Well, at least two Wee's already. Mine and another. Vee's are welcome I suppose, as is any other bike!
We have 3 of us confirmed as going already. We'll be staying here:
Tail of the Dragon Vacation Rentals near Cherohala Skyway and Deals Gap
This will make my 8th week down there. Mid September is still nice and warm (hot) enough for swimming in the local rivers while taking a break during a nice ride. But not horrible like July. Most of the traffic is done for the season on the Gap itself, but the real pleasure is all the roads around it.
We're a lighthearted group who like to ride the twisties, eat good food and be merry in general. No feelings get hurt and there is ribbing abound. We make dinner/breakfast at the house most nights so it keeps it on the cheap. Beer only gets consumed after a long day of fun while relaxing in the hot tub. But to each his/her own, do what you want!
We are looking for at least one other person, but up to 4 others, to fill the open beds. We had some late cancellations and would prefer to fill the spots vs cancelling or having that big house for just the 3 of us. The house sleeps 7 in their own beds, plus pullout couch if there is another person. HUGE garage/hanger to keep the bikes in with power/tunes/compressor/etc.
We'll be towing the bikes down from New England, but we welcome anyone from other parts of the country. At this point, we even have an open spot on a truck for a person and bike if someone from New England wants to hitch a ride. A reasonable expectation would be to split the gas cost, but I won't speak for the driver of the truck.
Cost for the house for the week is $1262 after all taxes and fees are included. We split it up evenly, nobody is making money off other riders here (except Ron of course, the owners of the house and owner of TailoftheDragon.com, great guy).
That being said, it works out to be about $250 each person for the entire week (saturday to saturday) if we get 5 people. If you can find a cheaper vacation that is also warm, dry, clean and comfortable, I'd love to hear it!
You'd be free and encouraged to ride with us, or go off on your own to explore. I'd be more than willing to share my knowledge of the area and the secret gems of roads with you if you go off without the group.
So, that's the general skinny of things. Feel free to PM me here, or email me at my username at gmail dot com if you have any questions.
I took my SV and my Wee last year and I rode the Wee more than the SV. It is just such an ideal bike for down there.....