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Offline low drag

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New to North Carolina
« on: April 01, 2018, 12:15:36 pm »
I'm looking for anyone that rides in North Carolina or southern Virginia.  I've just relocated from the Denver, CO area and did a good deal of riding in Colorado, getting off the pavement as much as I could including doing the COBDR.  I'm in Durham, NC now.

The mountains in western NC look like there's got to be some fantastic riding, even paved roads look like they'll be fun in that area. 

One ride I'll do once I get settled in is heading down to Swansborro to hit an oyster bar I haunted many years ago while in the Marines, but that'll be all pavement. 

Any pointers to some fun rides would be appreciated.  Thanks

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Re: New to North Carolina
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2018, 10:39:28 pm »
Welcome to NC.

I've ridden some in western NC, but no gravel or dirt, so I couldn't be much help there.  I did find this website that might be helpful:

https://gravelmap.com/

There's a ton of awesome pavement riding out that way.  The Blue Ridge Parkway, the Cherohala Skyway, the Moonshiner 28, Fontana Dam, Pisgah National Forest. And of course everyone knows about the Dragon (though I've never been). 

If you head south down from Durham, you'll find quite a few gravel and dirt roads in the Uwharrie National Forest area.  I've ridden up there quite a bit.

There's also a dual sport riders group up in your area, that you can find on Meetups.com:   https://www.meetup.com/NC-Piedmont-Triad-Dual-Sport-Adventure-Riders/?_cookie-check=TiaCzbenJHMCIVd3   .  They'll probably have good info on dirt and gravel in your area.
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Re: New to North Carolina
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2018, 09:05:01 pm »
Welcome to NC.

I've ridden some in western NC, but no gravel or dirt, so I couldn't be much help there.  I did find this website that might be helpful:

https://gravelmap.com/

There's a ton of awesome pavement riding out that way.  The Blue Ridge Parkway, the Cherohala Skyway, the Moonshiner 28, Fontana Dam, Pisgah National Forest. And of course everyone knows about the Dragon (though I've never been). 

If you head south down from Durham, you'll find quite a few gravel and dirt roads in the Uwharrie National Forest area.  I've ridden up there quite a bit.

There's also a dual sport riders group up in your area, that you can find on Meetups.com:   https://www.meetup.com/NC-Piedmont-Triad-Dual-Sport-Adventure-Riders/?_cookie-check=TiaCzbenJHMCIVd3   .  They'll probably have good info on dirt and gravel in your area.

I appreciate the info! 
I hope to get some detailed trail maps of the western mountain areas similar to what I had for Colorado.  I got most of them at REI and other sporting goods stores.  I will for sure get out to the Dragon, if not this year then surely the next. 

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Re: New to North Carolina
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 09:23:22 am »
Welcome to riding heaven! You didn’t actually say where in Western North Carolina you live. I’m in Morganton, NC and we have a good group of riders. If you are anywhere close come on over. Let’s ride!


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Re: New to North Carolina
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2018, 08:39:50 pm »
Welcome to riding heaven! You didn’t actually say where in Western North Carolina you live. I’m in Morganton, NC and we have a good group of riders. If you are anywhere close come on over. Let’s ride!


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I'm in the Durham area.  Still getting the lay of the land and settling into the new house.  I was finally able to get out for a short ride Saturday.  I've just about had it with boxes and setting up the house.  My garage is a disaster......

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Re: New to North Carolina
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2018, 07:36:18 am »
Yea moving sucks.
Let me know if you want to come this way to some great roads.


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