OCT 6,7 & 8 TN and NC Ride

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Dranrab Luap, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    We are getting geared up for a 3 day weekend ride and informal get-together on the above weekend. We will be leaving the Atlanta area on the am of 6 October with no specific plans. We will be hanging our hats at the KOA campground in Tellico Plains TN http://www.koakampgrounds.com/where/tn/42173/ on Friday the 6th and Saturday the 7th. The campground is clean, quiet and located right at the western end of the Cherohala Skyway. Good restaurants in the area. The campground has plenty of camping sites and still has 6 cabins available for 55 bucks a night. I have stayed there before and enjoyed it quite a bit. There is one cabin left on the Tellico River. I got the other! Each cabin has two beds. Restrooms and showers are the individual mens and womens community type facilities. Typical weather that time of year is ideal for riding. There are good adventure bike roads in the area and more awesome paved roads than you could ride in lifetime. We'd be glad to have anyone join us for any part of the ride.

    I'll be leaving the MS coast on Wednesday the 4th if anyone is interested in riding up.

    Edited to add this:

    For those who can't make it on Friday, but want to meet up Saturday, we'll plan on leaving the KOA campground at 9:30 am for a group ride. If we get enough people we'll break into manageble groups sizes based on riding style and the areas you want to ride.

    I'll start a list of all interested people here.

    Paul Barnard
    Ra2bach
    Webwench?
    Geobiker?
    blackbirdzack?
    fullmonte?
    Nightstalker?
    Mikewarax?
    KevinD?
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  2. dlrides

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    While you are in Tellico Plains, ride over and checkout Cherohala Motorcycle Resort. You will be glad you did ! Great area to ride in, be safe.
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  3. blackbirdzach

    blackbirdzach Daily Adventurer

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    I love the Tellico Plains area. I might try to make it up there even if it's just for a day. I'll recheck my schedule mid month to see if I have anything going on.
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  4. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    We will probably end up with several that can't make the 3 days. I'll bet we find someone to ride up with you. It'll be nice to meet you if you can make it.
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  5. ra2bach

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    that'd be me.... I can come up on the first day or two but daddy duty has a strong pull so I would probably need to be home for Sunday PM. anyway, we'll see wat mischief we can stir up in the time available...

    :evil
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  6. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker YO BUDDYPAL!

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    What kind of riding are you planning on doing? I'll be in Knoxville that Friday for work, I'd love to bring the bike and RIDE!
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  7. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    We'll probably stick to the paved roads unless we get a larger group of people that we can split into a couple groups. My riding style is conservative, so if we get a few that want to take a sportier approach, we'll make plans accordingly. Bring the bike, you'll be glad you did.
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  8. delta21

    delta21 Been here awhile

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    There is going to a group of Airhead ADV riders getting together the following weekend at cherola motorcycle campground in telico plains, check out the old school forum for more info.
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  9. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Bump for anyone looking for a good ride.
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  10. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    I live in Knoxville so I can probably make it down to do some riding, and maybe some guiding if your ride plans aren't set yet.


    Mike
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  11. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Mike, it would be great to have you. Seems like I always do the same roads up there, so a little local knowledge could be a good thing.
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  12. Python423

    Python423 TnAdvRiders.com

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    I live in Sweetwater, and could ride. But not interested in staying on pavement. If anyone wants to take the more rugged forest roads I'll ride. I've explored the surrounding areas fairly well lately.

    following pic was taken on Oswald Dome Road (in the nearby area)

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  13. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    Hey Paul, what type of bike are you riding up, street or D/S ?
    I have the option of the RT or DR.
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  14. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    I'm going to be riding the V-Strom 650. Last time I was up that way I did quite a bit of gravel road exploring and enjoyed it. No serious offroading this trip unless I can figure out a way to tow the DRZ behind the Wee.
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  15. KevinD

    KevinD Haulin the mail

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    I may be in for this...but I have the 4th and 5th off too. :evil :D
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  16. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Kevin:

    Why don't you meet up with all of us at the ATL dinner at the Vortex on the 5th (there is a thread for that in this forum), then ride up from Atlanta with us on the 6th. It will be nice to meet you and ride with you.
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  17. KevinD

    KevinD Haulin the mail

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    Vortex is OK i guess...don't much like going ITP on the bike.

    I was thinking more along the lines of heading out on the Connie after work on the 3rd...maybe make Tellico Plains and camp at the above mentioned Cherohala MC resort.

    Wed the 4th do the Cherohala and the gap, Foothills, wander over to Cherokee and camp somewhere on the BRP.

    Thursday the 5th finish the BRP...I've never done Skyline Drive...maybe wander around WV for a couple of days. Monday the 9th is a holiday...

    Or I could throw the DR in the back of the truck and camp with you guys and ride some dirt in Tellico.

    Not sure what I'm gonna do...
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  18. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Just keep me posted. If nothing other than having lunch or dinner somewhere, it's always good to meet fellow ADVers.
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    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Anyone else interested? If any of you that were sitting on the fence want to establish a meeting place and time, let me know.
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  20. Dranrab Luap

    Dranrab Luap E-Tarded Super Moderator

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    Just checked long range weather, and everything looks perfect.
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