Points of interest near the 2013 "Ricks Rendezvous"

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by advtenn, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. advtenn

    advtenn Long timer

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    I gotta work all weekend!:cry Good luck
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  2. GlennR

    GlennR Playin' in the Fire

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    I can't this weekend either. Wish I could, but I'm nailling down a wooden floor in our kitchen, tired of looking at OSB... FYI, never buy the narrow flooring. It takes forever to lay. :freaky

    If you're looking for some trails that "need exploring" There are some near Mtn City and also some near the Rally site that need to be checked out. PM or call if you want a lead on them. Btw, sometime soon we guys should meet to compare maps & notes. I'm sure there's plenty of good stuff each of us can share, and plenty of boring and/or BS & dead-ends to avoid. I would love to get back some of the wasted miles & hours from riding that stuff. :wink:
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  3. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    it's in-and-out - so watch out for traffic!

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    lots of turns with banks.. :evil

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    don't do that! :gerg

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    more pics here
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  4. Kyle B

    Kyle B "Dirty Jobs"

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    Finally got my Smug Mug account to post these photos from last weekend.
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    I have old barns on my ride too!
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    Love this road. Gaston Gange showed me this one.
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    Have to stop and look sometimes.
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    On the maps this road is still here. I think we could work on it a little and have some fun!
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    Looks passable.
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    This is all that exists from roadside.
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    This could be a gas stop.
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    New barns mean progress!
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    Had to go back for this.
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    In NC we like to have our tobacco close for after church.
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    One mile of gravel on my twisty pavement ride.
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    But you get this view!
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    This was a hoot!
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    It was next to this road.
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    Had to go back for this one.
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  5. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    :clap Nice stuff Kyle! I'm ridin' with you! :wink:
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  6. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    Is that the new pavement up to Black Bear you mentioned??? :evil
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  7. advtenn

    advtenn Long timer

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    I hadn't updated this thread in a long time...So here goes.
    When I saw strongmendieyoung's pic of the waterfall (Laurel Falls), just walking distance from the "Black bear resort" I had go take a look for myself. The hike down to the falls is about 1/2 hour each way. (wear good shoes).

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    The prize.
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    Just remember....you may not be alone...:huh
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  8. rod172

    rod172 Adventurer

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    Been lurking in these RDV threads for a while. Great pics. Haven't been on Buffalo since the improvements.
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  9. advtenn

    advtenn Long timer

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    Did a little scout riding Sat. with bigdaddy....Hughes gap road near Roan Mt.

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    Next, we headed up to Carvers Gap, Roan Mtn.

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    A little snow on the south side of Roan

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    Awesome visibility.
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    We found some railroad grade..
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    We rode up to Black Bear resort:evil Rally Central.
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  10. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

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    Keep it up please!

    I'm grounded for at least 5 more weeks and I've been off the bike since the 4th and I miss it ! ! ! !
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  11. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Jax Off again.

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    I thought advtenn was abducted by aliens.

    Just noticed the BWDR sticker on the pannier. :D


    enjoying the thread and looking FWD to meeting you FFs in May.
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  12. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

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    nahh - that's normal for him. just follow him on any ride you you'll see the same picture :lol3
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  13. advtenn

    advtenn Long timer

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    Strange things tend to happen while I'm out riding...:huh....This has happened more than once. Their out there, I know it.

    :beer


    Also look out for "bigfoot" He has put me down a time or two.:deal
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  14. BgDadddy

    BgDadddy Big Dufus

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    Awesome pics, Todd! :clap
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  15. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    I don't know what they do to you up there on the mothership :patch

    But you always come back looking like you had a great time! :freaky

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  16. Mark_O

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  17. advtenn

    advtenn Long timer

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    I took advantage of the uncommonly good weather here.


    Near Banner Elk
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    Kool sawmill!
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  18. guitarhack

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    I'm thinkin the same thing. Looks awesome.
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  19. guitarhack

    guitarhack Long timer

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    That's Cool. :thumb
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  20. strongmendieyoung

    strongmendieyoung KLR Lover

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    If the weather is fit December 26-30, I plan to do some fairly heavy scout riding in the Linville vicinity. It will be pavement/gravel if anyone wants to join. send me a PM if interested.

    Jason
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