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 Post subject: Re: Blue Ridge Trail
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:58 am 
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The weather was perfect today
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We stopped at Otter Creek Campground for lunch.
This is a nice campground that has some big sites that would be perfect for some group camping.
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Nice bubbling creek right behind the bikes
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Ate the other half of our subway from the morning and cooked up a pot of coffee
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We came to the last section of the trail we were on and it was gated. These horses, which were super skittish around motorcycles, even shut off, went around the gate and went up a muddy hill to continue their ride
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We weren't sure if the trail here was closed or not so we rode to an overlook for the view.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Ridge Trail
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:13 am 
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At the overlook, we found that the trail was open to MC's, horses and bicycles, but Roxanne balked at the muddy hill. I found out later that this was the Iron Mountain trail that was tough and had recenty had some trees down, so I guess we were lucky we skipped it.
The overlook was nice
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We ended up with two full days riding the BRT. I guess the main trail down could be done in three days, but next time, if possible, I want to schedule at leat four days up and two back on the Parkway. There are many side trails we didn't get to explore. This is a wonderful ride. I think Error Cooled on ADV has stopped, for now, giving out the files for this ride, but am told that most of this is incorporated in the Trans Eastern trail file.
The track files for this ride number 100 tracks. I used my new to me Garmin map 78 and was able to load the complete file into the GPS. I let Mark use my older Garmin 60 CX and paired the files down to three 20 track days, but we ended up riding different areas. Many thanks to Error Cooled for routing this out.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Ridge Trail
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:09 am 
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Thanks for the report and all the pictures.

I had a horse riding babe tell me that the helmet visors spook the horses worse than the engine noise.

The good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise, I'll be down for a ride this spring.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Ridge Trail
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:33 pm 
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8gv..good to see your post. Hope all is well.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Ridge Trail
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:59 am 
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drdubb wrote:
8gv..good to see your post. Hope all is well.



A little BBQ deprived but otherwise still here thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Ridge Trail
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:20 pm 
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Horse riding babe huh? :clapping:
Look forward to some riding this spring.
DR Dubb, going to hit the BRT again this weekend. Wanna come?

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Ridge Trail
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:52 pm 
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Deputy Gene

Thanks for the invite, but I have a wifely commitment Saturday, although I plan a long ride on Friday with another local. Will be a road ride.

Keep me on your list in the future and maybe I'll luck up. I still want to hear your tales from the TAT.

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Ridge Trail
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:14 pm 
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What happens in Joplin, stays in Joplin...

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 Post subject: Re: Blue Ridge Trail
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:01 am 
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"What happens in Joplin, stays in Joplin..."


:clapping: :diablo: :clapping:

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The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.


The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, “You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.”

George Carlin


I came into this world kicking, crying and covered in someone else's blood. I have no problem leaving the same way.


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 Post subject: Re: Blue Ridge Trail
PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:14 am 
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Great ride and report -- thanks for sharing. :good:

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