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Author Topic: Anybody interested in a Blue Ridge Parkway Get-together next spring????  (Read 12787 times)

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Re: Anybody interested in a Blue Ridge Parkway Get-together next spring????
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2007, 12:01:13 AM »
I could make it to Asheville from my family's place near the Nantahala in 2 hrs or so I guess. I think it sounds like a good idea. 

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Re: Anybody interested in a Blue Ridge Parkway Get-together next spring????
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2007, 12:45:11 AM »
I thought maybe that some of us could meet at Fancy Gap Virginia and ride the BRP down to Boone, then go to the campground. Perhaps the guys coming from the south could meet at Ashville and ride up the parkway to Boone. What do you think? Dew.

I think I'd like to see a map. I have no idea where these places are.

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Re: Anybody interested in a Blue Ridge Parkway Get-together next spring????
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2007, 07:53:36 PM »
Would riding The Dragon at Deals Gap be in your plans?
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Its a pretty long cruise to the Dragon from the parkway. I do know of a road called "The Snake" on Rt 421 which is as good or better than the Dragon. Just as many curves, better road surface, less cops, and less traffic. It ends at Shady Valley where a gas station/country store is located. They have food, gas, t-shirts, etc. Try looking up Shady Valley on youtube to get a better look......Dew.
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Re: Anybody interested in a Blue Ridge Parkway Get-together next spring????
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2007, 06:32:29 PM »
Would riding The Dragon at Deals Gap be in your plans?
Terry
Its a pretty long cruise to the Dragon from the parkway. I do know of a road called "The Snake" on Rt 421 which is as good or better than the Dragon. Just as many curves, better road surface, less cops, and less traffic. It ends at Shady Valley where a gas station/country store is located. They have food, gas, t-shirts, etc. Try looking up Shady Valley on youtube to get a better look......Dew.

Thats a pretty good run from the Dragon.  If I could "work in the time off" it all sounds like a great ride and lots of fun.  I wouldn't know until into 2008 though.  Keep the plan in place Dew, it will all work out if you stay with it.
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Re: Anybody interested in a Blue Ridge Parkway Get-together next spring????
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2007, 01:23:36 PM »
I'm interested.  Maybe I can meet up with Barry (krodaddy) near Greenville and then meet some others on the BRP near Asheville.  Barry, interested in a short upstate ride?  I just got my Bullet registered yesterday.
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Re: Anybody interested in a Blue Ridge Parkway Get-together next spring????
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2007, 02:10:27 PM »
Bobhaub, you have a message.
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Re: Anybody interested in a Blue Ridge Parkway Get-together next spring????
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2007, 02:01:13 AM »
Hey guys, late May early June sounds good to me. Cool temps make good running for these bikes. Maybe we could even get Rob to come down from WI to embarrass me with his Bonnie.........Dew.
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Re: Anybody interested in a Blue Ridge Parkway Get-together next spring????
« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2007, 02:28:56 AM »
I did a Blue Ridge trip last week on my Bonneville.  I camped at Rider's Roost (http://www.ridersroost.com/index2.html) in Fergusen, NC (near North Wilkesboro),  then the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground (http://www.blueridgemotorcyclecamp.com/), Cruso, NC, then Iron Horse Lodge (http://www.ironhorsenc.com/) near Deal's Gap and last night at Two Wheels Only (http://www.twowheelsonly.com/) in Suches, Georgia.

All the these places cater specifically to motorcycles and offer cabins and tent camping.

I also stopped for a visit at the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley (http://www.wheelsthroughtime.com/), which I highly recommend.

This made for a round trip of about 850 miles (with a few side trips) from my house in Northeast Georgia.

These are just some suggestions.  If I can get out of work I'm game for anywhere along the Blue Ridge.

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Re: Anybody interested in a Blue Ridge Parkway Get-together next spring????
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2007, 02:25:12 PM »
Dew,

There seems to be some pretty good interest here. When you have more details etched out, drop a note to Dorothy (our very own humble scribe) and maybe we can mention it and give some sign-up information in our community newsletter.

That reaches several thousand people these days and helps us promote many of our own rides and events.
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Re: Anybody interested in a Blue Ridge Parkway Get-together next spring????
« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2007, 02:51:35 PM »
Dew,

There seems to be some pretty good interest here. When you have more details etched out, drop a note to Dorothy (our very own humble scribe) and maybe we can mention it and give some sign-up information in our community newsletter.

That reaches several thousand people these days and helps us promote many of our own rides and events.
Thanks Rhett will try and make some contact with camp ground at Boone for us to meet there. Will try to get us a deal on meals and camping......sure would be fun, a bunch of singles cruising along those lovely mountain roads.....Dew.
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Re: Anybody interested in a Blue Ridge Parkway Get-together next spring????
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2007, 03:00:39 PM »
I did a Blue Ridge trip last week on my Bonneville.  I camped at Rider's Roost (http://www.ridersroost.com/index2.html) in Fergusen, NC (near North Wilkesboro),  then the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground (http://www.blueridgemotorcyclecamp.com/), Cruso, NC, then Iron Horse Lodge (http://www.ironhorsenc.com/) near Deal's Gap and last night at Two Wheels Only (http://www.twowheelsonly.com/) in Suches, Georgia.

All the these places cater specifically to motorcycles and offer cabins and tent camping.

I also stopped for a visit at the Wheels Through Time Museum in Maggie Valley (http://www.wheelsthroughtime.com/), which I highly recommend.

This made for a round trip of about 850 miles (with a few side trips) from my house in Northeast Georgia.

These are just some suggestions.  If I can get out of work I'm game for anywhere along the Blue Ridge.

Andy
I loved the museum in Maggie Valley. Most , if not all, of the bikes there are ready to run. The employees were super nice and would tell the history of any bike there if you were interested. I met Dale and his son and just talking to them was worth the $10.00 admission fee. Dale even started a 1914 (I think) Harley for us. Did you see all the rubber marks on the floor? One of the guys working there said Dale made those with the immaculate Crocker which resides there......he said it was worth $300,000....gasp. Neat place, nice people, lots of cool bikes and some beautiful old cars also. Everybody should go there and see it at least once......Dew.




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Re: Anybody interested in a Blue Ridge Parkway Get-together next spring????
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2007, 11:42:18 PM »
I agree about the museum.  I was helping Dale to get one running and ended up leaving with a free T-shirt, a poster, and a free pass for my next visit.  Dale even gave me the workshop tour.

Dale, and his staff, just have so much energy and enthusiasm it is infectious.  They will cater to a group but that is a little far from Boone for a day trip.  Maybe the next year.

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Re: Anybody interested in a Blue Ridge Parkway Get-together next spring????
« Reply #27 on: September 05, 2007, 02:17:07 PM »
I thought maybe that some of us could meet at Fancy Gap Virginia and ride the BRP down to Boone, then go to the campground. Perhaps the guys coming from the south could meet at Ashville and ride up the parkway to Boone. What do you think? Dew.

I think I'd like to see a map. I have no idea where these places are.

Matt
According to Mapquest you are about 4 1/2 hours east of Fancy Gap Va. That is by taking interstate a big part of the way. I live in Ky and it will take about 3 1/2 hours interstate, or about 5 - 6 hours on the backroads through West Virginia......Dew.
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Re: Anybody interested in a Blue Ridge Parkway Get-together next spring????
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2007, 10:46:03 PM »
Go to www.highcountrymotorcyclecamp.com and have a look at the campground outside of Boone NC just a few miles off Rt 421. Tell me what you think. I have stayed here many, many times. It is situated in a valley which has a nice brook and lots of trees for shade. Brent Holowell, the owner, is a long time motorcyclist. I met him there at a BMW rally when the camp was owned by someone else (Turkey Tom). As you can see on the website there is also a house available if you wish to have more privacy and dont want to sleep on the ground. Also there is a bunkhouse if you dont want to camp......Dew.
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Re: Anybody interested in a Blue Ridge Parkway Get-together next spring????
« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2007, 12:52:33 PM »
I called Brent at the High Country Campground  the other day to make reservations for another trip I am planning in a couple of weeks. I mentioned to him that we were thinking about a get-to-gether there this spring on, or about,  the last week of May. He is very interested and will provide meals if we can get enough people to come. Will talk more with him while there and will try and firm everything up next Feb. Will keep you posted......Dew.
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