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Cuttle 05-28-2011 08:50 PM

just puttin' around in WNC
 
I don't feel like writing a novel, so mostly pics it is - more to come in the future.

today, after slabbing 80 miles south to Greenville, SC, I decided to take the fun way home. Sorry, no pics from SC - I tried to get out of the heat and into the mountains as quick as possible.

Cathey's Creek:

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...1/IMG_0054.jpg

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...1/IMG_0053.jpg

some road I haven't been on before - gate is open :evil

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...1/IMG_0055.jpg

After a few miles of hard-pack it turned into a really, really nice track... according to the map it should be a loop (possible with a gate on the end)

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...1/IMG_0056.jpg

to bad I was by myself, didn't carry a lot of tools, nobody knew were I went and it would have been a very long and lonely hike out, if something goes wrong :becca
(I hate when I am too conscious). So, back down I went :cry

I'LL BE BACK!

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...1/IMG_0063.jpg

obligatory mirror shot:

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...1/IMG_0068.jpg

the rest of the roads where just like this:

FS1206
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...IMG_0076-1.jpg

views:

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...1/IMG_0071.jpg

North Mills Rec Area

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...1/IMG_0078.jpg

and more hard-pack: :evil

Wash Creek Road

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...1/IMG_0084.jpg

after about 45 miles of FS roads, I decided it was time to hit the BRP and head back north

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...IMG_0088-1.jpg

stopped for a little refreshment at the Wedge

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...1/IMG_0101.jpg

slow day at the Wedge:

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...1/IMG_0100.jpg

the usual crowd:

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...1/IMG_0098.jpg

to avoid the slab I decided on 251:

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...1/IMG_0105.jpg

to bad I ran out of daylight to ride Big Laurel.

Proof that I am from Mars after all: :D

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...1/IMG_0111.jpg

and the welcoming committee at home. As usual they make me feel guilty for going on a ride instead of a hike:

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...1/IMG_0113.jpg

All in all, a good day.

My butt hurts :D

rattlecan 05-29-2011 08:07 AM

Good pics. thanks.

knybanjo 05-29-2011 10:02 AM

:clap
Keep 'em coming!


I think I know what gate was open but I've never been through there either....may have to check that out soon. :wink:

Cuttle 05-29-2011 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knybanjo (Post 16033307)
:clap
Keep 'em coming!


I think I know what gate was open but I've never been through there either....may have to check that out soon. :wink:


It's 229 turning into 140A up on Gloucester Gap.... :deal let me know and I join you

Clockwatcher 05-29-2011 06:14 PM

Open Gates!!!!!!!
 
Let me know when you wanna ride up there again.......it seems that I am getting a lot more free time these days.:clap

35xj 05-29-2011 07:12 PM

i wanna go too!

Cuttle 05-29-2011 07:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clockwatcher (Post 16036061)
Let me know when you wanna ride up there again.......it seems that I am getting a lot more free time these days.:clap

as I told you before: :dizave


:lol3 (I wanna be retired too)


What about next weekend? By then I should have my "new to me" car, and I don't have to rely on the DR as only transportation anymore (i.e. I can brake it and still can go to work).

Klay 05-29-2011 10:49 PM

:lurk

Clockwatcher 05-30-2011 05:29 PM

Thats good for me!!!!!
 
That sounds like a winner............Sunday morning sometime..........North Mills river campground parking lot............
Who else is in????
:1drink

Cuttle 05-31-2011 09:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clockwatcher (Post 16043382)
That sounds like a winner............Sunday morning sometime..........North Mills river campground parking lot............
Who else is in????
:1drink


you got a "date" :D - what time???

I should put on some new rubber, if I get it in time... will be the first time I mount them w/o "supervision" - wish me luck.

Clockwatcher 05-31-2011 02:21 PM

OK we got a ride!!!!!!
 
We will meet at the parking lot at North Mills River campground at 10 o clock AM on june 5th.
Ride is open to anyone that wants to show up.
We will check out Cuttles new find and just make it up after that........
Does that suite you Cuttles??????:wink:

recrazyjax 05-31-2011 05:20 PM

Great Ride
 
Hey Cuddle,

I've been all around those mountains on a sport bike and a bit on a KLR650 but some of those roads I don't know. I'm coming up in July and would love to ride some of the roads you know. Leaving here (Jax Florida) 14 July and returning home on 18 July. So basically rifing Fri-Sun and two days up/back. If you have any good recommendations for riding dirt let me know. I'll be riding with a 17 (+2) tooth front so hardcore dirtbiking won't work but I can go most places with reason. I use the 17 to cover the pavement baby! :) haha.

Great ride!
T

_anatic 05-31-2011 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by knybanjo (Post 16033307)
:clapI think I know what gate was open but I've never been through there either....may have to check that out tomorrow. :wink:

Fixed,
Nice pics, thanks Cuttle.

lgajohnymac 06-01-2011 07:38 AM

Is it a open invite for the AVL crew? I think I can hang on the versys! Sounds like fun! You planning on the FS road to 276? I haven't been back there in a couple years.

Clockwatcher 06-01-2011 08:12 AM

Open ride.......
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lgajohnymac (Post 16056453)
Is it a open invite for the AVL crew? I think I can hang on the versys! Sounds like fun! You planning on the FS road to 276? I haven't been back there in a couple years.


Yeah...jump on in, open invite for anyone that wants to ride.
I am thinking easy ride , too hot to get to aggressive, so we will pace easy and stay on forest roads and back roads.

I will be at the wedge this evening , Im thinkin' cold beer and bike chatter.............


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