Charlottesville Riders...where are ya?

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

  1. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    Easier than a T63 aye?? :hmmmmmGood to know. I'll make sure the tire is clean of labels. Thx How have you liked it? Ever had to change tube on trail? What you runnin in the front?
  2. 4x4runer

    4x4runer Adventurer

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    Hello All,
    I want to introduce myself and hopefully jump in on some group rides. My name is Sid and have live here in cville for 12 years ago. I'm 37 and love to mountain bike, road bike, white water kayak/ raft travel ect. I had a ktm 625 super Moto but blew the valves. I recently purchased an 11 ktm 450 exc with both super moto and dirt wheels. I would love to meet up with some local folks to ride with. I work an odd schedule and changes every week but I can ride during weekdays or weekends.

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  3. 4x4runer

    4x4runer Adventurer

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    KTM 625 in Maine outside Bar Harbor. Awesome roads to ride.

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  4. 4x4runer

    4x4runer Adventurer

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    One more, 450 exc on the BRP in between Asheville and Boone.

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  5. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    Sid, glad to read your post. :-) I'm in a similar situ. Mountain biking, dual sports... I have a 250 and a 650. Always up for a ride. Check out the guys on the Fredericksburg thread too for more frequent ride plans in the area. They have to ride over here but hey, we're here.:jack Message me any time.
  6. 4x4runer

    4x4runer Adventurer

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    Where are some of good areas around here to dual sport. I did coal road and the jeep trail solo with the 625 super Moto and quickly realized I needed something smaller, lighter. I've also done the pedlar atv trails down south and crabtree falls but don't know anymore good dirt is. Would love to explore a little more. I'll hit you up for sure. I have tomorrow off, could be up for a ride if your around. I've got it set up as super Moto now, but could throw the dirt wheels on it. Cheers
  7. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    Yeah I've done the stream switchbacks below crabtree falls and some other stuff near Sherando, but want to try that Jeep trail. I'm not the most knowledgeable about good dirt locations but Madison and the GW are where else I've been locally. Probably can't ride until Sunday this week with my schedule. I dig the sumo set up. Been wanting one...
  8. Aprilfool

    Aprilfool n00b

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  9. guns&coffee

    guns&coffee Long timer

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    Sorry to hear about things turning to s**t in town today. It's unfortunate how narrow-minded people can screw up things. Hope you folks and your families are safe. Thinking about you here in Tucson. If you're here in AZ and want to get in some good riding shoot me a PM.
  10. aaronric

    aaronric Adventurer

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    Thanks to all who came out to hear Anna talk ... She was stoked on how friendly and informal the event was, and I could tell she felt good telling her story.
  11. s_ruffner

    s_ruffner Adventurer

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    I'm sorry I couldn't get in to town to see her make this presentation...I read her trip thread with great interest.
  12. Mr. Blank

    Mr. Blank country punk

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    Hello everybody, I'd like to meet and ride. I'm relatively new to the area and have not reached out much yet. My preferences are goat path to single track, double track, logging rd, gravel rd, to twisty pavement to beer and campfire. In that order please I'm willing do travel and do attend a few dual sport events a year. I've only explored the South Pedlar trail and area roads so the rest of VA is all new to me.
  13. Mr. Blank

    Mr. Blank country punk

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    I' m trying to decide where I want to ride this weekend. Can you primitive camp at the base of Big Levels Jeep trail /162 rd by the BR parkway? Opinions please, Peter Mill/ Taskers or Big Levels or .... I have not been to either and have haul 2-3 hours either way and camp out. Is anybody got riding plans for this weekend or during week. I have a flexible schedule untill the 17th then I'll be MIA for two months/work.

    Alternative: Is drive down to NC and ride either Brushy or Brown Mtn. I have not rode brushy, but looks fun.
  14. ClutchDumpinDan

    ClutchDumpinDan Go do

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    You can camp on the Coal Rd. It's pretty well used and some of the spots are pretty trashy. Gets some local traffic after dark as well. Got hassled by a Ranger there last fall but some locals told me he got fired. Camped there several weeks ago for 2 nights, went smooth this time.

    FYI, you gotta have a tagged bike to ride the Jeep trail. And the some of those mud holes are deceptively deep. They'll eat a bike no problem.
  15. biker128pedal

    biker128pedal Super Lurker

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    I just saw this. I really should not answer. I don't want to jinx myself. But I have not gotten a flat on the trail. Now you've done it I'll get a flat. On the front I have a case K60. But then I have more pavement to ride just to get to some dirt. Next I am going to try the 804 on front.
  16. Mr. Blank

    Mr. Blank country punk

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    Thanks for camping info. I imaged it having some traffic being keep popular. Yes, my is bike is plated/legal , just barely. As for puddles... oh I know
  17. Austin hayes

    Austin hayes Been here awhile

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    Just barely legal huh? Sounds like we could get along
  18. Mr. Blank

    Mr. Blank country punk

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    If your riding whats on your profile picture thats a whole other level of "barely legal":ricky
  19. Mr. Blank

    Mr. Blank country punk

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    Anybody interested in riding Tasker Gap, Big Levels, Potts Mtn? My plans are pack up camping/bike gear today, head out tommorrow morning(Sat.) to where ever. So ride sat. afternoon and sunday. Could just meet up either day. All these places are new to me, so would love some company. If no ones available this weeked thats fine, I'll end up heading south to Brown Mtn, NC. Which alternatively, we could car pool if you dare to go moto adventure with a total stranger:kumbaya
  20. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    Well now I have 805 rear and 804 front on the KLR. Seems good enough. Then again I am used to a little lack of lateral traction. :augie