Riding North Carolina, TN and VA

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

  1. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    It’s still there, waiting for you :-)

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  2. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer Supporter

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    You have to wonder how it got there. It could make for some great stories. Instead of the normal "when I was young I had to walk to school in the snow, uphill both ways" You just tell people you ride the bus to school through Hurricane Creek with students bouncing off the ceiling:rofl
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  3. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Hey, Charlie Manson got a school bus up Goler Wash in the Mojave desert.
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  4. Salth2ofish

    Salth2ofish Long timer

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    New dr? Very very nice either way.
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  5. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    That would’ve been way cooler than the snow!

    Thank you, same bike :thumb
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  6. jt3nsb

    jt3nsb Adventurer

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    Continued exploring the forest roads in the Pisgah National Forest, Grandfather district yesterday. 309EB6A5-2C16-4F8B-93DC-501488F9E0F3.jpeg 90C6EC8E-103A-4756-BD34-A2EB550DC825.jpeg C1F5430F-2044-4A65-9A1C-94CC0ABE444F.jpeg E865D3F8-AD0D-4C6D-855D-E17316168C4A.jpeg
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  7. jfauerba

    jfauerba Been here awhile

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    Are they open again??
    Which roads??
    Thanks
  8. SCPancho

    SCPancho Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    It’s turning green!

    :clap
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  9. jt3nsb

    jt3nsb Adventurer

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    April 1 is when the seasonal roads open. We have just been touring the year round open FS roads.
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  10. jfauerba

    jfauerba Been here awhile

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    Was wondering which roads are still open now. Been doing Pinnacle Mnt past few weeks due to all the other closed.
  11. SCPancho

    SCPancho Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    Went over horsepasture yesterday. Most gates are open. It’s been graded recently, pretty smooth, unfortunately.
  12. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    At the gym now, rehabbing the leg.
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  13. BaldKnob

    BaldKnob I Wanna Ride

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    I was up there a couple weeks ago... took Globe to Anthony's Creek to Edgemont then over to Old 105. No gates and very little traffic. The BRP did have a closure going south of Linville Falls though.
  14. tireatr

    tireatr Let's go for a ride

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    Yeah that Linville river bridge BRP closure is in the WORST place.
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  15. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Got out on the parkway for a bit today, for the first time this year, by way of 151. It was fun getting acquainted with a new (to me) bike. I picked it up Monday north of Richmond.

    I think it'll be a match made in heaven and a great companion to my AT. Looking forward to putting some miles on her this year.


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  16. Ken Hooligan

    Ken Hooligan aka Hooligan LT

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    Mid 70s forecasted on Fri, who wants to go for a ride?
  17. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer Supporter

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    Nice choice amphib! I picked something up today as well... wait a minute... this ain’t NC!? Fly and ride with the oldest daughter, y’all wish us well, having a blast and just got started.

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    I won’t flood this thread with our trip pics, but might post up a new one later on if anyone is interested in our shenanigans.
  18. tireatr

    tireatr Let's go for a ride

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    Congrats. Looks like a soulful machine.
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  19. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    That looks fun, congratulations!

    Nice! Flood away, what a great experience you are giving her!
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  20. SR1

    SR1 Going to America!!!!

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    Seems like a lot of rain in your way, and some tornadoes. Take it easy man. And if you get a chance, take that nice road up beside the Mississippi, I had a great time on that on the S1000R.
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