Riding North Carolina, TN and VA

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

  1. Sonny S.

    Sonny S. Long timer

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    I'm not great with GPS either but did you tack a few different tracks and connect them to create a route? The straight lines look like it was set to create the route with no gaps. Is this how the route should look below? Screenshot_2019-11-30-08-43-27.jpg
  2. JRowland

    JRowland Been here awhile Supporter

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    Sonny, I didn’t do anything as far as tacking anything together. That looks to be the route, it was an out and back with one little in and out at what Apple maps has labeled as Boomer Den Rd, it ends (maybe, the gravel anyway) at the photo of the tread lightly please. The only editing I did was to remove the start and end at my house and I moved it to near a gas station right off the I40 exit. Thanks for posting up something I can visualize, it appears to have worked.
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  3. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Worked fine. Thanks!

    I’ll give it a ride.
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  4. Sonny S.

    Sonny S. Long timer

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    When I opened it in Locus it has a bunch of straight lines connecting points like below. I just deleted them for myself.
    Cool thanks! Screenshot_2019-11-30-09-51-55.jpg
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  5. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Just saw on the news last night. Hawkins County, TN Route 66 is re-opened. TN Rte 70 will follow in early December (about the 12th if I recall) They have been closed since portions slid off the mountain back in Feb.
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  6. JRowland

    JRowland Been here awhile Supporter

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    Today was 125 miles of pave. Elevation changes and a non stop barrage of back road, good pave curves. This is what I moved down here for! Started here in my back yard.

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    Hung a right in Luck on 63.

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    Sweet little piece of road called Hookers Gap.

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    To 151 uphill.

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    A little elevation riding via the BRP

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    276 down to Waynesville

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    I got home right before the rain. Light traffic, beautiful scenery (when I had a chance to look), and 100% abuse. I didn’t see my first traffic until mile 40. It was stellar.
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  7. pythontn

    pythontn Adventurer

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  8. tireatr

    tireatr Let's go for a ride

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    Thanks, heard the same from a friend near Bristol. Looking forward to riding these roads again. It’s been over a year for me.
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  9. smalls78

    smalls78 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yesterday's ride and late day sun in the North Carolina country



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  10. smalls78

    smalls78 Been here awhile Supporter

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    ...and today in the North Carolina mountains (Wilson Creek area)




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  11. JRowland

    JRowland Been here awhile Supporter

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    Nice! I jammed 209 up and back to Hot Springs via Rabbit Skin Run and Panther Creek Rd. It was a great day to ride.

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  12. smalls78

    smalls78 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Curious if you guys could tell me...previous owner put on this rear tire and it seems squared off (Pirelli)? Lots of sidewall and kind of flat appearing. What's the purpose? I just haven't swapped it out yet, but believe I'm going with the same tires you have JRowland.
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  13. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I don't see a picture, but I'm guessing MT43. Great tire if you can run it 10psi or lower in the nasty rocks and roots. Only short coming is deep mud
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  14. smalls78

    smalls78 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yep, that's it. Never had an issue with it, just looks weird.
  15. JRowland

    JRowland Been here awhile Supporter

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    They aren’t the greatest mud tires, I like them everywhere else and they’re dirt cheap.

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  16. JRowland

    JRowland Been here awhile Supporter

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    What front are you running with that Tusk? Have you had it out enough to get an initial impression?
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    mhr650 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Looks like the good weather Monday got a lot of people out riding. I took a southern low altitude route. Highway from home in Fairview to Dupont Forest and across Pinnacle Mountain Road, East Fork over to 178, down into SC to Horsepasture road. From Horsepasture road I discovered that Laurel Fork Road was open, every other time I have been down there it was closed, fun road that loops back up the mountain almost to the NC border, steep and twisty but good surface. Ran into a cool wooden suspension bridge and small creek crossing. Connected back to Horsepasture road for the obligatory picture of Lake Jocassee from Jumping Off Rock. Headed back towards home with a slight detour up FS 477 and across Yellow Gap Road.

    It was a great day of riding, the roads had enough moisture in the dirt and gravel to have fantastic traction, I was down there last summer and it was hard as concrete with dust and gravel on top.

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  18. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Great pics. Now I have To go look for Laurel Fork Rd.
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  19. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    I Run Kenda Klassic front

    https://www.chapmoto.com/kenda-k257d-klassic-dot-approved-front-tire-parent-328-6066

    I did get to try the Tusk Adventure (rear) on a lot of different surfaces. Great on everything. Mud, gravel & tar. I rode it in Cherokee NF on Hurricane Gap Rd and on many of the stub roads that were leaf covered muddy two track. Likely to buy another one wholly depending on how long it lasts.

    https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/tires-and-wheels/tusk-dsport™-adventure-tire-p

    A complete set of tires for under $100, that are IMO very good
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  20. SSE

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    @JRowland Regarding the Tusk DSport Tires I've put about 700 miles on a set so far and really liking them for a mixture of all surfaces. Mainly two track and forest service roads so far with a little pavement and single track sprinkled in.

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