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New member - new to dirt and trail riding

Post by bseville » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:57 pm

Hi all. I'm new to dirt bikes and trail riding. I have been riding / racing road race bikes for past 12 yrs but wanted to try something different. I recently purchased a KTM 250 XCF-W (tagged) and I have only been out on a few rides. (Mountain Ridge, FRO, and AOAA) I'm having trouble finding riding buddies and hope to find some good people to show me the ropes. I live in the Waynesboro, PA area and hoping to make some new riding friends. :thumbup:

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Post by Rut Row » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:16 pm

:welcome:

you came to the right place. Check out the R&T Charity ride next weekend.
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Re: New member - new to dirt and trail riding

Post by Bucho » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:26 pm

Hi new guy. There are rides the next three weekends. BoyerFarm charity ride this coming weekend, pretty good time. The following weekend Im going out to Mtn Ridge to ride with a friend (you can totally tag along), and I believe the weekend after that a different group is also going out to MtRidge to ride.

If its not clear. Any ride that we post up on this site is open to everyone. Everyone is generally really nice and helpful.
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Re: New member - new to dirt and trail riding

Post by bseville » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:17 pm

Bucho wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:26 pm
Hi new guy. There are rides the next three weekends. BoyerFarm charity ride this coming weekend, pretty good time. The following weekend Im going out to Mtn Ridge to ride with a friend (you can totally tag along), and I believe the weekend after that a different group is also going out to MtRidge to ride.

If its not clear. Any ride that we post up on this site is open to everyone. Everyone is generally really nice and helpful.

Information about the rides are appreciated. I looked at the Boyer Farm ride, I assume this will all be single track? I do not have any single track experience yet, have only been on more of the atv trails. I may be up for the 15th at Mtn Ridge but it depends on types of trails you're planning to ride.

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Post by jgreene » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:31 pm

Boyer farm will have trails set up for all abilities from beginner to expert. Would be a good chance to get some experience.
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Re: New member - new to dirt and trail riding

Post by Bucho » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:05 pm

bseville wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:17 pm

Information about the rides are appreciated. I looked at the Boyer Farm ride, I assume this will all be single track? I do not have any single track experience yet, have only been on more of the atv trails. I may be up for the 15th at Mtn Ridge but it depends on types of trails you're planning to ride.
Boyer Farm isn't too hard. (I know this is a very relative thing to say). I'll let other guys who have been there more recently than me tell you how it is. But its not some super gnarly enduro course.

You are very welcome to tag along with us to Mt Ridge on the 15th. My buddy coming is on the slower/newer side. I would like to do at least some of the single track, but I will pick the easier stuff. My buddy is still not really comfortable doing it.
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Re: New member - new to dirt and trail riding

Post by bseville » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:41 pm

Bucho wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:05 pm
bseville wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:17 pm

Information about the rides are appreciated. I looked at the Boyer Farm ride, I assume this will all be single track? I do not have any single track experience yet, have only been on more of the atv trails. I may be up for the 15th at Mtn Ridge but it depends on types of trails you're planning to ride.
Boyer Farm isn't too hard. (I know this is a very relative thing to say). I'll let other guys who have been there more recently than me tell you how it is. But its not some super gnarly enduro course.

You are very welcome to tag along with us to Mt Ridge on the 15th. My buddy coming is on the slower/newer side. I would like to do at least some of the single track, but I will pick the easier stuff. My buddy is still not really comfortable doing it.
Awesome! I'll confirm for the 15th little closer to the date.

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Re: New member - new to dirt and trail riding

Post by Bucho » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:36 pm

bseville wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:41 pm


Awesome! I'll confirm for the 15th little closer to the date.
Look in the Rides section. I made a post/thread for it. MtRidge 15th
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Re: New member - new to dirt and trail riding

Post by phoo » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:50 am

Bucho wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:05 pm
Boyer Farm isn't too hard. (I know this is a very relative thing to say). I'll let other guys who have been there more recently than me tell you how it is. But its not some super gnarly enduro course.
If you choose your options carefully / stay on the trails marked as easy/easier, you're be fine. Early in my riding career I got a little too enthusiastic (as I tend to do ;) ) and ended up dipping down into an optional hill climb that kicked my arse getting back up and that wrecked my energy for the rest of the loop. But I did make it and had a great time and at the end of it I was a better rider, so there's that. And like I said, it was 100% optional and well marked.


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Re: New member - new to dirt and trail riding

Post by Laoch » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:31 pm

I'm over by Hanover, PA and ride all those places. Definitely hook up with us on rides. We ride all stuff and abilities. Let me know when you go to fro next.

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