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A ride to totality, anyone thinking about it?
« on: July 13, 2017, 11:12:32 PM »
August 21.  Total solar eclipse.  Anyone  Interested?

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Re: A ride to totality, anyone thinking about it?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 11:31:31 PM »
I am making definite plans to be in the best spot accessible to me. No plans about where or how to get there. Waiting for weather to make that determination.
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A ride to totality, anyone thinking about it?
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 05:45:02 AM »
I am definitely interested. I'm off work that day and I've been think about heading to Tennessee to see it. I believe telico plains will be in the totality area


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Re: A ride to totality, anyone thinking about it?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 06:40:55 AM »
Lynn and I are teaching a whitewater safety class at the Ocoee River that weekend. We have taken Monday off from work to watch the eclipse, but probably won't have motorcycles with us.
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Re: A ride to totality, anyone thinking about it?
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 07:10:09 AM »
I plan on being up there..somewhere.  Tellico Plains is filling up fast, Wayne at Cherohola MC Resort said he has reservations from people from all over the country.

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Re: A ride to totality, anyone thinking about it?
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017, 11:10:46 AM »
Has anyone planned a destination for the trip yet?


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Re: A ride to totality, anyone thinking about it?
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017, 11:48:39 AM »
BrianA found this cool interactive site:

https://tse2017.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=d4cf0c22a2df4b6683acc4cd621aca7a

I'm open to starting a discussion and loose plans, but I'm waiting on weather to make a final decision about destination. I don't want to ride that far and miss it because of cloud coverage.

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Re: A ride to totality, anyone thinking about it?
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2017, 11:59:08 AM »
Yeah I'm the same way. I'm open to go as far as Missouri (maybe Nebraska) to the South Carolina coast to view it.


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Re: A ride to totality, anyone thinking about it?
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2017, 05:17:48 PM »
I'm planning to do this as a day-ride.  Likewise, my trip will depend entirely on the weather for the 21st.

From what I've been reading, any area that has lodging also has the possibility of being a gaggle.  I intend to leave out early on the 21st and take a leisure ride just northeast or northwest (most likely) of Nashville to the most rural area I can find.  Watch the eclipse then stroll home.  I'll have a precise location nailed down between now and then.

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Re: A ride to totality, anyone thinking about it?
« Reply #9 on: Today at 08:00:02 AM »
NASA put out a really great map tracking the eclipse.  Their advice is not to choose a destination until you know what the weather will be like.  A clear sky is more important than the place. 

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/interactive_map/index.html