Weekly rides near Charleston, SC

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by StolenFant, May 14, 2012.

  1. 2bikebart

    2bikebart Adventurer

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    Mark, Ken and I are meeting at the gas station just outside Mt Pleasant on Hwy 41 and the Wando river at 8:30 Saturday morning and then heading into the forest if anyone else wants to join us. Hopefully the spiders will not be out but I will let someone else lead just incase!!!
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  2. Okeedokee

    Okeedokee Cranky Bastard

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    Us CORRA boys will have the North loop closed in the AM doing some more grooming. The South will be open though.
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  3. StolenFant

    StolenFant Been here awhile

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    New rider, only interested in the Wee's street and touring capability. Since he's street only, the Heidenau was a waste on him. It has 2523 miles on and judging from wear to date, it should be good for at least 7500 more the way I ride. First $100 takes it ($180 new from Revzilla WHEN THEY CAN GET INVENTORY), I'll try to take some photos of it with a micrometer tomorrow, or just give me a call and I'll bring it by. It's the 150/70-17 with the center rib. I believe this is the size for the BMW GS800's through the late model GS1200's, and am sure it is the size for the Tiger 800's. Just ask Marsh Tiger how he likes his, or ask Ob1quixote how it hooks up in the dirt.

    Oh, I should be picking up a 2009 Husky 610TE, so I WILL be making the weekend rides again SOON:clap:clap:clap
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  4. Okeedokee

    Okeedokee Cranky Bastard

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    Got the tire installed today. Thanks Clint! Looks and rides good so far. I put a TKC-80 on the front. Now my Tiger looks like the beast she sounds like!
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  5. Marsh Tiger

    Marsh Tiger Been here awhile

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    I think you are gonna like that combo.
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  6. Okeedokee

    Okeedokee Cranky Bastard

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    Yep, me too. It seems to make sense. I'll find out early tomorrow AM when I hit the Francis Marion gravel roads:nod
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  7. Marsh Tiger

    Marsh Tiger Been here awhile

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    It'll be an improvement on gravel for sure. But Sand is where you will really appreciate the combo. Have fun!

    Hopefully I can ride next weekend with Y'all.
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  8. BigWrench

    BigWrench Been here awhile

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    I will be meeting 2bikebart and whoever else shows at 9 am at Hwy 41 and the wando river. There is a gas station at one end of the wando bridge we will meet at. Hope YOU can make it out this morning for a few hours. God bless and best regards, Ken King 843-873-7626
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  9. twistydave

    twistydave Been here awhile

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    FYI

    http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/meetings/USAEast2012.php

    These are the guys that are living that dream of riding motorcycles for months and even years across the world. They have a couple of speakers that share there experience riding south america, asia, eastern europe etc....The rally is at Iron Horse Motorcycle lodge. http://ironhorsenc.com/ I'm heading up the Sept 5th or the evening of the 4th I'll ride to my mountain house in Saluda (233 miles from Hanahan) for the night and then make that great ride over to Iron horse and set up camp...Come one come all......PM me
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  10. StolenFant

    StolenFant Been here awhile

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    Wait till you get on a fast dirt road! The Heidie slides beautifully!
    Just got back from riding "BartÂ’s Butt Buster" trail. Now I see why they kept falling last weekend. It's not single track, it's half track. Ken managed to keep his bars until he put down hits kickstand on the left side, then pushed the bike over on it's right. The Husky would have been great if I was about six feet tall. At least I now have a lighter bike I can pick back up with one leg!
    See y'all tomorrow at tech day. Hope I didn't break anything today
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  11. BigWrench

    BigWrench Been here awhile

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    I'll be leaving Walmart in Goose Creek between 4:30- 4:40 pm and headed to the Wadboo Creek boat ramp on 402 in Moncks Corner. I'll wait at the ramp from ~5pm till 5:15pm to allow anyone that wants to join in. From there I thought I would head to the well in Huger and then try to make a cut across towards the Wambaw cycle trail where I hope to ride some of the north loop if it is wet enough. After, I'll be returning to James Island by a yet to be determined route, Hope some of you can join the fun. God bless and best regards, Ken King

    Update, the cut across was easy and the weather stayed cool with light rain. The north loop was plenty wet and I managed the whole thing without dropping the bike, this is a first for me. It took me one hour 20 min to complete the 23 or so miles (it was dark after the 20 mile mark which was the last one I could see). I look forward to riding it again next time its wet but I much prefer the south loop when it is dark.
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  12. StolenFant

    StolenFant Been here awhile

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    sounds it was a good ride. ice got the TE stripped to cases and still digging. All looks pretty good, but i won't Bree in town this weekend anyway
    Clint
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  13. Marsh Tiger

    Marsh Tiger Been here awhile

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    Looks like good weather tomorrow. Anyone up for a little loafering? PGA traffic makes me think anywhere away from charleston county would be wise.

    I've got my sights set on building a new route. (HOCAT's big sister...no name yet but going state wide with this one) So I've got a lot of scouting to do. I'd love to ride the web wildlife ctr again, as i think it will play a role in the new route. But I'm open to suggestions.
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  14. Marsh Tiger

    Marsh Tiger Been here awhile

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    Y'all missed out on some fun Sunday...

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  15. 2bikebart

    2bikebart Adventurer

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    Marsh Tiger you should be able to bunny hop that log, just drop a gear, lean back, pin the throttle and hope your skid plate holds up!!!

    Didn't see any that big Saturday in the FMNF but we did see 3 or 4 new downed trees on the fire roads after that storm on Friday. Nothing we could not plow over. I also had my first close call with a wild hog Thursday evening just west of the Southern loop of the wamba. Not sure what fire road I was on but I was doing my best impression of Kenny Roberts around some s turns and came around the curve to see a big ass black hog right on the edge of the road. Not sure who was more scared but we both went our seperate ways!!!

    My friend picked up a 2004 KLR Saturday so we have added to the heard!!!
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  16. StolenFant

    StolenFant Been here awhile

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    where did you find that log? Its perfect for practicing! even had a fork to stop a roll.
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  17. Marsh Tiger

    Marsh Tiger Been here awhile

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    At your favorite spot... Riding on Hamilton ridge rd.

    I've seen and done much on the Tiger, but I've never confused it for a trails bike! I went around.
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  18. StolenFant

    StolenFant Been here awhile

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    Ahhhh, you're killing me! Got the Husky finished last night, but can't ride this weekend b/c a wedding. Looks like you had fun. I'm sure my first bounce over that log would have included a most graceful dismount :rofl
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  19. Rev

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    that tree looks fun....i cant wait to get out and try some of those trails with you guys!
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  20. ob1quixote

    ob1quixote Been here awhile

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    Headed to NC today, gonna ride Brown Mountain with my kid! She'll be sporting her newly painted helmet. She wanted pink, purple and WILD!

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