Western NC Tag-O-Rama!

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Sandrion, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. JRowland

    JRowland reaching for the sky Supporter

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    Looks like I’m still WFO over here :clap.....for now.
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  2. mhr650

    mhr650 Been here awhile Supporter

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    Grab

    Nobody else was going to claim it so I made a run out along the river to check it out. IMG_20200417_174534.jpg

    Couldn't get the exact picture since there was a truck parked right in front of the spring.

    Big surprise, the gate is open, going to see how far it takes me.
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  3. mhr650

    mhr650 Been here awhile Supporter

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    New tag.

    Hint Toe + Cane = Nolichucky

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  4. mhr650

    mhr650 Been here awhile Supporter

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    The answer for how far I was able to go up FS278 is about 100 feet. Rounded the first corner and met a ranger, said the only reason the gate was open was because they had to call in a 4WD wrecker to recover one of their trucks that had gone off the side of the road. The road was very deeply rutted and I was on a strip with a drop on one side and a foot deep rut on the other side, after an 80 point turn I was headed back down the road.

    There are lots of dirt and gravel roads in that area, but nearly everything is private and gated.
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  5. AFHans

    AFHans Been here awhile

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    "...after an 80 point turn...":clap:imaposer
  6. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-) Supporter

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    Been finding more and more roads being private and gated. I live next to a guy that bought 3700 acres 20 years ago. Over the years he has had the state turn over all of the roads that criss crossed his property. Now we all have to drive around his property.
  7. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

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    Only thing that bothers me about my 950se no steering throw:kboom

    Good to hear you got out for a ride!
  8. mhr650

    mhr650 Been here awhile Supporter

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    In 2018 I went to the Overland Expo, they had training for GS Trophy riding. The instructor said straight up that a KTM didn't have the steering lock to do the tight turns they do in the GS Trophy course.
  9. Tnwineseller

    Tnwineseller Glug Glug Glug

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  10. mhr650

    mhr650 Been here awhile Supporter

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  11. Tnwineseller

    Tnwineseller Glug Glug Glug

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  12. Lzeplin

    Lzeplin Been here awhile

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  13. Lzeplin

    Lzeplin Been here awhile

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  14. line1man

    line1man Adventurer

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  15. line1man

    line1man Adventurer

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  16. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-) Supporter

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  17. Boatman

    Boatman Membership has it's privileges ;-) Supporter

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    New tag... some good dirt riding up past the tag.

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  18. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club. Supporter

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    It's good to be rich.
  19. dpippin

    dpippin Been here awhile

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  20. dpippin

    dpippin Been here awhile

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    New Tag

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