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Old 07-28-2008, 11:29 AM   #16
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Man that sucks about your back, but glad that you are good to go on two wheels again. I was looking at a rig just like yours so that I can take the dog along for the ride. What kind of MPG were you getting?

Aiken was sooo much better then THAT place in Augusta . The staff was friendly, they had more then 3 bikes for sale and the gear selection was pretty good. I did notice that when I went in on sat to finalize the paperwork the amount of jackets and pants they had on the racks was getting smaller by the min. I actually had to order the mesh Joe Rocket pants on-line from a place in NJ.

The first dirt road (the one with all the pine straw) was actually right by the Dam ( forget the name of the boat ramp). I went in about 1/2 mile before I relalized that I had almost no tools with me and limited experience riding...so I turned around.

The second pic (looking over the handle bars) was in Sumpter. They have tons of gravel 2 lane fire roads that lead off to who knows where. I used to Mtn bike in that area and I know that there is a 5-6 mile single track loop (un-sure if motor bikes are allowed) but I'll check it out this week. I also found some VERY detailed maps on-line that give all the nitty gritty about the fire roads.....but then again I might just ride and see where it leads me.


As far as a CamelBak's go... I use the HAWG and I love it. It carries 90 OZ of water as well as rain gear, tools etc.. Just make sure you get a cleaning kit with it. Gatorade or any other non-water beverage will turn the bladder into a science experiment in no time.

So... where else is there to ride trails around here?
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:53 AM   #17
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We were able to ride the range and training roads on Ft Gordon, A guy I know, Rob Crisp, worked out there part time, and showed me around some...then one day he said it had been shut down to M/C'ers...shortly after that, Rob's bike got stolen...and I ain't heard from him since.

"Me and my monkee" knows some areas up above Thomson. PM him, see what y'all can get going. And I'll keep trying to find Rob. Should be plenty of dirt an unimproved roads down below Wrens, over toward Avera...again, I'd like a partner with me on rides like that though. Rob also told me about some dirt just across the river, Hwy 28, on the right hand side...but I never got over there to check those out.

The War Wagon averages about 25mpg, a single wheel drive, LIGHTER, rig, like Dad's Troyka, will do about 30mpg.

HAWG huh....I'll check it out. Thanks!
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:14 PM   #18
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Nice bike Canoli. I hope Jesus does not weigh too much. Two up on a 225 will really spoil the handling
I too use Aiken , even though I live 10 minutes from the OTHER place. Oh hell, lets just say Street and Trail. We all know which assholes we are talking about. Got a good deal on a Concours from AMS&S. Got screwed on my EX500 from S&T.
My 'camelbak' is the Buell hydration pack that I got with a XB12TT test ride a few months back. Crap bike, nice pack.
Great to see this thread taking off. Cant wait to ride with you all.
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Old 07-28-2008, 02:08 PM   #19
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Yup....that be the place! I either go to Aiken or Swainsboro for any Yamaha parts I don't order on BikeBandit.... S&T ain't gettin' no mo' of my money! I'll probably do the same for the DR.
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Old 07-28-2008, 03:44 PM   #20
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[quote=Me and my monkee]Nice bike Canoli. I hope Jesus does not weigh too much. Two up on a 225 will really spoil the handling
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LOL yeah I keep thining maby the last guy who owned it was actualy a Latin woman and Jesus was her husband,,

As far as trails goes:
I found this info on-line. http://www.fs.fed.us/r8/fms/forest/about/lc.shtml

The Lick Fork rd access was where I was playing around in this past weekend. It was only about 1/2 hr ride out of downtown augusta to get to the trails and the road part ride was actually pretty quiet.
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Old 07-28-2008, 04:27 PM   #21
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I wanne be an AARSE

Andy Simons here. Located in Trenton, SC (between North Augusta and Edgefield. Highly qualified to be either a dumb AARSE or an AARSEhole.
Current bike is a 2005 F650 Dakar. I am too old for single track but I don't mind riding a few hundred miles to explore woods roads.

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Old 07-28-2008, 04:35 PM   #22
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Welcome aboard you ole AARSE, glad to have Trenton represented! And don't feel bad about not doing single track... all I'm looking for are fire roads, dirt roads and the occassional fire break.... nuttin' too tough, just out in the country away from pavement, cages, and road signs...LOL!
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:13 PM   #23
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Hay Andy nice to meet you.
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Old 07-28-2008, 06:35 PM   #24
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Hello Again

I met and rode with Truckin Thumper this past weekend. He was sporting a new helmet cam setup and was taking some film shots of all the riders on Sunday's Telico Plains ADV ride. We were all excited to get back to the store and watch ourselves wallow around in the gravel. You will have to ask him how the movies turned out. I have picked at him enough already.

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Old 07-29-2008, 08:12 AM   #25
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Cool Beans Andy, I'll start buggin' TT too, for the vids!
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Old 07-29-2008, 11:50 AM   #26
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New Bike Congrats

Canoli,

Congrats on the new bike! Glad to see you got what you wanted and a great deal as well. Would say keep the shiney side up but that would spoil her, as she is a dual sport!

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Old 07-29-2008, 12:40 PM   #27
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Welcome aboard Kurt!

Man, there's more D/S'ers out there in them thar woods than you kin shake a stick et!

Glad to see another AARSE checking in!
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Old 07-29-2008, 01:34 PM   #28
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I met and rode with Truckin Thumper this past weekend. He was sporting a new helmet cam setup and was taking some film shots of all the riders on Sunday's Telico Plains ADV ride. We were all excited to get back to the store and watch ourselves wallow around in the gravel. You will have to ask him how the movies turned out. I have picked at him enough already.

ISNT THAT WERE THE MOVIE "FUGITIVE" WAS FILMED?
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:38 PM   #29
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ISNT THAT WERE THE MOVIE "FUGITIVE" WAS FILMED?
Ya mean the State of GA
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Canoli,

Congrats on the new bike! Glad to see you got what you wanted and a great deal as well. Would say keep the shiney side up but that would spoil her, as she is a dual sport!

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Thanks man....now it's your turn to join the muddy side
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