Anyone near upstate SC, GA, NC want to ride?

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by stretch160, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. kaosbandit

    kaosbandit Been here awhile

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    I just watched the video of my bridge crash. That's pretty funny!
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  2. kaosbandit

    kaosbandit Been here awhile

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    I just finished the Gorges video. I haven't written it up on my blog yet, but here's the video:

    http://youtu.be/RG5oAuEV420

    It will probably be a week or two before I get it written up, but keep an eye out on www.SpiritStrike.com for it.
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  3. Whitebread117

    Whitebread117 I do what I want

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  4. JGDRZ400

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    I'm in Greer and would love to get in on that action! Is it public?
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  5. stretch160

    stretch160 Been here awhile

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    Yes-ish
    I try not to ever ride anywhere that is either gated or posted as no trespassing. I have occasionaly found myself on the wrong side of a gate or posted area, but it was always unintentional.
    I was once told that any road not posted as private is a public road by definition. A jeep trail is what is known as an unimproved road.
    All of the areas in those pictures are neither gated nor posted. The DR will be getting some suspension upgrades this weekend, but if you want to ride after that let me know.
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  6. mdrake

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    Good stuff. I wish there had been a camera on the other side of that bridge that captured how close you got to the edge.:eek1
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  7. kaosbandit

    kaosbandit Been here awhile

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    Yeah me too. The GoPro did not do it justice :)
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  8. trespalacios

    trespalacios Oh libertad

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    Nice video. That was an awesome ride. As of tomorrow, Bad Creek will open for the season. Should we start planing the next ride? I'm available on Sundays as my wife is teaching a saturday class.

    Any other trails you guys know that are kind of like that? Given the physical limitations of my bike I might have to pass on Brown Mountain :rofl:rofl

    Hey, how about Hurricane Creek?
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  9. stretch160

    stretch160 Been here awhile

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    watching the videos, I'd say you are not limited much by the DL.
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  10. ByStickel

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    So many folks right here in Brevard!

    If anybody would take pity on me and share some good routes, I would really appreciate it. I just got a Husa 390, after years away from riding, and I'd like to maximize my off-asphalt miles.

    I've already begun poking around Buncombe Co., exploring the old access routes over the gaps, but most of them are now gated and off-limits. I sure could use folks' advice.
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  11. kaosbandit

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    I have an adventure blog www.SpiritStrike.com that I write all the trips up on.

    Next weekend I will get the Gorges trip posted up, but in the mean time you can find some maps for where we went on other trips. That may give you some ideas on places to ride.
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  12. ByStickel

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    Thanks, Kaosbandit! Whitebread has also offered to share routes.

    I'm heading to your blog, right now.
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  13. kaosbandit

    kaosbandit Been here awhile

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  14. trespalacios

    trespalacios Oh libertad

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    I went back there yesterday trying to avoid the rain. No access to the Bad Creek area from the NC Gorges. Not sure what's going on. Fun ride though
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  15. trespalacios

    trespalacios Oh libertad

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    Has anyone gone back to this area since that ride? Still wondering when they will open the gate to go through between Bad Creek and NC Gorges
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  16. stretch160

    stretch160 Been here awhile

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    I'm heading up to hit some jeep trails in the area tomorrow. Anyone up for a ride?
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  17. stretch160

    stretch160 Been here awhile

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    enjoyed the ride yesterday guys.
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  18. trespalacios

    trespalacios Oh libertad

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    Me too. It was a blast.

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  19. stretch160

    stretch160 Been here awhile

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    Anybody up for some jeep/atv trails this saturday?
    Rumor on the interweb has it that most of the FS roads and oficial OHV areas are closed (not an atempt to influence voters) due to the government shut down, so it's probably best to plan on riding unoficial OHV areas.
    There are a few different places I would like to check out, with verying levels of dificulty.
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  20. trespalacios

    trespalacios Oh libertad

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    Pisgah FS roads are open in case gravel is your thang
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