Dual Sport guide in Western NC?

Discussion in 'Americas' started by Deacon66, Oct 15, 2012.

  1. Deacon66

    Deacon66 Been here awhile

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    Heading up to Western NC for a weekend dualsport ride. Any guides in the Caruso area? My brother and I are mostly green and are looking for fun but not hardcore off road stuff. We are riding 250CC bikes. Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
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  2. Lone Rider

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    I used to live there and had every 1:24k USGS topo map from Hwy 18 going west, plus some (yeah, a bunch).

    Get the Nantahala and/or Pisgah NFS maps from a ranger station. They are good maps, and you'll be good to go.

    Great area to ride.
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  3. redroom

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    Stop by the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground and ask for Phillip. Phillip Johnson & his wife own/run the place. They can provide you with a list of roads to ride.

    If you are in Crusco then you on one of them--276 between Waynesville and Brevard. It has new pavement. Make a loop by adding in US 64 S and then 215. You'll cross the Blue Ridge Parkway and that is a premier road in itself.

    Have a safe trip.
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  5. Deacon66

    Deacon66 Been here awhile

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    We are staying there! I spoke with him yesterday and he said he can get me to some good dirt trails. I rode 276 over the summer and couldn't agree more, great road! They were actually paving it while we were up there.

    Thanks for the advice.
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