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Un XII: Where, Why, and "Yes, I'll do it."

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Kinsley

Anyone that says they've "been there done that" in NC, might not fully appreciate the roads there unless they lived nearby for quite some time. I have a fairly extensive knowledge of the roads in Western NC and I rarely ride the roads people talk about because there are so many good ones that are unknown.

 

 

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High Cotton

Anyone who just attended the F.A.R.T. event in Maggie Valley would most certainly concur with Ken. We have ridden the BRP many times and mant of the roads off the parkway - but have NEVER ridden the beautiful and challenging byroads we did for the past three days!!

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Endobobdds
Anyone that says they've "been there done that" in NC, might not fully appreciate the roads there unless they lived nearby for quite some time. I have a fairly extensive knowledge of the roads in Western NC and I rarely ride the roads people talk about because there are so many good ones that are unknown.

 

100% agree. I have been going to Spring/Fall or both BMWST events held in NC over the past 9 years. I always find new roads (or take one of Ken's suggested routes) and end up on fantastic roads that I simply can't believe I had not ever been on before.

 

Of course an UnRally is more about the people than the roads for me anyway. Must be a reason why many of the west coast board members regularly ride the same roads around Torrey. :)

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tallman

NC has over 79,000 miles maintained by the state hwy dept.

The most of any state.

 

Many mc riders only ride the "main roads" and miss by connectors, byways, and off the beaten track roads.

 

Some places I've ridden have only one way to get from A to C and you have to go thru B.

Not always the case in NC.

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malcolmblalock

I live in NC, but unfortunately, not in the mountains. But I've found that the major roads like BRP, US highways, NC state roads are okay. But the real fun roads are the county roads. I've also found that any paved (I don't do dirt if it's easily avoided) road in our mountains is a good road to ride.

 

Not pushing for doing it here in NC, but just stating an observation that is likely true in most areas. I try to keep off the big roads if I can find a smaller one that goes in the general direction I want to go.

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LeighAnderson

I'm fairly new to this group (Salida was my first Un). I'm in Houston, and New York is probably too far for my wife and me to consider. So I'll put in a vote for NC; I've not been riding there and do have it in the future check list.

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Matts_12GS

I know a couple places in NC that we might could use.

 

A certain hotelier asked me how the group was doing on Friday afternoon as well.

 

Not a vote, just saying...

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KHightower

I m new to this whole scene and having just come on board this summer have never attended a UN. Having said that, NC gets my vote. Great part of the country. Great roads, sites, and people.

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roadscholar
I have a fairly extensive knowledge of the roads in Western NC and I rarely ride the roads people talk about because there are so many good ones that are unknown.

 

 

I'm not great at reading between the lines, but that sounds to me like someone raising their hand and saying, "Yes, I'll do it". And even if it isn't I told Ken at dinner the other night I was nominating him for the job. Well guess what, he didn't say no!! :)

 

Beside the fact that he has a great track record, organizing two excellent gatherings (the second one of the best in memory), and knows the area extremely well, no one else has stepped forward to date, at least publicly. So my vote's for Ken, the man knows what he's doing. Hey Ken, I've always said a good FART should not go unnoticed or unpunished. :wave:

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Kinsley

I think there's been a conspiracy brewing, but I love you guys anyway...don't ask me why :dopeslap:

 

Okay, I'm doing a little homework at the moment, but don't consider this a full on commitment until I feel confident in the results of my inquiries.

I may just have to go scout in person later this month...tough work :cry:

 

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Bernie

I think Bill (roadscholar) just volunteered to run the off road segment of the UN. :wave:

NC sounds good to me.

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roadscholar

:thumbsup:

 

Good enough for now, just don't forget at some point you gotta run it all by the Boss Man, you've got his number, right? :)

 

Bernie, gladly!

 

 

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taylor1

I have never been, but plan to next year, so that is a big

yes !

yes !

yes !

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OldBMWMaster

I have always worked the BMWMOA, but Oregon is a long trip and Barbie has spoken...she wants to go back to the BMWRA at the Biltmore House. We can make a NC UN.

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PhillyFlash

 

A Upstate NY Yes

 

B West Virginia No

 

C North Carolina No

 

 

Just got back from the Bethel/Woodstock area of upstate New York. It was on a car trip, but I'm thinking about returning next year on the bike. Beautiful area with lots of twisty roads, and we barely got into the Catskills. Definitely an area I'd like to explore more. Just keep in mind that the riding and the roads are not like we often have in the west. They often are narrower and tighter, with lower speed limits and slower riding in general, but still very challenging. Many old, quaint towns. Great place to ride, but vastly different than Colorado.

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Matts_12GS
Just keep in mind that the riding and the roads are not like we often have in the west. They often are narrower and tighter, with lower speed limits and slower riding in general, but still very challenging. Many old, quaint towns. Great place to ride, but vastly different than Colorado.

 

In other words, LOTs of fun?

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Jacqueline

Upstate New York has a lot to offer for riders... it's beautiful, has a lot great roads, and great places to stay and see...I'd take Upstate NY over W VA and N C anytime!

 

Being that I grew up there, has no influence at all on me... :grin:

 

Beautiful.... Upstate NY

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dhanson

They don't have any tunnels in Upstate NY tho? :-(

 

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Jacqueline
They don't have any tunnels in Upstate NY tho? :-(

 

Tunnels??? Find those on your way to NY. :)

 

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doc47

I vote for Kathy's place!

Or Road Scholar's!

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Kathy R

No problem. EVERYBODY in tents!

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TEWKS
They don't have any tunnels in Upstate NY tho? :-(

Dave, as the crow flies you shouldn't miss the one and only...

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Pat

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JustJean

NO

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TEWKS

Aw, just close your eyes! :grin: Rider or pillion, same difference. :eek:

 

 

Pat

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roadscholar

What she said! : )

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Bud
No problem. EVERYBODY in tents!

 

I'm in!

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Albert

I'm not familiar with the term "tent". Does that refer to the type of hotel room or level of service?

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Bud
I'm not familiar with the term "tent". Does that refer to the type of hotel room or level of service?

 

Yes, :rofl:

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Endobobdds
I think there's been a conspiracy brewing, but I love you guys anyway...don't ask me why :dopeslap:

 

Okay, I'm doing a little homework at the moment, but don't consider this a full on commitment until I feel confident in the results of my inquiries.

I may just have to go scout in person later this month...tough work :cry:

 

:lurk: How are you doing on your homework? :lurk:

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Kinsley

I've done most of the work. I'm going to submit my test soon and wait for my test score. :thumbsup:

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Endobobdds
I've done most of the work. I'm going to submit my test soon and wait for my test score. :thumbsup:

 

Fantastic! :clap:

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Matts_12GS
I've done most of the work. I'm going to submit my test soon and wait for my test score. :thumbsup:

 

If you need help studying, let me know.

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lawnchairboy

TIA Ken. the FART was very satisfying.

 

 

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tallman

Just rode w/Ken south outa our place.

We found some very nice straight roads that should work well

for GS riders.

:P

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terryofperry

Ken in North Florida heading south?

 

UH OH, The earth's magnetic poles flipped earlier than scientists calculated totally reversing his GPS routes.

 

"OFF ROUTE - RECALCULATING - MAKE A U TURN"

 

Terry

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Kinsley
Ken in North Florida heading south?

 

UH OH, The earth's magnetic poles flipped earlier than scientists calculated totally reversing his GPS routes.

 

"OFF ROUTE - RECALCULATING - MAKE A U TURN"

 

Terry

 

You see, I put in Dublin and it said 3 weeks, so i left in time to get there on the 17th...maybe it's the wrong Dublin :dopeslap:

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terryofperry

I look forward to the ride tale over lunch.

 

Be safe.

 

Terry

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Bernie

It's never to early to leave for Dublin. :wave:

You not performing that test in S-FL?

The GS guys would really like it, sugar sand and all. :rofl:

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TEWKS

Sure is quiet around here.

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Pat

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Kinsley
Sure is quiet around here.

vl0001b023.jpg

 

 

Pat

 

It's Christmas....it's supposed to be that way :thumbsup:

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TEWKS

Maybe, Santa is working on his Special GPS files for a Christmas delivery? ;):grin:

 

 

Pat

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Kinsley
Maybe, Santa is working on his Special GPS files for a Christmas delivery? ;):grin:

 

 

Pat

 

You're that kid that snuck downstairs to get an early peek aren't you? :rofl:

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tallman
Maybe, Santa is working on his Special GPS files for a Christmas delivery? ;):grin:

 

 

Pat

 

Santa brought mine.

I peeked.

 

Fitting the GT with kahnawnbies for the bigger water crossings soon.

:lurk:

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Endobobdds
Maybe, Santa is working on his Special GPS files for a Christmas delivery? ;):grin:

 

 

Pat

 

You're that kid that snuck downstairs to get an early peek aren't you? :rofl:

 

With hope and anticipation, I'll check back on Christmas morning. :)

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doc47

OK. So where's it going to be and who's running it?

 

(Not me!)

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Paul Mihalka

Doc, you shouldn't worry exactly where it will be, you know it will be a long ride for you. Just keep the F650 in good shape! :grin:

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AdventurePoser

Just back in town....is there a date? Don't really care where it is! :clap:

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Kinsley

Check for a new UN thread :thumbsup:

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