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  • #41
    Can't believe the meet is only a month away...... Can't wait!

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    • #42
      Formulating a plan for myself here. As of now, I’m planning on making the trip down on Tuesday, September 11th. I’m probably going to make an appointment to get a new rear tire put on at Blue Ridge Yamaha in North GA on Wednesday during the day sometime (same place I got a new set of tires last year).

      I figure this way it’s done and no one will have to wait around for me. They did a great job for me last year. Also, I can use up another 700ish miles worth of rear rubber on the way down so I don’t waste any from the new tire. Figure it’s worth paying the shop a little extra for doing the work down there instead of saving $30 doing it myself at home. I’m thinking I just need a rear tire this time.

      I can see about making the appointment later in the day if any of you guys coming from New Orleans/Mississippi want to meet up for the ride back to Lloyd’s. Let me know what ya think.

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      • #43
        I need to get my oil changed
        2018 Kawasaki Concours 14

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        • #44
          Ok. I have an appointment at Blue Ridge Yamaha for noon on September 12 for new tires. They had a pretty good price for them doing all the work and I don’t even have to get my hands dirty, lol.

          So, I’ll be putzing around north GA that afternoon. Let me know what y’all want to do

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          • #45
            We may ride up, not sure yet. It will most likely be a last minute decision

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            • blueverclear
              blueverclear commented
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              come on up, its been a while!

            • Deerkiller
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              I hope to see you both there. My life situation is a bit different than the last time we talked

          • #46
            Gus and I will probably leave overnight on Tuesday/Wednesday so that we are there for Wednesday morning. That way we can ride all day on Wednesday. Kyle we might come meet you in Blue Ridge, I will keep in touch

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            • #47
              I also talked to Suzanna, she is coming down with her husband in their RV and will be staying at a campground around the corner from Lloyds. She is coming down on Wednesday

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              • #48
                DON"T LEAVE ME OUT THIS YEAR !!!!!! Frances and I will be coming up for Friday and Saturday . for those of you that don't know, I bought a 2018 Honda Touring,,,,, damn thing came with four wheels and all the bells and fancy gadgets....
                Can't wait to see you all again.

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                • SMOKINJOE
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                  Thanks Mort,,,,Sorry to be gone so long. I read your earlier post, thanks for asking

                • Deerkiller
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                  4 wheels huh. You running car tires on that?

                • blueverclear
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                  Z rated tires! lol

              • #49
                Just made my reservations to arrive on Thursday September 13th late afternoon.

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                • grigby
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                  it'll be great seeing everyone again. Will you be bringing you new ride to Dragon?

                • Deerkiller
                  Deerkiller commented
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                  Good deal. Will be great to see you again.

                • blueverclear
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                  Will be glad to see you both, its been too long!

              • #50
                I cant believe they have all of us down here as fresh boarders

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              • #51
                Lori and I plan on doing a little hiking this year for those that may be interested. Probably a little in North GA on Wednesday and one other day somewhere closer to Lloyd’s. Haven’t decided which day yet on that. Still riding plenty but she’s into that and I could probably use the exercise, ha ha.

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                We will probably pick another hike somewhere off of the Blue Ridge Parkway on Friday or Saturday. Will still be a good ride and some leg stretching exercise all in one.

                Looking forward to seeing some of the sights on foot.

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                • blueverclear
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                  sounds like a plan brother!

              • #52
                Just found out lioyds is not pet friendly, so had to cancell my room there and get a place closer to bryson called relax inn. We will still be spending our time at lloyds when ya'll get in from your friday and saturday rides.
                Does anyone know if loco (joey) still has the same number. I have a 3732 #

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                • Deerkiller
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                  Yes he does. I think it’s texting only though. When he has a WiFi connection.

              • #53
                Thanks Kyle,,,, I did get in touch with him via texting

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                • #54
                  I have Friday the 14th off so there is a 99% chance I will be there. Wife is not coming this year. If I cant get a room at Lloyds does anyone have a floor I can use? Will split the room and bring something to sleep on.

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                  • Deerkiller
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                    Joe just cancelled his room so call now and get it while the gettins good

                  • grigby
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                    I have reservations at Lloyds for the 13th, 14th and 15th and traveling solo. I have room if you need it.

                • #55
                  As a heads up yall might not want to hit the parkway, the tar and chipped it and it sucks balls now.
                  2018 Kawasaki Concours 14

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                  • #56
                    Well that sucks. I can’t believe they would do that to the parkway. Hope it gets packed down by the time we get there but all that loose gravel makes for a ride that’s not really fun.

                    Did they do a bunch of it or just a few miles? I was hoping to hit the parkway over near Asheville area to find a hiking spot.

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                    • #57
                      We went the full length of the parkway back in the middle of June and they had one section that they were currently doing the chip and seal. It was about 10 miles worth of 20 mph. We also found a couple other stretches that had been finished recently and they weren't too bad.

                      Before we went, one guy from our group works for the park service and knew about a web page that has up to date information about work conditions on the parkway. Here's the link:

                      https://www.nps.gov/maps/full.html?m...36.873/-81.112
                      When they say you're getting older...remember, that's better than the alturnative!

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                      • #58
                        Originally posted by Deerkiller View Post
                        Well that sucks. I can’t believe they would do that to the parkway. Hope it gets packed down by the time we get there but all that loose gravel makes for a ride that’s not really fun.

                        Did they do a bunch of it or just a few miles? I was hoping to hit the parkway over near Asheville area to find a hiking spot.
                        As far as I rode was Maggie to 151 and 90% of that was tar and chip and that was about a month ago
                        2018 Kawasaki Concours 14

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                        • #59
                          Originally posted by catnaper2 View Post
                          We went the full length of the parkway back in the middle of June and they had one section that they were currently doing the chip and seal. It was about 10 miles worth of 20 mph. We also found a couple other stretches that had been finished recently and they weren't too bad.

                          Before we went, one guy from our group works for the park service and knew about a web page that has up to date information about work conditions on the parkway. Here's the link:

                          https://www.nps.gov/maps/full.html?m...36.873/-81.112
                          Thanks for that link. Looks like we are good on the parkway past ashvillle

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                          • #60
                            Glad to provide it. We found it to be very up to date.

                            Have fun down there!

                            Steve
                            When they say you're getting older...remember, that's better than the alturnative!

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