Mid Atlantic Thrillbillies (MAT) | WV – VA – MD – PA

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by hooligan LT, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. lawdogmd

    lawdogmd Been here awhile

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    BUT look at that engine, you have built in outriggers!!!
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  2. Joey Stalin

    Joey Stalin Been here awhile

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    You guys have better dirt riding out your way so I'm putting this thread into my subscriptions.
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  3. Iron Cross Junction

    Iron Cross Junction Been here awhile

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    It's nice to exercise good judgment now and then, especially when not obvious cowardice. :D

    Was the bottom firm?

    As for "where" ...

    The bridge and other structures are on a private road -- Fout Lane -- just off U.S. 522 (North Frederick Pike) in Frederick County, Virginia, between Gainesboro and Cross Junction, and it crosses Isaac Creek about a half click south of our place. Pretty much here: https://goo.gl/maps/eQzr4oBuern.

    Doubt if any issues for casual, courteous, and occasional access. I plan to contact residents soon to say howdy. Kathi and I are looking for nearby walking/hiking routes. One of the hazards to being married to a(n otherwise saintly) wife. :icy

    Bill
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  4. Wudzrider

    Wudzrider Been here awhile

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    So just casually trespassing? I’m sure that’ll make us look great


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  5. Iron Cross Junction

    Iron Cross Junction Been here awhile

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    OFGS.

    I am a lawyer, have spent my life in the prosecution function, and respect property rights.

    I said that "I plan to contact residents soon to say howdy. Kathi and I are looking for nearby walking/hiking routes."

    I'll let you know if they say they plan to lock & load. :D

    PM me if seriously interested in next day or so and I'll walk over and confirm.

    Bill
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  6. Wudzrider

    Wudzrider Been here awhile

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    Trespassing AND a lawyer? Dude, 0 for 2


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  7. Iron Cross Junction

    Iron Cross Junction Been here awhile

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    I do the best I can. :clap
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  8. Wudzrider

    Wudzrider Been here awhile

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    But really, casual trespassing has led to a number of road and NF access easement closures. So I take that seriously. It hinders our appearance to the public as well as pisses off people with local influence. I’ll call anyone out for riding where they aren’t supposed to be, I don’t care


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  9. Iron Cross Junction

    Iron Cross Junction Been here awhile

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    I respect and commend your attitude, and feel strongly about my own property rights.

    That said, I repeat my call that you -- or anyone else interested -- PM me and I'll get an OK (or not!).

    These are my neighbors (FGS), not unknowns.

    Bedtime here -- at least for us Old Flatulents :D -- so buono notte.

    Best wishes,

    Bill
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  10. hooligan LT

    hooligan LT Getcha' Pull

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    It was firm with pretty flat rocks in the creek. The South side getting in/out had some deep mud at the water line, I bet it wasn't as bad around now as its been dry lately. Swinging Bridge road down the road towards Tomahawk is a fun dirt/gravel road that takes you up to the North Mountain Ridge.
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  11. Iron Cross Junction

    Iron Cross Junction Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the "terrain report" on that ford.
    As for Swinging Bridge Road, you are obviously trying to kill me ... :muutt:( ... as I see another water crossing on that road ... actually three, tho this enlargement only shows one!

    [​IMG]

    Seriously, I appreciate the intel. I frequently take our moto-visitors up Back Creek Valley Road on an all-paved loop that takes in Berkeley Springs, Paw Paw, Romney, Mooresville, Wardensville, Capon Bridge, to home, but have never been interested in dumping my bigger beasts on any of the unpaved roads along any of that way. Will start exploring those soon.

    Kathi flies to Seattle on Tuesday, so I'll be unsupervised here for a few days before I trailer (time, not preference, drives that choice :(:) the Stornello to Atlanta.

    While Georgia is a bit out-of-sector for this thread, I lived there for 15 years and know the area. Plus, the 2017 Georgia Guzzi Campout -- http://www.v11lemans.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=20101 -- is the following weekend, so I'll get to see old Guzzisti friends who are similarly deranged and try out some unpaved roads I was lost on years ago. [Wudzrider, I agree with your premise about private roads and impact of trespassing, so I promise to stay on public roads! Really. :D]

    Bill
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  12. hooligan LT

    hooligan LT Getcha' Pull

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    I think it's just the Southern portion of the road, roughly from the spot on your map to the mountain ridge that is dirt. Nothing too serious, just enough to have a little fun. Have you ever seen the property by you with all the weird statues? If not, look it up on google maps, "The Farnham Colossi".
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  13. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    Good question! Pretty sure i saw it with one "e" on a map before ever seeing the road itself, and probably never looked closely at the signs on the road. Every person I've had a live conversation with during which that road was mentioned has pronounced it with a short "e".
    :dunno

    That little beata looks cool. While no dirt bike, it reminds me of the old scrambler style. It would need a bash plate at minimum before any rocky water crossings (or any rocky terrain) should be attempted (lest that hanging oil pan become ruptured and open to the atmosphere). My suggestion for your best bet to experience these thrilling things would be to pick up a used dirt bike in reasonably good condition. Then you could bang it around and not be so worried about getting stranded or ruining the bike. Besides highly enjoyable, dirt bike riding will improve your street skills, and in particular your emergency maneuver skills.
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  14. CloudSplitter

    CloudSplitter Putterer

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    Wudzrider, you seem to equate "private road" with "posted road". I've ridden thousands of miles off pavement, and never bothered to learn whether they were private. If you treat all private roads as posted, then it wouldn't really matter if the owner DID post it. All a land-owner has to do, if he doesn't like strangers entering his property, is to put up a sign. Obviously that doesn't stop everyone, but it would stop most of us, kind-hearted strangers (and make it illegal to pass, without permission).

    Anyway, I'm in for this thread.
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  15. frozenpoet

    frozenpoet Valks rule, clowns drool

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    There is a difference between northern Virginia and NOVA.

    Northern VA is the area listed, NOVA are the city slickers outside DC.

    I've also been told not to bend over near @Scotty P
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  16. Scotty P

    Scotty P Funny Like a Clown

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    Get the fook off my lawn young'n............
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  17. B00ST00

    B00ST00 Been here awhile

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    I’m in for riding. I have a 15’ gs on knobbies. I live outside of Hagerstown. Looking for a ktm500 but until then the gs is my go to.

    ONandOFF can vouch for me!


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  18. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF more off than on

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    He can ride that GS like it was a 500!

    Even if it is 15' long (fifteen feet). :photog
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  19. Refuz

    Refuz n00b

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    Some friends and I will be camping at Greenbrier this weekend and I am looking for a loop suggestions in the Hagerstown area. Mix of riders and bikes so pavement is required.

    Thanks!
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  20. sappuer

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