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Old 03-21-2011, 01:41 PM   #1
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Eastern Rendezvous scout ride.

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Old 03-26-2011, 12:22 AM   #2
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Well crap. I'm a day late and a dollar short again.

If you didn't make it out and plan on trying it this weekend shoot me a PM.

That is if you see this.

Hmm, those "if's" just seem to be stacking up!
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:17 AM   #3
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Hey Todd,

Did you make the scouting ride? How'd it go?
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:39 AM   #4
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Well crap. I'm a day late and a dollar short again.

If you didn't make it out and plan on trying it this weekend shoot me a PM.

That is if you see this.

Hmm, those "if's" just seem to be stacking up!

Sent you a PM.
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Old 03-26-2011, 11:55 AM   #5
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Hey Todd,

Did you make the scouting ride? How'd it go?
It went pretty good. I followed up on a lead from "Knybanjo's" scout ride in an area that I had scouted year. Last year I turned back too soon and missed the very-unimproved road that I was looking for.(banjo found it) This opened the door to another unimproved road and ATV/motorcycle trail.
The trail got pretty rough and I was solo with no phone reception. It was really hard not to keep on going, but I'll have to save that adventure for another day.
I still need to go back and check it out when i'm not solo.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:42 AM   #6
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Last scout ride

Here are a few pics from the last scout ride. DRZTennessee skipped work to help with the scouting a couple of weeks ago. He will be helping out with the "no guardrails ride" this year. We plan to scout again tomorrow.





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Old 05-07-2011, 04:46 AM   #7
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Nice, looks like a beauty of road. How far from camp is that? we got a crew that is looking for forest service with the option of some trails. how about I buy you a beer at the RDV in exchange for information?

Is that an abandoned cabin?
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:51 PM   #8
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Nice, looks like a beauty of road. How far from camp is that? we got a crew that is looking for forest service with the option of some trails. how about I buy you a beer at the RDV in exchange for information?

Is that an abandoned cabin?
That's Chestnut Mountain Rd near Damascus Va. It's about 50 miles away from rally central. There's tons of roads just like it between Damascus and Laurel Springs. Will gladly spill my guts on some of the most beautiful and adventurous riding around.

I'll bring my Gazetteers.
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Hey Todd, Bone stock DR 650 w/D606s... Am I good to go on that,
or should I bring the XL500?
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Today's Ride

Drztennessee and I planned a another ride to check some new trails and survey the storm damage to the known trails. Three other riders joined us for about 8 hrs of some really good trail riding. Too bad we have to narrow that down to just a few good trails. Most of the ride RDV ride will be gravel, going to and from the trails. Eric, Dane and Lanny met us this morning for the scouting. Dane and Lanny had helped with last years ride.

We did have to do a little trail clearing.



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Some of the trails were in really rough shape and were washed out pretty bad.




Drztennessee dropping it gracefully. The new bash plate came in handy today.







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Here is one of the many creek crossings for the day. We even navigated one creek for about 100yds

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Highlight of the day was when we found a new trail that was an old railroad bed. It wasn't all that long of a trail but the scenery was great.



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Hey Todd, Bone stock DR 650 w/D606s... Am I good to go on that,
or should I bring the XL500?

Hi Kirk, I think the DR should be fine. I had the biggest bike in the group today, 06' KLR with w/D606s. I'm trying to keep the ride 650 friendly. Especially since we are covering alot of miles. Some of the trails are poor shape this year due to the recent storms.
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Hi Kirk, I think the DR should be fine. I had the biggest bike in the group today, 06' KLR with w/D606s. I'm trying to keep the ride 650 friendly. Especially since we are covering alot of miles. Some of the trails are poor shape this year due to the recent storms.
Yeah, it looks good. I posted before you finished the report, I think the 650 will do fine.

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Old 05-07-2011, 08:52 PM   #15
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[QUOTE=advtenn;15843798]Here are a few pics from the last scout ride. DRZTennessee skipped work to help with the scouting a couple of weeks ago. He will be helping out with the "no guardrails ride" this year. We plan to scout again tomorrow.



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