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10-25-2009, 07:28 PM
April 16-18, 2010

2010 will be the third year for this awesome event.
We will be staying at the Ironhorse Campground in Stecoah, NC www.ironhorsenc.com
Come and ride The Dragon, The Cherohala Skyway, and Hellbender 28 with fellow Buell enthusiasts.
Everyone Welcome.

Hardley-Davidson may be able to stop Buell from making more of the world's greatest motorcycles, but they can't stop Buell riders from owning the corners.
Keep the spirit of Buell alive!!

10-27-2009, 01:05 AM
I need to plan way in advance for time off. This is great, I'm in.

10-30-2009, 06:16 PM
Made my reservation for an RV site today. You pay when you get there. Very nice.

02-27-2010, 02:46 AM
I'm in. Got my reservation all straight and can't wait!!! Let's hear from all that are going to be there. Razman

RT Performance
02-27-2010, 05:29 AM
I will be there.
The rod run (big car show cruise) will be in pigeon forge that weekend i might venture over and hit the snake aswellhttp://www.buellxb.com/buell_images/3929_20100226233103_L.jpg
Maybe i have been there before

02-27-2010, 05:55 AM
I am deffinately going to be there if I'm not working offshore. Gotta put my reservation in today. Maybe we can all meet up somewhere and make the ride there together. I live in central NC.

RT Performance
02-27-2010, 06:04 AM
I will likely be trailering down to the asheville area.
My Buddy won't ride his honda 954rr that far :p

02-27-2010, 01:53 PM
Still not sure if I'm riding or trailering down yet. Depends on how much of my bonus check my lovely wife will let me spend.[smirk]

02-28-2010, 04:24 PM
We will be there. This will be our second Buell/Dragon Rally and our fifth time there. You can't beat the Ironhorse Lodge.

We will be getting in early(Wednesday) for some extra riding. See you there.


03-02-2010, 01:55 AM
I look forward to meeting everyone.
Man, this has been the ****tiest winter we've ever had here. I'm pretty confident it will be out of here in time for the Dragon weekend.

03-05-2010, 02:33 AM

03-09-2010, 02:08 AM
How do you guys feel about moving this Buell gathering to a different, more convenient location? The Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort. Mrs. Dragonslayer and I spoke with MG (one of the managers) and he showed us their books for that weekend. They are booked up the weekend before and after, but have as much as 11 standard rooms the weekend we'll be there, as well as plenty of room for camping. http://www.dealsgap.com/motel.htm

The Iron Horse, (God bless 'em), is a good place but there was a few things that I didn't feel was right. They said another group wants the area that weekend (a BMW group) and we were kinda put second place to them and only had availability to leftovers. The rooms were reserved for them although they hadn't made any official reservations or money deposits. I know most want to camp, but some would like to get a room. Also, to eat at the Iron Horse you had to let them know in advance so they knew how many to cook for, then you eat at their time. At the DGMR you eat whenever you want. The food at The Dragon's Den is the best. http://www.dealsgap.com/restaurant.htm

The Iron Horse is 24 miles south of The Dragon, while of course the DGMR is right there at the state line where The Dragon begins.

We feel this move would be so much more convenient, but we also want to see what y'all think.

RT Performance
03-09-2010, 03:02 AM
I am likely crashing in asheville and riding over for a day or two.
so what ever is decide is fine with me

03-09-2010, 01:41 PM
Personally we prefer Ironhorse. As far as pre-ordering food, you're only talking about that morning, before we head out each day.

As far as location, Hellbender is in between Ironhorse & the Dragon, which is a great ride and a good warmup. Plus it's closer to the little dragon, US28.

Just our opinion.
Kevin & Kristen

P.S. The lodge at Ironhorse is more comfortable than the restaurant at Deal's Gap for just hanging out in the evenings.

03-09-2010, 04:50 PM
I'm with you dragonslayer. How much are the rooms? do they need a deposit?

03-09-2010, 09:32 PM
PM sent dustin

03-19-2010, 06:48 AM
4 WEEKS!!! I am so stoked. Hope there is a good turn out. Got my reservation for the Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort. How many Buellers are staying there?

04-02-2010, 01:02 AM
2 weeks to go, and this was posted today from the Deals Gap Resort:

"Ok folks, getting the issues at the Gap worked out. TN has almost finished the law enforcement plan, and Graham county just sent the EMS letter off to our state reps to get to TN. Hopefully we will have the gap opened up early next week."

04-02-2010, 01:14 AM
Damn dude, I wanted to go so bad. Guys I ride with said that once I get back up on my feet and get a bike, were gonna go.

04-02-2010, 03:18 AM
damn, just seen this thread. im wanting to take the toy hauler and head down there for the weekend but dont think i can get a friday off that soon. next time!!

RT Performance
04-02-2010, 07:41 AM
If anyone wants my cell number send me a pm

04-02-2010, 09:52 AM
Same here RT, I'm still going, PM for number.

04-02-2010, 01:52 PM
We get in on Tuesday night. We'll be riding until you guys show up. PM me for my number as well. Just know the cell reception out there is spotty at best. A text message is sure to go through eventually.

Kevin & Kristen

P.S. Keep an out out for matching XB12r's.

04-19-2010, 04:23 AM
Great ride, folks. It was good to see some alumni riders and a lot of new folks Can't wait till Dragon IV!

04-19-2010, 04:24 AM
Hell yes, it was a BLAST!!!!!!!!

04-19-2010, 08:00 PM




04-19-2010, 08:30 PM
There is something wrong with this picture...

04-19-2010, 08:45 PM
Dude, It was like Buellorama there! Wish The Dragon was closer to AZ so I could have joined.

04-19-2010, 08:49 PM
Haha. Yep, he was there with a Buell riding friend. We had a few jap bikes in the group. The guy on the left was on a suzuki SV650, second from the left was on a kawasaki concours, and the girl third from the right was on a Suzuki GSXR 750. The funniest was the guy on the right, who brought an 1125R. It had charging problems, so he could not ride with us Friday. He wasn't there when we rolled back in. He pulls in at 11 pm pulling a trailor with a brand new kawasaki Z1000 on it. His bike broke down, so he just bought a new one. You can't make that kind of stuff up. We had every kind of current Buell, from the blast, to the 1125, but no old Tubers. I think the Buell with the best representation was the Uly, two Xs and two XTs.

04-19-2010, 08:51 PM
The guy on the far left has a killer Wife Beater on too. That's hardcore biking apparel there bro

04-20-2010, 01:15 PM
It was great meeting everyone and was very cool seeing and HEARING that many Buells at once. Catch ya around the forum.

Kevin & Kristen

04-20-2010, 01:47 PM
It was sooooooo much fun. You guys have got to make it for the next one!!

RT Performance
04-20-2010, 04:48 PM
Love my buddy pat's Honda jacket right in the middle. we trailered down he road his CBR.
Was great ridding with everyone and we need a few more good eggs for next year.
Hopefully get some pics up later.Now that i am in civilization with internet here in Asheville.