Fredericksburg Area Riders (FAR)

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Jollyrogers, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Cool. I would say it is for the competent rider, but that term confuses me. It all depends on the guys riding them and what they consider friendly. I've seen some guys do some pretty amazing things where others wouldn't dare take their big bikes.
  2. Jollyrogers

    Jollyrogers Been here awhile

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    Is it up through FR91 & 85 to Reddish and down over the other side through the creek by the old naval station? Definitely big bike friendly if this is the route.
  3. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Let's do it sometime!

    If we started out going in at Union springs, from there to the dunkle hollow tee I'd say would be the most challenging section by a good margin - if that helps qualify it.


    If anybody feels like Any forest riding, tomorrow (Mon), Tue, or Wed, let me know!
  4. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    That sounds like a good plan for a near future ride. If there's any big bike concern at Union Springs we could skirt that section. For instance I don't know if I'm in love with the idea of taking KLR through Union Springs but if I eat a good breakfast, maybe. I'm telling myself "take the CRF" these days when there's gnarly stuff planned.
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  5. ClutchDumpinDan

    ClutchDumpinDan Go do

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    Theres a couple video clips of some Richmond Chatter guys taking their 1200GS's through Union Springs a few pages back. Carnage ensues, it's worth a watch.

    Edit: Found them..

    Video credit to @Charles



    and @Dolly Sod

  6. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Sounds good, man. At least the KLR isn't a big bike, really. "Should" be no problem. I've seen several go through there and taken my xr650l through dozens of times, once with my wife on the back. Of course if something goes awry, it's easier to get the smaller bike righted, and it's less likely to get busted up. Either way! :ricky
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  7. Knobspinner

    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    That sound of metal on rock...:nah A lot of stuff is doable if you go slow, can handle some broken bits, and don't give up. It's a question of desire.
  8. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Sounds a lot like life in general!

    Those guys just need some practice.
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  9. RimBenty

    RimBenty Bender of Rims

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    Both of those GS’s needed to make repairs to the skid plates.

    I’ll stick with the smaller bikes for that stuff. More fun and easier to pick up.

    Your mileage may vary. :-)
  10. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod I want to do right, but not right now

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    That's really the only tricky spot on Union Springs, though the last climb just before the Dunkel hollow tee can be difficult if you get bucked off your line.

    Here are two easy ways up the Union Springs obstacle. Just take it slow and easy..



    :freaky. This video was shot while we were waiting on the tire repairs to the GS in the previous video.
  11. Zach440

    Zach440 Been here awhile

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    I’d like to get back out there soon. I can toss the more knobbish tires back on the SM and let it eat!
  12. Jollyrogers

    Jollyrogers Been here awhile

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    I’ll pass on Union Springs. Bad memories, I didn’t recover for 3 days.
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  13. ClutchDumpinDan

    ClutchDumpinDan Go do

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    On a big bike I find brute force and ignorance to be key. Usually easier to bulldoze through the rough stuff than trying to politely tip toe across it. You just need more HP :evil
  14. Downhill502

    Downhill502 Been here awhile

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    Tune up your 640 and re-gear it! Any luck finding a wr250r?

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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  15. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    hehe

    Forecast is good for tomorrow. They're saying 64 next Tuesday. These days are short, though. Warm by noon, cold again and dark by 5.

    Oh well, spring is just another long winter away.
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    Knobspinner Let's go.

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    You know, you're right about that. More HP and maybe more balls or ignorance.
  17. Jollyrogers

    Jollyrogers Been here awhile

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    I found one and am supposed to go saturday “to look”. If the guy got the title it may be mine. Every other one I have found has slipped by to another buyer. I even looked new, but not sure if the extra money is worth the warranty. I am really on the fence still, as the 640 checks a lot of boxes off, and I really like the bike. I have my basket full of stuff for it to do over the winter, including the gearing of course, and was intending on riding it one more season. And the WRR is well, a 250. Wish I had the skills to warrant spending on a new euro DS/Enduro.
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  18. Jollyrogers

    Jollyrogers Been here awhile

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    Sunday ain’t looking so bad either...
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    They keep changing it.

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    24 hours ago, Sunday was in the forties and next Tuesday 64. Wonder what they'll say tomorrow...
  20. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    You're speaking as if it's an either-or proposition. A 250 can't replace a 640, but it can supplement it. Different Bikes for different rides.
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