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    North Carolina: The Tarheel State

    Hello from NC. I'm a new member and first time BMW owner. I purchased a F800GS and I am very happy with my new bike. I have over 40+ years of two wheel riding, from mini-bikes, to dirt bikes, to sport bikes, I like them all.

    How about it NC riders, let's hear what's going on in the Tarheel state.

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    Ken
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    do you mean mountainia?

    or the flatlands, where you get tar on your heels at the beach?

    ps=> welcome here, and nice bike!

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    Welcome to the Old North State

    Welcome to North Carolina, land of the twisty state roads

    Try http://www.tarheelbmw.org/ for some basic contacts and some links. The Tarheel Travelers are the local club for you (Archer Lodge is between Clayton and Wendell, SE of Raleigh) Hope you will come to a TT meeting soon, the February meeting is at my house!
    Onward, through the fog!

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    NC rider.

    I keep my bike in Maggie Valley at my cabin in the mountains, 15 minutes from the parkway.
    Any other BMWMOA riders in the area or around Waynesville or Asheville?
    Mo
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    Knobbies

    The "local" BMW club for your area would be the Knob Mtn. Riders http://home.att.net/~knobmtn/index.html

    Good folks, they know lots of fun roads up that way!
    Onward, through the fog!

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    Cabin?? Between TN an WV??

    Quote Originally Posted by moshaffer View Post
    I keep my bike in Maggie Valley at my cabin in the mountains, 15 minutes from the parkway.
    You do realize that your cabin between the MOA International and the RA National (July 19-23?) will be worth MILLIONS!

    Cabins in the Blue Ridge will be very prized for those lucky folks that will be able to make both of them
    Onward, through the fog!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moshaffer View Post
    I keep my bike in Maggie Valley at my cabin in the mountains, 15 minutes from the parkway.
    Any other BMWMOA riders in the area or around Waynesville or Asheville?
    Mo
    mo - we have a house in the crabtree community, our address is clyde, in the great state of mountainia.

    what do you ride?

    ian
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    Not exactly NC, but I am only 30 minutes from the border and only an hour from Asheville.

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    A Great State . . . .

    North Carolina is a great place to ride. I ride year 'round and really enjoy the cooler weather. A trip on the Outer Banks is a must do! We have many secondary roads with twisties and interesting towns and places to visit..
    NC is mostly transplanted northerners now but they bring a lot to the party.
    Come visit us!
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    Clyde/Maggie Valley

    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    mo - we have a house in the crabtree community, our address is clyde, in the great state of mountainia.

    what do you ride?

    ian
    Hi Ian,
    I am now riding an 08, R1200RT that I have just recently purchased. This is the first BMW for me so I am still getting used to it. I have been a Yamaha rider for many years along with a few others thrown in the mix. I went to the RT on account of the weight. Really like it.
    My Place is in Maggie Valley at the Smoky Mountain Retreat. It's across from the B&P station on Socco Rd. or highway 19. Nice area. Nice people. I go through Clyde quite a bit also. Nice small towns through there. Hope to see you riding one day.
    Mo
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    Quote Originally Posted by moshaffer View Post
    Hi Ian,
    I am now riding an 08, R1200RT that I have just recently purchased. This is the first BMW for me so I am still getting used to it. I have been a Yamaha rider for many years along with a few others thrown in the mix. I went to the RT on account of the weight. Really like it.
    My Place is in Maggie Valley at the Smoky Mountain Retreat. It's across from the B&P station on Socco Rd. or highway 19. Nice area. Nice people. I go through Clyde quite a bit also. Nice small towns through there. Hope to see you riding one day.
    Mo
    Hey guys. I do the same routine with one of my bikes (R1200GS) always available at my cabin in Maggie Valley. I ride all over Western NC, Eastern TN, GA, VA, etc. The cabin and bike are winterized right now, but back in action come next March. Send me a PM any time you want to get together for a ride. Cheers.

    Mike
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    2008 R1200GSA (Touring)
    2009 R1200GS (Mountains)

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    Quote Originally Posted by moshaffer View Post
    I keep my bike in Maggie Valley at my cabin in the mountains, 15 minutes from the parkway.
    Any other BMWMOA riders in the area or around Waynesville or Asheville?
    Mo


    I am in Waynesville and I have two BMWs. We ride quite often. When you are up here, look me up.

    Tommy

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    Quote Originally Posted by moshaffer View Post
    Hi Ian,
    I am now riding an 08, R1200RT that I have just recently purchased. This is the first BMW for me so I am still getting used to it. I have been a Yamaha rider for many years along with a few others thrown in the mix. I went to the RT on account of the weight. Really like it.
    My Place is in Maggie Valley at the Smoky Mountain Retreat. It's across from the B&P station on Socco Rd. or highway 19. Nice area. Nice people. I go through Clyde quite a bit also. Nice small towns through there. Hope to see you riding one day.
    Mo
    same here!

    i do spend a bit of time on the gravel roads, which your RT ain't going to like, but maybe we can get together with tbourke sometime and explore?

    ian
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    hey guys, Wade here, living in Mooresville on Lake Norman. Moved here from New Orleans about 3.5 years ago, and just love those mountain roads. Have an 01 R1100RL ... best bike ever. We have a local club we meet every 2nd and 4th Sunday for Breakfast and welcome all new memebers to join. We even get in some spirited rides. http://www.carolinasbmwmoa.org/ join us .


    Wade

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    Hello NC

    Based in Mooresville, outside Charlotte. Looking at the GA Mountain Rally first weekend in May. GA, TN, NC mountain riding. It will break that GS in nicely.

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