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. fancyindigo

    fancyindigo schmancy...fancy

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    Rabbot and I are riding tomorrow - give us a call! (or pm...whichever):D
  2. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    got to work tomorrow. sucks for me.:puke1
  3. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    I have recently been enrolled to find a weekend getaway location....

    Would like something within an hr or so of Statesville area.

    Would prefer it to have a scenic view and possibly a waterfall...

    Price is anything from minimum to $100k..
  4. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    "Been enrolled"?

    Lots of places for sale all around. Don't know about prices. Most places have a "view", more or less up here. The waterfall would be a bit harder to find, and would drive the price up.

    Just "let up on the throttle" and I'm sure you'll find something nice.

    Kerr Scott lake would be a nice place, if you like lakes. Water is safer to play on than dirt....usually.

    You know your way around the hills better than most folks. Any spots that you like in particular?
  5. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    Well, I personally like Trade/ Mountain city or Fries VA or Linville....

    She however just wants it to be on "clearance".... And Remote! She has to deal with people all week and would like to truly Get Away on the weekends.



    I was hoping that you would see this Glen. Keep an eye out for me. We need to get together and ride soon!
  6. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    Trade, TN would make us almost neighbors. :freaky

    The views in Linville would be pricey, but Pisgah is right there and the drive up from Statesville would be a breeze.
  7. KingJarhead

    KingJarhead Long timer

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    If anyone is interested...
    Piedmont area dinner.
    Thursday of the next week. 05/24/2011 around 7 PMish

    Speedy's Barbecue
    1317 Winston Rd.
    Lexington, NC 27295


    Follow this thread for more info
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=497402
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  8. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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  9. KingJarhead

    KingJarhead Long timer

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  10. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    no fowl.
  11. BOIKE333

    BOIKE333 Been here awhile

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    Any of you riding in the 181 area tomorrow?
  12. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    sure. and rain doesn't bother me i bit. forest service roads mostly on the agenda?:wink:
  13. BOIKE333

    BOIKE333 Been here awhile

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    Got your number I will call as soon as I take off
  14. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    great ride yesterday. :clap hope to get up that way again soon.
  15. lostmarbles

    lostmarbles Long timer

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    any one around here up for a day ride tomorrow:D
  16. bess227

    bess227 Adventurer

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    any chance the Foothills Rides and Dinners thing is still happening? i have not searched the entire thread, but I live in Wilkesboro, and may be able to do some rides on the weekends.

    just checking.
  17. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    Haven't had the dinner get together this year but have been riding some.

    Have you been riding long? What areas have you explored?
  18. bess227

    bess227 Adventurer

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    sidewinder,

    rode a lot as a young man......but it's been 25 yrs and i am just getting back into it. been back on a cruiser for about 4 mths or so......put in about 3k miles in that time.

    kept coming back to a dual sport, so when i found one i liked i bought it, now looking for some info on some dirt to get my confidence back around Boone, Wilkes and the surrounding areas.

    at this point i am open to any suggestions. would love to ride with some others but don't want to slow anyone down either.

    thanks for the reply.
  19. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    Lots of great dirt and scenic roads in the area. We are truly blessed to live in such a motorcycle friendly area.

    My brother (kickstand72) and I live near the Wilkes/ Yadkin line. We ride quite often. I am healing from a shattered collarbone, so I am riding a bit slow myself now.

    We will try and post in here when we ride again.
  20. bess227

    bess227 Adventurer

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    Heal quickly and fully!!

    I appreciate any heads up you may have. I am still in the process of learning what kind of riding I want to do, the gear i need.

    trying to put cash together to get some upgrades on the bike. gotta get some crash bars and a better skid plate before i go anywhere more than old dirt roads.

    thanks for the reply, maybe we will get to ride together some time.. I would like that.

    Scott