Re: NC80 North of US19 toward Bakersville
Ran it yesterday, Sat, Jul 28. It's OK, but I'm placing it in my "Why???" category. From the Mitchell Co line at the bridge to where it meets 226A N of Bandana, the surface has grooves in it. Before it was chip and sealed the surface was not pristine by any means but you could pick lines that had a high degree of confidence. The feedback I get from the new surface is a constant change as it moves from groove to groove. I'm no Valentino Rossi by any means but the surface does not inspire confidence. There is an excellent way to go around this section, so "Why" use it. Goes right along with tireater's comments.
Old, but not dead----yet