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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by H14, Mar 31, 2012.
ended up having to work...... yall have now ya hear
I just missed them also (and you). Had a dead battery this morning and Kevin's wife told me everyone had gone. It was probably about 10:15 also
Went back out 33 and road Dunkle Hollow up to Reddish knob hoping to cross paths with them but didn't. Hope u had better luck.
If anyone wants to try and catch up, we're Monterey having lunch.
ok Mr sensitive, H7, and BADGUY IN...didn't happen without pics hope yall had a blast
I had a great time this weekend. Thanks Kevin, Rhonda and Dixie. Great weather, food, riding and hangin out.
Our fearless leader
another breather, the only bad part of the trip was the dust
waiting on Wayne to get back to see if the coast is clear
Wanted to see if this was just for cars, still had to detour
As dry as it was, this was a little deeper than we all thought it would be
Oh shit my boots are filling up
feet dry---rest wet
Right side of pic-- Kevin coming back to play drown the clown
How it should look when its done right
If you cant do it right, Captain Morgan it to make it cool
made it home in one peice....
thanx again kevin and rhonda.....
now I just gotta get through the pork chop and pumpkin roll withdraw....
Thanks for all the great photos Slip
Thanks for the hospitality Kevin and Rhonda ! It was great to see everybody again. We had a great ride friday. VAC's sidecar rig made the bad spot on Dunkle look easy . I can't hardly wait for Laurel Fork.
Made it home..despite the wrecking the oil pan whilst ripping off the skid plate. So, anyone heard of Union Spring Rd/Slate Springs Mountain Rd?
Man what a beautiful weekend for this gathering. Some great action shots.
Sorry I missed it (and the pork chops too ).
Oh the pork chops. Rhonda is one tasty cook! Honestly, I don't think the venue could be much better
WOW. :eek1 You are OK, I assume.
Thanks for the hospitality Rhonda and Kevin.
And thanks to all the other FFs there for making Camp Cow Crap party time excellent!
Pics are coming.
^ "I wreck every time I ride."
Somebody needs to post the ...between the trees quote.
For some reason I can't remember it.
Great pics SLiP.
The Inaugural Invitational CowCrap Camp out.<br><br>So, meet our gracious host Kevin. <br><img src="http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/2012apr-CowCrap/i-LgFFzhf/0/M/P4130004-2-M.jpg"><br> He's got this wizbangy jacket armor that hardens on impact...or any time he takes the jacket off apparently. He's always happy to see us! <br><img src="http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/2012apr-CowCrap/i-XZ4KMbQ/0/M/P4140038-M.jpg"><br><br>Here's few other other sports before the Friday festivities begin. Notice how clean everyone looks! <br><br><img src="http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/2012apr-CowCrap/i-8ZkL9TG/0/M/P4130004-M.jpg"><br><br><img src="http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/2012apr-CowCrap/i-HHnPpcw/0/M/P4130005-M.jpg"><br><br><img src="http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/2012apr-CowCrap/i-nGq8Bm6/0/M/P4130003-M.jpg"><br><br><br>WayneJ did some scouting past the road closures sign, and like got back seconds before we found him: Despite the dust, the rides were really fun! However, maybe next time, we should leave the TTRU at home:<br><img src="http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/2012apr-CowCrap/i-xC682Wv/0/M/P4140010-M.jpg"><br><br>A better TTRU:<br><img src="http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/2012apr-CowCrap/i-KmMVPVn/0/M/P4130017-M.jpg"><br><br>I feel like I should have two-more wheels right about now..maybe VAcommuter is closer the "right" idea<br><img src="http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/2012apr-CowCrap/i-634cK37/0/M/P4140012-M.jpg"><br><br>Surprisingly, sugar tree road was probably the best maintained, highest speed dirt road we found all day.<br><br>BMW rider neeed a bit of WD-40 for a sticky side stand. No fear, a KLR rider always had 2-gallons on any packout:<br><img src="http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/2012apr-CowCrap/i-HN6bLVM/0/M/P4130009-M.jpg"><br><br>I have to say, I've yet to hear grand (good) things about Vepco. <br><br><img src="http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/2012apr-CowCrap/i-X34pN4w/0/M/P4130007-2-M.jpg"><br><br> Today, she showed all her glory, and even ate Deans License plate, and two bungees. <br><img src="http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/2012apr-CowCrap/i-dxw9JVb/0/M/P4130018-M.jpg"><br><br>But they are still honking though the finish line. Kev and Stacy traded steeds. Now Stacy needs to save his nickels for the suspension upgrade! <br><img src="http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/2012apr-CowCrap/i-KhM3mzr/0/M/P4130014-M.jpg"><br><br><img src="http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/2012apr-CowCrap/i-J98kMh8/0/M/P4130015-M.jpg"><br><br><img src="http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/2012apr-CowCrap/i-SzCZ7FJ/0/M/P4130012-M.jpg"><br><br><img src="http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/2012apr-CowCrap/i-4z7xqSh/0/M/P4130013-M.jpg"><br><br><img src="http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/2012apr-CowCrap/i-fVTtRPn/0/M/P4130011-M.jpg"><br><br>I took the puss big bike alternative and had a hoot!<br><img src="http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/2012apr-CowCrap/i-LkBhtbq/0/M/P4130009-2-M.jpg"><br><br><br><br>
The evenings festivities were filled with much laughter. Poor Blooch is hooked on all BMW branded kit. Can you believe that he paid $140 for these:
Which one is not like the other ones..
VAcommuter trying out the F16 Firecircle configuration:
That didn't work, so now trying the A76 (?) configuration:
Who says there is anything wrong with being an introvert:
Not much luck getting the "burning man" bonfire from randomly placed tree limbs:
Blooch decimating Rhonda's Asparagus patch. As if you could possibly starve at this place!
Tell us more about today's ride Dana.
Sun AM: All good things must come to an end...
There were a bunch of folks heading out for one last hurrah down Vepco. Smarter (?) than they, I elected to plot a nice track back via Dunkle Holow. Despite never have rode Vepco, I don't ever miss the opportunity to replay the sound-byte's I've heard. I don't recall a single nice comment to date. However, today I think I had the curse of Vepco.
I was kinda tired and thought is would be nice just to putter home via Dunkle Hollow. So, Kev was kind enough to let me use his computer/Base camp. Now for those that use base camp, you probably realize that it will never find you a fun road. Usually, the most boring, mundane straight thing. It never dawned on me to consult the many oracles on site to ensure that the mapping was correct. The funny thing about playing with routing is it lulls you into a false sense of security. I mean, all roads look mostly the same swiggly lines on the screen. How much terror could there possibly be?
So, after I artfully place a few waypoints and generated the route, imagine our surprise to find this road as the route Union Spring Rd/Slate Springs Mountain Rd.<br><br><img src="http://blaster11.smugmug.com/Other/2012apr-CowCrap/i-H9GLF3H/0/M/P4150014-M.jpg"><br><br>It was way more than two big bikes with full luggage needed. We ended up having to hike the last two Really.big.ass hills to find a line before we rode (okay blaster rode my bike on the last two "hero" sections). Nothing like hiking up 30 degree inclines with MX boots, on a nice 80F day...
About the last hill before the intersection of Flagpole, Union Spring Rd/Slate Springs Mountain Rd and Dunkle, I realize the skid plate is wet (despite a rather dry day). Turns out I have ripped off 4 off the rubber isolators and now have a crack/hole weeping oil. Although I had many gory incidents, I am not sure the exact place that I did the damage, or it was a culminations of many "incidents". I had one fall
and blaster showed me his belly once too. So, we left Kevin's around 0830, went 20 or so miles, and decided to return around 1130. Life is but a circle my friends. I asked Kev, if he knew the road. Apparently, it is part of the hero section of Shenadoah 500. He'd personally gotten very up-close-and personal with most the road (superman, deadman stop, etcs, :huh
All in all, can't wait for CowCrap II!
Heck, that is now my signature.
@Goose - if I messed it up, lemme know so I can correctly represent the hilarity.