Johnson City TN - New to Area. Looking for DS or ADV riding

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Vico1, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. jeff2051

    jeff2051 '13 1200GS, '15 XCF-W Supporter

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    Okay will do.
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  2. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro Supporter

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    Now we are getting some action!

    Where were all you GS guys when I had mine?
    Anyway glad to see the thread pick up.

    I am heading to Maggie Valley area for weekend to ride with friends from Florida but will be back and ready to ride next week.
    Anyone want to venture out later today or tomorrow?

    Lets keep the thread going!
  3. mac20

    mac20 AVL OG

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    I'm planning on getting out tomorrow for a little while around the JC/Erwin/Jboro area. All are welcome to ride.
  4. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    what bikes does everyone have? Maybe put them in your sig line or below your avatar like Jeff. I'm up for some rides, but don't know what bikes you are talking about when yo post up that you are riding. I have a DR650 with 2 sets of wheels (tar and dirt ) and a street plated KTM 300.
  5. mac20

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    ill be on the DRZ tomorrow, i have a '14 Bonneville for the street.
  6. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Tomorrow is out for me, but soon we shall ride. Do you ride single track tight trails on the DRZ or more dualsport stuff?
  7. mac20

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    Both..its fun on Iron Mtn Trail, #81 & #82 down near Tellico Plains. i am planning on getting a Beta 390 (maybe a 300 2 smoker) for a more capable single track machine. It can be a handful on tight, technical single track.
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  8. jeff2051

    jeff2051 '13 1200GS, '15 XCF-W Supporter

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    I'm up for a ride tomorrow. If you plan on doing more pavement I'll take the GS. What time were you thinking?
  9. mac20

    mac20 AVL OG

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    Just got back online, I'll probably head out in an hour or so. Just a casual ride to see if Rich MTN and other FS roads are open
  10. jeff2051

    jeff2051 '13 1200GS, '15 XCF-W Supporter

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    Unfortunately I have an appointment in a half an hour but could then go get ready which would mean around noon probably. I’ll head up that way and maybe our paths will cross. 704-928-5393. My name is Jeff Day
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    Ok, I'll shoot you a text
  12. JHMZ71

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    Getting ride up from Kingsport area Sunday. Going toward High Knob and ride gravel. I'll post time and location by Saturday sometime. Early notice.
  13. jeff2051

    jeff2051 '13 1200GS, '15 XCF-W Supporter

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    I’m in. Nothing tomorrow? Mac20 and I did a nice short ride yesterday. Got to meet a local and ride some local roads. Good time.
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  14. JHMZ71

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    Gotta work and then chores tomorrow
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    Riding gravel around high knob tomorrow. Meeting at 9am just across Virginia state line going toward Weber City at the Marathon gas station on the right. If anyone needs more info let me know.
  16. jeff2051

    jeff2051 '13 1200GS, '15 XCF-W Supporter

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    I would love to go gut I have to get outside work done before the projected rain this week and after my ride earlier this week with Mac20 I have got to get a rear tire on the GS. I had no grip at all on that tire and it made for a miserable ride when we hit wet spots. Too far today to ride the KTM. I’ll have to pass.
  17. JHMZ71

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    IMG_20200517_202528_01.jpg only the train slowed us today
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  18. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro Supporter

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    Sorry I missed the ride.

    Went to Maggie Valley to meet with friends and ride with the ladies.
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  19. jeff2051

    jeff2051 '13 1200GS, '15 XCF-W Supporter

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    Anybody riding tomorrow? Saturday
  20. JHMZ71

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    Maybe later in day. Lots rain in am. Riding Sunday morning gravel.