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Title: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: mojohand on July 22, 2021, 04:52:18 PM
Looking forward to going to the casual Guzzis in the Blue Ridge rally in August. Cruso, NC, at the Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground. South of Waynesville on 276. Always a good time.
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Vagrant on July 22, 2021, 05:04:20 PM
I have a set of black short adjustable clutch/brake levers for apparently all current V7-III. I will bring them with the first $25 takes them home. I tried them for about 300 miles and don't like them short.
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Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: bikeridertim on July 22, 2021, 06:07:35 PM
I'll be there on the MGX!! Cabin 5 I think......  :thumb:
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Twinboy on July 23, 2021, 09:20:56 AM
I plan on being there riding my 1000S! I will rally the Asheville local Guzzi folks and bring 2-10 more riders with me. The campground is great as well as the Guzzi riders that show up every year. And yes it will probably rain at some point as it is summer in the mountains!
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: guzzisteve on July 24, 2021, 03:45:14 PM
You bringing Whiskey?
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Ncdan on July 24, 2021, 05:29:05 PM
You bringing Whiskey?
Hey Steve, if I can make it up for a day whatís the chance I could get you to do a throttle body check snd adjustment if necessary, on my 2002 Stone?
Iíll compensate you, of course👍
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Dilliw on July 29, 2021, 10:17:04 AM
Bumping to let everyone know that Barbara has come up for a food plan for the weekend (the Campground kitchen is closed).  I would email her or check as going on the Facebook Page "Guzzis in the Blue Ridge Campout" so that she can get a good headcount. 
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on July 29, 2021, 11:52:24 AM
I have a couple of professional chafing dishes they are welcome to borrow, they could pick up on their way in friday or thursday or whatever... but I dont know Mark and barb to pass that along.... 
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Vagrant on July 30, 2021, 12:05:35 PM
I don't do faceplant so if your watching Here Barbra I, Wayne Orwig and Muely will be there for dinner. See you Friday.
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: ncguzzi on July 30, 2021, 12:24:20 PM
Hey Guys,
We are bringing up food for 50 people for Sat. Sooo let me know if you R coming. Menu will be mediteranian. We have reserved the Juke Box for Friday night 5;30 - 6:00 . Be there .See Ya.
Mark Barbara
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: guzzisteve on July 30, 2021, 01:25:47 PM
I have to find a dog sitter.
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Dilliw on July 30, 2021, 01:52:58 PM
I don't do faceplant so if your watching Here Barbra I, Wayne Orwig and Muely will be there for dinner. See you Friday.

So now it's out!  Yes, we will have the return of Muley from out of the wilderness and back for the Blue Ridge Campout.  With Russ and all three Sokohl brothers attending it should be quite an interesting weekend.   :evil:
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Vagrant on July 30, 2021, 01:54:41 PM
I should have just said 3 for Sat. dinner.
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: wavedog on July 30, 2021, 08:23:24 PM
I will be there for Saturday night. I will most likely get there sometime on Friday. I will be riding the old Guzzilla.
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: twowheeladdict on August 01, 2021, 07:02:11 PM
Rode there this weekend. Very crowded around the river.  People blocking traffic trying to vie for a spot to park. .

Parkway was pleasant and some great views.

I'll be in WV next weekend.
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: bobrebos on August 05, 2021, 04:51:34 AM
No I cant go.
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Howard R on August 05, 2021, 07:40:37 AM
Dang it! Another schedule conflict, and this is one of my favorites to boot.  Someone ask Muley for me, when's the last time he changed his brake fluid?
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Wayne Orwig on August 05, 2021, 08:27:17 AM
Dang it! Another schedule conflict, and this is one of my favorites to boot.  Someone ask Muley for me, when's the last time he changed his brake fluid?

He did flush the left side fluid finally, to get the side working right. Who knows on the right side.  :evil:
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: joe-dean on August 05, 2021, 10:01:04 AM
I am riding up friday
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Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Wayne Orwig on August 05, 2021, 10:06:44 AM
I am riding up friday
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Don't look to closely at the V85, I've let it get dirty.  :violent1:
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: wavedog on August 05, 2021, 07:41:53 PM
 For you guys with more experience in that area, how is the weather looking for the weekend? All the forecasts that I see are calling for doom and gloom, but I don't want to believe it. Your thoughts?
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Ncdan on August 05, 2021, 08:17:30 PM
For you guys with more experience in that area, how is the weather looking for the weekend? All the forecasts that I see are calling for doom and gloom, but I don't want to believe it. Your thoughts?
WD, Friday looks good. Saturday my source (national weather service) indicates around 50% chance for scattered thunderstorms activity but thatís about any day in the Smokeyís.
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: wavedog on August 06, 2021, 04:29:01 AM
Ok, thanks! Leaving in a few hours and meandering north-ish. Be there this afternoon.
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on August 06, 2021, 05:23:43 AM
The weather report shows 40-60% chance of rain everyday from June-Sept here... doesnt mean it will rain, or that it will rain wherever you are..  But yeah there is always a chance, that's just our weather pattern. I rode for a couple hours yesterday under dark wet heavy skies, never felt a drop.
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Vagrant on August 06, 2021, 07:10:33 AM
If you can ride the Blue ridge Pky at anytime of the year for two days without rain for at least a few minutes you should buy a lottery ticket!
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Ncdan on August 06, 2021, 07:20:34 AM

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If you can ride the Blue ridge Pky at anytime of the year for two days without rain for at least a few minutes you should buy a lottery ticket!
Thatís a fact!
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: cliffrod on August 06, 2021, 07:45:29 AM
My father in law enjoys explaining that a (for example) 60% chance of precipitation in a given coverage area doesn't mean that every portion of that coverage area has an equal 60% chance of getting precipitation.  It means that 60% of the coverage  area is likely to experience precipitation. 

I won't be there this weekend.  Maybe next time, but not this one.
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on August 06, 2021, 11:50:37 AM
Austin and Todd are going that I know of. Not me, sadly.. tell Mark and Barbara hey for me.
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: mojohand on August 17, 2021, 11:26:50 AM
It was a great rally!
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Mayor_of_BBQ on August 17, 2021, 01:12:37 PM
A few pics

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This Loop & Tonti mashup 'Dessert Sled' mongrel got a lot of attention- very cool

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I'm also in love with Earl T's R.Crumb Tribute 850 Ambo

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People were real nice about my Ambo, looks and runs great, not quite as unique as some others.

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I have never seen a 1000s and failed to take a pic... there were 2 there, loving this one with the Bub Conti pipes

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I don't know why, but to me the Milano is the prettiest V7 variant to date...  oddly most I see have been modded, farkled, chopped up, or painted beyond recognition. Nice to see a pretty much stock one

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Good crew, there was plenty more to see, but I just made an afternoon jaunt over there. Didnt stay for dinner- rain is a constant companion in these mountains, and what looked like was going to be a brief cloudburst turned into a downpour, I was drenched to the bone when I got home
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Chuck in Indiana on August 17, 2021, 02:21:50 PM
Thanks for the pix, Chad.. I see some of the "usual suspects.."  :grin:  :thumb:
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: twowheeladdict on September 04, 2021, 08:28:12 AM
I read somewhere that the campground got flooded out recently. 
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: Dilliw on September 04, 2021, 10:25:58 AM
I read somewhere that the campground got flooded out recently.

Total destruction.  They are getting a lot of help in bringing it back however.

https://www.facebook.com/253493794663049/posts/4601023279910057/?sfnsn=mo
Title: Re: Guzzis in the Blue Ridge 2021
Post by: mojohand on September 09, 2021, 02:32:22 PM
Getting work done. Take a look at their Facebook page.