Posted 4/25/2007 6:44 PM (#24918) Subject: Florida riders to national rally
Sergio, Glenn and I are going to the national in Boone. We plan to leave Miami and go to Savannah and then up to Boone. Mostly slab until we get to northern South Carolina. If you want to tag along or lead, let us know.
Posted 4/25/2007 8:00 PM (#24920 - in reply to #24918) Subject: RE: Florida riders to national rally
Location: Williston, Fl
I would love to do the ride with you but I am going up early to see some friends in NC. I think we are going to have a good turn out from Fla. Stu from Jacksonville is going but is taking the motor home. That is 5 of us.
Posted 5/15/2007 7:58 AM (#25395 - in reply to #24920) Subject: RE: Florida riders to national rally
I'll be there, too, Richard (and Jim). My recovery from knee surgery is going OK, so I'll be ready to ride.
Posted 5/15/2007 8:00 AM (#25397 - in reply to #24918) Subject: RE: Florida riders to national rally
Jim, I'm going, but it seems to me that Savannah might not be on the best route for me. I'll try to give a look at the routing, this week and see how far it is with and without Savannah. I would like to ride with you guys, if the difference isn't too great.
I haven't been around here, much, because I'm supposed to keep my knee elevated and I can't do that at the computer desk.
Posted 6/5/2007 8:44 AM (#25905 - in reply to #24918) Subject: RE: Florida riders to national rally
We are going also.LaMonte and Patti from weeki Wachee,Fl.
Leaving Wednesday am to columbia,SC then on to Grandfather CG Thursday am.We are looking forward to meeting everyone since we are newbies.
Posted 6/5/2007 4:27 PM (#25921 - in reply to #24918) Subject: RE: Florida riders to national rally
We'll see you folks on Friday. Leaving Ocala thursday morning. Brian
Posted 6/5/2007 7:27 PM (#25925 - in reply to #24918) Subject: RE: Florida riders to national rally
Location: Williston, Fl
You that know me are not going to believe this but I have been trying to think of something to say on this post and the only thing that comes is WOW. I made the Nat in Beaver, AK last year and was the only one from Fla. I will be in Boone the day before the Rally starts and in NC at friends the week before. See you there.
Posted 6/8/2007 6:48 AM (#25992 - in reply to #24918) Subject: RE: Florida riders to national rally/ alternate roads
Location: Southern NC & Northern SC
For those of you that are riding north through Savannah, there is a nice break from the superslab that will not cost you an additional time between Savannah and Colombia. Take 321 North out of Savannah, andget back on I-77 north outside of Colombia. It's a nice stretch of two lane, through some old,one traffic light towns that appear to be no longer prosperous. there are a few gas stations along the way, but I'd top off in Savannah.
321 can be followed all the way to Boone, if you have time, but the stretch from Colombia to I-85 takes about an hour longer than I-77 to I-485, to I-85......unless you plan to hit the Rock Hill-Charlotte-Gastonia corridor anytime after 3pm.
From I-85 Southbound, the ramp at 321 is one to be careful on. It is normally clogged, but in the event it isn't, the ramp is partially obscured until you are in it. Take it slow. Once you make it off the ramp, you are on easy street all the way to Boone, less the road construction.
Jim Van der Veen
Posted 6/9/2007 5:56 PM (#26054 - in reply to #24918) Subject: RE: Florida riders to national rally
Hey!! It looks like Florida will have some riders. Sergio and Glenn can't make it due to outside influences, Sergio is becoming a dog cop and will be dealing with a new and third dog in his life and Glenn had his vacation cancelled. Boss wanted off the same time.
But, the Pooh and I are leaving the 15th headed to Savannah. The new route up avoiding I26 sounds like a winner. We did this same trip a year ago and don't really remember any problems with I26 but if you can get off and still make the time, I am all for that.
By the way, my threads usually don't get this many responses, so you all made me feel good. I have been away from the site for awhile, so Richard, Please keep me updated on what I am doing. Ha Ha. It seems you do a better job than I do. We are staying at Sugar Mountian which is close to the Boone area and Grandfather Mountian. So, all should be well. We will be leaving for Florida on Sunday after the rally if anyone is looking for someone to ride south with. Will be headed back to Savannah.
Posted 6/10/2007 1:38 PM (#26079 - in reply to #24918) Subject: RE: Florida riders to national rally
Jim, after looking at a BIG map, I realized that Savannah isn't really out of the way, but your timing is off for me. I won't be leaving Kissimmee until at least the 19th, maybe the 20th. Right now, I'm thinking of leaving in time to ride the blue highways all the way ans till not have tor ide more that 250-3300 miles a day. I probably would be intersted in riding back to Savannah with you on Sunday, though.
Jim Van der Veen
Posted 6/14/2007 5:15 PM (#26235 - in reply to #24918) Subject: RE: Florida riders to national rally
Glad to have you ride with us back to Savannah. We are staying somewhere else other than Sugar Mountain on Saturday night. I forget right now, but will have time to change reservations if needed. We need to be back in Miami by Monday night for work Tuesday morning, which for Clarissa, is 0530. I would like to find a "two laner", but we need to make good time on the way home.
Look forward to seeing you up there. The weather forecast is good to iffy, especially during the actual rally days. 60% chance of rain. But then, what the hell do weatherpeople know? See you and everyone else up there.
Posted 6/15/2007 7:38 AM (#26250 - in reply to #24918) Subject: RE: Florida riders to national rally
Jim, I'm looking forward to seeing you and meeting a whole bunch of new folks, since this will be my first.
I just got my Garmin tweaked to route me from kissimmee to Smoketree Lodge (my hotel) via the back roads. I'm going to cheat and go up the turnpike to US27, but that'll be my last superslab ride until after the rally. I'm making it an easy trip, too -- only about 250 mile per day. That's easier on my 71-year-old bones.
Posted 6/27/2007 6:09 AM (#26533 - in reply to #24918) Subject: RE: Florida riders to national rally
Location: Williston, Fl
It is time to check in. who has made it home? I know I am not the only one and I made two side trips. One was Maggie Valley and then Savannah, GA just because I had never been there. It is nice being retired. He he.
Posted 6/27/2007 2:03 PM (#26539 - in reply to #26533) Subject: RE: Florida riders to national rally
Hi all, Richard,we made it home yesterday about 3 pm.....had to stop for new sidecar tire in savannah harley shop.....on Monday.....stayed overnight in Jacksonville then saw you pass us and wave yesterday,,haha....great ralley and safe trip......talk soon.LaMonte(3wheel) and Patti weeki wachee,FL>