just puttin' around in WNC

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

  1. Cuttle

    Cuttle fuck the calm down!

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    Damn, I am behind big time posting up pics. But yes, I primed the outside of the garage and insulated, but that's is so far. Why? Because I had two trials weekends and a bunch of great rides in our area.... :lol3

    so this is just a photo dump now from the last few month

    February: slush over frozen ground... now that is fun.NOT

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    March:

    top of Max Patch (you gotta walk)

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    and you run into the nicest people in the middle of the woods (they were heading the opposite direction) @Gaston Gagne and @trespalacios

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    some other day - with @AVLRider

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  2. Cuttle

    Cuttle fuck the calm down!

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    Aonia Pass - Vintage Trials - March "something" (too much to keep track lately) with @kennyanc

    maybe not the best conditions for riding line 3 for the first time :lol3. But I finished.

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    section 2 -I just decided to take a 5 and move on :norton. It was steep, slippery like a snoddy dogs nose, with a 300* turn around the tree half way down... Kenny tried the long way... once

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    @wawarides at the same section

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    other section

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    just a wee bit muddy...

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    @kennyanc got 3rd!!!

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  3. Cuttle

    Cuttle fuck the calm down!

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    Trails Training Days at TTC

    I didn't take any pics while taking the classes, but we did some riding at the property at the down times:

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    and the nose wheely and wheely competions.... damn kids :lol3

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    mote to self: don't be lazy staking out your rain fly.... luckily my riding pants and socks stayed dry. I slept through that :jack

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    and huge thanks to our pit-boss, catering manager, moral support: PJ

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  4. Dracula

    Dracula afficionado Supporter

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    I thought trials riding is about not putting a foot down, ever..

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  5. Cuttle

    Cuttle fuck the calm down!

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    well, sometimes you just have to know you can't make it and you take one point and make that one COUNT: don't just dap, pivot on it - use it and take one instead of getting a 5.

    And when we are out just exploring, it's a whole other story anyways.
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  6. Dracula

    Dracula afficionado Supporter

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    I was joking, never had a chance to ride a trials bike (and frankly seems too out of my realm) but your photos make them look like fun. Yet to me those drills seem quite intense and demanding!
  7. Cuttle

    Cuttle fuck the calm down!

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    that's why I ride vintage... it's achievable to do the easier lines, line 1 are the old guys with 1/2 century trials experience (or the kids that ride modern trials).
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  8. ben2go

    ben2go Long timer

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    I recently got my first pair of eyeglasses. Have you had your eyes checked recently? You're riding around with a bunch of hooligans. :imaposer


    Great pics. I can actually see them clearly now. :clap
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  9. Cuttle

    Cuttle fuck the calm down!

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    so... if you own an IKEA bike (aka a pile of parts) and you don't follow the instructions, this will happen:

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    what it looks like now:
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    :lol3
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    norton73 drinkin'

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    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic Supporter

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  12. mhr650

    mhr650 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Reminder that the Tail Chaser 250 is coming up in 2 weeks, based out of Reeb Ranch in Brevard. I rode it last year, it was the very first miles I put on my 1290, and it was a good course and a lot of fun. I got an update email yesterday, they will be providing breakfast, lunch and dinner, and they have some seriously nice door prizes for the raffle.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-t...ed-by-eurosport-asheville-tickets-52315825041
  13. jbraslins

    jbraslins Latvian Gangstah

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    Do you know if ride starts and ends at the same place?
    Room there to leave a trailer?

    Thanks.
  14. mhr650

    mhr650 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yes, starts and finishes at Reeb Ranch. Plenty of room for camping and a trailer.
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    jbraslins Latvian Gangstah

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    Excellent. Ill sign up. My friend is prolly coming on GS1200, but ill be on KTM 350 EXC-F. Hopefully ill have enough range or there will be gas stations along the route.
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  16. mhr650

    mhr650 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Course is 250km or 175 miles. I don’t think that an EXC has that much range, but there are plenty of places to get fuel. Last year Cashiers was a popular gas stop.
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  17. Cuttle

    Cuttle fuck the calm down!

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    Random shots from the last weekend on the way to the Meltdown.

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    and yes, I do have doggles, but he rubs his head against my arm (not a good thing while riding) till they come off... so, it is what it is.

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  18. Cuttle

    Cuttle fuck the calm down!

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    and a few pics playing on the Montesa with @kennyanc ...

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    well, I do have some issues - tbd. I did leave the gas on (yes, I know... :baldy ), but it may be something else.
    New oil is in, we'll see what will happen.

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    enduro0125 Sticks and Stones™..

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  20. mhr650

    mhr650 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Too many events bunched together, couldn’t do Meltdown because the Tail Chaser 250 was the same day. Events always get clustered in the good weather months of April-May and September-October, I ended up with 4 rallies scheduled in 6 weeks.


    Here is a video from the Tail Chaser 250



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