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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    Damm I miss you guys :( come to notarally in Hot Springs in early October! (Seriously great riding and amazing ADV peeps)

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  2. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    Sounds like you need a Maple Sally run!!


    I'm headed to Canada for a 3000+ mile 7day adventure in early October or I would try and make it.

    Ride safe and often!
  3. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    I'm planning on Nottarally.

    After the RDV rally in Hampton I got a hammock for my B-day. So, instead of waking up hung-over on a flat air mattress I'll wake up hung-over wrapped up like a caterpillar in a cocoon!

    Looking forward to it. (hopefully the rain will stop by then...)
  4. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    I'm hoping to get out for some kind of ride. Do you have a day or place in mind?
  5. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    Open to suggestions at this point. I just need to burn some mileage off my tires....

    I'm leaning towards a Damascus VA area ride.
  6. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    How is Saturday? I just agreed to a Sunday morning bicycle ride. I can go street or trail.
  7. lbreevesii

    lbreevesii le n00b

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    man I gotta stay more informed. I'm IN wilkes for gods sake!

    I'm planning on heading from wilkes south on the parkway saturday heading all the way to the south end at cherokee.
  8. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    Lol, I just revived this older thread.

    That's too far for me on Saturday at this point. My daughter had her toenail removed this morning so I may be out of riding this weekend.... I hope not but kids first!



    You probably already know this but; the parkway has a closure from Marion south because of a sunken area. I don't know when it will be repaired but I initially heard it would take awhile.


    Hope to ride with you soon.
  9. lbreevesii

    lbreevesii le n00b

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    FYI to all, NPS is expecting to have a bypass lane in place by next weekend to get around the damage near asheville.

    I'm planning on riding over to mt mitchell then down to asheville to bypass it.
  10. callison

    callison Been here awhile

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    Just caught sight of this thread, had a reply in the Winston-Salem thread also.

    If Damascus is still in the picture, sorry to hear about your daughter's toe, I would love to head up that way. I hope to spend a long weekend later in the fall on some of the Blue Ridge Trail, would be nice to get familiar with the area before then.

    As an aside, I rode with your brother this past winter, good fella, I appreciate him showing me around.
  11. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    If any of you guys would like to ride some rough & steep logging trails sometime there's a great area between Boone & Mtn. City that I'd be happy to lead small groups through. It's best on smaller bikes with knobbies. If it's not too damp decent d/s tires will do. I ride it on a WR450 or XT225, and take the ATVs there when it snows.

    It's a very big area, maybe 7500 acres and about 10-12 miles long. Some of the trails are 40-50 years old and some are fresh cut. There are some hills that I can't always climb, but I've routed the whole area and know alternate exits & routes, so we won't get stuck at the bottom of a hill.

    Also, Doe Mtn. OHV is planning to open soon. I think Aug. 31st. It runs between Mtn. City & Watauga Lake. I'll keep you all posted when I hear that it's finally open.
  12. callison

    callison Been here awhile

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    You had me at rough and steep, sign me up.
  13. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    I know it's short notice, but I'm going trail riding tomorrow. If anybody wants to try some rough & steep, and I forgot to mention "rocky", let me know.
  14. callison

    callison Been here awhile

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    I've got tentative approval from the boss. What time would you be heading out?

    I'm based in Winston, would take me a bit to get to Boone, but I can leave bright and early.
  15. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    Looks like I am out for tomorrow.....



    But I can do a Sunday morning- mid day stroll!
  16. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    Cory,
    It's about 2 hours for you. How about 10:00? I live here, so I can meet earlier if you want.

    There's a big paved parking lot on the corner of Hwy 421 & Bulldog Rd that's easy to find & a good place to leave your truck if you're hauling the bike. Nothing's there, so gas up before you get there.

    If anybody else wants to ride feel free to meet us. (Let us know, so we'll know to wait for you.)

    Daniel, I probably can't make a Sunday ride, (unless the wife gets mad about something else first!)
  17. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    Y'all be careful and have fun tomorrow.


    Be easy on him Glenn! Lol
  18. callison

    callison Been here awhile

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    10:00 is doable, I'll be riding up and will plan on carrying extra gas. I'll send you a PM with my cell number and shoot you another when I leave tomorrow morning.

    Looking forward to riding new trails, thanks for the invite!
  19. callison

    callison Been here awhile

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    If that's being easy on me, I'd hate to see what it would have been like had he really stuck the screws to me...

    Had a blast riding with you GlennR, thanks again for showing me around. I'd love to plan another Saturday just like that sometime soon. Easily the most fun I've had riding this year.

    thanks again!
  20. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this!

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    I knew that you would enjoy it!

    Glenn is a great rider and has vast knowledge of that area.


    I would like to join in someday but it will need to be strictly an OHV area since I don't have a lightweight Dual Sport anymore.


    Doe Run sounds like a nice new area!