Riding North Carolina, TN and VA

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

  1. NORMA_JEAN

    NORMA_JEAN Been here awhile

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    I would love to do this ride, when are you planning to do this again?
  2. ZanderMan

    ZanderMan Needs monitoring

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    What a great route!

    The riding weather in NC has been amazing lately, I guess Ida sucked all the crap out.
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  3. jt3nsb

    jt3nsb Adventurer

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    It’s a good one. Perhaps next Sunday….
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  4. Storz

    Storz Been here awhile Supporter

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    If anyone happens to be out on Old NC105 today stop by and say hey, the fam and I are camped out 20210905_115113.jpg
  5. zeer0

    zeer0 who?

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    Wife and I have 300’s. Mine’s a 2017 and hers a 2018. We don’t do a lot of “adv” riding with ‘em, we use our XT225’s for that, but they are excellent bikes. One of the most fun bikes I’ve had and they handle everything we throw at them with ease. Did a cross country trip on them last year and had a ball!
  6. SwampyDeadHead

    SwampyDeadHead Been here awhile Supporter

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    Rode up the BDR from Damascus. Started in MVMC actually this morning. Then busted a left and now in the New River gorge national park area. Gonna explore around here a few days then tick NW and pick up the BDR back south. Light rain on and off since mid afternoon. I’m now camped at a mountain bike campground in Fayetteville, WV. Every public and private campground I called or tried to book was full. Should improve tomorrow when the holiday weekend is over.

    BDR southern section was in good shape and pretty tame except for a section of freshly laid gravel. It was more slab than I expected. I ran into one other north bound rider on a Vstrom out of Asheville area and chatted with him for a bit. I will report back on other sections later in the week.

    Side story kinda funny. I stopped at a random saloon/snack bar for a very late lunch somewhere in WV. Google sent me here basically. I park the bike and walk up and see you have a ring a door bell and the windows are dark tinted and a lady slides a little window open like some shit outta prohibition.

    Her - Where you from?
    Me - Florida ma’am
    Her - you got a gun?
    Me - yes but I won’t rob you I just want a corn dog and a beer or something
    Her - (as she buzzes me in) good thing you got a gun the meth heads keep trying to get in

    turns out the place was some kind of video poker establishment.


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  7. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Thanks for the feedback. Everyone that has one kind of feels the same.
  8. tireatr

    tireatr Let's go for a ride

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    Bear!!
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  9. Gaston Gagne

    Gaston Gagne Past Easy

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    Swoopy. Beautiful day out there. Ask the hawk. I mean, falcon.

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  10. SwampyDeadHead

    SwampyDeadHead Been here awhile Supporter

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    He’s a good doggie.
  11. Honkylicious

    Honkylicious Long timer

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    The 300 is a good bike. Full size, and pretty nimble. It shines on the twisty backroads and does a decent job on gravel. It does interstate well, except passing quickly. The seat is the worst I’ve ever sat on but Seat Concepts has a great solution.
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  12. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    My favorite type of road, ballsy shot I love it :beer
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  13. ZanderMan

    ZanderMan Needs monitoring

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    Visited my church’s cemetery today to check on a couple recent burials. Always a good idea to check a day or two after to make sure they’re still daid.

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  14. NORMA_JEAN

    NORMA_JEAN Been here awhile

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    Thats a full life right there. Always seems to be the women who make it that far...wonder why
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  15. Storz

    Storz Been here awhile Supporter

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    First ride on the new-to-me Transalp today and I am already in love with this ol girl!

    Living 5 minutes from the BRP has its advantages

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    Took the gravel road up to the top of Grandmother Mtn

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    Great 50 mile shakedown cruise
  16. Salth2ofish

    Salth2ofish Long timer

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    This coming weekend, the weather looks to be PERFECT weather for riding!!!!!!! Gonna get some seat time in for sure.
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  17. justBert

    justBert Been here awhile Supporter

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    Loading up for the Blue Ridge ADV Ride this weekend, who's going?
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  18. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    Have fun, take some pics :D Are you taking the new to you 2 smoke?
  19. Storz

    Storz Been here awhile Supporter

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    Sounds awesome and I am only about 35 minutes from the Pineola Inn, but having just got the Transalp on Sat I don't quite have the confidence in it (yet) for a longer adventure ride. Soon though!
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  20. justBert

    justBert Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yes I am! Heading over a day early so I can ride Brown Mountain with Kris. The 3390 is geared back up for Dual Sport duty so that's the line up. Charging up the GoPro so I should get some video if I can remember to turn it on.
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