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May 7th, 2019 5:04 am
GaryCulb18
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

The 2019 TTD

Could not have taken place without our

BMW Motorad Sponsor

Touring Sport

of

Greenville, SC








& their representative

Thomas McCord



&

Sponsorship by

All the folks at the Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge




Please frequent these Sponsors.

Docs Prescription: Buy Gear, Motorcycles & spend some more time at the IHML.

Best,

Doc
May 7th, 2019 5:03 am
GaryCulb18
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

Big Thanks/ Shot Out

to

Andy Morley
from K1600 Forum (Amorley)



Gordon Cox
from the LT Community Forum




&


Steve Pascuelli
from the K1600 Forum (chesterdawg)
& RedlineFoto (www.RedileFoto.com)






After my orginal photographer BAILED each took un-copyrighted pictures of the 2019 TTD, provided to me on an SD Card & did not charge us anything!!
Thanks to everyone else that sent me photo's!

PHOTOS ARE UP ON-LINE on the TTD Facebook Page!!
( https://www.facebook.com/pg/K1600DG/...=page_internal )

I apologize for any duplicates.

Best,

Doc





May 7th, 2019 5:02 am
GaryCulb18
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

Each of the BMWs TTD Riding Groups was asked to Go to the Tail of the Dragon at least one day for a Group Photo;


Spirited Ride Group



Regular Ride Group



Couple 1 Riding Group



Couples 2 Riding Group



Relaxed Ride Group
So relaxed they forgot to take a picture!!

Best,

Doc
May 7th, 2019 5:01 am
GaryCulb18
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon


Winners

at

2019 TTD




50/50: Mephomaniac



Longest Ride from a Country Other Than the USA: David Kerr (ON2); Kemptville, Ontario, Canada; 1,110 miles



Longest Ride USA: Steve Kauffman, Chino Hills, CA; 2212 miles



Pillon Grand Prize- BMW All Around Boots: Cassandra (kotrs Spouse), Columbus, GA



Rider Grand Prize- KLIM Kodiak Jacket: chesterdawg, Somewhere in GA




Best,


Doc
Apr 29th, 2019 6:57 pm
GaryCulb18
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

Change in Line UP #2



Larry Douglas
(Scoop)

will be Leading the

Relaxed Rides

on


Friday & Saturday

Best,

Doc

Apr 29th, 2019 6:32 pm
GaryCulb18
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

Change in Line UP

Eddy & Joshua are OUT!!!




will be sending up



THOMAS McCORD

to represent them...

Best,

Doc
Apr 29th, 2019 12:33 pm
GaryCulb18
OUR PHOTOGRAPHER HAS BAILED!!!

OUR PHOTOGRAPHER HAS BAILED

from the 2019 TTD.




If someone could take non-copyrighted photos at the 2019 TTD that would be great.

All Participants please consider sending your photographs from the 2019 TTD at [email protected] after the event.
I will get them posted in one location for all.

Best,

Doc
Apr 26th, 2019 7:57 am
hschisler
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

Quote:
Originally Posted by mwnahas View Post
No room at the lodge but, Gretchen and I reserved a room at the Quality Inn in Robbinsville. Arriving Wed May 1. Saying in Lexington Ky on the way down.
Same here - the Quality Inn. We'll see you there!
Apr 20th, 2019 6:38 am
pkpr1998
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

Carver's Apple Orchard is a great place to eat. Have eaten there several times and have taken suppliers and customers to that restaurant. Fried Chicken is really good. Asphalt driveway and parking lot.
Apr 20th, 2019 3:45 am
GaryCulb18
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

Kevin put together the data on the Group rides for the 2019 TTD. PDF & gpx files are downloadable. Best,

Doc


Quote:
Originally Posted by Qbird66 View Post
Links to download routes in GPX format:

Couples

Regular

Spirited

Each zip file also includes an overview of each route in PDF format.
Apr 15th, 2019 6:59 pm
GaryCulb18
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon- Sponsor Cake

WE HAVE A SPECIALITY SPONSOR CAKE!!

"The Cake Savior"

Is

Rebecca Smiddy (Becky)



Becky has been hired by the New Owners of the IHML as their Event Organizer. Our TTD event will be her very 1st IHML Motorcycle Event.

Best,

Doc
Apr 10th, 2019 5:15 pm
GaryCulb18
Going out on a limb...

Just wanted everyone to know that the local vendors that made speciality cakes are gone/ closed. I have searched from Silva to Murphy & Franklin. I am at wits end. So, we are going to have to go with a Ingles cake for the TTD group.

If anyone knows someone who can make a speciality cake for this event with the TS sponsors logo on the top let me know. I can send the data on the logo.

The previous cakes were approximately 24*18*4 and feed 50 to 60 people (photos attached) Red velvet with White (butter) icing with the Sponsors Logo on the top of the cake was one the group enjoyed. This sheet cake could be delivered either Thursday, 2nd, or Friday, 3rd of May 2019. Plan to be served Friday night. The last two years we payed $225 delivered.

I someone can assist with/ take on this task that would be great. No, the IHML does not do group cakes.

Best,

Doc



Apr 10th, 2019 8:10 am
GaryCulb18
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon (TTD)
Final Schedule




at
Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge
( Ironhorse Motorcycle Lodge | 828-479-3864 Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge near Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap and Cherohala Skyway )



(All activities, rides, etc. will take place/ depart from, etc. from the IHML)



2019 TTD

Tuesday- 31st of April; TIPS Rides in Afternoon with Doc & qbird66

Wensday- 1st of May: RECOMMENDED ARRIVAL DATE!!; TIPS Rides in Afternoon with Doc; Open FREE HEINEKEN KEG #1

Thursday- 2nd of May: Regular & Spirited Group Rides; MEET & GREET at 4:30 PM

Friday- 3rd May: Relaxed, Couples (1 & 2), Regular (1&2) & Spirited Group Rides; Open FREE HEINEKEN KEG #2; 50/50 prior to Dinner; Sponsors Gifts & FREE LARGE SPONSOR CAKE for Dessert

Saturday- 4th May: GROUP PHOTO at IHML (by 9AM); Relaxed, Couples (1 & 2), Regular (1&2) & Spirited Group Rides;
GRAND PRIZE DRAWING
after Dinner
(Must sign release form & BE PRESENT TO WIN)

for Riders- KLIM KODIAK JACKET



& for Pillons- BMW All Around Boots




Sunday- 5th May: Departure from TTD





See You in the Mountains,

Doc
Apr 4th, 2019 8:26 pm
mwnahas
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

No room at the lodge but, Gretchen and I reserved a room at the Quality Inn in Robbinsville. Arriving Wed May 1. Saying in Lexington Ky on the way down.
Mar 30th, 2019 3:02 am
GaryCulb18
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

Do you know this BMW Rider??

If you don’t and are attending the 2019 TTD you should!!



This is Big John Zeiler.

John is the Master of Ceremonies for the TTD 50/50.

If anyone desires to donate a gift for the 2019 TTD 50/50 please give your item(s) to John. Make sure donated items are functional and in near new or new condition.



Remember 50% of the TTD 50/50 goes to the Staff of the IHML.
Yes, we once again we will be giving away some large bottles of booze.
SSSOOOOooo, get lots of tickets if you want to win.
Speciality items are raffled separately/ individually during the 50/50.
No, you do not need to purchase different tickets.




2018 Winner of a 1/2 gallon of Johnny Walker Black 12 year old Scotch Whiskey.
FYI- IHML is located in a DRY COUNTY of NC.


Consider Donating to the 50/50!!

:cheers:The TTD is what we make it!!:cheers:


Best,

Doc
Mar 28th, 2019 3:39 pm
GaryCulb18
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

Quote:
Originally Posted by garyculb View Post
TTD UPDATE:


Touring Sport Of Greenville, SC is sending up:

Eddy Paoletta
(New Sales Manger)




(Fast Eddy at Barber Motorsports Park during the 2018 Ducati Day)





Eddy will be up Tuesday for a ride on Wensday. Then, he has to go back to TS.



Joshua Everitt, TS On-Line Sales & Marketing, has agreed to come up Friday & Saturday representing TS.







Best,

Doc
Mar 24th, 2019 1:19 pm
zippy_gg
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

Quote:
Originally Posted by pkpr1998 View Post
Are we planning on riding up to Pisgah Inn one day for lunch?
We're in!
Mar 22nd, 2019 3:39 pm
GaryCulb18
WANT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO WIN THE GRAND PRIZE at the 2019 TTD????

WANT TO BE ELIGIBLE TO

WIN THE GRAND PRIZE at the 2019 TTD????


DRIVER: GRAY XL KLIM KODIAK JACKET



OR

PILLION: BMW ALL AROUND BOOTS



Then, you will be required to SIGN A RELEASE FORM. This release form is also required if you desire to participate in our GROUP RIDES (Spirited, Regular 1 & 2, Couples 1 & 2 and Scenic). You do have to be a 2019 TTD participant to win but, are not required to join in on the Group Rides to be eligible.

To get a TTD Release Forum you will be required to get/ obtain it & fill them out with/ in front of one of the following K1600 Forum Members &/or Spouse:

Matt Krok



Al & Jan Strickland



Matt, Al & Jan have the release forms & will be in the IHML Lodge during meals & before rides. Once you complete the release form legally, you can confirm who you are and that you are a participant at the 2019 TTD then, you will receive a ticket for the Grand Prize Drawing. Yes, we write down your ticket # in case you loose it. If you have won the Grand Prize in the past 3 years (Travman & Prince) you are not eligible. No, we are not leaving release forms laying around.

We also utilize the data from the release forms to determine whom has attended the 2019 TTD from the Greatest Distance Away from the IHML (Two Categories: USA & Other Countries). Yes, they win a Great Prize. If you desire to be considered for one of these prizes then, expect us to be able to verify & confirm your home address. The data from the release forms from the TTD is not distributed, released, sold, auctioned or given away.

Please do not come up at the time of the Grand Prize Drawing (Saturday Night) & tell us you do not have a ticket. You will not be getting one at that time!!

YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN a
GRAND PRIZE at the 2019 TTD


Best,

Doc
Mar 22nd, 2019 5:30 am
pkpr1998
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

Are we planning on riding up to Pisgah Inn one day for lunch?
Mar 5th, 2019 5:22 am
pkpr1998
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

Duane you married up! LOL
Mar 4th, 2019 10:28 am
GaryCulb18
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

2019 BMWs Tame The Tail of the Dragon (TTD)- May 2019

For those that desire to participate in Group Rides at the 2018 TTD there will be Four Categories: Scenic, Couples, Regular & Spirited. Weather & traffic permitting the groups will ride Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Releases will be distributed for the Group Rides. Signing the Release Form Enters You for the Grand Prize Drawing for the KLIM Kodiak Pro Gray/ XL Jacket on Saturday Night. You do not have to partispate in the Group Rides to be eligible for the Grand Prize. You do have to sign a Release Form to have a chance to win the Grand Prize. Data from the Release Forms will not be distributed out to anyone.

Here are your 2018 TTD

Group Ride Leaders/ Road Captains


(All Experienced Riders are Welcome; Four Group Rides listed are from the Most Advanced/ Fastest Pace to Least Experienced/ Slowest Pace Mountain Road Riders.)

Spirited Ride- Thursday, Friday & Saturday- Kevin (AKA: Qbird66) & Stephanie from Eastern, TN



Regular Ride 1- Thursday, Friday & Saturday- Gary (AKA: Doc) from Central, SC



Regular Ride 2- Friday & Saturday- Andy (AKA: amorley) from Houston, TX



Couples Ride 1- Friday & Saturday-
Duane (AKA: Gunnert) & Carolyn from Northern, VA



Couples Ride 2- Friday & Saturday- KJ (AKA: Top_Speed) & Debbie from Fingers Lake, NY



Scenic Ride- Friday & Saturday- Jimmy (AKA: Shutter Bug) From Columbia, SC

(Some Group Leaders will be posting their Routes on line & gpx files will be made available for those that want to download the routes).


Ride Your Own Ride!

NO RIDER LEFT BEHIND!!

Racing Is For The Track!!
!


If you are concerned about the Etiquette of Group Riding consider checking this link: SCRC Group Riding Guidelines

If you are concerned about Which Group to Ride In consider this link: https://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw...ragon-1-a.html


See You In The Mountains!!




Best,

Doc

Feb 3rd, 2019 11:17 am
GaryCulb18
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

TTD WINTER UPDATE:



#1- Meet with our BMW Mottorad Sponsor, Touring Sport of Greenville, SC &
they have agreed to give away a Rider Pillion GRAND PRIZE!!



BMW ALL ARROUND BOOTS




(Eligible Rider Pillion's must be passengers. If you are a passenger your driver must sign off on your release. All Rider Pillion tickets will go into a separate container for a Rider Pillion Grand Prize Drawing BEFORE the KLIM Jacket Drawing on Saturday night. Just like with the jacket boot winners become ineligible for the Rider Pillion Grand Prize for 5 years.)

#2 Touring Sport Of Greenville, SC is sending up:

Eddy Paoletta
(New Sales Manger)




(Fast Eddy at Barber Motorsports Park during the 2018 Ducati Day)


Best,

Doc


Jan 14th, 2019 11:21 am
GaryCulb18
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

The following individuals according to the IHML have still have not contacted the IHML to confirm their reservations for the 2019 TTD as of 1/14/2019:

Tom Gary
Samuel Phillips
Jim Fisher
Douglas Thomas
David Thompson
Gary Rothan
Jim Watson

The IHML will be sending these individuals another E-Mail. If there is no response (E-Mail or Phone) these rooms will become open to those on the waiting list. If you know someone on the above list it may be wise to contact them?? Best,

Doc
Jan 7th, 2019 12:28 pm
GaryCulb18
Re: 2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

Reservation Alert!!

FYI from IHML:

Greetings and Happy New Year from all of us at Ironhorse!
*
Just a quick reminder that if we are holding accommodations for your group to call in and reserve for the 2019 season, those holds will expire on Jan. 15th!* Anything not reserved by your group members will be released back to the general public after this date.* Please remind the procrastinators of your group to get a move on and give us a call or send us an email so we can get them on the schedule in the coming week.* Our winter office hours are M-F, 9a-2p.* If they call and reach the voicemail then they need to leave us a message and we will return their call!
*
Thanks for your help and we look forward to seeing all of you in 2019!
*
Pam
IHML

Checked the reservation list & the following individuals HAVE NOT CONFIRMED THEIR RESERVATION:

Tom Gary
Kevin Rasmussen
Don & Amy Neal
Samuel Phillips
Jim Ranson
Jim Fisher
David Thompson
Gary Rothon
Paul Prince
Sammy Grover
Jim Watson
Joe Cooper

You have till the 15th of Jan 2019 to confirm your reservation or it will be given to someone else. Best,

Doc
Oct 30th, 2018 10:11 am
GaryCulb18
2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

2019 BMWs Tame the Tail of the Dragon

IS ON



for the 4th year in a row there will be a gathering of BMW Riders, family & friends at the




IRON HORSE MOTORCYCLE LODGE
Ironhorse Motorcycle Lodge | 828-479-3864 Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge near Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap and Cherohala Skyway
in Stecoah, NC

SPONSORED BY


https://touringsport.com
of Greenville, SC




GRAND PRIZE DRAWING
for




KLIM Kodiak Jacket
Gray/ XL




Dates: May 2nd to 5th, 2019
Plan for Arrival on the 1st of May, Wensday with a Departure on Sunday the 5th of May 2019

Agenda will follow but, there will be Tips Rides, FIVE different Group Mountain Rides ( Spirited, Regular, Couples 1 & 2 and Relaxed Rides), Meet & Greet, 50/50, free Heineken Keg and a big Sponsor Cake.



ALL EXPERIENCED MOUNTAIN RIDERS ARE WELCOME!!




Addendum:
This TTD Event has been booked up for over a year. There are multiple other locations in the area you can stay. ALL EVENTS ARE AT ORIGINATE FROM THE IHML.

FMI please link to: https://www.k1600forum.com/forum/sou...ay-2018-a.html ,https://www.k1600forum.com/forum/sou...ay-2017-a.html , https://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw...on-2016-a.html , https://www.facebook.com/K1600DG/ ).

For those that cannot make this FREE Spring Event consider our other SE K1600 Forum Members rides ( https://www.k1600forum.com/forum/sou...ain-rides.html ). This includes our NEW FALL EVENT: TAME THE WOLF- https://www.k1600forum.com/forum/sou...-wolf-ttw.html , https://www.facebook.com/groups/283990475541297/ ).



See You In The Mountains,



DOC

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