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Old 06-21-2014, 01:42 PM   #29131
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Yeah I plan on getting out too. Where are you located?
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:35 PM   #29132
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Nice Danny! Sounds like a great little adventure!




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No pics.. I suck. Close your eyes and imagine a badass DR and the jdrocks ninja-gravel-beast covered in crud and parked on a majestic moutain top overlooking a beautiful green valley. If I had pics they would be just like that..
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Old 06-21-2014, 04:12 PM   #29133
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No pics.. I suck. Close your eyes and imagine a badass DR and the jdrocks ninja-gravel-beast covered in crud and parked on a majestic moutain top overlooking a beautiful green valley. If I had pics they would be just like that..
picture me on the side of the road at 6AM Friday morning...out of freakin' gas.

that's how the day started, but it got way better in a hurry. gravel roads, then more gravel roads on a round about route as we made out way west. a late lunch at Highs, then 30 more miles of gravel to LF.

while stopped at the bridge at Marble Valley, the owner of the old farm house stopped to talk with us and reported that she had nearly been hit head on by a bike on Ramsey Gap/Archer, not happy that the guy was going way too fast to make the corner and ended up on her side of the road.

we saw only three vehicles in over 100 miles of gravel despite the roads being in the best shape ever, and two were pickups with dog boxes that we passed on the way out in soupy weather this morning. might have been exercising bear hounds.

nearly 1/2" of rain Friday night at LF, but little or no rain 1000" lower on the mountain. new logging operation at the top of the LF turnoff. friendly West Virginians offered beer in the evening, coffee in the morning. unless Dan says otherwise, we left 2 beers cooling in the creek, a calamity, we should go right back out there to rescue them.

hearty breakfast at the cafe in Durban, they actually let us in, even after nearly tossing us out the last time because Monsieur Nix kept staring at the waitress' ass. if the same cute girl was still there, we would have been eating breakfast in Monterey.

that's right folks, Shannon was a doggone trouble maker in the olden days.

great riding with Dan, and i think we were both glad i missed a turn and 20 more miles of gravel road Friday.
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:07 PM   #29134
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Yeah I plan on getting out too. Where are you located?
West end near Three Chopt and Parham.
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:23 PM   #29135
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Highs= best fries ever

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picture me on the side of the road at 6AM Friday morning...out of freakin' gas.

that's how the day started, but it got way better in a hurry. gravel roads, then more gravel roads on a round about route as we made out way west. a late lunch at Highs, then 30 more miles of gravel to LF.

while stopped at the bridge at Marble Valley, the owner of the old farm house stopped to talk with us and reported that she had nearly been hit head on by a bike on Ramsey Gap/Archer, not happy that the guy was going way too fast to make the corner and ended up on her side of the road.

we saw only three vehicles in over 100 miles of gravel despite the roads being in the best shape ever, and two were pickups with dog boxes that we passed on the way out in soupy weather this morning. might have been exercising bear hounds.

nearly 1/2" of rain Friday night at LF, but little or no rain 1000" lower on the mountain. new logging operation at the top of the LF turnoff. friendly West Virginians offered beer in the evening, coffee in the morning. unless Dan says otherwise, we left 2 beers cooling in the creek, a calamity, we should go right back out there to rescue them.

hearty breakfast at the cafe in Durban, they actually let us in, even after nearly tossing us out the last time because Monsieur Nix kept staring at the waitress' ass. if the same cute girl was still there, we would have been eating breakfast in Monterey.

that's right folks, Shannon was a doggone trouble maker in the olden days.

great riding with Dan, and i think we were both glad i missed a turn and 20 more miles of gravel road Friday.
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:46 PM   #29136
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:52 PM   #29137
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Yeah I plan on getting out too. Where are you located?
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West end near Three Chopt and Parham.
Five and dime? lap around Chesdin? Post up what you decide on, I might get in on it. Like to get a close-up look at the brown bomber too.
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:56 PM   #29138
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..unless Dan says otherwise, we left 2 beers cooling in the creek, a calamity, we should go right back out there to rescue them..
Aww crap. Littering and alcohol abuse.
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:56 PM   #29139
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Five and dime? lap around Chesdin? Post up what you decide on, I might get in on it. Like to get a close-up look at the brown bomber too.
I could go for a lap around Chesdin. What time and where for meet up?
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:04 PM   #29140
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Nice Danny! Sounds like a great little adventure!
Were your ears burning. We were telling all kinds of Shannon stories, some possibly made up. You're our Bill Brasky ..
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:32 PM   #29141
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West end near Three Chopt and Parham.
Go get the tags.
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:33 PM   #29142
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Were your ears burning. We were telling all kinds of Shannon stories, some possibly made up. You're our Bill Brasky ..

Ya know he's willing to detail anyones motorcycle. Even change your oil.
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:00 PM   #29143
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ddlewis and jdrocks- sounds like a nice ride. I was wondering what weather you guys had. Dan, how did you get Dave to stop and eat? Twice?? We did a similar day trip a little while back and he did not deal with a single bodily function besides one sip of water. ALL DAY. I probably went through two handfuls of snacks, two liters of water and made five pit stops. Thanks for being patient with me, Dave. Breaking news right now on the Roadkill Cafe Channel about a drunk black bear on Spruce Knob doing the hula
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:38 PM   #29144
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... Breaking news right now on the Roadkill Cafe Channel about a drunk black bear on Spruce Knob doing the hula
damn, that bear found those beers we left.
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Old 06-21-2014, 08:21 PM   #29145
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Oh well, good for us though. Now if we can just get that Michhub guy back here we'll be good as new.
not likely to return but have come to realize 100* isn't hot yet ...miss ya'll and the eastern riding
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