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Old 07-07-2014, 04:54 PM   #31
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So, riding in the morning, lunch, and home by 1400ish. The heat is still a little much!

r//Chuck

Hope everyone's having a great 4th!

I'm planning a ride for this Tuesday morning - route still to be determined - will plan to head home just after lunch to beat the heat.

Meet at Southport Tom Thumb @ 0800.

Rick

P.S. Looking forward to seeing the new ride Wyn - hope you can make it...
Sorry but not this week either. However, my son and I are leaving on Thur for Smokies etc trip for a few days. Bringing big bikes this time. Hope it cooler up there!!!
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Old 07-07-2014, 05:10 PM   #32
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Vico,
I grew up on the coal banks, red dirt, and gravel roads of middle Tennessee. My entire family tree still resides in the same area. It's been really nice the past week, my dad even mentioned mid-fifties and jackets on 4th of July evening, can you imagine? It's starting to heat up again. However, I'm sure the morning to lunch time frame will be exceptional regardless and the rest of the day will surely be better than our weather! Enjoy the ride and time away!

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Old 07-09-2014, 11:40 AM   #33
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Hey All,
FYI, a few of us are planning on attending and will likely ride up to Oxford, AL on the Wednesday of the week and arrive Thursday by dinner. A twisty day ride Friday and Saturday, and a straight shot home Sunday. The ride up Wednesday and Thursday will be via the long way! If anyone is interested, make reservations and let us know to arrange a rally point (usually US 20/HWY 77). If the hotel is full, there are adjacent hotels, I can let you know of one a fellow local rider will be staying in.

Here's a linky:
http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=883256#Post883256[/url


What: The Fall Appalachian Riding Tour (FART 2014)

When: October 2nd-5th

Where:

Jonathan Creek Inn
4324 Soco Road Maggie Valley 28751
Reservations 1-800-577-7812
www.jonathancreekinn.com
GPS N35 31.089 W83 06.038

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This hotel has a limited number of rooms and a 15-day Cancelation Policy for the deposit. So, we strongly encourage that if you have to cancel your room, to first post it on this thread so others may call-in to take the room to save you from losing your deposit.

Room Descriptions and Rates:

... DELUXE (/Standard) ROOMS - Have a refrigerator, microwave, iron/board, hair dryer, alarm clock, and 25in stereo tv.
...... $58.50 Thursday $94.00 on Friday and Sat.

... CREEKSIDE ROOMS - Have the same amenities as the deluxe/standard rooms. Also have a back door to walk out onto the creek or a balcony overlooking the creekside area. Some of the creekside rooms have brand new private screened-in back porches.

....... With back door or balcony (w/o porch):
......... $81.00 on Thursday and $112.50 on Friday and Sat.

....... With Screened-in Porch:
......... $76.50 on Thursday and $121.50 on Friday and Sat.

....... With Fireplace:
......... $94.50 on Thursday and $121.50 on Friday and Sat.


... WHIRLPOOL ROOMS - Are on the creekside and have a one person lounging whirlpool tub in the bathroom area. Some include fireplaces.
....... $90.00 on Thursday and $121.50 Friday and Sat.

... HOT TUB ROOMS - Are located by the indoor heated pool. These rooms are not on the creek but offer a larger double whirlpool tub.
....... $90.00 on Thursday and $121.50 Friday and Sat.

Saturday Dinner plans will be announced and Routes will be provided much closer to the event.

Hope you all can make it!

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Old 07-17-2014, 07:56 AM   #34
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Friday ride!

I beat you to it this time Chuck

I know it's short notice but if anyone wants to ride tomorrow, meet at the usual place - Southport Tom Thumb @ 0800 or if any of the non Bay County guys wants to meet us for lunch somewhere, let me know and I may be able to plan the route accordingly...

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Old 07-17-2014, 08:55 AM   #35
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:03 PM   #36
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:54 PM   #37
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Damn it's hot, make it go away!
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:28 PM   #38
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OK. Ive got it figured out and Im working on it now. It will take me about three months to get my machine going and then I can make it cool. Trust me.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:48 AM   #39
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Turkey Trot VI Notice

a special invite to all you PCB guys and gals.

Come over to the west side and join in the Turkey Trot VI.

Special route for street only bikes - to join up with DS and Dirt Bike routes.

DS ride you GS and other heavies will love.

Dirt ride that will challenge you.

Lunch planned at local Gator's Café where you can have a homemade milkshake with James Dean and a full lunch for $7.00.

Keep and eye here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1000111

Hope you all can make it... I know its a busy time of the year.
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Old 08-09-2014, 09:41 AM   #40
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Posting trip details for Rick, in this thread Rick is ERDoK!

Hey guys,

The fall trip is rapidly approaching so I've started planning the routes and decided to try something a little different this time. Instead of the usual ride up to Cheaha Mountain/Oxford, AL, I've planned a route to Canton, GA, (avoiding Atlanta) that will get us right at the good stuff on Wednesday the 1st. We'll be able to do some of north Georgia's great roads on Thursday's ride to Maggie Valley. We lose an hour going to GA so I planned an earlier departure for Wed AM.

Itinerary:

0700, Wed Oct 1, meet at Hwy 231/390 Tom Thumb/Citgo/Burger King, (NOT SOUTHPORT)

1 Oct: Home > Canton, GA (mix of Hwy & back roads)
2 Oct: Canton, GA > Maggie Valley, NC (scenic & twisty)
3 Oct: Scenic & twisty day ride...
4 Oct: Scenic & twisty day ride...
5 Oct: Maggie Valley > Home (slabbin' it...)

Wed 1 Oct hotel info: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress...ga/hoteldetail

Thurs - Sat (host) hotel info: http://jonathancreekinn.com/

(there are several other hotels in close proximity to Jonathan Creek Inn if it's booked)

If you want me to forward you the routes (word document), let me know and I'll do so when I have them completed.

53 days and counting...

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Old 09-28-2014, 09:03 AM   #41
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The latest, as of this morning, daily routes sent via email.



UPDATE:

Looks like 4 of us riding up Wed from PC (Rick, Chuck, Wyn, Tim) with Mike, Ron & probably Dick Williams meeting up/riding with us in NC.

See ya in a few days...

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Old 09-28-2014, 09:16 AM   #42
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Kings of the Road

Rick & I had the Road Kings out a few hours recently. I enjoy the different type of bike and ride, but I'm looking forward to the twisty stuff on the GSA!

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Old 09-28-2014, 04:52 PM   #43
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Hope you guys have a safe trip. Right time of the year for sure.

Sorry you guys missed the Turkey Trot. We had a great time with about 50 riders and we were short on street bikes with only 5.

Again, safe ride and post up some picks,.
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:45 AM   #44
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Have fun & ride safe guys.
Sorry I am not joining you, but I can't complain about my solo run up there.










Again, ride safe. I saw 2 crashes on my trip.
One needed a life flight.



The other not quite as bad.
He left in a car.




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Old 10-21-2014, 07:08 PM   #45
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Hey All,
We all returned safely. It was nice to throw down some serious miles over such a short time. Funny how I always forget what throwing the GSA around in the twisties for a few days feels like. The 500 mile slab ride home Sunday (5th) was uneventful. However, the weather was at 32-36 degrees leaving out the first few hours. But overall, good riding weather. On Friday the 4th, after riding 100 miles of rain, we called it a day and went to "Wheels through Time" in Maggie Valley. So, let's recap, good weather (mostly), good riding, and good food. Yep, nuff said!

I played Moto McGyver, with the aid of the crew, as my new fuel pump (warranty replacement/recall) started to leak fuel from an o-ring installed by the BMW Technician. So, Friday evening, after 3 separate trips to auto parts stores, and looking like a trip to the dealer Saturday morning, we found a fuel approved o-ring that worked from O'Reilly's. So, note to self!

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