2013 Spring Laurel Fork "Frolic in the Forest" April 19-21

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Iamchaz, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. toddzacker

    toddzacker Just the Shame

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    Beantop-

    Thanks for the info on the tires...I put TKCs on mid November and then road with splitlaneslikemoses...holyshit I'm dangerous now. They are great for every surface and with that piece of mind, the 3k mileage on the back is worth it.

    I think redintheshed will get some & carry them down & we will put them on when he gets there...

    I was thinking of doing a review on the TKCs. I have about 2k on them and they look good, but if you stay 50/50 dirt to road, they give better wear. I think most people say they will do a lot more dirt than they actually do.

    See ya in Laurel Fork...
  2. RedInTheShed

    RedInTheShed Jart

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    For the advice. I was wondering about tires. I need wonder no longer.
  3. beantop

    beantop Remember, Safty Forced

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    yepm he more dirt you do the more mileage you'll get out of them, Plus I run Mg GS pretty well loaded most of the tyme and I Have verry poor hand/foot tire coordination.. I am eigther on the right hand full force or on the foot (well left hand in case of the GS), No in between... I was putting over a thousound mile week ends there for a while and going through tires every other week or so...
    Ouch!!!!! So I switched up to the heidenaus to lett my wallet cool off for a while, But if money was no object I go with TKC's every tyme hands down. Then When Winter hits I goto the street tyres cause most of the fire roads/trails I do convert to snowmobile trails and I Mainly stay to the blacktop...

    Stick with Splittlanes and he won't stear you wrong....


    If your gonna do a good bit of black top to get to the dirt the Heidenaus will hold up well and do good when you get to the dirt, If you don't want to bother with carrying tires and changeing at LF.. If you don't mind lugging tires and changing them I'd go with The TKC's...
  4. ecubed

    ecubed LFC Cat

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    We finally get some entertainment @ LF !!! :clap Fourty poeple standing around drinking and watching someone change tires.....:1drink in the rain....:eek1 keep the cameras rolling.....:deal
  5. backroadbob.com

    backroadbob.com Roads Scholar

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    This area is so highly recommended. Spruce Knob (N38-42.084/W79-31.864), Smoke Hole (N38-58.218/W79-17.006), Dolly Sods (N39-03.260/W79-18.55), and FR 45/4 in Laneville (N38-59.854/W79-27.690) where DSs rule! Here's what I wrote about it:


    The first half of the route to Spruce Knob follows the Laurel Fork rim of the Cheat River and offers spectacular views of the Laurel Fork Canyon. The second half follows Middle Mountain Ridge and has overlooks around almost every corner. After entering the Laurel Fork Wilderness Area, the route passes 4270-foot Yokum Knob, follows Narrow Ridge, and overlooks Spruce Knob Lake. The return route from Spruce Knob follows the Rails To Trails right of way on the East Fork of the Greenbrier River, runs along Shavers Mountain Ridge, and skirts the Otter Creek Wilderness Area. This is one of the most varied and scenic rides in West Virginia.

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  6. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    Pics from last year. :clap

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  7. RedInTheShed

    RedInTheShed Jart

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    You think that's fun, wait till you see me crawling into my hamock tent, in the rain, drunk from drinking several beers watching my brother put knobbies on his GS. :lol3:lol3
  8. toddzacker

    toddzacker Just the Shame

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    With enough sprite I can do any thing...
  9. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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  10. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    you too LD?
  11. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    I don't like the stuff that taste like kerosene :puke1
    And yes I have had that...
    Poor HB... I had a taste of that kind of shine, that a friend of ours from AL made ..
    I handed it to HB and said Ooo it's so good ..:1drink
    He took a swig.. And well that's when the fight began... :lol3
    Oh my gosh it was awful !!! But the friend is standing right there and ya can't spit it out..
    Ya have to smile and say ahhhhh that good .. :puke2

    So the next tie ya see HB ask him about the Bama shine...:norton
  12. Cattledog1969

    Cattledog1969 Been here awhile

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    This is not an AMA event. It is a thursday,friday,saturday and sometimes sunday ride. (Sometimes tuesday , wednesday) Ride mileage varies. There are usually about 3 group rides on saturday. A mostly street , easy gravel ride. There is a lot to see in the area, senaca rocks, spruce knob, dolly sods,sinks of grady ..etc... A dual sport ride that is a little more aggressive and a harder core dual sport ride. Camping spots are 8 dollars a night put in a box on the honor system. There may be 1-3 tents per camping spot so the fee may be 3-8 dollars per night



    Of the 3 group rides, is there a more aggressive hard core dual sport ride? As for camping and the $8 per night, are pop-up tent campers allowed at the camp site?? As for mileage each day, anyone have a ball park number from past experiance??
    Is the (Sometimes tuesday , wednesday) ride before the weekend?? And does the ride start and end at the same campground? I'm asking these questions because its a long drive for me so I dont want to assume anything. This sounds like a lot of fun.
  13. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    You can find photos/reviews(starting on page #75) from last year here:
    Spring Frolic in the Forest (Laurel Fork) Apr. 26-29, 2012

    :rofl
  14. goosecreek

    goosecreek Waiting for spring

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    One more thing no parking in the grass.
  15. Scotty P

    Scotty P Funny Like a Clown

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    Yes, Tuesday and Wednesday are before the WE.


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  16. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    I had to think about that one. Could've went either way. :1drink

    Reading minds on the interweb is hard. :lol3
  17. eddie bolted

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    Coming down Tue. or Wed. this year,as long as i'm not working.
  18. TH

    TH There and Here

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    I'm going to try and join the melee on Thursday night or Friday am. Depends on "work".
  19. beantop

    beantop Remember, Safty Forced

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    You should do the Purple fiddle the week end before, Then We can stay in the area and head to LF mon. Nite
  20. twigsnapper

    twigsnapper How did I get here?

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