TriFest USA July 12-14 2019 Suches GA

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  1. zdc1775

    zdc1775 Been here awhile

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    The Triumph Owners Motorcycle Club (TOMCC) USA is hosting our second annual TriFest USA on July 12th-14th at Two Wheels of Suches. Last year this began as a group of about 10-15 members who planned to get together for a weekend of camping and riding. It very quickly grew both within the club and outside of it and we ended up with 65 people attending and two dealerships setting up tents and offering merchandise. Since this was basically a last minute arrangement we provided beer and bratwurst for everyone but we were frankly overwhelmed so this year we are doing it differently.

    We will be preregistering as many people as we can but registration is not required to attend. We are finalizing the details right now but we are expecting that registration will be less than $40. The registration will include a TriFest t-shirt and dinner on Saturday. You would be responsible for your own lodging, food for the other meals, and any alcoholic beverages.

    I will be updating this thread/post when we finalize the details. If you have any questions or would like to register/join please email tomccusabranch@gmail.com

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  2. zdc1775

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    Some pictures from last year.

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    Mr. T.jpg He ate more bratwurst than anyone else.
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  4. WIDGIN

    WIDGIN When In Doubt, Gas It Now

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    Anyone interested in sharing/splitting a cabin for this event? I'd like to drive up from Atlanta Friday evening and stay until Sunday morning. Looks like $60 a person covers 2 nights.
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    I'm not 100% certain but I believe that all the cabins and lodge rooms are already booked for that weekend. I know they were going really fast when we first announced the dates within the club so i would be surprised if they aren't.

    Last year we had several riders from Atlanta come up for Saturday and Sunday and even a few who just came up for Saturday. They were mostly members of either the North Georgia RATs or RATlantans.
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    WIDGIN When In Doubt, Gas It Now

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    Okay, thanks (I guess) for the bad news. I haven't yet checked with TWO for availability and thought the date would be far enough in advance. I've already reserved a bed at IronHorse for the Triumph Raid The Dragon. I guess that unless some kind soul offers to split his reserved cabin, I'll just ride up Saturday and take a hammock to string overnight if the weather is nice.

    My standard riding day is to head up to TWO (55 miles of 400 or 9 to get to Dahlonega, then glorious riding on the 60/180/129 loop and forest roads, then 55 crappy miles to get home.) I was hoping to overnight to avoid the 2 hours of drudge riding.

    I may join one of the RATs but aren't terribly enamored of facebook, which seems to be the preferred communications medium.
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    I would volunteer to share my cabin but I plan on sharing it with my wife and I kind of doubt that she would appreciate an unknown guest. I'll ask at our monthly meeting on the 7th if anyone is interested in sharing their cabin or if there is an emptybed in one of the lodge rooms.

    As far as communication with the local RAT group they also have a presence on the triumphrat forum. We also have several TOMCC members in the Atlanta area and we are hopeful that they will have their own branch by the end of the year. If you want to get in touch with any of them send an email to the address in the first post or message Sean Naylor on the triumphrat forum. He's the moderator of the welcome section and the President of TOMCC.
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    The prices for registration has been set. It's going to be $40. We are expecting to have the registration set up on an external booking site by the end of next week.
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    Sorry I have not been updating this thread as much as I should have been but here is where we are at now.

    The individual who was setting up the website for registration was involved in a motorcycle wreck and recovery took priority over the website so that never got finished. You can still register by contacting tomccusabranch@gmail.com and sending the money through paypal but registration is not required to attend.

    We have arranged for a local band to set up and play folk/pub music on Saturday if the weather cooperates.

    Finally we have settled on a shirt design. It's an artist rendering of one of our members posing with her two bikes. The shirt is included if you register but will be available for you to purchase or order while at the gathering for $25 for one and $5 off for each additional.

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    nicodarious Having fun getting dirty

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    Morning all. I just ran across this posting last night and thought to ask a few questions. I'm interested in joining for the weekend fun, but I'm wondering if I'm a bit too late for sign-up, or if it would even be worth leaving work early to travel the 200+ mile drive one way. I'm not too big on cabins, preferring the more rustic tent camping (plus it's normally cheaper than cabins at events). Now to my questions:

    1) Do you usually have many people coming in from out of state? (would be coming in from Huntsville, AL area)
    2) What's the events normally like? How much riding? Is this normally on-pavement, or are we talking animal trail riding? (There seemed to be numerous roadie-only bikes in the pics above)
    3) Do they still have campgrounds available for tent/hammock sleepers? (I noticed a couple tents in the pics)

    To zdc1775: Ohh-Rah, brother!
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    It absolutely is not to late to decide to come. In fact we are not requiring any registration at all of you don't want. It just gets you the shirt and food for Saturday night. Since as of now we aren't even close to the 100 that Suches requires to block off the restaurant then you can just buy your own food and the shirt there.

    As to the other questions. This all started last year when a group of about 20 of us TOMCC members from the Huntsville area decided to have a camping trip and invite the rest of the triumph riding world to join us. We mostly had people from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina but we also had some from as far away as Louisiana and Virginia. This year we have members coming down from New England and even a couple who flew their bike in from the UK.

    If you're interested in riding over with some of us coming from Huntsville we have a ride leaving both Thursday and Friday. I don't have the details on the Friday ride as I'm going over Thursday but we are meeting at the Mapco on 72 in Gurley at 8:00 Thursday morning. I'll try to get the info on the Friday ride for you.

    The rides at Trifest are completely informal and not particularly organized. Last year we basically just had people standing up saying that they were about to head out on a specific route and asking if anyone wanted to join. I'm fairly certain that my group was the only off pavement ride and it was mostly forest service roads. The other groups ranged from some people who race going out to groups that would fit in nicely with the sterotypical harley riders and everything in between. Other than that we plan to have small bike show and maybe some games this year but mostly just friends who all enjoy motorcycles hanging out.

    As far as camping goes there isn't a whole lot of places to hang a hammock but basically anywhere there is grass is good for tents and there is a whole lot of that. There were probably 50 or so camping last year and that could have easily doubled without much crowding.

    Oh and Semper Fi nicodarious
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    @WIDGIN I'm sorry I thought that had responded to you sooner but I was not successful in finding you a room/cabin to split.
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    Nice to know there's other ADV riders (outside of the "I don't get my BMW 1200 GS dirty and only ride it to Starbucks" crowd) around Huntsville area! We'll have to hit some of the backroads around home sometime! Seeing that I have just ran across this thread yesterday evening, it's a bit too late to appeal for leave from work (currently work on RSA in a high-sec, high-vis career)... especially for two straight days. Maybe next time? For now, it'd have to be a short day at work on Friday, duck out, grab gear heading Eastbound (I live near Gurley, actually), and light fire for the 200+ mile slog to the camp site. It's doable, but isn't the most enjoyable. But if it means being able to meet with other riders, share a few beers and stories, and have a couple of good off-road miles put onto the Tiger, it sounds like it might be worth while.

    Anyone else looking to head out around the 1500-1600 timeframe on Friday from Gurley Mapco? If so, just let me know and we can meet up before the push.
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    There are a few of us around here who get the bikes out and get them dirty occasionally and several of us who also work on RSA, I don't anymore but several of us do.

    I'll ask around and see if anyone is heading over friday afternoon and get back with you.
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    Looks like I'm not going to make it this year. Just spoke with the supervisor and realized that the company picnic falls on this Saturday. It's a "highly encouraged" event. Maybe next time.

    @zdc1775, maybe we could get out sometime and hit up a part of TAT or some other lightly-used roads. If you know of many other off-roaders here in Huntsville, we could see about putting together a bit of a ride around.
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    @nicodarious sorry to hear you can't make it but getting together for a ride sounds like a plan.

    I don't know if you do FB or not but if so join Madison Moto (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1431877720462592/) At first it might just look like all we do is get together to drink but we do organize a fair number of rides throughout the spring and fall with the occasional one during winter and summer.
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