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Riding North Carolina, TN and VA

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

  1. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    Here's a video riding up Panther Creek Road:
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  2. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    They actually have a big road sign up here. IMG_0263.JPG
  3. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    SO Many good roads: IMG_0271.JPG
  4. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    Here's another video. Riding through the woods then 75 mph for a little bit....
  5. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    I won't post any more photos of this area for now. I think when you visit for yourself you will agree it is a good and unique place to ride. I headed back late in the day down Highway 16 then on home on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Here is a pic looking west from one of the ridges on the BRP. IMG_0273.JPG
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    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    AND to finish up this post here is a zoomed pick looking West. Grandfather Mountain is on the left. Sugar Mountain in the center, with the big condo building on top, and Beech Mountain on the right. Enjoy Your Riding! IMG_0275.JPG
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  7. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer Super Supporter

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    Shoot, if I wasn't leaving for California by way of Big Bend and Death Valley tomorrow, I'd head to Deep Gap and get you to show me around! Great pics.

    Mike
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  8. SidewinderX

    SidewinderX Hey, watch this! Super Supporter

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    ExtremeNC- I'm nicknaming you bullseye!
    You are finding stuff in days when it took me years to find it.
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  9. popscycle

    popscycle Fahren Away Super Supporter

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    Good stuff, especially the road pics! Thanks for posting.
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    CheapB Long timer Supporter

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    where in the world have I been?! Great thread, subscribed! :)
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  11. viper522

    viper522 Been here awhile

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    Love this thread, can't wait until I get settled and find the right bike for the WNC backroads.
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  12. MrCrisper

    MrCrisper LowHPchamp

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    I stumbled across this thread and I'm watching it now. I ride in the smokies as long as campgrounds are open and it's great to see some new great places to explore. Keep it coming!
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  13. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    You are either driving a truck on a west coast run, or going on a really long ride on your GSA....
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  14. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    Well Heck SidewinderX. Lets Ride!
  15. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    You would enjoy your VStrom in this Jefferson Forest area, but I'm thinking you had road tires on it. The DRZ would be perfect!
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  16. mikegc

    mikegc Long timer Super Supporter

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    I'm cheating a bit. I've loaded the GSA on a trailer and will leave the rig in San Antonio and ride from there. This is the 14th year I've made this run and I've done it a bunch of times on two wheels the whole way. The trip to San Antonio is just an interstate slog so I'm trying to keep the miles down on the bike and my old butt. Fun time.

    Mike
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  17. crownhorse

    crownhorse Been here awhile

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    try some thing called [boost plug] for your surge, added one to mine years ago really helped the on off throttle and low speed stalling,
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  18. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    You are blessed Mike, to do all this riding. I have been around out there some myself, but it's been a while ago. Let us know how this trip went when you get back.
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  19. Extremenc

    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    Thank you crownhorse for your advice. I have exhausted all my other options and will try this next. I have GOT to get it fixed. Had a buddy of mine who was a Red Bull MX racer, ride it the other day. He said that he wouldn't ride it ten feet cause of how dangerous the surge was. lol....
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    Extremenc NC Mtn. Man

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    IMG_0283.JPG I rode another day in the Jefferson Forest - Mt. Rogers Recreation Area yesterday. No rain, but a little cool. Low of 39, high of 49. I don't have electronic gear, but rode pretty warm anyway. Hard to get too cold when you are having so much fun! I rode in the area north of Independence, VA between highway 21 and highway 94 as they go north of highway 58 which goes east to west. SO many good roads in this area. The way they crisscross and interconnect, and the shear number of roads within this fairly small region is intriguing. I didn't take any photos of them, but I definitely recommend you ride them. I started my ride by going north up the Blue Ridge Parkway past Doughton Park.
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