2021 southeast spring gathering 20-23 may
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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:23 pm quote
location :https://www.breakspark.com/lodging-accommodations/the-lodge/

dates: 20-23 may

make your own reservation as there is no room blocking
there are cabins available for those who want them, gotta bring your own linen, towels and pillows because of covid they ae not supplying those items in the cabins.

the lodge has lots of rooms available as of today.

the routes have not been finalized and are subject to the pre-ride in the first week of may as to which roads we will be on.

when you book your accommodations please post

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Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:23 pm quote
tn sooner and OAD in the catawba lodge rm 125
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:57 pm quote
My sister-in-law is due right about then, so it'll probably end up just being me that comes as my parents will likely be busy wrangling my niece and nephew...

I, on the other hand, don't see the point of just sitting around waiting for what MIGHT be the due date, especially since I can't go to the hospital anyway because of both COVID protocols and the fact they don't want any of the family there "putting pressure" on her...

Mark
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:32 pm quote
Booked in Catawba Lodge Rm #123
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:06 pm quote
ok, I just have to ask, seein's how some Harley riders trailer their bikes to Sturgis. Do you ride the back roads to get there, or tow if you're further away? Not making a judgment here! There are benefits to being older, retired and having the time. I remember being out in California and realizing it was 3 1/2 days of riding just to get back home. That is girl riding at around 70 mph.
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:48 pm quote
Ok, booked in Catawba Lodge CL126.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:55 pm quote
priscillaj wrote:
ok, I just have to ask, seein's how some Harley riders trailer their bikes to Sturgis. Do you ride the back roads to get there, or tow if you're further away? Not making a judgment here! There are benefits to being older, retired and having the time. I remember being out in California and realizing it was 3 1/2 days of riding just to get back home. That is girl riding at around 70 mph.
yes some folks do trailer their scoots in. some others trailer part of the way and ride in. . fyi thursday is a what we use as a travel in day, rides are fri and sat then travel out on sun.
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Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:48 am quote
Trailers FTW!


The Lovely Wife and I are booked in the Woodland Cottage E (for excellence!).

It has a firepit, grill, picnic table, etc. But you have to be quiet. You're in the woods.

FYI, a couple of things. They have a military discount for the lodge rooms, but not the cabins/cottages. Also, the cabin/cottages do have linen service.

Looking forward to it!

Kilo



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Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:35 am quote
So apparently you replaced your 150 with a Bronco?



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Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:50 am quote
Booked room 127 Catawba Lodge
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Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:34 am quote
Fuzzy wrote:
So apparently you replaced your 150 with a Bronco?
It was a MAJOR Gathering award!!!
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Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:26 pm quote
Anybody want to meet in Indianapolis, Louisville or Cincinnati and ride down together?
Marty
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Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:30 pm quote
Nor wrote:
Fuzzy wrote:
So apparently you replaced your 150 with a Bronco?
It was a MAJOR Gathering award!!!
So I guess the “MAJOR” gathering is the only one I missed.
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Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:14 pm quote
Hey guys!
Long time, no talk to!
Rick mentioned a gathering in Virginia this year.
I am thinking of coming on down and see everyone! Been a long time!
Are Spyders allowed?
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Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:26 pm quote
Fuzzy wrote:
Nor wrote:
Fuzzy wrote:
So apparently you replaced your 150 with a Bronco?
It was a MAJOR Gathering award!!!
So I guess the “MAJOR” gathering is the only one I missed.
It was a "gift" from the Sooner Man. Back in the day. Like, way back in the day. I can't even remember when it was, it was so back in the day.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:36 am quote
hollybry wrote:
Hey guys!
Long time, no talk to!
Rick mentioned a gathering in Virginia this year.
I am thinking of coming on down and see everyone! Been a long time!
Are Spyders allowed?
only 3 wheeled ones, you can keep those eight legged ones at home.
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Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:15 am quote
I faintly remember the presentation. Was this at Skyline Village Inn?

It wasn't at Tims Ford State Park, or Diamond Back Motorcycle Lodge, or the Georgia State Park, nor Hungary Mother State Park or Creekside Lodge or in Robbinsville nor Blue Ridge Motorcycle Camp Ground.

Hmmm, where?
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Sat Mar 06, 2021 6:05 pm quote
LM15 wrote:
I faintly remember the presentation. Was this at Skyline Village Inn?

It wasn't at Tims Ford State Park, or Diamond Back Motorcycle Lodge, or the Georgia State Park, nor Hungary Mother State Park or Creekside Lodge or in Robbinsville nor Blue Ridge Motorcycle Camp Ground.

Hmmm, where?
I only faintly remember it too. Faintly. Like my brain wants to reject it. Hmmm. I could go back in the threads to try to find it, but meh. Will will remind me. Faintly.


Edit: I went back and found it.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts8DOJ2qgLs


Will is a big meanie. Meanie meanieface meanie. (who trailers)
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:49 am quote
KiloVictor wrote:
LM15 wrote:
I faintly remember the presentation. Was this at Skyline Village Inn?

It wasn't at Tims Ford State Park, or Diamond Back Motorcycle Lodge, or the Georgia State Park, nor Hungary Mother State Park or Creekside Lodge or in Robbinsville nor Blue Ridge Motorcycle Camp Ground.

Hmmm, where?
I only faintly remember it too. Faintly. Like my brain wants to reject it. Hmmm. I could go back in the threads to try to find it, but meh. Will will remind me. Faintly.


Edit: I went back and found it.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts8DOJ2qgLs


Will is a big meanie. Meanie meanieface meanie. (who trailers)
he is just keeping it real, come on man
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Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:41 am quote
I know NOTHING!
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Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:21 pm quote
Just booked room 128 in the Catawba Lodge. See you all in eight or nine weeks. Looking forward to it.
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Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:39 am quote
Anyone else going to the Spring 2021 Gathering?
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:10 am quote
Pre-ride was supposed to be this week but temps in mid 20s and snow predicted so not happening. OAD and KevinK have pulled out so don’t have to coordinate reschedule of ride.
Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:28 pm quote
Fuzzy wrote:
Pre-ride was supposed to be this week but temps in mid 20s and snow predicted so not happening. OAD and KevinK have pulled out so don’t have to coordinate reschedule of ride.
I wanted to go on the pre-ride but trying to finish my sister-in-law house up so she can list it for sale and buy a piece of property on the lake, it all has to happen this month and hope to get it finalized before the gathering. so its 7 days a week for me right now for the next 2-3 weeks.
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Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:30 pm quote
PS I will be more than ready for a break and some down time, even if its just sitting around the room and taking some short walks and not riding. There will be adult beverages for sure.
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Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:42 pm quote
Fuzzy wrote:
Pre-ride was supposed to be this week but temps in mid 20s and snow predicted so not happening. OAD and KevinK have pulled out so don’t have to coordinate reschedule of ride.
Just for the record, I have a doctor’s excuse. No riding for me for several months.

Y’all have fun as I won’t be able to make it.
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Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:04 pm quote
drawnon wrote:
Anybody want to meet in Indianapolis, Louisville or Cincinnati and ride down together?
Marty
I will be coming through Indy, but I'm planning to trailer so I can bring all my camping gear. I haven't really made my plans yet to decide if I'm going to go part way on Wednesday and finish up Thursday (most likely decision) or make the whole drive on Thursday...

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Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:07 pm quote
I'm getting to the age where trailering doesn't sound so bad, but it is an easy 1 day ride for me.

Marty
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Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:27 am quote
Hoping to head up there Tuesday to check out possible routes. Using https://www.appalachianbackroads.com to pick routes to ride. Maps list points of interest if there are any request for stops. Maps were great for our Hungry Mother planning. From my work so far, finding places for a meal stop will be a major factor in picking route.

Here is first one I've laid out with lunch stop in Wise or Norton.
https://goo.gl/maps/teWW3Zy357hFuxy18

Working on a route toward Gate City as second ride. It would mostly be the Roadrunner rout on the Appalachian Backroads maps. Tazewell (north end of Back of the Dragón) is within reach if we want to go that way.
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Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:19 am quote
1st draft of second map..
https://goo.gl/maps/2YDCR1ZasZEckWnEA

Possible lunch stop at Riverfront Seafood in Kingsport, TN. Slim pickings for restaurants on rest of route. Sugar hill Brewing Co has some food but too close to Breaks for lunch stop.

Other day Lamp House Coffee in Lynch, VA

Hopefully there is ice cream somewhere.
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Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:52 pm quote
both those routes look perfect.
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Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:00 pm quote
old as dirt wrote:
both those routes look perfect.
You need to help me find ice cream on them. Holcomb’s Custard Stand in Isom, KY may be an option. Some Dairy Queen’s around.
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Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:57 pm quote
Thanks for the map and recon work. Both routes look great and they are new areas for us to ride and explore.
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Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:46 pm quote
Google Maps makes adjustments when saved so maps not quite correct. I will be putting together gpx files with Basecamp and will share after I do check rides.
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Wed May 05, 2021 8:27 am quote
Good ride this morning.


Friday lunch stop.

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Wed May 05, 2021 11:29 am quote
Did you get a little damp? I do hope our rides don't go into the creek!

Called to confirm my room and I'm in Catawba Rm 134. We, Charmaue and I, will be in on the 19th mid to late afternoon. We are looking forward to an enjoyable time and seeing you all again.
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Wed May 05, 2021 2:08 pm quote
Road in some heavy rain yesterday getting here. Light rain much of today.

Doug did great setting up which lodge to be in. We got the only one with a view. Rooms 123 to 134 on second floor with best view. Parking is at 2nd floor


View from room.

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Wed May 05, 2021 2:22 pm quote
More pics:


Garmin included this bridge. Why I do check rides. OAD did offer to ride MY Versys across it.


Real reason OAD wants to come to Breaks.


Lots of this scenery on today’s ride.

Veni, Vidi, Posti
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Wed May 05, 2021 2:28 pm quote
I count these 9 riders as committed to coming:
Nor
KV
Cubs King
OAD
Pony Driver
TN Sooner
LM15
Buddy
Fuzzy

Any more?
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Fri May 07, 2021 3:52 am quote
There is a very slim chance that I could come.

I have two large house projects that are due at that time.

Should they be done and we not have visitors at our house, I may be able to break away.

No room secured, but I could probably find something.

Still, very slim, but hopeful.

Bill
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