Nottarally *** Oct 4-7 *** Hot Springs, NC

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Cuttle, May 23, 2012.

  1. _anatic

    _anatic Plated

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    Ahhh, thanks for clearin' that up.
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  2. kennyanc

    kennyanc Long timer

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    So.......I guess that means I am in???
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  3. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle Whom it May Concern

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    You and I are on the same schedule. Don't think we've met, but if you have to straight-line it up 95 to Vermont, my place is just about halfway (23139) and I have couch/floor/tent space, plus steak/beer/bonfire at almost all times. Don't be shy. :thumb
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  4. Rabbot

    Rabbot rain+superbike=adventure

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    Reserved site #557
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  5. BDXMPL

    BDXMPL The Sheriff

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    If you're going, I guess I'll go too.

    I need to browse around a while, and find out how many more rallies my wife has planned since last night. :lol3

    Hunter
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  6. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

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    hey there!

    nothing else... as far as you know :norton
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  7. LadyDraco

    LadyDraco KillerSmileIHazIt !!

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    Well I always make plans for us...

    Then the farm sitters burst my plans :baldy

    But our Gone to Texas thread in my sig ..
    Really abused them :lol3
    We had planned 7 days and stayed out 11...:clap
    Now they are really gun shy...

    They ask how far out of state are you going :huh:lol3
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  8. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 Long timer

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    IN !

    I may even bring the Monster with me.

    What are my chances of using my hammock(s) and leaving my lousy tent (and aching back) at home?
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  9. Laconic

    Laconic Hapless Rube

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    Kenny's butt and David's wood? :hmmmmm


    IN!
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  10. BgDadddy

    BgDadddy Big Dufus

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    That is what I did last time we were there. Awesome trees!
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  11. BgDadddy

    BgDadddy Big Dufus

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    If you knew me you would know that this is DEFINITELY not a problem.

    I will be in touch! :freaky
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  12. Al Tuna

    Al Tuna NSFW

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    If he KNEW you... :lol3

    Prepare yourself, Boonie. :D
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  13. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze The Great Unwashed Mass

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    :lol3 shit, kenny- I stepped in it and you got pushed in it. We've got to turn this thing around :lol3
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  14. BgDadddy

    BgDadddy Big Dufus

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    Would almost be worth rearranging my schedule for. :wink:
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  15. HalcyonDaze

    HalcyonDaze The Great Unwashed Mass

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    See? Do you see what I mean? :rofl
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  16. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle Whom it May Concern

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    If I had only known that you were his character reference, I'd'a kept my mouth shut. :deal

    I'm trying to be a "yes" for this one but I already last-minute-bailed on Cuttle once and don't want to do it again before I at least meet her in person :hide
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  17. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

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    I'll pencil myself IN. :D

    Maybe this time I'll actually take a few pics :lol3...and get a reservation in early for one of the cabins. NOT sleeping on the frikkin' ground this time.
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  18. BgDadddy

    BgDadddy Big Dufus

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    Ok, I can't take it anymore. I'm back IN and will just rearrange some stuff.
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  19. Mark_O

    Mark_O Drain Bamaged

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    I hope you're leaving my ex-fiance home. I'm still heart broken.
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  20. ktmMike

    ktmMike Long timer

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    RIDE:

    I am very sorry for the last minute changes, but I will not be able to lead the type of ride I had originally planned.
    I twisted and sprained an ankle in a motorcycle/dog incident in early August, and I continued to hope it would be better by October.
    But like a previous ankle injury, it's not getting better nearly fast enough. It's still swollen, and I can't risk making it worse.
    I will have to stick to pavement and good gravel, bypassing the rocky unimproved roads in the plan.
    However, Shane _anatic has volunteered to cover much of my original plan with many of those same unimproved roads on a Saturday 930 ride.

    I will ride over into the Cocke County Maze with whoever wants to go along.
    Meet at THE gas station in Hot Springs, Saturday morning ready to LEAVE at 9am.

    About 50% paved ROADS (3/4 pace)
    About 50% gravel ROADS (medium pace)

    Bikes: No crotch-rockets, no full-dressers, no cruisers.

    Tires: Pretty much anything YOU can ride gravel with.

    Gas: Fill up before we leave, and then I'll be stopping for fuel at least every 70 miles or so.
    Bring cash for gas because some stations over there do not take credit cards.

    Lunch: We PLAN to have lunch someplace, but bring snacks in case of some delay.

    Safety: Safety is first. Work together. Ride at your own pace. Someone will be waiting for you at the next turn.
    Leave plenty of room between riders. Pass cars, but not each other, whether moving or stopped.
    You can swap places at intersections.

    Staying together: Since there are 60 - 70 turns, we use a relay system to stay together.


    Flats tires/Breakdowns: If the rider in front of you stops, please stop with him, and everyone behind you should stop too.
    Don't chase the leaders, they will come back. PLEASE BRING TIRE REPAIR.






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    This is NOT the only ride. There will be others.






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