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#41 Geezer

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 06:40 PM

As I see it, the folks who are stepping up to pull this event together get to pick the place. Just let me know when and where and I will be there.
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 07:15 PM

Did you guys know that the Super-8 in Dahlonega GA has Internet? Wow!
Did you know that it's gonna be 16 here tonight? More wow!

Oh, about WV...

The only thing I have against WV is that I have to go through VA to get there. (VA doesn't allow RDs and that makes me very sad.) So I guess I'll have to plot a route through Maine or something. Maybe a big ramp so that I can just jump right over the entire state of VA.

I understand those folks attending EOM with SOs wanting other things to do besides ride. But I would like more riding, not less. I especially would like to identify some challenging sections that could be ridden both directions with recon etc. and possibly do some technique critique and skill development. I'll go ahead and volunteer to bring video, laptop etc. so that we can film folks and then flame away at night with beer in hand.

Grumpy can instruct. Maybe I can help in the sweeper class?

I am also willing to bring the cager with tools etc. But Heidi has to promise not to say one stinkin word about Trailer Queen Squidward!
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 07:42 PM

QUOTE(JeffAshe @ Dec 8 2006, 10:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll go ahead and volunteer to bring video, laptop etc. so that we can film folks and then flame away at night with beer in hand.

ahahaha...! Nice!

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 08:21 PM

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Adam here. biggrin.gif Glad to hear that youíve traversed some of the well advertised and some of the lesser-known (read well raped) parts of our fine state and appreciate its intrinsic value. Next time you wish to stay near Pineville, might give Twin Falls State Park a try Ė itís very nice and gimme a holler, let's ride.



I have little in deciding where the next rally is going to be... let alone which motel.

I must admit Pineville was one of the poorer areas of the state. Nice roads though. Just a Different style of life.
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 08:53 PM

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The only thing I have against WV is that I have to go through VA to get there. (VA doesn't allow RDs and that makes me very sad.) So I guess I'll have to plot a route through Maine or something. Maybe a big ramp so that I can just jump right over the entire state of VA.


I was beginning to think I was the only one who is sensitive to Va's unconstitutional banning of radar detectors. On the way back to Maine from Boone last Sept, I thought the Roanoke area had a lot of potential for an EOM, except for......that! angry.gif
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 09:54 PM

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QUOTE(Geezer @ Dec 8 2006, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As I see it, the folks who are stepping up to pull this event together get to pick the place. Just let me know when and where and I will be there.


+1 I just wanna know where, so I can plot (wintertime activity since the bike is asleep).
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Posted 08 December 2006 - 10:13 PM

Since I may be changing jobs very soon it looks as if theres a chance I night be able to make this. I'm all over WV. Went to Canaan Valley last year and had a blast. I imagine most of the riding in other areas of WV is very similar.
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 02:16 AM

Pick a place and I'll see if I can make it. Of course, I'd like to se EOM in New England some time. I'd help plan that rally.

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 04:25 AM

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Pick a place and I'll see if I can make it. Of course, I'd like to se EOM in New England some time. I'd help plan that rally.

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What Tom said

except for helping out to plan a rally in the New England states (I'm not from there) unsure.gif


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Posted 09 December 2006 - 07:37 PM

After today's ride I nominate North Ga. as a future EOM host. Great roads!!!

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 07:46 PM

QUOTE(snikr @ Dec 9 2006, 05:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Pick a place and I'll see if I can make it. Of course, I'd like to se EOM in New England some time. I'd help plan that rally.

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 10:05 PM

QUOTE(JeffAshe @ Dec 10 2006, 12:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(snikr @ Dec 9 2006, 05:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Pick a place and I'll see if I can make it. Of course, I'd like to se EOM in New England some time. I'd help plan that rally.

Tom

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 10:06 AM

QUOTE(FJRFencer @ Dec 9 2006, 10:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After today's ride I nominate North Ga. as a future EOM host. Great roads!!!

There are some nice roads there; however, you really need to be careful about where and when. In the fall down around Helen the traffic is terrible. Actually, I don't go down too deep into N.Ga unless I'm coming out of NC or TN because of the traffic.
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Posted 11 December 2006 - 09:40 AM

I have received a PM from one of our forum members extolling the virtues of Lewisburg and suggesting that it would make a great location for EOM '07. I quess that my affinity for Boone, NC, has some people believing that I represent some sort of obsticle to going anywhere else.....which in itself is a little amusing because I have practically nothing to say about where we go.

Boone was a wonderful place for our event. Everyone agrees that it certainly raised the bar as being a capable venue. My emphasizing Boone was simply to establish some level of expectation as to what a site selection should offer to all segments of our group. A few members voiced their opinion that great roads to ride had to be the primary consideration....to heck with anything else. That, to me, is a selfish viewpoint. We all respond to great rides, but a good EOM site has to offer more. We happen to be very fortunate, in that the entire mountain region we focus on has great roads and there surely must be some sites...other than Boone...that can offer the "total package" we desire. I'm just saying that we have elevated expectations now and the "07 site should be carefully chosen.

I've mentioned that a decision regarding time and place should be agreed upon soon. The time element is probably more important at this juncture. Many people need to establish time-off or vacation requests at the beginning of the year....the sooner they can have dates to plan around, the greater participation we can expect.

As another member said, those folks willing to step up and take on the responsibility of planning this event should determine where it is held. How well it is attended will reflect upon their decision.

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Posted 11 December 2006 - 01:34 PM

Now, all I need is a bike in time for EOM 07.
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Posted 11 December 2006 - 02:52 PM

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Now, all I need is a bike in time for EOM 07.
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Posted 11 December 2006 - 02:53 PM

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A few members voiced their opinion that great roads to ride had to be the primary consideration....to heck with anything else. That, to me, is a selfish viewpoint. We all respond to great rides, but a good EOM site has to offer more. ......the entire mountain region we focus on has great roads and there surely must be some sites...other than Boone...that can offer the "total package" we desire. I'm just saying that we have elevated expectations now and the "07 site should be carefully chosen.

Let's see, a point of view that is focused on riding is "selfish"???? Are we Harley drivers whose primary purpose is to profile and try to remain vertical between watering holes? Is the motorcyle, the FJR1300, just an object around which we just congregate for some other higher purpose other than riding? What exactly is the "total package" and how do you define "we"? If "we" have "elevated expectations" then there must be a prioritized list of items in the total package that are expected. Maybe the EOM is just like a class reunion, an excuse to swap lies and get drunk? If that is the case, why not pick Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte, Savannah, Charleston, etc.
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Posted 11 December 2006 - 03:48 PM

Sprint, what he means by the total package is: riding, lodging, restaurants and entertainment. A large majority of us have to take annual vacation and while the main focus is to ride we also want to enjoy the social aspect of the meeting. We can all ride just about anytime...that's why we all have the FJR. Adding the social aspect just adds to the "total package". My wife attends with me and if the location doesn't support anything but great roads, I'll have to pass on it this year.
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Posted 11 December 2006 - 05:13 PM

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PS: I thought most Marines were a little more sensitive, at least the ones I trained were.
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Marines, sensitive??? Isn't that an oxymoron? They sure weren't grunts.

I've been riding since about 1966 and have been doing sport touring on two lane roads since the beginning. Two wheels on interesting roads is the only reason I ride. The social stuff is OK but way down my priority list.
The kind of guys I ride with would definitely prefer a hotel to a tent but that hotel better be close to great roads. It doesn't have to have a mint on the pillow or Bollinger on ice. Like I said early on, you guys need to go to Boone, it just means less traffic in WV.
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Posted 11 December 2006 - 06:34 PM

I still have the Triple, although it is about to go into Cycletrader. Some one is going to get a great deal.

The Triple beat me up pretty bad getting to and from Boone last year. It was a hoot while there though. biggrin.gif
Hopefully, By EOM 07, I'll have something more suited to a run like that. Not a FJR. Great bike, but, been there, done that. Ideally, I would keep the Triple also, but that's not in the cards.

Black Mamba, how you doing? You made the trip "happen" for me last year, and I think a few others would agree. I agree with the social aspect of the EOM. I ride w/o a pillion but still enjoy getting together for dinner in the evening and having a chance to tell some "lies" and do some bench racing. Boone was/is a good choice. Hopefully, EOM 07 will be in as great an area.