ROTR16. 2017 Ride On The Ridge Group Ride

Logo

    
    

ROTR16. 2017 Ride On The Ridge Group Ride

This is a discussion on ROTR16. 2017 Ride On The Ridge Group Ride within the ROTR (Ride On The Ridge) forums, part of the General Forums category; Hey guys it's that time of year again. Who is interested in another fun filled 4 days of riding in the beautiful mountains of NC, ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: ROTR16. 2017 Ride On The Ridge Group Ride

  1. #1
    Johnny Blue Lightnin'
    Supporting Member
    JonF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Felton, DE
    Age
    53
    Posts
    12,100
    Thanked
    115 times

    ROTR16. 2017 Ride On The Ridge Group Ride

    Hey guys it's that time of year again. Who is interested in another fun filled 4 days of riding in the beautiful mountains of NC, TN, GA, W VA and VA or at least some of those depending on where we decide to go?
    Jon

    2010 Triumph Tiger 1050
    2005 Yamaha FJR 1300 ABS Sold
    2000 ZR-7 - Sold and still missing it
    2001 KLR 650 - Gone but not forgotten
    2001 King Quad 300
    Riderforums Moderator

  2. #2
    Gold Member Andrew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    King George, Virginia
    Age
    56
    Posts
    172
    Thanked
    1 times
    I am

    '01 ZR7S (11/01-12/11)
    '05 SV1000S
    '13 CB1000R


  3. #3
    Rising Star Throb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    St. Pete, FL
    Posts
    442
    Thanked
    3 times
    I am in.
    Onward through the Fog

  4. Remove Advertisements
    RiderForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Site Elder Siege77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Cleveland
    Age
    32
    Posts
    644
    Thanked
    2 times
    Good and bad news!

    Bad news is that it will be ill advised for me to leave my wife for a 5 day riding trip in May. Good news is I'll be spending that time taking care of a less than month old child! Which will be far less fun than canyon carving but somehow more rewarding... Or at least so I am told!
    Define: The Right Amount of Awesome: Kawasaki Ninja 300
    Define: Too Much Awesome: Kawasaki Z1000
    MY former Z Reborn (Sold 6/2014) - http://www.riderforums.com/showthread.php?t=50106

  6. #5
    Supreme Being Doug Hyde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Delaware
    Posts
    1,029
    Thanked
    35 times
    All these years on this forum and I've never attended ROTR. No good excuse why. I'll keep an eye on the thread this year.
    2015 Versys 650 ABS
    (Former owner 2003 ZR-7S)
    ZR7OA No. 984, AMA, Retreads Int'l., MSTA

    Mods/Farkles: Puig "Touring" windscreen, Givi hand guards, BMW Sport Grips, Omni-Cruise throttle lock, Motowerk mirror extenders, SW-Motech gas cap mount tankbag, Denali Mini Soundbomb horn, Mag-Knight tank pad, SW-Motech luggage rack and side racks, Givi E-22 side cases, Motorwerk side stand foot, decalectomy

  7. #6
    Johnny Blue Lightnin'
    Supporting Member
    JonF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Felton, DE
    Age
    53
    Posts
    12,100
    Thanked
    115 times
    I have to pick my vacation next Monday or Tuesday. is the week after Mothers Day good for everyone?
    Jon

    2010 Triumph Tiger 1050
    2005 Yamaha FJR 1300 ABS Sold
    2000 ZR-7 - Sold and still missing it
    2001 KLR 650 - Gone but not forgotten
    2001 King Quad 300
    Riderforums Moderator

  8. #7
    Gold Member Andrew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    King George, Virginia
    Age
    56
    Posts
    172
    Thanked
    1 times
    Works for me.

    '01 ZR7S (11/01-12/11)
    '05 SV1000S
    '13 CB1000R


  9. #8
    Rising Star Throb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    St. Pete, FL
    Posts
    442
    Thanked
    3 times
    That works for me to. I think we have had it that weekend just about every year. It fits nicely between Mothers Day and Memorial Day.
    Onward through the Fog

  10. #9
    Johnny Blue Lightnin'
    Supporting Member
    JonF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Felton, DE
    Age
    53
    Posts
    12,100
    Thanked
    115 times
    I guess we should talk about where. Maggie Valley again? Back to Wytheville? Its been a few years since we've done Wytheville. Somewhere in between there and Maggie Valley? Any other ideas?

    I have picked my winter vacation but have not yet picked my summer vacation. Mothers Day is May 14th. So May 18-21 for ROTR.
    Jon

    2010 Triumph Tiger 1050
    2005 Yamaha FJR 1300 ABS Sold
    2000 ZR-7 - Sold and still missing it
    2001 KLR 650 - Gone but not forgotten
    2001 King Quad 300
    Riderforums Moderator

  11. #10
    Rising Star Throb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    St. Pete, FL
    Posts
    442
    Thanked
    3 times
    Good dates for ROTR. Good roads are everywhere so I am open to any location. As far as a good midpoint goes Bill, Michael and I did ROTR 13.5 and stayed at a Best Western in Boone which is a little closer to Wytheville but a good midway point between Maggie Valley and Wytheville. You can ride in NC, TN and VA from there but Deals Gap and GA are out of reach.
    Onward through the Fog

  12. #11
    Rising Star Elijah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    The People's Republic of Austin, Texas
    Posts
    287
    Thanked
    53 times
    Quote Originally Posted by JonF View Post
    Hey guys it's that time of year again. Who is interested in another fun filled 4 days of riding in the beautiful mountains of NC, TN, GA, W VA and VA or at least some of those depending on where we decide to go?
    So, what's the scoop on this ride? Types of bikes, level of hooliganism, that kind of thing. I'm curious, I've never gone on one of these type of rides and I don't usually ride with people I don't know. (Too many videos of what people call group rides on YouTube look like a good way to end up with a felony arrest record.) That being said, that's an area of the country I'd like to go riding in.
    Why do I ride? Because I've never seen someone jogging and smiling.

    My YouTube Channel

  13. #12
    Gold Member Andrew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2001
    Location
    King George, Virginia
    Age
    56
    Posts
    172
    Thanked
    1 times
    I'd go along with Boone but would suggest Johnson City too. Being along the interstate, motel prices are a little lower.

    LOTs of nice loops in all directions. Just playing with Google Maps:

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/John...36.3134397!3e0

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/John...36.3134397!3e0

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/John...36.3134397!3e0

    https://www.google.com/maps/dir/John...36.3134397!3e0

    '01 ZR7S (11/01-12/11)
    '05 SV1000S
    '13 CB1000R


  14. #13
    Rising Star Throb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    St. Pete, FL
    Posts
    442
    Thanked
    3 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Elijah View Post
    So, what's the scoop on this ride? Types of bikes, level of hooliganism, that kind of thing. I'm curious, I've never gone on one of these type of rides and I don't usually ride with people I don't know. (Too many videos of what people call group rides on YouTube look like a good way to end up with a felony arrest record.) That being said, that's an area of the country I'd like to go riding in.
    Hi Elijah,

    I lived in Austin when I attended UT and hope to be there in April for MOTOGP. The ROTR ride has been going on for about 15 years or so, always in the spring and sometimes in the fall. We meet up at a base site location on Wed. night, ride Thur, Fri, Sat and then head home on Sunday. We have stayed in Maggie Valley NC the last few years but we stayed in Wytheville and Hillsville VA before also. Some people ride all three days and some ride one or two days, whatever their schedule permits. All curvy, twisty, back roads and as few straight roads or hwys as possible. The main objective is to have some great rides and no casualties. Everyone rides at their own pace, faster towards the front, slower towards the back, you just kind of fit in where you feel comfortable and are not trying to ride over your head. No one gets left behind as we stop at all turns and let everyone catch up before going on. There is no hooliganism to speak of. We will ride a spirited pace on back roads but never thru small towns. A couple of guys have CDL's and cannot afford a ticket. I cannot remember anyone getting pulled over in the 10 years I have been attending. All sorts of bikes attend and are welcome from Z1000 to Speed Triple, BMW S1000R, Triumph Tiger, CBR 1000, SV650, Ninja 300 and even a couple of cruisers. It has worked well for many years I think because no one has an ego and we are not racing. The main thing is to ride your ride at your pace and have fun. We hope you can make it.
    Elijah likes this.
    Onward through the Fog

  15. #14
    Up-And Comer Mgluck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Westhampton, New York
    Posts
    37
    Thanked
    2 times
    I am in! The timing is good for me. As usual, I will do ROTR and then continue on through the Dragon, into North Georgia and work my way back to Northern Va to pick up my truck and trailer. Best ride of the year!
    Michael Gluck
    Westhampton, New York
    2000 Yellow VFR (gone but fondly remembered)
    2008 Electra Glide Classic
    2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer
    2014 BMW S1000R

  16. #15
    Rising Star Elijah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    The People's Republic of Austin, Texas
    Posts
    287
    Thanked
    53 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Throb View Post
    Hi Elijah,

    I lived in Austin when I attended UT and hope to be there in April for MOTOGP. The ROTR ride has been going on for about 15 years or so, always in the spring and sometimes in the fall. We meet up at a base site location on Wed. night, ride Thur, Fri, Sat and then head home on Sunday. We have stayed in Maggie Valley NC the last few years but we stayed in Wytheville and Hillsville VA before also. Some people ride all three days and some ride one or two days, whatever their schedule permits. All curvy, twisty, back roads and as few straight roads or hwys as possible. The main objective is to have some great rides and no casualties. Everyone rides at their own pace, faster towards the front, slower towards the back, you just kind of fit in where you feel comfortable and are not trying to ride over your head. No one gets left behind as we stop at all turns and let everyone catch up before going on. There is no hooliganism to speak of. We will ride a spirited pace on back roads but never thru small towns. A couple of guys have CDL's and cannot afford a ticket. I cannot remember anyone getting pulled over in the 10 years I have been attending. All sorts of bikes attend and are welcome from Z1000 to Speed Triple, BMW S1000R, Triumph Tiger, CBR 1000, SV650, Ninja 300 and even a couple of cruisers. It has worked well for many years I think because no one has an ego and we are not racing. The main thing is to ride your ride at your pace and have fun. We hope you can make it.
    Cool, sounds like fun. Depending on when it is maybe I can make it.

    I'll definitely be at COTA this year for MotoGP. I usually work as a track marshal for the weekend so I'll be somewhere down on the track. The job is long and tiring but you do get a great view.
    Why do I ride? Because I've never seen someone jogging and smiling.

    My YouTube Channel

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Remove Ads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •