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Old 06-09-2012, 08:47 PM   #1156
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So at what time....
Sorry, 10:30am


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Old 06-10-2012, 01:11 PM   #1157
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Thanks to those guys who came out for a ride today. Weather was beautiful, roads were good, and no one went down.

Here's a few pics.

Dave & Jason up front.





John splashing thru the water on Little river.



Some people tending to their bee hives.



Damn the smudge on the camera lense; this spot was just beautiful.



A few more random pics from today.



John following on his F800.





That's it! Can't wait for another opportunity to go discover some more of Nova's gravel roads.
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:35 PM   #1158
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Hey...that's me! Jeez, I gotta get a jacket that fits! Great meeting and riding with you guys today, (even though I had to cut out early). My first real water crossing! There's plenty of room for improvement as I almost ran up the bank on the other side! I'm sure the rest of the ride was great, such a beautiful area out there. I'm looking forward to the next ride that, hopefully, I'll be able to join for longer!

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Old 06-10-2012, 05:56 PM   #1159
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Had a great time today guys love getting lost back on those roads. Hit that water crossing one more time on the way home after all the dust today needed one more cleaning before heading home. Also once we split up I hit Bust Head Rd again back toward Middleburg and then took Rock Hill Mill Rd, Five Points Rd, Carters Farm Rd and Cobb House Rd. There are some fantastic gravel roads around there and easy to spend an entire day going in circles on those roads and never hit the same one twice.

The other river crossing you all asked about is off of Jeb Stuart Rd. It's a bit deeper and the silt build up makes it a far more technically interesting that the one of off Little River Rd.

Looking forward to the next trip.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:27 PM   #1160
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Father's day ride (novice friendly)

Per my earlier post, I am going to do another noob freindly DS ride through some of the back road scenery of Loudoun county. The weather is looking great with temps probably in the upper 60s in the morning rising to the low 80s with low chance of rain.

My intention is to get everyone out and back in time to spend some quality family time for father's day. SO plan on being done around noonish.


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KSU 08:30 so set your arrival time by your coffee intake requirements
I will be there betwen 07:30 and 08:00

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Off road inexperienced (noob) friendly

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Hard pack dirt and gravel roads. Some loose gravel in spots. Water crossing will depend on group skill level and willingness

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No nobbies required. We are not going to hit anything that will require off-road tires. All of these roads can be done with street tires

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TBD (but pretty similar to the last one)
I am open to other suggestions.

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Old 06-11-2012, 07:28 PM   #1161
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Thanks to those guys who came out for a ride today. Weather was beautiful, roads were good, and no one went down.

Here's a few pics.

Dave & Jason up front.





John splashing thru the water on Little river.



Some people tending to their bee hives.



Damn the smudge on the camera lense; this spot was just beautiful.



A few more random pics from today.



John following on his F800.





That's it! Can't wait for another opportunity to go discover some more of Nova's gravel roads.
It was a beautiful day - thanks to Mow for finding the water crossing - nothing like a nice splash to start the ride off. I gotta try some of the more challenging roads like Bust Head -that was good. Thanks for taking the pics Denis.

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Old 06-12-2012, 03:37 PM   #1162
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Per my earlier post, I am going to do another noob freindly DS ride through some of the back road scenery of Loudoun county. The weather is looking great with temps probably in the upper 60s in the morning rising to the low 80s with low chance of rain.

My intention is to get everyone out and back in time to spend some quality family time for father's day. SO plan on being done around noonish.
Count me in!
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:31 PM   #1163
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Per my earlier post, I am going to do another noob freindly DS ride through some of the back road scenery of Loudoun county. The weather is looking great with temps probably in the upper 60s in the morning rising to the low 80s with low chance of rain.

My intention is to get everyone out and back in time to spend some quality family time for father's day. SO plan on being done around noonish

Count me in as well!!

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Old 06-13-2012, 06:08 AM   #1164
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Anyone know of a Charlottesville area riders group/thread?
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:26 AM   #1165
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:21 AM   #1166
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To some of you more experienced folks, is bust head rd easy or challenging? Looking to add it to my ride this sunday but will not have time to scout in advance.
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:27 AM   #1167
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To some of you more experienced folks, is bust head rd easy or challenging? Looking to add it to my ride this sunday but will not have time to scout in advance.
It's just your typical gravel road.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:06 AM   #1168
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i rode it with orex a few weeks back. some sections were pretty washed out. perhaps orex will chime in.
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:15 PM   #1169
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i rode it with orex a few weeks back. some sections were pretty washed out. perhaps orex will chime in.
I've ridden most of the NoVA gravel/dirt roads on a scooter, FWIW.

They're enjoyable, but only really challenging if you're trying to run them at a (too) fast pace.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:32 AM   #1170
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To some of you more experienced folks, is bust head rd easy or challenging? Looking to add it to my ride this sunday but will not have time to scout in advance.
Ran it last weekend. Like others have said, it's your typical gravel road, nothing really difficult about it, just some spots here and there where there was some water errosion (i.e. ruts, or gashes in the road); it's really not an issue, and I would feel comfortable going down this road on just about any bike.
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