Hey Charlotte! Who wants to ride this weekend?

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by ADVGirlCharlotte, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. ADVGirlCharlotte

    ADVGirlCharlotte Scooter Trash

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    I've rode street bikes for over 20 years, and spent a lot of time in the dirt over the years. Currently I'm riding a Tiger 800XC, logged a couple thousand miles on it on the pavement. The bike is all set up, right down to the TKC's, and it's ready to throw some dirt.

    The only problem is I don't have any riding buddies, and I dont want to venture out alone. For a few reasons.

    1. Not sure where to go.... this girl needs help finding dirt roads!
    2. Riding is always much more fun with a buddy, at least for me :))

    So, if you're in the Charlotte NC area and want to ride this Saturday or Sunday...let me know.

    I am really interested in finding dirt, but I'd be happy with anything....
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  2. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618

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    Plenty of dirt roads ....................... but you have to go north to the Morganton/Lenoir area at aminimum.


    Flat-track M/C racing this weekend at Harris Speedway in Rutherfordton NC, a few of us are going.
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  3. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    What side of Charlotte?

    Here's a map that's not all inclusive by any means but it'll point you in the right direction for gravel in Northern York County. http://goo.gl/maps/c1FZz

    You can find more little bits and pieces like that around the area but dlrides nailed it, you really need to go up around the Wilson Creek and Linville Gorges for the closest place to link miles and miles of gravel together.

    Doubt I'll be getting out for much of a ride this week.......sorry.
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  4. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Looks like they cancelled the flat track due to weather..... http://www.harrisspeedway.com/hms/
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  5. dlrides

    dlrides 1:1.618

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    Yep ............. cancelled. I was looking forward to going.

    :(:
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  6. ADVGirlCharlotte

    ADVGirlCharlotte Scooter Trash

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    A buddy came through :)
    We've decided to head up to Wilson Creek Trading Post in

    Collettsville, NC .
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  7. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :thumb

    Have fun!

    (and bundle up and watch out for ice, esp in shady areas)
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  8. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    Wish I could join ya.... I need to ride more and work less.....


    Have fun and be careful.
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  9. ADVGirlCharlotte

    ADVGirlCharlotte Scooter Trash

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    Join us if you change your mind...Sunday :)

    Keep me in mind too if you want a riding buddy in the future
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  10. ADVGirlCharlotte

    ADVGirlCharlotte Scooter Trash

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    Thanks for the map!!!
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  11. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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  12. augiedog

    augiedog augie dog

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    we have a group of guys and a couple of girl riders that meet the third thursday of every month at hawthorne pizza in charlotte, at the corner hawthorn and 7th st about 6:00. we do several rides most months, street and dirt, mostly fire service with some single track at times.most of us have several bikes and ride locally and up around the linville, blue ridge. and western nc and sc area. we have a website called the charlotte ride and planning group. we would love to have you join up and meet, eat and ride with us. watch the webpage for any activity, there is usually a ride most every weekend. hope to see you soon. here is a group picture from our last months meeting at hawthornes.[​IMG] lots of street and gravel like this [​IMG] and this [​IMG]
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  13. parallaxbill

    parallaxbill Mid-Carolina ADVR

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    May I suggest the Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge? 46,000 acres with over 100 miles of gravel, sand, hardpack, pine needles and more.. If most of the gates are still open. Deer season is over so some of the gates may be closed to vehicles. Please observe posted speed limits.
    My son and I have been riding there and really enjoy it.
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  14. valvecrusher

    valvecrusher tractus pro pensioâ„¢

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    The overnight weather is calling for icy precipitation in the WilsonCreek area..
    (also, in the Burke/Caldwell/Alexander/Catawba counties)

    If you choose to brave it, please be aware of 'frozen dirt' or water that has frozen up out of the ground with a thin layer of dirt covering..


    I hit some ice just around 6ish last night on paved highway, and in general, the Wilson Creek area behaves more like Blowing Rock than Hickory..fyi.



    ...out this weekend, but perhaps another time..
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  15. ADVGirlCharlotte

    ADVGirlCharlotte Scooter Trash

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    I just read the weather report... tomorrow is out, sadly.

    Today was good though :)
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  16. ADVGirlCharlotte

    ADVGirlCharlotte Scooter Trash

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    Yes, I've heard of this place. It's on the list! Thank you for the suggestion :))
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  17. Flasher

    Flasher Been here awhile

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    NC has a program in place to pave all dirt roads asap. Makes it harder to find good roads around here. There should be some roads around your area. Lots of farm land in that area. I think SC has more locally.
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  18. dirtysouthjacket

    dirtysouthjacket Been here awhile

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    Uwharrie is a fun place to ride. I've been meaning to check out the Sandhills for a while. I have family in that area. Let me know if you make a trip that way anytime.

    I've got to come up to Hawthornes again to see everyone, it's been too long.
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  19. ShiftHead

    ShiftHead the f is silent.

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    I can't find this page, can you post a link? I am dying to find a group of dirt riders!
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  20. VStromNC

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