1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    61,945
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    Who is heading down to the RA Rally at the Biltmore in Ashville?

    http://www.bmwra.org/d/

    I'm going, and my wife may or may not go with, but I am curious who else is going to be there?

    Post up if you are going!

    Jim :brow

    PS If there is another thread, please merge this, I only went 5 pages in.
    #1
  2. dirtysouthjacket

    dirtysouthjacket Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    663
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Me and Bandy will be bringing the SO's from Columbia SC!
    #2
  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    61,945
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    Very cool! See you there!

    Jim :brow
    #3
  4. LtDan

    LtDan I'm going home

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    239
    Location:
    East TN & West TX
    Hey Jim,
    We'll be there helping to build the Trials Track, similar to what has been happening at the MOA rally the last several years. Lots of fun, for riders and spectators alike.
    Also bringing some small DS bikes to rent for anyone wanting to play on the track after the competition.

    Dan
    #4
  5. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    61,945
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    That sounds like fun!!!

    Jim :brow
    #5
  6. r3mac

    r3mac Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    423
    Location:
    North Shore, ma
    JVB

    Coming down from Boston, a quick 2 day solo effort then two up for 10 days - due to snow days my missus (school teacher) is going to fly into RDU thu am then a off slab ride up to the Biltmore.

    We have an entire week to get back to New England. The thought of several day of unplanned destinations is making me daydream just a little too much.

    As to the RA rally, I've been to the Biltmore a couple of times before (cage only) but its a fabulous place and am really looking forward to showing it and the area, to my New England missus.

    Cheers
    #6
  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    61,945
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    Sounds like a blast to me!

    I was at the RA a few years ago at the Biltmore. It was a lot of fun, but the organizers planned for 2000 and nearly 4000 showed up. Logistically it sucked. I have a hotel this time. :lol3

    Jim :brow

    PS My wife is talking about not going since she had foot surgery, so I might need a roommate.
    #7
  8. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,126
    Location:
    O-lando
    I'm in... camping
    #8
  9. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    61,945
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    Should be a few of us there.

    I have a hotel room that I suddenly find I can share, my wife has to work.

    I don't snore (CPAP), and don't smoke, plus am clean. I do like to drink though!:freaky

    Let me know if you are interested.

    Jim :brow
    #9
  10. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2004
    Oddometer:
    3,126
    Location:
    O-lando
    Someone told me registration is at the BMW dealer in Ashville.... NOT THE MAIN GATE. I have not verified this yet, JUST A HEADS UP.
    #10
  11. LtDan

    LtDan I'm going home

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2007
    Oddometer:
    239
    Location:
    East TN & West TX
    Plan on leaving the rally grounds at 11 AM sharp, eat before or bring a snack, no time for eattin on this ride. We'll blast down toward Cullowhee, NC ending at the Wayehutta OHV Trail system. This is a great area that is perfect for the big bikes. All trails are marked as to level of difficulty similar to a ski resort with green, blue, and black ratings. Please remember there is a $5 charge to ride this area. On the way back we'll ride Wolf Mountain Rd then a relaxing run on the Blue Ridge Pkwy back to the Biltmore.
    CLICK HERE for a video of the area.
    [​IMG]
    #11
  12. trophymoto

    trophymoto MACDADDY!

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2011
    Oddometer:
    454
    Location:
    S.C.
    Look me up! I'll be at the Ohlins tent.
    #12
  13. r3mac

    r3mac Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    423
    Location:
    North Shore, ma
    Selling and Installing?

    Our K1200rs going two up might benefit from the upgrade.
    #13
  14. trophymoto

    trophymoto MACDADDY!

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2011
    Oddometer:
    454
    Location:
    S.C.
    Installing! And yes it would!
    #14
  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    61,945
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA

    Cool, will do!

    Jim :brow

    PS Looks like I still have a room with two double beds if anyone is interested.
    #15
  16. Cuttle

    Cuttle twisted

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    15,298
    Location:
    Mars

    yes it is... it' really close to the main-gate... just across the railroad tracks and through a constantly congested intersection :lol3

    if anybody wants to go for a beer, just holler (prolly not going to the event itself)
    #16
  17. sanjoh

    sanjoh Purveyor of Light

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,708
    Location:
    Mountains of Central Florida:)
    Looking forward to it!

    Stop by the booth/tent/lean to.
    #17
  18. One Less Harley

    One Less Harley OH.THAT'S GONNA HURT

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2006
    Oddometer:
    5,339
    Location:
    Bowling Green, Ky
    I plan on going, Showing up sometime Friday...just depends on how lost I get:evil, On an old airhead G/S with an ugly HPN tank...looking forward to it. Last time I was at the Biltmore I rushed through it, should see more of it this time.

    wait a minute, I could show up on Thursday!!! no obligations I hope!!
    #18
  19. dirtysouthjacket

    dirtysouthjacket Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    663
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    I won't be heading up until Thursday evening with Bandy. Any plans to do something similar on Friday or Saturday? Can't wait!
    #19
  20. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2005
    Oddometer:
    61,945
    Location:
    Alexandria, VA
    Will do!:deal

    Jim :brow
    #20