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    Fall Eastern Hawk Rally, Oct 12-14th

    FEHR- Fall Eastern Hawk Rally will be held the weekend of Oct 12-14th, at Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground, in Cruso NC. Camping and cabins available from the BRMC or you can book a hotel in nearby Waynesville NC. We'll be around friday afternoon thru sunday afternoon. Great roads in the area, and the scene of the first ever hawk rally way back in the 1990's.

    check the hawk email list for more details or email me direct.

    Hope to see some of ya'll there!

    Jeff Adams

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    Have any of you all been to this rally?
    A Link to the pics I have taken for the 2007 Scavenger hunt.

    http://bikepics.com/members/deadlego/p2/

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      #3
      FEHR

      When: Oct 12th thru Sunday Oct. 14th.

      Where: Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground, Cruso North Carolina 828-235-8350
      just south/west of the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville NC.

      Why: Because there are good roads there, and less LEO presence than north GA. And because I miss seeing my friends.



      Blue Ridge Motorcycle campground is the scene of the original East Coast
      Hawk Rally way back in the day (ok, I went back and looked, the first ECHR was in June of 1997). It was my first rally, and I always remember the riding in the area and the camaraderie that was developed around the
      campfires and roads. I am looking to return to the roots of the rally. A
      chance to catch up with friends, enjoy the finest roads in the area, and
      make new friends. And look at the bikes that show up. They donít all have to be hawks, so run what ya brung! But this is the Fall Eastern Hawk Rally!!
      But itís a new location. Iíve grown tired of TWO and the area, and wanted to go back to our roots.

      The campground is pretty nice. They have small cabins for rent with queen
      beds or doubles. If you want better accommodations, Waynesville NC is close by (maybe 15 miles?) and there is a Super 8, Days Inn and I think a Best Western. I will be up there Friday and will see if I can find more
      information or at least steer you towards the best of the bunch.
      Other than that, this will be pretty informal this year because of the
      timing and late date. The riding will still be excellent, and it might be a
      bit chilly in the morning. But the afternoons will be great, and Iím looking
      forward to exploring some of the old roads. Iíve reserved a cabin for myself and Sarah, and there are a few more cabins available, as well as plenty of camping. I plan to arrive Friday afternoon and will stay thru Sunday afternoon. Friday Iíll go on a short ride, then a bit longer one on
      Saturday, but not an all day one like in the past, and then another very
      short ride Sunday before heading back to ATL. As it gets closer i'll get a
      head count so I can make some reservations for food in Waynesville for
      Friday and Saturday nights.

      If you have any other questions about the rally, the rides, or the event,
      feel free to email me. Again, sorry for the lack of planning but Iím hoping
      that the area is like I remember and we will make definite plans to come
      back again next year with a bit bigger rally! Trust me when I say you will
      ride some of the best roads in the Southeastern US if you show up.

      typically about 25-35 people will show up, not all of them on hawks, but most of the people at least have them, buy maybe just come to visit friends. very fun event to hang out with people of similar interest.

      depending upon how much room I have in the trailer I might bring Hawkenstein if I don't get the KTM setup for SM by then. not street legal but at least it's fun to look at and hear up close.

      Jeff

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        #4
        not sure If I would be able to come to this. I got homecomeing that Sat night so. Something to think about. Will there be another one? like spring or summer one? I know this one is the fall one.
        A Link to the pics I have taken for the 2007 Scavenger hunt.

        http://bikepics.com/members/deadlego/p2/

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          #5
          I went to the Fall rallies from 01-05 and a bunch of ECHR's and NCHR's as well but haven't been in a couple years.They're an awesome chance to meet a bunch of exceptional people and ride some of the best roads in the country-if you have the ability,I'd say you shouldn't pass it up.Other things have got in the way/been more important but I'd like to get back on track and start going to rallies again.It's been said a bunch but you really do need to meet the Hawk people in person.

          Do you go to the University of Delaware? A friend of mine played field hockey there 00-03 - I taught her to ride on a Hawk actually

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            #6
            My bike won't be on the road in time to come down - maybe next year!!!
            '99 Ducati 748 with a 996 conversion

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              #7
              Right now I got to Sussex Tech High school In geoge town. My big Brother goes to Del tech Campus thats in Geoge town. So Joel Do you live in Delaware or close by??
              A Link to the pics I have taken for the 2007 Scavenger hunt.

              http://bikepics.com/members/deadlego/p2/

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                #8
                rally

                I wish I would have seen this earlier! Jeff, how many people are you expecting. I live in Atlanta too and am seriously thinking about trying to make it. I really want to learn more and it'd be cool to talk to more Hawk owners. Its a bit of a drive by myself but it sounds like a good time.
                -Chris

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by Deadlego
                  Right now I got to Sussex Tech High school In geoge town. My big Brother goes to Del tech Campus thats in Geoge town. So Joel Do you live in Delaware or close by??
                  No, I live in MA and she's from CT.

                  I'm going to start going to rallies again when the southerners start travelling north every once in a while...oh right,they bitch it's too far when a rally is 5 hours away... I wish I still had the time and $ to make them but I don't- it wasn't so much the rallies but the fiascos I always ended up in before/during/after: crashing the Hawk/brother crashing his Hawk/crashing the Disco/wrecking the UHaul/3 flat tires in 2k miles/holing my bro's rad...total shenanigans...

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                    #10
                    I'm a former Nawthunnuh that travelled South to Cruso and Boone for Hawk rallies, great experiences and well worth the travel/hassle. I even met joEl at one of those, I think Boone in '02, I vaguely remember him getting a spanking while wearing a sombrero...

                    Met Jeff at both places, then again at the Javits center in NY.

                    Now that I'm a Suthunnuh that lives about an hour from Natural Bridge, VA where the ECHRs have been lately, I'm quite spoiled. Wanted to attend FEHR this year, but that's the weekend we have to get the boat & waverunner out of the lake at our house in PA, so we're headed North. Maybe next year for us, but it's highly recommended for anyone else that has the chance to make it this year. Great people, and Cruso is a pretty place in the middle of some excellent roads.

                    je

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                      #11
                      I'd SO go to this but I'll be in Florida for my best friend's wedding.
                      Like others, maybe next year.

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                        #12
                        details

                        so have asked for more details about the weekend. for the most part people start arriving friday afternoon/evening. most leave sunday morning depending upon how far they have to travel.

                        usually we try to have a short ride on friday mid afternoon, maybe a 100 mile loop in the area to get you used to the twisty bits and reacquaint yourself to the roads. hang out friday night, head into waynesville for dinner (probably bogarts depending upon crowd size).

                        Saturday we'll usuallly split into three to five groups and ride for the day. some will want longer rides, some want shorter loops, sometimes there's a two up group (usuallly not on hawks. ) sometimes faster groups, sometimes slower/scenic/photography groups. there are many good loops in the area and sometimes we run the same roads, but in smaller groups.

                        Saturday night we try to all eat together at a local restaurant then back to the campground to socialize.

                        Then sunday get up and take group photos around 9:30am, short rides for those that didn't get enough, and head home.

                        I dont know the numbers as it's just a "show up" event, no registering for it. I think most of the cabins have been spoken for, but check with BRMC as they have cancellations every so often. my guess would be 25-30? I had to put off choosing a date because of job changes, and it's the weekend of the WERA GNF so I know a few of the regulars will be there, unless I can goad them to change their plans.

                        even if your hawk isn't running, feel free to bring another bike. we've had just about everything there in the past.

                        also FYI the East Coast Hawk Rally (ECHR in the spring) moved up to WVA a few years ago. originally the ECHR was in Cruso, then Boone NC area, then I passed it to Pants and he moved it to WVA. the FEHR started at TWO then I took it over and kept it there for a year or two, then did one year at Barber in Birmingham, and now back to the original ECHR location in NC. hope it's not too confusing.

                        Jeff

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                          #13
                          Re: rally

                          Originally Posted by cgwinner
                          I wish I would have seen this earlier! Jeff, how many people are you expecting. I live in Atlanta too and am seriously thinking about trying to make it. I really want to learn more and it'd be cool to talk to more Hawk owners. Its a bit of a drive by myself but it sounds like a good time.
                          -Chris
                          I'm in Atlanta as well... how long of a drive is it?
                          Brandon


                          88' (Gulf) Hawk GT
                          and some non-Hawks...

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                            #14
                            drive

                            Brandon - It's not as bas as I thought... looks like about 3 1/2 hours. Where are you in Atlanta... maybe we could caravan or carpool depending on your situation. Let me know. That goes for anyone else as well.
                            -Chris

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                              #15
                              Re: drive

                              Originally Posted by cgwinner
                              Brandon - It's not as bas as I thought... looks like about 3 1/2 hours. Where are you in Atlanta... maybe we could caravan or carpool depending on your situation. Let me know. That goes for anyone else as well.
                              -Chris
                              I'm in Marietta (Esat Cobb); my office is in Sandy Springs... Do you think that it would be worth driving up real early Saturday morning and driving back that night? or maybe just staying over Saturday night...?
                              Brandon


                              88' (Gulf) Hawk GT
                              and some non-Hawks...

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