just puttin' around in WNC

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

  1. Cuttle

    Cuttle gravity happens

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    started out pretty cold this morning, so instead of having a food pic during the ride I made some Eggs Bacondict while waiting for the temps to into the upper 40th

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    Windy Gap

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    Unanka Mt. Road

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    if you look close, you'll see the road I came down and up

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  2. Cuttle

    Cuttle gravity happens

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    Selfie :lol3 - damn this is a wobbly bridge...

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    100 miles - almost no traffic and no cops: Yancey and Mitchell County (plus a tiny bit of TN)
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  3. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    That's a pretty bridge. I think I passed it once when I was sort'a lost. Is it on the Toe river heading towards Burnsville?


    I've got a couple of "big-ass" cables, each about 150' long. Maybe we could build a swinging motorcycle crossing bridge somewhere, perhaps near the RDV rally or Nottarally. We'll need a lot of U-bolts and a lot of beer....:freaky
  4. Cuttle

    Cuttle gravity happens

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    Yup, the bridge is on 197 over the Toe; there are a bunch more on Hunting Dale and 19W, but I think these are all private.

    And go for it with building a bridge... I'll have the camera ready :lol3
  5. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Bridge smidge! :rolleyes






    :deal Lets build a zipline! :freaky


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  6. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    That looks like a sure-fire money maker. $5 each to cross, and $5 each to watch! :eek1 (We could charge even more if we could find a river with a few gators in it!)

    We'd have beer-money for life! :freaky
  7. enduro Dan

    enduro Dan Sticks and Stones™..

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    Looks like you had a nice day. :thumb
    Great pictures and nice color/composition.


    It's been crap here ever since I got back.
    Still hoping for that nice fall ride.
  8. Laconic

    Laconic Hapless Rube

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    Your graded gravel pics are making me crazy. :D
  9. Cuttle

    Cuttle gravity happens

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    :lol3 I know, but I feel the need to get dirty again.... but the tires (trail attack's) are so much fun on the road - and last forever - so I gotta stick to easy stuff on this bike.

    Guess it's time to get the DRZ running again... maybe I get lucky and I'll be one of the first customers once the guys get the shop open (they are fixing it up right now).

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    And I guess I'll have to make Jambalaya for the opening... details to follow :norton



    and yes - the frame is from my "project in boxes" I own for over 20 years :shog
  10. Laconic

    Laconic Hapless Rube

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    I don't know what this is, I'm out of the loop again. :cry

    Looks cool as hell.

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  11. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze The Great Unwashed Mass

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    That's a really nice shop, I'm a little envious. There were two close together that were vacant. I was hoping this was the one the guys were getting. Looks like another stove to keep wood cut for too. I wish Hunter all the good fortune in the world in this venture.
  12. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :dunno

    All the details are on facebook. :augie
  13. Cuttle

    Cuttle gravity happens

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    you are mean...

    oh, and for Ricky Bobby: fb link :lol3
  14. Laconic

    Laconic Hapless Rube

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    :bluduh
  15. Laconic

    Laconic Hapless Rube

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    Can't see FB at work! :lol3
  16. Laconic

    Laconic Hapless Rube

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    Are those "grow lights" hanging from the ceiling? :ear
  17. Cuttle

    Cuttle gravity happens

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    nope... granted, it's Asheville, but this place was a welding shop before

    So, long story short these two guys decided that they need to get a place to work on bikes in Asheville

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    Upside: way more space in the basement

    Downside: all the tools and compressor will be gone... guess I have to get my own stuff now (it's over 20 miles to the shop)
  18. Laconic

    Laconic Hapless Rube

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    Wow...

    Somehow it doesn't seem quite as cool as it did.
  19. ben2go

    ben2go Moto Flunky

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    Bad juju.Lots of people been hung and tortured in there.Place is haunted.I love good stories. :D

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  20. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Just look where it is though, walking distance from about 5 Breweries, including the Wedge.

    Me thinks ulterior motives for sure:freaky


    And it puts the cool factor back in:deal