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Old 05-08-2014, 09:07 AM   #21
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I've seen plenty on ninja's at rally's. That whole sport bike/cruiser is B.S. No one cares what you ride these days. Don't let that BS scare you, go and enjoy yourself.
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If not start lifting bro. I'll ride a vespa there, I aint scared!
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Here are the pics from Sturgis. We rode back down through WY and CO. MUCH better roads than KS and OK.

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When is the next momo trip? I'm thinking about riding my bike the whole way this time
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Ok, I've been to Biketoberfest in Daytona, FL, Sturgis in SD, ROT in Austin, and Lone Star in Galveston...

-All rallies are pretty much the same, just a different location.
-Don't listen to what anyone says about rolling up on a sport bike, no one gives a .

Basically, you should go to one just to see what it's like. If nothing else, it's fun the first time to just walk around for a day and check out all the bikes. Vendors will be overpriced, but there are usually a lot of demo rides set up by different companies, and that can be interesting if you're curious about a new model.

Concerts and night life can be fun, but plan accordingly.

I don't really understand your comment about riding alone not being fun, because personally I'd usually rather ride alone than in a big group. That said, one advantage Austin has is a lot of nice roads in the hill country. If you go for the rally you can ride good roads in the morning/afternoon, then go chill and check out bikes or whatever in the evening/night.

After doing Sturgis last year I finally admitted to myself that I hate rallies. I like long road trips on the bike (Sturgis was a 4500 mile round trip through western CO for the million dollar highway, UT, ID, MT, WY for Yellowstone and Devil's Tower, SD for Sturgis and Mt. Rushmore, and then central states coming home), exploring, and camping/drinking around a campfire, but hate crowds and roads where you can't go over walking pace for miles at a time. Another thing I have a strong distaste for is a trailer-queen motorcycle, and seeing people trailer their bike 2000 miles to ride it down the main strip and park it, but to each his own, it's just really not my scene.
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Sturgis seems too far away and too hot to ride to in Aug.

Never been too tempted to rallies like ROT where you have to pay and your enclosed in a fence.
As for Sturgis, I can give you a great route that will take you 3x as long as it should, and it's not hot anymore once you get into Colorado. Kind of surprising to a group of Texas boys camping out when it's 38F overnight in August. Coming across and out of Wyoming it warmed up again, but it wasn't really uncomfortable heading back south until we were somewhere south of Nebraska.

As for the ROT, I've never bothered to pay admission to get into the actual rally grounds. There's enough going on outside and nothing inside really piqued my interest. 6th street can be a fun party though, if that's your thing.
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Once I get up to NC. We'll do the Dragon.
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The only rally I've really enjoyed was Daytona. I didn't even ride there. I flew over on a Saturday, then caught a flight back home Sunday morning.

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Once I get up to NC. We'll do the Dragon.
Deal! I haven't been there in a while. But I have to get my new bike first
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Deal! I haven't been there in a while. But I have to get my new bike first
Deals Gap, I hear, has 130+ turns in only 11 miles!
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Deals Gap, I hear, has 130+ turns in only 11 miles!
318 curves in 11 miles
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If and when I got to ROTs...i went to eh rally once. Usually 6th street is good renough
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Once I get up to NC. We'll do the Dragon.
If you've never ridden the dragon, save yourself the frustration and try to go during non-peak hours.

Also, while it is the best known road, there are lots of other good roads in the area that are a lot less crowded (and less patrolled by the jelly-men). Definitely check out the Cherohala Skyway from Tellico Plains, TN (TN-165) to US-129 in NC (NC-143). Since it runs into 129 (the hwy of Dragon fame), it's not exactly out of the way.
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But I was also riding my new to me busa, fur the 2nd time after picking it up from seller in NC

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318 curves in 11 miles

One of my army buddies lives within 20 miles of Dragons Tail/Deals Gap, planning to trailer my bike up in June for a long weekend. Can't wait!
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