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Old 03-28-2006, 08:35 AM   #16
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:35 AM   #17
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:38 AM   #18
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well the road goes up to about 3500 ft

it started snowing like crazy (sorry no pics) it would have been a great video ..

2 track thru evergreen trees
heavy snow (could hardly see each other)
dark

really cool stuff (for us easterners anyway)

so Cataloochee has a paved road, but you have to run gravel to get to it

we got to the observation hill and couldn't see shit

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Old 03-28-2006, 08:39 AM   #19
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snow gnomes left y'all a message on top

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Old 03-28-2006, 08:40 AM   #20
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my stuff was dry and secure in Mr Ortleib's bag

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Old 03-28-2006, 08:40 AM   #21
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then the snow stopped so some landscape type shots
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Old 03-28-2006, 08:59 AM   #22
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Yes Virginia there ARE Elk in Cataloochee

so anyway I says "let's ride down into the valley instead of going thru to Waterville or 12 mile ridge."

so he says "What's down there?"

so I says "Well they are trying to get elk re-established in NC, there's a herd in here. Come on I'll show 'em to ya"

so he says "You've seen 'em?"

so I says "No"



we ride on down and come around a corner to see









these guys are BIG

and gots big horns too

and are territorial



come 'ere truck

I dare ya










kiss my a$$ truck

I'm an protected species (here anyway)









take MY picture





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Old 03-28-2006, 09:02 AM   #23
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:02 AM   #24
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and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:03 AM   #25
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Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Robert A. Heinlen
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Chrome don't get ya home. Rob Nye
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:07 AM   #26
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so it's getting dark

it's getting cold (24 deg)

and Dingledork LOSES his fuckin KEY!!!!!!

in the snow!!!

we look and look and look

and find it

and his battery is wimped out from the e-vest (and leaving the key on while snapping these cool elk shots ... my kodak suffered terminal battery-itis)

but he had added the kicker from an older DR350 so he was GOOD to go .... finally

here's more elk on the way back



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Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
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Chrome don't get ya home. Rob Nye
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:15 AM   #27
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so it's cold

and getting dark

and we have to ride back over that 3500 ft pass

and the snow is getting

so

the trick with Gripsters on ice is to stay in the strip of unpacked snow for traction

until I ALMOST lose it on a very slick corner

while congratulating myself on a very skillful save ....

the strip of unpacked snow disappears ...

on an UPHILL, cambered corner



Oh $hit

the back breaks loose

I slid into the hill

can't stand up on the ice to lift the bitch

Dingledork can't get back as he'll loose it on the ice too

drag the front wheel down to the hill

lift with legs

brace bike on calf

new grip

lift it up

sit on it

catch breath

hit starter

ride up in ditch for traction until I can get it outta the ditch

don't know why HE was so shaky ... I was the one outta breath and feeling the herniated disc from years ago





dat's all
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Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
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Chrome don't get ya home. Rob Nye
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:23 AM   #28
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Very good report there gentlemen - Glad you don't let a little bad weather slow you down. All you fair weather rider's bow down . I had to guide a trip on the Nanatahala River on Sunday. Give me a shout if you need / want a riding buddy. I live in the gorge. USFS 711 above the Nantahala Lake is always fun in the snow. Thanks for getting out there and for the report.
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:27 AM   #29
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Very good report there gentlemen - Glad you don't let a little bad weather slow you down. All you fair weather rider's bow down . I had to guide a trip on the Nanatahala River on Sunday. Give me a shout if you need / want a riding buddy. I live in the gorge. USFS 711 above the Nantahala Lake is always fun in the snow. Thanks for getting out there and for the report.
went thru there one October in the leaves

it was like a post-apocalyptic BRP

a nice ride

In the River???

Saturday???

at least I had an electric vest and glove liners
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Old 03-28-2006, 09:27 AM   #30
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Ahh, spring in the south.

You guys are crazy, but good crazy!
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