WV dualsports,check in

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

  1. Rider_WV

    Rider_WV Long timer

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    wifey and I went for a ride yesterday, rode to breakfast and then cruised around on backroads before it got too hot. Was gonna got grab the WV TOR tag but decided not too.

    I have the wife's XT set up for commuting. I may slap a small top case on it for some dry storage and I cant wait to burn off these stupid track masters. I look like an elephant on a bicycle but 73mpg is too good to pass up. Might pick up a Clark tank for it, getting gas every two days gets old. I slapped an old magnetic tank bag on it, my Rox risers off the WR, my old vstrom mirrors and cranked the preload up all the way on the shock, slid a sheep skin on it too. That seat is a freaking torture device. Flushed and put clean fluid in the front brake. Ready for commuter duty:rofl

    the beast:lol3
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  2. wvridgerider

    wvridgerider Been here awhile

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    How far of a commute? You go down rt 2?
  3. Rider_WV

    Rider_WV Long timer

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    ~55miles round trip, I go down and hit the bridge then up 35 to plantation. Rt 35 sucks on the little bike. Damn trucker ran off the road today, coming at me, he bailed out a damn giant pot hole on the berm and blew broken asphalt and gravel all over me, I took a big rock right to the left knee cap.

    Little bike tops out right at 70(GPS) with me on it but gets blown around by rigs pretty bad.
  4. wvridgerider

    wvridgerider Been here awhile

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    Go up Staves Branch and Evergreen and it will take you out at the top of the hill on Plantation. This way you avoid 35. I don't even ride on 35.
  5. Rider_WV

    Rider_WV Long timer

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    You can actually turn off 35 about a mile from the bridge on honeycut road and its gravel to evergreen, then hit white pine, barton chapel and long hollow and ride gravel all the way to work. Actually I will probably go home that way:clap lots of DS options. Dunlavy, Judy road, hambrick ridge, potts creek, mill stone=gravel and ATV trail on the north side of plantation all the way to work. I am usually running late in the mornings so I need a very direct route:lol3
  6. wvridgerider

    wvridgerider Been here awhile

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    Bob and I went over into Cabell county a couple of weeks ago. Found some four wheeler trails.
  7. tdrrally

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    any one out there have an 18" ds tyre for cheap:D
  8. TheInfamousDrBholmes

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    I seen a critter hit on the road today that looked alot like that bike :lol3
  9. wvridgerider

    wvridgerider Been here awhile

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    I am thinking about selling the bike and getting out of riding. With the family and all it is getting harder to find time, or going riding is an all day event. I will probably get back into road cycling.
  10. TheInfamousDrBholmes

    TheInfamousDrBholmes Long timer

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  11. Rider_WV

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    saw a big group of KLR's on 33 Saturday evening, heading east between ripley and Spencer. Anyone on here? Prob 8-10 of them. I couldnt cuont I was distracted by all the milk crates:lol3
  12. WayneJ

    WayneJ Get Off My Lawn

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    WVhillbilly, it was good talking to you Saturday evening. :deal Thanks for the spring water. :freaky
  13. Falcon86

    Falcon86 I just work here.

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    I definitely hear you. Little ones at home/work full time/college park time/life/etc. Any free time is precious and few, and breaking away for a full day gets harder and harder. Good luck with whichever way you decide.
  14. Rider_WV

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    let m e know if you do start back down the roadie path. I still want to pick one up. Might head to Charleston Bicycle Friday, or Johns, really dont like Trek though.
  15. JTucker

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    You should really buy that Bamboo frame on ADV.
  16. KillerBee300

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    Ill believe it when i see it. Lol, even if i only get to ride once a month, that is one good day a month. Hope you change your mind.

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  17. WVhillbilly

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    :thumb

    Good time for sure.

    Anyone who didn't make it missed a great time.
  18. tdrrally

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    you can't sell out !!

    think of all the proper dual-sporting to be done !!
  19. wvdirtbiker

    wvdirtbiker MILES2GO

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    Say it isn't so!

    Chris, I understand where you are coming from but I hate to hear that.

    And just when I'm ready to start riding again. I guess you will have to give me Bob's number.
  20. tdrrally

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    chris you must go on that trip, i don't think i can keep up with that pair:huh