Rick's Rendevouz - MAY 16TH -20TH 2012

Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by ktmMike, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. JonO

    JonO Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    115
    Location:
    Huntsville, AL
    Mark: She can definitely be cold natured, but she warms up nicely and knows how to pose.
    Brian (assquatch20): Let me know when you get the /5 and we can compare Airhead notes.
    Big Walker Lookout:
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/KkA51bwe0KUQE2ySwYvXbvlIG1LZBmIIIG5D0yoaccI?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-A3V8-IKcnq0/T8LWNq_SB5I/AAAAAAAAAZg/s5eKPHS99gM/s800/P5190188.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/ogdenjf/May272012?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCOu4-PiBirLtwQE&feat=embedwebsite">May 27, 2012</a></td></tr></table><table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a

    Burke's Garden:<table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ZFD-nnFI5TyURgkbhxTkEvlIG1LZBmIIIG5D0yoaccI?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-BAXEsdgjdIA/T8LWyW8Kz9I/AAAAAAAAAZo/oY7iajKu4rA/s800/P5190186.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/ogdenjf/May272012?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCOu4-PiBirLtwQE&feat=embedwebsite">May 27, 2012</a></td></tr></table>
  2. Kyle B

    Kyle B "Dirty Jobs"

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2010
    Oddometer:
    905
    Location:
    Lost in the hills of SW VA/ Winter in SW Florida
    Replacement lens in place and tested on 421!
  3. BigDoc

    BigDoc Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Oddometer:
    318
    Location:
    Leland, NC
    http://www.highcountrymotorcyclecamp.com/

    North Carolina
    June 8 - 10, 2012
    20th Gathering of the Clans Airheads Beemer Club #214


    20th Gathering of the Clans

    It is hard to believe we have been doing this for twenty years!! Dust off that old Airhead and join us!!

    We are inviting old friends and folks seeking ADVENTURE to come to High Country Motorcycle Camp, located near Ferguson, NC. Near is used rather loosly here, as the camp is not near anywhere but nature. For a detailed map about getting there go to www.highcountrymotorcyclecamp.com or www.bmwairheads.org . Folks still using maps can look up Ferguson, NC to get an idea of where they are headed. The first turn to the campground is about nine miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway OR seven miles noth of North Wilksboro, NC following US 421. The turn will be well marked with BRIGHT BMW roundel signs, as will all other turns to the site. When you hear Dueling Banjos in your helmet, you are getting close or badly lost.
    The country gas station near the last turn is CLOSED due to EPA regulations. PLEASE top off your tank before turning off US 421. You might also want to stock up on beverages, ice, etc. because it is a long trip back to town.
    $35 per adult, kids charged according to temerment and size. Wonderful shady camping along a mountain stream, hot showers, Fri. and Sat. evening meals provided, maybe some doorprizes, tech sessions and roads for any riding style. PLEASE, check your tires before leaving home. Bunkhouse beds are available for the noncamper type.
    INFO: Charlie Smith, bmwcharlie@embarqmail.com (use Gathering in the subject line) 276-638-32
  4. DandyDoug

    DandyDoug Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2007
    Oddometer:
    379
    Location:
    Lewisville, NC
    I am riding over on Sat maybe Friday if the weather is good.
    My first event with this group.
    I don't camp and live close enough to make day trips over.
    will be on a Black 1985 R80 with a Parabellum wind screen.
  5. Buckaroo Banzai

    Buckaroo Banzai Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    Oddometer:
    167
    Location:
    Knoxville tn
    Not sure about this reply. Isn't the rally over? Are you talking bout something else?
    I'm just an outsider here so I'm not sure what's going on..
  6. Jake Mountain

    Jake Mountain Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Oddometer:
    420
    Location:
    NC
    Yeah its over all right, it was the 17-20th
  7. ETrider

    ETrider Gawker

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2006
    Oddometer:
    426
    Location:
    10-ER-C





    See post # 2175 :D
  8. BigDoc

    BigDoc Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Oddometer:
    318
    Location:
    Leland, NC
    See you there. I will likely roll in on Saturday. Lots of good airheads are always in attendance. This is where I met Rick and Woody for the first time.
  9. Johnny West

    Johnny West Mitzi - "tire-hugger"

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Oddometer:
    431
    Location:
    WV
    Unfortunately, we lost Doc.......:cry

    North Carolina folk artist Doc Watson dies at 89

    WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina (Reuters) - Grammy-winning U.S. guitarist and folk singer Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson died on Tuesday in a North Carolina hospital at age 89, his management company said.

    Watson died at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, following abdominal surgery last week, Folklore Productions International said in a statement.

    "Doc was a legendary performer who blended his traditional Appalachian musical roots with bluegrass, country, gospel and blues to create a unique style and an expansive repertoire," the statement said. "He was a powerful singer and a tremendously influential picker who virtually invented the art of playing mountain fiddle tunes on the flattop guitar."
    Watson, who was blinded before his first birthday, won seven Grammy Awards, in addition to the Grammy for lifetime achievement he received in 2004. In 2006 he won in the category of best country instrumental performance for his playing on "Whiskey Before Breakfast."

    Watson was born on March 3, 1923, in Deep Gap, North Carolina, to a banjo-playing father, General Watson, and a mother who sang traditional secular and religious songs, Annie Watson.

    Blinded by an eye infection as a toddler, he learned to play the banjo first, then taught himself the chords to "When the Roses Bloom in Dixieland" on a borrowed guitar at age 13, his managers said.

    He picked up some chords from a fellow student at the Raleigh School for the Blind and began to incorporate music he heard on the radio with familiar Appalachian melodies.

    Watson became a full-time professional musician in the 1960s and played everywhere from folk festivals to Carnegie Hall.

    For much of his career, he toured and recorded with his son, Merle Watson, who died in a tractor accident in 1985. Doc Watson's most popular recordings include the songs "Tom Dooley," "Shady Grove" and "Rising Sun Blues."

    "There may not be a serious, committed baby boomer alive who didn't at some point in his or her youth try to spend a few minutes at least trying to learn to pick a guitar like Doc Watson," President Bill Clinton said when he awarded Watson the National Medal of the Arts in 1997.

    Watson is survived by his wife, Rosa Lee Carlton Watson, and their daughter Nancy Ellen, his grandchildren Richard Watson and Karen Watson Norris, several great-grandchildren, and his brother David Watson.



  10. HappyRiding

    HappyRiding Luddite

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Oddometer:
    3,763
    Location:
    NE 10EC
    John, I was lucky enough to get to see Doc at Down Home in Johnson City several times. I have been a Doc Watson fan since I was eight years old. :cry
  11. pfestus1

    pfestus1 Slasher

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2001
    Oddometer:
    608
    Location:
    Copper Hill, Virginia
  12. Rabbot

    Rabbot rain+superbike=adventure

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2008
    Oddometer:
    563
    Location:
    Asheville NC
    The grass is blue in heaven now.
  13. eap

    eap El Adventurero Solitario

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2001
    Oddometer:
    3,280
    Location:
    Maryland, Least Coast USA
    :clap
    :clap:clap


    How about a couple more of that old rounder Doc – “shuffle them cards Rick”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeiXnyvo0d4&feature=related

    and some uncle fudd….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5c1k949Zn4&feature=related
  14. freaking RT

    freaking RT will golf for food

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2001
    Oddometer:
    34,076
    Location:
    just outside Richmond, VA
    Hey, who were all the sponsors of the prizes Saturday night?

    Twisted Throttle stepped up once again :thumb Thanks!!! That's awesome!!!

    We need to give a big shout out and thanks to those people!!
  15. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    11,702
    Location:
    Mars
  16. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    Oddometer:
    4,046
    Location:
    Stuck somewhere in motorcycle Purgatory

    With Doc & Mr. Scruggs keeping one another company?? You bet the grass is blue!! :nod Some foot-stomping good music going on for sure :lol3
  17. redone

    redone That Guy

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Oddometer:
    1,166
    Location:
    In a van down by the river

    Nope the:freaky RDV is a state of mind. The road goes on forever and the party never ends.
  18. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    11,702
    Location:
    Mars
    next year.. same time between Mothers Day and Memorial Day :deal

    (to 95%).

    just talked to a very nice lady on the phone, and she asked me to plug her summer-camp for boys. The owners are riders too, and I am going to see them this weekend... stay tuned :deal

    Camp Arrowhead
  19. 6USMC6

    6USMC6 R.I.P. Party Boss

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    Oddometer:
    4,769
    Location:
    The "Upper" Valley of the Shenandoah.
    As in the 15th to the 19th?
  20. Cuttle

    Cuttle me? what?

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Oddometer:
    11,702
    Location:
    Mars
    yup - unless we find a great space that is not available during this time.