Gerbing “Factory” Tour – April 2015

So, I ventured out with my local BMW Owner’s Chapter for the first time this weekend.  They use a meetup space, which is pretty cool because it shows all the events, both chapter related and not.  There website is here.

It was planned as a group ride, and we had one trail car driven by Carol, the organizer, as she is not a rider.

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The trip was Greensboro, NC, about a 4.5 hour ride.  We super-slabbed it, stopping in Emporia, VA and Oxford, NC, breaking the trip into thirds.

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The “factory” is itself not a factory, per se, but where Garbing and Duckhead have a small outlet and their “war room” where they work on designs.  Our host was “Tex,” who is not the president of sales at Garbing for all of North America.  Before that, he was the east coast sales representative for Rev’It, which is how everyone at the shop knows him.

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While we were there, Tex provided some entertainment and hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill.  Then opened up the shop for a special discounts on Garbing. I loaded up.

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A few of the gang decided to stay the night and return the next day, but I packed up around two and headed home, running into not one but two heavy downpours.  The first I had to stop and wait for it to pass, while the other I just rambled through at 45 miles per hour.

All in all, it was a good trip and great opportunity to meet folks for the first time from the local club.  Second, I now know exactly what 400+ miles in a day feels like – not ideal.

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