W.A.R.D.S. of the State NC

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by SkylineKeith, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. waldrtw

    waldrtw Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I have seen the bikes being used as "Adventure Bikes" but was not real sure how they would do in the dirt.
  2. mothra

    mothra Rally Driver

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    From what I have seen they do good on gravel roads but not so good when the sand or mud starts to get deep. But I have seen Sam ride and I doubt that bike would slow him down anywhere that we usually ride locally. I still probably can't catch him on the Dakar.
  3. mothra

    mothra Rally Driver

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    ...and the Berg is plated.
  4. DirtDobbler

    DirtDobbler love to ride

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    and v strom plated too.............

    ready to do some riding :ear
  5. mothra

    mothra Rally Driver

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    I know I am free Saturday until mid afternoon.

    I need to shake down the berg this weekend. Anyone up for a mostly dirt ride.

    I could also be talked into some riding on the BMW that is more street oriented.
  6. mothra

    mothra Rally Driver

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    Dan, Mike, and myself managed to get the bikes dirty in Brunswick County before the rain set in. There is still a lot of water on the dirt roads. Some could easily have been mistaken for streams.


    Thanks for the pointers Mike. I still have a lot to learn about the new bike.
  7. Icecold Dan

    Icecold Dan Been here awhile

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    Great ride today. I'm glad we were able to put it together. I'm envious of the Berg, and I also hate it at the same time because its going to cause me to spend money...lol. Glad it worked out for you Matt.

    Anyone want to buy a well equipped DR...?
  8. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    Had a fun ride, I dodged a ticket, a sinkhole and a trip to the ER so... good day! It felt good to open the 520 up and let 'er run. I like those roads when the sand is packed and the dust is gone. The ride home in a squall was white knuckle but I made it without becoming a hood ornament. Looking forward to the next ride, hopefully there will be some elevation involved.

    Matt, you've got a real nice 'Berg just be sure to hang that new jacket opposite of the pipe!
  9. Icecold Dan

    Icecold Dan Been here awhile

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    I'm heading out to URE November 6th - 9th to primitive camp and ride the area. Mostly I just plan to relax and drink. All are welcome to join me for any part of the weekend. Perhaps if there's enough interest, we can make it like a mini, annual, local rally.
  10. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    Sounds like fun, I'll know more when my schedule comes out but it shouldn't be a problem. Just be sure to keep the drink on the downlow or there won't be much relaxing! Are you camping off the big bike or bringing the DR up in the truck?
  11. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    I rode out there this afternoon and saw no bikes, two trucks and a Mazda. The place was pristine with rain dampened gravel and no mud (on Lodge Rd). Big fun doing the ton on a gravel road!
  12. Icecold Dan

    Icecold Dan Been here awhile

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    Good to know. I'm glad you had a good ride, sorry I couldn't make it.
  13. glider304guider

    glider304guider Adventurer

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    Going to plan on coming up on the 7th. Have been wanting to ride out at URE for some time now. Might have a couple other riders from Wilmington that want too go.

    Duane
  14. mothra

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    Anyone up for riding this weekend? It looks like the rain might give us a break. I am up for big bikes or little bikes.
  15. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    Hey Matt, Notarally and ExpoEast are this weekend. I wasn't planning on either one but would consider riding out west with the KTM. Brown Mt is my preference but Uwharrie will do in a pinch.
  16. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    Hey Duane, bring the GS so you can ride the surrounding gravel roads. You could ride the Beemer on most of the jeep trails if you wanted. There are a few trails (Daniel, Dickey Bell and Dutch John) you want to avoid, the rest are fairly easy to moderate trails. Very rocky and red clay everwhere.
  17. Icecold Dan

    Icecold Dan Been here awhile

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    I'm headed out for Nottarally on Thursday. There are a few slots that have recently opened up if anyone is interested. Contact Cuttle for details.

    Don't forget about URE Nov 6-9. I'm not sure which bike I'm bringing yet, but will be there all the same.
  18. mothra

    mothra Rally Driver

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    I am going to have to ride locally this weekend. To much travel recently to get away for the weekend. I am going to try and get to URE in November probably with the berg and a few friends from Raleigh.
  19. glider304guider

    glider304guider Adventurer

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    BaldKnob,
    Yea, I'm torn between the GS and the XR. I may try and bring both bikes and switch off. I'm just hoping the weather cooperates.
  20. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    Gotcha. I only know of a couple or legal areas to ride around here and Angel's Gift Rd is only quasi-legal so Holly Shelter? Kinda long ride for the 'Burg. What kind of dirt road does BSL have to offer? Governers Rd had water across it last week... had to have been 4 foot deep.