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Another great fall ride

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    Another great fall ride


    Yesterday was supposed to be crappy weather, but I took a chance and invited a few friends to ride at my place. The skies cleared around 10am, and we left my backyard at 11.

    Things get scenic right away, but we only stopped for one pic session

    Tyler rode my KDX on his first dirtride in years...


    Ken C showed on his DRZ after many month locked in his writing studio...


    I rode my trusty new steed...


    to be continued...

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    Another great fall ride

    My local spot is all about the berms!!!


    This uphill chicane is insanely fun to ride.


    to be continued...

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    Another great fall ride

    To hit those high banks with any speed, you first have to nail a whoop section without losing momentum...

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    Another great fall ride

    If you can top all those whoops, and carry speed up into the "chicane", it feels as good as riding the bowl at loudon.




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    Another great fall ride

    Of course, it ain't as easy as it looks...



    Just a few weeks left to the season... but it was a good one!

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    Another great fall ride

    Looks like fun, I managed to get out today for a local rip, I wanted to test how long I could do single track with out a break, I made it 26 miles and had to take a breather. Mostly medium level dificulty, although others that have done the loop say is hard, I guess I'm just used to it. Ended up with 33 miles for the day of that about 4 miles were connector roads.

    What do you mean there are only a few weeks left in the season? If you aren't riding in state forests, the season doesn't end. I would recomend though that this time of year you dirt ride on sundays and not saturdays due to the hunting season being open, you may piss off the hunters if you scare away their game. Plus you could get shot at.

    Glad to see people are actually doing some riding around here.

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    Another great fall ride

    I hear ya about the hunters. We saw many on our way out, but we respectfully kept quiet and cruised through those areas. I did spot a ring necked pheasant right next to the trail, and made a quick 360 degree scan to make sure we weren't a target! Luckily, my bike and helmet are ORANGE!

    Anyway, the practice area is left alone by the hunters because it's used regularly.

    btw, I'd challenge you do do five laps around my practice spot at a medium pace without stopping... 23 miles without stopping sounds great though!

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    Another great fall ride

    looks like a fun day! i am a sap with too much werkie-werk

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    Another great fall ride

    Dude, You ain't kiddin'. ping me when you come up for air. Maybe the ground won't be frozen.

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    Another great fall ride

    Oh man, that does look like a blast.... I'm hoping to do at least one easy ride before i go back under the knife to get the hardware taken out.

    Hmm... Maybe this weekend.

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    Another great fall ride

    Supposed to rain all week. My spot will be flooded with anymore precip... If not, I'll be riding.

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    Another great fall ride

    I like your spot Paul. Looks like a fun rollercoaster style trail setup. Invitation only I'm sure, but let me know if you need another orange bike to deter the hunters with. Those berms and whoops look like lots of fun. (I'm guessing quads made them?)

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    Another great fall ride

    Did YOU cut those trails, Paul?

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    Another great fall ride

    Ha! I wish. I think the area was laid out by John Dowd...

    But it's a great example of how to max out a small area...

    p.s. Invite only!!!

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    Another great fall ride

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    p.s. Invite only!!!
    Ohhhhh....okay. It's like THAT? Yeah, I'll have wunna those too soon enough then too!

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    Another great fall ride

    Oh, I was answering Rebel's question, but you should come down and check it out before cutting trail on your land...

    One BIG consideration is drainage. Build it into low spots and any whoops at the beginning. You'll have an unrideable track most of the time if you don't

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    Another great fall ride

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    HI think the area was laid out by John Dowd...
    Now THAT's cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Oh, I was answering Rebel's question, but you should come down and check it out before cutting trail on your land...

    One BIG consideration is drainage. Build it into low spots and any whoops at the beginning. You'll have an unrideable track most of the time if you don't
    I was just bustin' on ya. But you knew that...

    Drainage is why I asked. Looks like there may be a coupla spots where water would be an issue at certain times of the year...

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    Another great fall ride

    If the lot is dry now, that's a start, but as you pack down the trails, low spots develop. If you move any earth, the hole will fill with water. My place is flooded out right now...

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    Another great fall ride

    That looks like a fun woodsie spot. Braap

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    Another great fall ride

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Dude, You ain't kiddin'. ping me when you come up for air. Maybe the ground won't be frozen.
    will do. i havent even fired the Husky since one of our last Crow Hill days. sux.

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