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Tetched 03-04-2008 05:18 PM

WV dualsports,check in
Where are all the guys/gals ? Are we to few and far between? I read central and see daily contact between riders and enthusiest. I see riders in VA talking about routes and rides. I have riden with a few from WV on occasion,so I know they're out there. So lets check in folks,where are ya? What do ya ride ? Post pics of your ride,Lets get something goin.

Tetched St.Marys,WV 05 KLR, 08 KTM 990, 09 KTM 530 exc
Kaylr St.Marys,WV 05 KLR, 11 BMW 650 GS

pnoman 03-04-2008 06:42 PM

I'm on my way

I'm still living in Illinois for another couple of months until our son graduates from high school. Then, we'll be moving back to WV (I was born in Clarksburg, met my wife in Morgantown at WVU, and now own my grandparents old 133-acre farm near Petersburg, so I still consider myself to be a Mountaineer). I've been out there on my two Air Force Retirement Rides (2005 and 2006) and can't wait to be riding there full time again. I should be somewhat available for rides this summer and fall as we get settled and I hopefully get a job. I'd be glad to join y'all for a group ride some sunny day.

To read my ride reports, our family drive to Alaska and back in 2007, and also 3 years of Europe travel (Air Force, not bike rides :cry ) just click here.

Hope to meet all the WV riders this summer. God bless and ride safe.


wvrocks 03-04-2008 08:10 PM

Hey Mike, good idea! I'm over in the Canaan Valley area. Drop me a line if you guys end up over this way.

WFOhillbilly 03-05-2008 11:24 AM

Hey, I finally made it here.:D Sounds like fun. I'll probally go Sunday if the weather is good. I don't mind the cold, just the ice.

wvrocks 03-06-2008 11:27 AM

Mike, you should be fine on the dirt roads if the weather holds. Almost all the snow is melted off right now. Water crossings may be high. We had a bunch of rain on Tueday and combined with snowmelt there's a lot of runoff. Its in the 50's today and sunny. I think they are calling for snow starting on Friday night though. Even if you do make it up this weekend I can't ride, ski patrol on Sat, EMT class on Sunday, KLR in about 50 pieces waiting on parts from Arrowhead. :cry Have a good ride if you do make it!

roninwva 03-07-2008 07:05 AM

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Lets get this started. 06 Wee-Strom, Hurricane W.Va. Picture is day I arrived back from Arctic Circle/Alaska trip last summer. 10,281 miles in 26 days.

cliffhanger 03-07-2008 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by klrmike

:eek1 When did ya do that? :ear Looks nice.

Here's a weather link that does ok for me. :deal

I'll be at the shop all day Saturday and at home on Sunday. If your in the hood stop by. Hi to Kay.

wvrocks 03-08-2008 06:36 PM

Aww. C'mon Mike it was 45 with light rain at 7 am in Canaan. Got nice and sunny, up into the 50's for a bit. Then all hell broke loose around 11:30 and the temp dropped almost 20 degrees in 30 min and the snow started dumping. Cliffhanger and I were discussing your possible bad choice while out on a car wreck today with the fire dept. Think you made a good decision staying home.

wvgreenhorn 03-08-2008 09:48 PM


Another WV dual-sporter checking in! I just recently picked up an '05 KLR and I'm dying to get it up into the mountains!! I'm a little concerned with the Avon Gripsters that came on it, but they couldn't be any worse than the stock Trailwings on the V-strom I sold a while back.

A fellow KLR rider taught me a very important lesson, when planning a route up into the mountains like you guys have, always know where to stop early in the morning for the best gravy and biscuits!! :evil On your route that would be the Philippi Inn just out of town on Rt. 250! If you were staying on Rt. 50 and comming on over my way, it would be Cool Springs Park.:D

Since you got snowed out this weekend, maybe I can hook up with you on your "make-up" trip?

Oops409 03-09-2008 05:47 PM


We in East Virginia enjoy the Western part of the State as well. This pic is in the Laural Forks area. It took a while to get un-stuck...

I am only about an hour away, as the crow flies. ..Just over that hill:

torrey45 03-09-2008 07:36 PM

Hey, Just moved to Charleston. Always looking to go riding. I'll check this thread for rides.

cliffhanger 03-09-2008 07:42 PM


Originally Posted by klrmike
:lol3 That looks like a Laural fork campout snapshot if I ever saw one.
I'm guessing a fellow pittsburg adv'er and local cliffhanger were in the neighborhood:huh

I'm sorry to say that I missed that ride. Good thing for us it was well documented here Becoyote's video of the extraction is priceless.

Nightster 03-10-2008 10:41 AM

Hey Mike, I'm on my way out to go riding, be ready.:D

WFOhillbilly 03-10-2008 12:25 PM

Nice to see you finally made it John.:clap You guys have fun. Maybe we all could get together next weekend and ride, if the weather stays nice.

Gabby 03-11-2008 11:30 AM

Hey Mike,
I thought I knew most of the stuff around your way, but that stuff looks new to me. Must have been a great day to ride ( I was stuck here at work). I hope to hook up with you guys and do a little riding this spring/summer.

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