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2014 Drift-In
« on: July 29, 2013, 15:00:53 PM »
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Hello Everyone.......I hosted Drift-In 09 in Cherokee & now I am Hosting for a 2nd time in Maggie Valley, NC.    Just wanted to keep you all updated.


The Official dates for Drift-In 2014 will be:   August 13-14-15-16    To many events going on in June and rates were high at all motels and it just wasn't a good time to have the rally.   Some said that July was not good for them so it left August.   

I searched in person about 12 possible sites for the Dog Pound and many where too high dollar, rooms were crappy, no pool or wi-fi, not enough rooms to hold us all, some people just were not really wanting the biker crowd.   I did notice that most motels in Maggie Valley are now 100% smoke free in the rooms. 
 

I did find just the right place for us on Monday and the owner offered me deals on rooms that were 30% to 50% off of what others were charging for below standard rooms.    The owner wanted the Drifter Riders and she showed me that in prices.   I will announce the price details in the next few days.   
 

This is what we have now:   45 units total.   Half the rooms are Creek side and this is a big white water creek & they have private balconies overlooking the creek with rocking chairs.    The standard rooms do not have the private balconies.  This is a 2 floor Lodge.   All rooms are NO SMOKING, but you can smoke outside in front of your room or on your back deck (creekside) or anywhere on the property.   PLEASE NO FLICKING BUTTS ONTO THE PARKING LOT OR YARD.   If you smoke in your room, then you will have to pay $100 times the amount of nights you stay.     
 

Between the lodge and the creek are 3 fire pits with plastic yard chairs around each one.    We can build fires and owner will supply the wood.   You will be sitting 3-10 feet away from a rushing white water creek.    There are grills back there for our us to use.    Now the rushing creek out back is also full of Trout......so fishermen....bring your rods and reels!!!!   


There is an indoor pool that is open all night long (never closes).   There's also a small play set area for the kids.   Most rooms will have awesome mountain views to look at on a rocking chair in front of the room.   For all you intellectual types, there is a big room next to the office with nice furniture, couches, recliner, chairs....just one huge room.   
 

There are places to wash our bikes.   An ice machine & a Pop machine.   There is also a laundry room with 2 washers and 2 dryers...very nice updated ones.  Many other biker clubs stay here year after year.   

This Lodge is also rated the 3rd BEST hotel/motel to stay at in Maggie Valley.   The rooms are large, very clean and toilets are the elongated ones.   

Some rooms have Jacuzzi tubs, some are Kitchenettes, some are standard king, 2 queens, 2 doubles.   There are 4 units that are perfect for families and have rooms opening into another room.   If you are going to bring your kids, ask the owner about which room will suit you and your family best and she will work with you.   Each room does have a refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker.   There is also a 2 bedroom apartment.   
  No pets allowed.


There is a 7 day minimum notice to cancel or you get charged for one night.  When I post prices of rooms in 1-3 days, I will post the link to the Lodge and you can see the room prices yourself and you will be shocked at the prices the owner is giving us.   

This Lodge has everything for our group.   There is a gas station 100 feet away that sells beer and a state store down the road.   There is also a small night club across the street.

Drift-In 2014 is going to be a blast and full of surprises.   You all need to be here for this.   There will be rides for all levels of riders, discounts for attractions, am working on a band to play for us.    You will all have a rare opportunity to see a 911 Memorial that has (2) I-beams from the World Trade Centers.  Don't forget that Wheels thru Time Motorcycle Museum is here in Maggie Valley. 

Mark your calendars now and make your reservations right away.   If you want quiet at night, then reserve a standard room.   If you want to hear a rushing white water creek and everyone talking and getting wild late night, then get a Creekside room.   

This is it...August 13-14-15-16 of 2014 for a Kicking Great & Unfogettable Drift-In.
« Last Edit: July 29, 2013, 15:07:17 PM by chief »
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013, 06:53:36 AM »
Since we're going to be in Maggie Valley, who wants to go to Wheels Through Time and see their HUGE collection of vintage bikes??

The website seems a bit wonky, but there are GOBS of vids on Youtube of the museum, as well as from his current  show "What's in the Barn?".




« Last Edit: August 07, 2013, 11:44:24 AM by DC »
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2013, 10:46:13 AM »
Definitely!  On the museum, etc.!!!!!  Count us in!
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2013, 21:03:23 PM »
 I'm in too. Booked my room today, now people start to send your dollar to me.....lol......
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 07:59:51 AM »
I'm in too. Booked my room today, now people start to send your dollar to me.....lol......

Did you get a creekside room or a parking lot side room?
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013, 18:36:54 PM »
I'm in too. Booked my room today, now people start to send your dollar to me.....lol......
So what's the PO box?  Can't send a dollar via email!! ;)
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2013, 22:17:48 PM »
 ;)  never to proud ....

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 DC I told the very polite person (female) that I was not picky about the room as long as the A/C worked and it was cold at night, had a working fridge, an a TV, because I can sleep most anyplace once I am tired. Told her just to put me someplace and I would be most happy.
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2013, 22:53:34 PM »
Okay.  I'm thinking of getting a parking lot side room.  I might bring a video camera and have it trained on the parking lot all night.

I have to wait to get through some bills (a refi), then I can make my reservation, but I AM making it to the 2014 Drift-In.  Not willing to let work get in the way this time around.
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2013, 21:19:02 PM »
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I'm thinking of getting a parking lot side room.  I might bring a video camera and have it trained on the parking lot all night.

 Why?

 We will just have D1 doing sentry duty all night for us.
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2013, 09:09:51 AM »
Why?

 We will just have D1 doing sentry duty all night for us.

Didn't know he signed up for it.

Besides, I'm a light sleeper.  So I thought I'd pick the quiet side, if there is such a thing there.
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2013, 14:44:33 PM »
   now that you made that public knowledge you think people are going to let you sleep.......lol......
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2013, 16:26:09 PM »
  I know I didn't really know what to expect when I went this year, and I also know that you guys don't either. The location is in a mountain riding area, only about 70 miles from the Dragon. WolfChief is the host, and he promised it would be "KICK-ASS", so I have a pretty good idea what he meant, after attending this year. These people are not like the typical "bikers" you find at the harley-centric gatherings or even Sturgis...They are all about the ride. We left at 08:00 and didn't get back 'till around 16:00 each day...Meals were all planned and brilliantly executed....so if you want to ride after you ride there, and eat.... ;D, then this group is just what you need. I had a blast. The last time I had this much fun at a "rally" was in Wyoming, in 1988...I rode 500 miles with the group, over 3 days...so I would suspect this is a pretty good indicator of what to expect....
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2013, 18:35:05 PM »
+1 on Troll's observations.  Didn't know a soul (other than from posts on this forum) and I was taken in from the moment my kickstand touched the parking lot.  Good folks that you'll be glad to ride with.  If you're on the fence because you don't know anybody...just go.

I'm going to have a shortened stay at the DI next year (probably Fri & Sat only thanks to the career), but I will start counting down the days (probably in January).  Wouldn't miss it.

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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2013, 18:43:54 PM »
So, Bryan, you're going to make it, after all great! Did you look at the video I sent you?
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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2013, 18:59:39 PM »
Just sat down and watched the rest.  My wife says she's glad she didn't go, would've scared her to death.  This from a woman who has jumped out of airplanes.  Great video!

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« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2013, 19:42:01 PM »
Thank you. The dvd is almost done. I have been editing and it's going to have to be a dual layer dvd to get it all in....I had over 6 hours of raw video files to work on
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2013, 07:37:28 AM »
   now that you made that public knowledge you think people are going to let you sleep.......lol......

Well, I barely sleep anyway.  So I might as well be watching the bikes.

Not sure about bringing the suede jacket and glue-on mustache though.    ;)
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2013, 09:10:13 AM »
  you bring the suede coat and glue on 'stach and I'll bring my trench coat and my 'stach.

http://www.gentlemansemporium.com/store/vict_mens_22.php

we will out shine them for sure....lol.....
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« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2013, 10:54:48 AM »
Sounds like a plan!   ;D
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« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2013, 11:09:26 AM »
Oh boy...I gotta see this! don't forget your name tags!
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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2013, 11:45:02 AM »
with the  ;D

  Hi my name is :                          Hi my name is :
  CDNRatMan  ;D                               DC   ;D

  Hi my name is :                          Hi my name is :
   Petemoss  ;D                             GreenBarn   ;D

  Hi my name is :                          Hi my name is :
     Troll  ;D                                       PC   ;D

like this eh! pretty easy,.....lol......
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« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2013, 00:51:16 AM »
2800 miles one way for me.  I wish it was closer as I only moto-camp so that is a good 6 days each way doing 500 a day. 
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« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2013, 07:32:11 AM »
Oh boy...I gotta see this! don't forget your name tags!

Be careful what you wish for.   :o   ;)   ;D
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« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2013, 23:35:31 PM »
I'm in too. Booked my room today, now people start to send your dollar to me.....lol......

Where do I book a room...I will go in 2014...and I'd like to be creekside...my calendar is already marked...
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« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2013, 23:36:55 PM »
never mind...just got my answer... :o....
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