Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route

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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route

Post by Rut Row » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:15 am

Bucho wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:32 pm
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after reading that thread I have to wonder if anyone there has ever ridden anything but well groomed gravel roads. :screwy:
Are they talking about it like its a hardcore technical route?
as you saw in the video, EXPERTS ONLY. I think it is sad that they have to play to the absolute beginner and can't be honest about the road conditions.

I'm looking forward to posting on the ADV thread videos of my FZ with 5" of suspension doing that section. :screwy:
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route

Post by J&J » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:20 pm

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I watched the two little vids posted of the "hard" section in Bald Eagle State Forest. Is that the hardest, most technical part of the route? I can't believe they even bothered having a go round.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route

Post by Laoch » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:34 pm

Those roads would be sketchy on my CB. I have no bash plate, just plastic and the oil sump about 6" off the ground. I also have zero suspension travel :lol2:

I plan on getting a bash plate, I've already scraped bottom twice :deal:
And I've got TKC's to mount.

Just sayin' for regular DS or ADV type bike it's cake, but for a street oriented bike not so much.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route

Post by Rut Row » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:02 pm

Laoch wrote:
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Just sayin' for regular DS or ADV type bike it's cake, but for a street oriented bike not so much.
wimp. put the tires on the cb, I'm riding my FZ!
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route

Post by juddspaintballs » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:13 pm

I've learned that GoPro and other helmet type cameras can be slightly deceptive. They make stuff look easier than it is. That being said, I'm relatively confident that I could ride my Wee on those tough sections with decent tires as long as I picked good lines. The rocks sticking out would give the street suspension a workout.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route

Post by Laoch » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:52 pm

Rut Row wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:02 pm
Laoch wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:34 pm
Just sayin' for regular DS or ADV type bike it's cake, but for a street oriented bike not so much.
wimp. put the tires on the cb, I'm riding my FZ!
Ummm... :dirtdog: I never said I wasn't going to do it...DAMN Ken :shrug:

I will follow your whatever the hell an FZ is anywhere on my little Honda :deal:
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route

Post by Rut Row » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:16 pm

Laoch wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:52 pm
Rut Row wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:02 pm
Laoch wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:34 pm
Just sayin' for regular DS or ADV type bike it's cake, but for a street oriented bike not so much.
wimp. put the tires on the cb, I'm riding my FZ!
Ummm... :dirtdog: I never said I wasn't going to do it...DAMN Ken :shrug:

I will follow your whatever the hell an FZ is anywhere on my little Honda :deal:
:duel: :duel:
Bravo! :whoop:
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route

Post by Bucho » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:58 pm

juddspaintballs wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:13 pm
I've learned that GoPro and other helmet type cameras can be slightly deceptive. They make stuff look easier than it is. That being said, I'm relatively confident that I could ride my Wee on those tough sections with decent tires as long as I picked good lines. The rocks sticking out would give the street suspension a workout.
I agree, sometimes the helmet cam footage can be deceptive sometimes. It has to be a good uphill/downhill to even not look like just a flat trail.

I think the WeeStrom, CB500X, street/adv type bikes, Ken's FZ, (my old Concours) could easily ride through. Of course at relatively slow speed but still with minimal drama.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route

Post by zjcoombs » Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:08 pm

Bucho wrote:
juddspaintballs wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:13 pm
I've learned that GoPro and other helmet type cameras can be slightly deceptive. They make stuff look easier than it is. That being said, I'm relatively confident that I could ride my Wee on those tough sections with decent tires as long as I picked good lines. The rocks sticking out would give the street suspension a workout.
I agree, sometimes the helmet cam footage can be deceptive sometimes. It has to be a good uphill/downhill to even not look like just a flat trail.

I think the WeeStrom, CB500X, street/adv type bikes, Ken's FZ, (my old Concours) could easily ride through. Of course at relatively slow speed but still with minimal drama.
I’ll get a set of trials tires for the Hurley Low Rider and really up the ante... or just run street tires and Kenny Roberts the whole thing!


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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route

Post by Nobody » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:11 pm

Bucho wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:58 pm
juddspaintballs wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:13 pm
I've learned that GoPro and other helmet type cameras can be slightly deceptive. They make stuff look easier than it is. That being said, I'm relatively confident that I could ride my Wee on those tough sections with decent tires as long as I picked good lines. The rocks sticking out would give the street suspension a workout.
I agree, sometimes the helmet cam footage can be deceptive sometimes. It has to be a good uphill/downhill to even not look like just a flat trail.

I think the WeeStrom, CB500X, street/adv type bikes, Ken's FZ, (my old Concours) could easily ride through. Of course at relatively slow speed but still with minimal drama.
Even VFR can go halfway up :lol2:
I think though, that hill in Italy I failed on was much steeper :angel:


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