Riding North Carolina, TN and VA

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

  1. tireatr

    tireatr Let's go for a ride

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    Hey now, this is the new AdvRider. We’ll have none of that sophomoric humor :)
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  2. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Yep. Never know the condition. I think big trucks like to play and tear it up. I’ve never seen that but it sure does look torn up sometimes.
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  3. GtownKLR

    GtownKLR n00b

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    Little bit of Pinnacle on this.
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  4. GtownKLR

    GtownKLR n00b

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    Curtiss Creek
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  5. GtownKLR

    GtownKLR n00b

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  6. jfauerba

    jfauerba Been here awhile

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    FS 475B is now open on the 475 side plus the big dip is gone. Road it today.
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  7. kmw

    kmw Adventure. Er...

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    I went out through Roseboro/Edgemont/Brown Mountain Beach earlier this week, almost every “major” road around there may as well have been tarmac. Fresh gravel in several places, recent grading, they took all of the fun out of it.

    Kind of funny, I was down there to see a house that’s for sale (because some of us live and work here year-round), the “improvements” turned me off the house.
  8. MountainNate

    MountainNate Long timer

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  9. jfauerba

    jfauerba Been here awhile

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    Nantahala Ranger District seasonal road openings
    Franklin, NC, March 29, 2019 - The Nantahala Ranger District will begin opening their seasonally closed roads and recreation areas on April 1, 2019.

    The roads to be opened are:

    Boardtree (FSR 388) Upper Nantahala (FSR 67)
    Deep Gap (FSR 71) Shingletree (FSR 713)
    Shope Fork (FSR 751) Ball Creek (FSR 83)
    Connelly Creek (FSR 86 through Alarka-Laurel) Wayah Bald (FSR 69)
    Winding Stairs (FSR 422) Little Yellow Mtn. (FSR 367)
    Big Creek (FSR 4567) Cold Spring Gap (FSR 4663)
    Moses Creek (FSR 4651) Old Bald Road (FSR 4652)
    Sugar Creek (FSR 4665) Gage Creek (FSR 4648)
    Wolf Mountain (FSR 4663C) Charley Knob (FSR 4654)
    Beech Flats (FSR 4668)
    The recreation areas to be opened are:

    Wayehutta OHV

    Balsam Lake Lodge
    Appletree Group Campground
    Standing Indian Campground
    Kimsey Creek Group Campground
    Hurricane Horse Campground
    Cliffside Lake/Van Hook Glade Campground
    Nantahala River facilities
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  10. jfauerba

    jfauerba Been here awhile

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    Seasonal road closures and openings for Appalachian RD

    Date(s): Mar 29, 2019

    The Appalachian Ranger District will open their seasonally closed roads on April 4, 2019.

    The roads to be opened are:

    • Big Ivy (FSR 74)
    • Hurricane Gap (FSR 467)
    • Cataloochee (FSR 3549)
    • Rich Mountain Fire Tower (FSR 467A)
    • Hickey Fork (FSR 465)
    • Long Arm (FSR 287)
    • Flat Top (FSR 278)
    • Mills Ridge (FSR 113)
    The following roads will remain closed due to storm damage:

    • South Toe River (FSR 472)
    • Neals Creek (FSR 2074)
    • Stony Fork (FSR 63)
  11. jfauerba

    jfauerba Been here awhile

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    Road down the parkway by Bent Creek/Wash Creek entrance. Last week the first gate just off the parkway was closed but today it was open. Could not see further down since going north to Asheville to look further down. Anybody have any other update on Bent Creek and Wash Creek for past few days?
  12. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    I rode by on the parkway saw the same thing. I may get out tomorrow and will ride to bent creek and see.
  13. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    Oh My! Can't you just see the email for that first one " Alert to everyone in the Disaster View Community. Meeting tomorrow at 4 PM, rain or shine, wine will be served. Everyone wear your yellow vest to join."....
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  14. MisterE

    MisterE Adventurer

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    Do you mean the pinnacle mtn road over by Zirconia and Tuxedo area? That's the only one I know in the area. Last time I rode it, I stopped to check my chain and take a leak. An old guy on a tractor pulled up quickly and said it was illegal to stop anywhere or step of the road there, and unless I wanted trouble is better leave now. Meet the nicest ppl in a Honda..
  15. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    I ride that often never seen that guy. As far as I know, it’s a public road. It’s on the route of the Tail Chaser 250, a ride sponsored by Eurosport Asheville.
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  16. jfauerba

    jfauerba Been here awhile

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    Anybody knows if Bent Creek and all of Wash Creek open yet?
  17. MisterE

    MisterE Adventurer

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    That's what I thought too. Never seen any signs indicating otherwise. I know it's a watershed but that doesn't forbid literally stopping for a minute and not being a hooligan. I figure he's just being cranky. It's only about 30 minutes from my house so when I've got a running bike I like to ride thru some weekends. Never really seen it rough tho, just a nice wooded road.
  18. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Yeah, just got back from riding it. Beautiful day.
  19. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Sometimes the mud holes are major.
  20. 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