Street Ride 9/3

boike333

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Anyone interested? Can do gravel in Brown Mtn area as well. Wouldn’t even be terrible weather in the Sandhills.
 

JustAnotherSquid

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Interested! I'll check with KK tonight to see if we are free Saturday. We have a lot of stuff going on this month but I don't remember when exactly it all is.
 

AndyMX47

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Big gravel bicycle ride Saturday at Uwharrie, but will definitely ride the 690 Sunday or Monday.
 

boike333

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Really nice ride yesterday. Rode some roads I hadn’t in at least 15 years. By en epic chance I ran into a friend of mine (Elijah's Dad for the Smiths) at the top of Roan Mtn. It’s was chilly at the top, I think 60’s. My loop was Old18-Piedmont-181-BRP-221-321 into Boone. Got Lunch at Lost Province. Their pizza is pretty amazing, but I was being good and got that mushroom sandwich I’ve been waiting on! And water instead of a beer. Route back was 194-19-TN143-80-BRP-226A-226-Golden Valley, which used to be ok. It sucks now! Anyway, hope you all had fun doing house chores!
The pic of the BMW was a guy that was going camping last night and had his dry campfire wood strapped to his top case. I bet he is wet this morning.
 

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bmart

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I thought you were going dirt riding! Oh well.
 

boike333

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Well there was that potential but I was open to do either. Woke up and rolled out since there wasn’t any interest from anyone!
 

JustAnotherSquid

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So happy that you had an awesome ride even if I am totally jealous! The weather must have been amazing up there and lunch doesn't look too shabby either. Why did the route back suck? Traffic? I am amazed at how much worse traffic is in the mountains now than it was fifteen years ago.
 

boike333

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Awesome weather yes! Traffic was very nice yesterday, amazingly enough. A bit of mess for half way up 181. Only part that sucked was Golden Valley Rd. Basically the other side of south mountains from Old 18. It was dirty with lots of sand and gravel and places had grass coming up into it.
 

Packmule

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Lots of roads I ride often. GV was a nice road 10 years ago but sucks today. I used it back in June for the first time in a couple of years, and couldn’t believe how bad it had gotten. That was one of our roads we used going to Lake Lure in the colder months when elevation wasn’t your friend. Lunch looked good, can’t say that I have ever been there.
 

boike333

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Yea that’s unfortunate about GV. We should ride together sometime! If you go to Lost Province get a pizza, they are worth it.
 

Packmule

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I would like that. The group I rode with for years fell apart, and after a year or so of mostly riding by myself, I’ve pretty much stopped riding. I’m always on the lookout for a good pizza so I’ll try it next trip up that way.
 

boike333

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I would like that. The group I rode with for years fell apart, and after a year or so of mostly riding by myself, I’ve pretty much stopped riding. I’m always on the lookout for a good pizza so I’ll try it next trip up that way.
I get that, same thing happened to me until I found this group of hooligans!
 
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