VA dual sport ride 12/27 or 12/28

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by manganos, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. manganos

    manganos Let me pontificate.

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    Can anyone make a dual sport ride this Sunday? I'm not in the know of where a lot of legal trails are so if you want to make a suggestion feel free! Otherwise I was thinking of meeting up at the Robert E. Lee wayside off RT 60 towards Amherst County. Anyone game? POST HERE!
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  2. manganos

    manganos Let me pontificate.

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    Anyone ?!?! Anyone getting a new bike and want to get it dirty? Supposed to be warm! Come ride with a brutha. :ear With all the Valley riders here I'm sure someone knows of some spots :lurk
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  3. Nick650

    Nick650 Been here awhile

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    I wish I could go, but I have to work a 12 hour shift. You probley won't see too many more pretty days to ride.
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  4. HBN

    HBN lostwithmike.com

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    I will be riding all day Sunday on the TW. Would be interested in meeting up but distance is not its forte'. If you were interested in riding around Augusta mountains, I'm game. Also if you wanted to explore some roads around Crabtree Falls I'd be down.
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  5. RPMcMurphy

    RPMcMurphy Ahhhh Juicy Fruit.

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    I might be up. I was planning a little trail riding anyway for Sunday. Can you give me a little more specific directions where you want to ride?

    Thanks.:clap
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  6. manganos

    manganos Let me pontificate.

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    I know I ended up at the Montebello store once while starting at the Wayside on RT 60. I'll be trucking up the DRZ so I could meet anywhere within reason. Don't worry about the TW - I'm geared for dirt so high speed is not in the DRZ's vocabulary. Keep the posts coming and hopefully we can pinpoint a time and spot. I'm open to anything.
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  7. crossEDup

    crossEDup Sir Fallsalot

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    I can usually get away for Saturday rides easier than Sundays. I know the trails from Rt.60 to Montebello and back fairly well.
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  8. manganos

    manganos Let me pontificate.

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    I could do Saturday. Would that work better for everyone?
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  9. rmb

    rmb AKA Domino (don't ask)

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    Hi,
    I'm riding from Charleston up to Lynchburg which is in your neck of the woods. I should be around for a few days and would like to explore the area. I am not real experienced, especially in the dirt and will be on a big bike (1150 GSA new to me) but if that doesn't cramp your style perhaps we could join up?

    Domino
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  10. manganos

    manganos Let me pontificate.

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    I'm fine with anyone coming. I've ridden a KTM AdventureR through a bunch of stuff around there so you will probably be fine on the big bike. Maybe more of the local guys could clue us into that. We could aways take big bike friendly trails, dirt.
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  11. crossEDup

    crossEDup Sir Fallsalot

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    There are lots of gravel forest roads from Rt. 60 to Montebello that are doable by most reasonably skilled big bike riders. Some of the stuff that's more "interesting" to dual sport bikes (including the Shoe Creek Jeep Trail) wouldn't be something I'd recommend for big bikes-some steep/rocky climbs with several creek crossings. Another big bike alternative is to run the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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  12. manganos

    manganos Let me pontificate.

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    We could always do a big bike friendly to Motebello. Have lunch then do a more difficult ride back to 60. Big bikes could take BRP back to 60 in Amherst near Forks of Buffalo?!?
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  13. SRMN8R

    SRMN8R Down & Out

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    Chris,

    I might be able to make either day. I have plans on Saturday, but may be able to reschedule. I'm available Sunday after playin' :pope

    I'm probably leaning more toward the "big bike alternate route."

    Haven't had the $$ for any protection for the pig yet, and I'm sure I'll drop her a few times in the dirt... especially since I put a street tire on the rear.

    I've got your number and will keep up with the thread too.

    - J
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  14. RPMcMurphy

    RPMcMurphy Ahhhh Juicy Fruit.

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    I can do Saturday or Sunday. I think I'm gonna bring my new bike- Yamaha WR250R so I will be cool with whatever. This looks to be shaping up!:clap
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  15. Skippii

    Skippii Milkshakes, my lad.

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    That's 4,000 miles away from me, so I won't make it this time.
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  16. RimBenty

    RimBenty Bender of Rims

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    I would be in but I won't be back in-town until the 3rd. :cry
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  17. manganos

    manganos Let me pontificate.

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    OK Saturday it is. Lets settle on a meeting place and time. How about the Wayside off route 60 at say 9am? :ear
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  18. RPMcMurphy

    RPMcMurphy Ahhhh Juicy Fruit.

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    I'm not sure where the wayside is. Can you be more specific? I'm not fimiliar with the area. Thanks.
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  19. rmb

    rmb AKA Domino (don't ask)

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    I hope to meet up with you guys on Sat. I am in for the big bike thing if anyone else is.
    I am headed up to Lynchburg now and think I will probably have computer access. I could use a little more direction on where the wayside is on hwy 60.

    Domino
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  20. crossEDup

    crossEDup Sir Fallsalot

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    The wayside that I think manganos is talking about is where the Appalachian Trail crosses Rt. 60. It is 17.2 miles west of the intersection of Rt. 60 and Rt. 29 at Amherst. Google Map shows the name of the road that intersects Rt.60 at the wayside as Swapping Camp Rd. Since I don't have a GPS, that's about as precise as I can be.

    Is this the wayside you're thinking about, manganos?

    A map called Virginia Atlas & Gazetteer (available at many Sheetz or other convenience stores) might be helpful to you if you don't have a GPS.
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