just puttin' around in WNC

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

  1. Cuttle

    Cuttle my mind wandered and never came back

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    For the ones that celebrate x-mas or something today or tomorrow:






    and I apologize for the soccer part in the video :D
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  2. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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  3. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Merry Christmas from my barn

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  4. enduro0125

    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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    Merry Christmas Doc!

    Ellen loves the hats.
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  5. Cuttle

    Cuttle my mind wandered and never came back

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    you got some funny looking reindeer's down there :D
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  6. bikerjim2000

    bikerjim2000 Shake Rattle & Roll

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    188 Silke points!:beer:beer

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  7. ben2go

    ben2go I am Ben! Hear me snore!

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    I'm not an X-mas person but happy holidays to everyone. Please drink responsibly. Preferably in a comfy reclined position laughing your ass off at the drunks.
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  8. Cuttle

    Cuttle my mind wandered and never came back

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    me neither (no decorations or presents)... but I do enjoy the company of friends. House will be full tomorrow, and in case anybody is wondering, I do have my ducks in a row :D

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  9. ben2go

    ben2go I am Ben! Hear me snore!

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  10. Cuttle

    Cuttle my mind wandered and never came back

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    "I didn't see you" - that was his comment.

    I got lucky, damn lucky. I pulled into a gas station and aimed for a parking spot in the back when a parked car took off just to the right of me. I grabbed a handful of break and the front end washed out on the oil/gas/slick crap. Slow speed - just a drop. The rear tire rolled by in front of my eyes just couple of inches... that is one scary view. My shoulder and arm was just as close. :eek7

    I guess I don't have to shorten the break-lever for the bark busters now :umph

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  11. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    Damn, Glad you're OK.

    I think parking lots are more dangerous than the roads sometimes.
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  12. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Dang woman, agree with above. I don’t like parking lots in my truck, let alone rhe bike. Be safe !
  13. Cuttle

    Cuttle my mind wandered and never came back

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    yeah, that rolling tire just in front of my eyes was something else... we took a break and went on:



    Day recap:
    I had to take advantage of a dry day in the record breaking annual rainfall .... :raindance and finally my first gravel ride on the Bumble-Suzi!!!

    And yes, the tire choice may not be the best for a muddy/gravel ride, but the bike came that way and I am too cheap to change it right now. The gearing is too high too...

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    French Broad... the river rose 7 feet in 12 hours yesterday. - here's a fun video of a brand new camper floating down the river.

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    some of the roads were still a bit "wet" :lol3

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    Great day, great company - I needed some good and brisk ride.


    And I am in fucking love - excuse my french - with the suspension.... seems to be just right for my weight. I got it that way and @cycle junkie owned it before.

    @NC Rick aka cogent dynamic is a magician!
  14. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107? Supporter

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    Glad you're OK! Hope you won't be too sore tomorrow. I hate the second day after trauma like that.
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    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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    damnit girl …………...to close

    glad alls good
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  16. Cuttle

    Cuttle my mind wandered and never came back

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    oh and

    I wasn't going fast, still my shoulder is a bit "tender" today.... the hot-tub party I just got home from did help though :D
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    ben2go I am Ben! Hear me snore!

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  18. Cuttle

    Cuttle my mind wandered and never came back

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    Happy New Year!

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    Weldman Long timer

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    02B687F3-0E78-4BB8-8816-FEAFEDDA3860.jpeg Yellow DRs are the fastest. Congrats!
    Oh and glad you didn't get snuffed in that parking lot! Happy New Year!
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  20. Turismo9999

    Turismo9999 Adventurer Supporter

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    With those tires you are running on the 883, I'm guessing you do some gravel or dirt roads. You should post a picture of it in the "inappropriate adventure bike" thread.