Anybody around Roanoke VA?

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by aurel, May 30, 2011.

  1. aurel

    aurel Cheese&Wine!

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    Hi,

    My wife and I are travelling two-up around the world and after Africa and South America we just made it to the US.

    We landed with the bike in Florida, coming from Columbia, and we're heading north to the Smoky moutains and Blue Ridge Highway. We're planning to spend a night around Roanoke, VA. Does any of you live somewhere near that place and could have a spare room for us or even let us pitch our tent in your garden?

    We could take you out for a drink and cook some "french crepes" for you :thumb

    Thanks
    Aurel
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  2. tastroman

    tastroman Long timer

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    Depending on when you are coming through, I may be able to provide a room. When will you be in Roanoke?
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  3. hutch451

    hutch451 Jackwad of all Tirades

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    What dates? I have multiple options to acommadate you.
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  4. captain jon

    captain jon live life

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    My house is 30 minutes east of atlanta on int20E. it could be a good place to stop before the blue ridge parkway. It takes me 2hours to get up to the mountains when I ride. My wife is at home now and I will get there thursday. I am in Ghana, west africa right now. I am a boat captain and have been in africa since the gulf closed oil production. we could talk about some cool things. also I have a shop if you might need to do some bike work. PM me if you need a place and if it is before thursday I can let the wife know. you can find the wife on couchsurffer, her name is cristina-DSbikegirl.
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  5. pfestus1

    pfestus1 Slasher

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    Aurel,
    I sent you a private message. We live right off the Blue Ridge Parkway about 20 miles before you get to Roanoke, in Floyd County. We have a bedroom we can offer you, plus amenities. Beautiful country, and cooler than down in the Roanoke Valley. We would not be able to host you on a Thursday, but other days are not a problem.
    Hank and Pat
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  6. hutch451

    hutch451 Jackwad of all Tirades

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    So do you need a place to stay or not? You possibly can do better than what my brother and our families have to offer, but I doubt it.
    We have, in no particular order
    A full shop including a tire changer
    A warehouse full of beer
    A friend who owns a gourmet wine shop
    Location of about 30 min from the Blue Ridge Parkway:freaky
    And two, yes, not just one, Papilllons
    it can't get much better than that:D
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  7. Thom_Boles

    Thom_Boles Been here awhile

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    Heck, I only live 1.5 or so hours away and I want to come to your place... :rofl
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  8. hutch451

    hutch451 Jackwad of all Tirades

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    Come any time, the tire changing partys are the best!:freaky
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  9. pfestus1

    pfestus1 Slasher

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    OK, Hutch, if they come to your place, can I come by and visit, and help with that beer? :freaky
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  10. hutch451

    hutch451 Jackwad of all Tirades

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    No, just the tire change:lol3
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  11. aurel

    aurel Cheese&Wine!

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    Alright, it seems it will be hard to get better :lol3

    I'm going to write you a PM :thumb
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  12. goosecreek

    goosecreek Waiting for spring

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    Hutch I would attend a tire changing party,heck I will even bring my own tire.:rofl
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  13. hutch451

    hutch451 Jackwad of all Tirades

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    And Ice!
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    We have three. Thank goodness only one of the three likes to ride. Cool little dogs...

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  15. hutch451

    hutch451 Jackwad of all Tirades

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    Beautiful dog! Mine like the jeep but I doubt they would stay on a bike.
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  16. gastone

    gastone R.I.P. sweet Angus

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    Aurel,

    I've followed your RR for some time now. If you two make it up to Fredericksburg I could put you up and provide you with a garage if you need to do any work.

    Garrett.
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    451 is my brother ....... do you guys have a date of arrival ????? need to make sure I am in town ......


    PB
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  18. advridgerunner

    advridgerunner RESIST WE MUCH !

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    this is why I love this place, where else can you get invited to stay with strangers ??:D
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