Riding North Carolina, TN and VA

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Extremenc, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Sunday’s snow here was 4-6 inches. That’s a lot for a place that has a wait till it melts approach. Won’t be out much for a couple days.
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  2. Henderson757

    Henderson757 Living the American Dream

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    I’m out in Elkin,NC. We ended up with about 18”. Enjoy the thread, maybe we can ride sometime. -Sam
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  3. kmw

    kmw Adventure. Er...

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    Sunday was a bit extreme:
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    Monday was still a little intense:
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    It’s night and day difference between yesterday and today.
  4. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride..... Supporter

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    FB_IMG_1480003974812.jpg Pretty much sums it up..
  5. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer

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    No doubt, I really do have the 2wheel blues, but me and my oldest daughter got out for a little fun in the truck on Sunday. :D


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  6. Henderson757

    Henderson757 Living the American Dream

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    View from top of Roaring Gap - Sam
  7. tireatr

    tireatr Let's go for a ride

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    Dang she’s almost growed up. Looks like Liz. Cheap do any of your girls look like you?
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  8. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer

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    thank God no, no they don't. Should their resemblance to the cable guy be any concern? :lol3
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  9. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Do they wear flannel shirts with the sleeves cut off?
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  10. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer

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    and always telling me to git-r-done?!
  11. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this! Super Supporter

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    @Henderson757 I’m just down Hwy 21 @10 miles.
    Keep in touch and let me show you the area sometime.

    Do you have a bike yet since you’ve settled in?
  12. Henderson757

    Henderson757 Living the American Dream

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    I actually just picked up a KLR. We will have to go for a ride on one of these random warm days
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  13. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this! Super Supporter

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    Excellent bike to start figuring out what you enjoy around the area!
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  14. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer

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    Y’all talk some sense in to me and tell me I don’t need to sell the GS and try the orange koolaid?!? I was offered a great buy on a 2017 KTM 690 enduro with sumo kit, and I’m having problems concentrating :lol3
  15. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this! Super Supporter

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    I’m not gonna lie. I enjoyed mine!

    But, in the end, it just beats you up too much with the lack of wind protection for where we live. It’s awesome for fire roads. It’s even fun for the first 100 miles before you get to the dirt. But after that, you are left wanting more civility.
  16. stinkfinger

    stinkfinger Chickenfat dirtbiker

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    I have a buddy back home like you. Always thinkin the NEXT bike will be the perfect bike. Happy with all his bikes but none of them ever
    really move him emotionally. Your struggle is REAL! LOL I hope you find the bike that makes you go to the garage at 3am just to check on it.

    Tony
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  17. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer

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    It's crazy stinky, it's not that I'm not content, I love them all! But that in itself is the problem! :lol3 I really do think the GS is probably the best all around bike for me. It fits a lot of my slots. I will more than likely end up with another at some point. But I also like to try a bike out just because of it's rawness and not necessarily because it fits all of my slots, but because it makes me grin from ear to ear everytime I throw a leg over it, or honestly, sometimes just because I like to look at it. :D And it doesn't help when I run across a deal that I feel like I can basically try something I want for "free" or almost "free" (of course by that I just mean that I'll be able to sell it for near what I paid for it). I once owned a motorcycle for 5 years. That was a big deal for me, it did move me and thrill me like no other. Of course, it literally was out of commission about 1 year of those 5 for problems, so we had a love/hate relationship. :lol3 I'll never forget that relationship, and I actually may own another of those one day as well. That was my 05 1050 Speed Triple. :brow
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  18. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer

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  19. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Keep the GS and add the 690. If not, let me know where the 690 is.

    :D
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  20. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Good point. I’m on the edge myself for the 690. I’ve been riding a lot of FS roads and just want something smaller that my GS.
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