If any of you guys would like to ride some rough & steep logging trails sometime there's a great area between Boone & Mtn. City that I'd be happy to lead small groups through. It's best on smaller bikes with knobbies. If it's not too damp decent d/s tires will do. I ride it on a WR450 or XT225, and take the ATVs there when it snows.
It's a very big area, maybe 7500 acres and about 10-12 miles long. Some of the trails are 40-50 years old and some are fresh cut. There are some hills that I can't always climb, but I've routed the whole area and know alternate exits & routes, so we won't get stuck at the bottom of a hill.
Also, Doe Mtn. OHV is planning to open soon. I think Aug. 31st. It runs between Mtn. City & Watauga Lake. I'll keep you all posted when I hear that it's finally open.