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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    plan: weekend at the cabin and ride the TL as much as I can...
    reality: sucky rain and all day Saturday - endless hours in the hot-tub :lol3 (sorry, no pics there)

    at least today was absolutely fabulous

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    :bluduh - mashed up another throttle cable... that's what I get for taking shortcuts and route it without taking the tank off... missed one "clip" :baldy:baldy:baldy

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    not going into details there...

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  2. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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    oh, and NC208 has new guard rails. Seriously, wtf is that??? :eek7

    This road has a lot of bikes, fingers crossed nobody lowsides and hits the end or any of that posts :bluduh

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  3. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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    last Friday I played hooky again and hitched a ride with @kennyanc and PJ

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    destination:

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    still messing around with the carb :lol3 (@ @NC Rick: "I don't need no stinkin' man" aka plug looks great now:norton)

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    obligatory food pic.... and if you ever been to the RDV, you know my go-to camp-meal

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    Saturday: Observed Trials and Kenny at his new favorite past time ...

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    @wawarides

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    Graham... he's in a different league

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    some quick repairs between the loops

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    Kenny's score card...

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    and "someone" else :scratch
    this should not have happened... somebody clearly signed up for the wrong line :fpalm
    Truth be told, this being my first event I figured I need to learn the trail etiquette, how to get around and announce your line without pissing off anybody.

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    ahrma results:
    moy 15/21 clean
    Kenny 44/9 clean - which is really good for that line

    I didn't get a pic of the AMC results (you had to pick one or the other) - overall there were 37 riders

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    happy campers! (pic from later that day)

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  4. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    I don’t remember specifying a “Man”... be careful there girl, nobody can be good at “everything “, at least I thought. First place AND a clean carburetor, damn!

    Looks like you folks had a grand time! Awesome.
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  5. ben2go

    ben2go I am Ben! Hear me snore!

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    Camp food. Sour kraut and bratwurst. :dukegirl
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  6. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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    We took advantage of the open course in the afternoon and I practiced on the 3 line... I can't lie I need to work on my confidence - and that afternoon was really valuable. Some of the sections were easy to me, but the ones that drop down over rocks needed a few tries before I felt ok to keep up the right speed.

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    and @kennyanc told me not to post any embarrassing pics... yeah, well :lol3

    (this was after the second steep muddy step)

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    and this was pretty much the last turn I tried... somehow my throttle felt a bit odd the last few tries

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    see the scratch mark on the trees? My throttle body got loose and I whiskey throttled into the first tree and used the second one to stop the bike :lol3

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  7. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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    I wish I would be really good at anything besides logistics :lol3

    Everything else seems half-ass and rushed lately.... I need to slow down and concentrate on less things. The trials riding seems pretty good for that, the bike is simple to work (I clearly have a thing for old school), it's competition - but mostly against "myself" and previous runs. And it's relatively safe ... unless you look at the finger I stubbed into the tree :baldy
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  8. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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    more pics from the weekend:

    Speedy kicking out the cob-webs and getting ready for Flat Track

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    Speedy :lol3

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    Sunday

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    thank you @wawarides for the bacon!

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    crazy amount of classes :eek7

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    the rest of the pics are there


    And thank you Kenny and PJ for letting me be the 3rd wheel - again :lol3
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  9. NC Rick

    NC Rick Cogent Dynamics Inc

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    BACON!


    Kidding... really nice recap of the weekend , thanks for sharing!
  10. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    The thing about Trials is it really is pushing your limits, not having to beat the competition, at least at this level. I always found my fellow competitors to be helpful and friendly, we often walked the sections together and discussed lines and problems. Then there's camping out and partying afterwards.
    I always enjoyed the ITSA events. Often there would be camping and music around the campfire.
    Glad you're enjoying the sport, hope to see more success in the future.
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  11. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

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    Dammit woman, he was leading Aldana and could've had a commemorative pic of it, and you can't even tell who either of them are. :rofl

    And I need to choose between chipmunk cheeks but my wrinkles being fluffed out vs going on a diet and looking older and wrinkly. What a choice!

    We had a great weekend with you guys!
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  12. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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    ditto - and trust me I tried to get better pics, but he was just too fast :D




    and PSA (totally unappropriated for the day-trippin' area): if you are in the US and you are allowed to vote, please do! I hate sitting on the sidelines.... :bluduh
  13. Laconic

    Laconic Studiously Unimpressed

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    Already did!
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    Laconic Studiously Unimpressed

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    By the way, you could pick better friends.









    But I don't see how....
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  15. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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    There are no better friends than my friends. Period. :D


    And we are planning next year already (and apparently short track dates only have now trials too). Plus the two rallies.... so much to slowing down.

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    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    awesome, used to hunt near Washington


    & yes I voted
  17. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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    NOOO! not you, I know how you vote :uhoh

    j/k :lol3


    are ya near AVL on Black Friday? We are gonna have our annual ride again (gravel/street)...
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    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    that's right , I vote the right way:rayof




    probably not, we do a turkey day dinner at deer camp that night


    but we'll see
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    Al Tuna NSFW

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    Whore!
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  20. Cuttle

    Cuttle seriously?

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    @lgajohnymac finally posted some of his wedding pictures from June

    not the most flattering pic for any of us...but it sums it up nicely :lol3

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