just puttin' around in WNC

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

  1. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously? Supporter

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    not many pics from today (I don't like to make others wait while I am taking pics) - but I think I got the "money shot" anyway :lol3

    Hill climb on Hurricane

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    must come down :norton

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    no name needed :lol3

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    took a wrong turn at some point and ended up on Snowbird by mistake :lol3

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    Met HalcyonDaze on the way home in Hot Springs - after I failed to stop for him at Max Patch... sorry.


    And thanks guys for picking up my bike (twice) :hide for me - as I said, riding wasn't a problem, but stopping....


    That's pretty much it.
  2. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze The Great Unwashed Mass

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    It was great to finally get to meet some area riders. Sorry I can't remember everybody's name and handle, but I'm sure we'll run into each other plenty more times!
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    :muutt:rofldam he's getting good at that.



    wonder how many times he's done that went a camera wasn't there

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  4. advtenn

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    Can't you tell a pose when you see one?:deal

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    That's an awesome pic Cuttle! :clap "Pullin a Todd" :lol3





    You ran out of room so ya had to lay'er down, eh? :p3rry


    Had a good time folks. :D
  6. Moosehunter

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    This all looks like a great time to me..
    I met some of you at the Wedge a couple of weeks ago. I was riding a Ducati Multistrada then. After many years, this Friday I'll be back on a dual sport! I do remember talking with Alan on that BMW and thinking "man, this guy really rides this thing"..

    I can hardly wait to get off the beaten path, get some scratches and good and sore. I can't make it this to the Wedge this week but I'll be there the 28th. I'm hoping that I'll get an invite to ride with your gang.

    Seems all of you have knobby tires which is a little intimidating but I figure what the heck, I've busted my butt before.

    Years ago I found that after you turn 40 and you hit the ground, you make a loud UUUUGGGG sound..

    See ya's at the Wedge... Dan..


  7. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously? Supporter

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    me too - anytime again! (maybe you even make it in time and ride Hurricane) :D



    Hi Dan - Congrats on the "new ride"! Definitely come to the Wedge - the best place to get a ride organized :deal
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  9. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously? Supporter

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    had the change to get away for a few days visiting Perrybwell in WV :D, I had a great route planned and almost managed to stick to it, well almost:

    first alterations due to a standing train, I changed my route and got "lost" :lol3

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    and since I was of my planned route anyway I decided to add a few more twisties instead of gravel (sorry no pics form 421 - way to much fun to stop:evil)

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    near Damascus

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    Hungry Mother State Park

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    Hwy 16 towards Tazwell (just as much fun as Hungry Mother)

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    Hwy 16 in VA was a lot of fun - in WV not so much: to many trucks, and the town of Welch should be renamed Belch :puke1 (I hope I don't offend anybody).

    still managed to find some fine spots/roads on my way:

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    New River Bridge - almost blew me off the bike :lol3

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    300 miles and 8 hours later I met up with Perry in Hico, WV - he guided me back through a maze of one-lane roads and gravel to the rafting camp at the Gauley he's the host at. Just in time, it started to rain... a lot.

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    my private camp host

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    later that night, a work in progress :freaky

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    the next morning with more daylight - I didn't bother with a tent :lol3

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    tbc
  10. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Nice pics Cuttle
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    Cuttle Seriously? Supporter

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    got lucky - the rain stopped and it turned out to be a beautiful day :D

    Lower Gauley at the camp

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    just a few miles into the ride - did I say it rained? :lol3

    stupid mud puddle :augie

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    old raft camp

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    old railroad tracks

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    obligatory road food pic :lol3

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    perry added some road flair to my bike

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    New River Bridge - again (sorry)

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    tried to catch Perry coasting - he won

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  12. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    iwannagoiwannagoiwannago :D
  13. Cuttle

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    that's no good area for flatlanders :ksteve
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    New River

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    back into the woods

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    somehow the gravel road turned into rock/mud, than single track and in the end no-track :huh

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    after a short stroll in the woods we were rewarded with this:

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    by this time we were soaked and called it a day (very slippery in the woods)

    WV boot drier :lol3

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    had the "pick of the litter" for this night (the camp is empty during the week)

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    the day ended with a few more brewskies and a perfectly cooked dinner - I got spoiled :evil

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  15. PineyMountainRacing

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    Haha, but Ive got more pics of a certain DR laying on the ground or in a mud puddle than you do of a certain DRZ LOL

    PMR



    But maybe that's cause my bike ends up way off the trail when I crash ;)
  16. Cuttle

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    just because I am "woman enough" to admit it :lol3
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    Pewee looking on while Perry makes cook b-fast

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    saying good-bye to my host :raabia

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    Babcock State Park

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    HWY 20 - Sandstone Falls from way above

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    somewhere on Hwy 20

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    drive-by shooting (not as good as Kenny Banjos :lol3)

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    Rooster Farm on 16

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    Hungry Mother

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    on my way to do 421 - again :evil

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    back in TN

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    7 more miles... (my "flair" still hanging on)

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  20. advtenn

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    Great report!:clap Thanks for sharing.
    It make me wanna go back to WV......soon