just puttin' around in WNC

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Cuttle, May 28, 2011.

  1. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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  2. Cuttle

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    Actually, this isn't the same road you were on, this turns are just 1/2 mile above our house (between Mars Hill and Wolf Laurel) and it will turn into gravel for a bit. but, if you want tight switchbacks you should check out the Grapevine road of Mars Hill :evil
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  3. klaviator

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    I see that I still have a lot of exploring to do:ricky
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  4. _anatic

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    Yup, me too. An I been here since '06. Still finding new stuff in this county.
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  5. Cuttle

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    Well, I didn't take much time to stop for pics... too much riding to do and not enough time :lol3

    First off, a close up of the @#&^%$ tire: just "cracked" while I tried to put it on... it did hold up :evil

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    The ride up was great, not quiet the route I planned, but pretty close, 8am till 5 or 6pm with a few breaks, twisties, gravel, a few turn arounds (off course)

    The only pic I took at the BYOB - to much "bullshitting" to do :freaky

    (sorry some pics are duplicates from the BYOB thread)


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    Great produce at the roadside stand
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    advtenn and Lobby
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    Burkes Garden - don't go there, this place sucks :lol3

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    Hwy 133 near Damascus

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    Hiding from the rain - not a bad place to stop

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    great viz

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  6. pentonfan

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    I'd like to talk to the guy riding the BMW GS on that Sunday ride. Alan, I believe? The company I work for needs some information about BMW 1150 GS. You can PM me

    thanks, Jeff
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  7. Cuttle

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    my day started out nicely with a quick grab of the NC Tag :D

    figured, best thing to finish it off the workweek is a nice ride, and maybe a new tag location. My "eastern commuter" route should have given me plenty off, locations - till I realized I passed at least 4 previous tags :lol3 . Either way, good day to ride:

    Elk Mountain Road - past the twisties around the mil dollar homes:

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    this old farm just does not budge to all the development :clap - gorgeous location

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    signs you are still close to Asheville: graffity rocks :huh (tagged before)

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    past the BRP, down Ox Creek, right on Reems Creek, and some birthplace of a guy named "Vance" (tagged before)

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    corner to Maney Branch (don't ask me what this is :huh)

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    down to Barnardsville, right on Highway 197

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    the "Highway" on the Buncombe County side:

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    my kind of hiking trail (you gotta pass little butt, before you get to big butt) - the trail goes past the butts to the BRP

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    Yancey County side :evil (I put a tag up there in the snow once :lol3)

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    Pensacola (tagged before)

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    these guys tried to take me out :bluduh

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    I skipped Burnsville pics- it's ugly, and the construction on Hwy 19 is even uglier

    Windy Gap to Laurel Valley (close to home) - don't ask me how many times I blew the last turn already

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    since I still had no tag I carried on... more later once the tag is grabbed
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  8. advtenn

    advtenn Long timer

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    :lurk
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  9. mxbundy

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    Whats the background story with the Transalp?
    That bike is bitchin!

    Bundy

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  10. Cuttle

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    That Transalp belongs to clockwatcher (aka Russ) - he has a few of them. And he's fast.....
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  11. Cuttle

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    A good day for riding! To bad, Fancy (the instigater or this ride) didn't get the bike done in time - sorry girl! So our group was small (perfect) and truly a mixed bag of bikes:

    Alan on the GS, lgajohnymac on a plated 250 two-smoke, and my DR

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    Rich Mt. Fire Tower:

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    and off to some little "side road"

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    stopped to clean some hitchhikers of the bike (note the burn marks)

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    I didn't stop at any of the rocky sections to take pics, so all you get it mud :lol3

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    got around the corner to find the GS pointing my way (I did want to help - really - after I took a pic :lol3)

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    I had my change to help a little later on...

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    mud puddle (low level)

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    ran into some familiar faces just starting the way up, on the bottom of the trail. Hi Ralph and Lenny :wave

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    a dirty bike is a happy bike!

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  12. advtenn

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    Looked like a great day!:clap

    The fire tower was awesome!
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  13. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    ...but I don't know if I'd have wanted to ride a GS down the "A" road from the tower....if that's what you did! :lol3
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  14. Cuttle

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    :nod yup, and it was quiet slippery (more than I remember)



    gotta fix my pics - uploaded in a wrong size
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  15. lgajohnymac

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    Thanks for getting my good side cuttle! Both times.
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  16. Cuttle

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    sorry :lol3

    as I said, you were to fast for good pics...

    better?

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  17. fancyindigo

    fancyindigo schmancy...fancy

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    Nice! We definitely got a late start...but make it we did! 422 and I had a long discussion...she no longer has my number!:clap:freaky

    I will admit that seeing where your tire tracks went in the mud and where they came out was a helpful guide! Great day!
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  18. Cuttle

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    'bout time girl!!!

    :clap 3 times a charm???
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  19. ETrider

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    Nice seeing you folks sunday on 422A. :clap







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  20. advtenn

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    Great shot Ralph!:clap
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