Charlotte: Ride Planning, 3rd Thursday Pizza-Meet and General Hooliganism

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by JoeyBones, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. JMforPres

    JMforPres Been here awhile

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    I'm in for Sunday!:D
  2. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    I agree, awesome pic!

    Although mine (and me) are much older I've found if you start them young they'll always have a little bit of motorcycling in them. And the right kind of motorcycling, not the "I'm going to be a (rebel, pirate, whatever)" kind of biker they may turn into at a later age. :lol3

    Heck, my kid has more bikes in the garage than I do... :D
  3. augiedog

    augiedog augie dog

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    lookin forward to riding with everyone tomorrow. we are meeting at exit 14 off 85 south in gastonia at 8:30 for breakfast at the bojangles and BP leaving out at 9:30 sharp. Come and join us if you can. I will be an all pavement ride.
  4. BluRidgeRider

    BluRidgeRider Long Rider

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    Getting my riding gear ready. See you in the morning.

    Numa
  5. AppFan

    AppFan Been here awhile

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    Just pulled on the boots and made my first cup of coffee. Looking forward to meeting everyone this morning.
  6. JoeyBones

    JoeyBones Encouraging Entropy

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    I can only hang around for breakfast, but I will be there.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone - Bojangles at exit 14 on 85... Numa and I should be there by 8:30 or so.
  7. AppFan

    AppFan Been here awhile

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    That was some great riding yesterday! Thanks for showing some great roads and waiting at the next turn. The only downside was the interstate on the way home.....
    Hope to ride with everyone again soon.
  8. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    Yep, it was a great ride. I did 416 miles and loved every minute of it. Thanks again everyone, I had a good time in those hills. :D
  9. The Opa

    The Opa Been here awhile

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    Thanks for having me along on the ride yesterday. I didn't even pull my camera out after ya'll stopped to pick me up. I think this is evidence everyone was there.

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  10. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Hey! Did I meet y'all on East Fork Rd yesterday?!? :huh

    http://goo.gl/maps/m7avz


    I was on 'the pig' heading home from the XS11 rally at Iron Horse and met eerily strange mix of bikes as pictured above! :lol3

    Do you remember meeting big old silver windjammer fairing?

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  11. AppFan

    AppFan Been here awhile

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    Mine ended at 463 miles. Whether it's 25 year old foam or 45 year old butt it made me decide I need a new seat.
  12. Mongle

    Mongle Knuckle dragger

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    at that mileage it was probably a little of both! That is a long day in the saddle no matter what you are riding.
  13. The Opa

    The Opa Been here awhile

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    We did run E. Fork, 276 to 178, I think we met a motorcycle just after our left turn ( east bound, stop & right).

    Was that you?

    That barn looks like one on Neddie Mtn Rd, but maybe too fresh a coat of paint, barn & road both. :lol3 Where is it?
  14. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Yep..that was probably me. I distincly remember the green tiger and ta...along with the street bikes. I had run down 215 and was taking a scenic route over to 276.

    That barn is on Gunter Gap very near the Iron Horse. I did ride Neddie Mtn from 281 to Charlies creek though. :D
  15. augiedog

    augiedog augie dog

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    Y'ah that was definately us you saw. I thought that was you. I was on my xr 1200, second in line.[​IMG]
  16. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    Had my GoPro running around there I think, I may have got you passing us if I knew where to look.. :D
  17. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    Few quick iPhone pics of the Sunday ride.
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    Had to get a taxi for Flasher 'cus his knee was hurting... :rofl
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    Here's an attempt at a video, my first one on the motorcycle. Probably a little long at 15 minutes, but if anyone wants to know what we were up to it was all kinda like this. VW bus and half a squirrel too make an appearance too.. :evil

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.zenfolio.com/zf/core/embedvideo.aspx?p=758a3964.10" frameborder="0"></iframe>

    I also had to figure out how to embed video... :rofl I have another one I'll get up from the back of the bike, mostly just watching augiedog riding along. :D
  18. The Opa

    The Opa Been here awhile

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    Cool! :clap:clap:clap


    Here's an attempt at a video, my first one on the motorcycle. Probably a little long at 15 minutes, but if anyone wants to know what we were up to it was all kinda like this. VW bus and half a squirrel too make an appearance too.. :evil

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.zenfolio.com/zf/core/embedvideo.aspx?p=758a3964.10" frameborder="0"></iframe>

    I also had to figure out how to embed video... :rofl I have another one I'll get up from the back of the bike, mostly just watching augiedog riding along. :D
  19. Flasher

    Flasher Been here awhile

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    Had me leaning in every turn.:clap
  20. BluRidgeRider

    BluRidgeRider Long Rider

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    The ride started with breakfast at Bojangle's in Bessemer City, NC, took a lunch break at Shoney's in Waynesville, NC and featured dinner at the Bantam Chef in Chesnee, SC. In between the eating was some wonderful riding on great roads west of Brevard.

    (Dropped and broke my great little Fuji pocket camera a few weeks ago, so I shot these stills with my GoPro Hero3.)

    Mountain View

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    Taking a break from the action.

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    Joe's sweet TransAlp.

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    Wolf Creek Lake

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    Another break.

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    Thank you Loren and Augie for guiding us across some fine tarmac!

    Numa