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Old 08-13-2012, 04:00 AM   #271
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I put the Versys back together on Wednesday.








Sunday was the first dry day in I don't know how long. We made a rectangle on the map: Morganton, Mountain City, Wytheville, and Wilkesboro.

BTW: the Marathon station in Mountain City sells 90 octane with no ethanol.

Everyone is getting in on the act.





Crossing Nebo Mountain, we picked up a 650 GS mit ein Pillion, who was doggin' us. Well played. They peeled off at Ceres.




We have to come back to this mountain with trail bikes.







Lucky's tire was making a strange sound coming into Jefferson. Now we know how many CO2 cartridges is enough. That would have been better learned in the garage than out on the road, but we had enough.


That is a new Anakee on there.




The reamer and the plug entered the hole much easier than they should have. Bubbles emerged for a second or two after the plug was in place but then stopped.





The repair seemed to hold.








Man, Layla just pulled out of the driveway to go edumacate them younguns. My day will get here soon.
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Old 08-17-2012, 05:33 PM   #272
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A little scouting on foot.




I could probably get up this if I really had to, but I'm here to have fun, and I have a meeting time.
What? When did YOU get all responsible?



Man, looks like ya had a great time!! Those trails are awesome!!


(love the flower pics too well, love all the pics)
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:26 PM   #273
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An after w, wo, wor, after work ride.




You can maybe see where this is going.














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Old 08-23-2012, 05:56 AM   #274
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You can maybe see where this is going.
Sideways?
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:53 AM   #275
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Lower Bear Trail, Steamboat












Soak in tub, sleep, repeat

Next day we shuttled up to Rabbit Ears and rode the Wyoming Trail out to the lakes and Fish Creek. Axel came along.


















Mount Storm







A hard won view of Mount Zirkel and Big Agnes




Sadly, the day to leave Steamboat finally arrived. I rode the DRZ up to Rabbit Ears.









Sigh, until next year.

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Old 08-23-2012, 12:01 PM   #276
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Nice..thanks for sharing..Looks like I need to go a little further north, the next time I head West.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:39 PM   #277
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This summer has been tough on Brown Mountain.









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Old 09-17-2012, 05:10 AM   #278
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I sort of got on top of school work Friday afternoon and evening. Got some nagging chores done Saturday morning and surfed with Layla for a bit. Gauley next weekend.

I finally found my way through to where I wanted to go without getting lost. Ha! Straight to Dennis Cove.

Aaaa aaaa aaaaa choo!




Black Bear Resort appears to be a cool place. Here comes a fellow who runs up 80+ miles to go get some nails at the hardware store. You know he's up for an evening ride.
















This is the only photo I got from Sunday.




We met GlennR at Bulldog Road for a tour of Stone Mountain. We didn't get to see too much of it as we immediately dropped down this hill that probably would have involved burnt valves to get back up. Props to aplscrambles for making the other hill. Luckily, we got out of there without too much difficulty. I was running out of time and energy for picking my bike up. We parted ways with those guys at the top of Bulldog/Beaverdam divide. I rode through a bunch of rain on the way home. At least the rain on this side was warm. I was an ice cube when I got to Newland.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:30 PM   #279
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Jefferson National Forest and autumn.

I got some chores done Saturday morning and headed up. Traffic on 77 was craaaazy, and the trip took an extra 45 mins. Still, I got there in time for a quick loop before sundown.








My fire was a complete failure. Good thing it wasn't too cold.

I was on it the next morning at 7:44. I rode through all of the clouds depicted in the next few photos. The bottoms were cold and foggy.









There used to be a chairlift at the top of Big Walker. I assume it was for the view because I don't see any kind of ski run.

Burke's Garden





Bastian




Through my own laziness, I became heinously mired in mud on Hogback Ridge.


No Business




Nom nom nom nom nom. I found some places that warrant further exploration along this route.




I did the liason section through Sugar Run, Green Valley, Eggleston, Clover Hollow, and Screwplow to get up to Mountain Lake.





Mountain Lake Road has about 5 miles of freshy fresh.






The Butt Mountain Loop is full on enduro special test now.







Until next time.

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:43 AM   #280
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:49 AM   #281
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[QUOTE=Gaston Gagne;19715302]Jeff0
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:27 AM   #282
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I just realized someone's name is missing from the Nottarally "in list".

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Old 10-01-2012, 12:22 PM   #283
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Yeah, what's up with that?
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:18 PM   #284
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I'm flattered that anyone would notice. I am going to Breaks Interstate Park that weekend.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:22 PM   #285
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Too bad. I have a joke I've been saving for when you are around.
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