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Old 03-26-2007, 07:12 AM   #1
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Highlands NC BBQ, Lake Jocassee, Horsepasture SC

So blackbirdzach gets this neat idea to meet in Highlands, NC for Sunday BBQ lunch.


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=214404


Sunday morning, leaving out about 0800.






knybanjo (Kevin) and I met at 8:30AM in Saluda NC to begin the ride. We met at Green River BBQ, the undisputed KING of BBQ joints in western NC.



From Saluda, down through the Greenville watershed to SC Hwy 11, and a brief stop at this little waterfall:




Stopping at an overlook at Lake Jocassee:



Hwy 11 to 130, to 107, to Bull Pen Road to Highlands. For the most part, nice twisty pavement and dirt roads.

I forgot to take obligatory pics of the lunch, but from all indications, everyone was very pleased.

After lunch, banjo and I headed back the way we came towards the Horsepasture area of SC, near Lake Jocassee.

Along the way, we stopped at this cool little post office in Grimshawes, NC.





Sign reads, "Smallest U.S. Post Office occupied this building 1903 to 1953."













A stop at Jumping Off Rock above Lake Jocassee.






I wish I had some pics of the great trails around Horsepasture, but you probably couldn't see anything for the dust. One trail (with NICE berms and whoops and such) leads down to this boat landing on Jocassee. For the life of me, I don't know how you'd tow anything much more than a small jonboat down that road.....



Kevin says, "whew, it sure is hot but it's ok cause I'm standing in this cool mountain lake."




A great Sunday ride! Nice to meet all the ADV'ers for lunch in Highlands and a great day riding with knybanjo.

EDIT: Hey banjo, I forgot to tell you this, but I almost got taken out by a wild turkey on Pinnacle Mtn. Road. You flushed him up and when I came by, he flew right over me at helmet level!!! Yikes!
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:16 AM   #2
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Great report and pics. I wish I could have joined you guys. That was my wee-strom Zach was on, but I was having fun on his TW200!
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:50 AM   #3
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It was a beautiful day for ridin'!!! Almost a bit too warm at times.......I need to get some new mesh pants. With the weather so nice I'm not sure why we couldn't gather up a few more riders from the Carolina side (the GA riders showed up in force!) but it turned out to be plenty dusty enough as it was anyway I guess.
The horse crowd was up early Sun morn getting ready for some steeple chase action in Tryon.

I even tossed in a bit of dirt on my way to meet Sportster Girl.

She was already there waiting.

We played in the water some along the way.

The over look of Lake Jocassee between 130 and 107

Along Bull Pen rd

The crowd at the Rib Shack


The food was Great!!

Foster (another Carolinian) enjoying his.

BBZ cooling off

A few sportbikers from another board came up to join us....but one of them had a bit of trouble with some unmarked pot holes!

I got some more pics from our ride after lunch I'll have to post later...gotta run.

It was GREAT meeting some more of you!! Hope to see ya and maybe even ride with ya again soon .
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:11 AM   #4
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It was great to meet you guys! I wondered who was on the Sherpa. I heard you ride that thing well too! That rock at Lake Jocassee is really neat. I've never even hear of that lake before. Looks like a good place to camp out. *hint hint*

Glad you guys made it back okay, let's do it agian!
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Old 03-26-2007, 08:28 AM   #5
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Good to see you again, Kevin . . . and nice to meet you, SGirl.

Looks like y'all had a good day. Close call, what with that EVILONE jackass almost joining you, eh?
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:17 AM   #6
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Looks like y'all had a good day. Close call, what with that EVILONE jackass almost joining you, eh?
whew that was close
blackbirdzach's report HERE thanks for stepping up with a great idea!!
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Old 03-26-2007, 12:09 PM   #7
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Good to see you again, Kevin . . . and nice to meet you, SGirl.

Looks like y'all had a good day. Close call, what with that EVILONE jackass almost joining you, eh?
Dang MeatHead!I love you too!

I hate I missed you guys,I had alot of work to do and dindt get any of it done.Great report guys!

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