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post #1 of 19 Old 04-26-2009, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Spring fling 09 report and group photos

This was the third anual Spring Fling in WV as put on by Mike, Kay, their family. Photos only for now and video later.
The ride is not competition but a great gathering on dual sport enthusiests. It includes a full day Saturday ride through the back hills of WV and is totally sponcered by donations!
Kay is a great cook too.
I'm planning evil things.
Come on Mike I rode the creek twice!

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People pitching in to fix up some bikes before the ride.

The ride was broken up into three groups. Agressive offroad, relaxed offroad and road ride. Eric and Abby did two up on there KLR on the relaxed offroad. Way to go guys!

KLR riders know to relax and just have fun.

Others bikes try to prove a point. LOL


Great time was had by all and as I said a video will be up soon on utube with a link here. PS some new music for the video will also be featured!

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I can add some pictures









KLRMIKE was a great leader and took us on some outstanding trails. Sure wish we had that kind of open area near us.

BTW, Thanks for the 5:35am alarm this am. The farm is aptly named....













Couple of "Rider Down" pictures. Rick ( bigrigger ) has a KLR that got hot so it layed down in a big mud puddle. Rick was hot too so he just rode it down with it. ( yea it hurt...)



The second one is when the bike just strayed off course and he had to try to wrestle it back onto the road. He was unsuccessful....




It was on the warmesh side.... Nothing that a cool spring fed creek could not handle.



Think he can ride this creek?? You be the judge...









The wannabe waterdog...


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Good photos Brian. Hope we get a lot more posted up. :-)

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It looks like you all had another wonderful weekend.

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post #5 of 19 Old 04-28-2009, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Part 1 of the Spring Fling video is up!

Linky=> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnS7tPsY9SY

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And now part 2 and a little fun around camp. Part two features a smashed up Honda for all you haters of red!!!
Part Dux => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwSg6MFzzaY
The fun around camp includes me and MW650 riding our KLRs down the Whippoorwill creek. Yes, we both got wet.
Fun around camp => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNniBCpZxyM

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Nice vids I had a blast cant wait till next year maybe I will have a camara by then.
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It was certainly a great weekend.We had a total of 43 riders and around 56 attendees.Didn't take any pics for some reason The offroad rides covered 85 miles of jeep and quad trails along with 3 larger water crossings and several smaller ones.The on road,which is kinda misleading,covered 95 miles.It ran down roads that were creek bottoms .No serious injuries,tho there were a few scares.Couple of missed turns and one collision with a pretty good size boulder..

here is the link to ADV for those who would like to see many KLRs in action.Buildit has filmed a good portion of the rides

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=457926

Next year I would really like to see some folks from this forum make it Everyone is welcome

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Mike didn't Cory take some photos at some of the river crossings? Are we going to see those?

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Yep,Corey has photos of Mckim and Bonds creek crossings.I haven't been able to get up with him yet.He has a very nice shot(front page material(IMHO)of Gabby on his LC4 coming down into bonds creek.He's on a drilling rig somewhere in WV.Hopefully post them up soon.Nice vids Chris

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