The Mountains of the East

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Riff, Oct 7, 2010.

  1. kitesurfer

    kitesurfer Long timer

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    Hey Riff, when you ride the lower mountains give me a shout. I've ridden most if not all the good roads between Atlanta and Meadows of Dan, va--probably not all but alot of them :)
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  2. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    Hey Riff, when you ride the lower mountains give me a shout. I've ridden most if not all the good roads between Atlanta and Meadows of Dan, va--probably not all but alot of them :)


    If not soon probably in the Spring, AAwwww who am I kidding, Probably in the Spring :rofl
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  3. klaviator

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    No need to let a little snow keep you from riding:D

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  4. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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  5. klaviator

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  6. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    I Love the way people think on this web site! :evil They all are Genius! :roflI know I don't have to tell you about Motosyndrome addiction. It's worse [or gooder] than "CRACK"! The more you enjoy it, the more you have to have! :wink: Now If I can just get the "Fox" to see the necessity of it! I'll be swimming in rides!:lol3
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  7. cleanair

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    enjoyed the pic's from a part of my state that i have never visited.
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  8. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    You owe it to yourself to visit the "Mountain Side of Maryland"! :lol3 That's the slogan from the local visitor's bureau, and quite frankly ...Air it's one of the best kept secrets in Maryland. Drop a message when you come this way and I'll give you the inside skinny on this side of the state! Like "Klaviator" shows us with the right machine even snow is possible on two wheels. :lol3

    Must Increase the Stable!
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  9. Mastros2

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    Thanks for sharing the photos. You have a great eye!
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  10. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    Thanks Mastros
    Still learning, and enjoy combing it with the ride!
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  11. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    November 27th to December 11th! Here in the Mountain Side of Maryland we celebrate the time honored tradition of "White Tail Deer" hunting season. For two weeks the men (and just like motorcycling ) and women take to the woods with various caliber rifles depending on your individual preference. But before the big day you need to go to "The Range"!
    Fort Hill Rifle and Pistol Club is one of numerous ranges around the Cumberland area. They are very nice ranges that accommodate everything from pistols and small arms with one range that includes 100yd range, and a variety of shorter ranges for small arms and pistols. Another range several miles outside the city with a rifle range only and the 300 yd range for the truly high powered rifle. These pics don't do them justice, but for your viewing pleasure...!!

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    This day we where on the range just outside of town this gentleman had I believe it was a special .22 cal match competition rifle with a bull barrel


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    This about 100yds out from the targets on the 300yd range. There are pop up targets from behind the mound identical to a military range set up.

    Same range a little farther back about 175 yds
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    I was just at the near town range the other day with one of my rifles and my pistols sighting them in. Now if I could combine riding, shooting firearms, and photography..... !
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  12. WVhillbilly

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    You can, guess you have never been dual sporting in WV :lol3
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  13. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    Your pic of the M 14 really brings back memories. Last weapon I carried in the Corps , besides my trusty 1911A1. ;-)
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  14. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    You can, guess you have never been dual sporting in WV :lol3

    Hey WVH I thought we lost you to the northern tundra for the winter? Glad to see ya. Here in the "Peoples Republic of Maryland" I am lucky to have firearms. :eek1 That is one of many reasons I am very proud of and enjoy living here in the Western Maryland mountains. All the NORMAL people live up here and know how to enjoy the finer things in life. :lol3 Seriously Western Maryland seems to be one of the best kept secrets in Maryland, and that is ok with me. More for me!



    Your pic of the M 14 really brings back memories. Last weapon I carried in the Corps , besides my trusty 1911A1. ;-)


    We where on the range that day and this great young man whom I could tell was still serving (regulation haircut) had all his gear here and was playing around at about 100 yds at that first mound of targets. You notice of course there is not scope on that rifle, and he was laying in some good groupings. Glad he is one of our boys! We have a lot of retired, and current military here in the Cumberland area. It seems like this is the Cumberland version of Pensacola for retirees from the military up here. They don't retire they just stay active though, and enjoy the deserved fruits of there labors. Some of the folks around here have firearm collections that would rival a Cabelas museum room.
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  15. Signal

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    Good looking range :thumbup
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  16. WVhillbilly

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    I'm still in NYC Riff, driving thru Cumberland every weekend just about.
    Was pretty foggy Sunday
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  17. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    Hey Signal - Those pics of the two Ranges don't do it justice! The Range on the edge of town has a military / Law Enforcement Competition Pistol ranges, and the 300 yd Range out of town has a section set aside for silhouette .22 cal competition range. It really makes the sport even more exciting, and making enhancing our proficiency at it more fun [if that where possible].


    Hey There WVH coming through this weekend could prove interesting. it will be more than fog around Keyser's Ridge. Meteorologists are saying the "pineapple Express" hassling the west coast right now could be on us this weekend, and that would mean the white stuff for us, with the potential for significant accumulation! The Wisp, and Canaan Valley would love that. And to be honest I wouldn't mind a "White Christmas". Still looking for some knobbies for Kira to run her in the snow. :lol3 Almost went out today, it was only 28. It felt kind of balmy compared to last week.
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  18. WVhillbilly

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    I'm used to the snowy commute, at least this new company truck is 4x4.
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  19. Riff

    Riff Been here awhile

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    :lol3 Let me guess 3/4 dual wheeled super duty, and then to make it go faster you get out and push! Us Mountain Men are a hardy bunch. Yeah like you I grew up in a community where it weren't normal less we had a little snow lying around in March.

    By the way I like the new "Avatar" you have.
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  20. WVhillbilly

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    New truck looks like this.
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    Old truck was a 2wd F250. With good tires it was only sorta scary.
    Main flaw of this truck is the fuel cut off at 87 mph.