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2018 TSR #709243
09/21/17 11:30 pm
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as was asked the date foe 2018 is may Fri. 18 Sat 19. I will uas this thread to post more info as to road conditions and other news.


windy
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Re: 2018 TSR [Re: bill50cal] #722812
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Thanks, Wendy. May 18th and 19th it is !


Don't hide 'em, Ride 'em !!

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Re: 2018 TSR [Re: bill50cal] #728752
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Two more months, gentlemen!! beerchug

Cheers,

Steve


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"The paying customer is always right."

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Re: 2018 TSR [Re: bill50cal] #729085
03/18/18 9:38 pm
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My bikes ready


Rich (member ThreeMustGetBeers)
"It's not always about going fast. Sometimes it's nice to slow down" (Wendy E.2016)

69 bonney
72 commando
75 commando interstate
06 Suzu..Suzu.. uh appliance
couple of beesas a ducati
and the Snake Bike
and a Honda?
Re: 2018 TSR [Re: bill50cal] #729110
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Mine's almost ready!


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"The paying customer is always right."

Fitting round pegs into square holes since 1961...
Re: 2018 TSR [Re: bill50cal] #729178
03/19/18 5:04 pm
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Gentleman?? facepalm...where have we all gone wrong?


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71 Norton Commando
Re: 2018 TSR [Re: MikeG] #729192
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Originally Posted by MikeG
Gentleman?? facepalm...where have we all gone wrong?


It's the "modern usage" of the word, because people are scared of insulting anyone!! (Present company excluded as always).

See it on the news all the time. A Good Samaritan is being interviewed after saving someone from an attack.

"Well, I was walking down Main Street and in front of me I saw a (white, black, Hispanic) gentleman with a Tee-ball bat beating up a woman who was laying on the ground, so I stepped up, was able to get the bat away from him, and held him til the police came .... "

I'd use the word "punk" myself, but that's the way it sort of is .... Even the police are like "We caught the gentleman who is a suspect in 5 serial killings ..."!

Lannis


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Re: 2018 TSR [Re: Lannis] #729235
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Originally Posted by Lannis
"We caught the gentleman who is a suspect in 5 serial killings ..."!


Lannis, you picked up on the context perfectly...

Mike -

I would have said, "Two more months, ya old gits", but I was including myself ! laughing

Cheers,

Steve


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Re: 2018 TSR [Re: bill50cal] #729308
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I'll wager I can turn these three savages into gentleman in one months time!

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71 Norton Commando
Re: 2018 TSR [Re: bill50cal] #729315
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I will be back up in shady by april 5th. I am not sure what is going on with the country store yet as they were closed for the winter and struggled last year keeping gas and inventory. i should know more by the middle of april. there might be a change in the lunch/gas stop but it is a wait and see. we can gas up in mountain city and have lunch in shady across the street if need be but it will need to be a limited menu to get out fast. i am not fond of this as we try to stay out of towns but there might not be any other way this year. i will also look at using last years 3rd. gas stop befor the 16/ mouth of wilson turn because of the larger parking lot

see yall in a few weeks


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Re: 2018 TSR [Re: bill50cal] #729421
03/21/18 1:48 pm
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maybe we could do lunch at that campground up the road.

or not


Rich (member ThreeMustGetBeers)
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69 bonney
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75 commando interstate
06 Suzu..Suzu.. uh appliance
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and the Snake Bike
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Re: 2018 TSR [Re: Richrd] #729443
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Originally Posted by Richrd
maybe we could do lunch at that campground up the road.

or not


You offering to be the short order cook?


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71 Norton Commando
Re: 2018 TSR [Re: bill50cal] #729488
03/21/18 11:07 pm
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that way wendy could fix all the break downs while we eat.

seriously, we could probably find someone in Mountain to cater a hamburger or hotdog lunch in a parking lot if it wasn't raining.

Last edited by Richrd; 03/21/18 11:08 pm.

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69 bonney
72 commando
75 commando interstate
06 Suzu..Suzu.. uh appliance
couple of beesas a ducati
and the Snake Bike
and a Honda?
Re: 2018 TSR [Re: bill50cal] #729551
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...and if it is raining?

I bet we could find a sleepy little town somewhere along the route and take it over for lunch time, scare the women and children a little bit.....

or not

Steve


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"The paying customer is always right."

Fitting round pegs into square holes since 1961...
Re: 2018 TSR [Re: bill50cal] #729570
03/22/18 1:32 pm
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Sounds good to me


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Re: 2018 TSR [Re: bill50cal] #729681
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Great minds think alike, Mike....I was thinking of Hollister when I posted! laughing


Steve


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"The paying customer is always right."

Fitting round pegs into square holes since 1961...
Re: 2018 TSR [Re: JubeePrince] #729694
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Originally Posted by JubeePrince
Great minds think alike, Mike....I was thinking of Hollister when I posted! laughing


Steve


Amazing how one staged photo in Life magazine changed American motorcycling culture so much.


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Re: 2018 TSR [Re: MikeG] #729696
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Originally Posted by MikeG
Originally Posted by JubeePrince
Great minds think alike, Mike....I was thinking of Hollister when I posted! laughing


Steve


Amazing how one staged photo in Life magazine changed American motorcycling culture so much.


The dude standing behind the bike is still around (or was a short time ago). He watched the "Life" photographer sweep up a bushel of beer bottles from the street, pile them around the bike, grab this dude, and set him on the bike (it wasn't even his bike) and took the picture.

Said it was a good weekend in Hollister, no harm done, and the merchants were smiling all the way to the bank ....!

A good example of why I don't pay attention to the "News" any more, too.

Lannis


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Re: 2018 TSR [Re: Lannis] #729704
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Originally Posted by Lannis

A good example of why I don't pay attention to the "News" any more, too.


Yellow Journalism has a long and rich history in this country.....

Steve


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"The paying customer is always right."

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Re: 2018 TSR [Re: bill50cal] #729712
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No fake news here by GUM!! HEADLINES!!!

The bucolic countryside of the three state area will soon be shattered again as hordes of bikers descend on our hometowns
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As in years past wild drunkenness and general un-pleasantness is expected:
[Linked Image]

Signs of the abundant alcohol usage are everywhere

[Linked Image]
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some believe that outside agitators, possible foreign nationals, are responsible for the mayhem and unruliness. Here we see one not only inciting the crowd, but also helping to keep their infernal two wheeled death machines going
[Linked Image]

The surly crowds gathered everywhere, causing the locals to flee in terror!
[Linked Image]

How long must this lawlessness go on before somebody does SOMETHING????


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71 Norton Commando
Re: 2018 TSR [Re: bill50cal] #729950
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the sleepy valley has never been the same

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69 bonney
72 commando
75 commando interstate
06 Suzu..Suzu.. uh appliance
couple of beesas a ducati
and the Snake Bike
and a Honda?
Re: 2018 TSR [Re: bill50cal] #730470
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I was late calling the Blowing Rock for a reservations and as of today (Mar 31) they have no reservations available. Didn't talk with Ray or Melissa. As I remember they don't start answering the phone till some time in April and there is no e-mail. Expedia and a agent with broken English is all I could talk to. Any way to get hold of Ray or Melissa in case there is a cancellation?

Mr Mike

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To be honest, I've never been able to get in touch before the first week in April or so - they're either working hard on upgrades or taking a well-earned vacation, because between April and October, it's 24 hours a day 7 days a week, no breaks.

Expedia shows no reservations because Ray and Melissa block off the entire motel for our weekend, so the service shows it full; they handle that week manually. I'll be very surprised if they haven't got something for a long-timer like yourself .... !

Lannis


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Use email. I made reservations earlier onlineand Melissa responded timely or phone and leave a message. There were extra rooms last year.

Re: 2018 TSR [Re: bill50cal] #730481
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if you don't hear anything this week i will try to get in touch with her. i will be up there Thursday.


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