Riding North Carolina, TN and VA

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

  1. CheapB

    CheapB Long timer

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    :lol3 I guess that means I’m going to have to break down and buy a hack next! Poor me!!! Thanks for making it easy on me Florida Lime. :lol3
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  2. Chethro

    Chethro Confidence is High

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    This would suck too...

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    Maybe a 19" front tho...
  3. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    Seeing the Cannonball stop was cool. I felt like an ADV stalker in a way, I saw Cuttle and introduced myself, she introduced me to kennyanc. I also introduced myself to Polly, I’ve never met her or Doug but I follow dicking around in Doug’s garage. I felt like an autograph seeker must feel, it was weird but fun.

    These are my friends Buck and Nikki, trying to be the first 2 up finishers and they have a perfect score so far.

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    The Wall was there, Corinna was the only one of them that was at the museum though. Her squirrel Noodles

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    Lots of people, and cool bikes

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    This is my friend Vinnie, he’s had a couple DNFs and he’s trying to get back in it. My brother and Artie who are Buck’s pit crew were assisting back in the shop at the museum. The stage finishers couldn’t start working on their bikes until 6 but those that didn’t finish were free.

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    I got pics of a bunch of them leaving as soon as they were allowed

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    Some donuts before heading to my brothers to watch them thrash on Buck’s bike

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    Done and ready to load by 9. My brother said that’s about normal for easy maintenance days. Only one night they barely slept and that was the day Buck cracked a jug and they had to tear the motor out.

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  4. JRowland

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    Oh and Buck said 4 or 5 riders bailed in one of the tunnels coming toward Maggie from the highest point. It’s the one that curves and is long, Pinnacle maybe. He passed 2 riders down in the tunnel when he went through. I should’ve taken a picture of the one on a trailer with the broken front end. The riders were all basically ok from what I was told.
  5. Low Drag

    Low Drag Been here awhile

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    Where is Blowing Rock Market?
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  6. KennyV

    KennyV Been here awhile Supporter

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    This one?
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  7. ZanderMan

    ZanderMan Needs monitoring

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    Didn’t get out of Orange County….
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  8. Still Running

    Still Running Adventurer

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    I took 80 to Marion in a hard rain in March . Nice twisty and the lake is beautiful . The rain is what got me off the BRP . It turned out to be a wonderful ride .
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  9. Storz

    Storz Been here awhile Supporter

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    Well I can't really think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning than 100+ miles of forest road and Parkway riding with friends! I got to try out the Africa Twin today, wow what a bike!

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  10. Storz

    Storz Been here awhile Supporter

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  11. Fireman1000

    Fireman1000 Long timer

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    58 degrees and raining atop Newfound Gap today. IMG_1383.jpg
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  12. KennyV

    KennyV Been here awhile Supporter

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    Nope, Floyd Va. I've spent a lot time riding the area over the years, mostly on my old bikes.
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  13. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer Super Supporter

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    Along the MABDR between Damascus and Mountain Lake:
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  14. wadethewanderer

    wadethewanderer To infinity and beyond.

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    Love the Transalp. Always secretly and privately wanted one!
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  15. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    Daph went in to work for a bit yesterday. I went for a ride in the neighborhood and just told her to text me when she was done. It ended up being 4 o’clock :ricky

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    It’s been awhile since I did this little in and out, there’s a little worthwhile challenge. Gonna have to keep it in the rotation.

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    I remember why now too, there’s a locked gate that everyone and their mother drives around that pulls at me like a magnet :-). I’ve tried to get to it from the other side (for some deniability) but haven’t figured it out, yet.

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    Lunch in Martha

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    Took Rattlesnake Gap to the end, I couldn’t tell there ever was a settlement (Wasp) back there, I’m gonna try and sniff again after the leaves come down.

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    And unfortunately Upper Shut In is gated again. They did all that work and even did Upper Shut In only to close it off? I magically got in to Hot Springs and had an awesome run on 209 back home. Passed the whole BMW car club, some bad ass rides not even trying to do the 55 mph speed limit WTF?

    I learned about another Wall of Death recently, these folks got pissed at Jay and my friend Jerry (Charlie when performing) and quit. They built their own, better evidently (smoother transitions, better carpentry was how when I asked). They were at the Mountain State Fair at the WNC AG Center so we went to check it out. Different but similar, good group of folks minus the hate they still carry for the American Motordrome wall folks. They were super nice to us though and Jerry can be a dick so I get it :lol3

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    They have this Dutch rider, his family bought 4 of these things from the ‘30s and are restoring them for use and he’s learning. He was a good rider.

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    They did the money with the cart, still cool!

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  16. Low Drag

    Low Drag Been here awhile

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  17. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    “I magically got in to Hot Springs and had an awesome run on 209 back home“ :lol3
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  18. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    Some folks have brought up wanting to ride Hurricane Creek recently. This coming Saturday is a great day to do it. Bert and I (and maybe @Rusty Rocket and @SR1) are gonna ride it and some other fun stuff. If anyone is interested logistics are open right now. I’d be glad to do a shorter ride Sunday as well if it works out that way. If not I’ll ride the west Sunday with @justBert, my wife has to work both days.
  19. SwampyDeadHead

    SwampyDeadHead Been here awhile Supporter

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    Well our house sitting gig starts Tuesday in Bryson City. It’s right as you go outta town up road to no where. I left my bike up there in the shed last week. After sweating my azz off changing the oil this morning in her FJ can’t get out of here soon enough.

    Will maybe do some riding with y’all.
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  20. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    How long are you going to be there?