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Kinsley

Well, that was a great FART :clap: I hope you feel better.

 

I want to thank Dave for being such a great partner in putting it together.

I'll post some photos later, but let us know you made it home and post photos that you haven't already sent to us.

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lawnchairboy

Home yesterday

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Kinsley

Here are a few photos of my FART. More to come

 

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StretchMark

Home at 8:30 AM Saturday. Great time seeing everyone and sharing some laughs (and too much bourbon).

Nicely done Dave and Ken! Appreciate the hard work (and making me look like a slacker when compared to events I "organized" :).

Looking forward to seeing more pics because I didn't take any.

 

Now heading back to Cherokee for work :)

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BMW_Ken

Home around 12:30. Left about 7:35 and rode with SockMonkey (Steve) until we split up to go our separate ways in Asheville. We stopped at the Cupboard Cafe in Dillard for a nice breakfast. Thanks to the organizers for the event. It was a lot of fun.

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John Ranalletta

Just got home in Indy. Thanks to organizers and really happy we got to renew old acquaintances and make new friends.

 

Blairsville Witch must,ve tried to materialize in the photo center. So much for iPhone Pano.

 

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Kinsley

A few more.

 

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Bud

Home w/ o further incidents. My son like the unicorn stickers on Black Beauty

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ERdok

Panama City Riders home @1300. Thanks to Ken and Dave for another great event

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terryofperry

Home safely, great time, great conversation, thank you all.

 

Terry

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DaveCinNO

Home at 2:30 thanks to an early start. Great weather and riding all week, what a great event. Thanks to Dave and Ken for putting this together and for some great routes.

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jimwms

Home yesterday after an easy ride. What a great event! So good to see everyone. Dave and Ken, you've raised the bar really high for these events. Looking forward to Blowing Rock! Will add some pics soon.

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Bill Murray

Folkdancer47 and I arrived home in Wilmington, NC, at 3:15. 1,655 miles for the 5-day weekend. Another great FART! Thanks Dave and Ken for all the hard you do organizing these events. And another thanks to the Panama City Riders for letting us tag along with you guys once again.

 

Bill

 

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Kinsley

And...the people.

 

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tallman

Nice pictures.

A memorable event, wonderful weather, great turnout.

Plenty of happenings, spooky and otherwise.

Time for the stories.

Looking forward to Blowing Rock.

Beth and I got back @ 2.

Truck had a stretch of 28mpg.

Life is good.

See ya in Cedar Key.

 

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TN_R11_Girl

Rob and I made it home safely about 400 pm. Had a beautiful time as always. You guys must have slacked a bit though, as Rob claims he wants to come to the Spring event!

 

Thank you all for graciously welcoming him into the fold... I always say it, but will say it again; I love you all so very much!

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Kinsley

And the last from me.

 

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Bernie

Home around 2:20 PM, after a early start. No rain for 5 days, until I hit the FL State line.

Thank you Ken and Dave for such a great and well organized event. I was really impressed with Downtown Blairsville.

The patched rear tire performed well. My left saddle bag opening release broke in the morning, while I tried to load the bike.

But I was able to rescue everything inside when I got home.

Looking forward to Blowing Rock, always a great area for riding.

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Bernie

Wow, all I can say Nikki and you are terrific with those cameras. Thanks again.

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greiffster

Nicol and I made it home about 4:30. Great event. Thanks Dave and Ken!

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Foot

Deb and I got home around 3pm. Had a great time and enjoyed everyone's company. Ken, Dave great effort again! I hope to see everyone at Blowing Rock, NC.

 

Alan

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SSTwin

Home by 3:30 PM after a 6:50 AM start. What a great event!! People, weather, roads, sights, venue, and people again!

 

THANK YOU Dave and Ken and all who made this a great event. Definitely looking forward to Blowing Rock next spring. Ride home was fabulous, only a bit of rain in south GA approaching FL. My riding buddies Dave Duelin and Ashley Horn (both new ST members) and brother Frank (knarf11) and I had a ball! Almost 1500 miles total (sorry Bernie, its hard to keep up with you!), no issues, just fun, friendship and good times. See you all soon I hope!

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marcopolo

Left the parking lot at 7:15 today, and rolled up to our garage bang on 6:00 p.m., after 594 miles (and about 2,100 in total for the trip). The weather was outstanding for the entire time, as were all the preparations made by Ken, and Dave. Thanks to both of you for your hard work, and to Joel for the stickers. As an added benefit, I've now watched Bernie plug two tires in three months - a great learning experience. :-))

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Id's_OK

Nothing soothes the soul better than an outstanding FART! The incredible riding (and shopping :grin:) are always surpassed by the company, conversation and maybe a libation or two. Exciting trip home, will post details later. For now, let's just say white bike, deep mud and Christopher's stuck.

 

We can't say thanks enough for all the work and generous investment of time our organizers put into these things. So Ken and Dave, thank you!

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Bud
Rob and I made it home safely about 400 pm. Had a beautiful time as always. You guys must have slacked a bit though, as Rob claims he wants to come to the Spring event!

 

Thank you all for graciously welcoming him into the fold... I always say it, but will say it again; I love you all so very much!

 

 

I hope he does. I enjoyed getting to know him!

 

Thanks for removing the curse of the Blairsville Witch from Black Beauty. :wave::clap:

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Bud

Do we have a date for Blowing Rock?

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Id's_OK

Don't want to start a whole thread, so... The GSW is amazing, as all you jokers have been saying but that Nav V will be an adjustment. My route home went with the old 550 and the blue bike so I tried to recreate it on the V.

 

Anyway, there wasn't supposed to be any dirt, but somewhere near Suches it took me from this one-track paved road to firm gravel, to sketchy rock and dirt road that was supposed to connect to Hwy 60. Right when I was about to turn around, I could actually see cars passing by on 60, so I kept going...right down a hill into deep, soft mud.

 

Short story: got it turned and out of the mud four times, right back in each time. After #5 I was done. Left the bike, crossed the creek, climbed up to 60, hitched a ride to TWO. Fellow MOA member rode back with me and helped me get it out. Took those color-matched bags off, so they're still pristine, but the crash bars are starting to get a proper patina.

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Chris K

Home yesterday after a great FART! Thanks again to Dave, Ken Joel and the Blairsville witch for making it a memorable weekend.

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TyTass

We got home about 7:00 pm last night after a great FART.

 

It was great to see so many people there, and especially great to see people who hadn't been in a while.

 

Thanks to Ken and Dave for all their planning and work putting it together.

 

I haven't checked out my video yet of the very large bear we saw. Going to dig that out now.

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Endobobdds
Wow, all I can say Nikki and you are terrific with those cameras. Thanks again.

+1 - Ken your pictures allowed me to almost feel I had shared the weekend with what I consider my second family! :thumbsup:

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TyTass
Wow, all I can say Nikki and you are terrific with those cameras. Thanks again.

+1 - Ken your pictures allowed me to almost feel I had shared the weekend with what I consider my second family! :thumbsup:

 

You were missed. So very sorry for the reason why you couldn't make it.

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TN_R11_Girl

Well, a footnote for my FART ---- woke up to a flat rear tire on the Roadrunner this morning. 😳 I'm exceedingly grateful that it got me home though!

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John Ranalletta

A trip to TWO - approaching from the north.

 

Certainly not a riding lesson, but fun nonetheless. Suches

 

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tallman
Do we have a date for Blowing Rock?

 

I do.

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See if Miss N will accompany you...

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I think I heard April 18thish.

 

 

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marcopolo
Do we have a date for Blowing Rock?

 

I do.

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See if Miss N will accompany you...

:smile:

 

I think I heard April 18thish.

 

 

I believe you're correct, Tim. Ken said 18-22 April, in Blowing Rock.

 

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knarf11

Thanks to Dave, Ken and all who made FART such a special event. The hotel was great, the weather FANTASTIc, the roads INCREDIBLE, and, most of all fellow farters were THE BEST!

Looking forward to Blowing Rock next Spring, and FART 11 next Fall.

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RandyShields

Home by 2 Sunday after a great ride back to NC. Excellent routes (thanks Ken), organization (thanks Dave), and no flats or radiator issues (thank you witch)! Wonderful to see everyone again. Looking forward to START!

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Burt

Got home at 4:00PM this afternoon. Thanks Dave and Ken for planning another great event. Looking forward to START 2018.

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Indy Dave

Ken and Nikki - WOW - what outstanding pictures!! Well done.

 

What will follow are (most) of the photos that were submitted.

 

LAWNCHAIRBOY won the very competitive contest, making him our FIRST DOUBLE WINNER - I think that means drinks on on him this Spring!

 

Due to the issues of seamlessly posting pictures here :dopeslap::dontknow:, Mixmaster Ken and I have decided that Lawnchairboy will be awarded the Traveling Trophy at START, and each subsequent winner will be awarded the trophy at the following event.

 

The Winning Photo:

 

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Thank you one and all for taking the time to take and submit your photos!

 

 

 

 

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Indy Dave

Like all good FARTs, this one ended all too soon! I always come away from these events refreshed and invigorated. Not only does my riding improve, but I always come away a better person from the interactions I have with fellow FARTers. As we share with one another over riding intercom, rest stops, parking lot banter, attacking dogs, route bartering and all kinds of meal gatherings with various FARTers, I always come away widely enlightened on many new subjects and with new context on some more familiar. And I'm all the better for it, lamenting the long Winter pause before we get together again.

 

Ken, Joel and I (and many others behind the scenes) appreciate the gratitude you all express! Please know that we look forward to these gatherings as much as you do, and they are special not because of us - but because of YOU :beer:

 

 

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Indy Dave

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Indy Dave

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Indy Dave

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lawnchairboy

I RULE.

 

 

 

Hope I make the spring event. PBR for everyone!

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terryofperry

Good work Chris, congratulations. Excellent photo! :clap:

 

Terry

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Lone_RT_rider

God I love this shot. Lot's of concrete and not a GS in the bunch! Absolute perfection. ;):thumbsup::revit:

 

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tallman

Yes.

Pendulum.

RT -> GS -> RT

seems to be a noticeable swing over the yeats on the board.

Still more GS/GSA's.

Now if you and Mitch had added 2 more...

:wave:

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RandyShields

The way I hear it, Sean may well show up for START with, gulp, a Milwaukee product and try to start a new model trend.

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Lone_RT_rider
The way I hear it, Sean may well show up for START with, gulp, a Milwaukee product and try to start a new model trend.

 

Would you bring a knife to a gun fight? ;)

 

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lawnchairboy

Thanks to all organizing FARTERS

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