just puttin' around in WNC

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

  1. BarberPole

    BarberPole Short of the Clacker

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2012
    Oddometer:
    30
    Location:
    Boone, NC
    I believe that road would be Old Hwy 105. One gets on from the North side of Lake James Dr and it exits at Linville Falls
    parking lot and 183 which runs into 181 to 221 and Famous Louise's.

    There are a couple of trails that go West off of Old 105 and come out on OLD 221 North of Marion.........but they are pretty knarly.
  2. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Oddometer:
    21,539
    Location:
    Orchard Park,NY
    It's a Waterford,a little small for the room I have it in but it works.
    The Jøtul are nice.


    How do you know my socks stink?

    :lol3
  3. localmoto

    localmoto Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Oddometer:
    181
    Location:
    wnc
    hey

    bit last min, but any one want to ride tomorrow -wed feb th 6-????

    guess around brevard an head out to the Wedge for late lunch/early dinner..
    or has been awhile,,since i've been to Barley's..

    ride anyone ??
  4. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    16,243
    Location:
    Mars
    no bike/shock... and I gotta work :cry

    But I can meet you at the Wedge :beer
  5. BarberPole

    BarberPole Short of the Clacker

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2012
    Oddometer:
    30
    Location:
    Boone, NC
    Looks like Gualtney Rd leaving 194 out of Banner Elk going towards the development of Rocky Top doesn't it?.

    That used to be gravel .............but now I believe it is hard top.

    However, I think we should be able to see more of Beech from those S's on Gualtney..............so I think it's elsewhere.

    I'm traveling, so I can't take a confirming look see.

    BTW: If one veers left just before the entrance to Rocky Top (after following Gualtney), that is Shawnee Rd or NC 2042 and it looks like a driveway but it's an old non maintained road and very trail like for about a mile until it dumps into Andy Hicks Rd.

    Andy Hicks Rd running both North and South for it's 4-5 miles is a very nice and scenic high elevation ride, with great
    views and dumps into Gualtney and on to Banner Elk on the south........and leads into a labyrinth of gravel roads to
    the North until one feeds into NC 321 and Watauga Lake area.

    That whole "backside" of Beech to the North has had some neat tunnel "canopy" covered gravel roads paved in the last couple years....................but there are still lots more.
  6. localmoto

    localmoto Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Oddometer:
    181
    Location:
    wnc
    sounds good..
    what time best ?? 6-7pm ish ??

    yeah was planning on running over, and have the nice folks at Cogent Dynamics..
    take a look at my shocks ,see what options are, and hopefully get it fixed/tuned up (sooner then later) ..
    so can have it all , nice/new/rebulit = something better than now !!
    maybe even the moab (if can find the coins)..

    ok , hope to see ya ,at Wedge then..:freaky
  7. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    16,243
    Location:
    Mars
    just picked up my shock from Cogent Dynamics (took me a while to get it there...) and thanks to Rick I now have a rebuilt non-rebuildable shock :clap

    [​IMG]

    Since it's a beautiful weekend, I figured I get the tags for the bike on Friday, put in the shock and change the fork oil Saturday, ride Sunday... yeah right.

    1st snafu:
    didn't get tags since it's an out-of-state salvage title :bluduh, so the "inspector" will come by next Thursday to check the bike out before I can go back to the tag office. Luckily I have enough comp-time to spend a day getting it all sorted out.

    2nd snafu:
    I thought it's easy :lol3. Well it would be easy, but I am an idiot and I failed to check the bearings when I took the bike apart. While greasing up all the parts I realized my tension strut bearings are shot. And I mean SHOT! - like no movement at all.

    [​IMG]

    that may had something to do with the odd handling at times.... :dunno

    3rd snafu:
    it's Saturday and I can't get bearings :cry. And I can't do the forks because I need to take the weight off the front... and the ceiling-hooks are at the different spot in the shop and I got no rear wheel in to move the bike :lol3.

    So, I finished up with a bit of flames (always good :D)

    [​IMG]

    and said: SCREW IT! :1drink

    [​IMG]

    does anybody near Asheville has some HK1812 bearings sitting around??? :ear
  8. Laconic

    Laconic Hapless Rube

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    21,372
    Location:
    1984
  9. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2007
    Oddometer:
    36,912
    Location:
    Some of the best roads in the east..
    Check out AllBalls Bearings..
    I have been very happy with them..
    I use their steering head bearings ad wheel bearings...:clap


    All Balls Racing
  10. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Oddometer:
    27,017
    Location:
    out in the clover patch
    Can't you just put a strap of oil soaked leather in there?
















































    :hide
  11. Laconic

    Laconic Hapless Rube

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    21,372
    Location:
    1984
    Lignum Vitea would work too; then she could use water instead of oil. :D
  12. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    16,243
    Location:
    Mars

    Will do - thanks!

    Since nobody will ship before Monday afternoon anyway, I am checking the 3 possible places in AVL first. Or I go with Amazon :huh ,and if anything fails I could go with a BMW part

    -not :lol3
  13. WaywardSon

    WaywardSon Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,557
    Location:
    Somewhere East of Omaha....
    Found this RR early this morning & just finished...slacker that I am. Really nice job! Thanks for taking the time to share!

    I am jealous of your riding area...not a switchback anywhere near here:cry
  14. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    16,243
    Location:
    Mars
    I am going to :spam my own thread :lol3

    but at good change to ride some of these roads it to join us at the

    Rick's Rendezvous in May :deal
  15. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,992
    Location:
    Moran Nation, SE PA Chapter
    Good idea, I just spammed the Bastard's thread.
  16. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    16,243
    Location:
    Mars

    thank you :smooch


    maybe one day I will be able to update this thread with actual riding pics - in the meantime I only have this to offer: :huh

    a beautiful spring day in WNC :lol3 (it got up to a foot by evening)[​IMG]
  17. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,992
    Location:
    Moran Nation, SE PA Chapter
    Promises promises :D
  18. ETrider

    ETrider Gawker

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2006
    Oddometer:
    468
    Location:
    10-ER-C





    :vardy


    Made any snow cream ? :ear
  19. dbarale

    dbarale Squiddly slow

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,455
    Location:
    Western NC
    The pup looks happy. :clap

    Just when we thought we got rid of most of the sand... :cry
  20. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2005
    Oddometer:
    4,262
    Location:
    Western NY, further from NYC than 6 entire states
    Better be gone in a month is all I have to say!!!!