ADV Rider style shop in East TN

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

  1. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    I'm here to complain about Mike's too fast service.. I ordered an Olympia jacket, it was shipped on Thursday and it was delivered by fedex on Saturday.. WTF????!! :lol3

    Thanks Mike!! Next summer's MOA rally will be in your neck of the woods. Hope to visit you in person :thumb
  2. derevus

    derevus Adventurer

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    I ordered an Olympia AST over the phone on a Tuesday and it was on my doorstep the following Tuesday - a little burg in backwater Nova Scotia. Mike treats people really well. I look forward to thanking him in person one day!! Til then - thanks Mike!!
    Lloyd
  3. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    Thanks Guys!

    Peaks are all gone!
  4. flux_capacitor

    flux_capacitor I know a shortcut!

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    Just a bump for Mike and his shop. Was in this weekend and left with a smile as always (not to mention some more gear!)

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    We did make it to Watts Bar, Mike. Good times.
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  5. jcatl

    jcatl n00b

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    Stopped by last weekend and was impressed with friendly service. The guys were kind enough to watch our gear while we crossed the street for delicious snacks at the bakery. Don't miss that. My partner bought an Olympia jacket. It has yellow outlines on the shoulders and it is very noticeable while driving (especially with any arm signals). Sorry I missed the peak bags. Send me a PM if you get more. Jim Carlson
  6. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    MiniMike, I'm the guy on the GS that stopped by Saturday, started to buy stickers, went over to eat pizza and came back to my sticker purchase. Nice to meet you and good to know there's a friendly shop in that area. I wish you luck in your business! :thumbup
  7. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    Guys, thanks for coming by! We appreciate the business.

    If anyone's going to be around on a Monday, let us know. We usually are out exploring on the bikes.

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  8. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    Breakfast at Randy's diner this morning with a couple ADVrider inmates, drooling over this R80GS, selling another Wolfman Peaktail bag before opening, and a Supermotard group coming in this afternoon!

    Sorry guys, I really can't say that this is work. It's just too much fun!

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    I just got new TKC's on my rims, but they're in the shed. If I had put them on last night this picture would have been perfect. Astro just put new TKC's on his R80GS.

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  9. Reverse

    Reverse Armchair Tough

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    Hey Mike, I was thinking about stopping by tomorrow. One question though: is gas readily available around Tellico? Here in the Atlanta burbs many gas stations are dry.
  10. muddywater

    muddywater Been here awhile

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    Just did 1800 miles in 5 days with my new Wolfman mini beta tail bag I got from you last week, duffel and Marssee tank bag (Blue 08 klr). Plenty of room for packing all my gear without panniers. Nice tight package that traveled great.

    Thanks for your great service.
  11. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    muddywater, thanks for the business! I have to admit to being jealous. Wish I could take a trip. November can't come soon enough.


    Reverse, I just called the Cherohala Market (Exxon). He has plenty of gas & doesn't think he will run out this week. The weather is really nice this morning. I had a great ride into town with the motard rims. Tomorrow the knobbies are going back on; so, I might have to make a run up the Skyway after work today. If you're here at closing & want to make a High Speed run to the State line, you're welcome to join me.
  12. astro

    astro seek light

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    Not that we followed it very well :D
    It will be interesting to download the track of the GPS and see where we actually went on our ride. :lol3

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    We did find the paved section of the "dam" road and it was great . . . now the TKC are scrubbed in properly :deal

    great tail bag. . . fits the bike properly and the expansion zipper really adds some volume when needed. Consider adding a photo of the bag with the full extension.

    see you again soon.

    I like this shot of the two bikes

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  13. Reverse

    Reverse Armchair Tough

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    Mike, thanks for the directions! Took North River Road (217). Thick layer of gravel in some places, but a lot of fun. My first time by Bald River Falls also.

    Didn't quite make it up to the speeds you quoted though :eek1

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  14. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    More play pictures: Trail 82 Single track (before I wacked the downed trees)

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    A few puppies found us out in the woods. Some dumb ass dropped them off. They were starving. John & I fed them some wild grapes & my only bottle of water. They took a nap under the side car while we waited for everyone to come back from single track. After we left, it messed up my riding. I couldn't stop thinking about them.
  15. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    We headed down to Reliance for some grub. Then up to Witt Rd for some water crossings! Only a few miles from the shop.

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    Let's stall it & test my boots out!

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    Tom's taking the easy route.

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  16. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    This isn't everyone; but, it was like herding cats. Some of the guys were down at the hardware store purchasing bolts or something I think. Great time & a perfect excuse to get out of the shop in the middle of the week!

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    Ok, I couldn't stand it. So I jumped in the truck with my gear on & drove back to Schuler Creek Rd to look for the pups. They weren't there. Went South on 68; no luck. Turned around & crawled along 68. Found them along the creek on West side of 68 about a 1/2 mile North of Schuler Creek RD. Took them home, fed them, and gave them a nice bed for the night. Jake tried to push the pups around; however, they stuck together & kicked his ass. I laughed so hard I thought I'd pee myself. They didn't bite him, then just jumped him & held him down. He's about 3 times bigger than they are so it was really funny. Took them to the shelter in the morning. Hope they find a home.

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  17. ggrjr

    ggrjr Been here awhile

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    Mike:
    It was great to meet you Tueday. Your lunch suggestion was spot on. I will definitely be stopping in next time I am up that way. Any one looking for gear give Mike a call, he'll take care of you.
  18. FizDog

    FizDog sucks on dirt

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    Thanks for rescuing the pups Mike. That speaks volumes to me about the kind of guy you are! :thumb
  19. * SHAG *

    * SHAG * Unstable

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    Hi Mike :wave Was good to meet you and see your great store there in Tellico on Oct 1st. You said I was the second guy on a GS from Pa to stop in that day. Good luck :thumb
  20. jrodgolfer

    jrodgolfer Huge Member

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    Mike - how's your stock of ADVrider stickers? I'm coming by this weekend and want to pick a few up!