ADV Rider style shop in East TN

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Minimike, Sep 28, 2007.

  1. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    The ADV Rally in town was great! Next year when I have a staff maybe we can come up with a shop ride.

    I'm headed to Florida tonight to move my wife up here. Shop will be closed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Back open in Thursday.

    Gadget Boy, I'm wiped out of stickers. I'll get with you next week for an order.

    Mike
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  2. coop74

    coop74 Deal's Gap Junkie

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    Great shop, stopped in today. Other than benches and a coke machine a great place to stop in an pick up some stuff!!!

    Coop
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  3. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

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    :D Fantastic!!!! I will be there my next trip up!!! I will be shopping on line also when you are ready!!
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  4. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    It was a pleasure to meet you today Mike. I look forward to doing a dualsport ride.
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  5. Boojum

    Boojum I Miss the PartyBoss

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    THANKS Mike, for your Gift Certificates as Door Prizes at the Airhead Rally!!!!
    Your shop is very very nice! I bought a pair a riding pants from Mike, and boy are they nice! If your in the E. TN area, make sure you stop in to Tellico Plains and check it out. Best ADV related store in the area,......Period!:clap
    He's got ADV Swag in the shop, also!!!! Plus, it's at the bottom of the Cherohala Skyway, and you MUST Ride the Skyway!!!!


    Boojum!
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  6. ra2bach

    ra2bach drive-by poster

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    yep. I thought you probably did but I didn't see that in your pics.

    I worked as a business start-up consultant for some time and it was amazing to me to see how many people will open a store underfunded so it ends up looking more like a yardsale (you know, folding tables, posters, and maybe one clothing waterfall stuck in tecenter of the room) till they get vendor accounts and some cash flow going.

    the thing that amazes me even more is the guy who opens a store with no clue of what their core customers' needs, wants, or attitudes are. congratulation, looks like you got that part down. I'll be swinging by sometime soon...
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  7. byways

    byways byways

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    Recently bought from them by telephone. A five-star experience. Definitely recommended. When can we expect a branch here in Yellowstone/Teton Country, a.k.a. God's Country?
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  8. cbeene

    cbeene Beener

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    My wife and I stopped by last Saturday after riding the Cherohala Skyway and what a nice shop. :clap Mike is a heck of nice guy and even offered some nice discounts for the ADV Rally. The store is well stocked and easy to find.

    Best of luck Mike and I hope to make some of the rides this spring.
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  9. Gezerbike

    Gezerbike Hey Rocky...........

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    Mike was really great to chat with and how neat is it to be able to stop in a store in one of the best riding areas east of the Mississippi and to be able to walk out the door with the lastest in ADV Rider appearal.
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  10. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    I'm looking forward to stopping by when we have our DOG meet 'n greet up there the 2nd weekend in Nov. :nod
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  11. gosling1

    gosling1 Been here awhile

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    Stopped by Saturday morning while spending a few days at Hunt's Lodge in Tellico Plains. Well laid out & equipped shop - tastefully done - nicest motorcycle gear shop I've been in - puts many BMW & Harley ones to shame!:rofl Got an ADVRider ballcap for the missus - the "gathering" the weekend before had diminished his ADV swag a good bit, but Mike was going to reorder soon.
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  12. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    I've got some benches on order with a motorcycle theme & already have a small frig for the soda's just haven't gotten it hooked up yet. Both will be taken care of in the next week or two. I'll have a couple tables on the side of the shop in the Spring.

    I also have a portable air compressor for customers to use too!
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  13. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    ADV Stickers are back in stock! Including the new Yellow ADV sticker & the Compass sticker! Thanks Gadget Boy for the fast shipping! :clap
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  14. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    Well we've restocked ADV gear since being wiped out by the Airhead guys! The ADV Texas Orange Ride t-shirts were decimated.

    One thing that came in right after the rally were the new shop long sleeve t-shirts.

    An airhead of sorts, a R25 or R27. Not sure which, but I realy liked the photo. We've modified it a little for Tellico Plains. :evil Then there's the sidecar rig on the front.

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    Back This guy is an ADV rider!

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    Front (picture is blured, I ingnored the camera's idiot warning light)

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    $19.95 shipped
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  15. kevrider

    kevrider Been here awhile

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    my cousin and i stopped by yesterday after a nice ride on the Skyway. it was colorful and beautiful and (mostly) unclogged. in fact, we were hardly impeded all day. it was grand. :clap:clap

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    anyway, cuz finally bought himself a pair of saddlebags and a tankbag, nice wolfman stuff. i've often heard raves about that brand but never seen it in a shop before. quality kit. sweet shop, great service, top guy. good to meetcha Mini!

    i'll be looking forward to cracking open that fridge next time, i should have gotten a Red Bull before i left. :eek1
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  16. XPatriot

    XPatriot Charges have been dropped

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    I went, I bought, I was made to feel very welcome.

    Many thumbs up!
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  17. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Great to meet you today Mike, as well as your wife. We chatted a little about Michigan after you left breakfast this morning. Great shop you have there, and we'll see ya in a few weeks.

    Mark
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  18. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Love the new gloves Mike. Hopefully, the HP2 will be fixed in time for the DOG Tellico rally.
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  19. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    I fully intend to scoop up a pair of those gloves at the "non rally rally" as Mike calls it. :lol3
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  20. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Well, didn't get any gloves this go-round, but definitley went on a mini shopping spree as I think a few other DOGs did this weekend. :lol3 Thanks again Mike for everything and I'll bug you about gloves and Wolfman tool rolls in December! :D
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