Rick's Rendezvous 2013, May 15-19, Hampton, TN

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  1. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    :pot today I got a "Jamie James Jambalaya" tutorial for Friday nights dinner :deal (just in case he has a race to go to)

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    too bad you gals/guys couldn't taste it :tb
  2. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    That's just not right Cuttle...............

    You post those pix and now I have to clean the drool off of my keyboard!
  3. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    I got out for a scout ride with a couple of buddies today. It was a great day for riding. Lady luck was with us, and we discovered the route which connects the nothern trails to the southern trails on Stone Mtn. Now we only have to ride a few hundred feet of pavement to connect the miles and miles of rock, mud, roots, and bolders.

    We'll be going back through a few more times, marking intersections, hunting for & opening more loops, and figuring out which hills can be climbed (by mortals) and which hills can only be ridden down. A lot of the trails were pretty slippery from mud & leaves and were downhill only trails today. One part of the new passage had the largest (widest & longest) rocky section that we have seen on the mountain. It was probably 1/2 mile long and averaged 50+ feet wide. The rocks were large, mostly fist to football sized and a few larger. It was rough, but by no means "impassible". Instead of being damp, like almost everywhere else on Stone, it was dry, almost desert like there. It was a really unusual & cool area to see.

    I will be keeping up with the progress on Doe Mtn too. Hopefully they (we) will be able to get some good single track trails designed & cleared in the next few months. There is a MTRA (Mountain Trail Rider Ass.) meeting this Thrusday, so I should have more info afterwards. I'm pressing for more bike trails, but the ATVs & Side By Sides have the majority...,so time will tell. The topo map that I saw at the last meeting looked promising, the southwestern edge of the OHV area almost touches the intersection of Hwy 167 & Hwy 67 in Butler,TN. The geography there is supposed to be pretty steep, so that might become an entrance into the technical trails, which could help create an area that is more accessible on bikes than quads.
  4. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    Sounds like a good time.

    Quick question, are these areas going to be noticing a non DOT tire?
    I'm sure I'll need new rubber before then, but I have some good dirt tires, and figured this sounds like the weekend to waste them on. :D

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  5. _anatic

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    Oh yes it was, just right! :evil
    Ya'll are in for a treat!!
  6. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    Of course I can't recommend anyone break any laws. While I have never been stopped around this area or been through a license check point, I have also never ridden with a large group of dirt bikes either. I guess we could pose a potential target for a nosey officer, while commuting to/from the trails or at pit stops. I wouldn't be too worried about running non-DOT tires, but it could cost you a ticket. Btw, I do hope everyone has a respectfully quiet exhaust.

    I rode my XT225 with a new Shinko 244 rear. It was fine for what we did, but we only went down the steep slippery sections. If conditions are drier for our group ride I we will be going up those hills, and I would recommend a fresh knobby. (I'm planning to have a local buddy or two to ride with us who know the trails. That will allow us to split the group up if traction becomes a problem for some, there will always be an alternate route around the steep sections, so everyone will be able to reach the ridge.

    I do hope (expect & require :deal) everyone has decent tread depth on whatever tires they choose. A slick rear will be a problem in all but the driest of conditions, and that is very unlikely in May around here. We'll be going through some creeks, deep waterbars, damp moss covered rocks, leaves, and roots. Even the "easy routes" are challenging enough for "fun", and at times they are the only way up, ( besides turning around and going back down. I won't be taking the group anywhere that there's not an exit route. But if anybody's cocky enough I'll be happy to point them towards some trails which will "put their ego in-check"!) LOL
  7. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    I ain't scared.
    I have tug straps and weigh more than my bike. :rofl

    I do wish I could find some MX style boots with some decent grip on the bottom for all my get offs. Not cleat style, but just something.

    That said, after watching the neighbors kids cover his ears while my bike was just idling, I have ordered a new exhaust, should be a lot better. Hopefully at least. :lol3
  8. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    Great. And thanks for reminding me to stock up my first aid kit and to pack my SPOT, in case we need a bit more muscle to extract you out'a that boulder shute. :evil

    Don't worry...my first aid kit will be ready for "anything" ,including enough medication for an amputation....and if we don't need it for YOU, we'll consume it around the campfire when we get back to the Black Bear. :freaky


    Btw hscrugby,
    You might want to bring a spare bike along because we'll be riding it again on Saturday!! :lol3
  9. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    Given my previous excursions, that might not be a bad idea.

    1st rdv, bike failure on day 1. drove jeep around and drank like a fish.
    2nd rdv bike failure on day 2. Drank like a fish.
    3rd rdv, bike failure along with rider failure in ordering wrong parts prior to rdv, gave ticket to buddy who went.
    4th rdv? Let's see what happens. :wink:
  10. Boojum

    Boojum I Miss the PartyBoss

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    :freaky :clap So, THAT'S the secret huh?............................... :lol3


    Boojum
  11. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    Hmm? Maybe you'd be better off just bringing a fishing rod for the second day. It's much better to return home with some fish and only 1 broken bike than to go home with 2 broken bikes!!!

    Either way it sounds like you'll get plenty to drink. :freaky
  12. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    nope.... :norton
  13. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Sounds like I should just toss the EXC in the truck instead of riding down :eek1
  14. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    not much car parking there... just saying :deal
  15. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    I'll ask again

    Anyone going from, through or on the way from Raleigh?
    Want to share trailer space?
    I'd have room for a dirt bike on my trailer.
  16. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Crap! Can you come pick me up then? I'm thinking about just sitting on the bridge and fishing this year. :1drink
  17. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    That would be a long, long ride on an EXC :cry
  18. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    carpool!!! :D
  19. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    Bad enough we are going to have multiple inmates in a shower now you want two or more on an EXC?

    what kind of party is this?
  20. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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