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. NitroRoo

    NitroRoo Been here awhile

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    Saturday works for me! I've been itching like crazy to head to the mountains on the dual sport. Going to see if I can bring a friend too. We'll both be on old 350's :muutt
  2. XPEDITIONREADY

    XPEDITIONREADY Adventurer

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    I am out Saturday unfortunately....I gotta work.
  3. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    Wow, its gonna be a bike show too. :rofl I had a XL500 a LONG time ago. Be nice to see those on the road.
  4. BOIKE333

    BOIKE333 Been here awhile

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    So pieeye i assume u will be there Saturday?
    ROO do u want to trailer up?
    I suppose we will meet in Morganton?
    Anyone else on the trailer tour?
    Ooooohh this is gonna be fun!!!!!!!
  5. dirtysouthjacket

    dirtysouthjacket Been here awhile

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    Well, I survived the GNCC race this weekend. Exhausted!

    But the BMW forks are at the machine shop. Fingers crossed they get the work done in a few days before the weekend's ride.

    XCRider803, depends on how this week at work goes and which bike I'm bringing. We'll touch base closer to the weekend.
  6. XCRider803

    XCRider803 Loftin' the wheel

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    Hmmm... so I may be the only big bike there? I don't think I'll have any knobs either, have too long of a drive home Friday evening. New guy, street tires, bring your cameras. :rofl
  7. NitroRoo

    NitroRoo Been here awhile

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    lol

    Yeah I'll more than likely want to trailer up. I have two friends who may be interested in coming who haven't ridden with the group before, and all 3 of us have trucks. One of them has a good size trailer and an f250, so in theory could easily take 4 people/bikes, but he can't 100% commit at this point...

    Either way, we should have a meeting spot for those who are riding up and those who are trailering... Sounds like it's going to be a FUN weekend :clap
  8. pieeye

    pieeye Go Far...Get Lost

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    I wish I could but I can't do Saturdays. The kids have a full schedule of Lacrosse games that will have us running all over the place. Sundays are usually my riding days but honestly, this Sunday may have my attention focused on something other than the DR if all goes as planned..... :evil
  9. BOIKE333

    BOIKE333 Been here awhile

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    OK I'll bite........whats up.....new BMW right?
  10. augiedog

    augiedog augie dog

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    we can meet at the McDonalds off exit 103-rt 18 at 10:00. there are several places close by you can leave you vehicle. I'll be riding up from gastonia-bessmer city exit BP leaving at 9:00 to meet up at the McDonalds if some of you are riding up. let me know if that will work.
  11. BOIKE333

    BOIKE333 Been here awhile

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    Augie-
    The McD's in Lenior is an easy meet spot as well, with a huge parking lot just behind it, even a spot to back a truck up to for easy on/off. Also is a straight shot up 321 for you, but Morganton is just as well.........anyone else ridden this Table Rock Rd? I would love to check that out too.
    Boike
  12. pieeye

    pieeye Go Far...Get Lost

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    Been hunting a scooter with a little better pavement manners than the DR, but getting the stars to line up is proving to be a bit more troublesome than I expected.....
  13. NitroRoo

    NitroRoo Been here awhile

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    So which one do we want to plan on meeting at for the trailer queens?

    It looks to me like 18 is actually Exit 105 off I-85... (old 18 is a fun road to ride up too! :clap)

    http://goo.gl/maps/xrmk2
  14. augiedog

    augiedog augie dog

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    the meet location is on I-40 at exit 103 in morganton at 10:00 at the McDonalds in the north side of I-40.I'll be riding up on this bike from bessmer city exit off I-85 leaving the BP station at 9:00 to meet up with the trailer dudes at the Mc donalds at 10:00.[​IMG] this is one of the spots we will be riding too.
  15. BOIKE333

    BOIKE333 Been here awhile

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    Augie-do you have a route planned?
    Roo-What's your trailer plan?
    Dirty/Knybanjo-Are you guys still in?
    Anyone else in?
  16. jeepjeff

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    Boike, wish I could, should be a great day, but I'm still out with this shoulder issue. Have a good one. :thumb
  17. augiedog

    augiedog augie dog

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    Yes, I have a route in mind. It will start a couple of miles out of morganton, toward lake james, up old 105 to rt 183, thru jonas ridge, down tablerock rd, accross fish hatchery,over thru maple sally to edgemount and mormiter and possible globe road and rosecreek if time permits. this will be about 80% gravel forest service roads. there are several unimproved single tracks we can throw in if need be all along this route. [​IMG] took this picture on the route several weeks ago.
  18. dirtysouthjacket

    dirtysouthjacket Been here awhile

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    Talked to the machine shop today, Monday or Tuesday at the earliest before I get my forks back. :cry

    I'm also a little more banged up than I thought and probably need to stay off the KDX for a few more days. My left thumb got hurt somehow, not really sure? :dunno
  19. augiedog

    augiedog augie dog

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    who all is planning to ride tomorrow? let me know if you are in and where you will meeting up if possible. thanks, lookin like a good day comming up. the rain last nite will really help with the dust tomorrow. I'll be at the BP at 9 and see all you trailer queens at the McDonalds in morganton at 10:00. Thanks again Augie
  20. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    I'm actually thinking about going camping up in the mountains tonight...if I ever get my act together this afternoon. If that doesn't happen I'll look for ya in Morganton and ride with the group up Old 105 but would then need to split off for TN once we get to Jonas Ridge.