Anyone care to ride Sunday 1/8?

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by flux_capacitor, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. soboy

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    I so agree. There is something so very, very kool about playing on the dirt, going places that street bikes and cars won't or can't go, and then hitting the asphalt twisties and letting it rip, all in the same ride. I especially enjoyed yesterday on my way home, after doing around 40 or so miles of dirt roads (nothing too hard, mind you, a few small water crossings were the extent of the excitement) and then just nailing the curves on Aska Road, turning on to Newport Rd. and spanking a guy riding an RT1200 on my WeeStrom on the way home. The ability to play in the dirt and then go asphalt twisty dancing is what makes the WeeStrom special to me. I especially enjoy coming down FS 80 from FS 42 to Camp Wasega Road, then just nailing those asphalt twisties, hanging off the bike and screaming thru those curves. Very exhilarating!
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    Thanks for the tips. I took the WeeStrom out yesterday for a nice long (250 mile) ride, which included about 40 miles of dirt. Found Old Rock Creek Road with no problem, you are correct - the farther you go on that road, the more it does look like someone's driveway. Finally made it to FS 333, but that was the problem. It was very, very muddy and soft right at the entrance to FS 333, and even with my new D607s, I knew the Strom would not make it through that mud. I stopped the bike and checked out the surface more carefully, and it looked much worse off the bike than it did on. Having gotten the Wee very stuck in mud before over at the Cooper's Creek area, I really didn't feel like going through that again alone. So I didn't even attempt FS 333 - I knew it was going to be a bad experience if I did.

    I think my Yamaha DT250 would make it up FS 333 with no problem, so I'll try it again on that bike next time. Other than the FS 333 problem, the Wee did great off pavement yesterday - I rode FS 42 from Doublehead Gap up to Springer Mountain for the first time, and that was a lot of fun.
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  3. GA. DUALSPORT WANTAB

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    Hey soboy, I found another way to the swinging bridge that may be eaiser. Just north of the dixie depot on 60 take the FS road on your left till it ends. The swinging bridge is about 200 to 300 yards down the trail.:wink:
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  4. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Sweet! Man, I wish I could go get muddy today! Sun is starting to shine.
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  5. soboy

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    Thanks. I think I know what you are talking about - is the Dixie Depot the convenience store/gas station on 60 a little south of Doublehead Gap Road? The one with the rebel flags? I have seen a FS road just north of there on the left. What kind of condition is that FS road in? Is it ok for a big trailie like my WeeStrom and its street-oriented tires ( D607s)? Or is this a rougher type of road, more suitable for a lighter bike with knobbies?
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    Its only about 3 miles long and pretty mild. Take your time and you should be fine. There is a couple of mud holes, but they have a solid bottom.
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  7. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Wait til you guys see what I found 5 minutes from the house! Got the Dakar STUCK for 20 minutes by myself in it. Mike, this is territory you would go CRAZY for. I'm not bringing my heavy ass GS through it again, though. I'll be checking it out with the EXC sometime soon.
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    You did'nt by chance find this good stuff off of mill creek road- sheep wallow road did ya?:ear
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  9. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    It is off of Little Mountain Road, somewhere abouts in there. I explored it more on my EXC today after work. It is some good riding, although alot of it is in No Trespassing Land, so I didn't check out too much of the side stuff. Dried creek beds, some 6th gear wide open stuff. Nice creek crossing. Not as big as I thought intitally but a nice place to play in anyway.
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    Hey Flux, I think I rode that stuff the morning you were suppose to ride a few weeks back. Looked like some sweet stuff!
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