just puttin' around in WNC

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

  1. _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
  2. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

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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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  3. 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.
  4. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

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

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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

    HalcyonDaze The Great Unwashed Mass

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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.
  7. 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.....
  8. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

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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
  9. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    New pavement on Big Laurel.....woo hoooo
  10. 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
  11. 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.


  12. 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
  13. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

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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...
  14. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    I played hooky too, should have come over and rode with you! Nice pics :D
  15. 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?
  16. ETrider

    ETrider Gawker

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    Nice pics cuttle!

    This one looks like the end of Spillcorn...correct?


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  17. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

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    :clap Bingo!

    are you back up in the hills already???


    nope; and the only part with new black-top is between the curch (Walnut Creek intersection) and Chapel Hill
  18. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    You wouldn't have liked it out there.
    All the fair weather riders were out all day.
    Looked like a pirate convention.


    Nice ride Cuttle

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  19. localmoto

    localmoto Been here awhile

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    hey man,,

    ah i work nights,, now only -wed-thrus-fri-sat- ,, and normal to go -in- about 2:00 till 9:30/11:30 clock -out-

    only quick hr or two rides at wayahutta or just local loops normal before work ....

    BUT off/free most any sunday- monday -and tuesday (till next summer) for all day fun = lets ride ......!!!!!!!!!!!!!.............
  20. zoid

    zoid Dirty Old Hippie

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    Your backyard and I would gladly spend my sparse vacation time to go riding there. Really enjoying the thread.