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advtenn 08-28-2012 12:40 PM

Points of interest near the 2013 "Ricks Rendezvous"
 
I started this thread for anyone that wants to post up pic's or list points of interest near the 2013 "Ricks RDV" I will be posting my scouting trips here and encourage other to do the same. Everyone welcome!

advtenn 08-28-2012 12:50 PM

I will start with a few pics from yesterday when I was scouting for a ride.

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Town of Elizabethton TN
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Near the covered bridge
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/...s/DSC00351.jpg
Shawnee road at the top of the Mtn.
http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/...s/DSC00359.jpg

Cuttle 08-28-2012 12:54 PM

cool!!! :clap

you should link it to the RDV thread :deal

knybanjo 08-28-2012 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by advtenn (Post 19465443)
I started this thread for anyone that wants to post up pic's or list points of interest near the 2013 "Ricks RDV" I will be posting my scouting trips here and encourage other to do the same. Everyone welcome!

Sweet! :thumb

I'll "quote" some relevant posts from my daytrippin' thread! :wink:

knybanjo 08-28-2012 05:22 PM

This waterfall is just over the mtn via some nice gravel.....but you can there via all pavement as well....

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Originally Posted by knybanjo (Post 18912487)
I've known of Elk River Falls for some time but had never been there before yesterday.

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It appeared to be a popular place.....

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Looked like a good place to take a swim....but didn't see any takers.

http://knybanjo.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...IMG1793-XL.jpg

In between the falls and rally central. :wink:

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Originally Posted by knybanjo (Post 18912646)
Another first timer! :ricky

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It went right past this well maintained cemetery miles away from the nearest house or church.

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....then things became a bit more interesting heading down the mtn. :evil


..at first it was just a little less gravel....

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...then it got steeper (than it looks) rutted and littered with debris.

http://knybanjo.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...IMG1813-XL.jpg


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Originally Posted by knybanjo (Post 18912695)
It wouldn't be much of a challenge on a thumper but I'm not sure if I'd want to try and climb it with the touring Strom....not when wet anyway. http://www.advrider.com/forums/images/smilies/patch.gif

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Back in civilization. :norton

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:deal Proof that I really was riding! :lol3

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knybanjo 08-28-2012 05:27 PM

I'm not going to quote everything...as I posted too much over there, but here's a few more.

http://knybanjo.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...IMG1822-XL.jpg

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knybanjo 08-28-2012 05:29 PM

The Beauty Spot

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Originally Posted by knybanjo (Post 18913004)
Beauty Spot Gap.

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That's the Appalachian Trail running right across the top of this bald meadow mtn top @ Beauty Spot.

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And these are AT hikers that started in Georgia and plan to end up in Pennsylvania! :deal

http://knybanjo.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...IMG1844-XL.jpg

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Originally Posted by knybanjo (Post 18913048)


knybanjo 08-28-2012 05:32 PM

Along the state line near Beech Mtn....

http://knybanjo.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...IMG1868-XL.jpg

http://knybanjo.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...IMG1870-XL.jpg

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knybanjo 08-28-2012 05:34 PM

These are kinda out on the main hwys....try to avoid if possible. :norton



knybanjo 08-28-2012 05:37 PM

http://knybanjo.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...IMG1889-XL.jpg

http://knybanjo.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...IMG1891-XL.jpg


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I think we'll be able to figure something out by next May. :norton

knybanjo 08-28-2012 05:40 PM

:D

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Originally Posted by knybanjo (Post 18961317)
This is actually pavement....not very shot good 'shot on the fly' pics..but I'll post 'em as an example of the local terrain if nothing else. :dunno

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knybanjo 08-28-2012 05:42 PM

Sorry about the band width thing. :shog

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Originally Posted by knybanjo (Post 18962768)
This kind of gravel was extremely dusty yesterday....as much as nobody really wants to ride or camp in the rain....overnight showers really make this a lot more fun, especially on a group ride.

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I think the rain held off long enough for this crew to get their hay baled.

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Back and forth across the state line....pretty sure this is TN again now.

http://knybanjo.smugmug.com/Motorcyc...IMG1938-XL.jpg


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strongmendieyoung 08-28-2012 07:33 PM

Anyone that needs to get some exercise can hike to Laurel Fork Falls off the AT. The trailhead is about 1/2 mile from the resort. It's about a 2 mile hike to the falls from the trailhead.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...-36-13_436.jpg

GlennR 08-28-2012 08:59 PM

advtenn,
I was wishing that I could have gone on the scouting ride with you on Monday, and wondered where you might go. I had no idea that you'd be riding right by my place.

It's sort of strange seeing somebody else posting shots of places I ride everyday. (Strange in a good way):thumb

knybango, I noticed you went down White Oak Rd. Hard to believe it's state road. I saw a bear on it one day. Where's that old church looking building that back in the woods? I haven't come across it yet. Looks like a fun place to spend Halloween night! :freaky

Guess I need to pull out the camera and be part of this thread, before you guys show all the good stuff.

Cuttle 08-29-2012 05:45 AM

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Originally Posted by GlennR (Post 19469163)

knybango, I noticed you went down White Oak Rd. Hard to believe it's state road. I saw a bear on it one day.

White Oak Rd. is fun - I was talking to the guys in the gas-station at the bottom and they told me that I should not go.... don't tell me things like that! :lol3


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