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Old 08-28-2012, 12:40 PM   #1
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Points of interest near the 2013 "Ricks Rendezvous"

I started this thread for anyone that wants to post up pic's or list points of interest near the 2013 "Ricks RDV" I will be posting my scouting trips here and encourage other to do the same. Everyone welcome!
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:50 PM   #2
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I will start with a few pics from yesterday when I was scouting for a ride.







Town of Elizabethton TN

Near the covered bridge

Shawnee road at the top of the Mtn.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:54 PM   #3
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cool!!!

you should link it to the RDV thread
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:15 PM   #4
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I started this thread for anyone that wants to post up pic's or list points of interest near the 2013 "Ricks RDV" I will be posting my scouting trips here and encourage other to do the same. Everyone welcome!
Sweet!

I'll "quote" some relevant posts from my daytrippin' thread!
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Old 08-28-2012, 05:22 PM   #5
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This waterfall is just over the mtn via some nice gravel.....but you can there via all pavement as well....

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I've known of Elk River Falls for some time but had never been there before yesterday.














It appeared to be a popular place.....














Looked like a good place to take a swim....but didn't see any takers.

In between the falls and rally central.

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Another first timer!














It went right past this well maintained cemetery miles away from the nearest house or church.














....then things became a bit more interesting heading down the mtn.


..at first it was just a little less gravel....














...then it got steeper (than it looks) rutted and littered with debris.


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It wouldn't be much of a challenge on a thumper but I'm not sure if I'd want to try and climb it with the touring Strom....not when wet anyway.














Back in civilization.














Proof that I really was riding!

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Old 08-28-2012, 05:27 PM   #6
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I'm not going to quote everything...as I posted too much over there, but here's a few more.











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Old 08-28-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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The Beauty Spot

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Beauty Spot Gap.














That's the Appalachian Trail running right across the top of this bald meadow mtn top @ Beauty Spot.














And these are AT hikers that started in Georgia and plan to end up in Pennsylvania!

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Looking North on the AT...that Unaka? overlook was atop the left side of the mtn in the background.









































Time to go collect some more bugs.

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Old 08-28-2012, 05:32 PM   #8
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Along the state line near Beech Mtn....













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Old 08-28-2012, 05:34 PM   #9
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These are kinda out on the main hwys....try to avoid if possible.

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I think we'll be able to figure something out by next May.
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This is actually pavement....not very shot good 'shot on the fly' pics..but I'll post 'em as an example of the local terrain if nothing else.












































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Old 08-28-2012, 05:42 PM   #12
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Sorry about the band width thing.

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This kind of gravel was extremely dusty yesterday....as much as nobody really wants to ride or camp in the rain....overnight showers really make this a lot more fun, especially on a group ride.














I think the rain held off long enough for this crew to get their hay baled.














Back and forth across the state line....pretty sure this is TN again now.








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Old 08-28-2012, 07:33 PM   #13
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Anyone that needs to get some exercise can hike to Laurel Fork Falls off the AT. The trailhead is about 1/2 mile from the resort. It's about a 2 mile hike to the falls from the trailhead.

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:59 PM   #14
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advtenn,
I was wishing that I could have gone on the scouting ride with you on Monday, and wondered where you might go. I had no idea that you'd be riding right by my place.

It's sort of strange seeing somebody else posting shots of places I ride everyday. (Strange in a good way)

knybango, I noticed you went down White Oak Rd. Hard to believe it's state road. I saw a bear on it one day. Where's that old church looking building that back in the woods? I haven't come across it yet. Looks like a fun place to spend Halloween night!

Guess I need to pull out the camera and be part of this thread, before you guys show all the good stuff.
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knybango, I noticed you went down White Oak Rd. Hard to believe it's state road. I saw a bear on it one day.
White Oak Rd. is fun - I was talking to the guys in the gas-station at the bottom and they told me that I should not go.... don't tell me things like that!
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