Charlotte: Ride Planning, 3rd Thursday Pizza-Meet and General Hooliganism

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by JoeyBones, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Yeah I do. It's the big damn quad stake thing. You needing to borrow one I assume?
  2. bpg

    bpg Off Trail

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    they still make 'em: http://cycle-analyst.com/sweetcheeks
    If you want to borrow mine let me know, it would take about 10-15 minutes to make one, very simple design

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  3. EvanADV

    EvanADV Big Bearded Boy

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    Yeah, if possible. I'll PM you!
  4. pieeye

    pieeye Go Far...Get Lost

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    Sure was nice to get out and enjoy it a little. Just a couple pics to prove I finally made it out for a change! :lol3
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  5. NitroRoo

    NitroRoo Been here awhile

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    oooh I'm digging this - going to need to check this out for sure. :clap
  6. dirtysouthjacket

    dirtysouthjacket Been here awhile

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    So I picked up a KDX200 a few weeks ago and really haven't gotten a chance to ride it. Mostly because the local OHV is closed til March. I'm planning on heading to Carolina Adventure World on February 2nd (Saturday) for some riding. Anyone interested in coming? I was going to put out some feelers in the SC threads as well. If I get enough interest, I was going to start a thread in the SE regional forum. I was also going to call CAW and see if there were group discounts. ADVRider Invasion? :wink:

    Carolina Adventure World Website

    About 60 miles from Charlotte off I-77, CAW Google Location
  7. Katoom119

    Katoom119 Mmmm....Orange Kool-aid

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    Man I NEED to find that trail. I'm having dirt withdrawals.
  8. dirtysouthjacket

    dirtysouthjacket Been here awhile

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    Made a link to the event...

    CAW Feb 2nd Thread

    Katoom119, come down and get your dirt fix. I'll cover your day pass since I still owe you for the free camping spot in the trees at RDV last year!
  9. BluRidgeRider

    BluRidgeRider Long Rider

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    JMforPres and I are planning to ride adventure bikes – he on his R100GS and me on my V-Strom – in the mountains west of Morganton on Sunday. The ride will include approximately 30+ miles of dirt/gravel roads up in the mountains near Table Rock and Linville Gorge.

    For anyone interested in joining us, we will be meeting at the BP just off of I85 Exit 14, Bessemer City Rd/Rt 274. When you come down the ramp, turn left onto Bessemer City Rd/Rt274 and the BP is 100-200 yards on the left.


    We are planning for a 9:30 AM kickstands-up departure from the BP. We will stop and get lunch somewhere along the route – most probably at Famous Louise’s in Linville.


    BluRidgeRider
  10. BOIKE333

    BOIKE333 Been here awhile

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    Dang I would like to go but can't escape until the afternoon, anyone interested in local DS Sunday afternoon?
  11. JoeyBones

    JoeyBones Encouraging Entropy

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    Probably. At least for a couple of hours. I'll let you know tomorrow or early Saturday but I think I can break free for a bit. Need to ride - it's been a while!
  12. pieeye

    pieeye Go Far...Get Lost

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    I may be game depending on what the weather looks like.
  13. JoeyBones

    JoeyBones Encouraging Entropy

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    I'm out for tomorrow. Going to go look at houses. Be nice to find one that backs up to a large wooded area that's ultimately connected to some power line trails...and that has a big garage for fiddling with motorcycles. And that garage should have plenty of space for shelves for motorcycle stuff, and be heated and maybe air-conditioned, and the lot should have space for a shed where I can store extra motorcycle stuff.

    Oh, and I suppose there should be some sort of living quarters attached to the garage.
  14. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Good luck with the house hunt, Mr. Bones!

    Hey!...did any of y'all just pick up a new Honda? Spotted a very new looking 250? that still had paper tags in the Lk Wylie area this evening, rider was wearing a high vis ds helmet.
  15. augiedog

    augiedog augie dog

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    Hope the ride planned for sunday to the morganton, tablerock area is still on. Jeep Jeff and myself are going for sure. We will be at the BP station on the south side of I-85 at 9:15 leaving at 9:30 to ride. look forward to seeing ya'll there.
  16. BluRidgeRider

    BluRidgeRider Long Rider

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    It is still on. See you at the BP.

    BluRidgeRider
  17. BluRidgeRider

    BluRidgeRider Long Rider

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    The BP is on the North side of I85.
  18. BluRidgeRider

    BluRidgeRider Long Rider

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    JMforPres, JeffJeep, AugieDog and I spent some quality time with our motorcycles -- respectively a BMW R100GS, BMW R1200GS Adventure, Kawasaki KLR650 and V-Strom 650 -- today up in the mountains west of Morganton. We encountered snow covered gravel roads and ice up on Old NC 105 and on Brown Mountain Beach Road.

    What I learned today:

    - If you have a heated vest, bring it with you when riding in the mountains, in the winter, in snow
    - Buy a pair of Gerbing heated gloves for same
    - If I want to ride at the front of the group, even though I am the slowest rider in the group, just power-up my GoPro Hero2. (Since I captured Larry's Big Adventure on video, no one seems to want to ride in front of me while the camera is running.)

    Barring technical difficulties, a short HD video of a small portion of the 'Ice Road Bikers' Tour will be posted tomorrow morning.

    BluRidgeRider
  19. JoeyBones

    JoeyBones Encouraging Entropy

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    Looking forward to this...

    And just a quick note - the 3rd Thursday for February is the 21st, a little later date-wise then the last few months have been.
  20. BluRidgeRider

    BluRidgeRider Long Rider

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    This short video clip was shot on Brown Mountain Beach Rd.

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    BluRidgeRider.