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Well here are some pics from my 3 day WV trail ride - 150 miles of singletrack, rocks, and hill climbs :lol::cry:

had a great time. Not many action shots - rode most the time a fast pace to cover all trails at each area we went to each day. I met up with 4 other riders that I met through an e-mail distribution list of local riders - I met the person that gave me and put me on the list from here at TT.

If you are on the east coast, and have not been to the Hatfield McCoy trails - you need to go!!!!!!!

I drove 6 1/2 hours there by myself to meet the guys there - worth every mile of the trip :cry::lol:

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Here was a nice TORTURECHAMBERS type of obstacle...lay the bike down and drag it under the tree :cry:

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If you look in the center of this shot you see a little clearing...thats where the end of one of the single tracks were. Loose coal hill climp up to where I took the shot - 2 foot deep X 2 foot wide rut of loose coal about 1/4 mile uphill climb

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This was the top of the coal hill where the single track brought us....nice little coal hills to play on

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And here is the only shot with me in it....set the timer...but cut the top of my head off in the pic :cry:

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This was Mark after he had a nice getoff in some thick mud :lol: :lol: Too bad he was in the back...would have been a nice roosting opportunity :lol:

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This was a real nice hillclimb off of one of the trails. Played around here for a while :lol:

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And here is some nice marks that me and the bike made on a tree :lol:

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And here are the nice marks on my leg that the tree gave me as payback

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Enjoy the pics....will have some nice video footage of some hillclimb action soon...and some tough technical rocky sections - I will post a link to the Vids when I get it finished :lol::cry:

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Nice pics. We drove out there from SoCal over the 4th of july and had a really good time in the hills. I try to describe to conditions to my desert buddies but they will never be able to appreciate how different the east coast riding is from what we have out on the west. Me and my riding buddy got lost out on 168 ( I think ) at Bearwallow and ended up in a bad way. Our ride started at 8 am and ended at 6pm. That is the longest ride I had ever been on. We ended up off the trail somehow and ended up at the very bottom of a deep canyon and couldn't get back up. If someone would like to go there and get a pic of the trail head marker and show it to Brady I would really appreciate it. He didn't believe me when I told him that it listed the trail as 183 and a green easy trail. I know. There is no trail 183 but we both saw it about 5 times as we tried to go up it and had to come back down to try again. I hope I can list these GPS coordinates correct. N 37 deg 52.622 ft W 081 deg 53.777 ft. These are marked on the gps as only a skull and crossbones. We were exhausted and out of water. If you want to find this location start riding 168. From there somehow we ended up way off the established trail system. We still don't know how we got so lost. For me, this 183 was at the limit of my ability to ride up. My buddies electric startes gave up and he couldn't get his bike restarted on the hill because it was so steep and nasty. I will never forget this ride as long as I live. I had a great time but this was something else. I wish I had taken some pics from there but I was so tired I just didn't want to go there. After all that my buddy hit a tree and broke his jaw. We will never forget the woods ride we went on back east.

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Nice pics. We drove out there from SoCal over the 4th of july and had a really good time in the hills. I try to describe to conditions to my desert buddies but they will never be able to appreciate how different the east coast riding is from what we have out on the west. Me and my riding buddy got lost out on 168 ( I think ) at Bearwallow and ended up in a bad way. Our ride started at 8 am and ended at 6pm. That is the longest ride I had ever been on. We ended up off the trail somehow and ended up at the very bottom of a deep canyon and couldn't get back up. If someone would like to go there and get a pic of the trail head marker and show it to Brady I would really appreciate it. He didn't believe me when I told him that it listed the trail as 183 and a green easy trail. I know. There is no trail 183 but we both saw it about 5 times as we tried to go up it and had to come back down to try again. I hope I can list these GPS coordinates correct. N 37 deg 52.622 ft W 081 deg 53.777 ft. These are marked on the gps as only a skull and crossbones. We were exhausted and out of water. If you want to find this location start riding 168. From there somehow we ended up way off the established trail system. We still don't know how we got so lost. For me, this 183 was at the limit of my ability to ride up. My buddies electric startes gave up and he couldn't get his bike restarted on the hill because it was so steep and nasty. I will never forget this ride as long as I live. I had a great time but this was something else. I wish I had taken some pics from there but I was so tired I just didn't want to go there. After all that my buddy hit a tree and broke his jaw. We will never forget the woods ride we went on back east.

Wow - glad you made it out OK. Yeah I did not take many pictures - but the pics do not do the hills justice....you just have to see and ride those rocky hill climbs to fully appreciate them :cry: :cry:

some hill climbs were about 1/2 mile long....many rocks and ruts, and iff you stall out...good luck getting going, have to go back down and try again :cry:

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