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Veni, Vidi, Posti
. . 2008 Blue MP3 400. . di Peluria Orso .... 1993 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 ....... 2013 Honda NC700XD; 2017 Versys X300
Joined: 02 Jun 2008
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Location: Milledgeville, GA
Sun May 19, 2019 12:55 pm quote
12 to 15 September at Hungry Mother State Park, Marion, VA

Park is at Southern end of Back of the Dragon with great roads in area.

Will get cabin details and pricing from park and post here. (No lodge).

Will do a scouting trip in August to pick routes and find ice cream shops. (Have to get back from Alaska ride first)

More info to follow.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
. . 2008 Blue MP3 400. . di Peluria Orso .... 1993 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 ....... 2013 Honda NC700XD; 2017 Versys X300
Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 6153
Location: Milledgeville, GA
Sun May 19, 2019 1:01 pm quote
Check out clawofthedragon.com for some idea of the area and roads close by.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
09 GTS (sold) 2014 NC700XD
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 5000
Location: Charlotte, NC
Sun May 19, 2019 2:55 pm quote
Nice, hope Ill be able to make this one. I have let Tim know...
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
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Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Sun May 19, 2019 3:04 pm quote
looks like cabins are available 10 of them being 2 bedroom, 1 queen and 2 bunk beds. pricing is reasonable at $112 a nite.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Sun May 19, 2019 4:21 pm quote
just booked site 20-sat-s
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Sun May 19, 2019 4:49 pm quote
looks like a nice lunch spot
http://masonjar.restaurant/pdf/menu-main.pdf

also looks like some good places to eat in Marion from the park looks to be maybe a 10 min ride
Veni, Vidi, Posti
. . 2008 Blue MP3 400. . di Peluria Orso .... 1993 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 ....... 2013 Honda NC700XD; 2017 Versys X300
Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 6153
Location: Milledgeville, GA
Mon May 20, 2019 6:08 pm quote
Carolyn, Deuce and I have site #3 for Thursday to Sunday.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
. . 2008 Blue MP3 400. . di Peluria Orso .... 1993 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 ....... 2013 Honda NC700XD; 2017 Versys X300
Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 6153
Location: Milledgeville, GA
Mon May 20, 2019 6:51 pm quote
A bit south of Hungry Mother is the town named after me.


I'll have to lead a ride there down the Crooked Music Road

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Molto Verboso
2012 BV 350, 2013 BMW C650 GT, 2015 Indian Chieftain
Joined: 20 Feb 2009
Posts: 1895
Location: Brentwood, TN
Tue May 21, 2019 1:54 pm quote
I booked cabin 18.
Molto Verboso
Honda CTX 700D
Joined: 16 Aug 2008
Posts: 1320
Location: Louisville, KY
Tue May 21, 2019 2:40 pm quote
Charmaue and I are booked in a 2 BR Cabin. By the time it took to complete their booking process it was gone! So we are in 06-SAT-F .

I haven't found what the layout of the cabins are. Does anyone know how to find out?

We're going to be there on the 11th. It appears I will be towing my bike again.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Posts: 21412
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Tue May 21, 2019 5:40 pm quote
Hungry Mother State park accommodations list:

OAD cabin 20
Fuzzy cabin 3
TnSooner cabin 18
Ponydrvr cabin 6
KiloVictor/Nor cabin 19

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Hooked
2010 MP3 250 (sold), CTX700D
Joined: 30 Apr 2011
Posts: 125
Location: Lake Wylie, SC
Tue May 21, 2019 5:55 pm quote
KiloVictor and Nor in Cabin 19.

Is it fall yet, or do we have to still deal with summer?
Molto Verboso
2012 BV 350, 2013 BMW C650 GT, 2015 Indian Chieftain
Joined: 20 Feb 2009
Posts: 1895
Location: Brentwood, TN
Wed May 22, 2019 3:20 am quote
It is mos def summer in middle Tennessee

Hot hot hot.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
. . 2008 Blue MP3 400. . di Peluria Orso .... 1993 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 ....... 2013 Honda NC700XD; 2017 Versys X300
Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 6153
Location: Milledgeville, GA
Wed May 22, 2019 3:52 am quote
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
. . 2008 Blue MP3 400. . di Peluria Orso .... 1993 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 ....... 2013 Honda NC700XD; 2017 Versys X300
Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 6153
Location: Milledgeville, GA
Wed May 22, 2019 4:04 am quote
Appears there are only 4 cabins left in same area. Couple more at another location and some "Yurts" in the campground area.

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Ossessionato
2009 MP3 500 - The Iridescent Chameleon, 2007 Yamaha Vino 125, 2016 Indian Scout Sixty
Joined: 18 Jun 2010
Posts: 2666
Location: Geneseo, IL (Quad City area)
Wed May 22, 2019 7:41 am quote
Looks like I need to update the banner already...
Molto Verboso
Honda CTX 700D
Joined: 16 Aug 2008
Posts: 1320
Location: Louisville, KY
Fri May 24, 2019 7:08 am quote
Helmet Earphones
A couple of you asked what I use for my earphones that plug into my comm system.

I use Plugfones units. They are available in several different colors and prices ranging from $15 to near $100. I use the $15 and $25 units. The $25 pair do sound better but not by much. The best thing I find is the noise reduction of 26 db and that there is virtually no pressure on my ears while using my helmet. The noise reduction makes for a better day by reducing the stress of noise. Plus I can get guidance from my GPS very clearly.


Best of riding to all.
Hooked
2013 Honda NC700XD; 2014 Honda Forza 300;2008 Piaggio BV250ie
Joined: 01 Aug 2011
Posts: 255
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Fri May 24, 2019 11:13 am quote
Looking forward this. Have booked into Cabin 20 with OAD. It is going to be a long haul up for me, but I am up for some great VA riding and see everyone again.
Molto Verboso
2012 BV 350, 2013 BMW C650 GT, 2015 Indian Chieftain
Joined: 20 Feb 2009
Posts: 1895
Location: Brentwood, TN
Fri May 24, 2019 12:03 pm quote
Re: Helmet Earphones
ponydrvr wrote:
A couple of you asked what I use for my earphones that plug into my comm system.
I thought the question was more about what was between your ears, not what was in them?

Molto Verboso
Honda CTX 700D
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Posts: 1320
Location: Louisville, KY
Fri May 24, 2019 2:12 pm quote
Re: Helmet Earphones
TN_Sooner wrote:
ponydrvr wrote:
A couple of you asked what I use for my earphones that plug into my comm system.
I thought the question was more about what was between your ears, not what was in them?

Ouch! But you're probably right! Alright I'll just be quiet now.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 21412
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Fri May 24, 2019 2:23 pm quote
Re: Helmet Earphones
ponydrvr wrote:
TN_Sooner wrote:
ponydrvr wrote:
A couple of you asked what I use for my earphones that plug into my comm system.
I thought the question was more about what was between your ears, not what was in them?

Ouch! But you're probably right! Alright I'll just be quiet now.
great I can take my ear plugs out now.
Molto Verboso
Honda CTX 700D
Joined: 16 Aug 2008
Posts: 1320
Location: Louisville, KY
Fri May 24, 2019 4:47 pm quote
Re: Helmet Earphones
old as dirt wrote:
Ouch! But you're probably right! Alright I'll just be quiet now.
great I can take my ear plugs out now.[/quote]

Ossessionato
2009 MP3 500 - The Iridescent Chameleon, 2007 Yamaha Vino 125, 2016 Indian Scout Sixty
Joined: 18 Jun 2010
Posts: 2666
Location: Geneseo, IL (Quad City area)
Mon May 27, 2019 6:51 am quote
I've got a tent site reserved

Mark
Molto Verboso
2012 BV 350, 2013 BMW C650 GT, 2015 Indian Chieftain
Joined: 20 Feb 2009
Posts: 1895
Location: Brentwood, TN
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:22 pm quote
So, when I booked my cabin, I somehow got signed up for some 30 day trial membership in active.com, set to auto renew this week at $90 a year. If you did too, be sure to cancel before the charge hits.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
2008 MP3 500, 2013 BV350, 2020 Vespa Sei Giorni
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 7536
Location: Ashburn, Va. Home to the Internet
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:28 am quote
There is a link for active.com just above the Book Now link.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
09 GTS (sold) 2014 NC700XD
Joined: 02 Jul 2008
Posts: 5000
Location: Charlotte, NC
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:59 pm quote
Tim and I will be there, site B05. Bringing the camper. Really looking forward to it!
Ossessionato
2006 Vespa GT (Rocket): 2005 Vespa GT (Razzo): 2007 Vespa GT (Vanessa): 2009 Yamaha Zuma 125 (Zoom): 2018 Yamaha Xmax (Max),
Joined: 26 Sep 2006
Posts: 4172
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:52 am quote
I would love to come, but will be in Portugal with the Vespa Club del Mediterraneo, another group whose company I enjoy.

Maybe I can come to the next Spring Gathering.

Bill
The Beer Guy
2010 GTS 300 Super and 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT
Joined: 30 Jun 2010
Posts: 4743
Location: Nelson County, VA
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:00 pm quote
If you haven't done so already, check out www.appalachianbackroads.com for tons of routes in the area. There's a link on the site to request a paper map if you want it.

We'll miss you all again this time. Amy had spinal fusion surgery and won't be riding for at least a few more months.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 21412
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:17 pm quote
Scutrbrau wrote:
If you haven't done so already, check out www.appalachianbackroads.com for tons of routes in the area. There's a link on the site to request a paper map if you want it.

We'll miss you all again this time. Amy had spinal fusion surgery and won't be riding for at least a few more months.
thanks , they also have GPX downloads for all the named routes as well. I sent a request for hard copies as they are free as well. Looks like a lot of info comes with the routes, places to eat, stay and ect.

Now just cause amy can't ride doesn't mean you have to miss out.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 21412
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:26 pm quote
Doing some pre riding with fuzzy today thru fri. You folks are going to really like these roads

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
. . 2008 Blue MP3 400. . di Peluria Orso .... 1993 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 ....... 2013 Honda NC700XD; 2017 Versys X300
Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 6153
Location: Milledgeville, GA
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:34 pm quote
Twisty hilly roads require lots of shifting which is hard on the left boot. Pack a better left boot than OAD did for the test ride. Hopefully the glue will last till he gets home Friday.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
MP3 500, GTS 250 (both 2008 MY), 2012 Honda NC700 DCT
Joined: 02 Mar 2013
Posts: 5485
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:24 pm quote
Fuzzy wrote:
Twisty hilly roads require lots of shifting which is hard on the left boot. Pack a better left boot than OAD did for the test ride. Hopefully the glue will last till he gets home Friday.
What is this 'shifting' thing you speak of?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
. . 2008 Blue MP3 400. . di Peluria Orso .... 1993 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 ....... 2013 Honda NC700XD; 2017 Versys X300
Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 6153
Location: Milledgeville, GA
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:44 pm quote
Madison Sully wrote:
Fuzzy wrote:
Twisty hilly roads require lots of shifting which is hard on the left boot. Pack a better left boot than OAD did for the test ride. Hopefully the glue will last till he gets home Friday.
What is this 'shifting' thing you speak of?
Maybe he shouldnt have worn his MP3 boots to ride his Guzi.
Molto Verboso
2012 BV 350, 2013 BMW C650 GT, 2015 Indian Chieftain
Joined: 20 Feb 2009
Posts: 1895
Location: Brentwood, TN
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:38 am quote
Im surprised he even has riding boots - I figured hed traded them in for boat shoes.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
Posts: 21412
Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:02 am quote
TN_Sooner wrote:
Im surprised he even has riding boots - I figured hed traded them in for boat shoes.
you don't wear shoes on a boat
Molto Verboso
Honda CTX 700D
Joined: 16 Aug 2008
Posts: 1320
Location: Louisville, KY
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:04 am quote
YMMV !
Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
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Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:13 am quote
Folks its only 3 weeks away. We have some great roads so far. Please get all your maintenance items taken care of: ie tires and brakes as we dont want you to have any issues. There will be some longer areas between major stop places so maybe there will be a tree stop only
Veni, Vidi, Posti
. . 2008 Blue MP3 400. . di Peluria Orso .... 1993 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 ....... 2013 Honda NC700XD; 2017 Versys X300
Joined: 02 Jun 2008
Posts: 6153
Location: Milledgeville, GA
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:14 am quote
Chief food tester.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
Neutrino MP3 492.7 AK, 2013 Moto Guzzi Norge
Joined: 29 Mar 2008
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Location: Harriman, Tennessee, Tn
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:00 am quote
Pre planning is going good so far

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