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#973568 - 10/25/16 12:40 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?


Not bad to not good.


Richard
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2014 HP4
2010 Shadow RS
2006 R1200rt
PRC-E7
#973598 - 10/25/16 12:28 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: Living the Dream]  
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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.

#973610 - 10/25/16 03:44 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: Living the Dream]  
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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.


Cary, Gleno, Rodger, Paul,
Godspeed, my brothers.
We will never forget you.


Teach your children about taxes. Eat 40% of their ice cream cone.

Do you have a MotoReflective Reflective Kit (Link) for the rear of your BMW?
#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


-Mike
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K. Greiff
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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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#973633 - 10/25/16 09:28 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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The last criteria is the most important - a list of the flavors!


Dave C
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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.


Don't fix it if it ain't broke, don't break it if you can't fix it.
#973667 - 10/26/16 12:46 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: Selden]  
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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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Craig
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04 R1150RT (Sold)

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#973709 - 10/26/16 11:35 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Fontana Village Resort Info [Re: TyTass]  
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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
Laborare pugnare paratus sum
2014 HP4
2010 Shadow RS
2006 R1200rt
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