Hampton Roads Chatter

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by roger123, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. DirtPoorOverland

    DirtPoorOverland Adventurer

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    Yeah, flagpole is the top but you can also take that Dunkle Hollow for a little easier ride down to the north. Or head over to Reddish Knob to the south. But why take the easy route?! Union Springs! Lol

    Going camping off Dunkle Hollow this weekend.
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  2. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius) Supporter

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    Nice! I'm looking to camp in Brandywine as soon as it opens up. Just have a Goldwing now so anything more than nice gravel is off my list.
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  3. ptownjohnny

    ptownjohnny Been here awhile

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    I will follow you
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  4. n6dlh

    n6dlh Adventurer Supporter

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    Yea Union springs was not too bad on the KLR. I want to get back up into that area on the bike again. I may be going to buckingham this week end. So if someone is up there and wants someone to ride with let me know.
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  5. Weldman

    Weldman Long timer

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    Union Springs is the mouth of hell.
  6. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    You guys need to go try Pott's Mountain Jeep Trail :evil
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  7. okennon

    okennon Been here awhile

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    I'm in
  8. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius) Supporter

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    That's Goldwing friendly, correct? I have an ADV sticker on it. :lol3
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  9. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    Just change the car tire on the back to a light truck tire.


    Hey, any dirt riders around this thread?
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  10. DirtPoorOverland

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    Done that one. Now THAT is a tough trail.
  11. DirtPoorOverland

    DirtPoorOverland Adventurer

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    Is it that bad? Lol I thought it was tough but I could see it being way more challenging this time of year with all the rain.
  12. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    If you are asking me, union springs is pretty easy. With the caveat that I have always ridden it on a light bike that's well suited for offroad.

    If you take a street bike like a DR650, KLR, or GSA it's going to be much harder.

    Dictum ridge is harder, a similar challenge to Pott's mountain.
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  13. Weldman

    Weldman Long timer

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    It's an old story, but I went there alone a few years ago on an overloaded DR650 looking for Flagpole knob. I overshot the entrance to Flagpole (lot's of overgrown brush on the right coming from Reddish knob) and instead of bearing left toward Dunkle Hollow I ended up looking down Union Springs and decided if I went down I might not come back up. So I turned around and found Flagpole on the way out.
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  14. nuggets

    nuggets It's all my fault...

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    Probably was a sound decision. You could get into a lot of trouble out there on a solo ride.
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  15. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius) Supporter

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    Going down Union Springs isn't too bad. Coming up from the bottom towards Dunkle is tougher.

    I hurt myself pretty good there. Another rider dumped his klr650 in front of me going up and I had to slow then hit one of the taller steps to get around him. Didn't work. :lol3 That was on a DR650 with loaded soft panniers and extra crap. I would have been really screwed if I was there by myself and had the same accident. I would have had no chance of getting the bike out. Just would have hobbled up and hoped that a jeep came by.

    I was able to ride one footed back to camp after my bike was brought to the top.

    Shouldn't be a problem on a small bike or even a medium size bike with a good rider. I'm not awful off pavement but wouldn't call myself a dirt rider. I know I have heard others that say they zip up and down on 1200s. Not me.
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  16. B.E. Coyote

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    Hey Corey,
    I gave up on that baffang drive on that old GT. Sold it all but bought this Pugsley really cheap on CL.
    Might try another bbshd mid drive on it in the future.

    I'd be better off on Union Springs with it anyhow and it could go on the trailer I tow with the Goldwing. :patch

    [​IMG]
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  17. Phonic

    Phonic ...or how not to motorcycle.

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    That was a pain in both nuts.
    On the plus side, she starts up faster than ever.

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  18. moymurfs

    moymurfs Truth is unacceptable.

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    Hmmmm. Was before or after you went into a large puddle, got to the middle and stopped, then flopped perfectly sideways:muutt?
  19. B.E. Coyote

    B.E. Coyote (Super-Genius) Supporter

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    As you get older your memory is failing you. There was no puddle and it was you. You did however get it perfectly sideways.
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  20. Phonic

    Phonic ...or how not to motorcycle.

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    BURN