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    Oct 13th visit, suggestions to planned route

    This is the plan so far, if anyone has another trail close to these that is a must ride please let me know. Also if there is a good BBQ place you can recommend along 280 or 276 in that area.

    Start out at marker B on Flecthers Creek. Then head south and hopefully pick up some BBQ lunch. Next is marker C on Daniels Ridge. There is a 160 foot waterfall we are going to check out there. Then hit another short trail in the area, maybe Farlow Gap or Cove Creek. Some of the other trails right in this area are seasonal and will be off limits until Oct. 16th, we will be there on the 13th.


    Here's the google maps route, if anyone has a must hit trail on this route I'll glady take suggestions.

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    Mr Jones:

    I'm a vegetarian, so no opinions on BBQ.
    Regarding ride plans:

    How long a day are you planning on?

    Fletcher Creek: Easy-ish ride, but best route includes 5 miles of gravel road. Average rider, first time: 90 minutes, minimum.
    Daniel Ridge: Great ride,30 minute drive to trail head from 280. The whole loop includes a couple of waterfalls, actually. It also includes hike a bike and tech descending. Average rider, first time: 2 hours, minimum.
    Farlow Gap is NOT recommended. Even the fastest route on this trail would be 4-5 hours, minimum, average rider, first time.
    Cove Creek is a great trail in combination with Daniel Ridge. The most obvious loop of 475-B>Cove Creek: Average rider, first time: 90 minutes, minimum.

    Seems like an awful lot of driving to pack into one day. There are better options with less driving.

    If you look at every out of town visitor thread, the same recommendations are made every time. Stop at a local bike shop. Buy a map and some sundries you need/want anyway. Talk to the shop employees about your plans and review them on the map with said with employees. Trying to ride any new area, let alone one as large and complicated as this one, without a map is foolish.

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    Thanks a lot Mike, we're coming from Gatlinbirg area so maybe we'll just head straight to The Hub in Bevard or hit up Fletchers Creek and then head to The Hub?


    We plan on riding all day, leaving around 7 am and coming back around dinner time.

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    I'm not a vegetarian, so I can comment on the BBQ. All I can say is that you'll not find any worth the trouble. At least not down that way. As far as trails go, mike brown gives good advice.

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    We're just going straight to the hub in the morning and going from there, thanks. Looks like hawg wild bbq has good reviews on line.

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    Well I guess "good" is a relevant term.

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    And at this point in the conversation I have to sit back and ask myself this......

    1. If I continue to be polite and cordial will this jerkoff finally spit out a place that is worthy of his palette

    2. Do I trust one anonymous jerkoff on a mtb board over many anonymous jackasses on the intranet

    3. Do I join in his reindeer games


    I guess I chose 3

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    Damn nancy. Wtf is your issue. I reckon you will enjoy Hawg wild just fine, as you seem fairly tasteless.

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    We will be in the same area that weekend.

    Thanks for the details Mike. As far as Hawg Wild goes...it's Ok, nothing too great. I have eaten there a couple of times after fishing the Davidson.

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    Hawg Wild is ok. I spent few weeks down in the Bravard area, from Michigan. I'm in the middle of purchasing some land in the area. Love it there.

    I would recommend going up Avery Creek road to either Buckhorn or Clawhammer to Black Mountain down to Thrift cove. You get alot of what Pisgah has to offer all in one shot. Any route you take prepare to climb.

    Just my 2 pennies as I prefer riding over driving to the different areas.
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    Let's try this on y'all's BBQ front:
    I may be a vegetarian, but even I know 12 Bones, Luella's,and Moe's are supposed to be where it's at. Googoley them.

    Riding: Another great sampler is to park at the Fish Hatchery, do the 475-B>225> Cove Creek loop, then pedal the short gravel ride over to Daniel Ridge and do it as a loop. Relatively easy to follow on the map, probably a 3-4 hour ride, includes beautiful woods, nice waterfalls, tech riding, and some good views.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_opjones View Post
    And at this point in the conversation I have to sit back and ask myself this......

    1. If I continue to be polite and cordial will this jerkoff finally spit out a place that is worthy of his palette

    2. Do I trust one anonymous jerkoff on a mtb board over many anonymous jackasses on the intranet

    3. Do I join in his reindeer games


    I guess I chose 3
    4. Just ignore because some people never have anything constructive to offer so they act like jerkoffs instead.


    I don't know any good BBQ places in Brevard but I am sure there are a few.
    If you were going to be in Hendersonville or in Columbus I could.
    You could also try and ask the people at the bike shop when you get there as they are local and may have some good advice.
    There is also Sycamore Cycles in Brevard so possibly check them out. I have always had great service there and their staff has always been top notch to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Brown View Post
    Let's try this on y'all's BBQ front:
    I may be a vegetarian, but even I know 12 Bones, Luella's,and Moe's are supposed to be where it's at. Googoley them.

    Riding: Another great sampler is to park at the Fish Hatchery, do the 475-B>225> Cove Creek loop, then pedal the short gravel ride over to Daniel Ridge and do it as a loop. Relatively easy to follow on the map, probably a 3-4 hour ride, includes beautiful woods, nice waterfalls, tech riding, and some good views.
    Well ya, but they're in Asheville. 😃 And of the three you mentioned, my vote goes to Moes. Hands down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    4. Just ignore because some people never have anything constructive to offer so they act like jerkoffs instead.


    I don't know any good BBQ places in Brevard but I am sure there are a few.
    If you were going to be in Hendersonville or in Columbus I could.
    You could also try and ask the people at the bike shop when you get there as they are local and may have some good advice.
    There is also Sycamore Cycles in Brevard so possibly check them out. I have always had great service there and their staff has always been top notch to me.
    Pesky foul mouthed little child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    Pesky foul mouthed little child.
    Cranky old negative jerk off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    Cranky old negative jerk off.
    Let's take it to pm's, shall we?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    Let's take it to pm's, shall we?

    As far as I am concerned we can take it wherever you want.

    That being said, my PM box is open, feel free to send me whatever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    4. Just ignore because some people never have anything constructive to offer so they act like jerkoffs instead.


    I don't know any good BBQ places in Brevard but I am sure there are a few.
    If you were going to be in Hendersonville or in Columbus I could.
    You could also try and ask the people at the bike shop when you get there as they are local and may have some good advice.
    There is also Sycamore Cycles in Brevard so possibly check them out. I have always had great service there and their staff has always been top notch to me.
    Yeah, plenty of GOOD BBQ in brevard. Have you been there? I'm curious, where is the good BBQ in Hendersonville?

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    Hubba Hubba BBQ on 225 in Flat Rock is off the hook. So are their sides. One of the only places I will eat half to 2/3 of their serving of chopped pork before I will add sauce. But it is cash only, all outdoor seating, and BYOB.
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    Should you do more trail work?

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    You are an argumentative little cuss.

    I am sure whatever I say, you will argue no matter if you have eaten there or not.

    But here goes.

    Piggies, Hubba Bubba, and the Flat Rock Wood Room
    All have been around a long time with good reputations other than the FRWR which is a year old but the owners have won several BBQ competitions which is evident by their trophy wall.

    Of course, we all know if somebodies opinion does not agree with yours, it must be wrong.

    Oh yeah, I also forgot that the FRWR also has fantastic wood fired Neapolitan Pizza
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    You are an argumentative little cuss.

    I am sure whatever I say, you will argue no matter if you have eaten there or not.

    But here goes.

    Piggies, Hubba Bubba, and the Flat Rock Wood Room
    All have been around a long time with good reputations other than the FRWR which is a year old but the owners have won several BBQ competitions which is evident by their trophy wall.

    Of course, we all know if somebodies opinion does not agree with yours, it must be wrong.

    Oh yeah, I also forgot that the FRWR also has fantastic wood fired Neapolitan Pizza
    You're an odd bird. Anyway, I've heard good things about those with the exception of piggies. One day I will make the trip. And yes, I'm argumentative. Sometimes. With some people. And we all have opinions and you know what they say about those. Don't be so sure about good BBQ in brevard. It's just not there.

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    Thanks for all of the bbq recommendations, I'll see which ones I'll be driving bye. I think we'll just go thru ashville on the way home and get bbq dinner instead of lunch.

    Thanks for the trail suggestions Irishpitbull and Mike. To make it easier I just went ahead and rented a bike & helmet cam from The Hub and let them know I would need some help lining up my ride for the day. I was planning on riding over by the fish hatchery as that seemed to be a popular area with good trail descriptions.

    I was checking out this suggested loop on SORBAHeadwaters, Cove Creek, Daniel Ridge and Davidson River Loop &

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_opjones View Post
    Thanks for all of the bbq recommendations, I'll see which ones I'll be driving bye. I think we'll just go thru ashville on the way home and get bbq dinner instead of lunch.

    Thanks for the trail suggestions Irishpitbull and Mike. To make it easier I just went ahead and rented a bike & helmet cam from The Hub and let them know I would need some help lining up my ride for the day. I was planning on riding over by the fish hatchery as that seemed to be a popular area with good trail descriptions.

    I was checking out this suggested loop on SORBAHeadwaters, Cove Creek, Daniel Ridge and Davidson River Loop &

    Hope you have a great time! I will be there from the 18th till the 23rd. Man I cant wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbmb65 View Post
    You're an odd bird.


    Anyways, as far as Piggies goes, They stay busy every night so obviously people like it.

    But don't take my word for it.

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    Thanks again for all of the help. We ended up doing Daniels Ridge loop and 475-B to Cove Creek. Awesome time for this MI flat lander. I have a bunch of helmet cam video that I will do something with. The Hub had everything we needed, the bike was great, helmet cam worked great. A couple of the staffers seemed a little standoffish, too good for us tourists, but in the end gave us all the info we needed.

    Weren't able to do any BBQ, not enough time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_opjones View Post
    A couple of the staffers seemed a little standoffish, too good for us tourists,
    They are that way with the locals too until you get to know them.
    They kind of an elitist attitude there which is really a damn shame since they have a super nice shop and even though they do well, they also let a lot of business walk out the door because of this.

    Overall, I don't think they are bad people but they are not my first choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kjlued View Post
    They are that way with the locals too until you get to know them.
    They kind of an elitist attitude there which is really a damn shame since they have a super nice shop and even though they do well, they also let a lot of business walk out the door because of this.

    Overall, I don't think they are bad people but they are not my first choice.
    I hang out in there a lot and have never seen them cop an attitude with tourists. In fact they usually give tourists AMAZING service. Idiot locals who come in asking for things like 22 brass nipples that are teal in color do indeed get a standoffish attitude that is likely well deserved . They are also often very busy, as was the case last weekend, which could perhaps come off as an attitude.

    Out of all the shops I've been to in the area they have the absolute best customer service. Anyone who thinks The Hub is an elitist shop should visit some of their competitors and compare the level of service.
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    Hmmm. I've had nothing but terrific experiences at the hub. And jimmy is one of the best around. He has gone beyond the call of duty with warranties and advise. I guess bike shops are like BBQ joints in that regard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_opjones View Post
    Thanks again for all of the help. We ended up doing Daniels Ridge loop and 475-B to Cove Creek. Awesome time for this MI flat lander. I have a bunch of helmet cam video that I will do something with. The Hub had everything we needed, the bike was great, helmet cam worked great. A couple of the staffers seemed a little standoffish, too good for us tourists, but in the end gave us all the info we needed.

    Weren't able to do any BBQ, not enough time.
    They were mean because you are from Michigan.

    No one likes people from Michigan.
    I reserve the right to make fun of your beliefs if I think they are stupid.

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