Mid Atlantic Back roads Discovery Route

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URALNUT60
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Mid Atlantic Back roads Discovery Route

Post by URALNUT60 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:02 am

Has anybody travelled the MABDR from Damascus VA - to the Pa/NY border on there ural or parts of the MABDR? Pics and stories of your adventure to share with forum members

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Re: Mid Atlantic Back roads Discovery Route

Post by Lokiboy » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:53 am

Sidecar Sally had done a bit of it. You can see her posts on FB
2011 Gear Up - "Erika"
Yorktown, VA

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Re: Mid Atlantic Back roads Discovery Route

Post by Lofty » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:03 pm

It's déjà vu all over again.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=54645
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Re: Mid Atlantic Back roads Discovery Route

Post by Lokiboy » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:37 pm

Lofty wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:03 pm
It's déjà vu all over again.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=54645
Now that’s funny. I wonder if when posting Uralnut60 thought, “Can’t put my finder on it, but this sounds familiar?” :lol:
2011 Gear Up - "Erika"
Yorktown, VA

Mains: 127, Idle: 40, Needle: 1 shim
MKIII air filter
110,000 km and counting

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Re: Mid Atlantic Back roads Discovery Route

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:59 pm

Lofty wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:03 pm
It's déjà vu all over again.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=54645
:lol:

The MABDR is something I would be interested in attempting once I get my Patrol up and running again.
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Gordonsville, Virginia, USA

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2015 Ural cT "Mobile Chernobyl", 2001 Ural Patrol "Little Red Bear", 1999 Ural Tourist "The RPOC", Mid-Nineties Ural Tourist "The Heap", 1994 Honda VFR750F, 2007 BMW K1200GT

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2007 Honda VTR1000 FireStorm (Super Hawk in U.S.)
2001 Buell Blast! - - - - - - - 2005 Yamaha FJR1300
1993 Honda CBR600F2 - -1984 Yamaha FJ1100
Two different 1986 Yamaha FZX700S Fazers

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Re: Mid Atlantic Back roads Discovery Route

Post by Modernexplorer2020 » Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:14 pm

I rode the whole MABDR south to north from Damascus to NY state in July with 5 friends. Now granted, I was not on the Ural. BUT, I think the majority of it is doable. And with a GPS, there are workarounds. Some sections would be sketchy due to the width of the Ural vs the trail and the drops. And the BDR has a couple of "hero" sections that I wouldn't want to do on a Ural. Both have go-arounds. In fact, we ran into a guy riding a Ural through Bald Eagle SP solo.

I actually plan on running it on my new Ural as a challenge and think it will be a fun trip. Its beautiful backcountry with full days spent riding on forest roads. It was a great trip.
Danbury, CT USA
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2020 Ural Gear Up Slate Grey
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Re: Mid Atlantic Back roads Discovery Route

Post by URALNUT60 » Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:22 am

Thank you Modernexplorer2020! What a breath of fresh air a detailed report from the start to finish! Lol. Look forward to your story of riding it on your ural! Thank you once again

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