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 Post subject: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:09 am 
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Please mark your calendars for a planned springtime gathering in the Andrews, NC area the weekend of May 17-20, 2012.

We have not yet finalized the hotel we will be using for the base for this meeting, but we wanted to let everyone know the dates so that you could plan accordingly.

If you think you will be able to attend for all or part of this weekend, I would appreciate a post here, just so we can get an idea of the count for planning purposes.

Thanks, and I look forward to seeing everyone there! :bikerthumb:

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2012 7:39 pm 
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Marie and I are planning to attend this Rally. We'll keep an eye on this thread,
and will make reservations when details are finalized. Have already put in for
the time off!

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:15 am 
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It looks doable for me. Anyone want to share a room?

Ken

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:25 pm 
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Rally Information

Dates ... ... May 17-20
(please note that Thursday arrival is not required, we have just blocked the hotel rooms for three nights to make sure they are available if you want to arrive Thursday night. Several of us will be arriving on Thursday night and are tentatively planning a ride up to Cherokee on Friday.)

Hotel ...Quality Inn, (used to be Country Hearth Inn),
138 Country Hearth Inn Drive
Andrews, NC 28901

(828) 321-2176

Rate is normally $89/night or $85/ for a group of more than 10 rooms. Since we have been there before, and apparently didn’t do too much damage, they are giving us a rate of $70 per night, provided we reserve at least 10 rooms. When making your reservation, ask for the “ANDREWS REBEL RALLY GROUP”. There are currently 15 rooms blocked for us. All should have two beds if you are going to share, and 2-3 are smoking rooms, so be sure to ask for them if you need to. All the rooms are blocked for three nights, so be sure to make it clear that you only need two nights if that is the case.

(Southern Wahine, I asked today, and the hotel still has the ten white rocking chairs out front, even though it has changed ownership. I’ll tell them to put your name on one of them. :D )

For anyone who wishes to tent camp, a quick search on the internet found this campground about 12 miles away:

http://www.nantahalacampground.com/

All the cottages there are already reserved by another group for the weekend, but they have plenty of tent camping available. It is $20 per night per tent. Feel free to look around for another site if this doesn’t meet your needs.

So far, the following have posted here or on the other “Spring Southeast” thread that they plan to attend. I’m sure there will be more as the words circulates.

Greg (AtlAggie) & Becca
Butch & Bobbie
Delbert & Marie
Ken (in Dalton)

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:36 pm 
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and Bighillwill & Davidc83

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:14 pm 
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Thank you, thank you, Greg. My name! I miss it SO, SO much.

RW plugged my name into a search engine .. can't remember why .. and the result almost read like my own personal journal. Post after post. I had done too good a job at coming up with a unique name.

I panicked. Yelled .. DUKE! HELP! He was johnny-on-the-spot. Got it changed immediately.

But I still miss it. It's so ME. I miss it every time I sign in. (sigh)
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Our reservations have been made. Thu, Fri, & Sat.

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:17 pm 
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S_W wrote:
and Bighillwill & Davidc83

Thank you, Southern Wahini! For the roll call, I say, "Here."

I will check out Nantahala and others. I think I camped there before, with some friends back in the day. Don't remember much. We probably annoyed the other campers. Nowadays I like camping quietly. I used to be annoying, but now I'm just amused.

Can't wait!

Will

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:43 pm 
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Yea, I will be there with delbert and marie


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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
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AtlAggie

Jim posted this rally as a "small bike rally" .. being organized by you & Becca.

Also, Lake Hope as a "Rebel rally".

Neither name .. which we've all used interchangeably .. really applies "as is".

... small bike rally? ... A lot of BIG bikes attend.
... Rebel rally? ... Rebel attendence is very small in comparison to other bikes.

You once posted, what I believe, is a perfect description of a Rebel rally.
Something about previous ownership, moving up to bigger, but continuing to
come together as fans of the Rebel.

Do you remember where that post is?

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:53 pm 
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Hi Rebellers!

I did some internet searching for campgrounds, and ended up reserving a room for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The closest campground looks nice but is a little bit distant, and besides, I really like the porch. Maybe they'll let me sleep there!

Room is non smoking, room mate welcome.

Will

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:27 pm 
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S_W wrote:
AtlAggie

Jim posted this rally as a "small bike rally" .. being organized by you & Becca.

Also, Lake Hope as a "Rebel rally".

Neither name .. which we've all used interchangeably .. really applies "as is".

... small bike rally? ... A lot of BIG bikes attend.
... Rebel rally? ... Rebel attendence is very small in comparison to other bikes.

You once posted, what I believe, is a perfect description of a Rebel rally.
Something about previous ownership, moving up to bigger, but continuing to
come together as fans of the Rebel.

Do you remember where that post is?


It took me a while, but I finally found the post I think you were referring to, SW. It was actually on the Andrews 2010 thread, and it was a response to a comment from a new member that it looked like there was a wide variety of other bikes at the so-called "Rebel" meets. This was my response:

"A VERY wide range, Gale. Many folks who started on Rebels, met on-line at one of the Rebel sites, and still attend the "Rebel" meets, have moved on to other rides for one reason or another. What we all share is an appreciation of the Rebel for what it is, a love of riding on whatever our current ride might be, and an appreciation for the friendships we have formed with people all over the country because of this great little bike! "

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:22 am 
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That's it. That's the one. Thanks, Greg.

I doubt I would have found it if I'd gone looking. Whenever I click on the 2010 Andrews thread, I zone in on the rocker/porch picture. That one picture helps me make it through the winter.

I re-feel the warm temperatures .. remembering our gatherings whether at early morning, between rides, or late into the night.

Works better for me than foot-warmers.

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:55 am 
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When RW called to make our reservations earlier this month, I ended up in a conversation with the manager. We both shared reasons for liking the hotel & location .. as well as commiserated over no longer having "free cookies".

A memory surfaced for me. Of the many, MANY trips we Rebelers made in & out of the lobby, all day long, for cookies. Sometimes exiting with handfuls. Yet nary a raised eyebrow did we see from staff. No judgments were made of our "cookie greed". If anything, staff was encouraging.

I popped up with "some in our group make terrific cookies. If cookies show up, we'll bring you some." I could tell she liked the idea by her enthusiastic response.

My intention was to whip up some cookies before heading to Andrews in May .. and leave some at the desk. Sort of mini payback for two previous rallies of unending cookies.

After ending the call, I realized ...

I make lousy cookies! Not really lousy cookies as much as the days of from-scratch, homemade, the-best-kind-of, cookies are long gone from me.

BUT .. I DO make good bar cookies and brownies.

So . . I now have a deal brewing in my brain.

If I promise to bring bar cookies for our challenging rocking chair rides .. would one of you terrific-cookie-makers bring in something for our accommodating lobby desk jockeys?

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:47 pm 
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Hi All Yall....
Good to hear that some Rebel Clowns are getting together....maybe you need a leader :) ....

Madeline is having her 40th anniversary May 21st.....so she might want me to leave town for a few days.....She just hasn't told me yet!!

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:19 am 
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The woman has put up with you for 40 years?
What a Saint!

You know you can't balance that bike unless
she's pulling on both your ears.

You'd better bring her!

(have missed you two)

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:35 am 
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Make your reservations with Beth. She works the day shift.

One of us tried to make a reservation last night & ran into a clerk
who didn't know what he was talking about. He was directed to Beth.

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:57 pm 
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kenindalton wrote:
It looks doable for me. Anyone want to share a room?

Ken


Same here. I've already reserved one. That porch was just too good to pass up. Roomate welcome.

Will

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:05 pm 
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I'm waiting for some good looking young lady who wants a tall, dark, and handsome young guy for a roommate.....

Grin :D

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
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Thanks, GrinRebel. You can quit trying to find me a roommate.

I've got one.

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:38 pm 
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I didn't say a lady looking for an old, ugly and worn out geezer.....

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