If you're coming to the Rally there are a few things you should know if you have not been here before.
These may seem simple but they are good to keep in mind.
-Stay in your lane
-Go through slowly the first time.
-Don't try and follow a faster rider.
-Get your runs in EARLY! The Harley guys start waking up around 10.
-If you can get here on Thursday or Friday it will be less busy.
-Don't be complacent going down the hill on either side. Once you pass the overlook there are still sharp curves ahead before you reach the bottom. The same is true once you hit NC and head down to Deal's Gap.
-Stay in your lane -yes, I said it twice.
-Drink lots of water.
-By participating in any group ride/event with this or any other group of riders you are doing so entirely upon your own initiative, will, risk and responsibility. By participation in any event you and those you invite are stating you/they are experienced in and familiar with the operation of motorcycles and fully understand the risks and dangers inherent in motorcycling and you/they are voluntarily participating and you/they expressly imply and assume the entire of any accidents or personal injury, including death, which you/they could sustain to your/their person and property as a result of participation.
-Be a responsible rider, ride smart, ride safe.
Continue to check back here for any changes in information. Hopefully the weather will be great for the entire weekend, low 90's during the day with high 60's at night.
In case of inclimate weather, it may be best to stay indoors and not ride on any rain slick mountain roads, until the weather clears up.
As of 7/31/2011
the weather for Robbinsville, NC and the Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort area looks OK for now August 4-7, 2011
Weather Agencies are predicting any where between 30-60% chance of thunderstorms and partly sunny/ cloudy with temps in the high 80's in the day and high 60's at night.
Mountain weather can be unpredictable at times, so prepare for rainy conditions prior to traveling. Many summer afternoons bring widely scattered rain showers. Often the weather stations and web weather will indicate rain for the entire area. BE AWARE that you can still have nearly a full day of riding before the summer showers hit in mid-afternoon. And these showers are here and there .... not everywhere. They often disipate in the late afternoon leaving several hours of good riding before dark.
Watch the current weather for up to the minute information.
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