Stranded ADV rider needs help

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Eddy Alvarez, May 5, 2013.

  1. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Always dreaming of the next big ride!

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    I was in my truck on the way to the BMW Performance Center in Greer SC for a class. Two hours away, my radio, wipers, dash lights and headlights go out, I limp into a Walgreens. The alternator died, it has a brand new battery.

    Called AAA, truck resting at dealer, BMW folks are on the way to rescue me!!

    Bill Conger and Ricardo Rodriguez from the BMW PC are awesome people!:clap

    May 7th: Had fun yesterday and heading back now for day 2 of 3.
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  2. Land

    Land Wanderer

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    Man, that sux. I'm more than than three hours away, but here's a thread bump.

    Good luck,
    Chris
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  3. AB13

    AB13 Long timer

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    Take 4 advil and chillout :D hope it all works out for ya.
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  4. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Always dreaming of the next big ride!

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    :clapBill Conger and Mr Rodriguez from BMW are great people! More to follow soon!
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  5. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

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    I am about 15 min. From the performance center. Where are you stranded?
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  6. Eddy Alvarez

    Eddy Alvarez Always dreaming of the next big ride!

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    No longer stranded, one of the instructors from the PC picked me up and drove me to a hotel in Concord where he lives. He is picking me up at 0515 and taking me to work with him in the morning. Turns out, he will be one of my instructors this week, LOL!! He even offered to take me back to the dealer on Wednesday evening to pick up my truck!

    I will need to either rent a car or get a taxi so that I can get from the Holiday Inn Express to the PC on Tuesday and wednesday. All things considered, that's the least of my worries!!

    I am WIDE awake but need to turn the lights off as he will be here in 6 hours!!
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  7. Goldburg

    Goldburg Been here awhile

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    Eddie,
    Bad break, but maybe not so bad.
    Let us know which class you are taking and how it goes.
    I've got lotsa family down there in Concord. I hope you took all your valuables out of the truck!:eek1

    And get someone to take you through Strawberry Hill while you are in Greer. It's a great time of the year for a stop at the restaraunt for some Strawberry pancakes.
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