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Title: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on June 21, 2012, 12:30:50 pm
Ok guys and gals. I've been wanting to do some sort of meet in NC. With Asheboro being the geographical center of the state, I think that a meet at the N.C. Zoo would be good. With the summer heat like it is, I'm wanting us to be there by (if not just before) the time that the gates open, which is at 9am (I'm planning on getting there at 8:30am). This will give us a good amount of time to visit the park before the heat sets in. Also, I'm going to "try" and get the company pass that will allow 8 of us to get in for free. If anyone else can get a Zoo Pass that their employer has, that would be appreciated as well. I'm not sure how we would determine who would get in for free if we have more people to show up that the pass covers. Maybe the ones that rode the farthest to get there should be the ones to get them? Anyway, we can discuss that here in this thread. But just to make it clear, one of the free passes is mine!  :)

I'd suspect that we will be able to see some interesting and exotic critters and then there's the animals and other critters that the zoo has.  :))

So .... who's game?

There are currently no plans to provide food or drinks, so please bring your own or be prepaired to purchase your items.

North Carolina Zoo
4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, North Carolina 27205
1.800.488.0444

http://www.nczoo.org/index.cfm (http://www.nczoo.org/index.cfm)
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Dave Scott on June 21, 2012, 02:14:55 pm
I'll check with the boss, but hopefully can make it.  Everyone can take a look at my ZRX front end.  I wanna see Ron's upgrades!!!   :great:
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Dave Scott on June 25, 2012, 04:35:20 pm
Anyone else going to try to make this?
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on June 25, 2012, 04:50:44 pm
edl is thinking about it. Kind of wondering if I should send out some pm's to some of the other local folks.  ???
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Dave Scott on June 25, 2012, 05:47:57 pm
I'm sure I'll be at the lake that weekend.  it maps to a 45 mile ride for me.  You don't mind if I show up in a bathing suit and flip-flops, do you?   ;)
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on June 25, 2012, 05:57:16 pm
I'm sure I'll be at the lake that weekend.  it maps to a 45 mile ride for me.  You don't mind if I show up in a bathing suit and flip-flops, do you?   ;)

 :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\   :-X    :sign0137:
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on June 26, 2012, 11:57:08 am
O.k. folks .... I've added this to the Southeast Calender.

Now this was the first time that I've created an event on the calender, so there are bound to be some errors.
Anyway, it's out there!
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Volcantour on June 27, 2012, 10:25:16 pm
Hey, count another in.  I'm making what I'm gonna call the 'Sizzlin' Summer' Tour and this is the first stop.  It being a zoo is a fitting start to the rest of my week's trip to SC to see family... :)
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on June 27, 2012, 11:27:14 pm
Come on up (or is it over?) . Well be glad to have you attend. Drag a few others along too if you can.
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: buzz on July 02, 2012, 11:43:36 pm
Pope,
Trying to lock down a commitment, the "Boss" will let me know if I can come down and play.
Hoping she says yes.

Buzz
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on July 02, 2012, 11:48:27 pm
Bring the Boss along. She's more than welcome.

Tell her that she has been invited by "The Pope"! That's something that she can brag to her friends about.  :great:
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Oz on July 03, 2012, 01:08:37 pm
I'm planning for this trip.  ;) Is anyone else riding from my area ? I'm in Wilmington, NC.

Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on July 03, 2012, 01:26:25 pm
I'm planning for this trip.  ;) Is anyone else riding from my area ? I'm in Wilmington, NC.

I'm basically in Raleigh NC, but I have plans to head out fairly early.
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Dave Scott on July 03, 2012, 01:31:13 pm
Here's the link to the calendar event:

http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDetail.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=169217&mo=7&tDate=%7Bd%20%272012-07-03%27%7D (http://www.cog-online.org/clubportal/EventDetail.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=169217&mo=7&tDate=%7Bd%20%272012-07-03%27%7D)
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Volcantour on July 04, 2012, 05:49:04 pm
You know, I really need to spend more time checking out the details.  AsheBORO is not Asheville, and about 150 miles says so.  No worries, looks like an overnight camp is in the works.  Any recommendations on spots within shot of a morning ride of the zoo worthy of a textile Hilton?
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on July 05, 2012, 09:24:05 am
There are bound to be plenty of places,  but I've never camped anywhere in that area. A Google search might be the best way to figure out somewhere to camp at.

Anyone else have any suggestions?
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Oz on July 05, 2012, 12:33:52 pm
You know, I really need to spend more time checking out the details.  AsheBORO is not Asheville, and about 150 miles says so.  No worries, looks like an overnight camp is in the works.  Any recommendations on spots within shot of a morning ride of the zoo worthy of a textile Hilton?


Here is a few locations I found

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=asheboro%2C+nc+camping&meta= (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=asheboro%2C+nc+camping&meta=)
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Oz on July 05, 2012, 12:38:31 pm
I was looking at this one.

http://www.deeprivercampground.com/rates (http://www.deeprivercampground.com/rates)
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on July 09, 2012, 09:48:59 am
The long range weather forcast for Saturday is calling for 89F as the high with the normal chances of afternoon/evening showers. So it's looking like it's going to be a good day.

I'm still planning on getting there by 8:30am (if not before) and will see if I can find us a good spot to park. Ideally, I would like to park in  what I call the lower parking lot (Africa park entrance), then take tram up to the upper entrance (North America) to the park. But we'll just have to see when we get there.

I also hope that we can enter the park by 9:30am.

I can be contacted at any time (well ... not while I'm riding) at the phone number listed. It would also be best to just send me a text, as I let all calls from numbers that I don't recognize go to voice mail.
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Volcantour on July 11, 2012, 08:57:34 pm
Same price, right outside the zoo gates, is Trails End Campground. 

Bike is parked for oil change and maintenance, including valve adjust. Plans are better than pending, they are intending...
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on July 11, 2012, 09:12:59 pm
Good deal!  :)
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on July 12, 2012, 02:08:39 pm
Quote from: The Pope
I can be contacted at any time (well ... not while I'm riding) at the phone number listed. It would also be best to just send me a text, as I let all calls from numbers that I don't recognize go to voice mail.

Phone number is listed on the event info that's on the SE Calendar. That's my cell number even thou it has a "H" beside it.
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Volcantour on July 13, 2012, 04:52:30 pm
Same price, right outside the zoo gates, is Trails End Campground. 

Bike is parked for oil change and maintenance, including valve adjust. Plans are better than pending, they are intending...

And then there was an issue with a torque wrench gone bad...RATS. Scratch one RTE for this fellow.  Ya'll represent and take pictures.  Just make sure the rest of us can tell the difference between the COGgers and the residents...   :)
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on July 13, 2012, 04:56:08 pm
The local auto parts will loan you a tourque wrench.   :great:  :)

 So, you should still be good, unless you over tourqued something.  >:(
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Oz on July 13, 2012, 05:00:34 pm
Weather Update Asheboro, NC

Saturday
 Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain. High of 86F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Volcantour on July 13, 2012, 05:02:20 pm
The local auto parts will loan you a tourque wrench.   :great:  :)

 So, you should still be good, unless you over tourqued something.  >:(

Funny you should mention that...   :'(
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on July 13, 2012, 05:03:44 pm
Just drive the cage. It will be ok.

Sorry about the issue that your having.
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Dave Scott on July 13, 2012, 05:05:19 pm
The local auto parts will loan you a tourque wrench.   :great:  :)

 So, you should still be good, unless you over tourqued something.  >:(

Funny you should mention that...   :'(

Overtightened and broke something??
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on July 13, 2012, 05:07:22 pm
The local auto parts will loan you a tourque wrench.   :great:  :)

 So, you should still be good, unless you over tourqued something.  >:(

Funny you should mention that...   :'(

Overtightened and broke something??

Hey  Volcantour, Sport Rider may have a spare part. What did you break?
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Volcantour on July 13, 2012, 06:05:42 pm
did not break, fortunately. overtightened the lock nut on the first valve and now it and the set screw are inseparable. No worries, parts on order. Just means I get to wait a week or two longer as I'm heading out of town to the beach ...
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on July 13, 2012, 07:14:59 pm
So were you using John Boy and Billy's Torquing Methods? You know, just wrench it down till it strips and then back it off 1/4 turn.  :-[
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Volcantour on July 14, 2012, 02:23:34 am
No, more like Tom Boy's new school method of going 'by the book' a bit too much. Should be able to rely upon the feel and not an arbitrary tool to indicate if the right amount of torque is applied - Lord knows I've messed up enough bolts in my life to have learned that 'snug' is a good thing.
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on July 14, 2012, 08:22:36 am
Yep, snug can be a good thing.

Ok, back on topic now.

Everyone that's coming today, look for the guy in the tennis ball green tee shirt,  that would be me.  :)  Yes I don't mind standing out in a croud. Just don't look at me too much (inside joke).

Please be safe! See you in a few hours!
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on July 14, 2012, 09:03:54 pm
Today was a good day to visit the NC Zoo. I post more later, but those who chose or were forced to change their plans, sure missed out.
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Dave Scott on July 14, 2012, 10:00:58 pm
made it home safe.  Good day and great to see the guys.  Looking forward to the next time.  :beerchug:
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Oz on July 15, 2012, 12:37:11 am
Safe in Fayetteville for the night,  :motonoises: ride to Wilmington in the morning. Had a great day, Thank YOU GUYS !  :beerchug: :)
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: buzz on July 15, 2012, 10:28:25 am
Pope,
Nice to see you, Dave and to meet OZ. Enjoyed the time together and walking through the zoo exhibits.
Glad to hear everyones return trip went well, although OZ still has another day to get home.
Kim
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Oz on July 15, 2012, 05:20:15 pm
Finally home. Will try posting some pics later
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on July 16, 2012, 09:21:11 am
There were four of us in attendance. Sport Rider (Dave), Buzz (Kim), Oz & The Pope

The ride in (for me) was a nice 72F and little damp. Didn't have to pull out the rain gear thou. Kind of like riding thru a cloud. Anyway it was an enjoyable ride in none the less. I arrived at the zoo at 8:28am. Buzz showed up shortly before 9. Oz had some GPS issues, but still made it there before 9:30. Dave had already made me aware that it would be around 10:30 before he would be able to get there, so the three of us went on in to look around a little, but stayed near the entrance. Sure enough, Dave arrived as planned and we set out to see what the zoo had to offer.

Here are some photos.
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on July 16, 2012, 09:22:13 am
more .....
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on July 16, 2012, 09:24:17 am
more .........
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on July 16, 2012, 09:55:48 am
We finished up around 12:30. From what I could tell, everyone had a good time. When we left, Dave, Oz & I stopped off at the local Chillies for a bite to eat. Kim had other commitments, so he didn't stay. After a fine meal, Dave headed off to the Concord NC area and Oz & I hit Hwy 42 East for some good two lane country riding. We split up in Sanford NC (US1), and made the rest of our ride alone.

So .... all in all a good day.
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Dave Scott on July 16, 2012, 01:19:27 pm
Must....resist.....comment.....    >:D
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Volcantour on July 17, 2012, 12:57:51 am
Must....resist.....comment.....    >:D

Yeah, I know, it's really tough sometimes....BTW, which one of you is in the middle??   :))
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on July 17, 2012, 09:11:59 am
Must....resist.....comment.....    >:D

Yeah, I know, it's really tough sometimes....BTW, which one of you is in the middle??   :))

I think that the one in the middle was named Tom or something.  ??? :nananana: :rotflmao: :great:
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: Volcantour on July 17, 2012, 10:18:14 am
Wish I had been there. He looks like a good fellow.  :nananana:
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: The Pope on July 17, 2012, 10:27:33 am
Yep, better than a barrel of .........  :))
Title: Re: Group meet at N.C. Zoo in Asheboro on Saturday July 14th.
Post by: buzz on July 17, 2012, 03:57:10 pm
The guy in the middle was riding the Suzuki.
Nice fellow but didn't have much to say.