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Old 05-28-2011, 09:50 PM   #1
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just puttin' around in WNC

I don't feel like writing a novel, so mostly pics it is - more to come in the future.

today, after slabbing 80 miles south to Greenville, SC, I decided to take the fun way home. Sorry, no pics from SC - I tried to get out of the heat and into the mountains as quick as possible.

Cathey's Creek:





some road I haven't been on before - gate is open



After a few miles of hard-pack it turned into a really, really nice track... according to the map it should be a loop (possible with a gate on the end)



to bad I was by myself, didn't carry a lot of tools, nobody knew were I went and it would have been a very long and lonely hike out, if something goes wrong
(I hate when I am too conscious). So, back down I went

I'LL BE BACK!



obligatory mirror shot:



the rest of the roads where just like this:

FS1206


views:



North Mills Rec Area



and more hard-pack:

Wash Creek Road



after about 45 miles of FS roads, I decided it was time to hit the BRP and head back north



stopped for a little refreshment at the Wedge



slow day at the Wedge:



the usual crowd:



to avoid the slab I decided on 251:



to bad I ran out of daylight to ride Big Laurel.

Proof that I am from Mars after all:



and the welcoming committee at home. As usual they make me feel guilty for going on a ride instead of a hike:



All in all, a good day.

My butt hurts
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:07 AM   #2
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Good pics. thanks.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:02 AM   #3
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Keep 'em coming!


I think I know what gate was open but I've never been through there either....may have to check that out soon.
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:16 AM   #4
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Keep 'em coming!


I think I know what gate was open but I've never been through there either....may have to check that out soon.

It's 229 turning into 140A up on Gloucester Gap.... let me know and I join you
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:14 PM   #5
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Open Gates!!!!!!!

Let me know when you wanna ride up there again.......it seems that I am getting a lot more free time these days.
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:12 PM   #6
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i wanna go too!
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:18 PM   #7
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Let me know when you wanna ride up there again.......it seems that I am getting a lot more free time these days.
as I told you before:


(I wanna be retired too)


What about next weekend? By then I should have my "new to me" car, and I don't have to rely on the DR as only transportation anymore (i.e. I can brake it and still can go to work).
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Old 05-29-2011, 11:49 PM   #8
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Old 05-30-2011, 06:29 PM   #9
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Thats good for me!!!!!

That sounds like a winner............Sunday morning sometime..........North Mills river campground parking lot............
Who else is in????
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:56 AM   #10
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That sounds like a winner............Sunday morning sometime..........North Mills river campground parking lot............
Who else is in????

you got a "date" - what time???

I should put on some new rubber, if I get it in time... will be the first time I mount them w/o "supervision" - wish me luck.
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Old 05-31-2011, 03:21 PM   #11
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OK we got a ride!!!!!!

We will meet at the parking lot at North Mills River campground at 10 o clock AM on june 5th.
Ride is open to anyone that wants to show up.
We will check out Cuttles new find and just make it up after that........
Does that suite you Cuttles??????
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:20 PM   #12
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Great Ride

Hey Cuddle,

I've been all around those mountains on a sport bike and a bit on a KLR650 but some of those roads I don't know. I'm coming up in July and would love to ride some of the roads you know. Leaving here (Jax Florida) 14 July and returning home on 18 July. So basically rifing Fri-Sun and two days up/back. If you have any good recommendations for riding dirt let me know. I'll be riding with a 17 (+2) tooth front so hardcore dirtbiking won't work but I can go most places with reason. I use the 17 to cover the pavement baby! :) haha.

Great ride!
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:56 PM   #13
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I think I know what gate was open but I've never been through there either....may have to check that out tomorrow.
Fixed,
Nice pics, thanks Cuttle.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:38 AM   #14
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Is it a open invite for the AVL crew? I think I can hang on the versys! Sounds like fun! You planning on the FS road to 276? I haven't been back there in a couple years.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:12 AM   #15
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Open ride.......

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Is it a open invite for the AVL crew? I think I can hang on the versys! Sounds like fun! You planning on the FS road to 276? I haven't been back there in a couple years.

Yeah...jump on in, open invite for anyone that wants to ride.
I am thinking easy ride , too hot to get to aggressive, so we will pace easy and stay on forest roads and back roads.

I will be at the wedge this evening , Im thinkin' cold beer and bike chatter.............
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