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TOPIC: Riding Appalachia :)

Riding Appalachia :) 02 Oct 2018 19:41 #1

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So tomorrow morning my wife Kris, our dog Lucy and I will be heading to Mortimer, NC. The bikes are loaded, Kris's 250A and the RT2 for me. I'm really looking forward to spending some time on the RT. It's been a long time (mid 70's) since my first RT. It looks like were going to have awesome early fall weather and a great drive through the Appalachian Mountains.


Lucy is excited, she knows! Shes a traveling girl and she knows when we're go'n somewhere.
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Riding Appalachia :) 03 Oct 2018 07:58 #2

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looks like fun, nice looking bikes, stay safe and
be sure to drink your Ovaltine.

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Riding Appalachia :) 06 Oct 2018 05:18 #3

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mdscott wrote: looks like fun, nice looking bikes, stay safe and
be sure to drink your Ovaltine.


And a shot of Geritol also! :)
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Riding Appalachia :) 06 Oct 2018 05:26 #4

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Out riding a forest service road,


A nice veiw of Appalachia,


Another veiw of Appalachia,
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Riding Appalachia :) 06 Oct 2018 05:40 #5

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Stopped inthe town of Blowing Rock for a bite to eat and a soda,


Beautiful Wilson Creek,


And the begining of the Wilson Creek Gorge
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Riding Appalachia :) 06 Oct 2018 05:51 #6

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Out on another foresr service road,


The local Walmart,


And Betsey's Ole Country Store in downtown Mortimer! My wife and I first started coming here spending weekends riding about 15 years ago. Very little if anything has changed at Betsey's or the whole surrounding area, and thats a good thing!
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Riding Appalachia :) 06 Oct 2018 06:16 #7

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There' nothing fancy about Betsey's Ole Country Store, cabin rentals and campground. It is a rustic, clean and comfortable place to spend a few days for some great riding. With the network of Pisgah National Forest service roads, linville Gorge Wilderness access roads and state / county maintained dirt / gravel roads you can ride several different loops of up to 100+ miles. Or you can ride shorter loops of 10 or 20 miles. It dosen't mater if you do a short or long ride, there's a lot awesome mountain scenery!

The cabin,


The teepee,


The campground and trout pond,


And the bathhouse. I like rule #4 of the campground rules,
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Riding Appalachia :) 06 Oct 2018 06:16 #8

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Looks like killer riding! The Appalachia is some really beautiful area to ride in. Only seen a bit of it on our trans America trail trip, but loved it!

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Riding Appalachia :) 07 Oct 2018 18:58 #9

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Makotosun wrote: Looks like killer riding! The Appalachia is some really beautiful area to ride in. Only seen a bit of it on our trans America trail trip, but loved it!

It would have been great to spend a day riding with y'all when you came through.
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Riding Appalachia :) 08 Oct 2018 07:44 #10

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Thanks for the awesome pictures. It’s a bit far from where I live but what beautiful country. This is a bucket list ride for me now.
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