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Old 05-05-2012, 07:22 PM   #436
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Hey Docwells, whatcha riding up this time, and when do you plan on hitting the road?

If plans don't change, I will be overnighting Thursday at one of my sisters' place at Lake Sinclair close to Eatonton. That should give me a nice leisurely ride Friday, and I'll probably just head right up 129/441, then cross over to SC and ride up through Clemson & Pickens, then through Brevard, NC.

For once, I plan to get there before dark.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:13 AM   #437
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Weather looks to be fantastic. Dry after Wednesday, temps in the 70's and 50's at night in Asheville. Count on 10 degrees cooler on both in Cruso.

Yippie. I need it!
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:25 PM   #438
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I'll be camping Friday and Sat nites, but just diner on Sat night. Plan on hitting 32 on the North border of the Smokies, a nice twisty gravel road. I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:55 PM   #439
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I'll be camping Friday and Sat nites, but just diner on Sat night. Plan on hitting 32 on the North border of the Smokies, a nice twisty gravel road. I'm looking forward to it.
I'm planning on riding the GS down Thursday and doing 32. Are you riding down Friday or Thursday and will you be on the G/S or the DRZ?
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:29 PM   #440
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I'll be camping Friday and Sat nites, but just diner on Sat night. Plan on hitting 32 on the North border of the Smokies, a nice twisty gravel road. I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:03 AM   #441
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Please put me down for food for both night and 2 breakfasts.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:18 AM   #442
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My plans are still evolving since my visit to my sister's place on Thursday has been put on hold. I may still depart here on Thurs and stop overnight somewhere, or there's a slight chance I may make it to join Boojum and Cigars & Scotch on Thursday evening.

Docwells, I'll keep you posted via PM.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:25 AM   #443
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Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast only for me.....thanks!
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:01 AM   #444
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Just a heads up and an offer...

As I am a "local" to the area (about 20 miles as the crow flies, 50 if you ride) I can offer a lift, tools, and may even be able to rescue anyone that has an "issue".

Here is to hoping it is not necessary!

See you Friday! I will be there Friday night and Saturday until mid-day... then VACATION!
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:59 AM   #445
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I'm planning on riding the GS down Thursday and doing 32. Are you riding down Friday or Thursday and will you be on the G/S or the DRZ?
I'll be leaving Friday Morning, not sure of the route to the Smokies, but I read on a post that 32 is a nice gravel road. It's South off 321 near Crosby. Nice and twisty!! I'll be on the G/S, don't feel like taking the DRZ that far this time. Plus don't plan on a rough riding over the weekend.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:05 AM   #446
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I am out of here on Wednesday and taking a slow 2 day ride down. Should be there on Thursday mid afternoon.

What is the beer situation??? Do I need to p/u some on the way in? Any suggestions in Ashville??

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Old 05-07-2012, 11:23 AM   #447
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Dinner Friday night and Saturday breakfast only for me, also i have one of the cabins rented that has a bathroom, i will only be using it Friday night but the campground has a 2 night min, so anyone want to take Saturday night.
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Didn't know we needed to order breakfast as well. Both mornings for me and mike. Hey Phil you riding dirt on saturday on the DR?
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:20 PM   #449
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Didn't know we needed to order breakfast as well. Both mornings for me and mike. Hey Phil you riding dirt on saturday on the DR?
Sure will, ya wanna go.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:01 PM   #450
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I'll be leaving Friday Morning, not sure of the route to the Smokies, but I read on a post that 32 is a nice gravel road. It's South off 321 near Crosby. Nice and twisty!! I'll be on the G/S, don't feel like taking the DRZ that far this time. Plus don't plan on a rough riding over the weekend.
IIRC, Rte 32 does not turn into gravel when coming from Cosby until you veer away from the park boundary, but it is crooked (very similar to Deals Gap w/o traffic). You can then pick up I-40 after just a short run on gravel. It's been at least 5 years since I ran it and was double on the GT the last time. I think you can still get a lot of gravel if you opt not to get on I-40.
I would like to find a place called Buzzard's Roost where you look down on I-40.
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