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Title: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on December 02, 2018, 01:51:07 am
Hey, keep your calendars clear for the 2019 SECOG Spring Rally in the Valley taking place April 26-28 in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. This event will be hosted at the Maggie Valley Inn and Conference Center. Maggie Valley offers lots of reasons to bring that significant other along for the trip. They will have plenty to do on and/or off the bike, AND they get to meet some of the finest people in all of COG-dom. Heck, they might even want to join themselves!

More information and online registration is available at:
https://cog.memberize.net/clubportal/EventDetail.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=255205&mo=4&tDate=%7Bd%20%272019-04-09%27%7D (https://cog.memberize.net/clubportal/EventDetail.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=255205&mo=4&tDate=%7Bd%20%272019-04-09%27%7D)

The Maggie Valley Inn is the Rally host. The location has a restaurant, swimming pool, and outdoor Tiki Bar. Refer to COG when you register and get special rates of $79/night for reservations of three nights or more, and $89/night for reservations of two nights or less.

There are also a number of camping options close by. Two nice options among the many available are:
Winngray Campground  26 Winngray Ln, Waynesville, NC 28785  winngraycampground.com
Pride Resort & RV Campground  4394 Jonathan Creek Rd, Waynesville, NC 28785 pridervresort.com

And let's not forget the area attractions which include the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum, the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee Indian Reservation (and Harrah's Casino!), among others.

That is all for now folks! Keep an eye out for future additions to this thread.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019 - News coming soon!
Post by: The Pope on December 03, 2018, 10:12:51 am
HOPEFULLY..... I'll get to go to this.......  >:(

I've had (and still do) just too much going on over the last few months/years.....  :(
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019 - News coming soon!
Post by: ron203 on December 03, 2018, 11:52:34 am
Awesome, Tom!!
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019 - News coming soon!
Post by: MotoCommuter on December 04, 2018, 03:33:47 pm
Tom, thanks for your efforts, this should be a great venue for our Spring rally. Hotel rates are reasonable and there is a restaurant, bar & Tiki bar onsite. There is a grass area in the back of the hotel that has picnic tables where we can hang out as well.

Not our usual camping rally but we felt the need to mix it up a bit for our Spring rally, more on that in a future thread. Not that I don't like camping but do prefer the amenities that a hotel can provide.

Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019 - News coming soon!
Post by: COGnosticator on December 04, 2018, 08:49:17 pm
If the doctor clears me to ride by then, I will be there.  His last best guess was 6 months from Dec 27th   >:(
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019 - News coming soon!
Post by: MotoCommuter on December 05, 2018, 01:31:59 am
If the doctor clears me to ride by then, I will be there.  His last best guess was 6 months from Dec 27th   >:(

Just get in the car and drive up. Or better yet, you can ride behind Jean. :nananana:
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019 - News coming soon!
Post by: ron203 on December 05, 2018, 07:38:12 am
I know some non-emergency medical transport guys here who have a bunch of ambulances, who haul "seasoned citizens" around. Medicare pays for essential transportation for medical treatment. You might deem attending a rally "essential" mental health treatments.... Just trying to be helpful.   ;D
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019 - News coming soon!
Post by: COGnosticator on December 05, 2018, 08:54:40 am
If the doctor clears me to ride by then, I will be there.  His last best guess was 6 months from Dec 27th   >:(

Just get in the car and drive up. Or better yet, you can ride behind Jean. :nananana:

Well Jean has given up riding  :'(  so that won't happen again.  I will think about coming in the car, I just have to "wait and see"
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Douglas on December 13, 2018, 05:23:54 pm
This sounds like a ton of fun. How's the roads in that area? Got any you recommend?
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Paulie on December 13, 2018, 06:25:31 pm
Doug, there's WAY mo great ones than ya can git to in a few days! 215, 178, 276, 63, 197, 209, prolly plenty others...  :great:
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Just Cliff on December 13, 2018, 10:38:33 pm
Doug, there's WAY mo great ones than ya can git to in a few days! 215, 178, 276, 63, 197, 209, prolly plenty others...  :great:

Like Paulie said, there is some very good riding around there. Unfortunately I won't make it this year. It's the weekend before my rally, so I'll be at home prepping for HMR#6.  :'(
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on December 14, 2018, 02:16:16 am
Doug, there's WAY mo great ones than ya can git to in a few days! 215, 178, 276, 63, 197, 209, prolly plenty others...  :great:

Like Paulie said, there is some very good riding around there. Unfortunately I won't make it this year. It's the weekend before my rally, so I'll be at home prepping for HMR#6.  :'(

One year I'll be a Rally Rat and do back to back events. Until then... We'll miss seeing you!
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Shawn on December 14, 2018, 01:59:12 pm
Oh boy, the challenge of getting to RitV and Cliff's HMR the next weekend. :motonoises:
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: ron203 on December 14, 2018, 09:58:53 pm
Oh boy, the challenge of getting to RitV and Cliff's HMR the next weekend. :motonoises:

One is  kinda on the way to  the other (if'n you start from South Floriday)...
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: SteveJ. on December 14, 2018, 10:30:53 pm
Oh boy, the challenge of getting to RitV and Cliff's HMR the next weekend. :motonoises:

One is  kinda on the way to  the other (if'n you start from South Floriday)...

I generally make a it two day trip going across. I camp at Land Between the Lakes in NW TN/western KY. Nice area and frugal camping options, especially frugal with the geezer card.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on December 15, 2018, 02:06:53 am
Oh boy, the challenge of getting to RitV and Cliff's HMR the next weekend. :motonoises:

One is  kinda on the way to  the other (if'n you start from South Floriday)...

I generally make a it two day trip going across. I camp at Land Between the Lakes in NW TN/western KY. Nice area and frugal camping options, especially frugal with the geezer card.

Oh, the sorrows of being retired....
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: SteveJ. on December 15, 2018, 12:08:06 pm
Oh boy, the challenge of getting to RitV and Cliff's HMR the next weekend. :motonoises:

One is  kinda on the way to  the other (if'n you start from South Floriday)...

I generally make a it two day trip going across. I camp at Land Between the Lakes in NW TN/western KY. Nice area and frugal camping options, especially frugal with the geezer card.

Oh, the sorrows of being retired....

It's not all peaches and cream. It's easy to lose track of what day it is...

But for me that is about the only down side. Yeehaw.  :beerchug:

Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: MotoCommuter on December 15, 2018, 12:30:18 pm
Oh boy, the challenge of getting to RitV and Cliff's HMR the next weekend. :motonoises:

No challenge, just do it. Kay and I plan on attending both. But we are heading home in between.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: ron203 on December 15, 2018, 02:00:12 pm
Oh boy, the challenge of getting to RitV and Cliff's HMR the next weekend. :motonoises:

No challenge, just do it. Kay and I plan on attending both. But we are heading home in between.

Yeah, there you go. Shawn, just go to Kurt's and stay for the week, then head to Cliff's. Problem solved!
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on December 17, 2018, 04:09:55 am
Did I mention the area has some attractions?

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum
Blue Ridge Parkway
Cherokee Indian Reservation (and Harrah's Casino!)

Go to this link for more information:
https://maggievalley.org/
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: COGnosticator on December 17, 2018, 11:17:31 am
There is also Klingmans Dome

https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/clingmansdome.htm (https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/clingmansdome.htm)

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Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Shawn on December 17, 2018, 03:20:00 pm
My bad, I should have more clearly defined 'challenge'.  It's the challenge of being away from my 6 yo daughter for 2 weeks, and the bigger challenge of her mother agreeing to watch her. :o
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: MotoCommuter on December 17, 2018, 03:27:34 pm
My bad, I should have more clearly defined 'challenge'.  It's the challenge of being away from my 6 yo daughter for 2 weeks, and the bigger challenge of her mother agreeing to watch her. :o

Shawn,

Just pokin fun at you. We have all been there, I didn't ramp up my COG activities until the kids were more mobile and self sufficient. Soon she will be old enough for you to take her with, nothing like that Father/Daughter moto bonding experience.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Shawn on December 17, 2018, 04:31:02 pm
My bad, I should have more clearly defined 'challenge'.  It's the challenge of being away from my 6 yo daughter for 2 weeks, and the bigger challenge of her mother agreeing to watch her. :o

Shawn,

Just pokin fun at you. We have all been there, I didn't ramp up my COG activities until the kids were more mobile and self sufficient. Soon she will be old enough for you to take her with, nothing like that Father/Daughter moto bonding experience.

No worries Kurt, you'll have to try a lot harder than that to offend me. :pokestick:

I sincerely was just clarifying my challenge of being on the road.  I have been amused by some of the past threads about 'dangers of riding (and other high-risk activities), giving it up while the kids are young, etc'.  At 58 with a 6 yo, I have kinda gone in the opposite direction.  She was born Nov '12, bought Connie in Oct '15 (after a short hiatus) and starting skydiving Sep '16 (after a long hiatus).

I could give it all up tomorrow, but why when I see acquaintances, friends and family members dying of things that have the least bit to do with riding or jumping??

Plus, she won't be young forever...and yes, I do involve her in both activities, explain the dangers, but emphasize the safety and fun.  You'll be seein' her in another 10 years or so.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on December 21, 2018, 03:37:18 am
Six registered, and winter ain't here yet! Must be something good about to happen this Spring!
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: millerized on December 29, 2018, 01:38:47 pm
Six registered, and winter ain't here yet! Must be something good about to happen this Spring!
Probably was....until I just registered.
Sorry folks...pack your raingear.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on December 29, 2018, 04:51:08 pm
Six registered, and winter ain't here yet! Must be something good about to happen this Spring!
Probably was....until I just registered.
Sorry folks...pack your raingear.

Come on down (and NOT talking rain here!)
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Bud on December 29, 2018, 05:42:32 pm
There is also Klingmans Dome

https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/clingmansdome.htm (https://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/clingmansdome.htm)

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Dang Jerry......you clean up perty good!  How's the neck doing?
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: COGnosticator on December 30, 2018, 09:59:13 pm

Dang Jerry......you clean up perty good!  How's the neck doing?

Thanks, surgery went well, time will tell if it was successful.  Went home on Friday and haven't had a pain pill in 24 hours, doesn't mean I am not in pain, just managable with tylenol now
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on December 30, 2018, 10:33:34 pm

Dang Jerry......you clean up perty good!  How's the neck doing?

Thanks, surgery went well, time will tell if it was successful.  Went home on Friday and haven't had a pain pill in 24 hours, doesn't mean I am not in pain, just managable with tylenol now

Great news, Jerry. Just be sure to listen to the medical professionals in your life  ( Just trying to help, Jeanne 😁).
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: SteveJ. on December 31, 2018, 01:32:20 pm
I'm currently in 2019 travel planning stages. This may work but would likely be bringing RT(and spouse?) with bike in tow, likely camping. Hit Cliff's after then head to MN for the fourth resurrection of the Johnston brother's annual fishing, drinking, and now OHV riding, extravaganza.

TTFN.

Skol.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: millerized on January 02, 2019, 11:20:59 am

Dang Jerry......you clean up perty good!  How's the neck doing?

Thanks, surgery went well, time will tell if it was successful.  Went home on Friday and haven't had a pain pill in 24 hours, doesn't mean I am not in pain, just managable with tylenol now
Supposed to day 'painful as all helll' and 'I can't recommend it to anyone'...
Now I'm actually considering it.

What timeline did they give you for being back on 2 wheels? (their recommendation....not yours ;-) )
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: COGnosticator on January 02, 2019, 09:44:59 pm

Supposed to day 'painful as all helll' and 'I can't recommend it to anyone'...
Now I'm actually considering it.

What timeline did they give you for being back on 2 wheels? (their recommendation....not yours ;-) )

6 months for the bike, two weeks for the car  I guess the thought of a motorcycle incident vs a car are far worse for the neck.  I am thinking 4 moths should do it though.  I don't see how you are putting up with the pain vs having pain with the surgery, which is there but it is easing up by the day
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: millerized on January 03, 2019, 03:06:42 pm

6 months for the bike, two weeks for the car  I guess the thought of a motorcycle incident vs a car are far worse for the neck.  I am thinking 4 moths should do it though.  I don't see how you are putting up with the pain vs having pain with the surgery, which is there but it is easing up by the day

I was married. My tolerance for pain is pretty high.  :rotflmao:


But....
The nerve killing they did last month is already starting to 'feel' again.
Not as bad as it was, but I can feel the burning again starting down my arm.
It lasted a month.
So...we're getting closer to the 'end'.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on January 09, 2019, 05:14:30 am
Time heals all wounds (we hope!!)

Rally should lift the spirits of those attending. Come see us at the Rally in the Valley!
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: kathybrj on January 13, 2019, 01:15:56 pm
Looks like Blaise and I are going to try for this one. It's a 3.5 hour ride from here,  :)
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: BBroj on January 13, 2019, 01:18:27 pm
Just spotted this (I need to visit the forum more often!), checking the vacation schedule when I go back to work tomorrow night and signing up if the days are available. See you there!
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on January 13, 2019, 04:48:59 pm
Come on down! The more the merrier.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Wayniac on January 18, 2019, 10:05:59 pm
Registered and looking forward to it. There should be 3 possibly 4 in our group.
I plan to lead some rides as I know the roads pretty well. More details as we get closer.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Douglas on January 21, 2019, 07:17:27 pm
And I recall hearing somebody say we didn't have enough events...lol :)
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Douglas on January 21, 2019, 07:18:16 pm
I have a map of motorcycle roads. I'm gonna check it tonight to see if Maggie is in it. Gettin stoked  :motonoises:
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: konehead on January 22, 2019, 02:31:27 pm
Ok, I'm going blind, but I'm not seeing any event the week aftr rite, so can someone tell me what and where cliffs hmr is
  Now that I've moved to the southeast from Chicagoland, I NEED to ride MORE!!! Thanks
.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Just Cliff on January 22, 2019, 03:17:42 pm
Ok, I'm going blind, but I'm not seeing any event the week aftr rite, so can someone tell me what and where cliffs hmr is
  Now that I've moved to the southeast from Chicagoland, I NEED to ride MORE!!! Thanks
.

It's a SC event in Greenbrier, AR. Horseshoe Mountain Rendezvous #6. I'll be here prepping for it is the reason I want be at this event.

Come on over! 
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on January 22, 2019, 04:02:58 pm
Ok, I'm going blind, but I'm not seeing any event the week aftr rite, so can someone tell me what and where cliffs hmr is
  Now that I've moved to the southeast from Chicagoland, I NEED to ride MORE!!! Thanks
.

It's a SC event in Greenbrier, AR. Horseshoe Mountain Rendezvous #6. I'll be here prepping for it is the reason I want be at this event.

Come on over!

So just how long does it take to gather a ton of firewood?
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: ron203 on January 22, 2019, 04:50:31 pm
Depends on if you have to cut and split it. I think Cliff uses a backhoe...   ;D
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Just Cliff on January 22, 2019, 05:02:06 pm
Ok, I'm going blind, but I'm not seeing any event the week aftr rite, so can someone tell me what and where cliffs hmr is
  Now that I've moved to the southeast from Chicagoland, I NEED to ride MORE!!! Thanks
.

It's a SC event in Greenbrier, AR. Horseshoe Mountain Rendezvous #6. I'll be here prepping for it is the reason I want be at this event.

Come on over!

So just how long does it take to gather a ton of firewood?

Long enough! Not to mention shop cleaning, you didn't think always that clean & neat did you? Thens there's grocery shopping. A lot of grass cutting, Kurt gets fussy if the grass is a little tall.   :nananana:

I may still try to squeeze it in, just not counting on it. Would definitely be last minute though.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: millerized on January 22, 2019, 05:07:34 pm
Six registered, and winter ain't here yet! Must be something good about to happen this Spring!
Probably was....until I just registered.
Sorry folks...pack your raingear.
And the leave has just been approved.


We're gonna get soooooooo soaked.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on January 22, 2019, 05:15:05 pm
Six registered, and winter ain't here yet! Must be something good about to happen this Spring!
Probably was....until I just registered.
Sorry folks...pack your raingear.
And the leave has just been approved.


We're gonna get soooooooo soaked.

Some were planning on doing this anyway....
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: SteveJ. on January 22, 2019, 05:20:05 pm
Ok, I'm going blind, but I'm not seeing any event the week aftr rite, so can someone tell me what and where cliffs hmr is
  Now that I've moved to the southeast from Chicagoland, I NEED to ride MORE!!! Thanks
.

It's a SC event in Greenbrier, AR. Horseshoe Mountain Rendezvous #6. I'll be here prepping for it is the reason I want be at this event.

Come on over!

So just how long does it take to gather a ton of firewood?
I would bet my own money that there is more than a ton.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on February 18, 2019, 12:18:55 am
Hey!

Check out the one or two RTEs and social events beforehand, get the bike ready to ride, and we will hopefully be seeing you in NINE short weeks!!   :motonoises:
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: millerized on February 19, 2019, 12:51:41 pm
NINE short weeks!!   :motonoises:

 :-\
And it's 5-8" tomorrow with freezing rain and sleet.
Wondering if I can fit a plow to the front of the wing, cause there is NO way I'm trailering a bike.
Ever.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: ron203 on February 19, 2019, 05:00:00 pm
It's the south. 72 and rainy here in N. Ga  this Sunday. 38 and sleet today on Tuesday.

 "Don't like the weather? Wait a day."  :))

Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on February 19, 2019, 06:53:15 pm
Or an hour....DAMHIK
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: COGnosticator on February 19, 2019, 09:56:06 pm
Or an hour....DAMHIK

Come on Tom TUHYK    ;D
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on February 20, 2019, 03:24:45 am
1) On trip to my first ever overnight rally (pre-COG) stopped in Dyersburg, TN to let the storm pass. Clear sailing the rest of the way.
2) On way home from work several years ago stopped on side of US 27 to let the twister pass before proceeding to drive home. "Let" may not be the best choice of words here...
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on March 04, 2019, 04:43:03 am
Hey Gang!
Looking for Spring to get here?  Me too!!
But, before we know it, the Spring Rally in the Valley will be here. SOOO, get those oil changes done, those farkles installed, and get that gear checked out because soon we are riding the Great Smokies!
Register here:  https://cog.memberize.net/clubportal/EventDetail.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=255205&mo=4&tDate=%7Bd%20%272019-04-03%27%7D (https://cog.memberize.net/clubportal/EventDetail.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=255205&mo=4&tDate=%7Bd%20%272019-04-03%27%7D)
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on March 11, 2019, 03:43:22 am
It's getting real - the basement is filling up with swag for the Rally. Sure wouldn't want to see y'all missing out on the ton of stuff Kawasaki is sending our way... >:D >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: SteveJ. on March 12, 2019, 12:18:50 am
It's getting real - the basement is filling up with swag for the Rally. Sure wouldn't want to see y'all missing out on the ton of stuff Kawasaki is sending our way... >:D >:D >:D >:D

As long as the swag doesn't encroach on the beer room, we're good.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: millerized on March 12, 2019, 04:43:40 pm
It's getting real - the basement is filling up with swag for the Rally. Sure wouldn't want to see y'all missing out on the ton of stuff Kawasaki is sending our way... >:D >:D >:D >:D
It's all headed north after the rally, so I wouldn't really be too concerned  ;)
Just like every other time I come down there..... :rotflmao: :nananana:
(and you wondered why I became a SE member, the 1099 on prizes won is cheaper)
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on March 13, 2019, 11:43:03 am
It's getting real - the basement is filling up with swag for the Rally. Sure wouldn't want to see y'all missing out on the ton of stuff Kawasaki is sending our way... >:D >:D >:D >:D
It's all headed north after the rally, so I wouldn't really be too concerned  ;)
Just like every other time I come down there..... :rotflmao: :nananana:
(and you wondered why I became a SE member, the 1099 on prizes won is cheaper)

The swag at this event will light you up - GUARANTEED   :)
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on March 14, 2019, 12:05:46 am
For those of you just now starting to plan for the Spring Rally (this does not apply to Kurt Brown, who plans WAAAAAAAAA-AAAAAAAY in advance  :great:), here's a website with some great information about Maggie Valley and what it has to offer:   https://maggievalley.org/ (https://maggievalley.org/)
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Grasshopper on March 14, 2019, 11:48:37 pm
All signed up for this most excellent rally!! Doing back-to-back rallies heading over to Cliffs for another great rally the following week! First time doing two rallies in a row!
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on March 15, 2019, 06:57:10 pm
It's getting real - the basement is filling up with swag for the Rally. Sure wouldn't want to see y'all missing out on the ton of stuff Kawasaki is sending our way... >:D >:D >:D >:D

As long as the swag doesn't encroach on the beer room, we're good.

Fat chance, that
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Ken on March 16, 2019, 09:10:06 pm
WooHoo!  Just made my reservations at Maggie Valley Inn AND registered for the ride!
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on March 20, 2019, 08:30:44 pm
Spring is arriving, even if the weather isn't - YET. But there is sure to be some excellent riding towards the end of April at a place called Maggie Valley. Come join in the fun, but please register first!!

http://www.cog-online.org/ClubPortal/EventDetailPublic2.cfm?clubID=1328&eventID=255205 (http://www.cog-online.org/ClubPortal/EventDetailPublic2.cfm?clubID=1328&eventID=255205)
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: ron203 on March 20, 2019, 09:29:06 pm
We'll be signing up Friday! (2 more). This is going to a fun weekend!!
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Douglas on March 26, 2019, 05:46:12 pm
 :motonoises:
All signed up for this most excellent rally!! Doing back-to-back rallies heading over to Cliffs for another great rally the following week! First time doing two rallies in a row!
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: SteveJ. on March 26, 2019, 10:46:31 pm
All signed up for this most excellent rally!! Doing back-to-back rallies heading over to Cliffs for another great rally the following week! First time doing two rallies in a row!

It does not suck.  :great:

Then their is the trifecta in September with RWTW, Spider, and some sort of rally in ARK. Being retired does help with scheduling.

See ya at Cliff's.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: SteveJ. on March 26, 2019, 10:48:39 pm
Currently not planning on going as hotel rallies really are not my deal. With that in mind, how many folks plan on camping? And at which campground?
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on March 27, 2019, 04:00:16 am
Currently not planning on going as hotel rallies really are not my deal. With that in mind, how many folks plan on camping? And at which campground?

Steve,
From page one:
There are also a number of camping options close by. Two nice options among the many available are:
Winngray Campground  26 Winngray Ln, Waynesville, NC 28785  winngraycampground.com
Pride Resort & RV Campground  4394 Jonathan Creek Rd, Waynesville, NC 28785 pridervresort.com.
These are about 5 miles out from Rally Central.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: SteveJ. on March 27, 2019, 10:08:18 am
Currently not planning on going as hotel rallies really are not my deal. With that in mind, how many folks plan on camping? And at which campground?

Steve,
From page one:
There are also a number of camping options close by. Two nice options among the many available are:
Winngray Campground  26 Winngray Ln, Waynesville, NC 28785  winngraycampground.com
Pride Resort & RV Campground  4394 Jonathan Creek Rd, Waynesville, NC 28785 pridervresort.com.
These are about 5 miles out from Rally Central.

Thanks Tom. I'm trying to get an idea of which campground and how many will be there.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: millerized on March 27, 2019, 10:54:23 am
Anyone with a hotel reservation backing out of this?
Not sure what else is going on in town that weekend, but there are no rooms left across any of the hotels.
Since I'm planning on attending, and you know that means rain all weekend, I'd like to spend the nights indoors.
If you're looking to keep the rain away...I understand.  :nananana:
I'll just make reservations for the Nationals instead >:D
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on March 27, 2019, 11:31:26 am
When calling to reserve a room tell the hotel you are with COG. I reserved my room yesterday and was told there were still rooms available in the block we had reserved.

Thanks
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: ron203 on March 27, 2019, 12:57:06 pm
Hey, keep your calendars clear for the 2019 SECOG Spring Rally in the Valley taking place April 26-28 in Maggie Valley, North Carolina. This event will be hosted at the Maggie Valley Inn and Conference Center. Maggie Valley offers lots of reasons to bring that significant other along for the trip. They will have plenty to do on and/or off the bike, AND they get to meet some of the finest people in all of COG-dom. Heck, they might even want to join themselves!

More information and online registration is available at:
https://cog.memberize.net/clubportal/EventDetail.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=255205&mo=4&tDate=%7Bd%20%272019-04-09%27%7D (https://cog.memberize.net/clubportal/EventDetail.cfm?clubID=1328&EventID=255205&mo=4&tDate=%7Bd%20%272019-04-09%27%7D)

The Maggie Valley Inn is the Rally host. The location has a restaurant, swimming pool, and outdoor Tiki Bar. Refer to COG when you register and get special rates of $79/night for reservations of three nights or more, and $89/night for reservations of two nights or less.

There are also a number of camping options close by. Two nice options among the many available are:
Winngray Campground  26 Winngray Ln, Waynesville, NC 28785  winngraycampground.com
Pride Resort & RV Campground  4394 Jonathan Creek Rd, Waynesville, NC 28785 pridervresort.com

And let's not forget the area attractions which include the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum, the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee Indian Reservation (and Harrah's Casino!), among others.

That is all for now folks! Keep an eye out for future additions to this thread.

Reservations (and registration) made!! See y'all in the Valley!!!
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: millerized on March 27, 2019, 05:37:18 pm
Done.
No more King rooms left.
So...bring your rain gear.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Always Young on March 28, 2019, 12:10:10 am
Glad I read this thread tonight. I just called the Inn and made a reservation for the rally for Thursday thru Saturday. Sounded like there were still a few rooms left for the COG folks. I've got vacation to burn by July 1st or loose it.  Looking forward to attending this rally. I usually only get to go to the RWTW. Now I get to go to both this year.  :)
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: The Pope on March 28, 2019, 09:20:53 am
I haven't signed up yet for this or the Nationals yet.  :(
There's just too much going on with my dad ......

..... and I don't think that I even put 100 miles on my bike this year.......  :(
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on March 28, 2019, 11:53:00 am
Hang in there. Parenting the parent is not an easy task but worth the effort.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Paulie on March 29, 2019, 02:34:26 pm
Allrity then, here's nuther Floridijit :motonoises:

Seeyas up thar :great:
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: ron203 on March 29, 2019, 09:53:13 pm
72 degrees and sunny here in N. Ga today. Similar weather over in Maggie Valley. Come on down/over/up!!

Ron
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on March 31, 2019, 10:37:13 pm
Now going to 33 and below tomorrow morning. Dontcha love Spring?  :-\
Don't fret, though, because freezing temps are usually gone by mid-April - And the host for the event is a hotel!!! With an indoor restaurant/bar.  :beerchug: And fresh coffee.  :)

Plenty of time left to register and get a room. Look forward to seeing you folks soon!
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: ron203 on April 01, 2019, 12:15:01 am
Spring in Maggie Valley.  Good conversation on the lawn...  Great riding in the middle.........Oh yeah. I'm SO looking forward to a mini-vacation!!
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: millerized on April 01, 2019, 10:33:11 am
I had 76F on Saturday while working on the truck.
It's 32F with snow right now.
It's spring in WV...all 4 seasons in a week isn't all that uncommon.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Ken on April 01, 2019, 10:47:09 pm
Saw in a past post that all the rooms with a king were all taken. Earlier  today I exchanged my room with a king for one with two twins. My nephew may ride up. So it may be available.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on April 02, 2019, 04:33:02 am
Saw in a past post that all the rooms with a king were all taken. Earlier  today I exchanged my room with a king for one with two twins. My nephew may ride up. So it may be available.

Thanks, Ken, for making this available to others. Look forward to seeing you in the Valley!
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Shawn on April 02, 2019, 02:45:00 pm
Currently not planning on going as hotel rallies really are not my deal. With that in mind, how many folks plan on camping? And at which campground?

I'd like to see my SE brethren @ SRitV, but I committed to the HMR and I'm trying to fit both in.

That would mean I'd be on the road for 2 wks and my 6 y.o. would not be happy with daddy (and frankly, I would miss her a ton).

I'll know by the end of the week, but I'll have my camping stuff for Cliff's, so I'm kinda with SteveJ on the hotel thing...more economical too.
 
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on April 02, 2019, 04:21:31 pm
We typically do camping events, but wanted to try something a bit different this time. Some of SECOG' s  previous rallies in the Spring had cold weather issues, particularly as we got further north of Atlanta. So, to add variety to the venues we thought we'd give a hotel rally a try. Further ride for me, to boot  :motonoises:
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: ron203 on April 02, 2019, 08:36:59 pm
We typically do camping events, but wanted to try something a bit different this time. Some of SECOG' s  previous rallies in the Spring had cold weather issues, particularly as we got further north of Atlanta. So, to add variety to the venues we thought we'd give a hotel rally a try. Further ride for me, to boot  :motonoises:

Yep. The rotating location and  type of events for the Spring rally was a group brain-storm last fall by the whole leadership team and we're gonna have a GOOD TIME in the Valley!!!  (C'mon Shawn, you know you're filthy rich!! You DO live in a resort state, you know...)   ;D
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Shawn on April 03, 2019, 11:38:19 am
Tom, I'm totally with ya...not having to setup/breakdown camp / freeze your arse off at night, is a blessing.  For me its just a matter logistics and economics.  I'll try and work some magic.

Ron, yes, I do live in a resort state, but I'm usually in a confused state. ;D
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: ron203 on April 03, 2019, 09:47:47 pm
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: SteveJ. on April 04, 2019, 12:34:36 am
Tom, I'm totally with ya...not having to setup/breakdown camp / freeze your arse off at night, is a blessing.  For me its just a matter logistics and economics.  I'll try and work some magic.

Ron, yes, I do live in a resort state, but I'm usually in a confused state. ;D

That's why ______(insert deity here) invented small electric heaters and extension cords. It's awesome waking up to 70* inside the tent and looking outside to see frost on the bike.

Making coffee in the vestibule is a bonus.

 :beerchug:
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Always Young on April 04, 2019, 12:47:15 am
Just to toss this out there, I have a room to myself with two beds for three nights. If someone needs a room and don't mind sharing a room to split the cost contact me.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: MotoCommuter on April 04, 2019, 01:11:14 pm
Steve, Shawn, if your wanting to go and need to stash a vehicle and/or trailer, you can park it at my house. I'm about 3.5 hours / 190 miles from the hotel. I'm heading up Thursday morning around 9am ish.

As SWMBO is not attending, I have a King room but could change it to 2 doubles if someone wants to share a room.

We are also heading out to the HMR the following Wednesday afternoon and can host anyone for a few days doing the same.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Just Cliff on April 04, 2019, 01:54:09 pm
Steve, Shawn, if your wanting to go and need to stash a vehicle and/or trailer, you can park it at my house. I'm about 3.5 hours / 190 miles from the hotel. I'm heading up Thursday morning around 9am ish.
We are also heading out to the HMR the following Wednesday afternoon and can host anyone for a few days doing the same.

You can also arrive here early, all though you may be subject to work detail.  >:D I'm sure they'll be a few others early.

Hey Kurt, your signature has wrong info. HMR is 2 - 5th, not 3 - 6th.  :nananana:
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: MotoCommuter on April 04, 2019, 02:07:14 pm
Steve, Shawn, if your wanting to go and need to stash a vehicle and/or trailer, you can park it at my house. I'm about 3.5 hours / 190 miles from the hotel. I'm heading up Thursday morning around 9am ish.
We are also heading out to the HMR the following Wednesday afternoon and can host anyone for a few days doing the same.

You can also arrive here early, all though you may be subject to work detail.  >:D I'm sure they'll be a few others early.

Hey Kurt, your signature has wrong info. HMR is 2 - 5th, not 3 - 6th.  :nananana:

There you go, all kinds of options!!

Cliff, just trying to get folks to arrive late so they don't take my spot!!
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: SteveJ. on April 04, 2019, 03:03:41 pm
Steve, Shawn, if your wanting to go and need to stash a vehicle and/or trailer, you can park it at my house. I'm about 3.5 hours / 190 miles from the hotel. I'm heading up Thursday morning around 9am ish.

As SWMBO is not attending, I have a King room but could change it to 2 doubles if someone wants to share a room.

We are also heading out to the HMR the following Wednesday afternoon and can host anyone for a few days doing the same.

Appreciate the offer but will likely not attend.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Shawn on April 04, 2019, 03:27:16 pm
Thanks Kurt and Cliff...much appreciated.

Kurt - I'll be meeting up with ya somewhere before the HMR.  Stay tuned.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: MotoCommuter on April 07, 2019, 02:48:28 pm
Ok, I have a King room I am going to cancel as Kay is not going and I found a roommate to split the cost of a double room. Does anyone want the King?
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Bill on April 08, 2019, 01:59:55 pm
Ok Kurt got your King today. I'm in and good to go. See all you hooligans soon.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Tinsailor on April 09, 2019, 07:45:42 pm
My roommates not going to be able to come to this so I got half a room if anybody’s interested.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Clay49 on April 10, 2019, 12:58:02 am
PM sent.
Dennis
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on April 10, 2019, 05:14:01 am
SOOO looking forward to this weekend. Thank you for your support!  :motonoises:
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: millerized on April 12, 2019, 10:46:25 am
Chances dropping quickly....I'll know here shortly.  :(
Work...maybe.
Might be a room up for grabs if someone is still looking.
I'll know by COB Monday.
At least it'll be warm and sunny for ya if I stay home.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on April 12, 2019, 11:27:22 am
Sunny, for sure.... :))
But don't worry, we'll still let you buy drinks for the rest of us if you make it to the Valley...besides, who would be riding in the rain???
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: millerized on April 15, 2019, 01:24:25 pm
My double room is back up for grabs. Cancelled the res this morning.
At least I get comp time for not being able to take the days off  ::)

(interview for a new job Thursday...even more pay and less time off. Somehow I think that's worth it.)
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Firas on April 15, 2019, 04:42:00 pm
Anybody from Central Florida or the east coast riding to Maggie Valley on the 26th so we can buddy up?
I Live in Palm Coast.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on April 16, 2019, 01:48:56 pm
My double room is back up for grabs. Cancelled the res this morning.
At least I get comp time for not being able to take the days off  ::)

(interview for a new job Thursday...even more pay and less time off. Somehow I think that's worth it.)

So sorry to see that you won't make it, but very glad that the opportunity exists to keep you busy and out of trouble....(I know, but one can only hope)  :))
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on April 17, 2019, 04:18:31 pm
Most definitely time to be riding in these parts. Hope ya'll have your bike and gear ready for lots of miles and smiles come April 26-28!  :motonoises:

As usual, a meal is provided with the rally fee on Saturday night. I will have maps of the area at the registration table and assorted materials from the local visitor center. Oh, and just a wee bit of swag to hand out... Registration will take place Friday from 4-6 PM and Saturday morning from 7-9 AM. Hours subject to be added as volunteers offer to help.
PRE-REGISTRATION ONLINE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Unlike past events, there is no plan by the leadership team to set up a keg for pay as you go refreshments as the hotel liquor license ( or so we were told) forbids such dalliances.
I plan to arrive Thursday to give me time to get the place set up and squeeze in some sightseeing before y'all arrive.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Douglas on April 20, 2019, 12:46:58 am
This video is inspirational. Can't wait to go to this museum
https://youtu.be/ZNCRp0LWux0
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: mr t on April 21, 2019, 12:44:36 am
Doug- You could spend days in Dale's museum. It's better than the Smithsonian for Motorheads. Dale is usually on the premises and is quite approachable. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

   Tom Taylor COG#7173
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: millerized on April 24, 2019, 08:37:18 pm
Couldn't help you out on Friday weather wise, but Saturday and Sunday look to be decent days. See...it does pay to keep me away  ;)
Y'all stay safe this weekend...and prepare for a rainy Raft With The Wolf in September.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on April 25, 2019, 08:56:37 pm
Most definitely time to be riding in these parts. Hope ya'll have your bike and gear ready for lots of miles and smiles come April 26-28!  :motonoises:

As usual, a meal is provided with the rally fee on Saturday night. I will have maps of the area at the registration table and assorted materials from the local visitor center. Oh, and just a wee bit of swag to hand out... Registration will take place Friday from 4-6 PM and Saturday morning from 7-9 AM. Hours subject to be added as volunteers offer to help.
PRE-REGISTRATION ONLINE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Unlike past events, there is no plan by the leadership team to set up a keg for pay as you go refreshments as the hotel liquor license ( or so we were told) forbids such dalliances.
I plan to arrive Thursday to give me time to get the place set up and squeeze in some sightseeing before y'all arrive.

UPDATE:
The plans of mice and men oft go astray. I won't be there (thanks to an incident on the bike last Monday - RR tracks and accelerating in a turn don't work well together. Nothing but bruises as a result (ATGATT), but OUCH), so I ask your assistance to those that have had to pitch in at the last minute.

Wanted to repost this information about registration and the Saturday meal to refresh your memory of the arrangements. Be sure to register at the times posted for Friday evening and Saturday morning. You will need armbands affixed around your arm to enjoy the meeting and eat the meal Saturday night.  Festivities are scheduled to kick off at 6:00 PM. Ron has expressed an idea for a "Reverse Raffle" that I think you will enjoy as a fund-raiser for the OTP. The meal will be served family-style at or around 6:30.
Wish I could be there....
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: COGnosticator on April 25, 2019, 11:43:51 pm
Wow, Tom, I hope you heal quickly.  It must be bad to keep you away from your  own rally   >:(
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on April 26, 2019, 12:03:43 am
Landed on my back left shoulder. Scapula and ribs mashed together like that bruise heavily even with the gear in place. Nothing broken, but even with Ibuprofen and muscle relaxers engaged you need to convince me of that when I make a wrong move....
On the bright side, I'm learning all sorts of new ways to accomplish daily activities (call it early learning for the senior side of life)  :great:
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: MotoCommuter on April 26, 2019, 01:06:09 pm
Wow, Tom, I hope you heal quickly.  It must be bad to keep you away from your  own rally   >:(

I seem to recollect another event Tom planned and didn’t show up for.......
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: kathybrj on April 28, 2019, 01:38:18 pm
Blaise and I had a wonderful time. We were sorry Tom couldn't make it. The dinner Saturday was fantastic!

We were sorry to hear that a new friend we made on Friday had an accident on Rt. 28 on Saturday. We're wishing him a speedy recovery.

Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on April 28, 2019, 02:50:09 pm
Glad y'all had a great time. Pics and texts were special ( some more than others  ;) ).
Rally-meister in absentia
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Tinsailor on April 28, 2019, 09:23:09 pm
Wanted to thank everyone for another well done rally. Had a big time and it was good to see everyone there. Had a good, uneventful trip home. Uneventful trip home and will have to say, the little Versys does a pretty good job of things.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: ron203 on April 28, 2019, 10:02:58 pm
Yep, uneventul trip home. Unloaded and cleaned the wagon. Took nap. All good!
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: ron203 on April 28, 2019, 10:04:32 pm
Glad y'all had a great time. Pics and texts were special ( some more than others  ;) ).
Rally-meister in absentia

That was the group just showing your efforts were appreciated and that you were missed.  ;D
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: COGnosticator on April 28, 2019, 11:16:43 pm
How many were at the rally, it looked like a good crowd  :great:
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: ron203 on April 29, 2019, 12:03:31 am
31 at the banquet, a couple of local "visitors" also stopped by.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: ron203 on April 29, 2019, 12:05:11 am
Wow, Tom, I hope you heal quickly.  It must be bad to keep you away from your  own rally   >:(

I seem to recollect another event Tom planned and didn’t show up for.......

But the planning and set up were hardest part.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on April 29, 2019, 03:44:07 am
Wow, Tom, I hope you heal quickly.  It must be bad to keep you away from your  own rally   >:(

I seem to recollect another event Tom planned and didn’t show up for.......

But the planning and set up were hardest part.
Not being able to be there was the hardest part. Had some excellent backup to get the event pulled off.
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: funsize on April 29, 2019, 10:05:21 am
Tom, I hope you heal well.  It stinks that you put so much work for the rally and you're not able to go.  I'm glad things went well for those that were there.  Maybe next year Jorge and I will make it.  This year our youngest son is getting married and we're heading to Niger to spend time with our granddaughter.  Oh yeah, her parents too but we're grandparents, we want to see the little lady!


Irene
2015 Vulcan 650s
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Wayniac on April 29, 2019, 02:48:04 pm
A thread has been started concerning Firas's incident.

http://forum.cog-online.org/southeast-events/cog-member-down-updated-information-here/ (http://forum.cog-online.org/southeast-events/cog-member-down-updated-information-here/)
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: BBroj on April 29, 2019, 05:01:45 pm
Kathy and I had a great time at this event, great people and great roads to ride! We were and are saddened to hear of Firas' accident and wish him a speedy and full recovery. To the practical joker that decided to flip my Ram X mount for my phone 180*, you got me good! I didn't notice it when mounting my phone, I put it in as I usually do. I first noticed it was tough to see, it was tipped down a bit and is usually tipped up, no big deal, I'll adjust it later. Next I noticed a MUCH better view of my speedometer and realized the mount had been flipped. "This might actually work", I thought. Maybe this practical joker did me a favor. I realized the full extent of the change while merging onto I-40 and glancing to my left mirror and seeing nothing but the reflection of my hi-viz jacket in the screen of my phone! Nope! this doesn't work at all! Lots of head-checking until the first rest area and corrections were made. You know what they say about Karma... >:D >:D
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Volcantour on April 29, 2019, 10:15:08 pm
Thanks for the well wishes and texts. Be sure to thank the folks that volunteered and stepped up the plate to make this event happen, and consider becoming a volunteer yourself. The SECOG leadership team is great to work with, if just a bit goofy... :))
Title: Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
Post by: Bugnut on April 29, 2019, 11:09:00 pm
Group pic and some other snaps. I know, really low on the photographic evidence. I've contacted TMZ to investigate possible photographic leads on the Lane incident on the interstate at dead stop speeds. Who knows, someone may have the proof we're all looking for! ;)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/WhrMnYkC7H9ssmVH6

Mike