HARDCORE Inmates in wNC

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by valvecrusher, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. falcofred

    falcofred aka Beer Scout

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    No, I'm from the Johnson City TN area and the growler was from a local place. They wanted a $4 deposit for their growler + the cost of the beer and also only offer the Iron Rail IPA, I happen to like the Iron Rail, so that is not an issue. Maybe the "special filler" was a pressure filler to preserve carbonation.
  2. turtlemoye

    turtlemoye Long timer

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    Anyone care to share a few of their favorite forest service roads or trails in the Boone/Blowing Rock area? Trying to plan a day trip from Greensboro.
  3. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    I would be up for it next weekend.

    I have my kids this weekend. Hopefully going to ride some real dirt with them on Sunday. :clap:clap
  4. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    We rode Maple Sally yesterday. If you're in the area, it would be a shame to miss it. Pineola Road is nice as well. I don't remember names or numbers off of the top of my head, but there are three roads on the west side of 181. The middle one is gated at the moment. The bottom road is accessed via Simpson Creek. The top road by Gingercake Acres. Old 105 is a nice jaunt as well.

    Maple Sally was in nice shape and was even dusty in spots. All of the county (Caldwell County) maintained roads that we were on yesterday had been graded and in places had large amounts of fresh gravel dumped on them. They were mushy.
  5. aplscrambles

    aplscrambles WNC trail addict

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    Did a fun loop last weekend on my strom, including, Globe rd, old 90, BMB, maple sally, Waterfalls, Richlands etc.
  6. Jamie

    Jamie .

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    Richlands on a strom would be exciting!
  7. aplscrambles

    aplscrambles WNC trail addict

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    Yea it was pretty fun. Only did a small portion. I was just showing a friend where it was. Its been a couple years since I've ridden all the way to rock house. I was on a exc or dr or something. Remember it being mostly just a badly degraded dirt road, unless you veered off onto the abundant side trails, has it gotten worse in the last couple years the further you go in?
  8. turtlemoye

    turtlemoye Long timer

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    Ended up doing Maple Sally and had a blast until I almost ended up as a new hood ornament for a red Ford Ranger coming around one of those blind curves.
  9. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice Fights for old DC

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    Going to be near Hickory mid week.

    Anyone want to ride?
  10. Hoodis

    Hoodis Been here awhile

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    Thinking about next Sunday. A couple of days ago the seasonal horse trails were in great shape - no ice and not too much slop. Need to see how the forecast plays out, as I look outside at ice on the deck.
  11. Hoodis

    Hoodis Been here awhile

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    Horse trails in the morning - that tree looks familiar:
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    Iron Mountain after lunch:
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  12. turtlemoye

    turtlemoye Long timer

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    I'd love to tag along this weekend if you go back Hoodis.
  13. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    Any HARDCORE inmates riding this weekend? Got two from the coast heading up on Friday and plan on riding Saturday as well. Both bikes are tagged and quasi-legal but we're planning on just riding in the park. I wish Brown Mt were open, more gravel road opportunities over there.
  14. Mr. Blank

    Mr. Blank country punk

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    whats it take to become an inmate:freaky I'm live between Spruce Pine and Linville Gorge. Been riding solo since everyone seems to be hour south (Asheville) or hour north (Boone) I ride normally every weekend. I'm close enough to Brown mtn when open and all the gravel around Wilson's Creek and lost cove. But I ride mostly woods/trail close to home :rofl lots of unexplored mining, logging, and atv... and just plain bushwhacking just to see the next ridge. Show me your trails and I'll show you mine:huh
  15. Hoodis

    Hoodis Been here awhile

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    Looks pretty wet-like up in SW Virginia this weekend. Next weekend is the last chance on the seasonal trails till October.
  16. valvecrusher

    valvecrusher tractus pro pensioâ„¢

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    The Elders of Wilson Creek blessed the riding area yesterday...

    The washboards were smoothed...
    It was very sticky and tacky hardpack clay, with fabulous traction..


    No, make that AMAZING loamy goodness...in spots...but overall a 96% awesome riding surface in the Hills of Globe...



    The Rainbow Sally was Epic.... the ride was.....~Legendary!



    I only saw two rooster tails going the other way on the Sally, any confessors? :ear
    (ya'll were cutting WAY inside of the apexes?)



    oh yeah, No Dust.... :clap
    None at all!



    And the Forest Service didn't seem to mind me ripping up the lonely roads..just a quick ~ wavearound and Ceeya! badgey-types!


    ..

    Just an update, provided by the Blue Blur Geo Rider :lol3

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  17. OhioPT

    OhioPT Adventure Wannabe

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    Howdy fellow dual sporters. My wife and I are considering relocating to Western NC. I've been doing quite a bit of online research, and I think we narrowed our search area down to south-western Asheville (between Mills River and Brevard), and possibly the Boone area.

    I like to ride mtn bikes as much as motorcycles. We both work in healthcare so we have to be relatively close to civilization and hospitals. We have a 2 year old son, so good schools will be important. We prefer slightly cooler weather if we have a choice, so we'd like to be a little higher in elevation (Asheville/Brevard is as low as we'd want to go). It looks like mtn biking options are great in southwest Asheville, and there are some good mtb trails not too far from Boone.

    I'm looking for input on the offroad motorcycle riding scene in the area. I prefer tight and technical single track. I'd choose an enduro any day over a harescramble. The only two legal areas I know of are Brushy and Brown Mtn. Is there anything else close by, like decent "outlaw" trails? Anything closer to Asheville?
  18. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    I enjoy living near Boone, but the winters last too long sometimes. The real estate prices are very high and the wages are low. There's not a lot job of opportunities. Boone is an hour from any interstate and airports aren't close either, so travelling is more time consuming than from Asheville.

    NC teacher pay is #46, which is a sad situation. The Republicans seem to be shooting for #50....
  19. Jamie

    Jamie .

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    You can't go wrong either way when just considering motorcycling. I would give the edge to Boone given your fondness for single track. Miles and miles and miles of forest roads just down the mountain. (Mtn. bike trails, too.) As a matter of fact, you can drop off the mountain on a gravel road from the middle of Blowing Rock to get there.

    If you are considering the unimportant stuff:D, Asheville has a lot more to offer as far as variety in shopping, travel access, eating, etc., jobs, and the climate is quite pleasing.
  20. Jamie

    Jamie .

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    Haven't been up there since fall. Sounds like I need to get off my arse!