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so far with it 7 weeks out it is still on. stay safe and use plenty of sanitizer..


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For me, it only depends on if the Blowing Rock Inn is open on May 15th- 17th.

If it is, Fay and I will be in room 222, and will ride a lovely 210 mile loop through 3 states on Saturday.

If it isn't, it might be just me at Switchback Creek campground, and riding a lovely 210 mile loop through 3 states on Saturday! Gonna take more than fear of some Asian germ to keep me away ...

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I hope to bring the rocket 3. Will camp if required.

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I hope to make it this year on the K bike. I had this trip in mind when I bought that behemoth, but something always came up.
Not as much fun to ride in the mountains, but I'll be camping and it's the only pack mule I have.


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still waiting th hear from the inn keeper on her situation. i know they have told all hikers to get off the AT and Damascus has canceled trail days. I am at a sit and watch but so far it is on. if things don't change it will have to be run a little different for starting point and lunch.


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I had really hoped on coming up this year, and still may be able to. The ‘71 four speed T120 is STILL waiting on parts. Finally got everything back, and the new rings had a gap of .070+. Will need a new duplex primary too, but bike is ready other than that. I made a bad decision on my last motorcycle camping trip last June, The enemy had a giant influence on me just outside of Dawsonville and ended up “partaking the forbidden fruit”. Right now, we’re trying with all that we have to save the marriage that I decided to put in danger. Our prognosis is great today, but changes every couple days, so I don’t know. Could happen I suppose!


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Originally Posted by DPO
I had really hoped on coming up this year, and still may be able to. The ‘71 four speed T120 is STILL waiting on parts. Finally got everything back, and the new rings had a gap of .070+. Will need a new duplex primary too, but bike is ready other than that. I made a bad decision on my last motorcycle camping trip last June, The enemy had a giant influence on me just outside of Dawsonville and ended up “partaking the forbidden fruit”. Right now, we’re trying with all that we have to save the marriage that I decided to put in danger. Our prognosis is great today, but changes every couple days, so I don’t know. Could happen I suppose!

Hope you'll be able to make it. Anyone can screw up, but it takes a good man to say "I screwed up, and I'm going to do my best to make it right". Good luck and hope you get the T120 back on the road also ....

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I heard from Melissa yesterday. They plan on being open, so I made a reservation, subject to whatever happens between now and then.
I could camp, but a hot shower and a real bed is awfully hard to pass up.


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i have two cabins with real beds and a shower house with unlimited hot water along with free wifi..

Originally Posted by HughdeMann
I heard from Melissa yesterday. They plan on being open, so I made a reservation, subject to whatever happens between now and then.
I could camp, but a hot shower and a real bed is awfully hard to pass up.


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Dang! That's better than home. Feel like adopting me?


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hugh I am not up to adopting anyone at this point LOL


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talked to the inn keeper yesterday. the state of NC has a lockdown on most everything including motels at the moment.. we are still about 6 weeks out and i am holding out that it will still go on.


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We're good on planning right up to the morning of. Circumstances will dictate camping, inn, or overlook ... !

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Would July be too hot?

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July weather in the high country is beautiful. With the added benefit of better chance of dry skys.

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Originally Posted by Mike Baker
July weather in the high country is beautiful. With the added benefit of better chance of dry skys.

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IF this one goes off as planed I can always be conned into a second one later this year.I am still in the "this will go off as close to normal as possible thought" also with trail days canceled we can go back to the ride through backbone rock. IF it HAS to be canceled I am still game for a later date also.on another note i am here april 1 to october 31 so all are welcome to come any time for a ride.


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Fingers crossed, keep us posted.
If all goes as planned I'll need one camping spot for three nights, one bike and a tiny tent.


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Originally Posted by bill50cal
IF this one goes off as planed I can always be conned into a second one later this year.I am still in the "this will go off as close to normal as possible thought" also with trail days canceled we can go back to the ride through backbone rock. IF it HAS to be canceled I am still game for a later date also.on another note i am here april 1 to october 31 so all are welcome to come any time for a ride.

Well, if the Inn is closed, and if you're "allowed" to keep the campground "open" (whatever that means), I'm willing to run the gauntlet and come and camp that weekend for the ride. Probably won't be many of us in that case, but on the other hand there were only 6 or so of us for the very first one .... !

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so far Tn has not had a lock down so the campground is open and i will run it from here with a few changes. i hope that Nc will open things up so our inn keeper will let us stay there. we still have 3 1/2 weeks to go and things can and will change as we have seen. one way or another i still plan to do this..


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I, for one, would still go to the campground and ride and camp and eat and drink and whatever


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Originally Posted by No Name Man
I, for one, would still go to the campground and ride and camp and eat and drink and whatever

Sounds like it's ON!


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Ton Up Nashville posted that riding is OK as long as no big groups. Lannis would know about Virginia.
We'll just have to build a bigger campfire to keep our distance from each other.


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It's sort of whatever you can get by with, in this part of the country. I haven't seen a police cruiser on the road in a week.

Went to the produce stand/garden nursery today for some fresh vegetables and seedlings, and things looked perfectly normal. Went to the hardware store, not a facemask in sight, 20 people in the store, hanging around, smoking-and-joking. I think people have had about enough and are making decisions to take responsibility for their own actions, at least that what it looks like.

Bigger campfire works for me.

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