Riding North Carolina, TN and VA

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

  1. jfauerba

    jfauerba Been here awhile

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    Pisgah FS roads are a little harder than Maxpatch but not too much. Way easier than Hurricane Creek.
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  2. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this! Super Supporter

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  3. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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  4. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    They got over 10 inches of rain in Boone and surrounding areas
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  5. kmw

    kmw Adventure. Er...

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    I hope you ended up coming out here (Wilson). Took the Jeep through there today to see how bad it was, at least on Edgemont and Roseboro roads I didn’t see anything I wouldn’t have done on the 990R or 1190R. Biggest thing is watch out for roads that are a lot narrower than they used to be as the sides of a few hills have washed away...
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  6. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    I didn't.... Hmm, maybe tomorrow. I went out to Whittier dropped south, meandered around then cut east through pisgah and home. Great riding, saw practically nobody. Only took 2 pics.

    I'd have to look at the map to remember what road this was, but it took me to fs 70. Cowee mountains.
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  7. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    South of Whittier... you were probably on Conleys Creek Rd.
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  8. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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  9. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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  10. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Fueling up in Marion.... Let's see what the day brings! :-)
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  11. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    Any chance you can do some recon on S. Toe River Rd??? It's been closed for some time now.
  12. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    As of 2 weeks ago it was still closed. I may return home that direction and will check.
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  13. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    I'm almost home, stopping for some eats. What a perfect day. I came south on nc80 to check...the gates still closed for s. toe.
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  14. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer Supporter

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    So rode the first section and part of the second of the MABDR on Saturday. Definitely had a blast trying to follow Sidewinder and my buddy John as usual :lol3

    I have a couple of other buddies planning to do the entire route by Wednesday. Had a blast riding and hanging out Saturday night. We raided the summer solstice in Blacksburg and probably ruined that place for a while lol. Anyway, good times, definitely looking forward to getting back out there and at least finishing up section 1 & 2 one day. I have a feeling I may be down for the whole thing when time allows. Here’s a few pics I got along the way.

    That is not my ugly mug thank God!

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    See, I’m smart enough to cover mine up :lol3

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    No one would dirty dance with me :(

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    And poor Blacksburg... talk about a motley crew :lol3

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    Good times were had, let’s do it again!

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  15. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Love it! @CheapB I'm itching to do the MABD. If I can get out of a tentative trip this early fall, I think I'm going to try and do it then. Looks like you guys had a ball!
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  16. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    A few from today. The Linville area is a little spot of heaven. Every turn I made, there was more beauty to be seen. The next time I can put a few days together and camp, I'll definitely be returning. I was kind of racing the clock today so didn't stop too much. I definitely saw alot of evidence of high waters. I was a little bummed that my family was out of town for Father's day, but the weather, scenery, roads, friendly people I met ensured it was one for the books. Such a beautiful day.... Tear in your eye kinda beautiful day.

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  17. Lzeplin

    Lzeplin Been here awhile

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    Where did you ride at? I thought I knew Linville well but I don't have a clue where you took the pic's?
  18. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    I'll take a shot... 1st pic looks like Old Johns River Rd, 2nd is definitely off of Edgemont, 3rd could be Edgemont or Anthony's Creek and 4th??? Craig Creek Rd?
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  19. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Nice job! 3rd was Anthony's creek, 4th was near the junction of fs 2076 and fs 472...s. toe river rd, before the gate...... Very cool old spooky stone structure.
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  20. Lzeplin

    Lzeplin Been here awhile

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    Hahaaa I need to look more while riding! I went up Anthony creek this past weekend but I turned to go up to blowing Rock. I can be at S toe river Rd in about 15 minutes. I thought that was the structure but I knew the gate was shut? Forgot that was before the gate..
    I urge you all to email the forest service and ask when S toe river Rd, Neil's creek and stoney fork will be reopened. I've sent numerous emails and they haven't answered me yet.. I'd love to have a petition and send it to the governor.. Who ever is over the Appalachian district needs to be fired. This August stoney fork will have been closed for 2 years..
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