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I known that this will be a well attended event. I have a couple of recommendations. First, go to the Biltmore Vineyards wine tasting with empty cases. They make some fine wines and you won't leave the winery without. Also, I recommend that you seek out Dan Greene with a good road map and he'll put you on some excellent B+ to A+ runs around the Asheville area.

There will also be a Bar-B-Que festival going on in Tryon, NC at Harmon Field which is at the bottom of US 176 at the NC 108 cutoff which heads over to Columbus. They have a special parking area up close for bikes, live music and lots of food and drink. This is a big deal for the Tryon area. Its about 45 miles from the Biltmore with some good twisties to run out and back.

Since, my bike house is in that area I plan to day trip to the Biltmore to see who shows up for this unprecedented event.

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flatbutt and I will be at the Holiday Inn Express on Hendersonville Rd. Thursday night thru Sunday.

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You mean flatbutt leaves his NJ pond unattended to venture southward ? Very interesting.
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Look forward to seeing all you folks. Bob Hancock and I will be camping at the estate. I suspect Bob will bring his pop-up tarps with the aluminum legs so look for us.
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You mean flatbutt leaves his NJ pond unattended to venture southward ? Very interesting.
I believe he has arranged for "family" to keep an eye on it.
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I will be there with the little woman. I look forward to seeing the taillights of all you faster riders.
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I'm planning on riding up on fridayAM from Charlotte. I hope there is some shaded area we are able to camp at. Note to self, BRING CORK SCREW. BobL in Gastonis on red/silver 1200s
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In the camping area I plan on having two popups. A white one and a red/white/blue one. (Not sure if they will allow this but I'm ready to beg forgiveness rather than ask permission.) Stop by for sure, or if we aren't there, leave a note. We need to have a Pelican event some time during the rally whether it's at the Biltmore or downtown somewhere or on the road.
PS. I'll have the new bike. BCPrep is still in the air awaiting Ohlins rebuild.
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You mean flatbutt leaves his NJ pond unattended to venture southward ? Very interesting.
well there are times when it is better for me to NOT be here.

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Looking forward to meeting some of you Pelicans. The roads are spectacular. Have a good journey down.
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I'm camping as near as I can get to Camp Hancock, but I won't get in till Friday mid-afternoon. Perhaps all interested Pelicans would like to meet somewhere Saturday morning for a ride. Any ideas? I like the ride from I-26 through Bat Cave to Lake Lure.
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NC Hwy 9 out of Bat Cave up to Old Fort and then back over to Sugar Hill, NC then loop down via Bills Creek Road toward Lake Lure which is jammed on weekends Chimmney rock of Lake Lure is good for lunch Break or coffee and a bagel.

US 276 warns 18 wheelers due to the tight turns which they can't negotiate. Some good roads out to the west of Asheville through Pisgah National Forest.

BTW Bob, I saw the Pirates film yesterday. Don't start drinking soda until you're a hour into the movie. It's loooooong. There will be a follow-on. Disney has found a "honey pot' and won't let in go as long as Depp comes back to the trough to fill his pockets. More spec effects!!

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Not to worry Craig. I have some routes in mind that I think you will find scenic, challenging, and with relatively little traffic. So far the long range weather prediction looks good too.
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Can I tag along Dan? I promise not to high side off a cliff.
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Of course you can. I promise not to mention any decreasing radius turns.
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I will be coming up from the Orlando area probably on Wednesday. Is there anyone else from this area heading t Asheville? Just thought I would check. I look forward to being able to put some faces with all of the names on the board.

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I'm an Asheville local, so if you guys need any help for whatever may come up, let me know and I'll see what I can do. Otherwise, I'll see you guys at the meet.
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Does the event have a daily fee? I can only make Sunday and hate to pay for for all the days I missed.
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Does the event have a daily fee? I can only make Sunday and hate to pay for for all the days I missed.
I doubt it. You can go to the RA website and check but I suspect Sunday will be the day to tear down and go home. Prolly not much happening then.
http://www.bmwra.org/
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The Biltmore has a daily pass fee that varieswith the time of year and season. Google the Biltmore and it will tell you. BMWRA meet attenders probebly get a rate for the entire stay on the grounds.

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