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 Post subject: Where's all the dual sport & ADV riders?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:53 am 
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Where's all the dual sport & ADV riders? I have ridden thousands of miles in Georgia, TN, AL, and only once have I have came across another dual sport rider(s).


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:06 am 
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i've put 11,000 miles on my drz and i have only passed a few duel sports myself. I guess we are all too busy working to ride. lol. I pass by a blue and white drz in macon sometimes.


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I'm all the way in Savannah so not much riding here in the Flat Lands. But I do go to almost every dual sport in the area ::cheer:: Next one is the Sand Lapper in SC

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Didn't see you at Broxton big guy. ::smirk::

And yeah, Sandlapper is the next one. We'll keep an eye out for you there! :D

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You may want to check this out. March Moto Madness

Fun event and some good DS riding area.

March Moto Madness is an annual motorcycle riding rally
held at Tellico Plains, Tennessee. We spend a few days
riding motorcycles and competing, camping, enjoying
great food and music


RALLY EVENT DETAILS • Campfire each night • 3 nights camping • RV sites by reservation (hook up separate) • Porta Johns • Shower’s • Morning Coffee from The Crazy Fox Roasting Co. • Thursday – Pot Luck (This means bring something to cook yourself and share. Kitchen will not be open.) • Friday – Breakfast & Dinner • Saturday – Breakfast & Dinner • Sunday – Breakfast $85 pre-registered by 3/20/2017 $100 after 3/20 or at the gate Mother Rally site: 801 Steer Creek Rd Tellico Plains, TN 37385


Link to website; http://www.marchmotomadness.com/

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Didn't see you at Broxton big guy. ::smirk::

And yeah, Sandlapper is the next one. We'll keep an eye out for you there! :D


Well it's more like "gal" and yes I was at Broxton and had a blast! I'm on a FE 250 Husaberg and was riding with a guy on a XT250. Moto Madness sounds like fun thanks for posting it. ::cheer::

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Didn't see you at Broxton big guy. ::smirk::

And yeah, Sandlapper is the next one. We'll keep an eye out for you there! :D


Well it's more like "gal" and yes I was at Broxton and had a blast! I'm on a FE 250 Husaberg and was riding with a guy on a XT250. Moto Madness sounds like fun thanks for posting it. ::cheer::

I was referencing Mr. Hughes, who created the thread. :D

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ADV rider seems to be the place we congregate

http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/atlanta-dual-sport-adventure-riders.867743/page-306

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ScottGreer wrote:
Didn't see you at Broxton big guy. ::smirk::

And yeah, Sandlapper is the next one. We'll keep an eye out for you there! :D


Please don't wait on me as I will not likely attend ::cry:: . Why is that it seems the only dual sport riding going down is at these events?

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I understand the events to a point I guess, but what happen to jumping on your street legal dirt bike and exploring? Just seems like the only dual sport riding going on is at these events.

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 Post subject: Re: Where's all the dual sport & ADV riders?
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Dirt Hammers.com wrote:
I understand the events to a point I guess, but what happen to jumping on your street legal dirt bike and exploring? Just seems like the only dual sport riding going on is at these events.

For me it's several reasons.

1-there's no good DS riding around me. I have to load all my junk and drive a couple hours. If I'm doing all that I'm taking my MTB to Pinhoti instead. IMO it's just as fun, has better health benefits, and the cleanup and maintenance is considerably less.

2-there's usually a ton of folks at these big DS events. Many of them I know and haven't seen or ridden with in years. So it's easier for me to get motivated. For Broxton we took my camper and grill. Grilled some huge steaks for dinner, had a comfy place to sleep, then cooked up eggs, bacon and bagels before 2 solid days of riding.

3-while exploring is fun, having a roll chart with a course someone already figured out is awesome. You can go out and run a race pace all day if you like and never worry about being lost or somewhere you "shouldn't be" riding!

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 Post subject: Re: Where's all the dual sport & ADV riders?
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Dirt Hammer you seem to find the more challenging dirt roads and forest service roads on your rides which is great, but me riding many miles of dirt roads and asphalt only on my 250 or 390 is just not interesting to me unless there is some great single track or challenging forest service roads mixed in. I like the dual sport events like Broxton Bridge, Renfro Valley and Coal Creek because of the more challenging terrain and these are like riding in a Enduro or Hare Scramble race. I also like the fact that everybody is going in the same direction at these events. I do like to get out on my 1200GS and do some exploring of dirt roads and places I have never been, but I am always trying to get more off road and this seems to get me in trouble on such a big bike. If you ever make it over to the far northeast of the state let me know.

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Maybe we are all in the woods riding, or on back roads to riding. I have put over 8k on my DR200 and ride it on back roads up to riding areas near Dahlonega, Dawsonville, and all the forest service roads from nimblewill to suches. Finding back roads to get to where i want to go is an adventure in its self. I rode all the way to the GARTA ride in tiger from dacula and never set tire tire on a 55mph plus road. This spring i plan on doing some east Ga exploring around the baldwin area and im already working on mapping a back road route from here to there..Of course if you know where to look you can find plenty of hush hush riding areas around the buford, dacula, lawrenceville areas. I have even been to a nice place to ride in tucker that's all single track.


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I'm very lucky I have a place to ride my dual sport in trails, woods and dirt roads. Although as big as the area is, some times you just get the itch to explore other areas of the State. I'm often trucking the small DS anyway to the riding area just to save my knobbies.

March Moto Madness is interesting, I've been twice. The only down side is the weather can be hit or miss. One trip was good and the other was miserable. Lots of big ADV bikes there. The Tellico Plains area has tons of trails near by. You have to do some planning ahead of time so you don't spend too much time looking for the single track trails. They do a few group rides by category so if your not familiar with the area its best to follow the crowd.


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Im at the MX track 99% of the time. If not there my off road riding has now consisted of Baja once a year and CO500 once a year. Kinda sad, I have this sweet 500 XCW sitting most of the year. Maybe once or twice I get out and do some outlaw riding with the guys in the Mountains.

I need to try and get out to ride some DS, it's relaxing and a nice change of pace.

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