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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-01-2014, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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We did NOT fall off any mountain roads !!

Made a short ride after lunch (67 miles), wandered alongside the TN /NC border, visited some old favorite roads. While the rush of water from the melting snow has subsided, there was still a good volume in Rock Fork Creek, as seen in the pics.

The water in it is COLD. There were still huge icicles hanging onto the exposed rock face.
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Your better half looks like she would prefer more sunshine.
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Yea, a little more sunshine would have been nice !
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Great area to ride. Thanks for the pics.

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If you ever get the chance, come on down ( or up, as the case may be) and ride the mountain back roads with us. A free lunch is included.
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mem, how do you like that leatherlyke tourpak? will it hold 1-2 full face helmets? also, you have the model with built in back rest. How well does that work? would it be more secure to use the non backrest model behind a standard passenger backrest. Yours is the first I've seen in play, so questions abound. thanks, ponchout
ps. those arent real mountains to fall off (tho still my fav) the real ones are over on the left coast



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Glad you did not fall off any mountains, but if you waited till today you would had. I don't know if it has made it that far south but we are covered in Ice here in Southwest VA this morning, and only supposed to get worse.

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mem, how do you like that leatherlyke tourpak? will it hold 1-2 full face helmets? also, you have the model with built in back rest. How well does that work? would it be more secure to use the non backrest model behind a standard passenger backrest. Yours is the first I've seen in play, so questions abound. thanks, ponchout
ps. those arent real mountains to fall off (tho still my fav) the real ones are over on the left coast
LOVE it ! Uh, nope, it barely holds ONE helmet. Once I adjusted the forward / rearward position of it, the wife quit her whinin.' Finally. If I kept the stock backrest, it would have placed the bag further back than I'd care for it to be. Did consider it, though, before I had the rack custom made for both the bike and the bag.

Hey, I'm from the swamps of south Louisiana, originally, these are mountains to me ! Yes, I agree, the real mountains ARE out west, hope to see them one day. If you ever get lost and find yourself in Moonshine Country, there's a free lunch waitin' on ya.
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Glad you did not fall off any mountains, but if you waited till today you would had. I don't know if it has made it that far south but we are covered in Ice here in Southwest VA this morning, and only supposed to get worse.
That's why we rode Saturday, knowing the nasty stuff was coming BACK. Haven't seen it just yet, but we know it's coming.
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That's why we rode Saturday, knowing the nasty stuff was coming BACK. Haven't seen it just yet, but we know it's coming.

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