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The wife and I were exploring the backroads of western NC yesterday, decided to ride a rather long dead end road. Almost to the end of the road, this is what we stumbled upon.

Can't see THIS from any interstate !!

It's a natural geyser located just outside Old Fort, NC
 

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The wife and I were exploring the backroads of western NC yesterday, decided to ride a rather long dead end road. Almost to the end of the road, this is what we stumbled upon.

Can't see THIS from any interstate !!

It's a natural geyser located just outside Old Fort, NC
Exactly!!! great job, great pic!
 

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if you ever find yourself in eastern TN / western NC, we can show you several days of this type of riding. A free lunch is included
Ha, sounds like a good deal. Yes, you are in some beautiful riding country!!!
Definitely beats the flat straight roads here in FL
 

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some years ago, I took the wife motorcycling with Chapter A of the Gold Wing Road Riders Assn in southwest LA. Some places we traveled, English was a secondary language. Really.

While taking a break somewhere near Crowley, my hillbilly wife looked around in all directions, exclaimed in her TN twang, "everything's so FLAT down here."

When the LORD made east TN / western NC, He was showing off for us flatlanders
 

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While taking a break somewhere near Crowley, my hillbilly wife looked around in all directions, exclaimed in her TN twang, "everything's so FLAT down here."
is why we have backroads.. you cant just put all the good stuff out on main street for jus everone?
 

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While we DO take in a lot of interesting scenery cruising through old, small towns on their "main" streets, exploring the really, really remote back roads hold lots of memories just waiting to be made

Just yesterday, in Marshall, NC, there was an old taxi stand / diner / gas station, complete with all the furnishings as if it we were transported back to the 1930's - 1950's. They even had a model T truck out front parked next to a 1950's Canadian Dodge taxi
 

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Sorry Ponch, I can't read
yes the scenery can be distracting and you miss the signs.. yor K' teacher told you to color between the lines.. still working on that one?
 

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yes the scenery can be distracting and you miss the signs.. yor K' teacher told you to color between the lines.. still working on that one?
I was, and still into finger painting!:D
 

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Can't see THIS from any interstate !!

It's a natural geyser located just outside Old Fort, NC
That's awesome! I found out yesterday that my fairing doesn't like the turbulence from tractor trailors on the interstate which is fine with me. I prefer the back roads anyway for reasons such as what you posted.
 

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if you ever wander down to east TN, come ride with us !

Free lunch included
Absolutely!
I plan on making a trip somewhere down in that area this summer. I have a friend that lives in TN and wanted to go for a visit. And heck, this fat guy LOVES a free lunch LOL
 

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I don't know for sure. Her husband is military but I remember he saying it was eastern TN somewhere not too far from Bristol.
 

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That sounds familiar. I just spoke to her and her husband got transferred to Colorado so they don't live in TN anymore. I may still head down that way tho. Some beautiful country down Bristol way. I'm only about 5 hours north of Bristol via 81. Maybe 6. Been a whle since I've been down there
 

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we ride pretty much south and east of Bristol, mostly extreme back roads, usually cruising 10-45 mph, some twisty, scenic stuff.
Some of it is kinda like riding the dirt bike, just without the dirt !!
 

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That's my favorite kind of riding. Twisty scenic stuff. Not a fan of dirt tho!
 
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