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Old 10-25-2013, 12:34 PM   #76
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that looks like fun. not sure if my "wannabe" strom could handle that or me for that case. I am tippy toeing as is on it.
If you just want to get in the dirt, there is a dirt road that runs right through the lower section of Taskers. I could ride it on my ST1100 probably. Anyway, it's swoopy and has some bumps and is fun ridden at speed.

You could start there, remember to purchase a permit as this is a fee area.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:53 PM   #77
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Yea whatever. Tell the folks here exactly how many times you put a foot down in those knarly, sketchy, basketball sized rocks. Hmmm?
Pure fear of having to replace broken parts on me or the bike . Woulda been a little less intimidating on a mountain bike fo sho.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:56 PM   #78
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Hmm. I'm not a fan of basketball sized rocks or expensive rides, but I have watched a few videos and I didn't see anything that I don't think the bike and I can't handle. However, I don't think I'll be moving along as fast as those did in the videos i watched

So from what I understand, the Peters Mill section is a bit tamer than the Taskers section, and likewise for keeping on the main trail vs heading up the side trails?
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:14 PM   #79
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You got it. Taskers seems like more direction changes/options, with chunky rocks, and some tighter turns, and some switchback type of turns. The steeper switchback like turns were definitely an issue for me on the 650 cause I am vertically challenged, and, it's just a tall ass bike.
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Old 10-25-2013, 01:25 PM   #80
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There is also a more tame loop that stays on the outside, of the interior trail network for Taskers Gap ATV/OHV trails. Seems like I've seen more ATV's on it. It's more like double track, ATV wide, but not dirt road wide.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:37 PM   #81
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I'm up for Taskers or a gravel road/street oriented ride Sunday. If it's Taskers I'll probably bring my 250x. If dirt road/street I'll be on the SM-T.

For those that have not ridden Taskers at all, or not this year. It's getting a bit chewed up in places.

I'd rate the lower fire road on the Taskers side as the easiest portion though it's also the section that sees a higher number of injuries due to higher speeds.

The Peters Mill fire road isn't bad but has a couple of rock garden sections that seem to be getting a bit rougher over time that could be tough on a big bike. Also one uphill hairpin can be a problem on a 50/50 tire if you lose momentum.

On the Taskers side the upper trail that loops back to the lower fire road has some smooth portions but has some rougher sections as well. The middle trail that goes towards the back of the area has a good bit of rocky sections sort of like going up a rocky creek bed in places. The lower loops below the lower fire road are a mix of easy flowing stuff and a couple of semi-knarly sections.

With the exception of the two main fireroads I wouldn't recommend Taskers on anything bigger than a large dual sport unless the pilot is very off-road savvy and doesn't mind if their ride picks up a battle scar or two.
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:28 AM   #82
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Hey gang,

I'm riding tomorrow (Sunday) at Peters/Taskers if anyone wants to join me.

When: 11:30am
Where: Peters Mill OHV parking lot off of Woodstock Tower Rd
What: Ride across Peters Mill, knock around in Taskers for a while and ride back across Peters. Casual pace, all bikes welcome, nobody dropped. I will either be on my 400 or my 250 (depending on how the 250 test ride goes today).

Let me know.

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PS: don't forget your permit, fee area.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:53 PM   #83
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I'm in. See you there!
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Old 10-26-2013, 01:33 PM   #84
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I'll see y'all there. I'll either ride over on the 525 or throw the 250X in the back of the truck.
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:51 PM   #85
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Hey gang,

I'm riding tomorrow (Sunday) at Peters/Taskers if anyone wants to join me.

When: 11:30am
Where: Peters Mill OHV parking lot off of Woodstock Tower Rd
What: Ride across Peters Mill, knock around in Taskers for a while and ride back across Peters. Casual pace, all bikes welcome, nobody dropped. I will either be on my 400 or my 250 (depending on how the 250 test ride goes today).

Let me know.

-mtnpat

PS: don't forget your permit, fee area.
My buddy went down on his Kaw. I am bringing it to my home tomorrow to work on it. BTW I need to get skid plates before I can take this bike up taskers. Also, when did this become a fee to ride area? I have been riding taskers/peters mill since 2000.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:18 PM   #86
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My buddy went down on his Kaw. I am bringing it to my home tomorrow to work on it. BTW I need to get skid plates before I can take this bike up taskers. Also, when did this become a fee to ride area? I have been riding taskers/peters mill since 2000.
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Actually I think its been a fee area since before that. Here is a list of stores you can purchase a permit from.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gwj/pa...fsbdev3_000477
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:21 PM   #87
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Since around 2000.




Actually I think its been a fee area since before that. Here is a list of stores you can purchase a permit from.

http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gwj/pa...fsbdev3_000477
I guess I was riding for free instead of fee.
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:31 AM   #88
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Running late.I will try to catch up.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:38 AM   #89
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I have an mc trailer in case it's needed today. Hope not.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:05 PM   #90
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I have an mc trailer in case it's needed today. Hope not.
No trailers needed today, though thumbs up to you for offering!

Met Mtnpat and Dwreker at Powel Mountain and we had a grand old time. What a great day to get some off-road riding in with good company. Mtnpat had his 250 XC-W and Dwreker had his F800GS, he had the big bike moving! Was cool to see. (Though it turns out Dwreker is a bit camera shy...)

All of our bikes managed to take a short dirt nap at one point or another, but nothing some quick field surgery couldn't rectify. ;)

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