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  • Birthday 03/28/1959

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    07 VFR800
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  1. Be sure and call to book because there online information may not reflect what they actually have. Big Lynn Lodge is about a mile up the road if you have trouble. The rates are about the same. Not much else on top of the mountain except Little Switzerland and it will be a lot more.
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    2022 Fall Ride

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    Ladies & Gentlemen ( and the rest of you) VFRD Fall Ride will be Sept 15-18 We will ride from Skyline Village Inn, Spruce Pine NC. It’s a great place to socialize at and ride from. There is limited room availability(welcome to western NC in fall). Pricing is $109 to $159. Based on room—one bed or two bed. Call Mitch, the Mgr, at 828-765-9394 to make a reservation. Don’t put this off if you want a room!!
  3. I'm glad we got the chance to meet and ride. Both times are awesome memories. If you get the bug to ride mountains again, get in touch, I usually have an extra bike. Best of luck to you.
  4. This just in from Bob..... Ladies & Gentlemen ( and the rest of you) VFRD Fall Ride will be Sept 15-18 We will ride from Skyline Village Inn, Spruce Pine NC. It’s a great place to socialize at and ride from. There is limited room availability(welcome to western NC in fall). Pricing is $109 to $159. Based on room—one bed or two bed. Call Mitch, the Mgr, at 828-765-9394 to make a reservation. Don’t put this off if you want a room!!
  5. You were gone before I even got a chance to talk to you guys. A lot of us only see each other at these events so there is a lot of chatter. I didn't do as good of a job including the newcomers as I should have. If the crowd is this big next year, we may have to make more groups. We kind of quit organizing anything a few years back because everybody sort of had a group. Join us in Little Switzerland for the FallRide. I'll make it a point to get to know you.
  6. The Snake... If you hang to just past the nine minute mark, you will see me stuff TheNana in hairpin before she unleashes all the power of her 900 and retakes the spot. Fun times! https://youtu.be/0XFPs-0mnKk NC281... https://youtu.be/BmT4EOcdsgo One last run before loading up and heading home NC28.. https://youtu.be/d6hXZzpqyNQ
  7. Too lazy to start another thread so I hope this is ok here. Every spring and fall we do the VFRpwr Tour. Five or six days of riding "all the best roads" prior to the weekend event. This spring, we did it the week after due to scheduling conflicts. I'm not a video guy so its just a bunch of short segments of the good stuff. We started the week facing a full day of rain so we elected to take the BRP and just cruise to our destination. That was the plan. We ended up in thick fog and pouring rain. If you notice the white spots on the road, that is the rain drops. The fog inside the helmet doesn't show in the video. We had one rider go down when he dropped off the shoulder into wet grass after coming out of a turn. Minor damage to the bike and the rider got back on and rode 90 minutes to the hotel. He's son and daughter picked him up that night and we found out the next morning that he had six broken ribs and a punctured lung. He had surgery to plate the ribs and is recovering at home. The rest of the trip went better. We did see a lot of wet roads and debris but only one afternoon of rain the rest of the week. I'm still working on editing video from The Snake and NC281. Too much good stuff to cut out there. https://youtu.be/phCAUS85-z0
  8. I would not have been interested at the time but now would have given it a look. The weight is a big deal to me now. I started riding the CB500x that I got for my daughter and loved it. It was just so much easier for me and ended up making me a much faster rider. If Honda could just drop some weight like they've done in some of the smaller bikes, that V4 would be a contender in my book.
  9. I just came back from my first ten days in the mountains with my Tiger660. It's roughly a hundred pounds lighter than the VFR and the ergonomics are much easier on my 63 year old body. I swapped with a few people over the course of the trip (Tracer900, FZ900, KLRsm)and can say that I'm still happy with my choice. All day comfort. Plenty of power. Doesn't care what gear you are in. The sound is....adequate. Still prefer the V4 for sure. I rode a 5th gen up 215 and was thinking what a great bike for this type of riding. Then we hit the peak and started down and I thought holy cow what load to haul down the mountain. Getting old sucks but I'm adapting. I tried really hard to find a Honda to love in the VFR's place but failed.
  10. That's about all of the pics that I took during the four day weekend. The PostRide pics and video are still to come. I may start another thread for that to keep it clean in this one. If you made it, post up your pics and comments!
  11. My best Dragon pics from Thursday. Looks just like all of my others except different bike.
  12. Andy was working on his gear for The Distinguished Gentleman's ride.
  13. The Green Jersey was awarded. Much was learned....I hope.
  14. Somebody brought rubber chickens. @MiniCarver took a "rooster" to the face. IMG_9153.MOV
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