Thanks to all the great people that went on this trip. I rode, relaxed, laughed, and shared with my friends in a beautiful place with the best riding weather yet. Many memories were made and the fearless five Veterans had each others backs the entire time, making it even better for everyone by sharing and coming up with great things to do. Lost balls, loose nuts, and another hour and a half GPS story (he was gone that long?) to make us all laugh for years to come. We perfected the art of making fire, mixing bourbon, and how to cure a hangover! I think next year we should go for four days because when I walked in the door Sunday night and started to unpack, I was laughing still and I missed my friends, old and new. Thanks to Jackie, Jay, Bill and Kim. It was a pleasure meeting and riding with you all. Nathan, Bill, Rick, and Jen - Lets start planning next year!
0 · September 24
had a great time. special thanks to bill for planning (much faster route down) and great ride on sat. i improved my riding on that big old bike alot after the 10,000th twisty bill always finds.a little over 1,000 miles, 6 states, 3 days, my personal fire log adventure, 2 water falls, evening beverages,and 8 great friends to share it with. LIFE IS GOOD
0 · September 24
What a trip! Wonderful weather, great roads, and even better company. I don't think I'd laughed that hard since last year's dragon trip. Thanks to everybody who came -- you made it fun and I really enjoyed meeting those of you I didn't know before the trip, as well as spending time with our dragon veterans. We discovered a bunch of great new roads and places to stop, so I'm already looking forward to next year.
0 · September 23
Went over the new bike front to back over the past two days: new rear tire, oil & filter changed, inspected brakes, topped off all fluids, lubed chain, and adjusted suspension and other adjustable bits. Bike is ready, just need to pack stuff for the rider tomorrow. Have to dig out my cold weather gear -- last year I froze my butt off on the way down. Pack your long underwear and some warm gloves...
0 · September 20
I met Rick in North Columbus last night to catch up and visit. He gave me some great advice about mounting my GPS and we got to take a short ride on 270 until I had to part ways at Rt 33. I have to say, my Nomad fit the bill as I was running with Rick at 75mph when I realized I was still in 4th gear! I-75 will be no issue for me this year. LETS ROLL!!
0 · September 16
In one saddlebag I will have my flat kit and compressor as well as a first aid kit, my frogg toggs, and spare bike items. I would suggest everyone pack rags for dew removal, glass cleaner, spare bulbs, and some extra oil for your bike. If you are unsure of your fuel capacity, take along a portable gas jug that you can get a AutoZone. The type for ATV travel. Don't forget your care personal package - your type of allergy/heartburn/stomach medications, headache/back ache meds, and you favorite mixer for sat night. Pack in PLASTIC containers for damage control! I am stoked for this ride!
0 · September 16
Meeting at 7:30
Pilot Travel Center
118 Richwood Road, I-75/71/ky 338 Exit 175
We are leaving at 8:00
First stop after we leave will be exit 62 for gas (118 miles, 2hrs.). Take a left off the exit and there is a Shell station on the right.
We will be off the interstate from here on out.
When we reach Sommerset, KY we can stop for lunch. This is a little over the halfway point.
We will take 27 to 62 in Tennessee and head towards Oak Ridge.
62 to 162 to I40 to 129 and on to the Dragon.
0 · September 12
Saturdays ride has three choices. Two short and one long.
We can choose the first map and go to Tellico Plains first. Those who want to have a shorter ride can return over the Cherahola Skyway (105 miles, 4hrs.) round trip. Others can follow the map and ride the Moonshiners 28 (Driving Distance: 251.0 miles Time: 6 hours, 31 minutes).
The second map will travel the Moonshiners 28 route first. Those who want to have a shorter ride can return over 28 (170 miles, 4hrs.) round trip. Others can follow the map and go over the Skyway (Driving Distance: 251.0 miles Time: 6 hours, 31 minutes).
First ride : http://alfsoftware.net/maps/moo...
Second ride : http://alfsoftware.net/maps/moo...
I will be going on the longer ride which ever direction we decide, the Skyway first or the Moonshiners.
All times and milage may vary.
0 · September 12
Nathan, I had a change in travel plans and found that I can do the Dragon Ride. At the organizing meeting today, Bill said you might have an extra bed in your cabin. If so, may I split the cost with you? If not, I'll try to make a reservation at the Phillips motel or another place nearby. Thanks, Kimball.
0 · September 9
I hope to take the same route down that we used to come back on last year. That was much better than fighting the highway traffic and dodging semis at 75MPH. We still will have to run on I75 but not all the way. any ideas for other routes, please post them here for group review.
0 · August 12
All. If you would like to meet up Sunday for a 158 mile ride. I will be leaving Frischs restaurant in New Richmond, OH at 12:15 pm. I have an itinerary if you want it emailed, please respond to me with your address. My email is [masked]. It sounds like some have ridden together and some have not. It would be a great time to meet before TOTD.
My profile picture is the bike i will be riding and will be at Frischs. This way you have a reference for when you pull in the parking lot. Hope to see you there.
0 · August 17