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Old 02-01-2008, 04:27 PM   #1
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Off-road riding in Asheville, NC area?

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My daughter lives in Asheville, and has mentioned to me, at least three times, that she wants to go dirt bike riding. I am, of course, more than happy to drag a couple of dirt bikes down there, but I don't have a clue where to go, as I live near Richmond.

This would be an off-road only excursion, as she does not have MC license, and can't handle any of the plated bikes I have.

I know of Brown Mt, but haven't been down there in about 7 years. Is there any place closer?

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Old 02-01-2008, 04:47 PM   #2
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Here is a Link to the areas in NC

http://www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc/recreat...ctions/orv.pdf

All the Forest Service areas are closed to spring.

There may be some private areas that are open.
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:34 PM   #3
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If she could get a plate or a dual sport I could show her a crapload of good stuff....but a lot of it requires 'street legal' status.

Feel free to PM me, I could probably put her on to some good stuff that didn't require a plate....

I'm just down the road in Hendersonville.
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Old 02-02-2008, 04:34 AM   #4
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Closer to Asheville than Brown and less technical but it doesn't open back up untill april.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/viewarea.php?t=499753
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A good forum for offroad riding in the southeast incase you have more questions http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=52
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Old 02-02-2008, 05:29 AM   #5
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Wayehutta ORV Is Great--Dual Sporting The Area Is Much Better

+1 for Wayuehutta ORV. Also like Mel said, get her a DR200, XT225, Super Sherpa or similar tagged dual sport. Around the Cullowhee area alone you go from 6-8 miles of fee trails at the Wayuehutta ORV to 50-75 miles of free USFS trails/logging roads in that area alone. With a small tagged dual sport there are many hundreds of miles of non-paved USFS and/or state roads from Asheville west, not to mention N GA and E TN. My 17 year old daughter grew up riding a TTR125 and is now dual sporting with a DR200. Good luck and enjoy the adventure with your daughter.....Mark


[quote=Appalachian DR]Closer to Asheville than Brown and less technical but it doesn't open back up untill april.

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/viewarea.php?t=499753
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:16 AM   #6
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If she could get a plate or a dual sport I could show her a crapload of good stuff....but a lot of it requires 'street legal' status.

Feel free to PM me, I could probably put her on to some good stuff that didn't require a plate....

I'm just down the road in Hendersonville.


oh, really, i am in pisgah forest and would love to get to know some folks around here and find some trails. been local since highschool, but don't know what i can ride and can't concerning the forest. was caught when 16 on a untaged xr600 on a logging road (gated), they were not happy but let me go with warning to get a tag and don't ride trail with the signs (no motor veh.) so i am not sure what all that means.

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Old 02-02-2008, 06:27 AM   #7
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So you're finally coming on down huh? Good to see ya around Pete. Like already mentioned, ORV parks in this area more or less nonexistent. Wayehutta, Brown Mountain, and Brushy Mountain about sums it up. If you don't have a plate then your offroad options are severely limited.

Put her on a bike with plate and we could ride for days, literally, with enough offroad to get your dual-sport fix for a long time. There are lots of places around here comparable to the Shenandoah 500 type of riding and some that are much more aggressive. It sounds like you need a Sherpa in the stable Pete!

P.S. I'll give you a pic...remember this one? :)



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Old 02-02-2008, 09:31 AM   #8
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Hey Ryan:

Fix that flat yet?

Thanks for all the help, guys. I'll see what I can scrape up for her to ride in the spring. Right now, I've only got the XR100 that she can ride.

I don't think she's ready for the CR500 that's next to it.

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So you're finally coming on down huh? Good to see ya around Pete. Like already mentioned, ORV parks in this area more or less nonexistent. Wayehutta, Brown Mountain, and Brushy Mountain about sums it up. If you don't have a plate then your offroad options are severely limited.

Put her on a bike with plate and we could ride for days, literally, with enough offroad to get your dual-sport fix for a long time. There are lots of places around here comparable to the Shenandoah 500 type of riding and some that are much more aggressive. It sounds like you need a Sherpa in the stable Pete!

P.S. I'll give you a pic...remember this one? :)



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Old 02-03-2008, 08:22 AM   #9
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oh, really, i am in pisgah forest and would love to get to know some folks around here and find some trails. been local since highschool, but don't know what i can ride and can't concerning the forest. was caught when 16 on a untaged xr600 on a logging road (gated), they were not happy but let me go with warning to get a tag and don't ride trail with the signs (no motor veh.) so i am not sure what all that means.

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Sent ya a PM Jim.....
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:47 PM   #10
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Although I've not been there myself, this place sounds like it might be just right for giving a non-plated XR100 rider some seat time.
http://www.bmmspark.com/

Dirt bike riding is akin cigarette smoking only in the sense of.... you've want to get them hooked on it when they're young (they heal quicker, have less fear and don't have to worry about missing work due to a busted appendage).
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:25 PM   #11
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Thanks, JD, I found out about that area and we'll be hitting it next month.

If she wants to pursue it, I'll probably end up getting her something legal.
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