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Old 03-08-2012, 05:53 AM   #23341
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Hey DOGS....need some help. I've gotten myself into a little mess by agreeing to race in Rally West Virginia. Don't know what I'm in for... But I need a place to train....fast gravel roads that are hard packed. Twisty would be great, but I need to go fast. So somewhere that isn't really widely used. hoping to find a good road 10-20miles long. What say you.
two options come to mind- some of the main "loops" at Durhamtown plantation are forest service road wide, hard packed (if it hasn't rained), and pretty fast. they will have some well placed berms and "jumps" so maybe not ideal if you are riding something without appropriate suspension, but you could put together some very fast loops there and the traffic is all one way. just start a timer and be on your way.

another option is to find a gravel/dirt road that dead ends somewhere. Ride it to the end and back out, then turn around and let'er rip going back to the dead end. that way you know (unless someone lives there, or was in the woods somewhere) the road is clear...

but the chances of finding a 10 mile stretch with no traffic in the SE is pretty hard unless you have someone at the other end with a radio. :)
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:07 AM   #23342
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Hey Jenna,
Just go follow Mr Crane for your training

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Old 03-08-2012, 08:24 AM   #23343
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Hey Jenna,
Just go follow Mr Crane for your training

Yeah, you know you are doing good if you can stay in the same zip code
That is one fast dude.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:35 AM   #23344
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Moto Mountain is another option. It has some fast, fairly flat stuff on the backside near the power lines. Some of the four wheeler trails are fairly wide and easy as well, and the trails are one-way
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Old 03-08-2012, 03:41 PM   #23345
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Good luck Jenna

Saw your opt in over in racing - didn't seem to take but a couple of posts

Been said but please do be careful training the trafficked roads

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Old 03-08-2012, 04:21 PM   #23346
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Beau,
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:15 AM   #23347
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Is there a neat, easy trick for getting the baked-on red clay off your pipes and engine?
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:20 AM   #23348
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Why would you want to?
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:33 AM   #23349
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Why would you want to?
Well, I've been dirt bike riding in a "rain forest" for 40 years and have no idea how to get it off... that should tell you something.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:33 AM   #23350
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It Worked for DeBandi

Pete,
Check this out & buy you some 2000 Wet R Dry Sandpaper & a Garden Hose

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=627411

I've did this trick since the mid 80's
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:56 AM   #23351
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Thanks man
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:06 PM   #23352
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I'm afraid if I took the mud off of mine they would fall apart.
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Old 03-09-2012, 03:53 PM   #23353
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I'm afraid if I took the mud off of mine they would fall apart.
+1
That's exactly what I was thinking.
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:50 PM   #23354
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Hey DOGS....need some help. I've gotten myself into a little mess by agreeing to race in Rally West Virginia. Don't know what I'm in for... But I need a place to train....fast gravel roads that are hard packed. Twisty would be great, but I need to go fast. So somewhere that isn't really widely used. hoping to find a good road 10-20miles long. What say you.
Hey Jenna! When do you want to ride? PM sent based on info relayed to me from the Mayor of Persimmon.... SR
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:59 PM   #23355
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Does anybody know if the FS has re-opened the dirt roads in the Cohuttas yet? I'm referring to the one just down the hill from Lake Conasauga where it intersects FR630. It was still gated last month. Looking to put together a 75 mile dirt loop for Sunday.
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