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Count Down

Posted By: TyTass

Count Down - 05/29/17 06:20 PM


Well, I know Terri and I aren't the only ones excited for the UN.

ONLY FOUR WEEKS TO GO!
Posted By: Bud

Re: Count Down - 05/29/17 07:28 PM

WOO HOO clap clap wave
Posted By: T.M. Roe

Re: Count Down - 05/29/17 08:05 PM

Yeaaaaah Buddy!!!
Posted By: lawnchairboy

Re: Count Down - 05/29/17 09:07 PM

thank you Craig. I know it will be a high quality event and venue, as usual.

thanks in advance, again.
Posted By: Bernie

Re: Count Down - 05/29/17 09:35 PM

Tick tack tick tack time is going by too slow.

wave
Posted By: realshelby

Re: Count Down - 05/29/17 09:39 PM

I guess that means I need to order some tars.........
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 05/29/17 11:39 PM

Originally Posted By: realshelby
I guess that means I need to order some tars.........


Say what? dontknow
Posted By: Bernie

Re: Count Down - 05/30/17 12:00 AM

I guess it is getting time to load GPS routes on the GPS.
I wonder if I should come up with some new stuff, nah most of the time I can't remember where I was last week.
rofl
Posted By: realshelby

Re: Count Down - 05/30/17 11:54 AM

Originally Posted By: TyTass
Originally Posted By: realshelby
I guess that means I need to order some tars.........


Say what? dontknow


Tars:

Posted By: Bud

Re: Count Down - 05/30/17 01:52 PM

Originally Posted By: realshelby
Originally Posted By: TyTass
Originally Posted By: realshelby
I guess that means I need to order some tars.........


Say what? dontknow


Tars:



I knew what he meant, kind of scary, right?
wave
Like in hand me the tar iron. grin
Posted By: mrzoom

Re: Count Down - 05/30/17 02:19 PM

Well Bud you are from "Southern" IL.!!! wave
I used to work at a tar and batree store.
Posted By: realshelby

Re: Count Down - 05/30/17 03:04 PM

Originally Posted By: mrzoom

I used to work at a tar and batree store.


Did you worsh cars there too?
Posted By: mrzoom

Re: Count Down - 05/30/17 05:10 PM

Yup....
Posted By: Bud

Re: Count Down - 05/30/17 05:31 PM

No, but I worked at a farm tire center and we put big tars on tracters.
Posted By: RightSpin

Re: Count Down - 06/01/17 05:50 PM

Whew!!! Jury duty almost sank my battleship. All clear, ready for action!
Posted By: Bud

Re: Count Down - 06/01/17 06:11 PM

Originally Posted By: RightSpin
Whew!!! Jury duty almost sank my battleship. All clear, ready for action!

clap
Posted By: Kinsley

Re: Count Down - 06/01/17 06:14 PM

Originally Posted By: RightSpin
Whew!!! Jury duty almost sank my battleship. All clear, ready for action!


You? Jury duty? No way they would ever let you on a jury rofl
Posted By: RightSpin

Re: Count Down - 06/01/17 06:33 PM

We'll, THEY DID! Twice, almost. Fortunately, they let those with prior commitments off, so I'm clear of the second jury.
Posted By: Lester V

Re: Count Down - 06/01/17 11:50 PM

Originally Posted By: Bernie
I guess it is getting time to load GPS routes on the GPS.
I wonder if I should come up with some new stuff, nah most of the time I can't remember where I was last week.
rofl


OK, where are my maps and how do I get there?
Posted By: ltljohn

Re: Count Down - 06/02/17 11:49 PM

Is it time to leave yet?
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/05/17 12:11 PM


THREE LOOOOONG WEEKS UNTIL UN XVI STARTS OFFCIALLY!
Posted By: T.M. Roe

Re: Count Down - 06/05/17 12:39 PM

Maybe I should start putting my motorcycle back together.....
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/05/17 01:14 PM

Originally Posted By: T.M. Roe
Maybe I should start putting my motorcycle back together.....


Why on Earth do that now? There's still 2 and a half weeks to put that off!
Posted By: lawnchairboy

Re: Count Down - 06/05/17 01:22 PM

thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup grin
Posted By: T.M. Roe

Re: Count Down - 06/05/17 01:37 PM

Originally Posted By: TyTass
Originally Posted By: T.M. Roe
Maybe I should start putting my motorcycle back together.....


Why on Earth do that now? There's still 2 and a half weeks to put that off!


Trying to avoid the last minute FedEx Overnight budget killers. I just went over my list of off season mods and maintenance items and I see a couple more things I can squeeze in before liftoff.
Posted By: Jake

Re: Count Down - 06/05/17 03:28 PM

Originally Posted By: T.M. Roe
Trying to avoid the last minute FedEx Overnight budget killers. I just went over my list of off season mods and maintenance items and I see a couple more things I can squeeze in before liftoff.


I have no idea what you are talking about.

Posted By: T.M. Roe

Re: Count Down - 06/05/17 03:44 PM

I resemble that remark.....
Posted By: T.M. Roe

Re: Count Down - 06/05/17 03:46 PM

Sophia is one bad b**ch.
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/09/17 12:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Jake
Originally Posted By: T.M. Roe
Trying to avoid the last minute FedEx Overnight budget killers. I just went over my list of off season mods and maintenance items and I see a couple more things I can squeeze in before liftoff.


I have no idea what you are talking about.



Yeah, buddy! That's what I call getting ready!
Posted By: Bud

Re: Count Down - 06/11/17 12:32 AM

Sometimes life gives you difficult choices.

We received a call today from a couple that we have known over 50 years, he was the best man in our wedding and we have visited each other several times each year for the last 5 decades. Like Nancy and I, they also got married in 1967.

They invited us to spend a couple of weeks with them at a resort in VT, an area in which they took their honeymoon 50 years ago.

The hard choice is that it would be the same week as the UN.

Being 70 years old, I understand that I don't have unlimited time to spend with those who have been such a large part of our lives. So with regret, I will not be at the UN.

It looks like the next chance to see my BMWST family will be at FART.

I apologize to T. M. Roe for not being able to scare the stuffing out of him by flying the chair while he is in it!!

You all have fun, ride well, make new friendships, renew old ones and have memories that will last a lifetime.
Posted By: Bernie

Re: Count Down - 06/11/17 12:47 AM

Bud, you will be missed.
I sure hope we get to see you at FART.
Looking forward to seeing you ride the sidecar.
wave
Posted By: T.M. Roe

Re: Count Down - 06/11/17 01:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Bud


I apologize to T. M. Roe for not being able to scare the stuffing out of him by flying the chair while he is in it!!



No apology necessary.
Life long friends are the best.

Anyway, now Jake and I can have Fast Larry all to ourselves.

I shall forever refer to this Un as, "The Year of The(missing)Hack".

Hugs and kisses whenever you feel like it.
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/11/17 12:50 PM


TODAY IS THE FINAL DEALINE. SIGN UP OR MISS OUT!
Posted By: Endobobdds

Re: Count Down - 06/11/17 05:26 PM

Bud - we will all miss you! I now in my 70's realize those friends of 50 years must be first priority. Enjoy your time with your friends and the BMWST friends/family will hope to see you at FART! thumbsup
Posted By: Bud

Re: Count Down - 06/11/17 06:42 PM

Thanks for all of the encouraging words, means a lot to me knowing that you all "get it". wave clap
Posted By: Jake

Re: Count Down - 06/12/17 05:25 PM

Sorry to miss you Bud. I've had to bail from a good number of our events, but none with a reason as good as yours. I'm going to make this one though. That is, if anyone knows where that little doohickey rolled off to. I have to connect it to the thingy before I can get outta here.

Less than two weeks until liftoff. Does DR do Ducati?

Posted By: greiffster

Re: Count Down - 06/15/17 01:39 PM

Originally Posted By: Jake



It's been a few days, how's the Duc?
Posted By: Whip

Re: Count Down - 06/15/17 02:28 PM

Hey Empty Beer Can

Take care and we will catch up next time.

L
Posted By: Jake

Re: Count Down - 06/15/17 02:31 PM

All buttoned up and ready to roll. I wouldn't have bought this crazy thing if I didn't have Tommy on speed dial to give me the confidence to get after it and not narf it all up.

You should take it for a spin at the Un. A smile is guaranteed.
Posted By: workin' them angels

Re: Count Down - 06/16/17 02:27 AM

Originally Posted By: Bud
. So with regret, I will not be at the UN.

It looks like the next chance to see my BMWST family will be at FART.



Enjoy the visit, Bud! Look forward to seeing you again this Fall.

Originally Posted By: Jake
Sorry to miss you Bud. I've had to bail from a good number of our events, but none with a reason as good as yours. I'm going to make this one though. That is, if anyone knows where that little doohickey rolled off to. I have to connect it to the thingy before I can get outta here.

Less than two weeks until liftoff. Does DR do Ducati?




Wow Jake! Glad you got her all buttoned up again. That gives me confidence. I'll be tearing mine back down a week from Friday night when we get back home - and if you can get that Italian Job back together in such short order, surly I can get mine back together in 24hrs. If not, there's always the trailer. Or maybe I can borrow Bud's rig . .
Posted By: workin' them angels

Re: Count Down - 06/16/17 02:29 AM

Originally Posted By: Jake
Originally Posted By: T.M. Roe
Trying to avoid the last minute FedEx Overnight budget killers. I just went over my list of off season mods and maintenance items and I see a couple more things I can squeeze in before liftoff.


I have no idea what you are talking about.



I've already had one overnight FedEx fee refunded . . .
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/16/17 05:48 PM

Goodness! One week and a wake up! I guess I'd best get my bike back together, too.
Posted By: ltljohn

Re: Count Down - 06/16/17 05:54 PM

I can't believe no one has put this up yet.
Final Countdown

Or this

Final Countdown again
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/16/17 06:34 PM

LOL!
Posted By: greiffster

Re: Count Down - 06/16/17 07:04 PM

or Countdown

...beat you to it, Dave. wink
Posted By: Limecreek

Re: Count Down - 06/16/17 10:00 PM

Looks like a little bike taxidermy.

That is a bike I've always wanted and wanted to ride. ST4S right? Should have bought David's all those years ago when he offered to sell it to me.

Have fun at the rally Jake and come see us sometime.
Posted By: ltljohn

Re: Count Down - 06/16/17 10:26 PM

Originally Posted By: TyTass
Goodness! One week and a wake up! I guess I'd best get my bike back together, too.

There is a term I haven't heard in a long time.
Posted By: T.M. Roe

Re: Count Down - 06/17/17 12:02 AM

I just rolled Sophia out of the house after an off season filled with mods and maintenance.
Put in a load of fresh fuel and she lit right off.
What a motorcycle, the Ducati ST4!

Imagine an Un with both Jake and Tommy on these sultry Italians.
Posted By: Hank in WV

Re: Count Down - 06/17/17 01:11 AM

Better get busy and fill in your short-timers calendar.


Originally Posted By: ltljohn
Originally Posted By: TyTass
Goodness! One week and a wake up! I guess I'd best get my bike back together, too.

There is a term I haven't heard in a long time.
Posted By: ltljohn

Re: Count Down - 06/17/17 01:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Hank in WV
Better get busy and fill in your short-timers calendar.


Originally Posted By: ltljohn
Originally Posted By: TyTass
Goodness! One week and a wake up! I guess I'd best get my bike back together, too.

There is a term I haven't heard in a long time.

My short timers calendar ran out in 1998
Posted By: Jake

Re: Count Down - 06/17/17 01:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Limecreek
come see us sometime.


I need me one of those breakfast tacos reeaaal baad.
Posted By: Jake

Re: Count Down - 06/17/17 02:19 AM

Originally Posted By: T.M. Roe

Imagine an Un with both Jake and Tommy on these sultry Italians.



They're trying not to think about it, and afterward they'll be trying to forgive and forget. I imagine that they'll be cutting off the inside track should either one of us venture near in case we feel inclined to do "that" again for old time's sake. Come to think of it, with your entourage around, they might not remember that we were even there.
Posted By: workin' them angels

Re: Count Down - 06/17/17 04:19 AM

Originally Posted By: greiffster
or Countdown

...beat you to it, Dave. wink

clap


Lit up with anticipation
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/17/17 12:00 PM

Well, my vertigo has subsided to the point I can once again crawl around and underneath my GSA. So, it's time to finish it off and GET THE TRAILER READY.

jaw I know, I know ... WTF? I only have 550 miles to go.

Well, besides having quite a few boxes to bring and a few more to pick up along the way (T-Shirts), it just how we roll. Get over it. revit
Posted By: realshelby

Re: Count Down - 06/17/17 12:54 PM

New tars are on. Brake flush. Computer reset. New oil and filter. Modified shelf over gps. Gonna work on an upgrade to my Veskimo cooling system today. Then start getting stuff ready. Might leave this Tuesday am and go into West Virginia for a few days first.
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/17/17 01:16 PM

I miss riding in West Virginia. Haven't been there in a few years now.
Posted By: lawnchairboy

Re: Count Down - 06/17/17 05:04 PM

Yours won't be the only trailer.
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/17/17 05:21 PM

Yeah, I figured you weren't going to pile 4 people on your bike.
Posted By: RightSpin

Re: Count Down - 06/17/17 06:24 PM

I'm thinking strongly about doing the same. It would be nice to have the jeep up there for the week.
Posted By: APDDave

Re: Count Down - 06/17/17 08:03 PM

I am riding the bike in but have my wife driving the truck with the trailer on it. Instead of a motorcycle on the trailer, I will have two Yamaha Jet Skis with me. We are at the lake right? clap
Posted By: ltljohn

Re: Count Down - 06/17/17 11:12 PM

It's going to be a long week at work next week......
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/18/17 01:16 AM

Originally Posted By: APDDave
I am riding the bike in but have my wife driving the truck with the trailer on it. Instead of a motorcycle on the trailer, I will have two Yamaha Jet Skis with me. We are at the lake right? clap


Uh, not really. I don't think it's terribly far, though.
Posted By: ltljohn

Re: Count Down - 06/18/17 01:28 AM

Originally Posted By: TyTass
Originally Posted By: APDDave
I am riding the bike in but have my wife driving the truck with the trailer on it. Instead of a motorcycle on the trailer, I will have two Yamaha Jet Skis with me. We are at the lake right? clap


Uh, not really. I don't think it's terribly far, though.

It appears that the marina is about 2 miles from the hotel.
Posted By: APDDave

Re: Count Down - 06/18/17 12:53 PM

It is close enough, Fontana is a great lake to go out on. There is very little traffic or development along the lake. Most of the shoreline is Smokey MT National Park. I figure this will give my wife something different for a day.
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/18/17 02:10 PM

Originally Posted By: APDDave
It is close enough, Fontana is a great lake to go out on. There is very little traffic or development along the lake. Most of the shoreline is Smokey MT National Park. I figure this will give my wife something different for a day.

Sounds like a good plan. It'll also be one less day that you sneak up behind folks with your lights a-flashin'!
Posted By: Bernie

Re: Count Down - 06/19/17 12:48 AM

Bike serviced and test ridden. Sena Bluetooth headsets paired, GPS loaded with routes for the UnRally and to and from.
Time to start packing. Departure on Friday at the crack of dawn, or maybe before. It will be a interesting trip.
See all at the Un. wave
Posted By: Foot

Re: Count Down - 06/19/17 02:47 AM

Time to get some TARS on my bike. I have to find a rear tire that can make 5K dopeslap
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/19/17 11:19 AM

As Paul used to suggest ... decrease the use of the right hand to get more life out of the rear tire. Or not!
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/19/17 11:21 AM

One week and most will be arriving! It's almost time.
Posted By: Matts_12GS

Re: Count Down - 06/19/17 01:16 PM

Originally Posted By: ltljohn
Originally Posted By: Hank in WV
Better get busy and fill in your short-timers calendar.


Originally Posted By: ltljohn
Originally Posted By: TyTass
Goodness! One week and a wake up! I guess I'd best get my bike back together, too.

There is a term I haven't heard in a long time.

My short timers calendar ran out in 1998


With a handle like LtlJohn, every calendar is a short timers calendar...
Posted By: ltljohn

Re: Count Down - 06/19/17 01:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Matts_12GS
[With a handle like LtlJohn, every calendar is a short timers calendar...

At least I fit in my rack and didn't bang my head on things unless I was attacked.
Posted By: Jake

Re: Count Down - 06/19/17 02:05 PM

Those coming from the near gulf states may wish to keep an eye on this little bugger (since the outer bands are hitting my building this morning). Remember, it has been said that skin is waterproof.



Posted By: Bud

Re: Count Down - 06/19/17 03:55 PM

Originally Posted By: ltljohn
Originally Posted By: Matts_12GS
[With a handle like LtlJohn, every calendar is a short timers calendar...

At least I fit in my rack and didn't bang my head on things unless I was attacked.


Careful,I was once so short I broke my leg jumping off a dime., rofl
Posted By: mrzoom

Re: Count Down - 06/19/17 04:31 PM

Short? Why I'm so short I can walk under a piss ant. grin

Leaving Saturday at dawn heading east from Tulsa through the
twistys of Arkansas into Tennessee.
Ya'll welcome to join me.
Posted By: realshelby

Re: Count Down - 06/19/17 05:39 PM

Gonna pair my phone,gps,bike,helmet again and see I can take/make phone calls again. This bluetooth tech is less than reliable....

Pretty much loaded and getting ready to test my cooling kit with upgraded pump and make sure the luggage is fastened properly. I usually take a 50 mile or so ride before a trip to test everything. I'll need to scrub the new tars a bit too. Then fill up the tank and park it. One more look over it and I'll be ready for 4am Tuesday launch!

Posted By: fastlarry

Re: Count Down - 06/20/17 07:14 AM

Nothing like an early morning start on a bike trip. Dark, air is cool, traffic light. That first tank of gas goes so fast and you're 200 miles down the road. Later, when it's hot and you are in traffic cooking it is less great-but still great!

Larry
Posted By: realshelby

Re: Count Down - 06/20/17 07:36 PM

Somewhere south of Memphis and still rolling........
Posted By: Limecreek

Re: Count Down - 06/20/17 08:14 PM

I hope all of you have a great time! Ride within yourself and don't do anything stupid. :-)

Posted By: Bernie

Re: Count Down - 06/20/17 08:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Limecreek
I hope all of you have a great time! Ride within yourself and don't do anything stupid. :-)



Strange highway pegs. rofl
Posted By: greiffster

Re: Count Down - 06/21/17 12:56 AM

I washed the bike today. That can mean only one thing. I've completely run out of actual things to do to get ready for UN 2017. burnout bike
Posted By: ltljohn

Re: Count Down - 06/21/17 01:28 AM

Looks like it could be wet coming from the west.

Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/21/17 10:54 AM

Originally Posted By: greiffster
I washed the bike today. That can mean only one thing. I've completely run out of actual things to do to get ready for UN 2017. burnout bike

OR that you are wanting it to rain during the event.

So, if I'm washing my bike today as well ... and it is already raining ... is that doubling-down?
Posted By: Bernie

Re: Count Down - 06/21/17 11:12 AM

Originally Posted By: TyTass
Originally Posted By: greiffster
I washed the bike today. That can mean only one thing. I've completely run out of actual things to do to get ready for UN 2017. burnout bike

OR that you are wanting it to rain during the event.

So, if I'm washing my bike today as well ... and it is already raining ... is that doubling-down?


I don't think though, Craig. If it rains it is Mike's fault since he washed his bike first. LOL
So now we can all wash our bikes worry free. LOL
Oh shucks, it is starting to rain again, I better wait till I get home from the UnRally.
Posted By: lawnchairboy

Re: Count Down - 06/21/17 12:46 PM

it won't rain in my trailer.


is it time to leave yet? lurk
Posted By: greiffster

Re: Count Down - 06/21/17 12:51 PM

Tropical Storm Cindy is supposed to dump 3-5" on Nashville by early Saturday morning. I'm just trying to speed it up and get it out of here. grin
Posted By: Bernie

Re: Count Down - 06/21/17 01:37 PM

Originally Posted By: greiffster
Tropical Storm Cindy is supposed to dump 3-5" on Nashville by early Saturday morning. I'm just trying to speed it up and get it out of here. grin


Thanks 😂
Posted By: RT_Jim

Re: Count Down - 06/21/17 03:20 PM

Mike -
You can always ride up here and wash my bike. That will
a) give you something to do to get ready for the UN and
b) get you away from Tropical Storm Cindy!

just trying to be helpful.... rofl

Jim
Posted By: greiffster

Re: Count Down - 06/21/17 03:32 PM

I say "washed". To be fair, it's really about knocking the bug crud off the front end. I lose interest in about 3 minutes.
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/21/17 04:14 PM

Originally Posted By: greiffster
I say "washed". To be fair, it's really about knocking the bug crud off the front end. I lose interest in about 3 minutes.


Yeah, that about sums it up for me, too. I call it detailing my bike when I spend more than 10 minutes on it.
Posted By: randy

Re: Count Down - 06/21/17 10:03 PM

Not sure where to put this, but here is probably as good as anywhere
I am bringing a NoMar tire changer. I probably have all the tools to do any tire change. But there is always that one bike that is different (think 422mm socket for a ducati)

I have all the sockets for caliper removal, should have all socket sizes for front axle and the Torx sockets for the newer models. If you have a need for a tire change, and think your bike might have something unique PM me let me know what it is and I will make sure to have the correct tool.

I have tire changer, air pump, impact wrench, replacement valve stems, and wheel weights.

Again if you think you need anything PM me and I most likely have it.

see you at the UN
Posted By: Foot

Re: Count Down - 06/22/17 12:45 PM

New TARS on and I cleaned the rims, is that a bad thing for a GSA dopeslap
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/22/17 01:01 PM

Originally Posted By: randy
Not sure where to put this, but here is probably as good as anywhere
I am bringing a NoMar tire changer. I probably have all the tools to do any tire change. But there is always that one bike that is different (think 422mm socket for a ducati)

I have all the sockets for caliper removal, should have all socket sizes for front axle and the Torx sockets for the newer models. If you have a need for a tire change, and think your bike might have something unique PM me let me know what it is and I will make sure to have the correct tool.

I have tire changer, air pump, impact wrench, replacement valve stems, and wheel weights.

Again if you think you need anything PM me and I most likely have it.

see you at the UN


That's awesome, randy! On behalf of everyone ... thanks! thumbsup
Posted By: greiffster

Re: Count Down - 06/22/17 01:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Foot
New TARS on and I cleaned the rims, is that a bad thing for a GSA dopeslap


My clean rims really pop when the bike is loaded on the trailer. facepalm
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/22/17 02:07 PM

Originally Posted By: greiffster
Originally Posted By: Foot
New TARS on and I cleaned the rims, is that a bad thing for a GSA dopeslap


My clean rims really pop when the bike is loaded on the trailer. facepalm


Alas ... I have a covered trailer ... no one gets to see my bike. But the good side is that no one gets to see I have a BMW on a trailer! thumbsup
Posted By: greiffster

Re: Count Down - 06/22/17 02:10 PM

Originally Posted By: TyTass
Originally Posted By: greiffster
Originally Posted By: Foot
New TARS on and I cleaned the rims, is that a bad thing for a GSA dopeslap


My clean rims really pop when the bike is loaded on the trailer. facepalm


Alas ... I have a covered trailer ...


Mine's lighter. wink
Posted By: marcopolo

Re: Count Down - 06/22/17 07:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Foot
New TARS on and I cleaned the rims, is that a bad thing for a GSA dopeslap


Yes. cry

On another note Bob (endobobdds) popped by my place this morning, and he installed his new Sena 10S in his helmet, so we're good to go in that respect. My tars were new for START, so they're good to go (added air yesterday), and the tank's full. Ready to hit the road tomorrow - destination Boone, NC. We won't decide our route until later tonight, but we may just take a slow, lazy sojourn down Skyline Drive, and the BRP. Weather looks good, once we get through Friday and Saturday.
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/22/17 08:31 PM

You guys have fun. I s'pose we'll see you guys Sunday.
Posted By: Selden

Re: Count Down - 06/22/17 10:43 PM

I've been trying to get in an hour of seat time daily for the past week, frustrated by rain yesterday and today. Tomorrow's weather forecast looks a little better, and Monday-Friday next week are about as good as you can hope for in the southeast.

Last year, I offered my wife an opportunity to fly to Denver, then ride to Red Lodge. She declined, but this year she will have an opportunity for the full UnRally experience.
Posted By: Bernie

Re: Count Down - 06/22/17 10:59 PM

Bike is loaded, pulling out at 6 AM.
Should be at Fontana by Saturday evening.
Safe travels!
Posted By: Bud

Re: Count Down - 06/22/17 11:33 PM

Originally Posted By: Foot
New TARS on and I cleaned the rims, is that a bad thing for a GSA dopeslap

You know the drill: A clean GS is a dirty shame. rofl
Posted By: Endobobdds

Re: Count Down - 06/23/17 01:20 AM

Bike, house, and all must do things completed - Mark and I both depart our respective homes at 6:00 AM (likely) in the rain and meet at our usual gas station/McDonalds in Front Royal, VA by 7:30. Looks like rain most of the day on our way to Boone, NC for the night and then back roads to Fontana Resort on Saturday.
Posted By: Bud

Re: Count Down - 06/23/17 09:34 PM

Ghosts of UN's past.





Almost ten years ago

Good to see the anticipation and wishing you all a great week of riding. clap
Posted By: Bernie

Re: Count Down - 06/23/17 11:43 PM

Tyler and I are in Dillard, GA for the night.
Hot, but great weather so far.
Posted By: Jake

Re: Count Down - 06/24/17 12:31 AM

We have liftoff. I'm bringing a couple of my Latino friends straight outta Miami - Mr. Padron and Mr. Casamigos. I hope you don't mind that they're not registered.

Posted By: Rex R

Re: Count Down - 06/24/17 01:54 AM

Originally Posted By: Bud
Ghosts of UN's past.





Almost ten years ago

Good to see the anticipation and wishing you all a great week of riding. clap


To paraphrase a meme: This picture is useless without names dontknow
Posted By: lawnchairboy

Re: Count Down - 06/24/17 12:43 PM

We arrive tomorrow evening, have a cabin and a mini keggar of Norfolk's finest Black IPA. Bring a cup, I'll fill it.
Posted By: ltljohn

Re: Count Down - 06/24/17 12:50 PM

I will help you unload!
Posted By: lawnchairboy

Re: Count Down - 06/24/17 01:23 PM

Navy folks have front of line privileges...
Posted By: Foot

Re: Count Down - 06/24/17 03:00 PM

The rains over, I am ready to leave now. Do I have to wait till tomorrow! dopeslap
Posted By: Whip

Re: Count Down - 06/24/17 09:56 PM

We are here!

VERY nice place!!!
Posted By: Bernie

Re: Count Down - 06/24/17 10:37 PM

Tyler and I made it. Very nice, where is everyone? confused
Posted By: TyTass

Re: Count Down - 06/25/17 12:41 AM

We'll be in sometime in the early afternoon. Gotta pick up T-shirts along the way. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Posted By: Joe Frickin' Friday

Re: Count Down - 06/25/17 02:32 AM

Leaving tomorrow morning, 7:30AM, picking up Burt in Cincinnati; see you early birds tomorrow evening.

Weird, gonna be about 50F when I depart; who woulda thunk I'd need the Gerbings in late June? eek
Posted By: workin' them angels

Re: Count Down - 06/25/17 03:38 AM

Humpty-Dumpty is back together . . More or less.

Need to attach Tupperware and go for a test ride yet tonight.

Then dig out side cases and pack.

I guess I better put a route together too. Still hope to lift off tomorrow.

Ya'll leave the light on, OK?
Posted By: fastlarry

Re: Count Down - 06/25/17 04:08 AM

Leaving Cincy Monday morning about 6:30 AM, Getting my list punched out. For a 4 or five day solo trip sure can travel light. My last 2 west coast swings I carried along full cold weather gear for two (and needed it a few times). Should arrive early afternoon if I keep up a good pace. Weather heading out of town looks to be superb-less so coming home.

I'm getting off I-75 at TN68 and taking the Cherohola Skyway to Fontana Dam. Should be a blast after slabbing for 4 hours or so.

Posted By: Selden

Re: Count Down - 06/25/17 11:24 AM

Miraculous change in the weather forecast.



We are hitting the road Monday morning, as soon as daughter and her boyfriend leave to drive back to Delaware.

I'm leaving for a tune up ride in a few minutes.
Posted By: gamecock

Re: Count Down - 06/25/17 01:53 PM

Pulling out about 11AM this AM. Taking the ATL crew scenic route up: Blood Mountain, Wolf Pen Gap, Richard B Russell, Warwoman, then on to Fontana. Ride safe everyone.
Posted By: Knobby10

Re: Count Down - 06/25/17 03:07 PM

Leaving West Lafayette at 5 dark thirty Monday. Riding buddy called this morning and wants accompany me. I have room at the hotel hope its OK to add last minute rider..
Posted By: narcosis

Re: Count Down - 06/25/17 03:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Knobby10
... wants accompany me. I have room at the hotel hope its OK to add last minute rider..


I hope it's okay too. My brother-in-law (former Marine, HD rider) informed me he's going on the trip with me. What's an old Air Force guy supposed to say. smirk

Leaving around 0630 tomorrow and meeting up with him in Montgomery.

See y'all tomorrow!
Posted By: workin' them angels

Re: Count Down - 06/25/17 09:53 PM

On my way, bike and trailer in tow.
Posted By: Jake

Re: Count Down - 06/25/17 09:55 PM

Hey, who's turn was it to watch Marty?!! I found him wandering around in Dahlonega. Goodness you people. (We ran into Selden too, but no one has to watch him.)



He sends along his greetings and best wishes to most of you. ;-)
Posted By: Bud

Re: Count Down - 06/25/17 10:17 PM

It was my day and I messed up! dopeslap wave
Posted By: mnTwin

Re: Count Down - 06/26/17 12:09 AM

Originally Posted By: workin' them angels
On my way, bike and trailer in tow.


Hmmm. A vehicle towing a trailer with an RT passed us between Indy and Cincinnati this afternoon. Did you pass a couple of bikes with Minnesota plates? An orange Kawasaki Versys and a blue R1100RT?
Posted By: Bernie

Re: Count Down - 06/26/17 03:29 AM

Jake, I think I saw your bike at Suches TWO around 3 pm today.
Nice bike.
Posted By: workin' them angels

Re: Count Down - 06/26/17 05:39 AM

Originally Posted By: mnTwin
Originally Posted By: workin' them angels
On my way, bike and trailer in tow.


Hmmm. A vehicle towing a trailer with an RT passed us between Indy and Cincinnati this afternoon. Did you pass a couple of bikes with Minnesota plates? An orange Kawasaki Versys and a blue R1100RT?



I did indeed!! Good looking bikes!
Posted By: Selden

Re: Count Down - 06/26/17 10:40 AM

Originally Posted By: Jake
Hey, who's turn was it to watch Marty?!! I found him wandering around in Dahlonega. Goodness you people. (We ran into Selden too, but no one has to watch him.)

Hah! Tell that to my wife. After a gloomy, wet, humid week, it dawned clear and cool this morning, 63. Considering this is end of June in the southeast, I'm amazed that the weather will be comparable to Red Lodge last year.

Bike is packed, tires and oil checked, and We plan to hit the road ~8:00, ride to Blairsville for breakfast at the Hole in the Wall, then on to Tellico Plains and the Cherohala Skyway.
Posted By: Chris K

Re: Count Down - 06/26/17 11:10 AM

Joel and I are about to leave. Tellico Grains for lunch and then across the skyway to the Un.
Posted By: realshelby

Re: Count Down - 06/26/17 11:36 AM

Overnighted in Wytheville, Virginia. Been in West Virginia for a few days. Headed out shortly. See Y'all there!
Posted By: brianh70

Re: Count Down - 06/26/17 12:09 PM

I'm rolling out in a few minutes. I should be there in about 6 hours or so.
Posted By: mnTwin

Re: Count Down - 06/26/17 01:45 PM

Overnighted in Dry Ridge, KY. Leaving for Fontana Village Resort soon.
Posted By: workin' them angels

Re: Count Down - 06/26/17 08:59 PM

Originally Posted By: brianh70
I'm rolling out in a few minutes. I should be there in about 6 hours or so.


Lester - You made it! clap wave rofl
Posted By: Lester V

Re: Count Down - 06/28/17 12:18 PM

Rumour, just a rumour......and a stop over on the way to Newfoundland...
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