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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:07 am 
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Yeah...........right after you.

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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 4:23 pm 
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Me first!

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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 8:53 pm 
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What's the weather suppossed to be like? My handy weather bug says highs upper 90's, lows upper 60's, 20% chance of thunderstorms. Can that be right? Dang, man, that's hot! Good thing my jacket fits loose! Lets in plenty of air, as long as I don't stop rolling.

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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 9:01 pm 
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That's what I see here.............

How many folks are going to Deals Gap Friday to have lunch and drag Ken and Darryl through the Dragon?

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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 6:55 am 
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mike 750 wrote:
That's what I see here.............

How many folks are going to Deals Gap Friday to have lunch and drag Ken and Darryl through the Dragon?

I'll go, why not, I will be going down that way Thurs. to get to Helen area, but it's all about the riding, I like to put them miles down!!


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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:48 am 
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Hi,
My plans are to be available in Helen sometime after 10AM Friday ya'll can reach me on my cell at 478-954-6918 or you can try Gary, the manager at the Days Inn in Helen at 1-706-878-4079, he should have my room number. I'd like for those of us who arrive Friday to get together for dinner and planning. We can meet at the lobby about 5 PM?

Saturday after breakfast I hope to have a route picked out that includes Wolf Pen Gap. I'll seek some advice Friday night. I'm thinking we'll leave the motel about 9:30 ~ 10 AM? If you arrive on Saturday please be early as there will be crowds everywhere. FYI there is a hot air balloon fest Thurs~Sun and the folks from US Rider News is having their 11th reunion this week & weekend. I tried to have both postponed but they wouldn't here of it.

Any ?'s call me on my cell or at home 478-953-2913.

Thanks,

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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 2:03 pm 
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Its a go!!! I am meeting Darryl Petrak at Hardees in Ocoee, TN (East of Cleveland) around 8-8:30 am Friday and we'll be riding East on US64/74 through the gorge to Ducktown; then North on TN 68 to Tellico Plains where we'll pick up the Cherohala Skyway: then to Deals Gap. I suppose lunch before riding the Dragon both directions; then to Helen, GA. Anyone/everyone is welcome to join in at any point. C706-271-6224
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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 3:21 pm 
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Have we any younger riders that would volunteer to assist these two fine gentlemen (for want of discriptive words for "ol' men") through the Dragon?

I do hope they make it as it would be great to see them again! Ride safe!

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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 4:17 pm 
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We're heading out first thing tomorrow AM....Truck is already loaded with bike and booze......
Ya'll know I'm Skeered to ride sober...
Somebody gonna keep me from getting lost on BloodPen Wolfe Gap Mountain ??

.......Grin :D

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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 4:39 pm 
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mike 750 wrote:
Have we any younger riders that would volunteer to assist these two fine gentlemen (for want of discriptive words for "ol' men") through the Dragon?

I do hope they make it as it would be great to see them again! Ride safe!

Mike


I will help them.......If they can keep up !!
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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 4:44 pm 
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Sorry to inform ya'll that Mike wont be coming.......
Seems that he failed the "Minimum Ugly Requirements" for the Days Inn , So Gary at the motel gave me Mike's Room....
NOW, We can have a good time !!
Isn't that great News ?

......."Honest Andy"

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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 5:44 pm 
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hmmmm...I don't know if I know a Young Andy or an Honest Andy.
I know an old retrobate who hangs out with Madeline named Andy.

Fair warning ... anyone who's ridden with Mike750 knows to bring rain gear.
Even if it's not forcasted to rain.

Madeline bringing her Kindle? SW's bringing her usual pile of paperbacks & audio books.
Don't know when she's figuring on reading though, if she's planning on riding. Been a
while since she's been on a bike. Maybe she's leaving herself some options.

No skinny-dipping for SW .. but she offers her services as photographer. I'll carry the camera gear for her.

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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 7:13 pm 
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GrinRebel wrote:
Sorry to inform ya'll that Mike wont be coming.......
Seems that he failed the "Minimum Ugly Requirements" for the Days Inn , So Gary at the motel gave me Mike's Room....
NOW, We can have a good time !!
Isn't that great News ?

......."Honest Andy"


Well as long as the p/u is open.............

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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 8:32 pm 
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kenindalton wrote:
Its a go!!! I am meeting Darryl Petrak at Hardees in Ocoee, TN (East of Cleveland) around 8-8:30 am Friday and we'll be riding East on US64/74 through the gorge to Ducktown; then North on TN 68 to Tellico Plains where we'll pick up the Cherohala Skyway: then to Deals Gap. I suppose lunch before riding the Dragon both directions; then to Helen, GA. Anyone/everyone is welcome to join in at any point. C706-271-6224
Ken


Man, that sounds great! I suspect Ocoee at 8 will be too far from Helen too early for me, but maybe meet up en route, maybe at Tellico for Cherohala. I rode Cherohala once before, about 20 years ago. I've heard about some spectacular views, but when I went, it was so foggy, I couldn't see the side of the road, no joke! I had to ride along slowly in first, see the solid white line under my front wheel and veer left, then see the dotted line and veer right.


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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 10:09 pm 
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Bighillwill wrote:
Man, that sounds great! I suspect Ocoee at 8 will be too far from Helen too early for me, but maybe meet up en route, maybe at Tellico for Cherohala.


Tellico is about an hour from Ocoee, and about two hours from Helen. If you were willing to leave Helen about 7:30, you could probably meet Darryl and Ken in Tellico. That's a little earlier than I like to get going when I'm on vacation, but I'm still considering meeting them at Deal's Gap.
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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:44 pm 
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Well, we're here at the Helen Days Inn, Room 111.......96 degrees at 4:30....
Balloons lift off tomorrow early, in the field right beside the Motel, about 200 feet from our room !!

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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:10 pm 
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Andy, what does the parking look like for trailers?

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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:51 pm 
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S/W do you have Andy's cell number?

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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:42 pm 
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Yes .. I have his number but,

by the time I quit talking to Logan, looked for the Hole in the Wall restaurant, helped a tad with loading the bikes, cancelled a quick meeting for this evening, and threw together a salad cause RW was getting weak while working in this heat, and needed nourishment to accompany his pizza ...

it was too late to call Andy. We'll call him in the morning before leaving if he doesn't call or respond first.

Just learned that Pat will not be joining us because of a sick grandchild. Logan will be riding in by himself. We may .. not sure yet .. meet him part of the way on Friday. About the time that others will be meeting up with Ken and Darryl. Again, not sure yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Helen, Ga Rally
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:14 am 
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Myself and my Bloomington buddies will be staying over at Crossville Tn tonight (that is the plan). If we get out of Crossville early enough tomorrow morning (Friday), we may be able to meet the guys at the Dragon (unless we go a different route).


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