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Old 08-30-2008, 03:57 PM   #226
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Looks like some pretty sweet trails about 1 1/2 away.

http://www.singletracks.com/php/trail.php?id=433

I just need to fill up prior to going into the woods ( fregin 2 gallon tank) but yeah... looks cool can't wait.
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:57 PM   #227
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Gentlemen,

Mind if I tag along? I'm new to the area.

Let me introduce myself. I just moved to Aiken from New Mexico due to a job transfer. I ride a F650 and mostly have ridden FS roads. I don't do much single track. Just the typical stuff a F650 is good for.

I'll show up at the Waffle House and at least meet the group.

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Old 08-30-2008, 05:07 PM   #228
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Gentlemen,

Mind if I tag along? I'm new to the area.

Let me introduce myself. I just moved to Aiken from New Mexico due to a job transfer. I ride a F650 and mostly have ridden FS roads. I don't do much single track. Just the typical stuff a F650 is good for.

I'll show up at the Waffle House and at least meet the group.

Thanks

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Old 08-30-2008, 05:21 PM   #229
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Just noticed that had to edit my profile for my new location. Done!

Thanks for the welcome.

Look forward to meeting you all.

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Old 08-30-2008, 05:36 PM   #230
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RogerNM welcome to the group.

Kliff, I will be coming from downtown augusta. Prob taking the 13th st bridge then cutting over towards the waffle house from there. If you want to meet up some place so you dont have to take I-20 let me know. Otherwise I will meet yall at the waffle house off exit 1 at 0745.


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Old 08-31-2008, 02:44 AM   #231
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I'll just buzz on up I-20 then. I'll leave about 7:15, should be there about 7:45 too.
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:14 AM   #232
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Big A.A.R.S.E. ride

Just back from the first official A.A.R.S.E ride. Six riders met at the Awful House in North Augusta. We rode north from there on paved and gravel roads. It was foggy when we started.

We went to StromThurmond Dam, and then to the Parson's Mountain ORV Trail. Three of us sat around the start area and BS'd while three other went out to dual with the 4-wheelers. Start to finish was 174 miles for me. I had a good time and enjoyed meeting everyone. Let's ride again soon.

BTE, one of you asked me about the Long Cane Massacre. I am sure I told a convincing story but I was about 20 years off and wrong. Here is the real story:
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Long Canes separated British South Carolina from the Cherokee Nation. Since this was right on the edge of civilization it was a risky place to live. Forts were established to serve as protection for the region. The Cherokee had been useful to the British in resting the lands from the French control. After the French were driven out the British started moving in. The Cherokee Indians were probably incensed by the continued increase in the number of settlers in the region. In 1760 they attacked settlers as part of what has become known as the Cherokee War of 1759-61. It was front page headlines and a devastating event for the settlers. The story as it was told in the newspaper as well as from survivor retelling has been pretty well developed. It seems that the Indians were striking at isolated farms, stealing, and slaying anyone in the way. The settlers decided to band together and leave the region by wagon train. They were waylaid by about a hundred Cherokee on their way to Augusta. Of the hundred and fifty settlers there may have been fewer than seventy-five adults and perhaps forty male defenders based on newspaper records and the sizes of typical families. They were probably slowed down by the wagons and oventaken by surprise at a river fording. Its remarkable to me that only twenty-three settlers were slain. Several children were slain and scalped and a few were taken as prisoner. One very famous case was Ann Calhoun who was taken at age five and returned after twelve years of living with the Indians. She later married and had a normal life as the wife of a settler. One of my own families, Benj. Jones Esq., was here with his family. His daughter (unknown name) who had married a Mr. Rosemond was killed in the mailaee. Apparently about twenty-one Cherokee were also killed or wounded in the attack. One may have been a chief of the tribe.
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Old 08-31-2008, 01:27 PM   #233
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whats up guys?

hey had a great time today, told andy i got back home riding some trails and gotta damn flat. but let me know when any of you wana ride again and ill do the same. espically some trail riding. later yall.
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Old 08-31-2008, 01:59 PM   #234
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Guys,
it was nice to finaly meet and ride wit ya. We need to do this again soon.


Kliff....you OK man?
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Old 08-31-2008, 01:59 PM   #235
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You guys were all great!

Bobby, Canoli.... your skills far out weigh your experience, Y'all done good! I'm so sorry I screwed up the trail ride for y'all, but I'm damn glad you were there too. Got home OK, biggest problem with the bike is a bent set of Renthals. Nolan helmet, done for. Scratched plastic hand guard, and headlight cover.....oh well, "patina."
I'll know more about me tomorrow, I may go get some x-rays done, if the pain doesn't let up. It's worse now, since the adreniline stopped flowing. Took a davocet I had stashed for just such an occassion....no effect. I'm thinking broken rib(s), even hurts to inhale semi deeply.

Man's gotta know his limits....I'll be sticking to the dirt and FS roads from now on. But I'll be glad to accompany y'all, any time you wanna ride trails.

Again, sorry for screwing up your day, and I owe you both $5.00 for your park fees.

Thanks again for helping me right the bike, and find my way to Hwy 28, I really didn't realize how groggy I was, till I got home. 'preciate it guys.
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:18 PM   #236
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oh man

well hope you feel beter manana kliff you dont owe me anything im just glad you hooked up with me so we could all go ride. just concentrae on getting better then well hit them bab boys again. maybe slower but well hit em. sorry bout the bike too but glad u got home ok. canoli hit me up sometime as well man well hit some powerlines or something like that. cant wait till next time. also i asked andy but let me know of any tricks and tips on for flat tires repairs. ttyl
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Old 08-31-2008, 02:49 PM   #237
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Thanks Bobby.

As for the flat, you have two choices, patch the tube, or replace the tube. In either case, you gotta bust it down, and be sure nothing is still sticking through the tire on the inside, which will puncture your choice of repairs.

Normally, I'd jump in there and help ya/show ya, how it's done. Just ain't quite up to it right now. Maybe this will help....
http://www.easterndirt.com/?p=531

Try to concentrate on the print....it will be difficult, I know...
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:22 PM   #238
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Glad you made it home OK. Sorry about your bike and your gear. Get better soon. Would hate to see all that hard work go to waste. No worries about the ride. It is all part of the experience. Again glad you made it home safe.


Bobby, did you flat on the way home? I saw that you stopped but I figured you just needed gas.

As for flats, I carry a can of fix-a-flat with me. It is prob not the right thing to do, but I figure 1/2 a can should help me get out of a jam. ( guys feel free to chime in if this is REALLY not a good thing).
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:57 PM   #239
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Old 08-31-2008, 04:08 PM   #240
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appreciate the tip kliff. it says in the manual that its a tubless tire but ive yet to check the tire out. canoli i got the flat when i got home and went riding on some trails. funny, i rode close to 200 miles then it went flat on the last 10! oh well thats how it goes. ttyl
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