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Old 07-06-2013, 03:14 PM   #46
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Looks to me like light drizzle. Hell, I don't mind that. Actually, as long as I get caught in rain after I've started riding, ie, halfway through, I don't give a shit. As long as it's not raining when I leave, I'll be there.
Cool! The weather radar should automatically update.


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Old 07-06-2013, 03:18 PM   #47
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I'll meet you at the gas station

I'll be at the gas station meet up - I'm NW of Charlotte so that will work out better for me.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:22 PM   #48
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I'll be at the gas station meet up - I'm NW of Charlotte so that will work out better for me.
Cool. We will meet at the Kangaroo.


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Old 07-07-2013, 06:30 PM   #49
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Alright peeps, it was freakin' awesome!

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Old 07-08-2013, 12:49 PM   #50
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It was a great ride much better than expected with all the anticipation and hesitation due to weather.

Only got caught in one major down pour just as we headed to Old 18 from Hwy. 27 off 321N. The rest of the day was clear and actually started warming up. Nothing else, it was refreshing to hit Old 18 after the rain cooled things off a little.

Here is what I retrieved as far as our ride from my Zumo 550. It showed 251 miles total door to door.



The Old 18 to 181 twisties ride is challenging enough but throw in little flooding and rain, and it definitely requires 110% focus. Great ride and Old National Forest off 181 coming back from Jonas Ridge was icing on the cake. Sound of water and rapids flowing alongside the fire road that was actually tacky and no dust due to all the rain had our small riding group talking about coming back for an overnighter until someone mentioned bears in the area.

I can't attach GPX files so I am using a freebie file delivery service. Just download the GPX files using the link below.

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I took few photos but this was previously posted by StarWolve in another thread who just moved down here from NY. I think Chris is in love with all the fantastic riding that we do here.

Taking a break on Upper Creek, near Brown Mtn




Taking a break at Old National Forest Rd.


Starwolve's Buell. Nice bike.


Guiri decided to cool down a bit.


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Old 07-08-2013, 02:20 PM   #51
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By the way Jon, my shoes still haven't dried from my little dip in the river :)

I can't believe the great quality of your cell phone pics. Awesome.

Guys, when were rode on the gravel road, there was a place where we were almost surrounded by butterflies. It was almost a bit surreal :)

At another location, there was water pouring down some cliff and people were standing and filling their bottles with water.
I wanted to stop and try the water but I didn't trust these two not not to leave me and take off
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:53 PM   #52
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By the way Jon, my shoes still haven't dried from my little dip in the river :)

I can't believe the great quality of your cell phone pics. Awesome.

Guys, when were rode on the gravel road, there was a place where we were almost surrounded by butterflies. It was almost a bit surreal :)

At another location, there was water pouring down some cliff and people were standing and filling their bottles with water.
I wanted to stop and try the water but I didn't trust these two not not to leave me and take off
I faintly remember the small water fall off to the side of the fire road but I definitely remember couple of gals walking on the same fire road adjusting their bathing suite top as we rode by.

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Old 07-08-2013, 05:42 PM   #53
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Well, at least now we know where your priorities lie
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By the way, I wanted to let you know Jon that you did an excellent job of planning this trip and leading it. Time wise you were on the dot and leading wise with all the hand signals 'n stuff, again awesome!

Just thought I'd let you know.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:03 AM   #55
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Anyone up for another ride to the mountains combined with ADV ride this Sunday, 08/25?

Had a great ride last time. I am planning a different ADV route for this Sunday. Maybe in the foothills nearby Morganton.

Figure same start time- around 9:00 ish or so.... Can have multiple meetup points so that we are not having to backtrack.

Maybe, we will go for a dip this time during one of our fireroad routes.


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Old 08-22-2013, 04:10 PM   #56
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I'm out for now. Screwed my back up something fierce and besides, it's too hot for me these days.

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Old 08-23-2013, 05:57 AM   #57
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Probably out as well. I have family in town and I'm not sure when they're leaving. Plus I need to get my new tire mounted on the Uly before I ride it hard again.
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Old 08-23-2013, 04:57 PM   #58
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Anyone riding tomorrow morning? I need to take the bike out for a shakedown run after fiddling with the suspension.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:13 AM   #59
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Not today but on Sunday.

Meeting Points:

Meet at Cycle Gear in Matthews at 9:15am. 9:30am Kickstands up.
Second Meet Up Point for riders living North of Charlotte. We will meet at the Kangaroo gas station off I-85S and 321N. Take I-85S from Charlotte. Get off 321N past Gastonia. Once you take 321 N exit, you will see a Kangaroo gas station immediately to the right. We can meet there at 10:00am to 10:15 am or so.

Let me know which meetup point. We should be back to Charlotte by 4:00pm or so

My cell number is seven seven zero 823- one588.

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Old 08-26-2013, 05:02 AM   #60
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Great ride. Weather was perfect!

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