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The many reasons to attend EOM 2012, round 1


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#1 BentAero

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 05:05 PM

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It was yet another freak warm weather week here in Western NC, so the FJR went out for exercise yesterday, and the SV today. While out riding around the area I started thinking about why people would come here for EOM.

There are as many reasons to attend EOM as there are riders who will be here, but one in particular sticks out more than the others.

Some riders will come for this:
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Others will come for this:
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Some might want to see this: (10 minutes from downtown Hendersonville)
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Ride past this: (Remember the movie of the same name starring Jude Law & Nicole Kidman?)
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Or this:
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Or this: (Scenes from "Last of the Mohicans" and "Dirty Dancing" were filmed here)
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Or maybe visit this hillbilly shack: (Fifteen different motion pictures have had scenes filmed here)
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All these things are just a short ride from H'ville, but I submit the #1 reason to attend EOM has nothing to do with riding, at least not directly anyway. And it's low cost too; 70 cents to be exact.

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This is why you need to come to Hendersonville:

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That's right Ladies and Germs, a donut. There are only three places
to get a truly perfect chocolate donut in these United States; Winchells in southern Kalifornica, Louie's Bakery in Marshall, MI, and McFarlan's in downtown Hendersonville, NC.
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You can get a donut anywhere, but it ain't a McFarlan donut. :yahoo:
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 05:14 PM

Damn...you had to show the donut, di incha? Now...I've got some real decisions to make. Family trip or NC donut run....

Decisions....decisions.

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 05:26 PM

I might be up for a donut run after getting back from riding the Alps.
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 05:32 PM

Awesome marketing right there. The worst part about EOM this year is going to be choosing where to go and what to see - you won't be able to fit it all in over a weekend...

Thanks Gary!

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 05:52 PM

NICE!!!

Boy oh boy ....if I had to choose between NAFO and EOM-in-Hendersonville, I might have to go with EOM :D




Hopefully, I won't have to choose ;)
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:16 PM

H'ville sounds nice to me, Ill be there! :yahoo:

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:52 AM

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What about woman enough?
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:19 AM

What about woman enough?



NICE, chickie ! :D
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 06:24 AM

Definitely in for Hendersonville. Looking forward to it as I have been since last September when we left Cumberland Falls.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:08 PM

What about woman enough?


I'm confident the woman can handle it, it's the testosterone-driven men that I'm concerned about. :P
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:40 AM

Snuck in a quick ride Sunday. Rode up to Canada.

Oh Canada


Georgia Roller is HighRollin around the same neighborhood that we ride in, so I'm embarrassed to even whip out my Kodak 110 instamatic. But here I couldn't resist. We used a short section of the BRP to get over to the road back down. Stopped at Devil's staircase to stretch the legs.

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From, the tiny speck on the left is the FJR

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The sky was clear, temps cool and traffic surprisingly light

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Wow, what a ride. I hope to get my hands on the kids' GoPro before we go back-soon. If the EOM route crew is taking requests- Canada please.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:57 AM

Snuck in a quick ride Sunday. Rode up to Canada.

Oh Canada


Georgia Roller is HighRollin around the same neighborhood that we ride in, so I'm embarrassed to even whip out my Kodak 110 instamatic. But here I couldn't resist. We used a short section of the BRP to get over to the road back down. Stopped at Devil's staircase to stretch the legs.

To

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From, the tiny speck on the left is the FJR

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The sky was clear, temps cool and traffic surprisingly light

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Wow, what a ride. I hope to get my hands on the kids' GoPro before we go back-soon. If the EOM route crew is taking requests- Canada please.


Great post!

If I can make EOM, I might ride up to Canada as well! Man I love Canada!

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:51 PM

I'm going to McFarlans donut shop, already been to all that other stuff.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:49 PM

Mmmm, donuts!
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Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:49 PM

If I can make EOM, I might ride up to Canada as well! Man I love Canada!


What do you mean, IF ?

I know you intended to write, when I make it to.
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Posted 10 September 2012 - 11:54 AM

That's right Ladies and Germs, a donut. There are only three places
to get a truly perfect chocolate donut in these United States; Winchells in southern Kalifornica, Louie's Bakery in Marshall, MI, and McFarlan's in downtown Hendersonville, NC.
You can get a donut anywhere, but it ain't a McFarlan donut. :yahoo:


Ok, I have not tried the three that you have mentioned here...but from your comments I am going to say that you should visit Ralph's Donuts in Cookeville Tennessee while you are in the neighborhood. I consider Ralph's the best, so good that my wife and I make the 140 miles each way trip over to pick some up several times a year. I will definitely be trying out your "McFarlan's".

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