Carolina Adventure World, Winnsboro SC, Feb 2nd

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  1. dirtysouthjacket

    dirtysouthjacket Been here awhile

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    EDIT: CHANGING THE LOCATION TO TNT MOTORSPORTS!!!!!


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    I'm chompin at the bit to ride my new to me KDX, since nothing is open nearby during the week. This is the extent of my riding on it so far. Seriously. :*sip*

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    I've got 4 or 5 already going with me. If we get 10 its 10% off. $25 for all day riding. I've heard there can be a lot of ATVs but there is some bike only trails as well as fire roads. Also, we can plan on some good food for dinner if we get enough of a group. There is also camping and cabins on site for out of towners. Who's with me? :freaky
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  2. Draechon

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    I might be down for this, but will have to check into lodging situations for Friday after class tonight.

    Also, the code for the CAW hyperlink is a little messed up, FYI.
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  3. dirtysouthjacket

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    Thanks Draechon, I think I got the links fixed now.

    I might be willing to splurge on lodging there if we get enough people, it sure would make it simpler. But looks like they are wanting a 2 night minimum which I can't stay Saturday night.

    More details such as ride times, etc to follow once we figure out better numbers
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  4. GeektheCreep

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    Iv'e been there and rented a 4wheeler. It was alot of fun, but don't plan on taking any "Big" DS bikes there. My KLR650 would not be fun there at all. It's really dusty I remember and some of the stuff get's pretty tough. I would totally go on a smaller bike but not me and my fat KLR.
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  5. dirtysouthjacket

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    I think the only draw back to bigger bikes is the stamina factor. Wears you out quicker. I'm by no means an experienced rider, but I took my KLR up to Uwharrie last year and had a blast (until some dude picked my bike up for me and then dropped it breaking the clutch lever). :D

    But I'll be sticking to the KDX200 mostly for this trip. I ordered a pressure suit, just cause I plan on getting in trouble. If there is room on the trailer, I'm going to bring the F800GS. Right now it is looking like the KDX, and Friends DR250, and TTR125 will be making the trip on the trailer. Really hoping to teach my GF how to ride on the TTR125.

    Looks like we have 3 maybe 4 inmates going, wives and gfs, and then hopefully 2 or 3 coworkers. I don't think CAW is the ideal place, but for all the limited group riding going on, this should be a fun event just to get out and meet people. :lol3
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    So far most of the riders are from Columbia and Charleston SC. We might pick up a few stragglers from Charlotte. But will definitely keep that place in mind for future riding events! Thanks!
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    Ok, executive decision. We're changing this weekend's riding location to TNT Motorsports. Only 20 mins away from CAW.

    1502 Brown Road
    Chester, SC 29706
    (803) 385-5048

    Bandy's wife is now taking a beginner dirt class at TNT and logistically it makes sense to switch to that location for everyone. Its also closer for those coming from Charlotte. We are getting there at 9AM sharp. Rumor on the dirt is that the riding is better at TNT anyways. Who knows? :getiton
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    Hey guys. I've been wanting to make it out to CAW for a long time, but I've never heard of TNT. Anyways, I think I may tag along with y'all if that's ok. I'm a bit of a newb, but I'll try not to hold any one up, if I make it out there.

    I'll be coming from Spartanburg. I'll probably trailer my XT225, just in case me or the bike are too wrecked for the ride home. I also have a TTR125 I could throw on the trailer if anyone has someone that may want to ride it. Just let me know.

    Do y'all plan on packing a lunch, or do they have food out there?

    Could some one shoot me a PM with a phone number so I can touch bases with you if I decide to go?

    Thanks, Jonathan
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    Glad to hear you are coming, I think the weather is going to be perfect! I shot you a PM with my digits. You didn't even have to get me drunk. :rofl
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    Lol.
    That's good about the weather. I hadn't had a chance to look.
    Pm replyed.
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    Hey guys!
    Hope y'all made it home safe.

    How'd the DR do on the way home Draechon?

    I had a blast! Can't wait to get together again.
    Hope y'all get the video up soon.
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  13. Draechon

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    GI_Jo_nathan, the DR was great the whole ride home! (minus it stalling once when pulling off the interstate) The ride home was MUCH better than the ride up Saturday morning. If anyone is curious, the wind-chill factor for riding at 75 mph in an ambient air temperature of 27* is 4*. :lol3

    Big thanks to the other three guys that went. Dirtysouthjacket for planning the event and letting me crash at his place, Bandy and GI_Jo_nathan for going through and fixing whatever was crapping up my carburetor.

    Now for a few pictures:
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    The Ladies
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    ADV bikes getting ready. Those Pro-taper bars can take a hit too! Wish I had put the hand-guards and better tires on.
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    The only casualty of the trip
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    One of two too-street-ready tires that contributed to my 6 times of donating gas to the trail
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    That's good to hear Draechon.
    Glad you got some pics. I'm always bad about not taking any.
    I'll try to post up the couple I took.

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    We should have done this same pic with us standing with our bikes.
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    This was Sunday morning, I was too sore and tired to unload in the freezing rain Saturday night.
    And yes I washed most of the mud off at the park.
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    Well we made it out alive! :rofl

    My poor little spare tube tire bag didn't survive its encounter with a tree. :cry
    I have a lot to learn with regards to two strokes!

    But more pics and video to come. I have some hilarious video of my two big drops, and Scott got a lot of GI JO Nathan's shenanigans. Definitely a blast and a big learning experience.
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    Sounds great, can't wait to see everything.
    My wife's asking me about these "shenanigans" you speak of...lol :dllama
    I wish I'd had a mount to put one of y'all's GoPro's on for my last ride by myself. Would have been some interesting video.
    I hit the full big trail, making a run through the hill climb, and the enduro cross track. I had a funny little "off" going over one of the tire obstacles. I was just too exhausted. lol Only thing I didn't hit was the second section after the Intermediate Motocross track. Didn't have enough time left for that.

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    Oh by the way. I think we may have missed a trail. I was reading the flyer they gave us, and looking on the website. There's supposed to be one called the Forgotten Trail, that is for bikes only. I remember seeing a small gate somewhere that said bikes only, but it didn't have a sign with a trail name or anything, so I didn't think much of it.
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  17. dirtysouthjacket

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    I unfortunately didn't get a lot of pics. I will still some off of Bandy's Go Pro since he hasn't posted anything yet. I am working on a couple videos I got, but am the slowest editor of all time.

    Beginning of the day. It was cold!!!
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    Heading into the trails
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    Leaving the trails
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    All my time on the trails, I just ran video. Hope to post some of that soon.
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  18. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    Just making sure you guys know about the hare scramble near Gaston/Swansea on 3/3/13: http://www.mideastracing.com/rd1sched.htm

    That will be a fun dirty weekend in SC, with the Sandblast Rally the day before, and the National Enduro in Salley the same day as the HS.
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    Laura, I had not seen that one. I did see the Sandblast Rally and the National Enduro. This past weekend has definitely taught me that I need a LOT more seat time with the two stroke. I've got a lot of learning to do to tame that thing. :rofl

    Thanks for the link! :ear
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  20. GI_JO_NATHAN

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    I've never done anything like that, would be pretty neat. Unfortunately I have drill that weekend..
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