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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #50 on: December 22, 2013, 10:58:47 AM »
   
  now why would you slander my good name so.......I would not give him grief, if you noticed earlier I told him he needs to do what he needs to do, you would be so lucky to be as able as DC is at his age, heck you will be lucky to live as long as DC, you know he was a VIP passenger on the Ark. So do not pick on the poor man.......

....my point exactly.... ;D ;D
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2013, 20:49:37 PM »
Maggie Valley,  was banning all rallies , etc. due to a lot of citizens and businesses complaining about motorcycle groups there.  Has that changed ? ?

Another 'heads up'.......  we were at a motel that had no smoking, and "never" smoked in the room.  However,  was around the fire pit, which left a smoky smell on some clothes which I  put into a plastic bag when I changed.   However,   they "smelled" what I can only assume was the smoky clothes from being around the fire,  and claimed I had been smoking in the room (never did )  and wanted me to pay a 'fee'.  So,  a caution for anyone around the fire pits.....  you could get 'accused', and how do you prove your innocence ? .   
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2013, 21:57:32 PM »
   
  now why would you slander my good name so.......I would not give him grief, if you noticed earlier I told him he needs to do what he needs to do, you would be so lucky to be as able as DC is at his age, heck you will be lucky to live as long as DC, you know he was a VIP passenger on the Ark. So do not pick on the poor man.......

And that was back when you could have as many wives as you wanted and no one batted an eye.  I don't care if people don't like it.  That's just how I live.  A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2014, 14:03:45 PM »
Well, I finally took the plunge and made my room reservations for Maggie Valley.  So I'm definitely planning to go, God willing.   

I have one question, though  - can anybody tell me what I would miss if I wasn't able to go down early enough to be there for the Wed. 8/13 day?   I know there probably isn't a definite schedule yet, but I figured there will probably be a ride scheduled for that day??  Anybody have any rough schedule together yet?? 

Come on warm weather....   ;D
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #54 on: January 14, 2014, 11:27:34 AM »
Wow, I haven't been on here in a while...

Trailering:  We trailered last year - not my preferred method of travel, but the old man has a rotten back and as mentioned above, better to arrive ready to rock n roll than all crippled up in pain for the week.  Anybody with an issue - well it's their issue!  I personally would ride it if somebody wants to come trailer with the hubby  ;D  And as for Sturgis - I was out there in 12 - actually I rode thru to Bozeman MT and back - thoses posers do NOT ride in! Oh yeah, some do - but 90% of the bikes I saw were heading in on trailers!  In their defense however, if I were to ride it again (from NE Indiana) - I would trailer to the SD/IA border - nothing to see in Indiana, Iowa or Illinois except Corn and pigs - and you can't carry in IL!

Last year there was a ride on Wed. at Drift In, we missed it as we assumed that was check in day only and arrived late in the day.  Whenever you get there will work out just fine - many were there for the whole time, some were way early and several made it only for the weekend - I'm sure Chief is doing a great job planning and their will be plenty to do no matter when you arrive!
Last year's format was to ride during the day and chill at night.

We are looking forward to 2014 Drift In! 

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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #55 on: January 14, 2014, 13:00:29 PM »
I made the same assumption about Wed. as you did, and missed the ride, but stayed for the thunderstorm! Won't make that mistake again..This was the most fun I EVER had riding with a group. I always hated group rides, but this is VERY different from the usual, how do I put this...H-D type ride!
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« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2014, 11:57:29 AM »
Last year I arrived in Helen, Ga on Thursday evening and it was getting dark so I had to find a campsite. I didn't go into town until Friday morning. Had a great time!
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #57 on: January 16, 2014, 21:07:09 PM »
So when do you plan to get there THIS year?
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« Reply #58 on: January 17, 2014, 07:19:33 AM »
I'm thinking I will arrive late morning of the 14 and stay Thur night, Friday night, Saturday night.

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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #59 on: February 11, 2014, 17:28:22 PM »
RESERVATION MADE!!!!!!!  I just finished a great conversation with Carol.

I just got a room with one bed.  Leaving the wives at home.  I like going solo most of the time.

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« Reply #60 on: February 11, 2014, 18:56:29 PM »
Room booked.  Now 6 months of...............................waiting.  Is it time yet?

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« Reply #61 on: February 13, 2014, 14:11:03 PM »
Hey - is there a page to actually register for Drift In 2014 yet?  or not?  I reserved room, but seems like I still need to register.....and Collin just let me know he's taking off work and coming with us.....so 3 bikes...

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« Reply #62 on: February 16, 2014, 18:32:35 PM »
Sigh.... I am soooo over winter... All this snow/ice/cold weather is for the people who live up north.... there is a reason that I live in the South for and well this is not it...LOL... I heard my poor bike  :'( crying the other night.... I do believe that it is feeling neglected...lol..

But I will ride next Saturday no matter the weather I have a benefit ride to do for a young boy who has stage IV non-hodgins lymphoma... :(

We will be getting to Maggie Valley that Tuesday... So we can get a little rest from the ride there before we start the group rides.. and I agree with Troll I had fun and meet many new people.. Cant wait too do it again!!

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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #63 on: February 16, 2014, 19:07:14 PM »
Hey - is there a page to actually register for Drift In 2014 yet?  or not?  I reserved room, but seems like I still need to register.....and Collin just let me know he's taking off work and coming with us.....so 3 bikes...

Looks to me like the main Drift-In website is:
http://www.drift-in.org/index.html

They have a registration page on there.   Guess I'd better register...
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #64 on: February 16, 2014, 19:11:55 PM »
Hey, there Mr. Barn....I've been working on a route that takes me a 100 miles out of my way so I can stop in at your place, and we can go together....Still in the rough planning stages, but we might be able to collect a couple of others as we go....
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #65 on: February 16, 2014, 19:36:48 PM »
I'd be quite honored if you would do that, Troll.  I believe Ratman is already possibly swinging by here as well, as I'm almost directly on his way down.  What day to you plan to make the trip?

That would be really cool is we could also meet up someplace on the way with the folks from over East yonder, and all ride down together.   
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« Reply #66 on: February 17, 2014, 08:54:12 AM »
I'd be quite honored if you would do that, Troll.  I believe Ratman is already possibly swinging by here as well, as I'm almost directly on his way down.  What day to you plan to make the trip?

That would be really cool is we could also meet up someplace on the way with the folks from over East yonder, and all ride down together.
I'm thinking Monday afternoon, so we could finish the (one day) ride to Maggie Valley from your place. I don't want to miss the "opening ceremonies" Here's a copy of the plan, as it is right now....
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #67 on: February 17, 2014, 20:00:51 PM »
What?  I39 all that way??  You act like you don't want to go through CHICAGO!...   

Sounds like a plan.   Sounds like I need to get Tuesday off from the boss....
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #68 on: February 17, 2014, 20:49:23 PM »
I would rather go through Des Moines on my way than $hitc@go. Are you up for a long day on Tuesday? About 475 from your house...
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #69 on: February 17, 2014, 21:04:52 PM »
Guess I'll have to be....   ;D  If it gets too rough, leave me by the side of the road and I'll catch up later...
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« Reply #70 on: February 18, 2014, 08:36:34 AM »
I'm still refining the route. I have to balance time constraints against traffic patterns...I still have a few months to get it where I want it...
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #71 on: February 18, 2014, 19:58:43 PM »
I sure appreciate all the time you're putting in the route/schedule.  Saves me the trouble....   I was hoping to minimize the interstates and make use of as many lesser roads as possible, but I realize that's really hard to do that when going that far.

What are the chances of veering the route slightly to the East to meet up  with the NY contingent?   
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Re: 2014 Drift-In
« Reply #72 on: February 19, 2014, 09:12:16 AM »
I didn't look at the second day, yet, so maybe. I had planned to take it easy on the second leg and only do the 475...I am getting older, you know...
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« Reply #73 on: February 20, 2014, 21:11:26 PM »
I can certainly understand that! It will be your second long day in a row, so the direct route will probably be best.
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« Reply #74 on: February 20, 2014, 22:02:19 PM »
Sure hope I can make it!! I'm registered, room booked, all that, but not lookin' good for going. :(
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