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Old 07-24-2009, 09:03 AM   #1
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Tail Of the Dragon 2009

Is there any interest or anything in the works? There's nothing new in the 08 thread and the optimal time is fast approaching!!

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Old 07-24-2009, 09:44 AM   #2
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My fiancee and I are really up for this years trip. We just got our porsche a few weeks ago!
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:57 AM   #3
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I will be vacationing near Ashville (2 hours away) from October 31st ~ November 7th.

If someone wants to plan it at this time of year, I will show up in my BMW 550i and we'll see if a big V8 motor in the front of a Bimmer can keep up with a smaller flat 6 in the middle.

I know the owner of Two Wheel Inn in Robbinsville would love to host us again. They're great folks and the rooms are new, clean, and they have free wifi.
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:21 PM   #4
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I'd be up for it again this year.
Although it would be nice to meet Randall when he's in the area, we'll see how the date works out.
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:26 PM   #5
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Count Me In

I've run the Dragon on my Road King, but never in the Boxster. Sounds like fun.
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:25 AM   #6
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August 22-24 is the jacksonville PCA weekend,
Sept. 18-20 is charleston PCA weekend
Nov. 6-8 is "Porsches on the Dragon" weekend


just saying...

http://www.pcafcr.org/events_detail.asp?event_id=105

http://www.pcapalmetto.org/newsitems/dragontailsept09.html

http://procon.bizland.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=20&sid=69820d2f7d90f2d7b00f6f69b8818083

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Old 07-28-2009, 07:08 AM   #7
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would anyone not be able to make the first full weekend in november? ( nov. 6,7,8 )
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If you do the Dragon, make sure you run the "Twisted Pickle" too. Derb knows the way! Much better, faster, and less police than the Dragon.

Maps are in the 2008 thread for reference.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:15 AM   #9
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Do we want to settle on the first weekend in November (6, 7 and 8)?
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:38 AM   #10
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Do we want to settle on the first weekend in November (6, 7 and 8)?
no one's speaking up so my guess is those dates are fine. count me in. maybe we can make a run to the "twisted pickle" as well.

if you can make it, send me a PM so i can keep a head count and contact info for a loose schedule...
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BEHOLD, the Twisted Pickle

Your front brakes, right foot and rear spoiler will love you for it!


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Old 07-30-2009, 10:17 PM   #12
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Well, it looks like we have a few people interested in a Dragon trip this year.
Anyone else?
Tony, thanks for requesting the head count PMs.
The road we named the Twisted Pickle after is like the Dragon but stretched out a bit- but with higher speed and very little traffic.

The Two Wheel Inn is where we have stayed for the past two years. Very nice owners.
http://twowheelinn.com/
I haven't checked for availability yet.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:07 AM   #13
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The Two Wheel Inn has plenty of rooms available that weekend.
Phone number: 828-479-4248 7am to 10pm Eastern time.
Internet address: www.TwoWheelInn.com

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Old 09-16-2009, 02:28 PM   #14
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The Two Wheel Inn just emailed me that they have 18 rooms available for the November 6th weekend (if we book all 18 we get 10% off). Interest is low so far probably due to the late date- just 3 so far.
Anyways, thought I'd bump the thread up for some more exposure.
Maybe we could take a small detour and visit Jake's shop in Cleveland, GA...

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Mike, have fun and drive fast! Watch out for the LEO's. Remember to warm up the tires too, and the white lines are a little slippery (Dale Jr taught me this excuse!). Say hello to the Pickle girl.
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Ahhh, the Pickle girl...
I might not notice her if she's wearing that camouflage top again.
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just a reminder...

just made hotel reservations for november's tail of the dragon run! hope more are coming.

first full weekend of november: 6, 7, 8.
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If someone will take the initiative to schedule a place and time for lunch on Saturday the 7th, I will be heading home from Asheville with the wife and golden retriever in our BMW and would love to meet you all and enjoy a quick bite with you.

Since we're headed to Meridian, MS for the evening, I thought we could drive the Cherohala Skyway as it's heading kinda West-Southwest after lunch.

Anyone? Anyone? Beuller?

I'd hate to be in the area and not figure out how to see you guys while there!
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:18 AM   #19
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I think I can make it. coolio!
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:43 AM   #20
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Randall,
I'm sure we can find a place in Robbinsville to have lunch. What time will you be rolling through?

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