T.A.R.D.S. = Triangle Area Riders of Dual Sports

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by BHW, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. BHW

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    Looks like enough interest to start some organized or semi organized dual sports rides around the Triangle (Wake, Durham, Orange, Johnston, Chatham, Harnett, Granville, etc counties).

    Anybody know some long dirt roads as a starting point to create some routes? Most of the ones I'm familiar with are short and dead ends. I remember driving down one SE of Harris Lake several years ago that seemed to go one for many miles, might be paved by now...I'll google map it and see.

    Start posting!
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  2. lostmarbles

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    ok i posted now where we going to ride:lol3

    i know some nice dirt roads:deal but there down in uwharrie forst
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  3. buddha

    buddha buried in the sand...

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    i'm up for a weekday ride sometime. maybe @ lunch or after work...
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  4. JerseyBiker

    JerseyBiker Living the life!

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    Can I ride these roads on a scooter?
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  5. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    Go for it.
    I need to get better tires.
    Or ideally a second set of tires for my bike.
    Ugh. Back to wanting a road bike. :evil
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  6. chainslap

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    I don't feeeeeeeeel Tardy. :D

    I don't really know of anything locally. A few power lines here and there that I've checked out from maps. Mostly I find dirt/gravel roads and take them. But they usually aren't very long stretches. I know of two places that have some rutty trails and some varied terrain but they are long either.

    I'd be up for a lunch ride or just meet up in Raleigh and eat.

    Someone make a plan with a destination and I'll try to make it.

    Oh, and put some knobbies on that scooter and get her dirty. :ricky
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  7. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    There's a little bit of two-track stuff between 55/40 and 55/540. It makes for a fun afternoon of piddling around.

    Anders
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  8. BHW

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    We should meet up near Brier Creek and ride the Alexander Dr/Page Rd trails/powerlines one day. I'm good most afternoons now that it's not dark at 5:30 or most weekends. Will probably be out of town this weekend...but if not, I'm riding.
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  9. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    let me know.
    As long as you agree to pull me out of the mud by my legs if my head gets stuck underwater again. :rofl
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  10. BHW

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    I think I'd pay money to see that.........:lol3


    Only laughing because you didn't get seriously hurt or killed...otherwise I'd be dead serious! :wink:
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  11. BHW

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    Just got back in town. Anybody riding Sunday?
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  12. BHW

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    The forecast for Sunday was 100% dead wrong. The overcast, cold, rainy day turned into a nice sunny day with no rain anywhere on the radar until later tonight.
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  13. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Looks like it's gonna dry up and be downright hot by the weekend.
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  14. CplRooster

    CplRooster I'm a what?

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    So if you move away from this area and then move back to the Traingle, does that make you a Retar....ahh never mind. I'm in:D.
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  15. BHW

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    Going to be sunny and warm this weekend. Too nice to pass up the opportunity to ride....and I'm not feeling much like street riding and tearing up knobbies.
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  16. BHW

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    Anybody know of an offroad biased forum to meet area off roaders and dual sport riders? :evil
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  17. BHW

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    Went out and did a quickie on the power line trails between Alexander Dr and Page Rd. It needs to dry up some, there are some big puddles out there, LOTS of big 4x ruts, and some deep erosion ruts. Anybody else familiar with this spot? Looks like there are a lot of side trails that go into the woods, but I didn't venture down those.
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  18. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    Yea I'm familar with it.

    Watch out for those mud puddles. Some are deeper than they look.
    :puke1

    I swear getting covered in that mud is what made me sick. :lol3
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  19. BHW

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    Is that were you did your Dual sport scuba diving?

    I looked for the driest route around those big puddles. At one spot, I ventured over into the woods and crawled through the woods past the wet area to avoid going mudding. I don't like mud, or deep water (on the bike). Especially when I'm out there alone. We need to take a ride out there together...so we can laugh at each other! :lol3
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  20. BHW

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    I'll give you credit, or call you crazy, for going out there with street oriented tires. I have full knobbies, and couldn't imagine anything less!
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