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Topic: RFP #11 - Tellico, Tax Avoidance, and Pie, April 13-16  (Read 3638 times)

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gharshman

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« on: January 27, 2017, 10:47:05 AM »
Ride Info:

Meeting Place:  Jack's, 307 US-31, Athens (Google Maps link)
Meeting Time: Thursday, April 13 @ 8:00AM
Kick-stands up: @ 9:00AM
Route to Tellico: 206 miles, lunch stop along the way, Google Maps link
Arrival: Approx. 4:00PM Eastern

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I'm taking off Thursday and Friday from work to have a 4-day weekend around Tellico and Robbinsville.  This will be a dual-sport weekend for me, but all bikes are welcome.  We don't have to stick together, but it would be cool if we had a group of folks hanging out together in the evening.  I'll be on the KLR650.

The plan:

 - Leave north Alabama on Thursday morning
 - No interstate ride to Tellico
 - Camp at CMTC
 - Ride some dirt roads and twisties
 - Return home on Sunday



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Don't have routes yet for Friday and Saturday, but I want to ride Witt Road, visit the Lakeshore "Tunnel to Nowhere", and ride Rich Mountain Rd and Parson Branch if they are open.  May also ride the Dirt Dragon and visit McFarland/Hiwassee Dam again.  All of this is "adventure bike" friendly.  Nothing gnarly.

I'm planning to stay at Cherohala Mountain Trails Campground (CMTC), http://www.cmtrails.com/.  Cabins are $50/night, but there are two beds, so you could share a cabin (not a bed) and get away with $25/night.  Or you could camp there for $10/day.  To make a reservation, go to the website, click "Rates," and then the "Book Now" button near the bottom of the page.  I have already reserved Cabin #1.

Route up on Thursday looks something like this:



Temperatures should be nice in mid-April:


« Last Edit: February 16, 2017, 11:08:21 AM by Nice Goat »

gharshman

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 10:48:08 AM »
Video from the last trip:



Offline klaviator

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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 11:08:14 AM »
I don't have to work that Friday night so I'll try to make it up there on Friday. 

Offline norton73

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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2017, 12:45:37 PM »
You do realize that is Easter weekend.

If I am not on call that weekend, I will be interested in riding up Friday.
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gharshman

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2017, 08:40:31 PM »
You do realize that is Easter weekend.
If I am not on call that weekend, I will be interested in riding up Friday.

Well, good!  That means that I only have to take Thursday as a vacation day.  My company gives Good Friday as a holiday.

Offline Jwwr

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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2017, 07:13:38 PM »
I get Good Friday off too! I'll try and make this.

Offline Shepcam

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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2017, 02:29:06 PM »
I dont have a dual sport,, hmmm,,, maybe I need to fix that ;)
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2017, 02:29:06 PM »
Leave approved.  Kitchen Pass approved.  I'm in!

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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2017, 06:53:17 PM »
I've got cabin #2 reserved with room for one more...

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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2017, 03:37:20 PM »
Someone may need a substitute bass player that weekend!

Offline Al Goodwin

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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2017, 03:56:35 PM »
Someone may need a substitute bass player that weekend!

You wouldn't happen to know one...would you?? :P

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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2017, 08:37:50 AM »
I may know one or two.

Offline Frank Smith

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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2017, 09:05:00 PM »
I want to go with you.  Seems right up my alley. But I do need to check work schedule. Please let me know if I can tag along. Thanks in advance.
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gharshman

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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2017, 09:09:57 PM »
I want to go with you.  Seems right up my alley. But I do need to check work schedule. Please let me know if I can tag along. Thanks in advance.


Yes, of course.  Any publicly posted ride on BamaRides is open to all who want to come.

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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2017, 04:51:36 PM »
Thanks. I'll stay in tune to this thread for more info.
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