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. GO_OUTSIDE!

    GO_OUTSIDE! dirty hippie

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    Well said you Bastard and thanks for looking out for the BRT project.
  2. CCook82

    CCook82 goob

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    Got it. Thanks so much.
  3. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    I should be all caught up with the requests.

    The USFS has delayed opening a good portion of roads that were slated to open 4/1. I would check with them if you are headed out this weekend.

    I am off to WV for the weekend to explore. Safe riding everyone :freaky.
  4. Nickdigg

    Nickdigg Nick

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    Got the files! Thanks so much E.C.! I plan to ride it soon and post a RR, will link it back to this thread. Enjoy WV! :clap
  5. ckb96124

    ckb96124 Adventurer

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    Got the files! Can't wait to go through them and start exploring! Thanks, EC!
  6. csccs

    csccs n00b

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    Received the files. Can't wait to crack them open.
  7. 1Bonehead

    1Bonehead Fearless of Falling

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    this is awesome.
  8. Jeepthing47

    Jeepthing47 Adventurer

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    Got the files. Thanks! Hope to try some of the routes as early as next week.
  9. dnsjo

    dnsjo Adventurer

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    Thanks for the files!
  10. luni

    luni Non-artic explorer

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    Files received!
  11. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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    Last weekend I rode the section-with several buddies-dropping down off Walker Mtn-going east. This is off US-52 and near I-77, just north of Wytheville and south of Bland, VA.

    Apparently the winter's snow and ice was hard on the small pines and they are down on the trail or leaning into the trail. It is passable, but is a challenging section.

    Also, Hogback Ridge section-the water holes were full and the surface very slippery-but huge fun!
  12. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    Big Walker was super narrow and overgrown when I rode it in the summer - glad to hear yall were able to pass it. Hogback was one of my favorites as well.

    What size bike were you on? Glad to hear folks are out riding.

    I am going to add a bunch of alternative routes to the BRT this spring.
  13. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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    I was riding my WR250R, but others were on WR250Rs, KLX250, XT250, DR350s, DR650s, KLR650, H440, H650, KTM990.

    The KTM990 rider went home before riding the east section, but have ridden it too!
  14. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    Nice - good cross section of bikes. I have seen some riders on 990's that make it look like a 250 2 stroke :D

    Any pictures from the trip?
  15. NitroRoo

    NitroRoo Been here awhile

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    Apparently I received the files close to two weeks ago, but gmail marked it as spam :bluduh

    So I moved it into the inbox and marked it as extremely important :lol3

    Can't wait to get up and check these trails out!
  16. PYG RYDR

    PYG RYDR Adventure-Dual Sport

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    Yes, Big-T took some nice photos:

    One of many mudholes on Hogback Ridge:
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    And a shot dropping off Walker Mtn:
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    And a link to Big-T's photos: http://tinyurl.com/Todd-s-Photos
  17. stilldointime

    stilldointime Fast and Loose

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    Got the files. Will post some pics when I make the ride in late May. Thanks for the hard work!
  18. bastardbiker

    bastardbiker Lost in the Void

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    Great photos. I'll be adding some of my own this year!
  19. BLUEThunder

    BLUEThunder Rider of Blue Thumpers

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    Hope to add a ride report and photo's of my own in Mid-May. Really looking forward to riding all of the stuff south of Augusta County (my home county).
  20. Mtn Man

    Mtn Man Been here awhile

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    Dropped you a PM and look forward to getting to do your loop this summer!

    :clap