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post #1 of 9 Old 04-14-2019, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, Gary here from North Alabama. 59 years old and enjoying life.
I love tent camping as well as a cabin now and then. I go to the Kickstand Lodge in Stecoah, NC and plan to return to Two Wheels of Suches GA again this year. Love both camps.
Backroads and service roads are my goal.
Just picked up a 04 V-Strom 1000 in NC and on the way home with it now.
I have a 2012 Goldwing for travels with the wife and look forward to putting some solo miles on the 1000.
I tried the KLR, too much vibration for an old man. Sold a 08 Versys 650 last year that I regretted, but was ready to step up to the 1000 anyway.
I look forward to making new friends with some of you. It seems nearly all my riding buddies of the past few years have just quit riding. Time for some new buds.
Thanks for allowing me to join and let the adventures begin.
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post #2 of 9 Old 04-14-2019, 12:35 PM
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Welcome Gary!!!
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post #3 of 9 Old 04-14-2019, 03:45 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Gary.
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2020 Eastern V-Strom Rally (website) - May 14 - 17, 2020
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post #4 of 9 Old 04-15-2019, 04:58 AM
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Welcome to the Forum, Gary. Congrats on your K4 Vee. Ride safe.
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post #5 of 9 Old 04-15-2019, 06:07 AM
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Welcome Gary.........another Bama Boy.......!!!! (Good)
How about meeting/greeting 90 "other" vstrom owners in 4 weeks, just 1/2 mile from the Kickstand Campground??

https://www.stromtrooper.com/events/...y-16-19-a.html

Suches is having a Vintage Gathering this same weekend, I'm sure some of us may ride down there Saturday for the day, then return back to the IH Lodge for nighttime festivities!!
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www.easternvstromrally.com
Another great event last May 2018......already planning it for 2019!!
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post #6 of 9 Old 04-15-2019, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the invite, but I will be in Orlando that weekend. Sounds like a blast though.
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post #7 of 9 Old 04-15-2019, 01:17 PM
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post #8 of 9 Old 04-18-2019, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Mark444, I got the dates crossed up. I may possibly be able to come up after all. I have to check my work schedule and of course run it by the misses.
Are there any moderate dirt road/Forrest service road rides also? I've pretty much ridden all the Western Carolina pavement on the Goldwing and would like to get a little dusty instead.
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post #9 of 9 Old 04-18-2019, 03:55 PM
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Are there any moderate dirt road/Forrest service road rides also?
Oh yes, plenty..........Group Rides for "Dirty Birds" are already being formed.........and/or thought about with interest. Check the Events Thread here as well as the Rally website.........Stalky tracker has lots of maps/GPX files on the website.

www.easternvstromrally.com
Another great event last May 2018......already planning it for 2019!!
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