just puttin' around in WNC

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

  1. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    finally got a working front break (thanks Hun!) - and I am good to go again...

    The weekend started out with making Vegan Bavarian Potato Salad - which is an oxymoron by itself :lol3 - and all I needed to do is deliver it to some camp-side in the Pisgah Nat. forest. Picked a nice route with a mix of twistiest and gravel....

    Downtown Marshall

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    Sandy Mush :eek1

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    looking towards Willow Creak

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    top of Willow Creek

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    Went up 276 to the Parkway, but I didn't take any pics (didn't want the pirates I left behind to catch up with me again :lol3)

    somewhere around 475B "look mom - no hands" :rofl

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    3 hrs later, I made it! Life is good

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    Dean picked the perfect camp-side :clap
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    and after a few adult beverages, very interesting conversations, all of us ended up skinny-dipping at the waterfall.:kat:D

    If you look closely you actually see the waterfall in the background. What a great night and company!!!!

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    Happy Birthday Julia!!!! :flug
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  2. Rustic

    Rustic Pass the gas.

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    Willow Creek's a hoot of a road, ain't it? Even paved. I hadn't been that way to Canton in a long time til a few weeks ago. That's when I discovered NCDOT had marked off yet another dirt road on their "pave 'em all" list. The community still looks like about 1963 to me, though. Thanks for the pics! :thumb
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  3. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    Day 2 was a blast as well!!!

    back to the waterfall

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    followed by Habanero Hash-browns

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    Went on a nice little loop we found

    Fancy - to fast for focus :evil

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    :lol3

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    got stuck on a tree - as usual. I do have a history with trees:norton
    Allen was a bit smarter, he just moved the tree

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    fuel stop (lets just say Allan didn't plan on going off-roading)

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    the loop was about 1 hrs and well worth it :rayofand however didn't come, missed out big time!

    Afterwards we split and I took 215 and 209 back (you can't get wrong with 209 - ever!)

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    Baltimore Branch

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    Big Pine

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  4. avocado_sandwich

    avocado_sandwich herbivorousmotogirl

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    nice pics! :D
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  5. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    sorry, most of the camp pics didn't turn out well :cry

    Hope you didn't get socked to much on 251

    Thanks for the invite again!
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  6. avocado_sandwich

    avocado_sandwich herbivorousmotogirl

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    I had a nice wet ride most of the way, but, visibility was fine, and the boots stayed dry. Nikwax is the best stuff ever! Thanks for helping make the weekend a big success! :D
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  7. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    :Dya'll have to much fun
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  8. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Really like the shots of Pink's place! :thumb

    ...and yes, you do have too much fun! :mulie

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  9. fancyindigo

    fancyindigo schmancy...fancy

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    Great pics Cuttle! :clap Fantastic weekend - thanks to Julia and Dean for being great hosts, and Happy Birthday Julia!

    Saturday night gettin' nekked :augie at the falls and swimming in the cool water under the blanket of stars, going behind the waterfall... is one of those memories I hope to re-live over and over again...simply amazing!

    The food was great...and campfire conversation was, errr...yes, interesting!

    Super big :clap :thumb to Joseph, day-um, what a woods redemption that was! The man was super-prepared AND, can ride his arse off (even while sporting 50/50's)! :raabia

    Can't wait to do this again soon! Whoot!
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  10. DeBandi

    DeBandi Exploring Alabama

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    Great pics. :thumb
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  11. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    :ddog now we're all waiting on the skinny dipping pictures
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  12. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    that's all you get - no pics (it was very dark...) :evil
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  13. advtenn

    advtenn Long timer

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  14. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    Bustour!!!!

    or just another day in the woods :D


    headed over to Hurricane Creek this morning - I even made it on time and arrived first (that's a first :lol3)

    the usual suspects showed up shortly afterwards:

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    I didn't get any pics of the rocky parts - to busy riding and trying to catch up with the kids...

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    obligatory Bus stop:

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    somebody still believes that protection is for old folks.... :kurt

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    and the short bus :lol3

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    creeks were low :huh (but the trail was slick)

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    I had to get back right afterwards, so I left the kids to play some more in the woods and headed back over the hill - prepping for 209

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    along Meadow Fork

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    209

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    that's it, a quick 100 miles round-trip - still got me in the dog house for going riding instead of helping my hubby :shog

    going to host Radioman tomorrow for a few days, maybe I get some more riding in....
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  15. _anatic

    _anatic Plated

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    Nice pics, looks like y'all had fun. Say the creeks are down? :hmmmmm
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  16. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    yup, never seen them as low...

    the top part with the massive rut is still pretty slippery though, the rest is just like always.
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  17. snowbilly

    snowbilly Been here awhile

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    Cuttle,

    This is a great RR! My wife, Suzanne, and I are in the process of moving to Asheville and we can't wait to start riding down there. Please keep this coming so we can get some more ideas. Those graffiti rocks looking over the valley look like Elk Mountain Road ... yes? (Our new house is about 5 miles away off Beaverdam.)

    :clap:clap

    Richard
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  18. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    Hi Richard,

    Welcome to the neighborhood!

    Yes, the rocks are on Elk Mt. Road - fun road and just recently got repaved :evil. Once you move down here just come to the Wedge on Wednesday night (sometime between 6 and 8) and you'll meet the AVL crew - the best way to hook up for rides.
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  19. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    Bad day at the office? There is a cure for that!


    Ingredients:

    Elk Mt. Road, than a a bit of BRP

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    take a breather at Craggy Gardens:

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    add some Stoney Fork Road

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    and wash it all down with some Merlot :D

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    All better now...






    now, where's the cure for "wore the wrong panties when going on a ride"??? :lol3
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  20. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Are you growing your own hops? :ear


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