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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    Yep, you did ride right past it. It’s easy to miss and it’s not on a lot of maps. After Heintooga on the way out are you aware of Bunches Creek? It will be a left off of Big Cove and it takes you back up to Big Witch Gap. Not that I don’t love Mingo Falls, great pictures too!

    You may want a bash plate before you try for that waterfall. I’ve put 2 big dings in mine from babyheads, which is what I call that trail.
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  2. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    Sounds good, you reminded me Hillbilly Jam is this weekend.
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  3. #14

    #14 Adventurer Supporter

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    I read that Old House Gap Rd was partially closed. Is that the southern (Fun) part where it hits Roseboro? Trying to put together a day in the BR area next week. It was a nice stretch last time I was on it.
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    CheapB Long timer

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    nice man! Y'all got me wanting a DR to go play! Let me know next time you want to go smalls, and I'll play brother and ride your KLX. :lol3
  5. zooomer

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    I would love to hook up with you guys up in the Maggie Valley/Hurricane creek area... Not much riding like that in the piedmont area of NC.
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  6. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    Just shout next time you head this way.
  7. Licklog

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    I think most of the road is closed for repairs (the fun parts anyway), and I'm not sure if/when it's supposed to reopen. I went up there and rode it the day before they closed it.
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  8. Licklog

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    I did ride Bunches Creek from Big Cove Road to Big Witch Gap on the BRP. I didn't see a waterfall or a road to one though; where is it located?

    It was getting late and I was trying to make it back to Waterrock Knob for a quick hike. Can't wait to get back out there and check more of that area out, there's so much to see and so little time!
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  9. zooomer

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    Do you guys ride most every weekend? I can be there in 3 hours.
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  10. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    The bash plate/waterfall comment was for this one. A lot of that trail (old FS 288/babyheads) is loose rock that likes to jump up.

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    Sorry for the confusion, I just wanted to point out Bunches Creek since you mentioned Heintooga.
  11. JRowland

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    I do :-) I’m riding that area this Sunday, I think with at least one other guy. You (and anyone else) are welcome, I’m not sure of the timing yet or the meet spot but I’ll share if there is any interest. Otherwise just post up here or PM me and we’ll figure something out.
  12. smalls78

    smalls78 Been here awhile Supporter

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    I made a mistake when navigating to Old House Gap and only caught a section of it. Here's my mistake, and as it turns out the "road" we took was a single track beauty!

    Going north on Roseboro from Mortimer we stopped on a few spur trails (out and back stuff) and after looking at the map briefly I knew OHG road was coming up on my right. I made the next right assuming this was it. Nope, turns out according to Google I was on Rockhouse Cr Rd, which is really a trail. It dumped us out on a 4 way trail crossing over OHG road, but not where Google shows it, more so south and about halfway up on OHG road right where the closure is. We headed north on OHG from there towards Gragg.
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  13. smalls78

    smalls78 Been here awhile Supporter

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    The KLX has cogent suspension, not a lot of power, but damn awesome for when it’s tight on the trails.


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  14. jonathanneely

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    Resurrecting a slightly old thread, but I am from Greensboro as well and just bought a CB500X. Would love to get together for rides. Feel free to PM me.
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  15. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Got out for a ride this afternoon through Cowee/Big Laurel.
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    No dust but the creeks were moving with the recent rain.
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    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    Saw this in a fb group just a minute ago… this was on Maple Sally today :lol3

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    I saw it too. WTH?
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    Maybe Walmart is starting to deliver? :D
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    gen1fizzy Been here awhile

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    Rolling back prices literally everywhere, even out in the woods!