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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 7:25 am 
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I'm going to try again to post some of our pictures.

This is Jim, Delbert & Logan checking out Delbert's new TU-250. Delbert, Marie & David put in a 450 day to arrive Thursday.


On the Friday ride, this is a stop between Maggie Valley and lunch in Waynesville. Let to right is Jim, Steve, Logan, somebody behind Logan, and Marie & Delbert.


Here, everybody is adding rain gear before we set out on the "Rattler" (NC 209 north of Waynesville).


From Saturday's ride, here are the bikes in the parking lot at the Fontana Dam stop. If you zoom in, that's Becca next to my Voyager, with our friend Donna walking up to join her.


Finally, here are some of the ladies who were with us Saturday. L-R Marie was on her Rebel, Shai just moved up from her Rebel to a pretty white Shadow, and Becca was navigating for me on my Voyager.

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 8:00 am 
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Lilspeedy31 and Logan



One of our favorite pictures. Taken on Saturday.

Some rode the Dragon .. some ate .. others people-watched .. some shopped.

All talked!

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 1:14 pm 
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Across an interior lane from the Deal Gap sign,
I sat, backwards, on my Rebel .. facing the restaurant/shop.

I people-watched .. bike-watched .. and wondered if there was ever a time when a biker lost control of his bike & crashed into any of those lined up. Bikes continued to weave through, in and out .. pass parked bikes and walking people. It was a bit chaotic. It was also Saturday. If anyone ever lost control of his bike here .. he or she is probably dead now.

To my left:



To my right:


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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 1:20 pm 
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By the way, these 2 pictures were taken during a lull.

Most of the time, the open lane between the shop and the parked
bikes was full of moving people and bikers on motorcycles.

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 8:24 am 
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Out of 13 motorcycles .. only 2 were Rebels.


Bob ... ... ... ... ... ... 2005 HD 883 Sportster

RW ... ... ... ... ... ... 1998 HD Dyna Wide Glide

David ... .. ... ... ... . 2009 BMW G650

Jason ... .. ... ... ... . 2003 Suzuki 1500
w/ Pearllena

Logan ... .. ... ... ... . 2009 Kawasaki LT 900
w/ Pat

Greg .. .. ... ... ... ... 2010 Kawasaki Vulcan Voyager (THE TRUCK)
w/ Becca

Delbert ... ... ... ... .. 2011 Suzuki TU250

Jim W .. ... ... ... ... .2008 Virago 250

Steve ... .. ... ... ... . 2009 Kawasaki Custom 900 Vulcan

SW ... ... ... ... ... ... 1999 Rebel 250

Marie ... ... ... ... ... . 2009 Rebel 250

Lilspeedy31 .. ... ... .. 2007 Honda Shadow 750

Ron S ... ... ... ... ... . 2009 HD Ultra Classic
w/ Donna


Back home somewhere were 250 & 450 Rebels feeling lonely, abandoned and unloved.
Their owners chose another.

RW
Jim W
SW
Lilspeedy31
Bob (although I believe it's a 250 Virago clone, it's his usual ride)

I have a private message here for Bob's clone.

** I heard him say he should have brought you **

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 10:47 am 
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I hope Madeline had a good time making Andy miserable. We missed her.

(per SW .. "You go Girl!" ..)


Bighillwill, what's your status? You were missed too.

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 4:20 pm 
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Greg's new Voyager is a beauty.and is a great ride! Thanks to his genorosity I got to ride it! ! Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 5:45 pm 
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The Hoosier crew made it back to Indiana. We left Andrews and rode the Blueridge, Skyline Drive, and Gettysburg, before heading back.


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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 6:03 pm 
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Delbert & Marie, David, Home from Andrews !! after the Meet they rode the Blue Ridge Parkway all the way up north.
then on To Getteysburg, Pa back across , W.Va. Ohio and back home to Indiana..
She was on her 09 Rebel , Him on his new TU 250 !! David on his BMW 650.
2500 miles total. !!! Both 250s hit a 100 mpg on the parkway riding easy !!
JIm Wilson in TN. < were are you to ride this summer on your Rebel ??? >


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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 6:08 pm 
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davidc83 wrote:
The Hoosier crew made it back to Indiana. We left Andrews and rode the Blueridge, Skyline Drive, and Gettysburg, before heading back.

Glad to hear you all made it safely !


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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 9:14 am 
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RW wrote:
Bighillwill, what's your status? You were missed too.


Thanks for asking, I was sick and couldn't make it. Missed two and a half weeks work. Stomach ulcer. No big deal, treatment seems to be working, but my timing is impeccable, yes? I'm back workin overtime, still planning to make Lake Hope.

Man, I was soooo looking forward to Andrews! Ever since January. Actually, ever since I got home from Helen last year! Talk about sick, I'm just so sick to have missed seeing all of you. What a heartbreaker.

At least I get to see the photos. Thanks to everyone for posting them.

Bighillwill

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 12:19 pm 
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Here are a few pictures from our wonderful trip!


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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 10:44 am 
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The picture of the sign reminded me that I had a message to pass on.

On departure day, Sunday .. I saw the hotel manager Beth for the first time .. on my way into the dining room to get coffee. (RW & I were the last there, packing up & getting ready to leave) I returned with bar cookies I had promised her.

As I was heading out the front door, she said, "make sure and write that the hotel staff really enjoyed your (everyone's) visit .. and hope you return soon. Maybe you can come back next year instead of in 2 years."

(I'd forgotten I'd mentioned we all met on a forum .. during pre-rally conversations with her)

Hotel staff? I later learned that Jim & RW, at separate times and separate days, had played Cookie Santa with the staff.

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:49 pm 
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The obligatory eating-at-a-restaurant picture




My empty place .. David .. top of Delbert & Marie's heads .. Greg .. Steve .. Logan .. Jim.

Friday at a seafood restaurant in Waynesville. Jim is not flipping me the bird .. that's a hush puppy.

At this time, SW & Pat were in Cherokee, waiting for Jason & Pearllena to arrive by bike. We expected others to arrive at the hotel at some point throughout the afternoon.

After lunch, we headed towards "The Rattler" on 209. We made it through LUCK, but didn't make it through the town of TRUST.

Pulled in at the Rattler sign for a quick picture .. (Jim & Logan) .. and put on our rain gear.




We took on the Rattler.


Back at the hotel that nite .




Delbert's arm talking, David, Bob, RW, Steve, Pearllena, Logan, Pat, Donna, Becca, & Ron. Several were not in this picture .. like Greg,Shai, Marie, Jason, SW.

The evening was cooler than expected. Becca, wearing shorts, is covered by a blanket. Others had added a jacket or heavier shirt. Because we all expected HOT daily temperatures, most packed summer wear exclusively.

At this point, the conversation probably centered on what-to-wear, or share, for the next morning. For the Saturday ride.

(That's SW's blanket. Always in our truck. Mid summer? Yeah, it's there. An ice storm, many years ago .. stranded northern travelers on the Atlanta freeways. The travelers were dressed in tees & shorts and on their way to a Florida vacation. Stranded & freezing is SW's ultimate nightmare. So a blanket is always in the truck. Always.)

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:53 pm 
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Well now I'm really bummed that I missed this Rally! Looks like you guys had a blast and most of the routes you took are ones I have heard of, but never been on. I would have liked to be there, but my son graduated from high school that weekend and we had family visiting. I hope to make it next time! Love all the pics!

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:05 am 
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Some more pictures:
Lined up at Andrews


River running thru the valley-kayaking and rafting available


Another river shot


Even though I hate snakes


Stopped on the way to the Dragon


One of the many dams in the area, the picture doesnt do it justice, this thing was tall!


The obligatory Deals gap picture


Loved this Stallion!


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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:03 am 
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Had to post this picture, which shows us all sharing Becca's snacks .. the diet type, which seemed to have appealed to everyone.



I really posted it to lead into the following comment..

Becca lost 35 pounds & Greg, about 30! Thought their success deserved mention.

We Rebelers seem to have established a hugging ritual at greeting time & departure time. (Yep, even the guys) We like each other a lot.

Someone, I believe it was Logan, stepped back after the greeting hug with Becca, and said, "Where's the other half". She grinned.

At another time, after I caught a glance of her walking towards the hotel entrance, I called out, "hey, Becca .. you got booty now". She looked back .. grinned .. shook the subject .. and continued on.

You go girl!

By the way, RW & I have gotten hooked on the Garden Veggie Straws w/ sea salt. Where do we get them?

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 10:12 pm 
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S_W wrote:
By the way, RW & I have gotten hooked on the Garden Veggie Straws w/ sea salt. Where do we get them?


Only place I've seen them has been at Sam's, SW. We'll be sure to bring some more to Lake Hope.

BTW, thanks for the compliments. I'm really enjoying the results of the weight loss programs. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:14 pm 
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By the way, if anybody remember the Nantahala Outdoor Center where we stopped and took a few pictures, Ron and Donna and Becca and I made a return visit there today:


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RED 2009 Kaw Vulcan EN500C (9,000 miles)

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 Post subject: Re: Planned Andrews NC Rally May 17-20, 2012
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:56 pm 
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Trying again to add a picture of our rafting trip on the Nantahala:



I guess I am no longer able to post pictures on this site.

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