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    CR*P I still can't open it.
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    CR*P I still can't open it.
    try this software:

    http://www.expertgps.com/magellan.asp

    looks like you can get a free trial.

    ian

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    Ok finally got it, thanks for the patience.


    Looks good to me, can't wait.


    what's next in the planning stage?



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    Quote Originally Posted by 308nut View Post
    what's next in the planning stage?
    finding Windy Hill BBQ in Sparta, NC.

    from DaveSlash5, this place sounds perfect:

    If you are on the Blue Ridge Parkway or HWY 221 near Sparta, NC (close to the NC/VA border) and love BBQ try the Windy Hill Bar-B-Que on HWY 21 between Sparta and the BRP. This is a little trailer in a parking lot of a produce stand, and these folks produce some of the best BBQ in that part of NC. They do the smoking at their house and many of their side dishes come from their garden when in season. Think French Fries from potatos that were dug up on that morning! The owners were trained under a CIA (Culinary Instute of America) chef, so they know their stuff. The owner, Steve, is also an Airhead guy; Tell'em Dave sent you!

    i've got an em in to Dave, hoping to find out something about these guys.

    anyone know about em?

    ian

    ps => as far as planning goes, you need to know that there is a reason my BMW ON column is called "always an adventure." iow, there ain't gonna be no engraved invitations! and a map is highly unlikely. we will have to turn around at least once because the road turns to gravel. that is, unless you don't mind gravel.
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    I'm certainly game for all that, when I used to ride with my Harley buddies I was known lovingly as "wrong way wade" haha.

    anyway after a call to the Alleghany Chamber I came up with this

    Windy Hill BBQ
    336-572-2288 owner Steve ( just got off the phone with him and he's excited about the group coming in)

    US Hwy 21
    Hawks Produce Lane
    Sparta, NC.

    Steve said there is no street number

    Hope this helps



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    Quote Originally Posted by 308nut View Post
    I'm certainly game for all that, when I used to ride with my Harley buddies I was known lovingly as "wrong way wade" haha.

    anyway after a call to the Alleghany Chamber I came up with this

    Windy Hill BBQ
    336-572-2288 owner Steve ( just got off the phone with him and he's excited about the group coming in)

    US Hwy 21
    Hawks Produce Lane
    Sparta, NC.

    Steve said there is no street number

    Hope this helps
    i caught up with daveslash5 and got additional information. the phone number he gave me was different, but it sounds like yours worked, too.

    it's between the BRP and Sparta, 6 miles west of the BRP, 2 miles east of Sparta. So we won't have a waypoint, but i am sure we can find it.

    as the time gets closer, i'll probably give him a shout again to remind him, and give him a sense of how many people are coming.


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    Visian,
    OOPS!!! I screwed up and transposed the last four digits from the next number on my list. The number in the previous message is the correct one. Sorry....

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    I'm ready to ride !!!!!!! oh and half the adventure is turning around. Am I right Ian?


    LMAO



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    Quote Originally Posted by 308nut View Post
    I'm ready to ride !!!!!!! oh and half the adventure is turning around. Am I right Ian?


    in the immortal words of turkey tom, former owner of high country cycle camp, maker of fiendishly difficult dual sport rides in the days before gps:

    if you don't get lost, you're not doing it right!

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    Good Morning Ian

    So is this route / time / schedule set in stone? Need some firm plans, how about HCMC is that arranged. Let me know if you need me to do anything

    Is beer aloud at HCMC or is there a local watering hole



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    Quote Originally Posted by 308nut View Post
    Good Morning Ian

    So is this route / time / schedule set in stone? Need some firm plans, how about HCMC is that arranged. Let me know if you need me to do anything

    Is beer aloud at HCMC or is there a local watering hole
    the date is set. the location is still open, if anyone wants to do something different.

    i am looking for comments on the route. at 370 miles of nearly pure twisties, i think it might be too long for most people. i will probably refine it, and ultimately play it by ear, depending on when people show, when we can take off on saturday, etc.

    like i said, i am not the time of event organizer that sends engraved invitations, or even has printed maps. no t-shirts, either!

    above i mentioned that i've talked to the new owner of HCCC... he will be open.

    you must not have been there before, so, do visit their web site, it's linked behind the name.

    do not try to find this place for the first time at night. (although the waypoint they provide on the site will make this much easier).

    it's fairly remote, a pretty long run to the store. you would be best to bring it along with you.

    turkey tom used to allow beer (and pot, if you were discrete)... but i don't know about the new owners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Visian View Post
    the date is set. the location is still open, if anyone wants to do something different.

    i am looking for comments on the route. at 370 miles of nearly pure twisties, i think it might be too long for most people. i will probably refine it, and ultimately play it by ear, depending on when people show, when we can take off on saturday, etc.
    If you factor in time to eat gas etc. we are looking at about 12 hrs of riding.

    A couple factors from reading other things. From reading and talking to friends Ridgewood can be hard to get in to. In the evening they will tell you sorry you won't make it in, go somewhere else. Would the Windy Hill guy consider bringing His Q to the camp for dinner.

    Here are a couple route files broken down into segments
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    here is the other one
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Quote Originally Posted by scbmwrider View Post
    If you factor in time to eat gas etc. we are looking at about 12 hrs of riding.
    you haven't ridden with me, have you?

    for sure, it's too long, especially if there are a lot of people. that's like herding cats.

    A couple factors from reading other things. From reading and talking to friends Ridgewood can be hard to get in to. In the evening they will tell you sorry you won't make it in, go somewhere else.
    yeah, that's why i thought them for lunch... and it would help if we got there either early, or had a late lunch.

    you have some good routes to that place. a direct shot over there via 421 would be pretty fast and get in some primo twisties.

    Would the Windy Hill guy consider bringing His Q to the camp for dinner.
    good ideer. it's 60 miles and it would depend on how many people we got coming.

    the owner rides airheads, so you never know. i will ask when i contact him.

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    Ok so what is the next step.

    where would be the best central meeting place, or should be all meet at the route beginning?



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