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. b00t

    b00t errrr, yes uh-huh?

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    You mean we gotta wait till june to get the digits?! Cant we push that up a little?:evil
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  2. wmfleet2

    wmfleet2 Long timer

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    Frist i would like to thank you for the time you have put into this,,,has anyone gotten any new update on the route ????????:D
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  3. MarkNC

    MarkNC Just Strom'in Along

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    Thanks for all your hard work. Looking forward to seeing the final product.
    I'm originally from Tazewell co. and know most of the dirt/forest roads in the surrounding counties especially Bland, Giles, and Wythe.
    There are loads of trails in the Dismal Creek area that could make for some fun
    dual sporting routes. Also the gravel roads in and out of Burkes Garden should not be missed. Let me know if you need further information and thanks again for all the work.

    Mark
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  4. Platypus-3in1

    Platypus-3in1 Fluid Journey

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  5. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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  6. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    This is all done, just need to get out and proof it on the ground. All seasonally closed roads should open in April so things can get underway around then.
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  7. dhillr

    dhillr Long timer

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    Brilliant work! :clap

    Really looking forward to trying this out! I know it's been said a hundred times, but thanks for your hard work!!
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  8. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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  9. RichardU

    RichardU Let's Ride

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    Also try this. Zoom in and click on My Topo on the upper right.
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  10. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    This is an excellent tool, thank you for sharing.

    It handles data files nicely.
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  11. donnymoto

    donnymoto Long timer

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    I'm a little late to this thread but excellent idea and good work! I looked a little for any connectivity to old dirt roads I used to ride enduros on in the 70s outside Covington VA centered around Jingling Rocks Road that ran up and along Peters Mountain. Not sure about it but thought I'd offer up that area just in case. Haven't ridden up there in a while but it was pretty awesome in the day. Used mostly for logging now I believe but it's public.
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  12. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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  13. donnymoto

    donnymoto Long timer

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    Oh yea the Rich Patch area is good. I don't recall everything over there but there was a combination of narrow pavement and gravel. Sweet Springs is probably what I remember only as was Sweet Rd; great riding. Potts Mt, yes there's good riding over there too and I think I know the track you've got. I lived off Potts Creek Rd which is paved but a good base for tons of other fun roads. I didn't have a license so when I rode that area I stayed on as many backroads as possible.
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  14. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    BRT Preview:

    If you would like to preview the route post a request here and I will PM you a link to an overview the route. I welcome any and all feedback. It is a web-based Map viewer that looks like my previous screen shots.

    - David
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  15. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    Let me check it out! Please. :D
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  16. T!Mster

    T!Mster Lets Ride!!

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    I'd like to see your route! Great work!
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  17. Dr. Beard

    Dr. Beard Cenosillicaphobiac

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    Would love to see it. Thanks! :thumb
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  18. ONandOFF

    ONandOFF ┬┐to post or to ride?

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    :y0!

    Hey David! Newly discovered! We rode Taskers together at CHII. I deeply appreciate the way you defined your specifications, resources, and tools, as well as your philosophy! It's set up in good engineering form (I are one). And we all know the "laboratory" would be incomplete without the necessary beer bottle within easy reach but out of the way to avoid contamination of the project. As I get further along, I see you've put lots of love labor into this and have a preliminary route established. This is truly excellent! Can't wait to see the details! I know the forest roads in the area well enough to provide input, if you're coming through here (and it looks like you are). This is going to be great to review and dream about doing! Blessings your way :deal
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  19. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    ^^^ What he said ^^^

    except for the engineer part...and the knowing the area part
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  20. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    I would like to see a preview. A buddy mentioned this route and a possible Run date of Early May for us two..... We would start in Damascus and head north. :freaky
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