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Old 09-09-2012, 06:15 PM   #1486
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Do we have expected timeframes for that trip yet?
About this time seems nice....definitely not the dead of summer. I am pretty sure we won't have the time for the whole thing anyway. Looks like I am at the top of page 100...someone please delete a post.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:21 PM   #1487
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Looks like I am at the top of page 100...someone please delete a post.



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Old 09-09-2012, 06:23 PM   #1488
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:23 PM   #1489
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With the KLR, I might actually be the "tanker" for that trip
Well I only have 3 gallons, but I get nearly 69MPG (If I don't go over 50MPH).. So you have more gas, my I have my sipper bike.

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So if I list anyone else going I get the discount?
I don't think CornerSpin really cares who you use a "friend". You can probably also re-use names too.
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:31 PM   #1490
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Well I only have 3 gallons, but I get nearly 69MPG (If I don't go over 50MPH).. So you have more gas, my I have my sipper bike.
If I did my math right, even with sipping I still have you by almost 40 miles
(5 gal @ 50 mpg vs 3 gal @ 69 mpg)
and I still get 50 mpg holding 65 mph
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:37 PM   #1491
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I was over in the GPX tracks section, and found these. No idea on them, other than what is written.

Ride Ideas Michaux

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Old 09-09-2012, 06:37 PM   #1492
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ok we can pick a date!
As I look at the events calendar it's looking like January or February right now for the First Aid class....any and all dates are open right now for Dorito and I.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:05 PM   #1493
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Dunkle Hollow last weekend

So I took a few photos last weekend while out riding in the rain. I think all of these were on Dunkle Hollow....enjoy!!






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Old 09-09-2012, 07:13 PM   #1494
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New KTM option. Makes the bike very stable!
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:16 PM   #1495
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I'm working at that ski design Lance posted just so I can ride all year
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:18 PM   #1496
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Did you forget something? All Katoom maintenance starts with "remove gas tank"...
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:19 PM   #1497
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Did you forget something? All Katoom maintenance starts with "remove gas tank"...
It's not maintenance redesign
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:30 PM   #1498
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Ruddy Duck/Rawhyde night

I was cleaning out the camera and forgot I took these pictures from the night at the Ruddy Duck when Rawhyde was there.
Product demonstration bikes.

Woody's wheels on a GS, don't really like the color of the hubs.



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Old 09-09-2012, 09:11 PM   #1499
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So if I list anyone else going I get the discount?

So, I'm a go for CS, no go for Key West, no go for Rawhyde, HELL YEA for TAT.
Awesome!

Well, I claimed Garrett and Garrett claimed me and we both got the discount.....well I got the discount for both of us. It doesn't seem to be that hard...claim littlelionmonster in the catherders thread and he can claim you and you both will get the discount.
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:18 PM   #1500
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RFlagg42...we expect a full rundown of the Horizons Unlimited riders meeting!
I have placed some things I have talked about below in a Google Map for reference:

The HUBB Traveler's Meeting was a good trip. Tons of interesting people around and the chance to hear first hand stories about international travel. There were three different presenters that were in the middle of a 'Round the World Trip, including inmate rtwpaul.... A canadian was there who had just spent a year in South America on motorcycles with his wife and 13 year old kid. One part I really enjoyed was a panel of travelers who just told stories and gave advice for an hour on South American border crossings. All in all, hearing the stories makes you realize the big trip can be done as long as you have a good attitude. Plus, the event was in an area with great riding, so I would recommend attending one in the future.

First off, to anyone traveling down near the Tail of the Dragon, I would highly recommend the Iron Horse Motorcycle lodge (on map). Very friendly staff, great customer service. They have cabins, bunkhouses, RV spots and tent spots. If you are camping, they have nice bathrooms with showers. They have a big lounge and dining room, wifi, serve above average dinners and breakfasts.

Here is Gail's and my cabin (semi-private, meaning we each had a motel room size room, but we shared a common bathroom)

various camp sites with creek going down the middle:


One place I would recommend that NO ONE stay is Deals Gap. I have ridden by there several times over the years, for gas, to eat, to take a break while riding the Dragon. This time, while checking out the Tree of Shame, I saw an open door and checked out a room. I have spent the night in nicer prison cells. White concrete block walls, metal frame bunk beds, 30 year old 13 inch TV with 9 channels. Unless you were looking for an appropriate place to commit suicide, I would not stay there, regardless of how close it is to the infamous stretch of road.

We rode the Diamondback on the way down, a little northeast of Asheville (see map). I highly recommend it and it took about an hour.

I highly recommend Wayah Rd and a nearby section of 28 (both on map). The road I labeled "fun section of 28" was probably our favorite road of the whole trip. We found this somewhere around there also but I can't find where it was on the map:



I also recommend Cherohala Skyway (great views, a great mix of gradual sweepers and tighter turns, but not too demanding, just fun) and we found a great sandwich shop at the end of it (both on map).

On the way home, I rode the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville to the Virginia Border. It added four hours to my travel time but was worth it.

This trip, I did have to add a new category to my list of stock stereotypes. While I have always had a "Harley rider" stereotype, I have now added a "Harley riders within 50 miles of the Tail of the Dragon" stereotype--a completely different animal...I'm not willing to put specifics in print...

Obligatory shots from the photo tents (nothing too crazy):




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