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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #588427
03/04/15 8:39 am
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Just cleared the calendar, so I'm IN!! Woohoo!!

Now I HAVE to replace those swingarm bushings.....been putting of that PIA job... mad

Cheers,

Steve


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"Vintage Bike". What's in your garage?

"The paying customer is always right."

Fitting round pegs into square holes since 1961...
Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #588732
03/05/15 7:17 pm
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Trying to decide logistics on this trip from Douglasville, Georgia to Blowing Rock. Basically I have 2 choices. Load the bike on the truck and drive to Gainesville to a friends house and ride from Gainesville, up through Clayton and US 23 to Asheville and pick up the parkway in Asheville, OR, load the bike, drive it to my Aunt's house in Gastonia, and ride it in from there....Much more risk in the first plan, but bike is running fine, and I will purchase new points and plug wires, so I SHOULD be alright (what I said last time), or play it safe and launch out of Gastonia. Bike is COMPLETELY stock with all original electronics, and running great....Any input appreciated....


If you love it, let it go. If it comes back, you've highsided!"

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2005 Triumph "America"
1976 BMW R90/6
Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: DPO] #588734
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the road from gastonia to blowing rock sucks as it is a 4 lane and divided in some places like an interstate but stand a better chance of getting help if needed. just saying.

Originally Posted By DPO
Trying to decide logistics on this trip from Douglasville, Georgia to Blowing Rock. Basically I have 2 choices. Load the bike on the truck and drive to Gainesville to a friends house and ride from Gainesville, up through Clayton and US 23 to Asheville and pick up the parkway in Asheville, OR, load the bike, drive it to my Aunt's house in Gastonia, and ride it in from there....Much more risk in the first plan, but bike is running fine, and I will purchase new points and plug wires, so I SHOULD be alright (what I said last time), or play it safe and launch out of Gastonia. Bike is COMPLETELY stock with all original electronics, and running great....Any input appreciated....


windy
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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: bill50cal] #588761
03/05/15 10:20 pm
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Originally Posted By bill50cal
the road from gastonia to blowing rock sucks as it is a 4 lane and divided in some places like an interstate but stand a better chance of getting help if needed. just saying.


Ah....you damn tourist laughing

There are a LOT of different ways to get from Gastonia to Blowing Rock....IMO a couple of them rival anything you'll find on the TSMR.

Use your imagination...better yet....try a map wink laughing

Hugs.....Pokey

Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Gordon Gray] #588808
03/06/15 6:47 am
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Originally Posted By Gordon Gray
Originally Posted By bill50cal
the road from gastonia to blowing rock sucks as it is a 4 lane and divided in some places like an interstate but stand a better chance of getting help if needed. just saying.


Ah....you damn tourist laughing

There are a LOT of different ways to get from Gastonia to Blowing Rock....IMO a couple of them rival anything you'll find on the TSMR.

Use your imagination...better yet....try a map wink laughing

Hugs.....Pokey


I suppose Gordon he could also play around with Google Maps.

https://goo.gl/maps/SeY3X

I like maps, they get us to places we never been before bigt


Blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

It's not the destination, it's the journey.

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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: BeezaBryan] #588839
03/06/15 10:13 am
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Originally Posted By BeezaBryan
suppose Gordon he could also play around with Google Maps.

https://goo.gl/maps/SeY3X

I like maps, they get us to places we never been before bigt


I hear ya Bryan.....and DON'T look for those STRAIGHT lines....go for the twisty ones bigt

DPO.....bite the bullet and just drive the darn truck to Blowing Rock....that's NOT a big deal and will give you a little more comfort knowing your truck's close if you need it. bigt

PLENTY of people drive up/down/over. You'll never beat Barb's record anyway....and with Richrd out there second place will be tied up for a LONG time.

Drive up....get there early Thursday or Friday and get some extra riding in with the boys.

This is going to be a strange May for me this year.....Pokey

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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #588870
03/06/15 12:47 pm
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That's what I'll do then....If I can't get a couple of rooomies at the Inn, I'll stay in my tent at Grandfather Mountain....Rooms simply too expensive to swing alone....Truck has all new tires, and runs like new...


If you love it, let it go. If it comes back, you've highsided!"

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2005 Triumph "America"
1976 BMW R90/6
Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Gordon Gray] #588883
03/06/15 2:19 pm
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all right POKEY I was just pointing out the obvious. laughing


Originally Posted By Gordon Gray


There are a LOT of different ways to get from Gastonia to Blowing Rock....IMO a couple of them rival anything you'll find on the TSMR.

Use your imagination...better yet....try a map wink laughing

Hugs.....Pokey


windy
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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #588897
03/06/15 3:23 pm
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Barb only did it once, so I have total miles!


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: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #588898
03/06/15 3:24 pm
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Dammm, first nice weather here in a long time,

IS IT TIME YET?


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: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #588928
03/06/15 5:32 pm
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Hi Gents-I am really looking forward to attending the ride this year! I have already contacted Melissa and made arrangements for a room. DPO, I plan on sharing a room with a friend of mine from down here in Florida. However, if he backs out your more than welcome to split the room with me for the weekend.
I plan on hauling my bike in the back of my pickup. Is there an area suitable for easing the bikes out of the trucks by ramp? From previous pictures it looks like parking will be at a premium. Is there a secured parking area close by that we can leave he trucks? Thanks for any advice.

Jerry

Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Thunderbutt] #588938
03/06/15 5:58 pm
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Jerry
the parking lot has a steep entry on one side that some use to unload at. as to parking it is a little tight and not much of a place for overflow but it has not been unmanageable. also welcome to the ride.

Last edited by bill50cal; 03/06/15 5:59 pm.

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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #588943
03/06/15 6:20 pm
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You best watch your back, POKEY.
Ya'll might just get kidnapped and forced to eat bar b que with a bunch of dirty bikers. Just sayin.

Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #588956
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AND listen to Bluegrass!!

Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Mike Baker] #589073
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Originally Posted By mblab
You best watch your back, POKEY.
Ya'll might just get kidnapped and forced to eat bar b que with a bunch of dirty bikers. Just sayin.


dirty filthy Bikers indeed!


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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #589101
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you call me a biker and I'll tell fudge girl bout that time you...........


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: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Richrd] #589187
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Originally Posted By Richrd
you call me a biker and I'll tell fudge girl bout that time you...........


She'll never believe you...she thinks I'm a good guy wink


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1957 A10
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71 Norton Commando
Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: MikeG] #590466
03/16/15 6:23 pm
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By May I hope to have choices...

The Thunderbolt is gettin it's tailfeathers fixed. Seems the vibration has caused it to shake to pieces. The Firebird is almost sorted. The Lightning Rocket had a set back. Didn't exactly blow up as much as the compression went away. Mechanical chaos ensued (but at least the battery stayed charged!)

I'm planning on being there May 15-17th.


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an old BMW
and a Montesa
Parking lot Elf in training
Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Richrd] #590906
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Originally Posted By Richrd
you call me a biker and I'll tell fudge girl bout that time you...........


No, no, no.... All the Bikahz were in Daytona last week, Windy, Tom and I saw them all...

Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Mike Baker] #593142
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Originally Posted By mblab
You best watch your back, POKEY.
Ya'll might just get kidnapped and forced to eat bar b que with a bunch of dirty bikers. Just sayin.


And drink a good scotch.

This is bad?

Last edited by Semper Gumby; 04/02/15 2:26 pm.

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Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #593160
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Scotch good.
Bourbon better.

Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Mike Baker] #593172
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S M Scotch even better....

Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #593195
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I have some stuff in a mason jar.......


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71 Norton Commando
Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #593964
04/07/15 9:36 pm
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Guess there's no takers on splitting a room....Inventorying Tent and camping supplies, will be at Grandfather mountain campground.


If you love it, let it go. If it comes back, you've highsided!"

1971 Triumph T120
2005 Triumph "America"
1976 BMW R90/6
Re: 2015 Three State Mountain Ride [Re: Semper Gumby] #594071
04/08/15 5:31 pm
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DPO- I would be interested in sharing a room and splitting expenses. Already contacted Melissa and have a reservation in. So far things are looking good, will have more info as the date gets closer.
Feel free to give me a PM.

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