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post #1 of 6 Old Aug 21st, 2006, 7:35 am Thread Starter
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Use caution on Rock's routes

While I do make it a point when others are riding with me, to take dirt roads (thats dirt; not gravel) out of the route.
Sometimes you'll hit a maintenance situation, that you can't get through. Most times they will let you pass after you tell them you need a little path just wide enough for the bike tires.
However on my way down WV 72 thursday 8-17-2006 they had the road closed, after talking to the guy, I found there were several trees across the road and there was no way I could get past, they would have them cleaned up by the end of the day. So off into the forest I go, dragging some very nervous riders behind me as the road goes from broken asphalt to gravel to plain dirt.
We head along a path (it may have a name, not sure) along dry fork run, can't call it a road by most standards , about as wide as a picnic table. Several miles of beautiful vistas later, we pop back out onto WV 72 at Elklick Run.
So if you are the least bit worried about your skills on the LT, use caution!
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We have a BIG gravel lot here at work and I have to make a u-turn to park (well, okay, I don;t HAVE to) to pull out. On my Vstrom I used to just pop in, whip it around and bam! I was thre. I was really concerned about it the first time on the LT, but it's getting easier, after only a week. And I have had the LT on gravel, no big deal. I do come from dirt background though. But yeah, the big pig will do dirt. And yes, if you are worried, please use caution. Try to stay relaxed..

Sounds like a fun ride, Rock.
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Were you pulling your trailer on this road?

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Were you pulling your trailer on this road?
Yeah, but it is only 2" wider than bike on each side, but at one point the turn was so tight, I had to do a 360 degree left, to make a right turn
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