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The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 02-17-2014, 04:55 PM
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That time of year...Tail of the Dragon

I am planning a trip to Tail of the Dragon in the next few moths. After the tornado season, mid April on.
It would be nice to get others from the board to meet up for a few days of driving and fun.
If you are interested, post a reply with dates good for you.
The first week of April is out, something about a golf tourney or something.
I think driving will be better during the week over a weekend. A lot of sport bikes hit these trails.
http://www.tailofthedragon.com/
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:29 PM
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I'll try to make it if I can convince a few of my local buddies to come down. I agree weekdays are a must. Weekend is very crowded and the cops are out - I have never seen radar midweek. Another plus is April/May is off-season (too cold for the bikes) so the traffic will be extra light.
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I think I will be homeless the 1st full week of April, That golfing party increases my funds! Later would be better! It would be good to meet everyone, & have some fun!
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I am planning a trip to Tail of the Dragon in the next few moths. After the tornado season, mid April on.
It would be nice to get others from the board to meet up for a few days of driving and fun.
If you are interested, post a reply with dates good for you.
The first week of April is out, something about a golf tourney or something.
I think driving will be better during the week over a weekend. A lot of sport bikes hit these trails.
http://www.tailofthedragon.com/
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Lucky! I am so jealous of you right now

Anyways, enjoy the Tail of the Dragon and be safe


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Count me in as it's a short drive for me. Will send a pm later with dates later but mid-late April or May sounds good.


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LOL... Yes, way too many Harleys plodding along and clogging up the Smokey Mountain roads. To be fair most of them pull over but there is always that one guy who is oblivious to traffic behind him.

Man whitedesigns, you are only 1.5 hours from Deals Gap! Living in Asheville would be heaven for me.
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LOL... Yes, way too many Harleys plodding along and clogging up the Smokey Mountain roads. To be fair most of them pull over but there is always that one guy who is oblivious to traffic behind him.

Man whitedesigns, you are only 1.5 hours from Deals Gap! Living in Asheville would be heaven for me.
Rick,
Sounds like time for some more beer, stateside this time.
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Rick,
Sounds like time for some more beer, stateside this time.
Tough to turn down an invitation to drive some of the best roads in North America and share a beer (after the driving!) with fellow Bimerfest buddies. Don't forget to pick up your beer in Tennessee since most of the area around Robbinsville is a dry or semi-dry county.
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Go ahead & count me How many days, & we probably need to make reservations somewhere? Wes are you going to be our coordinator?

The best plan will probably see what is the best time frame for all? I can make it Master's week if needed, since I am only 2 1/2 hours at the most. There is possibly a huge house that a friend of a friends has, that we could possibly rent in that area. It is very nice & huge. If we get enough people to keep the cost down, it would be worth it. This is a 6 story house, with all of the toys!

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Go ahead & count me How many days, & we probably need to make reservations somewhere? Wes are you going to be our coordinator?

The best plan will probably see what is the best time frame for all? I can make it Master's week if needed, since I am only 2 1/2 hours at the most. There is possibly a huge house that a friend of a friends has, that we could possibly rent in that area. It is very nice & huge. If we get enough people to keep the cost down, it would be worth it. This is a 6 story house, with all of the toys!
Who me? Coordinate?
I'll coordinate a case of maple syrup coming south. Hint, HINT!

I propose we meet up on Sunday April 13, 2014 (I put the year for posterity). Drive the trails Monday until people have to go home.
I'm taking a week off. I need a vacation.

Herb, A 6 story house? Is it available, how much and who's in?
We have got to get Mark and Topdown involved.
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I am trying to get all of the details. This guy has several houses in that area. One of them will sleep 20 people. I do not know what will be available that week, so we need to see what works best for everyone. I will be getting back into my house the 13th at lunch, so after that day I should be good.
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I always stay at Fontana Village when I'm visiting the area. It's 10 min south of Deal's Gap on HWY 28 which is almost as fun to drive as the Tail. This is a massive resort with it's own general store, gas station, car washing facilities and a very good restaurant at the main lodge. Prices are reasonable - last April we paid about $200/night for an entire cabin that had 2 bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen and living room. There are larger cabins available and more upscale hotel-like accommodations at the lodge.

I should be free for any time in April or May - I need a vacation too.

Checking the Tail of the Dragon site shows no major events happening the week of April 14 so that is a major bonus. No large groups to clog up the roads.

I'm ordering a case of Maple Syrup from Quebec as we speak
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I always stay at Fontana Village when I'm visiting the area. It's 10 min south of Deal's Gap on HWY 28 which is almost as fun to drive as the Tail. This is a massive resort with it's own general store, gas station, car washing facilities and a very good restaurant at the main lodge. Prices are reasonable - last April we paid about $200/night for an entire cabin that had 2 bedrooms, an eat-in kitchen and living room. There are larger cabins available and more upscale hotel-like accommodations at the lodge.

I should be free for any time in April or May - I need a vacation too.

Checking the Tail of the Dragon site shows no major events happening the week of April 14 so that is a major bonus. No large groups to clog up the roads.

I'm ordering a case of Maple Syrup from Quebec as we speak
Awesome. It sounds like we have options on where to stay and a clear week to run. We will only have to deal with motorist who follow their GPS without knowing where they are going.

philshevlin, No. Sometimes a case of maple syrup IS a case of maple syrup.

Rick, Would you like the same Scotch as last time or try something new?
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This is awesome, I have been hanging in the weeds to see where it ended up. I have to be in Charlotte the 15th and 16th so it might work out, just not 100% sure how the company schedule that week will play out.

A second issue is that I will have my company car, I don't think the Malibu can keep up. I may have to hitch on to someone elses wagon.

So there will be Whiskey, should I bring the guns? Drinking and shooting are hand in hand down here! I think I will leave those at home...
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Well guys really enjoying and very envious that you chaps are considering this run, it sounds great But !!! Shouldn't you go onto PM's as I am sure you will be considering a vigorous movement of your cars and you are kind of telling those chappies who have unmarked cars with radar guns or the more visible I got blue lights on the top of my car, where and what time you will be out!!!! Or are you going gumball/smokey and the bandit Lol.
I sincerely hope this is not the case but in the world where everyone has access, a degree of discretion would help
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Well guys really enjoying and very envious that you chaps are considering this run, it sounds great But !!! Shouldn't you go onto PM's as I am sure you will be considering a vigorous movement of your cars and you are kind of telling those chappies who have unmarked cars with radar guns or the more visible I got blue lights on the top of my car, where and what time you will be out!!!! Or are you going gumball/smokey and the bandit Lol.
I sincerely hope this is not the case but in the world where everyone has access, a degree of discretion would help
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True! But they do not need to waste time watching the internet to see if anyone is going to rip up and down that road, they just have to go there everyday. It is one of the most talked about and popular destinations for this sort of thing. It is not a secret at all!
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P.S. Has anyone tried one of the in car cameras such as GoPro?
I have a GoPro and it is in a class by itself when it comes to portable sports cameras. Shows like Top Gear use them for in-car and external car shots.

I'll convert some footage from me on the Tail from last April to give you an idea how good the video is.

Glenlivet would be awesome.
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The route in Wales (Black Mountain in the Brecon Beacons) they use on Top Gear to road test cars is a prime route for having fun on, great drive! But sadly is it a prime location for the police to catch people, like rabbits in a headlight !!!!
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Well guys really enjoying and very envious that you chaps are considering this run, it sounds great But !!! Shouldn't you go onto PM's as I am sure you will be considering a vigorous movement of your cars and you are kind of telling those chappies who have unmarked cars with radar guns or the more visible I got blue lights on the top of my car, where and what time you will be out!!!! Or are you going gumball/smokey and the bandit Lol.
I sincerely hope this is not the case but in the world where everyone has access, a degree of discretion would help
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Thanks for the concern. However, I don't speed.
Glenlivet it is.

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I have a GoPro
Hero 3+? Black, Silver or White?
And what goodies should I need? Mounts, SD cards etc?
Knowing me, I'll get black because it has a remote I won't use and eventually loose.

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That date looks good to me - I'm in for Sunday/Monday/Tuesday for sure.

Mark, you're welcome to ride co-pilot with me while we're there to avoid the company car. I will be coming up from the Atlanta area so whatever works.
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