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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Scotty P, Dec 14, 2011.
I loved the Vid Hope to see you there.
+1 Clown. That video is exactly what it is all about.
Put me "in" for the weekend.
Ok. So I was thinking about bringing a friend with me.
Since this is my first Spring Frolic, I don't know what to expect.
I don't want her to get bored.
Is there two up riding during the day? Or is it trail riding?
Aside from food and alcohol, what else goes on?
I need to make a decision about bringing her or not.
Where did you get the self packing gear? I need some!
Very little actual trail riding. Lots of wonderful forest road to be explored, along with plenty of interesting pavement.
If you are looking for something other than riding, there is the scenery of Seneca Rocks and Blackwater Falls, and I know of two show caves in the area (Smoke Hole and Seneca Caverns). The list goes on.
Basically, if you have not been to West Virginia on a motorcycle, you owe it to yourself to go. If you have been there before, you know that any excuse to go back is good enough.
There are lots of hiking trails too, one even starts from the campground.
Well the thing is, she likes to ride.
So if there are people riding non-dirt roads, she would love that.
I just hate to leave her at the camp sight bored while I go off road.
She's not a hiker either.
I would be riding a KLR 650 and that alone could pose a problem.
As long as it's paved and people will be leading, I think it would work for us.
She may actually let me off road for a day too.
What do you guys think?
Bring her or leave her?
Any other women going?
Can she handle easy gravel? That's a requirement just to get to Laurel Fork.
If so, bring her. There's too much good stuff to be seen.
Take her for the best local Pizza at Sirianni's in Davis.
Good riding scenery to be had on 72, Seneca Rocks, good BBQ in Franklin, cool wind farms on Mt Storm and over near Parsons. The best easy gravel is linked up by some of the best paved twisties in the area.
Bear Rocks overlook at Dolly Sods makes for a great couple shot to hang on the wall at home
New guy here. I'd like to come if you'll have me.
Come on over dont get around the clown though
NEW guy brings all the booze!
If things work out and HB & I can make it..
She can ride around with us/me..
We lived in the area for 20+yrs...
Magic and Irish whiskey:eek1
Thanks Draco, but she doesn't ride a bike herself.
She doesn't know her, so she's a passenger.
But she can ride 2up with me if you'll be the tour guide.
OK .. Or if you wanted to go on dirt..
She can ride with me as a passenger as well...
But as I said it all depends on what is going on with the farm.. Everything always depends on can we get someone to farm sit...
Our farm sitter for the last 6 yrs. now has a GF and well. His weekends are now his own... We tried a new sitter last year.. and need to find another one... You want to have peace of mind when you leave and know that the stock is being taken cared of... LOL and yes we pay them :eek1
I've never been to a Laurel Fork event but I believe there is always a street oriented ride. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Most folks are doing gravel Forest Service and County roads. Sometimes there is some pavement to tie it all together.
A few go to the Davis/Thomas/Blackwater Falls area, but I don't know if they stay on pavement.
As others have said, you have to do some gravel to get to the campground. You'll get the least amount of gravel by taking US-33 to Alpina and taking CR-27 to Glady, were the pavement ends. There are 6.3 miles of gravel from Glady to LF.
This is the road between Glady and LF.
If you can find the campground I can suggest a paved route to Blackwater Falls or a Smokehole/Potomac Highlands ride you can do on your own if you can't find someone to follow.
My daughter and I will be there. The only possible problem - I'm sending the seat for my BMW to Russell towards the end of April and unless they tell me the date has slipped, I may be in the cage. It's also kinda up to the doc too (more hand surgery in January). If nothing else, I can give you a map with good routing that will keep you on paved roads - except from going and coming! The road into and out of Laurel Fork off Rt33 is close to 20 miles of gravel. It's well kept, but gravel none the less.
This seems doable.
I appreciate it.