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post #1 of 15 Old 06-04-2008, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Mid-week trip to WV, camping, riding, rafting

I'm thinking of planning a 3 day mid-week trip to the New River in WV to do some riding, some camping, and some rafting. Any interest? Here's a tentative plan:

Ride down on a Tuesday, to arrive at a campgrounds along the New River somewhere Tuesday night.

Spend all day Wednesday exploring the myriad of wild roads in the WV New River area, of course checking out the New River Gorge Bridge.

Ride to, and complete a half-day rafting trip on the New River on Thursday, and head back home Thursday afternoon/evening.

Anyone interested? The New River Gorge area is about 5 hours from Cleveland, even closer from Columbus. I haven't decided yet on a date or anything, this is still in the early stages. I've got weird mid-week days off, so I usually can't make weekend trips.

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post #2 of 15 Old 06-05-2008, 04:40 PM
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I'm interested, but would opt out of the rafting.

Did you get my PM about the gravel ride?

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post #3 of 15 Old 06-05-2008, 05:39 PM
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That's what I'm talkin about. . .

I am up for this. Sound like a most excellent plan. Dates will determine if I can attend.

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I'm interested, but would opt out of the rafting.

Did you get my PM about the gravel ride?
Yeah, got it. I've been away for my anniversary. I'll get back to you on that soon!

I need a little time to determine if my bike is fixed before I can set a date for this mini-event. I took it for a test ride today and it seems to be fine, but I need to give it some more time

Just taking a quick look at my calender, I could do July 8-10 or July 22-24.

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Wish I could, that is a hectic time for me. Mid week stuff would be really tough. Hell, even week end stuff is tough for the next few months. If you set the date, I'll try, but can't say right now.

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You actually trust that piece of crap that you ride....to go back down there "again"? Sounds like allot of fun...wish I could do it.

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Come on B, you know how those 05's are.:mod_lol::mod_lol::mod_lol:

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You actually trust that piece of crap that you ride....to go back down there "again"? Sounds like allot of fun...wish I could do it.
Trust me, I'm still not entirely sure about it. Who knows, maybe by the time this happens I'll be on something else. Being stranded with no bike in some remote spot of WV wouldn't be fun.

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I'd love to go, that's a great area and I have friends there but it's the worst month for me....sounds like a blast and I hope someone takes some pics!

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post #10 of 15 Old 06-06-2008, 07:10 AM
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Do it the week of 14 july and I may join in.

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