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Ladies and gentlemen,

Our first forum members meeting "2018 Yamaha Meet and Greet" was a success (at least, Keith and I agreed on that). Let's plan to make it better in 2019!

Meeting details:

1. Dates are Sep 15-19 (Sunday-Thursday) 2019, I suggest we meet at the Hotel upon everybody's arrival. Or meeting at Wheels Thru Time again (date/time to be confirmed)

2. We have a block of 15 rooms reserved at Waynesville Golf and Spa resort under "Yamaha Meet and Greet". 12 rooms with King/Queen size beds, 3 rooms with double beds. Rate is $105 a night with breakfast included. Please, call the number below and confirm your room reservation.

Waynesville Golf and Spa phone number: 828 456 3551 (ask for Rita).

Please, share/respond. Forum members and their friends from everywhere are welcome even though it is called "regional". Also, it does not matter what you ride.

Please, do not forget to vote for the length of our meeting here: Yamaha Meet and Greet length of the meeting

Thank you!

List of participants

Please, indicate if you're going to make it, not or it is to be confirmed (TBC). Green color - those who have confirmed.

List of attendees:

Keith Post - coming
Lesblank - COMING! :)
Les’s wife Carla- COMING!
PI.GIRL - coming
Toymaker - coming
Digger - coming
Crazy Canadian Dave - coming
ChiefGunner - coming
ChiefGunner's wife - coming
Darksider + Susie - coming
Nurtaeff - to be confirmed
Nurtaeff's wife - to be confirmed
Nurtaeff's friend Tim - to be confirmed
Nurtaeff's friend Catherine - to be confirmed
Brittct - to be confirmed
Brittct's girlfriend - to be confirmed
Brittct's dad - to be confirmed
Spetro - coming
Crossbowme - coming
Cliffieg - definite maybe :)
 

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AWESOME! Great idea Oscar
Already looking forward to next year. That is UNLESS a different nearby region decides to hold a rally. What a great idea that would be eh? Heck, we had a couple guys come down from Ontario Canada for this one, why not ride a few states over to support a different regions get together.
 

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I'm trying to set up a one day day event down here. So far no takers. Here's the link.

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums/68-u-s-south-central-ok-ar-la-tx/114434-lone-star-rally.html


Les, we can help to keep it promoted. It just needs to stay visible to people. I doubt many people check regional discussion threads. That’s what we did with our thread - tried to keep it at the top as much as possible and finally annoyed people so bad they decided to come! Lol


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I think we can do BOTH Oscar. We plan for our region but support and encourage someone in another region who’d like to “STEP UP” and do something in their region.


Sounds like a plan, Tony! Let’s help Les with his Lone Star rally!


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I think we can do BOTH Oscar. We plan for our region but support and encourage someone in another region who’d like to “STEP UP” and do something in their region.


Sounds like a plan, Tony! Let’s help Les with his Lone Star rally!


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Have already been on the other region and commenting.
What do you think about promoting it on
CYCLEFISH?? It’s a nationwide listing of motorcycle events by region or state.
 

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Seems that Maggie Valley Rally has been cancelled and may move to different locations. ALL Maggie Valley Rallys Are Cancelled - American V-Twin Rallys

I was thinking about 2 possible time frames for our meeting next year.

Beginning of September or beginning of October when leaves start changing. Let's vote. We also need to choose a location.

As agreed this time we may have to schedule our event for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (as to week days) so people who are coming from afar have a weekend for their trip.
 

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Seems that Maggie Valley Rally has been cancelled and may move to different locations. ALL Maggie Valley Rallys Are Cancelled - American V-Twin Rallys

I was thinking about 2 possible time frames for our meeting next year.

Beginning of September or beginning of October when leaves start changing. Let's vote. We also need to choose a location.

As agreed this time we may have to schedule our event for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (as to week days) so people who are coming from afar have a weekend for their trip.
Well Oscar, I’ll give you a “nickel” instead of just my 2 cents.
1. IMHO the place we stayed was just fine and prices were reasonable, the accommodations descent and the Bfast excellent.... just DON’T order a STEAK right BKknight?! Lol!
2. There are literally hundreds MORE stunning roads to explore in that area and we didn’t even scratch the surface. Not to mention a whole lot more eateries to visit.
3. Having a whole group ride one day and splitting off into smaller groups the next day worked well IMHO.
4. The October time frame will be much more stunning BUT, it will be cooler AND those coming from the North May be “iffy” depending on when the first stabs of winter hit up there. I don’t think anything later than the first week of Oct would work.
5. This last rally we only really had 2 days together as a group. What about the possibility of 3? We could schedule a ride to a GROUP activity such as a ZIP LINE or something on one of the days.

Addendum: “Lessons Learned”...
Don’t let Tony lead! He likes touring through neighborhoods and grocery stores! 🤣

Well, there you have it. Maybe that was more of a “dimes” worth than a nickel. 😉
 

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I will second the Monday thru Wednesday or Tuesday thru Thursday. It give a few days to get there and a few days to get back all in the same week, easier vacation scheduling. I've Googled the roads up there and seems you could ride for ever on beautiful roads without going on the same ones. Y'all come up with a plan and I will follow!
 

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Well Oscar, I’ll give you a “nickel” instead of just my 2 cents.
1. IMHO the place we stayed was just fine and prices were reasonable, the accommodations descent and the Bfast excellent.... just DON’T order a STEAK right BKknight?! Lol!
2. There are literally hundreds MORE stunning roads to explore in that area and we didn’t even scratch the surface. Not to mention a whole lot more eateries to visit.
3. Having a whole group ride one day and splitting off into smaller groups the next day worked well IMHO.
4. The October time frame will be much more stunning BUT, it will be cooler AND those coming from the North May be “iffy” depending on when the first stabs of winter hit up there. I don’t think anything later than the first week of Oct would work.
5. This last rally we only really had 2 days together as a group. What about the possibility of 3? We could schedule a ride to a GROUP activity such as a ZIP LINE or something on one of the days.

Addendum: “Lessons Learned”...
Don’t let Tony lead! He likes touring through neighborhoods and grocery sto

Well, there you have it. Maybe that was more of a “dimes” worth than a nickel. 😉


Thanks for the ideas, Tony! We should certainly plan for different activities next time. Guys from north should chime in and advise if beginning of October is not too late for them so they won’t have to put chains on their wheels and wear 15 layers on the way back.

Location wise I’m thinking about place called Little Switzerland. It’s a neat hotel right on BRP. Might be a bit pricier than Waynesville, but it’s a cool place. I’ll try to find out. Everyone is welcome to google it.

Again, more input from everyone is more than welcome!


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I will second the Monday thru Wednesday or Tuesday thru Thursday. It give a few days to get there and a few days to get back all in the same week, easier vacation scheduling. I've Googled the roads up there and seems you could ride for ever on beautiful roads without going on the same ones. Y'all come up with a plan and I will follow!


Yes, they have a lot of routes and places to see. We should definitely ride to Mt. Mitchell next time.


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I will second the Monday thru Wednesday or Tuesday thru Thursday. It give a few days to get there and a few days to get back all in the same week, easier vacation scheduling. I've Googled the roads up there and seems you could ride for ever on beautiful roads without going on the same ones. Y'all come up with a plan and I will follow!


Yes, they have a lot of routes and places to see. We should definitely ride to Mt. Mitchell next time.


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I’ve heard from other riders that Mt. Mitchell is a MUST SEE.
Here’s an idea: If we schedule in September (a bit warmer) there are a number of motorcycle campgrounds in the area as well. Just thought I’d throw the camping idea out there. The thought of everyone sitting around a nice campfire chatting and enjoying their favorite beverage. To me, that sounds very nice as well.
 

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Well guys, I will admit I love the area we were in. LOTS of roads...if you grabbed the map from wheels through time, you'll see there are HUNDREDS of roads we can ride. On the hellbender there are several little motels/camping places...that way those who want to ride the dragon are relatively close, plus Robbinsville has a few decent ones as well...just my 2 pennies...

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Hey guys!
Been away at school in Nashville so I haven’t had much time to be here. I definitely agree with the Tuesday through Thursday allowing travel time giving folks from other regions to come. I also agree with the time frame of early October when it’s still fairly warm, but with the fall foliage in view . I saw where there’s a ton of roads we can still explore and at least we add another day to ride them and to do other stuff like the zip line, etc. We’re game for what the majority wants and I do agree where we stayed last month was reasonably priced and accommodating, just my ‘nickels worth’, though, lol.


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The weather here in Ontario this week is anywhere from 50 to 68 degrees but cools down at night to the mid 40's. Any time up to the end of the 1st week in October is fine for us. Also had no issues with the Waynesville Inn, thought it was reasonable and food was good (except the steak) lol!

Like all the ideas put out there so far. We saw so few roads that there's plenty more to ride in the area.

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Great suggestion, I was thinking about it earlier this afternoon. I’m going to pull up the 2019 calendar tomorrow at work and look at some dates.


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