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post #1 of 14 Old 02-01-2008, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Mountain Madness, part 2

Are you man enough to visit the teepee?


We had such a good time last year that we're going back for more.
March 28-March 30
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Here's the link to the original event for the uninitiated:
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Wish I could have been there! Oh well maybe the next one.

Gimme the real low down on the Teepee there Kristen.




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Long range forecast says 69 degrees next Saturday so it looks like this is a go. (No heat in the teepee-freezing temps cancel all!)

We are heading up Friday afternoon and will be there until Sunday late morning.
So far, I have tentatives from Brevity and Gbord and maybe AJCombs and Kim.

There is also this event going on in the area-
http://www.racerpress.com/newsmanage...es/?a=205&z=24

I'd love to meet more of my Carolina neighbors...so come on up and ride in the dirt with me. I hope to break the DT250 in right!
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I might need to push and try to make this. I desperately need a test ride with all my gear on the bike.

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So far, I have tentatives from Brevity
I'm definite. I got first dibs on the Sherpa (and I won't get lost...).

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My little sister and her husband are moving into their new house next Saturday. Looks like I'll be at Kristen's gathering late afternoon.

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Long range forecast says 69 degrees next Saturday...
Well, that frikin' weather man has been reassigned to "local flavor" stories--you know, "The Chicken Stew at the Smith's was a really big hit this year..." He'll be much more successful at after-the-fact information.

I wasn't able to make it to the teepee until late Saturday afternoon, so Kristen will fill you in on the whole picture, but I'll give you my little slice. The weather wasn't cooperating, but that's normal this time of year in the mountains of North Carolina. I arrived around 4:30, and after greetings, Kristen and I headed up the road. Visibility was low, but that was fine since it was my first time piloting a dual-purpose (I rode the mighty Super Sherpa!). Kristen led on the Enduro that is featured in one of the threads in the Classic section (go check it out--sweet bike!). The temp was hovering around 40, and the misting and dense fog made any attempts at speed moot. We rode up a mountain road and then returned after a bit. I can't wait to explore in better weather!

After I set up camp, we (Kristen's husband, their daugher and a friend, and me) cooked hot dogs and s'mores. Hanging out at a campfire in any weather is always a good time, and this time was no different. In my opinion, being in the out-of-doors is the best way to pass the time. It began to rain more steadily, so after some more conversation, we called it a night.

This morning came and we spent the time packing up and readying to leave. I went a different way home on Kristen's advice and really enjoyed the route leading right through the mountains. Very remote areas, and if it hadn't been so overcast and foggy, the views would have been spectacular.

Here's my little slice of outdoor heaven. If you haven't been lulled to sleep by pattering rain and trout jumping in a pond nearby, you are seriously missing out!





Here's some pics of an old saw mill...







And various pics from this morning...













And here's the Google Earth satellite view. Just to the left of the back tire is the trout pond/country store where the teepee looms.



Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality, Kristen! And thanks for letting me tame the Sherpa!

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Another Victim...

I swear he had a full head of hair when he arrived on Saturday. Not sure what he saw in the teepee....
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Awesome pics, looks like a blast!! We need more details on the Teepee victime, has he recovered??

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If the weather had cooperated a little bit, I could have made it through. 41 degree driving rainstorms on I-40 were the deal-killer. Next time it's a go.

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^^^ How about tring it again ?

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^^^ How about tring it again ?
Why? So you can not come ride again?
Yeah, we'll be going back up sometime this summer.
I'll give you plenty of notice.
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Ouch , now that i dont have the shop to worry with, I have most wekends free, so there !
Im down pretty much when ever - Ill keep me eyes open -

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