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Big Daddy
10-10-2006, 12:53 PM
I thought I would start a new thread to see who was planning on driving over to Knoxville on the 13th? I'm going over on Friday I just don't know what time or route yet. Does anyone else have any idea's??

97whitevert
10-10-2006, 05:20 PM
i am not what time we will be leaving either. give me a call- 704 405 2582 (cell) and maybe we can figure it out if you aren't meeting up with tthe rest.

Big Daddy
10-10-2006, 06:27 PM
I was hoping this would start the "rest of the group" talking and planning. I'm open for anytime in the afternoon, need to do a little cleaning before I go! :thumbsup:

RF Cobra
10-10-2006, 06:38 PM
Well, as I said in the other thread, I'm pretty open as to when we leave. I just don't want it to coincide with getting caught up in morning or evening rush hour traffic anywhere along the way.


It takes approx 2 hrs from my driveway to Asheville.

97whitevert
10-10-2006, 10:29 PM
I am debating leaving on Sat. just not sure. I guess I will need to see how i am feeling by then. AS it stands right now.... I will be in bed all weekend :(

Big Daddy
10-11-2006, 10:14 AM
Well the last two Friday's I40 towards Knoxville has become a parking lot after about 2:00PM. That means we would need to leave Asheville no later than 1-1:30 pm or we could be sitting for hours. What are the rest of the eastern NC people doing on Friday?

Big Daddy
10-11-2006, 10:16 AM
I am debating leaving on Sat. just not sure. I guess I will need to see how i am feeling by then. AS it stands right now.... I will be in bed all weekend :(

What's the matter? I hope it's nothing serious and you get to feeling better before Friday. :thumbsup:

Big Daddy
10-11-2006, 06:30 PM
Well no one's posted any plans for a cruise over on Friday so I guess everyone is going on their own? I will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn very close to the dealership. If anyone wants to get together for dinner Friday I'll have my cell with me. :thumbsup:

RF Cobra
10-11-2006, 06:58 PM
Thanks for the info!

I guess you're right since no one else has joined in to say they want to go as a group.

It looks like we will be leaving here around 9 - 10 am unless anyone else jumps in and wants to meet up. We will be staying at the hotel Tony got.

I'd call but I don't have your cell #


Well the last two Friday's I40 towards Knoxville has become a parking lot after about 2:00PM. That means we would need to leave Asheville no later than 1-1:30 pm or we could be sitting for hours. What are the rest of the eastern NC people doing on Friday?

cobrabitn
10-11-2006, 10:00 PM
Here is the "official" meet time and place for Friday morning.

Place: Arby's on Hwy 321 about 3 miles north from I40.
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Contact Person: Burke Dawson
Phone: 919.291.0662

Official Friday Meet List: (please post here if you plan to meet Robbie and Burke so they will know who to wait on, thanks.)

Burke Dawson
Robbie Helton

Jacque and I are going to have to leave after we run some errands like mail some member merchandise, deposit my check from work, drop the truck off for an oil change, etc... We'll meet y'all at the hotel Friday night as we will most likely be running Hwy 321 to I81 and then south to Knoxville so we can avoid the I40 traffic. We did that last year and it worked out great.

I hope to set a Hwy 421 cruise up for next year but if I was solo on Friday, I'd be going across Hwy 421 into Bristol, TN and then south on I81 because that road is just like running the dragon only even more fun and twisty. Be careful running across through there if you decide to go that way! :thumbsup:

If you plan to meet up with Robbie and Burke, please give them a call and let them know, thanks.

RF Cobra
10-11-2006, 10:40 PM
Okay, whatever. :rolleyes:

Our offical route, since we were asked to figure it out, is most likely going to be 40 to Maggie Valley and into TN on 441. Since no one else responded to me or Greg that is the route I am taking so we will see whoever is staying at the Inn on Friday.


Here is the "official" meet time and place for Friday morning.

cobrabitn
10-11-2006, 10:49 PM
Give Burke a call and see if they will join you all if no one else is going to meet them. Even if they are going to meet Burke, you can set it up where everyone can get together. :D

RF Cobra
10-12-2006, 10:29 AM
Greg,

Do you want to go scenic or are you just going straight over on 40?

Big Daddy
10-12-2006, 10:35 AM
Greg,

Do you want to go scenic or are you just going straight over on 40?

Allen, get up with Burke and Robbie. We are going to talk tomorrow morning when they meet up with anyone that wants to at the Arby's we can then decide what way we want to go. If we leave early enough we could ride the parkway part of the way there and then take back roads over to I40 to get into Knoxville. My number at my house is 828-259-9798 you can call me this evening after 7:00 PM or wait and meet up with Burke and talk to me in the morning. :thumbsup:

RF Cobra
10-12-2006, 10:53 AM
I'll give you a call tonight. I just don't think I want to go back north on 321 since that is going back in the same direction that I will be coming from.


That's the same Arby's we met at on the Blue Ridge Cruise, right?



Allen, get up with Burke and Robbie. We are going to talk tomorrow morning when they meet up with anyone that wants to at the Arby's we can then decide what way we want to go. If we leave early enough we could ride the parkway part of the way there and then take back roads over to I40 to get into Knoxville. My number at my house is 828-259-9798 you can call me this evening after 7:00 PM or wait and meet up with Burke and talk to me in the morning. :thumbsup:

Big Daddy
10-12-2006, 11:59 AM
I'll give you a call tonight. I just don't think I want to go back north on 321 since that is going back in the same direction that I will be coming from.


That's the same Arby's we met at on the Blue Ridge Cruise, right?

YUP, that's the one. I think if y'all drive I40 to Asheville then we can pickup the Parkway take it down to Cherokee and then we can run 441 over to I40 to Knoxville. But that's not set in stone, I'm waiting to here what Robbie and Burke want to do also. :thumbsup:

97whitevert
10-12-2006, 11:07 PM
greg- i need your cell #, again, please

97whitevert
10-12-2006, 11:08 PM
wish i could join you guys..... I am trying to set up a mini-show in the morning at my school :D

Big Daddy
10-13-2006, 08:19 AM
greg- i need your cell #, again, please

828-273-5650 But it doesn't work while I'm at home! I should be outta here by lunch at the latest!

RF Cobra
10-13-2006, 08:35 AM
Greg,

I didn't get a chance to call Burke last night, so when he calls you make sure he knows I'm on the way if I'm not already there.

Thanks!