The Blue Ridge Trail....... a work in progress

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by error cooled, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. JK001

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    I think the organizers of the Shenandoah 500 have special arrangements with the Forest Service. There is a steel barrier with "Authorized Vehicles Only" sign. I could have easily gone around the side of it, but I figured it is not worth the trouble...
  2. kalsop

    kalsop ...........

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    Hey David, can I get a copy of the trail file?
  3. TH

    TH There and Here

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    Just got the file! Thanks for sending emailing it to me!
  4. rbroyden

    rbroyden n00b

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    Thanks for creating this fantastic file!
  5. Aces 6

    Aces 6 WTFO

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    Received GPS tracks. Thanks--perfect project for fall/winter weather.:freaky
  6. Kimball76

    Kimball76 I'll take one of each.

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    I may be on my way there as early as tomorrow if I get the tracks in time ... looks like a great route!
  7. tringley

    tringley n00b

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    I just got the file. Thanks for all the hard work on this and I look forward to riding it in the coming weeks.
  8. ptownjohnny

    ptownjohnny Been here awhile

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    JUST RECIEVED THE FILES , GOING TO MT. SOLON IN THE MOURNING FOR THE SHEN 500 . I WILL TRY TO FIGURE IT OUT WHEN I RETURN . THANK YOU FOR REPLY . LOOKING FOWARD TO RIDING THE BRP . :clap
  9. CarrGS

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    Just got files. Thanks for all the hard work putting this together!
  10. AB13

    AB13 Long timer

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    Thank you very much I got the files looking forward to checking them out! :clap Any time you are down this way let us know . :freaky
  11. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Thanks again for the files.

    I am working on an offroad conversion that I hope to be done with in time for my kid's spring break the first of April 2013.They're going out of town.So if anyone wants to meet up on the NC BRP side,or along the way,that's where I will hopefully be.
  12. Ruis_Rider

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    Rode the BRT from VA 460 near Eggleston to 612 near I77 / Bastian, VA with a buddy on Friday. All sections were open. I was on a BMW XChallenge loaded for a weekend of camping. The other bike was an unburdened KTM 640. All in all, a lot of fun. :D

    Hogback mountain has some pretty wet sections (read: VERY wet :huh) and had potential for ruining a day, but we were OK. One underwater hole dropped the front in nicely to the point where the front fender went underwater momentarily but the ground underneath was solid.

    I had one brief get-off on a down hill washout but I was fully geared up and I and the bike were unscathed. :evil

    All and all it took about 3+ hrs to cover this short section, but if you aren't a pansy like me and could blast through it without thinking it would be pretty quick.

    Pictures to come, but must downloaded first.

    Thanks errorcooled for putting this trail out there! :clap
  13. elmo_4_vt

    elmo_4_vt Been here awhile

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    Did all the hard sections from Front Royal down to Staunton and back up Skyline drive this past weekend. Had a great time.

    Only word of caution for those that pack heavy like me. Taskers was pretty tricky and I didn't realize you needed to buy a permit about 20 minutes away from the entrance to get access. Still a lot of fun, just consisted of crawling in 1st instead of blasting through because of all the of gear I had.

    Thanks for all your work in putting this together. I can't wait until spring to ride another section. I'll be scouting some of the southern areas in November.

    Don

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  14. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    Nice! Hogback was messy on a dry June day.. I can only imagine when it's muddy.

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    Sounds like a blast. Did you run into the S500 riders at all?


    The warning I include in the files - for those curious:

  15. Ruis_Rider

    Ruis_Rider Adventurer

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  16. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    Anyone want to ride the Southern sections this month?
  17. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    Hello? Bueller? Anyone? Weather was great this past weekend, let's go!
  18. JRNASTY

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    Long time mtb'r here, probably done a lot of these roads on mtb and road bike throughout the last 14 years, new to the motorbike scene but looking forward to exploring....

    sent a PM to get the gps. thanks in advance!
  19. JRNASTY

    JRNASTY Adventurer

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    Got the file! Thanks!
  20. oldswimr

    oldswimr Flatlander

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    I received the file, thank you!