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Old 09-30-2013, 04:31 PM   #1
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Mountain Man 400 Dual Sport and Adventure Bike Challenge

Not my event but I'm going and know the guy putting the ride together and I'm pretty sure it'll be epic. It's going to happen on Mountain Lake in Giles County VA. Here is the only link I have. It'll be $99 for 2 days of riding and includes meals and Mountain Lake Resort is running a discounted rate on cabins/rooms for people riding the event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/446465705462556/

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Old 09-30-2013, 05:43 PM   #2
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Looks awesome. If the route goes through USFS lands and roads make sure the appropriate permits have been taken out.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:08 PM   #3
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Got to meet Travis this weekend at the SH500 he is the one putting this together had a good time riding with him if you can try to make the ride sounds like it will be a great time! AB:-)
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:24 PM   #4
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Anyone interested in splitting a room and cost at the lodge?...
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:00 AM   #5
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Are there options around the single-track?

Have requested an info packet, but does anyone know if there are multiple routes, ones that bypass the tough single-track?

I'm not quite experienced enough or sufficiently capable to wrestle my new-to-me 1150 GSA in tough off-road conditions (at least not yet), so want to make sure there are "civilized" (i.e. safer for me) routes that I could handle.


*** got an answer, if anyone else is interested: There are A, B and C routes, so I was advised that one can choose from "mild to wild", so riders of all sizes bikes and capabilities can participate, no problem ***

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Old 10-14-2013, 01:37 PM   #6
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im going, see u all there!
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My buddy and I from Ohio have signed up and are going to try it. Sounds like a good time.
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:57 AM   #8
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We are looking at coming down from Ohio too, but we are still unclear on what type of event this is. Our Dual Sports here are essentially "B" Enduro trail rides with some "A" sections thrown in as options. Not suitable for KLRs, BMWs, etc. Is this ride similar to that, or is it more of an ADV ride? We are riding KTM 2 strokes. Any further info appreciated...overall the event looks great. Thanks!
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:38 AM   #9
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If you read the site it seems they have terrain for everyone from easy to very technical. As long as your bike is street legal, you are good to go. At that's what I have gleaned from the website.

http://mountainmanxc.com/
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:51 PM   #10
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I had asked the same question. .. and *** got an answer, if anyone else is interested: There are A, B and C routes, so I was advised that one can choose from "mild to wild", so riders of all sizes bikes and capabilities can participate, no problem ***. "A" level will be easy enough to do 2 up and on big adventure bikes. "B" level for novice to advanced dual sporters including single track and trails. "C" for wild child, seriously nutso riders with death wish tendencies.

Disclaimer: Note that I may have swapped A and C and perhaps exaggerated slightly. I take complete responsibility for any errors in my own BS, so don't blame the event organizers for my misrepresentations. :-)

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Old 10-24-2013, 12:18 AM   #11
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hey all
do they do this every year???
just now found/saw thread,,,,, hell my dads from giles county , and th grandparents house still there..

if i knew earlier ,i would so be there !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

enjoy an good luck,, too those that do make it..........
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:20 PM   #12
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thanks

Big thanks to Travis you have some nice trails everybody really appreciated all the work you guys put into making this happen we will try to make it back down some time. AB:-)
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:24 PM   #13
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That was a great two day ride! The lodge was comfortable and Travis made everybody feel at home.

Can't wait to do it again.
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:46 PM   #14
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Great 2 days of riding! The pace pretty fast, but I didn't break anything. And I would definitely do it again- except id ride a 250 and not an XR650L. Anyone a have a picture of my buddies Suzuki TU250 that was out there? That thing was sweet!
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