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Old 01-13-2012, 02:09 AM   #1
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Has anyone rode them not the rail to trail ones just the one's left to grow over ?

If so any issues?

There are alot out there I've been in a few here, just wondering what I may run into?
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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Hey TTF, be careful if the RR still owns the right if way......could be an expensive ticket. DAMHIK.

Of course it its abandoned, there probably wont be anybody to care. My "experience" was on an RR that was still used occasionally.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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i would say the biggest thing to watch out for...(other than those long things with one headlight and the loud horns) would be the steel plates used to hold the rails down. if one were laying on the rail-bed it could easily slice a tire open in a flash.

and.... if you get your wheels over on the slope of the ballast you are most likely going down...don't ask me how i know...and a slide down the ballast can often land you in a deep ditch or worse...don't ask me how i know. and the ballast has an uncanny knack of getting all up inside your helmet as you slide along......tastes like progress... and creosote.
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Old 01-18-2012, 02:47 AM   #4
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astrolump , LOL k thanks.


sngltrk , hey how yea been - Well the one's I'm planning to check out first are close to home and is old enough I will probley be dodging 3" saplings. I don't plan on being anywere near steal beam.
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