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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by bloochdog, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Greg_NoVA

    Greg_NoVA Noob.

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    Hey Everyone,

    I'm Greg. I ran into Bloochdog and Gastone at the BWM open house. I have an R1200GS and I've heard rumors you can take these things off-road! :rofl

    I'm pretty inexperienced and I want to build some off-road skills. I know the bike is capable but the rider isn't [yet]. I've done a few dirt/gravel roads over the winter and I'm looking to challenge myself to learn some new skills without over-reaching.

    I live in centreville and usually ride west towards The Plains, Luray, Front Royal, Middleburg, etc. Any beginner trails or dirt roads that I can get some skillz on?

    Thanks for any tips!

    Rubber down!
    Greg:drif
  2. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Always #2

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    Blooch definitely cut it on before we all passed out. Love that ish! I had a Clif bar and a banana at the gas station before we started the day. May have held up the group for a bit :lol3.

    (And quite the virtual pleasure, Lance!)

    - Lance
  3. Wes Mantooth

    Wes Mantooth Always #2

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    Howdy, Greg! I had an '06 12GS myself. I still miss that pig.

    Tips? Hmm. I'm anything but an expert, but keeping your momentum up is pretty important. Get bogged down and getting started again is tough sledding. Standing up and stabilizing the bike with your knees is also key, rather than trying to death grip the handlebars. The bike will move around and that's ok. It's a weird thing to get used to, but know that the bike is incredibly capable.

    I'm just getting back to the dirt after a few years off, but other than getting out there and just going for it, it's been a big help watching Motoriley's YouTube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/Motoriley/videos?flow=grid&view=0. Shows the good, the bad, and the ugly.
  4. Intrigue_262000

    Intrigue_262000 Did you see that wheelie?

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    In greenbreir for the weekend for my daughters dance competition. Staying right across from Adventure BMW. Might walk over and look around after bit.
  5. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    Sorry I missed you. Just got back from western ny. Hopped off bike and right on the tractor.
  6. Intrigue_262000

    Intrigue_262000 Did you see that wheelie?

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    Hung out at millions of beers last night, place burned down early this morning. Odd huh??
  7. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    Nice meeting you at the Morton's shindig and hope to see you at the spring fling. You are more than welcome at the BWDR compound too. "Never pet a burning dog." There is my tip.
    . You cannot put a fire out with less than 20 taps...
  8. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    Banshee and I rode to Attica NY last Tuesday for an event packed week. Her Mom's birthday ,JV baseball , dance recitals and a quite profitable derby party.

    Here are a few unorganized photos and vids.
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    Holley and her brothers
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    High falls

    [​IMG]High falls pedestrian bridge in Rochester.
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    Artsy fartsy coffee shop " Attica style"

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    Typical Attican chicken.
  9. DCrider

    DCrider Live from THE Hill

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    you need one of them chickens at the compound, scare off the rif raff
  10. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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  11. twigsnapper

    twigsnapper How did I get here?

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  12. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    Great album from the film Into the Wild

    If you like that, check out his album Ukulele Songs
  13. twigsnapper

    twigsnapper How did I get here?

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    will check Ukulele Songs out, liked the Into the Wild movie, didn't care for the book.
  14. mica

    mica Weekend Adventurer

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    I liked the Into The Wild book, didn't care for the movie.:D

    Krakauer's Into Thin Air is epic!
  15. AB13

    AB13 Ridge Runner

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    Banshee!!!!!!!! good to meet you guys ! AB & TM :D
  16. bloochdog

    bloochdog Itinerant jackass

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    Thanks it was so exciting to see her win.

    Nice meeting y'all too! Hope we get to ride together some time...
  17. Scotty P

    Scotty P Funny Like a Clown

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    Good to see You again Loftus.............Hey Banshee:wave
  18. xuare

    xuare Gravity wins again

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    Glad to see you update your sig as promised blooch :clap

    Sorry I didn't get to say bye--I couldn't find your or scott p when I was heading off... In fact, I think that's the only time I had difficulty finding either of you!
  19. banshee

    banshee hi

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    Nice meeting you guys too! Thanks for all the regional tips. Hope to see you again sometime.

    Hi Scott! :wave
  20. mica

    mica Weekend Adventurer

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    and I thought the rumors were not true.......