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Old 11-26-2012, 08:20 PM   #16
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That looks great, I'm more into the single track stuff but if its new to me I'll ride almost anything. Would like to hook up with some people going down sometime to check it out. I ride a Gas Gas 2 smoker .
YouTube search: "hatfield McCoy rockhouse 157" and "199". I don't think Graham Jarvis himself would be comfortable riding those trails.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:03 PM   #17
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is this more a small bike park or... were running 525/530/500/690/950A
Alot of the green and blue trails would be doable on the big KaTooM twin. But alot of the single track would be really hard. I dont want to say impossible but would be impossible for me. The 690 would also be tough on a few of he more extreme single track sections.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:05 AM   #18
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Not putting you down, shipwreck, but . . . have you checked out http://www.trailsheaven.com/ ?

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Recently, the Pinnacle Creek, Indian Ridge, and Pocahontas Trail Systems are now interconnected; you couldn't ride 'em all in your five-day visit.

PM if you'd like a lodging review near those trails; actually right on one.
I've been to the web site, its one of google's top 10 searches.... I may contact you once the collective makes up our mind...

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Alot of the green and blue trails would be doable on the big KaTooM twin. But alot of the single track would be really hard. I dont want to say impossible but would be impossible for me. The 690 would also be tough on a few of he more extreme single track sections.

I want a holiday of riding but not a holiday of struggling... I don't mind a challenge that makes a day but not all day... if that all makes sense. Last may we all went to Moab Utah, great time had by all but it was a 45hr drive across the continent.. That drive was really hard for us old timers.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:12 AM   #19
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subscribed.... this sounds very tempting.

I guess this web site is not big enough to hide from you Dereck!
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:33 AM   #20
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:33 AM   #21
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Trail # 199 @ Rockhouse trail system

Here are some pics from 4 years ago. There has been much more errosion since then. So much so that most dont attempt to ride up it, choosing to go down instead. That said you will need a buddy to help get over some of the ledges if you decided to go up it. I always try it at least once unless its raining. It will take awhile to go up, 15 minutes to go down. Trials tire recomended, no F'n way your going up this on a 950a, You better be damn good to take a 690 up as well. If you do make it up it the sense of accomplishment is great. Something you will never forget IMO. Keep in mind I didnt get pics of the really hard stuff as I was working hard. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=339774
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So, is May full on biting bug season? what is the best time to go in the spring?
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:53 PM   #23
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So, is May full on biting bug season? what is the best time to go in the spring?
Late April or May is usually perfect. Anytime except dead of winter is good. Avoid weeks with atv type jamborees.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:39 PM   #24
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i realize what I'm looking at,,, Its just some guy on the internet giving you the gears.... great job...




I'v down loaded a pile of maps to the area, we'll propbably coming down with a 24ft toyhauler rv. all our bikes are dual sports. a 1/2hr slab run won't kill us.... so is it better to rent a house or drag the rv?

is this more a small bike park or... were running 525/530/500/690/950A
The 950 and 690 will be a little tough on some of the stuff, but as long as you survey the trails before you hit them you should be fine. The great part about the H&M trails is there are different skill level trails for all!
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:07 PM   #25
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The 950 and 690 will be a little tough on some of the stuff, but as long as you survey the trails before you hit them you should be fine. The great part about the H&M trails is there are different skill level trails for all!

we are all intermediate or better,
the 690, which is me, should I bring the drz400s and gear up on it?? that would be just wrong in my books. the 400 is 300lbs at 35 hp and the 690 is 325 at 63hp... but I'm open to talk about it..

more pics if you have any...
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:41 AM   #26
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we are all intermediate or better,
the 690, which is me, should I bring the drz400s and gear up on it?? that would be just wrong in my books. the 400 is 300lbs at 35 hp and the 690 is 325 at 63hp... but I'm open to talk about it..

more pics if you have any...
More pics...Enjoy http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=510492 Skip thru the atv crap
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:02 AM   #27
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I'm going w/ a group toward the end of April. (Many of us will be on smokers and smaller four strokes).
I'll send you a pm.




To the original poster. Yes, I feel its worth the drive. I've never been able to come down for more then 2.5 days of riding. If you are staying for 5 days, you might want to look at a location where you can hit mulitple trail locations.
(Buffalo Mtn has some nice single track, make sure you include that)
Dude, let me know when you are going... I maybe can roll.

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Old 11-29-2012, 07:47 AM   #28
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More pics...Enjoy http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=510492 Skip thru the atv crap

awesome pics, and your a atv rescuer as well......

now you have me worried about some of those trails..... some really big challenges there....

thanks for sharing
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:18 AM   #29
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awesome pics, and your a atv rescuer as well......

now you have me worried about some of those trails..... some really big challenges there....

thanks for sharing
Nothing to worry about as stated above , if you are not comfortable w the s/t trails simply avoid them. Dont let that deter you from enjoying the 100s of miles of other trails. Buffalo mountain is probably the best system now as Rockhouse is badly erroded from 12 years of use. Thats the great thing , you can pick your own level of difficulty from system to system. That recue was not me, but another ADVer Nobrakes. Yes, he took some great pics.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:30 PM   #30
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That #199 trail is right up my alley,that stuff is all I ride anymore. It's hard for me to plan that far out in advance but come closer to spring I'll be checkin in. I wantg to hook up with someone who knows the trails so I don't waste time backtraking.
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