just puttin' around in WNC

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

  1. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze social misfit

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    Looking good, Dale. Nice pics, pretty country over there.

    A bunch of us are going to an OHV park tomorrow, Cuttle included so I'm sure a bunch of pics are about to be posted here.
  2. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    Madsion County folks...



    gotta run, bikes are loaded :evil
  3. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    there are good days and bad days....

    well, today was a good day when it comes to hanging out with friends, and a bad day to operate motor-vehicles :huh

    first,l on the way to meet the guys, somebody thought it's a good idea to speed up if you see a yellow light in the distance...I tried to floor it to get out of his way, but he still got me and spun me out into the field (luckily I have witnesses that I had a green light).

    Great start to the day :bluduh

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    so, starting late and after getting lost for a bit, we finally made it... but apparently somebody forgot to get gas :lol3. Luckily I had enough.

    btw - wearing shorts in December, one less thing to complain about.

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    the light is patent pending....


    b00t and HalcyonDaze

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    sorry, didn't get any shots from the trail.

    Somehow I manged to stop on the wrong and steep, snoody spot... and slid backwards, and a bit more, and more, and more till I finally fell over :norton . No big deal, but every-time I tried to pick up the bike, I kept sliding out in the mud and and landing on my butt :lol3. So, after many tries and help I got back on the bike and made it up the hill... to follow it with a curtsey/synchronized drop for Rick :muutt:muutt (that, or run over him). I think that's where I grabbed the bike wrong and accidentally pulled the seat out of the tabs - which I discovered on top of the hill in a big whoops when the seat came off :p3rry and I binned it hard :umph.

    That was pretty much also the time when the bike started reffing up like nuts, and reacting very strange to the throttle/clutch (just like the ride on Buffalo Mt.) . So, I pretty much coasted downhill the second half of the 9 mile loop while holding down the seat with my ass.. (oh, and there where maybe one or two more drops :augie). Not sure which one was the reason for the stargazing bark-busters :huh

    Needless to say, I forgot to take pics till I was back:

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    so, I decide to chill instead and hang out with Rick and whoever didn't do a loop.

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    just before he got bit... :huh

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    and with his new best friend a few minutes later

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    ohh - and at least it wasn't my bike on the side this time :lol3

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  4. localmoto

    localmoto Been here awhile

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    oh ya today was fun...:clap

    sorry about your colisions today,, wish your bike was/is running better,,hope is just a dirty carb or hose= some thing fairly simple,, ok next time!!

    thanks for -ALL- doing the grill-n an watching after my little vicious attack dog :lol3 = i bout fell on floor laughing at those pixs (an your coments,, but really hope he didn't hurt any one too bad)...

    again nice to meet those ,who haven't met before,, nice rideing with you all......
    hope to do again!!:wink:
  5. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    hello again - glad you could make it out! I'll be back next spring for sure (aiming for less "ass-over-teakettle).

    and my "in-house mechanic" (aka BDXMPL) has a much better theory about the reffing issue than I do: bad clutch plates or throw-out-bearing. Makes more sense than what I came up with...
  6. drdubb

    drdubb OFWG

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    Looks like most of you had a great day. Makes me wish I lived up that way.
  7. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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  8. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    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

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

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    "lunch" at Roan Mt.

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

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  9. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    wtf? - I want to turn here... and I already came from the direction they want to send me :huh

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    And that's for Banjo: 5 barns at once! :deal You'll never beat that one!
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    should I? It is soooo tempting..... :norton

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    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

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    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

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    all in all, 250 great miles of backroads and gravel (more like snoddy/slick stuff). Yup, good day!
  10. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    Like the banana pic. :thumb
  11. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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

    fixed my post
  12. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze social misfit

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    It's a wonder we didn't pass each other at some point yesterday, a lot of our tracks were overlapped.
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    Laconic Anodyne

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    The gauntlet has been thrown. :D



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

    knybanjo kinda slow

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  15. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    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
  16. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze social misfit

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    Yes...Yes I do believe he did hear it :lol3
  17. BDXMPL

    BDXMPL The Sheriff

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    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
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    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    I think she would do/did that on purpose. :evil
  20. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze social misfit

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    :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.