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UPDATE!May 22, 2021 Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« on: April 18, 2021, 03:47:08 PM »
CHANGE:  The restaurant is on fire as i post this and is a total loss.  So I will pick a different meet and greet location ....More to follow.

https://www.heraldchronicle.com/news/local/jim-olivers-smokehouse-engulfed-in-flames/article_56bcac9a-a7a2-11eb-b284-5375a8fef208.html?fbclid=IwAR2SUq8sBXML4jB8e8K6sEJzfEqxX4hwOxUrybyZ3pXTJMZJTJ7mktV5w_s

 
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Re: May Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2021, 04:00:05 PM »
That place has TON's of room.  I think every Moto Guzzi rider east of the Mississippi could show up and they could seat them.   I'll be there.  I've only eaten lunch there once, but breakfast dozens of times.  It's my go-to breakfast stop when I'm heading out west on a long trip. 


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Re: May Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2021, 06:49:18 PM »
I rode by there this morning and the place was packed for breakfast. Never eaten there but based on the parking lot it must be good.
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Re: May Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2021, 09:22:37 PM »
Just got back from our third annual trip to your region--beautiful places, and just take a left off a road with a number and you've got all the riding adventure you'd like.  We always miss your meetings by like 2 days :undecided:
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Re: May Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
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Re: May Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2021, 08:53:52 AM »
Jim Oliver's Smoke House really is a good place to eat.  They have a buffet as well as the menu.  It's also a "breakfast served all day" kind of place.  On a nice weekend, there will be several Harleys and such in the parking lot.  The hotel on the premises used to be a Best Western many years ago, but I have no idea how the rooms are now.   https://thesmokehouse.com/restaurant
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Re: May Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2021, 05:59:21 PM »
If I am in town I will be there.  :thumb:
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Re: May Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2021, 11:55:03 PM »
That's in my back yard .    I'd like to join you fellers for lunch if something don't come-up to keep me from it .   :grin:

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Re: May Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2021, 04:25:41 AM »
I'd like to go
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Re: May Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2021, 09:37:14 AM »
I have a soft spot for Jim Oliver's Smokehouse.  Several decades ago, when my parents were still living, a couple of times each year I'd ride my Harley back to Kansas for a visit. I'd leave my house in Cumming, Ga. at O:dark thirty.  Back then, Cumming was still a one-stoplight town, and I vividly remember heading out before dawn, often the only vehicle on the road.  I'd take GA20 across to I-75 and ride up to Monteagle.  By the time I'd exit, the sun would be coming up and I'd be ready for breakfast.  The Smokehouse was my go-to breakfast stop on all those rides.  It was a less crowded time, fewer cars, fewer deer!  Monteagle hasn't changed too much, nor has the Smokehouse.  When any of my riding buddies come up from Atlanta, we always meet at the Smokehouse for breakfast. 

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Re: May Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2021, 02:13:58 PM »
If I am in town I will be there.  :thumb:

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Re: May Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2021, 02:18:50 PM »
I have a soft spot for Jim Oliver's Smokehouse.  Several decades ago, when my parents were still living, a couple of times each year I'd ride my Harley back to Kansas for a visit. I'd leave my house in Cumming, Ga. at O:dark thirty.  Back then, Cumming was still a one-stoplight town, and I vividly remember heading out before dawn, often the only vehicle on the road.  I'd take GA20 across to I-75 and ride up to Monteagle.  By the time I'd exit, the sun would be coming up and I'd be ready for breakfast.  The Smokehouse was my go-to breakfast stop on all those rides.  It was a less crowded time, fewer cars, fewer deer!  Monteagle hasn't changed too much, nor has the Smokehouse.  When any of my riding buddies come up from Atlanta, we always meet at the Smokehouse for breakfast. 



Well, maybe we can add it to my once per year meet and greet lunch schedule.  Glad it gives you good memories!
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Re: UPDATE!May Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2021, 05:46:02 PM »
CHANGE:  The restaurant is on fire as i post this and is a total loss.  So I will pick a different meet and greet location ....More to follow.

https://www.heraldchronicle.com/news/local/jim-olivers-smokehouse-engulfed-in-flames/article_56bcac9a-a7a2-11eb-b284-5375a8fef208.html?fbclid=IwAR2SUq8sBXML4jB8e8K6sEJzfEqxX4hwOxUrybyZ3pXTJMZJTJ7mktV5w_s
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Re: UPDATE!May Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2021, 06:00:39 PM »
The May Meet and Greet will be at:

The Dutch Maid Bakery & Cafe, 109 Main Street, Tracy City Tn.

Time will be 12:00 noon CENTRAL TIME ZONE!, MAY 22, 2021

Let me know ASAP please if you plan on coming.  Thanks  Bob

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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2021, 07:50:35 PM »
CHANGE:  The restaurant is on fire as i post this and is a total loss.  So I will pick a different meet and greet location ....More to follow.

https://www.heraldchronicle.com/news/local/jim-olivers-smokehouse-engulfed-in-flames/article_56bcac9a-a7a2-11eb-b284-5375a8fef208.html?fbclid=IwAR2SUq8sBXML4jB8e8K6sEJzfEqxX4hwOxUrybyZ3pXTJMZJTJ7mktV5w_s

 Dang Bob , if it isn't coming a flood on the days you guys try to get together , the restaurant burns down  :shocked:  We all admire your perseverance  :bow:

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Re: UPDATE!May Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2021, 07:52:26 PM »
I am stunned beyond words.  I'm really going to miss that place.

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Re: UPDATE!May Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2021, 08:08:21 PM »
Bob, looks like you need to re-post the date, I no longer see it.

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Re: UPDATE!May 22, 2021 Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2021, 11:44:35 PM »
Yea Bob , I'm still in .   :thumb:

I was going to the Smoke House if nothing came up ... if the bakery burns ... then I'm out !   :wink:
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Re: UPDATE!May 22, 2021 Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2021, 07:25:47 PM »
Breaks my heart to hear that Jim Oliver's restaurant has burnt down. It has always been a favorite day ride for myself from Pulaski and onward to the Curly Putman Highway for some twists and turns.

I plan to ride to Tracy City on the 22nd of May as for one to look forward to meeting some of the folks here and it's always my birthday ride.

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Re: UPDATE!May 22, 2021 Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2021, 04:32:37 AM »
Breaks my heart to hear that Jim Oliver's restaurant has burnt down. It has always been a favorite day ride for myself from Pulaski and onward to the Curly Putman Highway for some twists and turns.

I plan to ride to Tracy City on the 22nd of May as for one to look forward to meeting some of the folks here and it's always my birthday ride.

Be well..be kind and be safe!

Are you saying May 22nd is your Birthday, or whenever your Birthday is you ride to Tracy City? 
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Re: UPDATE!May Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2021, 04:50:29 AM »
Dang Bob , if it isn't coming a flood on the days you guys try to get together , the restaurant burns down  :shocked:  We all admire your perseverance  :bow:


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Re: UPDATE!May 22, 2021 Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2021, 05:27:42 PM »
Are you saying May 22nd is your Birthday, or whenever your Birthday is you ride to Tracy City?

I always ride on the 1st of the New Year and also my birthday which is May 22
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Re: UPDATE!May 22, 2021 Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2021, 03:30:05 PM »
Just bumping up.  Hope a few of you riders can meet for lunch.  Hope for dry weather.  Iím out in the Kansas area and itís starting to dry out I think....
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Re: UPDATE!May 22, 2021 Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2021, 06:25:29 PM »
Did you have to go through any bad weather on your ride out, Bob?  Raining cats & dogs here in East Tennessee yesterday and today.  Supposed to be nice tomorrow.

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Re: UPDATE!May 22, 2021 Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2021, 08:16:48 PM »
Hey Bob,  right now it looks like I will be in town that weekend.  Now I have to order a new rear tire for the V7 so it arrives about the time I get home so I can get it mounted in time.  3000 miles on rear tires is the worst I have ever seen on a motorcycle. 
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Re: UPDATE!May 22, 2021 Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2021, 08:36:27 PM »
I think I will be able to make it, maybe drag a Triumph riding friend with me.
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Re: UPDATE!May 22, 2021 Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2021, 10:54:05 PM »
Did you have to go through any bad weather on your ride out, Bob?  Raining cats & dogs here in East Tennessee yesterday and today.  Supposed to be nice tomorrow.

Itís been raining on me the whole trip.  I am getting a little tired of riding in rain and cool temperatures.  Heavy rain today with high temperature of 50 degrees.  Iím still cold.  Lol
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« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2021, 10:56:33 PM »
Hey Bob,  right now it looks like I will be in town that weekend.  Now I have to order a new rear tire for the V7 so it arrives about the time I get home so I can get it mounted in time.  3000 miles on rear tires is the worst I have ever seen on a motorcycle.

Yep, 3000 miles is pretty bad I guess.  Stelvio will need some new ones soon too Iím thinking.  Maybe by winter.  I have to check them.  Hope you can make it and itís dry weather
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Re: UPDATE!May 22, 2021 Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2021, 10:57:36 PM »
I think I will be able to make it, maybe drag a Triumph riding friend with me.

Great!   :thumb:  Welcome to the triumph riding friend too!!!
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Re: UPDATE!May 22, 2021 Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2021, 05:12:58 PM »
I drove by Jim Oliver's Smokehouse today heading to my Mom's house.  I think you could call it a total loss.



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Re: UPDATE!May 22, 2021 Tn/Ga/Nc etc meet and greet lunch
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2021, 05:26:35 PM »
I drove by Jim Oliver's Smokehouse today heading to my Mom's house.  I think you could call it a total loss.


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