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Mr.Ed

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PostSubject: Memorial Weekend 2010   Sun May 30, 2010 7:05 pm

http://picasaweb.google.com/edskq700/HMRockhouseBuffaloMtn?feat=directlink

This is a link to the weekends pictures, I hope.

Ride report is as follows: Day I
Departed home at 5:30am Friday, May 28th. Arrived Rockhouse 9:30am. Beautiful warm day to start the weekend, headed out good ole T10 to 23 to 28 which was very rough, then to 40, to the Overlook Rock then on to just groomed T37 and on into Gilbert. Drove by PL's place, didn't see anyone around, so kept on going. Picked up 12 out of Gilbert to 32 which had a large locust tree across the trail and a group from Iowa trying to move it. With a little help from my little trusty hand saw, it moved. From there, picked up 33 which is the waterfall pictures, then on to 31 which is my favorite, trail was in good condition, then worked our way back to Man. Arriving back to the Trailhead about 6pm. Rockhouse definitely lived up to its name!

Day II - Buffalo Mountain Departed about 9:30am
Hooked up with Sportsman and Joyce in their new RZR, also had a lady friend that drives with me and her friend join us in her Mule, which made it to the Mine opening, she then said Goodbye and went back to the Trailhead, trails were too rough for the mule. Sportsman and I continued on into Matewan, back out and over to Williamson then back to the Trailhead. Of course not forgetting along the way. Arriving back to the trailhead about 6pm.

Installed new 26 9's all the way around with highlifter springs, which gave me about 2" more ground clearance over stock, a little stiffer ride, but very stable.

Jeff let me drive the new RZR with power steering, but I only want about a quarter of mile. Very impressed, smooth easy steering, could have been spoiled if had gone much further.

Sportsman definitely broke the RZR in right, through the MUD and Over the Rocks.

To steal a quote from Wacker "A good time was had by all".
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PostSubject: Re: Memorial Weekend 2010   Sun May 30, 2010 7:47 pm

It does look like "a good time was had by all!"

Good job with the tree Ed...
looks like you should have taken Farmer or Zippy along with you! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Memorial Weekend 2010   Sun May 30, 2010 8:09 pm

Nice pics Ed ..Glad you all had a good time. I had a hunting buddy that had a mule and I thought it was more of a work than a play machine.
We had to do some trail maintence today also. Had to cut some trees and stack some rocks to get across a rough section of trail. Trying to clear the way for some razr drivers that are headed my way in a few weeks Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Memorial Weekend 2010   Sun May 30, 2010 8:13 pm

G Bob wrote:
Trying to clear the way for some razr drivers that are headed my way in a few weeks Smile

Aren't you just the host with the most!

It sure will save time if you've done all the trail maintenence ahead of us! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Memorial Weekend 2010   Sun May 30, 2010 8:22 pm

Thanks G Bob, the way it is going the RZR is going to out number the quad. Think I'll try and find a small chain saw sure would of come in handy
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PostSubject: Re: Memorial Weekend 2010   Sun May 30, 2010 8:29 pm

yeah I've been looking for all the tight places that will make it tough on the Razrs Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Memorial Weekend 2010   Sun May 30, 2010 10:07 pm

The RZR riders are a tough bunch we can handle the tight places
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PostSubject: Re: Memorial Weekend 2010   Sun May 30, 2010 10:25 pm

Great Pictures Ed, thanks for sharing!
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PostSubject: Re: Memorial Weekend 2010   Sun May 30, 2010 11:16 pm

Joyce and I drove down to Logan Friday evening and stayed at the Holiday Inn. Ed and Bev was staying there too. Sat morning we were up early for the breakfast at the motel. Eggs, Bacon Sausage gravy and biscuits. Then it was off to Buffalo Mtn.
We started out on trail 20 to the mine entrance, then 47 to the coal fire, out to 15and back to the mine. Joyce drove 15 to 13 and about half way out 13 till it got rougher. Then on to black 96 to the overlook, back down to 16, to 23, 35, 21 down into Matewan. Part of 23 was closed so we took 35. Also note; I believe 23 is the original trail into Matewan.
After Lunch at the Depot resturant and fueling up in Ky, We headed back to the trail. Sorry Wacker no pictures of the burgers, we were enjoying the cool air inside and forgot.
We went back up 21 to 18,16,17,13,15 to 12, then 11 to 10 and into Williamson. We found the gas station so Bev and Joyce could have a "potty" break and we gassed up again. We talked with a man and wife from Elkins Wv that were riding there Honda Goldwing. Then it was back up 10, 11 to 57, 56,11,42,55,58 back to 15 and the Trailhead.
We covered 63 miles over 8 hrs. As allways "A good time was had by all"

PS. Some mods will be needed on the Rzr, A differant skid plate, some 26in. Bighorns and spring adjustment. The PS was really nice to have in the tight turns. As Ed said he could get hooked on the PS. Also Joyce was happy to have a more comfortable ride.

picture link; http://rides.webshots.com/album/577823909NBMDVC
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PostSubject: Re: Memorial Weekend 2010   Mon May 31, 2010 8:07 am

Nice pics Jeff...whats the deal with peter pan???? couldnt make out what it says on the photo
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PostSubject: Re: Memorial Weekend 2010   Mon May 31, 2010 8:22 am

G Bob an 11 year old must of died in the area. There were several picture frames but you could not make out the pictures the rain had pretty much ruined them.
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PostSubject: Re: Memorial Weekend 2010   Mon May 31, 2010 12:31 pm

Looks like all 4 of you guys Had a good time.
Nice photos.

See you guys in July.
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PostSubject: Re: Memorial Weekend 2010   Mon May 31, 2010 4:09 pm

Thanks Midget
It was a very good 2 day R&R
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PostSubject: Re: Memorial Weekend 2010   Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:06 am

Nice pictures everyone !! Glad you had a good, safe trip. See you all soon!!
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PostSubject: Re: Memorial Weekend 2010   Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:14 pm

Nice write-up's... Good look'n pictures... Sure was a great weekend to be outdoors and riding.

Thanks for sharing... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Memorial Weekend 2010   Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:51 pm

Thanks everyone. We had a great day riding, and Joyce can now say that she has visited 2 more,"BIG" citys in WV.
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PostSubject: Re: Memorial Weekend 2010   Thu Jun 03, 2010 7:44 pm

Great pics and it looks like you all had great weather amd a good time. It was a great weekend for riding !! Always to short, even when its a long weekend it still goes by to fast.!!
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