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Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Extremenc, Jan 23, 2017.
Wow. They were lucky. Snug seat belts. Will be expensive getting that out of there.
Crazy weekend for the four by fours evidently. Looks like you rolled up on that yard sale right after it happened.
Pretty sad since I just brought this one home last week. I'd hate anything like that to happen to it! (Background)
Rich mountain fire tower earlier. Then paint creek road. We also picked up a WNC local Andy on the Wr. The weather is supposedly going to shit Wednesday so might ditch our plans to go north east and seek shelter (day drink) in Bryson.
Gwaltney, Browning View, Fish Hatchery, and NC 126 have nice, new pavement. Good times.
And big thanks to the guys at Waynesville Cycle Center for the new front tire yesterday. The old one was wearing in very strange pattern and was getting bald.
It was around lunch time so had some pizza delivered. Great people.
One fine day in the Appalachians with @Fortis Mons ADV and Jeremy on the AT, rode on Old Hwy 105 and Tablerock Mountain. Started out with breakfast at Tartan’s in Linville.
Cant believe I’ve never been here before, Linville Gorge is just beautiful, reminds me a little of Yellowstone.
Met up with @justBert this morning in Whittier and played around on Conleys Creek exploring for gates
Blueberry Ridge, gate was open so what the hell
More Connellys Creek
Bert rolled and I worked my way back home in reverse ish
Connellys Creek again the other way
Talked to these 2 coming home from Suches, they’d been on the road 5 days. Yellow bike was from Asheville and the blue one Bryson City.
Got a little Parkway in
There is still snow on the slopes
y'all making me jealous, I worked all weekend.
I admittedly spent all day yesterday breakin' the law. Had a great time though!
How did you know?!
looks like y'all are having a great time down there! It is still yellow pollen season up this way.
Now that I'm home here's a report on the 3 private campgrounds I ended up using over 8 days. I rode with a group of dudes Saturday to Tuesday and they broke off and I was solo Tuesday to Saturday. The other days were couch surfing and I got a motel room in Clayton, GA one night (Cool town by the way). We couldn't find any FS or public campgrounds that either weren't already full or closed on Saturday or Sunday nights. We attempted to dry camp off a FS road one night but got eaten by gnats and were low on water so we packed up.
1. Hunt's Motorcycle CG in Tellico Plains: New ownership as of around 6 months ago if I remember correctly. Owners (Husband/Wife) were extremely nice, cleaned the bathrooms constantly and gave us towels to use. The owner built a fire for us which was great and had coffee going in the morning. Downside is there's a quite a bit of highway noise. Two thumbs up.
2. Kirkland's Creek CG in Bryson City: I had been to this one before but it's also under new ownership. It's been cleaned up a lot with older park model trailers being removed. The pool is also being repaired and recommissioned. The owner happily offered and gave us a ride into town for dinner and picked us up later. He also started our fire for us. The owner also mentioned he'd love to host more motorcycle camping people. Two thumbs up.
3. Driftwood CG in Alexander: This is where we ended up late in the day after getting attacked by gnats. Great piece of property on French Broad River. Close to gas and grocery stores. The SM1000 track also runs a few miles east on the other side of I-26. I called ahead and said we've got 4 people on motos and was quoted $30 a night for a site. When we got there the guy said that will be $60 since you need two sites. Little bit of a miscommunication but it looks like they only allow two tents a site. No big deal. This place has one shower and one toilet for the whole campground and cabins.
4. Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground (Didn't stay here but rode through and checked it out): This place looked awesome. Cabins were priced at $45 a night and the grounds were really nice. This would be a great option if you are riding the parkway. I will be back to this one.
Very useful, thank you.
Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground is my second favorite after Mountain View Motorcycle Campground. While the facilities at BRMC are great, the owners of MVMCG are beyond belief. Mark takes groups for rides around all the amazing roads in the area, and Janinie takes care of the campers and bends over backwards to be kind and personable and friendly. They go out of their way to make friends and have fun, and you can tell Mark really likes people and really likes riding. BRMC used to be my stomping ground, I loved going there for the CX500 and V4 meets... but MVMCG is now my home away from home. It's by FAR my favorite destination for basecamp riding, rallies, and meets, and any trip West for me will always have at least one stop at MVMCG.
I have to 2nd that CC. I know I've said it before, but anyone that has not been to MVMC just don't know what they're missing. They may not have the biggest campground or the nicest facilities (although they are super nice IMO) compared to others, but the location and HOSPITALITY far exceeds many others. Did I mention the HOSPITALITY?!? Just genuine good people, that are true motorcycle enthusiasts.
Unbelievable day on the trail - one of the best days in the past two years!
If we were in JoMomma I would be inquiring as to exactly what kinda hospitality gets so much praise...