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. JoeyBones

    JoeyBones Encouraging Entropy

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    I look forward to seeing you there Bill. Of course, perhaps the weather and our schedules will cooperate and we can get a little ride in the weekend before....

    And we may as well start discussing what model D/S I should pick up in the Spring, now that I have the bug to go places the Vee won't....

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  2. bpg

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    Ahhh (rubbing hands together) - always fun to shop for bikes! :evil :clap

    FWIW, anyone is free to ride mine; lots of local dirt playgrounds to hit for trying bikes out.

    See y'all on the 17th, if not sooner.
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  3. JoeyBones

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    PM sent. Let's ride. Somewhere sometime somehow I don't care really I just have the urge.
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  4. JoeyBones

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    I figure the winter months will see a smaller turn-out for meet-ups like this, so I was thinkin'.... IF the folks at Hawthorne's have a place where we could throw in a DVD while we munch pizza and imbibe in one-or-maybe-two beers, would there be interest in seeing "Riding Solo to the Top of the World"?

    I just got that DVD in the mail (along with "One Crazy Ride", which we could then screen in January, for example).

    Thoughts?
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    Met Guarev in Asheville, Sobbby as well, cool guys.

    If you haven't seen these films, these guys have huevos grande!!! Filming and riding in some remote areas rarely visited by outsiders, great stuff.

    I'm in for a mini film fest, they're 90 minutes each.
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    I recently saw "Riding Solo to the Top of the World". It was so amazing, I watched it twice! One guy, one camera, one bike! Freakin' Awesome! Still waiting to see "One Crazy Ride", all in good time! Count me in for the screening on the 3rd Thursday!:1drink
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  7. JoeyBones

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    Hope to see you next Thursday the 17th. Barring that we'll look for you on January 21st!

    I'm going to stop by Hawthorne's in the next day or two and see what arrangements can be made to show the movie while we're there, even if it means lugging a DVD player in there myself....

    Stay tuned!
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  8. bpg

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    I have an LCD projector, and can "borrow" a big screen from good ol' CMS... :D
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  9. JoeyBones

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    Mmmmmm.

    So that gives us a couple of options - something they have there already, my 26" monitor with built-in DVD player, or the projector / laptop and play it on the wall / screen.

    Ok. I'll get over to Hawthorne's tomorrow or Thursday for sure and figure it out. I'll report back here!

    :freaky
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  10. vfrcauv

    vfrcauv Been here awhile

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    Don't have much for motorcycle DVD's.
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    I stopped by Hawthorne's this afternoon and spoke to the manager. Since they don't have much in the way of a separate room at that location, she needs to talk to the owner about our request to screen a movie while we eat and have a cold beverage. She'll call me.

    We'll see what happens. If by chance we can't do it, Brendan and I will find another central location where we can eat, drink AND watch a movie for the January and February meet-ups. Hate to pass on their great pizza though...

    Brendan - you like how I just committed you to that out of the clear blue sky with no warning or agreement on your part? :evil

    So stay tuned..... Either way, we're on for pizza and drinks at Hawthorne's on 7th Street Thursday, December 17th around 6 PM or so.
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  12. puddle jumper 2

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    Count me in to be there to. A movie would be a cool thing to do and to the guy looking for a DS you are more then welcome to ride my 09 drz 400 That has all the mod's all ready done to it and see if you like the drz.
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  13. vfrcauv

    vfrcauv Been here awhile

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    Bob, from Charlotte will be able to make it, too. This is Bob during a SC ride:

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    Thursday forecast looks OK - sunny & 49 during the day, but gonna drop like a rock overnight. Dress warm people!

    Joey - any more news re: the movie dealio? Just let me know well in advance so I can get the projector.
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    If nothing changes, I will be there with bells on, Well maybe not bells but a helmet. Looking foward to seeing everyone again. LIVERMUSH
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    I am planning on being there. Not sure which scoot to bring though. Rode the DR last time. Maybe I'll bring the Nighthawk this time. Time to break out the thermals either way.
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  17. JoeyBones

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    I haven't heard anything. Based on the conversation I had with the manager on Thursday, if we do get the go ahead, it'd be best to use the LCD TV with the built in dvd player (mine) instead of an LCD projector.

    So for this time, we won't need the projector from CMS. And again, if this doesn't work out at all (the movie), we'll find a place for the January meet-up that works better for movies. I also just ordered the dvd "Mondo Enduro" as well....

    Look forward to seeing folks on Thursday!
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  18. roddy409

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    New to ADV, but glad to see there's a Charlotte group. I'd like to join the meeting Thursday. Please reserve a spot for me!

    :1drink

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  19. JoeyBones

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    Welcome! See you Thursday around 6 or whenever. We'll be in the bar area commandeering a couple of tables!
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  20. VStromNC

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    I was planning to attend but I will be in Atlanta that day on business. Week days are tough for me but hopefully next time. Have a great time!

    Jon
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