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    Quote Originally Posted by rgeoffrt View Post
    Based in Mooresville, outside Charlotte. Looking at the GA Mountain Rally first weekend in May. GA, TN, NC mountain riding. It will break that GS in nicely.
    do come down. if you are interested, i can suggest a few good dirt roads to toss in along the way.

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    Carolinas got it all!

    My most recent vacations were all in the Carolinas -- you've got it all. Most recently visited Maggie Valley where the Wheels Through Time museum is located. Word was that the owner was going to close and move the place -- is that accurate?

    What a great place to live.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexanRT View Post
    My most recent vacations were all in the Carolinas -- you've got it all. Most recently visited Maggie Valley where the Wheels Through Time museum is located. Word was that the owner was going to close and move the place -- is that accurate?

    What a great place to live.
    That is accurate, he has shut his doors and moved to, I believe the south west, but not absolutely sure of that. It was a great museum with some out standing one of a kind bikes and they all ran.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TexanRT View Post
    Word was that the owner was going to close and move the place -- is that accurate?
    that was announced, however... and long story... this may not be 100% accurate. several things are in play.

    ian

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    Ian,

    I'm down in South Carolina, but I get up to the mountains every chance I get. Would it be possible for you to share some good GS routes for me to try? I've just converted to a GS from an LT. I would appreciate it.

    Thanks,

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    All you guys/gals who live in the mountains make me sick. Sick that I'm not there too.

    I'm in Concord . . . not too far from Charlotte.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LTrider View Post
    Ian,

    I'm down in South Carolina, but I get up to the mountains every chance I get. Would it be possible for you to share some good GS routes for me to try? I've just converted to a GS from an LT. I would appreciate it.

    Thanks,

    Jim
    Pavement or dirt?

    Here are some starters . . .

    1) NC 1001 - Brushy Mountain Road - starts in Hiddenite - goes into Wilkesboro - pavement
    2) HWY 90 out of Lenoir . . . starts a pavement and turns into dirt
    3) Take 91/23 north out of Asheville, when you get to Flat Creek take a left of 197 . . . paved at first and turns into dirt . . . until you get to Burnsville
    4) Everyone talks about Deal's Gap. Avoid it on the weekends.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LTrider View Post
    Ian,

    I'm down in South Carolina, but I get up to the mountains every chance I get. Would it be possible for you to share some good GS routes for me to try? I've just converted to a GS from an LT. I would appreciate it.

    Thanks,

    Jim
    Jim - here's a good starter ride.

    take US276 over the mountains, into NC, through Waynesville, to US23/74. Go east/north to exit 104 and go north on NC209.

    follow NC209 across I-40, and where it takes a 90-degree turn in Fine's Creek, keep straight.

    you're on Max Patch road. Take the right fork where you see the signs to go left to I-40, and not long afterwards the road turns to gravel.

    go over Max Patch, which is worth a stop and walk around (it's part of the Applachian Trail), and head down the hill into Tennessee. (you're now on TN107)

    you will eventually find your way to US25 east of Newport. Take a right... and go to Hot Springs.

    in Hot Springs, take NC209 south and go home the way you came.

    there are a million options on this ride, you will be passing many great roads that you'll explore at a later time.

    i think you will like this ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gfspencer View Post
    [I]1) NC 1001 - Brushy Mountain Road - starts in Hiddenite - goes into Wilkesboro - pavement
    well, i'll be dogged... there are *two* NC 1001s.

    in next month's BMW ON you will read about the other one (that i know of, maybe there are more?) between Sylva and Ellijay. it's part of my "twistiest way to the dragon" ride, and features a dual-sport variant....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    well, i'll be dogged... there are *two* NC 1001s.

    in next month's BMW ON you will read about the other one (that i know of, maybe there are more?) between Sylva and Ellijay. it's part of my "twistiest way to the dragon" ride, and features a dual-sport variant....

    ian
    1001's etc are county roads.. there should be 100 of them in NC

    But the one you speak of is a great road too

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexanRT View Post
    My most recent vacations were all in the Carolinas -- you've got it all. Most recently visited Maggie Valley where the Wheels Through Time museum is located. Word was that the owner was going to close and move the place -- is that accurate?

    What a great place to live.
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    That is accurate, he has shut his doors and moved to, I believe the south west, but not absolutely sure of that. It was a great museum with some out standing one of a kind bikes and they all ran.
    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    that was announced, however... and long story... this may not be 100% accurate. several things are in play.

    ian
    Last I heard (visited in October) was that he was closing up and moving (most likely) to Arizona. Scheduled close date at that time was the end of Nov. And that was straight from the owners mouth.

    Of course, that could have changed.

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    Thanks guys for the routes. I'll try them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moshaffer View Post
    That is accurate, he has shut his doors and moved to, I believe the south west, but not absolutely sure of that. It was a great museum with some out standing one of a kind bikes and they all ran.
    Sorry to see it go. I walk by there every evening in the summer months. I have a summer home in Maggie just off Soco Rd. I hope to move there full time in a year or so. Not far from you Mo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lexxol View Post
    Sorry to see it go. I walk by there every evening in the summer months. I have a summer home in Maggie just off Soco Rd. I hope to move there full time in a year or so. Not far from you Mo.
    According to the website

    The Wheels Through Time Museum is closed as of

    December 1, 2008.

    No more info at this time.



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    more info

    The ADVrider tag was just up the street from there over the last week. the tagger happen to run into the owner at the place. Read down on the page at advrider for a little more insight.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...85248&page=182

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