NW North Carolina- Foothills Rides and Dinners thread

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by SidewinderX, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    After some conversation with a few inmates and also some interest shown by others, I am starting a new thread (the original was Piedmont NC thread) for our Northwest North Carolina foothills dinners and Ride events.

    We hope to cover Inmates from Winston Salem to Boone (East - West) and from Sparta to Statesville (North - South) and anywhere in between. Elkin, Jefferson, Yadkinville, King, Lenoir, Hickory, Mocksville, etc. are all within a short ride to here, so hopefully we can get some good participation. ANYBODY IS WELCOME!! :freaky

    Dinner has been established at Wilkesboro. They have anything from great BBQ to Sonic and it is a prime location to start rides from. We can also hit some prime sport touring roads or some nice dirt within 5-10 minutes from there.


    Next Dinner is scheduled for August 18th at the Sonic in Wilkesboro. :clap:clap
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  2. DEPARKER1817

    DEPARKER1817 Been here awhile

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    I'll try to make it.:clap
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  3. KingJarhead

    KingJarhead Long timer

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    The time still set for 6:30? I hope/plan to be there.
    Has there ever been any conversation or interest in setting up a tag game in the area described above? Like the Triangle tag, not to take anything away from the NCTOR.
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  4. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    I may ride up around Wilsons creek and Table Rock tomorrow. We could meet in Lenoir if anyone is interested. I am two up on a GS 650 so it will be an unusually docile pace for me.....
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  5. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    Yep, still 6:30. Location is up to the majority. During the summer months, it would be nice to ride more and eat less.... :)

    Tag is cool! Set it and we shall start. Let's get some people out riding! It would also keep the thread near the top.
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  6. Jamie

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    I'll be up in that area tomorrow, too. I'll keep an eye out for ya.
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  7. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    just got the klr buttoned up and ready to go. as soon as i can get of work i will give you a shout. pack the rain gear 50 percent chanceof no dust!:norton
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  8. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    im planning to be there:1drink
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  9. Red F

    Red F Been here awhile

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    Are you talking the Sonic on 421, or the lesser known Sonic on 18 north?
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  10. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    Good catch Red. The Sonic on Hwy 421 is the destination.
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  11. hambone650rider

    hambone650rider Been here awhile

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    Im in for the thursday dinner ride.Screw dinner eat before you get there LETS RIDE !! Look forward to thursday.....:wink::clap:cry
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  12. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    do you have a route in mind? i've been wanting to check out old 16. don't know if its dirt or paved though.
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  13. TLtrials

    TLtrials Been here awhile

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    Well I now know it is true...... Wilkesboro is the center of the universe as we know it...... We always ride to another town for dinner. :D


    It is paved to the intersection of Roten Creek Rd, then dirt to with in 1/2 mile of the parkway at the Trading Post. Last time I was there it looks like the NCDOT has survey markers set so it will likely be paved in a couple of years.
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  14. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    I hope that we are not too upset when we finally realize that Wilkesbura is not the center of the universe... :norton



    I do however hope to see you bring the Blue KTM out of hiding. :evil:evil



    TLtrials, wanna lead a dirt route around your hometown sometime for us? I would love to see the Blue KTM emerge from its lair. :freaky:freaky
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  15. hambone650rider

    hambone650rider Been here awhile

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    Im thinking that we should let TLtrials show us around his universe. Id like to find a inner galaxy of trails ad dirt roads. What do you think 72? Well thats my vote cause you cant let sidewinderX lead he stays lost.:evil
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  16. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    yeah (cornfield county)haha. the gameland gates were closed on 18 when i was up last. that sheets gap rd and buckweat rd were fun. i dont care just want to ride. i will bring the atlas.
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  17. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    :clapholy smokes!!! page 2.
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  18. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    if sidewinder is leading i will bring the virginia atlas! :lol3:lol3
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  19. TLtrials

    TLtrials Been here awhile

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    SidewinderX,
    Wouldn't mind to do an evening small bike dual sport ride sometime, would be a mixture of trails, dirt, and pavement. Shoot me a PM and we can try to set something up.

    This week is out for the small bike ride, my 570 goes to the shop on Thursday for a new FI map upgrade and I have plans this weekend.

    I am kind of iffy this Thursday, I may ride my 950 and meet at sonic, if I can break free from some work need to get done before the weekend.

    By the way, I noticed in your sig line the Ducati MT1200, Are you the one that has been seen in the 'Boro? I think I have meet you on the road a couple of times. If you see two to three identical black 950 adventures riding, I am typically one of them. My friends and I all think alike, which can be scary.....
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  20. hambone650rider

    hambone650rider Been here awhile

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    Im confused is it thursday yet? Its early 950s sweet ride it. Crap i gotta go to work. The real world sucks is it thrsday yet?
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