Monday, September 27, 2010

Vintage Motorcycle Show - This Saturday!

Well the time is finally here. The Happy Hollerpalooza Street Fair and the Happy Hollerpalooza Vintage Motorcycle Show, Sponsored by CycleBlend,  are this Saturday! Last year over 2,000 people attended the fair, and it should be bigger this year. The hours of the Street Fair are 2:00 to 8:00 pm. The hours of the Bike Show are 2:00 till 5:30. For all the information regarding the show just scroll down the page to the earlier post. Remember, its free to enter a bike in the show, and its also free to come view. It should be great time! The guys from the TIme Warp Vintage Club are bringing out some really cool stuff.  If you are bringing a bike to show(or more than one if you want) Try to be there between 12:00 and 2:00 to get registered. 
We will have Anderson Street blocked for the show, and North Central will be blocked for the fair, so the best way to access the show area is from the parking lot behind the Time Warp Tea Room. Each person entering a bike in the show will also be a judge, picking their favorite in each class. The Classes are Best American, Best European, Best Japanese, Best Old Dirt, and Best Rat Bike  The Peoples Choice Award will be voted on by the public. All bikes must be 25 years Old or older. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Dual Foolz - Dual Sport Rally in Tellico

October 1st 2nd and 3rd, the Dual Foolz Dual Sport Rally will be happening at the Cherohala Motorcycle Resort in Tellico Plains, Tn.  This area is Dual Sport heaven with miles and miles of forest roads that weave their way all through the surrounding mountains. 

There will be free guided group rides, led by experienced riders that are familiar with the area, Maps of forest road routes for those who want to explore on their own, plus lots of other activities such as:
• Nightly BBQ, Seafood, Burgers, Hot Dogs & Pizza
• Sunday Omelette Brunch
• Free use of Resort's shop, tire-changer, and bike  wash
• Door prizes and awards

On Saturday there will be the Dual Foolz Challenge which will include:

• Instruction Program - For those who want ot be a better off road rider
• A Challenge course, with awards and prizes
•Creek crossings, obstacle course, technical trails
•BBQ lunch, drinks and snacks, and event T-shirt
• Groups by bike size and skill level 

For more info link to the Cherohala Motorcycle Resort from our links section,or call Buck at 423-253-6544

Monday, September 20, 2010

Spyders in Smokies (Can-Am Spyders that is) Sept 22-25th

This Wednesday, Thursday and Friday there is a National, CanAm Spyder Rally in Gatlinburg. I've been noticing more and more of these three wheel  machines on the road lately, and while some argue that they aren't a motorcycle (and they aren't) they are much closer to a bike than a car, and a lot more stable than a traditional trike. The performance is great, and the stability they offer can't be beat.

On Thursday the riders from this Rally will head out from Gatlinburg and ride across 129 (aka the Dragon) before meeting at Alcoa Good Times (AGT) on Topside Road where they will all be treated to a buffet lunch. Over 100 Spyders are expected to attend, so it should be something to see.
If you haven't had the chance to ride a Spyder, I suggest you talk to Charlie Jansing, the owner of Alcoa Good Times. He was one of the first Dealers in East Tennessee to sell Spyders, and they often have test rides available.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Dual Sport Touring - Good source for Good Stuff in Maryville Tn

Dual Sport Touring is located just outside of Maryville Tn on Hwy 321, and is a great source for the type of gear and equipment that most shops don't carry. As you may guess from the name, they specialize in the Dual Sport / Adventure Rider crowd, and they stock their shop accordingly. If you need something special for your GS, KLR, DR or any other Dual Sport /Adventure bike there is a good chance they have it, and if not they can get it fast. They also have a very good selection of High Quality riding gear from Rev'It, First Gear, and Scorpion, as well as Arai Helmets.

Francois and Megan St Laurent are the husband and wife team that own and operate this fine establishment, and are both avid riders with quite extensive riding resumes.  This picture of them was made in 2007 when they rode the Western Continental Divide from the Canadian border in Montana to Albuquerque N.M.and back to Knoxville, for total of 4500 miles (My guess is this picture was made early in their ride, judging from how happy they are!)

Their store sets back off of Hwy 321 about 100 yards, so its easy to ride past. If you're coming from Maryville, it is 5.5 miles from the 321 / 129 intersection (In front of Foothills Mall) .  Coming from Maryville, the store is on the left side of 321, before you get to the BP Station which is on the right. If you get lost give them a call at 865-995-9505, or you can link to their website ( from the Cycleblend links page. They are open 10:00  till 6:00, Tuesday through Saturday