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post #1 of 24 Old 06-27-2008, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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WNC Stromtrooper Ride, Sunday July 13

I'd like to put together a Western North Carolina ride with fellow Stromtroopers, the Strom-Curious, Strom Spouses, Friends of Stroms, etc.

The exact time, route and start point will be determined by triangulating the addresses of the confirmed participants to a location within 40 miles of the Greater Etowah, NC Metro Area.

The ride will include Local Twisty Roads, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Unpaved Forest Service Roads, at least one Waterfall Viewing Stop and of course, a stop for Lunch.

I'd like to meet early in the morning of the 13th in a public location that serves breakfast and has well-maintained toilet facilities. Hopefully, we'll be able to get in a full day of riding, I'm thinking it might be 150 miles or so.

If you're interested, respond here and we'll eventually PM phone numbers and work out the details. For far-flung participants not wanting to do a ride before and after The Ride; there are lots of places to stay in the area including some nice Private and National Forest Campgrounds near Brevard, NC. (Cascade Lake, Pisgah Forest and Davidson River).

I'm looking forward to enjoying some fellowship with the folks whom I've met here.

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post #2 of 24 Old 06-27-2008, 09:38 AM
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Hey Norm, my beautiful wife will be returning from Fl that week however I will try to make it. If you are free to ride this Sunday or Monday let me know.
Have a good one my friend. Mike D

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I can't confirm till a few days before, but i'm interested. I live in Bryson City.

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Tim,

Do you know if you can you take Alarka Road up over Leatherman Gap?

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I haven't been on that road since I was about 15 years old. Maybe I can scout it out one afternoon this week.

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I haven't been on that road since I was about 15 years old. Maybe I can scout it out one afternoon this week.
Now, don't feel obligated to do this. I know what a chore exploring scenic areas on a motorcycle can be.

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I'd love to join you Norm but I am scheduled to go back offshore the 14th.
Beautiful area there ridden through it several times. Gonna have to do it again soon too. How is the fishing in the local streams, able to catch a meal every day?
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How is the fishing in the local streams, able to catch a meal every day?
It depends on how hungry you are.

Sorry to hear you're headed back out.

Stay safe.

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no chance on taking that road across from Alarka. Not only are there gates and large boulders, but I do not think anyone would want to try their strom up those trails.

Well, i'm sure someone would, but I wouldn't encourage it.

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Tim,

Thanks for the update.
I hope it wan't too much trouble.

I did ride with my ADVrider buds from Frankin to Whittier over Leatherman Gap. It was fine and included a nice water crossing. Then they persuded me to follow their KTM's and DRZ's up to Fry Mountain, all this with stock Trailwings with about 6,000 miles.

We won't be doing anything like that.

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