Topic: A ride to totality, anyone thinking about it?  (Read 1164 times)

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Offline Gam

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« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2017, 03:19:37 PM »
I have been laying low, waiting to the last minute to gauge weather and options before I made a final decision.
My thought had been jump on the Versys, ride to Deals Gap, hang out with my friends there and experience the eclipse, the ride home Monday evening after it is all over with.

I am now having serious reservations about doing so.

My general impression, based on a few posts by friends in the area: it is going to be a mad house all along the path.

Already crowded and expected to get a lot worse.

In my mind's eye I see mental pics that look like hoards of humanity, stuck on the roads, like you see when folks flee the coast when a hurricane warning is issued and the storm is 12 hours from landfall.

I might just settle for the 93.5% I get from my own yard in Moody.

I'm thinking the same thing, but Starr Mountain is pretty tempting, from my location I could take little back roads to Chatsworth, Ga, cross through Cohutta, then owswalt/clear creek rds, and then come in on Bullet Rd., from the Reliance side, but FS roads may be crazy as well.

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« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2017, 03:27:33 PM »
Here is where I'll be watching the eclipse. You can reserve a spot and remove some stress. Each reserved spot comes with a pair of solar glasses.

I'll have my daughter with me, we'll be in the cage.

Amazin' Acres located in Sparta, TN

http://www.amazinacres.com/

I looked at Sparta.....it's dead center of the eclipse.

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« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2017, 02:40:17 PM »
I called the Cherohala Mountain Trails Campground.,...goes right to voice mail...reckon they have any room left for a small tent and motorcycle?

Surely they're not completely full.  :-\

We do't take up much room ya know. 8)

That's a field full if they are. :o

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« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2017, 02:44:46 PM »
OK, got'em, finally.  Plenty of room left for tents.  $10/person per night.

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« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2017, 03:22:34 PM »
OK, got'em, finally.  Plenty of room left for tents.  $10/person per night.
Looks like I'm heading that way too. I'm not finding any other areas available to camp


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« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2017, 03:25:36 PM »
OK, got'em, finally.  Plenty of room left for tents.  $10/person per night.
Looks like I'm heading that way too. I'm not finding any other areas available to camp


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We'll be pulling in there around 1am eastern time......  maybe we won't wake the entire campground...or...maybe we WILL....LOL ;D

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« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2017, 03:27:39 PM »
OK, got'em, finally.  Plenty of room left for tents.  $10/person per night.
Looks like I'm heading that way too. I'm not finding any other areas available to camp


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We'll be pulling in there around 1am eastern time......  maybe we won't wake the entire campground...or...maybe we WILL....LOL ;D
Lol good deal. Y'all be safe


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« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2017, 04:32:40 PM »
Life is what happens when you are making other plans.  #dadlife



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« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2017, 04:39:58 PM »
Life is what happens when you are making other plans.  #dadlife



Noooo!  What happened???
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« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2017, 04:44:29 PM »
Noooo!  What happened???

My daughter had an accident while skating Friday night.  We have to see Ortho doc Monday.  We had big plans to drive up to TN tonight and camp.  Not anymore.

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« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2017, 05:08:55 PM »

My daughter had an accident while skating Friday night.  We have to see Ortho doc Monday.  We had big plans to drive up to TN tonight and camp.  Not anymore.


 Dang! Tell her we ALL wish her well.

Leg, close to her foot?

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« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2017, 06:43:58 PM »
Noooo!  What happened???

My daughter had an accident while skating Friday night.  We have to see Ortho doc Monday.  We had big plans to drive up to TN tonight and camp.  Not anymore.

Man....that is terrible.  I hope she is not in too much pain.  Have you considered and Orthopedic Surgeon in Middle TN?  ;D  Just kidding bro.  I hope all goes well and she makes a speedy recovery.  Very sorry for y'all.

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« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2017, 06:45:08 PM »
Good luck on your trips, everyone.  As shown above, every day is full of many variables.

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« Reply #43 on: August 21, 2017, 09:06:10 PM »
That was one of the most amazing things I have ever witnessed in my life. I didn't expect it, but when the totality hit, I was overcome with emotion and I burst in to tears.

I hope everyone is home safely.
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« Reply #44 on: August 22, 2017, 11:02:34 AM »
No ride report,  because out wasn't a ride.  I will say it was THE most amazing thing I have ever seen with my own eyes. 

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