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Final routes and hotels are being worked on and will be posted soon.  I will update this post when it is done.  But I wanted to get the basics up here asap so peeps can plan their vacation time.

Dates:  October 15 - 18.  Saturday through Tuesday.

Meet spot is just off 77 near Beckley at noon on Saturday the 15th.

BP Gas Station.

2001 Robert C Byrd Dr

MacArthur, WV 25873

We are going Nomad for this one.  Basic plan is roll out of Beckley at Noon the 15th and head south.  Then across a bit of the BRP, 209/212 to Maggie Valley.  From there we will zig zag towards Franklin.  South..jog west...north...jog west...south and roll through Highland area.  Then hit the northern edge of GA for Warwoman and Blood Mnt and all that.  Back up through the skyway and the dragon.  Then Jim and Joe's epic Damn Dam Route through TN and KY to Lexington.  Then probably slab home, or 62 to Cbus if time permits.

Nomad might sound tough but it isn't.  Just like the epic ride we break up into groups, meet for lunch and at the hotel that night.  It's really no different than one spot other than trailers will not work and you won't be able to pack 87 billion peeps in one cabin.

Routes and hotels will be posted soon.

Confirmed going:

@Tonik

@ScubaCinci

@JustinNck1

@Mach Retard

Expressed interest:

 

@what

@rawlins87

@CBBaron

Expressed an interest but in their own group because they are whinny bitches about not being listed in a group:

@2talltim

Going in spirit only, due to injury.

@Tpoppa

Not going because they suck:

@Casper

@cmh_sprint

@Hellmutt

@snot

Edited by 2talltim
Changed rollout date from 18th to 15th, more details on meet spot
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Saturday Oct 15th
Beckley WV to Johnson City TN  203 miles  4hr 44min
https://goo.gl/maps/KhmLfB4UnJx
Red Roof Inn   $55
210 Broyles Dr, Johnson City, TN 37601
redroof.com

Sunday October 16th
Johnson City to Clayton, GA  316 miles  8hr 37mi
https://goo.gl/maps/LYNFipMat6y
Days Inn Clayton   $55
54 Highway 441 North, Clayton, GA 30525
daysinn.com

Monday October 17th
Clayton, GA to Rocky Top, TN  328 miles  8hr 33min
https://goo.gl/maps/VciyQbmbZEx
Econo Lodge  $59
221 Colonial Ln, Rocky Top, TN 37769
choicehotels.com

Tuesday October 18th
Rocky Top, Tn to home
C-bus area peeps can blast up to Lexington and then 62 to home.
NEO people can do that or cut across 119 to Charleston WV and then up.

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10 minutes ago, TimTheAzn said:

What is this nomad business, I got a trailer for a reason! 

So I should put you in Caspers group?

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Just now, Tonik said:

So I should put you in Caspers group?

I got plenty of room for batteries in the back of the explorer. 

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1 hour ago, Tonik said:

Nomad might sound tough but it isn't.  Just like the epic ride we break up into groups, meet for lunch and at the hotel that night.  It's really no different than one spot other than trailers will not work and you won't be able to pack 87 billion peeps in one cabin.

 I've done quite a few trips that were "nomadic."  I prefer this to 1 location.

How many miles per day are you thinking?

 

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6 minutes ago, Tpoppa said:

How many miles per day are you thinking?

300ish

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LOL man, I am really adjusting to living in CLE when I see 300ish miles a day and I'm thinking, oh thats not bad at all.

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What is this nomad business, I got a trailer for a reason! 

Time to man up, sell that silly little track bike and get a real machine.

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1 minute ago, 2talltim said:

Time to man up, sell that silly little track bike and get a real machine.

Never! I'd add to the stable at this point, not take away lol. Trumpet isnt worth selling, I wouldnt get what I want out of it with it having 31k on it even though its had all of the work done.

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3 minutes ago, TimTheAzn said:

Never! I'd add to the stable at this point, not take away lol. Trumpet isnt worth selling, I wouldnt get what I want out of it with it having 31k on it even though its had all of the work done.

Sounds like you are due to add to the stable then, and let the Triumph become a track bike.

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If you and I make this trip bring a for sale sign with you. I'll let you ride the 14 for a spell and you be ready to throw that sign on the bike. ;)


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It pains me to say this but I'm out. The days off I found now have to be used to make a trip the to UP around the same time. Enjoy and ride safe. It was a blast riding down in June.

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5 minutes ago, cmh_sprint said:

It pains me to say this but I'm out. The days off I found now have to be used to make a trip the to UP around the same time. Enjoy and ride safe. It was a blast riding down in June.

Added you to Caspers group.

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50 minutes ago, 2talltim said:

If you and I make this trip bring a for sale sign with you. I'll let you ride the 14 for a spell and you be ready to throw that sign on the bike. ;)

 

lol thats a big bike. I would look hilarious on that thing.

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lol thats a big bike. I would look hilarious on that thing.


No...I know smaller guys that ride them. And it's not about how you look.
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Just now, 2talltim said:


No...I know smaller guys that ride them. And it's not about how you look.

Oh I dont care about how I look LOL. It was more of a joke.

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28 minutes ago, TimTheAzn said:

Oh I dont care about how I look LOL. It was more of a joke.

Good, because you would look like this:

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That's racist? Uhnnnnnnn. Wait a minute........

Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk

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Put me down as a maybe. Still some ?? having to do with work right now in that time frame.

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If anyone will be coming from the Cincinnati area, you can ride with me to Beckley where we'll meet up with the gang from the north.

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