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Title: Friday Morning cruise anyone?
Post by: 08cosmic3 on May 11, 2010, 09:35:17 PM
I plan on going out Friday morning starting around 8 am. I want to drive over the mountain with a stop at Newfound Gap, proceeding to Fontana Dam for another stop. Next to the Tail of the Dragon, down and back with a run up to the top of the Skyway and back and then home to Gatlinburg. This will be a long drive and will require most of the day. I'm hoping for someone very familiar with the area to lead, if not I will.
 
Plan on taking snacks and drinks and have a full tank of gas. We will stop several times for photos and fun like we did last year.
 
The drive up and over the mountains will be a slow and easy drive with a stop at Newfound gap, the park police are not very tolerant and the road is usually heavily monitored.
 
Then over to Fontana Dam for a snack and photos before we rip up the Tail of the Dragon. I want to go down the Tail stopping in the large parking area by the lake were we did last year for photos before returning down the Tail and catching the Skyway. Up the skyway till we summit and then turn around and head back to Gatlinburg.
 
I'm open to suggestions from anyone. The long Loop we did last year may take too long from Gatlinburg.
 
What does everyone think?
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Post by: dkswim on May 11, 2010, 11:47:20 PM
I might be down for that but you'll outrun me.
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Post by: mildsalsa on May 12, 2010, 06:33:39 AM
Watching out for this!
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Post by: Tony on May 12, 2010, 09:24:52 AM
sub
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Post by: xsists on May 12, 2010, 10:51:00 AM
I'm down..
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Post by: Finalresort on May 12, 2010, 04:11:06 PM
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Post by: boost3 on May 12, 2010, 04:45:51 PM
i might be able to do this,depending on my car situation
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Post by: Jason on May 12, 2010, 06:13:41 PM
i might be able to do this,depending on my car situation

same here :(
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Post by: dkswim on May 12, 2010, 07:44:57 PM
hay scott is your wife and kid going with you on the trip or are they going to stay in town and window shop?  I was planning on doing a run to the dragon at least fri and if any of the girls (riders) didnt want to go it was perfect time for shopping.
Title: Re: Friday Morning cruise anyone?
Post by: 08cosmic3 on May 12, 2010, 08:42:39 PM
Yes, Wife and Daughter plan on shopping and site seeing while I'm out driving Friday. We are staying at the River Terrace which is walking distance of all of Gatlinburg. Ripleys is on there plans and well as the Aquarium.
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Post by: ro4fd on May 12, 2010, 10:09:49 PM
Prolly going into Knox on friday
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Post by: SKiZZ on May 13, 2010, 11:03:00 AM
I'm game, possibly. Depending what time I get in Thursday.
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Post by: quick3 on May 16, 2010, 11:11:37 PM
Count me in. I will also have 3 other cars with me. 2 speed 3's and a s2000.
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Post by: LesterP2003P5 on June 01, 2010, 09:55:11 AM
im in ...if my Mazda doesn't get totaled..i get hit by a drunk drver.. and i can lead if ya want me to...i live in the area and know it like the back of my hand..
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Post by: NateTheGreat on June 07, 2010, 12:06:18 AM
I'll probably run if this happens, I'll try not to slow you guys down too much.

EDIT: aww damn, I completely missed that this would be Friday morning and not Saturday. I'm definitely not good for this then.
Title: Re: Friday Morning cruise anyone?
Post by: Tony on June 10, 2010, 11:27:07 AM
FYI:

US129 Rock Slide Update: The Dragon continues to be open daily from 8am to 8pm, from the NC side only. Estimated completion date is July 31, contractor will earn a $195,000 incentive if the roadway is opened by July 1.

http://news.tennesseeanytime.org/node/5308
Title: Re: Friday Morning cruise anyone?
Post by: sucka on June 10, 2010, 05:23:40 PM
So how do we get to the NC side from G-burg?
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Post by: dkswim on June 10, 2010, 06:46:22 PM
the way we left last time.
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Post by: sucka on June 10, 2010, 06:49:40 PM
like the way we left to go back home? or the skyway?
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Post by: boost3 on June 10, 2010, 06:51:41 PM
ill be down to go ill be cruzing so i aint leading lol
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Post by: sucka on June 10, 2010, 06:54:00 PM
ill be down to go ill be cruzing so i aint leading lol
Yea im going to be in the back of the pack this year, Ive gotten 2 20+ MPH speeding tickets in 6 weeks, if I get another moving violation in the next 3 years my insurance will drop me, and the insurance i can get will not insure my "sports car"...
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Post by: Tony on June 10, 2010, 07:00:31 PM
Not smart man, NOT SMART!
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Post by: sucka on June 10, 2010, 07:01:51 PM
Yea, well the 95 in a 55 would have killed me, so I'm really happy that the cop reduced it to 75.  but I just got a 83 in a 55, so thats gonna kill me..
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Post by: boost3 on June 10, 2010, 07:10:24 PM
sports car cough lol,gota get a family member card
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Post by: Tony on June 10, 2010, 07:10:53 PM
sports car cough lol,gota get a family member card

Hate you
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Post by: sucka on June 10, 2010, 07:12:03 PM
sports car cough lol,gota get a family member card

Hate you
this, trust me I've tried..
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Post by: ro4fd on June 11, 2010, 01:08:29 AM
So how do we get to the NC side from G-burg?

441 to 74 to 28 to 129
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Post by: 08cosmic3 on June 12, 2010, 04:41:30 PM
Everyone meet at the facility right off 441 just after you enter the park, leaving gatlinburg.. Little River rd on the right. There is a facility there with lots of parking. Meet there at 8 am Friday morning.
 
Cruise up to Newfound Gap with a stop there, then head to Fontana Dam with another stop at the dam. Then from there head over to the Dragon. Someone familiar with the area should lead. Leaving Fontana Dam you should get in the order that you want to go down the Tail of the Dragon, fast movers up front.
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Post by: sucka on June 12, 2010, 06:08:21 PM
I'm out I do not plan on being awake that early haha..
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Post by: dkswim on June 12, 2010, 08:06:18 PM
scott if you can link a map if you can
 
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Post by: Finalresort on June 13, 2010, 03:09:22 AM
Im in for sure on this. Just get me a map im not familiar with the roads up there. So i will either following someone really closly or relying on the trusty map and GPS lol
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Post by: ZOOM 3 on June 13, 2010, 11:27:14 AM
I'm out I do not plan on being awake that early haha..

yeah...maybe we can have a 2nd group meet around 10  lol 

it's vacation....screw getting up early!!! 
Title: Re: Friday Morning cruise anyone?
Post by: sucka on June 13, 2010, 01:09:40 PM
I'm out I do not plan on being awake that early haha..

yeah...maybe we can have a 2nd group meet around 10  lol 

it's vacation....screw getting up early!!! 

Yea I was actually talking to my friend about heading out at 10 yesterday haha, and I'm just gonna be cruising this year not going balls out.
Title: Re: Friday Morning cruise anyone?
Post by: xsists on June 13, 2010, 02:44:37 PM
I'm down for a later meet time.  Some people on 24/7 want to come on a cruise too but won't be there at 8am so I think a second group later would be perfect.
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Post by: ZOOM 3 on June 13, 2010, 05:55:25 PM
do people know the dragon is still closed on TN side???  the entire dragon is open but you can only get to it from the NC side... michelles dad was just down there and ran it!  maybe it was already discussed but it's only open from 8am to 8pm as well
Title: Re: Friday Morning cruise anyone?
Post by: Tony on June 13, 2010, 06:14:20 PM
do people know the dragon is still closed on TN side???  the entire dragon is open but you can only get to it from the NC side... michelles dad was just down there and ran it!  maybe it was already discussed but it's only open from 8am to 8pm as well


FYI:

US129 Rock Slide Update: The Dragon continues to be open daily from 8am to 8pm, from the NC side only. Estimated completion date is July 31, contractor will earn a $195,000 incentive if the roadway is opened by July 1.

http://news.tennesseeanytime.org/node/5308 (http://news.tennesseeanytime.org/node/5308)
Title: Re: Friday Morning cruise anyone?
Post by: 08cosmic3 on June 13, 2010, 06:26:21 PM
I wanted to leave early due to the traffic on the Dragon increasing Friday afternoon. Am I the only one wanting to leave early? Sugarland Visitor Center is 2 miles up 441 into the park from Gatlinburg. It is on the right, turn on Little River Rd. There is a large parking lot there which would be a great place to meet. Parking at the Mansion is probably limited. I would preffer to leave at 8am but can wait til 10 if we have more people. More cars more fun.
 
What say Ya'll?
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Post by: Finalresort on June 13, 2010, 06:28:25 PM
Im up for an 8am cruise i dont mind a 10am cruise either. i agree with the more cars more fun!
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Post by: Tony on June 13, 2010, 06:28:37 PM
8 AM
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5.


10 AM
1.
2.
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4.
5.

FILL OUT THE LIST PLEASE



I'm up for cruising WITH someone if you don't mind driving me around... - I've got 2 hd cams and my XTI to capture the trip with... I've got like -6- 8 gig cards to fill... sooo I'd like to grab some footage if possible!
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Post by: He Who Shall Not Be Named on June 13, 2010, 06:30:12 PM
i wanna go but will be in the back of the pack. i wanna save my brakes this year
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Post by: 08cosmic3 on June 13, 2010, 06:30:53 PM
Ride with me if you want Tony. I prefer 8AM but if we have more cars by waiting til 10 then I'm for 10 am.
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Post by: 08cosmic3 on June 13, 2010, 06:31:49 PM
i wanna go but will be in the back of the pack. i wanna save my brakes this year

You don't use your brakes on the Dragon, 3rd gear is all you need.
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Post by: dkswim on June 13, 2010, 07:50:57 PM
i think ill try for 8 but we will see.  and tony your welcome to ride in the acura with me and the woman.
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Post by: dkswim on June 13, 2010, 08:13:14 PM
scott do you mean right here
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=little+river+road+and+441&sll=35.684987,-83.536397&sspn=0.002553,0.005659&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=U.S.+441+%26+Little+River+Rd,+Gatlinburg,+Sevier,+Tennessee+37738&t=h&z=16
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Post by: Tony on June 13, 2010, 08:16:18 PM
Alright, I'll probably hop around to a few different cars as we stop then...

8 or 10, whatever has the most rides... I'd like to get some good shots this year. I think the acura might come in handy a few times LOL
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Post by: quick3 on June 13, 2010, 08:36:32 PM
I vote 10 am just because there will be more people. I think the sugarland vis. center would be a great place to meet. Put me down for 2, I have a friend coming along in his S2000
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Post by: Tony on June 13, 2010, 08:37:57 PM
10 AM
1. Scott
2. Doug
3. Dan
4. Brian
5. Quick3
6.  Quick3 Friend
7.
8.
9.



Seems to be 10 LOL
Title: Re: Friday Morning cruise anyone?
Post by: 08cosmic3 on June 13, 2010, 08:38:26 PM
scott do you mean right here
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=little+river+road+and+441&sll=35.684987,-83.536397&sspn=0.002553,0.005659&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=U.S.+441+%26+Little+River+Rd,+Gatlinburg,+Sevier,+Tennessee+37738&t=h&z=16 (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=little+river+road+and+441&sll=35.684987,-83.536397&sspn=0.002553,0.005659&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=U.S.+441+%26+Little+River+Rd,+Gatlinburg,+Sevier,+Tennessee+37738&t=h&z=16)

Yes. Would be a great spot to meet. Lots of parking and on the way. 2 miles from Gatlinburg.

1st Stop would be Newfound gap, then Fontana Dam, from there to the Tail of the Dragon.

Bring snacks and drinks everyone.
 
Put me down for 10. We will have more people then. See everyone at Sugarland Visitor Center 10am Friday.
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Post by: dkswim on June 13, 2010, 08:49:16 PM
10 AM   HERE (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=little+river+road+and+441&sll=35.684987,-83.536397&sspn=0.002553,0.005659&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=U.S.+441+%26+Little+River+Rd,+Gatlinburg,+Sevier,+Tennessee+37738&ll=35.684629,-83.535125&spn=0.012566,0.019248&z=16&layer=c&cbll=35.684712,-83.535181&panoid=2tqSLjq1ngqO7Dali1YIpA&cbp=12,285.52,,0,-4.83)

1. Scott
2. Doug
3. Dan
4. Brian
5. Quick3
6.  Quick3 Friend
7.
8.
9.

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Post by: Tony on June 13, 2010, 09:25:02 PM
Good deal
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Post by: He Who Shall Not Be Named on June 13, 2010, 09:36:51 PM
yal have convinced me to go :)
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Post by: TrevDaddy on June 13, 2010, 09:48:54 PM
1. Scott
2. Doug
3. Dan
4. Brian
5. Quick3
6.  Quick3 Friend
7. Trevor
8.
9.
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Post by: dkswim on June 20, 2010, 09:33:38 PM
killboy has photos up
 
http://www.photoreflect.com/store/ThumbPage.aspx?e=6808276&g=04RK016Y06 (http://www.photoreflect.com/store/ThumbPage.aspx?e=6808276&g=04RK016Y06)
 
 
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Post by: akaveli on June 20, 2010, 10:05:36 PM
Thanks!
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Post by: mildsalsa on June 21, 2010, 07:51:09 PM
cant believe imissed this....... im bout to ride down solo just to knock it out!@
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Post by: sucka on June 21, 2010, 08:34:22 PM
I kinda wish I would have went too, but I prob would have broken more than my intake and motor mount haha.  Not to mention the risk of another ticket..

Pics look great guys!!
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Post by: Tony on June 22, 2010, 09:49:16 AM
I kinda wish I would have went too, but I prob would have broken more than my intake and motor mount haha.  Not to mention the risk of another ticket..

Pics look great guys!!

You broke a motor mount?! LOL


I should have gone... but Lena woulda have complained for about 3/4 of it I'm sure... and I was tired and lazy LOL
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Post by: xsists on June 22, 2010, 09:50:32 AM
I had a passenger throw up in my car while on the dragon, must have been doing something right..
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Post by: MATT DAMOND on June 22, 2010, 11:42:29 AM
Zee Photo has pics up as well:

http://www.photoreflect.com/store/ThumbPage.aspx?e=6823397&g=0HH601CS07

http://www.photoreflect.com/store/ThumbPage.aspx?e=6824971&g=0HH601CW00

I still need to upload my vids.
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Post by: dkswim on June 22, 2010, 11:50:31 AM
US129 has photos up.
http://www.photoreflect.com/store/ThumbPage.aspx?e=6819678&g=0QAK00PJ00 (http://www.photoreflect.com/store/ThumbPage.aspx?e=6819678&g=0QAK00PJ00)

Zee Photo has pics up as well
http://www.photoreflect.com/store/thumbpage.aspx?e=6823397&g=0HH601CS07 (http://www.photoreflect.com/store/thumbpage.aspx?e=6823397&g=0HH601CS07)
and
http://www.photoreflect.com/store/ThumbPage.aspx?e=6824971&g=0HH601CW00 (http://www.photoreflect.com/store/ThumbPage.aspx?e=6824971&g=0HH601CW00)
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Post by: DemonX on August 09, 2010, 09:54:04 PM
Damn that looked awesome!