Ridin' around, hop in

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Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Postby MikeBike » Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:52 pm

WEGUNTER wrote:Mike,
wish I had some time to spare in order to ride with you. I think I recognize that lake. Looks like it is the one down in the Hoffman Game area. The SandHills Kennel Club should be right up the road from it. That stretch of land (Between Rockingham in the south and Candor to the North) is where they run the land navigation course. Pretty nasty terrain in the summer.
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When you do get some time Bill, let me know.
The water pic and the others from the last ride were all taken near Pageland SC. It's very similar terrain to Hoffman. I can't imagine having to be in those woods in July/August. :bow:


Swain snow wrote:Great photos and what nice country for a trip. No snakes here in NZ-not even in the zoo. To show my lack of knowledge what is the electronic gizmo on the right on your set up. I'm sure I recognise the GPS but what is the other fellow and is he waterproof? :oops:


Thanks. :cheers:
No snakes? Catching snakes is part of growing up in the Southern US, for country boys anyway. :)
The gadget on the right is my cell, a S5, and yea it's supposed to be waterproof. I'll stow it away when the heavy rain starts though. I'm trying a few gps apps and offline maps, on the phone, as an alternative to the Garmin unit.

Tomorrows weather should be nice, a high of 58 and sunny, so I'm planning a lap to Pageland, Hoffman and back to Albemarle. About 220 miles.
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Great winter weather

Postby MikeBike » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:33 am

The last two days provided beautiful weather for December and for hitting the woods.
So I spent both days avoiding pavement and what passes for civilization nowadays. :twisted:
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Next time I'll have a camera monkey along for some action shots from this old sand pit. I'm surprised at how well the Ural climbs and makes its way thru the tuff stuff.
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Campsite?
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More to come. :D
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Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Postby MikeBike » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:49 am

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More to come. :D
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Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Postby MikeBike » Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:05 am

Pisgah covered bridge, Uwharrie Nat.l Forest.
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Small clearing/food plot at the end of a FS rd in URE that I'd never seen open in 30+ years.

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Straddling the SC/NC state line on a little traveled red clay road. Pavement Sucks. :lol:
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1st camping trip on the Gear Up

Postby MikeBike » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:27 am

Somehow all the required pieces fell into place last Sunday/Monday for a quick camping trip to Pageland SC. The daytime temps were around 60 degrees, while the nights dropped to just below freezing.
Studying googearth payed off with finding this little pond tucked away in the woods, I would've never found it otherwise.
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The rig was def heavy but handled ok for the 100+km ride down. I just rode accordingly.
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The 1st day was quite windy so I had to setup the tarp lower and closer to the tent than I like to.
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Brrrr, 1st mornings temp.
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More pics comin'. :D
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Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Postby Squire230 » Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:55 am

Hey, I was ridding in URE this past weekend to. Give me a holler for some local rides as well.
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Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Postby barnone » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:05 am

Thanks for all the great photos.

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Neat old sailboat.

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Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Postby MikeBike » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:19 am

The ammo can stove worked great, plenty of heat output for the amount of wood used. I left enough oak there for 2 more nights. I like not leaving a fire pit where there wasn't one already.
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The wind had found a place to lay the night before so I got the tarp strung up Monday morning. :wink:
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Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Postby MikeBike » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:25 am

Squire230 wrote:Hey, I was ridding in URE this past weekend to. Give me a holler for some local rides as well.


Will do. :cheers:


barnone wrote:Thanks for all the great photos.

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Neat old sailboat.


You're welcome and Thank you BN, I do enjoy sharing 'em.
The boat was a shock too see at 1st, it's visible in googmaps when you know where it is tho. :D
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Postby MikeBike » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:36 pm

There was a fair amount of ducks, egrets, and a musk rat around the little pond.
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The wife asked why I was heatin' up my beer. :?
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The bike had a better parking spot the 2nd nite.
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The Mr.Cob skid.
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Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Postby DesertRat » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:54 am

You sure do find the spots! Very nice. :thumbsup:
Come spring/summer/fall I'm planning on posting pictures of my trips, showing where I took my name.
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Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Postby WEGUNTER » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:22 am

Mike.

That ammo can stove looks awesome. Would like to get some more details on that. How did you build that???????

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Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Postby MikeBike » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:42 am

DesertRat wrote:You sure do find the spots! Very nice. :thumbsup:
Come spring/summer/fall I'm planning on posting pictures of my trips, showing where I took my name.


Thanks DR. Finding cool new spots while riding is a bit of a obsession. :D I'm ready for warmer weather too so we can head back to the mountains for the really good stuff.
I'll def be watching for your pics from the desert, post too many like me. :thumbsup:



WEGUNTER wrote:Mike.
That ammo can stove looks awesome. Would like to get some more details on that. How did you build that???????
Bill


Thanks Bill, I'm gonna build another one and post some pics. It's a 5.56 can, a 3" auto exhaust part, a small piece of expanded metal, a landscaping nail, 2 10p nails, 2 pcs of 18ga. steel, part of a trampoline spring and a handful of bits. Oh and a cut down fishin' rod holder for the legs. :lol:
It loves pine cones, you know how hard they are to come by around here though. :sarcasm: The stove would be sweet in a canvas wall about 8'x10'.
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Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Postby PineyMountainRacing » Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:26 am

Fun pics, thanks for posting up!

Curious how often you use 2WD with the kind of riding and camping you do?
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Thanks.

Postby MikeBike » Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:57 am

:thumbsup: Good to hear from ya PMR and glad you got your tourist ironed out.
When I head toward the sandy areas, just 25 miles South and Southeast of Albemarle, I use 2WD every ride, if only to get me 15 ft out of the soft stuff. There's already been about 5 times where I'd had to use a winching strap to get out without it. On a easy(dull) dual sport ride in the mountains I can see where it'd be possible to get by without 2WD but throw in some slightly slick and technical stuff or decent creek crossings and I'd not want to be without it. I'm always trying to get next to the creek, pond, cliff or see where the trail goes so I wish the Vstrom was 2wd now!
I've seen your vids, I'd think you'd use it. :bow:
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