WV dualsports,check in

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

  1. Nightster

    Nightster n00b

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    Hey Dave,

    Thanks for the complement on the new tires. Master mechanic Mike did a hell of a job while I assisted. You know I had the same theory on them helping to keep me upright, but that was proven wrong up the holler in the creek . To bad Mike didn't have his camera, because I sat the the water with my leg pinned under the new tire long enough for Mike to get some really good pictures.:cry See you Friday.

    John
  2. WFOhillbilly

    WFOhillbilly Been here awhile

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    Hopefully it wasn't your bad leg:eek1
  3. Garry

    Garry Old and In The Way

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    I'll check-in even though I live an hour over the border in the Pittsburgh suburbs. I plan on spending a lot more time in northern WV on my DRZ this season...
  4. WFOhillbilly

    WFOhillbilly Been here awhile

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    :thumb You and Ruger m77 may be close to one another.
  5. wvrocks

    wvrocks Been here awhile

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    Not really much of a ride report, just rode to work today. I did however finally get both of my mermite cases mounted up. They aren't done yet but they are funtional. Still need to work on the lids and mount some new carry handles. Probably knock out some dents sometime although I'll probably end up adding more so that's not a real priority. I'll try to get some pictures later.
  6. WFOhillbilly

    WFOhillbilly Been here awhile

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    :lurk
  7. 9Dave

    9Dave Bazinga!

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    MX boots are your friend!

    Glad you fared OK, John.

    Got the bike all loaded up, Stofte's DRZ on board as well. Just have to throw some extra clothes and riding gear in and I'm ready to roll in the morning.:thumb

    Dave
  8. intothenew

    intothenew Briar Patch Navigator

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    I had to go to Wheeling earlier this week on business. I had to take the truck, but did get to scout some areas to ride.

    Has anyone run Whetstone creek? It's a couple of miles southeast of Graysville. I made it about halfway up and it got a bit too rough for a standard 4WD truck. I circled back and crossed it again at little Southwest of Saint Joseph. Maps show the trail ending just before that point, but it appears the CREEK is being used for the road on the last section. Nice area, roots, rocks, creek crossings.

    Crow Run south out of Reader was nice. Walnut Fork down into Braden was really nice.

    Does anybody ride that area?
  9. Whitey1

    Whitey1 "Whitebread"

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    Well I had some friends from HS that was checking out some pics of the fling I had and although they dont have bikes right now they are interested in us meeting up to do some rafting and WV would be a great middle ground to meet. So my question is if anyone can suggest a good place to go rafting that will provide a great time without killing a guy? Plus It gives me an excuse to ride the awesome scenic roads again sooner then I had thought. Thanks for all input thrown my way and if anyone is interested in hooking up with us the more the merrier, we just want to have great time and some laughs around a fire at night so good camping spots would also help.
  10. wvrocks

    wvrocks Been here awhile

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    Hey WFO, hope you didn't run out of popcorn. Here are some pics of my mermites.

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    wvrocks Been here awhile

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    wvrocks Been here awhile

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    wvrocks Been here awhile

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  14. WFOhillbilly

    WFOhillbilly Been here awhile

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    Looks good.:thumb Should be able to carry a lot of stuff in those.
  15. wvrocks

    wvrocks Been here awhile

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    I'd say any of the New River Gorge outfitters would be your best bet. Class VI, Songer, ACE etc, are all reputable river runners. If you think the New is too big there is always the Cheat in Tucker/Preston County.
  16. wvrocks

    wvrocks Been here awhile

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    Probably way too much actually. They aren't quite finished but they are in working condition.
  17. motox570

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    Hey Mike, Kay, Ryan, Rick and John. Just checking in after meeting you guys this weekend at the fling. Thank you very much for inviting me. I wish i could have stayed the weekend but duty calls and the milk must be delivered!! I hope to ride with you all soon and look forward to hitting some of those sweet looking trails you have been riding. I look forward to getting involved in the dualsporting arena and hope to learn as much as i can from you pros!! I am off alot during the week but have to work every saturday. I am usually off on Sundays so i will keep an eye on the forum to see when you guys are riding. And Denny, if you see this and want to get that new klr 250 dirty sometime, let me know. I can lead us to some dirt. Hope to see you all soon. Thanks, Chris in Marietta. :D
  18. KayLR

    KayLR Been here awhile

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    :wave Hey Chris , good to see ya checkin in--wish you could have stayed for more of the fling---I need to get a magnet to you ---next year you need to talk to the boss(broughtons??) about no milk deliveries that weekend!!
  19. WFOhillbilly

    WFOhillbilly Been here awhile

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    Welcome to the forum Chris. You missed one hell of a good time Saturday ( of course you already know that :D ) Wish you could have stayed. Just to let you know, I am off every Friday - Sunday, and every other Monday. Always up for some riding.
  20. wvrocks

    wvrocks Been here awhile

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    Any of you guys/gals going to make it over for the Laurel Fork Campout this weekend?