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Old 08-13-2014, 02:55 AM   #1
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Kent Skoug Memorial Ride

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Kent Skoug Memorial Ride - Blue Ridge Parkway - End to End
September 11-12, 2014
Hi Folks,

As many of you are aware, there has been talk of doing a ride to memorialize Kent Skoug. Talk has ranged from rides to Idaho, Washington, Alaska, and even Labrador. Problem is, we wanted to put something together this year yet, and our window of time for weather and scheduling time off is challenging. Since the Parkway has been "Kent's Mother Road", several of us decided to just do an "End To Ender" on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

For many reasons like traffic, weather, and accommodations, we've set the actual ride dates at September 11th and 12th. I know. Weekdays. But it's the only logical way for many reasons.

This will be organized "based out of" the Asheville club, but in tribute to Kent's outreached hands, will include invitations to all Cone Butts, Knobbies, Pterodactyls, Tarheel Travelers, the ROK and ROC clubs, and about anyone else who rides a motorcycle. Please try to join us.

Plans are still sketchy, but we plan to ride Northbound from milepost 469 in Cherokee, NC. We'll have an optional get-together dinner in Cherokee on Wednesday evening (the 10th) for those planning to camp or motel stay the night prior. Lodging that night will likely be the Newfound Lodge or one of two campgrounds out Big Cove Road.

The actual ride will start assembling at the Newfound Restaurant on the morning of the 11th, with kickstands up (promptly ala Kent's style) at 10:00 am. That late start will allow folks in surrounding areas to actually leave their house that morning between 6 and 8 am should they not want to stay over on the evening of the 10th.

On the evening of the 11th, we will be having dinner, motel lodging or tent camping in Sparta, NC, at Milepost 239 on the Parkway. In the same town, different restaurant, we'll assemble early on the morning of the 12th, with kickstands up at 8:30 am.

We should end the ride at milepost "0" by late afternoon on the 12th, and cruise into Charlottesville, Virginia for an evening celebration of life and celebration of ride completion at a yet-to-be-announced restaurant. Folks will be on their own that night to choose their own motel or campground, as Charlottesville has lots of choices.

On Saturday, the 13th, folks can head home on their own, on or off the Parkway. Make your own plans for the way home... mini vacation, visit the Willville Rally, sightsee, whatever.

How much does the ride cost, what's included, and how much is structured? Cost is zero. We plan to have two breakfasts, and two dinners together at designated places at designated times (plus optional Wednesday night dinner). Everyone pays their own tab. I'll be suggesting campgrounds and motels that you may choose to stay at... clean, independent, and reasonably priced for the areas. Ride structure will be similar to the High Pass Boogie. We"ll assemble each morning, then meet again for supper. In between, you ride alone or with your chosen group of buddies. We'll network each morning, so individuals looking for riding friends can find them.

I will, however, need a reasonable guess as to how many folks are doing the ride so I can line up large enough restaurants and motels to accommodate us. If this is something you're interested in, please email me soon. I'll need your name, email, cell number, home town, club you're affiliated with, whether you'll be camping or motel staying, and if you want to opt for the Wednesday night dinner and lodging in Cherokee. I'll put you on an email list and update you as plans develop.

Lastly, you can afterwards register our ride log with the Parkway Foundation for a cool "End to Ender" pin, bike sticker, certificate, etc. Also all free.

Let me know if you're interested or have questions.
John Koenig
holoholojohn@gmail.com
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:57 AM   #2
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Kent was the BMWRA Regional Rep who covered the Carolinas. I am certain many of you inmates hav e emt him. I hope to see some of you for the eintre ride and others for part of the ride.

A fitting tribute to a great rider and Ambassador of the sport.
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:57 AM   #3
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Tenting it

I figure the mountain temps will make for some cool evenings and good sleeping. Who else is going ?
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Old 08-19-2014, 07:14 AM   #4
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Swag

Tina from BMWRA sent me a box of swag for this event. Who is coming?
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Old 08-25-2014, 04:14 AM   #5
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Does anyone want to ride to Cherokee for the start?
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I would like to do at least the first part but just not sure if I can yet.
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Any part is good

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I would like to do at least the first part but just not sure if I can yet.
Doing any part of the ride is welcomed. My son is going to meet us at the Sparta stop for dinner. His work schedule will not permit more than that.
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