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Old 04-21-2013, 04:04 PM   #16
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Thanks for creating this thread and throwing all those links in the first post, makes things easier for a newb-to-the-area.

There is a 2-day Trials class at TTC immediately after the Wagner Cup, too. $300 for the two days of training alone, $500 for two days with bike rental. I'm going as a b-day prezzie to myself.

Tellico Plains seemed fairly busy yesterday, I stopped in to check out Minimike's store and to log some miles to get my new bike past the first maintenance checkpoint.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:21 PM   #17
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I went (spectator) to my first trials event today. Holy smokes! You folks need to get in on this. I wasn't even competing and only knew one of the riders and still had a riot today. If you've never seen trials live, I really think you ought to give it a look. Grats to one of our very own for placing and taking home trophies both days. There's something quite awesome about watching very planned, technical, and strategic riding. And damn, what a beautiful day today. I hope those that wanted to found time to ride this weekend.
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:48 PM   #18
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There is a 2-day Trials class at TTC immediately after the Wagner Cup, too. $300 for the two days of training alone, $500 for two days with bike rental.
O rly? I'm working the event and hadn't heard this. In fact, I sat with Charlie for like three hours this afternoon and STILL hadn't heard this. I'll have my Gas Gas there for the Wagner Cup...

OBTW, this was today at Joe's: (this is Trent Webster, local hero and all-around great guy)

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Old 04-22-2013, 06:51 AM   #19
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I sat with Charlie for like three hours this afternoon and STILL hadn't heard this.
Charlie was too busy busting Dan's chops.

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Old 04-24-2013, 07:50 PM   #20
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Great !!

Glad to see we have a new local thread! I did my first ride at Joe's a few weeks ago on a friends GasGas ... Wow, that is tough!!

I only rode two loops through the woods and one easy course and learned more than I would have ever imagined!

Thanks for the thread and hope I can learn one new riders.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:03 AM   #21
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Yes, thanks for starting the thread. Looking forward to some local conversations.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:06 PM   #22
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Well, Mossy_Crk and I went to Thumper Thaw in Stecoah, NC. We had one good day of riding before the Rain Apocalypse started. Nonetheless, a good time was had by all and if you haven't checked out Iron Horse, you should. The place is much bigger than I expected; the washrooms are spotless, the showers hot, the grub good and the rates reasonable. I tent camped but I stuck my head inside a bunkhouse and it looked simple and tidy. Lodge rooms and cabins are also available but I didn't have the opportunity to check them out.

We shared the facility with the Georgia Sidecar Club, and if there's one group that can make the Chain Gang look normal, it's sidecar riders.
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:06 PM   #23
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I heading down to run Parson's then watch the Mini's for a bit tomorrow. Has anyone else been though the gap during MOTD this year?
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:17 AM   #24
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Has anyone else been though the gap during MOTD this year?
God, no. How was it? Entertaining, or just sad?
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:34 AM   #25
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I got to the 129 end of Parson's at about 3:00. It wasn't too busy and I had some pretty big gaps between Minis. The few that I saw were all tricked out. Several had some serious suspension upgrades and weren't afraid to put them to the test. They were carrying some crazy speed but were holding their lines (and lanes) quite nicely. A couple of them had multiple cameras mounted and I'm sure they ended up with some nice shots.

I didn't go by the store as it was already later in the day than I had planned so I just headed back toward town. There were only 2-3 Minis parked at the overlook and the really fast guys were parked at the big area down by the bridge. I kinda wish I had been there for the big parade of cars (only because I had a nice seat well off the road and no where to be).

I saw two classic minis and holy shit those things are small. One was scooting though 129 though and the guy had a grin a mile wide. The other was down by Tallassee.

Workerant has a great pic of their club's rather ironic sign. Maybe she will link it later.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:30 AM   #26
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Quoting myself to keep these links in an easy to find place:


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For problems: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/temproadclose.htm
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:54 AM   #27
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ADVCoot, has posted a new ride report over in Day Trippin' about his wanderings down 232, a trip to the crash site of Patsy Cline, and gives his explanation of the difference between curves and twisties.

Wandering Mid-Tennessee; curves, twisties, goats, burros, creeks & Patsy Cline
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:29 PM   #28
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ADVCoot is right about one thing...232 is more fun to me than the Dragon.

He missed out on the Southernaire at the south end. I love their breakfast.


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Old 05-06-2013, 11:54 AM   #29
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This is in WNC but it affects ETN dualsporters:

Tatham Gap will be closed indefinitely
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Don't forget it's Bike Night at Time Warp this evening!


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