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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
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Ride to the Wall in DC is coming up soon. This year should be even bigger since it is the 25 year anniversary. Looking forward to riding with our Rolling Thunder chapter, they allow our HOG chapter members to ride along with them.

After giving my respects at the Wall and participating in the demonstration ride, our smaller group will take the long way home. I've been to the Smokys a few times, but never made it up to the northern half of the Blue Ridge Parkway. So we will be doing that along with stopping in Mount Airy (Andy Griffith town), stay in the towns of Blowing Rock and Boone, and riding the notorious roads called "The Diamond Back", "The Snake", and "The Back of the Dragon". We'll ride to New River Gorge bridge in WV and head over to the Red River Gorge in KY also. It's going to be a great time with our group.

Only part of my trip not planned is the Saturday before the demonstration ride. Last time I tried to ride around DC to see stuff, but the traffic was terrible, so I'm looking for something to do outside of DC. I'm thinking that maybe the local HD dealerships may have some stuff going on, if so, does anyone know? Any other ideas?

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No ideas for ya but had to chime in and say, it sounds like good times. That ride is on my bucket list of rides, and I am thinkin I need to to it sooner rather than later. Even if I don't get to do the "rolling thunder" part of it, I will be riding to the wall.
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Go to the HD website and put in Mt Airy and it will give you a list of the Dealerships in the surrounding area. There is allot of GREAT riding in the area and most of the dealerships have calendars with what's going on in the area. Hope this helps!!

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These two Washington DC HD dealers are HOG pin stops for Rolling Thunder. Both have food and vendors on site on Saturday:

http://www.hdwash.com/ http://www.patriothd.com/default.asp

We stay in Fairfax and take the subway over to do any touring in DC. Only take the bikes to Arlington and Thunder Alley.


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Taking the subway in to DC sounds like a good idea.

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Coming from the west coast, we are headed to the Wall as well. Headed the northern route going with a stop for shark week and then up to Milwaukee over to Maine, down eastern seaboard to the Wall. Then west to home. Three weeks on the road and about 7500 miles! Really looking forward to this vacation trip!
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Sounds like a nice ride, Ozoneman. I've done most of those areas. WV is my favorite part. New River Gorge Bridge is cool..

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Riding in from Boston here leaving on the 24th or 25th...Gimmee a Holler if your going to be in the area..


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This is the first year the American Legion will be one of the sponsors--look for a HUGE turnout of American Legion Riders, along with any number of other veterans' groups. I don't think any other national organization can match the American Legion for numbers of flag-waving veterans, and they are proud to be sponsors as well as participants. But it is definitely NOT an American Legion event, or even a veteran's event. COME ONE, COME ALL!!


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Patriot HD, East Coast HD, and Whitt's HD all having open house activities that Saturday. After attending the one at Patriot last year (wasnt impressed), I will probably check out East Coast HD this year. They are just south of D.C. and claim Hooters girls will be there serving up wings. There are plenty of great places to ride in VA, i prefer the Skyline Drive area. The D-day memorial is also just a few hours out.

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