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. mtnflow

    mtnflow LFC, more pie please

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    Holy crap, we're going to get so lost. I can't hardly wait.:rofl
  2. RimBenty

    RimBenty Bender of Rims

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    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.
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  3. Tophernator

    Tophernator Tiny

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    Can't wait to hit up this trail Saturday morning. Hopefully I'll get the files before then. :wink:
  4. roborider

    roborider New River Roborider

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    Hello,

    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?

    Cheers

  5. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    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 :freaky.
  6. AB13

    AB13 Long timer

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    I thought XR600s weighed 500 pounds!:rofl AB
  7. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    With fuel it weighs in just shy of 300lbs :D. Still a porker - but manageable :lol3

    My old WR250R at 300lbs was a good fit for the trail.
  8. AB13

    AB13 Long timer

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    They all weigh 500# when you have to pick them up :D good meeting you at LF. AB
  9. DirtJimmy

    DirtJimmy n00b

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    Got the files..thanks very much!
  10. 1Bonehead

    1Bonehead Fearless of Falling

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    Please send me files .
  11. Greenflyfarmer

    Greenflyfarmer I'm better now.

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    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.
  12. mtnflow

    mtnflow LFC, more pie please

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    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.

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  13. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    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.
  14. error cooled

    error cooled anything but asphalt

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    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.

  15. CheapB

    CheapB Been here awhile

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    could you drop me a pm with how to receive these maps please? :freaky
  16. thetable

    thetable Long timer

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    Second line of the first post.
  17. CheapB

    CheapB Been here awhile

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    I'm not completely illiterate, I did try that. :lol3 Must have done something wrong, reckon I'll give it a shot again. :freaky
  18. thetable

    thetable Long timer

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    That's what I had to do. I'm sure EC is getting hammered with requests this time of year, especially.
  19. BLUEThunder

    BLUEThunder Rider of Blue Thumpers

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    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!!! :clap 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.
  20. Greenflyfarmer

    Greenflyfarmer I'm better now.

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    Blue,

    Looks like y'all had a great ride. I haven't done this trail yet. Perhaps soon.