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post #21 of 351 Old 12-20-2017, 10:17 AM
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Had a great time last year which was my first time. Hope to be there in 2018. I did have a slight "negative experience" when I went to find someone to ride with. I asked him how many speeding tickets he had on his license, my way of knowing if we will be compatible on the road, and he responded with zero and he had never had one on his bike! I moved on and found this guy named Bill. Great time.
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I asked him how many speeding tickets he had on his license, my way of knowing if we will be compatible on the road, and he responded with zero and he had never had one on his bike! I moved on and found this guy named Bill. Great time.

You mean you like a relaxed pace? Those of us with few tickets are faster than radar and laser........
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I'm really saying that there is all kinds of riding going on at the Eastern Rally and you will be able to find a few new friends that will ride the way you do.
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Spokes, glad you found someone to ride with at the rally. I for one am not allowed to go slow, I tend to fall down (I have proof)(anything under 5 mph is dangerous around me). I am forever forbidden from entering the slow speed race for fear of scaring off unknowing participants. The Bill that you refer to is my riding buddy we met years ago in a similar way that you two met. All you have to do is ask around and there is always someone that has a similar riding style/ability.
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post #25 of 351 Old 12-20-2017, 04:14 PM
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Prowler, you were supposed to join us. I think Bill was sent out alone to test my riding style and ability! Next time Bill and I need to bring water and drink it. It was pretty warm that day. Bill's ride still rates as one of the best single day rides I have ever taken. Thanks Bill. This area has some of the most fabulous roads in all of NA.

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Just a reminder to call The Iron Horse to make your room/bunkhouse/cabin Reservations prior to Jan 15.......the day they open the facilities up to the General Biker Public. Being stingy, I hope the vstrommers book every room they have before that date. Don't put this off and be left out in the Cold/Rain, sleeping in a tent...... :-)

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I missed it in 2017. But, I am marking my calendar NOW for 2018. Canít wait!
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I'm in, and actually on a Strom this year instead of the SV (I miss her so much). I booked my bunkhouse spot sometime back in August for Thursday to Sunday. I had a blast last year, though I'd love to find someone to ride with on Friday. I do intend on riding to the museum this year. I skipped it last year to do a Dragon/Skyway ride with the one full day I was there.

One question, do people do any fire road/big bike offroad stuff as part of their rides? I have gotten into that some here in East TN, but my skill/comfort level is still low because of the weight of the bike. Just wanted to know what to expect. I'd be happy road riding as well.

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I'm in, and actually on a Strom this year instead of the SV (I miss her so much). I booked my bunkhouse spot sometime back in August for Thursday to Sunday. I had a blast last year, though I'd love to find someone to ride with on Friday. I do intend on riding to the museum this year. I skipped it last year to do a Dragon/Skyway ride with the one full day I was there.

One question, do people do any fire road/big bike offroad stuff as part of their rides? I have gotten into that some here in East TN, but my skill/comfort level is still low because of the weight of the bike. Just wanted to know what to expect. I'd be happy road riding as well.

Looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing a beer or two!
Hey OMG, Yes we do ride the gravel and fire roads. We like the gravel road that runs the entire Eastern end of the Great Smokie mountain Park. I think on the map it is called Ranger station road out of Maggie Valley near I-40. It runs all the way up to Rt32 and Cosby, Tn where you can grab lunch at the Carvers orchard. There are many, many others but that one is good for someone with limited experience and riding the big iron. NOTE: Watch out for the Bears, 3 or 4 of them last time we were there, in the road and too close but made for an exciting adventure.
I am sure others will chime in with their favorites too. Glad to see you are joining us again.
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Wife and I will be going, work permitting. Cabin booked back in Nov.

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