This isn't a GRiSO ride report, but it is about a CARC cousin, so forgive me.
Besides, I am readying the GRiSO "as we speak" for its mutton run to Kentucky next week.
As for this, Kathi and I have been attending the South’n Spine Raid — a small Moto Guzzi gathering of great folks — for quite a few years. This was the 17th iteration, nearly all HQ’d at the Lodge at Tellico in Tellico Plains, Tennessee.
I rode the Norge and took four days to get there and back, all on backroads; Kathi -- my Perfect Pillion & Polish Princess! -- was worried about our soon-to-depart hummingbirds getting enough food to make the trip across the Gulf , so she caged it in two, aboard our old '09 Fit (with 259K miles). She then joined in for the riding and other fun.
Llawer o ddiolch. Yn hapus, rwy'n 2/3 o'r ffordd drwy "Hanes Cymru" John Davies, neu byddwn wedi meddwl eich bod wedi bod yn y grappa.
And, even better, Google can probably get a C+ for its translation of what I intended, i.e.:
"Many thanks. Happily, I'm 2/3 of the way through John Davies' "History of Wales", or I would have thought you were in the grappa."
For almost all of my decades, I have been told, assured, assumed, and convinced that my "American side" was Irish. Turns out not, instead, I am of a haplogroup with almost no Irish blood at all. I have thus been reading about what I am now told are "my people."
I moved to wales at 7yrs old & learned welsh (welsh speaking neighbours & welsh up to 16 in school ) Most of my 'Brice celtic' roots come from Devon - same language etc a long time ago. Let me know if you need any help with your research though
"I am smiling!" Classic. Thanks for the entertaining report, as always, Bill.
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Subject: Re: Ride Report: South'n Spine Raid 2021 Sat Sep 18, 2021 7:03 am
Another enjoyable report by our roving reporter. So Bill, you hit some of our favorite places, but left out Tellico Grains and Trout Mountain. But then, you weren't in town that long. I've been lucky enough to ride the GRiSO over the Cherohala 8 times in the past year. What a wonderful stretch of pavement.
I stayed at Tellico Lodge back in June with a small group of CBX buddies, and Susan and I will be there next month on our way to Blue Ridge, GA. When I made my reservation, they said a MG group had just left.
Perhaps we might cross paths when you go/return from the KY mutton ride.