just puttin' around in WNC

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Cuttle, May 28, 2011.

  1. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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    I know... I find this to be the perfect excuse for hording :lol3
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  2. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    Black Mountain?
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  3. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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    close, Blue Mountain in Weaverville
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  4. 400psi

    400psi Cropdusting

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    A wonderful establishment!
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  5. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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    cold ride this morning... and it's almost time to play hooky





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  6. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    You spelled hockey wrong.
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  7. mac20

    mac20 AVL OG

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    Nice! I'm taking my Bonneville out for a spin tomorrow, i've got to convince my buddy to go early(he doesn't like the cold)..
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  8. mc8404

    mc8404 VVVVVVVVersys

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    I found this road, HWY 197 on my way back to Fl from NC last week. Just by chance I found it - I had planned to ride from Marion, NC and part of the SEAT before slabbing it back to Fl. On my over to Hot Springs, NC I saw this road going south out of Burnsville, and thought, "why not". I remarked to someone it was one of the best motorcycle roads I have ever been on. Amazing.

    I meant to add some context to this and a quote...I was trying to quote from a post around page 60 or so.

    Anyway, amazing road.

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  9. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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    love that road - it can be on either end in 20 something minutes :ricky
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  10. Shekinahglori

    Shekinahglori Adventurer

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    I love it, too!!!
    The photo of the switchbacks doesn't come close to doing it justice, though...what an excellent ride!
  11. mc8404

    mc8404 VVVVVVVVersys

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    This was the only traffic I saw on a Monday morning....

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    So I stopped and watched. The loader pulled forward, backed up, pulled forward, backed up...then he sees me sitting there and waves me through. I stopped and asked if he needed me to hook it to my bike :)




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  12. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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    I can't find the original video I made about 8 years ago, but I re-did it in 2015....
    (there is a gate to the development and if you climb up on the pillar you get this view)

  13. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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    oh and I just put the hack into a ditch....

    and I wasn't even on it :fpalm

    (It's fine, I rode it out)
  14. ben2go

    ben2go I am Ben! Hear me snore!

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    They were moving in my new McMansion. I hope to be moved in by next Monday. :raindance
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  15. ben2go

    ben2go I am Ben! Hear me snore!

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    Sounds like an adventure ride to me. Got it out with a one wheel peel.
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  16. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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    some pics from yesterday - the plan was to switch bikes in Black Mountain, which is 20 min from work :norton


    somewhere on the BRP

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    If you look closely you can see the hill I live on just west of the big interstate cut in the distance

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    228A near Little Switzerland

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    I know, I know, I said that bike it too nice to ride on gravel... but that was the most convenient connector :norton

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    time for new rubber, since that thing is seriously embarrassingly flat (I guess Kansas and Indiana will do that)

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    Zen Moto in Black Mountain. Earl put the smoke back into the hack for me...

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    @Honkylicious got me a baggy :lol3

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  17. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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    oh and the story about the hack in the ditch...

    Since I trailed the hack to Zen Moto I didn't have any ballast in the chair - and that chair is light. No huge deal, just a thing to remember. On the way home a trash panda ran out in front of me and I grab a big old handful of front brake (brand new ss lines) and no rear/chair :baldy ... bike wobbles (off course), chair comes up, I lounge halfway into the chair to get it down.... coon is fine - my ego slightly dented. All good - just a reminder.

    Get home, park in front of the gate and let it idle; checked twice that it's sitting just fine. I walk to the gate and it takes off backwards ... it basically does a 180 around my car into the ditch. Without hitting my car or the culvert. The two other options were: down the road into a hill or off the bank across the driveway. Lottery ticket time?

    Ego: zero :bluduh

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    glad it got new tires... I wobbled it right out of it and parked it in gear :lol3
  18. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    You can’t blame me this time.

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  19. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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    not this time - it's the runaway hack :lol3
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  20. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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