Hello from South Carolina

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Hello from South Carolina

Post by Tommy848 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:31 am

Hello fellow FJR riders, wanted to introduce myself to everyone and get started on this forum. I live in the upstate of SC and spend most of my time in the western NC mountains, if any fellow riders care to ride sometime just let me know. Normally I ride from sunup to sundown taking breaks every 2 hours or so, looking forward to seeing some of the topics on the forum and possibly riding with a few other FJR’s.

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Re: Hello from South Carolina

Post by extrememarine » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:36 am

Welcome - there's a few members here that are in your area - there's a local ride thread here that WheatonFJR posted you might want to check out.

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Re: Hello from South Carolina

Post by griff » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:01 am

Welcome Tommy - Wheaton is in Travelers Rest, I'm in Greer, Eric Boutin is in Boiling Springs, Duane (1911) is in Laurens. There are a few others. Wheaton (Mark) is organizing a ride on August 26th I think. Check the thread here.
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Re: Hello from South Carolina

Post by wheatonFJR » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:10 am

Welcome Tommy!

Tell us a little bit about yourself: what trips you've taken on the FJR, what other bikes have you owned, etc.

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Re: Hello from South Carolina

Post by LKLD » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:13 am

Welcome to the Forum, Tommy!
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Re: Hello from South Carolina

Post by raYzerman » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:25 am

Welcome, Tommy.... I don't know why you ride around there so much, all the roads are kinda flat and boring, LOL.
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Re: Hello from South Carolina

Post by Uncle Hud » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:35 am

Tommy848 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:31 am
... Normally I ride from sunup to sundown taking breaks every 2 hours or so ...
You’ve come to the right place, sir. Welcome.
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Re: Hello from South Carolina

Post by fontanaman » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:41 pm

Welcome to the forum.

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Re: Hello from South Carolina

Post by Tyler » Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:40 pm

Howdy! There's also a big gathering coming in September called EOM in Maggie Valley. Come join the fun and meet some good peeps! :D

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Re: Hello from South Carolina

Post by Tommy848 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:30 pm

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone, just gonna give you a little info about me. I have lived in the upstate all my life, the majority has been in Travelers Rest. I bought a Suzuki VX800 in my early 20's and rode it around town for a few years yet never got serious into riding so I sold it after about 5 years. Two years ago after sitting around a campground checking out my brothers Instagram, I got the urge to ride again and actually travel to places and enjoy some away time. Well since my brother had a Concours 1400, I called and got some advice from him, he pushed me towards a FJR. Well I found one in Maryville, Tennessee for a nice price that was perfect and was taken care of very well. I had someone drive me up there and we checked it out, bought it, then rode it home down the Foothills Parkway thru the Dragon and down HWY 28 back home. Since then I have been on the Cherohala, Dragon and BRP multiple times, over Roan Mountain, Blood Mountain(my personal favorite) multiple times and two trips to Lynchburg Tennessee for the Jack Daniels BBQ festival. I have rode to St. Augustine for a nice weekend and multiple 300 plus miles day trip in the western NC mountains. I finally broke down and bought a new 2018 FJR this late winter and planning my first Ironbutt ride along with a trip to New York early fall. If there is anyone wanting someone to ride with them just let me know, I try to ride at least once every three weekends and try to spend all day riding and seeing to different type of things in this world.
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Re: Hello from South Carolina

Post by LKLD » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:55 pm

Tyler wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:40 pm
Howdy! There's also a big gathering coming in September called EOM in Maggie Valley. Come join the fun and meet some good peeps! :D
Tyler speaks the truth, Tommy. No better way to meet many of the inmates here. :D
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Re: Hello from South Carolina

Post by ericboutin » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:28 pm

Welcome Tommy! Great to have another upstate-ee!
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Re: Hello from South Carolina

Post by 1911 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:08 pm

Welcome to the forum. Ride with Wheaton.
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Re: Hello from South Carolina

Post by Tyler » Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:20 pm

1911 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:08 pm
Welcome to the forum. Ride with Wheaton.
That will be quite the initiation... ;)

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Re: Hello from South Carolina

Post by wheatonFJR » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:32 am

Tyler wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:20 pm
1911 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:08 pm
Welcome to the forum. Ride with Wheaton.
That will be quite the initiation... ;)
Now how is that? I'm jes a flatlander that moved down here four years ago...I'm still finding my way around.

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Re: Hello from South Carolina

Post by deang » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:03 pm

Welcome to the group of MisFits!!

Soon enough you will figure out which ones are the Mis and which ones are the Fits, it's all part of the hazing ritual. I would provide a list of the Mis's but I don't have that much time, but will say one has posted on this thread so far.....and it isn't Tyler. :D

Oh and if you see a sheep at a gathering..............maybe it will be best to let you see for yourself. :lol:

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Re: Hello from South Carolina

Post by CollingsBob » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:19 am

Welcome! When you want to ride on a road without those pesky and irritating curves and hills..a real road where you can see where it goes limited only by the curvature of the earth..then come to the prairies!

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Re: Hello from South Carolina

Post by wheatonFJR » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:29 am

CollingsBob wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:19 am
Welcome! When you want to ride on a road without those pesky and irritating curves and hills..a real road where you can see where it goes limited only by the curvature of the earth..then come to the prairies!
Lived there for 50+ years...I have not as much need for that as Tommy might. There can be a certain beauty to wide horizons and open sky...
...but only for so long. :)
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Re: Hello from South Carolina

Post by SmashVol » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:55 pm

Welcome from up the road in NC.

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