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#972700 - 10/12/16 04:34 AM UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info  
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If you've been following along in the "UnRally XVI 2017 - Where" thread, you'll see that RealShelby was correct. I'll bet Ed McMahon will show up at his door any day now.

COME UN WITH US AT FONTANA VILLAGE RESORT IN FONTANA DAM, NC, 26-29 JUNE 2017. Explore all the area has to offer in beautiful scenery, fun activities, and more seriously sweet motorcycle roads per square mile than any comparable footprint within the USA!

UN XVI has been titled "The BMWST Smoky Mountain Tour." Come ride the area's "Sweet 16;" sixteen fantastic motorcycle roads that include: the "Tail of the Dragon" at Deal's Gap, Cherohala Skyway, The Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP), "Moonshiner 28," to name just a few. What's more is there are many other great roads we don't talk much about to keep them relatively unknown. And did I mention that FVR is located on a great road known as HellBender?

The Resort itself is an exceptional place to relax at the end of your journey there or each day after taking in some of the region's many offerings in rides, natural beauty, eateries, cultural & historical sites, etc. Most importantly, FVR is a beautiful place, with an arrangement and ample conveniences perfect for an UN, to get the people of this community to connect and reconnect ... comfortably.


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UnRally XVI 2017 - Registration Info

UnRally XVI 2017 - Reservation Info (link fixed)


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If you have questions, please post them to the appropriate thread rather than sending us PMs. The reason is that if you're asking a question, it's likely someone else will have the same question. So, let's share them all to build an FAQ of sorts. Thanks.

In subsequent posts in this thread we'll provide pictures and information about the FVR amenities, campus activities, and information about the surrounding area.


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#972714 - 10/12/16 12:17 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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Mine was an honest "guess"! I was NOT in on any insider info! But I am glad I was correct. This is an excellent place to host an UN. Very clost to the "Tail of the Dragon". But maybe more important is the other directions and sites begging to be explored. As punishment for guessing early and alarming TyTass maybe I will host a ride to Dry Falls/Veil Falls!

#972719 - 10/12/16 01:31 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: realshelby]  
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Aw! You guessed your prize! And what do you mean "maybe I will host ..."? smirk rofl

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#972753 - 10/12/16 06:19 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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Nice looking place thumbsup

Might be about time for a family moto vacation


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#972761 - 10/12/16 06:53 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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Great location Craig! Looking forward to seeing many of our west coast members attend this Un - probably the best location on the east coast for every type of motorcycle riding!


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#972770 - 10/12/16 08:39 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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Originally Posted By: OoPEZoO
Nice looking place thumbsup

Might be about time for a family moto vacation


That would be exceptional. Yeah, we passed this place a bazillion times. I'd even ridden up to the Lobby exterior entrance, and though it was nice. But to fully "get" how nice, you have to go inside and into the pool deck area.

Of course all the other goings on in the resort area (putt putt golf, disc golf, firepits with chairs, playgrounds, snow cone shack, ice cream parlor, a separate pool with a lazy river and children wading areas, etc.) make it exceptional for families. And lastly, the rooms and cabin are nicely appointed and we've gotten a very good rate. The cabins are very good options for families with children that are on vacation (can cook a few meals, if you like).

So, yes, do bring the family! Would love to finally meet your whole clan anyway. thumbsup

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#972778 - 10/12/16 09:10 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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Great choice, Craig. I've just registered, and paid the event fee. Now to reserve a room, which I hope Endobobdds will handle for the both of us. dopeslap

Can't wait.


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#972781 - 10/12/16 09:34 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: marcopolo]  
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We're confident everyone will love the venue and the region.

Funny thing about the Appalachian chain is, as you know, there are a number of different sub-regions within it, where the landscape and flora change quite dramatically. Riding the Appalachians in Northern GA looks quite different from those in Western NC, which is different from those in Central NC, etc. So, although there were UnRallies in Little Switzerland and Blowing Rock, the area around Fontana is very different from those areas.

The venue is as beautiful as the pictures make it appear. Alan and I were there a bit over a month ago and didn't want to leave. It's ... well, very comfortable.

I'll be posting more pictures to this thread to better illustrate what FVR has to offer.


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#972828 - 10/13/16 12:49 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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Originally Posted By: TyTass
Of course all the other goings on in the resort area (putt putt golf, disc golf, firepits with chairs, playgrounds, snow cone shack, ice cream parlor, a separate pool with a lazy river and children wading areas, etc.) make it exceptional for families. The cabins are very good options for families with children that are on vacation (can cook a few meals, if you like).


Good to know they have the extra stuff at the resort to keep the little people busy.

Between that and the cabins, it looks like it would be ideal for bringing the rugrats


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#972907 - 10/14/16 09:29 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: OoPEZoO]  
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My daughter and I spent our annual moto-vacation there this past June. The best week I have ever spent riding. Now I will be taking the wife for another spectacular week.


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#972908 - 10/14/16 09:52 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: CruisinCruzan]  
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Tried to register online used BMWSPORTTOURING as a promotion code and the code was not recognized. What was I doing wrong?


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#972914 - 10/15/16 01:51 AM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: CruisinCruzan]  
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Originally Posted By: CruisinCruzan
Tried to register online used BMWSPORTTOURING as a promotion code and the code was not recognized. What was I doing wrong?


Here's how it is typed on the contract ... BMWSport Touring 2017

If that doesn't work, Let me know. It's now the weekend and I might not get a viable answer until Monday ... but I'll try asap tomorrow, if you want to wait. If not, I recommend calling and making a reservation.


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#972917 - 10/15/16 01:59 AM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: CruisinCruzan]  
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Originally Posted By: CruisinCruzan
My daughter and I spent our annual moto-vacation there this past June. The best week I have ever spent riding. Now I will be taking the wife for another spectacular week.

Awesome! clap Back in 2010 we honeymooned just a few miles back up 28, in Almond, up above the lake in a fabulous mountaintop cabin. The riding and sightseeing in the area is indeed spectacular! So many roads, waterfalls, parks, forests, creeks, whitewater, vistas, great lunch stops ... and the list goes on. I can't wait to go back.

So, I might have to ride down that way in a couple weekends, if the weather holds.


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#972937 - 10/15/16 02:04 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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Originally Posted By: TyTass

So, I might have to ride down that way in a couple weekends, if the weather holds.


was thinking the same thing.


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BMWSport Touring 2017 doesn't work for the promo code. I tried to make upper and lower case and that doesn't get it either. Nor does BMWSportTouring.

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Got it. Thanks. I'm awaiting a response. I'll post as soon as I get the answer.

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#973178 - 10/18/16 05:32 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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I have the answer ... apparently Fontana cannot handle group reservations through their online tool. You must call in to get the group rates.

Sorry, but I was apparently unintentionally misinformed.


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#973518 - 10/24/16 02:07 AM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: CruisinCruzan]  
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Originally Posted By: CruisinCruzan
My daughter and I spent our annual moto-vacation there this past June. The best week I have ever spent riding. Now I will be taking the wife for another spectacular week.


How is the weather in June in NC?


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#973519 - 10/24/16 02:35 AM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: ** Chris **]  
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Originally Posted By: ** Chris **
Originally Posted By: CruisinCruzan
My daughter and I spent our annual moto-vacation there this past June. The best week I have ever spent riding. Now I will be taking the wife for another spectacular week.


How is the weather in June in NC?


It should be good at this point, low to mid 80s at altitude with lows in the middle 50s.


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#973520 - 10/24/16 04:24 AM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: ** Chris **]  
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Originally Posted By: ** Chris **
Originally Posted By: CruisinCruzan
My daughter and I spent our annual moto-vacation there this past June. The best week I have ever spent riding. Now I will be taking the wife for another spectacular week.


How is the weather in June in NC?


It truly depends on weather patterns and where you are. So, the possibilities can range pretty far. Usually, late June is somewhere in the 80s to very low 90s. At Fontana Resort, they tell me we should expect mid 80s day time and in the 70s in the evenings that time of year. The really hot month is July and into August.

However, if it were to get really hot in the region, Fontana wouldn't get quite so hot and would still be cooler in the evenings. And riding in the mountains gets you up and out of the heat and humidity anyway.


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Originally Posted By: ** Chris **
Originally Posted By: CruisinCruzan
My daughter and I spent our annual moto-vacation there this past June. The best week I have ever spent riding. Now I will be taking the wife for another spectacular week.


How is the weather in June in NC?


Not bad to not good.


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I attend an event about 4 weeks earlier every year just a few miles away from FVR.

If anything like May, there WILL be some rain. Be prepared for it. Usually an afternoon shower....or two.

This is a simply wonderful place to ride a motorcycle. Especially the way this event covers the weekdays instead of the weekends.

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Originally Posted By: Living the Dream
Originally Posted By: ** Chris **

How is the weather in June in NC?

Not bad to not good.

Bring rain gear - don't let the possibility of rain keep you from this UnRally. Those of us on the east coast that have been attending BMWST events for years, now labeled as START and FART can tell you stories of rain, snow, and cloudy days. That said, even when weather has slowed some of us down smile , before we head home we always marvel at the fantastic time we had on great roads, fellowship, and sharing of our passion for motorcycles and riding in southwest North Carolina! thumbsup


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#973612 - 10/25/16 05:27 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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It's NOT going to rain.

Before approving the location and the Organizing Team for the 2017 UnRally, the Admin Team for this board received and reviewed one of the most thorough and detailed proposals ever in the history of motorcycle rallies. It thoroughly delineated:

Location
Dates
Number of rooms
Number of rooms by type
Prices of each type of room
The actual menu for the group meal (I might fly in just for that. . .Yum!)
The number of quality roads
The overall dual-sport scene, roads, challenge levels, etc
The amount of parking available
The number of apres-ride areas for gathering and story embellishing
Pictures of the bar
The pool situation
Photos of the camping locations
Location of the nearby motorcycle repair shop suitable for tire changes/balancing and other needs
Logo design
T-shirt design
Photos of the firepit area
Photos of the ice cream parlor and game room for the kids
And a list of ice cream flavors

There was no mention of rain in the proposal, therefore, rain has not been approved.


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#973622 - 10/25/16 06:55 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: EffBee]  
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Originally Posted By: EffBee
It's NOT going to rain.



That is correct. Glenn has NOT said he is coming. spittake


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#973623 - 10/25/16 06:59 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: EffBee]  
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What's rain? And what's it got to do with motorcycle riding and hanging out? dontknow


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The last criteria is the most important - a list of the flavors!


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#973650 - 10/26/16 12:39 AM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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Autumn colors are peaking this week in north GA, TN, and NC, so we went up to Fontana Village today to check it out. On a Tuesday in October, The Dragon was relatively calm, although we did pass two police cruisers and a couple who were standing upright, while their Harley was well down the slope to one side of the road.

In addition to being in the middle of some of the best riding roads in the southeast, Fontana Village Resort is a gorgeous location for the 2017 Unrally, and a great follow-up to the Rock Creek Resort outside Red Lodge.

There is a choice of rooms in the lodge, or 1, 2, and 3 bedroom cabins and other units, so you can be as close to or far away from the action as you want. We decided to book a 2nd floor room in the main lodge, facing southwest, and overlooking the parking lot and surrounding forest. The alternative was a first-floor room on the pool side, but I was concerned that partying might make sleeping difficult.

Unrally XIV should be another memorable event. Tip of the hat to the organizers.


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Thank you, Selden. We'd been working with several other venues, in different states, when FVR was suggested to us. A few calls, some research and finally an in depth visit and we knew it would be a fantastic location.

Fontana was the best option ... by far ... and the other places just didn't suck either.

Brianh70 and I are headed out to the WNC region this weekend, though we aren't staying at FVR. Gotta get that last ride of the season in out in the mountains. Can't wait to see some color. Here colors are late and as they say "brown n down." To too much rain this fall.

Too bad we can't coordinate an UN, or even local ride events (for that matter), during fall colors. I love riding in the fall. Unfortunately, aside from the fluctuating timing of colors each year, what really kills that is that lodging venues charge more as they fill up completely, as do the roads, with leaf-peepers. On top of that, folks from out west might not make it because of closed mountain passes through the Rockies.

There was one year that colors came early enough to coincide with Blue Ridge Rendezvous (BRR). That was BRR II in 2008. Here are a few pics from that trip:






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Originally Posted By: TyTass


Brianh70 and I are headed out to the WNC region this weekend, though we aren't staying at FVR. Gotta get that last ride of the season in out in the mountains. Can't wait to see some color. Here colors are late and as they say "brown n down." To too much rain this fall.


For future reference a bit of a heads up and I can sorta attempt arrangements for a meet up. Unfortunately, we have out of towners coming in this weekend.


Richard
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Originally Posted By: Living the Dream
Originally Posted By: TyTass


Brianh70 and I are headed out to the WNC region this weekend, though we aren't staying at FVR. Gotta get that last ride of the season in out in the mountains. Can't wait to see some color. Here colors are late and as they say "brown n down." To too much rain this fall.


For future reference a bit of a heads up and I can sorta attempt arrangements for a meet up. Unfortunately, we have out of towners coming in this weekend.

Will do next time, Gunny.


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Originally Posted By: EffBee
It's NOT going to rain.


There was no mention of rain in the proposal, therefore, rain has not been approved.


So I guess I'll be sitting this one out... rofl


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Attached is a map of Fontana Village Lodge. Next message will be of the resort complex.

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#973834 - 10/28/16 10:04 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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Map of Fontana Village Resort area attached.

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#974196 - 11/02/16 07:26 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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I made my reservations. Although I had reservations since it appears that there is a nonrefundable deposit...


"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline,
it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons,
but at the very least you need a good beer"
-Frank Zappa
#974238 - 11/03/16 01:25 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: ** Chris **]  
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Your deposit is refundable until 27 May 2017 (Click Here); after which you'd lose the first night of your reservation. With a group of this size, making reservations this early, that's fair.


Craig
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Here's some additional information about amenities at the resort and some photos to feast your eyes upon ... more reasons to join those of us who have already signed up for UnRally XVI!















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#974270 - 11/03/16 07:54 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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Craig, this looks too good for us. grin


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Originally Posted By: marcopolo
Craig, this looks too good for us. grin


Pond would be good for us. grin


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#974288 - 11/04/16 01:50 AM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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Holy cow!

That shot of the grill deck is amazing. Since the goal is pretty much for us to take over the whole place, I can imagine it full of just BMWST people and their families, with dads and moms back from a day of riding, old friends and new friends sharing tables and everyone embellishing their two-wheeled accomplishments (cover the ears of the little ones so they don't learn how to evade speed limits). Meanwhile, the munchkins chomp down on pizza and burgers before dashing off to the ice cream parlor and, what is that in the background, an arcade?

Later, some well-lubricated adult conversation at the Bear's Den, then off to prep for the next day and a whole new set of roads.

Nice!


Cary, Gleno, Rodger, Paul,
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We will never forget you.


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#974290 - 11/04/16 02:40 AM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: EffBee]  
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Originally Posted By: EffBee
Holy cow! .....

Nice!


Nice indeed! I am excited and thinking about how I will spend my week at Fontana Village and riding the surrounding fantastic roads. Are we ready to start and UnRally 2017 excitement posting? thumbsup


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#974314 - 11/04/16 06:58 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: marcopolo]  
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Originally Posted By: marcopolo
Craig, this looks too good for us. grin


Us being the Canadians?


"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline,
it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons,
but at the very least you need a good beer"
-Frank Zappa
#974360 - 11/05/16 07:57 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: ** Chris **]  
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Originally Posted By: ** Chris **
Originally Posted By: marcopolo
Craig, this looks too good for us. grin


Us being the Canadians?


Hah. Let's just say North Americans. grin


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#974502 - 11/07/16 05:08 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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Originally Posted By: TyTass
Your deposit is refundable until 27 May 2017 (Click Here); after which you'd lose the first night of your reservation. With a group of this size, making reservations this early, that's fair.



Ok, that sounds much better. I thought I read that you lose the first night no matter what.

Thanks for clarifying that for me.


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it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons,
but at the very least you need a good beer"
-Frank Zappa
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Originally Posted By: marcopolo
Originally Posted By: ** Chris **
Originally Posted By: marcopolo
Craig, this looks too good for us. grin


Us being the Canadians?


Hah. Let's just say North Americans. grin


I look forward to riding with y'all again!


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it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons,
but at the very least you need a good beer"
-Frank Zappa
#974510 - 11/07/16 07:06 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: ** Chris **]  
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Originally Posted By: ** Chris **
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Originally Posted By: marcopolo
Craig, this looks too good for us. grin


Us being the Canadians?


Hah. Let's just say North Americans. grin


I look forward to riding with y'all again!


yes bike


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#974514 - 11/07/16 07:32 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: marcopolo]  
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It doesn't look good for me. Two other folks have requested that week ahead of me. We will see, I haven't cancelled the res quite yet.


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#974568 - 11/08/16 08:09 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: lawnchairboy]  
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It doesn't look good for me. Two other folks have requested that week ahead of me. We will see, I haven't cancelled the res quite yet.


Unacceptable.

Don't make me have a "talk" with them... old

Hope it works out for the UN Chris!


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#974573 - 11/08/16 08:47 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: Matts_12GS]  
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It doesn't look good for me. Two other folks have requested that week ahead of me. We will see, I haven't cancelled the res quite yet.


Unacceptable.

Don't make me have a "talk" with them... old

Don't make me drive the grueling 40 miles to scold folks! read


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#974606 - 11/09/16 02:24 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: lawnchairboy]  
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Originally Posted By: lawnchairboy
Live by the teet, die by the teet.


Do you want me to call Donald and see what he can do about this?


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it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons,
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#975140 - 11/17/16 06:35 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: Matts_12GS]  
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This is what it looked like Tue morn.



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#975154 - 11/17/16 10:26 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: Huzband]  
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Originally Posted By: Huzband
This is what it looked like Tue morn.



See! I knew you could get there, Danny. And if you can do it once, well why not do it again in June? thumbsup


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#975184 - 11/18/16 12:51 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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Originally Posted By: TyTass


See! I knew you could get there, Danny. And if you can do it once, well why not do it again in June? thumbsup


Workin' on it, Boss.


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Originally Posted By: Huzband
This is what it looked like Tue morn.




Did you get there early to make sure you got the room you wanted?


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it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons,
but at the very least you need a good beer"
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#975344 - 11/21/16 03:33 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: Huzband]  
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Originally Posted By: Huzband
Originally Posted By: TyTass


See! I knew you could get there, Danny. And if you can do it once, well why not do it again in June? thumbsup


Workin' on it, Boss.

Excellent. Would love to see you there. beer


Craig
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#975427 - 11/23/16 01:44 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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Originally Posted By: TyTass
Originally Posted By: Huzband
This is what it looked like Tue morn.



See! I knew you could get there, Danny. And if you can do it once, well why not do it again in June? thumbsup

+1!!!!!!


Matt


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Originally Posted By: Huzband
Originally Posted By: TyTass


See! I knew you could get there, Danny. And if you can do it once, well why not do it again in June? thumbsup


Workin' on it, Boss.


What he said


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Danielle starting asking about specific dates today out of the blue. By the sounds of it, we are IN, and bringing the whole crew. Just got to make the reservations. Going to drive down with one of the bikes in tow. Don't hate me.....but I kinda want to bring the Buell. I can't imagine that it will mechanically survive the whole week, or that my voluptious postieriour can handle much more than 30 mins of seat time at a shot, but it should be fun. Just gotta remember to pack the extra ear plugs and the Tylenol.


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Great news!


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Originally Posted By: OoPEZoO
Danielle starting asking about specific dates today out of the blue. By the sounds of it, we are IN, and bringing the whole crew. Just got to make the reservations. Going to drive down with one of the bikes in tow. Don't hate me.....but I kinda want to bring the Buell. I can't imagine that it will mechanically survive the whole week, or that my voluptious postieriour can handle much more than 30 mins of seat time at a shot, but it should be fun. Just gotta remember to pack the extra ear plugs and the Tylenol.


Keith - Very Happy you are going to make this and are bring the family! The Buell should be fun - however, can you get 2 bikes on your trailer to save your backside and have more time in the saddle?

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I agree. Keith I am bringing my trailer with Tuono and G450x. I plan on riding off road four days and pavement 2 or 3 days.

We can ride the Tuono and Buell together, everyone will think Hells Angels arrived. :-)


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Originally Posted By: randy
I agree. Keith I am bringing my trailer with Tuono and G450x. I plan on riding off road four days and pavement 2 or 3 days.

We can ride the Tuono and Buell together, everyone will think Hells Angels arrived. :-)


Nah.....the GS doesn't get trailered unless its broke.....and knock on wood, its been pretty solid. One of these days I'll add a smaller dual sport, but not yet. I don't have time to ride the stuff I currently have. If we come down for 4-5 days, I'll be lucky to get out riding for 2.

I was actually shopping for a Tuono when I ended up with the Buell. The upfront cost of the Buell was probably 20% of what the Tuono would have cost, but I'm pretty sure the Tuono would be cheaper in the long run. This thing will bleed you dry just to get it reliable, but my face hurts from riding with the grin under my helmet. And there are so many cool things to do to it once its running well. Actually, I have it running great, I just can't keep it from literally shaking itself to pieces. Lots and lots of locktight grin


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Our family is in a Hemlock 2 bedroom cabin.

If there are other families who might like to do some joint ventures in the area let us know. I am sure Jamie, myself and our 6 year old dinosaur Amelia would be down to have some fun with others!!

Oh, and we are doing a smores night for damn sure!!!


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Originally Posted By: Firefight911
Our family is in a Hemlock 2 bedroom cabin.

If there are other families who might like to do some joint ventures in the area let us know. I am sure Jamie, myself and our 6 year old dinosaur Amelia would be down to have some fun with others!!

Oh, and we are doing a smores night for damn sure!!!

S'mores! Yum!


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I'm in! Apparently I managed to get the last available room with a single king bed.


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Reservations made for Sunday arrival, 6/25-29/2017.


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Haha, I'll be there 22-25 June.
So close.

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Excellent! Don't forget to register. Should be done before you make reservations to get the group rates.

Glad to have you on board.


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Originally Posted By: Bernie
Reservations made for Sunday arrival, 6/25-29/2017.


I don't even remember when my reservations are! I should figure that out.


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it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons,
but at the very least you need a good beer"
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OK, it's cold again across most of the country, so I thought I'd post some more pics showing what you can look forward to enjoying while at Fontana Village Resort.


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Down the hill from the Lodge and across the road from the Wildwood Grill and Deck, is a hill side that has the following on it.

Fire Pits (tennis courts in background):





Putt-putt Golf:





Beach Volleyball pit:







Craig
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In a building adjacent to the Wildwood Grill is the Game Room.





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if you know your cabin number post it here. It would be nice to know my neighbors :-) I am in the camping spot on Welch Rd right across from cabin 524 & 526 and next to cabin 537.

anyone in one of these cabins?


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I was told cabin #1020, off of Licklog Lane. Looks like I'll be getting some walking in to and from the pool / lodge.


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well we are not exactly neighbors, but I will leave a bottle of water out at the road, just in case you need it for that looooong walk :-)


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The place looks great!


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I sense a putt-putt skins game coming on...


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I sense a putt-putt skins game coming on...


Come get me, I'm bringing Billy Baroo . You'll find me with my butt in one of those chairs around the fire pit. A buck a hole?


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Originally Posted By: lawnchairboy
I sense a putt-putt skins game coming on...


Ohhhh, I'll have to bring my green jacket.


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Originally Posted By: RightSpin
Originally Posted By: lawnchairboy
I sense a putt-putt skins game coming on...


Ohhhh, I'll have to bring my green jacket.


Does it have padding? wave


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BE THE BALL!


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just out of curiosity, does anyone who is attending the unrally play competitive beach volleyball? If so and we have 4 of us, we can get in some doubles games each night.


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I can play jungle volleyball really well when I'm drunk (at least I think I play well, with my 2" vertical leap). Does that count?


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Originally Posted By: TyTass
I can play jungle volleyball really well when I'm drunk (at least I think I play well, with my 2" vertical leap). Does that count?


Sure thing, Maverick.


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#986619 - 05/05/17 09:32 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: randy]  
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Originally Posted By: randy
just out of curiosity, does anyone who is attending the unrally play competitive beach volleyball? If so and we have 4 of us, we can get in some doubles games each night.


No, but I know the ball's name is "Wilson". rofl


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actually Wilson is the current official beach volleyball. however I spent the first 10 years playing with tachikara and keep both around.

for indoor I like Molton or tachikara

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anyone else have a cabin? be nice to know neighbors close and far?


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My wife and I will be hitting the road north on June 26.

My 71st birthday will be June 25.

We will be throwing a 71st birthday/moving in party on June 24.

PM me if you are coming from the south and a) want a place for an overnight stay on the way to Fontana Village and/or b) want to come to the party.

The address is 504 Noelle Lane, Dahlonega. We have a double garage, with one garage reserved for motorcycles. We are in the middle of some spectacular riding roads, paved and unpaved, and it should be a ~4 hour ride to Fontana Village:




At the moment, we are still in the chaos of unpacking, but everything should have settled down by mid-June.



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Selden,

That's a great offer and it sounds like a fun time. Can I suggest you ALSO post your previous announcement as a separate thread at the root level of the UN posts? That will guarantee it having a greater likelihood of being seen/read. Some folks may not come back to this thread.

Cheers! thumbsup

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Thanks for the suggestion. Will do.


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anyone else have a cabin location to share? be nice to know my neighbors


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#988215 - 05/30/17 04:57 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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well no one posted their information, so I guess I will just come around at 5am Tuesday morning and get to know all of you
wave
rofl

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#988282 - 05/31/17 04:06 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: randy]  
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Originally Posted By: randy
well no one posted their information, so I guess I will just come around at 5am Tuesday morning and get to know all of you
wave
rofl


I am in the Lodge building facing the pool. Unsure what room.


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it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons,
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#988286 - 05/31/17 04:11 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: randy]  
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Originally Posted By: randy
well no one posted their information, so I guess I will just come around at 5am Tuesday morning and get to know all of you
wave
rofl


5AM rofl

Well you may find someone not happy to know you!!! dopeslap

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Don't take Randy too seriously. The only time I have know Randy to be up at 5 AM is when I got him up at 5!


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Well, I'm not sure I take anyone here too seriously.

After all, T M Roe says he will be there and we go back a ways. wave


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I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
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I may not wake up at 5am, but I have many times gone to bed at 5am. And I do know Chris's room number, so maybe a quick knock at 5am Tuesday morning is due :-)

Of course if Nancy is there, never mind, I would never wake her!!!!!


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Nancy doesn't go with me to these events, but she sure loves to entertain BMWST riders. Loved the two night layover of the Pied Pipers several years ago.

Josh, Laura and Jeremiah stayed 5 days with us and Nancy enjoyed their time here as well.

If I don't find someone to share a room with, I'll be in the campground down the road.


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interesting you are in the campground area. nice area, close to the dam. do you have a spot with power?

I am in the only RV space inside the village RV spot 23. Otherwise I would be in the campground with you.


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Bud I saw you moved to the lodge, so I guess I am the only one "camping"


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Originally Posted By: randy
Bud I saw you moved to the lodge, so I guess I am the only one "camping"


Randy, I get a list for our group every Monday ... and Yes, you are now the only one with a campground reservation.


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Originally Posted By: TyTass
Originally Posted By: randy
Bud I saw you moved to the lodge, so I guess I am the only one "camping"


Randy, I get a list for our group every Monday ... and Yes, you are now the only one with a campground reservation.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_8Pk7pwNUI


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#988945 - 06/08/17 02:01 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: T.M. Roe]  
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That cracked me up.


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craig, do you know how many rider are in cabins?


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Either I am feeling very special or left out, not sure which :-)


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Very special, like when you rode the short bus to school?? whistle


95% of an RT.

I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
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Originally Posted By: randy
craig, do you know how many rider are in cabins?


I don't know exactly how many people are rooming in cabins (together or as families), but I do know that we have 7 cabins reserved under our group.

Also, we have about 44 rooms leased, which means we have about 60% of the hotel rooms booked. I just called them and they have about 17 hotel rooms available. One of those is a Honeymoon Suite, with a queen bed, fireplace, Jacuzzi tub, a private patio, etc. So if anyone would like to upgrade ... it's available for the taking.


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Originally Posted By: Bud
Very special, like when you rode the short bus to school?? whistle


Well then, that was a bit strong, don't you think? smirk

I resemble that remark. rofl


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Originally Posted By: Bud
Very special, like when you rode the short bus to school?? whistle


Gleno? Is that you? (almost spit up my tea on that, then looked around to see if anyone could see what I was laughing at. Now I feel bad. Excellent.)


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The good news is that I'm looking for a roomie so Randy is welcome to ping me if he is interested. Of course, then he wouldn't be special at all. wave


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I haven't had too many Beemers, I just don't have enough time.
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actually this is a mini test run to see just how bad my enclosed trailer is for a long term event. Normally this trailer is just used for one day track day events. It is awesome for that. I am looking to upgrade to an actual toy hauler, and going to use this event and another one later in the year to see what things I miss the most. That way as I start looking for a toy hauler I will have a better idea of what is a necessity vs. a nice to have.

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