Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route- south- 3/27-3/29

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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 1

Post by juddspaintballs » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:49 pm

Real cold weather? I've got a plug for that.
Snow and I don't get along too well with street bikes, but I won't let a couple of spills keep me from trying it again.


Just thinking out loud here, but if we had a way to get our bikes down there, and even stored in a safe spot before we got down there, how are we getting down there and how is that vehicle coming back up?
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 1

Post by Wingfixer » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:33 pm

I'll be on the DRz, not much room for camping gear so my vote goes with the cheap hotel.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 1

Post by juddspaintballs » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:45 pm

I'm fine with cheap motel. That will let me leave the wide bags at home and make it easier on me in the tougher sections.

I'll need new tires for this trip. I'm thinking TKC80 front and K60 rear.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 1

Post by BDMaha » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:57 pm

my plan is to drive a jeep with a bike carrier on back to get down there and leave at my parents in dublin. the jeep has a tow bar on it. then at a later date I will drive my pick up down and flat tow my jeep back. it is a 4 door pick up so I can carry others with me.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 1

Post by Bucho » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:15 pm

BDMaha wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:57 pm
my plan is to drive a jeep with a bike carrier on back to get down there and leave at my parents in dublin. the jeep has a tow bar on it. then at a later date I will drive my pick up down and flat tow my jeep back. it is a 4 door pick up so I can carry others with me.

Transport four bikes? Lets do it!
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 1

Post by BDMaha » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:36 pm

what luggage you guys using? I can only take one bike down to start trip one via Jeep. I may leave it for a month or so depending on a hatfield trip or maybe ill bring my kids to visit their grandparents.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 1

Post by Bucho » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:21 pm

BDMaha wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:36 pm
what luggage you guys using?
I do have a set of Stich tank panniers. Honestly not sure if I will use them...

Since we are hotelling it, probably just my shoulder bag strapped to the back.

A layer or two that can be put in morning, maybe taken off in afternoon. A spare pair of gloves, extra tshirt/undies/socks. Pair of sandals. Cell phone and credit card. One reload for ccw. A tire pressure gauge and a few tools. Really don't need to bring much.
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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 1

Post by Marylander » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:10 am

juddspaintballs wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:49 pm
Snow and I don't get along too well with street bikes, but I won't let a couple of spills keep me from trying it again.
A year or two ago all the roads were (apparently) clear of snow so I rode the cbr to work. It was really windy that day. I came over a rise on one of the country roads near home to find that the wind had filled my entire lane with snow for 200-300 yards. The opposite direction was free of snow but there was a car there. I was going about 55-60mph at the time and there was no time to brake. Talk about pucker factor. The bike got wiggly near the end but I managed to keep it upright.

There's a chance I can do this but I don't want to officially put my name down. I'll have to see if I can when the day gets closer.

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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 1

Post by da scrub » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:19 am

I'm hoping to do this...my vote is for cheap motels.
I may have to catch up at end of day 1.

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Re: Mid Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route - Trip 1

Post by juddspaintballs » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:43 pm

Tire choices are difficult for the Wee. Originally, I wanted to try a TKC80 front and Mitas E-07 rear, but I think I might go for the Anakee Wild tires front and rear instead. I like wet asphalt performance and most of the options that fit the Wee's front are not good performers on wet asphalt. The TKC80 is supposed to be good for that, but wears out quickly on the Wee at the same time. We'll see. I still might go with my original plan of TKC80/E-07 and deal with a worn out front tire as it happens.
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