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Thread: New Member from Waynesville, NC

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    Stan09
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    Thumbs up New Member from Waynesville, NC

    After about 30 years I am a motorcycle owner again. I recently bought a 2001 K1200LT and am re-aquainting myself to the feel again. Two wheels are not new to me since I have been an avid cyclist for many years. My goal is not long distance touring at least in the short term. My wife and I look forward to riding the Blue Ridge Parkway and we plan to spend a few months this winter in Phoenix and I plan to take the bike and do rides of one on two day duration in the Southwest.

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    hi stan - welcome here.

    my wife and i have a place in clyde, up 209 north of I-40.

    in addition to the BRP, i would strongly recommend a ride up 209 to Hot Springs.

    another good ride is south on 276 over the hill to brevard.

    oh, and another good one is NC215 over the hill to rossman.

    oh, and definitely 107 to cashiers... 64 to highlands...

    as you well know, there are a million great motorcycle roads up there.

    hopefully we can catch up with each other in the future.

    ian

    ps => i can give you some good recommendations in arizona, too!
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    Welcome Stan - to the board and the MOA

    You'll find a treasure trove of information here.

    Please check in often and post some pictures of your upcomig travels.
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    Welcome Aboard Stan

    Welcome Aboard Stan

    Just about any technical question you might have about your rides
    and
    where to take them touring is available here either via the search button
    or
    by just starting a new thread.

    Come back often and post a few pictures of that LT, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Phoenix.


    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan09 View Post
    After about 30 years I am a motorcycle owner again. I recently bought a 2001 K1200LT and am re-aquainting myself to the feel again. Two wheels are not new to me since I have been an avid cyclist for many years. My goal is not long distance touring at least in the short term. My wife and I look forward to riding the Blue Ridge Parkway and we plan to spend a few months this winter in Phoenix and I plan to take the bike and do rides of one on two day duration in the Southwest.
    Welcome. We've stayed in Waynesville on a couple of trips -- what a great place to live -- and so close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and so many great roads in your vicinity. I especially enjoy riding 215 and 276. I'm a re-entry rider also -- got back into riding a few years ago. We bought our first BMW last November and have been enjoying the forum ever since -- it's informative and entertaining. Here at the forum, we're always clamoring for more photos -- please post some of your first Blue Ridge Parkway ride if you're so inclined. Again, welcome aboard and enjoy your stay.
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    Welcome Stan! I live in Waynesville and look forward to meeting you. Should have posted your arrival Saturday. We left Waynesville yesterday morning, up 209 to Hot Springs, over to Mars Hill then on to Little Switzerland for lunch. Took the BRP back with a stop at Mount Mitchell. Great day!

    Tommy

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    Welcome. Glad to have you here. Lucky you to live in an area with such great riding!

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