Ridin' around, hop in

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Ridin' around, hop in

Postby MikeBike » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:22 am

We were lucky to have great weather yesterday here in the middle of North Carolina, so a ride was mandatory. :clap:
This red clay dirt road was the main route between Colsons Depot and Fayetteville during the Revolutionary War.
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An old friend was more than willing to take the ride with me, his 1st hack ride. :lol:
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Just a few miles East and the clay gives way to mostly white sands near the Sandhills Wildlife Refuge.
There are countless miles of open roads there, some wide and packed and others are deep sand and tighter. :clap:
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There's an active military base near the Refuge that still uses the area for training. That has provided some interesting encounters and some cool finds, small and large.
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I wish we had taken more pics of the deep sand and small roads but time was short this time.
We got in nearly 200kms and had zero issue. My pusher is definitely ready to be swapped though.
More pics to come!
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Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Postby JerseyBiker » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:04 am

Beautiful area!

Would have loved to explore it when I was living near Raleigh but didn't know it existed. Next time I'm over that way I've got to see it.

More photos next time would be great. You are lucky to be near such a playground!

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Postby Mothra35 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:01 pm

Very cool that you can ride a road that was used during the Revolutionary War. Thanks for sharing!
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Postby Albuquralque » Mon Dec 15, 2014 2:54 pm

Nice pics and report! :thumbsup:
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Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Postby WEGUNTER » Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:31 am

Mike,
Have ridden that a number of times. It is only about 15 miles from my house. That area you are in is right next to Camp Mackall where they do the Qualification course for Special Forces.

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Postby MikeBike » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:15 am

Thanks y'all. And right you are Bill, lets get together sometime so you can share some good spots with me! :D

Tikka and I headed to Uwharrie Nat. Forest monday afternoon since the temps were near 60 f again.
We managed 109kms.
"Lets go pops!"
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We ran into a riding bud on his way out of URE, 2nd day in a row we crossed paths while out and about. The day before he was in his jeep at the Sandhills. :D
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This is a small Forest Service rd that's only open seasonally, it's one of my local faves.
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"Pops, I'm 'bout done"
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Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Postby WEGUNTER » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:16 am

Looks like you had a good time. The Uharwie is one of our favorite places to ride. The wife and I go camping up at Badin and like to ride the trails from there. Area is about 45 mi from my house. I am stacked up right now with work but let's definitely get together for a group ride.

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Postby Kilometers2 » Wed Dec 17, 2014 5:40 pm

Great pics. Brought back memories from my 9 years at Fort Bragg and personal trips out to the Uwharie just to ride around. Best of all, I now know what to do with my old camera case like the one that is on your trunk's luggagev rack.
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Postby MikeBike » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:47 am

Bill, a local group ride would be great sometime, just let me know when. We're definitely lucky to have URE and the Sandhills in the backyard to get in some winter riding.
Thanks Kilo, let me know if you come up with an easy on/off system for your case.

Here's some pics from the 1st few rides with my new obsession. :lol:
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Pete, 4yrs old
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Tikka, 11 mo.
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Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Postby Niteblues » Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:32 am

Snakes...why does it always have to be snakes?!?
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Nice pics though! :wink:
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Postby 4Paws » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:41 am

Great neighborhood for riding,especially a Ural. Take your time and enjoy the scenery.
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Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Postby sagerat » Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:06 pm

That is one happy and lucky dog. Beautiful riding area, too.
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Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Postby MikeBike » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:05 am

niteblues59 wrote:Snakes...why does it always have to be snakes?!?
:o
Nice pics though! :wink:

:wink: Yea I know, I'm not a big fan of snakes either. But they are easier to catch than the furry critters.



4Paws wrote:Great neighborhood for riding,especially a Ural. Take your time and enjoy the scenery.

You're right, I should have been Uraling around a long time ago, and will do on the time/scenery. :cheers:



sagerat wrote:That is one happy and lucky dog. Beautiful riding area, too.

:D I hope they're both, Pete and Tikka, happy and lucky!
I used to hate the local riding because it's not "the mountains", but I've grown to love the variety of terrain that's within a days ride from home. During the winter when it's too cold to be in the Appalachians, it's usually more tolerant down east also.


Here's a few shots from yesterdays ride, 53f for a high and grey all day. 0 drama, lots of smiles, waves and a couple of thumbs up from on lookers.
All pics were taken near Pageland SC.
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Campsite?
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Re: Ridin' around, hop in

Postby WEGUNTER » Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:50 am

Mike,

wish I had some time to spare in order to ride with you. I think I recognize that lake. Looks like it is the one down in the Hoffman Game area. The SandHills Kennel Club should be right up the road from it. That stretch of land (Between Rockingham in the south and Candor to the North) is where they run the land navigation course. Pretty nasty terrain in the summer.

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Postby Swain snow » Thu Dec 25, 2014 3:39 pm

Great photos and what nice country for a trip. No snakes here in NZ-not even in the zoo. To show my lack of knowledge what is the electronic gizmo on the right on your set up. I'm sure I recognise the GPS but what is the other fellow and is he waterproof? :oops:
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