Vstrom rally

Discussion in 'The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan' started by curt timm, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. curt timm

    curt timm Adventurer

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    Anybody else headed up to Carolina for the Vstrom gathering in May? My buddy and I are going, thought it might be cool to meet up with some local guys while up there.:ear
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  2. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Thanks for posting. I was not aware of this. May is very busy month. Do you have a link? What dates.
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  3. curt timm

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  4. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    I've stayed at Iron Horse several times.
    VERY nice motorcycle resort in the center of the best the Smokeys have to offer for bike riders.

    Camped and stayed once in the bunkhouse.

    Other riders were snoring and had flatulance galore going on that night.
    I may have participated also.......:evil
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  5. curt timm

    curt timm Adventurer

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    If the only thing I do is fart on that trip I'll be happy. I'm hoping I don't shit myself on the Tail of the Dragon. I'll be the slow guy on the KLR trying not to get run over. :eek1
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  6. Madhouse

    Madhouse Semi-Goodlookin!

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    I would think a KLR would do real good on the Dragon. Way better than a Cruiser.

    Fall 2011 was the last time I was on 129.
    Killboy took this one:

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  7. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    KLR's are a lotta fun on the Dragon--the thing is, ya don't need big HP to have a blast on the Dragon, yer speeds are pretty low since the curves are so tight. You can really have a blast running 40MPH thru those twisties...of course, you'd still be speeding since the speed limit is 30, but the point is, you can ride that stretch of road slowly and still be entertained.

    And there's a KLR rally going on that same weekend in Tellico Plains TN (Tour de Tellico), so you'll likely see a whole buncha KLRistas at Deal's Gap. Wish I could make it up there that weekend, but I'll hafta wait 'til the second week of June to get my "twisty fix"...y'all have a good time and ride safe!:ricky

    TROOF.:deal
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  8. curt timm

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    Thanks for that info about the KLR Rally in telico plains. We are going right through
    there on our way to deals gap. I had no idea, but that will be cool to see a bunch of KLR's
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  9. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    If yer goin thru Tellico that weekend, you'll definitely see a KLR or 2:wink:

    The last Tour de Tellico I attended was '08, a fine time was had:
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    You'll find info for the event on klr650.net and klrworld.com.:ricky
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  10. Woods Rider

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    Ha ha!
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    Might be fun.
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  11. Vico1

    Vico1 The Maestro

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    Didn't look. Photo too wide.
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  12. ineptizoid

    ineptizoid I'm scared hold me

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    :lol3
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  13. Bulitt

    Bulitt Surf Fisherman

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    Yeah, I will probly roll up to the rally. I live just north of St. Augustine so if anybody is coming from this area, and wants a riding partner on the way up, let me know. 2002 DL 1000
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  14. Buzztail

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    :rofl
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  15. ElusivePedro

    ElusivePedro Layin' Low

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    Yep...

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  16. ElusivePedro

    ElusivePedro Layin' Low

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    Yep II. Different (older scooter) year... (1st time on 129).

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  17. kitesurfer

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    @ Bullit...i'll be riding up from jax, either wed or thur.
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  18. woodsatyr

    woodsatyr Kitty Boy

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    A KLR is great on the dragon! I've had many a fun run on my KLR up there.

    I'll be at Tour de Tellico on my DRZ. :clap
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