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Spring Tune-up Appalachian Riding Tour (START) April 22-26 Newport, TN

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Reminder: This post will be updated with the most current information (group meal announcement, route posting, etc) as it becomes available.

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As of Nov. 2nd:

 

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Nov.2 update
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Living the Dream

Dang, I got 15ac in Newport.....might be a reason to check on the property........if nothing gets in the way.

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Kinsley

We look forward to seeing everyone there. There will be some roads you've never ridden...guaranteed.

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Endobobdds

Count me in!   Looking forward to this new location.👍

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marcopolo

Room booked for Endobob, and me. Arriving Wednesday, departing Sunday. 

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Bernie

IN!

 

Calendar marked.

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ltljohn

On the calendar, not sure about in yet.

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BMW_Ken

In.  Reservation made Wed.-Sun.

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Burt

IN.  Reservation made for 22-26.

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Marty Hill

In friday and saturday.  Will be fun to enjoy my 84th with friends.

 

Marty  

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Indy Dave

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RandyShields

In.  Wed - Sun.

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bimmer2

IN...Wed thru Sun  jb

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DaveCinNO

Count me in!

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Kinsley
42 minutes ago, DaveCinNO said:

Count me in!

Our FART was not the same without you

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Endobobdds
On 10/3/2019 at 5:09 PM, Living the Dream said:

Dang, I got 15ac in Newport.....might be a reason to check on the property........if nothing gets in the way.

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@Living the Dream Looks like a lot of nice roads around your property.   Perhaps you might be interested in having some of the GS riders explore off road riding opportunities on your property.:5147: 

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Living the Dream
4 hours ago, Endobobdds said:

 

@Living the Dream Looks like a lot of nice roads around your property.   Perhaps you might be interested in having some of the GS riders explore off road riding opportunities on your property.:5147: 

 

 

Give it a go, there is/was a trail to the top, but, but, but, the entry is at the adjacent property.  We've actually tried contacting the owner to purchase that plot, but no joy. 

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Indy Dave
On 10/6/2019 at 10:38 AM, Kinsley said:

Our FART was not the same without you

 

While Ellijay was still a real cheek-flapper, it was missing a bit of the Fishy-Cajun Spice (and Newfoundland Screetch :16:  ) your presence normally invokes. :ohboy:You, Marty, Tim and others were certainly missed this Fall, but we look forward to celebrating riding, being together and Marty's birthday in Newport!

 

 

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60Aviator

IN!!

Still trying to be as cool as Bernie. 

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ThomasJ

Kindly count me in!  The FART was too much fun not to!

Tom

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Bud

Shhhh,  on the calendar.

 

 

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greiffster

IN.  Wed-Sun.  ...'bout time this dang thing was in Tennessee.

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twistyguy

In!  Wednesday through Sunday.

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terryofperry

In, Wednesday - Sunday.

 

Terry

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Indy Dave

Great to have you all planning to join us again. You are joining us, right Bud? :whistle:

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Bud

What ever gave you that idea??????

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Kinsley
13 minutes ago, Bud said:

What ever gave you that idea??????

Yea Dave, Bud doesn't even know about this event yet....

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Indy Dave
14 hours ago, Bud said:

What ever gave you that idea??????

 

It's a   well worn   OVERGROWN  path   . . . :wave:

you must get lost every year

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randy

I am arriving Thursday evening.

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S.O.B.

Michelle and I are in - arriving Wednesday (for now).

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scout6

Susan and Rob Stevens are in, and have a room Wednesday through Sunday.  Yup, the charming spouse will be joining us! 

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RandyShields
33 minutes ago, scout6 said:

Susan and Rob Stevens are in, and have a room Wednesday through Sunday.  Yup, the charming spouse will be joining us! 

Her I have got to meet! 

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Indy Dave
1 hour ago, RandyShields said:

Her I have got to meet! 

 And conversely, I know Susan (she sold me my Camhead) and am looking forward to meeting Rob - great to have you both joining us! :clap:

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Putz811

Hello all,

New to the site and saw the Appalachian Ride.  Sounds like fun.  Hope my schedule can permit me at least a couple of days, if not the whole time.  

(Brad)

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ltljohn
2 hours ago, Putz811 said:

Hello all,

New to the site and saw the Appalachian Ride.  Sounds like fun.  Hope my schedule can permit me at least a couple of days, if not the whole time.  

(Brad)

Welcome!  hope you can make it to START, it is always a good time.

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ltljohn

Schedule is clear, SWMBO approved the trip.  IN!

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MikeB60

DyAnne and I are in.  Wednesday-Sunday.  

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PhilB

I will be attending Apr 22-26th.  Your great planning keeps me coming back

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Indy Dave
7 hours ago, Putz811 said:

Hello all,

New to the site and saw the Appalachian Ride.  Sounds like fun.  Hope my schedule can permit me at least a couple of days, if not the whole time.  

(Brad)

 

Hi Brad - and WELCOME! We'd love to have you join us, here's some basic info about S.T.A.R.T. & F.A.R.T.

 

These events tend to be loosely structured, allowing riders to make their own way, on their own schedule. There are a few 'constants', however.

 

1) At the end of the day, the hotel parking lot becomes a social gathering with riders sharing their version of the day's ride and other stories, often while sampling adult beverages. There is a enthusiastic Bourbon contingent and allegedly we have some home distillers in our midst. One provides their own refreshments - but plenty of sharing takes place.. ;)

2) Our newest tradition is Endobob's Pizza Extravaganza on Thursday night. This happens at the hotel and compliments item 1 above. The cost is whatever the pizza itself costs. :lick:

3) Friday night we have a group meal together - this is either at a restaurant within walking distance of the host hotel or we have a catered meal. Details for the meal are announced about a month before the event. :eat:

4) There's no event fee or charges, other than for the pizza/meal referred to above.

5) Keep an eye on this thread, as the event gets closer, additional announcements will be posted in the thread AND anything important will also be added to the first post in the thread. I'll update the 'attending list' regularly always on the first post, and randomly in the thread itself as well.

 

You are more than welcome to join us - we'd love to have you! Feel free to join us on whatever day works into your schedule.

 

It's worth noting that we do not organize any 'group' rides! Kinsley will provide several GPS routes of differing lengths that start at the hotel and include a lunch stop and return options of differing distances. Some riders ride alone, some in very small groups and some in small groups. Finding a group to ride with is easily done - generally during the parking lot social the night before or early the next morning. Some leave at the crack of dawn, most leave at more normal hours and still others need their beauty sleep - so there's something for everyone. These routes are famously outstanding! They will be released about a month before the event.

 

Others may chime in with some more insight or to add on something I've left out.

 

Please let us know if you have any questions  - we all will look forward to meeting you in Newport!

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Indy Dave

Mike & DyAnne, Phil, John, Dan & Michelle, Rob & Susan, Randy and randy - Woo Hoo! Great to have you all with us in Newport!

 

As of Oct. 18th:

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John Ranalletta

In, but not sure where we'll be living then...in for full pull.

 

John/Ruth

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ltljohn
16 hours ago, ltljohn said:

Schedule is clear, SWMBO approved the trip.  IN!

Arriving Wednesday  see you all then!

Mapped out the route, 613 miles  536 of that is I-81 ugh!  I will have to figure out an alternate route.

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Kinsley
43 minutes ago, ltljohn said:

Arriving Wednesday  see you all then!

Mapped out the route, 613 miles  536 of that is I-81 ugh!  I will have to figure out an alternate route.

 

Let me know if you need help routing...I can get you there in 3 days...no interstate:3:

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ltljohn
53 minutes ago, Kinsley said:

 

Let me know if you need help routing...I can get you there in 3 days...no interstate:3:

That's what I like about this place people are always ready to help you out!!!!

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Kinsley
4 hours ago, ltljohn said:

That's what I like about this place people are always ready to help you out!!!!

 

Anytime...if you've got the time we've got the routes.

ChrisK always says I should do a 50 CC Iron Butt, but my version is 50 days not 50 hours :dopeslap:

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Indy Dave
11 hours ago, John Ranalletta said:

In, but not sure where we'll be living then...in for full pull.

 

John/Ruth

 

So glad you and Ruth are going to join us again - despite the uncertainty! We don't care where ya come from, just as long as you come! :clap:  Besides, we'll be ready for another chapter of John and Ruth's Trailer Tales from the Road. :whistle:

 

7 hours ago, ltljohn said:

Arriving Wednesday  see you all then!

Mapped out the route, 613 miles  536 of that is I-81 ugh!  I will have to figure out an alternate route.

 

6 hours ago, Kinsley said:

 

Let me know if you need help routing...I can get you there in 3 days...no interstate:3:

Thanks for clarifying, John. And good luck with the Kinsley's Long Way 'Round Route! :lurk:

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Rockosmith

In Wed thru Sun.

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Indy Dave
On 10/21/2019 at 9:38 PM, Rockosmith said:

In Wed thru Sun.

Perfect, Dave!! :clap:   It'll be great to have you with us again. I'm traveling this week and will get you added to the list of esteemed attendees when I return.

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wbw6cos

IN, arriving Thursday evening through Sunday.  Woo hoo!

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Bud
On 10/12/2019 at 7:57 AM, Indy Dave said:

 

It's a   well worn   OVERGROWN  path   . . . :wave:

you must get lost every year

 

Well, it appears that I have a hall pass for that week and MAY attend. No promises. Subject to change as always.

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