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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    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.
  2. 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
  3. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    welcome to adv bess227. here is a pic of my set up on the klr. happy trails crash bar and skid plate combo with highway pegs :evil. after shelling out on the right side for new plastic i was convinced to protect it. looking forward to meeting soon.

    [​IMG]
  4. bess227

    bess227 Adventurer

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    Beautiful bike.

    Got a buddy that just bought a red and silver 08 we are going to pick up next week.

    Maybe we can get together for a ride soon. I would like that.

    AMEN on the crash bars, as soon as i can wrangle the cash that is the deal I am going with. First trip on a trail last night reminded me really quick this is not a little 125 on the dirt.

    Thanks for the reply.

    Let me know when you feel like schooling a couple of total newbs. (kinda wierd being a 48 yr old newb)

    Scott
  5. lostmarbles

    lostmarbles Long timer

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    any one up for a riding the sunday :ear
  6. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    Anybody up for a ride on Sunday? There weather is supposed to be good.

    I'm planning to ride on Stone Mtn, which is the NC/TN state line. It's between Boone & MtnCity. There's a lot of trails on top, and a few very tough rocky hill climbs from the TN side. I've been on a lot of it, but there is still a lot that I'd like to explore. There's also a long ridgeline to the south, all the way to Locust Gap, that I'd like to learn the route.

    Best for a light bike, with low gearing & good tires, but come on whatever you've got & we'll go where we can.

    PM me & we'll decide on a meeting time & post that here for others to join in.

    If you'd like to try it another time that would be good too, just let me know.
  7. lostmarbles

    lostmarbles Long timer

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    any one up for some ds ride this weekend around wilson creek:ear
  8. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    Tied up saturday but i'm free sunday. :freaky
    Something like this? [​IMG]
  9. lostmarbles

    lostmarbles Long timer

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    yep like that :D


    right know i should be able to ride sunday:clap
  10. fancyindigo

    fancyindigo schmancy...fancy

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    Damn, I can't believe I am saying this...but I definitely miss riding that road, and the roads near Globe/ Careys Flatt, and going all the way to Blowing Rock on 95% fs road....rock House road, and...y'all have fun!
  11. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    Meet time is 10:00 am at the parking lot west side of Mc donalds in Lenoir sunday morning. Everyone is welcome. This will be forest service gravel road as much as possible. Route to be determined but i want to hit maple sally rd first thing. Suggestions? :wink:
  12. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    Well saddle up that ktm and come on! lol. :nod
  13. fancyindigo

    fancyindigo schmancy...fancy

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    Miss you guys!
  14. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    Wish I could commit, but I finally talked the family into riding ATVs with me this Saturday. Probably can't justify two days in a row to the boss lady. :( But then again, she might have shopping plans for Sunday...and I'll be able to pull it off. So, I'm a "probably not, but maybe".

    I'd come on the XT225, which just got some big boy handlebars & footpegs yesterday. They really transformed the feel of the little bike. The WR's wearing new knobbies & I don't think 50 miles of 321 would be good for them.

    The weather's looking great. Can't believe it's January. You guys have a good ride & be safe.:thumb
  15. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    Thanks Glenn. Hope you can make it.
  16. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    Due to family with the flu i will not be able to go this weekend.:cry Next sunday provided the weather is good enough .
  17. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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  18. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    I hope that everyone is having a Blessed Fathers Day!

    I rode at Brown Mt with my son today and took my girls out for a nail/ hair Solon day yesterday. Ended up with them cooking my favorites for supper.


    It don't get any better!




    Ride safe and often everyone!
  19. advtenn

    advtenn Long timer

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    :clap
  20. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    Anyone riding this weekend?

    Looks to be pretty good weather!