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Old 09-01-2013, 06:20 PM   #1156
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Looks like you are heading N on beaverdam


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Old 09-01-2013, 06:33 PM   #1157
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Obey the cones!

When I met Clearnerman a few weeks ago, he talked about riding the Grapevine with a Goldwing followed by Harley's... so, as a public service announcement I decided to show the current condition of the the Grapvine

first off, it should be called KUDZU - not Grapevine



and second: the cones are there for a reason - obey the cones



at least the ones that did not fell down already


on other spots the cones just indicate one thing: the Kudzu won...



it's a bike lane



at this point they just gave up posting anything (it's only about 50 ft - sorry guys)



but don't worry there is still some pavement left - just a bit broken off (doesn't show very well in the pic)



but the northern side (towards Big Laurel) is in perfect condition





so, you be "warned" - personally I love the road, it's a Madison County style dual sport road

and the last pic (not Grapevine): less than a mile to go

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Old 09-01-2013, 06:35 PM   #1158
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Looks like you are heading N on beaverdam

BINGO! you are really good for a Yankee
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:16 PM   #1159
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It was a fun little detour back home. Should have stayed with you a bit longer, I came out in the same spot on 63.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:58 PM   #1160
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BINGO! you are really good for a Yankee

First time I rode Beaverdam I was riding half blind, I scratched my cornea and was beating feet back to the car and trailer in Meadows of Dan. Sheer agony tears swirling around in the helmet. Much more fun when you have depth of field and can see more than a few hundred feet ahead.

As for a Yankee, I am a map geek and Google maps junkie. I have a bunch of friends from NC that are corner nuts and ride 30-60K/ year, and i introduced them to Revere, and Lonesome, along with Crabtree, Hookers gap and a few others. This year took them up Big pine and Bear creek. They still shake their head that it took a Yankee to show them the roads.

As far as Grapevine, it will be great if they ever decide to repave it.

Wife and i are coming to play in a couple weeks, we will likely do more exploring.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:07 AM   #1161
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Waldrup's store? Where is that, Sandy Mush?



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Old 09-06-2013, 01:00 PM   #1162
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Waldrup's store? Where is that, Sandy Mush?


yup - Waldrop's on Willow Creek (other side of Beaverdam Rd)
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:13 PM   #1163
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I've never done much riding in that part of the county. Just looking at G Maps it looks nice, but can't find Beaverdam Rd. on it. Maps takes me to the one in N Asheville.

Maybe it's time to go exploring.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:30 PM   #1164
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I've never done much riding in that part of the county. Just looking at G Maps it looks nice, but can't find Beaverdam Rd. on it. Maps takes me to the one in N Asheville.

Maybe it's time to go exploring.

Beaverdam goes north from Canton towards the store... nice twisties!
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:58 PM   #1165
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I was looking in the wrong county. duhhh.
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:59 PM   #1166
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I was looking in the wrong county. duhhh.
your a Moran.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:42 PM   #1167
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:06 PM   #1168
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There's a Beaver Dam Rd here, in Watauga county, too. It turns into Bulldog Rd at the NC/TN state line. Nice road for bikes. If you like em' really twisty you can take George's Gap Rd to/from Beaver Dam.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:52 AM   #1169
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:26 PM   #1170
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Commuting can be fun!!!

Took the long way home over Big Laural (I spare you the pics - posted plenty of that area before) - all but one:

Somebodies had "escaped prisoners" as a parent:



I was almost home, when I remembered that Furtledurt mentioned new pavement on Flag Pond Road . So it turned left into TN instead of right



yup - new pavement!!! (on the right is the interstate)







it's just a few miles - of fun!

turnaround point:









my old camera is really on it's way out (and the new one is broken too)





last sweeper on the TN side



yup - worth a little detour for sure!

and the food/canibalism pic: made some cuttles for dinner...



told ya my camera sucks
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