Fall Gathering sept 20-24 Vogel St park, GA
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Molto Verboso
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Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:25 pm quote
stickyfrog wrote:
We all know that long range forecasting in the mountains is tricky but here is accuweather's current long range forecast. Looks like we could be arriving wet and maybe wet on the first day but of note is the low and high temps.

Here is the link to this graphic. I plan on checking it again closer in. http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/blairsville-ga/30512/daily-weather-forecast/332525?day=11
Interesting - the Weather Channel forecast is only 10% chance of rain and about 12 degrees warmer on both the low and high ends. I figure actual results will be neither of these.
Hooked
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Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:43 pm quote
Kilovictor is absolutely, positively...
Maybe gonna be there with The Lovely Wife.

I can't wait til I'm independantly wealthy.

Will Trailer in on Thursday, likely only ride Friday and Saturday...
Veni, Vidi, Posti
. . 2008 Blue MP3 400. . di Peluria Orso .... 1993 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 ....... 2013 Honda NC700XD
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Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:58 pm quote
Re: Fall Gathering sept 20-24 Vogel St park, GA
old as dirt wrote:
TN_Sooner wrote:
old as dirt wrote:
folks coming so far
OAD
Fuzzy
Stickyfrog
TnSooner
Georgia girl and Goose
KevinK
ponydrvr
kenny D
LM15
Luthorhuss
Groovymom

Old As Dirt was keeping this list. I think that LM15 and maybe Lutherhoss have dropped out, but believe we have a couple of others joining in?

I believe empkopan, klaborde and kilovictor have made reservations? Anyone else? Sound off.
updated list , thanks for reminding me to do this.
Don't see Big Moma on list?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:18 pm quote
Re: Fall Gathering sept 20-24 Vogel St park, GA
Fuzzy wrote:
old as dirt wrote:
TN_Sooner wrote:
old as dirt wrote:
folks coming so far
OAD
Fuzzy
Stickyfrog
TnSooner
Georgia girl and Goose
KevinK
ponydrvr
kenny D
LM15
Luthorhuss
Groovymom

Old As Dirt was keeping this list. I think that LM15 and maybe Lutherhoss have dropped out, but believe we have a couple of others joining in?

I believe empkopan, klaborde and kilovictor have made reservations? Anyone else? Sound off.
updated list , thanks for reminding me to do this.
Don't see Big Moma on list?
they are there
Veni, Vidi, Posti
. . 2008 Blue MP3 400. . di Peluria Orso .... 1993 Kawasaki Vulcan 500 ....... 2013 Honda NC700XD
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Location: Milledgeville, GA
Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:37 pm quote
Re: Fall Gathering sept 20-24 Vogel St park, GA
old as dirt wrote:
Fuzzy wrote:
old as dirt wrote:
TN_Sooner wrote:
old as dirt wrote:
folks coming so far
OAD
Fuzzy
Stickyfrog
TnSooner
Georgia girl and Goose
KevinK
ponydrvr
kenny D
LM15
Luthorhuss
Groovymom

Old As Dirt was keeping this list. I think that LM15 and maybe Lutherhoss have dropped out, but believe we have a couple of others joining in?

I believe empkopan, klaborde and kilovictor have made reservations? Anyone else? Sound off.
updated list , thanks for reminding me to do this.
Don't see Big Moma on list?
they are there
Moderatus Rana
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Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:43 am quote
Re: Long range weather forecast from Accuweather.com
TN_Sooner wrote:
stickyfrog wrote:
We all know that long range forecasting in the mountains is tricky but here is accuweather's current long range forecast. Looks like we could be arriving wet and maybe wet on the first day but of note is the low and high temps.

Here is the link to this graphic. I plan on checking it again closer in. http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/blairsville-ga/30512/daily-weather-forecast/332525?day=11
Interesting - the Weather Channel forecast is only 10% chance of rain and about 12 degrees warmer on both the low and high ends. I figure actual results will be neither of these.
I think you are right. Accuweather has changed theirs since I posted the other one. Who knows but let's hope it is this:

weather2.jpg

weather3.jpg

Molto Verboso
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Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:57 am quote
Good - 50's is a lot better than 40's!!!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:30 am quote
Re: Long range weather forecast from Accuweather.com
stickyfrog wrote:
TN_Sooner wrote:
stickyfrog wrote:
We all know that long range forecasting in the mountains is tricky but here is accuweather's current long range forecast. Looks like we could be arriving wet and maybe wet on the first day but of note is the low and high temps.

Here is the link to this graphic. I plan on checking it again closer in. http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/blairsville-ga/30512/daily-weather-forecast/332525?day=11
Interesting - the Weather Channel forecast is only 10% chance of rain and about 12 degrees warmer on both the low and high ends. I figure actual results will be neither of these.
I think you are right. Accuweather has changed theirs since I posted the other one. Who knows but let's hope it is this:
Doesn't get any better. Hope the forecast holds. Similar to Maggie Valley gathering temps.

My heated grips gave up the ghost so I bought some new Gortex gloves. I road in 45 degree temps Sunday and Monday morning. Sunday fog thick enough to keep windshield wet and water running off. Summer gear with jacket liner under and rain gear over mesh wearing water proof gloves to limit wind on hands. Did OK.


Be advised we will see temperature swings up and down during rides due to major elevation changes.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:01 pm quote
looks like the upper elevations are seeing the first signs of fall colors
Hooked
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Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:50 am quote
Just talked to Ponydrvr and got the last bed in the cabin.

I will be arriving Thursday evening between 5 and 7. I'll be on a red GTS.

Looking forward to seeing everybody again next weekend.

Philip
Moderatus Rana
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Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:57 am quote
Very good!
Molto Verboso
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Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:03 am quote
Just talked to Goose, she probably won't be riding since she is working . She did say that she hopes she can meet us for breakfast one or two days.
Molto Verboso
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Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:05 am quote
I will be there with you guys in spirit!!!
Moderatus Rana
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Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:15 am quote
I keep forgetting you aren't coming.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:49 pm quote
I just talked to ironmike350 and convinced him to come over as well.
Molto Verboso
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Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:53 am quote
Weather update
Weather continues to looks fabulous, slight chance of rain on Saturday, but otherwise fabo!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:12 pm quote
Routes
As is stands now, here are the routes we will ride. Weather can change our plans. No breakfast places near park so breakfast stops will be 30 minutes to an hour into ride.

Friday.
- Breakfast at Helen, GA
- Lunch at Highland, NC
- 187 miles
http://goo.gl/maps/fNR0m

Saturday
- Guantlet clockwise direction
- Breakfast at The Lodge at Coperhead
- Lunch - fast food in Hiawassee
- 131 miles
http://goo.gl/maps/fMH8V

Sunday
- Breakfast near Murphy , NC
- Lunch ? Probably somewhere in Blue Ridge.
- 127 Miles
-http://goo.gl/maps/qrgGa

Suited up and wheels rolling no later than 8:00 AM each day.
Hooked
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Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:17 pm quote
Whoohoo!
Hi all! KiloVictor and I are a go for the gathering. We have Cabin #31. Look forward to meeting everyone!
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:30 pm quote
Didn't get name but heard from Motoretta today another mp3 was at shop today and said they may come up Sat with Klaborde
Moderatus Rana
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Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:39 pm quote
Temporarily out of the darkside
Just put on a Gold standard from a 400 I picked up awhile ago. Lots of good rubber to burn. This will be my first non darkside gathering. I have to say...hate the fucking band on the oem silencer. Ready for an AK. Checked fluids, belt, brake pads. Ready to roll.
Hooked
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Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:59 pm quote
Ohhhh...the pain and discomfort of my broken leg is nothing to compare to missing the Fall Gathering and doing the rides that OaD published above.

But I am on the mend and able to walk now and will be returing to work Monday, but driving and scooting are still a no-no until late October. Coould not even talk the Doctor in clearing me to ride my BV250.

So...I will be following the thread on the forum and looking at the pictures that will be posted.

Oh well, there is alway the Spring Gathering 2013 to look forward to and maybe I will have time to mount the V-Strom handguards I bought a several months ago.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:44 pm quote
Re: Temporarily out of the darkside
stickyfrog wrote:
I have to say...hate the fucking band on the oem silencer. Ready for an AK.
I hear ya on that.
Ossessionato
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Location: Marietta, GA
Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:51 am quote
Re: Fall Gathering sept 20-24 Vogel St park, GA
Fuzzy wrote:
old as dirt wrote:
TN_Sooner wrote:
old as dirt wrote:
folks coming so far
OAD
Fuzzy
Stickyfrog
TnSooner
Georgia girl and Goose
KevinK
ponydrvr
kenny D
LM15
Luthorhuss
Groovymom

Old As Dirt was keeping this list. I think that LM15 and maybe Lutherhoss have dropped out, but believe we have a couple of others joining in?

I believe empkopan, klaborde and kilovictor have made reservations? Anyone else? Sound off.
updated list , thanks for reminding me to do this.
Don't see Big Moma on list?
No Reservations from me...
I going to ride from Marietta on Saturday Morning "Very Early" and meet you guys for that days Activites.
(Fuzzy, I will phone you/email on Friday to find out where I should connect up with you guys.)

I visited Motoretta on Saturday and got two new City Grips put on the Front. So I am ready...

I hit a dam "Rodent" a few hours ago, at RedTop Mountain park it that U Curve... damaged my Lower Spoiler (The painted panel under my left foot.), but did a "SuperGlue" job on it until I get get the relacement part. Whatever I hit was laying in the middle of the road, as I stoped to inspect the damage.
Then it got up, and walked into the woods. Looked like a Armidilla or something like that, and I swear it had a mouth of teeth...

Looking forward to seeing so many MP3's in one place...

Keith
Marietta, GA
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Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:53 am quote
Fuzzy wrote:
Didn't get name but heard from Motoretta today another mp3 was at shop today and said they may come up Sat with Klaborde
Yes...
Black MP3/500.
Exchanged phone numbers with him.
If he's not working, he will ride up with me on Saturday.

Keith,
Marietta, GA
Molto Verboso
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Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:46 am quote
I talked with Elaine "Big Moma" Hackney on Sunday. At our request she is planning on fixing us a big Chili dinner on Saturday evening. Some of you may recall the fabulous meal from the Spring Gathering. Anyway, just remember to bring a little cash to help with the expenses of the meal. Near as I can tell there may be near 20 folks and that what we discussed her preparing for. Thanks all.
Moderatus Rana
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Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:17 pm quote
ponydrvr wrote:
I talked with Elaine "Big Moma" Hackney on Sunday. At our request she is planning on fixing us a big Chili dinner on Saturday evening. Some of you may recall the fabulous meal from the Spring Gathering. Anyway, just remember to bring a little cash to help with the expenses of the meal. Near as I can tell there may be near 20 folks and that what we discussed her preparing for. Thanks all.
Cool I will post this in the official gathering thread. The Official 2012 Fall Gathering Thread
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