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Old 01-18-2005, 05:31 PM   #16
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I don't know where it is either- but I'm guessing he's talking about the laurel pits-
I think he is talking in general about the smallness of the riding areas here compare to where he lives.

You know, Ive ridden in alot of places. Including wva and southern md. And I still prefer the riding here rather the mountains.

I can do about 30-40 miles at the laurel pits, and more at Bowie. Its not like you can do more in a day riding this type of terrain. In wva and va there is alot more riding I assume, but so far all the riding Ive seen there is the type that big bikes can do, like gs's. And if a gs can make it through it, then it really is not the type of terrain I like riding.

With that, Jabba you can ride the pits on the gs. But not the fun stuff. And it would be a challenge riding it in the easy stuff at the pits when its frozen.

Maybe its because I am a newbie, but riding areas that are generally flat work for me just fine.
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Old 01-18-2005, 08:05 PM   #17
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To each his own... I can see how it could all be fun. I'm not riding a 600 LB bike on ice~ just a certain proclivity for self preservation- and an ankle that's been tweaked so damned many times that I may have learned my lesson~ DRZ to come- barring the appearance of a KTM, of course.
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Old 01-18-2005, 08:35 PM   #18
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You guys are taking some good natured ribbing a bit too seriously.

Out of here.
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Old 01-19-2005, 04:44 AM   #19
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Old 01-19-2005, 06:26 AM   #24
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Old 01-19-2005, 07:16 AM   #25
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In wva and va there is alot more riding I assume, but so far all the riding Ive seen there is the type that big bikes can do, like gs's. And if a gs can make it through it, then it really is not the type of terrain I like riding.
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Maybe its because I am a newbie, but riding areas that are generally flat work for me just fine.
Next time we go back to Crabtree I'll let you know. We typically cover about 60-75 miles in a day up there. There are places that a GS would never make it and a good rider on a KLR would be tested.. long steep hills w/ soft loamy soil, switchbacks, and strewn w/ cantelope sized rocks. There are some road sections, there are creek crossings. We sometimes ride a few miles on the B.R.Parkway, and do the twisties on 56 past Montebello. It's cool to ride a remote trail to the top of a mountain.

Around here, most of the places we ride are probably not 100% kosher. I say that based on the # of "Va Power - no tresspassing" signs I ride by. I bet you know where I'm coming from..

Btw, I'm somewhat of a dirt-newbie too. I started off-roading again about 2.5 years ago after a 20 year layoff.. back when I was the 3-wheeler king!
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