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Old 08-08-2011, 04:29 AM   #16
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Nice Video!

Looks like fun, wish I could have joined you, but I'd already told my wife we'd ride Paint Rock Valley, and her Monster doesn't do dirt well

How'd the Strom handle the rocky section?

Might need to mount up the knobbies on the GS soon.
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:35 AM   #17
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How'd the Strom handle the rocky section?
Like a Sunday stroll thru the park (Don can ride that big ol' Strom! )

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Old 08-08-2011, 11:01 AM   #18
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the Strom handled much like it's rider.......slow and squishy

better tires, suspension, a skid-plate, and a thinner rider would have helped greatly.

Next time maybe I will ride a more appropriate bike - this time I was more concerned with the ride from Birmingham than I was the rocky section.

I had a blast, that was a very nice area to ride, street and dirt

Thanks to everyone for letting me tag along.

My oddly similar video below

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Old 08-08-2011, 01:05 PM   #19
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I was up there Saturday with SDVet on the GS's . It kept trying to rain on us so I kept the camera packed up except for these two photos.

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Old 08-08-2011, 01:13 PM   #20
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I was supposed to ride up there for the first time this past Saturday too, but backed out mainly because it's so darned hot right now.
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:52 PM   #21
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Man....I gotta get down there and ride that place
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Old 08-08-2011, 01:57 PM   #22
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I'm glad we missed seeing this guy!

Where was he?
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:04 PM   #23
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Man....I gotta get down there and ride that place
There's a campsite about middle ways down the main road called Davis Pond (I think). We're thinking of camping there for a night when it cools off a bit so we'll have time to do some more exploring. I'll post something when we make plans. Probably about the same distance for you as for us - around 125 miles?

Not sure what the situation with hunters will be after the seasons open though. If anyone knows about this campsite and hunting season/road info and wants to chime in... I'm
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:36 PM   #24
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There's a campsite about middle ways down the main road called Davis Pond (I think). We're thinking of camping there for a night when it cools off a bit so we'll have time to do some more exploring. I'll post something when we make plans. Probably about the same distance for you as for us - around 125 miles?

Not sure what the situation with hunters will be after the seasons open though. If anyone knows about this campsite and hunting season/road info and wants to chime in... I'm

PC fall hunting.....

Prentice Cooper Hunt Dates - Fall 2011

Prentice Cooper State Forest and Wildlife Management Area will be holding managed deer hunts on the dates listed below. The area west of Highway 27 (Suck Creek Road) will be closed to visitors except hunters on these dates. The area east of Highway 27 including Edwards Point will remain open to the public during these hunts.

Sep 17-25

Oct 13-15, 29-30
Nov 4-6, 26-Dec 1
They do the same thing in the spring for turkey.......it is a great place to ride!
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:52 PM   #25
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PC fall hunting.....

Prentice Cooper Hunt Dates - Fall 2011

Prentice Cooper State Forest and Wildlife Management Area will be holding managed deer hunts on the dates listed below. The area west of Highway 27 (Suck Creek Road) will be closed to visitors except hunters on these dates. The area east of Highway 27 including Edwards Point will remain open to the public during these hunts.

Sep 17-25

Oct 13-15, 29-30
Nov 4-6, 26-Dec 1
They do the same thing in the spring for turkey.......it is a great place to ride!
Thanks for the info!
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Your welcome....post up when you go back...my buddies and I like riding up there and would not mind hitting it again.

Last time we were there (April) the water in the creek you have on your video was covering all those rocks and flowing too fast to chance a crossing......watching your video I can see we could have made it if we had went to the north side (left side as you were crossing) the south side would have been tank high.
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Last time we were there (April) the water in the creek you have on your video was covering all those rocks and flowing too fast to chance a crossing......watching your video I can see we could have made it if we had went to the north side (left side as you were crossing) the south side would have been tank high.
Yeah, I took careful note that the place to cross is left of center, about where I went through on the video. I could be wrong, but it looks to me like folks have placed some of those flat-sided rocks in there instead of it being natural.

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In high water it looks like if you tried to run right of center your front wheel would just butt into that 2.5' ledge! And you might tump over .
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:59 PM   #28
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YOu know, while the water's low we should move a lot of rocks out of there and clean us out a line.........naaaahhhhh
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:04 PM   #29
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PC fall hunting.....

Prentice Cooper Hunt Dates - Fall 2011

Prentice Cooper State Forest and Wildlife Management Area will be holding managed deer hunts on the dates listed below. The area west of Highway 27 (Suck Creek Road) will be closed to visitors except hunters on these dates. The area east of Highway 27 including Edwards Point will remain open to the public during these hunts.
Sep 17-25

Oct 13-15, 29-30
Nov 4-6, 26-Dec 1
They do the same thing in the spring for turkey.......it is a great place to ride!
Yeah I remember this from the climbing days, T-Wall was always closed during managed deer hunts.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:28 PM   #30
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YOu know, while the water's low we should move a lot of rocks out of there and clean us out a line.........naaaahhhhh
The thought did cross my mind , but you are right it would take the fun out of it...
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