Day Trippin' with MountainNate

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by MountainNate, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. MountainNate

    MountainNate Long timer

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    Sit back, relax, and check out some of the wonderful areas I ride here in and around North Carolina.
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  2. Vinbowie

    Vinbowie Been here awhile

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    Beautiful area :clap
    Hope to get back there this year.
    I've done the BRP, the Tail of the Dragon,
    and I camped on top of Mt. Mitchell.
    I would love to check out more dirt roads
    and more of the less travelled areas.
    It has been a long cold winter and I can't wait
    to get back on the road...or off the road, but
    you know what I mean.
    See ya
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  3. MountainNate

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    Thanks! It sure is a great area. Glad you got to experience it and you're always welcome back.
    The weather is finally breaking after our long winter here and I have an awesome trip planned for tomorrow!:D
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  4. Recep Aliskan

    Recep Aliskan Been here awhile

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    if you have a plan about tomorrow we have been waiting nice photo like thats
    Thanks for sharing your raport
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  5. srelegante

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    I will hit you up next time I am heading up to NC. I love that area. :freaky

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  6. MountainNate

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    Awesome, will look forward to it. :nod
    I have area maps spread all over the house currently (the wife loves it...).
    Planning a lot more trips this year.
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  7. Yukon PER

    Yukon PER Blacksheep

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    Thank you for the photos. Great place you have to ride there. Route 221 between Blowing Rock and Linville is one of my favorites.
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  8. MountainNate

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    It's a great road. When I rode it last November it was pretty tore up in spots and I'm kind of worried what this winter has done to it. I'll know in a few weeks as I'm sure I'll be up there soon enough. :D
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  9. Inzane123

    Inzane123 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Great pictures. One of these days I need to make a trip out there by bike.
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  10. EdgeAbilly

    EdgeAbilly Been here awhile

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    :norton Fantastic!!! :clap:clap:clap Thanks for posting :clap:clap:clap!!
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  11. MountainNate

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    It is a beautiful area. To think I couldn't stand living here when I first got married, then I opened my eyes and everything became clearer. Amazing rides at my back step.
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  12. bluestar

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    Very nice. :thumb Now go take some more pix please.
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  13. red bud

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    i always heard don't ride with nate
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  14. MountainNate

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    ?:dunno
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  15. red bud

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    opps it was don't ride with brad by nate


    i'll try to find it
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  17. red bud

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    Ps cool pic s & report:clap
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  18. MountainNate

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    Thanks! Btw, I had already been lurking around your ride reports for a while. Great stuff.:clap
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  19. red bud

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    cool man thanks :freaky
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  20. MountainNate

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    Didn't take much pics b/c I mainly hauled ass trying to avoid the rain all day.

    On this side the water flows to the Atlantic. On the other side it flows to the Gulf. Physics man...
    (P.S. Yes that's a line of oil down the center of one of the lanes. It seems some of the locals/person decided to dump oil up the mountainside for about 9 miles of this 12 mile road. Guess they are tired of all the motorcycles. Makes me sad.)
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    NC DOT loves to do things like this. Imagine a sportbike rider hauling butt into this blind corner from the opposite direction and not knowing the road. Pic shows pavement to gravel transition on NC197.
    NC197 appears paved on the maps but it has 4 miles of gravel around the steepest elevation part in between Barnardsville to Burnsville.
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    But don't worry I knowz these roads:wink:
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    There's a nice waterfall back there you can hear in case you don't already have to pee:(:
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    Decided to check out the waterfall.
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    Switchbacks that are neatly mowed around and the trees trimmed back so you can see every turn? What have I gotten myself into :D NC197.

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    This guy had a South Caroline Moped tag on. If you know geography that's a helluva long ways b/c that's a Blue Ridge Parkway entrance to the left. Guess everyone loves the roads in NC:rofl
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    Headed home and missed all the rain.:clap
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