Durham / RTP - Wednesday ADVLunch

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Anders Green, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    Of course.. whats too wet.. today is kinda messy but once geared up it was a fine ride in to work.

    As for a suggestion in the area you mentioned.. look up these routes on maps.. From Hillsborough the mile range would be 210 to 350 for the day

    At Hillsborough take 86 North to Yanceyville, Take W Main out of town for a delightful little taste of mountain curves. Once back south of town go west thru Cherry Grove and pick up and take 150 over to Summerfield and take 220 north a few miles and the left on 158 into Stokesdale, Pick up 65 there and take that to Rural Hall and then grab 66 north. Follow that all the way up between Sauratown Mtn and Hanging Rock State Park and run it on up to the junction of 89,

    Now choices set in..
    1) to go back to Haning Rock, take 89 to the right and hook back around to the north side of Hanging Rock. Ride around Moore's Springs area, a bit of 268 and up into the Park. On the way out.. go north a bit on 89 pick up Piney Grove Church Rd ride it up to Lawsonvilleand then come back down 8 all the way to 65, to 68 take that back to 40 at the Greensboro Airport and then dash home.. (about 240 miles using Hillsborough as base.) ( Drop off the Moore's Springs explore lose 10 miles, drop off the Piney Grove Church Rd loop, drop 20 miles)

    to avoid 40 ... take 158 back to Yanceyville (take 86 S to 40) or Roxboro (take 501 to Durham) or Oxford (take 50 to Ral) but you do add miles and time this way...and you are home.


    2) ride around back on 89 like going to Hanging Rock but then take 268 west back across to 66 then right on 66 north up to Woodville then map out directions to ride up to Carters Mill VA (about 15 miles) and take Squirrel Spur Rd (one of the must ride roads in SW Va) and you are up to the parkway at Meadows of Dan. Take 58 East back to Danville and 86 south to I 40 and then home (270 miles for Hillsborough Base)

    3) Do the loop around 66 north, 89 east/south, 268 west at Hanging Rock and then continue west on 268 (crossing 66 this time) and ride to Elkin, then a short hop up 21 and off to the left at Thurmond and over to Stone Mountain on TrapHill Rd, ride around there..(or.. Ride to the up the mountain on 21 and take Oaklahoma Rd to the left back to Stone Mtn) meandor around and back to Elkin, take 77 south to 421 and then dash home 421/I 40 (about 340 miles using Hillsborough as base)

    Hope this gives you some ideas (Just to ride to Stone Mtn via 40/421/77/21 and back is a waste. but that would only be 260 miles, 200+ on busy straight four lanes over 1/2 urban.)

    Another destination is just do the easy ride up 86 to Danville, 58 to the Parkway, duck down and back up Squirrel Spur Rd. then ride up the parkway to 8 and duck in to Floyd for a late lunch, and then down 8 thru Woolwine back to 58 and 86 and home. From Hillsborough again, this would be about 270 miles (this may also be the quickest)

    Let us know what you do and give a ride report. Pix would be great to but it is a pain for me to take pix while riding so I don't really ask that of others.

    Stephen
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  2. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    Wed. 4.1 Lunch today????
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  3. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Sure, why not... but I'm in a cage today. :cry

    Noon! :drif :lurk :dg
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  4. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    And you too are Forgiven.

    Cya there
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  5. Vizsla

    Vizsla Where am I?

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    It was good to see you guys at lunch today.

    Here is a link to the BBQ place in Danville, this guy knows how to cook a pig! Well worth the short trip!
    http://www.taterbugsbarbque.com/

    This next link is the Toronto to Arctic Circle video that I mentioned, It's pretty entertaining. I don't remember where I saw it first, It might have been here on AdvRider.
    http://www.arcticclutch.com/

    -Ken
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  6. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    Thanks..good to see you again as well, You outta run get the TAG this afternoon after work. It isn't that far from Apex.

    I will watch the vid stuff at home. But looks interesting

    And the BBQ place will be marked as, we ride to eat, eat to ride place. Thanks for that tip.

    Stephen
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  7. Crazy Canadian

    Crazy Canadian All who wander r not lost

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    Sorry I didn't make it my wife got food poisoning on the 30th and I was in REX with her for three days straight. I was looking forward to meeting you all but something still have to come before going for a ride... Not many but some. Anyhow she is all better now and I'll hopefully be out the week after next... I'm riding down to the Florida Keys next week on business/ Adventure. Yeah my life is so hard! LOL! Take care and ride safe!
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  8. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Carl and I went riding for three hours on stuff like the picture below yesterday... all of it within probably three miles of highway 55 about 10 minutes from where we eat lunch. Who knew? :huh

    Destruction:
    • Blinker (Carl)
    • Mirror (Anders)
    • Rear brake lever (Carl)
    • Shift lever (Anders)
    • Dignity (from falling in big mud puddles) (both Carl and Anders)
    • Trailer visual pvc guide stick (Anders' trailer, but Carl broke it :lol3 )

    Awesome day!

    Anders

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  9. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    You do know that if you keep showing us stuff like this, my wife isn't going to be happy with the friends I am keeping.

    It looks like a great day day, and you saved all that gas money by riding close to home so you could cover other expenses.

    So those hungry appendage loving rocks and trees, were they camo'd in this picture?
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  10. pkariher

    pkariher Been here awhile

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    Could have been me.

    I live out in this area. A few good roads to ride on. :evil

    I need to meet up with a few more of you.

    Was it this bike?

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    http://www.supermotors.net/registry/media/719032

    Getting ready to possibly do a Tech Day later this month. Interested?

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  11. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Ooo, what kind of tech day?

    Another topic: I just called Uhwarrie, their trails are now open (barring a hurricane or something wacko). Trail usage requires a permit and DOT helmet, and the roads within the forest are "normal" state roads (meaning they require a license plate).

    Also, this place is north of Charlotte and looks cool:

    http://www.bmmspark.com/

    Anders
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  12. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    BMMSPark is north of Charlotte, True.. but so far north from here you most likely would go west on 40 to Winston then 421 like going to Boone, at Wilkesboro take 16 south about 15 min. Several folks from the Raleigh/Fayetteville thread have ridden there or are going there soon. Clint the parts guy at Captial BMW has raced there some.
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  13. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    Lunch 4.8?
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  14. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    From a recent post of nobrakes'
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    <table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0"> <tbody><tr> <td class="alt2" style="border: 1px inset ;"> Originally Posted by Tree Dodger
    Hey KTR very nice vids! I like when you pass the orange fender along side the trail :lol3 We should all set up a date to go to brushey.

    NC trail boss and myself had a great time at the outback on Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!


    If your bike is not red then keep it in the shed :rofl

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    Sorry bro, the fender on the trail was Honda Red. Look again. :deal I think you could build a whole new Red bike just by picking up pieces along the trail. :lol3

    Hope you have a good time at Brushy, it's definitely a good place. The owner caters to bikes and sport quads. He doesn't really care for the utility quad guys that tend to ruin the trails for everyone else. He's got a strict limit on tread depth and will turn them away if they show up with mud tires looking to go back and forth and back and forth through a stream to make a mud hole. I like that. Every other off-road area seems to cater to the utility quads, and quite frankly, those trails suck after they get on them for a while. Nothing against those guys, they want to have fun on their machines, too, but it's nice to have a more two-wheel oriented destination to go to. Brushy is it, lots of single track there, and the two-track trails are even pretty decent too, at least the ones we were on, but we stayed on the single track where possible.
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  15. pkariher

    pkariher Been here awhile

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    I contacted the guy on Craigslist that wanted help with bleeding his brakes and ABS system on his R1100S. If we pull his tank, we may get his fuel filter replaced also. He is going to help me do my first valve adjust and TB sync, and I am going to show him the brake bleeding.

    I just got done with new battery, new brake pads, new brake fluid, new clutch fluid, new air filter, final drive and tranmission oil change. Only the vlaves, plugs, TB sync, and oil change left.

    If others are interested in watching or helping, we have a tentative date of Saturday 4-18 at my house.

    PM me if interested. I have a garage and live in N. Durham off of Russel Road.
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  16. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Could be a fun time to eat pizza and watch other people do work. ;)

    Tomorrow (Wednesday) should be 58* and partly cloudy. I need to fix my clutch lever, but other than that riding seems reasonable. See y'all at a hair before noon!

    Anders
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  17. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    cya there then.
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  18. SpeedyG942

    SpeedyG942 Gas Man

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    I'll be there. Looking forward to meeting you guys.
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  19. Anders Green

    Anders Green NASA Rally Sport

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    Holy speedy-tank-off madness! :eek1 :eek1
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  20. Vizsla

    Vizsla Where am I?

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    It was like a striptease :evil very sexy!
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