just puttin' around in WNC

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

  1. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Oddometer:
    921
    Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Looks like most of you had a great day. Makes me wish I lived up that way.
  2. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    23,284
    Location:
    In a Gilded Cage
  3. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    19,578
    Location:
    Mars
    mid 60th in <s>December</s>??? :huh
    EDIT: as Enduro125 just pointed out, it is already January :shog - oops, close enough :lol3

    better get some helmet-time.... :evil

    random shots:

    [​IMG]

    the problem about riding in the middle of winter? lots of crap (sand, salt, gravel) everywhere :umph

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    "lunch" at Roan Mt.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I think I photographed this one before :hmmmmm - well, not this year :lol3

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
  4. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    19,578
    Location:
    Mars
    wtf? - I want to turn here... and I already came from the direction they want to send me :huh

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    And that's for Banjo: 5 barns at once! :deal You'll never beat that one!
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]







    should I? It is soooo tempting..... :norton

    [​IMG]

    at this point I was already on reserve... no problem, after all, there is one gas-station in the area:

    uhhoo, somebody stopped selling gas apparently... :eek1

    [​IMG]

    so, the way home is about 30 min from there, tiny backroads and no gas-station. The closest gas is in going out of the way... guess I'll be home by dark :lol3

    Turns out, I prolly would have made it.... 30 miles on reserve and .2 gallons to spare :D

    [​IMG]

    all in all, 250 great miles of backroads and gravel (more like snoddy/slick stuff). Yup, good day!
  5. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Oddometer:
    28,051
    Location:
    Orchard Park,NY
    Like the banana pic. :thumb
  6. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    19,578
    Location:
    Mars

    :lol3 haha, I guess it is.... oops.

    fixed my post
  7. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze The Great Unwashed Mass

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    9,400
    Location:
    High Lonesome, Moran Nation
    It's a wonder we didn't pass each other at some point yesterday, a lot of our tracks were overlapped.
  8. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    23,284
    Location:
    In a Gilded Cage
    The gauntlet has been thrown. :D



    Y'all suck, BTW. The weather is perfect down here and I'm stuck working. :fitz
  9. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Oddometer:
    30,873
    Location:
    out in the clover patch

    :stupid


    :lol3
  10. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    19,578
    Location:
    Mars

    did you come our road by any chance? H said he heard my bike and honking... 30 min before I made it home :huh.

    Maybe he did hear my old bike :lol3
  11. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze The Great Unwashed Mass

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    9,400
    Location:
    High Lonesome, Moran Nation
    Yes...Yes I do believe he did hear it :lol3
  12. BDXMPL

    BDXMPL The Sheriff

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,085
    Location:
    Asheville
    I went down to open the gate when you honked.

    Then I stood around for half an hour wondering where the hell she went? :lol3

    Hunter
  13. Laconic

    Laconic Cognitively Privileged

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    23,284
    Location:
    In a Gilded Cage
  14. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2008
    Oddometer:
    25,196
    Location:
    Moran Nation
    I think she would do/did that on purpose. :evil
  15. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze The Great Unwashed Mass

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2007
    Oddometer:
    9,400
    Location:
    High Lonesome, Moran Nation
    :lol3 knowing that makes that side trip down your road totally worth it. The place looked like no one was home or I would have stopped in.
  16. _anatic

    _anatic Plated

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,320
    Location:
    trUSt, NC
  17. _anatic

    _anatic Plated

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,320
    Location:
    trUSt, NC
    Sure, just remember you'll be under fire on the way back.
    Likin' the new camera.
  18. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    19,578
    Location:
    Mars

    I know, private property... even hiking that bridge could get you in trouble.

    And only a few pics are with the new camera - I still use the old one for drive by shootings and quick shots.
  19. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2006
    Oddometer:
    2,396
    Location:
    Western Piedmont, NC
    Beech Mountain?

    [​IMG]
  20. Cuttle

    Cuttle all ya'll can kiss my grits

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    19,578
    Location:
    Mars
    could be - I got myself lost on purpose a few times.... :D


    btw, somebody asked me the other day how I manage to go ass-over-teakettle while loosing my seat at the same time. Simple, first - I am not good in "landing" (obviously) :lol3, and second I pulled the seat of (by accident) on the previous "courtesy crash".

    the seat-tabs, or whatever they are called (cut by the previous owner for quick access) :umph

    [​IMG]