Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: western north carolina
as far as finding map of area.. go to your local GOOD hiking store = they should have a
DeLORME is a atlas&gazetteer,, showes all forest roads,hiking trials, and all the small little roads you are ways woundering where they go,,shows on here..
iam in N.C. am this is what me an buddys use along with simple gps.. an never get lost, well least find/know what way to head out....when do find new unexplored/lessexplored area!!!!
is great for planning new area to ride , or just figure out where you even where before!?!?!?!?
as for finding other riders (that do ride,,not just have pretty bike , sitting in garage, or only ride on some nice sunny sunday afternoon)..but like some say you are not a rider in less you ride in the rain.... so i always have that problem = as finding riders... but some bike shops help set up rides..and find local bike mag, we have one around here that shows alot of rides in about 500mile area..found most for cruiser type /poker/bar/toys for tots runs ....
but if want to ride,,just get out an ride=i always meet new folks when alone...even travel farther alone (not as many group stops).... when i stop ,an see other dual-sport bikers , will just stop an ask --where you from-- yes ,get some funny looks..because ALOT of riders around here are form other states,,not locals,,,most alot older than me,,,they are just up to ride/vacation..
but have meet some nice people..one older dude on bmw asked my what year is that? is that thing street legal(after coming out of woods all muddy) to get food/gas ??? ,,had to laugh an took min to explain,,cool old man!! an corse some that seem too good for klr ??
oh well doesnt stop me!!!! enjoy ya ride!!