Asheville NC, New to the area

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by cameron110, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    Hi all,
    I just moved to the asheville area from Niger and I'm looking for people to ride with. I have limited access to the internet so please be patient if you don't hear back from me right away. I have a KLR 600 and a currently not running cbr 600. I will have a cell phone on monday the 15th so if you PM me I can call or send you my number.
    I will be working for outward bound and start on the 20th at which point I'll be in the feild untill early May. So if it's after the 20th when you read this you'll have to be REALLY patient about hearing back from me. Post or e-mail me and let's go ride!

    Cameron
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  2. Omi

    Omi 0o0o0o

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  3. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    Yup that's the one, you're looking at the national page. They have a school based in NC ([size=-1]www.ncobs.org) [/size]that works in NC, FL, Bahama's and Patagonia. with a little luck I can drive to work.... in chile. This summer I'll be co-leading backpacking/wildeness travel, rock climbing and white water canoeing trips for NCOBS here in Western North Carolina.
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  4. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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  5. KayaKTM

    KayaKTM Day trippin'

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    there are lots of dual sporters in the area. i live just outside Waynesville, very near the parkway entrance.

    i assume from the avatar you kayak? there isn't anyplace better for motorcycles AND kayaking in north america! There is only one Green Narrows!

    i kayak (if you couldn't tell, lol) and/or ride both days every weekend, if you're interested drop my a line we'll go ride/paddle. you can email me at outdrcpl@yahoo.com or my cell is (828)230-0030.

    joshua............NC
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  6. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

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    You lucky SOB. That is easily one of the nicest places in the country for riding. I love it every time I go down there.
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  7. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    No
    Don't come here
    nothing to do here
    move along

    the roads suck
    the people are unfriendly
    the food sucks
    there are very few places to ride
    it's cold
    it's humid
    it's wet
    there's trees everywhere
    and mud
    and clay
    and rocks
    and creeks




























    :wink:
    just kiddin
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  8. KayaKTM

    KayaKTM Day trippin'

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    i think we have more in common than just riding :jose
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  9. ridetwistyroads

    ridetwistyroads tailwind please

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    Welcome to Asheville! As XT so well put, nothing to see here.....terrible riding with crappy roads and horrid woodland conditions. I hate it here..... :rofl

    I live in S. Asheville, I'll drop you a pm. I ride street only pretty much, but the occasional fire road is a blast, and there's TONS of them very close by.

    Be glad to ride with ya sometime,
    Chris
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  10. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    whatcha mean?



    is there an alien under that sombrero? :evil




    I was athunking Balsam Grove was Balsam ... didn't realize there was a Balsam on 23

    are you a-going to DG IV?
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  11. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    shhhh ... don't tell anyone but I just "aquired" a sweet 1984 ZX750-GPz & I LIKE IT!!! :thumb

    so I'll be doing some "street only" riding too ... as soon as I sort out a few things and get used to not being on a thumper after almost 30 years of nothing but XT's
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  12. KayaKTM

    KayaKTM Day trippin'

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    the dates for DGIV are May 20-22 right? i'll just have to see what's going on as we get closer..........amount of rain will make or break riding for the weekend.

    since your so close lets go ride...........Cameron and I are tentatively planning a ride next weekend........3/19ish.

    NOT SURE WHAT WE'LL RIDE SINCE THERE ARE NO GOOD ROADS LOCALLY :wink:

    J

    edit: and yes there is an alien under that sombrero and he's got a beer in his OTHER hand :freaky
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  13. Jack90210

    Jack90210 quia ego nominor leo

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  14. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    As long as I I don't have to work but since I've alreay asked for those days off it should work :D
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  15. spagthorpe

    spagthorpe Long timer

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    You know, I was actually born in Asheville, Black Mountain to be specific. It's more a homecoming for me to go back than an invasion. :D
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  16. Clockwatcher

    Clockwatcher Been here awhile

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    Well, I might as well jump into the fray at some point! I am also in the south Asheville area , I see that there are several ADVriders in this area . It appears to me that there needs to be a ride day designated and a meeting of the WNC ADVriders.....
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  17. ridetwistyroads

    ridetwistyroads tailwind please

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    Welcome Clockwatcher! :freaky I wonder if I've seen you around. I went out to the west through cherokee a month or so ago, and saw someone on a ktm eating their lunch in the casino's parking lot, right in the corner by a fence, near the road. Later that day I passed (going the opposite way) the same bike on 28, near franklin (would have been west of franklin, I think...), if I recall. It was also a pretty chilly day to, I remember there being snow on 19 between maggie and cherokee. Wazzat you?

    A run over to deals gap sounds like it may be in order here.....I was having "Rt 151 Withdrawls" last sunday....
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    I had to get me some good deep curves, even if I didn't make it all the way up to the BRP, like I'd wanted to. It was real nice till I started gaining elevation....:eek1

    So, what's the consensus here? A day ride, check. :thumb So, where to? I don't want to have to wait for the BRP to open back up....so I'm leaning towards a Deals Gap run. Lot's of fun, and a full day, but relaxed from here. Other ideas? I mean, riding in ANY direction from here is sure to lead to some seriosuly sucky riding.....
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  18. ridetwistyroads

    ridetwistyroads tailwind please

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    Cool XT! Congrat's on the new ride! Went and found a couple pictures online, sweet looking bike! Should you feel the need for some street riding, hollar!! You were over towards Lake Lure, right? Must suck being right there near 9, and the switchbacks on 74.... You're gonna love that new machine!
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  19. cameron110

    cameron110 Been here awhile

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    If anyone wants to ride anytime this week I'm free and I'll be riding every chance I get. I get back from Iowa Sunday night or Monday morning then I start work on the following Sunday.
    KayaKTM and I are going to try to ride on saturday 3/19 (all are welcome) other than that I have no plans except random work around the house. Post, PM or e-mail me, I have a cell but the number will change on Monday to an 828 so I'll put it up after that.
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  20. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    yeah like I said
    nuthin to ride here, terrible roads, etc etc

    here's my GPz sitting in my bud's garage right before pickup


    still sorting out a few samll details
    replacement battery had no sensor or hole ... got tired of the blinkng red light and flashing LCD ... 1K ohm pot for a voltage divider ... preset to 4.4 volts ... no blinky!! :thumb
    I'll probably post in Blood, sweat, and gears soon in case someone else has the same glitch goin

    replacing sprockets ... he'd just replaced the chain (was going to resell for $$ before I talked himn outta it)
    Damn a 630 chain is fukin HUGE!!!!!

    front caliper is up for re-build / cleaning one night this week

    right now it's finish the rear sprocket
    test ride
    work on hot tub privacy fence for phreakwife (who's comin back from outta town today)
    test ride
    haul ass to GSP to pick her up


    I'd like to link up and do a day ride sometime ... unfortunately I work in Greenville, SC and with the commute my days are shot ... and somehow my weekends are fulla "honey-do's :cry "

    we'll plot one out soon tho ...
    maybe we'll have to seccede from the SandBox Republic and form a HillBilly ADVRiver chapter???





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