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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by error cooled, Oct 28, 2010.
Holy crap, we're going to get so lost. I can't hardly wait.
I got the file thanks for putting this together.
I haven't had a 60csx for a while but I'm pretty sure I used several memory chips and swapped them out during the ride. If your saving tracks, I'm pretty sure you can save them to the chips also.
Can't wait to hit up this trail Saturday morning. Hopefully I'll get the files before then.
I'm moving to Galax VA next week, and this trail looks like fun.
However, what is everyone's thoughts about making on a V-Strom 650 that's setup well for off-roading? Bike too big for this trail?
A 500lb bike would be a chore at best - IMO. I am of the light is right mentality. A lot of the route is just gravel - but there is a good bit of muddy, rutted trail - and also rocky jeep roads. Some guys can throw around large bikes like 2 strokes - so if thats you have a it .
I thought XR600s weighed 500 pounds! AB
With fuel it weighs in just shy of 300lbs . Still a porker - but manageable
My old WR250R at 300lbs was a good fit for the trail.
They all weigh 500# when you have to pick them up good meeting you at LF. AB
Got the files..thanks very much!
Please send me files .
You can do it on a Strom but it'll be too much bike in there. There is plenty of dirt roads in that area to play on. Enjoy Galax, I'm returning to Hungry Mother in 1.5 years myself. I can't wait.
We just got back today from the trail. We TRIED to do the single track but it was CLOSED. The sign said it was open from Oct. 1st to April 1st.
Damn it! I'm sorry Dean.., that sucks. I have an email over to the MRNRA Recreation Manager to see whats going on. He is usually quick to respond, I'll post up what I find out.
Well it looks like an honest mistake per the USFS - someone who labeled the sign must have been confused. The Iron Mtn trail is indeed still open year round per WJ Cober - who has oversight of the trail system in the MRNRA. This guy has been really helpful over the years and sent me back a note this morning.
could you drop me a pm with how to receive these maps please?
Second line of the first post.
I'm not completely illiterate, I did try that. Must have done something wrong, reckon I'll give it a shot again.
That's what I had to do. I'm sure EC is getting hammered with requests this time of year, especially.
WOW! Error Cooled, you are da man! What an incredible job you did in creating this route! Many thanks to you for all of your work!!! Hopefully I will see you at Camp Cow Crap and can thank you in person.
I just completed a large portion (886 miles) of the trail yesterday with Mtnflow, Krotchity, buckshot92 and two other ADV newbies. I can't begin to tell you how many times my jaw dropped in my helmet...from the amazing vistas, to the beautiful creeks, the scenic and breathtaking valley's, the awesome ridgeline rides and the freakin awesome long uphill two tracks and endless mudholes. It is simply a dual sporters DREAM ride. We had PERFECT weather (for the most part), great camp sites and lots of good laughs. Thank you so much and thanks to all the guys on the ride for a great time.
Oh, and I have to throw out a HUGE THANKS to Reggie and Lew from Hillbilly Cycles in Princeton, WV for all of their help in getting us back on the road on Monday. (more on that in the Ride Report that is upcoming) If anyone needs anything when you're in the Bluefield/Princeton areas be sure to check out HillBilly Cycles. They went out of their way to help us. Good guys!
It was a bummer about missing out on the singletrack portion...that's kind of what I live for...guess that is reason to go back and do it again, right?
Thanks again! I will try to start a ride report soon. I'll post a link here when I get it going.
Looks like y'all had a great ride. I haven't done this trail yet. Perhaps soon.