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On 1/29/2019 at 2:27 PM, max power said:

 

The motel was OK but that town was nearly 2 hours from the gap and there were really no other roads to ride without going thru there via foothills.  

The location frankly sucked in my opinion.

Ive been looking at places on 28 or Fontana or Robbinsville. I personally never had a problem with Fontana besides them having the refrigerator turned off when we arrived. 

Bullshit it’s 45 mins to the gap on a slow fucking grom.

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Cool.  Working on a few things but no time today.  Just got done working.  Been a crazy day.  

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Some friends and I are going to be there June 2nd-7th. We booked an AirBnB place in Madisonville. The process for those are pretty good if you guys want another option. There are 7 of us staying there we have a garage and its only going to be $125 a person for the whole stay. I prefer Robinsville but the place were staying is worth the longer drive. We've had a good time at the two wheel inn as well. 

If the trip dates overlap maybe I'll swing by to say hello. 

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38 minutes ago, jacobhawkins said:

I plan to be there June 6-9. Fontana sounds great.

This is starting to sound official now

. "Max Power" are you bringing your better half or just two motorcycles? would you be interested in doing a day or two of ADV stuff?

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If you guys will be at Fontana the same weekend as us we might as well just book there. June 6-9. 

 

@DerekClouser - you and Shorty interested in this at all?

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2 hours ago, B-Mac said:

This is starting to sound official now

. "Max Power" are you bringing your better half or just two motorcycles? would you be interested in doing a day or two of ADV stuff?

Not sure yet.  Not even sure if I’ll have the fz or a ST by then.  Wife will probably go.  She had a good time last year.  

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Just booked 6-9 June Fontana Lodge room,  For the wife and I.

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19 hours ago, B-Mac said:

Just booked 6-9 June Fontana Lodge room,  For the wife and I.

How much is a lodge room?

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11 minutes ago, max power said:

How much is a lodge room?

$428 for 3 nights without any group rates or discounts.  You can stay at the gap resort for about half that

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Who is planning on booking a cabin at Fontana? if nobody else I may try to get one of the cabins down near the parking lot that we have used before. @max power have you spoken to anyone at Fontana yet?

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I'll wait until others have done all the planning work.  Then I'll hem and haw & decide last minute.  As per usual.

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I'm just excited to get my (by then, hopefully around 14hp) Grom down in the tight twisties. I should have a few race weekend under my belt on the bike by then so I should be pretty comfortable on it. 

2 things left to do on it... Probably going to get it ported by Kerr and I might as well swap in a more aggressive cam while the top end is apart anyway. 

 

"Cheap build" is out the window at this point, lol...

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1 minute ago, what said:

I'm just excited to get my (by then, hopefully around 14hp) Grom down in the tight twisties. I should have a few race weekend under my belt on the bike by then so I should be pretty comfortable on it. 

Is the grom the only bike your taking down?

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8 hours ago, max power said:

How much is a lodge room?

Just got my conformation. I don't know if this is with the 15% discount they offer for Military. If we arrived at the same time we could SWAP wives at check in since mine is also retired military. I will need her back in good shape when we get to our rooms.😎

Arrival: Thursday, June 6, 2019 4:00pm

Departure: Sunday, June 9, 2019 11:00am

Nights: 3

Room Type Requested:L1K  Lodge Room 1 King Bed

Total Room Before Amount Before Tax:$322.15

Total With Taxes: $363.21

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3 hours ago, TimTheAzn said:

Is the grom the only bike your taking down?

Yes. The Triumph is going away soon and I don't have any other street legal bikes right now. 

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I took the Grom and 900 down last summer. Ended up staying on the Grom. It’s a blast there. Passing bikes and cars literally left and right. Usually on the right inside a turn lol. 2 up. 

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13 hours ago, what said:

Yes. The Triumph is going away soon and I don't have any other street legal bikes right now. 

Damn, almost want to go now. Idk if I would get bored only rolling the Dragon though.

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I'm planning on going the 6th-9th (pending vacay approval) I'm game for a cabin or split a room or just going on my own and doing a bunk at the Iron Horse. I don't really care. Not sure if i'll be riding the couch or trailering the Z. 

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1 hour ago, TimTheAzn said:

Damn, almost want to go now. Idk if I would get bored only rolling the Dragon though.

I don't plan to just stay on the dragon. I won't be doing the 400 mile loop down in to GA on the Grom but anything else is fair game. I want to go back to that BBQ place in Gatlinburg for sure. Looks like a good bit of fun roads to the NE of the gap/Gatlinburg as well. I'm down to just explore this year. 

 

22 minutes ago, 2talltim said:

I'm planning on going the 6th-9th (pending vacay approval) I'm game for a cabin or split a room or just going on my own and doing a bunk at the Iron Horse. I don't really care. Not sure if i'll be riding the couch or trailering the Z. 

Your motowife not going with you?

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1 hour ago, what said:

Your motowife not going with you?

Please tell me you mean Justin :lol:

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16 minutes ago, TimTheAzn said:

Please tell me you mean Justin :lol:

:D

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1 hour ago, what said:

Your motowife not going with you?

 

21 minutes ago, TimTheAzn said:

Please tell me you mean Justin :lol:

We are spending some time apart and seeing other people. ;) 

........................................................

He might join but with the new job he can't commit to anything. @JustinNck1

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