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I live in Southwest, Va right off Interstate 81, exit 35 and 39. I live only 5 miles from Hwy 16, Marion to Tazwell which lots of riders compare to the Dragon in Tenn.
I have a large back yard with shade and tools to work on a bike. I can offer free camping and use of a shower and kitchen. I have a two person tent if anyone is in need of one while camping.
Hope I can be of help to anyone that is in the area. I am about 2-21/2 hrs from the Dragon in Tenn.:thumbup:
 

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Thanks for the offer. I might be heading down that way this summer. The minister at the church where I grew up now lives in SC, so I might ride down to see him again. (It's been 3 years now) Nice area - SW Virginia. I'd like to explore it a bit more.
 

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I have a large back yard with shade and tools to work on a bike. I can offer free camping and use of a shower and kitchen. I have a two person tent if anyone is in need of one while camping.
Hope I can be of help to anyone that is in the area.
Biker brother/sisterhood at it's best, thanks for the generous offer. :thumbup:
 

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thanks for that very generous offer! but, when i'm in that area, i like to camp at WILLVILLE at meadows of dan on the parkway. but if you don't mind, i will hit you up for a guided tour when i'm up that way again :)
 

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Very generous of you. I live just a bit north in Fincastle just off i-81 near Roanoke. I've often played with the idea of building a large tool shed that could double as a room for strommers. We have such good roads here it's a shame not to share them. But alas, money has kept me from doing it. It seems to foil all of my best plans.
 

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Very generous of you. I live just a bit north in Fincastle just off i-81 near Roanoke. I've often played with the idea of building a large tool shed that could double as a room for strommers. We have such good roads here it's a shame not to share them. But alas, money has kept me from doing it. It seems to foil all of my best plans.
I live about 100 miles from you down Interstate 81 between exit 39 and 35. I can see the interstate from my house.
My location would be a good place for bikers to meet from different areas.
I am 5 miles from hwy 16 and 30 miles from shady valley and route 421 which some like better than the dragon.
 

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hi there Iloco. I can attest to the great roads in the area especially hwy 16. by the way how is my v-strom doing? well your strom now.
 

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Hey there icnxpln.
I haven't gotten to ride the strom but a couple times due to my wifes illness with Cancer. I lost her the middle of Nov. Sure not the same now.
I hope to ride some this spring. It's got a new Rusel Day Long seat on it so I am ready to go.
 

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so sorry to hear about your wife, I knew she was very sick when you came to al to get the bike. hope 2013 will be a better year for you. if you are ever back down here give me a call. p.s. if anyone takes iloco up on his offer of free camping you will find a very nice host.
 

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Bringing back to the top since its now riding season and someone may need a free place to camp with use of shower and bathroom. Lots local resturants near me.
I have a grill and charcol if you would like to cook your own meals on a grill. I have a new 2 person tent if needed.
 

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Hey iloco, mad cow Mike here. I'm from Abingdon. Bought a 2012 Vstrom 650 just a couple of months ago. Looking for someone to ride with occasionally. I ride alot up your way. Whitetop rd. to 84, to konnorock, 58, Teas rd. I really like to eat at a country diner by Thompson bridge. I think its called Caseys' ? Anyway, if you would ever like to have some company on a ride or two, lets get together.
 

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Hi iloco,
I'll be passing through (Oct 18-25) and was planning on camping at Hungry Mother State Park. I'm coming in from Ontario and was planning on staying a few nights in the Deals Gap area before heading home. If you feel like joining me on a portion of my ride south (or back north a week later), send me a PM.

Very kind of you to post your offer:thumbup:
 

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juan I am only 5 miles from Hungry Mother Park going the back way to it.
You are welcome to camp at my place if you like. I can give you electricity, a place to put your bike out of the weather and use of my bathroom to shower and what ever.
All depending on the weather if I can join you on riding to deals gap. If its cold I can not ride because of health reasons and the medication I have to take. I freeze if it drops below 55 degrees. Getting old has its drawbacks.

Do let me know when you are in my area even if you don't stay at my place.
 

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Thanks very much. I have heated gear, so it helps me ride in the colder temps - otherwise I get cold very easily. If the weather is really bad, then I won't head out on this trip, so I'll wait until closer to the departure date and check to see how the forecast is looking. I'll head out if the temps are above 35 and no risk of snow at higher elevations.

Will keep you posted.
Cheers!
 

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I love that area, wish it was closer to Alabama. I like to camp at the Hurricane CG off 16, nice private sites and hot showers. I spent three nights there this year.
 

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... I like to camp at the Hurricane CG off 16, nice private sites and hot showers...
Yep. Our favorite campground. We stay there at least a couple nights each year. Already been there once this season and trying to find time to spend another couple nights. Getting cool though...Rather remote but always well kept / tidy. Only 2-3 miles off Hwy 16.
 

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Meadows of Dan

Iloco,

I like to get up in the Meadows of Dan area, Tuggles Gap, and so on and ride whenever I can. Went up there last weekend and circled back through Ferrum and Gretna, then home to Milton, NC (Just over the state line near Danville, VA). I'll have to give you a holler sometime and meet up with you. I've heard about the Back of the Dragon and want to ride it sometime but it's a long way up there and back in a day for me. Have to wait til sometime that I have a weekend. I was doing some work up in Tazewell many years ago and drove my car over the ridge from Abbington or somewhere just east of Abbington to Richlands is it? Anyway, I was able to read my own license tag on several of the curves. I was on an 88 Toyota Camry and several times had to go in 1st gear and turn the steering wheel all the way to the stops. Then I'd meet a coal truck going the other way and I haven't figured out yet how they managed that trick. I'd like to ride that road sometime on the Wee. If you're coming down my way sometime, my email address is "[email protected]".
 
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