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PostSubject: WV Thrill Ride   Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:18 pm

Sept. 12-18 white water rafting and ATVs. Does it get any better than that?

A bunch of us fromI are invading the Wild, Wet & Wonderful!!!
Hope to see some of you when we get down there.
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:18 am

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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:33 am

I'm hoping to meet up with some of you folks Monday night-Thursday afternoon.
I will be in my truck camper pulling the new Wee Willie Wagon. Looks a bit like this:


Here's my tentative schedule:

Monday, September 12, 2011
Travel Day: Drive from home to Williamson, WV, 450 miles. Spend Monday night in Williamson.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Ride Buffalo Mountain. Then drive to Ashland Resort. Spend Tuesday night at Ashland Resort.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Ride Indian Ridge. Spend Wednesday night at Ashland Resort.

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Relax. Do laundry. Then drive up to Oak Hill. Spend Thursday night at Oak Hill.

Friday, September 16, 2011
White Water Rafting w/ ATVOC Group. Drive to Gilbert. Spend Friday night in Gilbert.

Saturday, September 17, 2011
Ride Rockhouse Trail w/ ATVOC Group. Spend Saturday night in Gilbert.

Sunday, September 18, 2011
Travel Day: Drive from Gilbert to HOME!!! 457 miles. Crash & Burn!
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:04 am

Sounds like a great week!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:53 pm

Tumbleweed wrote:
Sept. 12-18 white water rafting and ATVs. Does it get any better than that?
Apparently, it does!!! Burning Rock is near the white water rafting place. I've not ridden there so I have altered my plans. PLUS they have a Zip Line. I'll get to try that out too!
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:12 pm

I've looked at the zip line but since I'm a fat boy I dont get to experience it. Apparently the load limit is 250 lbs Sad
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:48 pm

Not fat...fluffy!

And a foot n a half taller than me.
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:16 pm


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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:40 pm

I guess its probably for the best. I would have started dragging the ground about 50 yards out from the end Smile
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:58 pm

Coral & I have had a nice trip so far. We rode Buffalo Mtn. Tuesday and had a nice ride. It was Coral's first trip to that trail. We camped at the trailhead in Matewan, WV. Nice facilities but tokens needed for the showers. Nothing like an unexpected sponge bath instead of a shower. Nice weather.
Tuesday evening we drove to Burning Rock. It took about 3 1/2 - 4 hours to drive 100 miles. You'd have to be there to know why. No roads are straight an flat if they can be made twisty and up or down hill. 3rd gear in my 6 speed truck most of the way. Exhaust brake works wonders.
Very nice trails. Well marked, similar to Hatfield McCoy trails. 2 days of riding would cover it.
Today, Thursday we awoke to rain and a gloomy forecast. We only had plans to ride the Zip Line and head over to where the rest of the gang was spending the night, Oak Hill, WV.
Zip Line was cool, but "the Boys" weren't too happy with the harness!!!
Cell service has been spotty at best. Pretty decent in Oak Hill.
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:21 pm

Glad you all are having a good time so far. Be Safe - Take Pics.

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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:56 am

What a GREAT week. It would be very hard to top this one.

I even went to Church, but the results weren't good.

All Geared Up!

Away she goes.




We woke up to go home and got to see this!
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:06 pm

looks like it was a good time!!!
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:47 pm

Wow! Sounds like a great time. Beautiful pictures.
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:07 pm



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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:10 pm


I'm still not sure about that zip line ride thingy though... scratch
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:29 pm

Going to do that as part of my 50th class reunion next year. They also have a super zip 1/4 mi long.
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:26 pm

I know at Black Mountian in Evarts, ky they added some zip lines on the park as well. next time I go there I wanna try it.
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:37 am

Glad you had a great time
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:34 pm

Nice pics. I think I will have to try that zip line sometime.
Looks AWESOME!
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:38 pm

Burning Rock has the 2nd longest one in the U.S. according to them.
It wasn't scary at all.
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:53 pm

Click the pics to open the videos

Zip Line video...raining a bit...Had to stop the camera to "brace for impact" prior to the end of the run.


AT the 30 second mark it starts to get interesting! At the 45 second mark it gets real interesting!
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:20 pm

Both nice videos...

That zip line is longer then I thought it would be... not that it matters... Neutral Wink

Bet that guy is glad you got all of the climb on film... Good Stuff.

Enjoyed the rest of the pictures too.

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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:00 pm

Great report, TW. Looked to be a great vacation. Liked the pics and videos a lot. Also enjoyed the humor. I'm almost positive a girl designed the safety harness. Otherwise... Laughing

Thanks for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: WV Thrill Ride   Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:25 pm

Oh yea, the "boys" weren't happy!

No pics for the rafting. We did buy the video, but I dont have my copy yet. Good times there too. Very wet for those in front. Care to guess where I sat?
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