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Old 04-30-2014, 08:08 PM   #3001
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Where do you go in Iowa? I bet we could swap some wild Iowa stories...
Unless you do something with corn I wouldn't dare to no wild stories here..

This is the whole freaken' town, but the Hersheys plant is about a half mile behind those buildings to the right so it doesn't smell bad there. There's so little there I stay a half hour to the south just so I can get coffee in the morning and find a place to eat when I get off work.

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Old 04-30-2014, 08:08 PM   #3002
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Roadtrip material right there....

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No BSAs
The first bike on the list is a BSA!
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:16 PM   #3003
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The first bike on the list is a BSA!
That's what I get for clicking around, sometimes I think I should be just wondering the streets wondering WTF. Guess my wife keeps me straight... there has to be some explanation.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:20 PM   #3004
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Roadtrip material right there....
I have been to Numa, Iowa. There is nothing there to see.

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Old 04-30-2014, 08:25 PM   #3005
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I have been to Numa, Iowa. There is nothing there to see.

Numa
Like the rest of Iowa, unless you are doing a study on corn or soy beans.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:33 PM   #3006
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Just four miles from my Field of Dreams:



They built it and I came.

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Old 04-30-2014, 08:38 PM   #3007
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And to think that THIS was the 3,000th post on this fine thread...
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:52 PM   #3008
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They built it and I came.

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Old 05-01-2014, 04:22 AM   #3009
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"...the Carolina Classic Motorcycle Show up at the NC Transportation Museum in Spencer on May 3rd... It's open to bikes from 1900-1994

Let's all meet at 10 AM on Saturday May 3rd at the Original Pancake House (915 Charlottetowne Ave, near Uptown) for a late breakfast and then all ride together up to the show!

Rain or Shine! Bikes or Cages!


So it looks like this is going to actually be a thing. Cool.

Will somebody please volunteer to leads us up to Spencer and the museum? I'm going to want to follow / bring up the rear on this ride I think.

I'm looking forward to the ride. May bring the Duc.

I'll be there on my XRL, I'm curious if anyone would be interested in riding to Uwharrie after the show?

I started another thread about this, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of interest..??
(it could be because i messed up and didn't include the location of the transportation museum at first?)
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:59 AM   #3010
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I'll be there on my XRL, I'm curious if anyone would be interested in riding to Uwharrie after the show?

I started another thread about this, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of interest..??
(it could be because i messed up and didn't include the location of the transportation museum at first?)

What kind of trails are over there.


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Old 05-01-2014, 08:33 AM   #3011
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Uwharrie has about 15 or 16 miles of 2-way trails that are open to motorcycles, ATVs and 4x4s like jeeps/trucks.

Some sections are really rocky and when its wet it gets super-slick due to the clay.
But its a fun trail system. Nothing is too difficult, I've riden the entire trail system on my XRL, even the "infamous" Daniel trail which has a pretty gnarly hillclimb.

Last year the trails were getting in pretty bad shape, the rock crawlers and a handful of rock "bouncers" (I had to google it too) have dug some pretty nasty ledges into the hillclimbs. But, according to the guys at www.nc4x4.com most of the trails have been repaired. They try to keep the trails in a condition so that a person in a stock 4x4 can make it through without many problems.

If you've been to Brown Mountain its really similar, maybe just a bit more rocks.


Old pic from Uwharrie....

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Old 05-01-2014, 09:18 AM   #3012
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Uwharrie

I am very interested in going to Uwharrie. The DRZ has been getting cobwebs on it sitting in the garage. Since I live in the north east part of Charlotte the drive not too bad.

However this Saturday afternoon does not work for me as I have plans for the afternoon. Let me know if you want to go on a weekend (or maybe a late afternoon/early evening weekday).

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Old 05-01-2014, 10:07 AM   #3013
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I am very interested in going to Uwharrie. The DRZ has been getting cobwebs on it sitting in the garage. Since I live in the north east part of Charlotte the drive not too bad.

However this Saturday afternoon does not work for me as I have plans for the afternoon. Let me know if you want to go on a weekend (or maybe a late afternoon/early evening weekday).

Jon
Nothing set in stone for the Uwharrie ride.....I could probably go on Sunday if that works better for you. I'm anxious to check out the repairs that have been made on the trails, it was getting pretty nasty.

I'll PM you my phone #
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:10 PM   #3014
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Uwharrie has about 15 or 16 miles of 2-way trails that are open to motorcycles, ATVs and 4x4s like jeeps/trucks.

Some sections are really rocky and when its wet it gets super-slick due to the clay.
But its a fun trail system. Nothing is too difficult, I've riden the entire trail system on my XRL, even the "infamous" Daniel trail which has a pretty gnarly hillclimb.

Last year the trails were getting in pretty bad shape, the rock crawlers and a handful of rock "bouncers" (I had to google it too) have dug some pretty nasty ledges into the hillclimbs. But, according to the guys at www.nc4x4.com most of the trails have been repaired. They try to keep the trails in a condition so that a person in a stock 4x4 can make it through without many problems.

If you've been to Brown Mountain its really similar, maybe just a bit more rocks.


Old pic from Uwharrie....

I tried that same hill my first time going to Uwharrie on my KLR. I had only been riding about 3 months. I dropped it twice from exhaustion going up, cause we had already been riding about an hour and a half. A guy was behind me in a Jeep and just picked my bike up and rode it towards the top. Where he promptly dropped it about 6 ft from the summit and broke my clutch lever off.

Needless to say I was pissed. And yes I had handguards.

If you go, let me know. I'd love to come tackle it on my KDX.
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I've ridden the trails in my old Jeep and ATVs, haven't had a bike there yet.
I'd think the worst part would be the dust on the roads coming in.
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