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    August 21st Total Eclipse Ideas

    Coming out to witness the eclipse. Any gorge rail-trail type places within the path of totality that my wife and I could ride our MTB tandem to? I'm sure everything will be crowded but looking for some local knowledge from the MTB community.

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    Total Solar Eclipse 2017 - Communities in North Carolina!



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    I'm not sure what you mean by 'gorge' rail trails, but just over the border in SC you'll get a view on the Pickens Doodle Trail and in Travelers Rest you'll get a view on the Swamp Rabbit Trail. These are paved rail to trail trails, but not in a gorge.

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    It's my birthday. Everyone celebrate by buying me presents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike View Post
    It's my birthday. Everyone celebrate by buying me presents.
    I'll get you a total solar eclipse.

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    Here is a link to the NASA maps.

    https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEgoog...21Tgoogle.html

    Looks like extreme western NC and a whole bunch of SC is in the path. Isaqueena looks to be right in the middle.
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    I'll be in NC by then. Going to hop over to an area within the totality and work on getting some pictures. bought some solar glasses and a solar filter for my camera.

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    My Bday is the 22nd. I also want the presents.

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    This is the year that people with b'days falling within three days of the eclipse give presents to everyone else. Glad mine is later.

    Better get to wherever you plan to watch it early if driving.

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