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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by oldgoatrides, Jul 14, 2004.
how many in wnc???
Not sure - but - my buddy and I ride to the mts from Mt. Airy to Asheville all the time (at least every third weekend) and down to SW NC on trips 3 days or longer - FYI we're in Raleigh.
I am in Columbia, SC. I have been using Western NC as my motorcycle playground for years.
i live and ride in the waynesville area. i know of a couple other adventure riders in the area too.
i've not been able to make it yet but i hear the maggie valley dual sport ride is a good way to meet people in the area to ride with..............they have a ride in the spring and another in the fall.
does greensboro count?
I currently live in Georgia, but I own a bunch of land where I'm building a house near Mars Hill, NC.
Andy, What road are the pics of on the scouting trip?
I'm in Upstate SC, less than an hour away. All of my riding is usually in WNC or NE GA. It's a great area to live or live close by.
I live in no virginia but have a cabin and 35 acres in little laurel up above hot springs near the tn state line was raised over the line in greeneville tn.
I am also one of the organizers of the dgIII rally we had first weekend in june in hot springs. How many of you came to that lil shindig?and more importantly who would like to do that again in late may next year?
Rick, I would love to do the Hot Springs gathering again! That's a great spot.
And perhaps by then, I'll at least have my studio built up on my property near Wolf Laurel. Your cabin can't be far from my land. Know where Little Creek Cafe is? My place is about 5 minutes from there off of Roaring Fork Rd. (which is off of Big Laurel Rd).
This time, maybe some of the 650 riders will come up and play on all of my logging trails.
Yeah, RAW's got killer land. At the base of his "driveway", I made an executive decision to NOT attempt any part of his land with Mutley. So, I hopped on the back of Bart's KLR. Best decision I made, all day. RAW and Bart both ditched it...me 'n' Mutley would have just bottomed out and been stuck on one of the water ruts. It was a fun ride to the top, though, and I'd love to get up there with a real dual sport and explore the logging trails.
I'm in northern Gaston County, about 30 miles west of Charlotte, and most of my riding is day-rides in the NC mountains. We can hook up.
if your coming thru marion nc ,post up and we'll ride...................
I am for DG IV...had a great time at III and would do it again no question. - BDAGW
I Live In Laurel Spings,nc Just Off The Blue Ridge Parkway, Close To Doughton Park Mile Post 246 Let Me Know When You Are Coming Through.
Myself and another bud will be heading to Western North Carolina for a week of riding, August 22-28th. I will be on my GS and he on his VStrom 1000. I am familiar with all the paved stuff in the area, but we'd like to do a little adventure style touring as well. We're both relatively new to the whole offroad riding thing so we are not up for the hard core stuff, just gravel/dirt roads and shallow water crossings maybe. I plan on mounting my TKC80's and will try to get him to do liekwise.
Basically, we have five days to burn. We plan on hitting stuff like the Cherohala, BRP, Deal's Gap, Hwy 28, and some other lesser known backroads. We'd like to do the trip on the inexpensive side as much as possible. Along those lines, we're looking for cheap places to stay that are not dumps It would also be cool if any of the locals in the area could hook up with us for some riding, maybe show us some good roads and such. We're thinking we'll base in the Waynesville/Maggie Valley area.
Any advice, suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated!
276 runs between Waynesville and the BRP and is a great road to ride (paved twisty) and along the way passes http://www.blueridgemotorcyclecamp.com/which is my favorite place up there - tent sites are $18 and cabins are $40 - and the food is great - from the Campground 276 runs up to the BRP and then down the other side to Brevard (also good road but not as fun as first side) - along the way down towards Brevard you'll pass is a 13 mile long fire road (FR1206) that runs over to the BRP at North Mills/Bent Creek - that fire road is a lot of fun and for some reason never has any traffic on it. Have fun!
I like to stay in Bryson City, NC at the http://www.greatsmokies.com/ridgetop - the Ridge Top Motel and Campgrounds - when I go to the mountains. It is a nice place with good rates and the owners are motorcyle friendly. I have been scouting out dirt roads for a ride I am coordinating and have some pics of the roads in the area posted at http://www.mctourer.com/rides/dirt2004/may04/Index.html . I have been riding the dirt roads in this area for the past 6 months and would be glad to send you some maps. If you have a GPS with mapsource software I can provide you with a route using sequential waypoints. Otherwise I can send you some maps from MS Street&Trips 2001. I am planning to go back and ride some in August but don't have a date yet. Maybe we can work something out. Ping me through this forum with your e-mail address.