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Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
« 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

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.
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019 - News coming soon!
« Reply #1 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.....  :(
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019 - News coming soon!
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 11:52:34 am »
Awesome, Tom!!
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019 - News coming soon!
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019 - News coming soon!
« Reply #4 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   >:(
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019 - News coming soon!
« Reply #5 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:
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019 - News coming soon!
« Reply #6 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
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019 - News coming soon!
« Reply #7 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"
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
« Reply #8 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?
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
« Reply #9 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:

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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
« Reply #10 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.  :'(
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
« Reply #11 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!
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2018, 01:59:12 pm »
Oh boy, the challenge of getting to RitV and Cliff's HMR the next weekend. :motonoises:
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
« Reply #13 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)...
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
« Reply #14 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.
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
« Reply #15 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....
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
« Reply #16 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:

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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
« Reply #17 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.
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
« Reply #18 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!
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
« Reply #19 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/
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
« Reply #21 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
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« Reply #22 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.
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« Reply #23 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.
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Re: Spring Rally in the Valley - April 26-27, 2019
« Reply #24 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!
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