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#982324 - 03/16/17 08:54 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: Kinsley]
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Goodness, I love it when someone else makes my excuses for me! thumbsup
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#982342 - 03/17/17 03:47 AM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: TyTass]
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Originally Posted By: TyTass

A shot of kinsley and me on the Dragon . . .



Exceptional - thanks for sharing! I agree with Bob - this is a great teaser and illustrates nicely some of what this area has to offer in abundance. dance thumbsup
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#982437 - 03/18/17 06:25 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: TyTass]
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Below is a link to a video I made a few years ago when Matt, Alan, and I met up at Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground to celebrate Matt's 50th (yes, he's the youngster in that group). It was a fun weekend where we got silly as can be, largely because we were freezing our butts off (it got into the 20's each evening and none of us had anticipated that).

Anyway, this video opens with a longish segment of The Rattler (Hwy 209), which is on the Maggie May initial route. Click here for the video.

If you care to know the whole story behind the video and the things that show up in it, click here for the whole ride tale.

(NOTE: If you don't like any sort of Heavy Metal, you might want to turn this down.)
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#982505 - 03/19/17 04:57 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: TyTass]
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That was such a fun weekend!
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#982530 - 03/19/17 10:07 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: Foot]
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That looked to be a great time on great roads! thumbsup
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#982597 - 03/20/17 08:25 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: TyTass]
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UN_XVI - Maggie Way_A (134-238)

[Rod Stewart, 1971]

Sated by lunch at the Smoky Mountain Diner, this second, and optional leg of the route has plenty to offer those who are brave, curious, and willing to risk a little bit of "Dilly-Dollying" around. You’ll head up into Tennessee, skirting some of the more populated areas, though you shouldn’t see too much of that until you snake through Pidgeon Forge and Gatlinburg. We don’t recommend a trip to Dollywood, or going much off-route as the crowds and traffic are often ridiculous. Keep to the route and you will be rewarded with the fastest, most traffic-free route through/around those towns, to where the scenery makes it worthwhile. That said, wild-fires last summer did some damage in this area but there should be some new growth (and some new buildings as well). Finish the day with a jaunt down Foothills Parkway and then on to the Dragon and HellBender before retiring for the day. An exceptional 238 miles.
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#982601 - 03/20/17 08:55 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: TyTass]
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Here is a favorite image taken during BRR II on the Hellbender 28. It's a pretty place to ride trust me, you'll love it!!!
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#982604 - 03/20/17 09:31 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: TyTass]
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Here's a couple pics from a visit to Wheels Thru Time during FART 2014 in Maggie Valley.



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#982606 - 03/20/17 09:34 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: TyTass]
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Bud, this pic of this poster in Wheels Thru Time makes me ask two questions:

(1) Is this your rig?
(2) Do you remember this ad? rofl



Edited by TyTass (03/20/17 09:34 PM)
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#982608 - 03/20/17 09:42 PM Re: UnRally XVI 2017 - Roads to Ride and Routes [Re: TyTass]
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I understand that Bud is now an "experienced" hack pilot.
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