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The May 2023 Spring Gathering will be in Sylvia, NC starting Thursday evening May 18 and ending Sunday morning May 21. LM15 is making arrangements with a hotel he has stayed in several times with another group. He will post details here so we can make individual reservations. Sylvia is a few miles the other side of Blueridge Parkway from Maggie Valley so we know there is plenty of good riding in area.

We missed having a fall gathering so should have a good turnout. 😀
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Hello All,

I have booked 8 rooms downstairs in a row at the Blue Ridge Inn in Sylva, NC.

https://www.discoverjacksonnc.com/lodging/blue-ridge-inn/

Call to make your reservations at 828-586-2123.

I spoke with Diana who will probably be the one you speak with. Tell them you are booking with the Scooter Spring Gathering group to get our line of rooms and rates.

All of our rooms should be downstairs in the front by the office and in a line.

Most are two queen beds, with one of two rooms with a king bed (Rm 125 is a king bed). I have booked Rm 127.

Total rate should be $436.56 including tax. The Thursday night rate is $100.00 plus and Friday and Saturday rate is $140.00 plus.

The 7 remaining rooms will be held until Friday 24 March 2023.

I have stayed there twice with my motorcycle touring club and found it is a very relaxed, quite and delightful inn. The owners live on site and they have 35 rooms. It is across the street from the Sylva Police Station and the most noise is trucks. Food and beverages (to include craft brews) are with in walking distance.

Look it up on the internet and I am looking forward to seeing each and everyone there. Book soonest please.
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Bump. Check out the motel and I hope everyone can come this year.
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Reservation made.
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Reservation made for myself and Oldasdirt
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OK, Five reserved rooms. Any others interested in coming?
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Mike, I expect to be there this year. I will book a room soon. Looking forward to seeing everyone. Philip
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Reservation made. See you guys soon!
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As much as I'd like to come, I doubt I'm going to be able to. We're supposed to be doing a major software release at work on June 1. I don't think I'm going to be able to take a week off as we're ramping up to finish a project I've been working on for over 5 years...
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We are a little over a month away. Any more riders interested in the 2023 Spring Gathering?
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Hi, I just bought a Piaggio MP3 500. I m learning to ride it, Im in the Daytona area. Any rides or events in central Florida?
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Hello, congratulations on your MP3 500. Learn to ride it well, I had one for several years and many miles of enjoyment on it. I live in South Florida and I rode it with both the MP3 group at the Spring and Fall Gatherings, but also with the South Florida Riders Club (a local motorcycle club out of Delray Beach).

Again, ride and ride and get seat time, not only on the highways and byways, but also low speed maneuvers in wet and dry weather.

Now, I would suggest that you hook up with the Seven Bridges Scooter Club in Jacksonville, just up the road from you. They are a long time scooter club that has a portfolio of great rides. I was rode my 2014 Honda Forza 300 up from Ft Lauderdale to ride their 10th Annual Seven Bridges ride weekend, and will be back.
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Hi Mike.

I am in Daytona Beach temporarily and have my Honda Silverwing with me. I will be attending the Spring Gathering. Perhaps you would like to get together here in Daytona for a ride? Let me know.

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Hi Phillip,

I would like that, however, my Forza is in the shop getting new fuel tank and it is not out yet. I hope to get it out by next week, so I can finish the prep for the Spring Gathering.
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Hi Mike, when I suggested getting together to ride I actually intended the comment for Mike Trowbridge since he apparently lives just a few miles away from me. I am in Daytona Beach until next week. By Wed next week I should be on my way back to NC.

It will be good to see you at the Gathering. If you have problems getting your Forza back in time, let me know. I have spare scooters in NC that you could use. Hope you are doing well.\

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If anyone is interested we will be meeting for lunch at Telico Grains at 12:00 Thursday.
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Unfortunately, I'm going to have to skip this spring's gathering. My mom fell in CO yesterday - she's doing fine, but spent night in hospital. Going home today, but will be sore and puny for a while, so I'm going to go help her.

Hope you guys have a great ride and stay safe.
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Hello Everybody, I am posting my regrets that I will not be able to attend the 2023 Spring Gathering. Some circumstances have caught up with me and my scooter is not quite roadworthy and a little more work

Safe and pleasant riding to all. I am looking forward to the 2023 Fall Gathering.
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Thursday afternoon. Bs session.
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Small group this spring
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Got the ice cream
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Geez. You guys got old.
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Small group this spring
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Couple pics of repairs for flood damage prior to 2021 Maggie Valley Gathering.
Bridge construction for Blueridge Motorcycle Campground. I think I stayed in that cabin but then it was to the right of this pic.
Bridge construction for Blueridge Motorcycle Campground. I think I stayed in that cabin but then it was to the right of this pic.
Repairs to bridge at waterfall on NC 215.
Repairs to bridge at waterfall on NC 215.
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I may not have gotten to come ride, but at least I did get to do something scooter related...

I'm not quite done yet, but it will have to do...
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Any thoughts on the location and dates of the 2023 Fall Gathering?
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Adding a few riding pictures. It was a gorgeous day and a great technical ride.
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2023 Fall Gathering —- Thursday Sep 14 to Sunday Sep 17
Natural Bridge State Park, Slade, Kentucky

I have contacted lodge and rooms are available but waiting to hear back on group rates. Hopefully tomorrow. They also have cabins and camping. Riding in area is great and will be something new for most of group.

Pony Driver is no longer able to ride but he and His wife plan to be there to fellowship with us when not riding.

I will start a new thread for all additional information.
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