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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Extremenc, Jan 23, 2017.
Still a little early for color but the corn is ready in East Tennessee
Ashe County, I think. Could be Watauga, where most of my riding is anyway.
I’m heading up to Mountain View motorcycle campground this weekend. Apparently there is a tw200 rally going on. I’m gonna check it out just for shits and giggles on my Chinese bike.
Nice pics, that 2nd one I love the chunky mountainside and how it conveys the grade.
Pics from WV/KY
Great shots, that’s a fun looking machine!
Picked it up in Feb, did the suspension adjustments to fit my Sasquatch size and now it’s my new obsession. More Off road oriented tires planned this winter.
Hanging the ass out on some gravel sounds lovely. Bad things would happen to me if I ever had something like that in my garage. I have to control my habits by owning slower machines, I have issues Good for you for having enough self control to still have a license.
Bad things would happen to me if I ever had something like that in my garage. I have to control my habits by owning slower machines, I have issues
You're probably right, I've seen you on a Grom..
Fantastic ride yesterday. I really haven't done much riding this summer locally so it was nice to finally get out with a buddy I haven't seen in a while. I realized that I hadn't hit Bent creek yet this year, so started there, rode all that gravel to 215, up and over to cataloochee main entrance, turnpike to Harmon den exit on I40. Given our late start, there wasn't much time to ride on into Martha, so headed home on the slab.
I've ridden all that before, but never put it into that particular loop, it was about 200 miles from my door back to door. I'll get out earlier next time and include Martha Sundquist and Max Patch. Makes for a pretty epic 50/50 bdr style day trip.
Lots of folks out yesterday, but most people let us by..... Until cataloochee. It was a shit show until the turnpike. I'm generally a pretty courteous driver/rider but I have to tell on myself, that I got my inner squid on. It was bumper to bumper of slow moving out of state tags going both ways. It looked obvious that nobody had mountain driving experience and people got very very angry getting passed. I've never gotten cursed, flipped off, yelled at more in my entire life. People would deliberately try to cut us off, nobody would pull over or stop to let us by, so had to take matters into my own hands.
I guess I ruined a bunch of people's day. I don't think any of them understand how difficult it is to ride those roads at a half a mile an hour stopping every 10 feet.
Anyway turned right onto old cataloochee turnpike and it was smooth sailing.
We were either talking or riding and I wasn't even thinking about taking pictures. The colors and light was just beautiful. Only pic I took.....
^^^ shit show is a great descriptor. Daph and I took the car with the goal being an easy hike.
In all my travels, I don't think there's another valley that strikes me like that one does. I can imagine the settlers coming through going, um yeah, we're stopping here.
All the hikes in that area are amazing. I need to dig up my pictures from those hikes. The ghost town is epic.
I wanted to take my buddy to see the elk, he hasn't been through there, but I just have no patience for crowds.
I don’t either, I had to focus on my safe space yesterday so I didn’t just explode and ruin her afternoon. I don’t mind crowds, what I do mind are dumb, ignorant people. Unfortunately crowds always seem to contain a high percentage of those type. Yesterday was my first time in the back fields in over a year. The stream turned that road into a stream at some point, that’s why it’s closed. It’s gonna take a lot of material to make it car worthy again.
I was looking for the answer to something (I forget) recently and came across this.
I got a chance too do a one year trip across the Americas,,,
2 X's from coast too across Canada,,, twice across the USA,,, I enjoyed North Carolina and Virginia along with lots of other States...
Its all about the mountains when Im travelling...
The Smokey Mountains and the Appalachian range...
Our play ground in our Canuck-a-stan resembles those areas once in a while...
Mist in the foot hills as it drifts threw the dark Green Trees giving it a Blue-ish tint...
Or the Golden Fall colors of distance that run for 100's of miles in every direction
Of course we have the back drop of the Rocky Mountain Range that bumps up against the foot hills...
Lots of little lakes in the lower valleys
They say that our area is the viewing capital of Western Canada,,, from the endless miles of flat prairie lands,,, rolly football hills,,, endless mountains and the bad lands...
You can see all of it in 1 day if a person stays on the throttle...
Heres a snap shot of 00000.01%
A sight too behold...
My travels has allowed me too find those distance places close too home,,, I'm very grateful too of had that chance too see it in your folks area so I can hopefully find it in ours...
Who would of thought that small pockets in your folks area would be in the far reaches of the North...
Thanks so much for this spectacular thread all...
Yes,,, a picture is worth 1000 words...
The top of the world is where I remain as I find the thunder in the valleys below...
That converted 10-speed must be a heck of a lot faster than it looks!
That link is a great read!