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Calling all dual sport riders. 3 day camp and ride. - August 2, 2013, 11:37 AM

As some may know I have been bit by the dual sport bug and have the itch to do some riding. There is a local dual sport route called the Blue Ridge Trail (BRT) that I plan to ride as a warm up for the TAT ride in September. The route basically follows the mountain ridge west of interstate 81 all the way down VA and into NC. I want to leave some time on a Friday and return late Sunday. I don't have a set date and I'm pretty flexible since my boss is such a cool guy lol.... Anyone adventurous and want to do the ride? Maybe the 2nd or 3rd weekend in August?

I will have some requirements for this ride. You must start the ride with a reliable bike because I'm not spending hours a day keeping someones bike going but if something happens on the trail then that's okay and we'll fix it. That being said I don't mind helping someone get there bike ready BEFORE the ride weekend. This will not in anyway be a race and I'm not riding with someone who stands a chance of shooting themselves off a mountain side being "Joe Racer". Basically I want smart riders who like to ride and enjoy a relaxing pace through the mountains.

I have the maps and GPS tracks for the ride so it should be a smooth ride with some cool trails and roads. Sometime Sunday I would be making my way to interstate 81 or some other highway and riding back north so your bike should be able to cruise at 65 comfortably.

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August 2, 2013, 11:45 AM

Damn. A co-worker has the last half of August off and my boss is not nearly as cool...


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Ooohhh... Make it late September, or October. Tree colors would be awesome!


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If I only had a dual sport...


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Is it tight and tecnical trails? Or beast friendly?


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Me too. The wr250r is on my possible list as a companion commuter bike to my cbr. Gots no money right now though.
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This came today, but unless I swap motors or transmissions I don't have enough speed for road riding.



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This came today, but unless I swap motors or transmissions I don't have enough speed for road riding.
You will want to get a better bulb than that. I order from sicass.com . Real good upgrade.


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You will want to get a better bulb than that. I order from sicass.com . Real good upgrade.
Unless I change to a exc stator and fw I wouldn't have enough power to run more the the stock 35watt bulb.


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Unless I change to a exc stator and fw I wouldn't have enough power to run more the the stock 35watt bulb.
A flashlight would be brighter.


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Is it tight and tecnical trails? Or beast friendly?
Don't think it's very tight. Your WR would be perfect in dirt trim.
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This came today, but unless I swap motors or transmissions I don't have enough speed for road riding.

Which bike? You could always take a larger counter shaft sprocket for the return trip
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