens in the Spring and that makes warm days in Jan-Mar probably the best times to explore......
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:43 PM   #1173
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Hey folks... Wanted to stop in here and introduce myself. I live in Kings Mountain and just acquired an '02 XR650L. I've mostly been hanging out on the "XRL Owner's Sign In" page as I'm getting adjusted to my new ride. Wouldn't mind jumping in on some of the local rides you're doing when my schedule allows it... Right now I work Mon-Fri and am in a pretty rigorous night/weekend college program that concludes next May. I do have some time over the holidays for a ride (between semesters) and will try to make it to the Hawthorne's get-together on the 20th.

Here's some pics of a recent mud bath me and the XRL took near the Lithium Plant in the Bessemer City/Kings Mountain area. These are great trails that run along (and under) I-85... Although I can't officially recommend riding them because they're technically "No Trespassing" and I had heard the law really cracked down on these trails a couple years back. Scroll about halfway down the thread for my post with pics: http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...4834&page=3266

Also... I met Augie Dog (not knowing his ADVrider connection) the other night at one of Kings Mountain's finest watering holes... The Bear's Den. Great guy with alot of riding experience who encouraged me to get on here and connect with everyone.

Later on... Clint
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Can't wait to ride with another xr for a change...
So anyone want to go at it Sunday?
I am thinking 11-12ish until 3ish....name a place........
Pieeye are you in geeesh?
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:37 PM   #1174
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Can't wait to ride with another xr for a change...
So anyone want to go at it Sunday?
I am thinking 11-12ish until 3ish....name a place........
Pieeye are you in geeesh?
I might be able to meet at 11 for a couple of hours. I'll post up here tomorrow....
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:15 AM   #1175
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Can't wait to ride with another xr for a change...
So anyone want to go at it Sunday?
I am thinking 11-12ish until 3ish....name a place........
Pieeye are you in geeesh?
Cool... Glad to hear of another XR rider as well!

I think I can probably do a short ride tomorrow... Meeting at 11:00 is good. I'll check back on here this evening to see if you all have something definite planned and to confirm if I can for sure go. What kind of ride do ya'll typically do... road, dirt, etc?

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Old 12-08-2012, 11:28 AM   #1176
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Cool... Glad to hear of another XR rider as well!

I think I can probably do a short ride tomorrow... Meeting at 11:00 is good. I'll check back on here this evening to see if you all have something definite planned and to confirm if I can for sure go. What kind of ride do ya'll typically do... road, dirt, etc?

Thanks... Clint
I try and stay in the dirt, or off road as much as possible. Trails by you look interesting, so whatever your comfortable with.....your trails or the ones near me.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:58 AM   #1177
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I'm going to have to pass on riding tomorrow.... :(

Looking forward to the street ride on the 15th and to seeing some folks at Hawthornes on the 20th.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:51 PM   #1178
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I try and stay in the dirt, or off road as much as possible. Trails by you look interesting, so whatever your comfortable with.....your trails or the ones near me.
I probably should have waited until later in the day to post my intentions/availability for tomorrow... I don't think I'll be able to ride tomorrow either. Got a big Final Exam on Mon and Wed... Didn't get as much studying done today as I had hoped. Sorry about that... Once I get these tests behind me I'll have some freedom for a few weeks.

However... Like you I also prefer the dirt over the road and am anxious to check out your trails soon. If we don't get a ride up before I'll be at Hawthornes Pizza on the 20th.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:11 PM   #1179
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Matt, I'll be down if you're still going. Let me know. Jeff
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:14 PM   #1180
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Matt, I'll be down if you're still going. Let me know. Jeff
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Meet at same gas station as before? 1130?
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:42 PM   #1181
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OK, sounds good.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:17 PM   #1182
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Well to all that didn't go today......you seriously missed out, new trails were AWESOME, but I guess we will show them to you......maybe.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:00 PM   #1183
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....new trails were AWESOME....
Ok. You got my attention...
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:16 PM   #1184
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Likewise, thanks for sharing the pizza

Great seeing everyone at Hawthorne's on Thursday. Augie - looks like me and Jon were asleep for the photo op.

Lent my cage to a friend whose wife's car spun a bearing, so I'm on the Strom for the foreseeable future. Still no dual sport but some day I'll be back to trail-ready and can delight in all of the gang's recent discoveries.
Are you going to be able to join us Saturday, Dec. 15th for the street ride?
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:07 PM   #1185
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Are you going to be able to join us Saturday, Dec. 15th for the street ride?
Sorry, haven't logged on in a while. Unless something changes i'm probably out of commission on weekends through the end of the year. We've got two bathrooms that need finishing (electrical, sheetrock, mud, paint.....) before Christmas, and Saturday seems to be the only time I have to work on anything!
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