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NEW MEMBER - Frederick MD

Post by hollywood » Wed May 22, 2013 11:31 am

I am a new member and new to dirtbikes maybe 6 rides under my belt since February Kitzmiller and Big Boys. I made the conversion over from DH mountain bikng. I live in Frederick near TJ highschool. I am looking for people to ride trails with who have the patience to put up with a noob rider :) Was hoping to ride this weekend i was thinking about going out to kitzmiller saturday by myself and hope to hook up with someone there :)
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Post by Ovo » Wed May 22, 2013 11:52 am

Welcome to the site and to sport, you can usually find a ride somewhere going on each weekend..but check the DAMN Rides, Trips and Events for more information on upcoming rides or the calendar...Enjoy! :roost:
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Post by Stinson » Wed May 22, 2013 12:03 pm

hollywood wrote:I am a new member and new to dirtbikes maybe 6 rides under my belt since February Kitzmiller and Big Boys. I made the conversion over from DH mountain bikng. I live in Frederick near TJ highschool. I am looking for people to ride trails with who have the patience to put up with a noob rider :) Was hoping to ride this weekend i was thinking about going out to kitzmiller saturday by myself and hope to hook up with someone there :)

DH convert, that's cool. What kind of bike do you have? I am right up the road in Myersville.

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Post by Bucho » Wed May 22, 2013 3:37 pm

DHmountain biker? You are probably a pretty advanced noob.
The 8th of June will be some awesome trail riding out in western md. Dont miss that. Look for the Granville thread in the rides section.
Other then maybe a quick dirtroad ride Im out this weekend.
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Post by hollywood » Wed May 22, 2013 4:08 pm

Thanks guys - i have a 2003 KLX 300 Kawasaki. I saw a lot in the DAMN Rides section definetly checking that out. Its the finer things im trying to get accustomed to like a MOTOR :) Such a new experience go up hills fast well at least from mountain bike standpoint
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Post by Bucho » Wed May 22, 2013 4:59 pm

hollywood wrote:Thanks guys - i have a 2003 KLX 300 Kawasaki. I saw a lot in the DAMN Rides section definetly checking that out. Its the finer things im trying to get accustomed to like a MOTOR :) Such a new experience go up hills fast well at least from mountain bike standpoint
Is your bike plated/street legal? That will open up a few options for you.
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Post by hollywood » Wed May 22, 2013 7:12 pm

not street legal just want to do trails for now. I am more than happy to play around rocks and trees cars whole different ball game. In the future i hope to get a street bike but or now just long rides on dirt trails.
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Post by Rut Row » Wed May 22, 2013 7:44 pm

a plated dirt bike lets you do the big DS rides like the Shenandoah 500 and the Hammer Run. There aren't a lot of places to ride a pure dirt bike but lots of places to ride a dual-sport bike.
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Post by Bucho » Wed May 22, 2013 7:59 pm

hollywood wrote:not street legal just want to do trails for now. I am more than happy to play around rocks and trees cars whole different ball game. In the future i hope to get a street bike but or now just long rides on dirt trails.
Just something to think about. But like Kyler is saying the tag can open up some options. Dualsport rides like the Hammer Run are awesome trail and single track rides but you need a tag for the few miles of road connectors. Some enduros also require a plated bike for short road sections.

Either way, hope to see you out there. Try to make Granville's on the June 8th, you wont regret that one.
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Post by hollywood » Thu May 23, 2013 8:58 am

ah i get what your saying yeah im not up on all descriptions and terms. I had to look up OHV LOL
Granville sounds fun but reading the description about being experienced single track. I like that stuff not sure how well i can ride it yet. THere is a trail off the parking lot at Kitzmiller on the other side from the gate that seemed technical i did okay on that. I also wear Prescription sports glasses not goggles

It is also required for all riders to wear a full compliment of safety gear (helmet, goggles, chest protector, elbow pads, knee pads, gloves and MX style boots) and have had sufficient single track experience that would qualify them as an experienced “C” rider or better. This is a challenging single track designed for accomplished riders. This not a place to come and try to learn how to ride a motorcycle or behave in anyway less than a responsible adult.

For those DAMN Riders whose bike’s are not yet set-up for the technical rigors of single track riding are still welcome to stop by camp and conspire trips to near by points of interest, such as Dan’s Rock and the Savage River State Park. At this time, I ask resident dual sport wizard and local super hero Mr. MDUBYA and TyMarp to step forward and organize just such an off-property day ride.

Plan on primitive style camping. However, the property does contain a very large building which usually has a working bathroom. That is, if the fickle plumbing is deemed operational.

PM me, if you desire directions to our private property and a copy of a waiver of liability. A waiver of liability is required prior to riding on my family’s private property and it will also help me keep track of how many DAMN Riders plan to attend. It is also required for all riders to wear a full compliment of safety gear (helmet, goggles, chest protector, elbow pads, knee pads, gloves and MX style boots) and have had sufficient single track experience that would qualify them as an experienced “C” rider or better. This is a challenging single track designed for accomplished riders. This not a place to come and try to learn how to ride a motorcycle or behave in anyway less than a responsible adult.
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