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    My son and I are leaving in the morning for 3 days. He and I both are due for some riding time and it may as well be in the mountains around Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. He hasn't been on the Dragon, so this will be a first for him. Don't think he's done Cherohala Skyway either. Hope to have a few pics when we get back.
    Northeast, Alabama
    1995 GL1500, 2004 GL1800 & 2007 Aero 750

  • #2
    Hope you guys have a bunch of fun. The Cherohala is nice.
    Richard
    Darksider #390
    Murgie's FAQ

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    • #3
      That's what life is all about - sharing with someone special. Ride safe and enjoy your time together.

      Crabby Bob

      Retired and riding a Goldwing - Life is good!
      2001 Gl1800A - Illusion Red
      DS # 1258 - Double Darkside

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      • #4
        What a special ride that will be. I envy you. Be safe.

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        • #5
          This was our ride last Thursday. Cherokee to 28 to the Dragon to Vonore via 129 to Tellico Plains to Cherohala Skyway to Wayah to Franklin and back up part of Moonshine 28 to get back to Cherokee. 233 miles - what a blast!!

          2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
          USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
          US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
          2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
          2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

          50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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          • #6
            Semper Fi I belong to the Kokomo, IN Legion Riders. Have you been to the Rolling Thunder ride to the wall in Washington?

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            • #7
              Not yet. For the past four years as the crowds headed to DC, I've been heading to KY to do an annual ride with a brother through the beautiful fragrance of horse country. I'll do DC either this coming year or the next. I want to do it, but really don't want to sit through half a day of shuffling the bike along in the crowd, so I've been putting it off until a couple friends also were ready to go.

              Did you do this year's Legacy Ride? We rode with it from Pikeville to Gastonia.
              2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
              USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
              US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
              2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
              2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

              50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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              • #8
                Sounds like you are enjoying retirement. I am at the point in my riding career that the old body just doesn't tolerate distance riding. Our chapter did manage to staff a planed fuel stop on the Legacy Ride to hand out cold bottled water on last year's ride, I am also the king of the fair weather riders. Kokomo, IN recently finished a nice shelter for homeless vets and we do fund raiser rides to help keep it operational. I am also a member of the Miami County Military Rites team. Belonging to vet organizations tends to keep me in the riding loop.

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                • #9
                  Sounds like a great ride...you both enjoy it...be safe

                  John
                  John - Richmond 2013 GL1800, Level 3

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                  • #10
                    Well we made it home late yesterday afternoon (28th). We had a great time riding in and over the mountains. Time well spent. Anyone going in the near future, they are working on the road right-of-way on Ware's Valley Rd. in preparation to sting new power lines. You can expects delays.. It was a 750 mile round trip for us.



                    Northeast, Alabama
                    1995 GL1500, 2004 GL1800 & 2007 Aero 750

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                    • #11
                      Great thread, post, and pic's........excellent stuff. You Sir did what most of us that have son's, would also love to do. Thanks for sharing.
                      '12 GL1800 Level 4 & '08 FLHX Darksider #1378

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                      • #12
                        speckfisher
                        Best of all I get to do it another time this year. I have a younger son that hasn't rode in the mountains yet. He's too busy cutting grass, so it looks like we will be pushing an Oct. trip for him. Which will be fine with me.
                        Northeast, Alabama
                        1995 GL1500, 2004 GL1800 & 2007 Aero 750

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by speedy1 View Post
                          speckfisher
                          Best of all I get to do it another time this year. I have a younger son that hasn't rode in the mountains yet. He's too busy cutting grass, so it looks like we will be pushing an Oct. trip for him. Which will be fine with me.
                          When the time comes, have a great ride! And be sure to post. My two sons are currently bikeless - hope to ride with them again someday. Soooo, some of us are living vicariously through you. Have a great time for us.
                          2008 Red GW1800 -- NRA Life Member - American Legion PUFL, American Legion Riders
                          USMC 21 YRS/9 MO and when dead, a dead Marine.
                          US Four Corner Ride https://clayusmcret.blogspot.com/
                          2014 Mid-States Ride https://mid-states.blogspot.com/
                          2015 NC to UT/NV Ride https://2015nvride.blogspot.com/

                          50th State ridden on 19 Aug, 2016 DS #1584

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                          • #14
                            Glad you both had a great ride...and made it back safe..

                            John
                            John - Richmond 2013 GL1800, Level 3

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                            • #15
                              Just got my pictures in from riding the Dragon. Here is one of Jeremy and myself


                              and one of just me
                              Northeast, Alabama
                              1995 GL1500, 2004 GL1800 & 2007 Aero 750

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                              • #16
                                Congrats on the great looking trip you two did!!
                                """""""Darksider #10 It's been said by many people, that I am still only 16 years old inside my head!! LOL!!
                                I have never thrown a leg over any make or model of motorcycle and had nothing but a good time!!"""""""

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