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#998176 - 10/01/17 10:56 PM Re: Official FART 2017 Check-in + Photos [Re: Kinsley]  
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Deb and I got home around 3pm. Had a great time and enjoyed everyone's company. Ken, Dave great effort again! I hope to see everyone at Blowing Rock, NC.

Alan


2015 R1200GSA
2009 R1200GS (Sold)

Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid-in-sideways, totally worn out, shouting, WOW, What a ride!
#998182 - 10/01/17 11:23 PM Re: Official FART 2017 Check-in + Photos [Re: Foot]  
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Home by 3:30 PM after a 6:50 AM start. What a great event!! People, weather, roads, sights, venue, and people again!

THANK YOU Dave and Ken and all who made this a great event. Definitely looking forward to Blowing Rock next spring. Ride home was fabulous, only a bit of rain in south GA approaching FL. My riding buddies Dave Duelin and Ashley Horn (both new ST members) and brother Frank (knarf11) and I had a ball! Almost 1500 miles total (sorry Bernie, its hard to keep up with you!), no issues, just fun, friendship and good times. See you all soon I hope!

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Steve
Fernandina Beach, FL
2005 R1200 GS (gone)
2014 R1200GSW
#998191 - 10/02/17 01:52 AM Re: Official FART 2017 Check-in + Photos [Re: SSTwin]  
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Left the parking lot at 7:15 today, and rolled up to our garage bang on 6:00 p.m., after 594 miles (and about 2,100 in total for the trip). The weather was outstanding for the entire time, as were all the preparations made by Ken, and Dave. Thanks to both of you for your hard work, and to Joel for the stickers. As an added benefit, I've now watched Bernie plug two tires in three months - a great learning experience. :-))


Mark
2015 R 1200 GS Adventure
#998192 - 10/02/17 02:04 AM Re: Official FART 2017 Check-in + Photos [Re: Kinsley]  
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Nothing soothes the soul better than an outstanding FART! The incredible riding (and shopping grin) are always surpassed by the company, conversation and maybe a libation or two. Exciting trip home, will post details later. For now, let's just say white bike, deep mud and Christopher's stuck.

We can't say thanks enough for all the work and generous investment of time our organizers put into these things. So Ken and Dave, thank you!


Christopher
Birmingham, AL
'15 R1200GS
#998193 - 10/02/17 02:17 AM Re: Official FART 2017 Check-in + Photos [Re: TN_R11_Girl]  
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Originally Posted by TN_R11_Girl
Rob and I made it home safely about 400 pm. Had a beautiful time as always. You guys must have slacked a bit though, as Rob claims he wants to come to the Spring event!

Thank you all for graciously welcoming him into the fold... I always say it, but will say it again; I love you all so very much!



I hope he does. I enjoyed getting to know him!

Thanks for removing the curse of the Blairsville Witch from Black Beauty. wave clap


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I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#998194 - 10/02/17 02:20 AM Re: Official FART 2017 Check-in + Photos [Re: Kinsley]  
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Do we have a date for Blowing Rock?


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
#998196 - 10/02/17 02:57 AM Re: Official FART 2017 Check-in + Photos [Re: Kinsley]  
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Don't want to start a whole thread, so... The GSW is amazing, as all you jokers have been saying but that Nav V will be an adjustment. My route home went with the old 550 and the blue bike so I tried to recreate it on the V.

Anyway, there wasn't supposed to be any dirt, but somewhere near Suches it took me from this one-track paved road to firm gravel, to sketchy rock and dirt road that was supposed to connect to Hwy 60. Right when I was about to turn around, I could actually see cars passing by on 60, so I kept going...right down a hill into deep, soft mud.

Short story: got it turned and out of the mud four times, right back in each time. After #5 I was done. Left the bike, crossed the creek, climbed up to 60, hitched a ride to TWO. Fellow MOA member rode back with me and helped me get it out. Took those color-matched bags off, so they're still pristine, but the crash bars are starting to get a proper patina.


Christopher
Birmingham, AL
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#998210 - 10/02/17 01:33 PM Re: Official FART 2017 Check-in + Photos [Re: Kinsley]  
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Home yesterday after a great FART! Thanks again to Dave, Ken Joel and the Blairsville witch for making it a memorable weekend.


Chris Kinney
Atlanta, GA
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#998211 - 10/02/17 01:46 PM Re: Official FART 2017 Check-in + Photos [Re: Kinsley]  
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We got home about 7:00 pm last night after a great FART.

It was great to see so many people there, and especially great to see people who hadn't been in a while.

Thanks to Ken and Dave for all their planning and work putting it together.

I haven't checked out my video yet of the very large bear we saw. Going to dig that out now.


Craig
11 R1200GSA (aka Big Bird)
04 R1150RT (Sold)

"The fool, with all his other faults, has this also, he is always getting ready to live." Seneca
#998212 - 10/02/17 01:52 PM Re: Official FART 2017 Check-in + Photos [Re: Bernie]  
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Originally Posted by Bernie
Wow, all I can say Nikki and you are terrific with those cameras. Thanks again.

+1 - Ken your pictures allowed me to almost feel I had shared the weekend with what I consider my second family! thumbsup


Bob Smyth
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