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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by The Opa, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    We made a stop at Murchison on 197.

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    A stop near the Apple Orchard on the BRP


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    A little more art


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  2. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    At the Gragg community bulletin board


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    A little farther down the hill


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  3. BluRidgeRider

    BluRidgeRider Long Rider Supporter

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    That was a very fun ride! Thank you for helping plan the route and for sharing ride leader duties with Augie.

    Would love to go again this Saturday, but the forecast is calling for rain all day on Saturday. Maybe it'll arrive early and rain itself out before the weekend.

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  4. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    So then today I played the NC ABC Tag game. Buncombe to Burke County.



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    View of Van Wingerden's greenhouses


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    This was the tag I went to get. I get hives when I go into the 'city', any 'city'. But it was a work day and I had never ventured into the arty-farty section of Asheville.


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    Andrews geyser was in full bloom today. It's actually a 'fountain' fed by a pipe from water higher up the mountain.


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  5. The Opa

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    There was a Civil War battle at this location.


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    Then I moved the tag to here



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  6. The Opa

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    I also had a great time! My son from California will be here this weekend, so I am not able to ride then anyway.
  7. The Opa

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    Couple more shots from today


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  8. The Opa

    The Opa experienced

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    Augiedog and I took a two day trip to and from southern WV the other day(s).

    A few shots from the ride.


    Preparing to leave Augie's :

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    Chasing Augie up 16 (NC)

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    Couple of shots above Wilkesboro NC


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  9. The Opa

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    Some pictures near the NC/VA border.


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    Abandoned chimney


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  10. The Opa

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    Same general area


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    Augie mugs for the camera


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    More or less the excuse for this particular ride route


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  11. The Opa

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  12. The Opa

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    Continuing up 16

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  13. The Opa

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    Rained overnight


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    Breakfast


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    The approach to Welch with a mural on a water tank


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    Lots of history around


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  14. The Opa

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    Tazewell, VA is the north end of the 'Dragon's Back'. Augie spied a bunch of cherry Model A cars behind glass. The glass made them difficult to photograph.


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    Some views from the bottom (going back south)


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    Found some gravel in NC


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    I took us the wrong way, but getting back on track allowed me to see the original 'Mast General Store'


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  15. The Opa

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    PS


    The whole town of Welch, WV is rather covered in murals


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    Lot's of coal mining & moving in WV


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    And evidence of former movement


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  16. OnTheWay

    OnTheWay Rock Liu Supporter

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    Wow,I have to say that your pics are surely with high quality.Awesome!!Love it!!
  17. The Opa

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    Thank you OTW!
  18. The Opa

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    Took a rather round the horn route to the dairy today. A few shots.

    Went and grabbed a tag

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    Then stopped at a similar marker miles away



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    Thought this was nice


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    Don't know the history. Obviously from a long gone house



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  19. augiedog

    augiedog augie dog

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    took this while chasin Opa up a gravel shortcut. 024.JPG
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  20. augiedog

    augiedog augie dog

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    The mountian top views were great. 005.JPG
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