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post #1 of 211 Old 10-31-2008, 08:08 AM Thread Starter
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Asheville,nc spur of the moment rides

Guys , not a whole lot of posting of this sort , so I though I would start a thread here . My thought is this . I , for instance do TONS of spur of the moment rides . Just off the cuff from an instantanious thought and or the night before ponderance of a somewhat uncharted ride .

With that in mind , I know we all tend to do that , and end up riding solo most of the time so maybe we could use a thread like this to post up a sudden thought and see who might chime in and or show up . Pretty easy stuff here .

Are you about to saddle up for a sudden thought ride ? Ktchen pass get issued without notice ? To many chores for your A.D.D. to handle and need to escape ? Family members wish you'd leave and give them a break ?

Post it here . Hec , we aren't doing much else aside from riding solo , so I thought this might get some folks to meet new riding buds .......


And on a second thought , it isn't such a bad idea for the solo rider sorts to have some form of itenerary out there in the event someone doesn't show back up home .

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Looks like it is gonna be another awesome day for a midday ride .


Leaving Sapphire,Nc at about 1030 hours and headed to Etowah for a Stromboli at the Fox's Den . Should be at Fox's den by 1130 hours .Then on to Dal-Kawa Cycles in Hendersonville . Hoping to be outta there by 1300 hours .

From Dal-Kawa over to scout out where Deerfield's is , and should be there in the neighborhood of about 1400 hours . If you haven't seen the post about the ADV Gathering at Deerfields you should take a look .

Check Stromin Nroman's thread out for more details on that .

https://www.stromtrooper.com/showthread.php?t=32232


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great idea! I spend a lot of time on two wheels and company is sometimes nice.
Had I seen this in the am I could have met u at Dales for the Deerfields run. I get off work at 1:30 every day and was 10 min away from his shop. a lesson to me, check this board more often.

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Yeah , I was just sort of thinking it would be a good way to meet some spur of the moment buds and lay down a way for folks to sort og make sure everyone got in safe as well .
Wouldn't hurt to post some pics that we all might take along the way . Here is some photos I took of Deerfields . I am gonna go to the Gathering NOv. 7-9 . It is an awesome facility . Here are some photos .
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I did one today, almost spur of the moment.

I was at my yoga class last night.

My teacher rides a brand new BMW F650GS and needed to take it to the dealer in Greenville, SC for a 9:30 AM break-in servicing and farklizations session. She was worried about the 50-mile trip because of the forcast overnight low in the upper 20's, and black ice, Hwy 276 below Cesear's Head, hypothermia, etc. Normally her husband would ride with her, but he's laid up from back surgery.

I had no big plans and had some business in Greenville that I'd been putting off, so I offered to ride with her.

Long story short, I had my meetings, called my wife, she rode down around noon (70 deg.) and we all had lunch and looked at new BMW's and I got a dozen Dunkin' Donuts.

All in all an nice start to Halloween Weekend.

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Sort of reminds me of the old Huckleberry Finn story where he got his pals to help paint the fence . Taking a dreaded chore and making it fun and the job gets done .
And back home safe to boot . Can't beat that man , can't beat that !

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After a long look at maps and GPS this and thats , I was trying to find somewhere I haven't been to within a days ride this year , It pans out like this .

Sapphire to Hendersonville via Crab Creek Rd . Hwy 64 to Bat Cave , hwy 64/9 to Chimney Rock and Lake Lure to putter about for a while . Hwy 9 up to Black Mountain then I have no idea . Might go BRP back to 276 then home . Just gonna bump around at a pace of leasure and see the sites . I'd like to make Mt. Mitchell , but it puts me getting hometo late in the eve unless I haul butt . Not gonna do that , just ease about and look around . Prolly leave here about 0930 .

I'll be looking for a really good , yet affordable lunch spot . Any ideas ?


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Mount Mitchell State Park closed for the year. Missed it by one day.

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Glad I saw Mitchell is closed . I am kind of thinking of keeping the ride at lower elevations anyway . I been freezin my butt off out there lately . Prolly Bat Cave , Lake Lure .... ????? something like that . I'd a been po'd id I had gone all the way to Mitchell . LOL

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Yeah , I was just sort of thinking it would be a good way to meet some spur of the moment buds and lay down a way for folks to sort og make sure everyone got in safe as well .
Wouldn't hurt to post some pics that we all might take along the way . Here is some photos I took of Deerfields . I am gonna go to the Gathering NOv. 7-9 . It is an awesome facility . Here are some photos .
Mr. Sloke,

How'd you like that gravel trap at the entrance/exit?

I forgot about it on the way out and came as close to spill as I've been since my last spill.

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