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XS Southeast 2016

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jetmechmarty, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    XS Southeast 2016 will be held at the Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge 23-26 September 2016.

    All space at the lodge is blocked for this event until about 15 January. It's not too soon to plan your trip to Western North Carolina.

    XS Southeast

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    Last edited: Aug 3, 2016
  2. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Is there rain in the forecast? :wink2:
  3. I am Carbon

    I am Carbon shade tree mechanic

    Iron horse good place we have Triumph rally there too in September.
  4. Gordon in nc

    Gordon in nc XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    Rain????? not a chance, it'll be clear, dry and warm. :thumbsup: or you can just blame Marty if it isn't. :laugh:

    I'm going to retire my cooler bags.....that was their last trip. They still haven't shown any signs of failure but they REALLY didn't look right on the XS and I'm not going to put it through that embarrassment again.

    I have another plan that I'm starting on this weekend.......going to be just about as goofy as the cooler bags but I think the XS650B is better suited for this plan.

    Good Lord willing and the creek don't rise, I'll make the 2016 XS Southeast.

    Gordon in NC
    1975 XS650B
    Looking for a NICE 1978 XS650E Standard.....money on the hip....PM me if you have one you want to get rid of.
  5. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    As a reminder, the resort is reserved for us until 15 January. Make your plans now. This is a great rally!


    Make your arrangements for lodging with the resort. Then, all you have to do is show up. We will guide you the rest of the way to a great weekend.

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    Last edited: Aug 3, 2016
  6. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Deadline approaching. This is a popular rally at a very popular resort. Book now!

  7. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Beds are limited and no longer blocked for our event. Now is the time to plan to be there!

  8. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    XS Southeast Rally UPDATE
    FYI: as of March 11 the Ironhorse still has blocked out 100% of their rooms just for us XS Riders
    ~ they are 'still' HOLDING their entire facility just for us so we can have 1st crack at getting a reservation ~

    Its a very nice gesture & they do appreciate having us as much as we enjoy being at Ironhorse and
    riding some of the Great American Classic Bike Roads around western NC + GA & TN & SC.

    A lot of people have already booked
    Some are waiting to book

    Remember you can book now and hold your reservation with a credit card. Nothing is charged.
    If your plans change and you need to cancel you can Cancel by July 23 without any costs or charges at all.

    Available as of March 10, 2016
    - Cabins: 103, 104, 203, 204
    - Bunkhouse
    - RV spots
    - Homestead Rooms
    - Lonestar Rooms
    - Tent Camping

    Remember Ironhorse has a Unload-Load dock for easy Off-On if you truck your bike

    So your chance to BOOK before Ironhorse releases the available rooms to the general public.
    Come join us, what you drive is irrelevant. The Rally fun & fellowship is great no matter if on XS11, any Vintage Japanese bike or whatever you got.
    Bringing your RV or drive your car is great too. Ironhorse is a great BIKER venue built just for BIKERS to hang out + eat + ride + stay.

    DATE: XS Southeast Rally September 23-24-25, 2016
    Reservation info for Ironhorse: http://ironhorsenc.com/
    Optional small Motel a few miles away: http://tuskeegeemotel.com/

    Six months to go so i guess its time for whomever to get down to routes & plans & shirts & planning that 'always hilariously funny' XSive Saturday night Awards event.

    Guess that's it for now. And if you have never been to Ironhorse; well, we have a BLAST. BOOK EM'
  9. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Space is getting limited. Now is the time to act. There should always be space for camping.

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  10. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    We're now eight weeks out. I'm hoping for a very strong XS650 presence this year. We're in The 650 Society newsletter and we'll be flying the banner. Dust off the tent and sleeping bag and come join us!

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  11. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor


    Am I generating any interest? We'd love to have the XS650 represented in big numbers this year. Bring your stocker, your cafe racer, your bobber, or your chopper. We want to see it.
  12. weekendrider

    weekendrider Iron Horse cowboy Top Contributor

    S.W. MO
    It would be great if I could do both, but. . . . .
  13. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    XS Southeast is growing and a well organized event. You get a schedule and play follow the leader all weekend. You show up and we do the rest. You get all the ride routes and ride in groups. We have scheduled meetings, maybe door prizes, rag trophies, etc.

    Smoky Mountain Rendezvous is great fun as well. It is much more informal. Fellowship usually happens in the parking lot. I liken the two event to apples and oranges.

    Naturally, I'm pushing XS Southeast because I have a stake in it.
  14. ThatXS650Guy

    ThatXS650Guy More Sparky than Speed Racer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    XS Southeast is on my calendar.
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  15. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    XS Southeast 15th Annual Fall Rally

    Dates: Friday September 23 to Monday September 26
    Where: Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge in Stecoah, North Carolina

    checkout: www.ironhorsenc.com

    Hope you can spend the entire weekend, just a couple of days or if your schedule is tight, join up for a day ride and lunch. You won't want to miss this special 15th Annual event.
  16. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Here is the Schedule of Events

    We have lots of time to Meet & Greet. [​IMG]
    talk about the bikes, look at the bikes, ride the bikes, then talk about bikes & things at lunch & dinner
    then rehash it all around the Campfire.

    Since its the 15th Annual XSSE we will have some surprise extras this year. [​IMG]

    Also don't want to miss the always funny Saturday night Awards event.
  17. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Saturday & Sunday Ride Routes
    The planned Saturday ride is NC28, NC116, Canada Rd NC281 to Hawg Wild BBQ in Brevard.
    Then after lunch up US276 to the Blue Ridge Parkway to Cherokee back to I-H.
    something like that
    About 110 miles each way AM & PM for a 220 mile ride

    The planned Sunday ride will catch a few of these classic roads going To-From Etowah Tennessee.
    Then wander back to I-H.
    something like that
    Ride mileage is about the same as Saturday, about 220 miles

    As in past years you can do your own thing -or- form your own group and make your own ride plan -or- just follow one of our 3 or 4 leaders.
    (we hope to have a couple Pace Riders groups and a couple of Tourist & Photo Rider groups that stop a bit more for pictures & scenery)

    Sunday ride prospects
  18. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    Couple of Details:

    1. Tent Camping is still Available at the Iron Horse. Maybe some availability in the Bunk House, but the Cabins are sold out (but call, its worth a try)

    2. If you haven't made a motel reservation yet and would like to join the Rally try Tuskeegee Motel just 5 miles down NC 28 www.tuskeegeemotel.com/
    or the San-Ran in Robbinsville or the Micro-Tel in Robbinsville or the Kickstand Lodge on NC 28 just east of the Stecoah Diner.

    3. Arrive with FULL tank of gas. On Saturday AM the group will make the 1st gas stop about 60 miles out. So if you want to ride with a group have enough petrol to get you 60 miles.

    4. Reminder, Iron Horse has a Unload-Load dock at pickup tailgate height. Makes for easy Off-On if you are hauling your bike in with a pickup truck.

    5. If you have already made a Reservation with the Iron Horse they will email you the weekend Menu a couple days ahead (say Sept 20th)

    6. Iron Horse provides nightly Dinner (quite tasty) AND breakfast too. Its a limited kitchen so they DO NOT have a full menu. But they offer a few nice selections for dinner and have a bigger offering for breakfast. (Note: food cost is not included with your cabin or bunkhouse or tent site)

    7. If you are a Tent Camper you will need to setup credit card so you can Order Meals (dinner & breakfast). When you checkout you can settle the account with I-H just as the Cabin & Bunkhouse folks will be doing. But their account is already on file because of the advance Reservation.
  19. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    See ya there
    If you have already made your Reservations & Plans GREAT
    See you at the Iron Horse on Friday September 23rd

    > If you are still thinking about it, we hope you can arrange your schedule so you can attend

    > or, if you haven't been to an XS Rally or the XSSE Rally just 'Do It'

    "Yep, we need to make this 15th Annual XSSE Rally .......
    I guess, we don't want to duck out of this one"
    ..... hope our flamingo buds get the message!

    Everybody is BUSY, but maybe this is a bucket list opportunity?
    September 23rd in Stecoah North Carolina
    Be there if you can

    XS, XJ, Vintage Yamaha or Yamaha preferred, but ride what you got.
    All Bikes Welcome
  20. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru Top Contributor

    > Route Trip Tics and such will be provided at the Rally if you want one. GPS routes can be emailed if you would like to pre-load your GPS.

    > Printed Schedule of Events will be available at the Rally

    > Our 2016 Rally Shirt will be on the Rally Shirt Thread in a couple days after we get the proof. The Shirt Thread will provide Info on how to Order a Rally Shirt

    > PM jetmechmarty if you have questions

    Think that about covers it. When & Where & What happens

    see ya,

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