motorcycle trip....wish i had my gun...

motorcycle trip....wish i had my gun...

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    I just got back from an overall GREAT trip that went from central Illinois to Athens, GA. Some absolutely beautiful views. We went 2 lane from Nashville, TN all the way to Athens, GA. Went through 2 national forest (US HWY 19/64) and it was just spectacular.

    Little background. This trip was me and my best friend. Riding on a 5 day trip to Athens on our Harley's. In my other thread I wrote how I had applied for a PA out of state permit (I'm from Illinois ). Well the permit didn't come in time before we left for the trip so I didn't bring my baby (glock 27). The other guy I rode down with is also a big gun guy but didn't have his permit yet either.

    Ok all that aside here's my scenario....... Well we got lost a few times when traveling through the southwest tip of NC (US HWY 19/ US HWY 64) it was night time, we had been on the bikes all day and we're ready to just be there. Well it was about 10:00PM and we hadn't seen a car for about 30 minutes. Well we weren't for sure if we were on the right road so we pulled off on a nice paved side road.

    There wasn't any lights around except for what appeared to be a camp site about a half a mile or so from where we stopped. It was pitch black and we were definitely in big foot country. So my buddy started looking at the map with his flashlight and I just stood off to the side keeping watch. We had our bikes off with no flashers (didn't want to draw attention to us). Next thing I know a Ford F250 diesel comes out of the woodwork and starts driving towards us. The windows were all tinted couldn't see anything. The truck slows down real slow and just rolls past us. Then goes up a hill and pulls into a drive way and backs up and blocks the whole road (our bikes were pointed in the truck's direction). Then we start to hear the dueling banjos.... jk..... So I look at my buddy and say packup let's go. The road was too narrow for us to turn around.

    So we start the Harley's up...then the truck starts to back up some.... we gun it as fast as we can and barely get by the truck.... I can't say for sure what was going on within the truck or what could have happened but I wasn't waiting around to find out. After the incident my buddy and I talked about it and realized if it was going to be a defensive scenario or even if something like a blown tire or something like that would happen we would be stuck sitting there or walking somewhere. We had no cell phone reception and when weren’t familiar with the area.

    My take away from the story....prepare…..prepare……prepare.....carry....c arry.....carry. I know I didn't have my PA permit yet but I vowed to never travel without my gun again.
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    Chances are it was someone offering help. Maybe not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guns and more View Post
    Chances are it was someone offering help. Maybe not.
    I couldn't say for sure... but like i said i didn't really want to find out. Hopefully it was someone trying to just help out.
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    That does seem kind of Deliverance-esque...glad you're ok!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcon View Post
    That does seem kind of Deliverance-esque...glad you're ok!
    haha we were definately in the backwoods.
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    You are telling us to plan ahead and you didn't...Mmmmm?

    I love my Harley, I understand the beauty of your ride...only a biker understands why a dog like to ride with his head out of a car window.

    I would not ride somewhere my SD option was not allowed, nor would I have planned a trip prior to my getting my CCW, knowing the importance of SD. OMO

    Glad you had a great trip without injury or mishaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcon View Post
    That does seem kind of Deliverance-esque...glad you're ok!

    I am thinking Peter Fonda in Easy Rider
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    That would have been a nice trip.. Good times,. I'm going to get over there someday soon.. LOL

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    Next time go on a tour through New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Then you can open carry and won't need no stinkin' permit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by automatic slim View Post
    Next time go on a tour through New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Then you can open carry and won't need no stinkin' permit.
    I'll have to keep that in mind for our next motorcycle trip! Thanks for the info!
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    If you do that trip again, PM me ahead of time, I can meet up for a ride in the GA/TN/NC area!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arko View Post
    If you do that trip again, PM me ahead of time, I can meet up for a ride in the GA/TN/NC area!
    I just saw your from Cleveland, TN...beautiful area! I remember we stopped there for gas. I remember Cleveland, TN because there's a Cleveland, GA too that we passed through and thought we were going in a circle. Next time we're heading that way I'll definitely look you up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guns and more View Post
    Chances are it was someone offering help. Maybe not.
    I'm sorry, but illegally tinted windows, rolling by without rolling down your window and asking if they need help, rolling by extra slow to see if the two bikers are alone, specifically blocking the road, and trying to back into the motorcyclists when they do a runner?

    NOTHING about ANY of this description says to anyone with half a brain, "You folks need some help?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychophipps View Post
    I'm sorry, but illegally tinted windows, rolling by without rolling down your window and asking if they need help, rolling by extra slow to see if the two bikers are alone, specifically blocking the road, and trying to back into the motorcyclists when they do a runner?

    NOTHING about ANY of this description says to anyone with half a brain, "You folks need some help?"

    psychophipps i think we both are at the same conclusion. When the truck went by slowly my gut reaction was this isn't right... I'm just glad we got around the guy and that was the end of it.
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    Glad you're ok and it sounds like a nice trip. It was probably harmless, but most non-harmless things start that way too, right?

    We just came back from 5300 miles in the Rockies (Houston to Glacier National Park and park, please don't ask if we trailered) and all the western states are very gun-friendly.

    Last year, we did Houston up through the Smokies (and the area where you were, very nice) to Maine and back, and unfortunately went through more than one socialist state on the way. Luckily we were with a small group of friends, one of whom was a TX state trooper and another who was a former air marshall and at the time worked for TSA. So, we were covered everywhere and let them carry our guns through NYC and similar places. We felt safe, since in our crowd, nearly everyone is armed, always. Well, not everyone, but about 75% of the guys, and 20% of the women.

    Bravo on your trip. Keep riding. There are a million wonderful places to ride in the US; find them all!
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