just puttin' around in WNC

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

  1. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze social misfit

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    I know what you mean. I keep looking around at all this beauty, knowing that too soon it will be stripped away by cold wind and rain, and in spite of that knowing I can't seem to crawl out of my hole and get out to enjoy it.

    10 day forecast shows another week of great weather. We should not waste it.
  2. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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    Recalculating...
    How about I make an effort to get there earlier so we can go do something?
  3. localmoto

    localmoto Been here awhile

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    well,,,
    any of ya want to get a ride/group together ,,even one of those dinner(bar)/ride meets ????

    i'am 30min from sylva-franklin-brevard,,, and free sun-mon-tue....

    holler if ya want a ride ..??..??..
  4. avocado_sandwich

    avocado_sandwich herbivorousmotogirl

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    If it weren't for the fact that I *really* need to replace my chain & sprocket, I'd be up for riding today. But, there will surely be lots of ADV FF's at Wedge Brewing tonight. Today is Wedgesday, after all ! :beer:

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  5. localmoto

    localmoto Been here awhile

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    hey ok,,
    ah ,, oh , BUT !! thats the problem... i'm a chef/cook an worked 6-7days thro summer (61days strait = no days off ,,this year-fyi) ,, was able too, make it out to whadahala rally ,,, so know there are other riders out there ..??..

    i have klr650= moto & klx300= woods both tagged and can travel ,, able to ride now ,,have off sunday -monday -tuesday now !!!!! i know lame...
    but still trying to find other rider's/event/etc ,,,as i have missed out on most all of the big (weekend) normal events,,,,

    about 1.5hrs from ashville (that i will travel= no problem on th klr),, cherrokee 40min ,, closest to sylva/cashiers/franklin ...

    can any one help ,, looking for fellow riders???

    so please ,, if want/able to get together ,,any given +sun-mon-tue+ get in touch !!!!!..????..
  6. _anatic

    _anatic Plated

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    Hey Tabor :wave,
    I forgot to send a link to the Asheville-WNC Adventure Rider thread. Post up there for a Sunday ride, still lots of nice weather for it.:D How late do you work on Wednesdays?
    Shane
  7. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    "Happiness is not a destination. It is a method of life."
    Burton Hills



    What a day!!! I choose the perfect day to play hookie from work :clap

    It can not get better: 9am in the driveway

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    tiny bit of gravel :evil

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    I-26 over Big Laurel

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    On Big Laurel

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    checked out this one road.... well, I kinda knew it will end somehow

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    shoot! :bluduh

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    dead end roads can be fun anyway!

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    Cutshall Town Rd

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    :huh spendy place on 212, but once in a while I get a little "treat" for me bikes...

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    Franklin Mountain

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    somewhere in TN :evil

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    my first destination: East TN tag

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    this place swarmed with grasshoppers

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    and I ended up with burrs in my hair :becca - not fun getting them out with slightly "longish" hair...

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    heading back down... great fun road

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  8. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    :clap Nice pics. I should have played hookie too, as it's in the mid 70's and sunny.
  9. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    thanks - that's just the morning part of it :lol3 (I had a hard time throwing out pics... )
  10. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Cuttle,you work?I thought you practiced happiness on two wheels? :D
  11. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze social misfit

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    I know you needed some 'me time' inside your helmet, glad you got it (at least a little bit of it). :clap

    Gotta get me some too.
  12. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

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    That is a great batch of photos, Silke :nod So much color!! So many curvy roads. Envious.....
  13. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    work? :huh
    afraid so... (I am at work right now :norton )

    yesterday was considered a "mental health day" (and reduce comp time)

    here are rest of the pics:

    Viking Mt. (below the tower)

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    Lone Pine Gap - above Paint Creek

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    Brush Creek Road

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    some failed attempt of a self-timer shot (no fished were harmed at the slip :lol3)

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    on <s>Fubar</s> Fugate road to get over the river

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    no pics from NC209 - that's way too much fun to mess around with the camera :ricky

    short stop at _anatic's to drop of some stickers (which turns out I left at home :lol3)

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    can't wait to move in :augie

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    on Hwy63

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    - if you look closely you see AVL way back there.... and the Wedge :D (my next destination)

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    well, just after I took the pic the bike decided to take a nap :snore - and I was not even near it :huh

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    turns out, it came in pretty handy that my cable broke the last time I was out: it's much easier to pull a freshly lubed/new clutch cable with one finger :lol3

    so, 200 miles, a clutch lever, couple of Pils at the Wedge, ... live is good :deal
  14. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    New pavement on Big Laurel.....woo hoooo
  15. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    So it's not enough that Shane lives on/near the roads he does, he gets a room with a view besides. Nice. :clap
  16. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    SSSHHHhhhhhhh you. The next thing you know, some idiot will give it a clever name and start selling tee-shirts.


  17. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    No worries, I wouldn't stand on a lonely hill and shout like Paul Revere :D
  18. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    :gerg Revere Road is just as good as Big Laurel



    just turn left on Big Laurel if you don't believe me...
  19. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    I played hooky too, should have come over and rode with you! Nice pics :D
  20. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    I have ridden all those roads several times, I showed it to some NC riders, along with Lonesome mountain, they still can't believe a yankee has showed them several good roads that are in their back yard. They nicknamed that stretch 'Richards ridge"

    Did they pave the pull off in the carousel turn on BL, to keep it free of gravel?