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Old 11-25-2011, 04:47 PM   #12736
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Mud ride

Serious mud is an understatement. Slippery, slimy, clay mud a foot to 15" deep is more like it. That and the 12" deep tire tracks leading into the mud was the real problem. I do have to say however, once we slowed the pace down everyone got the hang of it and plowed right through .... right side up. When I got home the wife had to wash me down with the garden hose. What a mess. If I keep this kind of riding up Im going to have to put a set of knobbies on the GS.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L910Txj_-U

Sorry we missed you Wench. Had we known you were headed that way we would have waited a little longer.

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Old 11-25-2011, 05:00 PM   #12737
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Serious mud is an understatement. Slippery, slimy, clay mud a foot to 15" deep is more like it. That and the 12" deep tire tracks leading into the mud was the real problem. I do have to say however, once we slowed the pace down everyone got the hang of it and plowed through right side up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4L910Txj_-U

Sorry we missed you Wench. Had we known you were headed that way we would have waited a little longer.
BillsburgGS (Andrew) emailed me from Williamsburg Urgent Care and he's ok. Nothing broken. Might have a hairline fracture on a rib. He mentioned that he may be up for some more punishment tomorrow ("Maybe I can ride some tomorrow").
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Old 11-25-2011, 06:13 PM   #12738
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Sure .... get a group and lets do it again. This time Im taking my GoPro to capture the fun.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:39 PM   #12739
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Return to King and Queen County. Anyone interested in some crazy slippery mud and puddles tomorrow (Saturday)?

Forest roads. Muddy. Country twisties as well with some gravel. About the only people we saw all day on the forest and hard surface roads were hunters.

I'm thinking a 10:30AM start time from West Point.

Let me know.

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Old 11-25-2011, 08:42 PM   #12740
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I can make it at 10:30.
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:05 PM   #12741
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Chuck, How long are you planning on being out riding? Any ETA on Richmond arrival that afternoon? I might be able to go...I'll call you if I can.
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Old 11-26-2011, 03:00 AM   #12742
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Chuck, How long are you planning on being out riding? Any ETA on Richmond arrival that afternoon? I might be able to go...I'll call you if I can.
Just a few hours Eddy. We already know the roads/routes to take. Friday we explored and we were out longer.

We will meet at 10:30AM and be on the first trail/road 15 minutes later. Essentially the play area is between Rtes 14 and 17, so at any given time someone could boot scoot home to Richmond via 30/360.
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:04 AM   #12743
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Hey Eddy,
What ever you do .... bring your waterproof boots. Its a great way to practice water crossings and slippery footing.

I agree with JHVA. A couple hours is all you need. Its a quick ride over there and back but lots of fun in between. I got the GoPro all charged up and ready to go.
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:08 AM   #12744
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Y'all have fun to day, and be careful! Lot's of hunters will be out, and the deer will most likely be VERY active today.

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Old 11-26-2011, 05:32 AM   #12745
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Hey Eddy,
What ever you do .... bring your waterproof boots. Its a great way to practice water crossings and slippery footing.

I agree with JHVA. A couple hours is all you need. Its a quick ride over there and back but lots of fun in between. I got the GoPro all charged up and ready to go.
I can't make it again today due to prior commitments but those were some really fun roads. It's probably be a little easier for you guys today as my sideways sliding flattened out so many of the tougher portions .

After my last fall I actually listened to Chuck's advice on how to ride through the muck and didn't fall again. I was thinking of naming my bike Das Boat.
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:48 AM   #12746
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Sorry I missed all the fun in the mud yesterday.Also will have to miss today.Hope you guys have fun and I'll join you next time.
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Old 11-26-2011, 07:23 AM   #12747
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We can wait a bit after 1030 if any of you let us know you are on your way, etc
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Old 11-26-2011, 09:44 AM   #12748
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I really need to fix my bike! FML. Ive had the itch to ride for too long.
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:22 AM   #12749
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While some of yinz were out playing in the mud, figured I grab a couple Connie engines that had been temporarily moved for a spell:







and, do a little earthquake repair while the weather was so nice:





Dusty, nasty work, but someone has to do it.

And yes, I did wear a respirator mask to keep the cement dust outta my lungs.

EDIT: Done. Ready for the next shake, rattle, and roll:





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Old 11-26-2011, 03:42 PM   #12750
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While some of yinz were out playing in the mud, figured I grab a couple Connie engines that had been temporarily moved for a spell:

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Nice roll around table...I take it you sprayed the casters down good...

thanks for helping me clean my garage, I apreciate it.

just so you know, those Northern Tool supply flip up wheel chocks ARE THE BOMB!!! best spent money I have invested.

Super secure feeling, roll on, it flips up and viola.

if anyone needs one, NOW is the time to grab one, they have 7 more on Midlo store, and if you go online, and print out the price and data sheet, you get $10 bucks off!!! make them honor the price at the store.
$49.99 regularly $59.99, even if you just bolt it to a piece of plywood, the bike will stand upright without needing any support, a nice thing for adding to a lift also......
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