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Old 11-02-2013, 03:30 PM   #3676
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Yep....I'd say there's still time to enjoy the foliage in that area.



































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Old 11-02-2013, 03:33 PM   #3677
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Heading north towards Cedar Cr.......just a random driveway.





































p.s. the roads suck though....all twisted up funny
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:35 PM   #3678
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Old 11-02-2013, 03:37 PM   #3679
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Stopping for a pic isn't a bad thing....I'd ridden this road many times before and never noticed the waterfall down below.....


































Should have tried slowing the shutter down some more.

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Old 11-02-2013, 03:39 PM   #3680
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Hey! What's with all the clouds all of a sudden?!

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Old 11-02-2013, 03:41 PM   #3681
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My plan was to ride up to Old Fort and take Curtis Cr up to the BRP and back down NC80 but...


















....the skies looked a little better back to the East!


















So I decided to chase the blue skies.

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Old 11-02-2013, 03:47 PM   #3682
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Unfortunately the weather looked worse on the other side of this tunnel....


















.....so I did a u-turn and ended up racing back towards home as rain looked to be closing in from all directions and I didn't feel like being cold and wet.

Ended up riding through Forest City, something that I've managed to avoid for many years.


















They had a few pretty leaves though, so it wasn't too bad.

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Old 11-02-2013, 03:50 PM   #3683
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Going around Crowders Mtn....almost home and still dry.

















That green was on my heels the whole way.....







...and got heavier soon afterwards...








As it turned out I guess it would have been possible to wait it out and ride home behind it.....but......all's well that ends well I suppose.

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Old 11-02-2013, 03:57 PM   #3684
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Thanks for sharing the pitchers Kevin!
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Old 11-02-2013, 04:02 PM   #3685
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:17 AM   #3686
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Nice roads!

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Old 11-09-2013, 04:06 PM   #3687
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Thanks guys, and you are welcome!


Went out for a little spin this afternoon after the sun warmed things up a bit....but wouldn't ya know it not long after I got rolling it became overcast again.

Anyway peak leaf peepin' looks to have gone past but a few trees here and there are still coming into there own. Like this pair in the background at the KM visitors center.


















Little bits of color on the Western edge of the park but lots of bare limbs too.


















Color-shmolor! It's about the ride!

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Old 11-09-2013, 04:08 PM   #3688
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And the ride is about old houses?



































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Old 11-09-2013, 04:14 PM   #3689
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I don't know exactly what to blame but in years past the colors on the 3 trees in front of this old house in downtown Earl have really 'popped'...not this year. Last week there was still a good bit of green and now 2 of the 3 are completely bare and the 3rd is just a bit brownish this year. A good stiff North wind must have got 'em.


















Heading towards Lk Lure via Painters Gap....you can see the sudden heavy overcast and lack of leaves.


















There was more color closer to the lake itself but unfortunately the skies would remain heavily overcast.

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Old 11-09-2013, 04:17 PM   #3690
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