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PostSubject: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Sun May 27, 2012 9:17 pm

Today myself and G-bob, along with my son-in-law Phil. made a trip to Bramwell to ride the new trails. Phil and I arrived at the parking lot before 9am, Gbob was already there. We unloaded said our hello's and headed for the trails. We decided to start out going to the right work our way around and then everything in between. We did about all of the Greens and most blues along with Black 86.85, 83,82 and 70. The roughest part of the blacks was #82 where it comes back into 13. The last part is downhill and a lot of loose rocks. A few heavy rains and it will be washed out. The trails were busy, we met several other riders on the trails. We rode about 42 miles.



Phil trying to Tarzan. Laughing



Break time



Cemetery off trail12



Gbob with another tire Problem. Shocked



Gbob stuck in a mud hole.



Gps track of ride.

other pics Here
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Sun May 27, 2012 9:25 pm

You'd think I've been riding long enough to realize that a mud hole with no tracks in and no tracks out is not a good place to go exploring Smile
Enjoyed the ride and thanks to Jeff for leading the expedition. Now to go order a new big horn.
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Sun May 27, 2012 9:32 pm

Too bad about the tire, Gump...er Big Guy.

Glad you had a nice ride. I can't wait til I get down there to ride Pocahontas.

Thanks for the report and the pics.
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Mon May 28, 2012 9:41 am

If you like playing the mud then this is your trail. Several of the black trails are black simply because of the mud holes. If you take the easy outs around the mud holes the trails are easy green at most.
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Mon May 28, 2012 12:00 pm

Me and some friends also rode HMP on Saturday. We tried 82 from the bottom and our first rider hit the lip rock and turned over on his side and hurt his ribs (probably broken) so we winched it down and did not try it. We also tried 84 (black and red), it is insane.
After going down some long steep declines we saw the straight up gas line trail. Unbelievable that they have something like that on their system. It is red/black but some idiots will try it. It would be very difficult to get an injured rider out of there.

As you said a lot of the black trails, especially 85, are wet and tree canopied, that is where you want to ride in the hot summer.

I am about to publish a new map with the HMP included and do not have tracks for trails 81 & 82. If someone has them please PM me so I can include them.

If your are interested I have a complete set of cleaned tracks, minus 81 & 82, that I will be glad to send anyone.
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Mon May 28, 2012 2:54 pm

Mud!!! Sounds like fun. 84 sounds promising to.
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Mon May 28, 2012 3:09 pm

Yeah we lucked out in that we came down all the really steep sections of trail. I'm sure it might have been different trying to go up. We came out 83 but didnt check out 84. I think I spent longer cleaning up my atv today than I spent on it riding yesterday.

I'm beginning to wonder if the shorter sidewalls on the 14 inch bighorns is contributing to the flat problems. I was rodding up 70 and took a pretty good hit on the front tire. Sure enough, rim cut and another ruined big horn. Im thinking about just getting a new set in 12 inch doing away with my 14 inch rims. Seems like everytime I take a hard hit on a front tire I end up having to buy a new tire. I know I'm a big boy but come on Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Mon May 28, 2012 3:53 pm

G Bob- I think you might be right on the 14 inch tires.
I run 12 on all of our rides and never had a sidewall issue.
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Mon May 28, 2012 8:11 pm

Nice pics, Sportsman
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Tue May 29, 2012 7:20 am

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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Tue May 29, 2012 8:55 am


bhf_194 by gbobbrown, on Flickr


bhf_192 by gbobbrown, on Flickr


bhf_191 by gbobbrown, on Flickr


bhf_193 by gbobbrown, on Flickr


A few pics of the parking area.
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Tue May 29, 2012 11:14 am

We were in the area as well May 23-26...

We unpacked:


We saw new signs:




We made biscuits in a cardboard oven:




We were here:



And here:



Ther rest of my photos are here: http://s414.photobucket.com/albums/pp229/wvatvridingdotcom/Memorial%20Day%20-%20Almost%20-%202012/?start=all

I'm sure more detail will surface whether we want it to or not! Covered Poco, I/R, and even went downtown Pineville for lunch. Great group, great times!!
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Tue May 29, 2012 12:48 pm

That Brute force looks awful clean...are you sure you did any riding Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Tue May 29, 2012 1:04 pm

We rode a little over 200 miles Bob. Craig was a first timer so our very first destination Wed was the trestles. Rode the scenic route. It wasn't clean when it arrived back in New Bern!! But it does have big fenders. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:28 am

Sportsman, G-Bob, Lee





Cool looking "oven" & sign


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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:26 pm

The "you are here" signs are hilarious!
Glad everyone had fun.
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:51 am

We had a ball Patty. I finally finished my version of the story.

Ride Report Here
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:22 pm

Great report Lee.... brute force starting to nickle and dime you....hummmmm. Seems like I know a guy that was going thru that Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:36 pm

Nice reports and pics everyone. Very enjoyable. Thanks for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:56 pm


Very Nice Lee... like the PDF report format. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:20 pm

At least it is just nickels and dimes right now Bob. Laughing

Small price to pay for the fun I have with that thing! It looks like the input seal on the differential. $8...
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:41 pm

Glad to see it Lee, how many miles on yours now?
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:31 pm

Lee wrote:
At least it is just nickels and dimes right now Bob. Laughing

Small price to pay for the fun I have with that thing! It looks like the input seal on the differential. $8...

That shouldn't be a hard job to do Lee. I just did mine on my Grizz. PM me if you need some pointers or tips.
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:11 am

Somewhere around 4800 Bob. My target is 7500 for replacement, or consideration there of. That's a pretty lofty goal I reckon!

I may just do that Ruger. Doing a lot of work travel this month but hope to get to it soon. Looking out over Lake Michigan sipping my coffee this morning...
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PostSubject: Re: Pocahontas Ride 5-25-12   Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:01 am

Very nice report. I, too liked the pdf format.
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