WV dualsports,check in

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Tetched, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Fasnacht

    Fasnacht Been here awhile

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    Wow...totally love this idea, and I think I've still got a pair of old neoprene's in a box somewhere...
  2. eebrumfi

    eebrumfi eebrumfi

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    Yes Sir
  3. WVdyhrd

    WVdyhrd mudhole 400 guy

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    ^new lurker but long time as a rider :wave

    I've got my tiger about 20min from you.

    Now come ride, Wayne co needs some terrorizing!

    Welcome to the asylum :freaky :ricky
  4. Fasnacht

    Fasnacht Been here awhile

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    :beer
    Welcome.
  5. eebrumfi

    eebrumfi eebrumfi

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    Ride alot out your way.. Beech Fork.. Millers Branch to East Lynn etc..
  6. WVdyhrd

    WVdyhrd mudhole 400 guy

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    Ya dude! I hit beech and East Lynn on Sunday. Screw the rain sometimes ya just gotta ride.

    I currently live on upper heath creek (going towards hamlin on rt 10 it's near the rich station after doss hill).

    Those in Cabell co. usually gotta go to Charleston or Buffalo to find other ADV bikes; Huntington is pretty saturated with sportier interests and HOGs.
  7. eebrumfi

    eebrumfi eebrumfi

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    Doss Hill,,,,, Are you close to Dairy Road that comes into route 10 just after the bridge in west hamlin..

    I was out there on Saturday. Out 37
  8. WVdyhrd

    WVdyhrd mudhole 400 guy

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    Doss hill is the biggish hill on Rt10 about halfway between Huntington and Lincoln county, that you can turn at the top and go towards Beech Fork.

    Reasonably close, about 5 minutes. I used to belong to the fire dept in Salt Rock, which is the intersection "town" on rt10.

    This was taken about 1-2 mi from there

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    ^Hickory Ridge, real short, just a normal detour on the bike. It used to have some great single and dual track. But some corporation bought up a buncha the land rights, leased them for hunting and shut down decades old trails.

    For random riding; I usually hit rt 10 and 3 and head either into coal fields (still learning those) or up through danville towards the mtns.

    Since you said you're "new" I thought I'd share:

    Spring LF gathering of the odd


    WV Pics
  9. MotoWV

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    Hey Ernie!

    Thought you may have fell off the end of the earth or something. Good to see you still kickin'.

    Did you trade off the Superduke since I seen you last? You still thinking of getting something a little more dirt oriented for fire roads and such? I still have DRZ Super Moto but have thought about selling out and going back to dirt full time. If all of our old riding buds had not went to RZR's I would have already had a new offroad smoker.

    I've tried to hook-up and ride with these guys a couple times but no takers. I even bathed once and still no takers.:D

    Oldguy from msorrc
  10. eebrumfi

    eebrumfi eebrumfi

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    Hey Scott

    Yep,, I am still on earth. Kinda.

    I sold the Duke to get something for gravel roads and such.. I bought a KTM Adventure as a replacement. It's a great bike I just don't see me riding single track or difficult trails on it. It's just to big.. I have been thinking about getting another KTM 200 for the trails. Best bike I ever had.

    You ever want to go for another ride give me a call..
  11. MotoWV

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    Congrats on the new bike! Looking forward to seeing it.

    We'll definitely get together as soon as the weather cooperates.

    The KTM 200 is a fine bike. I've thought about them myself.
  12. IngoldWV

    IngoldWV Dingo

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    Bought a 2009 200 XC-W new. Best bike I've owned. 250s and 300s have a bit more low end grunt.
  13. JTucker

    JTucker Long timer

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    How's the 990 doin Ernie? I really like that white one. Stop by, we have a new 200 ready for you. :deal
  14. TheInfamousDrBholmes

    TheInfamousDrBholmes Long timer

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    A 200/250/300 is on the new short list. I spect I'll have one by the beginning of Feb is all goes as planned.
    As for the current rigs... Fixed the turn signal and shifter that I broke in my wreck on that youtube video. Should have either the gs or the rc-51 down in chucktown this coming Monday if anyone is up for a ride I'll be around!

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
  15. iBiker

    iBiker ADV Pirate

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    The hardest part is swinging your leg over. :eek1 Other than that they are relatively comfortable and keep me warm. I wear them to the lake under the blue jeans if I plan to do some bobber watching all day. I kept the stocking booties created when I cut the feet out to fit in my wading boots for summer romps in the rivers. Win WIn!
  16. eebrumfi

    eebrumfi eebrumfi

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    Almost time for it's first service.. I should be up before to long.
  17. WVdyhrd

    WVdyhrd mudhole 400 guy

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    Heard from a couple guys at the shop today. Looks like this is true. There are new gates on some of the common drags, designed to slow down the flood of trucks and side by sides. Talked to shop Doc and he said "no concerns for the single track, but ds may be affected" I guess that obviously depends on the ds'r :deal

    I may try to run out there this weekend and see what routes are shut out.

    Kinda sucks though, a lot of redneck asses out there, but also it's a great local's place, I hate to see us loose access.
  18. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    It don't matter how nice of a riding area you have there will always be some assholes who will ruin it for you.
    I got permission to ride a few hundred acres last year, I am the only one outside of the family who owns it who is allowed on it.

    My cousin and I had miles of farm roads to ride when we were teenagers, after we were no longer riding there another group came thru and cut fences, chased livestock and so on.

    Now the signs say "No Trespassing, violators will be shot"
    I'm not going to be the one to test the threat, there is a lot of places to hide a body there and if my place would have been torn up I'd be pissed too.

    I am going to try to get permission to ride that area this year tho. Hopefully it will work out.
  19. MotoWV

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    The gates do not suprise me at all. There was a guy on the msorrc forum who always advertised riding there. (He may be on this forum). I sent him several PM's saying I thought it was a very bad idea to put that information out there for the entire world to see. (He was a nice guy. I think he thought I was just over-reacting.) I had already seen what it did to my home riding area. Changed it forever with all the out of town/state riders. Gates started going up there as well and more will come.

    I really hate to hear about the gates. You Charleston area guys have a few other areas I've ridden. Thank goodness I've never seen them mentioned on the WWW. My advice is to keep it that way if you want to keep those areas.
  20. WVdyhrd

    WVdyhrd mudhole 400 guy

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    Ya, agreed. I doubt it was really the bike crowd, we even avoid it here by trying to just name it "da creek" and a lot of riders with gopro's don't even put the location on.

    I'm reasonably certain it's the truck and sideBY natty light crowd :deal. In the short time I've been riding out there I feel like I've seen it grow more crowded. You can go for miles and miles, some roads are legal county roads, those are the ones I'm interested to find out about. The majority of users though are people that live on the creek, it's definitely a unique community, with MANY people using the improvised system.

    I'd be interested in hearing a certain ona...'s opinion, based on his history with the are.