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post #1 of 28 Old 05-13-2020, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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Blue Ridge Run.....June 5-6!

Looking forward to another Blue Ridge Run! I moved it up to the first weekend of June (it took the weekend of Sequatchie Valley days when it moved to March). We will be back at BRMC, so make sure and get your cabins reserved! Temps are normally 10-15 degrees cooler in the Cruso area, compared to temps back home. That puts us normally with a high around 75-80. Our host of the area each year has been mdrake, but he unfortunately is out with a boo boo. Don't worry...we will still have plenty of folks familiar with the area! Everyone come out for some great FS roads, Twisty pavement, and great Scenery!

Who: Anyone wanting world class Adventure and Dual Sport riding!
What: Blue Ridge Run
Where:Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground in Cruso,NC
When: June 5-7 (Early Bird -4th)
Why: Because we are about as far east as the mountains go!

* Due to Covid, several of the FS roads may be closed.....but hopefully we will find plenty open.



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post #2 of 28 Old 05-18-2020, 06:41 PM
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I'm out!

You already have me on that list but I probably can't make it. I got no good reason for skipping. The only thing that is on my calendar for that weekend is perpetual adoration of my wonderful wife of 20 years. 20 years that weekend to be more exact.

At least that's how it is worded on the family calendar.

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Is it a copy/paste problem? I see a rider_firth and XRSuperman on the list. That can't be right!?!?!?!
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I live just outside the Nags Head NC. Is this ride for locals only? His many days and is there a fee? Thanks. I been wanting to cruise the hills but never wanted to do that alone in case something happened.
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post #5 of 28 Old 05-19-2020, 02:25 PM
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C'mon up.

Hello Mr. Grean... to quote myself...

Replace the Tellico references with whatever area we are riding and Whitt Road with Hurricane Creek...
No fees, no signing up. The headcount mostly helps the owner to know how many to expect so he can plan his evening meals and such.
In short, this is a fine time for you to come ride with the group in Western NC.

I know nothing of this FB and Instagram you speak of.

"In case there are others with a similar question I will try to fill in as much of the blanks as I can...

The folks in the SE area, primarily Chuck, have been gathering in Tellico Plains for the last 12 or so years to do this ride. It really is a causal gathering of riders who want to hang out together. Most folks show up at the campground on Friday. In the morning if they can or evening if the have to work. Some will show up on Thursday for an Early Bird scouting type ride and others on Saturday. There isn't any fee or sign ups or anything like that. You show up and hang out. Folks will gather around and drink coffee, eat some food and talk. As you get to know the people, remember to ask the age old question, "What y'all gonna ride today?" There will be a group going to look for an OHV area or single track trails but most groups are looking for gravel roads and some easy/moderate trail riding. There are even groups that will be 100% asphalt all day. Your job is to interview as many riders as you can to determine which group you fit best into. We are a good group of folks who are ready to help anyone successfully climb a hill and once they get a pic, will help you pick up your bike. And remember most any ride will include some crossing water (Whitt Rd)

I'd say that if you are able to make it, come on up. If there are cabins left, you can get one of those and travel light, there is a lot of open area to throw out a tent, there are maybe 4 decent places to hang a hammock and they allow you to pull your vehicle down in the field if you want to camp out of it.

Worst case, you get to hang out with some folks and you decide you want to go out and explore on your own pace and pick your own roads.

Chuck has developed a scale of rideability. (lots of jokes about it) Roughly it is like this:
1 - easy roads, anybody can do them maintained gravel.
2 - a bit more rough but totally doable. less maintained, usually dead end type of roads that aren't traveled much
3 - rougher, not much maintenance if any. looser gravel and some rocks.
4 - rougher more and uphill/downhill with looser rocks. untravelled by most vehicles; single track but still doable on a KLR with a skilled rider
5 - single track, large rocks, steep inclines, probably shouldnt be done on a KLR
(this is where chuck gets the ribbing - he is quite skilled on a KLR - his 3's are mere mortal's 5's)"
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Sounds like a blast! Thank you for all the details.
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Im thinking about it....even though I have an annual Scorocco event that weekend.

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Steve....I got it on good authority that Ridir and Super are both coming! Sorry I moved this ride to a weekend that had such importance to you. We can't have a ride leader not able to be there....so....next year we will move it a week away.

Mean....we of course would enjoy having you come over to ride some great FS roads! We just hope most of them are open by our weekend.

Verboten1.....I think you would thoroughly enjoy this ride! It is perfect for a KLR....but since yours is for sale, your Super10 would do quite well.



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.........that's how it is worded on the family calendar...............
Hide it.

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