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would like to try to get a gathering of all 2500 orginal spyder owners for a 3-4 day gathering in gatlinburg tn
3rd or 4th week of sept 08 holiday inn has group rates and can handle it. shop, hang out and meet each other
ohh i forgot ride the spyders , riding? some of the best in the world!!
look em up they have websites

tail of the dragon
deals gap
cherahola skyway
blue ridge parkway
we have harrahs casino 30min from there in nc
wheels of time museum nice ride there to
all this is a short and beautiful ride from gatlinburg in the smokie mts
if this sounds like an idea to pursue would need a few for imput and help

mabey jay leno will show up and tell a joke and !!! " the secret" how he got the first one

thanks all billybob
 

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Neat idea. If it gains momentum, maybe Can-AmTalk can provide help with sponsoring the event.

would like to try to get a gathering of all 2500 orginal spyder owners for a 3-4 day gathering in gatlinburg tn
3rd or 4th week of sept 08 holiday inn has group rates and can handle it. shop, hang out and meet each other
ohh i forgot ride the spyders , riding? some of the best in the world!!
look em up they have websites

tail of the dragon
deals gap
cherahola skyway
blue ridge parkway
we have harrahs casino 30min from there in nc
wheels of time museum nice ride there to
all this is a short and beautiful ride from gatlinburg in the smokie mts
if this sounds like an idea to pursue would need a few for imput and help

mabey jay leno will show up and tell a joke and !!! " the secret" how he got the first one

thanks all billybob
 

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Let's run with it. Central location for midwest and eastern seaboard. Beuatiful area. If all 2500 600 have ours by then. I will ride down from Minnesota.
BillyBob, Sign me up. I think it is a fantastic idea and I would be willing to help in any way. However, ........... I strongly urge you to reconsider having it in Gatlinburg. That place is impossible from spring to late fall! Traffic is at a standstill, prices are inflated and it is basically a tourist mecca.

I would suggest Robbinsville, NC (aprox. 40 miles s.e.). It is a motorcycle friendly town and has several motels that cater to motorcycles. Robbinsville is host to several brand specific rallies. There is only one major chain in town and they encourage and invite motorcycles - Microtel Motel). Robbinsville is located centrally to the best riding in the area including all of the locations you mentioned plus, other little known roads such as Wayah Rd, Hwy 28, etc. Also, North Georgia is just a little ways down the road.

Marc ... If this idea takes off and, I think it will, perhaps you can set it up as a "sticky"?
 

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I stayed at Microtel. Nice but very little parking. No room for trailers either, Andrews Inn in Andrews, just south, down the road is where our local Hog chapter stays. Friendly and plenty of parking. There are others, like you say, its a bike friendly area.
 

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I stayed at Microtel. Nice but very little parking. No room for trailers either, Andrews Inn in Andrews, just south, down the road is where our local Hog chapter stays. Friendly and plenty of parking. There are others, like you say, its a bike friendly area.
In the past they have arranged for overflow parking across the street in the strip-mall parking area which is never over 1/2 full. Of course (no pun intended), I've never attended a function where trailers are an issue! :rolleyes: (but, again, I only have 120 miles to ride!!!)
 

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BillyBob, Sign me up. I think it is a fantastic idea and I would be willing to help in any way. However, ........... I strongly urge you to reconsider having it in Gatlinburg. That place is impossible from spring to late fall! Traffic is at a standstill, prices are inflated and it is basically a tourist mecca.

I would suggest Robbinsville, NC (aprox. 40 miles s.e.). It is a motorcycle friendly town and has several motels that cater to motorcycles. Robbinsville is host to several brand specific rallies. There is only one major chain in town and they encourage and invite motorcycles - Microtel Motel). Robbinsville is located centrally to the best riding in the area including all of the locations you mentioned plus, other little known roads such as Wayah Rd, Hwy 28, etc. Also, North Georgia is just a little ways down the road.

Marc ... If this idea takes off and, I think it will, perhaps you can set it up as a "sticky"?
i thought of that to but we can get great rates as a special group mabey get brp involved, and in gatlinburg there are plenty of places to stay as you know,pleant of parking , i was also thinking of the ladies if they dont want to go to the tech talks or the B.S sessions on how we hooked this up and that up and our wish list of tech things they have pleanty of shops in town to socialize just a thought
 

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i thought of that to but we can get great rates as a special group mabey get brp involved, and in gatlinburg there are plenty of places to stay as you know,pleant of parking , i was also thinking of the ladies if they dont want to go to the tech talks or the B.S sessions on how we hooked this up and that up and our wish list of tech things they have pleanty of shops in town to socialize just a thought
Check it out ....... Live web cam downtown Gatlinburg!!!
http://www.mountainchalets.com/Gatlinburg/Webcam.aspx
 

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Well 2500 Spyders in one place would be awesome, but reality is you need a central location for everyone or a western and eastern "SYPDERSTOCK".

There are many owners that will not go from the west coast to the east coast due to financial or available vac time, if it takes 2-3 days to get there and the same back plus a 3-4 day event then west coast owners need to have 10 days or 2 week vac time available.

I do make long rides such as San Diego to Gillette WY and back in a week (one way is 1,278 miles) and that's some hard riding (fig. 22-23 hrs one way).

I for one won't be there not for money reasons, time issues - However I would love to be there to hear all the webs that owners will weave, so your location will be good for 2,499 spyder owners'
 

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Well 2500 Spyders in one place would be awesome, but reality is you need a central location for everyone or a western and eastern "SYPDERSTOCK".

There are many owners that will not go from the west coast to the east coast due to financial or available vac time, if it takes 2-3 days to get there and the same back plus a 3-4 day event then west coast owners need to have 10 days or 2 week vac time available.

I do make long rides such as San Diego to Gillette WY and back in a week (one way is 1,278 miles) and that's some hard riding (fig. 22-23 hrs one way).

I for one won't be there not for money reasons, time issues - However I would love to be there to hear all the webs that owners will weave, so your location will be good for 2,499 spyder owners'
Yeah, a western Spyderstock is needed too
 

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I think you could pencil my wife and I in on that Tenessee gathering. Hopefully we'll have our Spyders by then (estimated March delivery) and have had enough time to get them broken in.
 

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Well 2500 Spyders in one place would be awesome, but reality is you need a central location for everyone or a western and eastern "SYPDERSTOCK".

There are many owners that will not go from the west coast to the east coast due to financial or available vac time, if it takes 2-3 days to get there and the same back plus a 3-4 day event then west coast owners need to have 10 days or 2 week vac time available.

I do make long rides such as San Diego to Gillette WY and back in a week (one way is 1,278 miles) and that's some hard riding (fig. 22-23 hrs one way).

I for one won't be there not for money reasons, time issues - However I would love to be there to hear all the webs that owners will weave, so your location will be good for 2,499 spyder owners'
i hope you can make it this is a 1 time 1st owners group get together after that if you and the west side does the yosimitie ride or the shasta get together hint hint i lived in bay area for 12 yrs thats great but this is a1 time event longer but i feel at my age i would like to plan 1 more important nation wide group event never know who my show up
 

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i hope you can make it this is a 1 time 1st owners group get together after that if you and the west side does the yosimitie ride or the shasta get together hint hint i lived in bay area for 12 yrs thats great but this is a1 time event longer but i feel at my age i would like to plan 1 more important nation wide group event never know who my show up
We still need a more central location for all not a few, or an Eastern and a Western "SPYDERSTOCK".


I am in favor of one awesome get together that all Spyder owners could attend (are their that many parking spots in a small town) so lets place it somewhere in the Middle of the good old USA.
 

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It sure sounds like a great time!! My husband (bjt) said to pencil us in so I am thinking we are going to definitely do our best to make it. Coming from Michigan, it will be a great ride. We have had some really great September weather these last few years too so that should make it even more enjoyable. Please keep us posted.
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