Just means a bigger party in September, that's all, with built-in interest coming from TOD. I like it. Keep in mind Ivan controls quite a few properties... could actually accommodate 50-60. Sounds flexible with $$$$. Once we get guys hooked on DiamondBack, Ultimate Loop and the rest, it'll be good to know him and have a consistent group of properties in that area. Despite the hassle i'm okay with the way it turned out. (While Normar settled for a beer as payment... i'm charging a bottle of Chardonnay and a trip around Blood Mtn, although not necessarily in that order)
___________________You have to come down for Sept, deal is if you can keep up with me on the dragon, you get one night free and your registration fee refunded in full
I already took off a few weeks ago from work and wanted to come down in May for other reasons as well.
You know, I was really looking forward to watching you 'settle that score' next month. Sounded intriguing to say the least... lol. Really going to miss that.
About your offer. After what happened to Nix last year, i'm not likely to go all out on the Dragon ever again. Not worth it. But there are other fine roads deserving of our rubber too, and where we wouldn't get pinched so easily.
(Then again, if I got TWO free nights and my registration fee refunded...)
Don't sweat it Nix, you're a good guy, life happened, we all adjusted accordingly, I'm looking forward to September now even more with the potential new side excursion.
___________________For Sept, we're definitely doing the RT276 loop by Waynesville, @Nix told me a lot about it. So I think one of the drives like blood mtn or moonshiner might be dropped.
For May, my room is reserved at the Microtel for 3 nights, I'll be there from 5/21 - 5/24, it'll feel wierd not staying at Fontana and being right in Robbinsville.
Keep RT 28 if you can, at least down to Franklin. And that's only 45 minutes to Waynesville where we start the 276/215 loop.
Blood Mtn was just something Nix raved about, and it was already on my way.
We still plan on doing it before TOD, starting from Copperhead Lodge:
Don't hurt my car
Check out Devil's Triangle, Wayah Road, The Snake, Rt 28 to Franklin, Rt. 28 from Franklin to Highlands (Bridal Veil Falls and Dry Falls on this road).Got 1 month or so to go. For May, I'm planning on driving around the immediate area (Dragon, skyway, RT28, maybe do blood mtn / N.GA stuff early one morning).
Check out Devil's Triangle, Wayah Road, The Snake, Rt 28 to Franklin, Rt. 28 from Franklin to Highlands (Bridal Veil Falls and Dry Falls on this road).
__________Ran everything highlighted, the others I'll see if we can get a drive in for those during the summer.
In May, I might do the N.Georgia drive and come back on Wayah rd. But I'll only be there 3 days and it's memorial day weekend.