Harlan, KY August 20th

Discussion in 'Carolina Trailblazers' started by k5-1402, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. k5-1402

    k5-1402 Well-Known Member

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    So, I won't be able to make this one due to work. Jason Watson @Jason W. will be leading the ride. Please post up if you plan to attend.
     
  2. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    I plan to go up friday evening
     
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  3. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Will also be thier Friday evening, I am staying at the campground 1/4 mile up the road from pass cabin( right before zip line ), quite a few staying at the dairy hut campground. Let's hope for cool night time temps!!

    Just a a reminder, we will meet at the little cabin where you buy your pass on the evarts side at 8:30, air down when you get there and be ready to roll. Let's get some good trails in before it gets super hot.
     
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  4. lockedup5

    lockedup5 overcompensating underachiever

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    In!!
     
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  5. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    I'm out, expecting a delivery around that time.

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  6. josh$$

    josh$$ FTA

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    I will be there. Headed up Friday evening.
     
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  7. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    I plan on being there Friday morning.

    Anyone want to hit the trails after lunch on Friday? Have not decided where I want to camp yet. Probably stay where the majority of the group sets up.


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  8. Lorenzo816

    Lorenzo816 CTB

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    IN.
    Gonna drive up.
    :)
     
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  9. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    Be thinking about what trails you guys would like to run!
     
  10. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    Rail bed for sure. I haven't don't that yet!

    Fish fossil if the hill climb at the end isn't wet.

    Trails around middle rock garden?

    Can the entire group do mason jar with all of the bypasses? I will need the bypass :)


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  11. BigClay

    BigClay Knower of useless ZJ things

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    From the videos I have seen recently, the exit out the top of rail bed has gotten pretty rough, if it is wet, plan for a lot of cable pulling.
     
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  12. Lorenzo816

    Lorenzo816 CTB

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    I dont have a winch yet but hopefully wont need it. :rockon:

    If i do need a tug, I do have a good hookup point up front.

    You're right though, when wet, it changes everything.
    I'm remember Callalantee went from mild to stuck + spinning after a downpour.
    if its anything like those days, gonna be fun. :beer:
     
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  13. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    Basically everything is getting dug out by big rigs with big tires and HP :(
     
  14. lockedup5

    lockedup5 overcompensating underachiever

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    So who all is going to ride on Friday?
     
  15. Chris_Keziah

    Chris_Keziah Joe Dirt @ Rev Limit Fab

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    I hate I can't go but I can almost assure y'all it will be wet. Their daily forecast is always rain.

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  16. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    I sent you a PM. I am in for hitting some trails around lunch time. Hopefully we can get some more in for a ride Friday...

    I hope there is some rain :D Some relief from the heat would be nice.
     
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  17. Lorenzo816

    Lorenzo816 CTB

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    OKay I'm burning the candle at both ends.
    Went up to Oliver's and the driveshaft is great but the companion flange is for an earlier style Cruiser bolt pattern.
    I've ordered a double drilled bolt pattern pinion flange and should arrive sometime this week. I'm swap my current one and bolt up the new driveshaft and head out on Friday.

    Don't know what time I'm leaving yet but need some advice on the roads.
    Anything above 60-65 is a no-go in my truck now until I can get a sway bar to counter the torque steer I get from the rear.
    Uneven pavement from construction zones made my knuckles white while headed up to W-S last week.
    If there are any squirrely spots on the hwy up to Evarts, yall let me know.

    What time everyone leaving?
    Caravan opportunity?
     
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  18. Jason W.

    Jason W. Carolina Trail Blazers

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    @Joe J. I think he knows a route other than what I usually go which is 40w to 26n to 421 to ky 38. I'm sure there is a quicker way from where you are.
     
  19. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    When I drove from Greensboro I did 52 to 77 to 81 to 58 to 421. Relatively smooth road surface the entire way. Hold like 55-60 mph in the right lane and cruise. People passing me on the highway never bothers me and you never have to worry about speeding :cool:
     
  20. lockedup5

    lockedup5 overcompensating underachiever

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    If I take take the taco truck we could caravan. I'm sure I'll be slow.
    I'm still not sure where I'm staying or anything. Had a house but other guy back out so may take the taco truck or sleep in a buddy's camper floor.
    Still not sure if I'm heading up Thursday or friday.
    I know of three coming from my area.
     
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  21. Lorenzo816

    Lorenzo816 CTB

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    Looks like rain went from 90% to scattered in the morning and 60% to 40% at night.


    @NickMaul I can see why you'd go 52, 77 81 to 421 from gso or ws.
    Pretty straight and easy for hwy driving.
    I kinda want to avoid the 70-80mph rigs if I can for now. Getting blown around in the wash sucks.

    Was thinking, less stoplights and little more straighter as the crow flies.
    Playing with the map, its kind of like going to Callalantee but further ;-)
    was thinking: 77 to 421 to boone/mtn city, then 91 damascus 58 to I-81 , then 11w to 58 and 421
    I think its about 5 hours no matter how you slice it. Mileage may go +/- 30 miles but eh.

    Hoping to leave around lunch Friday if I can swing it.
    PM me if anyone thinks we may cross paths on Friday.
     
  22. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Have you ever been that way? Shady valley ain't no joke! I use to rail there on weekends.

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    that road is nothing but kiss-me-back curves and kneedraggers paradise with a hellova grade change.
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    You sure you wanna go that way?
     
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  23. Lorenzo816

    Lorenzo816 CTB

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    I think you're talking about 421 over the mtn from mtn city.
    I was thinking 91 north. Looked waaaay straighter.
    I'm still open to advice. Shit I ain't driving the audi or that would be fun!!

    check the map screenshot I uploaded and see if I'm still crazy
     

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  24. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    10-4....Yeah 421 to Shady then 133 to Damascus was what I feared you were thinking...that'd be insane in a wheeler or God forbid a tow rig and trailer
     
  25. Joe J.

    Joe J. Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't matter which way you go if your not on the interstate it's going to be all curvy roads in that part of the country. I did the 77 to 21 in Elkin to 58 through Damascus and to 421 in Kentucky to Harlan. That was fun for my slow jeep but I sure wouldn't tow that way.
     

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