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Wink Carving up Carrol County (Liberty Dam Rd.) - August 24, 2008, 11:21 PM

Who: Chris GSX-R 600 (half naked..... long story)

What: Reconnoitering the back roads of Howard and Carrol County

When: Sunday August 24th

Why: Because I knew there had to be some good road close to my area (Columbia)

Ok so I went on google maps and started to looking for some good back roads close to Columbia so I can lead some group rides before the season is out. Well you know you can't go on a group ride with just a map reconnaissance you need to get out there and see it with you eyes. So I was supposed to ride with two of my friends but they kept pushing procrastinating so I was like *** it and just went on a ride through the country side by myself. I have to say today was a great day to ride. I left my house around two and 137 mi later I was getting ready to take it in when I came across Liberty Dam rd. somewhere in the middle of bum *** nowhere Carrol County. It is a no outlet road that is closed after 4 pm which is perfect because that means no car traffic. I slipped through the barrier and started on the twisties that go 1.6 mi till you get to the dam and it was pure bliss. Several S curves, a couple 90 degree curves and straightaways thrown in to give it the perfect balance. I don't think a track designer could have made a better 1.6mi stretch of road. When you get to the dam you are treated with a beautiful view of the dam and a place to turn around and run it again. After a couple of runs I was hit up by my friends who were bullshittin all day picked them up and went back up there for a couple more runs. Well anyway I look forward to sharing the route with everyone soon. PM me for direction or if you want to go on a ride. Below are a couple pics and maybe a video.






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf2ELNuBzEY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62DNPMZBOcQ


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August 24, 2008, 11:25 PM

You gotta watch that road, cuz people walk it all the time. Most have little dogs, and whatnot. Also there seems to be a lot of gravel on it. And hope MSP doesn't hear you, cuz they're up there a lot. But there are better roads near there


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August 24, 2008, 11:26 PM

Very cool scenery of the dam. Pretty awesome!
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August 25, 2008, 06:54 AM

Chris, i can show you some decent roads near columbia. They are mostly tighter/slower roads - but it's convenient if you dont have a lot of time and just want to hit some quick twisties.


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August 25, 2008, 01:39 PM

that's cool maybe next week you can show me where they are. I'm going to be outta town in Seattle for the next week but i will pm you when I get back.


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Sounds good!

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Well it's 100% mechanically but not so much cosmetically.


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looks like Loch Raven
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nope not Loch Raven but all the reservoirs in the area have good roads, check out Prettyboy too
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You gotta watch that road, cuz people walk it all the time. Most have little dogs, and whatnot. Also there seems to be a lot of gravel on it. And hope MSP doesn't hear you, cuz they're up there a lot. But there are better roads near there
I rode the road back and forth about 8 times and I didn't catch see any gravel, there is however a sharp turn right before you get to the dam where the asphalt is wavy and can fack you up if you don't know it's there but besides that it was great. I did notice some walkers/ joggers towards the evening but I slowed it down a little and they pretty much stayed out of the way. The accoustics are awesome as well, I pulled over and took some pictures and video and I could hear my friends coming from a mile away.


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I know what you mean, it's a gorgeous spot


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