just puttin' around in WNC

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

  1. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze The Great Unwashed

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    Waldrup's store? Where is that, Sandy Mush?



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  2. Cuttle

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    yup - Waldrop's on Willow Creek (other side of Beaverdam Rd)
  3. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze The Great Unwashed

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    I've never done much riding in that part of the county. Just looking at G Maps it looks nice, but can't find Beaverdam Rd. on it. Maps takes me to the one in N Asheville.

    Maybe it's time to go exploring.
  4. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    Beaverdam goes north from Canton towards the store... nice twisties! :deal
  5. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze The Great Unwashed

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    :thumb I was looking in the wrong county. duhhh.
  6. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna NSFW

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    your a Moran.
  7. _anatic

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    duhhh.
  8. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    There's a Beaver Dam Rd here, in Watauga county, too. It turns into Bulldog Rd at the NC/TN state line. Nice road for bikes. If you like em' really twisty you can take George's Gap Rd to/from Beaver Dam.
  9. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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  10. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    Commuting can be fun!!!

    Took the long way home over Big Laural (I spare you the pics - posted plenty of that area before) - all but one:

    Somebodies had "escaped prisoners" as a parent: :lol3

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    I was almost home, when I remembered that Furtledurt mentioned new pavement on Flag Pond Road :evil. So it turned left into TN instead of right :lol3

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    yup - new pavement!!! (on the right is the interstate)

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    it's just a few miles - of fun!

    turnaround point:

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    my old camera is really on it's way out :cry (and the new one is broken too)

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    last sweeper on the TN side

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    yup - worth a little detour for sure! :D

    and the food/canibalism pic: made some cuttles for dinner...

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    told ya my camera sucks
  11. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Great pic Silke...:clap
  12. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Don't bother it sucks....
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    .......rubber off the rear tire. After riding it 3 times in the last 3 days I tell you it sucks, just to be sure I may ride it again tomorrow:evil
  13. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    Silke,

    I believe I rode that new pavement this past Saturday. To & from Hot Springs. Had a blast.

    PFFOG, I'm right there with ya'. I'll be shopping for tires sooon.
  14. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    glad you have a good time - and weather :clap

    and you should come to meet us at the Wedge afterward :deal (lots of adv and vintage bikes every Wednesday)


    oh - and a shameless plug for the Nottrally :D
  15. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Might be able to stop in there, heading to BRMC in Cruso for the next couple of nights. what time do things happen?
  16. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    about 6:07ish till 9-10ish
  17. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    Leaf Report: there are leaves! :lol3

    Just a late afternoon stroll in the neighborhood... weather: overcast, 0% change of rain. Perfect!

    near Sam's Gap

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    I26 retaining wall

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    lousy pic, but it shows how steep the road is. Great for coasting :D

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    wait, it wasn't supposed to rain :huh :lol3

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    Spivey Gap

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    a little bit earlier I talked to a local guy about all kinds of hiking trails and back-roads in the area. There is one trial I'd like to do, and apparently this road leads get me closest to the trail...

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    found the parking area - and a few more gravel roads. It's raining, I only have about 1.5 hours of daylight left and I have no idea where this road goes. :evil

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    I love it! :clap

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    don't ask me :lol3

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    well, off course it's a dead end road, still a few miles of pure beauty - worth the detour.

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    almost home

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    and that's the reason I started late:

    pooch-time on the AT - still looking good at 13 :deal

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    and some shenanigans in the yard:

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  18. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    I was up on 276 and BRP around Pisgah Inn area.Ran into a few inmates.
  19. Cuttle

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    was the BRP busy? I normally try to avoid it during leave season....
  20. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna NSFW

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    Mr Porter... :clap

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