Romp 2004 Overview

2004 Southern Romp Riders

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2004 Southern Romp Map


Map for Printing
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Trip Tip Sheet and Overview
2004 Southern Romp Trip Agenda

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These pics have been reduced in size for the web - ask if you want a copy of the high resolution version
Jim Bronson's Pics  Updated 8/10/04

Larry Mezoe's Pics Updated 8/9/04

John Gallagher's Pics Updated 8/9/04

Ocoee Rafting Pics  Updated 8/10/04

The Sheep Incident  Updated 8/9/04

Rays Pics:
Thursday - 7/29:  Travel to Bronson's and Fun in Athens

Friday - 7/30 AM: The Adventure Begins!

Friday - 7/30 PM: Rt 129,DealsGap, Cherohala Skyway, & Tellico Plains

Saturday - 7/31 AM: Ocoee Rafting, Cherokee Casino, Smokie Mtn's

Saturday - 7/31 PM: Pigeon Forge,TN

Sunday - 8/1 AM: Pigeon Forge, Gatlinberg, Smokey Mtn's, Asheville

Sunday - 8/1 PM: Ashville Motel 6, Pool Party, Maniac GoKarts

Monday - 8/2 AM: Wafflehouse, On the Road

Monday - 8/2 PM: Rain, Lunch in Helen, Back at the Bronson's

OUCHES along the way!  Updated 8/11/04


Directions to Jimbo's House

Map to Ray's House


Lots of Maps
The 2004  Southern Romp


ABOVE:  The 2004 Southern Rompers on the Blue Ridge Parkway, NC.  Yes they ARE as dangerous as they look!

The 2004 Southern Romp took place July 30 - August 2, 2004:  
Covered 984 miles on bike (over 2200 miles for the Boca Bikers!)
Planned and led by Jim Bronson
Riders...get your pictures and/or videos to Jim to publish on the website!  Let your friends see what they missed!

The adventure (as originally planned):

The 2004 trip is officially put together and we are ready to roll out of Athens about 8:00-8:30 on Friday morning July 30.

Florida riders are all welcome at the Bronson home.  I promise you will have some place to sleep and shower.  If you want to stay at a hotel, I will make arrangements for you but PLEASE save your money and hang with us. (Same offer on your way back to Florida). 

For those local guys, we will make a pick-up stop at the Burger King in Commerce about 9:00, leaving around 9:30

Items to bring:

  • Bathing suit or shorts
  • Crappy shoes for white water rafting
  • Towel
  • Rain gear
  • Ear plugs (you will be sleeping with other guys)

Expected cost:

White Water Rafting will be Sat Wildwater LTD, Ducktown TN -$41.00 (including the F'n Taxes)

Cabins Friday night Telico Plains TN - Approximately $50 per cabin- 3 share expense per cabin

Hotel 6 Sat night, Pigeon Forge TN- $69.00 per room- two per room

Hotel 6 Sun night, Asheville  NC- $48.00 per room-two per room

Only other expenses should be Gas/Food/Drink

 Trip Agenda:

Friday- Leave Athens, through Hiawassee Gad, to Franklin TN, Deals Gap, Cherohala Skyway, to Tellico Plains

Sat- White Water rafting, Blue Ridge Parkway, cross New Found Gap/Smoky Mountain, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge

Sun- Cross Smoky Mounting, Chimney Rock, Grandfather Mountain, Roan Mountain, Little Switzerland, Asheville

Monday-Cashiers, Highlands, Brass town Bald Suches Ga, Unicoi State park, Helen GA

See the 2004 Southern Romp map at the top left column for more details (Compliments of 2nd year rider Ray Shedden).

Itinerary and map may not match exactly and all roads are subject to change by curiosity.

Questions???? Call or email.

Jim Bronson

Office: 770-725-0003    Cell:   706-714-4900


Feedback On the Southern Romp 2004
BELOW:  Jeff "McNugget" Dean get his "just desserts" at the Iron Horse Saloon!          (Video - click on it to play - Warning:  Graphic OverActing!!!!)


NO!  It is NOT Tom Cruise!

NO!  It is NOT Britney Spears, either!