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Old 12-13-2011, 06:54 AM   #166
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hmmm dirt

I still haven't done Maple Sally.... give me a shout next time you do it.
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:11 PM   #167
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Layla was off to the Laurel Fork of the Doe and the Watauga. Be careful, baby!





It was 59 degrees at 8:40 when I left, but large amounts of air from points north was coming to see us.

Note how the moving air disturbs the surface of the lake.




As the above photo suggests, the atmospheric conditions at the Blue Ridge were not as ideal. Osborne Knob is a nice little dead end that is worth running down if you are out that way. I ate my cream cheese and lox sammich out there.







See high; see low.




I met HalcyonDaze and Cuttle at the Ingles in Burnsville. People as crazy as I am! They believed my tale of sunny weather and upper 50s in McDowell County. We backtracked up 80 and over Seven Mile. We dropped down Peppers Creek, through North Cove and around the back of Lake James. We rolled through Paupers Flat, Nebo, Glenwood, Sugar Hill and Old Fort before we stopped at Exit 75 for gas, nuts, and Christmas cookies. These guys got the long shadow tour of the Western Piedmont.

We headed up Curtis Creek.




We went straight over Curtis Creek Gap down to 80.









We rolled down 80 toward Burnsville. I peeled off at Seven Mile. Let's see: that's three runs of Seven Mile, three runs of the back of the lake, and two runs of 226A in one day. Not bad.

More long shadows. To the left.



To the right.




225 miles for the day. Thanks to HalcyonDaze and Cuttle for coming out. Hope to ride again soon. Happy New Year!

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Old 12-23-2011, 10:56 PM   #168
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thank you for leading a great ride in the "sunny territory" - I had a blast!
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:07 PM   #169
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Let's see: that's three runs of Seven Mile, three runs of the back of the lake, and two runs of 226A in one day. Not bad.
225 miles for the day. Happy New Year!
I had to work...and I'm working again Saturday
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Old 12-30-2011, 07:26 PM   #170
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60 in December. Mmmmmmm.

Playmore Beach Road














A quick trip over Globe Mountain.




Snack time.





This doesn't bode well for the future of Richlands.





Get it while you still can.




Yadkin Valley





Rick at Aho Gap is into old Fords.




Jeeps




Quick gulp of gas on 321 and then up Edmisten.





Up Flannery Fork to 221.









Grabbed the NC tag and then ran into HalcyonDaze on Roseboro Road.




Up to Old House Gap










Inspector Q has it covered.

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Old 12-30-2011, 07:53 PM   #171
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Flipped me out, us running into each other like that. Small world! Yeah, like we were talking about, You're gonna have to show me around over there. Beautiful country back in there!
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Old 12-30-2011, 09:17 PM   #172
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Wow...is that the first water crossing..right after you turn off the pavement?
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:43 AM   #173
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Wow...is that the first water crossing..right after you turn off the pavement?

Yes. That's the spot.
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:40 PM   #174
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Just a few pics of today's ride.

Down around 1250' there is no snow to speak of.





Getting up closer to the top of the hill, there is plenty of snow, especially in the shadows.





The store at the top of 181 is open and has gas. They are still working on the inside. The proprietor tried to sell me a leather jacket and a wallet.




I went down Mortimer Road and down along Wilson Creek. There was a touch of snow along Wilson below Mortimer. Ran into two guys on DS bikes heading up the creek at 4:00.
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Old 01-15-2012, 08:45 PM   #175
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what's the road in the first pic? Looks good...
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Old 01-16-2012, 05:29 AM   #176
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I don't know the name of it, and I had to turn around because of blowdown. Not sure it will get cleaned up until next hunting season.
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Braaaap!






Don't get too carried away with that thing.






I don't know how it could have melted, but there was a lot less snow over on Pineola Mortimer than there was yesterday.

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Old 01-16-2012, 09:42 PM   #178
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Cool old two smokin' IT!!
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Dammit, I left my helmet on the roof.




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