Riding North Carolina, TN and VA

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

  1. kvango

    kvango Been here awhile

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    I think “Private” means not county maintained. No gates, no ‘no trespassing’ signs and there are several properties and a retreat along the way.
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  2. mhr650

    mhr650 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I could have given you a wave, I am a half mile out Old Fort from 74.
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  3. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    We left Morganton at 1530 under blue bird and 65 degrees. At 1800, it was spitting rain and 52.
  4. tireatr

    tireatr Let's go for a ride

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    So before Troylers? I love that place.
  5. mhr650

    mhr650 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Way before, just past the carp pond.
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  6. jeffmackvision

    jeffmackvision Boob man Supporter

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    last 2 stints at home from work it has turned cold.....itchin to get out....come on weather man... fix this!
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  7. jfauerba

    jfauerba Been here awhile

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    FYI about local forest service roads around Hwy 276
    • Avery Creek FSR 477 (the upper portion, from the horse stable up to Hwy 276)
    • Yellow Gap FSR 1206
    • Headwaters FSR 475B
    • Wash Creek FSR 5000
    • Bent Creek FSR 479 (from Ledford Branch to Blue Ridge Parkway)
    I emailed the FS last week and got back this on 1/27:
    All of those roads are currently closed due to potential damages from the effects of freeze and thaw. As we see the weather continue to fluctuate, I would anticipate these roads staying closed for as long as we continue to see those conditions. If there is a stretch of time in which dry and warm weather remains stable, they may be reopened. Typically these roads are able to safely reopen, and stay open, in March or April.
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  8. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    at least they got back to you ;-)
  9. SR1

    SR1 Going to America!!!!

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    Would you mind giving some GPS tracks for this trip, or a little more detail on the route? I am trying to find everything and stitch it together but I'm not having much success. Thanks!


  10. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    It went something like this, I just made this one but if I recall it’s pretty much what I did.

    Attached Files:

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  11. SR1

    SR1 Going to America!!!!

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    Thanks!!!
  12. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    You're welcome, anytime. How's the new bike?
  13. SR1

    SR1 Going to America!!!!

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    LOVE IT.


    Let's go riding together.
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  14. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer Supporter

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    I’ve gone and drank the koolaid again guys. This thang is redonkulous.

    IMG_1603.jpg

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  15. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    Sweet bike, nice pics too Cheap. Congrats!
  16. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    What do you mean "drank again"?
    I thought once you drank it, you were in for life. :D
    I drank mine in 2001, (1992 if you count my Penton) haven't been a day without one since.
    Did you do a fly and ride?

    What's the out West photo story?
    Congrats on the new bike.
  17. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer Supporter

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    Believe it or not, that’s right here in my backyard. That’s Moore’s Wall right here in Hanging Rock. Actually [mention]smalls78 [/mention] gave me a tip that his neighbor was looking to sell, and next thing I know...
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  18. 12bridn

    12bridn I need throttle therapy

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    In the past month I've read this whole thread start to finish and Cheapb has had more bikes than every other poster combined
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  19. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    :imaposer

    good to know.
  20. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer Supporter

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    :photog variety is the spice of life. :brow:lol3