ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Day Trippin'
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-27-2011, 01:42 PM   #1
poolman OP
Gnarly Poolside Adv.
 
poolman's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Darnestown, MD
Oddometer: 673
Assawoman Ride

I have enjoyed boating on the Assawoman Bay for many summers, and have been itching to explore the Assawoman Wildlife Area by land. My newly acquired XT225 (a brand new leftover 2006) would be the perfect little bike for the task.





Disclaimer - This is NOT an epic ride report. I did enjoy a true adventure in Peru, riding to Machu Picchu, but that is a different story entirely:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=700838



The little XT was not yet broken in, so I decided to carry the bike to my beach place rather than running on the highway for three hours at WOT..


Ready to roll


Heading out on Lighthouse Road (didn't see any deer)


First view of the bay


A nice packed sand road enters the wildlife refuge


A small raccoon drinking the brackish water


There is a nice mixture of loose and packed sand tracks


I decided to check out an old fire tower


There is a nice bay view to the south...


And tidal wetlands to the north


The little XT looks even smaller from up here


I've been to this floating dock many times by water


Several of the trails had locked gates, but I managed to find a nice track to the beach




There was a nice trail following the shoreline


And then into a pine forest


A little muddy, but no problem for the XT


Playing with the self-timer on my little Coolpix (tried, but had trouble getting an action shot)


I talked to a sketchy old fisherman who didn't want his picture taken... "only the fish"


The single track connects to an unnamed sand road


I risked my life to capture another wildlife shot


Surprisingly, the sand road spit me out just a mile from Bethany Beach, DE.


I followed RT 1 south to Ocean City, MD for a late lunch


I know this is a motorcycle forum, so here is the mandatory beverage picture


And gratuitous food pic



In all, it was a great day of riding. I doubt the total elevation change was more than 10 feet, but the soft sand and mud sections made for some interesting riding. I would love to have explored some of the gated tracks...

__________________
~~~~~~
poolman

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Costa Rica Solo
poolman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 03:30 PM   #2
red bud
alky w/motorcycle problem
 
red bud's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: jaw ja
Oddometer: 4,626
some good pictures in there
__________________
"if your not outta gas, your not lost" BDXMPL

"red bud has anyone ever told u you're bit of an ass" bmwblake

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=706516
red bud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2011, 09:35 PM   #3
RedRockRider
Beastly Adventurer
 
RedRockRider's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2011
Location: St. George, UT
Oddometer: 1,155
Nice! Checked out your Peru thread, also. Excellent.
__________________

RedRockRider - WR250R, TW200, Versys, Vulcan 900 LT, Zuma 125

Southwest Utah: Dual Sport Riding from St. George
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=725976
RedRockRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 10:24 AM   #4
poolman OP
Gnarly Poolside Adv.
 
poolman's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Darnestown, MD
Oddometer: 673
Quote:
Originally Posted by red bud View Post
some good pictures in there
Red Bud,

Thank you, I see from your 2011 thread that you've had some good times this year!
__________________
~~~~~~
poolman

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Costa Rica Solo
poolman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 11:39 AM   #5
Roadscum
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: May 2007
Location: SW Florida
Oddometer: 1,356
Shrimp w/old bay and a beer, life is very good!

Thanks for the report...

Regards, Paul
__________________
"One of the things that make motorcycling so great is because it never fails to give you a feeling of freedom and adventure." - Steve McQueen
Roadscum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 03:45 PM   #6
T
FKA cyclingtom
 
T's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: DE
Oddometer: 4,595
Great bike for Assawoman. There's also quite a few nice back roads once you head inland from the beach.

Good call on hauling the bike over- the beltway and Rt. 50 are no fun on a 200cc bike- or any bike for that matter.
__________________
Inconsequential Adventurer
T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2011, 03:55 PM   #7
Sport
Gnarly Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: NorCal
Oddometer: 349
Nice pics. Anywhere near here?
Attached Images
 
Sport is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 08:41 PM   #8
poolman OP
Gnarly Poolside Adv.
 
poolman's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Darnestown, MD
Oddometer: 673
Quote:
Originally Posted by RedRockRider View Post
Nice! Checked out your Peru thread, also. Excellent.
RedRockRider,

Thank you for replying, I'm glad you checked out the Peru thread too. I live 12 miles from Obama, so there aren't too many local off-road options.

Ride Safe,
__________________
~~~~~~
poolman

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Costa Rica Solo
poolman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 08:53 PM   #9
poolman OP
Gnarly Poolside Adv.
 
poolman's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Darnestown, MD
Oddometer: 673
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roadscum View Post
Shrimp w/old bay and a beer, life is very good!

Thanks for the report...

Regards, Paul
Paul,

You have clearly spent some time near the Chesapeake to recognize the Old Bay seasoning. Great on shrimp, even better on crabs! Now those Florida Stone Crab claws...

As you said, life is very good!

Ride Safe,
__________________
~~~~~~
poolman

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Costa Rica Solo
poolman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2011, 09:10 PM   #10
poolman OP
Gnarly Poolside Adv.
 
poolman's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Darnestown, MD
Oddometer: 673
Quote:
Originally Posted by cyclingtom View Post
Great bike for Assawoman. There's also quite a few nice back roads once you head inland from the beach.

Good call on hauling the bike over- the beltway and Rt. 50 are no fun on a 200cc bike- or any bike for that matter.
CyclingTom,

I'd like to get your advice on some nice back roads in the area. RT 54 is mostly Harley riders, 2-up, w/o helmets or gear. Also, I couldn't agree more; the DC beltway is downright scary on my little XT225, and not much better on my F800GS.

Thanks,
__________________
~~~~~~
poolman

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Costa Rica Solo
poolman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2011, 08:37 AM   #11
vaish
Adventurer
 
vaish's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2010
Location: INDIA, Kerala
Oddometer: 69
great bike .. and nice photographs :)
i loved your bike .. we actually got such a model of bike in our country now but yet to out for sale , the bike is from HERO ..Impulse its a 150cc bike .. but the issue is hard to get spare from HERO .. well KTM is now on the way
vaish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2011, 12:25 PM   #12
poolman OP
Gnarly Poolside Adv.
 
poolman's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Darnestown, MD
Oddometer: 673
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sport View Post
Nice pics. Anywhere near here?



Sport,

Strange you should ask; believe the two roads converge...
__________________
~~~~~~
poolman

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Costa Rica Solo
poolman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2011, 10:17 AM   #13
Bearcat
burg1
 
Bearcat's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Delaware/Florida/Pa
Oddometer: 99
Nice ride report. I live in Bethany Beach and ride the Assawoman area every day. Not too many hills or twisties in Delaware though.
Bearcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2011, 10:19 AM   #14
poolman OP
Gnarly Poolside Adv.
 
poolman's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Darnestown, MD
Oddometer: 673
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bearcat View Post
Nice ride report. I live in Bethany Beach and ride the Assawoman area every day. Not too many hills or twisties in Delaware though.
Thanks Bearcat. If I recall, you posted some nice pictures of the Assawoman area in the scooter thread. Beautiful area, but flat indeed.
__________________
~~~~~~
poolman

Sacred Valley of the Incas
Costa Rica Solo
poolman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2011, 07:22 PM   #15
irvfr
Adventurer
 
irvfr's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Bergen,NJ
Oddometer: 87
Enjoyed the RR very much. I can even smell that spicy power on the shrimp :)
irvfr is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014