2020 southeast fall gathering Sept 25-27
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:06 pm quote
ok folks we set a place and date

Place: Maggie Valley, NC

Host hotel: Creekside lodge
VERY LIMITED rooms there. plenty of hotels across the street and nearby though.

there was not alot of places to choose from that had a large block of rooms.

Typically folks arrive thursday night and we ride FRI, SAT, and bug out sunday.

Ride days we leave at 9 am and return somewhere 3-4-5 pm.

Don't have a route or agenda planned so we will probably just wing it for the 2 days of routes. Really can't go wrong anywhere we head to in the mountains

New folks interested: we are a riding group not a putt putt group, normally lots of elevation changes and corners. NO less than 200cc scooters.

please ensure you scooter/motorcycles are fully maintained PRIOR to coming, great to excellent tires and brakes, also batteries are good.

As always no event t-shirts, patches, stickers buttons, pins or anything similar, ALSO no event fees either.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:29 pm quote
list of folks so far:

OAD
Tn Sooner
Fuzzy
Kevin K
Ponydrvr and significant others
LM 15
Kevin and Nor

probables:

cubsking
midnight rider
Buddy19520
Wleuthold
Veni, Vidi, Posti
. . 2008 Blue MP3 400. . di Peluria Orso .... 1993 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 ....... 2013 Honda NC700XD; 2017 Versys X300
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Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:12 pm quote
Just to clarify dates. Most will arrive on Thursday Sep 24 with a ride starting morning of 25th.

Booked my room.
Hooked
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Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:38 am quote
Hmm. I'll be doing the same sort of thing that weekend, but with the ST-Owners group in Plattsburgh, NY. Dancing the big horse (Honda ST1300) through the Northern mountains.
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Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:13 pm quote
Room booked also.
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Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:31 am quote
Room booked as well
Look forward to seeing everybody again.
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Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:12 pm quote
Assuming the stupid virus allows this Gathering to happen, my parents and I will be there. We do have a room booked.

Can't wait to see all of you again!

Mark
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Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:09 am quote
I just noticed this posting.

I am going to Maggie Valley in a couple of weeks for a five night stay.

But it is such a good place, that going again in another month won't hurt anything.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone again.

So, please count me in.

Bill
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Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:11 pm quote
WLeuthold wrote:
I just noticed this posting.

I am going to Maggie Valley in a couple of weeks for a five night stay.

But it is such a good place, that going again in another month won't hurt anything.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone again.

So, please count me in.

Bill
excellent Bill looking forward to riding with you
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:37 pm quote
You can put Steve and I down as a maybe since we have to pick up his scooter from OAD whenever its ready to ride so may be able to time it with the Gathering.
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Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:50 pm quote
Gathering
I would like to join in. Reservation made.

Larry
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Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:55 pm quote
Might come down, any reccos for camping? I have a teardrop, Would love to ride the mts!
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Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:28 pm quote
I have been delaying posting this message. However, I will not be making the gathering due to health concerns and upon advice of my primary doctors. I started off the year with another heart episode that had me down for some time. In April I went back out I broke my ankle on the very first ride. Another two months of downtime. Now I'm dealing with sleep issues due to my heart rhythm. This is not a good year for me!

Please be safe and know that I will be with you all in spirit and preparing myself to ride next spring.

There has been some good to come from this series of events in that many of our home remodeling projects are nearly done and those remaining will be completed by the end of September.

Ride safe , Ride long, Be healthy

Ralph
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Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:35 am quote
wmak wrote:
Might come down, any reccos for camping? I have a teardrop, Would love to ride the mts!
Warren, I haven't done any camping in Maggie Valley, but the interwebs say there's quite a few options. Here's the list from the Chamber of Commerce:

https://maggievalley.org/maggie-valley-lodging/maggie-valley-campgrounds-and-rv-resorts/

And here's a review site that I've used to find campgrounds before that's got some rankings:

https://www.campgroundreviews.com/regions/north-carolina/maggie-valley

Since I didn't get to ride with you at WisconScoot, I hope you can make it to the Gathering!

Mark
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Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:36 am quote
Ralph - sorry that you’re having a tough year. Hope that you can get to a better place soon. We’ll miss you and probably talk about you!
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Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:38 am quote
ponydrvr wrote:
I will not be making the gathering due to health concerns and upon advice of my primary doctors.

Ralph
We'll miss you Ralph, but putting your health first is the right call. Hopefully another 8 months will help you heal up and we'll get to see you in Spring 2021!

Mark
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Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:29 pm quote
CubsKing99 wrote:
wmak wrote:
Might come down, any reccos for camping? I have a teardrop, Would love to ride the mts!
Warren, I haven't done any camping in Maggie Valley, but the interwebs say there's quite a few options. Here's the list from the Chamber of Commerce:

https://maggievalley.org/maggie-valley-lodging/maggie-valley-campgrounds-and-rv-resorts/

And here's a review site that I've used to find campgrounds before that's got some rankings:

https://www.campgroundreviews.com/regions/north-carolina/maggie-valley

Since I didn't get to ride with you at WisconScoot, I hope you can make it to the Gathering!

Mark
Thanks, Mark, hope I can make it.
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Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:02 am quote
Is the "gathering" still on?

Thanks.
Molto Verboso
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Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:41 am quote
cleanerman wrote:
Is the "gathering" still on?

Thanks.
I’m planning to be there!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:18 am quote
In Oklahoma practicing for next week.

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Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:39 pm quote
Ummm. Braum’s.
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Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:51 pm quote
When I texted OAD a few days ago, he said it was still looking hopeful. He did some pre-riding in August. There are restaurants that are open, though many of them have limited capacity and/or outdoor dining.

Assuming I can get the trailer wiring fixed (AGAIN!!!! Stupid squirrels...), we're still planning on being there.

With all the COVID craziness, I haven't done a lot of riding, but I did get out and put a couple hundred miles on the Indian a couple Saturday's ago. So I foresee a large helping of Ibuprofen in my near future...

Mark
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Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:35 pm quote
Gathering
Talked with Carol at Creekside today and she wanted to remind everyone to bring a mask. Some business requires one.

She said we should not have any problem finding places to eat.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:20 pm quote
Kevin and I are finishing our 6,000+ mile warmup trip to Oregon and back.

We had no trouble finding restaurants anywhere. new Mexico pretty much closed to visitors so we snuck through the northwest corner.

I need new tires now.
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Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:16 pm quote
NC is pretty any time of the year: please take a group pic with most of you if possible, on your MP3’s. It might make a Guinness World Record??
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:41 am quote
Schootz wrote:
NC is pretty any time of the year: please take a group pic with most of you if possible, on your MP3’s. It might make a Guinness World Record??
When a group gets together on a regular basis and friendships form, the bike they ride becomes unimportant and they keep getting together regardless of ride. This group has always welcomed other likeminded riders.

Gathering started as primarily an MP3 group. Almost none of the regular participants still have one and those that do typically ride something else to the gathering. Some recent ones have had no MP3s.

I believe the record of MP3s at one spot in United States was our gathering at Tim's Ford, Tennessee 11 years ago when 17 participated. The only person I am aware of who put more miles one MP3 than my 65,000 mile 400 is Pony Driver. I put another 25,000 miles on a 250 first. There was a long ago member on a 350 who may have put more on one MP3.

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Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:50 pm quote
Weather.com is predicting 40% to 60% chances of showers this weekend with highs in the low 60s to low 70s for Maggie Valley. So make sure to pack your rain and cold weather gear, because we all know those temps will be lower at higher altitudes and in the mornings...

Can't wait to see you all in a few days!

Mark
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Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:00 pm quote
After TN_Sooner's accident last fall, I know KevinK recommended that we all write up some standardized medical info and put it in our inside jacket pockets. I've been a slacker and haven't gotten to it yet. But what all were we supposed to write down? I know blood type and allergies, but what else? I'm guessing your name, your ICE contact info, and probably more...

Mark
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Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:17 am quote
My family scheduled a gathering in Chicago this week, so I won’t be attending the Maggie Valley gathering.

I hope I will be able to come in the Spring.

Bill
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Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:50 am quote
WLeuthold wrote:
My family scheduled a gathering in Chicago this week, so I won’t be attending the Maggie Valley gathering.

I hope I will be able to come in the Spring.

Bill
be safe in Chitown.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:51 am quote
CubsKing99 wrote:
After TN_Sooner's accident last fall, I know KevinK recommended that we all write up some standardized medical info and put it in our inside jacket pockets. I've been a slacker and haven't gotten to it yet. But what all were we supposed to write down? I know blood type and allergies, but what else? I'm guessing your name, your ICE contact info, and probably more...

Mark
EXCELLENT Mark for reminding us all.

I just updated my info in the jacket pocket, just need to find a Med info pin to put on the pocket so folks can see it if ever needed.
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Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:36 pm quote
CubsKing99 wrote:
After TN_Sooner's accident last fall, I know KevinK recommended that we all write up some standardized medical info and put it in our inside jacket pockets. I've been a slacker and haven't gotten to it yet. But what all were we supposed to write down? I know blood type and allergies, but what else? I'm guessing your name, your ICE contact info, and probably more...

Mark
I should have put this out. BTW, blood type won't be of use. Any transfusion work will require a blood typing because hospitals won't take the risk.

My list:

1. All driver's license info. Police won't rest until they have that.
2. Emergency contacts with names and phone numbers
3. Existing medical conditions (e.g., allergies to drugs, blood pressure, etc.)
4. List of current medications
5 Medical insurance information

Hope this helps.

Kevin
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:42 am quote
You guys and gals have fun out there! Stay safe!

Sorry I can join you!
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:56 am quote
Midnight Rider wrote:
You guys and gals have fun out there! Stay safe!

Sorry I can join you!
what day are you coming?
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:01 am quote
Could of thurs pics

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Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:02 am quote
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:43 am quote
Some of us opted for a dry road ride up to Hot Springs for lunch. Some others think a gathering is about riding in a cage to Asheville for some special apple juice.

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:49 am quote
Found new spot for ice cream on 208 “The Rattler”

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:47 pm quote
old as dirt wrote:
Midnight Rider wrote:
You guys and gals have fun out there! Stay safe!

Sorry I can join you!
what day are you coming?
Feb 31...
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Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:53 pm quote
Fuzzy wrote:
Some of us opted for a dry road ride up to Hot Springs for lunch. Some others think a gathering is about riding in a cage to Asheville for some special apple juice.
Mmmmm. Fermented apple juice.
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