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Any good riding this weekend?

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  1. urbaindk

    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    My wife and I took advantage of the long weekend and went camping in the Great North Mountain area just west of Woodstock, VA.

    There was beer:



    Wine, woman, and dog:



    There was fire:



    There was food. Mmmmmm Chicken Pot Pie!



    There were bikes:



    Oh yeah and there was some riding too. We stuck mostly to 4wd / fire roads. We road up Cedar Creek to Bread Rd. then hooked up on the Little Sluice Mnt Trail, across Tuscarora trail to the Sugar Knob and down Little Stoney Creek. It was a pretty good ride. We covered around 13 miles and 1500' of ups and downs.

     

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    I bet the smell of chicken pot pie mixing with the smell of autumn leaves was breathtaking. Almost brings a tear to my eye just imagining it.
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    Yeah. It was pretty nice. The almost-full moon was just the icing on the cake.
     
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    pnj Turbo Monkey till the fat lady sings

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    how'd you cook the biscuits?

    i didn't ride, I made bagels and drank beer instead.
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    It's a dutch oven. Just put the hot coals on the top.
     
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    dfinn Turbo Monkey

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    ohh, i'll have to try that. i cook with a dutch even almost every morning and my girlfriend thoroughly enjoys it.
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    Ha Ha! My wife is not too fond of the "dutch oven" of which you speak!
     
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    dh girlie MISS MISSY (geek)

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    We did a killer ride this weekend...lots of kick ass single track, no foolios, no hikers...but lotsa climbing...and banana slugs...banana slugs are DISGUSTING...anyone ever see those gross ass things?
     
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    Rode solo up a canyon that was revenged by water a while ago...

     
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    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    We also did a very nice ride this weekend. It was a beautiful day and the trails were excellent, bar the fact they were covered in leaves.
     
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    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    i had a killer time at rye airfield on sat. night for a bikes only charity event.
     
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    dh girlie MISS MISSY (geek)

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    see pozers ted turner thread for pics of where we rode...no pics of the banana slugs though...I got one caught in my tire a couple of weeks ago...nasty...they are very BIG and very sticky and I had to get him out with a stick...f'n GROSS!
     
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    Slugman Frankenbike

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    dfinn Turbo Monkey

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    giant, slimy, disgusting things. when we backpacked part of the lost coast trail these things were all over the place.

     
  15. berkshire_rider

    berkshire_rider Growler

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    I was going to do a ride at the Presumpscott river trail, but couldn't because there was a bridge washed out in the recent flooding. :(
     
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    splat Nam I am

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    Got out a little yesterday did some Trail Work , and also di d alittle riding with my Favorite Riding partner , My Son

     
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    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Got shot down on Saturday, tried doing a mountain trail that starts at 2800 feet up. The town that it's close to had no snow and the snow started on the ridge above at about 3500, so i figured we were good. Well we get all the way out there (100 mile drive) and there was over a foot of snow at the trailhead.
    (insert game show loser music here)

    Then on Sunday had a great ride. It was a birthday ride for some mt. bike club members and it was good times. The trails were easy but were in the nicest winter shape for lowland Pac N.W. trails i've ever seen in my life. Hardly any puddles, hard pack, and sloped. As it's been raining in the area i really couldn't believe it.
     
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    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    Those do look quite disgusting. We don't have anything like that on the east coast. We do get big giant millipedes, but they are fairly harmless. They make a good crunch when you run over them.

     
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    dfinn Turbo Monkey

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    where's that trail located at?
     
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    berkshire_rider Growler

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    Just outside of Portland, Maine. Unfortunetly, most of the man-made stuff "disappeared" :mad: earlier this year. Not sure why. :confused:
     
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    zahgurim Underwater monkey

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    Yup! Did an awesome day of beershuttles on Saturday at one of the local areas. No pics, too busy riding!

    Maybe I'll take my cam next weekend. If I get off my bike I'll let you know what us hooligans get up to every weekend...