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Old 07-23-2012, 11:34 AM
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Default NC80 North of US19 toward Bakersville

Anyone ridden NC80 N of Micaville toward Bandana lately? Just trying to determine what the condition of the road is like. Been using Snow Creek and Arbuckle to go around it since they gutter to gutter chip and sealed it a couple years back.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:43 PM
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Default Re: NC80 North of US19 toward Bakersville

Still a sub par surface IMHO. Snow creek and Arbuckle are better anyway. Most of 226A south of Bakersville has been resurfaced too. Put them all together and it does what 80 did.
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Default Re: NC80 North of US19 toward Bakersville

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Still a sub par surface IMHO. Snow creek and Arbuckle are better anyway. Most of 226A south of Bakersville has been resurfaced too. Put them all together and it does what 80 did.
I agree. Been going that way since you showed me the way last year. Thanks.
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Default 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.

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Default Re: NC80 North of US19 toward Bakersville

I was on it a few weeks back, and wish I wasn't. Like stated above, the surface is VERY rough, plus there is tons of debris scattered throughout. Many times it's in the driving lines on the tight blind rt handers, which always sucks.
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Default Re: NC80 North of US19 toward Bakersville

How is NC-80 south of the BRP down to US-70?
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