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!!!!!! DATE SET FOR OCTOBER 11th 2008 !!!!!!

TIME ........... High Noon
PLACE.......... WHEELS THROUGH TIME Motorcycle Museum , Maggie Valley , NC





OK Guys . The Winston Salem and surrounding area guys are making us look really slack . They organized a ride for this coming weekend . Although it is awesome they have one planned , but we on this side of Asheville are pretty much cut off by the BRP closures unless we want to slab it all the way around to hook up and then all the way around to get back home --------------



SSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOO . I am propsoing that we get a Versys ride somewhat in the works for this end of the world . I was sort of poking around trying to see who lives where in the WNC/E.TENN/N.GA area and try to figure out a spot we could all hook up and ride a bit .
My proposal is something like Maggie Valley ,NC area . I have a multi-fold reason for thinking Maggie . It is a really good area to ride in all directions out of an into Maggie , it isn't so close to any one person that they should feel like they will have to host , and what I felt to be the biggest good reason is this .

Wheels Through Time , www.wheelsthroughtime.com is a motorcycle museum in Maggie Valley . If you have not heard of it and or ever been there , it seems like it would be a good meet and great spot . The museum is closing in NC forever at the end of November . There is a long yet sad reason why , but regardless of the situation , if we don't see it now , we will likely have to ride to Arizona , if and when it opens there .
It has some very good motorcycle history and well worth the 12 bux to see it . I would really like to see a meet and greet happen here . I am pretty much open for dates but I am thinking the second Saturday in October and or the 3rd one for a rain date .
Lets hear it guys , can we do this ? Chime in freely . By the way , folks from anywhere are surely welcome to come . Hec , ride a pogo stick . Let's just show the museum owner that some of us really do care and appreciate his efforts here .


Wes...aka...PO-SLOKE .
 

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Count me in. Live in sweetwater TN. and can meet any North Georgia people in Tellico Plains and go over cherahola. Or am open to meet other places. And take other routes. Wednesdays or Sundays are good for me. Can do any day If have enough notice. I do the circle down ballplay road or 360 to tellico and up cherahola and down 143 to DealsGap and up the dragon about everyother week. Any one interested let me know.
 

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Jerreys ,
That would be great . Let's shoot for the 2nd saturday in Oct for Wheels Through Time . I think it would be an awesome meet and greet . There arse some great places to eat . I am betting good food will get some interest as well .
 

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Cool beans . This is looking up

RIDER LIST..........

PO-SLOKE .........in
mudarra ..........in
danomar ..........in
JERRYES ..........in
Skeeter 190 ..........waiting on kitchen pass approval
johnwestcott .........giving in to temptaion
sharrison56.............in


come on guys we got lots more out there .
 

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Sounds like a great idea. I will try to work it out.
 

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Put me down for a possible. I may trailer the bike out and spend the weekend and bring the family. I will have to run it by the social coordinator first;)
 

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OK Gang ,

I called and spoke with Dale ( the owner of WHEELS THROUGH TIME ) about our date of Oct 11th to insure we would not be colliding with some form of big event .
Dale says to express his gratitude for our intended support and for me to keep in touch with him on the situation . Dale says as things progress , and as he has time , he will notify his public relations department to allert them of our arrival . Said if it gets big , they may well be able to make some noise about us coming .
Early stages of this meet and greet I know , but I also have a call in to Kawasaki's regional rep and maybe we can get those guys involved in a full blown " V " day at WTT . I am hoping we can get Kawasaki to bring in some new 09's and some other stuff .
All I can say at this time as far as promises go , I will be there . In hopes of getting us a good showing for this exciting new machine we all call the " V " and support a really great guy like Dale in his last moments in NC .
Ideas , concepts and other pertinent info would be appreciated .

Isn't there someone on this Forum that is a Kawasaki rep/spokesperson as well ?
 

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Tons of lodging . Everything from cabins to campgrounds to hotels . Only a short drive away is the Cherokee Reservation Casino Hotel as well . I will pull some stuff and post it up .
 

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some area lodges/campgrounds..etc . etc . .....
http://www.visitmaggie.com/
http://www.timberwolfcreek.com/
http://www.wheelsthroughtime.com
http://www.twowheelsonly.com/
http://www.blueridgemotorcyclecamp.com/
http://www.cherokee-nc.com/
http://www.harrahs.com/casinos/harrahs-cherokee/hotel-casino/property-home.shtml?source=bkv4100001616

http://www.maggievalley.org/


From these resources , one should be able to find plenty of stuff . It is a really nice area and AWESOME riding out of there in every direction .


other stuff .....
http://www.tailofthedragon.com/
http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/
http://www.virtualblueridge.com/
http://www.nps.gov/blri/

A couple of places I like to eat in Maggie is .. Legends Sport Grill , Butts on the River , and there is a Shoney's BIg Boy in Cherokee . Man , there are tons o fplaces to stay and or eat .

On the Blue Ridge Parkway itslef is one concsssioner , here it is ..
http://www.pisgahinn.com/

If you happen to be coming and or going through Georgia here is a great place to stop and eat and or stay the night . http://www.dillardhouse.com/


ALL of this is about 2 hours within each other , while still being able to get in some fairly remote to really remote super mountain riding . Twisties until you see double and tons of long sweepers as well .
 

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I can't make it. We'll be out of town for my/my son's B-day. Hopefully, next time!
 

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I will be there in spirits (hic!) :D

Actually, I will be about 10,000 miles away...enjoying my vacation!

Ride safe guys...post pics and ride reports! :)
 

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OK Gang , I want to bump this one up again and see where we are with it . I am really wanting to get over to Wheels Through Time one more time before it is gone forever . OCT. 11th ( weather permitting ) seems good with me .

let's chime in for who is in and who is out . Also , I posted Oct. 11th on the forum calendar so keep and eye on it . I figure we can just all use WTT for a metting spot around lunch time then figure out rides from there . Whattya thunkin' ?


Hactracker ,

I ran across 1upyorn , ( I think you know who I am talking about ) on ADV rider , he says his GF's brother is getting married that weekend but he and some buds of his are talking about the 9th . Thought I would pass that on to you if you didn't know . Hec , I might ride up that date as well . LOL

I need to meet some V riders . But as usual , I like to fair warn other riders , they call me PO-SLOKE for a reason . I get there , just not fast like allot of folks . So tell the waitress , unsweet tea , cheese burger all the way with fries and ranch . LOL


Wes
 

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Doesn't look like we have many takers on this one . But I still hope to go Oct. 11th . I might try to get some Ds'ers to meet over there as well .
 
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