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  1. #1
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    Aug 2004

    Super D Gathering - Wayehutta- Sat. Nov. 11-Join us

    For more details on the ride, read through the following:

    Anyone wanting a scanned in copy of the local topo map, let me know. 90% of you guys have never ridden something so unique. It's like Green's Lick took steroids for 5-6 years, then added supplements.

    Directions to Wayehutta (Roy A Taylor ATV Park):
    EASIST WAY IS TO FOLLOW THE SIGNS TO Western Carolina University, but turn left on Old Cullowhee Rd (1/2 mile past Smoky Mtn High) BEFORE you get to WCU campus .

    Take I-40West towards I-40 / Canton / Knoxville (18.3 mi)
    At exit 27 on I40, turn RIGHT onto Ramp towards US-19 / US-23 / US-74 / Great Smokey Mountains Expressway / Clyde / Waynesville / Murphy / Atlanta / Maggie Valley (0.8 mi)
    Road name changes to US-74 (0.6 mi)
    Take Ramp (RIGHT) onto US-19 [US-23] (2.7 mi)
    Road name changes to US-23 [US-74] (17.9 mi)
    At exit 85, keep RIGHT onto Ramp towards US-23-Br / NC-107 / Cullowhee / W Carolina Univ (0.4 mi)
    Road name changes to US-23 Bus (1.4 mi)
    Bear LEFT (East) onto SR-107
    Travel 2.5 miles to Old Cullowhee Rd (on Left)
    Take Old Cullowhee Rd approx. 2-3 miles to Wayehutta Rd (before the bridge)
    (Runs parallel with the river).
    Follow Wayehutta Rd to the very top. Steep road dead ends into the Parking Area
    Travel time from Asheville - 1hr, 10 minutes

    Date - Saturday Nov. 11 .
    Time - 9am Rider meeting in Parking Lot. IMMEDIATELY following will be the climb in and orientation run.
    10:30am - Approximate start of Orientation run
    11:30am - Casual Lunch and BS session in Parking Lot followed by climb back up
    1pm - Mass start of the raffle run
    Location - Wayehutta ATV Park - Cullowhee, NC behind the campus of Western Carolina University
    Park fee - $5.00 to Smoky Mtn ORV Club who maintains the trail system
    Raffle Ticket fee - $5.00 (goes into a pot to determine start order at the top)
    Format - AM orientation run at the start.(To give riders a tour of the trail) Start time for "mass start" - approximately 1pm
    Facilities - a pooper, nothing else. Bring your own food and water.
    Weather - usually f-ing cold but you never know
    Trail type - Really wide. 3 riders side by side is easily possible Passing is a piece of cake. Imagine Greens Lick extended over a very long period, wider and with jumps, berms and water bars like crazy...I mean tons of water bars. I've still never ridden any other trail like this.
    Prizes- The raffle pot will be divided up into 3 most likely - 1st DH bike (single ring only), 1st hucker/trail bike, 1st Hardtail

    Estimated time to get down - 20-25 minutes

    A granny ring is HIGHLY recommended for the climb. I've pedaled, pushed and crawled it on a DH bike before, but you may want to skip the orientation run unless you shuttle to the top of Moses Creek (which is one f-ing long, long way to drive to do 1 shuttle run down). It is a tough, tough climb but very well worth it. Plan on at least an hour for the climb. Goats can hammer out the climb in 30.

    If you only have a hardtail, you will not be undermanned. Full squish is of course best. After having pre-rode it this weekend, a DH bike is going to be no fun without a granny ring but can easily run the DH, but you're gonna take a lot longer to get up top and there is a couple climbs in the Super D portion.

    To pay entry fee of $5.00, send $6.00 total to my Paypal at or mail $5.00 to Butch Greene
    364 Emmas Grove Rd
    Fletcher, NC 28732
    You can buy raffle tickets from me on site...but I'd rather not track it there.

    I am not a "Role Model"

  2. #2
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    Did a trial run Saturday day with Matt Griffin and Daniel Sapp.

    Was MASSIVELY fun. sooooooooooo, soooooooooooo many really big waterbars....geez! Just silly retarded. Up top we stopped one time and Matt looked at me and said..."That reminded me of the berms at Diablo."

    He was on his hardtail and I was leading out the whole way down and Matt stayed right with me through it all except in the roughest sections!

    I hope you're fit b/c the climb is tough. The potential shuttle road that leads to the top of the park from outside Cullowhee turned out to be a freakish, freakish thing!!! We drove up it for almost a half hour and were still a good 15 minutes from the top of it and just had to turn around and give up on the shuttle. It was the longest dirt road I've ever driven...and I've driven some lonnnng dirt roads!!

    Ask Daniel Sapp or Matt Griffin. Don't think we'll ever forget that crazy road. Especially when I looked in the mirror and Daniel's bike was nowhere to be found!!! was still dangling off the back of the blazer on it's BB and front skewer...barely. No damage!

    I need to get a head count for this thing so please CONFIRM that you're coming!!! frznomad, Jeremy R, SoEast Matt, Cecil, Demolition Dave, Spoke80, Guard, CuriousCaptain, Motomike, T-Pirate, and so on down the line...drop me a line to let me know who all is coming.

    If we need to tweak the format a little, we can do it on site. Recommended tire would be a 2.2 to more!

    The climb we did to get up was:
    NW on 459
    West on 455
    On 455 we headed to the far West leg of 456 (intersects w/ 474..which is marked 479 on the trail) At the 1/3 mark of 456, you hit a WALL of a climb and the crest of this climb is the start. We'll do rows of 2 riders like NASCAR. It'll allow a perfect start. It starts out shallow for around a 100 yards which will make for some great chances to sprint to the first sections and will really serve to break riders up.
    Motoheads will have lots of time from this point to just pin it and grin it to catch up. At the left hand turn onto 463, you'll do the climb. Total time at this point 8-12 minutes. Here is where fitness can take back the game! From the top of 463, it's just sheer willpower, forearms and quadricep muscles to get to the bottom...another good 8-10 minutes solid to get you down!
    I am not a "Role Model"

  3. #3
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    Dec 2003
    This sounds fun but I have other plans for the weekend. Are those trails open to riding on other dates?

  4. #4
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    Aug 2004
    yeah. year round access. They close the gate to ATV traffic on Nov. 15 due to guns, but bike and foot traffic welcome year round.
    I am not a "Role Model"

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