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Re: MSTA member trip to Calfornia
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2022, 07:34:31 AM »
Great post, vids, and always great riding with you Bob!  Another great adventure in the books for me!  Ready for the next one!


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Re: MSTA member trip to Calfornia
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2022, 01:29:55 PM »



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Re: MSTA member trip to Calfornia
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2022, 07:32:10 AM »



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Re: MSTA member trip to Calfornia
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2022, 08:48:42 AM »
My first time at the Rock Store.
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Re: MSTA member trip to Calfornia
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2022, 08:56:54 AM »
I don't yet have a cool tracking app like Brick to show our route but here is a screenshot of the my Zumo track log.
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Re: MSTA member trip to Calfornia
« Reply #20 on: April 26, 2022, 09:23:08 AM »
Nice trip Bob! Y’all took what 12 days?
Looks like fun!


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Re: MSTA member trip to Calfornia
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2022, 11:02:47 AM »
13 Days for me and Kevin. Scott and Chris got home in 12. Tony ran an extra day visiting his sister in Texas.
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Re: MSTA member trip to Calfornia
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2022, 05:27:06 PM »
This is pretty cool. I uploaded my track to gpsvisualizer and got this HTML map. Ignore the google api key message and select open topo or any non google map up at the upper right corner
https://www.barrowcreek.com/Cal2022TracksMap.html

OK, so I noticed the map quit displaying. Further reading on the gpsvisualizer site says the display is only TEMPORARY!
Here is a screenshot of what it looked like:
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Re: MSTA member trip to Calfornia
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2022, 03:01:24 PM »
Looks like a very cool trip. I did a little riding in SoCal area when I went out once and was attending races with my brothers. A local ride or two to get comfortable with the bike I was borrowing. Didn't ride any of the great roads I was familiar with from stories of family and friends (Angeles Crest, Mulholland) but did enjoy some fun stuff including a short blast along the beach. Would like to go back some day...

As far as the roads, I remember the first time I took my brother Richard on VA 16 near Hungry Mother Park, and he said it was as good as anything he had ridden back in CA. In a couple of weeks I'll get to see what he thinks of Deal's Gap, Cherahola and the other fun roads of that area.
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Re: MSTA member trip to Calfornia
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2022, 12:24:47 AM »
Looks like a very cool trip. I did a little riding in SoCal area when I went out once and was attending races with my brothers. A local ride or two to get comfortable with the bike I was borrowing. Didn't ride any of the great roads I was familiar with from stories of family and friends (Angeles Crest, Mulholland) but did enjoy some fun stuff including a short blast along the beach. Would like to go back some day...

As far as the roads, I remember the first time I took my brother Richard on VA 16 near Hungry Mother Park, and he said it was as good as anything he had ridden back in CA. In a couple of weeks I'll get to see what he thinks of Deal's Gap, Cherahola and the other fun roads of that area.

I look forward to seeing you both in Sparta, too! I'll admit to being a bit spoiled...Deal's Gap and the Cherohala could be everyday rides for me. But with so many other cool roads that don't have nicknames and such, I just point my nose in a direction and start having fun.
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Re: MSTA member trip to Calfornia
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2022, 12:28:53 PM »
Looks like a very cool trip. I did a little riding in SoCal area when I went out once and was attending races with my brothers. A local ride or two to get comfortable with the bike I was borrowing. Didn't ride any of the great roads I was familiar with from stories of family and friends (Angeles Crest, Mulholland) but did enjoy some fun stuff including a short blast along the beach. Would like to go back some day...

As far as the roads, I remember the first time I took my brother Richard on VA 16 near Hungry Mother Park, and he said it was as good as anything he had ridden back in CA. In a couple of weeks I'll get to see what he thinks of Deal's Gap, Cherahola and the other fun roads of that area.

I look forward to seeing you both in Sparta, too! I'll admit to being a bit spoiled...Deal's Gap and the Cherohala could be everyday rides for me. But with so many other cool roads that don't have nicknames and such, I just point my nose in a direction and start having fun.
See you in about 10 days Geoffrey.
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Re: MSTA member trip to Calfornia
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2022, 01:34:42 PM »
I will be looking for some tips on the roads we should ride while in the area of the Gap, we plan to have 3 days. It has been a while since I've been there, but these are on my must ride list, probably some of them multiple times US129, NC28, Cherohala, Foothills Parkway. I remember a loop from Helen that we did, which included TN68 south into GA.

I also use the motorcycleroads.com web site when looking for good roads, but know that with people like you, Pippen, Brick and others that isn't as useful.
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« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2022, 02:09:25 PM »
I will be looking for some tips on the roads we should ride while in the area of the Gap, we plan to have 3 days. It has been a while since I've been there, but these are on my must ride list, probably some of them multiple times US129, NC28, Cherohala, Foothills Parkway. I remember a loop from Helen that we did, which included TN68 south into GA.

I also use the motorcycleroads.com web site when looking for good roads, but know that with people like you, Pippen, Brick and others that isn't as useful.
Steve,
IMHO NC 28 south off of NC 19 down to Franklin, NC is part of the Moonshiner Highway and it has been recently repaved and is Awesome!!
My recommendation.
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Re: MSTA member trip to Calfornia
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2022, 06:28:46 PM »
I will be looking for some tips on the roads we should ride while in the area of the Gap, we plan to have 3 days. It has been a while since I've been there, but these are on my must ride list, probably some of them multiple times US129, NC28, Cherohala, Foothills Parkway. I remember a loop from Helen that we did, which included TN68 south into GA.

I also use the motorcycleroads.com web site when looking for good roads, but know that with people like you, Pippen, Brick and others that isn't as useful.
Steve,
IMHO NC 28 south off of NC 19 down to Franklin, NC is part of the Moonshiner Highway and it has been recently replaced and is Awesome!!
My recommendation.
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Thank you Brick.  I recall riding that road, I think it was the piece south of US74 (OK that's the NC19 you mentioned) that was really twisty. Something we would do while at Helen rally. I also recall visiting Cashiers and Highlands in  NC, and some waterfall in that area (that you can drive under). Not sure if those all fit, with a home base of Robbinsville.
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Re: MSTA member trip to Calfornia
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2022, 06:16:37 AM »
You used to be able to drive under Bridal Veil Falls, but it's sort of blocked off these days. You could still do it, but others might frown when you rode around the barriers. NC28 between US19/US74 and Franklin gets a thumbs up from me too. Coming out of the other end of Franklin is the Wayah Road...another spectacular twisty road. Sweet!
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