Charlottesville Riders...where are ya?

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by gasgaseffinfast, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Tartan42

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    Will do. Thanks!
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  2. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    Thanks! Tazewell to Little Switzerland looks good. And then on down. Let's not go for any yellow performance awards. So the general direction is known. We'll see who wants in.

    Good tip on the map. I'm going to plan lightly for this one. See where it takes us.:wink:
  3. ClutchDumpinDan

    ClutchDumpinDan Go do

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    Map tip was for knobspinners trip :-)

    What kinda riding you looking for? Just pavement? Or looking for gravel and off-road stuff? Assume you have a GPS?
  4. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    There's an all day ADV ride (offroad) probably suitable for a big bike, starting at 10am this Sunday. Hosted by Triumph of Harrisonburg. Meet up here
    6282 Hopkins Gap Rd, Fulks Run, VA 22830, USA
  5. Tartan42

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    Yeah saw that after I wrote response. Looking for gravel/off-road for a big bike. yes GPS.
  6. Tartan42

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    Excellent. Thanks!
  7. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    I am considering cutting out early this Friday to ride Madison on the 250. Weather says chance of thunderstorm but no big deal.
    Figure I'll try to be on trail by 3 at the latest up at Rapidan WMA. Any takers? :ear

    OK scrapping this idea for today. Going to try to get out there this Sunday afternoon instead when I get back from northern neck Va. Aiming for 2pm at Rapidan WMA. Anyone going message me and we can pick a meeting point.
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  8. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    This is us....Me and some of the Madison-Earlysville crew are working on a Sunday 6/25 ride. I'm thinking Madison. I'll go ahead and say for now 10:00am at the 29/230 Sheetz. If anyone has some other ride ideas I'm open. :-)

    See you there if you can make it.
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  9. SRG

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    KS - you ever ride to Afton, over to Sherando/Coal Rd., jeep trail to overlook on BRP (MM 23) then to Montebello, Vesuvius and back to Coal Rd, Sherando and Afton? It's a fun loop. The Jeep trail is rough and steep in sections, the rest is gravel and twisty pavement.

    I like the Madison rides too, but it's a bit farther away.
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  10. s_ruffner

    s_ruffner Adventurer

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    That's an outstanding loop.

    I'm not going to make the NC trip weekend after next; my other trip is on, so I'm heading to Havana.
  11. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    I have ridden that area but I don't think I've done the Coal Rd or that hard section. The best riding I've done on those mountains was down by Crabtree falls. Would love to do that loop with you sometime. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Cool anyway, have fun! I have a two or threesome so far :wink:
  12. 2 spoke

    2 spoke Been here awhile

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    Consider me in
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  13. SRG

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    This is still the plan - correct?
  14. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    Yes sir! Should be a few of us at least...
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  15. ClutchDumpinDan

    ClutchDumpinDan Go do

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    Will see you at Sheetz in the AM.
  16. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    See you there by 10.
  17. SRG

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    FYI - I went over to Coal Rd. yesterday. In addition to the new paved sections at each end, there are new 25MPH speed limit signs. They are on the paved sections. I don't know if that means the gravel middle part too - I suspect so. I did pass a park service truck ("law enforcement" written on the side) going the other way, but I was behind a slow moving truck at the time, so was not up to speed. I think the ranger may have frowned upon it if I had been going the usual 40 or more.

    I did stop at the base of the jeep trail, but did not go up. What I could see of it looked washed out and rocky - maybe rougher than normal.
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  18. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    Good to know. I tend to not go slow on the road either. :amazon
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  19. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    So I got a Shinko 805 rear 130/80-17 for my KLR and according to one review since it is a tubeless style it is difficult to mount with spoked rim and tube without a machine but it's "worth it". Before I go scratching the piss out of my rim I'm wondering if anyone has a tire machine and would help me mount it?

    Otherwise I'll take it to the shop and have em put a SHD tube in so I hopefully never have to change it in on the trail.:shog
  20. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    I have one on the DR650. It is easier to get on and off then a T63. Don't forget to look for the silver label that can erode a hole in a tube. I had one but removed it before I knew about the problem. They are supposed to be gone but still show up.
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