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Old 01-31-2014, 07:55 PM   #511
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Oh man......I had heard this and hoped the inmate had bad info. Really gonna miss knowing you're out there selling good gear I can't afford.

On the bright side, you guys don't have to keep shop hours anymore. Enjoy your days.....smart man! Hope to see you soon!!!
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:17 PM   #512
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Enjoy your next adventure in life Mike. I always stopped by when in your area.

Best wishes.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:25 PM   #513
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I will echo what others have already stated ... will be VERY sad to see your doors close but can totally understand. Your shop was truly a destination from the time I discovered it while taking in the Honda Hoot in 2008! I always tried to make at least one trip to Tellico Plains every year. It was also a very unique shop with a distinct personality!

Best wishes for a great retirement.

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Old 01-31-2014, 09:40 PM   #514
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Bummer, we'll miss stopping by the shop...but understand the tax thing.

Enjoy your new found freedom, life is short!


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Old 02-01-2014, 09:06 PM   #515
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Very sorry to hear about the shop closing. Your shop and the Grains Bakery are the only reasons to stop in Tellico. You'll be missed.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:03 PM   #516
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ARRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!! I needed a new pair of KLIM pants! Loved loved loved this shop, the location, and the prices. Now where can I find the same deals on gear that I used to here?

Best of luck in the future Mike! VERY sad to see you go though......
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:36 PM   #517
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Last day picture at MiniMike's.

Always a good guy.

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Old 04-17-2014, 05:16 AM   #518
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Last day picture at MiniMike's.

Always a good guy.

Was headed down this weekend, looks like we just missed it.

Good luck Mike!!! Thanks for the hospitality in the past and for pointing us in the right direction on several occasions.
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:29 PM   #519
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Very sorry to hear of your closing Mike. I always tried to spend every penny I could when I was at your shop. But I know how hard it is to keep a small business up and running, especially these days. You will certainly be missed!
Enjoy your free time now!!
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:12 AM   #520
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The shop was great fun! It was like having a bike show come to my door every day. Met lots of great people! In fact, we NEVER had a single bad check in seven years! That in itself speaks highly of our customers in this age.

We would still be open if it wasn't for current tax rates and Obamacare. I got pissed over being screwed by the government and decided to retire. After talking to my accountant in January, I made the decision in about 30 seconds. There are so many people in Tellico Plains on the government dole, I just couldn't see myself working my ass off to pay more in taxes.

On the bright side, I got to go to Pandora Motor Sports open house yesterday! Wanted to sit on a BMW 90-Tee; but, they were sold out. They had a Christini AWD 300 demo bike! When the street legal 450 dual sport comes out, I might have to get one of those.

See you on trail 81 and 82 guys!

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