HARDCORE Inmates in wNC

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

  1. RockinXJ

    RockinXJ gettin the hang of it.

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    Cool idea. I'm in Statesville does that qualify as Hickory Area? I'll play till the flying monkeys show up. :D
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  2. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    I'm currently on schedule and ready to leave. The old DR started:thumb rode to gas station, started again and made it home.:thumb

    Let's hope she keeps on going:ricky

    See ya soon.
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  3. Zrexrob

    Zrexrob Fla Mountains...yep!

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    Just got back from the land of the son today, I may come up tomorrow to do some riding if anyone is around.
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  4. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Man! What a great day for a ride!! :D and a great ride too!!

    It was good to meet Appalachian DR for the 1st time.:wave

    Thanks for coming out to babysit me on the "homemade" stator's 1st big test ride ValveCrusher, Gaston Gagne and Layla it's always a good ride riding with ya!
    ....I give it an A+ today...hopfully it's good to go.:ricky

    Gaston, are you gonna do a Ride Report?
    My camera is currently out of town....so come on guys....post 'em up!
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  5. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    Dialup sucks, so photos are limited today. I will post up tomorrow.

    Proof that knybanjo was out riding and not someplace he shouldn't be.

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    A most excellent ride. It was nice to meet everyone. Layla was experiencing a bit of hypothermia toward the end, but we made it home.

    I'm going to try to get my chores done so I can go Versysing later today.
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  6. Dr Willy

    Dr Willy Wheelie Addict

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    It was good to meet you guys!

    See ya next time.
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  7. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    I don't know if this thread should be the place for ride reports or just planning.

    Layla and I barely made our minute out of Rally HQ. We hit the gas stop and then the supermotard warmup to Wilson Creek. As we were heading up Wilson, we came upon another dual sport rider, who turned out to be Valvecrusher. Knybanjo and AppalachianDR were at the WCVC. After the seasonally appropriate greetings and salutations, we decided to aim for stuff that would be out of bounds after Jan 1.

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    We were off up Craig Creek and then Chestnut Mtn. As soon as we got into wet leaves, AppalachianDR started having some difficulty with his street tires, but he perservered.

    Access denied. That red oak isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

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    Whipping the camera out in front of this guy is like waving a red cloth in front of a bull. Bring it!

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    We didn't try to go down Greentown/Burnthouse even though the gate was open. Maybe next year. We went to the bottom of Beehive, where the forest service contractor is installing a huge culvert to extend the road another 150 yards. :scratch AppalachianDR left us with a nice extended wheelie. Sorry I missed it with the camera. Hey, wait a minute. You can't wheelie a DR!



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    After a quick jaunt up 181, we headed back across Chestnut/Little Chestnut Pass, up Wilson Creek, up Roseboro Rd, and over 451. All the cool erosion humps are gone.

    In spite of the fact that you can't wheelie a DR, knybanjo lofts a nice one. I took the photo too early.


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    More later. I actually have to do some work today.
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  8. CanteenBoy

    CanteenBoy Slammin' the ol' Jammer

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    Looks like ya'll had a sweet ride! Oh well, looking forward to the next HARDCORE ride:evil
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  9. Basher

    Basher Been here awhile

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    Misssed another one. Saw App. DR on I-40 we where heading W and he was goin E. to meet up with you guys. I don't have access to the net at home so didn't know about this one. We ended up doing Old NC 105 then just jumped on 105 to Boone had pizza and bear at Mellow Mushroom then hit Flagery Fork to Shulls Mill then jumped on Globe Rd. and came back down to Colletsville. One of these days I'll hook up with you guys for some riding. Looking forward to some of these camp trips.
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  10. Basher

    Basher Been here awhile

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    PS speaking of hardcore I went on about a 100miler Friday morning. Left the house at 9am got back around 12. Went up 321 to Blackberry then jumped on the Parkway breifly to Sampson Rd. Made a right on 268 then a left on Indian Grave Rd. I was about 1 mile from beeing done with the dirt section of Indian Grave and going around a left hander the front washed out on me. It was a low speed slide and in the dirty so no damage to the bike and I just have a littel road rash on my knee. Only a very small whole in the knee of my rain gear so all and all it turned out pretty good.
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  11. Zrexrob

    Zrexrob Fla Mountains...yep!

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    So when's the next group ride??? This weekend??
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  12. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    The beginning of a nice powerslide. I took the photo too soon again. Sorry.

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    Valvecrusher said he had explored this small track earlier. It offered a nice view.

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    Speak of the devil.

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    That track is going to require some bicycle recon. We pushed on to Maple Sally for a "backwards" run. I think the other direction might be a little better for drifiting as more of the turns are constricting radius in this direction.

    It was getting dark.

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    I went on reserve before the end of Maple Sally. 124 miles back to the house.
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  13. b12xplore

    b12xplore Adventurer

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    Looks like fun. Let me know when the next ride is.
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  14. Zrexrob

    Zrexrob Fla Mountains...yep!

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    Im going saturday. There's a ballfield parking lot in Collestville behind the gas station, that where the trailer people unload. HWY 90 and Adecko Rd. Then its about 3-4 mile to dirt.
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  15. valvecrusher

    valvecrusher tractus pro pensioâ„¢

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    It was a epic ride...props to AppalachianDR for toughing it out with us..he was hardcore, riding SM street tires up a mountainside, covered with wet leaves..never quit spinning the rear tire..
    The only riding shot i got of anyone all day... everything else came in blurry...
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  16. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    You'll probably have to play around with the settings on that new toy.....look for a "burst" mode for action shots.

    Sometimes if you set it to manual focus and just estimate the distance it'll catch action better too, since you're eliminating the auto-focus lag.

    :dealHey "digital film" is free.....get out there on the street and practice.:lol3

    It's supposed to warm up again by Sun-Mon.....the Mrs. is due home today...maybe she'll want to go riding one of those days...but...
    my truck acted up again on the way home, so we may have to ride closer to home though.
    (I think it may just be the EGR valve sticking open after a long hi-way run or possibly the spark advance)
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  17. MC-Leather

    MC-Leather Been here awhile

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  18. Basher

    Basher Been here awhile

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    I'll prolly join ya on Sunday.
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  19. b12xplore

    b12xplore Adventurer

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    Hey Rob U going on Saturday or Sunday? Looks to be warmer on Sunday...what time were you thinking? Let me know.
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  20. Zrexrob

    Zrexrob Fla Mountains...yep!

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    Ok i'll go sunday, meet in Collestville??? 9-930ish....
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