Shenandoah 500 - 2013 Edition

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by VA Rider, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Henderson757

    Henderson757 Living the American Dream

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    In baby!!
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  2. klim86

    klim86 veteran

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    Well ladies and gents,
    I pulled the trigger, I'm in for my first S500!
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  3. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    Nice! More locals! (to me)
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  4. Kawikazi

    Kawikazi Missing the KLR

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    Is the route for this event published anyplace so I can take a look at it?
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  5. phreakingeek

    phreakingeek adventurer

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    all registered and looking forward to another great ride.

    I've lost track of how many SH500's I've done, but none of them were a bad one. Even have a couple of friends coming this year for their first one.
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  6. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    No, they ask everybody not to post it online.
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  7. truck6driver

    truck6driver The Fireman

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    Parts of the route is on private land and they do not want people riding the route any other time so they do not loose the right to ride there.

    Ray
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  8. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer

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    Yep, just follow the roll chart they provide and pay attention to the flags. They also give you a very basic route map that will get you back to camp if you have to bail. But I have learned the hard way the point where you need to bail doesn't always cooperate and I hate waiting for sweep riders/trucks.

    So I started carrying is a forest service road and topo map just in case. That thing served me well for the Hypothermia Rain Ride bailout, the Frog Strangler Ride bailout, the WTF Are We Ride, the blown motor ride, the shredded rear sprocket ride and the rock of doom busted up friend ride.

    In other words, I have my share DNF's and like to know where I am. You won't need it for the event but carrying or downloading a map isn't a bad idea for bailouts, disasters and what have you. But, like T6 said, don't publish route. They don't need people riding the route outside of the event.

    Also, for anybody who doesn't carry stuff to fix your own flats, bring money to help out the trail marshals and other riders who end up bailing your dumb ass out. I had four flats in one day once. So I have had to buy tubes off trail marshals despite being well prepared for flats.

    The official S500 rock worship prayer position:

    [​IMG]
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  9. jar944

    jar944 Been here awhile

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    In.

    and confirmed
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  10. tjzondrz

    tjzondrz Non-Nefarious

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    I'm in and confirmed.Had to rent an RV spot for my tent as there were no other tenting sites left.
    This will be my first ride down there,and hopefully many more to come.I know of a few PA. riders I just rode with on the BEB 7 Mtn's ride are going down,just wondering if any more PA. riders will be attending.:deal
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  11. GearedUp

    GearedUp Long timer

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    I'll be there.
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  12. burtonrider3889

    burtonrider3889 Been here awhile

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    Sent an email to the people in charge, but never got a response. Please get back to me. Thanks.
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  13. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    Bunch of us from the Hampton Roads area are in. Have campsite C-9 locked down. Gonna haul my 7X12 bike trailer up so I can bring both KTM's, been told it never hurts to have a back up bike...:lol3, and probably just sleep in it. Stop by and have a cold one. Will be up there Friday afternoon.
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  14. Dual Sport Armory

    Dual Sport Armory Been here awhile

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    Im not sure they watch this thread and their trail boss is slow to pickup his emails

    if we can help answer anything please ask
    its a local event for us
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  15. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Got space for another camper on our space #13 if anyone is interested. Shoot me a PM if you want to split costs.

    VAC
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  16. Scotty P

    Scotty P Funny Like a Clown

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    I thought I was getting a personal invite??
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  17. VACommuter

    VACommuter Long timer

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    Always room for the Clown.:D


    VAC
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  18. Scotty P

    Scotty P Funny Like a Clown

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    Roger that.............thanks Mike.
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  19. H14

    H14 Live, Laugh, Love.

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    I look you guys up Saturday night. Scott are we having steak again.
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  20. Scotty P

    Scotty P Funny Like a Clown

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    Only if I win another trophy..........

    So yes :lol3
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