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Old 03-16-2013, 12:39 PM   #1
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Charlotte area riding?

Hello and Howdy,

I just procured a new 990 SMT and finally joined this here bulletin board system to communicate with y'all after lurking for some time. I'm not a NC native by any means (original Texan), so when it comes to 'knowing' what roads are in close proximity to me, I'm completely clueless. Any other Q-City residents know of nearby roads (like for a quick jaunt after work)? Any recommendations on good riding overall? Not quite ready for the dirty stuff, at the moment. Just twisties :) Thanks!
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:43 PM   #2
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Check out Charlotte ride planning. 3rd Thursday ............ on about the third page. Good group of guys. Many different types of bikes and riders.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
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Morrow Mountain

You will find a bunch of bikes at Morrow Mountain tomorrow. Take Albemarle Rd NC27 twards the city of Albemarle and follow the signs. Not real twisty but your will see a bunch of other riders.
A nice ttwisty ride can be had if you take I40 to Morganton and them 181 north. Great road. Take it till you get to the Parkway then go north to Blowing Rock. Come back 321 or take some two lane home.
Thats about my favorite Sunday afternoon ride.

Lots of great roads in the area.

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Old 03-17-2013, 04:47 AM   #4
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Thank you, gents. The missus and I will be out Albemarle way today to see what we can see. We live in the middle of Charlotte proper - looks like it's always going to be a bit of driving to get to some decent roads. :|
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Took the ride to the mount! On the way back, we used the 205 to the 218 and found it a bit more pleasing, though longer. Didn't see any riders at the top!

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There is a monthly dinner in Charlotte. Next one is tomorrow night (Thurs) at 6pm at Hawthornes Pizza. Good group that meets there. Here is the thread that you need to subscribe to. There is also a lot of ride planning that goes on in the thread.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=522269
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Took the ride to the mount! On the way back, we used the 205 to the 218 and found it a bit more pleasing, though longer. Didn't see any riders at the top!

How are you enjoying the KTM?
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Quite a bit - the handling is a real treat and I've just about broken it in (only 600ish miles thus far). On the whole, it's a very capable and multi talented scoot when driving normal. I'm excited to see its hooligan side :)
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Quite a bit - the handling is a real treat and I've just about broken it in (only 600ish miles thus far). On the whole, it's a very capable and multi talented scoot when driving normal. I'm excited to see its hooligan side :)
I have always loved the look of those bikes! Hope to see you out on the road!
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