SPRING GATHERING 2019 - May 16 - 19 UPDATE FOR ROOM BLOCK!
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Molto Verboso
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:10 pm quote
Date is certain - weekend between Motherís Day and Memorial Day.

Date confirmed - location still under consideration. Likely location is Waynesville/Maggie Valley NC. We are doing some research on locations and will post further when we have our plan.

For your consideration, we are also looking at the Fall of 2019 - Breaks State Park on KY/VA borer is strong contender with some research to be done.

See post below for location information.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:48 pm quote
Re: SPRING GATHERING 2019 - May 16 - 19
TN_Sooner wrote:
Date is certain - weekend between Motherís Day and Memorial Day.

Date confirmed - location still under consideration. Likely location is Waynesville/Maggie Valley NC. We are doing some research on locations and will post further when we have our plan.

For your consideration, we are also looking at the Fall of 2019 - Breaks State Park on KY/VA borer is strong contender with some research to be done.
This is a failure by the planning committee to leave a gathering and not have the location of the next.
I strongly suggest an investigation is in order.
Molto Verboso
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:34 am quote
Re: SPRING GATHERING 2019 - May 16 - 19
old as dirt wrote:
TN_Sooner wrote:
Date is certain - weekend between Motherís Day and Memorial Day.

Date confirmed - location still under consideration. Likely location is Waynesville/Maggie Valley NC. We are doing some research on locations and will post further when we have our plan.

For your consideration, we are also looking at the Fall of 2019 - Breaks State Park on KY/VA borer is strong contender with some research to be done.
This is a failure by the planning committee to leave a gathering and not have the location of the next.
I strongly suggest an investigation is in order.
Well, youíre right of course, but the investigation is already underway - we are investigating somewhere in Waynesville/Maggie Valley to have the gathering. BRMC was nixed by a few for its rusticness- so weíre on the hunt - got any ideas?
Hooked
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:28 am quote
Re: SPRING GATHERING 2019 - May 16 - 19
old as dirt wrote:
This is a failure by the planning committee to leave a gathering and not have the location of the next.
I strongly suggest an investigation is in order.
No-show says what?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:29 am quote
Re: SPRING GATHERING 2019 - May 16 - 19
TN_Sooner wrote:
old as dirt wrote:
TN_Sooner wrote:
Date is certain - weekend between Motherís Day and Memorial Day.

Date confirmed - location still under consideration. Likely location is Waynesville/Maggie Valley NC. We are doing some research on locations and will post further when we have our plan.

For your consideration, we are also looking at the Fall of 2019 - Breaks State Park on KY/VA borer is strong contender with some research to be done.
This is a failure by the planning committee to leave a gathering and not have the location of the next.
I strongly suggest an investigation is in order.
Well, youíre right of course, but the investigation is already underway - we are investigating somewhere in Waynesville/Maggie Valley to have the gathering. BRMC was nixed by a few for its rusticness- so weíre on the hunt - got any ideas?
americas ride maps has some hotels listed in maggie valley, mine are packed away somewhere right now
Ossessionato
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Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:31 am quote
A banner is up. It says Location TBD (Likely Maggie Valley, NC). I can update that later, once we have the details firmed up.
Ossessionato
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Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:57 am quote
I will be coming.

On my new Xmax.

Bill
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Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:23 am quote
Congratulations, Bill on the XMax. Great choice.

As to a place to stay in Maggie Valley, I am proposing the Creekside Lodge, my motorcycle club stayed there this year and was well please. There is a deck with a fire pit for gatherings.

http://creeksidelodge.com/



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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:33 am quote
LM15 wrote:
Congratulations, Bill on the XMax. Great choice.

As to a place to stay in Maggie Valley, I am proposing the Creekside Lodge, my motorcycle club stayed there this year and was well please. There is a deck with a fire pit for gatherings.

http://creeksidelodge.com/



[urlhttp://creeksidelodge.com/][/url]
great choice for sure. centrally located to everything and walking distance to restaurants .

it gets my vote
Ossessionato
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:06 pm quote
So, do we have a for sure location set? Mom & Dad mentioned that we've usually decided and put in our reservations by now, at least the last couple years...
Molto Verboso
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Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:37 am quote
We havenít. I took responsibility for doing that and have not performed...

Will see about doing that this week unless someone else steps forward. I think LM15 had a good suggestion for a place earlier in this thread.
Molto Verboso
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Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:43 pm quote
spring get together
I`ve missed getting with you guys. I am thinking about doing it this spring, at 75 it would be most likely my last hurrah so to speak. Need to put my mp3 in the shop. It is leaking at the tilt lock pressure gage. No can ride now. I could replace it my self, but I can not get the snap loose, afraid I might bust the plastic.
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:44 am quote
Looking Forward
How long is the Spring Gathering? :
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:33 am quote
Re: Looking Forward
ledenfield wrote:
How long is the Spring Gathering? :
folks typically drive thurs. Friday and saturday we have planned routes and then sunday folks bug out for home.
Ossessionato
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Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:25 am quote
Is the hotel selected yet?
ill
Molto Verboso
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Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:46 am quote
Thanks to LM15 for the suggestion - we are going to Creekside lodge.

http://creeksidelodge.com/

Room block listed under ďModern Vespa GatheringĒ, must call for gathering rates. 800.621.1260. Will hold the block until May 1. Currently skeleton crew, so if no one answers, leave message and theyíll call you back.

I blocked 4 creekside doubles and 4 standard doubles. Rates listed on website are incorrect - they are going up $10 a night for 2019. However, our group discount is $10 a night. So the rates listed wind up correct...

Rate summary (with our discount included):
Standard - $109
Creekside - $119

Book now or forever hold your peace.
Molto Verboso
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Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:32 pm quote
I've got a room booked now. Se ya'll there!
Hooked
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Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:23 am quote
Booked room also. Looking forward to the friends and rides!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:38 am quote
13 hour ride . I'd love to get to a gathering with other MV folk but I'd need something a one day ride away. 13 hours is pushing it especially if I hit traffic or bad weather.

I do hope to get to something soon!
Ossessionato
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Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:13 am quote
8 hour ride for me. 13 for LM15, but we are going anyway.

I might head to New England on the scooter following the ride.

Bill
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:41 am quote
Room booked. Looking forward to seeing everyone and riding in the mountains.
Hooked
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Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:52 pm quote
For me it would be an 18 hour flight a 10 day boat ride or a 30 day swim. Wish y'all a whole lot of fun.
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Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:09 pm quote
Just reserved my room
Looking forward to seeing you all again.

Let's hope for some dry weather too!
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Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:58 am quote
We've got a room booked, too. Looking forward to seeing all of you again!

We'll actually be down there a few days early. I made the mistake of agreeing to go listen to a timeshare spiel at Gattlinburg, so we'll actually be getting to the area on Monday night. After I tell them (REPEATEDLY) I'm really not interested Tuesday morning, I should have some time to ride, if anyone is around and wants to join me...

Maybe I'll finally get to OAD's and get all the fluids flushed and changed on my MP3, too...

Mark
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:54 am quote
Spring Gathering Rally Maggie Valley
Hi two wheelers.

Is there a registration process for the rally. Or just show up.

And will an event schedule be posted?

Thanks

Tom
St. Marys GA
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:20 am quote
Re: Spring Gathering Rally Maggie Valley
Tcyphers wrote:
Hi two wheelers.

Is there a registration process for the rally. Or just show up.

And will an event schedule be posted?

Thanks

Tom
St. Marys GA
its not a RALLY, there is no fees, there is no posted EVENT schedule, there is no patches, there is no stickers, there is no swag.

We show up on thurs evening, and gather for fellowship, Friday we show up at the parking lot at before 9 am then go for a ride AT 9 am stop for a lunch somewhere. Ride some more and end up back at the hotel, Saturday we do it again on different roads. Sunday we bug out and head home.
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Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:22 am quote
Re: Spring Gathering Maggie Valley
Tcyphers wrote:
Is there a registration process for the rally. Or just show up.

And will an event schedule be posted?
There's no registration, because it's not a rally. It's just a group of (mostly former) Piaggio MP3 riders and friends getting together to do some mountain riding, test our skills and enjoy some fellowship.

Here's the loose schedule of events, which is likely all we'll have until we actually get there and talk things out:

Friday:

Ride
Eat
Ride
Eat & Drink
Talk some smack
Sleep

Saturday:

See Friday.

Mark
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Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:01 am quote
And the rides are the best of any group riding you will ever do.

Nothing beats having knowledgeable riders plan and lead the routes through some of the best roads and scenery in the country.

The fellow riders are real nice too

Bill

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Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:45 am quote
OMG, look who's back!
Hi People,
I just dropped by for a look at the "notch" fix and stumbled across this discussion. If the creek doesn't rise and the Tsunami doesn't get me I should be in that part of the world on those dates. It's doubtful I'll be on Red Dog, more likely on the odd 2-wheeler but if I'm there I'd like to stop by for a quick "Hi" to those of you who may remember me.
Cheers....
LL75
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Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:57 am quote
Re: OMG, look who's back!
larrylarry75 wrote:
Hi People,
I just dropped by for a look at the "notch" fix and stumbled across this discussion. If the creek doesn't rise and the Tsunami doesn't get me I should be in that part of the world on those dates. It's doubtful I'll be on Red Dog, more likely on the odd 2-wheeler but if I'm there I'd like to stop by for a quick "Hi" to those of you who may remember me.
Cheers....
LL75
It'd be wonderful to finally meet you, Larry! I've been looking forward to it since the Western MP3 Gathering failed to happen all those years ago in Utah...

And you'll be in the majority, as most aren't on MP3s anymore. At the last "MP3 Gathering", I don't think we had any MP3s...

Mark
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:40 am quote
Re: Spring Gathering Rally Maggie Valley
Tcyphers wrote:
Hi two wheelers.

Is there a registration process for the rally. Or just show up.

And will an event schedule be posted?

Thanks

Tom
St. Marys GA
There is one official event at gatherings, Saturday night we decide on date and location for net gathering. Make sure you know your commitments next Sept. Oct. Before voting on date.


This is a scooter forum but we do not observe scooter time. If we say we are leaving at nine don't expect to find us still in parking lot at 9:05
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Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:23 pm quote
Looks like I will be missing another one. I promised to help out at Saturday School and then a snow day made that weekend the makeup day. I was hoping for another snow day to push it back further, but I think the chances of that are getting rather low...
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Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:00 pm quote
My sister lives in Asheville so I could see her too. I have to take a look at things but if I make it Iíll have to change the fluids in my electric motorcycle too.
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Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:47 am quote
Confirmed! I have my room booked and Iíll see you there. I was thinking of bringing Emma (dog) again but no dogs are allowed at the hotel. Plus last time she got anxious and jumped out and hung herself so Iíll just avoid that this time.

Edit: I checked and there is a quick charger at town hall just a mile away.Yay!!!
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Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:50 pm quote
I think the rooms have two queen beds so if anyone decides to come last minute and wants to share a room just holler at me.
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Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:24 am quote
Well some unexpected costs came up (braces and replacement retainer). Iím going to have to bow out. I was really looking forward to riding with you guys and gals again. 😭
Ossessionato
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Mon May 06, 2019 1:44 am quote
Now only a week and a half away.

It is now close enough to be in the weather forecast.

Looks like some rain, but I am riding up regardless.

Who is coming?

Bill
Molto Verboso
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Mon May 06, 2019 3:41 am quote
I will be there.

We are in need of ride leaders for both days, so if anyone wants to step up, please feel free!

Iíve tried to reach Fuzzy, but heís not responding to the number I have for him or PM.
Ossessionato
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Mon May 06, 2019 4:13 am quote
Well, my MP3 is currently apart in my garage, and OAD won't be available to help me work on it. So it looks like I'll be bringing my Indian again.

And speaking of planning rides, anyone got some good ideas of where I should ride the couple days before that I'll be in Gattlinburg?

Mark
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Mon May 06, 2019 5:44 am quote
My best advice - get the hell out of Gatlinburg....
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