Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Bud

Excited Chatter Thread

Recommended Posts

Bud

Didn't see one so I thought I would start one.

 

Anyone else getting excited about Blowing Rock, seeing old friends, meeting new ones, wearing the chicken strips off your tires, looking for a "Tunnel of Death", finding new adult beverages, avoiding performance awards, finding good BBQ, telling stories on other members, and etc?????? :wave:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bernie
:thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matts_12GS

Really, really looking forward to this.

 

After the HeleNBack2 trip, I want to see if there are more GS than RT in this parking lot too...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bernie
Really, really looking forward to this.

 

After the HeleNBack2 trip, I want to see if there are more GS than RT in this parking lot too...

 

Most likely, especially if it rains. Don't want to get those GS's wet.

 

:rofl:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ltljohn
Really, really looking forward to this.

 

After the HeleNBack2 trip, I want to see if there are more GS than RT in this parking lot too...

 

There will always be one RT in the lot unless I find a way to get 6 inches added to my inseam or they make a GS with a 29 inch seat height.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Matts_12GS
Really, really looking forward to this.

 

After the HeleNBack2 trip, I want to see if there are more GS than RT in this parking lot too...

 

There will always be one RT in the lot unless I find a way to get 6 inches added to my inseam or they make a GS with a 29 inch seat height.

 

You need to find Mrs. Turk's cobbler then you can be a Jacqueline booted hooligan!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tallman
Really, really looking forward to this.

 

After the HeleNBack2 trip, I want to see if there are more GS than RT in this parking lot too...

 

There will always be one RT in the lot unless I find a way to get 6 inches added to my inseam or they make a GS with a 29 inch seat height.

 

And one GT.

But not b'cuz the GS is too tall.

:rofl: (I can flatfoot a GSA on its centerstand)

 

Beth and I are spending the weekend before the UN in Boone.

Will visit our property on Beech Mountain and look for other early arrivals riding the mountains.

Been a long time for us and we are so looking forward to this...

Edited by tallman

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
randy

I was originally scheduled to be there the Friday before UN, June 21. However, my oldest son has one week off from school this summer and Yes it is June 21 - 28. He is flying in from Colorado to visit with us. So I am hoping to ride up Wed, and at least have supper. then Thurs breakfast and head back home. We will see.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bud
Really, really looking forward to this.

 

After the HeleNBack2 trip, I want to see if there are more GS than RT in this parking lot too...

 

There will always be one RT in the lot unless I find a way to get 6 inches added to my inseam or they make a GS with a 29 inch seat height.

 

And one GT.

But not b'cuz the GS is too tall.

:rofl: (I can flatfoot a GSA on its centerstand)

 

Beth and I are spending the weekend before the UN in Boone.

Will visit our property on Beech Mountain and look for other early arrivals riding the mountains.

Been a long time for us and we are so looking forward to this...

 

Might see you as I will be at the RA rally and will be riding the back roads.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Endobobdds
Beth and I are spending the weekend before the UN in Boone.

Will visit our property on Beech Mountain and look for other early arrivals riding the mountains.

Been a long time for us and we are so looking forward to this...

 

Excited - indeed I am! :thumbsup:

 

I'll be there Tues - Friday, however, if workload permits hope to spend the weekend before the UN in Boone or someplace close as well!

 

Looking forward to seeing you both.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tallman

Bob, you know the GT, we're at the Best Western in Boone.

Still owe you for looking out for Beth when Richard and I went on a rescue run to get Shaman at UN X.

 

I know the black RS so we'll keep an eye out ferya.

:wave:

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bernie

I may see you guys in Boone. I usually hang out at Stick Boy Bakery.

Great coffee and bake goods.

Should be there after Thursday or Friday, KOA Boone.

:wave:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TyTass

I certainly can't wait. Beside being there and enjoying ourselves hanging out with friends, riding great roads, telling lies about the rides more as I have more drinks, eating to ensure my waistline doesn't shrink any, and taking in wonderful sights will also mean that our move is over! Can't wait!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Selden
There will always be one RT in the lot unless I find a way to get 6 inches added to my inseam or they make a GS with a 29 inch seat height.

I have a 29" inseam, and can flat foot a GS with the low suspension option and the low seat. On the other hand, I had a test ride on a 2013 GS800 (also low suspension) a few months ago, and fell in love with it. Very smooth, light, and with a cushy suspension. When my RT becomes too much too handle, I can see one of these in my future.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nice n Easy Rider
Bob, you know the GT, we're at the Best Western in Boone.

Still owe you for looking out for Beth when Richard and I went on a rescue run to get Shaman at UN X.

 

I know the black RS so we'll keep an eye out ferya.

:wave:

 

 

Tim, bring your own CO monitor. :(

 

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-57588592-504083/n.c-hotel-deaths-update-carbon-monoxide-found-in-room-where-3-died-over-2-months-officials-say/

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tallman

Yikes!

What a tragedy.

Thanks.

Will make sure they're ok.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SSTwin
I may see you guys in Boone. I usually hang out at Stick Boy Bakery.

Great coffee and bake goods.

Should be there after Thursday or Friday, KOA Boone.

:wave:

 

Just found out that I can make the UN, yeah! Rooming with Bob Foley (hope he snores "quieter" than Frank) ! :D

 

See you all Tuesday and Coffee with Bernie on Wed AM in preparation for a great couple of days in the mountains! :clap:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tallman

FWIW, the BW is "cloed", uncertain of time to reopen.

Transfered next door to The Country Inn so still in Boone.

 

We're taking the long way up, prolly coouple of 400 mile days to get there Saturday.

Checking out Tuesday and moving to Blowing Rock.

 

 

The time is going by UNbelieveably s-l-o-w-l-y...

 

looking at pics of Whiteface and the Nantahala.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Albert
[

But not b'cuz the GS is too tall.

:rofl: (I can flatfoot a GSA on its centerstand)

 

Ha, so can I . . . one foot at a time. :rofl:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Selden

Since we're just back from Alaska (where I drove ~3500 miles in a rented car), my energy level could be higher, and I'm feeling a little travelled out. If the weather forecast improves, I'm probably still in for Unrally XII.

 

Regardless, if anybody needs a bed for an overnight stay on the way to the Unrally, PM me. We have a paved driveway, enclosed garage, some tools, and a clothes dryer. House is on a very narrow (twisty, but paved) road about 8 miles outside downtown Dahlonega, ~250 miles from Boone (depending on route taken). :grin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TyTass

You have nearly 2 weeks to recover. We expect to see you there, darn it! ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Selden
You have nearly 2 weeks to recover. We expect to see you there, darn it! ;)

June 25 will be my 67th birthday. I'm not Paul.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lester V

In 11 hours the B.C. crew is on the road. See all you good folks in a few days, weather permitting.

 

Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TEWKS

Go Lester go! :thumbsup:

 

 

Pat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
T.M. Roe

Its quiet....toooo quiet.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bud

Well, I'm fighting a case of poison ivy and off to the DR to get some drugs.

 

And I sold my Kermit chair and bought a lighter one.

 

flex lite chair

 

Hoping the peg extensions will be here in time for me to leave.

 

Starting to get excited!!!

Edited by Bud

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
T.M. Roe

That's better...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Albert

I have a new set of PR3's in the garage. They are waiting, excitedly, for me to install them. :thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bud

Baby's got new shoes. :grin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bernie

New rear PR-3 mounted. Top case located and installed, tent dug put of deep storage.

Grass trimmed. Working on the fish tanks, cleaning out poop.

Can't wait for Wednesday early AM departure.

:wave:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
big-t

 

Passed thru Blowing Rock yesterday,make sure to duck when you pass this rock.... :rofl:

 

 

006-L.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mikeR1100R

New tires on the Ninja yesterday. New tires on the 1100R Wednesday. After that, adjust the sag on the Ninja and we are ready to roll!

Leaving by 0600 on Sat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bud
New rear PR-3 mounted. Top case located and installed, tent dug put of deep storage.

Grass trimmed. Working on the fish tanks, cleaning out poop.

Can't wait for Wednesday early AM departure.

:wave:

 

You are leaving a week early? It's not that far from FL> :wave:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bernie
New rear PR-3 mounted. Top case located and installed, tent dug put of deep storage.

Grass trimmed. Working on the fish tanks, cleaning out poop.

Can't wait for Wednesday early AM departure.

:wave:

 

You are leaving a week early? It's not that far from FL> :wave:

 

Us FL boys ride slooowwwww.

 

 

:rofl:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Endobobdds

You are leaving a week early? It's not that far from FL> :wave:

 

Us FL boys ride slooowwwww.

 

 

:rofl:

 

I think you FL boys sometimes lie a little bit. :grin:

 

I look forward to chasing you next week Bernie. :thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bud
New rear PR-3 mounted. Top case located and installed, tent dug put of deep storage.

Grass trimmed. Working on the fish tanks, cleaning out poop.

Can't wait for Wednesday early AM departure.

:wave:

 

You are leaving a week early? It's not that far from FL> :wave:

 

Us FL boys ride slooowwwww.

 

 

:rofl:

 

I'm hoping to leave Wednesday as well, but stopping by the RA Rally at the Builtmore for a few days before heading up to the UN.

 

I also ride slow in NC. Remember I'm from Illinois, 318 Miles - 11 Curves :grin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bud

New front brakes today!

 

No I'm no longer "Unstoppable" :rofl:

 

Leaving in the morning.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bernie

Bike finally loaded like a pack mule. Lol

GPS programmed. Leaving at dark thirty, next stop N-GA/W-NC.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Endobobdds
Bike finally loaded like a pack mule. Lol

GPS programmed. Leaving at dark thirty, next stop N-GA/W-NC.

 

Stay safe and don't do anything crazy until I get there! :grin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bud

Darn, it's been a while since I have tried to pack an RT for an extended trip. Either the bike has gotten smaller or I'm just bringing more and more unnecessary crap. :dopeslap:

 

I'm going to bed and make another run at it tomorrow.

 

Perhaps I will pack like I do for a canoe trip to the Boundary Waters, two sets of clothes, one wet, one dry. :rofl:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
TyTass

New brakes, new rear tire, new oil, and a new (to me) house. Now only to get rid of the old one and I'm there! Man, I can't wait.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bernie

In Dillard, GA, first day riding a success. No pictures. But maybe some video.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Endobobdds
In Dillard, GA, first day riding a success. No pictures. But maybe some video.

 

Still have another 2 days of work, grass to cut, and a couple of minor things to do on the bike on Saturday before heading out early Sunday morning. No pictures or video. :grin:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Chris K
In Dillard, GA, first day riding a success. No pictures. But maybe some video.

 

I am guessing breakfast at the Cupboard Cafe?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Lineareagle

Route loaded into the GPS, hmm 22hours to go 845 miles. All back roads and small villages. Taking in Falling Water on the way down so that will be several down hours.

This is going to be my most leisurely trip ever and it won't be easy to keep it leisurely. I have a real tendency to crank out the miles once I saddle up.

Wish me luck. Three days to do 845 miles! Practice for a Euro tour? :Cool:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Endobobdds
Three days to do 845 miles! Practice for a Euro tour? :Cool:

 

I usually push the miles if I am within 700 - 800 miles to my destination. However, when I stretch it into 2 or 3 days and find a great road I turnaround and ride it the other way and then forward again to be sure it was truly a great road! :grin:

 

Have a safe and great ride - see you in a couple of days.

Edited by Endobobdds

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mikeR1100R

Georgi and I are leaving tomorrow at 0600. We still have grass to cut and some mulch to spread. And yes I am going to wash the bikes. :grin: I find it to be a very good way to give them a close examination from top to bottom. And when I am done, the bikes are clean!

Looking forward to a relaxing trip!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nice n Easy Rider

96 hours from now I should be on my way. On the one hand, being only 3 hours away makes it easy to get there. :) On the other hand, also makes it too easy to put an extra day in at work. :(

See you all on Tuesday. :thumbsup:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Albert
96 hours from now I should be on my way. On the one hand, being only 3 hours away makes it easy to get there. :) On the other hand, also makes it too easy to put an extra day in at work. :(

See you all on Tuesday. :thumbsup:

 

See you there George. We leave Sunday but we're doing Skyline Drive and the BRP on the way down so we'll get in Tuesday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...