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Old 01-02-2014, 10:32 AM   #16
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:13 AM   #17
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I'm going to be heading to WNC next weekend and would like to break in the new bike - should I order online, or just hit Black Dome to make sure I get them in time? I live in Durham, so delivery time is probably not an issue, I just want to make sure :)
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:44 AM   #18
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:32 AM   #19
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Just moved to the Raleigh area. Interested in the maps.
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Old 03-05-2014, 01:10 PM   #20
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Old 03-09-2014, 06:00 PM   #21
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Can these still be picked up at Black Dome?

I live near Asheville and am kinda a map junkie. I would love to pick up a couple of these and was just curious if they are still available at Black Dome. I am fairly new to dual sport riding and am looking for places to hone my skills so I like that your descriptions cover difficulty levels. If you have any suggestions for good rides that you don't have maps for I do not mind just exploring so if you want to throw them out there I would be all ears .

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Old 03-09-2014, 06:17 PM   #22
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Still available at Black Dome as well as the new BMW dealer in Asheville: Eurosport. Weekdays till 5:30 I'm usually at Black Dome and be glad to give some you some advice. Plus we now have a bar in the shop so you can have a local brew before or after a ride!
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Thanks for putting these together. Moving to Lenoir this summer and looking to do some riding/camping. The Wilson Creek and Hot Springs maps look awesome, but are there any maps that cater to highway enduros (single track/FS roads)? Just want to know if I'll need to invest in another riding option to fully enjoy the area.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:44 AM   #24
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Thanks for putting these together. Moving to Lenoir this summer and looking to do some riding/camping. The Wilson Creek and Hot Springs maps look awesome, but are there any maps that cater to highway enduros (single track/FS roads)? Just want to know if I'll need to invest in another riding option to fully enjoy the area.
Most all of the six maps I have out so far have a section or two of moderately technical stuff on them, but in most cases I have an alternate route to bypass if you're not into that kind of terrain. With that said, I've done all the "technical" sections on the rides myself on either an R80g/s or an F800GS and I'm no hot shot rider by any means. I'd say if you've got good tires and it's not too muddy, you'd be fine on most any adventure/large dual sport bike. The Linville map is my personal favorite ride as it's got great views, a little moderately technical section, and a great place to eat at the beginning or end of the ride in Linville Falls.
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Old 05-14-2014, 07:54 AM   #25
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Forest road closures

Just a quick update for the riding in our area..........Checked with the Forest Service last week and there are still a few road closures that affect the Dirty Dozen rides. Currently the Mt. Mitchell and Pisgah rides have some road closures on them that require significant detours. On the Mt Mitchell ride, FS63 (Stony Fork Rd.) is closed and will probably be closed most of the summer for repairs. The easiest detour would be to continue thru Barnardsville to hwy 19/23 south back to Asheville. On the Pisgah ride, FS5000 (Wash Creek Rd.) is currently closed and may also be closed most of the summer. The detour would be to stay on the Blue Ridge Parkway north to Asheville. There may be other road closures as well, but these are the ones I know of that affect the Dirty Dozen rides. Thanks!
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Old 05-18-2014, 07:12 AM   #26
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Hi John
I got the routes from you at the shop this past week. I plugged the GPS coordinates in but never really used them, the roll chart was pretty much spot on. Thanks for the work making a great route. I am including a video of us doing the 8-9 section 2up! (She is speaking to me again now) Look forward to coming back soon.

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Old 05-20-2014, 04:47 PM   #27
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[QUOTE=outridingagain;24190905]Hi John
I got the routes from you at the shop this past week. I plugged the GPS coordinates in but never really used them, the roll chart was pretty much spot on. Thanks for the work making a great route. I am including a video of us doing the 8-9 section 2up! (She is speaking to me again now) Look forward to coming back soon.

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Excellent, glad you enjoyed it! That Linville area is beautiful!
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