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Hey folks, I own a BMW F650GS DAKAR. Before you shoot me let me introduce myself.
I live and ride in the mountains, valleys, river and creek bushwacking backroads of Eastern Ky. Mingo Co. Wv. and Bucannon Va. 80% single and 2 lane less travelled by truckers and heavy traffic, 20% dirt and some gravel/dirt railway roads along some awesome river roads and a small part of the Hatfield McCoy Trail system. All routes I ride are 100% legal and free to ride with the exception of the small percentage of green trails I have ridden of the H&M Trail System located in Southern Wv. I am 50 years young and growing, use to ride a Yamaha yz 125 and a Can Am 175 OR when I was in my teens and 20's.
Good news I may have for some of yall is that I am currently tracking over 500 miles of these back road legal historic and very scenic roads for excitment and in the process of riding all of them within the next few weeks to months to years with the bike I recently purchased. Any of you guys and gals want to ride these family friendly back road trails that for the heck of it I am calling them The Real McCoy Trails due to the work I am putting into tracking and logging them and also due to me being a direct decendant of the Hatfield and McCoy Feudist. Lots of very twisty blacktop back roads with some awesome breath taking views including a bit of Pine Mountain on the Ky. side of The Breaks interstate Park "known as the Grand Canyon of the south" which sets in Va. and Ky. where last season where a national kayak qualifications were held.last season.
Anyone or a full crew want to ride these trails with me and posibly my wife and do some gpsing, picture taking, camping or rafting and kayaking shoot me an email or message and let me know when you are ready to ride. I am not affiliated with the Hatfield McCoy Trails Heaven System although I live within 15 feet from the Buffalo Trail Head. I am hoping to do some planned rides with The Dixie Dual Sport Team. Hopefully I will get broken in with this new used bike soon or should I say it will break me in soon 
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Have a great ride, The Real McCoy Downtown "Historic" Matewan Wv.

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WELCOME ABOARD the DDS site. I'm sure your endeavor will attract lots of attention.
 
So are you a Hatfield or a McCoy?? Do you own a gun?? (stupid question)
 
Enjoy the site!!

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Big WELCOME to the DDS dirt piles of riding.  Yes you do have some great places to ride in your back yard.

Good to have a person with famous people in their family. The most famous people we have here is a guy that is known for his love of Gravy,  a Corn Dog eater specialist, and The Yeller Foot Peg salesman.


Thanks for the invite on riding in your area.

But your place is a little too far from the trail head for me. (15 feet from the Buffalo Trail Head)

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So are you a Hatfield or a McCoy?? Do you own a gun?? (stupid question)
 
  You mean gun"S" right?

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Matewan rocks! Only town I've ever been in with flood gates!


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  Annnnd... best gravy!!!!!! I gotta get back there one of these days.

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Made my first H-McC trip about 1 1/2 years ago, at lunch at Matewan, enjoyed Buffalo and Rock House.

Gonna cut/paste/forward your post to my club email list, might have some takers there! Wish we were closer too, had a blast, but not a trip we can make all the time.


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Most people think those gates and concrete walls in Matewan are for flood control but they were actually built to keep the Hatfields on one side and the McCoys on the other side.   NOT!!!

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Here's a DAMN event forming. http://www.damnriders.org/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2321

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Hey Bork, You guys need a place to stay or and camp. I own Hatfield McCoy Inn Downtown Historic Matewan Wv. Camping has been provided free by the town at and beside the BUFFALO TRAIL HEAD here in downtown. My Inn/Resort back entrance/courtyard is located app12 feet from the Buffalo trail head parking lot. We have 8 rooms with tv and telephones, Wingos Grill restaurant and we smoke boston butt pork BBQ in our courtyard. I have a small garage shop that I let trail riders use at no cost which is also adjacent to the trail head. Our rooms are nice and clean and newly renovated/built with full baths,tiled and carpetted floors and muddy boots are always welcome. I could discuss with my wife and try and cut a large group a discount if yall preferred a motel room. The primitive town camp ground has a shower house.

I have fired up a new adventure that we call The Real McCoy Trails. They cover as of now over 500 miles of twisty/curvy bushwacking mostly single lane backroads 90% black top 10% + dirt. No permits, 100% legal. I would be glad to take a group on a guided and narrated tour which would be very scenic and historical. By April I hope to have gps accesible maps available for self guided rides of these Real McCoy Trails which cover the edges of Va., Ky., and Wv.. If Matewan is used as home base for these newly created trails daily loops can be made and end back at Matewan Home Base if preferred or riders can enter at preferred county choice of 7 surrounding counties and make loop or loops of choice and or lodge or camp at various parks or towns during the adventure if a rider prefers a 2-3 day trip. We will be breaking the news of The Real McCoy dual sport/sport touring bushwacking back roads trails May 5th at the first bike rally held in Williamson Wv. app 10 miles from Matewan Wv. SEE RALLY IN THE VALLEY INFO AT: http://www.tugvalleychamber.com have reserved 2 booth spaces. 1 for BBQ smoking in my 1956-7 refrigerator and 1 booth to break the news of the newly created dual sport trails. Any of you riders want to come and help me introduce dual sport riding I wuld provide 1-2 motel rooms along with a BBQ dinner at no cost and also provide a guided tour the following day on April 6th. My webpage is http://www.hatfieldmccoyresort.com I am a direct decendant of the Hatfield and McCoys. My Grandmother was a Hatfield, I know verually all the historical fued site locations and much much more of the local history including some locations where Jesse James made some stops, have triple read over 10 feudist books and many articles. My wife tells me to write a book but I prefer to map and ride there bushwacking trails. I am 51 years young, ride a 2007 BMW F650GS Dakar and occasionaly attach my homemade flexit side cart to haul some camping gear, my dog and my buddies spare parts. Hope yall enjoy your trip to Hatfield McCoy Country and if I can be of any assistance prior and during your visit do not hesitate to contact me.

Don McCoy

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Don McCoy I sent you a PM.

Would be interested in your rooms & routes. Your website link is dead or jacked.www.hatfieldmccoyresort.com

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Thanks for the info about my web page being down. I was not aware of that problem and will attend to it in the morning. I have began a web page for The Real McCoy Trails at http://www.therealmccoytrails.com  How many riders would be coming and how many rooms or beds needed? I have tracked a few hundred miles of the trails with my gps and bike but have not had time to learn how to put them on my web page so that riders can load them into there gps. My bike was down due to leaky water pump seals for a couple weeks. I have gotten totally off track due to the Hatfield McCoy 3 day televised mini series. Our little town has been getting a lot of visitors. My immediate family including my children, there wives and my 2 grandchildren have signed a contract with a tv production company " we turned down one production company" to do a family series tv show which will include our daily activities such as operating the Hatfield McCoy Resort/Inn http://www.hatfieldmccoyresort.com or http://www.hatfieldmccoyinn.com and without a doubt will have to include bits and pieces of The Real McCoy Trails. Maybe they want to watch us go hog wild over beans and BBQ. You can reach me by phone at 304 426 4700 Email is kt3mcc@aol.com I have been busy after the mini series taking people out on guided and narrated Hatfield McCoy feud site tours using my wifes 4x4 ford explorer and my van. There will not be a charge if you guys want to go on a guided tour on motorcycles. We can ride for 3 days and not see all the back roads and yet be within 30-50 miles from Matewan Wv. which is stompin grounds of The Hatfields and McCoy's. 3 days will get most anyone familiar with the surrounding routes that loop and join and or cross together in so many places. You will never be lost but you may not know where you are at times!!! Matewan is within 5 miles of all historical feuding sites which include 14-15 locations . To visit Devil Anse Hatfield's burial site you get to ride app. 1 hour and the same distance in opposite direction to Ole Randolf's burial site. The paw paw tree incident where the 3 young McCoy boys were slaughtered by rifle bullets and a double barrel shotgun is app. 1/4 mile from here and the house burning and hog trial app. 3-4 miles. By riding dual sport bikes we take the back roads which are 80-90% blacktop and a bit of dirt and tight gravel legal county roads that are taken care of.  I have studied 9 books for several years and know the Hatfield and the McCoy stories and trails like the back of my hand. Asa Harmon McCoy the "1st feud incident" was my gg grandfather, Ole Randolf McCoy was my gg uncle, Perry Cline was my gg uncle and Bad Frank Phillips was my g uncle . I think I am more related than anyone I know unless older than 51 years young. Lot's of Asa Harmon McCoy's children were killed in the feud and not many of us left that knows the truth to the beginning of the feud and is good enough reason for me to nickname myself The Real McCoy. No books have ever been writen by Asa's family yet although one is pending by me but I will probably need a ghost writter to help. I take my good ole time when riding these routes and never get in a hurry unless I am following someone that prefers to ride a bit fast.

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Hi guys I thought the way this sounded in the original post it was mainly dirt. I am more interested in dirt if I can manage to get the time. I will keep an eye on the forum
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There is over 500 miles of DIRT TRAILS here in Southern Wv. That trail system is called The Hatfield and McCoy Trail System. My business's including The Real McCoy Trails is located in the town of Matewan Wv. which was the birth place of that trail system. I am located within 15 feet from the BUFFALO TRAIL of The Hatfield McCoy Trails which is 100% dirt, rocks, mud and wild twisty mountains including mountain climbs and single track if you prefer. Better have some experience before hitting those trails with motorcycles!!! Those trails will cost you a yearly fee of app. $50.00/person which is not bad. Those trails are also well marked and you have choices of least to most difficulty trails to choose from. There web page is http://www.trailsheaven.com. The trails/routes I am creating are 100% legal county routes and are app. 20% dirt and 80% blacktop which are mostly single lane and do not have a white dividing stripe on most of the routes and are very twisty with huge mountains and not many guardrails and are routes less traveled. The great thing about this region and especially Matewan Wv is that there is plenty of miles of trails for all types and and all levels of riders. By riding a dual sport bike the sky is the limit around here. You can ride virtually anywhere you choose. Some riders have came here to ride The Hatfield McCoy Trails  and have gotten a huge surprise due to the difficulty. The Real McCoy Dual Sport Trails I am creating can also be used for SPORT TOURING BIKES although some of these trails/routes are not comfortable for Sport Touring Riders due to difficulty on some county routes although there is other routes/bypasses as well for Sport Touring Bikes. I  took a crew of Harley riders out to see some feud sites a few days ago but had to promise them I would not go off road or get them in the twisties too much on blacktop. A great friend of mine from North Carolina has been riding this region for years on a 950 KTM with the saddle bags. He has a bit of info about this region at http://www.dlrides.com at advrider. Don Childress is an avid rider. He has a few bikes. He rides moto cross hair scrambles as well as dual sport. He often rides his KTM 950 from NC. to this region and rides here throughtout the area and covers a few hundred miles while here and will turn around and take the backroads back home. Don is app. 47-48 years young and prefers such roads as I am calling The Real McCoy Trails and will ride his bike 2-300 miles one way on blacktop back roads to come here to ride a few miles of county legal dirt roads and these other twisty single lane roads. He also likes challenges such as crossing a creek or a river even if he has to walk his bike across. He told me a story of having to leave his bike standing in the middle of a river and camp by the bank till daylight so he could see to get his bike out of the slick rocks and sand come morning. Don has also riden parts of The Hatfield McCoy Trails as well with his KTM 950. 

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Hi, thanks for info. It comes down to what bike to use off road on those trails is my street legal klx 450r with kenda 760's not so hot on paved twisties. I will watch forum also need to work on a week off. thanks Bull
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Hey Don, Thanks again for everything!

Folks,  I just spent 4 days in Matewan, WV. Sept. 2012. Stayed at Hatfield & McCoy Inn 2 days and Matewan B & B for 2 days. Don and his wife Cathy have a nice inn / restaurant. They are super nice people!

Don knows the history and area well. He offered to give me a tour of the back roads and sights. (BMW 650 and me on KTM supermoto) The narrow back roads with no painted lines in some areas and dirt roads weaving over the mountain tops along with some lunch in Pineville, KY. What a ride!  I thought we had arrived at Deals Gap for a moment on some of the roads which were freshly paved with nice blacktop, ( still no lines)  not the gravel and tar you see on some mountain roads. Don being more of the adventure rider told me to go ahead when we came to these perfect twisties and wait at the end. The KTM SM was better suited for it. So no matter what your riding style, he can show you where to go.

The entire area has great twisties,  dirt roads, trails so if you're riding street, adventure, dirt there are places to enjoy. The other thing to consider is do they have a place to wash your bike or work on your bike if needed?  Say you're spending a few days in the area and with all the riding you need to change the oil, you have a place out of the weather. Auto parts store right there too. And most of all the trains don't feel like they are in your room when passing. Many towns if not all in WV have train tracks running through them so at 2am when the engineer blows the whistle, you're probably not going to get a good night sleep. At Don's place I didn't have this problem because it is concrete block vs wood frame and farther away from tracks. Just sayin! 

Only a few restaurants in the area but if you do decide to drive some place like Williamson, the twisties are pretty nice and only about 20 min. drive. Super Wal-Mart there etc. Motorcycle Honda/KTM, etc. dealer.

Matewan, WV helps you feel like you're in the historic back country and not just another city with chain stores and fast food. It's all part of the WV experience!

They have the best rates in town with the best all around establishment. Hope this helps someone considering a trip in this area.


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