Dual sport trails near town

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BasketCase, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. BasketCase

    BasketCase New Member

    Hi folks, I have acquired an ancient piece of technology known as the DR650, so now I can ride some dirt roads and easy trails, only problem is I don't really know many dirt roads or easy trails near town. Any recommendations for me?

    Also I have attached a picture of my old KLX at the top of marble for your viewing pleasure.
     

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  2. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    St John s or cbrook
     
  3. BasketCase

    BasketCase New Member

    St. John's sorry, posting that picture from the west coast made my post a little confusing. I used to know lots of good spots in CB. Don't know any in town.
     
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  4. Backdraft

    Backdraft Active Member

    Isn't there a frog run in the east coast???

    Someone will chime in...
     
  5. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    I haven't ridden it in years but it was a fun run. It used to be known for lots or water.


    Shoal Bay is another one come to town but it's rocky
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    The chicken heads are tricky:p
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    The last time I rode Shoal Bay a fallen tree sticking out grabbed my arm and ripped it off the bars, I went down and had the wind knocked out of me. Left quite the bruise on my biceps. Good times!

    There was a nice loop in Portugal Cove but I think it's now closed off. There are definitely a few more but the guys who knew them well aren'y hanging around on here anymore.
     
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  6. BasketCase

    BasketCase New Member

    So Shoal Bay Rd in the Goulds is it? I'm told there are lots of trails in the Goulds so I'll have to do some exploring.
     
  7. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    We just walked a nice little quad loop in Old Perlican yesterday. One direction has 2 tricky twisty climbs but they're both downhill in the other direction. I wouldn't recommend it when it's wet. I want to try it one day.
     
  8. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    Ride the new powerline roads for some easy DR650 fun. I ride from the top of the Foxtrap Access road to just west of the Holyrood access road crossing the Witless Bay Line. You can pop out on the TCH just past Holyrood or backtrack.
     
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  9. 8382

    8382 New Member

    Lots of Goulds trails
    Like HunterSon said, Powerline access road is good as well.
    I'm a fan of Old Petty Harbour Road too. Great Vistas!
    Shoal Bay Road is a favorite of mine.
     
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  10. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    There was a back route from Petty Harbour to the Goulds or some such too back in the day.

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