ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Regional forums > Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-19-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
stretch160 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
stretch160's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: up-state SC
Oddometer: 448
Anyone near upstate SC, GA, NC want to ride?

I live between Greenville and Spartanburg, and would like to find some people to ride local, and not so local trails with.
stretch160 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 06:02 PM   #2
Chiknmunky
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: On road Off road
Oddometer: 63
I know it's short notice,but I'm available tommorow( Sat.).Been itchin to get the DR out.
Chiknmunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2013, 08:18 PM   #3
1worshipguy
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Oddometer: 51
I'm in too...

I'm in the Pickens area...some good riding over here. Been looking for some company to take Horsepasture Rd one day.
1worshipguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 09:12 AM   #4
cbolling
Here...Hold my Beer.
 
cbolling's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Greenville, SC
Oddometer: 2,684
The cool thing is that Horsepasture is open year round now to licensed vehicles.
__________________
2011 Kawasaki Versys

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=661436
cbolling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 07:08 PM   #5
Chiknmunky
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: On road Off road
Oddometer: 63
I read somewhere that it's only open the 7 mi.to jumping off rock.I hav'nt been in there in a while so I can't say firsthand.
Chiknmunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2013, 10:09 AM   #6
stretch160 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
stretch160's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: up-state SC
Oddometer: 448
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiknmunky View Post
I know it's short notice,but I'm available tommorow( Sat.).Been itchin to get the DR out.
Sorry I missed your post. The DR is down for a little maintanence, but I would like to ride some time. I have found some great places to ride if I can get someone to go with me. The DR Should be up by the weekend of the 10th.. PM me when you want to ride.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1worshipguy View Post
I'm in the Pickens area...some good riding over here. Been looking for some company to take Horsepasture Rd one day.
I've been on horsepasture, it's basicly a dirt road with deep gravel. Not bad, but there is much more interesting riding in the area. How do you feel about jeep and ATV trails? PM me when you want to ride..

stretch160 screwed with this post 08-02-2013 at 10:22 AM
stretch160 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2013, 10:14 AM   #7
stretch160 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
stretch160's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: up-state SC
Oddometer: 448
here are some pictures from this weeks ride. It should give you an idea of where I like to ride.
crazy mushroom tree

trail is a little orergrown, but the view was nice.

easier to follow

todays first water crossing. easy peasy

that's gonna be a little trickier

toataly faked water crossing :P

big old pipe. insert pipe laying jokes here.

more pics






Now It's times like this I wish I had someone to ride with me.
I don't mind a bit of rutted trails, but this is just rediculous..

I could just see my self getting hurt out here in the middle of nowhere, and nobody even knew where I was.

stretch160 screwed with this post 08-02-2013 at 10:20 AM
stretch160 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2013, 06:26 PM   #8
Chiknmunky
Adventurer
 
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: On road Off road
Oddometer: 63
Hey, I'm down with that! That's the kinda riding I like. Post up when you get your bike sorted.
Thought I might head out somewhere tomorow,maybe the Gorges & Wolf mt. I don't know. If anyone is interested.
Chiknmunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2013, 06:39 PM   #9
1worshipguy
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jun 2013
Oddometer: 51
Still a newbie

That's the kind of stuff I want to get to but I'm not there yet. I've been on street bikes too long and have to unlearn some stuff. Plus I've got to learn how to handle a GS Adventure off pavement.

Anyway, want to get there at some point. So I'll keep up with this thread and look to ride at some point.

Tomorrow, I'm actually riding with a group from church (our 1st Saturday ride that happens every month, rain or shine). The only deal is most are street only, only me and another guy on a GS Adventure. It's open to anyone that rides though.

Talk to you later.
1worshipguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2013, 03:19 PM   #10
HI378
Adventurer
 
Joined: Jan 2012
Oddometer: 14
Also interested

I am new to the area and I'm on an 05 Tiger so I can't go some places the DR will but I'm looking to learn my way around the Upstate. Would love to find some like minded and either understanding or less skilled riders to explore with.
HI378 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 09:05 AM   #11
Whitebread117
I do what I want
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Western NC
Oddometer: 459
Nice pics stretch.

I'm in Brevard, just up the mountain from some of you. I've got a KLR that I run around on. I travel a fair amount for work, sometimes on short notice, but if any of you want to ride shoot me a PM and if I'm home I'll go.

I know a lot of the stuff north and west of Brevard and am slowly getting acquainted with the stuff south and east of here.

I'm content running around with the big adv bikes or the smaller dual sports either way. Though if I'm the biggest bike in the group I'll be swapping sprockets and tires to try and cheat my way into keeping up with the little bikes on the rough stuff













Looking for some examples to post, I realized I need to stop more to take photos. I don't have anything from most of my rides.

:
Whitebread117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 12:37 PM   #12
stretch160 OP
Gnarly Adventurer
 
stretch160's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: up-state SC
Oddometer: 448
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chiknmunky View Post
Hey, I'm down with that! That's the kinda riding I like. Post up when you get your bike sorted.
Thought I might head out somewhere tomorow,maybe the Gorges & Wolf mt. I don't know. If anyone is interested.
argh.... it's taking a little longer than expected. I don't know if the DR will be ready by this weekend. I'll PM you when I can ride.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1worshipguy View Post
That's the kind of stuff I want to get to but I'm not there yet. I've been on street bikes too long and have to unlearn some stuff. Plus I've got to learn how to handle a GS Adventure off pavement.

Anyway, want to get there at some point. So I'll keep up with this thread and look to ride at some point.

Tomorrow, I'm actually riding with a group from church (our 1st Saturday ride that happens every month, rain or shine). The only deal is most are street only, only me and another guy on a GS Adventure. It's open to anyone that rides though.

Talk to you later.
The GS1200 is a bug bike, but some people can do pretty amazing things with them.
Quote:
Originally Posted by HI378 View Post
I am new to the area and I'm on an 05 Tiger so I can't go some places the DR will but I'm looking to learn my way around the Upstate. Would love to find some like minded and either understanding or less skilled riders to explore with.
I'd like to ride with you. We could stick to the dirt roads and stay off the ATV trails if you like.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Whitebread117 View Post
Nice pics stretch.

I'm in Brevard, just up the mountain from some of you. I've got a KLR that I run around on. I travel a fair amount for work, sometimes on short notice, but if any of you want to ride shoot me a PM and if I'm home I'll go.

I know a lot of the stuff north and west of Brevard and am slowly getting acquainted with the stuff south and east of here.

I'm content running around with the big adv bikes or the smaller dual sports either way. Though if I'm the biggest bike in the group I'll be swapping sprockets and tires to try and cheat my way into keeping up with the little bikes on the rough stuff













Looking for some examples to post, I realized I need to stop more to take photos. I don't have anything from most of my rides.

:
Sweet, looks like you have found some spots I haven't yet. I recognize the spot in the last pic, but not the first two. I look forward to riding with you when I get the DR back on the road. I probably can share some new spots with you too. I'm still hoping to have it done by this weekend..keeping up with me isn't an issue, I'm slow. I prefer the first gear stuff anyway. The only other rider I've ridden with off road was on a gen1 KLR.

stretch160 screwed with this post 08-05-2013 at 12:47 PM
stretch160 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 12:42 PM   #13
35xj
Studly Adventurer
 
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: asheville, nc
Oddometer: 887
hmm, id be up for a ride with you guys too. either on my ktm 950 or the husaberg 450
Looks like you guys have found stuff we haven't!
35xj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 01:50 PM   #14
Whitebread117
I do what I want
 
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Western NC
Oddometer: 459
Quote:
Originally Posted by stretch160 View Post
argh.... it's taking a little longer than expected. I don't know if the DR will be ready by this weekend. I'll PM you when I can ride.


The GS1200 is a bug bike, but some people can do pretty amazing things with them.

I'd like to ride with you. We could stick to the dirt roads and stay off the ATV trails if you like.


Sweet, looks like you have found some spots I haven't yet. I recognize the spot in the last pic, but not the first two. I look forward to riding with you when I get the DR back on the road. I probably can share some new spots with you too. I'm still hoping to have it done by this weekend..keeping up with me isn't an issue, I'm slow. I prefer the first gear stuff anyway. The only other rider I've ridden with off road was on a gen1 KLR.
The first photo is an awesome area to ride and it'll take you to the NC/SC state line if you go far enough south. During certain times of the year, it's also the access to the north end of Bad Creek (when SC has the gate open). I was 8 miles off pavement at that photo. Big bikes with willing riders will have no trouble on the main parts, and there's a ton of side trails for the little bikes. Oh, and the erosion control berms are steep enough to make even a klr pig fly. It's not on most maps but is a (roughly) maintained road.

Second and third photos are an area I stumbled upon while living near Highlands. I've taken 3 people from this board down there and to my knowledge they are the only ones on the board that know of its' existence. It's really fun but no good for large groups due to proximity to uppity neighbors.

Last one you recognized is always a fun road, made more so by the heavy rains this year. Always a good choice for a mixed surface day.

I run Kenda 270s and a +1 front sprocket most days (better highway manners and still fine for big bike roads and 2 track). Then switch to -1 sprocket and full knobbies for small bike / singletrack stuff to try and keep the heavy pig under control. I'm the same in offroad tastes- high speed gravel is fun for a while, but first gear is where the excitement is at. Looks like you carry more gear but have a lighter bike - we'd probably be pretty well matched.

35xj either of your bikes would run circles around mine but I'll be glad to ride sometime if you decide to head this way. If you know the good spots north of AVL then perhaps I could head up that way for the day as well.

:
Whitebread117 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2013, 01:58 PM   #15
Mr. Ray
Chemically Enhanced
 
Mr. Ray's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2006
Location: Brevard, NC
Oddometer: 3,501
I'm nearly always up for a ride.
__________________
It's about this big.


http://www.roadtofermentation.blogspot.com
Mr. Ray is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 12:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014